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
You're 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 – Some 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 stick to 40 hours a week. Like we said, there’s a lot of work to be done for the Parkinson’s community. That said, we encourage you to enjoy the other 128 hours in your week because if not, 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 make a mean virtual brownie.
  • 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 virtual and never-a-dull-moment gift exchange, virtual cocktail/mocktail recipes, and inevitable competitions.



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 (Required to work in office 2-3 days per week)
Hours of Work: 40 hr/wk
Reports to: Director of Community Engagement

About the Position

The Program Associate – Community Engagement supports participants in our community engagement programs including our Ambassador Leadership Program, Pedaling for Parkinson’s program, and Healthy Parkinson’s Communities Network. This role is a primary contact for program participants, helping to monitor and respond to email and phone communications, fulfill requests, support data maintenance, and more. The Program Associate plays an integral role in the experience of participants and supports engagement and outreach strategies across our programs.

Day to day, this role supports our programs in the following ways…

  • In collaboration with other Community Engagement staff, monitor and respond to email and phone communications from program participants and community members
  • Provide basic technical support to program participants on how to use various platforms for training and communication
  • Maintain key participant data using various software platforms
  • Send invitations, reminders, and follow-up communications related to participant meetings and help manage recordings or other content generated in the meeting
  • Contribute to relationship building and outreach to support program and department goals
  • Fulfill collateral shipping requests from program participants
  • Support program evaluation by distributing surveys and conducting other assessments within assigned program
  • Support the interpretation of data and feedback toward program improvements

General Responsibilities

  • 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

Nothing in this position description restricts the Foundation’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The position description is subject to change at any time.


Our ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • 1 or more years relevant experience in volunteer program coordination, program execution, education, and/or other related activity
  • Positive, outgoing personality, and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others in a respectful and empowering way
  • Detail oriented and highly responsive
  • High emotional intelligence and ability to listen, interpret, and respond to information from others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in Office 365 applications preferred
  • Experience in data management preferred


This is an hourly position starting at $17-$20/hr commensurate with background and experience, plus paid vacation, sick time, retirement, and health insurance benefits.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to with your full name and “Program Associate – Community Engagement” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include answers to the following questions:

  • What interests you most about this role?
  • What do you think makes a healthy community?

To read the formal job description, download here: Program Associate

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:

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