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Independent Living Services Assistant Program Director

Milwaukee, WI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position: Independent Living Services Assistant Program Director

Status: Full time, Salaried

Reports to: Independent Living Services Program Director

Position Summary: With the ILS Services Program Director is responsible for overall planning, development and direction of Independent Living Services program. Ensures program services match and meet both agency and program objectives. Provides supervision and performance evaluation of assigned ILS staff including IL Coordinators, and Assistive Technology staff. May provide supervision for WisLoan/Telework staff. Serves as an information resource for ILS staff and provides supervisory back up for the Program Director. Monitors the development and implementation of the Independent Living Skills Classes and Workshops. Ensures data entries and CSRs done by staff are complete and in compliance with agency and local, state and federal grant requirements. Ratifies that all reporting and fee-for-service reports and billing is completed in an accurate and timely manner. Attends various agency fundraising or other functions pertaining to the agency, outside of the workday. Assumes responsibility for assigned grants and participates in advocacy events. May attend and/or present at the agency's board of director meetings. With management team, responsible for agency's strategic plan.

Position Expected Hours of Work: Staff is expected to be in the office during regular business hours; or conducting and collaborating within the community as the position requires. This is a salaried position; as such, a minimum of 40 or more hours weekly may be required to complete job duties.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  1. Works with the President/CEO, COO and Director of ILS to develop and implement procedures and policies for day-to-day operations of the Director of ILS.
  2. Ensures that assigned staff complete Paylocity and complete and turn in their expense reports in a timely manner following agency policies.
  3. Supervises assigned staff; including conducting the duties of interviewing, hiring, discipline, and termination, following agency processes.
  4. Serves as an information resource for those supervised and serves as a role model for coordinators, modeling appropriate work and advocacy behaviors.
  5. Ensures that fee-for-service reports and billing are done in an accurate and timely manner.
  6. Ensures that department complies with all local, state, and federal funding and grant requirements.
  7. Accept special assignments and tasks assigned by the Director of ILS.
  8. As a member of the agency's management team, will attend fundraising and other special events as requested such as the Empower Lunch, annual meetings, etc., and will interact with members of the board of directors.
  9. Conduct minimum annual review of ILS staff job performance.
  10. Complete agency required documentation in database

Disability Policy Change Essential Functions of the Position:

  1. Participate in individual and systems advocacy activities by voicing opinion at public hearings and educating public officials through letter writing or other appropriate means on issues relating to independent living.
  2. Present testimony on disability issues by writing, email, and fax, in person testimony to legislative bodies on the local, state and federal levels. This includes contacting congresspersons, senators and giving opinions on pending legislation.
  3. Assist consumers with their advocacy needs.
  4. Participate in Disability Policy Change Events.

Work Environment

  1. Work environment is generally performed in an office setting with minimal to moderate noise level.
  2. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Professional Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in disability-related field and/or minimum of six years life experience with background/experience within a related agency.
  2. Strong written and communication skills.
  3. Acceptance and support of consumer directed and consumer controlled services.
  4. Knowledge of disability rights issues and independent living philosophy.
  5. Knowledge of human services systems and related services.
  6. Computer literate and user of multiple software packages (e.g., word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications).
  7. Ability to travel as job necessitates.
  8. Good working knowledge of community resources available to persons with disabilities.
  9. Supervisory experience.



Milwaukee, WI
53204 USA



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