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Community Development Manager (Golden Valley, MN)

Description: The Community Development Manager is responsible for the implementation of the mission through corporate relationship development, fundraising, event management 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, leadership-development and volunteer-development.
  • Lead fundraising efforts, leadership development and volunteer development with corporate partners.
  • Create and implement strategies to meet fundraising goals through the Moving Day® event(s) program and other Chapter fundraising events as assigned.
  • Oversee all logistics and volunteer management for Moving Day event(s) and other events as assigned.
  • 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 Chapter events as assigned.
  • Coordinate all collateral materials (printed and electronic) related to fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Coordinate public relations, social media and promotion for fundraising events.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising events.
  • 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.

Chapter Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for acquisition of corporate sponsorships, participation in corporate volunteer programs, and acquisition of corporate grants.
  • Develop Parkinson-friendly Workplace participants among Corporate partners.
  • Proactively keep the www.parkinsonmn.org website up to date on upcoming fundraising events, volunteer opportunities and recognition, and acknowledgment of corporate sponsors, grantors, and Parkinson-friendly Workplace participants.

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 acknowledgment.
  • 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/ Luminate Online a plus.
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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

To Apply: Please email your resume to Julie Steen, NPFM Executive Director; julie@parkinsonmn.org. SALARY RANGE: $40k-$45k Annual salary

Communications Intern (Miami, FL)

Start date: Fall Semester: September 2016 – December 2016
Paid or Unpaid: Paid

Description:

The National Parkinson Foundation is looking for an exceptional undergraduate/graduate student intern to work directly with the communications team on an array of marketing and web projects.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in building a non-profit resume and learning from a great team.  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.  We need a commitment of a minimum of 20-25 hours a week.  Start and end dates are somewhat flexible but we ask that you commit to a 4-month internship timeframe for a Fall internship.

About the National Parkinson Foundation: Our mission is to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease through expert care and research. Everything we do helps people actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren until there is a tomorrow without Parkinson’s. NPF’s ongoing research helps people with Parkinson’s today. We have funded more than $189 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. NPF Centers of Excellence comprise the first international network to focus on how to provide expert care for people with Parkinson’s. Our local Chapters provide the Parkinson’s community with a range of enriching services including support groups, wellness classes and education programs. NPF provides a community of support so no one has to face this disease alone. NPF is here to help people with Parkinson’s and their families fight this disease every day.

Requirements:

  • 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 thrive in a small organization with an ambitious agenda. The ideal candidate will have these attributes:
  • Current college student (junior/senior level) or graduate student
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, comfortable wearing many hats, can solve problems self-sufficiently, but takes direction well
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Graphic Design & HTML skills
  • Detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • Interested in the non-profit sector
  • Prior work and/or intern experience a plus

Responsibilities:

  • The Intern’s responsibilities may include: 
  • Conducting research and communications audits
  • Media monitoring, social media listening and reporting
  • Development of the Foundation’s secondary social media networks
  • Various marketing activities
  • An array of administrative duties

Contact: Kristy Pomes, Communications Coordinator, kpomes@parkinson.org. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume. Please be advised that a resume without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Fundraising Technology Intern (Miami)

Community Development Manager (D.C. Area)

The Community Development Manager is responsible for the implementation of the mission through programs, fundraising events, corporate development, and volunteer development. The person in this role will cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community. The focus of the work for this position will be based in the DC area and surrounding states.

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.
  • Lead fundraising efforts, leadership development and volunteer development with corporate partners.
  • Oversee all logistics and volunteer management for Moving Day event(s) and other events as assigned.
  • 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 (printed and electronic) 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.
  • Seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact local community while advancing the mission, goals, and values.
  • Utilize the resources available and keep abreast of National Office activities.
  • Maintain knowledge 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.

CHAPTER SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 acknowledgment.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Contact: To apply: E-mail Kayln Henkel at khenkel@parkinson.org your cover letter and resume. Please be advised that a resume without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Major Gift Development Officer (San Francisco, CA)

The Major Gift Development Officer reports to the Vice President of Constituent & Corporate Relations. In coordination with the development team, the person in this role 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 & Corporate 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 & 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.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Excellent written communications skills, strong grammar skills, in English.
  • 3-5 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.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Robert Shaw, Vice President, Constituent and Corporate Relations at rshaw@parkinson.org.

