Senior Associate Director, Team Fox

Job Type

Full Time




Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 4777
New York
United States


About Us:

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 (PD). 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 global funder of Parkinson’s disease research outside the U. S. federal government, having funded over $800 million in research projects in both academic and industry labs worldwide.

Core to our philosophy is how we think of our capital and its risk profile relative to other stakeholders in the drug development pipeline. We work aggressively to de-risk various therapeutic strategies and tools in the hopes of building a robust pipeline of new treatments for patients. In order to achieve our mission of finding a cure for PD it is critical that we engage with, and bring together, members of the PD community including researchers, physicians, health professionals and most important, people with Parkinson's and their families. We believe that raising the Foundation’s profile with a broader audience will help us more efficiently reach and mobilize highly engaged stakeholders who are more likely to feel personally vested in helping speed progress toward a cure.

We believe that to find a cure for PD as quickly as possible, our capital needs to push research forward today—we therefore deliberately have no endowment. We instead start our fundraising from zero each year and seek to deploy funds raised as quickly and wisely as possible. MJFF raises over $90 million annually. Today, the Foundation has approximately 145 full-time employees who are based in New York City. This is an onsite position and is not conducive to telecommuting.

Position Summary:

Working as a member of a dynamic, fast-paced team, the Senior Associate Director, Team Fox will act as co-lead for the Foundation’s grassroots community fundraising program. This position will report to the Director, Team Fox and Community Events and will oversee a portfolio of significant relationships, events and partnerships across the eastern half of the U.S., also representing the Foundation as an on-the-ground ambassador when appropriate.

This is a unique opportunity for a dedicated, results-oriented, relationship builder to make a significant impact at an innovative not-for-profit. The Senior Associate Director, Team Fox will help actively manage a portfolio of events, create a stewardship plan for constituents, work across departments to deepen engagement opportunities, and track forecasting and revenue. Located in Midtown Manhattan, MJFF is an international organization with a national funding base.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Fundraising and Event Management Efforts

§ Manage and develop significant relationships in respective territory with a focus on supporting third party events raising $25,000 - $100,000+

§ Build strategy to deepen engagement and increase retention throughout territory and across fundraising tiers

§ Work with Team Fox Officer to guide, support and grow significant fundraising event efforts

§ Oversee development of Team Fox Young Professionals chapters within region while coordinating on opportunities for programming at the national level

§ Serve as in office leader, mentor and coach for a team of four employees  

§ Liaise across teams to conduct programmatic analytics, track revenue, manage stewardship, and seek additional opportunities for broader community engagement within assigned territories

§ Strengthen digital platforms and resources to optimize and enhance member experience

§ Build and strengthen the Foundation’s presence through fundraising and community engagement efforts in the assigned territory 

§ Support Foundation’s Community Events programming including, but not limited to: Fox Trot 5K Series, Team Fox MVP Awards Dinner and Research Roundtables

§ Travel required of about 30-40%

Qualifications and Skills: The ideal candidate will be a pro-active, self-directed and organized professional who possesses the following skills and attributes:

§ 5 to 7 years of experience in the private sector or at a not-for-profit with a natural comfort and a strong track record of success in fundraising and relationship management

§ Demonstrated experience within peer to peer fundraising space

§ Bachelor’s degree

§ Excellent Microsoft Office skills required

§ Strong inter-personal skills and excellent phone skills

§ Ability to work independently and balance priorities within a face-paced and high-demand work environment

§ Strong interest in fostering collaboration within team and across departments

§ Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

§ Self-starter with sound judgment

§ Familiarity with Salesforce CRM software or equivalent software is a plus

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing their specific qualifications and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered. Please click on this link to apply. Please, no telephone inquiries and do not contact our staff directly. Only applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.