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Community Development Manager (California)

Community Engagement Intern: Women & PD TALK (New York City)

Community Development Manager (California)

Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day® is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Each event features our unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and much more. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal–to help beat Parkinson’s.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Development Manager who will be responsible for planning and successfully executing Moving Day® events for the Parkinson’s community in San Francisco and San Jose, CA.


The position encompasses three main areas of focus and responsibility - Recruitment & Fundraising, Community Engagement, and Logistics.

Recruitment & Fundraising - 80%

  • Achieve fundraising and recruitment goals for the Walks
  • Research and secure local corporate sponsorships
  • Develop Walk Committees to help with planning and execution of events. Oversee committee, delegate tasks and motivate them to succeed
  • Proactively leverage local contacts and knowledge of local resources to identify Walk participants and develop tactics to make the public aware of this event
  • Work diligently, using in-person, phone and email contact to obtain and convert leads to participants
  • Conduct meetings and presentations to various groups, including corporate employee groups, civic groups, churches, colleges and universities, etc. for the purpose of recruiting participants and to assist participants with fundraising
  • Direct the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition communications for participation and donations related to Moving Day
  • Prepare routine reports to share with leadership through analysis of event metrics
  • Work closely with National Signature Events team providing frequent status updates

Community Engagement - 10%

  • Provide leadership, vision and support to volunteers, volunteer committees, and corporate partners
  • Serve as local representative for Parkinson’s Foundation, acting as spokesperson when necessary and appropriate
  • Maintain relationships with existing Parkinson’s Foundation partners and allied team professionals (corporate, medical, individual)
  • Seek out and build new relationships to grow Parkinson’s Foundation’s community of supporters

Logistics - 10%

  • Scout and secure event venue, including all necessary permits
  • Plan Walk route, event site layout, and all necessary elements of successful events and positive participant experience
  • Onsite management of all event-day activities
  • Manage Moving Day walk budget by tracking all income and expenses, and making projection adjustments as needed

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of experience in management of special events fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization
  • Proven experience with peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Ability to close face-to-face sales and sponsorships
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to participants as well as business and social leaders
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills
  • Proven and significant skills in planning, budgeting, and volunteer development
  • Outgoing, energetic, with strong written, verbal and problem-solving skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to adhere to timelines and prioritize
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Convio preferred
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Ability to work a variety of hours including days, nights, and weekends
  • Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation


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 Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Community Development Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Community Engagement Intern: Women and PD TALK (New York City)

The Parkinson’s Foundation is working toward a world without Parkinson’s disease. Formed by the merger of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) in August 2016, the mission of the Parkinson’s Foundation is to invest in promising scientific research that will end Parkinson’s disease and improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s, and their families, through improved treatments, support and the best care.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is accepting resumes for a part-time paid internship (10-20 hours per week) with its Community Engagement team. The Community Engagement intern will be involved with the Women and Parkinson’s Initiative, specifically, the Women and PD Teams to Advance Learning and Knowledge (TALK) PCORI award. The position reports to the Manager, Community Engagement, and is required to work out of the New York office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create and manage project related calendar dates, locations and operational logistics;
  • Assist with the coordination of project related conference planning and implementation;
  • Provide administrative support for the Women and PD TALK project;
  • Research background materials for project related deliverables; and
  • Manage project related print and online evaluations, generate reports and maintain a database of names and contact information.

Skills and Qualifications

Graduate students and junior/senior year undergraduate students will be considered. Applicants should posses:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • The ability to learn new technologies;
  • The ability to function as a team player and meet deadlines;
  • A proven interest in nonprofit work; and
  • Preferably an academic focus on public health or a related field.

Interested parties please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to, with the subject line “Women and PD TALK Intern.” Applicants must be able to commit to the position through December 2017.


The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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