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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE AT STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL (SILC) OF ILLINOIS

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POSITION AVAILABLE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL OF ILLINOIS
 
The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Illinois is responsible to provide the leadership, education, information, and planning required to support Independent Living services in Illinois.  SILC is specifically responsible to develop and monitor implementation of the Statewide Plan for Independent Living that guides federal funding of Centers for Independent Living.  SILC also carries out other projects as directed by the Council.
 
The Executive Director is accountable to the Governor-appointed Council and is responsible for administration and coordination of all SILC activities.  He/she communicates with SILC’s partner organizations and with the Illinois legislature regarding Independent Living needs of Illinois residents with disabilities.
 
Qualifications:  Personal experience with disability and commitment to the Independent Living philosophy and advocacy for the rights of persons with disabilities very important.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent disability rights/independent living experience plus at least three years administrative experience required.  The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, a demonstrated history of leadership, and knowledge of not-for-profit guidelines.
 
To apply send cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of at least three professional references by December 31, 2016.  Applications may be sent to the Search Committee electronically in Microsoft Word to: tara@silcofillinois.org.  Applications may also be delivered or mailed (postmarked no later than December 31, 2016) to:
Search Committee
Statewide Independent Living Council
One West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 716
Springfield, Illinois 62701
 
No phone calls please.
Position description is available at www.silcofillinois.org