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The National Parkinson Foundation is recruiting for the following positions:

Constituent Relations Project Manager
Senior Major Gifts Officer
Cleveland, OH: Moving Day® Cleveland Coordinator
Palm Beach, FL: Executive Director

Constituent Relations Project Manager

The primary role of the Corporate and Foundations Relations Project Manageris to coordinate the business operations, activities and processes related to Corporate Development. The person in this role will assume a wide range of responsibilities, many of which will require exceptional organizational skills and ingenuity. By applying strong communication skills and multi-tasking abilities, to l effectively support the Foundation's priorities by providing additional support to NPF stakeholders. The Corporate Relations Project Managerwill report to the VP of Constituent & Corporate Relations.


  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize pending projects appropriately.
  • The ability to use logic and critical thinking to resolve problems or prevent problems as well as maintaining flexibility to construct and/or consider alternate solutions.
  • The ability to work with and maintain positive relationshipswith NPF's corporate and foundation relationships in an effort to most effectively benefit the organization.
  • The ability to communicate in both written and verbal form in a clear, concise manner.
  • The ability to establish relationships and strengthen corporate partnerships by building trust and managing stewardship of accounts.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects, maintain project goals and deadlines, as well as reporting milestones. Tracking all project objectives while ensuring deliverables are met and researching new prospects.


  • Prepare and update proposal reports with current grant requests using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
  • Coordinate logistics and prepare materials for meetings, conferences and events.
  • Make and coordinate extensive travel arrangements and meeting scheduling for Sr. Director, Corporate Relations & Signature Events.
  • Work with NPF staff to coordinate support operations, goals and objectives
  • Ensure continuous and timely phone and message coverage during business hours.
  • Set-up and assist in coordinating conference calls and meetings
  • Maintain department files and update contact database and e-mail address lists.
  • Assist with planning and budgeting related to corporate strategy goals
  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare reports as needed on prospects.
  • Attend meetings to record discussion points, action items and minutes as needed.
  • File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports.
  • Manage and monitor the use of grant funds
  • Create and manage the grant process to include submitting grants and tracking them in Raisers Edge database
  • Create regular tracking reports and
  • Other clerical duties as assigned by management.


  • Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel, & PowerPoint.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive, can-do attitude – professional at all levels.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience in coordinating meetings, conferences, events.
  • Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two-year degree or minimum of five years of experience preferred.
  • Prefer experience working with nonprofit organization.
  • Must be extremely organized.

Qualified applicants should review the responsibilities, requirements and application instructions for this position.

Senior Major Gifts Officer

The Sr. Major Gift Officer reports to the Vice President of Constituent & Corporate Relations. In ordination with the development team, the Sr. Major Gift Officer is responsible for initiating and developing relationships with current and prospective donors to the National Parkinson Foundation (, work in conjunction with the VP of Constituent & Corporate Relations to manage a portfolio of prospects, implement the major gifts strategy and meet the organization's fundraising goals.


  • Work with Fund raising team to identify appropriate donor prospects (individual, corporate and philanthropic foundations). Create and execute plans for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these prospects.
  • Develop 'moves plan' for all assigned prospects, write major gift proposals when appropriate, ask for the donation and close the gift.
  • Personally develop relationships with prospects, solicit prospects.
  • Maintain strong relationships with program staff to understand programs and anticipate funding needs.
  • Effectively communicate with VP of Constituent & Corporate Relations regarding development activities and progress versus goals.
  • Utilize systems to optimize major gift fund raising activities. Keep up-to-date prospect activity records. NPF currently uses Raiser's Edge database.
  • Promote a collegial atmosphere within the fund raising department, and organization-wide, working cooperatively with all fundraising staff to help them and the department attain its overall financial and advancement goals.
  • Able to meet goals on a consistent basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Excellent written communications skills, strong grammar skills, in English.
  • 7-10 years of previous and successful experience in fundraising and donor development for non-profit organization.
  • Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent in business or related field.
  • Demonstrated successful experience and ability to plan and personally implement fundraising efforts with a primary focus on major gifts.
  • Demonstrated results-oriented implementation skills.
  • Ability and commitment to learn about and communicate effectively (both written and verbal) the key scientific aspects of Parkinson disease.
  • Excellent public speaking, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating, coaching, consulting and influencing others.
  • Refined problem-solving and analytical skills; the ability to establish and adjust current and emerging priorities; ability to effectively negotiate multiple complex activities.
  • Strong ability to develop relationships with major donors locally and nationally. Existing relationships and connections strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Qualified applicants should review the responsibilities, requirements and application instructions for this position.

The National Parkinson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE M/F/D/V.


Opportunities with NPF Chapters

Cleveland, OH: Moving Day Cleveland Coordinator

National Parkinson Foundation Central & Southeast Ohio (NPFOhio) is a Chapter of NPF, an international nonprofit organization. The mission is to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach. Please visit our website at: and

The Moving Day® Coordinator will work in conjunction with local chapter volunteers on a new NPF-branded signature walk event to raise funds and awareness to further the organization’s mission. The Moving Day® Coordinator will execute this event in coordination with the NPF Ohio staff as well as NPF senior leaders. This position reports to the NPF Ohio Executive Director.  This position is home office based and can be located in the Cleveland, OH area.


