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NAMI Tennessee

IOOV Coordinator

NAMI Tennessee


Job Summary

The Coordinator for IOOV (In Our Own Voice:  Living With Mental Illness) is responsible for two primary functions:  Recruitment and Training of Presenters & Coordination of Presenters and Presentation Opportunities.

Recruiting and Training of Presenters

The IOOV Coordinator is responsible for producing 30 presenters a year.  This goal is accomplished by arranging presenter trainings (2 to 3 trainings per year) as needed. This includes:

  • establishing training dates
  • organizing all training logistics such as identification of and contracting with training team
  • work with NAMI Tennessee staff and local affiliate/support group leadership to identify and recruit new presenters.
  • assisting training participants through the training portal for pre-requisite webinar training and Zoom training with IOOV State Trainers
  • trainings will be performed in accordance with procedures established by the IOOV Program Manager at NAMI National.  The IOOV Coordinator will work with NAMI National on all updates, statistics and engagement information to assure quality and current program protocols. 

Coordination of Presenters and Presentation Opportunities

IOOV coordination includes connecting presenters with engagement opportunities and connecting requests for presentations with presenters across the state.  Program Coordinator is responsible for oversight of the program’s budget and works with his/her supervisor and the Finance Coordinator to plan for budget adjustments as necessary to meet program goals and objectives.

Job Location:  Nashville office and/or working from home. May transition to some travel mid-2021.     

Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, manage and train presenters.
  • Provide training and refresher training for presenters to strengthen their skills.
  • Prospect, identify and approach potential sites for presentations (statewide).
  • Support presenters with supervision, materials and team presentations.
  • Review and authorize presenter stipends
  • Maintain databases for training prospects, trained presenters, and presentations.
  • Participates in regional, state, and national meetings (phone and web-based conferences) pertaining to In Our Own Voice and other NAMI TN programs.
  • Promotes NAMI TN in the community and works to market IOOV and other appropriate NAMI TN programs.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Must be or have been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness; should have insight and awareness into their mental illness and committed to self-care and the recovery process. Must have at least one year or greater in recovery absent of any psychiatric crisis or hospitalization.
  • Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) or have at least two years of paid or volunteer work experience dealing with peer support and mental health advocacy.
  • Experience in working in an office setting and in a collaborative team model.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and able to give constructive feedback to presenters.
  • Must be well organized and have the ability to multi-task.
  • Working knowledge in computers/computer programs using the Microsoft Office product suite.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Preference given to individuals familiar with the TN public mental health service system.
  • Preference given to IOOV presenters and Certified Peer Recovery Specialists
  • Must have a valid TN driver’s license.
  • Occasional in-state travel may be required. ** 

**Currently NAMI TN is operating under Covid travel restrictions.  Staff and IOOV presenters are asked not to travel or hold face-to-face events.  This policy is revisited regularly.  Safety is primary.

Additional Information


Paid Holidays

Paid Sick and Annual Leave

How to Apply

Send resume and letter of interest to 

Please use the Subject: IOOV Coordinator Opening  No phone calls, please.


  • Date Posted: October 30, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 11/30/2020
  • Salary Range: $12, 480 - $15,600
  • Working Hours: Flexible