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, External Communications. The Director of External Communications is responsible for developing effective communication strategies for elevating NAMI’s reputation through managing the media relations, social media and thought leadership team, as well as collaborating with other NAMI departments to raise NAMI’s profile. The director conceptualizes and implements strategic communications plans that leverage earned media opportunities to grow NAMI’s profile and subject matter expertise with the press and other key stakeholders, influencers and decision makers. The Director works with the Chief Communications Officer and other department leaders in meeting the organization’s strategic communications needs.
This position is based in Arlington, VA (currently remote due to COVID)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. NAMI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Must pass background check.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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…