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Executive Director - NAMI Delaware - Wilmington DE

Job Description
The Executive Director (ED) works for the Board of Directors to carry out the mission of NAMI Delaware. The ED coordinates the organization’s staff and volunteers, its programs, and long term fiscal planning. The ED reports directly to the President of the Board but is also accountable to the entire Board of Directors.

This is a 40+ hour/week position. The professional office consists of 11 staff members (5 part-time and 6 full-time.)

The Executive Director of NAMI Delaware will oversee all of the current and future programs of NAMI Delaware and its volunteers and staff, while maintaining the integrity and high standards of community involvement. The ED will provide direction, vision and leadership toward the goals and objectives of the organization. The ED will serve as spokesperson for the organization, articulating the vision and mission of the organization. Administrative and fiscal oversight will be required. Fundraising experience is necessary. Hands-on work is frequently required at all levels of the job. Participation at community and advocacy events is expected.

Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent oral and written communication skills; Outstanding interpersonal skills; Applied knowledge of individual, corporate, government and foundation development strategies or ability to learn; Ability to work collaboratively with community partners, corporations, foundations, boards, major donors and other volunteers; Understanding of nonprofits and volunteer supervision; Proficiency –moderate to advanced – with computers and software is mandatory. Microsoft Office and fundraising database experience is extremely helpful. Sound judgment is essential.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; Five to ten years of relevant experience in an organizational leadership role; Knowledge of mental illness and its impact on the individual, the family, and the community; passion for the organization’s mission is required; Supervisory and leadership experience; Non-profit management experience highly desirable; Experience with grassroots coalition building, advocacy and membership development preferred; Fundraising experience preferred; Professional dress and demeanor required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send resumes and cover letters to Frazier Van Velsor, 2400 W. 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 or email to
Job Specifications
Position Type: Full-Time
Contact Information
Contact Name: Frazier Van Velsor
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