Your salary is only one component of the total compensation package. NAMI offers a range of standard and unique benefits that are reviewed annually:
•Generous and comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Plans
•Paid Time Off: Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave
•Paid Parental Leave
•403(b) retirement plan
•Flexible Spending Accounts for health care, dependent care and commuter expenses
•Life Insurance and Disability coverage paid by NAMI
•Flexible Work and Telework programs
•Professional Development Reimbursement program
•A variety of wellness offerings to support team members
•Employee Referral Program
•The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides support for personal and family problems common in contemporary life
4 Year Degree
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Today, we are an alliance of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and a national office who work in communities across the United States to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. NAMI advocates for all who are affected by mental illness, both the individuals and the people in their lives. In particular, we work to address disparities and injustices and to promote dignity and inclusion for all people with mental illness and their families. In addition to being advocates, we educate, we listen, and we lead as evidenced by our public awareness campaigns, the range of numerous programs we provide, and our strong public policy.
We currently have an opening for a Director, Project Management Office. The Director reports to and works closely with the National Director of Operations and will manage NAMI’s project portfolio and lead project management across NAMI. Focus areas include portfolio management, project management governance, team leadership, project prioritization, and project tracking and monitoring.
An ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with the ability to think strategically and craft and execute on a vision while managing the details. This position will be responsible for building out the Project Management Office, developing NAMI’s portfolio management processes, ensuring project management practices are implemented across all teams, and overseeing new project development.
This full-time position can be either remote or based in our Arlington, VA offices on a hybrid basis.
Salary Range: $100,000 - $105,000
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Continue to refine and promote the PMO’s role and operating model, and provide the leadership and mentorship necessary to maximize the team's success
Develop and manage the company’s project portfolio
Lead the implementation of a Stage Gate project management process
Manage and coordinate interdependencies between projects
Establish organization-wide processes for project proposal and selection
Provide executives with the information needed to assess project ROI
Work with executives to define project priorities and new opportunities
Manage the risk and change resolution process, taking corrective action as needed
Track and report on project status and portfolio performance
Build and maintain strong relationships across departments and at all levels
Work with the development team to build and support donor relationships
Create an inclusive and empowering culture for project management staff.
As needed, provide hands-on project management support for large and complex initiatives
8 – 10 years project management experience.
Expert-level knowledge of project management
Experience with company-wide project portfolio management
Ability to establish and build strong networks and effective relationships with executives
Proven experience managing, mentoring, and coaching direct reports
Strategic thinker with the ability to take a broad view of the business
Excellent creative, analytic, and problem-solving skills
Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty
Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely
Ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders
Excellent technical skills, including fluency with project management software
Prior experience leading a project management office preferred
PMI project management certification or formal training
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.