Development Coordinator – New England

Reports to: Development Manager 
Position Status: Full Time 
Location: Remote – must be based in New England. Within an hour and half of Boston preferred.


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 Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Development Coordinator for the New England Chapter. This position serves as a critical member of the New England Chapter team in the implementation of the mission through fundraising events, corporate development, education and outreach and volunteer development. The Development Coordinator will provide support to the New England Chapter team in their goal to cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community.

About Moving Day

Moving Day is an inspiring and empowering annual fundraising walk event that has united more than 150,000 participants around the country living with PD, their care partners, and loved ones to fight Parkinson's. Moving Day is more than just a community event. It is a celebration of movement – proven to help manage Parkinson's symptoms. Moving Day is among the largest Parkinson's events in the country and provides excellent brand exposure to thousands of people in the Parkinson's community.

About Parkinson's Revolution

Parkinson’s Revolution is an indoor cycling event that raises funds and awareness for the Parkinson’s Foundation. The event happens for one day across the country and attracts indoor and outdoor cyclists who want to make a difference while breaking a sweat. The Revolution Manager will be responsible for participant recruitment and stewardship, fundraising strategy, logistical support, and on-site event production for the 2024 Revolution season and beyond.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Fundraising – 60%

  • Supporting the implementation and growth of peer-to-peer fundraising events throughout the chapter alongside other fundraising events throughout the year.

  • Provide leadership of assigned Chapter development events in partnership with the Development Manager.

  • Prioritize relationships and tasks that lead to revenue development goals for assigned fundraising events and in support of the overarching Chapter revenue goal.

  • Work with event participants to maximize the potential of their participation through weekly in-person meetings, virtual visits and/or in office meetings.

  • Provide customer service to Chapter constituents and event participants including support of registration, coaching and stewardship of these individuals and corporate partners.

  • Lead recruitment of new participants and constituents into Chapter based events.

  • Lead event volunteer efforts to recruit and steward ample volunteer support for each Chapter event.

  • Lead all logistical details for fundraising events including vendor partnerships, event permits, contracts, invoicing, and expense management.

  • Research and solicit sponsorship and media prospects for fundraising events in the Chapter.

  • Order collateral materials related to the Chapter fundraising events including marketing materials, signage, t-shirts, incentive prizes giveaways, etc.

  • Track and report revenue and team numbers for the Chapter.  Provide weekly written updates on revenue progress.

  • Attend networking events and programs where staffing is needed.

Chapter Support – 40%

  • Secure event space and speakers for Chapter events.

  • Lead and support promotion and recruitment efforts for Chapter events.

  • Attend community events to represent and present on behalf of PF.

  • Prospect and establish communication with chapter community partners.

  • Work closely with the Chapter staff to develop and execute communications for the Chapter’s events including event and chapter website, social media, and email communications. This includes writing and distribution.

  • Update donor records in the database.

  • Process data entry, pull mailing lists and reports from the Raiser’s Edge database.

  • Prepare materials for meetings (Calendar Invitations, Agendas, PowerPoint presentations, new member paperwork etc.) and attend various board and committee meetings and record meeting minutes.

  • Coordinate marketing materials such as holiday cards, business cards, letterhead, etc.

  • Prospect grants opportunities for the Chapter and work with regional team to apply for those in the range of $5,000 using a Foundation provided template.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • High school diploma and minimum of 2 years' fundraising or event experience, preferably within a non-profit organization

  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented team member

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

  • Possess and exhibit a professional, outgoing, friendly, fearless, and positive attitude.

  • Focused, organized and detail oriented.

  • Employ discretion, tact and empathy, proactive and intuitive people skills.

  • Comfortable spending majority of time on the phone and engaging on digital platforms.

  • Exceptional verbal communication and motivation skills

  • Communicate accurately and effectively using email.

  • Experience with social media and website navigation

  • Accurate data entry skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, database, and spreadsheet management

  • Work must be performed during core business hours.


Compensation 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 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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