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ABOUT THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS – MONTGOMERY COUNTY
The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Montgomery County (NAMI MC), was established in 1978 by five local families, seeking to support each other and to educate others about mental illness. With little insight easily available, harsh existing approaches to treatment, and few current support services available, the movement of families and caregivers seeking to cope with the mental illness of their loved ones grew across the nation. A true grassroots movement, this national effort grew and changed names several times over the years to today becoming the largest grassroots mental health organization in the country. NAMI MC predates the national organization (based in Arlington, VA). We provide a wide array of classes and support groups for individuals living with a mental health condition and for their family members. All classes and support groups are offered free of charge.
At NAMI Montgomery County, we envision a future where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares. To reach our vision, we build communities of peers to provide support, education, and advocacy for all affected by mental illness.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Executive Director (ED) is the face of NAMI MC and is responsible for the successful leadership, development, and management of the organization in partnership with the Board of Directors. The ED deploys an annual budget of $700,000, a staff of five, and a cadre of 60 trained volunteers to serve the mental health needs of a county with more than one million residents.
The Executive Director possesses the strategic leadership and business skills required to realize NAMI MC’s vision and to achieve excellence in its programs. The ED designs and executes fundraising strategies to sustain and expand our program offerings. The ED communicates well and establishes effective working relationships with NAMI MC staff, volunteers, the Board of Directors, donors, funders, advocacy groups, elected officials, and other key stakeholders and builds recognition of the NAMI name in the local community.
The ED is specifically responsible for:
|➢||Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning|
|➢||Program Management and Evaluation|
|➢||Fundraising and Resource Development|
|➢||Staff and Volunteer Management and Development|
|➢||Financial Planning and Management and Legal Compliance|
|➢||Community Relations, Engagement and Advocacy|
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion & justice (EDIJ) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize EDIJ and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.