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

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: 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

The Davis Phinney Foundation seeks a proactive marketing leader who combines creative strengths with results orientation and enjoys both the doing and directing of marketing tactics and strategy. As a leadership team member, the Director of Marketing works collaboratively to implement our three-year strategic plan. In addition, the plan prioritizes building capacity, growing and diversifying our funding, measuring our impact, creating a personalized experience for our constituents, and broadening our programming to be more inclusive and supportive for all people living with Parkinson’s.

The Director of Marketing envisions, develops, directs, and executes the Foundation’s marketing and communication plans and the budget for the entire portfolio of the Foundation’s programs and services – across all marketing channels. The position plays a crucial role in developing, enhancing, and executing brand efforts, including building awareness and philanthropic support for the Foundation. This role leads, manages, mentors, and holds the marketing team accountable while fostering collaboration, professional growth, and executing annual and strategic goals.

Overarching accountabilities:

  • Lead, manage, and hold accountable a team of marketing professionals, including three full time staff as well as external contractors and contributors
  • Conceive, plan, and oversee the implementation of the Foundation’s marketing and communication strategies with a focus on audience growth, engagement, access, inclusion, and retention
  • Work directly with all departments to design, create, manage, and execute marketing campaigns to serve our mission and achieve Foundation goals
  • Determine overall reach and impact goals and guide strategy to achieve them
  • Create and lead the Foundation website strategy to meet Foundation goals
  • Provide strategic leadership for Foundation brand and ensure all external communications adhere to brand voice, guidelines, look, and feel

Specifically:

  • Foster a culture of high-performance, creativity, collaboration, and fun
  • Source, evaluate, and manage a team of highly effective contractors
  • Steward Foundation resources, applying rigorous practices to ensure high ROI
  • Provide strategic guidance and vision for using data to personalize and improve constituent experience
  • Provide expertise in market research, audience demographics, and consumer behavior
  • Direct SEO and analytics strategy
  • Own the Foundation’s website by managing its development and ongoing maintenance, leveraging external vendors when appropriate
  • Provide data informed insights and appropriate budget to ensure Foundation website is accessible and exceptionally usable for constituents
  • Ensure marketing processes are effective, efficient, and documented
  • Identify and present key issues and opportunities for Board and Executive leadership discussion and decision making
  • Update 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 skills and qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience in marketing, communications, data, and analytics
  • 4+ years of people management and leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree marketing, communication, business or related field preferred
  • Some non-profit experience preferred (could be in variety of capacities – staff, advisor, consultant, board member, etc.)
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, communication, and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of marketing best practices across all platforms (digital, print, branding, PR, etc.)
  • Strong ability to use audience demographics, consumer behavior, and other trends and to inform marketing strategy
  • Deep sense of initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to thrive working independently
  • Deep knowledge and experience in creating and maintaining highly active websites and leading effective UI/UX strategies
  • Deep knowledge and experience with content marketing and SEO/SEM
  • Experience with fundraising and philanthropy marketing
  • Working knowledge of Office 365 applications, WordPress, and design programs
  • Experience with Blackbaud, Raiser’s Edge, and/or Luminate online a plus

Compensation 

Salary range is between $85,000-$105,000 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@davisphinneyfoundation.org with your full name and “Director of Marketing” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please let us know what inspired you to apply for this position at the Davis Phinney Foundation.

To read the formal job description, download here: Director of Marketing - 07.21.22

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 – This role can be performed in the office, hybrid, or fully remote
Hours of Work: Full Time
Reports to: Director of Development

About the Position 

As part of the Development team, the Development Manager–Donor Engagement will drive the effort to secure and sustain major gifts from individuals, family foundations, and other philanthropic sources to reach current annual goals. This role will develop and implement strategies for identifying major gift prospects, research donors and prospects, and support annual, planned, and estate giving. The person in this role will also develop and conduct donor-centered stewardship plans, donor meetings and gatherings (virtual and in-person) building relationships, soliciting feedback, creating connections with the community, and so much more.

