Friday, March 29, 2013

5 Ways To Sell Flex Time To Your Employer

According to the 2012 Nonprofit Organizations Benefits Report, flex time was one the more popular perks offered to employees. With many people feeling the squeeze from the dual responsibilities of work and home, it's easy to see why flexible start and end hours are popular among workers.

Nearly 50 percent of employers offered flex time to employees last year according to the report, but that still leaves a good percentage of nonprofits that don't. That doesn't mean you shouldn't advocate for it to your boss. If you're one of the many employees who want a flexible schedule, here are some ways to convince your superiors that it's a good idea.

  • Assess the Environment: See if anybody else in the office has been offered a flexible arrangement. If nobody else has, talk to them and see if they would be interested in such a program. You should then head to your HR department and see if flex time is even offered as a benefit. If it isn't, you can advocate for it based on its popularity in the office.
  • Assess Your Needs: Flex time benefits come in many different forms. This includes flexible start and/or end times or telecommuting. Based on your personal situation, figure out which is right for you. Your work habits also need to be considered, as you are not likely to be offered flex time if you are not performing with a regular schedule.
  • See Things From the Employer's Eyes: A good way to advocate for flex time is to position your argument as one that benefits the nonprofit through increased productivity or other cost savings. For example, the organization could actually benefit for having a compressed work week if provides added coverage at a time when it is desperately needed.
  • Create a Proposal: Write a formal document explaining your proposal and schedule a meeting with your boss. Be prepared to explain how you will accomplish all your work if given flex time, and outline why it won't make things more difficult for the organization's mission.
  • Be Flexible: Flexibility from the organization requires the same from the employee. Be willing to make necessary accommodations for the employer if it is needed.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Miliband Appointed President Of IRC

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) announced Wednesday the appointment of David Miliband as president and CEO. He will succeed George Rupp, who led the organization since 2002, and will begin his duties in September.

Miliband had served as the United Kingdom's foreign secretary from 2007-10, becoming the youngest such person in that position in the country's history. He also had many other notable accomplishments during his 15-year political career in the U.K., including spearheading the country's 2006 Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, the world's first legally binding framework for reducing carbon emissions. He is currently a member of Parliament representing South Shields.

"I am deeply honored to have been appointed president of the IRC," Miliband said. "Thanks to the leadership of George Rupp, the dedication of its staff and the confidence of its donors, the IRC today is strong, effective and widely respected, and I am committed to helping the IRC team build on their great work."

Rupp praised the appointment of Miliband, calling him an "experienced world leader and a man of both action and character."

"I look forward to witnessing this next exciting chapter of the IRC’s incredible journey of helping the most desperate people move from harm to home," he continued.

IRC's mission, as stated on the nonprofit's website, is to "respond to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives." It was founded in 1933 at the suggestion of Albert Einstein to help victims of the Nazis. Since then, it boasts nearly 13,000 volunteers at locations all over the world, including London and New York City.

Featured Nonprofit Job: Membership Sales Specialist

Ever wanted a D.C. nonprofit job? Now's your chance with the latest featured position from the NPT Jobs Career center.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in Washington, D.C., is looking to hire a Membership Sales Specialist to engage with a senior-level audience at small and medium-sized manufacturing companies for the purpose of generating new membership dues. The chosen candidate will also be expected to establish prospective member relationships through inside sales, discussion of current political issues with executives, and managing the inside sales process through attainment of revenue goals.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Conducting phone-based sales calls;
  • Developing and qualifying leads within a territory to create additional sales opportunities;
  • Gathering business intelligence on companies, leads, and qualified prospects to drive revenue generation;
  • Participating in sales training; and,
  • Documenting progress, opportunities and contacts by capturing the information from the NAM member database.
Successful applicants will have a Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing, or political science, in addition to 3-5 years experience with inside sales and/or account management. Background or strong interest in politics and business policy issues is highly desirable.

You can find out more about this job by visiting the NPT Jobs Career Center.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: VP Of Development And Communications

The nonprofit jobs keep coming in, and the latest featured position provides a unique opportunity for those seeking an executive job.

