Community Program Coordinator - Eastern PA or NJ

Reports to: Associate Director, Community Programs
Position Status: Contract, 25 hours a week
Location: Telecommute, Lives in Eastern PA or New Jersey


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 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 Community Program Coordinator is to assist with the development and delivery of community-based education programs in the Northeast Region including, New York, New Jersey, New England, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

It is essential that the Community Program Coordinator demonstrates and upholds the Foundation values of collaboration, dedication, excellence, integrity, positivity, responsiveness, and teamwork.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work collaboratively with the Community Programs staff in the Northeast Region and Chapter development staff to build partnerships and mutually support outreach, development, and education efforts.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of community-based education programs for the defined geographical area including but not limited to: nationally developed programs, local patient education events, community presentations and community outreach.
  • Support the implementation of strategies aimed at gathering feedback from the community to ensure programs are valuable and to increase community engagement.
  • Assist the Community Programs staff with identifying community partners and opportunities for collaboration, help to build and foster relationships to educate the public on Foundation activities and resources and promote community grants.
  • Work with Community Programs staff to develop relationships with community grant recipients, promote grant funded programs, and complete site visits.
  • Assist with the maintenance of Chapter website content and work with Chapter development staff and Community Programs staff to coordinate Facebook and other social media postings.
  • Collaborate on the provision of content and the distribution of e-newsletters for the Chapters within the Northeast region.
  • Collaborate with the Community Programs staff to set up events and registration pages within the Foundation’s online registration system and assist with promotion activities for national education events which may include e-blasts, phone calls, mailings, local media, etc.
  • Support logistics planning for events and activities, assist constituents with program registration, logging in to virtual events and navigating the zoom platform.
  • Assist the larger Community Engagement team with National online education program support and special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Emphasis in social work, health promotion or health education preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking a plus.
  • Previous non-profit experience, including experience in successful community outreach and education program coordination.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, strong social media skills and experience with webinars or online meeting platforms helpful.
  • Self-motivated, positive, outgoing, and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups.
  • Highly collaborative; ability to work independently and as part of a larger geographically dispersed team.
  • Organized, timeline driven and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent presentation and oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Regional travel as needed.


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

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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