CIL is growing its Assistive Technology and Residential Access (AT+RA) team and hiring a manager to help supervise and support them.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1972 in Berkeley, California, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) emerged from the Independent Living movement of the 1970’s as a powerful force in helping people with disabilities achieve their independence. CIL is the model for hundreds of Independent Living Centers throughout the U.S. and the world.
What We Do:
CIL directly serves about 1000 individuals each year. Services include peer counseling, assistive technology consultation and training, employment services, travel training, a residential access program that provides simple equipment allowing seniors and people with disabilities to stay in their homes, systems change advocacy, work and benefits counseling, and a Living Well with a Disability curriculum that helps seniors with aging-related physical and mental disabilities remain productive, healthy and engaged. CIL's Information and Referral staff provide specialized, in-depth connections to resources to an additional 5000-6000 people a year.
Our Guiding Principles:
The Center for Independent Living, Inc. (CIL) is seeking a program manager for its Assistive Technology, Residential Access, and Emergency Preparedness programs. CIL is growing its two-staff Assistive Technology and Residential Access (AT+RA) team to three or four staff, and will be hiring a manager to help supervise and support them, in addition to supervising and supporting our two-staff Emergency Preparedness (EP) team. AT+RA and EP services are some of CIL’s highest-demand programs, and the teams currently includes employees with deep experience in providing these services. Specific tasks for the manager include reporting to funders, collaboratively assisting vision and development of the AT+RA and EP programs (including pursuing new funding sources), representing the AT+RA and EP teams in management meetings, supporting staff in their growth and success, managing the workshop facility and the fleet of 2 wheelchair adapted vans, and generally facilitating the provision of direct services. The following details the responsibilities of the AT+RA and Emergency Preparedness Manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Note: Duties related to management of the Emergency Preparedness program (listed in sections below) will be scaffolded into the position in the first 6-12 months of the position.
(A) Program Management and Service Delivery
1. Oversee day-to-day execution and long-term success of AT+RA and EP programs
2. Co-plan programs to streamline implementation and sustainability of AT+RA and EP service areas, including researching program models and facilitating collective decision-making with AT+RA and EP teams.
3. Manage grants and contracts with AT+RA and EP program funders;
4. Participate in Management meetings to represent AT+RA and EP programs, and to monitor higher-level needs of the programs and report back to direct service staff on all relevant information
5. As a member of the managers team, help create an equitable and positive work environment for the organization
6. If possible, manage operations for AT+RA and EP programs, including:
7. Build relationships and collaborate with other organizations to better serve the community.
(B) Staff Supervision and Support
1. Manage, train, mentor, and provide professional development opportunities for 6-7 direct service staff.
2. Support the AT+RA and EP teams in identifying and building diverse skills, cross-training, and program development. Participate in cross-training where possible.
3. Support the AT+RA and EP teams to process work conflicts in generative, growth-oriented ways.
4. Support staff to facilitate the needs of consumers.
5. Assist in the hiring of team members, and orient and train new staff, with the help of senior program staff as needed.
6. Maintain open, clear, and consistent communication with Program Staff and Management, and act as back-up when Program Staff are out of the office.
7. Receive and respond to grievances from consumers and team members.
(C) Data Management and Compliance
1. Support team members in consistently entering data and services into the case management system. Ensure documentation, such as intakes, are completed and stored accurately, and are within compliance.
2. Collaborate with Program Director and Data and Reporting Specialist on creating trainings for program staff on how to best input and track data and report services in the case management system. Raise issues about the case management system itself to them as needed based on program staff use of the system.
3. With Program Director and Data and Reporting Specialist, review generated reports and reconcile them with actual service numbers.
4. Prepare quarterly reports for Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
5. Manage All Staff Google Drive and ensure program folders are up to date and well-organized.
6. Propose and write procedures and policies as needs arise.
(D) Emergency Preparedness-Specific Responsibilities
*Note: Duties related to management of the Emergency Preparedness program (listed above and below) will be scaffolded into the position in the first 6-12 months of the position. Certain duties with physical demands can be re-allocated to the Program Director in order to make this position accessible to a greater diversity of applicants.
1. All essential job functions and responsibilities noted above, as they relate to the Emergency Preparedness program and its services, including its Peer Ambassador Program, community education and training, direct consumer work, and response in times of disasters.
2. In collaboration with program staff, develop and expand community training offerings, and ensure robust outreach and effective delivery of trainings
3. Maintain accurate inventory of emergency preparedness supplies, and coordinate deliveries of supplies (including large batteries) to consumers
4. Collaborate with Program Director and team members in to provide higher ground, on-call support in times of disaster and emergencies, such as: transportation, food vouchers, and hotels.
EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE:
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEMANDS:
Hybrid - Work can primarily be done remotely from home, with the exception of regular and as-needed travel to West Oakland to conduct maintenance of the van fleet, and site visits to the AT+RA and EP team workshop. Occasionally in-person work may also be necessary at the Berkeley or Fruitvale offices.
Precautions against transmission of COVID 19 in place include masking requirements, ventilation, and access to rapid testing.
All staff are expected to commit to being fragrance-free at the office, for accessibility of the space to people with environmental disabilities.
The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A NOTE TO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES:
Studies have shown that BIPOC and other people from marginalized groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all the qualifications described in the job description. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse work experiences and backgrounds. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in this position, and what you hope to bring to this role.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in joining CIL’s team, please submit the following application materials:
All job offers are contingent on passing a pre-employment background check.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Director of Operations at hr (@) thecil.org.
CIL Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
CIL is an E-Verify participating employer.
$64,480 - $66,560 per year