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. We instead start our fundraising from zero each year and seek to deploy funds raised as quickly and wisely as possible. MJFF raises over $100 million annually.
The Development team at The Michael J. Fox Foundation works to ensure that the Foundation raises sufficient dollars to fund its ambitious research agenda. Our team is determined, collaborative and nimble. The Advancement team works within the larger Development team to manage relationships with the generous families and individuals who are financially committed to advancing Parkinson’s disease research – and is expert in communicating why and how philanthropic support is vital to MJFF’s progress.
This is a unique opportunity for a dedicated, results-oriented relationship manager with 2-4 years of development experience to make a significant impact at an innovative non-profit. The Advancement Officer will manage and support a portfolio of donors in an assigned territory, working across Development to deepen engagement, seek additional funding opportunities and track territory forecasting and revenue.
A successful candidate will feel at home as a member of a dynamic, fast-paced team and be adept at managing shifting priorities as you build and strengthen the Foundation’s impact. Located in Midtown Manhattan, MJFF is an international organization with a national funding base. This role is based in New York City and will focus on an assigned regional territory.
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, 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.