Career Opportunities

THE APDA ST. LOUIS CHAPTER IS CURRENTLY HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:


Program Coordinator

Posted on June 29, 2022

Position: Program Coordinator
Location: Greater St. Louis Chapter
Reports to: Program Director, Greater St. Louis Chapter

Job Description

Brief Description

The Program Coordinator manages Health & Wellness programs and connects people with Parkinson disease and their care partners to information, resources and services, and provides education and support to further APDA’s goals and meet the objectives of APDA’s mission: 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 geography and culture, has knowledge of Parkinson disease, the healthcare, social service and fundraising environments; has relationship-building skills and communications strengths; is detailed focused; and possesses ability to multi-task, deliver exceptional customer service, and utilize keen problem solving and judgment skills.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):

  • Manage exercise programs including communicating with instructors and community partners, collecting and tracking attendance, providing resource materials, implement program evaluations, enter engagements in the CRM, ensuring contracts and documentation are up to date.
  • Triage the needs and requests of walk-in visitors.
  • Provide general information and referral to individuals impacted by Parkinson disease (PD).
  • Conduct PD101 sessions with people who are newly diagnosed and their families to answer questions and discuss how to live well with PD.
  • Facilitate the distribution of educational materials in the community, including the distribution and tracking of Welcome Packets.
  • Facilitate educational workshops and seminars when needed.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Chapter Program Committee
  • Maintain a working knowledge of APDA, Parkinson disease, treatment options and health care trends impacting our constituents.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with people with PD, providers and stakeholders,
  • Ensures the confidentiality and security of all information.
  • Engage patients, caregivers, and health care providers to volunteer for campaigns, donor development and mission-related activities.

Other Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the chapter’s annual mission plan and budget consistent with the organizational priorities and the strategic plan.
  • In partnership with the Program Director, prepare and analyze database reports to inform service delivery improvement, enhance stakeholder relationships, assess community needs and identify strategies to expand service to underserved communities.
  • In conjunction with Program Director, facilitate signature programs, educational events and support groups, including the recruitment and education of program leaders/facilitators, establishment of appropriate sites for programs, and maintenance of on-going programs.
  • Work in collaboration with the Marketing and Communication, assist with newsletter articles and proofreading
  • In partnership with the Office Coordinator ensure referral lists are up to date and accessible.
  • Represent APDA by serving as spokesperson at meetings, conferences, the press/media
  • Serve as a community liaison at community events and meetings.
  • Assist colleagues to prepare for all events, meetings and activities, as needed.
  • Assist in securing speakers.
  • Recruit participants for programs.
Working Conditions, Physical Demands, Travel
General Working Conditions: Office environment. Physical Demands: primarily a sedentary work environment, along with the ability to stand, sit, feel, crawl, bend, reach; occasional need to lift or move up to twenty-five pounds. Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, Computer Software, etc. use:Ability to operate a motor vehicle in accordance with company policy. Ability to use common office equipment such as: telephone, scanner, computer, printer and copier. Computer programs including MS Office and Outlook, related industry and functional databases. Travel requirements: Up to 25% travel within area served by the chapter, and irregular hours including evening or weekend meetings, or events as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three years’ experience preferably in healthcare, health education, social service occupational or physical therapy, nursing or related field, and engagement with a variety of constituents.
  • Experience in volunteer management.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a cross-functional team environment.

EDUCATION: 

  • Bachelors, preferably in a healthcare, health education, social service, or related field, designing and delivering community-based patient and caregiver programs and services, preferably in a non-profit setting.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated ability to build relationships with all levels of volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to organize time, work independently, handle confidential material, and work well under pressure.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required to perform job
  • Computer proficiency in database management, MS Office/Outlook, social media and marketing platforms.

