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Employment Opportunities

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) staff is a dedicated team working to serve the Parkinson's community through research, education and advocacy programs.

Our open positions are listed below. If you have queries about employment opportunities, please direct your questions to jobs@pdf.org. Due to the volume of inquiries that we receive, you may not receive a response.

Digital Media Manager

Reports to:

Director of Communications

Responsibilities and Principal Functions

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is accepting applications for a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) Digital Media Manager to advance the online presence of the organization. As an integral member of the organization, the Digital Media Manager assists in production, strategy and implementation of the organization’s online tools. The position is housed in the organization’s headquarters in New York, NY, with the possibility of telecommuting for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform content updates to the organization’s website and online tools.
  • Develop, test and ensure delivery of email communications by organizational deadlines.
  • Develop and improve site features and applications (e.g., donation forms, surveys, event registrations, e-commerce tools).
  • Design multimedia materials in accordance with the established brand guidelines.
  • Assist with back-end web administration (e.g., e-commerce orders, interactive portals such as the Creativity and Parkinson's gallery).
  • Improve online video presence through video production and editing.
  • Suggest website improvements based on analytics, user feedback and new technologies.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers on inclusion of new content and interactive features.
  • Work with Director of Communications to manage outside vendors.
  • Organize and maintain the digital assets of the organization.
  • Ensure the website is dynamic, user friendly, conforms to standards of accessibility for special populations and is optimized for maximum ranking in major search engines.
  • Handle basic Web administration, such as maintaining domain name registrations, site hosting services, responding to inquiries from site visitors, etc.
  • Provide additional expertise and support that will help the organization use cutting-edge technology to support the Parkinson's community and achieve our fundraising and marketing goals.
  • Participate in other tasks and special projects as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with three to five years of related experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of NetCommunity, WordPress and other content management systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Creative Suite.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Google Analytics.
  • Flash development knowledge a plus, but not necessary.
  • Familiarity with Web standards and best practices.
  • Ability to adapt and innovate as technologies and standards change.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work as part of a team and translate technical knowledge to staff as well as interact with general public.
  • Must be resourceful, self-starter and problem solver.
  • Must be flexible, with ability to juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Proven commitment to nonprofit work and the mission of the organization.

Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter describing their specific qualifications, interest in the position and where they saw the job posting, and sample of past work to jobs@pdf.org. If candidates seek the opportunity to telecommute for this position, this should be indicated in the application. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Outreach Intern 

Reports to:

National Programs Manager

Responsibilities and Principal Functions

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is accepting applications for a part-time (18 to 20 hours per week) paid internship position. The intern will be charged with performing outreach and tracking the events and activities of members of the Parkinson’s community. 

Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contact support group leaders and update their information into Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Contact medical professionals and update their information into Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Send monthly activities report to PDF Research Advocates and enter activities into Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Assist with summarizing, analyzing and reporting these activities.
  • Coordinate and distribute resources and materials to PDF Research Advocates in support of their outreach and education activities.
  • Work on other projects as requested. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Should be dependable, flexible, resourceful and detail oriented.
  • Creative and energetic personality and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish priorities, follow-through and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.

How to Apply:

Interested parties may send a cover letter and current resume to David Blomquist, National Programs Manager, at info@pdf.org. Only senior year undergraduate or graduate students will be considered. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.