Chimp Haven, Inc. in Keithville, La., is looking to hire a VP of Development and Communications to lead, direct and assist a development team in successfully advancing the organization at a local and national level. The chosen candidate will have the unique chance to work at a facility that houses chimpanzees no longer used in research, as entertainers or as pets, so having a love for animals is a definite plus.

The primary function of the position is to provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the development and communications department including the annual fund, major giving, gift planning, corporate and foundation support, external messaging and database management. Other responsibilities include:

  • Manage department structure and staff and provide strong leadership and opportunities for professional development;
  • Grow individual philanthropy, foundation and corporate support;
  • Develop, execute, monitor and evaluate the development plan, ensuring targets are met;
  • Partner with the President to plan and execute strategies for prospect/donor cultivation and solicitation;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and national media; and,
  • Oversee communications for donors through appeals, newsletters, publications, website and email alerts. 
Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field (advanced degree is preferred, however), knowledge of fundraising best practices, a minimum of five years of nonprofit fundraising experience at senior management level, and a history of success in organizational financial growth.

You can find out more information by visiting our career center.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Assistant Controller

Going off the financial theme of our last featured nonprofit job, today's listing is for an Assistant Controller at Grassroots Campaigns (GC).

The Boston-based organization is looking to hire this individual to work with its Finance Director in expanding our operation and ensuring robust financial and administrative systems. This person will be responsible for core operational functions like payroll, forecasting and planning, bookkeeping, and project management. Other responsibilities include:
  • Assist in supervision of bookkeeping and administrative staff responsible for payroll and accounts payable.
  • Complete monthly account reconciliations.
  • File and maintain state registrations and good standing status, insurance coverage, workers compensation, risk management and other regulatory compliance.
  • Assist with the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
  • Collaborate with cashiering staff to ensure accurate accounting and reporting for donations raised on behalf of progressive causes.
  • Collaborate with cashiering staff to ensure accurate accounting and reporting for donations raised on behalf of progressive causes.
Since the Assistant Controller is heavily involved in the financial aspects of the organization, GC is looking for a "master of numbers" who is highly detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and is skilled at solving complex problems. The ideal candidate will have three years experience in finance and accounting, including A/P and A/R oversight, a high level of skill with Excel, and preferably a degree in finance, business or accounting.

You can find out more information about this job by visiting our career center.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: CFO/Controller

There isn't a nonprofit out there that can survive without a competent chief financial officer (CFO). Our newest featured nonprofit job is testament to that fact, as CommonHealth Action is looking to hire a CFO/Controller.

The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit wants to hear from applicants with a long history of success managing finances for organizations. The chosen candidate will oversee and be responsible for all financial activities, including day-to-day accounting practices, management and reporting, budget, general accounting, billing, grants financial management, adherence to Federal/State Regulations, and ensuring annual audits and the annual Form 990 are completed in accordance with OMB Circular A-133, GAAP, and other applicable regulatory standards.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain daily cash schedule and assist with cash flow forecasting.
  • Ensure preparation of bank account reconciliations and general ledger account analyses and reconciliations.
  • Process monthly payroll and maintain payroll records in relationship with ADP.
  • Prepare and disseminate monthly reports to Program Directors, Senior Managers and Program Managers.
  • Serve as Resource Advisor to Part-time record keeper/bookkeeper.
  • Ensure accurate management of grant, project and tax reporting matters.
  • Develops and implements an effective billing system that assures that all services are billed correctly, and include proper documentation, and minimizes the time necessary to collect payments.
In terms of qualifications, CommonHealth Action prefers that candidates have a Master's degree from an accredited university in finance business administration, or accounting. CPA strongly preferred, although an MBA may be considered.  Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years’ experience as controller or CFO with a nonprofit that had annual revenues of at least $4,000,000.

Not sure if this is the right job for you? CommonHealth Action is also offering a Director of Public Health Programs, so make sure to check that job out as well. You can view both opportunities on our nonprofit career center.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Reception Associate

Looking to break into the nonprofit sector? Our newest featured nonprofit job gives those who don't yet have a lot of work experience a great opportunity to start their career.

The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda seeks to hire a Reception Associate for its national headquarters in Reston, Va. Responsibilities include general office/administrative tasks; assisting with member inquiries; special projects to support the CEO; and working with other departments as needed, including Membership and Conference.

