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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.

FACIL 2015 Quarterly Meeting Dates

February 3 & 4 in Tallahassee

May 12 & 13 in Altamonte Springs

August 11 & 12 in Atlamonte Springs

November 3 & 4 in Altamonte Springs

JP-PAS Meeting

All persons are invited to the James Patrick Memorial Work Incentives Personal Attendant Services (JP-PAS) Program Oversight Committee meeting to be held on October 1, 2015, 10AM - 4PM (venue in Tallahassee TBD) to discuss the status of the program. A copy of the agenda and call in information may be obtained by contacting Program Manager at (850) 575-6004 or jppas@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 Program Manager at (850) 575-6004 or email jppas@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).

Executive Director - Employment Opportunity

Executive Director
Space Coast Center for Independent Living, Rockledge, FL
Full-time, Salaried

General Responsibilities
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the management of the long-term and daily financial health of the organization and consistent achievement of the organization’s mission and financial objectives. The E.D. provides vision and leadership, implements the policies and procedures of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors. Effective communication on behalf of the organization and its mission to advance the independence and rights of people with disabilities, and demonstrate ownership of the overall success of the organization and ensures its continued relevance in the community.

Essential Functions
Providing vision and leadership to long-term strategic planning for the organization.
Management of the long-term and daily financial health of the organization.
Communicating effectively for the organization and its mission.

Desired Skills and Qualifications
Persuasive public speaker and skilled community organizer who can successfully build coalitions even in conflict.
Charismatic leader who can represent SCCIL to a diversity of constituent groups.
Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
Big picture thinker who can navigate change
Holds oneself and other accountable; managers with a high level of integrity and team work

Professional Experience/Qualifications
Bachelor degree from an accredited university, preferably in a related field
5 years of management experience in the not-for-profit arena
Ideal candidate will come with strong management and leadership experience

Competitive compensation with be made available to the qualified candidate

Application Procedure
Announcement may close at any time. Reply as soon as possible.
Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the SCCIL, using one of the following methods:

Email:   lfowler@sccil.net

Mail:     Executive Director Position
Space Coast Center for Independent Living
571 Haverty Court, Suite W, Rockledge FL, 32955

SCCIL provides accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please call 321-633-6011. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SCCIL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, natural origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Finance, Operations and Strategic Planning
Guiding the development, implementation, and management of short-term and long-range strategic plans.
Seeking out new lines of business, including social enterprises and fee-for-service programs, to diversify and grow SCCIL’s bottom line.
Leading the development and oversight of the annual budget.
Approving all expenditures and allocation of agency resources.
Overseeing preparation of management reports and financial statements to fulfill external reporting requirements for review by the Board of Directors.
Ensuring the CIL complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies set by the Board.
Maintaining strong and effective relations with the Board of Directors by keeping the Board informed on internal conditions and important external developments so that it can make informed decisions.
Supporting the Board in its governance role and assisting with Board cultivation and development.

Fundraising and External Relations
Serving as the public face of the organization and responding to requests for media interviews.
Providing resource development leadership, including expansion of the donor base, and fostering positive relations with existing donors.
In conjunctions with the Development Director and Board Fundraising Committee, develop and supervise implementation of an annual fundraising plan to increase revenues.
Overseeing all fundraising and project proposals and function as the Contract Officer for the agency.
Raising the public profile of SCCIL by communication its mission to various audiences.
Develop and maintain sounds relationships with individuals and organizations that share our values and vision.
Effective communication on behalf of the organization and its mission to advance the independence and rights of people with disabilities.
Working in conjunction with Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living Network to develop positions and strategy on key advocacy issues that impact consumers.
Insuring internal policies and practices are aligned with agency mission and values.
Supporting all employees to succeed and do their best work through mentorship, leading by example, and by cultivating a climate of inclusiveness at all levels.
Ensuring that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sounds human resource practices are in place.
In-depth experience in budgeting and financial management at the program and organizational level, with accountability for managing a budget.
Knowledge of the civil rights movement for people with disabilities, including current trends, and issues a track record of positive relationships and partnerships with various stakeholders.
Demonstrated successful fundraising experience.
Experience with Fee-for-Service Programs and Public Sector Funding a plus.