Local Advocacy Representative


Cause Areas


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


Multiple LocationsRockford, IL 61103


Purpose: The Local Advocacy Representative is a member of the State Advocacy Network and serves to recruit, inform, and activate local advocates in response to action alerts and other State Advocacy Team requests and ensures that the following core responsibilities are fulfilled.

Efforts: 1-8 Hours per month

Reports to: State Advocacy Team

Core Responsibilities:

  • Participate in state advocacy conference calls and other communications
  • Recruit local grassroots advocates to assist with grassroots advocacy action
  • Participate in and assist with grassroots advocacy trainings
  • Disseminate the NAMI state organization legislative priorities
  • Promote local awareness of NAMI's policy priorities and leading policy issues
  • Forward action alerts
  • Bring local advocacy issues to the attention of the state advocacy committee
  • Assist with nurturing your state legislators as mental health champions
  • Cultivate relationships with local stakeholders, coalitions, officials, and media

  • NAMI Member
  • Interest in mental health policy issues
  • Interest and ability in working collaboratively and reliably with State
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-8 hours
  • NAMI Member

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