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Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) facilitates collaboration among member Centers for Independent Living and other stakeholders, resulting in a unified statewide voice advocating for equal rights for people with disabilities.

Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF) Seeks Executive Director

The Executive Director (E.D.) of the CILNCF is responsible for ensuring the achievement of the organization's mission, program goals and financial objectives in a manner compliant with the RSA requirements.  Qualifications Include:

  1. 10+ years of management experience in the for profit or not-for-profit arena.
  2. Experience in budgeting and financial management at the program and organizational level, with accountability for managing a budget of over $1M.
  3. Knowledge of disability civil rights legislation and laws, including the ADA and acceptable hiring practices and accommodations, as well as current trends and issues.  
  4. Masters degree from an accredited university, preferably in a related field such as Rehabilitation, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Social Services or other related health profession.
  5. In keeping with the mission of the CILNCF, it’s preferred that the Executive Director have personal experience with significant disability.  If applicable, please explain in your cover letter.

For more information, visit cilncf.org/job-postings.

Congratulations William Kennedy & CIL of NCFL

The Independent Living(IL)movement will sorely William Kennedy miss William Kennedy, who recently retired as the Executive Director of the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida.  Under his leadership the past 14 years, his center budget tripled in size and his CIL purchased and renovated the headquarters in Gainesville for the 16 counties this center serves.  It was fitting that on his last day at work he received lifetime achievement recognition by the Able Trust at their annual awards  banquet.   We welcome Amy Tharpe as the Interim Executive Director.

JPPAS Meeting Announcement

All persons are invited to the James Patrick Memorial Work Incentives Personal Attendant Services (JP-PAS) Program Oversight Committee meeting to be held on August 7, 2014 at 10 am via telephone to discuss the status of the program. A copy of the agenda and call in information may be obtained by contacting Cyndi Mundell at (850) 575-6004 or cyndi@floridacils.org. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the meeting by contacting Cyndi Mundell at (850) 575-6004 or email cyndi@floridacils.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

FACIL 2014 Quarterly Meeting Dates

August 12th - 13th in Altamonte Springs

November 4th - 5th in Altamonte Springs