National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • 06-May-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Field Capacity Building
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full Time

NAMI is searching for an experienced and motivated Senior Coordinator, who will provide technical and administrative support to the Senior Manager who is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for NAMI Affiliate development. NAMI had hundreds of local affiliates that work in communities across the United States to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Our ideal candidate will be highly organized, skilled, detail-oriented and dependable; have strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills; and provide excellent customer service.


  • Provide overall technical assistance and administrative support to the Senior Manager, Affiliate Development, as well as NAMI grassroots network.
  • Work with the Senior Manager, Affiliate Development to identify, develop and maintain project management systems for assisting with day-to-day operations
  • Support the Senior Manager, Affiliate Development in the development and implementation of the Affiliate Development strategy
  • Assist in the planning and/or development of technical assistance, training tools and resources, new initiatives, events, among others, for NAMI Affiliates and NAMI State Organizations
  • Create survey tools, organize survey data, and develop reports
  • Prepare memos, graphics, reports, presentations and other collateral materials for various internal and external stakeholders, including NAMI executive leadership, NAMI board members, etc.
  • Assist in the coordination and maintenance of Affiliate development content on NAMI's public facing website and/or internal NAMINet
  • Organize meetings for the Senior Manager, Affiliate Development
  • Review, manage, and organize emails from pertaining to affiliate development and ensure they are directed to the appropriate NAMI staff person
  • Coordinate with the Field Governance & Membership team to periodically pull current contact list for NAMI Affiliates
  • Organize work group and taskforce meetings, take minutes, and store the information in a centralized location
  • Assist the Field Capacity Building team and/or the ARDFG department in the planning and execution of field-focused activities including, but not limited to, NAMI's annual convention, NAMI Alliance Day, Executive Directors Leadership Exchange, among others
  • Perform clerical duties, such as e-filing, taking meeting minutes, and responding to emails
  • Provide strong customer service to NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 1 - 2 years experience in related field/role
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly skilled in prioritizing projects with close attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work well with customers and as a contributing member of a team
  • Comfortable working in a demanding, fast-paced, and deadline-based environment
  • Moderate to expert ability to use Office 365 Suite - Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Moderate level of experience using project management and productivity platforms including Salesforce, Slack, SmartSheet, Zoom, and others
  • Highly organized and able to create understandable and easy-to-follow systems
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and duties simultaneously
  • Independently motivated with the ability to take on tasks and duties without immediate direction
  • Experience working with grassroots networks, preferred
  • Understanding of mental health as lived experience or education, preferred
  • Experience working with nonprofits, preferred
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems independently
  • Must pass background check

NAMI offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that contributes to employees' overall total compensation package.

This position is based in NAMI's Arlington office as a hybrid position with, with 2 -3 days spent in our Arlington, VA office per week.

Salary range: $48,000 - $52,000, depending on qualifications.

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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