at NAMI Alabama
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Date Posted 11/13/2018
Category Development / Fundraising
Job Type Full-time
Start Date 2019/01/01
Attachment NAMI-AL-Assistant-Director-Job-Description.pdf 300.02 kB
Address 1401 I-85 Parkway, Suite A


Position: Assistant Director
Location: Montgomery, AL

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure ongoing engagement of existing donors while cultivating new ones through identification and solicitation of individual, foundation, corporate, and public sources of revenue
  • Research potential grant sources and assist Executive Director in developing and submitting grant proposals
  • Secure corporate sponsors for conferences and other events

NAMIWalks Alabama

  • Oversee the coordination of all aspects of the implementation of the local NAMIWalks fundraising event
  • Coordinate the recruitment of a WALK chair and volunteer WALK committee
  • Work closely with the assigned National Walk Manager and the national NAMIWalks team
  • Develop local timeline of activities for the WALK and establish financial goals and objectives for WALK (in conjunction with
    the NAMI Alabama Board of Directors and national staff)
  • Coordinate recruitment of local cash sponsors and in‐kind sponsors for the WALK
  • Coordinate all public relations relating to the WALK
  • Coordinate all WALK day activities
  • Complete a comprehensive post‐WALK income/expense report within 8 weeks of the WALK


  • Coordinate logistics for statewide and regional trainings
  • Provide onsite staffing at trainings as needed in coordination with program directors and trainers
  • Order curriculum and supplies from printer including assembly of binders for teachers and support group leaders


  • Conduct outreach to faith‐based institutions, nonprofit organizations, civic organizations, and other groups to ensure NAMI is represented in the community at large and for the constituency that NAMI serves


  • Strong written and verbal communication and customer‐service skills
  • Above average proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to quickly learn new web applications
  • Highly self‐motivated, good organization skills, ability to prioritize, and able to work with limited supervision
  • Exceptional networking skills and ability to establish effective working relationships with volunteers, coworkers, and general
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Knowledge of the non‐profit culture and should be passionate about nonprofit work


  • Bachelor’s degree in Non‐profit Management, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing and/or Business
  • Minimum 5 years of development/fundraising, marketing, or public relations experience ewquired, preferably in the non‐profit field
  • Experience in event management and logistics
  • Grant writing experience preferred
  • Understanding of the mental health system preferred

Work Conditions

  • Willingness to travel locally and throughout the state, as needed
  • Requires periodic work on nights and weekends

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a résumé, three professional references, and letter of interest, specifically outlining how they would use their skills and interests to support the mission of the organization, to Kelly Emerson at EOE. No phone calls, please.

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