Program Assistant (Full or Part-time)

Salary: Starting pay is $13.36 – $15.32/ hour depending on experience/qualifications

Job Description: Now Hiring: Certified Missouri Peer Specialist. The Missouri chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Missouri), a non-profit mental health organization, is seeking a Program Assistant. This is a part-time position located in Jefferson City, MO, but qualified candidates may be considered for full-time employment. The Program Assistant works with office management and staff to plan, prepare and operate NAMI Programs and services. This includes Family and Youth Programs (Family-to-Family, NAMI Basics, Homefront, Family and Friends, Family Support Groups, Family Experience Presentations, and Children’s Mental Health Week Activities); Consumer/ Peer Programs (NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups, In Our Own Voice, and Peer-to-Peer); and other programs and activities, including NAMI Smarts for Advocacy, monthly NAMI Chats, and Professional Provider Workshops.

This is a part-time 25-30 hr/ week in-office position with regular hours scheduled between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Qualified candidates may be considered for full-time employment. Limited weekend and evening availability may be required. The position is based out of Jefferson City and may require limited travel in the future. Remote or work-from-home applications will not be considered. Preference will be given to Certified Missouri Peer Specialists.

NAMI Missouri is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with mental illness and their families. NAMI Missouri is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
To apply, you may complete the online form at or email a resume and cover letter to If using email, please include “Program Assistant” in the subject line.

Location: Jefferson City, MO


Requirements:  The successful candidate must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and on a team. Requirements include computer competency, customer service skills, and the ability to follow instructions and track progress. Duties include coordinating with staff to meet grant requirements; participating in programs, special events, including event planning, and fundraising projects both in person and virtually; assisting with recruitment and management of NAMI Missouri volunteers; and assisting with communication duties, including social media and website updates, answering phones, and responding to email; and general office duties as assigned.

To Apply: Please Submit a resume and cover letter to: Gena M. Terlizzi, Executive Director