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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 Due to the volume of inquiries that we receive, you may not receive a response.

Part-time Special Initiatives Project Manager 

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Special Initiatives Project Manager (Part-time). This position reports to the Vice President of Special Initiatives.  

Responsibilities and Principal Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Receive and respond to all email correspondence that comes in regarding training for health professionals.
  • Answer all incoming calls to PDF that are focused on the professionals training for nurses, physical therapists (PTs), and occupational therapists (OTs).
  • Download all applications for Visiting Nurse Faculty (VNF) program. Be in constant communication with the VNF Director regarding updates and changes. Assist her as needed.
  • Support VNF in outreach efforts via email, phone calls, and mailing materials.
  • Oversee Continuing Education applications for the various courses and ensure all applications are up to date.
  • Help explore other possible professional training courses for PDF.
  • Take minutes at meetings for various programs and courses; ensure all team members are up to date on decisions and direction of the programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the VP of Special Initiatives.
  • Attend three to four VNF training sessions nationally each year to stay in touch with the Site Hosts as well as the students.
  • Assist with all planning for the PT Visiting Faculty planning starting with pilot course in 2016 and addition of two new sites in 2017 and 2018.
  • Receive and maintain all applications submitted for the Visiting PT Faculty course, ensure they are shared with the respective coordinators for review and selection of participants.
  • Help creatively explore funding options for expansion of professional training courses.
  • Help run the daylong OT web course on December 3, 2015 in Dallas, TX. Handle all follow-up documentation and reporting on this course and oversee the launch of the webcast program in January 2016. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • College degree, with project management experience preferred.
  • One or more years working in an office environment, preferably non-profit.
  • Excellent written and oral communication. Comfortable taking initiative.
  • Overall knowledge of MS programs (Word, Excel, etc.) as well as database programs.
  • Strong knowledge of, and comfortable using and learning about, IT and webcast technology.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented. Able to multitask.
  • Comfortable speaking with and working with diverse team of individuals, some of whom may live with PD.

Travel Obligations:

  • Domestically four to six times a year for two to three days at a time.


  • Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Special Initiatives Project Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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