Core Competencies:

  • Results Driven
  • Highly Organized
  • Stakeholder Focused
  • Strong Critical Thinking Skills
  • Takes Initiative
  • Managing Performance
  • Team Focused
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships
  • Trustworthy
  • Flexible

To apply, send cover letter, reference contact information, and resume to apdastlouis@apdaparkinson.org

Development Coordinator

Posted on May 19, 2022

Position: Development Coordinator
Location: Greater St. Louis Chapter
Reports to: Development Director, Greater St. Louis Chapter

Job Description

The Development Coordinator is a key member of the Development Team responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with and securing financial contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations in support of APDA’s events, activities and programs.   The Coordinator is responsible for processing and acknowledging gifts, maintaining the website, preparing communication materials, and delivering high-quality customer service and to ultimately help meet the objectives of APDA’s mission: 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 passionate about fundraising in a mission-based organization, organized, energetic, and a self-starter with experience in achieving fundraising budgets and/or growing event revenues in a philanthropic environment. This position is ideal for someone with fundraising and communications strengths, who is able to multi-task while prioritizing deadlines, deliver exceptional customer service, and utilize keen problem-solving and judgment skills.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES (other duties may be assigned):

  • Plan and execute the Annual Campaign and Optimism Walk, including securing sponsorship, participant recruitment, logistics, volunteer coordination, with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Assist in planning and prospect lead generation for annual educational events and other fundraising events.
  • Grow third party events and DIY personal donation campaigns by establishing guidelines, resources and outreach methods and assist donors in implementation.
  • Generate gift acknowledgements, notifications, tax receipts and other forms of donor acknowledgements as required.
  • Serve as a representative at community events, meetings, and networking activities.
  • Manage volunteers at development programs and fundraising events.
  • Work with Marketing Director to maintain fundraising event websites.
  • Raise awareness of both programs and events through press releases, feature stories, email, website and social media
  • In collaboration with the Development Director, identify, training and manage relationships of volunteers and interns for all development-related projects.
  • accounts receivable (processing deposits) and generating reports. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Three years of prior experience, preferably in fundraising, event management, sales, and/or marketing. Previous experience with a nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Proven experience in achieving fundraising or sales budgets and/or growing event revenues
  • Experience in volunteer and project management
  • Ability to acquire funding and underwriting for patient-centered programs and services
  • Demonstrated capability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook).
  • Experience with social media platforms, CRM, donor database and event software such as Donor Perfect, Salsa, Donor Drive, Greater Giving, EveryAction, email platforms such as Constant Contact, is preferred.
Working Conditions, Physical Demands, Travel
General Working Conditions: Office environment. Physical Demands: primarily a sedentary work environment, along with the ability to stand, sit, feel, crawl, bend, reach; occasional need to lift or move up to 25 pounds. Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, Computer Software, etc. use: Ability to operate a motor vehicle in accordance with company policy. Ability to use common office equipment such as: telephone, scanner, computer, printer, and copier. Computer programs including MS Office and Outlook, related industry, and functional databases. Periodic travel within the chapter’s territory and occasional irregular hours.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree required, in a related field desired.

RELATED SKILLS

  • Outcomes-driven. Motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals.
  • Excellent in managing deadlines. Prioritizes and manages multiple projects and priorities, with ability to adapt to changes in work environment, competing demands and unexpected events, and analyze information in order to make timely, appropriate decisions.
  • Leadership ability with highly developed verbal, written, organization, listening and presentation skills, including proofreading and public speaking.
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and work independently within a fast-paced environment. Self-starter.
  • Capable of directing and working effectively with donors, volunteers, board members, staff, and committees in a wide range of activities while under pressure and/or deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with constituents and colleagues with diplomacy and professionalism and foster a team-environment.
  • Goal oriented self-starter that strives for optimum results, resolves conflict, and promotes cooperation, commitment, and pride. Understanding of business implications of decisions, and ability to align work with strategic goals.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results. Proficient in latest versions of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Power Point, Word Press and Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
  • Experience with CRM, donor database and event software.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required to perform job. Must have personal, reliable transportation.
  • Strong commitment to customer service and community relations.
  • Ability to network effectively and establish long-term relationships with donors, sponsors, and the Parkinson’s community. Comfortable with soliciting sponsorship and donations.
  • Maintain high level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Results Driven
  • Stakeholder Focus
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Taking Initiative
  • Managing Performance
  • Team Focus
  • Managing Change
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Building Trust
  • Flexibility

To apply, send cover letter, reference contact information, and resume to Melissa Skrivan at apdastlouis@apdaparkinson.org

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