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Program Coordinator 

The Program Coordinator manages NAMI Vermont’s educational and support programs for family members, peers, and community members statewide, with broad oversight of program activities to ensure quality. Some travel is required within the state to oversee training or other activities as needed. This is a permanent, 40-hour-a-week position from the Williston office. This position reports to the NAMI Vermont Executive Director. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Plan and oversee the administration of NAMI Vermont programs and activities in accordance with established curricula and goals. 
  • Schedule, organize, and promote program leadership trainings, classes, and support groups. 
  • Determine which materials need to be compiled and delivered to participants of support groups, workshops, and classes. 
  • Recruit, select, and manage volunteer program leaders and interns. 
  • Provide feedback and support to program leaders (i.e., assist with problem-solving, identify and support professional development opportunities). 
  • Ensure program standards, roles, and responsibilities are effectively communicated to and understood by program leaders and trainers. 
  • Identify, measure, and report program outcomes, including Results Based Accountability (RBA) measures for grant deliverables. Meet or exceed established goals. 
  • Ensure timely delivery of required reports. 
  • Participate in the implementation of the program budget.  Monitor the program budget to ensure that programs and activities are operated within established budgetary guidelines. 
  • Increase awareness and visibility of programs by working with the Marketing & Communications Coordinator to advertise and promote programs. 
  • Support the work of NAMI Vermont Committees and Affiliates. 
  • Serve as a liaison to NAMI National staff. 
  • Develop, schedule, and deliver educational outreach presentations to the community as needed/requested. 
  • Develop and build partnerships with similar organizations, community groups, and other stakeholders to sustain and grow our program offerings. 
  • Effectively engage public regarding programs and mental health resources/referrals. 
  • Four-year degree in relevant field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience. 
  • A minimum of three additional years of work experience in an advocacy and/or health-related organization as an educator, trainer, volunteer leader or program coordinator planning and facilitating educational offerings based on targeted constituents. 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Solid computer skills, emphasizing MS Office Suite, Google Office products, social media utilization, and additional computer software systems. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • “Big picture” thinker with enthusiastic leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics. 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to adult mental health services and issues in Vermont. 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement an effective outreach strategy. 
  • Experience managing volunteers. 
  • Ability to work with diverse learning and communication styles. 
Work Environment 
  • Ability to drive—must have regular access to a personal vehicle and hold valid operator’s license. 
  • Ability to travel in-state (mileage reimbursed). 
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend events (meetings and trainings). 
  • Employer-paid training and opportunities for ongoing professional development. 
  • Ability to work at the Williston, Vermont office. 
  • Paid Holidays and generous accrued paid time off 
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • Wellness Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 

Salary: $44,000–48,000 per year

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Laurie Emerson at [email protected]

There are no open positions at this time.

Volunteers are the backbone of NAMI Vermont. Volunteers serve on our board and committees, help plan and run our events, advocate, share lived experience and train to become support group facilitators or program presenters.

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