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Community Engagement Program Manager (CIL) Posted on May 28, 2022

Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Berkeley, CA
Position Summary for Community Engagement Program Manager (CIL)

Hours: Full-time
Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 a year
Location: Berkeley, CA

Description: This position is a member of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) Management Team. The ideal candidate must organize, encourage, and supervise program staff. This position may require the performance of direct independent living services to consumers as needed.

About Center for Independent Living, Inc.

Who We Are:
Founded in 1972 in Berkeley, CA, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) emerged from the Independent Living movement of the 1960s as a powerful force in helping people with disabilities achieve their independence. TheCIL is the model for hundreds of Independent Living Centers throughout the U.S. and the world

What We Do:
TheCIL connects people with disabilities with resources and opportunities to pursue their purpose.

Job Responsibilities/Duties


Oversee the delivery of multiple program services:

1. Systems Change Program
• Increase community living and accessibility for people with disabilities through educating and mobilizing community members, stakeholders and allies to take leadership roles in advocacy efforts and establish effective working relationships with elected local, state, and federal elected representatives.
• Participates on committees, commissions, and councils as deemed appropriate
Supervise the Systems Change Advocate and Systems Change advocacy staff. Oversee overall advocacy program participation, data retention, recruitment, evaluation of goal and objectives, and responsible for outcomes and overall performance of the program

2. Emergency Preparedness Program
• As a Disability Disaster Access & Resource Center (DDARC), the Center for Independent Living provides education and resources for power-dependent people with disabilities in regions of high disaster or emergency risk during power outages. We will have to design a yearly education plan to get folks to sign up as a DDARC consumers proactively, and provide them with backup batteries and emergency plans for hotel accommodations if needed
• The Emergency Management and Disaster Response (EMDR) Program will host listening sessions for different communities and develop an emergency preparedness education plan and support system for our catchment area in northern Alameda County. The program will engage ambassadors throughout our catchment area to conduct community education and response in the case of a disaster. The position will supervise two EMDR coordinator roles and will be responsible for overseeing EMDR equipment

3. Youth Programs
• Supervise and monitor the success of our High School and College-to-Career Youth programs, which provide services and resources to encourage self-advocacy and independent living skills, and successfully transition disabled youth and young adults into postsecondary independent living
• Oversee the Coastal Connections Youth Program, a cross-program with Community Connections to engage disabled youth in coastal areas and travel training

• Supervise assigned program staff, including administering weekly team meetings, direct staff in team implementation, conduct regular staff performance evaluations. Perform regular audits of consumer files.
• Organize and support staff to facilitate the needs of consumers. Track performance of staff in meeting the needs of CIL services or referrals
• Analyze and assist staff with program issues. Recommends measures to improve customer service and efficiency
• Liaise with contract monitors and funders to ensure timely response to requests for information and prompt attention to issues/concerns regarding program compliance
• Manage day-to-day administrative functions of the staff, including monitoring and approving timesheets, sick and vacation schedules, advance check requests, etc. Attend regular supervisory meetings for the furtherance of staff management and programs
• Assist in the hiring of program staff. Be responsible for the orientation of new staff. Communicate program staff needs for development and growth to the Executive Director

Required Education and Experience

BA degree and/or three (3) years of experience in an independent living, disability or other advocacy-related organization.

Qualification Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience managing a diverse staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and multiple tasks effectively
  • Personal experience with a disability
  • Ability to write and monitor grant reports
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel, email and Internet
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural highly desired

    Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via telephone, email and in-person with community members
  • Travel to other agencies and organizations, regional, cross-state and out-of-state may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Other Information

Other Responsibilities:
• Manages and oversees communications, including activities of digital and media staff, relating to Community Engagement as assigned by the Executive Director.
• Be a positive role model to staff, by being inclusive, modeling effective conflict resolution skills with staff and others, and demonstrating an ethical and professional demeanor.
• Monitor compliance of grants to ensure that reports are submitted at required intervals and are accurately prepared. Monitor consumer files of all supervised staff for quality and completeness.
• Attend weekly Management Team meetings and maintain regular and effective communication between Management and Program staff
• Encourage and assist in the back and forth flow of information from consumers to upper management and the board of directors
• Perform public speaking on behalf of the agency regarding community advocacy and community relations
• Attend relevant community meetings and collaborate with other agencies
• Assist development staff to collect programmatic information for grant proposals and reports
• Assist Development staff with special fundraising events
• Perform other similar duties, which might be assigned by the Executive Director

Employee Benefits:
• a full-time, exempt, salaried position
• a comprehensive benefits package, including 95% paid medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 403(b) options, STD, LTD, and Employee

Assistance Program (EAP)

Reasonable accommodations will be made to available individuals with disabilities to perform the job functions on request.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please apply online via Indeed.

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 People and Organizational Development Manager 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.

This job posting was added on May 28, 2022