National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • 17-Feb-2021 to 09-Mar-2021 (EST)
  • FRD
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full Time

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Today, we are an alliance of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and a national office who work in communities across the United States to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. NAMI advocates for all who are affected by mental illness, both the individuals and the people in their lives. In particular, we work to address disparities and injustices and to promote dignity and inclusion for all people with mental illness and their families. In addition to being advocates, we educate, we listen, and we lead as evidenced by our public awareness campaigns, the range of numerous programs we provide, and our strong public policy.

We currently have an opening for a Senior Manager, Field Resource Development. The Senior Manager will work with the National Walk Team to create tools and resources and guide local Walk Managers and staff to maximize Walk fundraising. The Senior Manager will lead local Walk staff to meet or exceed fundraising goals.

Location: This position may be based remotely.


  • Create and update materials to assist Walk Managers in planning, budgeting, tracking, marketing and communications for their local NAMIWalks events.
  • Provide training (webinars, in-person, group and one-on-one) to help Walk Managers perform their duties most effectively.
  • Coach local Walk Managers and staff; help them stay on track and best communicate with their sponsors and fundraisers.
  • Work with National Walk Team to identify strategies for improving fundraising at local Walk sites.
  • Communicate regularly with Walk Managers via phone, e-newsletters and email.
  • Contribute content to social media, weekly e-newsletters, website and/or collateral materials as needed.
  • Manage special projects, as assigned, like finding vendors for fundraising incentives, piloting new incentive pilot program, etc.


  • 5 - 7 years of related experience.
  • Fundraising, marketing and PR experience.
  • Strong communication skills'oral, written and sales (sponsorship).
  • Strong organization/project management/relationship building skills
  • Bachelor's or Master's level is appropriate (Communications, nonprofit management, social work, marketing/PR).
  • Need to be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, social media, web publishing software. Comfortable learning new platforms.
  • Need to be comfortable with traveling, finding and booking own travel arrangements, public speaking, working with many personality types.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. NAMI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Must pass background check.

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