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The National Parkinson Foundation is recruiting for the following positions:

Chapter Director, South Florida Chapter
Communications Intern
Director, Center Programs
Moving Day Boston Coordinator
Moving Day San Francisco Coordinator
Minneapolis, MN: Executive Director

Chapter Director, South Florida Chapter

The Chapter Director is responsible for the implementation of the mission through programs, fundraising events and advisory council and volunteer development.  The person in this role will cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and monitor an annual budget and work plan, including fundraising, public education programs, support services, leadership development and volunteer development.
  • Create and implement strategies to meet fundraising goals through the Moving Day walk program, special events, 3rd party events, major gifts and grants
  • Recruit volunteer leaders and committee members to assist in implementing the fundraising work plan. 
  • Manage, oversee hiring and training of South Florida Chapter staff.
  • Serve as a consultant and resource to volunteers.  Provide professional leadership in planning and implementing their tasks and/or responsibilities. 
  • Assure appropriate utilization of volunteer skills and resources and provide guidance in carrying out assignments and recognition for their time and effort.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and files for fundraising events, programs and activities and routinely review the status of each with your supervisor.
  • Direct the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition process for individual, corporate and foundation participation and donations.
  • Coordinate all collateral materials related to fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Coordinate community based public education programs and attend local support group meetings.
  • Coordinate public relations and promotion for fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Actively seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact local community while advancing the mission, goals and values.
  • Keep abreast of National Office activities and properly utilize the resources available.
  • Be knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s strategic plan and operations.
  • Assure the proper use, management, security and upkeep of the facilities, equipment and documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Five to seven years in not-for-profit fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation and recognition, donor records and acknowledgement.
  • Familiarity with major gifts.
  • Proven and applicable skills in strategic planning and budgeting and volunteer development .
  • Self-motivated, results oriented leader with strong organizational skills.
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Donor Direct, and Convio a plus

Qualified applicants should review the responsibilities, requirements and application instructions for this position.

Communications Intern

The National Parkinson Foundation is looking for an exceptional undergraduate /graduate student intern to work directly with the communications team on an array of marketing and public relations projects.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in building a non-profit resume and learning from a great team.  You will work with passionate professionals, learn first-hand how to apply best practices in communications, and enjoy a real opportunity to make an impact on a debilitating disease.  We need a commitment of a minimum of 20 hours a week.  Start and end dates are somewhat flexible but we ask that you commit to at least a 3 month internship timeframe.

Requirements: We are looking for a high-caliber intern to support our Communications department. We need an individual who is committed to a high standard of excellence and can thrive in a small organization with an ambitious agenda. The ideal candidate will have these attributes:

  • Current college student (junior/senior level) or graduate student
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, comfortable wearing many hats, can solve problems self-sufficiently, but takes direction well.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Graphic Design & HTML skills
  • Detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • Interested in the non-profit sector
  • Prior work and/or intern experience a plus

Responsibilities:
The Intern’s responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research and communications audits
  • Media monitoring, social media listening and assistance with website
  • Various marketing activities
  • An array of administrative duties

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Nerissa Balland, Director of Marketing, at nballand@parkinson.org.  Please be advised that a resume without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Director, Center Programs

The primary objective of the Director, Centers Programs is to oversee, coordinate, and direct operations for NPF's Centers of Excellence program.  This program identifies, supports, and facilitates collaboration among some of the best Parkinson’s disease clinics at the top academic medical centers for Parkinson’s.  NPF’s Centers of Excellence program is the leading program, world-wide, for recognition of the sub-specialty Parkinson’s clinics.  However, this program has the potential to be stronger, better, and deliver better results for people with Parkinson’s with the right individual in the role of Director, Centers Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Vice President, Research and Professional Programs on NPF's Centers of Excellence Program. Manage the current program and help design and implement the evolution of the program to be a better, more collaborative network delivering results for people affected by Parkinson’s.
  • Systematically assess the Centers of Excellence program through developing a systematic process for understanding the strengths of the various centers and how NPF’s funding is utilized by these centers.
  • Implement a process of continuous improvement in the program and NPF’s understanding of the success of the program.
  • Manage other PD research and clinical programs as necessary.
  • Communicate with NPF staff, patients, and professionals about these programs.
  • Effectively manage projects to timelines and coordinate with other stakeholders.
  • Manage staff assigned to projects.
  • Promote a collegial atmosphere within the organization through working cooperatively with all staff and recognizing the importance of every project to the foundation's mission.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute customer/consumer facing projects.
  • Minimum of two years of successful project management skills.
  • Ability, commitment, and interest to learn about and understand key aspects of the science and care of Parkinson’s.
  • Excellent public speaking, oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating, coaching, consulting and influencing others.
  • Refined problem-solving and analytical skills; the ability to establish and adjust current and emerging priorities; ability to effectively negotiate multiple complex activities.
  • An ability to plan, budget, and execute cost-effective, high-impact programs is critical to success.
  • An advanced degree in a scientific or quantitative field.
  • Ability to work independently but understand that many programs and development projects are interdependent and thus careful planning, communication of plans, and execution to the plan is critical.
  • The successful candidate will be a smart, enthusiastic person with an excellent education, a background in science, and is the kind of person who is not afraid to make small mistakes in the interest of achieving objectives but will not make the same mistake twice.

