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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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.