National Manager, Signature Events

Reports to: National Director, Signature Events
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Remote


Join our team at the Parkinson's Foundation (PF) and make a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson's disease. At PF, we're dedicated to improving care, advancing research, and ultimately finding a cure for Parkinson's. As a National Manager of Signature Events, you'll play a pivotal role in driving fundraising success through strategic planning and execution of our signature walk program.

This self-starting individual will work collaboratively with our National Director, Signature Events, field fundraising staff, and other key stakeholders to ensure the success of PF’s signature walk program. You'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by providing expertise and leadership to help our chapters grow revenue, enhance volunteer relationships, and deliver successful fundraising events.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Drive achievement of annual revenue budget targets.
  • Develop and deliver overall walk event standards, timelines, and strategies to grow revenue and relationships annually.
  • Collaborate with chapter staff, internal departments, and volunteer leaders to identify market opportunities and increase participation.
  • Provide tools and training for chapters to effectively recruit, manage, and cultivate high-level volunteers, event participants, sponsors, and media partners.
  • Develop and deliver tools and training for chapters to maximize their ability to effectively plan and execute walk events, kickoffs, and post-event cultivation event logistics.
  • Partner with the National Director of Signature Events on needs, content development, and facilitation of walk training opportunities offered to Chapter staff through national and regional calls and meetings to maximize the growth of our signature walk program. Serve as the primary contact for new staff orientation and training.
  • Innovate and implement new fundraising strategies throughout the year.
  • Manage and grow the national corporate team program strategy to expand participation among companies and their employees.
  • Monitor the annual budget for our signature walk program.
  • Coordinate event logistics, collateral materials, and public relations efforts.
  • Actively seek opportunities to address organizational needs and positively impact local communities.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by senior management.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Superior ability to influence and deliver results through a consultative role.
  • Exceptional management, leadership, decision-making, and team-building skills.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented leader with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and make sound judgments.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to learn and strive for excellence.
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time.
  • Demonstrates the organizational values of excellence, teamwork, collaboration, integrity, positivity, dedication, and responsiveness.


Range: $68,000-$75,000/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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