Candidates must have good communications and technology skills, attention to detail, and enjoy working with others.Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required. Familiarity with data entry is a plus. Min. 2-years' experience in a similar job is also needed.

You can find out more about this job by visiting our career center.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Marketing And Sales Manger

Looking to get into the marketing side of the nonprofit sector? Are newest featured nonprofit job sill give you that opportunity.

The Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) in Washington, D.C., is looking to hire a Marketing and Sales Manager to support the growth of the organization's programs. The chosen candidate will work with the COO as well as the CEO and Director of Sponsorships to market the products and services offered by SEGD.

The ideal candidate will have a marketing or design degree and have worked in a design firm helping to market and sell their services and supporting their marketing communications efforts. Other requirements include:
  • Good writing skills, ability to craft marketing messages and materials;
  • Creative thinking, ability to constantly come up with good ideas to promote events and programs in an appropriate manner for our design audience;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Successful at closing deals;
  • Self motivated and a self starter; and,
  • Organized and capable of working on tight deadlines.
You can find out more about this job, including application information, by visiting our career center.

Salary Negotiation For Out-Of-State Jobs

Negotiating acceptable salary and benefits for a nonprofit job is hard enough; it's even more difficult when you are applying for an out-of-state job.

While it's most common to look for work in the area in which you live, it can be beneficial to look for out-of-state jobs as you will be expanding your opportunities. Relocating for a job takes a lot of time, effort, and money, however, and that will have to be taken into account when negotiating a salary.

Ensure that your new paycheck will cover your new situation by following these steps before your salary negotiation:

  • Know the Location: Costs of living will vary depending on location. For instance, it's a lot more expensive to live in a big city like Manhattan than it is to live in a rural town in Vermont. Adjust your salary demands based on this information.
  • Know Your Situation: You must consider all aspects when negotiating with the employer. Who will be paying for the move? How hard was it to sell your home? What area of town are you going to live? These are things that will factor into your needs.
  • Research: Salaries vary by geography, so make sure you know the average going rate for similar jobs in the area. Once you have a good idea of the range, go onto a site like LinkedIn and ask people in the area if your demands sound acceptable.
  • Demonstrate Your Worth: Employers don't like to pay more than they really have to, so be ready with specific examples from your career to prove that you deserve the salary you request.
  • Plan B: It's entirely possible that the employer simply will not budge on its initial offer. If that's the case, see if they can do anything else to make your life easier, such as bonuses or relocation packages.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Narrow Your Results In Your Online Job Search

Most job seekers do their work on the Internet thanks to sites such as The NonProfit Times' jobs page. Whether or not this is a good thing can be debated, but one thing is for sure: It has completely changed the way people look for jobs.

While this method of looking for work can be convenient, this is only the case when it is used properly. Simply applying to every job that seems interesting will not bring the desired results. Instead, you must learn the nuances of the job site in question to ensure that you get the most out of your search. One of the best ways to do this is to narrow your search results.

When you log into an online career center, the first thing that will stand out is how many jobs there are. How are you supposed to find the job that is right for you when there are hundreds if not thousands of jobs to weed through? Thankfully, most job sites have an option that allows you to narrow your results by a variety of factors, including:

  • State;
  • Keywords;
  • Experience level;
  • Date job was posted
  • Salary; and,
  • Job category.
Using some, if not all, of these filters will ensure that you only see the jobs for which you are most interested and most qualified. Most importantly of all, it will save you valuable time that you would otherwise be wasting weeding through positions that are not relevant to you.

Which search filters do you find the most useful? Let us know in the comments section below.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

6 "Don'ts" For Cover Letters

In one episode of the show Seinfeld, George Costanza is rejected for a job simply because he has a piece of spinach stuck between his teeth, highlighting how much employers value first impressions. To avoid being like George, job seekers must ensure they wow hiring managers the first time they have contact with them.

This attention to detail is important not only for job interviews, but also for the cover letter.

