Introduction The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona (NAMI SA) and its partners are engaged in an initiative to reduce the stigma associated with youth mental illness so youth will seek help when experiencing mental health issues. A broad representation of educators, healthcare providers, public officials, professional associations, and business and faith community leaders will work collectively on capacity building, widespread information dissemination, advocating for policy change and ensuring availability of mental health services for youth.
Position Overview The Project Director will be a visionary, dynamic leader who can grow and lead the Arizona Youth Mental Health Alliance, facilitate the collective success of this regional effort, and serve as a public ambassador for the Initiative. The Project Director will also drive the Youth Mental Health Initiative’s internal and external functions, including strategy, fundraising, communications, community engagement, and data functions. The Project Director will report to a Steering Committee consisting of NAMI SA and University of Arizona Family and Community Medicine leadership.
Detailed List of Project Director Position Responsibilites
Requisite Qualifications The Project Director must be committed to the mission and overarching goals of the Youth Mental Health Initiative. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
At least 5-10 years of relevant work experience, including at least 3 years managing teams in a fast-paced and high-growth nonprofit, social enterprise, or business start-up environment
At least five years of fundraising experience and demonstrated success in cultivating fundraiser relationships
The executive presence to inspire confidence and passion in both internal and external audiences;
Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons
Strong data acumen and ability to oversee complex shared-measurement systems
Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences
Experience with complex project management and stakeholder management
Existing relationships with, or ability to build relationships with, a cross-sector range of stakeholders in the local or regional area, including senior executives
A track record of leading, inspiring, and developing high performance teams
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of high profile stakeholders
Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment; willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work
Advanced degree in business, education, policy, or related field
Experience in a start-up environment;
Familiarity with Arizona policies, agencies, and stakeholders.
Familiarity with youth, mental health issues, services and supports.
Spanish speaking preferred
Compensation Compensation for the position is competitive, up to $72,000 depending on experience.Full funding has been secured for the position in year 1 with the opportunity for continued funding from the Lovell Foundation and/or other sources dependent on success of the Initiative. Start date August 2018 Application Instructions Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to: AzYMHA-Positions@namisa.org. If you require assistance please contact H. Clarke Romans at 520-622-5582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Communications & Events Assistant
Position Overview Assists the Communication and Events Director throughout the year with all events, website updates (NAMISA and NAMIWalks), social media, and e-blast communications. Additional duties include bulk mailings, fundraising assistance, creating PowerPoints, invitations, flyers/brochures, labels, and generally assisting with anything the Communication Director requires. The successful applicant must be organized, creative and a self-starter. View the file below for a more detailed list of job duties.
Detailed List of Communications & Events Assistant Position Responsibilities
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office- Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint
Experience with Creative Suites (InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat X-pro) preferred but not required
Experience with Social Media- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
Typing 40-70 wpm
Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends to assist with events (e.g. NAMIWalks Kick off-January; NAMIWalks Event-late March or early April; Walk Awards Ceremony-June; Candlelight Vigil-October, Members Holiday Party-December)
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and be on your feet for up to 8 hours during events
Position: Part time-job share/internship 8-20 hrs per week Shift: Day (M-F, between the hours of 9am-5pm) Pay: Hourly, $10.50/hr
Application Instructions Resumes must be submitted electronically to email@example.com OR mailed to NAMI Southern Arizona: 6122 E 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711. Review of applications will begin on July 25, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.