Do work that matters.

At the Davis Phinney Foundation, we help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We give them tools, resources, education, experiences, and anything else we can dig up. People living with Parkinson’s tell us we make their lives better. And our staff says the same thing. We take the wellness of our employees just as seriously as we do wellness for people with Parkinson’s, and we know that when each of our employees is in a state of well-being at work, they can develop their potential, be productive and creative, build positive relationships with others, better cope with stress, and make meaningful contributions.
What more can you ask for? Join us!

Who We Are
A small but mighty crew united by a desire to do great work for a great community. People who come to the Foundation find more than a job. They find a home, a career, and a calling.

We value collaboration, creativity, fun, excellence, inclusion, and long-lasting relationships. We’re writers, cyclists, runners, bakers, dancers, philanthropists, outside enthusiasts, pet owners, painters, readers, parents, travelers, adventurers, true crime addicts, and corn-hole competitors.

We bring a wealth of diverse experiences to our roles, but we are united by a common set of values and goals: live well, inspire action, and connect the community.
Who You Are
Someone who would love a mission to get them out of bed in the morning.
Punching a clock, doing time, and going through the motions aren’t your cup of tea. You want to care about the work you do. You don’t just want a job, you want to believe that the hours you spend working make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

You might call yourself a manager of one. You’re someone who has just as many ideas as the next person, and you don’t want to get stopped at every turn by all the levels up the chain. You’re good at what you do, and you want a boss and a leadership team that gives you the reins to do it.

You’re also a kind human, are always ready to chip in, and love making other people’s lives better.
What it’s like to work here
You'll spend your days with people who not only understand that you have a life outside of work but want to hear about it.

We believe in giving people space to get their job done. Quiet time is just as valuable as collaboration time and we encourage breaks whether it's to get outside for some fresh air or chat with someone about a podcast you recently listened to. You can be the early bird or the night owl if that’s when you feel most productive. We care less about when we see you than we do about what you create that helps move our mission forward. Parkinson’s is a BIG issue, and we have a lot of work to do.

Here's What We Offer

Ever daydream about having that perfect job? Working for the Davis Phinney Foundation may fit the bill.

  • Work where you want– Most of our employees work at our office, but not all. If your role can be done remotely, we’re happy to consider it.
  • 40-hour work week– We regularly stick to 40 hours a week. Like we said, there’s a lot of work to be done for the Parkinson’s community, but we also know that if you don’t have time to enjoy the other 128 hours in the week, your work may suffer. We have even less time for that.
  • Insurance and retirement– The Foundation offers health, dental, vision, and supplemental plans for you and your family or domestic partner. We also offer a Simple IRA plan that’s funded by the Foundation.
  • Vacations and paid holidays– The Foundation offers three weeks of paid vacation, sick days, comp days, and a few national holidays every year.
  • 100% of hardware and software– Whatever hardware, software, or services you need to do your job are always on us.
  • Snacks – We have really good ones.
  • Holiday party– We know what you’re thinking, but our white elephant holiday party is a coveted invite. People who have long since left the Foundation still show up for the margs, food, and inevitable competitions.

POSITIONS

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s is a dynamic, national nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado. Our mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We envision a world where Parkinson’s well-being is essential to the health of the community and where all people with Parkinson’s have access to resources and information needed to live well. We inform and inspire hundreds of thousands of people living with Parkinson’s around the world each year. Our working environment is fast paced and fun. 

As a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of approximately $3 million, the Davis Phinney Foundation relies on private, philanthropic funding to make a difference in the lives of individuals affected by Parkinson’s.  

Location: Louisville, CO
Hours of Work: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Reports to: Director of Community Engagement

About the Position 

The Event Manager – Community Events takes a lead role in the designing, planning, and execution of our events across the US from community gatherings and resource fairs to leadership training conferences and more. This position manages communications with vendors, speakers, sponsors, and partners and ensures efficient internal collaborations between cross-departmental team members supporting our events. The Event Manager – Community Events plays an instrumental role in creating great in-person and hybrid experiences for individuals and communities that can change how people live with Parkinson’s.   

