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Chapter Administrative Coordinator (Boca Raton, FL)

Community Development Manager (Ohio)

Community Engagement Intern (New York)

Community Development Manager (Miami, FL)

Community Program Manager (FL, Telecommute)

Parkinson’s Disease Information Specialist (Flexible)

Program Manager (Ohio)


Chapter Administrative Coordinator

Reports To: Executive Director, South Palm Beach County Chapter
Position Status: Part-Time
Location: Boca Raton, FL

Parkinson’s Foundation is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit that is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease.  The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

The Administrative Coordinator (part-time) provides administrative and development support at the Boca Raton Chapter.  They work closely with the Executive Director and other chapter staff to coordinate activities that ensure the success of the chapter in support of PF’s mission, including, but not limited to; office administration, volunteer and donor management, individual/corporate gifts, special events, Moving Day® and local education/grant programs. The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for donor gift management, stewardship activities related to fundraising and relationship management, marketing/communications, program support, and may also manage events as assigned. This position is based in Boca Raton, FL.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

General Administration – 75%

  • Manage inquires received via chapter email.
  • Manage development calendar with all related activities which may include: events, mailings, correspondence/important dates and donor stewardship.
  • Maintain Chapter calendar of events.
  • Process and submit Chapter invoices to national office for payment in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Answer and return phone calls received by Chapter. Provide resources and support, referrals to the Helpline, donation assistance, and any necessary follow-up.
  • Provide support for in office or offsite meetings which may include: preparing documents, creating name badges, set up and break down of meeting space, arranging for meals, recording and distribution of minutes, other support as needed.
  • Assist with processing of phone and email reservations for Chapter fundraising events, professional and education programs.
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail for the Chapter.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of office supplies and informational resources.
  • Secure volunteers for Chapter programs and fundraising activities
  • Schedule appointments and meetings as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as directed
  • Ability to work flexible hours. Some evenings and weekends required.

DONOR MANAGEMENT and fundraising – 20%

  • Manage all gift transactions and update donor records in Raiser’s Edge database, as well as hard copy files if required
  • Run gift reports and donor queries in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Manage local constituent mailings for donations and support.
  • Manage the thank you call program and report on activity.
  • Support Chapter fundraising events, including Moving Day ©
  • Prepare and send thank you notes to donors, sponsors and volunteers.
  • Assist with development stewardship events and cultivation of individual and major donors.
  • Work on other fundraising activities as needed.

MARKETING - 5%

  • Works closely with chapter staff to coordinate timely and accurate website and Facebook postings, messages, monthly e-blasts and periodic newsletters
  • Responsible for posting and monitoring social media consistently and reporting analysis of responses/outcomes
  • Market and promote chapter events via distribution channels.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (preferred) or 2-4 years of previous administrative experience (preference given to candidates with prior not-for-profit fundraising/development experience including volunteer development)
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially Outlook and Excel. Experience working with mail merges preferred. Raiser’s Edge and Convio experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and the ability to communicate in both written and verbal form in a clear, concise manner
  • Commitment to PF's mission and to the Parkinson’s Community as a whole
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize projects appropriately
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Ability to use logic and critical thinking to resolve or prevent problems as well as the flexibility to consider alternate solutions
  • Initiative with a can-do attitude and the ability to function and adapt in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment where accuracy is essential

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Part-time Chapter Administrative Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Development Manager (Ohio)

Reports To:                 Chapter Executive Director
Position Status:           Full-Time, Exempt
Location:                     Columbus, OH with remote option for the right candidate

ABOUT MOVING DAY:

Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Each event features our unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and much more. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal–to help beat Parkinson’s.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Development Manager who will be responsible for planning and successfully executing Moving Day Columbus, adding a new Moving Day event in a location to be determined, and evaluating current fundraising events to make recommendations on continuation for the Parkinson’s community in Ohio.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position encompasses three main areas of focus and responsibility - Recruitment & Fundraising, Community Engagement, and Logistics.

