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Executive Director Employment Opportunity

Executive Director, Florida Independent Living Council, Inc.—Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida Statewide Independent Living Council (FILC) seeks an energetic Executive Director to provide leadership and guidance to its non-profit organization.  This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter who is passionate about maximizing opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  The Executive Director is responsible for working closely with the Governor appointed Council to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). 

To apply, please send your resume, three professional references and your salary requirements (negotiable) to the Florida Independent Living Council, Inc., 1416 N. Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32303 or to no later than March 1, 2016

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of administrative experience with at least 3 years of supervisory experience; an advanced degree can substitute for 2 years experience.

1 year of experience as SILC Executive Director OR 2 years’ experience applying knowledge of (1) State Plan for Independent Living; (2) Title VII of the Federal Rehabilitation Act and Chapter 413, Florida Statutes; (3) financial operations of Council; (4) governmental operations at State and federal level; and (5) the independent living philosophy and its five core services.

Work experience in a nonprofit or with a disability-related organization

Strong financial management skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Working knowledge of MS Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word)

Benefits Offered: Health insurance, Retirement plan, Life insurance, Dental insurance 


Executive Director Job Responsibilities

1.     Coordinates and facilitates Full Council meetings, Committee meetings, and such other meetings as the Council directs to be held.

2.     Research and preparation of Council position papers and decision memoranda regarding policy or operational issues.

3.     Coordination and facilitation of the Council’s web site and web page.

4.     Collaborate and coordinate activities with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Division of Blind Services and other agencies deemed appropriate by the Council.

5.     Oversight and coordination of budgeting and all FILC fiscal activities; prepares the annual zero based budget plan for the Council.

6.     Monitors local, State and federal publications, and other potential sources of funding to identify potential financial resources to carry out Council’s operations and responsibilities; direct preparation of grant/other funding applications.

7.     Directs all advocacy and governmental activities for the Council, coordinating with local, State and National policy makers on issues involving the Florida Independent Living Council and the Independent Living Program in Florida.

8.     Negotiates and executes contracts on behalf of the Council and as authorized by the Council including, but not limited to, Council meeting sites, corporate purchases and leases, and other such operational agreements.

9.     Preparation of the 704 Annual Performance Report, and all other reports required by any governmental/granting authority.

10.  Coordinates with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Division of Blind Services, and the Florida Centers for Independent Living in the preparation of the State Plan for Independent Living; preparation of materials applicable to the Statewide Independent Living Council, and assist in compiling and editing final plan for submission to Federal agency.

11.  Supervises Council employees and responsible for the day-to-day operation of FILC offices in Tallahassee; perform any other duties and responsibilities assigned by Council.


Resources and FILC Newsletters

We need your input in this survey! until April 17, 2015

The State of Florida is trying to make it easier for individuals, families, and caregivers in need of long-term care services and supports to learn about and access the help they need to remain in their homes and communities. We would appreciate it if you would give us some feedback to help us to improve our services. Your answers are completely confidential and will not in any way affect the services that you are or will be receiving in any way.

May FILC Newsletter

On this page you will find links to other agencies and associations that we believe contribute to the Independent Living Philosophy, ads for items from other individuals and opportunities for community involvement and personal improvement. Feel free to email us with items you would like to have posted by sending an email to

At the bottom of the page you will also find other disability-related list services to which you can subscribe.
Welcome to the ADAPT home page. There's no place like home, and they mean real homes, not nursing homes. ADAPT is fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
ADA WATCH online will keep you informed and link you with citizens united in the struggle to protect the ADA. Be a part of their online community and let your voice be heard.
The Able Trust believes that when people with disabilities want to work, they should. The Trust supports individuals and non-profit vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues.
FAAST envisions a seamless supportive partnership between Florida business and government to provide assistive technology products and services which will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work and recreation from birth to death.
The Ability Forum's mission is to build a complete on-line community resource center where people with disabilities overcome barriers through the power of technology.
Family Network on Disabilities
A statewide employment resource for businesses and people with disabilities.
Seeking Information on Other Disabilities?
Visit the Governor's Commission on Disabilities or call ADA Working Group Clearinghouse on Disability Information, Florida's "One-Stop" Cross-Disability Hotline: 1-877-ADA-4YOU (232-4968) Toll Free / Voice / TTY.

Some other List Services and Newsletters that you can subscribe to:

Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL)
On this page you can sign up for the Florida Governor's Newsletter.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation DOE

Division of Blind Services DOE

Executive Office of the Governor

 Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc.

Florida Developmental Disabilities  Council

National Council on Independent Living

National Disability Rights Network (formerly NAPAS)

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

The Family Network on Disabilities of Florida

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation

Office for Civil Rights

Florida Association of the Deaf

Florida Supportive Housing Coalition

Department of JusticeADA

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