Qualified applicants should review the responsibilities, requirements and application instructions for this position.

Moving Day Boston Coordinator

The Moving Day Coordinator will work in conjunction with local chapter volunteers on a new NPF-branded signature walk event to raise funds and awareness to further the organization's mission. The Moving Day Boston Coordinator will execute this event in coordination with NPF senior leaders as well as local chapter leaders. This position reports to the NPF National Manager of Signature Events. This position is home office based.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify, cultivate and recruit leadership volunteers to assist in obtaining corporate participation through sponsorships and company teams
  • Oversee implementation of Moving Day Boston, working with National Manager of Signature Events, chapter volunteer leaders to promote corporate and community walker participation; maintain strong relationships with volunteers and volunteer committees; and handle event logistics
  • Establish media sponsors and partnerships to generate local awareness
  • Manage online database system: maintain and update walker data; produce a variety of routine and special reports; manage social media in conjunction with national office; and manage website and email campaigns
  • Provide support for volunteers and team captains

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in nonprofit management, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in nonprofit, including experience with a national voluntary health nonprofit with chapters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management and a familiarity with donor/customer database and online fundraising tools, preferably, experience with Raiser's Edge or similar customer relationship database and with an online fundraising platform is strongly desired.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with staff, volunteers and general public, both individually and in groups.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects, prioritizes tasks and meets deadlines, as well as responds to changing priorities.
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with the Microsoft Software Suite including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and web-based media, are required.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures (filing, typing, copying, and record keeping, written business correspondence and telephone etiquette)

Qualified applicants should review the responsibilities, requirements and application instructions for this position.

Moving Day San Francisco Coordinator

The Moving Day Coordinator will work in conjunction with local chapter volunteers on a new NPF-branded signature walk event to raise funds and awareness to further the organization's mission. The Moving Day San Francisco Coordinator will execute this event in coordination with NPF senior leaders as well as local chapter leaders. This position reports to the NPF National Manager of Signature Events. This position is home office based and can be located in either Silicon Valley or San Francisco.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify, cultivate and recruit leadership volunteers to assist in obtaining corporate participation through sponsorships and company teams
  • Oversee implementation of Moving Day San Francisco and Silicon Valley event, working with National Manager of Signature Events, chapter volunteer leaders to promote corporate and community walker participation; maintain strong relationships with volunteers and volunteer committees; and handle event logistics
  • Establish media sponsors and partnerships to generate local awareness
  • Manage online database system: maintain and update walker data; produce a variety of routine and special reports; manage social media in conjunction with national office; and manage website and email campaigns
  • Provide support for volunteers and team captains

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in nonprofit management, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in nonprofit, including experience with a national voluntary health nonprofit with chapters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management and a familiarity with donor/customer database and online fundraising tools, preferably, experience with Raiser's Edge or similar customer relationship database and with an online fundraising platform is strongly desired.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with staff, volunteers and general public, both individually and in groups.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects, prioritizes tasks and meets deadlines, as well as responds to changing priorities.
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with the Microsoft Software Suite including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and web-based media, are required.
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures (filing, typing, copying, and record keeping, written business correspondence and telephone etiquette)

Qualified applicants should review the responsibilities, requirements and application instructions for this position.

The National Parkinson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE M/F/D/V.

Opportunities with NPF Chapters

Minneapolis, MN: Executive Director, National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota

The Board of Directions of the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) announces the opening of its executive director position. NPFM is a chapter affiliate of the National Parkinson Foundation and is on its way to becoming the most impressive and dynamic nonprofit organization in the region to positively impact the lives of families living with Parkinson's disease. Our work includes creating Parkinson’s-friendly communities, a family grant program, and backing care improvement, outreach, education and support initiatives across the region. NPFM increases understanding of Parkinson's disease and also shines light on the critical need for community support. NPFM volunteers, staff and community love being involved because we produce tangible results, express gratitude and create a fun atmosphere while building Parkinson's-friendly communities.

The successful candidate is a strong yet collaborative and inspiring leader who has demonstrated success working with an active volunteer Board of Directors and small staff. The candidate is organized, goal-oriented and able to multi-task without neglecting management duties. The ideal candidate has demonstrated an ability to develop community partnership and is comfortable representing the organization with the Parkinson’s community, health care organizations, corporations, philanthropists and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate has experience creating and implementing a targeted case for funding.  The candidate is a generalist in the truest sense of the word, doing everything from developing overall organizational strategy to budgeting, to marketing, to serving on various committees and leading advisory boards to implement desired outcomes.  Finally, t he candidate demonstrates exceptional communication, time management and accounting skills.

The role requires a history of success in leading nonprofit organizations or related experience, ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours and a Bachelor’s degree at minimum.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of introduction and a resume to NPFM Search Committee, 5905 Golden Valley Road, Suite 237, Golden Valley, MN 55422 or to

info@parkinsonmn.org

. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2014.

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