Career Opportunities

APDA is currently hiring for the following positions:

Position Title: Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Reports To: President and CEO


The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership and management of the organization’s research and scientific programs and activities, serve as the lead staff member and liaison to the Scientific Advisory Board, provide scientific consultation to external and internal constituents and serve as a scientific spokesperson on behalf of the organization. To support the organization’s strategic goals and objectives and to ultimately achieve APDA’s mission.

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: 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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