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, Individual Giving & Development. The Director provides leadership over the individual donor program; and works to meet or exceed individual donor revenue targets. The Director is responsible for the overall direction and strategic success of individual donor relations and is responsible for working in a cross- collaborative and matrix team in support of team outcomes.
This position may be remote.
Salary: Up to $105,000, depending upon experience
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides leadership and strategic direction for delivering on NAMI’s individual donor revenue targets.
Direction and oversight of individual giving functions, including direct and digital marketing strategy, donor stewardship, major donor relation, mid-level donor relations and planned giving pipeline development.
Conducts personal outreach through visits, calls, and emails to prospective and major donors, and supports organizational leadership in doing the same.
In conjunction with the Senior Manager, Grants, prepares proposals and other funding materials, in close coordination with program staff and organizational leadership.
Plans and executes an annual fundraising plan for meeting revenue goals.
Identifies and implements new fundraising strategies and processes.
Ensures development operations follow best practices.
Leads and manages a team of development professionals.
Works closely with the CDO, CEO and other senior leaders
Develops and manages the Development Program budget and establishes annual revenue projections
Advanced Fundraising skills
8 – 10 years related experience
Computer skills in MS Office, and public records search; Salesforce preferred
Excellent skill in communication in English, both written and verbal
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.