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The National Parkinson Foundation is recruiting for the following positions:

Controller
Director, Research and Centers Program
Grant Writer
Moving Day DC Manager
Senior Director, Patient Services
Senior Major Gift Officer

Controller

The role of the Controller is to manage the general day to day operations of the accounting department for the organization, ensuring that all processes and procedures are in compliance with standard GAAP account regulations to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant accounting and to oversee all duties required to support the monthly closing processes, including all required journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and preparation of financial statements. Additionally, the person in this role acts as the primary liaison with external auditors on year-end audit and (990) tax return preparation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Sense of urgency, excellent follow-through and the ability to handle multiple priorities concurrently
  • Understanding of advanced accounting concepts
  • Advanced knowledge of financial/general ledger software systems and Microsoft Excel and thorough understanding of how to obtain information outside of in-house resources

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure overall smooth and efficient running of the Accounting Department
  • Interview, recommend hire, train and assign subordinate staff. Provide direction and mentoring, develop and communicate performance metrics to assess the effectiveness of accounting staff, both as department and individually.
  • Primary responsibility for compiling and analyzing all necessary journal entries for monthly accounting close to include indirect costs.
  • Monitor all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions
  • Perform analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Prepare and review financial statements for accuracy, consistency, and completeness of all relevant information.
  • Coordinate the accounting functions related to grant accounting thus ensuring compliance with funding source, administrative guidelines, timely recording of revenue and expenses.
  • Support the operations of the VP, Finance and Administration and provide assistance as needed
  • Primary manager of annual audit process, acting as liaison between external audit firm and NPF staff, providing documentation as requested by auditors and assistance and expertise in responding to questions. Managing process of preparation of IRS Form 990.
  • Perform the accounting and financial support to Chapters and Moving Day Events
  • Develop and maintain monthly financial analysis reporting
  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned

Responsibility Details:

  1. Monthly Accounting Close/Financial Statements:
    1. Perform monthly bank reconciliation on operating cash account, including reconciliation of credit card gifts in Raiser's Edge to IATS report.
    2. Reconcile, post entries & analyze all investment accounts, prepare adjustment to market journal entries, perform financial analysis and develop all supporting schedules and reports, including the monthly portfolio summary by asset category for BOD/Investment Committee.
    3. Reconcile all other balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis (prepaid expenses, miscellaneous receivables, accrued expenses, grants payable, etc.).
    4. Prepare all monthly journal entries and recurring accruals
    5. Track all grants from accounting standpoint, prepare appropriate schedules, and work with Programs Department to answer questions from prospective grantees
    6. Ensure that all information and recommendations (written and oral) are conveyed to members of the Senior Team in a professional manner.
  2. Financial Statements:
    1. Perform analytical review of expenses (line item details compared to budget) and write commentary explaining variances from budget for inclusion in monthly financial statements.
    2. Develop all supporting schedules, such as cash flow, investment portfolio summary.
  3. Annual Budget and Audit:
    1. Coordinate and manage fiscal year budget by line item.
    2. Act as primary liaison to auditors during audit and preparation of tax return.
  4. Financial Reporting:
    1. Perform analytical review of revenues and expenses (line item details compared to budget and prior year) for inclusion in monthly financial statements and/or evaluation.
    2. Produce actual versus budget reporting by department/functional expense for senior management

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance and CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience; non-profit a plus
  • Mastery of skills in auditing, analysis, report generation and budget planning.
  • Financial planning / investment experience a plus.
  • Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and general ledger software systems; Raisers Edge/Financial Edge a plus
  • Able to work with minimal supervision

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

Director, Research and Centers Program

The Director, Research and Centers Programs will oversee, coordinate, and direct operations for two main programs: NPF's Centers of Excellence program, as well as a portfolio of research grants.

NPF's Centers of Excellence program is the leading program, world-wide, for recognition of the sub-specialty Parkinson's clinics. However, this program has the potential to be stronger, better, and deliver better results for people with Parkinson's with the right individual in the role.

In research, NPF has made the strategic decision to increase its investment in investigator-initiated projects supported by grant funding. We anticipate this portfolio to grow to roughly $3-4 million annually within two-three years. This is in addition to the Parkinson's Outcomes project, which is a clinical study/database of 7500 people directly managed by NPF.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Vice President, Research Programs to refine and implement the 2014 strategic recommendations. Craft the RFAs, manage grant review process/committees in conjunction with the scientific advisory Board, and track project milestones as well as funding impact.
  • Determine required grant-tracking software and implement.
  • Work with the Vice President, Research to manage the Center of Excellence program and help design and implement the evolution of the program to be a better, more collaborative network delivering results for people affected by Parkinson's.
  • Working with key leaders in the COE network, establish 3-5 year goals for the network. Develop working groups and work to study key issues in Parkinson's care and produce consensus papers with care recommendations (a minimum of one annually).
  • Responsible for planning the Centers Leadership Conference, creating a unique learning and networking experience, for both Center directors as well as nurses and care coordinators. Collaborate with the Director, Research Programs-QII to establish a mentoring program for care coordinators with specific learnings to help in their career progress.
  • Implement a process of continuous improvement in the program and NPF's understanding of the success of the program.
  • Have the ability to articulate the goals of the program, and communicate with NPF staff, patients, and professionals about these programs. Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong management skills. This is the number two position in the department, which will be responsible for managing projects to timelines, and collaborating with other aspects of the Foundation, most notably fundraising and development.
  • Promote a collegial atmosphere within the organization through working cooperatively with all staff and recognizing the importance of every project to the foundation's mission.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • An advanced degree in a scientific or quantitative field.
  • Experience in clinical research, or managing research grant portfolio a plus.
  • Minimum of five years of successful project management skills.
  • Ability, commitment, and interest to learn about and understand key aspects of the science and care of Parkinson's.
  • 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.
  • An ability to plan, budget, and execute cost-effective, high-impact programs is critical to success.
  • Ability to work independently but understand that many programs and development projects are interdependent and thus careful planning, communication of plans, and execution to the plan is critical.
  • The successful candidate will be a smart, enthusiastic person with an excellent education, a background in science, and a commitment to discover and propel cutting edge ideas forward.

