NAMI Central Texas Board Member Application
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Central Texas is the local affiliate and offers no-cost classes and support groups for families and individuals impacted by mental illness as well as education and training for schools, workplaces, faith communities, law enforcement and community organizations. NAMI Central Texas is a vital resource for individuals and families when they need a place to turn.
We are looking forward to connecting with individuals in the Central Texas area who are passionate about mental health and board service to join our Board of Directors and assist the organization in accomplishing its mission and 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. In particular, we are seeking candidates who have a background in law, human resources, technology or mental health services.
Individuals selected to join the Board of Directors will serve an initial three-year term that runs from December 2019-November 2022, at which time they will be eligible for election to serve an additional three years.
All interested candidates should review the NAMI Central Texas Board Member Description and Board Member Agreement before completing the following application below. You can find these documents by visiting our website at:
At the end of the application, you will be asked to submit a CV or résumé. Once applications and résumés are received, qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person interview. These interviews are tentatively scheduled for either October 4 or October 11. Candidates invited to join the Board will be required to sign the Board Member Agreement and submit to a background check.
Home or Work Phone
Mailing Address (please include county of residence)
Tell us why you are interested in the mission of NAMI Central Texas and serving on the Board of Directors.
What previous volunteer or nonprofit board member experience has prepared you to serve on the NAMI Central Texas Board of Directors? Please also list organizations and any offices you held.
Which of your personal skills or strengths would benefit our organization?
Which of the following professional skills or experience do you possess which would support your role as a NAMI Central Texas board member (select all that apply).
Gov/Public Sector Relations
Partnership Development / Stakeholder Engagement
Which of the following community connections are you willing to draw upon to further the mission of NAMI Central Texas (select all that apply).
Personal Major Gift Contacts
In Kind Services
Special Events Planning
Grant Writing Experience
Capital Campaign Experience
What other volunteer commitments do you currently have?
The NAMI Austin Board of Directors currently meets once per month on the 3rd Wednesday from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Do you foresee any scheduling conflict that would affect your attendance?
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