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: Director of Education

About the Position

Essential Functions of Role

The Senior Program Manager – Content & Curriculum is accountable for the research, creation, execution, and management of the educational content at the Davis Phinney Foundation. This includes content created for the blog, the Every Victory Counts® program, events, webinars, educational brochures, and more. This role is also accountable for training & curriculum design and management. They are the chief editor for the Foundation’s public-facing publications (digital and printed).

  • Researches, creates, executes, and manages the Foundation’s educational content initiatives and creates learning goals and objectives for all educational initiatives.
  • Writes technically accurate and engaging copy for the Davis Phinney Foundation website, blog, Every VIctory Counts suite, and other educational content platforms as well as provides content for email, social media, and print.
  • Ensures that all Foundation materials are copyedited before publishing.
  • Develops a deep understanding of Parkinson’s, with a specific focus on how current trends are applicable to the Foundation’s educational content strategy.
  • Designs and develops curriculum for Foundation-led training and coursework
  • Identifies and nurtures relationships with speakers, content contributors, and freelance writers, communicating clear objectives for content and timeliness for article and presentation submissions.
  • Collaborate with the Education Department to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Foundation’s educational content and makes recommendations for new areas of content to develop.
  • Works closely with Marketing to ensure content is SEO friendly and supports digital reach goals (web traffic, social media, etc.).
  • Analyzes audience viewing behaviors and learning styles and creates appropriate ways for our community to consume information (video, coursework, podcast, webinar, etc.).
  • Supports the Foundation’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and access work through thoughtful outreach, practices of cultural humility, and the inclusion of diverse leaders.
Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Writing, English, Communications, or Journalism required
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, English, Communications, or Journalism preferred
  • 8 + years experience in medical writing and editing required 
  • 8 + years experience with curriculum design and development required
  • 8 + years experience as a trainer and/or educator in-person and online preferred
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

The salary range is between $50,000 – $70,000 and is commensurate with 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 “Senior Program Manager – Content & Curriculum” 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. Download the legal job description

Position Description

The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s is a dynamic, national nonprofit organization located in Louisville, Colorado. Our mission is to help people with Parkinson’s to live well today, and we inform and inspire hundreds of thousands of people living with Parkinson’s around the world each year through our work. Our working environment is fast-paced and fun. As a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of more than $2.5 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 105, Louisville, CO 80027
Hours of Work: Part-Time (32-hours/week)
Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration

About the Position

Essential Functions of Role

The Office Coordinator is a highly detailed, responsive, and process-oriented member of the Finance and Administration team and provides support across several areas, keeping the Foundation humming. In addition to acting as a primary contact point for office visitors and people reaching out to the Foundation, this role ensures that essential day-to-day functions of our business happen accurately and efficiently.

Specifically:

  • Provide friendly and compassionate interaction with our constituents in-person, on the phone, and via email
    • Answer all incoming calls to the Foundation and support accepting donations, register callers for educational events, take orders for the Every Victory Counts Manual®, etc.
    • Field phone and email inquiries and connect constituents with the right team member(s) to help them with their needs
    • Maintain multiple Foundation email accounts by answering and/or providing resources to all inquiries
    • Welcome friends of the Foundation and visitors and help them find the person or resources they need
  • Enter donation data and create gift acknowledgment letters
  • Consistently and accurately update our constituent database with new constituent information
  • Assist our Director of Finance and Administration with tasks including:
    • Bank deposits, invoice coding, and data entry
    • User setup and inventory of computer hardware
    • Maintenance of onboarding documentation and process
    • On-site contact for facility needs
  • Assist our Executive Director with tasks including:
    • Interacting with and supporting our Board of Directors
    • Planning and organizing travel
    • Other duties as required
  • Serve as the main contact for in-office volunteers, including scheduling, making sure they have the needed supplies, and keeping them happy and feeling appreciated
  • Maintaining, cataloging, and updating our online library of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Serving as the contact for general office tasks and needs

General Responsibilities

  • Support and build the Foundation’s reputation as a leading resource for living well tools
  • Clearly communicate the importance and usability of our programs
  • Assist in other activities on behalf of the Foundation
Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in an office environment
  • Minimum of 2 years bookkeeping experience and understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and insurance
  • Able to identify general needs of the office and provide solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Able to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and Office 365
  • Proficient with Blackbaud and/or a CRM database preferred
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills and suggest and implement improvements for internal and external processes and communications
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 file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office machinery
  • Occasionally raise objects (equipment and boxes) weighing up to 35 lbs. from a lower to a higher position or horizontally (lifting)
  • Occasionally use upper extremities to exert force to draw, haul or tug objects (pulling) in a sustained motion
  • Occasionally needs to push against something with steady force to move something
  • 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

The salary range is between $17.00-$20.00/hour, commensurate with experience, plus paid vacation, sick time, retirement, and health insurance benefits.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@davisphinneyfoundation.org with your full name and “Office Coordinator” 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. Include your current favorite gif or meme in the email.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse applicant pool. Download the legal job description

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.