Sponsorship & Event Manager - NAMI Greater Milwaukee

AFP SE WI Administrator
February 11, 2019

NAMI Greater Milwaukee is a co-founding affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Taking our cue from science and research, we build understanding of a continuum of brain disorders that affect thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Mental illness is more common than heart disease or cancer, affecting 1 in 4 people over a lifetime, and yet those living with its effects often remain silent. These illnesses, and their corresponding stigma, impact both the person living with the condition, as well as their loved ones. These are the people we serve.

NAMI’s work in our communities is distinguished by our peer-leadership model.  Through the guidance of people who have lived experience with brain disorders, NAMI’s provides ongoing, accessible education, support, recovery tools, and advocacy for our clients, while raising awareness and reducing stigma in the greater community. While NAMI’s national office makes strides in changing & funding public policy, local affiliates provide ongoing classes, support groups, and advocacy services that help people build self-directed, resilient lives.

SPONSORSHIP & EVENTS MANAGER (Part-time 30 hours per week)

The Sponsorship & Events Manager is responsible for growing event revenue and impact while leading volunteer steering teams.  Specifically:

  1. Execute NAMI Walks Event Plan:  Our 12th annual NAMI Walk has grown to 1,000+ participants and $200K revenue.  Working from a national signature event plan and timeline, the Manager utilizes Donor Drive software and communicates with a supportive network of national & local partners.
  2. Reinvent annual fundraising event to expand awareness and donor partnerships.
  3. Secure sponsorships for events and ongoing programs. This individual is responsible for growing event revenue & impact while leading volunteer steering teams. 

NAMI Greater Milwaukee seeks an experienced event manager with strong logistical and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  • Event experience and track record of fundraising success.
  • Strong detail management and organization skill
  • Record of approachability and relationship building
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience integrating social media into event communications
  • Able to thrive in an environment that requires significant self-initiative to anticipate project needs and proactively provide efficient solutions.
  • Professional or volunteer experience working with nonprofit organizations.

This person reports to and collaborates with the Executive Director.  

The part-time position averages 30 hours per week with 2-weeks paid vacation.  Candidates should apply by March 8 with cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references.  Apply via email to:  hiringmanager@namigrm.org

NAMI Greater Milwaukee is an equal opportunity employer.


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