Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Job #15.02.2002.02 Category: AdministrationLocation: Parkinson's Institute
Job Description:

We have a position for a rising marketing and communications star who wants to grow within and leave their fingerprint on the evolution of our entrepreneurial organization. This person will play an instrumental role in strengthening the marketing and communications effort at the Parkinson’s Institute.

You will thrive in this position if you possess the following traits and qualities:

  • Creative and compelling storyteller
  • Juggler, able to manage multiple and quickly changing priorities
  • Out of the box thinker
  • Sense of urgency
  • Grace under pressure
  • Collaborative
  • Highly organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Results driven
  • Resourceful and disciplined
  • Observant and intuitive

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Work with the team to create a comprehensive year-round Development, Marketing, and Communications calendar.
  • Coordinate the planning, creative/content development, production timelines, and execution of marketing and communications deliverables.
    • Both in-house and outsourced
    • General and informational collateral
    • Print and electronic communications
    • Direct mail design packages
  • Work with colleagues to improve and enhance the Institute’s online presence.
    • Website
    • Social media channels
    • Interpretation of Google analytics
    • Search engine optimization
  • Work with colleagues, and outside parties if/when necessary to coordinate Educational Programs for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones.
    • Speaker identification and confirmation
    • Creation of agenda/program
    • Invitations to and promotion of programs
    • Community Partner participation
    • RSVP tracking
    • Preparation and/or printing of all presentation media and materials
    • Day-of-event logistics and execution
    • Post-event follow up and communication
  • Recruit and oversee in-office volunteers as-needed.
  • Support other Development, Marketing, and Communications functions. Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: basic administrative duties, gift entry, generation of acknowledgement letters and other donor recognition, mailings, press and media, and staffing of outreach efforts and events.

Job Requirements:

In addition to demonstrated success in the above areas of work, our ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Fast on their feet and responsive to direction and feedback.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project and time management abilities.
  • Able to work successfully both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience.
  • 3+ years experience in a fundraising and development or marketing and communications role.
  • Computer literate and Microsoft Office proficient.
  • Able to lift 35 pounds.
  • Flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Background in non-profit voluntary health or with a medical research organization is advantageous.

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with the Parkinson’s Institute before applying. In addition to a resume, interested applicants should mail a cover letter describing their qualifications, interests, potential contribution, salary expectations, and where they learned of this opportunity. Application materials received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Address all correspondence to one of the following:


US Post: Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, 675 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085



675 Almanor Avenue | Sunnyvale, CA 94085
408.734.2800 main | 408.734.8455 fax (Main) | 408.734.9208 fax (Clinic Secure)