Your job application is most likely the first contact you will have with the hiring manager. Even before he reads your resume, the employer will begin to formulate an impression of you based on your cover letter, so it's important that you don't make any mistakes. Below are six examples of things you should never do in your letter:

  • Don't open the letter with "To whom it may concern." This sounds impersonal and implies that you didn't do any research. If you are not able to get the name of the hiring manager, or the organization simply won't provide you with the name, you can open with "To the human resources officer."
  • Don't neglect to say for which position your are applying. Most nonprofits hire for multiple jobs at once.
  • Don't send your cover letter until it has been thoroughly proofread. Remember that not all typos are caught by your word processors' spell check (i.e. confusing "your" and "you're).
  • Don't focus on what you want. Instead, focus on what you can bring to the organization.
  • Don't send a one-size-fits-all cover letter. Every application you send should be customized based on the organization for which you are applying.
  • Don't be desperate. Avoid mentioning how many applications you have sent so far, as this will make the employer wonder why you haven't been hired yet.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

How To Make Bad Interviews Successful

You think you are having job interview anxiety? Believe it or not, hiring managers are likely having the same jitters as you, which can ultimately lead to a less than stellar interview process. Yet even in these situations, there is still a way to make the interview a success.

It can come as a bit of a shock for job seekers when they encounter an interviewer who comes across as nervous, inexperienced, unfocused, or unprepared. It would seem like a lost cause if you entered this situation, but that's far from the truth. Below are five types of bad interviewers, and ways you can turn a bad situation into a positive.
  • The First-Time Interviewer: First-time interviewers, because of their anxiety, are likely to be extremely organized and will have a list of questions that they want answered in a specific order. To give you the best chance of highlighting the information that you think is important -- while still making the interviewer feel in charge -- it's a good idea to ask if you can talk about a few of your accomplishments after he is done with the items on his list.
  • The Quiet Type: Are all of your attempts to get more information from the interviewer falling on deaf ears? Since you don't want to force the information out of the individual, your best approach is to do your own research after the interview. This could include looking at the organization's website or getting in touch with networking contacts at the nonprofit.
  • The Talker: This can be the most difficult type of interviewer. Not only will you be forced to set in place for what seems like an eternity, you will find it hard to even say anything at all. Your only choice in this situation is to remain patient and resist the urge to let your frustration come out through your body language. Listening carefully is also important as you might be able to learn important information about what the kind of person the organization wants to hire, allowing to better emphasize your skills in a follow-up note.
  • The Distracted Interviewer: Whether he is taking phone calls during the interview or constantly answering questions from employees, this type of interviewer will frustrate to no end. If the distractions are extreme enough, you should consider asking (diplomatically, of course) if it would be better for you to come in at a different time.
  • The Intimidator: This is the kind of interviewer who will throw every little detail about the job at you, including information that makes the job much less attractive than you originally thought. Assuming it's still good enough for you to be interested, your best approach is to try and focus on what you are being told rather than how overwhelming it seems. If the job is not for you, however, you should be honest and let him know that while you appreciate his time, you have discovered that you simply aren't the best fit for the job.

Monday, March 11, 2013

5 Ways To Tweak Your Resume

One of the most common pieces of advice job seekers get when they don't hear back from employers is to rework their resumes. While this makes sense, it can be difficult to know where to start and how much work needs to be done.

Unless your resume is a complete disaster (tons of typos, poor formatting, etc.), chances are only a few minor tweaks will be needed to make it more attractive to hiring managers. We are often taught that it's the big changes that will make the biggest impact, but minor changes to your resume can ultimately make all the difference when it comes to getting that job.

Below are some of those small changes:
  • Spell check manually: Computer spell check programs don't always pick up all the errors, so make sure you manually proofread your resume before submission. For a fresh perspective, have a friend or family member read it over, too.
  • Use reverse chronological order: Employers want to know where you most recently worked, so organize your job history so that your most recent jobs are at the top.
  • Simplify your language: Write short sentences and leave out personal pronouns like "I," "my," and "me."
  • Format to reduce clutter: Make your resume easier to read by bolding important points and using bullet points for your job descriptions and history.
  • Read it out loud: Just because a phrase sounds good in your head doesn't mean it actually sounds good. Try reading your resume out loud to catch any awkward-sounding phrases.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Nonprofit Job Posting Special

Is your nonprofit looking to reach a new audience of active job seekers? The Nonprofit Job Seeker, the official career center of The NonProfit Times, is offering a job posting special that will expand the reach that your listing will get. Here are the details:

