Community Education & Outreach Manager

Reports to: Development Manager
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Telecommute, Greater Boston Area


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.

As a vital member of the New England Chapter team, the Coordinator of Community Education and Outreach plays a pivotal role in meeting the evolving needs of the Parkinson's community through collaborative partnerships and impactful outreach initiatives. Your primary responsibility is to spearhead the development and delivery of comprehensive education programs and resources tailored to the local Parkinson's community. By fostering strategic alliances with healthcare systems and other community stakeholders, you will ensure widespread awareness of the Foundation's events and resources. Your proactive engagement will not only support the local Parkinson's community but also contribute to advancing the Parkinson's Foundation's broader strategic objectives. The New England Chapter extends its services across MA, RI, CT, VT, ME, NH offering a significant opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals affected by Parkinson's.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Community Education & Outreach – 90%

  • Work collaboratively with Chapter team members to build partnerships and support the organization’s strategic priorities through outreach, education, and development efforts.
  • Build, develop and maintain relationships among Parkinson’s constituency including people living with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, health care professionals, volunteers and other stakeholder groups to advance community engagement goals.
  • Plan and execute in-person community education opportunities including but not limited to securing speakers, logistics, event promotion, and post-event follow-up support. 
  • Identify new opportunities and foster partnerships and collaborations with outside entities (e.g., senior centers, other nonprofit/healthcare organizations, Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence) to maximize impact and engagement.
  • Serve as liaison between the Foundation and local communities maintaining a presence through community outreach, community presentations, health/wellness fairs, public policy events, etc.
  • Expand reach geographically across multiple markets within the Chapter.
  • Develop and implement strategies to grow and maintain a network of volunteers within the Chapter to assist in reaching outreach goals and support local programs and events. 
  • Create and oversee the Chapter Advisory Board’s Mission and Outreach Committee to bolster local outreach efforts and advance national initiatives. 
  • Foster mutually supportive relationships with national volunteers (Advisory Council, Research Advocates, Hospital Safety Ambassadors and Parkinson’s Ambassadors) within the Chapter.
  • Develop relationships with community grant recipients, promote grant funded programs, and complete site visits where necessary.
  • Manage Chapter communication channels including Chapter webpage, e-newsletter, social media and phone or email inquiries.
  • Manage the Chapter’s outreach budget and calendar for Chapter community-based education programs.
  • This position requires travel within Chapter’s as necessary.
  • Perform related work as required.

Other – 10%

  • Submit a weekly progress report outlining meaningful progress on priorities.
  • Maintain up to date constituent and community partner data recording using Raiser’s Edge NXT database.
  • 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. Attend all-staff meetings on camera unless otherwise approved.
  • Be knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s strategic plan and operations. 
  • Assure the proper use, management, security and upkeep of the equipment and documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and minimum of 2 years’ experience in community outreach or health education, preferably within a non-profit organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, strong experience with webinars or online meeting platforms helpful.
  • Self-motivated, focused, detail and goal-oriented.
  • Outgoing, friendly positive attitude and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Organized, timeline driven and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent presentation and oral/written communication skills. 
  • Accurate data entry skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, database, and spreadsheet management.
  • Capacity to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Chapter and region as needed. 
  • Must have reliable personal transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Work must be performed during core business hours. 


Range: $65,000-$68,000/year

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

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate the job title 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. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our culture and in our work on behalf of people with Parkinson's disease.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, subject to any legally required accommodations.

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