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Parkinson's Foundation

Development Manager

Parkinson's Foundation


Job Summary

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.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Development Manager for the Tennessee and Kentucky Chapter. This position is responsible for supporting the Chapter team in the implementation of the mission through fundraising events, corporate development, and volunteer development. The manager will provide support to the Chapter team in their goal to cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community.


Moving Day is an inspiring and empowering annual fundraising walk event that has united more than 150,000 participants around the country living with PD, their care partners, and loved ones to fight Parkinson’s. Moving Day is more than just a community event. It is a celebration of movement – proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Moving Day is among the largest Parkinson’s events in the country and provides excellent brand exposure to thousands of people in the Parkinson’s community. 


Parkinson’s Revolution is an indoor cycling event that raises funds and awareness for the Parkinson’s Foundation. The event happens for 1 day across the country and attracts indoor and outdoor cyclists who want to make a difference while breaking a sweat.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Fundraising – 70%

  • Ownership and leadership of assigned Chapter development events and revenue expectations in partnership with the TNKY Chapter team.
  • Responsible for executing Moving Day Nashville, Moving Day Knoxville, and Moving Day Lexington
  • Work with event participants, sponsors, and community partners to maximize the potential of their participation and achieve revenue goals.
  • Provide customer service to Chapter constituents and event participants including support of registration, coaching, and stewardship of these individuals and corporate partners.
  • Lead recruitment of new participants and constituents into Chapter-based fundraising events.
  • Create and solicit new sponsorship and partnership opportunities including pharmaceutical companies, corporations, and media prospects for fundraising events in the Chapter.
  • Provide oversight and delegation of logistical details for Chapter events including vendor partnerships, event permits, contracts, invoicing, and expense management.
  • Recruit, onboard, and manage high-level volunteers for Chapter engagement including event volunteers, event committee members, and general volunteers.
  • Oversee the recruitment of event day volunteers for the Chapter fundraising events in collaboration with the Development Coordinator.
  • Track and report revenue and team numbers for the Chapter.  
  • Attend occasional events and programs where staffing is needed
  • Other administrative duties as directed.

Chapter Development Support – 20%

  • Support management of corporate partner relationships including benefit delivery and stewardship opportunities.
  • Actively seek opportunities to present the Parkinson’s Foundation mission and opportunities for involvement with the community defined as the Chapter.
  • Work closely with the chapter team to develop and execute communications for the Chapter’s events including event and chapter website, social media, and email communications. This includes writing and distribution.
  • Update donor records in the database.
  • Process data entry, and pull mailing lists and reports from the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • In collaboration with the Chapter staff, organize materials for meetings (Calendar Invitations, Agendas, PowerPoint presentations, new member paperwork, etc.) attend various board and committee meetings, and record meeting minutes.

 Other – 10%

  • Actively seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact the 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 equipment and documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma and a minimum of 2 years of fundraising or event experience, preferably within a non-profit organization
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented team member
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Possess and exhibit a professional, outgoing, friendly, fearless, and positive attitude
  • Focused, organized and detail-oriented
  • Employ discretion, tact, and empathy; proactive and intuitive people skills
  • Comfortable spending the majority of time on the phone and engaging on digital platforms
  • Exceptional verbal communication and motivation skills
  • Communicate accurately and effectively using email
  • Experience with social media and website navigation
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, database, and spreadsheet management
  • Maintain an excellent attendance record during this contract
  • Must have reliable personal transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Work must be performed during core business hours

Additional Information


The Parkinson’s Foundation offers a robust total compensation package including employer-sponsored medical, vision, and dental benefits. In addition to a robust PTO accrual policy and paid holidays, the Parkinson’s Foundation offers a substantial company-sponsored retirement benefit and a full IT suite upon hire.

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “TNKY Chapter Development Manager” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters and salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer.


  • Date Posted: February 28, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)