  • Identify, cultivate and recruit leadership volunteers to assist in obtaining corporate participation through sponsorships and company teams
  • Oversee implementation of Moving Day® Cleveland event, working with the Executive Director, chapter volunteer leaders and NPF senior leaders to promote corporate and community walker participation; maintain strong relationships with volunteers and volunteer committees; and handle event logistics
  • Establish media sponsors and partnerships to generate local awareness
  • Manage online database system: maintain and update walker data; produce a variety of routine and special reports; manage social media in conjunction with national office; and manage website and email campaigns
  • Provide support for volunteers and team captains


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in nonprofit management, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in nonprofit, including experience with a national voluntary health nonprofit with chapters.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with staff, volunteers and general public, both individually and in groups.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects, prioritizes tasks and meets deadlines, as well as responds to changing priorities
  • Ability to work from a remote (home based) office
  • Ability to travel throughout assigned geographic area and to work evenings, early mornings and weekends, as necessary
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with the Microsoft Software Suite including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and web-based media, are required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management and a familiarity with donor/customer database and online fundraising tools, preferably, experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar customer relationship database and with an online fundraising platform is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures (filing, typing, copying, and record keeping, written business correspondence and telephone etiquette)

Please send cover letter and resume to Dan Davis via email:

Palm Beach, FL: Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the creation and implementation of all fundraising strategies including: major gifts, planned giving, foundation/corporate cultivation, grant proposals, fundraising events, planned gifts and direct mail, while managing the operations of the Chapter, supporting the President, and the Board of Directors.


All fund development activities are carried out with the Chapter’s Board, staff and volunteers.

  • Seek and acquire funding to support the Chapter so that resources are sufficient to ensure the financial health of the Chapter.
  • Cultivate current relationships with donors and sponsors and forge new relationships with prospective donors and sponsors, whether individuals, corporations, organizations or foundations.
  • Solicit and obtain gifts and grants.
  • Define target projects, identify potential grant opportunities and implement all appropriate procedures to apply for grants within defined deadlines.


  • Support the implementation of the Chapter’s Five Year Strategic Plan (Priorities: Increase  Awareness, Increase Collaboration, Enhance Fundraising, Fiscal Management). 
  • Monitor, evaluate and report the results of new strategic initiatives.
  • Working with the Board, create a Five Year Strategic Plan.

The Executive Director ensures that all policies and procedures are in place and adhered to and that all activities related to the operation of a 501c3 organization are implemented in a timely, efficient and effective manner. 

  • Prepare annual operating and program budgets.
  • Negotiate and manage all contracts.
  • Meet all federal, state and local legal requirements of the Chapter.
  • Maintain strict confidence relating to donors and files of the Chapter.
  • Supervise Chapter staff and volunteers.
  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors establish annual goals for the Chapter.
    Generate consistent, effective communications to the President, Board of Directors, and to the general public.
  • Actively serve as the primary spokesperson for the Chapter to the community.
  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate financial and donor records and ensure that all information and processing related to donors and donor history is kept up to date. 
  • Maintain donor data base of individuals, corporations, organizations and private foundations. 
  • Oversee grants from various funders so that fiscal and other reporting requirements related to all grants are fulfilled.
  • Oversee all accounting functions including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, and payroll in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Assist in development of policies and procedures and implement policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors.
  • Prepare all Chapter development reports as requested and required.


  • Reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and its committees.
  • Work to sustain an engaged, effective, and informed Board and serve ex-officio on Board committees.
  • Will fully engage the Board of Directors in fund development processes.
  • Initiate appropriate fund development educational opportunities for Chapter Board of Directors staff that ensures that all receive training and support needed to be successful fundraisers.
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting new Board members to create a diverse and effective group.
  • Monitor Chapter’s investment accounts in conjunction with the Treasure.

In order to successfully perform duties of this position, applicant should have the following:

  • 5 or more years of progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience in a non-profit, academic, or government environment.
  • Knowledge in fundraising techniques including planned giving and major gifts.
  • Have track record of developing and sustaining strong benefactor relationships with organizations and individuals. 
  • Will have or secure working knowledge of all Chapter programs and resources.
  • Possess strong research and writing/communication skills, grant writing experience, organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation, transparent and high integrity leadership and superior interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to meet with potential donors, make presentations, and articulate program needs requiring various levels of funding support that are linked to the donors' philanthropic values.
  • Be responsible in maintaining strict confidence relating to donors and files of the Chapter. 
  • Hold a valid Florida driver's license and insurable driving record.


  • Respond promptly to donors and Board Member's needs.
  • Respond to requests for information and assistance and meets commitments.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to carry out timely follow up on Chapter initiatives.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Treat people with respect.
  • Work with integrity and ethically.
  • Uphold organizational values.
  • Implement and follow policies and procedures.
  • Leadership and organizational skills.
  • React well under pressure and accepts responsibility.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite word processing software and database software.
    Belief in the Chapter’s mission and goals.
  • Strong working knowledge of nonprofit operations.

Please send resumes to Paul Kelly at