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. 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 funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside the U. S. federal government, having funded $450 million in research projects globally in both academic and industry labs. In 2013, MJFF had a nearly $90 million annual revenue budget and about 90 full-time employees. MJFF is located in New York City.
Team Fox is MJFF’s grassroots fundraising program which is focused on raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research in local communities. Team Fox members all across the United States and in select international cities work with the Team Fox staff to receive special resources and tools to help turn marathons, golf tournaments or special events into fundraising opportunities. Some Team Fox fundraisers honor a loved one, some celebrate an occasion and many just want to make a difference in our goal to eradicate Parkinson’s disease.
In Team Fox's first seven years, members raised an astounding $27 million with revenues expected to top $6.5 million in 2014. This diverse community of change-makers continues to grow and inspire us every day. MJFF is poised to dramatically expand this program in the coming years and seeks an experienced and dynamic development officer to staff this exciting and growing program.
The position of Team Fox Officer is a unique opportunity for a dedicated, entrepreneurial, results-oriented community fundraiser to make a significant impact on our growing Create Your Own Event (COE) program within the Team Fox program. The Team Fox Officer will work closely with the Director of Development and the Team Fox staff dedicated to promoting, recruiting, managing and retaining new and returning Team Fox members (fundraisers) across the country. In 2013, over 1100 Team Fox members created or participated in over 450 Team Fox community fundraising events in US, Canada, and 20 other countries.
Key qualities of an outstanding Officer are strong interpersonal skills, positive disposition, strong written and verbal communication skills, goal-oriented, excellent decision-making and judgment skills, strong project management skills as well 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.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.Top of Form 1