Featured Employer Special $595

What's included:

  • Online 30 day posting on our career center.
  • Also posted at
  • Listed in featured job section of main page of The Nonprofit Job Seeker.
  • 30-day banner ad on The Nonprofit Job Seeker, site-wide.
  • Job tweeted to @nptjobs & @Nonprofittimes Twitter list 3x each.
  • All ads are automatically posted to our Facebook career center page.
  • Job listed in the digital and print editions of The NonProfit Times.
  • Posting on this blog.
  • Banner ad on NPT Jobs eNewsletter.
  • BONUS: Ad will be posted in the Job of The Week section in our weekly eNewsletter.
Interested in taking advantage of this opportunity? Register to post on our site, and then contact Mary Ford at 973-401-0202 or by e-mail at

Thursday, March 7, 2013

8 Simple Career Tips For Young Job Seekers

The next generation of job seekers will be entering the job market in just a few short months. With college graduations just around the corner, it's important that these young job hunters get sound career tips so they have the best chance of not only getting their dream job, but building a sustainable career path.

College graduates have probably gotten a lot of advice already, to the point where it might even be a little overwhelming. There's a tendency to give job seekers very complicated tips but sometimes, the simple suggestions are the most helpful

Here are eight such tips to help these new job seekers begin their journey:
  • Know the difference between a job and a career. You should always pursue jobs that mesh with your ultimate career goals; only take a job when you have to.
  • With that in mind, you have to be realistic about your goals. If you want to be a fundraising professional, for instance, know that you are going to have to put some work in before you reach that goal.
  • Make sure you pick a job you think you will enjoy. Nothing is worse than working a job you hate.
  • Look your co-workers in the eye when they talk to you. Avoid texting all the time when you should be paying attention.
  • Network, network, network. It's your best tool to getting work.
  • Don't get frustrated. The job market is still tough, and it's possible it will take some time to get a job.
  • Show up early and be willing to stay late.
  • It's easier to change jobs while you are young, so do it as often as you have to until you find a line of work that is right for you.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Director of Strategic Development & Sales

Although the Nonprofit Jobseeker has a new look, it still functions the same, and that means we still have featured nonprofit jobs. Our latest one gives applicants a chance to become a Director of Strategic Development and Sales.

Chicago-based National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is looking to hire for this position immediately. The chosen candidate will research existing member prospects; analyze financial information; identify key policy issues of concern to individual prospects; and identify director-level connections to enlarge prospect base.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Make appointments to see prospects and member companies and leverages director and member leadership to assist with the sales process;
  • Partner with regional NAM managers to coordinate and conduct sales presentations that close prospect sales, and develop retention strategy during the first year of membership; and,
  • Maintain sales records and handle presentations to and all correspondence with assigned prospects.
Before applying, make sure that you meet the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance, marketing and/or political science;
  • A working knowledge of all major issues with which the NAM is concerned;
  • A minimum of five years experience in intangible selling or fundraising, or similar relevant experience; ability to work effectively with CEOs, including the"Fortune 500," and senior management; and,
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and organizational skills, sound judgment. Computer proficiency.
Head to our career center for more details on this job, including application information.

The New Nonprofit Job Seeker

If you have been to The NonProfit Times' website this morning, you will have noticed it looks a little different. This is the result of a new design we have been working on for some time now which will make the site easier to navigate.

“This new evolution of our web platform reflects a year-long effort to meet the information needs of our readers and advertising partners,” said John McIlquham, president/CEO of The NonProfit Times. “We're proud of these changes because our subscribers have been vocal in what type of information presentation they need us to provide. Our advertising partners also provided valuable feedback.”

The re-design also has ramifications for the Nonprofit Job Seeker, the site's career center. The site has now been updated to match the new look of the NPT site, and has been added directly to it instead of being on a separate URL:

The launch offers a more integrated approach to executive functions so that web visitors can tour information on all three sites from one location. There will be interactive links to education, online libraries, grants and jobs boards that multiply a visitors’ ability to tap into a substantial and growing information base.

We are also happy to announce that the new website has been optimized for smartphones and tablets, allowing users to access the latest nonprofit news and information wherever they are.

