NAMI St. Louis Job Opening


Job Description


TITLE:                                                Program Specialist

STATUS:                                            Part-time, grant funded (20-25 hours per week)

ACCOUNTABLE TO:                    Executive Director


GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY:   To develop and maintain a comprehensive program for outreach and program support for Ending the Silence.


  1. Plans, develops, coordinates all activities for the Ending the Silence program including health fairs, presentations, community outreach meetings, etc.
  2. Develops and maintains close working relationship with local schools to deliver the Ending the Silence program in schools, church groups, and community groups in the St. Louis region.
  1. Recruit presenters (young adult and lead)
  2. Coordinate presenter trainings (virtual and/or in person)
  3. Facilitate the process of getting new presenters designated as ETS presenters in NAMI 360
  4. Conduct practice sessions after completion of online trainings within 60 days
  5. Outreach to schools and other venues to schedule presentations
  6. Coordinate presentation details with presenters and presentation site
  7. Prepare presentation materials for presenters
  8. Email Teacher Resource Guide to site contact 2 days prior with reminders to send parent handout after the presentation and to notify school counselor(s) and mental health workers in case a student seeks help after the presentation
  9. Order program materials
  10. Work closely with Outreach Specialist and Director of Programs to coordinate volunteers
  11. Coordinate a young friends/professional group
  12. Prepare written reports, statistics, and correspondence pertaining to the Ending Silence program
  13. Share successes, positive youth/teacher/staff response and/or difficult situations with staff.
  14. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


  1. Knowledge of the programs and services of NAMI St. Louis.
  2. Knowledge of mental illness and Missouri’s mental health care delivery system.
  3. Experience planning and executing speaking engagements to any individual, group or audience information about the NAMI St. Louis mission, objectives and activities.
  4. Ability to demonstrate qualities of vision and leadership of volunteers and staff.
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WordPress, and PowerPoint.
  6. Ability to supervise and train development staff/volunteers effectively.
  7. Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  8. Self-motivated and ability to work independently.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:    Some coursework in social work, psychology, administration is preferred or equivalent experience including experience as a care giver of someone with a mental illness.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to by July 9, 2018.