STAR Center Seeks New Director to Advance Support to Underserved Groups

Dear STAR Center Friends and Supporters -


We need your help!  We currently have an opening for a Project Director of the STAR Center.  Perhaps you or someone you know is perfectly suited for this exciting opportunity. Please forward this message to those it might interest.


We are seeking a highly able leader with demonstrated experience in assisting consumer-operated and consumer-supporter programs in meeting the needs of under-served populations. An ideal candidate will have personal experience with mental illness, combine substantive expertise in consumer/peer-run program approaches and related issues, including cultural competence and recovery-oriented self-help and empowerment program development with strong managerial skills, federal grant management experience and a passion for NAMI’s mission. 


The STAR Center is funded by a grant from the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and provides support, technical assistance and resources to assist consumer-operated and consumer-supporter programs in meeting the needs of under-served populations. Specifically, the STAR Center’s focus areas are cultural competence and diversity in the context of mental health recovery and consumer self-help and self-empowerment. In addition to serving as a national technical assistance center, the following regions have been designated as STAR Center focus regions/states:  Washington DC, Rhode Island, New Mexico and Puerto Rico.  


The Project Director has responsibility for the overall design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of grant activities consistent with NAMI’s mission and SAMHSA requirements.  For more information about the exciting work of the STAR Center, please visit us online at


NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with mental illness and their families. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research.


For more information, please visit our online posting . NAMI is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call 703-524-7600 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

NAMI is an equal opportunity employer.


Thank you for all that you do in your community - and for your assistance in helping us fill this important position.


Lynn Borton

Chief Operating Officer

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100

Arlington, VA 22203

(703) 516 – 0687


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