This role is accountable foR
  • Revenue generation
  • Donor engagement
  • Estate and planned giving
  • Family Foundation and donor-advised fund giving
  • Grant seeking and management
  • Other sources of significant support
Day-to-day, this is what that looks like… 

Develop and manage formalized individual giving programs and campaigns, designed to generate charitable giving from assigned donor types and segments.  (40%)

  • Recruit, cultivate, and solicit donors with an interest in our mission
  • Track progress closely to ensure that targets are met, and strategies are re-examined when necessary to ensure the achievement of goals
  • Utilize the database to uncover prospects; review donor lists, and use other strategies and database resources to identify new potential major donors
  • Conduct prospect research sufficient to confirm major donor capacity
  • Analyze and segment the existing donor base to target communications and outreach 

Research and conduct activities to engage donors and prospects to build relationships, retain donors, and have gift conversations to inspire higher levels of support (30%)

  • Run reports and analyses based on wealth ratings, gift capacity, giving history, and other criteria as needed.
  • Create donor stewardship plans and conduct or organize solicitation meetings
  • Coordinate moves management activities. Participate alongside directors and board members in building relationships and having gift conversations with major donors or high net worth individuals
  • Track all activities in Raiser’s Edge database

Manage the Foundation’s estate and planned giving program including outreach and stewardship of bequest donors and other planned giving vehicles. (10%)

  • Provide stewardship to Legacy Society members and develop strategies to increase planned giving.
  • Collaborate to tell donor stories and communicate the benefits of planned giving.
  • Work with planned giving vendor (Freewill) to form a strategy and implement best practices
  • Support the creation of content and stewardship plans that inspires planned gifts and donor engagement in their lifetime

Manage and grow relationships with family foundations and donors with donor-advised funds (10%)

  • Manage a portfolio of family foundation and DAF donors
  • Provide timely reports proposals or other cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation activities.
  • Collaborate to tell donor stories or support the creation of content and stewardship[ that drives and inspires foundation, DAF, and other major gifts.

Manage grant-seeking, grant writing, or other revenue generation activities (10%)

  • Be opportunistic to identify potential sources of funding through data mining, research, and collaboration across departments
  • Write Letters of Introduction and other cultivation/solicitation materials
  • Manage proposals or applications for invited grants or high potential grants
  • Collaborate with other program staff to develop proposals and align the Foundation’s program objectives with donors’ philanthropic or grant objectives.  

General Responsibilities

  • Some domestic travel with allowed travel expenses to be covered by the Foundation.
  • Support the improvement and innovation of all aspects of the Foundation’s development efforts
  • Support and build the Foundation’s reputation as a leading resource for living well with Parkinson’s
  • Support the Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative through thoughtful outreach, practices of cultural humility, and the inclusion of diverse leaders
  • Assist in other activities on behalf of the Foundation
Qualifications

Professional experience and the skill set of top candidates will include:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience, including successful development efforts (bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required)
  • Experience with healthcare organizations and some knowledge of Parkinson’s are highly desired
  • Proven record of accomplishment in helping achieve over $1,000,000 in annual revenue
  • Experience with creating or managing major gift programs
  • Ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage donor relationships
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly, persuasively, and accurately
  • Experience building trust and rapport with volunteer leaders and board members, effectively inspiring and supporting new levels of engagement with fundraising activities
  • A positive and authentic approach to relationship-building that is motivated by the Foundation’s mission and genuine investment in improving the lives of individuals impacted by Parkinson’s
  • A highly motivated individual with the proven ability to plan and execute fundraising initiatives independently
  • Willingness to abide by basic professional fundraising ethics and principles, as defined by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor management systems
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
Compensation 

The salary range is between $46,000 – $58,000, 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 “Development Manager-Donor Engagement” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in this specific role at the Davis Phinney Foundation and why you would be a great fit for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.