National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • 22-Sep-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Strategic Alliances & Development
  • 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 Coordinator, Strategic Alliances & Development. The Coordinator will help strengthen NAMI's fundraising efforts by providing support to the national office's Strategic Alliances & Development Team.

This position is full-time and based in Arlington, VA (hybrid).

Salary range: $43,000 - 48,000


  • Work with the Director to develop a streamlined grants process in Salesforce ensuring all check points, approvals and deadlines are met
  • Research new and potential corporate, foundation and individual supporters
  • Manage incoming partnership and funding inquires and provide technical assistance to potential new funders
  • Compile and maintain the web registry on
  • Continuously update corporate and foundation records and contact information on multiple platforms in NAMI's database
  • Support the Director in monitoring and managing an internal communications site for ongoing communication and scheduling between program staff and the Strategic Alliance and Development team around grant status
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with NAMI stakeholders online, in print, by phone and in face-to-face meetings.
  • Serve as a connector between internal and external stakeholders to ensure clear, professional and timely communication.
  • Work with external vendors and team members to ensure professional and timely thank you letters and invitations to corporate, foundation and individual supporters.
  • Provide administrative support (scheduling, expenses, communications, etc.) as needed
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and serve as the point of contact for corporate sponsors for basic correspondence and events
  • Assist the CDO, Director and Manager with development event logistics
  • Update NAMI's website to include company and celebrity logo images and text
  • Assist with NAMI's strategic application process for new and prospective strategic, corporate and foundation partners
  • Create PowerPoint presentations for meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with colleagues on other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree - required
  • 1 - 2 years of work-related experience
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral; able to edit effectively and attend to details
  • Attention to detail
  • Skilled in customer service and fostering strategic relationships
  • Event planning experience highly preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience communicating via email, video calls and in person with external stakeholders in a clear and succinct manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook, database experience, specifically Salesforce, is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage email traffic and stay organized
  • Must pass background check

Your salary is only one component of the total compensation package. NAMI offers a range of standard and unique benefits that are reviewed annually:

  • Generous and comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care, dependent care and commuter expenses
  • Life Insurance and Disability coverage paid by NAMI
  • Flexible Work and Telework programs
  • Professional Development Reimbursement program
  • A variety of wellness offerings to support team members
  • Employee Referral Program
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides support for personal and family problems common in contemporary life

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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