Recruitment & Fundraising - 80%

  • Achieve fundraising and recruitment goals for the Walks and fundraising events
  • Research and secure local corporate sponsorships
  • Develop Committees for Moving Day Walks and other special events to help with planning and execution of events. Oversee committee, delegate tasks and motivate them to succeed
  • Proactively leverage local contacts and knowledge of local resources to identify Walk participants and develop tactics to make the public aware of this event
  • Work diligently, using in-person, phone and email contact to obtain and convert leads to participants and attendees
  • Conduct meetings and presentations to various groups, including corporate employee groups, civic groups, churches, colleges and universities, etc. for the purpose of recruiting participants and to assist participants with fundraising
  • Direct the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition communications for participation and donations related to Moving Day and special events
  • Prepare routine reports to share with leadership through analysis of event metrics
  • Work closely with National Signature Events team providing frequent status updates
  • Evaluate current Chapter fundraising events for effectiveness and make recommendations for continuation
  • Engage communities to support our fundraising efforts through the third party community fundraising program

Community Engagement - 10%

  • Provide leadership, vision and support to volunteers, volunteer committees, and corporate partners
  • Serve as local representative for Parkinson’s Foundation, acting as spokesperson when necessary and appropriate
  • Maintain relationships with existing Parkinson’s Foundation partners and allied team professionals (corporate, medical, individual)
  • Seek out and build new relationships to grow Parkinson’s Foundation’s community of supporters
  • Manage Chapter Facebook page and monthly newsletter process

Logistics - 10%

  • Scout and secure event venues, including all necessary permits
  • Plan Walk routes, event site layout, and all necessary elements of successful events and positive participant experience
  • Onsite management of all event-day activities
  • Manage Moving Day walks and special events budget by tracking all income and expenses, and making projection adjustments as needed

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of experience in management of special events fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization
  • Proven experience with peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Ability to close face-to-face sales and sponsorships
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to participants as well as business and social leaders
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills
  • Proven and significant skills in planning, budgeting, and volunteer development
  • Outgoing, energetic, with strong written, verbal and problem-solving skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to adhere to timelines and prioritize
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Convio preferred
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Ability to work a variety of hours including days, nights, and weekends
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must have reliable mode of transportation and valid drivers licence

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will

continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Community Development Manager, Ohio” in

the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Engagement Intern

Reports to: Director, Community Engagement
Position Status: Part-time Paid Internship (10-20 hours per week)
Location: New York office

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

The Community Engagement intern will be involved with our Parkinson’s Advocates in Research (PAIR) program.  This program trains people with PD to partner with scientists on research and to ensure that the perspective of people with PD is integrated into the foundation’s programs. The PAIR program has over 300 Research Advocates in 42 states.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research background materials for patient engagement in research projects;
  • Assist with project management on initiatives to engage people with PD and care partners in the research process with pharmaceutical companies, government organizations and academic centers;
  • Conduct evaluation and assessment of PAIR in collaboration with the Director, Community Engagement; and
  • Provide administrative support.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate students and senior year undergraduate students will be considered. Applicants should posses:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • The ability to learn new technologies;
  • The ability to function as a team player and meet deadlines;
  • A proven interest in nonprofit work; and
  • Preferably an academic focus on public health or a related field.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested parties may send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to employment@parkinson.org, with the subject line “Community Engagement (PAIR) Intern.” Applicants must be able to commit to the position for a period of six months. In their cover letters, applicants should indicate their availability for interning from July to December 2018.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Development Manager

ABOUT THE PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION:

Parkinson’s Foundation is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit that is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease.  The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

ABOUT MOVING DAY:

Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Each event features our unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and much more. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal–to help beat Parkinson’s.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Development Manager who will be responsible for planning and successfully executing Moving Day events in South Florida for the Parkinson’s community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position encompasses three main areas of focus and responsibility - Recruitment & Fundraising, Community Engagement, and Logistics.