"We're excited about this new effort to reach out to more organizations looking for expertise in managing, hiring and promoting their cause," McIlquham noted, "because technology has opened vistas for our subscribers in accessing information that will translate into new ideas, new opportunities and new funding for their missions." Visit to learn more about the re-designed site.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Employer-Employee Relations At Nonprofit Jobs

Success at any nonprofit job is often predicated by a good relationship between the employees and the employer. Unfortunately, this doesn't always go according to plan; there are many arguments and miscommunications that threatens to get in the way of a successful relationship.

The key, then, is for managers to navigate their way through these difficulties.

In the book “Five Good Ideas,” Dave McKechnie wrote that a good manager communicates with employees in a way that is fair and clear. While there is no checklist to guide you through every issue that arises, there are some rules of thumb that can help improve your ability and manage your relationships with employees.

Some of those rules are:

  • X Doesn’t Actually Mark Anything: There is no map that shows you where the treasure chest of good management resides. In employee relations, ‘X’ is a moving target and you can only get close to it by constantly focusing your goals.
  • Walk the Floor: You cannot manage and you cannot lead from behind closed doors. If you want to have good employee relations, you have to be available.
  • Constant Chatter and Reinforcement: Engage with your employees regularly, and help them troubleshoot as they go about their work.
  • Meaningful Recognition: Take some time to think about your particular organization, and the occasions that you can use to provide meaningful recognition of the work your staff does.
  • Listen, Investigate, Respond: Good managers are separated from bad ones by how they handle issues when they arise. When they do crop up, respond to them immediately -- for the sake of your organization and the well-being of your employees.

Monday, March 4, 2013

6 Ways To Get Great Job References

Not all job references are created equal. A half-hearted recommendation can be worse than none at all, as they suggest you didn't do enough to warrant a glowing endorsement.

The key, then, is to get a reference that shows the employer that you are a special candidate. While there is no way to control what someone says about you, there are ways to set yourself up for the best possible endorsement. Here are five tips for doing so:
  • Don't wait until the last-minute. You should always give your reference enough time so they don't have to scramble to put something together.
  • Choose your references based on their ability to provide the best impressions about you, not on their title. Unless you worked closely with the president of your last job, it is more likely that someone in your department will have clearer memories of you than a high-level executive.
  • Professors or other professional contacts are acceptable references, especially if you are still in the early stages of your career.
  • Always ask before including someone as a reference. Even if the contact is not annoyed by the lack of notification, it it likely he will not be able to deliver the ringing endorsement for which you are looking.
  • Stay in touch even if you didn't get the job. That way you will still be fresh in their mind the next time you need an endorsement.
  • Include background information when listing your references. A sentence or two about your work history with each reference can help the hiring manager ask the most pertinent questions. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Now Hiring: Executive Director

Looking for a job as an Executive Director? Our newest featured nonprofit job offers that opportunity so, if you are interested, read on for more details.

NAMI Delaware is looking to hire an individual who will be responsible for providing leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s mission and strategic plan through coordination with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, members and donors, as well as leaders in the mental health community, business, government, and the community at large.

The Executive Director will also be responsible for the following:

  • Work to expand NAMI Delaware’s  funding strategy and fundraising capabilities to ensure continuing
    financial stability, expansion of current programs and addition of new programming;
  • Promote awareness and visibility of NAMI-DE’s vision and direction;
  • Oversee NAMI-DE’s housing program in conjunction with the Director of Property Management;
  • Create, maintain, and oversee state affiliate organizations;
  • Establish and maintain the NAMI National Standard of Excellence and the state charter; and,
  • Work with the staff, board, and members to develop appropriate organizational actions and program
In order to be successful at this position, one which requires exceptional leadership skills, applicants must make sure they meet a number of criteria before applying. These include:
  • Strong supporter of NAMI Delaware’s mission and a demonstrated passion for mental health issues;
  • A visionary thinker, who is able to translate vision into action and motivate staff and volunteers to carry the vision forward in the office and out in the community;
  • BA/BS, several years’ experience in a nonprofit setting preferred;
  • Background in management of nonprofits, fiscal management, fundraising, and
  • Demonstrated success as a leader working with committees, councils, and
You can find out more information by visiting our career center.