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 Project Specialist, Spanish Editor - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: NAMI 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: 401(k) -
Dental Insurance -
Disability Insurance -
Health Insurance -
Life Insurance -
Paid Sick Leave -
Paid Training -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Education
Non Profit
Project Manager
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: in same country 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: Cover letter required
Job code: / Latpro-3676075 
Date posted: Apr-18-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22203


What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Today, we are an alliance of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and a national office who work in communities across the United States to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. NAMI advocates for all who are affected by mental illness, both the individuals and the people in their lives. In particular, we work to address disparities and injustices and to promote dignity and inclusion for all people with mental illness and their families. In addition to being advocates, we educate, we listen, and we lead as evidenced by our public awareness campaigns, the range of numerous programs we provide, and our strong public policy.

We currently have an opening for a Project Specialist, Spanish Editor. The Project Specialist implements the translation, cultural adaptation and dissemination of Spanish content developed by NAMI and supports field leaders to strengthen and expand NAMI national education, presentation and support group programs in Spanish-speaking communities.


Support the process to identify, contract and manage vendors related to translation services
Confirm and edit Spanish-language translations from vendors per NAMI standards
Translate and edit documents per NAMI standards
Support NAMI's efforts to increase Latinx and Hispanic outreach and engagement in programs, acting as a departmental consultant on cultural competence
Support the development of culturally competent content and resource guides to increase NAMI's outreach to Spanish-speaking communities
Support technical assistance webinars to provide assistance and updates on Spanish programming
Provide technical support to, and draft electronic communications for, NAMI state and affiliate leaders on Spanish programs, ensuring alignment with other NAMI teams as needed
Coordinate with the Meetings and Events team to provide support for a national training events, meetings, webinars and special projects
Act as the customer service face for Spanish programs in-person, via email and answering calls; make triage decisions for follow up
Interview, on-board and supervise the work and schedules of interns
Assist with convention-related preparation and activities
Perform other duties as assigned



Bachelor's degree preferred
Spanish fluency
Strong written, editing and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
Experience translating content from English to Spanish
Experience editing content in Spanish
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Latinx community
Customer service experience preferred
Interest or experience in behavioral health preferred
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with Adobe products, specifically Adobe Connect and Adobe Acrobat Pro highly valued

This position is based in Arlington, VA.

Must pass background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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