NAMI San Fernando Valley
Communications Director
Company: NAMI San Fernando Valley
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As our Communications Director, you have the unique opportunity to convey our vision and appreciation to audiences inside and outside the organization. You decide what we’ll say, how we’ll say it, where we’ll say it, who will say it, when we’ll say it and who we’ll say it to. It’s a lot of responsibility, but that should excite you!

As our creator of the communications strategy, you get to

  • Develop organization-wide plans that strengthen our brand identity across the organization and to stakeholders
  • Develop key messages to be used by our leadership staff when dealing with the public so we present a consistent message and united voice
  • Monitor internal and external communications issues and turn them into opportunities
  • Prepare short-term and long-term communication budgets
  • Set and hit communications departmental goals such as public awareness, media impressions, email list size, social media followers, etc. - all of which should result in an increase in donor revenue and loyalty

As our manager of communications operations, you get to

  • Supervise and mentor members of a communications team
  • Manage all media contacts and serve as liaison between media outlets and our organization
  • Help prepare talking points, speeches and presentations

As our supervisor of communication activities, you get to

  • Generate and distribute online, broadcast and print materials that engage segments and inspire action
  • Oversee content production and maintenance of the website
  • Ensure that all collateral maintains or enhances the organization’s brand image
  • Create processes to track the effectiveness of communications activities
  • Solicit and maintain media sponsorships
  • Increase social media engagement through excellent content curation and individual interaction

This volunteer opportunity might be perfect for you if you:

  • You have several years of communications experience - creating and implementing strategies and developing online content. You are self-starter, a go-getter, and a leader. You don't have to wait for someone to tell you what to do. You ask for direction when needed, research the challenges at hand, come up with solutions, present them to management, and directly implement solutions.
  • You communicate poorly. Psyche! You’re the freaking communications manager, you’ve gotta be able to do it effectively! You listen to understand, and when you speak/write, you are understood. You know how to turn knowledge into exciting and useful messages and distribute them to the right audiences. You’re willing to inspire and share your ideas and creativity with senior management.
  • You have the ability to lead volunteers, staff and board members with energy and maturity. Collaborating with diverse teams excites you, and you have no problem managing multiple initiatives at once.
  • Computers do what you say. You are confident with the office suite, website content management, email marketing and social media networks. You have some database experience and can find your way around developer and coding issues well enough to speak the language to someone who will be tasked with finding solutions.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest volunteer-led grassroots organizations helping individuals affected by mental illness. At NAMI San Fernando Valley, we are proud to offer free support groups, educational programs, and outreach presentations to individuals and families affected by mental illness. We tirelessly fight the stigma of mental illness through our advocacy and outreach efforts to spread awareness in our communities. We want to make the world a better place for those with mental illnesses. Click "I want to help!" if you are interested in this incredibly rewarding volunteer opportunity. *Be sure to include your phone number and we will be in contact within 48 hours*

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The programs and initiatives of National Alliance on Mental Illness - San Fernando Valley are staffed by talented volunteers who have the passion, drive and expertise necessary to fulfill our mission. NAMI SFV welcomes and appreciates individual differences and invites diversity in its broadest definition. We are devoted to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of transparency, authenticity, creativity, and kindness.

General requirements
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8+ hrs/wk
  • long term commitment, personal connection with cause, professional
Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Skills Area
Verbal / Written Communication
Marketing Strategy & Planning
Website Programming
Brand Development & Messaging
Interactive/Social Media/SEO
Graphic Design / Print