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Parkinson's Foundation

Development Manager – TN/KY Chapter

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.

Job Responsibilities


  • 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


  • Employees and their families are offered two health coverage options from day one of employment, with the Foundation covering 80% of the premium. Additionally, there is a $2500 annual waiver for those who opt out of coverage
  • Staff and their dependents are eligible for vision and dental insurance starting on their first day of employment
  • Employer-funded life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage at no cost to the employee
  • Flexible Spending Accounts are available for both Health Care and Dependent Care
  • Vacation days start accruing from the day of hire, as follows:
  • First and second full years of employment – 12 vacation days per year
  • Third and fourth years of employment – 15 vacation days per year
  • Five or more years of employment – 20 vacation days per year
  • 11 observed holidays per calendar year
  • 4 floating holidays each year (prorated the first year based on the start date)
  • 12 sick days per year (sick days cap at 240 hours)
  • 2-hour early release on Fridays during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability employer-funded—no cost to the employee
  • Up to 12 weeks of parental leave after one year of full-time service
  • Bereavement leave benefits
  • employee’s own contribution amount. Employees also have the opportunity to contribute to their 401K in addition to the employer’s contribution
    Opportunity to earn spot bonuses and an annual merit increase (depending on available funds)
    Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Company-provided technology suite including laptop, monitor, docking station, etc.
    An employer contribution towards Transportation and Maintenance Allowance (TMA) may be available depending on the employee’s location and the requirement of commuting to one of the main offices
    Staff Development Programs for Professional Development
    Those who utilize the Foundation’s health insurance can receive wellness benefits offered by the insurance carrier
    Opportunity to get innovation funds (depending on available funds)

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.


  • Date Posted: February 23, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs