Organizational Capacity Assessment and Community Engagement

VISTA Project – Position Description, Program Year 2017-2018

NAMI Lexington is seeking an individual to provide full-time technical assistance to the Executive Director and the Development Committee to perform an Organizational Capacity Assessment.  The assessment includes:

  • Governance and legal structure; Financial management and internal control systems

  • Administration and procurement systems; Human resources systems

  • Program management; Project performance management

  • Organizational management and sustainability

The completed assessment will provide guidance for developing a blueprint for implementing Organizational Capacity Building activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as liaison to committee, maintain meeting minutes and distribute action items to members

  • Assign deadlines, provide reminders, track member activities

  • Maintain project timeline, arrange meetings and appointments

  • Accurately enter data and compile progress reports

  • Establish and maintain internal communications resource (i.e. closed Facebook group)

  • Other duties as explained in accompanying Vista Assignment Duties (VAD)


The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education and prior experience

  • Bachelors level degree or equivalent work / volunteer experience

  • High level verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload

  • Initiative to undertake or continue a task or activity without another’s prodding or supervision

  • Limited physical demands associated with sitting at a desk and utilizing basic office equipment for long periods of time.

NAMI Lexington provides equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Apply to Phill Gunning, Executive Director

About the Organization

NAMI Lexington is a 501c3 non-profit organization that assists Families, Caregivers and Individuals whose life experience includes living with a serious and persistent mental illness.  We offer free advocacy, education, outreach and support programs designed to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health issues.


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