Board Opportunities

Community Involvement Programs

Since 1971 Community Involvement Programs (CIP) has served people who have disabilities in their communities as they pursue their personal dreams and goals. It has done this by meeting people where they are and bringing them what they need to live as independently, creatively and fully as possible. CIP offers a wide variety of services and supports, which have all been developed as a result of listening to and understanding the needs of the people it serves, their loved ones and their communities.

The services CIP offers include the following:

  • Community Support Services promote wellness, safety and recovery for individuals who have severe, persistent mental health issues and/or intellectual disabilities. For example, CIP is one of Minnesota’s few providers of psychiatric home health care.
  • Employment Services uses a discovery-based employment process to find the right match of an individual to a job. Employment is the first and preferred option to get the people served more involved in their communities. It’s one of the best ways for them to use their skills, learn new ones, and expand their horizons.
  • Housing Services provide access to affordable housing for people coping with low income or mental illness, or who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Having a safe, comfortable place to live is one of the most basic human needs, and CIP fills that need for some of the people served.
  • Case Management Services make it possible for people to make their own choices of services and supports, providing the self-direction they want in order to live their greatest lives. Those services Personal Support Services which enable CIP to handle the support planning and financial management of the state waivers provided to the people served. They, along with their families or guardians, choose the providers they want to be part of their networks of care and support. Case Management also provides people resources and plan management in lieu of a county case manager in several county areas.

Annual budget is $26.3 million


Community Involvement Programs is seeking one candidate with a passion for its mission who has the following skills and experience:

  • Human resources executive to provide guidance and oversight of human resources policies, compliance and strategy. Potential membership on the Governance Committee which oversees the CEO engagement and board member succession planning.
  • Individual with executive experience willing to be an ambassador with community and other groups in building public awareness and support for the organization.


Number of members currently: Twelve
How many needed: One
Meeting time and frequency: Monthly, Fourth Monday of each month (except July & December) 6:00-8:00 pm
Meeting location: Community Involvement Programs, Administrative Office, 1600 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


Board member participation should be in person with a minimum of absences of two to three annually. Committee meetings are done through a variety of technology methods such as go-to-meeting or conference calls. Periodically in-person committee meetings are required depending on the topic.

Time Expectation: Approximately 10 hours per month (board and committee work)
Financial Contribution Required: Yes, at a level meaningful to the board member
Service on Committee Required: Yes
Length of Term: Three years
Renewable: Yes, two term max

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1600 Broadway Street, N.E., Minneapolis, MN, 55413


To support people coping with the issues surrounding social injustice, low income, disability, mental health issues, and homelessness — and, in doing so, to help them live their greatest lives.