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Ending the Silence / Programs & Outreach Coordinator (0.75 FTE)

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washington


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April 1, 2021
March 8, 2021
$21,600 - $28,800Position Classification: Non-Exempt; Part-Time, 30 hours/week; Wage: $15-$20/hour DOE

Who We Are

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. The NAMI organization operates at the national, state, and local level. At NAMI Spokane, we envision a world where all those impacted by mental health conditions know they are not alone, and are empowered to live their most fulfilling life. We are the local NAMI Spokane Affiliate, working to provide support, education, and changes in policy at all levels to ensure better treatment, access, and a behavioral health system to meet the needs of all Spokane County residents, as well as residents in parts of Steven and Pend Oreille Counties, whose lives are affected by mental illness.


Position Summary

This position consists of 0.5 FTE as Ending the Silence (EtS) Coordinator and .25 FTE Programs & Outreach (P&O) Coordinator. While many of the duties will overlap and benefit both programs, our grant requires documentation.  

NAMI Spokane is seeking an engaging and personable Part-Time Ending the Silence / Programs & Outreach Coordinator. This exciting new position will have the overarching goal of implementing and growing NAMI’s Ending the Silence (EtS) program, a school-based mental health educational program with three unique presentations for students, families, and staff, throughout Spokane and adjacent counties. This will be accomplished by:

  • Identifying and recruiting volunteer presenters with mental health lived-experience, especially young adults between the ages of 18 and 35,
  • Supporting presenters through the NAMI training process,
  • Building relationships with schools and youth-serving organizations,
  • Scheduling and facilitating EtS presentations, and
  • Providing resources and support before, during, and after EtS presentations.

Key to this position is teaching leadership skills to our young adults, and guiding them in their efforts.

 

You are a Great Candidate If…

  • You incorporate NAMI Spokane’s organizational values of respect, community, kindness, empowerment, and integrity into your everyday life and work that you do.
  • You are comfortable picking up the phone and calling people you have never met, speaking in front of groups, and interacting with people who might be experiencing mental health symptoms.
  • You love coming up with plans and new ideas, and you have the commitment and follow-through to execute all the mundane details to make these plans come to life.
  • You are extremely organized – even if you’re not naturally detail-oriented – you have a system for keeping track of projects so that no detail gets forgotten and no deadline is missed.
  • You are passionate about the way mental health intersects with other lived experiences and identities, and you bring an anti-bias and intersectional lens to the work that you do.
  • You especially enjoy working with children and young adults, and are comfortable leading them in growth activities.
  • You find fun and humor in your daily work, and enjoy being part of a team that cares personally about each other.

 

Responsibilities:

Volunteer Recruitment & Support

  • Reach out to and build relationships in the community, including colleges and universities, youth-serving organizations, mental healthcare providers, and utilize NAMI Spokane’s network to recruit volunteer presenters and producers.
  • Create a volunteer presenter recruitment campaign, specifically focusing on the EtS program, and advertise it using NAMI Spokane’s outreach platforms including advertising through publications, our newsletter, and social media platforms.
  • Meet application deadlines for NAMI Washington’s training programs. Research additional training opportunities among NAMI Affiliates nationwide.
  • Work with individuals to overcome barriers to participation.
  • Support interested volunteers through the NAMI Washington State Training applications and online training process.
  • Connect and empower volunteer presenters, group leaders, and class facilitators to build a supportive and empowering community for all volunteers.


Program Outreach

  • Build relationships in the community particularly organizations, agencies, and professionals catering to individuals who have mental health concerns and their families/ loved ones.
  • Lead informational meetings with interested schools and organizations and provide program appropriate materials and resources.
  • Build and maintain a system to keep track of all contacts and outreach/communication efforts.

In addition, for EtS:

  • For EtS, identify and build relationships with teachers, counselors, and administrative staff at middle and high schools throughout the Greater Spokane Area, as well as with organizations and programs serving adolescents.
  • Check in quarterly with schools and organizations where EtS presentations have been given; follow up with schools and organizations you have reached out to.