Recruitment & Fundraising - 80%

  • Achieve fundraising and recruitment goals for the Walks
  • Research and secure local corporate sponsorships
  • Develop Walk Committees to help with planning and execution of events. Oversee committee, delegate tasks and motivate them to succeed
  • Proactively leverage local contacts and knowledge of local resources to identify Walk participants and develop tactics to make the public aware of this event
  • Work diligently, using in-person, phone and email contact to obtain and convert leads to participants
  • Conduct meetings and presentations to various groups, including corporate employee groups, civic groups, churches, colleges and universities, etc. for the purpose of recruiting participants and to assist participants with fundraising
  • Direct the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition communications for participation and donations related to Moving Day
  • Prepare routine reports to share with leadership through analysis of event metrics
  • Work closely with National Signature Events team providing frequent status updates

Community Engagement - 10%

  • Provide leadership, vision and support to volunteers, volunteer committees, and corporate partners
  • Serve as local representative for Parkinson’s Foundation, acting as spokesperson when necessary and appropriate
  • Maintain relationships with existing Parkinson’s Foundation partners and allied team professionals (corporate, medical, individual)
  • Seek out and build new relationships to grow Parkinson’s Foundation’s community of supporters

Logistics - 10%

  • Scout and secure event venue, including all necessary permits
  • Plan Walk route, event site layout, and all necessary elements of successful events and positive participant experience
  • Onsite management of all event-day activities
  • Manage Moving Day walk budget by tracking all income and expenses, and making projection adjustments as needed

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of experience in management of special events fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization
  • Proven experience with peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Ability to close face-to-face sales and sponsorships
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to participants as well as business and social leaders
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills
  • Proven and significant skills in planning, budgeting, and volunteer development
  • Outgoing, energetic, with strong written, verbal and problem-solving skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to adhere to timelines and prioritize
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Convio preferred
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to work a variety of hours including days, nights, and weekends
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this full-time position is competitive and depends on prior experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Community Development Manager - Miami” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Program Manager

The Parkinson's Foundation (PF) makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Program Manager in Florida. The Community Engagement department is charged with ensuring that the foundation is continually identifying, listening and responding to the needs of the Parkinson’s community as collaborators and partners. The role of the Program Manger is to oversee the development and delivery of community-based education and empowerment programs for the foundation in the state of Florida.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage the development and implementation of community-based education and empowerment programs for the State of Florida including but not limited to: nationally developed programs within a specific region, professional and patient educational events, wellness/exercise programs, community presentations, public policy events and community outreach.
  • Manage the budget and calendar for these community-based education and empowerment programs.
  • Manage and implement strategies to gather feedback from community both to ensure programs are valuable and to increase community engagement.
  • Identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with outside entities (e.g., senior centers, other organizations, COEs) to maximize impact and engagement.
  • Build, develop and maintain relationships among Parkinson’s constituency including people living with Parkinson’s disease, health care professionals and other stakeholder groups to advance community engagement goals.
  • This position requires 30% of time spent in travel within the State of Florida.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree (MSW or MPH) preferred.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years healthcare experience. Non-profit experience a plus.
  • Proven track-record of effective leadership and ability to deliver patient-focused high-quality programs, navigate complex issues, manage multiple stakeholders, make decisions and drive strong results.
  • Strong proficiency in project management with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Highly collaborative; ability to work independently and as part of a larger team including supervising others.
  • Excellent presentation and written skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Program Manager in Florida” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.                                               

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Parkinson’s Disease Information Specialist

Reports to: Director, Patient Services
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Flexible, West Coast US preferred        

About the Helpline:

The Parkinson's Foundation Helpline 1.800.4PD.INFO (1-800-473-4636) is the trusted source for people with Parkinson’s, family members, caregivers as well as healthcare professionals for answers to all their questions.  Callers may be at any point in their disease progression when they contact us seeking help with:

  • Current disease information
  • Medical issues including symptoms and treatments
  • Health and social care
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to health professionals and community resources for local support

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Respond to requests and inquiries from persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their families, using tools and resources provided by the foundation to deliver comprehensive information regarding PD including: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, epidemiology, resources, health professionals, support groups, social services, foundation events, and other issues relevant to callers.
  • Deliver support to those in emotional distress and recognize when a call escalates into a crisis call.  Facilitate back up assistance from peers and supervisors to effectively secure the caller's safety.
  • Speak to callers in a respectful and courteous way, making every possible effort to ensure callers are satisfied with their interaction with the Foundation.
  • Access information from multiple sources quickly and efficiently while in a call and without interrupting the call flow.
  • Identify resources and services for the online resource library and Helpline solutions database.
  • Manage follow-up with callers, including the fulfillment of information requests.  Proactively identify opportunities for follow-up engagement with patient/constituent callers, scheduling follow-up and referrals to internal/external resources.
  • Enter complete and thorough records in the contact relationship management system (CRM) following client interactions, ensuring accurate coding is utilized for reporting and information purposes.
  • Develop supportive relationships and team building by communicating effectively with Parkinson’s Foundation staff, the network of Centers of Excellence (COE), Chapters, and support groups; when requesting additional community resources or clarification of program information.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the Helpline caller’s experience meet a high standard for accuracy, accessibility, quality, and professionalism that reflect well on the foundation.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a health care or human services field, preferably within a diseases specific health-related organization and demonstrate dedication to a high level of service, nursing or social work background a plus.
  • Ability to quickly acquire a good understanding of Parkinson’s disease, and demonstrate experience working with people with disabilities or a chronic condition.
  • Capable of working with clients who are both newly diagnosed and severely disabled, as well as those who are angry and depressed. Experience with managing crisis situations preferred.
  • Ability to conduct thorough assessments of caller needs and concerns, and identify resources through various search methods appropriate to clients’ issues.  Requires skill and knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and suicide-risk assessment.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite; experience with CRM systems such as Salesforce and cloud based communincation systems preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and safeguard personal information received from callers, exercising maximum discretion and respect for constituent’s privacy.
  • Must possess excellent verbal as well as written communication and active listening skills.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish languages.
  • Work schedule will be Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.                                      

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will

continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Parkinson’s Disease Information Specialist” in

the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Manager

Reports to: Vice President, Community Engagement
Position Status: Full-Time, Contract
Location: State of Ohio, Telecommute

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Program Manager in Ohio. The Community Engagement department is charged with ensuring that the foundation is continually identifying, listening and responding to the needs of the Parkinson’s community as collaborators and partners. The role of the Program Manger is to oversee the development and delivery of community-based education and empowerment programs for the foundation in the state of Ohio.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage the development and implementation of community-based education and empowerment programs for the State of Ohio including but not limited to: nationally developed programs within a specific region, professional and patient educational events, wellness/exercise programs, community presentations, public policy events and community outreach.

  • Manage the budget and calendar for these community-based education and empowerment programs.

  • Manage and implement strategies to gather feedback from community both to ensure programs are valuable and to increase community engagement.

  • Identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with outside entities (e.g., senior centers, other organizations, COEs) to maximize impact and engagement.
  • Build, develop and maintain relationships among Parkinson’s constituency including people living with Parkinson’s disease, health care professionals and other stakeholder groups to advance community engagement goals.


EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree (MSW or MPH) preferred.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years healthcare experience. Non-profit experience a plus.
  • Proven track-record of effective leadership and ability to deliver patient-focused high-quality programs, navigate complex issues, manage multiple stakeholders, make decisions and drive strong results.
  • Strong proficiency in project management with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Highly collaborative; ability to work independently and as part of a larger team including supervising others.
  • Excellent presentation and written skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Program Manager in Ohio” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 

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