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Projects Coordinator (NY)

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Projects Coordinator (full-time.). The Projects Coordinator plays an important role by providing project support to the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer. This is an office based position that will work out of the New York office.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Work on projects that are aligned with the strategic priorities of the organization.

  • Research, assemble and analyze data utilized in the preparation of reports and documents.

  • Draft agendas and compile and distribute materials for internal and external meetings.

  • Record, transcribe and distribute internal and external meeting minutes and action items.

  • Prepare and distribute correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents that can be, at times, confidential in nature.

  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the COO and CEO with Board members, donors volunteers, staff, and others as requested.

  • Assist in the creation of and utilize systems for recording, tracking and reporting on the strategic priorities of the organization.

  • Maintain and update information in Raiser’s Edge and other databases.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • At least two years of relevant experience, preferably in a non-profit setting

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with all stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors;

  • Superior organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks and competing demands with high attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge proficiency required;

  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.

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 jobs@pdf.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Full-time Projects Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please. The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Engagement Assistant

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Community Engagement Assistant (full-time.) The Community Engagement Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative and operational support to the Community Engagement department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Assists the Community Engagement team in the day-to-day management of Parkinson's Foundation advocates;

  • Provides administrative support in the assessment and evaluation of programs;

  • Support outreach efforts to encourage increased collaboration between Parkinson’s Foundation advocates and corresponding program professionals (e.g., researchers, allied health professionals, etc.);

  • Coordinate conference planning and implementation;

  • Work with the Community Engagement team on other projects as requested.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;

  • Up to two years of prior experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;

  • Excellent written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must;

  • Must be dependable, flexible, resourceful and detail oriented with ability to work in a team environment;

  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency required;

  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.

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 jobs@pdf.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Full-time Community Engagement Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Walk Campaign Manager: (Golden Valley, MN)

DESCRIPTION

Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) is a nationally recognized 501c3 non-profit that is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease. Formed by the merger of the National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the mission of the Parkinson's Foundation is to invest in promising scientific research that will end Parkinson's disease and improve the lives of people with Parkinson's, and their families, through improved treatments, support and the best care.

Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day®, a walk for Parkinson’s, is the annual signature event taking place in cities across the United States. Each event features PF’s unique “Movement Pavilion” featuring activities such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and many other forms of movement. The goal of Moving Day® is to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s live their best possible life now by providing a fun, inspiring and informative platform that unites families, friends and communities in a day dedicated to movement.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Walk Campaign Manager for the Minnesota Chapter who will be responsible for planning and successfully executing Moving Day®, PF’s signature fundraising event, for the Parkinson’s community in Twin Cities, MN and Fargo, ND. THIS IS AN OFFICE BASED POSITION THAT WILL WORK OUT OF THE MINNESOTA CHAPTER OFFICE

RESPONSIBILITIESThe 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 Walk.
  • Research and secure local corporate sponsorships.
  • Develop Walk Committee to help with planning and execution of event. 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 PF, acting as spokesperson when necessary and appropriate.
  • Maintain relationships with existing PF partners and allied team professionals (corporate, medical, individual).
  • Seek out and build new relationships to grow PF’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 a successful event 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.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 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 event 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

Chapter Location: Golden Valley, MN (Metro Twin Cities area) Approximately 40% travel within the Chapter service area for meetings, site visits, etc. Must have valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested Applicants should send their resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements (range is okay) to Brooklyn Layton, blayton@parkinson.org 

BENEFITS

Paid time off; Health Insurance; 401k Retirement Plan

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

4-year degree

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