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Communications Coordinator (Miami)

Communications Intern (Miami)

Community Development Manager (California)

Community Development Manager (TN)

Director, Community Engagement

Communications Coordinator (Miami)

The primary role of the Communications Coordinator is to promote awareness of Parkinson's disease (PD) and the Parkinson's Foundation mission. Working with the Communications team, the Communications Coordinator will help implement the communications and marketing strategy with a strong emphasis on digital communications.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as part of a team of people who manage the foundation's social media networks by posting updates in a timely manner using appropriate content across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Use provided content to execute email blasts, including procuring of lists, approvals from stakeholders and performance analysis.
  • Use web-based content management systems (Drupal and Convio Luminate Online) to update, create and maintain pages on Parkinson.org.
  • Develop or assist in promotion of national signature events (Moving Day, Walk for Parkinson's, and Parkinson's Champions, peer-to-peer fundraising).
  • Work across departments to maintain brand integrity, style guide and messaging consistency.
  • Provide editing quality assurance for entire organization to ensure written text is free of errors.
  • Assist with national events, public awareness campaigns and media outreach as needed.
  • Maintain inventory and internal process for distribution of branded promotional items.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience; Non-profit experience a plus.
  • Pristine grammar, copywriting, proofreading and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of HTML and basic graphic design principles preferred (familiarity with Photoshop).
  • Excellent project management skill with ability to work on multiple detail-oriented projects.
  • Ability to collaborate with people in a variety of roles, functions and leadership levels; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.
  • This position is based in the Miami, FL office.

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. Please indicate, "Communications Coordinator" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Communications Intern (Miami)

The Parkinson's Foundation is looking for an exceptional undergraduate/graduate student to work directly with the communications team on an array of marketing and web projects. You will work with passionate professionals, learn first-hand how to apply best practices in communications and enjoy a real opportunity to make an impact on a debilitating disease. Please commit to 20-25 hours a week. Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that you commit to a 4 to 5-month internship timeframe for a Spring internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research and communications audits
  • Assists with website updates
  • Social media management: listening, reporting and creating content
  • Media monitoring
  • Various marketing activities
  • Array of administrative duties

Required Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for a high-caliber intern to support our communications department. We need an individual who is committed to a high standard of excellence and can tackle an ambitious agenda. Our ideal candidate is a:

  • Current college student (junior/senior) or graduate student
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, comfortable wearing many hats, can solve problems self-sufficiently, but takes direction well
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • HTML skills preferable
  • Prior work and/or intern experience a plus

How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume by December 15 to Kristy Pomes, Communications and Marketing Manager, at kpomes@parkinson.orgPlease be advised: resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. No phone calls please.

Community Development Manager (California)

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 for the Parkinson's community in San Francisco and San Jose, CA.

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
  • 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 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" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Community Development Manager (TN)

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The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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