You will join the Foundation's senior leadership team at an exciting time as we implement a new strategic plan that maximizes our strengths to help us continue our momentum and create real and lasting change in the Parkinson’s community.
The Director, Educational Content’s primary function is to drive and foster a culture of care for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Driven by the purpose that everyone deserves a proper diagnosis and access to tools, resources, and experiences to help them live well, this leader will provide the educational vision for a team of creators and educators and will execute alongside the team. This person is accountable for providing and managing health education initiatives and programs that help individuals, families, and communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles while living with Parkinson’s. This leader will work directly with the development, programs & outreach, and marketing departments to ensure the appropriate content and education is delivered in ways that are accessible, inclusive, and equitable.
- Lead, manage, and hold accountable a best-in-class educational content team that includes internal and external resources. This team will include Parkinson’s experts, course designers, content writers, media and production resources, and people with lived experience
- Provide the vision and end-to-end delivery of educational content projects
- Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the Foundation’s educational offerings and measuring their impact
- Develop and oversee all the organization’s curriculum and educational initiatives
- Create and manage annual department budget; collaborate with leadership team to develop financial plans to support organization’s strategic initiatives
- Develops, implements, and evaluates the Davis Phinney Foundation’s educational content and programs by conducting needs assessments; consulting with physicians; evaluating departmental and administrative requests; and establishing rapport with Parkinson’s stakeholders and other persons in a position to understand patient education requirements
- Instills a culture of service excellence, ownership, and results across the Foundation
- Creates and communicates the shared vision for education improvements throughout the organization
- Develops the framework and protocols in which all educational initiatives will be deployed, including working processes that enable multiple parallel deliveries against an aggressive release schedule
- Maintains a comprehensive long-term content calendar
- Identifies and presents key issues impacting the experience of the Parkinson’s audience for Board and Executive leadership discussion and decision making which will include findings, barriers to success, and progress toward results
- Maintains an active understanding of current thinking and innovative interventions/programs in the field
- Collaborates with programs and outreach department to design and deliver educational programs for Ambassador and Healthy Parkinson’s Communities initiatives
- Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes, implementing changes
- Identifies future education requirements by maintaining rapport with Parkinson’s stakeholders and other persons in a position to understand emerging patient education requirements
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
- 5-8+ years’ experience coaching, mentoring, and leading content teams
- 5+ years’ experience in designing curriculum for on- and offline course materials and delivering educational programs
- 3+ years’ experience in creating and managing departmental budgets
- Experience with community health, healthcare organizations, and knowledge of Parkinson’s highly desired
- Exceptional leadership, organizational, and communication (verbal, written, and presentation) skills
- Experience building trust and rapport with stakeholders including board of directors, donors, volunteers, colleague organizations, peers, direct reports, and others – effectively inspiring and supporting new levels of engagement activities with the Foundation
- Passion for the organization’s mission and a genuine investment in improving the lives of individuals impacted by Parkinson’s
- Proficiency in project management software, CRM software, and MS Office
The salary range is between $75,000 – $95,000 commensurate with background and experience, plus paid vacation, sick time, retirement, and health insurance benefits.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with your full name and “Director, Educational Content” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in this specific role at the Davis Phinney Foundation and what makes you the ideal candidate for the position.
This position can be based in Colorado or work remotely (with periodic travel to Colorado).
The Davis Phinney Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse applicant pool.