Senior Development Manager - CA

Reports to: Senior Development Director
Position Status: Full-Time
Location: Remote - Southern California (Orange County or San Diego)


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.

The Senior Development Manager is responsible for implementing the mission through fundraising events and corporate, donor, and volunteer development. The person in this role will cultivate partnerships and alliances that promote growth and awareness within the community. This position involves serving in a leadership role for the Chapter and supporting the leadership of Chapter team members. The California Chapter extends its services across California and Hawaii, offering a significant opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals affected by Parkinson's.


The position encompasses three main areas of focus and responsibility - Recruitment & Fundraising, Planning & Logistics and Community & Volunteer Engagement:

Recruitment & Fundraising – 70%

  • Achieve fundraising and recruitment goals for a portfolio of community and donor-based fundraising efforts.
  • Provide leadership in building and growing the local Chapter Advisory Board.
  • Collaborate with Senior Development Director to develop and monitor annual fundraising event budgets.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director to create, oversee, and implement a strategic plan to meet Chapter fundraising goals.
  • Responsible for supervising and evaluating the Southern California Development Manager.
  • Provide oversight and support of the Southern California Development Manager and their events.
  • Plan and execute the Chapter’s peer-to-peer events serving as the lead for Moving Day Orange County and Revolution San Diego. Provide support for Moving Day Los Angeles, Moving Day Ventura and Revolution Los Angeles.
  • Take ownership of identifying, recruiting, cultivating, and recognizing fundraising participants and teams to meet event fundraising and recruitment goals.
  • Collaborate with event participants, sponsors, and community partners to maximize participation and achieve revenue goals.
  • Retain, upgrade, and secure new sponsorship commitments.
  • Provide customer service to Chapter constituents and event participants, including registration support, coaching, and stewardship.
  • Provide leadership in building and growing the local Chapter Advisory Board.
  • Recruit, onboard, and manage high-level volunteers, including event volunteers and committee members.
  • Identify, solicit, cultivate, and steward donors to secure individual and campaign gifts up to $10,000, and collaborate with a Major Gifts Officer for gifts over $10,000.
  • Collaborate with the Foundations Giving Director and regional leadership team to identify and secure local Foundation donations.
  • Attend events and programs as needed.

Planning & Logistics – 15%

  • Produce fundraising events, including executing logistics, securing event venues and vendors, and managing permits, contracts, and payments.
  • Recruit and maintain event committees for signature peer-to-peer events.
  • Assist event participants in navigating the fundraising event websites, apps, and social media tools.
  • Oversee and delegate logistical details for Chapter events, including vendor partnerships, event permits, contracts, invoicing, and expense management.

Chapter Development Support – 10%

  • Support management of corporate partner relationships, including benefit delivery and stewardship opportunities.
  • Actively seek opportunities to present the Parkinson’s Foundation mission and involvement opportunities to the community.
  • Work with the Chapter team to develop and execute communications for events, including website updates, social media, and email communications.
  • Update and maintain donor information in the database.
  • Process data entry and pull mailing lists and reports from the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Organize materials for meetings and attend various board and committee meetings to record minutes.
  • Maintain accurate records and files for constituents, donors, fundraising events, programs, and activities. Utilize CRMs and metric tracking programs for database management.
  • Track and report revenue and team numbers for the Chapter.
  • Prepare routine reports to share with leadership through the analysis of event metrics.

Other – 5%

  • Seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact the local community while advancing the mission, goals, and values.
  • Stay informed about National Office activities and utilize available resources.
  • Be knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s strategic plan and operations.
  • Ensure proper use, management, security, and upkeep of equipment and documents.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with a minimum of 3 years of fundraising or event experience, preferably within a non-profit organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, database, and spreadsheet management.
  • Initiative-taking, focused, detail-oriented, and goal-oriented team member.
  • Professional, outgoing, friendly, and positive attitude with the ability to relate well with diverse populations and age groups.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Organized, timeline-driven, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent presentation and oral/written communication skills.
  • Discretion, tact, empathy, and proactive and intuitive people skills.
  • Comfortable with phone communication and engaging on digital platforms.
  • Experience with social media and website navigation.
  • Accurate data entry skills.
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Chapter and region as needed, with reliable personal transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Capacity to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, with core business hours adherence.


Range: $70,000-$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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