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Director of Nonprofit Programming and Innovation

Power for Parkinson's

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Power for Parkinson’s

Director of Programming and Innovation

Join Our Team: Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals facing Parkinson's and their caregivers? Join us at Power for Parkinson's (PFP), where we're dedicated to empowering our community to live their best lives. As a leading non-profit organization, we offer an array of completely free fitness classes and social opportunities locally in the greater Austin area and globally through our #1 Parkinson's Fitness channel on YouTube. Our programs not only enhance physical well-being but also foster a sense of belonging and empowerment.

Job Summary: As our Program Director, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization. Based in Austin, TX, this dynamic, community-facing position offers a unique opportunity to lead our team in innovative programming initiatives. In addition to demonstrating strong leadership and team management skills, we're seeking a creative thinker with a track record of innovation. We want to hear from you if you're passionate about creating and facilitating engaging experiences and driving positive change. This role requires weekly in-person availability Monday through Friday between 9 am-4 pm with the capability to drive to local classes throughout the work week as needed. Opportunities are available for some remote work.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee local and global programming efforts, ensuring excellence in delivery and impact.
  • Curate engaging and compelling online YouTube content reaching individuals worldwide.
  • Spearhead initiatives to scale our organization, exploring new methods and strategies for growth and expansion.
  • Develop and manage online instructor training courses, equipping more fitness trainers with the skills and knowledge to make a meaningful difference.
  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Director to support fundraising efforts and cultivate donor relations.
  • Foster and advance local, national, and global partnerships, amplifying our reach and impact.
  • Represent PFP at speaking engagements and community events, sharing our mission and vision with diverse audiences.
  • Play an integral role in our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, ensuring our programs are accessible and inclusive to all.
  • Attend local Power for Parkinson’s classes as needed each week.
  • Manage administrative tasks, office organization, and team efficiency contributing to our overall success.
  • Provide general support for Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Qualifications & skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher is strongly preferred, coupled with 4-5+ years of experience in nonprofit sector.
  • A proven track record as a creative innovator with the ability to inspire and lead a team.
  • Highly organized, responsible self-starter, and a collaborative team player.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with comfort in public speaking.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, G Suite, and design software such as Canva and Adobe Studio.
  • Experience with educational software, data tracking, and analytics.
  • Spanish or second language is helpful.
  • Ability to work with diverse staff, volunteers, and participants. Experience with older adults is helpful.

Ready to join our team? Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@powerforparkinsons.org

Power for Parkinson's is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected status as required by applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • Paid time off

Compensation package:

  • Bonus opportunities

Experience level:

  • 4 years


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Have you sent a cover letter describing why this job is a good fit for you?

Ability to Commute:

  • Austin, TX (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Austin, TX: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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