TITLE: ADVOCACY/OUTREACH COORDINATOR
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. dba CIL of Northwest Florida (CILNWF) is searching for an experienced Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator to lead and develop advocacy activities in the four-county area of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The main office is located in Pensacola, Florida.
The purpose of this position is to assist people with disabilities in both system and individual advocacy issues covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provide Peer Counseling to consumers. The incumbent develops strategies and alliances with State and Federal elected officials, city/county government agencies and others to promote all titles of the ADA. This position requires considerable judgment, and independent decision-making. The incumbent will survey buildings, parking spaces, offices and any other structure using the ADA and Florida Building Codes. Meet with consumers and establish goals and objectives to live independently. Must be able to provide own transportation and travel extensively, with or without accommodation to perform essential functions, throughout Northwest Florida.
CILNWF is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private non-profit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the Board of Directors, staff and decision- making/management staff are persons with significant disabilities.
CILNWF provides 5 core services: individual and systems advocacy; information and referral; independent living skills training; peer counseling; and transition services.
Five years of disability experience and/or a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an Independent Living (IL)-related field is preferred.
Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, three professional references, resume and salary expectations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Resume for Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator” to be considered for this position. Rolling interviews will begin upon receipt of qualified applicants. No phone calls please.