Senior Development Manager - CA

Reports to: Development Director
Position Status: Full-Time
Location: California Chapter – Northern California


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 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 person will serve in a leadership role for the Chapter and support the leadership of Chapter team members.

It is essential that the Senior Development Manager demonstrates and upholds the Foundation values of collaboration, dedication, excellence, integrity, positivity, responsiveness, and teamwork.


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 of the corporate revenue goals and serve as the contact for corporate contacts for all Northern California based fundraising events.
  • Identify, solicit, cultivate, and steward donors to secure individual and campaign gifts up to $10,000 and collaborate with a Major Gifts Officer on gifts over $10,000.
  • Direct the identification, recruitment, cultivation, and recognition for fundraising participants and teams to ensure event fundraising and recruitment goals are met.
  • Support the building and growth of the local Chapter Advisory Board.
  • Collaborate with the Foundations Giving Director and regional leadership team to identify and secure local Foundation donations.

Planning & Logistics – 15%

  • Develop and monitor annual assigned fundraising event budgets.
  • Produce fundraising events, including executing logistics, securing event venues and vendors including all necessary permits, contracts and payments.
  • Work with the Development Director and team to create, oversee, and implement a strategic plan to meet Northern California fundraising goals.
  • Assist event participants in navigating the fundraising event websites and social media tools.
  • Order collateral materials related to fundraising events including marketing materials, signage, t-shirts, incentive prizes giveaways, etc.

Community & Volunteer Engagement – 10%

  • Recruit, train, and manage local volunteer and committee members to assist in implementing assigned fundraising events.
  • Build new and maintain existing relationships with existing Parkinson’s Foundation community partners and professionals.
  • Actively seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact local community while advancing the mission, goals and values
  • Serve as a representative for Parkinson’s Foundation, presenting to various groups promoting the Foundation, the Chapter, and its events and acting as spokesperson when necessary.

Other – 5%

  • Maintain accurate records and files for constituents, donors, fundraising events, programs, and activities. Utilize provided CRMs and metric tracking programs for database management.
  • Keep abreast of national office activities and adequately utilizing available resources.
  • Prepare routine reports to share with leadership through analysis of event metrics.
  • Be knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s strategic plan and operations.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


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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