Executive Director -- NAMI Washington County

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: Salary designed to increase as organization grows



Application Deadline



18680 SW Shaw Street
United States


The Executive Director serves NAMI Washington County by providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of NAMI’s mission, goals and objects while maintaining integrity and high standards in the execution of the Executive Director’s duties. The Executive Director acts and advocates on behalf of NAMI’s mission and programs, implements efforts to establish and pursue strategies, and supervises daily activities that ensure that NAMI’s functions are appropriately, responsibly, and successfully carried out. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and reports to the President of the Board.

A complete job description can be found at our website: www.washconami.org. NAMI Washington County recently completed a structuring and planning process and is poised for continued growth under the right leadership. This is a position ideal for someone interested in advancing their leadership skills and experience or for a more experienced leader seeking an opportunity to grow an organization

Essential Skills: The Executive Director has the ability to:

  •  Positively represent the organization publicly as its primary spokesperson
  •  Demonstrate expertise in managing staff and volunteers
  •  Communicate professionally with vendors, volunteers, community members, staff and donors
  •  Competently engage in public speaking
  •  Demonstrate understanding and acceptance of individuals and families living with mental illness
  •  Demonstrate knowledgeable of privacy issues and rules
  •  Network with community and other organizations throughout Washington County and Oregon through public speaking, media presentations, attending meetings, workshops and seminars

Preferred Education and Professional Background:

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred, or commensurate experience
  • Experience in a senior position in a non-profit
  • General knowledge of mental health issues, treatment and support systems
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health issues and/or their families
  • Personal lived experience preferred
  • Proficiency in basic computer software (such as MS Office, databases, etc.)
  • Experience writing and administering grants preferred
  • Experience fundraising with individuals and businesses

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Candidates are asked to submit via email only to apply@washconami.org. No phone calls, please.

  • A cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for the organization.
  • A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment.
  • Where you heard about this position.

References will only be requested for final candidates. Application review will be ongoing. Formal interviews to commence on or about the week of Sept. 17.