Director of Individual Giving

Miami, FL office or Telecommute Nationwide
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. Benefits Included
Jul 03, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
Focus Areas
Diseases & Disorders
Position Type
Full Time, Telecommute
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%


The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community. 

The Parkinson’s Foundation is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Director of Individual Giving. In coordination with the development team, the person in this role is responsible for initiating and developing relationships with current and prospective donors of the Parkinson’s Foundation in order to grow mid-level giving and the major giving pipelines.  The person in this role will also work in conjunction with the National Director, Major Giving and Regional Major Giving Directors to manage a portfolio of prospects, implement the mid-level individual giving strategy, move donors through the giving continuum to the major giving level, and meet the organization’s fundraising goals.  


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with fundraising team to identify appropriate donor prospects (individual, corporate and philanthropic foundations).
  • Create and execute plans for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these prospects.
  • Develop ‘moves plan’ for all assigned prospects, when appropriate, ask for the donation and close the gift.
  • Collaborate and communicate with Major Gift Officers to identify, cultivate and steward our donors, moving them through the PF continuum for the greatest impact on Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Personally develop relationships with prospects, solicit prospects.
  • Maintain strong relationships with program staff to understand programs and anticipate funding needs.
  • Effectively communicate regarding development activities and progress versus goals.
  • Utilize systems to optimize mid-level and major gift fundraising activities. Keep up-to-date prospect activity records. 
  • Promote a collegial atmosphere within the fundraising department, and organization-wide, working cooperatively with all fundraising staff to help them and the department attain its overall financial and advancement goals.
  • Able to meet goals on a consistent basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent in business or related field. 
  • 5+ years of previous and successful experience in fundraising and donor development for non-profit organization.
  • Excellent written communications skills, strong grammar skills, in English.
  • Demonstrated successful experience and ability to plan and personally implement fundraising efforts with a primary focus on closing mid-level gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 and moving donors through the giving continuum to $10,000 and above gifts.
  • Demonstrated results-oriented implementation skills.
  • Ability and commitment to learn about and communicate effectively (both written and verbal) the key scientific aspects of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Excellent public speaking, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating, coaching, consulting and influencing others.
  • Refined problem-solving and analytical skills; the ability to establish and adjust current and emerging priorities; ability to effectively negotiate multiple complex activities.
  • Strong ability to develop relationships with mid-level and major donors locally and nationally. Existing relationships and connections strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel as needed.


Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included


Please email resume and cover letter to Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate, “Director of Individual Giving” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.


The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.