National Constituent Relations Coordinator (Miami, FL)

Job Description

Position: National Constituent Relations Coordinator

Reports to: Senior Director, Annual Giving

Position Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Location: Miami Office

Salary Range: $42,000-$45,000

The role of the National Constituent Relations Coordinator is to coordinate many fundraising functions including but not limited to administrative support, prospect research and proposal preparation as well scheduling meetings, and preparing mailings. This position reports to the Senior Director, Annual Giving.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process donor acknowledgments and communications for donors above $1,000 within required timeframes.
  • Manage the thank-you call program and report on activity.
  • Update and maintain donor records in Raiser's Edge donor database as well as hard copy files.
  • Run gift reports and donor queries in Raiser's Edge for various mailings or listings.
  • Compile Donor Research.
  • Schedule and prepare information packets for meetings as needed.
  • Manage in-house mailings including pulling lists from Raiser's Edge as needed.
  • Manage development calendar containing all related activities (mailings/ correspondence/important dates) and donor stewardship.
  • Process department invoices to be paid for approval.
  • Assist with coordination of development stewardship events.
  • Receive and distribute mail, photocopying, faxing, courier, etc. for the department.
  • Maintain and update development Procedure Manual.
  • Other administrative duties as directed by management

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Database experience
  • Non-profit experience a plus!
  • Two Year Degree or 2-4 years of previous administrative experience (with preference given to candidates with prior fundraising/development experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with mail merges.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English- bilingual a plus!
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize pending projects appropriately.
  • The ability to use logic and critical thinking to resolve or prevent problems as well the flexibility to consider alternate solutions.
  • The ability to communicate in both written and verbal form in a clear, concise manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • The ability to function and adapt in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment where accuracy is essential.
  • Must be able to manage multiple calendars.
  • Raiser's Edge experience a plus!

National Coordinator of Signature Events (Remote Position)

DESCRIPTION:

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is an international nonprofit organization. The mission is to make life better for people with Parkinson's through expert care and research. Please visit our website at: www.parkinson.org.

The National Coordinator of Signature Events position will report to the Sr. National Director of Signature Events and be responsible for strategic planning, implementation and creative thinking to execute NPF's signature walk campaign, Moving Day®. This position will provide leadership, vision and support to foundation volunteers to help maximize growth potential of the campaign. For more information about the Moving Day® program, please visit www.npfmovingday.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for walk campaign in up to 5 new/emerging major metropolitan markets
  • Develop and implement annual operational plan for new/emerging markets that includes detailed budget, team development, corporate development, volunteer development and logistic plans
  • Identify target audiences and build appropriate marketing strategies to recruit, acknowledge and retain event participants and sponsors
  • Develop a marketing and promotional plan to enhance visibility and increase community awareness and participation in Moving Day®
  • Identify, recruit and mobilize business and community leaders to serve as volunteers, sponsors, corporate teams and volunteer committee members
  • Oversee implementation of Moving Day events, working with Moving Day Team and chapter volunteer leaders, to promote corporate and community walker participation; maintain strong relationships with volunteers and volunteer committees; and oversee event logistics
  • Create and maintain timelines, budgets and logistical needs for campaign events
  • Manage the development of campaign materials required for the success and implementation of the Moving Day events
  • Provide staff support for volunteers, participants and committees required for the success of Moving Day
  • Track income (actual and projected) and expenses associated with Moving Day events
  • Manage online database system; maintain and update walker data
  • Support the Moving Day national program with the development and creation of materials, documents and tools

The essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the duties listed in the job description.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain working knowledge of NPF and its programs to further the mission of the organization
  • Follow all campaign policies, procedures and best practices
  • Ensure proper use and management security and upkeep of NPF materials, equipment and documents
  • Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in nonprofit management, communications, marketing or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience in nonprofit organizations and volunteer management, including experience with a national voluntary health nonprofit with chapters
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently but collaboratively
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Significant skills in planning, budgeting, and volunteer development
  • Ability to work with volunteers remotely – mobilize several groups of volunteers in multiple markets
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and businesses
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact professionally with staff, volunteers and the general public
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, as well as respond to changing priorities
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and web-based media, are required
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English. Articulate in person and on the phone.
  • Excellent computer skills and proven proficiency in database management and a familiarity with donor/customer database and online fundraising tools, preferably, experience with Luminate Online or similar customer relationship database
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability and willingness to travel at minimum 60% of the time
  • Ability to work in a remote environment (from home)
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures (filing, typing, copying, and record keeping, written business correspondence and telephone etiquette)

Please forward cover letter and resume to Kayln Henkel, Senior Director, National Signature Events, at khenkel@parkinson.org.

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

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