Employment Opportunities

The Parkinson's Foundation staff is a dedicated team working toward a world without Parkinson's.

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.

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Professional Education Associate

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Professional Education Associate (full-time). The Professional Education Associate plays an important role by providing administrative, marketing, outreach, and operational support to the Parkinson’s Foundation Professional Education team. This is an office based position that will work out of the New York or Miami office.

Responsibilities and Principal Functions

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Professional Education team, within the Clinical Research and Patient Care Department, in the day-to-day management of Parkinson's Foundation professional education programs, both in-person and online;
  • Helps design and lead assessment and evaluation of programs;
  • Manages database of professional education contacts;
  • Designs and oversees outreach strategy to (a) increase participation in professional education programs and (b) increase awareness of professional education and other clinical resources, with appropriate tailored messaging to diverse constituencies (e.g., researchers, allied health professionals, neurologists, nurses, etc.) (c) draft and oversee electronic outreach plan;
  • Collaborates with Communications Department to maximize promotional and media opportunities around the programs and the work of our clinician leaders;
  • Assists in coordinating and implementing in-person training programs;
  • Work with the Clinical Research team on other projects as requested.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • Up to two years of prior experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are a must;
  • Must be able to draft, edit, and finalize well-written, error-free content as needed for job responsibilities;
  • Must be an on-the-job learner who can quickly understand basic concepts in clinical neurology;
  • Must be dependable, flexible, resourceful and detail oriented with ability to work in a team environment;
  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency required;
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Compensation:

  • Salary 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 jobs@pdf.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Full-time Professional Education Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Associate Director of Foundation Giving

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Associate Director of Foundation Giving. The Associate Director of Foundation Giving will be responsible for all aspects of the foundation’s solicitation of philanthropic support from foundations. In carrying out this objective, the individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a solicitation strategy that includes prospect identification, cultivation, proposal writing and stewardship. This is an office based position that will work out of the New York or Miami office.

Responsibilities and Principal Functions

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Achieves the annual fund raising goal for foundation giving, as agreed upon in strategy planning with the National Director of Development and the Chief Development Officer.
  • Builds the foundation solicitation program to achieve on-going growth in both cash and future commitments of support. This includes developing both long-term solicitation strategies and an effective stewardship effort to maintain support from existing donors.
  • Prepares all proposals to be submitted to Foundations and all required reports on an annual basis.
  • Coordinates with other development staff and leadership on solicitations for events and special projects.
  • Develops a networking and communication process for keeping leadership informed of foundation activity. Engages leadership in that activity whenever appropriate.
  • Develops, recommends, and manages budget for the areas managed. Coordinates the assignment of tasks for the efficient utilization of available resources.
  • Maintains collaborative team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working group’s achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • Five plus years of nonprofit fundraising experience.;
  • Experience in disease-specific, healthcare, or voluntary health care fundraising.;
  • Experience in plan implementation.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge proficiency required.
  • The ability to occasional travel nationally.

Compensation:

  • Salary 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 jobs@pdf.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Full-time Associate Director of Foundation Giving” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Projects Coordinator

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Projects Coordinator (full-time.). The Projects Coordinator plays an important role by providing project support to the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer. This is an office based position that will work out of the New York office.

Responsibilities and Principal Functions

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Work on projects that are aligned with the strategic priorities of the organization.
  • Research, assemble and analyze data utilized in the preparation of reports and documents.
  • Draft agendas and compile and distribute materials for internal and external meetings.
  • Record, transcribe and distribute internal and external meeting minutes and action items.
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents that can be, at times, confidential in nature.
  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the COO and CEO with Board members, donors, volunteers, staff, and others as requested.
  • Assist in the creation of and utilize systems for recording, tracking and reporting on the strategic priorities of the organization.
  • Maintain and update information in Raiser’s Edge and other databases.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • At least two years of relevant experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with all stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors;
  • Demonstrated results-oriented implementation skills.
  • Ability and commitment to learn about and communicate effectively (both written and verbal) the key scientific aspects of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Excellent public speaking, oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks and competing demands with high attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge proficiency required;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.

Compensation:

  • Salary 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 jobs@pdf.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Full-time Projects Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Community Engagement Assistant

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Community Engagement Assistant (full-time.) The Community Engagement Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative and operational support to the Community Engagement department.

Responsibilities and Principal Functions

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Community Engagement team in the day-to-day management of Parkinson's Foundation advocates;
  • Provides administrative support in the assessment and evaluation of programs;
  • Support outreach efforts to encourage increased collaboration between Parkinson’s Foundation advocates and corresponding program professionals (e.g., researchers, allied health professionals, etc.);
  • Coordinate conference planning and implementation;
  • Work with the Community Engagement team on other projects as requested.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred;
  • Up to two years of prior experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;
  • Excellent written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills are a must;
  • Must be dependable, flexible, resourceful and detail oriented with ability to work in a team environment;
  • Strong Microsoft Office proficiency required;
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Compensation:

  • Salary 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 jobs@pdf.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Full-time Community Engagement Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.