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Disability Disaster Manager Posted on January 13, 2022

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)
Sacramento, CA
Position Summary for Disability Disaster Manager

Status: This is a regular non-exempt full-time position with outstanding non-profit benefits.
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: $24.00 - $27.00 hourly rate, depending on experience.
Location: Sacramento, CA

Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Disability Disaster Manager assists in implementing and managing the Disability Disaster Access & Resources Program. The position assists the director with compiling reports and developing statistics based on data collected. The manager providing support and collaborates with the local Disability Disaster Access & Resource Centers across California to deliver resources and assistance to individuals with disability access and functional needs during a disaster or emergency, including Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The Disability Disaster Manager assists in developing program strategies, tracking tasks and building relationships with government stakeholders and community-based organizations that work on disaster and emergency management. This position is responsible for leading the Disability Disaster Strategies Coalition, developing, and implementing trainings, providing technical assistance and delivering services during emergency events. The Disability Disaster Manager assists with tracking and monitoring program budgets, has proficient computer skills, personal and/or professional disability experience, extensive experience in program development and implementation. Must have an understanding of Independent Living Philosophy.

This position requires excellent communication skills, strong strategic thinking, experienced in program management, and outstanding leadership skills.

Occasional travel within the state of California and outside of the state is required.

This is a grant funding position contingent upon continued funding.

About California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)

CFILC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CFILC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assists director in implementing program strategies to ensure the success of current and future programs;
  • Organize, track and develop qualitative and quantitative program reports;
  • Collaborates with Disability Disaster Access & Resource Center staff, contractors and stakeholder;
  • Develop relationships and maintains communication with government agencies, funders, community partners, coalitions and board members;
  • Assist and lead in the development of program materials, online resources, toolkits, guides and surveys to build the capacity of the program;
  • Organizes program data and works in collaboration with marketing and communications staff to highlight the program gaps and successes;
  • Develops disaster and emergency surveys for community input;
  • Work in collaboration with the executive leadership team to write grants and contracts;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, project management software and other online tools;
  • Ability to work individually and in a team to ensure program activities are performed and completed on time;
  • Coordinate and lead program and project deliverables with appropriate team members;
  • Assist in organizing and leading program meetings and providing backup support for other program and/or coalitions meetings;
  • Present program, project and coalition reports with detailed analysis and analytics to executive leadership team, board and external partners;
  • Coordinate, assist and provide training on program inventory in collaboration with other program staff;
  • Attend and present at Disability Access and Functional Needs meetings, conferences, convenings, events, and trainings;
  • Experience in solving problems independently, effectively, creatively and know when to obtain support from supervisor and executive leadership;
  • Knowledge of state and federal disaster and emergency systems and processes;
  • Read, analyze and interpret reports, policies and regulations regarding emergency and disaster issues impacting people with disabilities;
  • Demonstrates attention to detail;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability desired for the position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or a minimum of three years in management position OR five - ten years of emergency management experience;
  • Experience in initiating programs, projects and setting up structure with minimal direction and supervision;
  • Excellent organizational skills with significant attention to detail;
  • Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to effectively communicate and multitask;
  • Comfortable and experienced in providing various verbal and written reports and presentations;
  • Organize and prioritize competing demands and handle multiple deadlines;
  • Experience in communicating effectively with a wide range of people and communities;
  • Must be able to work under stress, maintain confidentiality and be a role model for others;
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends during disaster or emergency events;
  • Experience in public speaking and providing trainings to crowds ranging from small to large;
  • Possess high-level computer and software skills;
  • Must have experience using Zoom, Survey Monkey and other professional online platforms;
  • Research, write clear detailed reports and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to arrange and maintain necessary transportation throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual English/Spanish/Cantonese
  • American Sign Language
  • Personal experience with disabilities

Other Information

The noise level of the office working condition is low to medium and work is mostly indoors.

Moderate – High

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Email Address: jobs@cfilc.org
Subject Line Title: Disability Disaster Manager
No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.

CFILC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CFILC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

This job posting was added on January 13, 2022