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Director, Educational Content

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Louisville, CO, USA

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.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • 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
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, or related field (Master’s degree in education or business preferred)
  • 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.

How to Apply: 

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.

Additional Information: 

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. 

Organization Info

Davis Phinney Foundation

Louisville, CO, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

We help people with Parkinson's live well today.


Since 2004, the Davis Phinney Foundation has brought to life some of the most important programs, research, content, and events for those affected by Parkinson’s. Our community includes people living with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s care partners, families and friends of those living with Parkinson’s, physicians, and Parkinson’s allied health professionals.

We all want a cure for Parkinson’s. However, until that happens, we know that people are going to live a very long time with it; therefore, the most important work we can do is to help them live well TODAY. We do this by providing educationtoolsresources, and inspiration that touch on every aspect of life: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and financial.

Why Work For Us?: 


A small but mighty crew united by a desire to do great work for a great community. People who come to the Foundation find more than a job. They find a home, a career, and a calling. We value collaboration, creativity, fun, excellence, inclusion, and long-lasting relationships. We’re writers, cyclists, runners, bakers, dancers, philanthropists, outside enthusiasts, pet owners, painters, readers, parents, travelers, adventurers, true crime addicts, and corn-hole competitors. We bring a wealth of diverse experiences to our roles, but we are united by a common set of values and goals: live well, inspire action, and connect the community.


Someone who would love a mission to get them out of bed in the morning.
Punching a clock, doing time, and going through the motions aren’t your cup of tea. You want to care about the work you do. You don’t just want a job, you want to believe that the hours you spend working make a tangible difference in the lives of others.You might call yourself a manager of one. You’re someone who has just as many ideas as the next person, and you don’t want to get stopped at every turn by all the levels up the chain. You’re good at what you do, and you want a boss and a leadership team that gives you the reins to do it. You’re also a kind human, are always ready to chip in, and love making other people’s lives better.


You'll spend your days with people who not only understand that you have a life outside of work but want to hear about it. We believe in giving people space to get their job done. Quiet time is just as valuable as collaboration time and we encourage breaks whether it's to get outside for some fresh air or chat with someone about a podcast you recently listened to. You can be the early bird or the night owl if that’s when you feel most productive. We care less about when we see you than we do about what you create that helps move our mission forward. Parkinson’s is a BIG issue, and we have a lot of work to do.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 29 2021
Active Until: 
Aug 29 2021
Hiring Organization: 
Davis Phinney Foundation