Executive Director

By April 5, 2021 No Comments
  • Executive Director
  • Davis, CA

Website NAMI Yolo County

Description, Compensation and Benefits:

Under the general direction of the Board President, the Executive Director is responsible for NAMI Yolo County’s consistent and effective achievement of its mission and financial objectives and for the leadership and management of the organization within the policies established by the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include Administration; Planning; Budget and Finance; Program Management; Community Representation and Outreach; Board Relations and Communication; and Staff/Volunteer Relations. In addition, the Executive Director supports the organization’s fundraising efforts, which are spearheaded by the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director will supervise a part-time administrative support staff member and program volunteers.

Compensation & Benefits:
Salary range is $65K-$75K, plus benefits.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties of the Executive Director reflect a combination of Board, staff, volunteer, client and community responsibilities including juggling multiple tasks on a daily basis, interfacing with a variety of constituents, completing written tasks and spending time planning for the organization’s long-term sustainability. The position involves thinking critically and strategically, analyzing information, and making judgements, recommendations and decisions based on data, knowledge and experience. Specific tasks include:

  • In Administration:
    • Ensure organization’s mission and vision are clearly defined and communicated both internally and externally.
    • Provide leadership for overall planning, positioning, organization, and governance structure to ensure that available resources are most effectively used to meet the needs of the organization and clients served. o Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment o Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. o Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • In Planning
    • Ensure the goals and objectives of the NAMI Yolo County strategic plan are implemented.
    • Report monthly to the Board of Directors on the advancement of the strategic plan. o Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.
  • In Budget and Finance:
    • Update (as needed) and implement Board-adopted accounting policies and procedures to maintain strong financial administration practices.
    • Work with staff, Board and the Internal Committee in preparing the annual administration, grant and Pine Tree Gardens budgets; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines. o Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work. o Monitor the budget and provide clear financial reports for the Board’s review.
  • In Program Management
    • Work with current program team to recruit and train sufficient volunteers to keep support groups and education classes operating.
    • Ensure budget compliance for programs within the Yolo County grant.
    • Understand and prepare program quarterly and annual reports required by  the Yolo County grant o Ensure  monthly County claims are processed in a timely manner.
    • Meet or exceed all program objectives as stipulated in the Yolo County grant.
    • Develop and maintain existing relationships with granting agencies.
    • Ensure data collection process system exists to maintain all program data and inform key volunteers how and when to submit data.
    • Develop advocacy recommendations consistent with the Board-adopted advocacy policy to support local mental health initiatives.
    • Maintain a strong relationship with other local NAMI County chapters.
  • In Community Representation and Outreach:
    • Publicize the activities, programs, and goals of the organization through traditional and social media activities.
    • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with NAMI National and California offices as well as Yolo County agencies.
    • Represent NAMI Yolo County’s programs and point of view to agencies, organizations, and the general public. o Represent NAMI Yolo County at social service organizations and meetings as appropriate. o Build community awareness, confidence, and trust in the organization and its objectives.
  • In Board Relations and Communication:
    • Keep the Board fully informed on the condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it.
    • Provide analysis and recommendations to the Board for setting or revising NAMI Yolo County goals and objectives, operating policies, strategic plan, and grant making priorities.
    • Organize preparation of monthly Executive Committee and Board of Director meetings. o Serve as a resource to the Board in governance issues and in their efforts to build an engaged, diverse, and high performing board.
  • In Staff/Volunteer Relations:
    • Be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, evaluation and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
    • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations are held, and sound human resource practices are in place.
    • Maintain a climate which attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people. o Provide steady, consistent leadership and supervisory skills to develop a cohesive, motivated, and engaged staff and volunteer group
  • In Fund Development:
    • Work with the Board of Directors to secure adequate funding for the ongoing operation of the organization.
    • Assist the Board in their fund raising efforts.
    • Identify and cultivate donors to the benefit of NAMI Yolo County’s programs.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience as a nonprofit leader.
  • Strong project management skills to organize and ensure timely completion of complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for NAMI Yolo County’s mission.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • A valid driver’s license to travel to client offices.
  • Availability to work flexible hours and overtime, including weekends when necessary.
  • Interest in nonprofit organizations with a background in working with or serving on a board of directors.
  • Strong leadership skills as demonstrated by success in other organizational settings, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Able to balance operational and staff/volunteer management responsibilities with visibility in the community.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to work proactively and independently, as well as part of a team; experience working with a collaborative, constructive peer group.
  • Able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Board, volunteers and staff.
  • Experience serving diverse populations
  • Skills in financial management including budget oversight; ideally in a nonprofit setting.
  • Familiarity with government contracts, grants, and funding sources and an interest in advocating with local government.
  • Understanding of the basic principles of fundraising and the role an Executive Director can play in cultivating donors,.
  • Knowledge of Yolo County and/or California’s mental health care delivery system is a plus.

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and letter of interest to NAMI Yolo County Board of Directors at [email protected]. Priority review date is April 21, 2021. However, applicant screening will be ongoing as the goal is to welcome a new Executive Director as soon as possible.

About the Organization:

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI Yolo County serves to carry out this commitment at the local level, offering education and support classes, managing a helpline for people seeking assistance with mental health resources, and advocating on mental health-related issues. The organization is grateful for and reliant on a large group of dedicated volunteers who deliver many of the organization’s programs. Visit our website for details on our programs and impact: www.namiyolo.org.