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 Director, Field Resource Development. The Director is responsible for directing strategy, planning and implementation of fund development mechanisms that empower and equip NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates to grow their financial sustainability. Focused on increasing NAMI field leaders’ capacity and capability to increase their revenue, the Director works closely with all teams to provide opportunities, partnerships, frameworks and tools, positioning the field well for their fund development success. Additionally, the Director is responsible for expanding the menu of field fund raising options while continuously evaluating and improving the effectiveness of all field-facing resource development approaches and events, including NAMIWalks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create, review and implement new and/or existing fund development strategies, frameworks and tools for building enhanced financial sustainability in our field organizations.
Work in an integrated fashion with all cross-functional teams within NAMI, leading financial resource capacity building, and the development and implementation of specific skill-building opportunities and tools for resource development.
Work with the Strategic Alliances and Development team to leverage unrestricted revenue-generating opportunities throughout the field, maximizing collaboration among the various parts of the Alliance.
Oversee and implement new and/or existing NAMIWalks field-facing fund development programs and initiatives, leading to increases in fundraising, awareness, organizational sustainability and support of the mission.
Based on existing organizational health indicators, track and collect innovative fundraising strategies in order to scale and deploy best practices across the alliance.
Lead and develop a high performing virtual team.
Recruit and screen NAMI field organizations to become part of the NAMIWalks program and/or other programs/initiatives offered by the Field Resource Development team.
Leverage opportunities in the fundraising industry for NAMI in the professional Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Industry.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Masters or MBA preferred; business planning acumen highly desirable
8 – 10 years of progressively responsible experience with non-profit organizations; 6+ years must be a combination of strategy, leadership, fund development and event management
Diverse fund development experience (national and local events, major donors, grants, etc.)
6+ years of supervisory experience required; distributed team experience preferred
Proven track record of working on a national scale with diverse individuals, teams and organizations with varying capacities
Demonstrated experience in developing robust, collaborative relationships among organizations and individuals
Excellent diplomacy skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to challenges and competing priorities
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong project management and delegation skills
Proven ability to manage budgets effectively
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Frequent (20% -30%) travel
This position is based in Arlington, VA.
Must pass background check.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
About National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.