The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) is seeking a highly-motivated, full-time professional advocate to serve as Executive Director. This position will serve under the governance of a Board of Directors to advance the interests of Florida’s Centers for Independent Living and consumers with disabilities they serve.
Florida’s Centers for Independent Living are a network of community-based, nonprofit organizations that empower people with disabilities to enjoy the greatest level of personal freedom and self-direction attainable.
The ideal candidate will have disability related personal or professional experience and possess refined advocacy skills to implement a statewide government affairs campaign, as well as the business acumen to manage both the day-to-day and strategic affairs of the Association. Exceptional communication skills and social capital are required to represent the Association and its interests before elected officials, senior government personnel and community leaders. The Executive Director must be able to analyze complex issues of public policy, consider multiple perspectives and execute the objectives of FACIL’s Board of Directors into concrete actions.
The position’s measures of success will be 1) increasing government and other funding for FACIL and its member CILs in order to further the empowerment of people with disabilities in Florida, 2) shaping of public policy in a manner that promotes independence for people with disabilities, 3) establishing relationships of credibility between the Centers for Independent Living and Florida’s leadership, and 4) facilitating actions to support the objectives of the FACIL Board of Directors, particularly in accordance with its Strategic Plan.
Qualifications for the position include extensive knowledge of and experience with State government, legislative process and policy development. Demonstrated proficiency in engaging and motivating political, community and business leaders for enduring systems change is a priority. Proven experience in the management of a nonprofit organization or membership association, governed by a Board of Directors is also desired. The candidate is expected to possess a degree of financial fluency that supports the development of an annual operating budget, and prudent management and reporting of public funds.
The qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in political science, business, marketing, or related field from an accredited university and have disability related personal or professional experience. A minimum of five years of experience in the management of a nonprofit organization or association is preferred. The candidate must have a proven track record of legislative advocacy and extensive knowledge of government operations to be successful. The position is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
The salary for the position is $65,000 to $75,000, commensurate with the candidate’s experience, and complimented by a competitive package of benefits. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Kristint@theilrc.com for consideration by the search committee. No phone calls please. FACIL requires pre-employment background and drug-free-workplace screening prior to employment.