Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Position Opening: Regional Director of CIL Gulf Coast Located in Fort Myers, FL

Regional Director of CIL Gulf Coast Located in Fort Myers, FL
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: $55,000 to $62,000
Closing Date to Apply: June 13, 2014

Basic Function:
The Regional Director is charged with responsibility for the overall office supervision, program management, community development and implementation of the strategic direction in Hendry,  Lee, Collier, Glades, and Charlotte counties.
Develops, provides and oversees programs based on Independent living needs of persons with disabilities. Hires and supervises independent living staff to ensure consumers meet independent living goals. Researches funding opportunities and assists in writing grants and proposals.
Networks and promotes the cooperative efforts of governmental and nonprofit human service  agencies and other organizations in meeting their respective objectives as they relate to serving  persons with disabilities. Participates in Information and Referral Services and provides system advocacy for consumers to ensure their civil rights are being met.
Position Responsibilities:
Provides system advocacy assistance and individual advocacy when needed. Encourages  self-advocacy through instructional role playing/role modeling and referral to advocacy  training.
Ensures that personnel, fiscal, and program policies are followed and that consumer services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner.
Meets regularly with IL Staff for review of cases, programs and services, participates in monitoring and training.
Provides documentation for entry into database for reports required for agency  contracts.
Experience in managing operational budgets with fiscal accountability.
Provides input by advising administration of new services available, gaps, and emerging  service needs.
Organizes data for presentation to funding sources. Reviews proposals and writes grants  to increase current funding streams.
Networks and promotes cooperative efforts with businesses and community agencies (local, state, and federal organizations) to ensure a broad base of resources and create  relationships necessary to meet the unique needs of persons with disabilities.
Administers grant activities related to programs under supervision.
Arranges, conducts, and attends meetings as required and assigned.
Develop reports and provide leadership to program staff.
Participates, as member of administrative team, in formulating and establishing policies and procedures to assure the quality of programs.
Manages  day-to-day operations and maintenance of the facility.
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Training and Experience:  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree required from  an accredited four-year college or university, with a major and/or coursework in education, counseling, program management or equivalent experience in related areas.  Master degree preferred. 5-7 years of progressive experience in leading a team, community outreach,  organization and program development. Excellent organizational and communication skills  required. Prior Center for Independent Living management experience is a plus. Qualified persons  with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply.
To apply email a resume and cover letter to:
Isaiah Woon, Executive Assistant,

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