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Vice President of Clinical Affairs (Miami, FL or New York City)

Development Manager (Miami, FL)

Professional Education Coordinator (Miami, FL)

Vice President of Clinical Affairs

ABOUT THE PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION:

Parkinson’s Foundation is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit that is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease.  The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Parkinson’s Foundation has just completed the development of a three-year strategic plan, following the recent merger of two legacy organizations. The Foundation is seeking a dynamic, creative, and collaborative leader with clinical experience in Parkinson’s disease to join our senior leadership team in executing this plan to make the greatest impact possible in the lives of people living with and affected by Parkinson’s.

The Vice President, Clinical Affairs is a senior position responsible for providing vision, leadership, and management of the Foundation’s clinical programs aimed at improving the health and quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease through increased access to the highest standard of care and driving better health outcomes through improvements in care. Primary responsibilities include: (1) leading the expansion and enhancement of our global Center of Excellence Network, with 45 Centers in total (31 in the U.S.); (2) leading the expansion of our clinical outreach programs, including to underserved populations; and (3) leading the implementation of two new initiatives with the aim of reaching all those affected by Parkinson’s in the U.S. and to improve quality of life through a range of practical technological solutions.

The Vice President, Clinical Affairs will provide input on standards of care, health policy issues, and other relevant areas of focus, as well as represent the Foundation at clinical conferences, advisory committees, and other external facing activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide leadership and direction on strategies, tactics, and measures of success that align with the short and long-term goals of the Foundation;
  • Develop and execute on cross-organization and multi-stakeholder initiatives and programs that advance the health and quality of life of people with Parkinson’s through improved clinical care;
  • Lead the Foundation’s strategy to expand access to care to underserved communities;
  • Oversee the management of the Centers of Excellence (COE) program, including site expansion and evaluation;
  • Create an infrastructure to support the identification and dissemination of best practices inside and outside of the COE Network;
  • Serve as the organizational content expert and thought leader on best practices in patient-centered quality of life outcome measures for people with Parkinson’s;
  • Represent the organization with regulatory agencies, medical professional associations, patient organizations, industry and other relevant stakeholder groups;
  • Plan, develop and implement departmental goals, timelines, deliverables and budget;
  • Demonstrate and reinforce organizational values of excellence, teamwork, collaboration, integrity, positivity, dedication and responsiveness.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in a medical or related field plus 10+ years of leadership experience.
  • Clinical experience in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Demonstrated patient-centered philosophy and practice.
  • Ability to see the “big picture” while focusing on the details necessary for programmatic execution, measurement and evaluation.
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exemplary relationship management skills.
  • Strong management and analytical skills.
  • Experience within a national non-profit with a Center of Excellence designation or another similar model preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in clinical research a plus.
  • Ability to partner with the Development team on fundraising cultivations and solicitations, as requested.
  • Ability to travel approximately 20 percent of the time.

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this full-time 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 employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Vice President, Clinical Affairs - Miami” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Development Manager

ABOUT THE PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION:

Parkinson’s Foundation is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit that is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease.  The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

ABOUT MOVING DAY:

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 in South Florida for the Parkinson’s community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • 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

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this full-time position is competitive and depends on prior experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Community Development Manager - Miami” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Education Coordinator

ABOUT THE PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION:

Parkinson’s Foundation is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit that is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease.  The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Professional Education Coordinator. In coordination with the Department of Education team, the person in this role is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating a variety of educational meetings and events.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Development Manager who will be responsible for planning and successfully executing Moving Day events in South Florida for the Parkinson’s community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with the Department of Education team members in managing assigned educational courses and projects from initiation to closure as assigned;
  • Work with Associate Director of Education on the bi-annual caregivers summit;
  • Work with Associate Director of Educational Programs on the twice yearly Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s program;
  • Work with the Director of Research and Centers Program on the annual Centers Leadership Conference;
  • Oversee various educational programs for the Parkinson’s community to ensure quality; including program delivery, scheduling and curriculum development;
  • Work with team to ensure adequate tracking of metrics and reporting on project milestones;
  • Work with colleagues to determine how results will be measured and complete a post project-evaluation to determine how well results were achieved;
  • Work with development team to outline projects for funding possibilities.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree OR Certified Meeting Planner with five years’ experience.
  • Three years’ experience in event management or equivalent.
  • Experience working in team-oriented, fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Experience managing educational programs.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments.
  • Travel requirement 20%.

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this full-time 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 employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Professional Education Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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