About Us: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) was founded in 2000 with one clear objective: accelerating meaningful therapeutic advances and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Foundation applies extraordinary scientific, business and media assets to this singular focus— thus creating a unique and dynamic organization. Since inception, MJFF has quickly grown into the largest global funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside the U. S. federal government, having funded over $800 million in research projects in both academic and industry labs worldwide.
We believe that to find a cure for PD as quickly as possible, our capital needs to push research forward today—we therefore deliberately have no endowment or reserve. We instead start our fundraising from zero each year and seek to deploy funds raised as quickly and wisely as possible. MJFF raises over $90 million annually. Today, the Foundation has approximately 140 full-time employees who are based in New York City.
Job Summary: Team Fox is MJFF’s grassroots community fundraising program through which thousands of community members raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research around the globe. Throughout the year, our Team Fox staff works closely with members to provide special resources and tools to support customized fundraising campaigns, special events and athletic feats.
The position of Team Fox Coordinator is a unique opportunity for a dedicated, detailed, results-oriented community fundraiser looking to establish their career and make a significant impact. The Team Fox Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Team Fox for their assigned territory. Occasional weekend travel is required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Support day-to-day stewardship and retention of new and returning Team Fox members and their contributors.
Directly manage a portfolio of mid-level fundraisers.
Provide administrative support for larger territory events, managed by the Team Fox Officer and the Associate Director of Team Fox.
Support CRM and revenue analytics operations.
Support upkeep of revenue and expense budgets, including reports and reconciliation.
Help facilitate Team Fox recognition events, including Annual MVP Awards Dinner and other MJFF Community Fundraising Events as needed.
Update stewardship tools including gift acknowledgements, fundraising guidebooks and responses to donor inquiries.
Assist in maintaining Team Fox collateral and fulfilling material requests.
Drive increased engagement on social media channels and support development of seasonal campaigns.
30% travel to significant Team Fox member events. *Travel and attendance on weekends is required.
Key qualities of an outstanding Coordinator are strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative and positive disposition, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent decision-making and judgment skills, and an innate sense of pace and urgency. Equally important is the ability to work productively and proactively, both independently and as part of a larger team.
0-2 years’ relevant experience.
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
Strong inter-personal skills and public speaking experience
Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Excellent verbal and written skills
Familiarity with Salesforce CRM software or equivalent software, a plus
A positive, “yes and…” mentality is a must.
Weekday and weekend travel required
Must have a valid driver’s license
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered. Please click on the following link here. Please, no telephone inquiries and do not contact our staff directly. Only applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
About Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) was founded in 2000 with one clear objective: accelerating meaningful therapeutic advances and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Foundation applies extraordinary scientific, business and media assets to this singular focus—thus creating a unique and dynamic organization. Since inception, MJFF has quickly grown into the largest global funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside the U. S. federal government, having funded over $800 million in research projects in both academic and industry labs worldwide.