Position: Executive Director Status: Full Time, Salaried Reports to: NAMI Ventura County Board of Directors Summary of Responsibility: The executive director is responsible for achieving the goals of the strategic plan by managing and operating the organization’s programs and operations under the supervision of the Board. The executive director is the chief spokesperson for the organization in communications with mental health professionals, government officials, educators, clergy, philanthropic and corporate funders, media and the general public. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in human services or relevant field and a minimum of five years’ experience in a leadership position with supervisory and fiscal responsibility, preferably in a non-profit organization. A Master’s degree in social work is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills for serving as an effective spokesperson for the organization; strong interpersonal skills appropriate for working with diverse stakeholders. Ability to use computer applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, database management systems (Salesforce), and Internet navigators. Familiarity with QuickBooks, Constant Contact and social media is desirable. Experience in the mental health field and knowledge of the California mental health care delivery system. Knowledge of Ventura County’s mental health care system desirable. Responsibilities: Serves as staff liaison to the Board; advises and reports to the Board concerning the operations of the organization. Assists the Board in the exercise of its fiduciary responsibility by managing the organization’s funds and property, maintaining proper financial controls and records, and developing an annual budget for Board approval. Assists Board in establishing policies and procedures and developing short and long-term plans for accomplishing NAMI Ventura County’s mission. Implements and periodically reviews the programs, policies, and practices of the organization with the Board. Develops, reviews and reports to the Board on the organization’s compliance with applicable contracts, grants, laws, and regulations. Manages data for state and national reporting. Acts as the “face of NAMI Ventura County” by serving as the primary liaison between NAMI Ventura County and the community. Develops and maintains appropriate relationships with community groups and mental health advocacy organizations. Acts as an advocate for individuals and families affected by mental illness. Remains informed about national, state, and local legislation pertinent to persons affected by mental illness and to mental health professionals. Oversees, supervises, and evaluates office staff. Recruits, interviews, and trains new staff. Oversees the process of identifying funding sources, developing grant proposals, submitting reports, and donor cultivation. Assists in fundraising events, particularly the annual NAMI Walk Ventura County. Oversees NAMI Ventura County communications (correspondence, newsletters, website, and email). Prepares an annual report on the outcomes of the annual plan. Supports Programs and Services by providing leadership and training to office staff and volunteers. Supports all NAMI Ventura County committees and assumes responsibility for other duties as assigned by the Board. To Apply: Send resume, salary requirements, and a brief creative cover letter to [email protected] or Attn: NAMI Ventura President, PO Box 7508, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 by June 13, 2015. Equal Opportunity Employer. About NAMI Ventura County NAMI Ventura County, founded in 1981, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grassroots, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorders, obsessivecompulsive disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain. NAMI Ventura County is an affiliate of NAMI National and NAMI California.
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