Career Opportunities

APDA is currently hiring for the following positions:

Position Title: Director, Web Education and Information and Referral Operations
Location: National Headquarters
Reports To: Vice President, Programs and Services


Lead efforts to develop a national comprehensive phone and on-line Information and Referral program for Parkinson’s disease patients and family members. Coordinate with APDA Chapters and Information and Referral centers to create efficiencies in supporting patients’ search for information. Oversee and develop web based educational programs including webinars, on-line publications and web based communities and support programs. Build a national Information and Referral data base with field based community outreach and coordination of grassroots activities and volunteer development. Staff the phone lines and screen calls to the APDA 800# and provides accurate information, education, support and referrals. This position is based in our national headquarters in Staten Island, NY.

Position Title: Community Development Manager
Location: Connecticut Chapter

Brief Description

The Community Development Manager is responsible for event fundraising, grant writing, volunteer coordination, facilitating the marketing and distribution of materials and communications in the community, and the provision of general information and referral to persons impacted by Parkinson’s disease, and ultimately meeting the objectives of APDA’s mission that every day, we provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest.

The ideal candidate is familiar with the chapter’s culture and geography and has knowledge of health-care, social service and fundraising environments, has marketing and communications strengths, is detailed focused, and possesses ability to multi-task, deliver exceptional customer service, and utilize keen problem solving and judgment skills.


Position Title: Tri-State Optimism Walk Manager (Part-time)
Location: NY, NJ, CT

Brief Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Optimism Walk Manager for the Tri-State (NY, NJ, CT) area who will be responsible for planning and successfully executing four APDA Optimism Walks: two in Connecticut (October 2017), one in New Jersey (Spring 2018), and one on Long Island, NY (Spring 2018).  This is an Independent Contractor position.

The ideal candidate has strong experience with fundraising and participant recruitment as well as event logistics, as this role relies heavily on both skill sets.  He/she is able to secure sponsorships, build relationships within the local communities, manage volunteers and more (see scope of work for full details). He/she possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, has the ability to multi-task and deliver exceptional customer service to participants and sponsors.

Position Title: Director, California Programs and Services –
Part Time (20 hours/week)
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Brief Description

Serves as the key mission “expert” who develops, implements, and connects people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers to services, and ensures education and support to healthcare professionals and the general public. Develops a network of local leaders in the PD community to further APDA’s goals of providing outstanding patient services, public awareness and support of research.

The ideal candidate is familiar with the community’s geography and culture, has knowledge of Parkinson’s disease, the health-care, social service and fundraising environments; has relationship-building skills and communications strengths; and possesses ability to multi-task, deliver exceptional customer service, and utilize keen problem solving and judgment skills.

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