This role exemplifies our values of connecting the community and inspiring action and executes with an Olympic-level approach. The Event Manager – Community Events loves to get things done but also takes the necessary time to build relationships and help us achieve our goals of leaving communities stronger and building our network of community partners. This person is also always dreaming and helping to envision new ways we can improve our event experiences for everyone involved including attendees, staff, exhibitors, and volunteers.  

About community engagement

We produce several events annually as part of our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities™ initiative. These events are designed to support the primary goals of the initiative including: 

  • Ensuring Parkinson’s community leaders have the knowledge and resources they need to make a positive and sustainable change in their community 
  • Encouraging and supporting data-informed initiatives aimed at increasing access to and engagement with resources that improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s at a grassroots level 
  • Working with communities towards increased awareness of and health literacy about Parkinson’s in their areas 
This role is accountable foR
  • Project Management & On-site Leadership of Community Events
  • Sponsor, Partner, Speaker, and Vendor Communications
  • Event Research (vendors, venues, etc.)
  • Staff Travel Coordination
  • Event Shipping 
Day-to-day, this is what that looks like… 

Project Management & On-Site Leadership of Community Events (50% of the time)

  • Utilize project management tools to create and manage processes for all events
  • Communicate with cross-departmental staff to ensure communications, event materials, etc. are produced in a timely manner
  • Work closely with external event contractor(s) to track and meet important event deadlines and manage vendor/venue contacts 
  • Lead on-site event execution including working with venue managers, caterers, A/V staff, and other vendors and coordinating staff and volunteer engagement 
  • Track and report on event registrations 

Sponsor, Partner, Speaker, and Vendor Communications (25% of the time)

  • Work closely with Development team members to track sponsorships, execute sponsor benefits, and communicate with sponsors leading up to and during the event 
  • Work closely with Community Engagement Manager, Program Associate – HPC Network, and local groups to plan and coordinate resource fairs 
  • Create and deliver accurate and timely communications to all exhibitors, sponsors, and partners 
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement and Content teams to coordinate speaker invitations, communications, and materials

Event Research (15%)

  • In collaboration with local groups, source venues and other vendors to meet event needs 
  • Seek venue and vendor quotes and coordinate contracting process in collaboration with the Director of Community Engagement 
  • Collect, document, and share important event information such as parking, accessibility, etc. to be included in event communications 

Staff Travel Coordination (5%)

  • Work with traveling team to book flights, hotel, rental car, and other travel necessities 
  • Create and communicate staff schedules for events 
  • Update staff travel guides as needed 
  • Lead pre-event meeting with staff to ensure they are prepared for all events

Event Shipping (5%)

  • Manage all shipping associated with events including packing, creating shipping labels, scheduling pickup, and coordinating return shipping 
  • Ensure all event materials are ordered, organized, and ready for shipping in line with event schedule 

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (1 week per month) and work evenings and weekends as needed for events
  • Ability to work onsite in the Davis Phinney Foundation offices (Louisville, CO) 2-3 days per week
  • Support and build the Foundation’s reputation as a leading resource for living well tools
  • Support the development and innovation of the Foundation’s community partnerships
  • Support Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative through thoughtful outreach, practices of cultural humility, and the inclusion of diverse leaders  
  • Assist in other activities on the behalf of the Foundation  
Qualifications

Our ideal candidate is driven by our mission, detail-oriented and passionate about creating great experiences for our event attendees, speakers, community partners and staff. The person who will excel in this position is equal parts executor and inventor, always looking for ways we can improve our processes and make our events Olympic level. 

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 5 or more years relevant experience with in-person event production or management
  • Proven relationship management skills
  • Positive, outgoing personality, and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others in a respectful and empowering way
  • Detail oriented, highly responsive, and able to manage multiple requests or projects simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solved abilities
  • Deadline driven and able to execute tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly, persuasively, and accurately
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Office 365 application
  • Proficient in data management (experience with Blackbaud products preferred)
  • Experience with creating and/or tracking event budgets preferred
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English a plus 
Compensation 

Salary range is between $48,000 – $55,000, commensurate with background and experience, plus paid vacation/sick time, retirement plan and health insurance benefits.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@davisphinneyfoundation.org with your full name and “Event Manager – Community Events” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include answers to the following questions:

  • What do you love about creating event experiences for people? 
  • What excites you most about our community events? 

