outreach and development associate - mental health

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


25 Staniford StreetPlaza LevelBoston, MA 02114


NAMI GB CAN www.namigbcan.org seeks an outreach and development associate
who will work closely with co-founder Howard D. Trachtman, BS, CPS, CPRP, a nationally recognized
mental health advocate and the outreach and development coordinator. NAMI GBCAN is an organization staff by people with lived experience of mental health treatment.

These are the various components of the position, you need not be expert in all areas.
Mr. Trachtman is willing to mentor suitable candidates in peer support and/or advocacy.
Email him at hdt@namigbcan.org or call (781) 642-0368.

As most of our members identify as being in recovery from mental health and/or
addictions the ideal candidate would being willing to disclose their personal experience with mental health
and/or addictions treatment.

The Hope Center is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1000am-300pm. Our busiest day is Tuesday and candidates are invited to attend our
staff meeting. Candidates do not need to be available every day. Outreach presentations can be scheduled different days.

Outreach and Development Associate Job Description
Candidates do not need to do all of these tasks, just a description of some of them.

Visit in person or communicate with other organizations to promote the peer movement and NAMI GB CAN
Maintain database of NAMI GB CAN members and verify accuracy of NAMI's database
Recruit new NAMI GB CAN members and renew lapsing members
Maintain NAMI literature and help distribute to community
Help staff GB CAN information table at conferences and events
Staff NAMI GB CAN office
Check NAMI GB CAN voice mail/email and respond to information/referral and other calls
Provide peer support as needed
Help facilitate monthly business meeting at Center Club, 3rd Thursday of month 630pm-830pm
Communicate with existing GB CAN members via phone, email and US mail
Help with GB CAN newsletter
Prepare for NAMI Walk in May and ongoing fund-raising see www.namigbcan.org/walk
Help coordinate legislative advocacy if desired
Provide input on updating website
Liaison with NAMI GB CAN Board of Directors
Help organize GB CAN social events
Assist with computer class as needed
Identify needed office supplies

Be trained in our signature programs: connection support groups, in our own voice public speaking and peer to peer educational clases


  • Public Speaking
  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Networking

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • many activities take place on Tuesdays
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