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Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Giving

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Virginia, United States
$60,000.00 - $65,000.00
Closing date
Jun 21, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Advocacy, Education, Health, Other Fields, Research, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Giving. This position has direct accountability for securing donations from the corporate and foundation sponsors at the $50,000 level and below. This position will work with the Director to manage new and recurring grant requests for foundations, corporations, and strategic partners.  This position is responsible for keeping records for corporate and foundation fundraising, and submitting grants and reports through the online grant systems.  

This position is based in either Arlington, VA (hybrid) or the New York City metro area.

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 


  • 75% or more of time is spent in direct fundraising such as holding pitch meetings with current and potential supporters, developing and submitting grant requests, and providing funders with updates and information
  • Responsible for meeting the corporate and foundation revenue budget requirements for sponsors who contribute below $50,000 annually
  • Produce high quality grant submissions, and execute other development tasks in a professional, timely and effective way
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and serve as a point of contact for corporate sponsors, foundation and strategic partners
  • Work with the finance team and management to create budgets and letters of agreement for grant requests
  • Meet grant deadlines, provide high quality customer service to funders, and execute other development tasks in a professional, timely and effective way as to keep funding steady
  • Submit grant requests via online grant systems
  • Plan and coordinate events pertaining to corporate relations & foundation partners
  • Analyze research surrounding new, potential supporters for NAMI and other new avenues of support for existing supporters in the strategic partnership, foundation and corporate arena.
  • Develop and distribute strategic communications to all of NAMI’s corporate and foundation supporters
  • Manage an internal, streamlined platform to keep an open loop of communication between program staff, funders and the SAD team


  • Bachelor Degree in Development, Human Resources, Psychology, Communications, Public Relations, Nonprofit management Public Policy or a related field
  • 2 – 4 years of experience in public relations, communications, public policy, development, or a related field
  • Grant writing experience is a plus; writing samples may be requested
  • This position requires 75% interaction with sponsors/clients via email, phone, in person, meetings (in person and virtual), attending events and WebEx meetings
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Good technical skills with computers, able to learn online complex systems quickly
  • Travel is required; about 30%
  • This job operates in an open work environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phone, photocopiers, scanners and fax machines.
  • Must pass background check.


NAMI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. NAMI prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetic information or any other legally protected group status. We also provide reasonable accommodation for candidates with disability. 

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