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

Grant Writer

The Grant Writer must identity, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to third party entities. The person in this role is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of program activities that are funded by third party public and private sources. This position reports directly to the VP, Constituent Relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write and develop highly competitive sponsorship and grant proposals for corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing prospects for grant proposals.
  • Research current and new prospects for grant opportunities that are in line with NFP mission and programs.
  • Work with the Programs and Patient Services teams to identify new programs to present to potential funders.
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of grants.
  • Maintain grants calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Track and report grant activities in Raiser's Edge database.
  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve revenue goals.
  • Assist with review and verification of donor recognition lists.
  • Coordinate CEO's site visits and materials to funders
  • Additional duties as assigned by senior staff.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Experience in grant and proposal writing required.
  • A working knowledge of the Federal Government granting process.
  • Proven success in generating significant grants from corporations, foundations.
  • Ability to perform under tight timelines
  • Familiarity with Foundation Center
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. The person in this role must have the ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professional in all circumstances
  • Bachelor's degree, and a minimum 3-5 years experience. Preference will be given to candidates with corporate and/or foundation experience- particularly in the nonprofit community.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team
  • Strong proficiency in project management with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with fundraising software Raiser's Edge - a plus.

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

Moving Day DC Manager

The Moving Day Manager is responsible for the implementation of the mission through programs, fundraising events, and volunteer development. The person in this role will cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement and monitor an annual budget and work plan, including fundraising, public education programs, support services, leadership development and volunteer development.
  • Create and implement strategies to meet fundraising goals through the Moving Day walk program and other events as assigned.
  • Oversee all logistics and volunteer management for Moving Day event(s).
  • Recruit volunteer leaders and committee members to assist in implementing the fundraising work plan.
  • Serve as a consultant and resource to volunteers. Provide professional leadership in planning and implementing their tasks and/or responsibilities.
  • Assure appropriate utilization of volunteer skills and resources and provide guidance in carrying out assignments and recognition for their time and effort.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and files for fundraising events, programs and activities and routinely review the status of each with your supervisor.
  • Direct the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition process for individual, corporate and foundation participation and donations related to Moving Day and other events as assigned.
  • Coordinate all collateral materials related to fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Coordinate community based public education programs and attend local support group meetings.
  • Coordinate public relations and promotion for fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Actively seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact local community while advancing the mission, goals and values.
  • Keep abreast of National Office activities and properly utilize the resources available.
  • Be knowledgeable about Parkinson's disease and the Foundation's strategic plan and operations.
  • Assure the proper use, management, security and upkeep of the facilities, equipment and documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Five to seven years in not-for-profit fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation and recognition, donor records and acknowledgement.
  • Proven and applicable skills in strategic planning and budgeting and volunteer development .
  • Self-motivated, results oriented leader with strong organizational skills.
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Proficiency in MS Office- Raiser's Edge and Convio a plus

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

Senior Director, Patient Services

The Senior Director of Patient Services is to guide the department's overall strategy in education and services for families affected with Parkinson's in addition to all operational aspects in accordance with NPF's mission. The person in this role must develop a deep knowledge of each project and how it ties into our program operations and strategy to ensure that the educational and outreach activities are accurately targeted to the Parkinson's community and work synergistically with our patient and Center of Excellence networks.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and lead all patient programs, creating strategic and cohesive program vision and operations. Existing programs include:
    • Aware in Care program for hospitalized patients
    • NPF Helpline, staff by nurses & social workers receiving approximately 1,000+ calls per month.
    • NPF educational manuals
    • NPF webinar series
    • NPF mobile apps
    • NPF educational events such as the Kripalu Yoga Retreat & Young Onset Conferences
    • All educational information on NPF's website, social media, and other communication channels.
  • Ensure that all programs meet Foundation goals including patient education and outreach.
  • Ensure the pursuit of program strategies and goals in a disciplined and results driven manner by identifying gaps and evolving the strategies and tactics as necessary.
  • Set performance metrics and resource allocation recommendations to support program goals.
  • Encourage and reinforce an environment of excellence among Foundation staff.
  • Lead and manage direct reports.
  • Manage departmental budget (including grants, salaries and program expenses) and staff of six including the Director, Patient Services and the Assistant Director, Patient Education.
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business or related field plus 10+ years of executive leadership experience — Advanced Degree preferred.
  • Excellent verbal & written communications skills in English.
  • 10+ years of experience preferably in non-profit organizations- knowledge of neurological diseases a plus.
  • Strong management as well as strategic planning and analytical skills are a must.
  • Ability to travel extensively is required.

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

Senior Major Gift Officer

The Senior Major Gift Officer reports to the Vice President of Constituents 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 (www.parkinson.org), work in conjunction with the VP of Constituent Relations to manage a portfolio of prospects, implement the major gifts strategy and meet the organization's fundraising goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 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.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • 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.

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