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Communications Specialist - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County has been providing mental health education to the community for over 30 years. The agency is in search of a Communications Coordinator that utilizes their marketing and communications talents to the benefit of the agency’s mission.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or a related field
Experience: Two years or more of related work experience in the area of marketing, communications or a related field. Public speaking experience, preferred.
Reports directly to the Executive Assistant, also responsible to the Executive Director.

•Displays concern for persons with mental illness and respects client confidentiality.
•Recruits and schedules volunteers for fundraising events, educational programs, and office assistance.
•Assists with the organization of events, community presentations and programming such as NAMI’s signature Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer programs and support groups.
•Coordinates the preparation of materials for mental health presentations for businesses, social service groups and nonprofit agencies throughout Erie County.
•Represents the agency in several taskforces, coalition and advocacy groups.
•Provides resource information to potential clients and community members.
•Assists with administrative duties such as answering phones, opening mail, and cleaning the office on a weekly basis.

Skills and Abilities:
•Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to produce internal documents, presentations, collateral materials, and electronic communications.
•Demonstrated consultative approach with ability to quickly analyze situations, identify and troubleshoot problems, recommend solutions and use good judgment in making decisions.
•Work is performed in a busy office setting. This position requires the ability to work flexible hours and some evenings and/or weekends in conjunction with special events, promotions and media relations.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to multi-task various projects and deadlines.
•Capability to perform general office duties.
All other duties assigned by the Executive Assistant and the Executive Director

NAMI offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. This is a great opportunity for someone who is seeking an impactful position in a dynamic and growing organization. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a resume, salary history and three references to No phone calls, please.

NAMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. NAMI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Application deadline: November 1, 2017

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