 

Scheduling & Facilitation

  • Schedule presentations to meet community needs and grant obligations.
  • Prepare for transition of programs from online only to in-person or a combination of both. All programs will remain virtual through September 2021, or as dictated by state guidelines.
  • Reach out to NAMI trained volunteers (presenters, group leaders, and class facilitators) with program opportunities. Collaborate with NAMI Washington’s Program Manager and Youth Outreach Coordinator in order to advertise program opportunities to EtS volunteer presenters across the state.
  • Recruit “producers” to run technology and assist presenters and assure they have the skills needed to successfully assist with online programs. Facilitate EtS presentations as the Producer, managing the online space and tech as well as supporting presenters and stepping in if challenges arise.
  • Provide the schools and organizations with handouts, post-presentation survey links, and local resources prior to presentations.
  • Follow up with schools and organizations to determine the number of audience members and provide follow-up resources.
  • Submit stipend requests for payment, as allowed by policy.
  • Report data from all programs in centralized NAMI Spokane Data spreadsheet for the appropriate quarters, as well as reporting EtS presentation data in Google Suite.


Related Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the NAMI Washington Youth Outreach Coordinator, who will serve as your supervisor.
  • Attend the monthly EtS Workgroup.
  • Approve and submit stipend & mileage reimbursement reports monthly.
  • Make program purchases, track spending, and submit reimbursement forms & receipts monthly.
  • Maintain and report program data including number of participants, meetings, events, demographics, and volunteer hours.
  • Attend classes, trainings, and conferences approved by NAMI Spokane.


Key Qualifications:

  • Combination of experience and education with specialized work in the behavioral field or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, the use of shared drives, and a variety of social media methods of communication;
  • Self-starter capable of working independently;
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple tasks, and work efficiently within deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate professionally with individuals and agencies, and handle confidential/ sensitive information;
  • Understanding and accepting of individuals and families whose lives are affected by mental illness;
  • Ability to listen empathetically, support and offer appropriate assistance to individuals and family members;
  • Display strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse and unreached populations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse and unreached populations;
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule and work evenings and/or weekends, i.e. Ending the Silence Presentations;
  • Ability to remain calm in crisis situations;
  • Strict adherence to professional boundaries;
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds;
  • Valid WA Driver’s License and reliable mode of transportation;


Salary and Benefits

Position Classification: Non-Exempt, Part-Time, 30 hours/week

Wage: $15-$20/hour DOE

Benefits include: Vacation, sick leave; 11 national holidays, and 2 personal days


Working remotely due to COVID-19, with the expectation of working in person at NAMI Spokane Office in Spokane, Washington when it is safe to do so.


Application Instructions

Email a Cover Letter, Resume and a minimum of three (3) professional references to Jenny Gruenberg, Youth Outreach Coordinator, at jgruenberg@namiwa.org no later than March 8th, 2021.  


What to Expect

Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their materials. Candidates moving forward in the interview process will be contacted by email regarding a phone screening. Candidates moving forward after the phone screening will be contacted for a virtual, in-person interview taking place in mid to late March. This interview will be conducted by a small group. If necessary, a second interview for final candidates will take place.

NAMI Spokane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


Who We Are

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. The NAMI organization…

Details at a glance

  • Part Time Schedule

Benefits

Benefits include: Vacation and sick leave; 11 national holidays, and 2 personal days.

Benefits include: Vacation and sick leave; 11 national holidays, and 2 personal days.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Spokane, WA
Associated Location
10 North Post Street, #638, Spokane, WA 99201

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Email a Cover Letter, Resume and a minimum of three (3) professional references to Jenny Gruenberg, Youth Outreach Coordinator, at jgruenberg@namiwa.org no later than March 8th, 2021.  


What to Expect

Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their materials. Candidates moving forward in the interview process will be contacted by email regarding a phone screening. Candidates moving forward after the phone screening will be contacted for a virtual, in-person interview taking place in mid to late March. This interview will be conducted by a small group. If necessary, a second interview for final candidates will take place.

NAMI Spokane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Application Instructions

Email a Cover Letter, Resume and a minimum of three (3) professional references to Jenny Gruenberg, Youth Outreach Coordinator, at jgruenberg@namiwa.org…

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