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.

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

Position Description

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, and 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: 357 S. McCaslin Blvd., Suite 150, Louisville, CO 80027. This position can be based in Colorado or work remotely (with periodic travel to Colorado).
Hours of Work: Full Time
Reports to: Executive Director

About the Position

Essential Functions of Role

You will join the senior leadership team of the Foundation at an exciting time as we implement a new strategic plan that maximizes on our strengths to help us continue our momentum and create real and lasting change in the Parkinson’s community.

The Director, Educational Content’s primary function is to drive and foster a culture of care for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Driven by the purpose that everyone deserves a proper diagnosis and access to tools, resources, and experiences to help them live well, this leader will provide the educational vision for a team of creators and educators and will execute alongside the team. This person is accountable for providing and managing health education initiatives and programs that help individuals, families, and communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles while living with Parkinson’s. This leader will work directly with the development, programs & outreach, and marketing departments to ensure the appropriate content and education is delivered in ways that are accessible, inclusive, and equitable.

Overarching accountabilities:

  • Lead, manage, and hold accountable a best-in-class educational content team that includes internal and external resources. This team will include Parkinson’s experts, course designers, content writers, media and production resources, and people with lived experience
  • Provide the vision and end-to-end delivery of educational content projects
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the Foundation’s educational offerings and measuring their impact
  • Develop and oversee all the organization’s curriculum and educational initiatives
  • Create and manage annual department budget; collaborate with leadership team to develop financial plans to support organization’s strategic initiatives

Specifically:

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates the Davis Phinney Foundation’s educational content and programs by conducting needs assessments; consulting with physicians; evaluating departmental and administrative requests; and establishing rapport with Parkinson’s stakeholders and other persons in a position to understand patient education requirements
  • Instills a culture of service excellence, ownership, and results across the Foundation
  • Creates and communicates the shared vision for education improvements throughout the organization
  • Develops the framework and protocols in which all educational initiatives will be deployed, including working processes that enable multiple parallel deliveries against an aggressive release schedule
  • Maintains a comprehensive long-term content calendar
  • Identifies and presents key issues impacting the experience of the Parkinson’s audience for Board and Executive leadership discussion and decision making which will include findings, barriers to success, and progress toward results
  • Maintains an active understanding of current thinking and innovative interventions/programs in the field
  • Collaborates with programs and outreach department to design and deliver educational programs for Ambassador and Healthy Parkinson’s Communities initiatives
  • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes, implementing changes
  • Identifies future education requirements by maintaining rapport with Parkinson’s stakeholders and other persons in a position to understand emerging patient education requirements
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to travel periodically and work evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Support and build the Foundation’s reputation as a leading resource for living well tools
  • Communicate the importance and usability of the Foundation’s programs
  • Assist in other activities on the behalf of the Foundation
Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, or related field (Master’s degree in education or business preferred)
  • 5-8+ years’ experience coaching, mentoring and leading content teams
  • 5+ years’ experience in designing curriculum for on- and offline course materials and delivering educational programs
  • 3+ years’ experience in creating and managing departmental budgets
  • Experience with community health, healthcare organizations, and knowledge of Parkinson’s highly desired
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, and communication (verbal, written, and presentation) skills
  • Experience building trust and rapport with stakeholders including board of directors, donors, volunteers, colleague organizations, peers, direct reports, and others – effectively inspiring and supporting new levels of engagement activities with the Foundation
  • Passion for the organization’s mission and a genuine investment in improving the lives of individuals impacted by Parkinson’s
  • Proficiency in project management software, CRM software, and MS Office
Physical Requirements

Our ideal candidate must be able to:

  • Remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time
  • Occasionally move about inside the office to access office equipment
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office machinery
  • 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.
Salary

Salary range is between $75,000 – $95,000 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 jobs@dpf.org with your full name and “Director, Educational Content” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in this specific role at the Davis Phinney Foundation and what makes you the ideal candidate for the position.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse applicant pool. To download the legal job description, click here: Director, Educational Content.

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.