National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • 17-May-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Task Forces
  • 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.

To help us continue our growth, NAMI is seeking an experienced Senior Program Manager to join our highly skilled team. The ideal candidate will have proven management experience in a highly dynamic setting. This individual will have strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills and will enjoy developing solutions that push innovative boundaries. The Senior Program Manager will work closely with Senior Leadership to strategize and develop long-term plans that usher in new levels of productivity and success at NAMI.

Location: Arlington, VA (temporarily remote due to COVID)


  • Coordinating multiple projects and reconciling the interdependencies among them
  • Monitor the requirements and progress of strategic initiatives and orient collective focus on the strategic direction of related projects and programs
  • Providing operational guidance to the organization's project/task force leaders
  • Facilitating communication among the organization's programmatic cross-functional teams
  • Acting as advisor to Chief Strategy & Operations Officer regarding projects, tasks, and operations and aligning deliverables/outputs to program outcomes.
  • Resolving cross-program issues and strategic issues with stakeholders
  • Demonstrating visible support for program managers and the senior management team
  • Defining and enforcing program governance controls, including risk management and taking corrective measures
  • Managing stakeholders' communication
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • 4-year degree, Master's degree preferred, and 5-7 years related work experience, including 4 years project/program management experience
  • Strong practical experience in project management through large and complex projects using management methodology and techniques
  • Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals involved in program management
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Experience in budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • An ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
  • Must pass background check

NAMI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. NAMI prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetic information or any other legally protected group status. We also provide reasonable accommodation for candidates with disability.

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