Download the formal job description.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to building an organization representing a variety of perspectives, skills, and most importantly people. 

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s is a dynamic, national nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado. Our mission is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We envision a world where Parkinson’s well-being is essential to the health of the community and where all people with Parkinson’s have access to resources and information needed to live well. We inform and inspire hundreds of thousands of people living with Parkinson’s around the world each year. Our working environment is fast paced and fun. 

As a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of approximately $3 million, the Davis Phinney Foundation relies on private, philanthropic funding to make a difference in the lives of individuals affected by Parkinson’s.  

Location: Louisville, CO, remote optional
Hours of Work: Regular, part-time (32 hours/week)
Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration

 

About The Position

The Human Resource Manager will be responsible for daily human resource functions, including talent acquisition, payment and benefits administration, research, and creating and enforcing the Foundation’s policies and practices. 

 

This role is accountable foR
  • Talent acquisition and onboarding
  • Benefit and compensation programs
  • Compliance with employment laws
  • Maintenance of handbook and employee records
  • Processing payroll and maintenance of payroll system

 

Essential Functions

Administer and maintain human resource programs (50%)

  • Partner with management team to identify talent needs and resources to fill those needs with an eye toward professional development and advancement of existing staff.
  • Create uniform job descriptions, job posting processes, and documentation to comply with federal and state laws.
  • Create and maintain performance evaluation process and documentation designed to provide both management and staff with objective feedback on performance.
  • Partner with health insurance broker to provide competitive insurance options.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and pending legislation in states where Foundation has staff.
  • Be the Foundation’s go-to expert for all human resource-related questions and concerns.
Manage Foundation talent acquisition, onboarding, and retention processes (25%)
  • Manage talent acquisition from need identification, job definition, management approval, posting, and screening to final selection.
  • Manage onboarding of new staff, including new employee orientation, manager onboarding training, and new staff check-ins.
  • Through the use of the performance evaluation process, identify opportunities to retain staff and provide career plans.
Serve as resource for staff and management team (20%)
  • Be a resource for staff questions regarding benefits, compensation, and performance evaluations.
  • Be a resource for management relating to performance issues, discipline, and terminations.
Process payroll and maintain systems (5%)
  • Maintain payroll system and related employee records.
  • Process bi-weekly payroll.

General Responsibilities

  • Support Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative through thoughtful outreach, practices of cultural humility, and the inclusion of diverse leaders.
  • Assist in other activities on the behalf of the Foundation.
Qualifications

Our ideal candidate is driven by our mission, detail-oriented, and passionate about supporting our staff and management team. 

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
  • 3 or more years of relevant experience as the HR Manager of a growing national organization
  • Have, or working toward, a Professional in Human Resources certification

Skills

  • Proven relationship management skills
  • Positive, outgoing personality and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others in a respectful and empowering way
  • Detail-oriented, highly responsive, and able to manage multiple requests or projects simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solver abilities
  • Deadline-driven and able to execute tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly, persuasively, and accurately
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Office 365 application
  • Proficient in data management
Compensation 

Salary range is between $50,000 – $55,000, commensurate with background and experience, plus paid vacation/sick time, retirement plan and health insurance benefits.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@davisphinneyfoundation.org with your full name and “Human Resource Manager” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include answers to the following questions:

  • What do you believe is the most challenging responsibility for an HR manager?
  • Why are you interested in this position and working at the Foundation?

Download the formal job description.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to building an organization representing a variety of perspectives, skills, and most importantly people. 

How to Apply

Each position has different application requirements, so please follow the instructions in the job description when applying.

If you have general questions about careers and internships, please email: jobs@dpf.org.

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