North Country is a consumer controlled non-profit Independent Living Center (ILC) serving 8 counties and 4 tribes in NW Wisconsin. Annual budget of $1.7 million, 17 staff + 50 Personal Care Workers. Core services include Advocacy, Information & Referral, Independent Living Skills training, Peer Support, Transition. Additional services include Personal Care, Transportation Voucher & Mobility Management, Assistive Technology, Work Incentive Benefits Counseling & Integrated Employment, Tribal Outreach & Services, Youth Services, Accessibility & Disability Technical Assistance.
The Director represents the agency. North Country is seeking a dynamic individual, with vision and excellent communication skills to interact with peers, legislators, current and prospective funders, the media and the community. This person must have a commitment to the agency mission of empowering people with disabilities and the independent living philosophy. Must have proven ability to advocate for disability rights and increase awareness of disability related issues.
The position is located in Superior, Wisconsin. The service area is mostly rural. The position requires extensive travel. The agency has been in existence for 31 years and has a strong history of advocacy and a strong committed staff. Agency reputation is strong among our consumers, legislators, communities, advocacy and fellow ILC’s. The agency is financially stable with strong audits and compliance standards.
Qualifications include but not limited to:
Commitment to Independent Living Philosophy
Bachelor’s degree in human services preferred
5 years’ professional experience in disability field
Demonstrated Leadership, Business, Supervisory experience
Personal experience with disability preferred
Full time exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience
Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/1/19
North Country is looking for few good board members!
Did you know North Country’s board of directors and staff are comprised of at least 51% people with disabilities? It is part of our way to ensure consumer control of the organization. We strongly believe that the lessons we learn from our disability experience provides valuable information to other consumers. Our 9-member board will have a position available in January 2018 as one of our board members is approaching the end of her 2nd term. Our new member could be a family member, interested professional, community member or a consumer.
We also like to have geographic representation and currently have no board members from Ashla
nd or Burnett counties. We have Parents, Native Americans, City Counselors, Bankers, Community Advocates, etc serving.
Board members set policy for the organization and attend quarterly board meetings in or Superior, participate in committee meetings, training opportunities, etc. It is a volunteer board but we do reimburse for expenses. It is a lot for work but also fun and has many opportunities.
For more information, contact John Nousaine, 800-924-1220, email@example.com
Independent Living Council of Wisconsin is looking for members!
The Independent Living Council of Wisconsin is looking for new members. We need people with disabilities, and others with knowledge about Independent Living to fill membership vacancies. Council members are appointed by the Governor, and must complete an application process to be considered.
Members must have the ability to represent individuals with disabilities while working with others from diverse backgrounds. Our members also need to know about centers for independent living, independent living services and the roles of the Council and Centers. We rely on our members to do our work related to the State Plan for Independent Living.
Independent Living Council staff assist interested individuals with this process. We have more information on our website, ilcw.wis-il.net. Please contact us with your interest, any questions, or information about prospective candidates as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 256-9257.
MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES
The Mission of this Commission is to make Superior a disability friendly community, through education, advocacy and awareness. The Commission works with the disability community on removing barriers denying equal access to participate fully within their communities and assist people in keeping their independence.
If you are interested in being an advocate for persons with disabilities, reside in Superior and would like to serve on this Commission, please submit a letter of interest to: Mayor’s Office, 1316 North 14th Street, Room #301, Superior, WI 54880.
Please take our statewide systems advocacy survey to keep us up to date on topics most important to you at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYFCKDX