Development Director, Georgia Chapter

Atlanta, GA based Telecommute
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. Benefits Included
Oct 15, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
Focus Areas
Diseases & Disorders
Position Type
Full Time, Telecommute

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 Development Director is responsible for the implementation of the mission through fundraising events, corporate development, individual giving and volunteer development.  The person in this role will cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop, implement and monitor an annual budget and strategy plan for the Georgia Chapter.
  • Create and implement strategies to meet fundraising goals through sponsorships and donations for the Moving Day walk, Special Event, Educational Programs and other events as assigned.
  • Produce the annual Moving Day walk and Special Event including but not limited to:
    • Site selection and permitting
    • Logistics including site layout, vendor procurement and event day needs
    • Marketing material production
    • Public relations, social media and event promotions
    • Recruitment of event day volunteers
    • Other various duties.
  • Direct the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition process for Moving Day walk and Special Event participants.
  • Identify, cultivate and steward donors to secure individual gifts up to $10,000 and work with a Major Gifts Officer on gifts over $10,000.
  • Work in conjunction with the Foundations Giving Director to identify and secure local Foundation gifts.
  • Oversee the Georgia Chapter’s local Advisory Board: 
  • Host a minimum of 4 meetings annually
  • Follow the outlined Board Structure to ensure representation in each committee
  • Recruit new Board members
  • Keep Board apprised of Foundation Strategic Initiatives
  • Maintain accurate records and files for the Advisory Board, Moving Day walk, Special Event and cultivation meetings. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with existing Parkinson’s Foundation community partners and allied team professionals (corporate, medical, individual).
  • Recruit and manage local volunteer leaders and committee members to assist in implementing the fundraising work plan. 
  • Actively seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact local community while advancing the mission, goals and values.
  • Serve as local representative for Parkinson’s Foundation, acting as spokesperson when necessary and appropriate.
    • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising events, programs and activities.
    • Keep abreast of National Office activities and properly utilize the resources available.
    • Be knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s strategic plan and operations.




  • BA/BS degree.
  • Five to seven years in not-for-profit fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation and recognition, donor records and acknowledgement.
  • Proven and applicable skills in strategic planning and budgeting and volunteer development.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented leader with strong organizational skills.
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Luminate is a plus.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Candidate must have the ability to travel throughout the state of Georgia and other states as required. Out of state travel up to 10%.


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, Development Director Atlanta 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.