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Executive Director - Columbus OH

Job Description
NAMI FC, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Franklin County (Columbus, Ohio)
is seeking an experienced leader with passion and vision to improve the lives of family members, friends and persons affected by mental illness in serving as the Executive Director. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build on the established strengths and mission of the organization in the areas of education, community outreach, support, referral and advocacy on behalf of people suffering from severe mental illness and their families.

The Executive Director, working within the policies set by the Board of Directors, will work with the Board to ensure that the organizationís financial security, management of staff, volunteers and programming is implemented in an outstanding manner so as to achieve the organizationís strategic goals and objectives.

Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; be an effective public speaker; be a good listener; have applied successful fundraising experience and experience in program research and development; and demonstrate management and staff leadership skills. Knowledge of severe mental illness and its impact on individuals and family members is important, as is the ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, NAMI Ohio, and with a diverse array of community partners.

Qualifications include: A minimum of three years experience with fundraising, including events, donor solicitation and grant writing with foundations, corporations, government and other funding sources; a minimum of three years supervisory and leadership experience including personnel administration and being responsible to a board of directors. A Bachelorís Degree (ideally a Masters Degree) in public or business administration, human services, social work, psychology or a related field is strongly preferred, as is experience in a nonprofit setting. Mental health experience and/or knowledge of the mental health system in Columbus, is desired. Dependable transportation is a must as is experience with Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and QuickBooks!

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and health insurance/dental insurance package will be provided. Please send cover letter/letter of interest, in confidence, along with resume and salary requirements to:; attention: Janet Shaw, President, no later than April 11, 2008. In order to ensure a smooth transition and training, the position is available immediately and will overlap with the current executive director, who will be leaving at the end of May. No phone calls, please.
Job Specifications
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Requirements
Education: Undergraduate Degree
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Contact Information
Contact Name: Janet Shaw
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