Executive Director

  • ORGANIZATION
    Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (MSILC)
  • LOCATION
    Central Michigan/Lansing Area,
  • SALARY
    $65,000 - 95,000 commensurate with experience
summary
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (MSILC) is a non-profit {501-(c)-(3)} professional organization whose purpose is to promote a philosophy of independent living (IL). This includes the full integration and inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream of American society. We do this through: consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities.  

This position provides leadership, administrative and organizational support to the MSILC to achieve the federally-mandated duties of MSILC, as defined in the Workforce Innovations & Opportunities Act (WIOA) of 2014.


Position Responsibilities
• Provides leadership and administrative support the MSILC to fulfill the federally-mandated duties as defined in WOIA 2014: 
• Jointly develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). 
• Monitor, review, and evaluate the implementation of the SPIL. 
• Meet regularly, and ensure that such meetings of the Council are open to the public and sufficient advance notice of such meetings is provided. 
• Submit to the Administrator such periodic reports as the Administrator may reasonably request. 
 • Coordinate activities with other entities in the State that provide services similar to or complementary to independent living services, such as entities that facilitate the provision of or provide long-term community-based services and supports. 
• Work with MSILC Council, Designated State Entity (DSE), CIL Network and other IL service providers to encourage and promote a consistent, high level, quality Independent Living program in Michigan. 
• Serves on the IL Public Policy team and provide enhanced staff support to the team including but not limited to attending relevant legislative hearings, drafting policy positions statements and coordinating SILC council member engagement in public policy priorities identified in the SPIL. 
• Actively coordinates with MSILC council members, Disability Network/Michigan & member CILs and other IL Service providers identified in the SPIL, on strategies to resource and implement goals and objectives of the SPIL. 
• Coordinates with the MSILC council members to develop the strategic direction for MSILC, including, but not limited to, establishing policies and procedures for efficient and effective MSILC operations. 
• Ensures timely completion and submission of SPIL monitoring reports, 704 reports, operational grant reports and any other reports, as requested. 
• Actively engages with Michigan’s CIL Network based on relevant SPIL objectives. 
• Positively promote the image of Independent Living with all current and future stakeholders.  
• Coordinates the writing and submission of the annual operations grant to the DSE. 
• Works with MSILC Executive Committee to develop an annual resource plan (i.e. budget) for presentation to the MSILC and DSE. 
• Ensures MSILC funds are managed and accounted for in accordance with the MSILC approved budget, MSILCs financial policies and procedures and grant requirements. 
• Supervises and evaluates the work of MSILC employees. 
• Implements and monitors adherence to the organizations policies and procedures, as established by MSILC. 
• Actively engages in the partnership between MSILC and Disability Network/Michigan (DN/M). 
• Assist MSILC with council recruitment activities, including working with the Governor’s Appointments Office, at the direction of the council. 
• Ensures that staff support is provided to SILC Committees. 
• Frequent travel throughout the State of Michigan is required, national travel anticipated 1-2 trips per year. 
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
• This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Social Sciences or a related field. 
• A minimum of three years of progressively responsible leadership ability and experience in management, with familiarity of the social service, non-profit/government sectors. 
• Personal transportation with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance as required by law, or ability to establish personal transportation. 
• Previous experience with the infrastructure of an association/membership organization preferable.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Personal experience with disability and/or extensive knowledge of disability issues. 
• Demonstrated knowledge regarding the IL philosophy. 
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative working environment. 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
• Experience in supporting similar councils or boards. 
• Experience with grant writing & report writing. 
• Experience with outcomes management systems and data analysis. 
• Demonstrated knowledge regarding fiscal management and budgeting. 
• Demonstrated ability to use intuition and judgement in decision making. 
• Demonstrated ability to be politically savvy.

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