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NAMI San Mateo County is Hiring!

Executor Director Position


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) seeks a tenacious, visionary, and dynamic leader to guide the organization toward the future. The Executive Director is responsible for leading, managing, and collaborating with the internal team, Board of Directors and other stakeholders to address the deficiency in mental health awareness and resources in the San Mateo County community.


  • A dedicated and passionate leader who is motivated by the challenge to meet the mental health needs of a community and fight the stigma of mental illness.
  • Gifted relationship builder excited to become the face and voice of NAMI SMC in the community.
  • Skilled at building healthy, collaborative teams and facilitating an internal culture of wellness.
  • Passionate about improving quality of life for those impacted by mental Illness and their loved ones.


  • Salary range: $125,000-$135,000
  • Benefits include: 100% paid for Kaiser Gold plan, Delta Dental, and VSP vision.
  • Collaborate with a dedicated staff, Board and volunteers to support the San Mateo County community in solving for and supporting those impacted by our current mental health crisis.

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NAMI SMC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, culture, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, political belief or affiliation, veteran status and mental or physical disability, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. NAMI SMC makes employment decisions based on how an individual’s skills and qualifications meet the position’s responsibilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

NAMI SMC is also committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment where program offerings and admissions prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity access for all persons.

At NAMI SMC, we know that we all benefit from an environment where all individuals are treated equally so we can learn from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views.


Hope: We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness, and the potential in all of us.

Inclusion: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.

Empowerment: We promote confidence, self-efficacy, and service to our mission.

Compassion: We practice respect, kindness, and empathy.

Fairness: We fight for equity and justice.

Lana Radosavljevic, CDR
Search Administrator

Become a Peer PAL

NAMI Peer PALS LogoPeer PALS are individuals who have experienced their own major mental illnesses, but have achieved a considerable degree of personal well-being and stability. Serving as a friend and mentor, each PAL must have a strong desire to help others and be willing to be assigned for six months to someone who is in the beginning stages of his/her recovery. PALS receive ongoing training and supervision by the Peer PAL Advisor for the duration of the assignment. Pals work four hours per week and are paid $18.50 per hour.


  • Education: Completion of the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course, or equivalent mentor certification
  • Knowledge of client groups and/or issues related to the program area

To be considered for a Peer PAL position please fill out NAMI Peer PALS application:  For more information please email us at rocio@namisanmateo.org.

Become a Connection Co-Facilitator

Connection Co-facilitators are individuals who have experienced their own major mental illnesses but have achieved a considerable degree of personal well-being and stability. Serving as a peer support group leader, each co-facilitator must have a strong desire to help others and be able to work well with another co-facilitator to lead adult support groups using NAMI Principles and Guidelines. Connection co-facilitators are asked to work a minimum of two evenings per month for at least one year. The meetings are from 7-8:30pm and co-facilitators are paid for two hours.


  • Education: Completion of Peer to Peer Class and Connection Leader Class
  • NAMI Membership
  • Leadership and Listening skills

To be considered for a Connection Co-facilitator position, please fill out the NAMI Co-facilitator application:  For more information please email us at ellen@namisanmateo.org