Walk Campaign Manager: Minnesota Chapter

Parkinson’s Foundation

| Golden Valley, MN | Posted June 13, 2017 |


Walk Campaign Manager: Minnesota Chapter

About PF:

Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) is a nationally recognized 501c3 non-profit that is working toward a world without Parkinson’s disease. Formed by the merger of the National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 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.

Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day®, a walk for Parkinson’s, is the annual signature event taking place in cities across the United States. Each event features PF’s unique “Movement Pavilion” featuring activities such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and many other forms of movement. The goal of Moving Day® is to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s live their best possible life now by providing a fun, inspiring and informative platform that unites families, friends and communities in a day dedicated to movement.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Walk Campaign Manager for the Minnesota Chapter who will be responsible for planning and successfully executing Moving Day®, PF’s signature fundraising event, for the Parkinson’s community in Twin Cities, MN, and Fargo, ND.

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 Walk.
•    Research and secure local corporate sponsorships.
•    Develop Walk Committee to help with planning and execution of event. 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 PF, acting as spokesperson when necessary and appropriate.
•    Maintain relationships with existing PF partners and allied team professionals (corporate, medical, individual).
•    Seek out and build new relationships to grow PF’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 a successful event 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.

•    Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 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 event 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

Chapter Location: Golden Valley, MN (Metro Twin Cities area) Approximately 40% travel within the Chapter service area for meetings, site visits, etc. Must have valid driver’s license.

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


Interested Applicants should send their resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements (range is okay) to Brooklyn Layton, blayton@parkinson.org

Paid time off; Health Insurance; 401k Retirement Plan

None specified

Four-year degree

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