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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Arlington, VA

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.

NAMI is seeking a Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CCMO).  The CCMO is a senior executive responsible for developing and implementing strategic communication and marketing initiatives to enhance the organization’s brand image, reputation, and market position. The CCMO oversees all aspects of internal and external communications, public relations, marketing, and advertising activities.


  • Minimum of 15 years of communications and marketing experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a complex (number and variety of constituents) association covering areas such as media relations, social media, and member communications.
  • Significant experience with integrated marketing, including plan development, implementation, and utilization of performance metrics.
  • Proven leadership skills that build staff capacity for leadership, responsibility for continuous improvement, and accountability for high performance and innovation.
  • Experience with medical and health associations and ability to translate complicated research and medical issues into grassroots messaging is a plus.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of NAMI National.

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