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. 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.
The Foundation is headquartered just outside of Boulder, CO, where the trails are plenty, the sun shines most of the time, and everyone is pretty darn happy to live here.

We value collaboration, creativity, fun, excellence, and long-lasting relationships. We’re writers, cyclists, runners, bakers, dancers, philanthropists, outside enthusiasts, pet owners, endurance athletes, 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, connect the community, and take an Olympic-level approach in all we do.
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
It’s like spending your days with friends. And 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. And while we do have meetings, and collaboration is a key value of the Foundation, your days won’t be bogged down by them. You’ll have time to go out for a run during the day if that suits you. 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

Marketing Assistant

The Marketing Assistant is a key member of the marketing team, supporting the successful execution of our marketing and communication plans by helping to create emails, update the website, make social posts, and ensure our assets and data are kept organized and up to date. This position is highly collaborative and supports Foundation goals across all departments: programs, outreach, education, and fundraising.

About Your Team

The marketing team at the Davis Phinney Foundation is a fast-paced, supportive, and high performing crew who work in sync to help connect our constituents with the resources they need to live well with Parkinson’s today. Through beautiful graphics, thoughtful language, and creative approaches, this team is responsible for helping the hundreds of thousands of individuals and families who use our digital and print resources every year to find just what they need and feel supported no matter where they are on their journey with Parkinson’s.

Curious about your day-to-day? Here’s the breakdown:

  • Supporting the creation of outbound email campaigns including drafting the message, creating graphics, collecting content from other departments, and building and editing the eblasts (30%)
  • Creating and scheduling daily social media posts across all channels and providing community support through comment responses, etc. (25%)
  • Supporting the maintenance of the Foundation website by adding content, creating new pages, and editing existing pages (20%)
  • Helping keep our database humming to ensure records are clean, up to date, and poised to deliver personal messages to help people live well (10%)
  • Organizing our media archive to make it easy for our team to find the perfect picture or video any time (5%)
  • Learning how to use and understand analytics tools and contributing to weekly reporting (5%)
  • Supporting the Foundation’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) through thoughtful use of language, images, data and more (5%)

Our ideal candidate has…

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Great organization (you probably love deadlines and checking off lists)
  • A joy for collaboration and working with team members to achieve goals
  • A desire to dig in and learn about marketing strategy and marketing tools
  • A passion for “marketing for good” (helping people fills your bucket)

Time

This is a 32-hour a week position that may be done remotely.

Hourly Rate & Benefits

Pay rate for this position is $16.00+ per hour commensurate with background and experience, plus health and dental insurance, vacation pay, paid sick leave, holiday pay, and retirement benefits.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Aimee Phillips – Digital Marketing Manager, at jobs@dpf.org with your full name and “Marketing Assistant” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include answers to one or more of the following questions:

  • What inspires you to work in this industry?
  • If you were given one year to do whatever you want, what would it be?
  • What is the most interesting/enjoyable book you’ve ever read and why?

To read the legal job description, click here: Marketing Assistant

Program Associate – Education

The Educational Program Associate helps the Director of Education and Educational Program Manager by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies; project managing a wide variety of educational initiatives; completing and monitoring content projects and workflow; maintaining rapport with community members, staff, and contributors/contractors; frequently updating articles and publishing blog posts, and managing email communications within the department.

About Your Team

The education team at the Davis Phinney Foundation is a fast-paced, supportive, and high performing crew that provides patient education to our Parkinson’s community on a variety of platforms. This team is responsible for educating people with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s care partners, and allied health professionals all about living well with Parkinson’s. We do this through articles, events, video interviews, webinars, and more. Our goal: to be the first and most-trusted resource for Parkinson’s education on the web.

Curious about your day-to-day? Here’s the breakdown:

  • Support the creation of blog posts, show notes, transcripts, video production, and collecting content from other departments (35%)
  • Project manage our educational programs from idea to implementation (20%)
  • Set up project management and tracking systems to make the projects the department owns run smoothly and on time (20%)
  • Communicate with community members, staff, and contributors/contractors (15%)
  • Organizing our education archive to make it easy for staff to locate images and content (5%)
  • Supporting the Foundation’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) through thoughtful use of language, images, data, and more (5%)

Our ideal candidate has…

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enviable organizational skills (you love project management tools, spreadsheets, deadlines, and checklists)
  • A joy for collaboration and working with team members to achieve goals
  • A desire to serve
  • A desire to produce Olympic level work with team members who expect the same of themselves

Time

This is a 32-hour a week position that may be done remotely.

Hourly Rate and Benefits

The pay rate for this position is $17.00+ per hour commensurate with background and experience, plus health and dental insurance, vacation pay, paid sick leave, holiday pay, and retirement benefits.

Qualifications

HS diploma or GED required; BA/S preferred. Minimum one-two years in a project management role or equivalent.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Melani Dizon, Director of Education & Research, at jobs@dpf.org with your full name and “Program Associate – Education” in the subject line. In your one-page only cover letter, please include answers to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this position and why now?
  • If you were given one year to do whatever you want, what would it be?
  • What’s the most interesting/enjoyable class/job you’ve ever taken/had and why?
  • What’s one thing you have done during COVID-19 that you’ve never done before?

To read the legal job description, click here: Program Associate – Education

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.