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Disability Disaster Manager (CFILC) Posted on April 7, 2022

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

Status: This is a regular exempt full-time position with outstanding non-profit benefits.
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: $72,000 - $77,000 annual salary range depending on experience.
Location: Sacramento, CA

Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Disability Disaster Manager is responsible for implementing and managing the Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR) Program. The position provides direction to a team that work to sustain and expand the program to meet the needs of people with disabilities and/or access and functional needs across California.
The Disability Disaster Manager provides training, technical assistance and direction to the local Disability Disaster Access & Resource Centers across the state in addition to developing program strategies, tracking tasks and building relationships with government stakeholders and community-based organizations that engage in disaster and emergency management. Developing and compiling regular reports is a requirement for the position.
This position requires an experienced individuals that is able to work long hours during an active emergency/disaster event, holds proficient computer skills, personal and/or professional disability experience/knowledge, excellent organizational and communication skills, strong strategic thinking, experienced in program management, and has outstanding leadership skills.
Applicants must have an understanding of Independent Living Philosophy.

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

About California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) is a statewide disability organization that administers programs and serves as a membership association that connects California’s Independent Living Network.

The mission of CFILC is to increase access and equal opportunity for people with disabilities by building the capacity of Independent Living Centers (ILCs).

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assists executive director in implementing program strategies to ensure the success of current and future programs;
  • Organize, track and assist in developing qualitative and quantitative program reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
  • Leads and provides direction to Disability Disaster Access & Resource Center staff, contractors and stakeholder;
  • Develop relationships and maintains communication with government agencies, funders, community partners, coalitions and CFILC membership;
  • 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 opportunities, gaps and successes;
  • Develops disaster and emergency surveys for community input;
  • Works 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 independently and in a team to ensure program activities are performed and completed on time;
  • Coordinates program and project deliverables with appropriate team members;
  • Leads and organizes program meetings and providing backup staff support for other program managers;
  • Experience in developing and delivering program reports with detailed analysis and analytics to executive leadership team, board and external partners;
  • Must be able to work longer hours Monday – Sunday during an active emergency or disaster while also meeting daily reporting deadlines.
  • Assists in developing and coordinating trainings to support Disability Disaster Access & Resource Centers in meeting their program deliverables;
  • Attend and present on DDAR program at meetings, conferences, convenings, policy hearings, events and trainings;
  • Effective problem-solving skills that knows when to obtain support from supervisor and executive leadership;
  • Knowledge of state and federal disaster/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

This is a mixed remote/onsite position based out of Sacramento. The onsite office environment is mostly quiet, but can get noisy at times.

Moderate – High

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.


CFILC has adjusted to a virtual work environment and will have a mixed hybrid working environment moving forward. A laptop and necessary equipment for access will be provided to the candidate hired for this position. Please note that maintaining a physical workspace suitable for virtual work, including securing and maintaining an Internet connection off-site, is the responsibility of the candidate.

How to Apply

Applicants must 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.

This job posting was added on April 7, 2022