The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community.
The Director, Clinical Affairs reports to the Vice President, Clinical Affairs and will manage a portfolio of clinical programs and projects aimed at improving the health and quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) through increased access to the highest standard of care and driving better health outcomes through improvements in care.
This individual will direct all aspects of the Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence (COE) program, comprised of 48 medical institutions across the globe. Additionally, the Director will produce the annual Parkinson’s Foundation Centers Leadership Conference (CLC) and other programs to increase knowledge as well as facilitate sharing and uptake of information among COE directors, coordinators and other healthcare professionals.
It is essential that the Director demonstrates and upholds the Foundation values of collaboration, dedication, excellence, integrity, positivity, responsiveness and teamwork.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned, including serving as a resource to team members throughout the Foundation:
Strategy, Program Development and Management
- Serve as the Foundation’s primary liaison to the institutions and staff within the Centers of Excellence network.
- Develop and implement strategies and tactics within the COE network with the priority of expanding access to care and resources for people with Parkinson’s.
- Conduct formal and informal reviews of the COE network to identify excellence in care delivery and outcomes, patient/professional education, community outreach and research, and develop a formal mechanism for the dissemination of findings.
- Plan the annual Centers Leadership Conference (CLC) with priority on collaborating with Foundation colleagues and external partners to design a first in class learning and networking forum for attendees.
- Foster and promote collaborative relationships across the COE network and broader PD community to improve clinical care and quality of life.
- Proactively recommend program modifications so as to ensure that the COE program is aligned with organizational priorities and deliverables that demonstrate improvements in care.
- Identify patient and professional education and outreach opportunities within the COE Network to expand reach to underserved communities.
- Effectively and accurately communicate the goals of the Foundation, its initiatives and programs within the Parkinson’s community and the public at large.
- Collaborate with Foundation colleagues on cross-organization initiatives and programs to achieve Foundation strategic priorities.
- Consult with research colleagues to establish and implement guidelines for individual provider participation in clinical research.
- Address key areas for dissemination of findings through presentations, abstracts and publications.
- Project Management
- Create and present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions.
- Lead and complete projects on time and in budget; communicate changes and progress.
- Design work flows and procedures and meet a high standard for accuracy and quality, lead project teams for the development and implementation of programs and manage projects to timelines.
- Advanced degree and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a health care, human services or scientific field, preferably within a disease-specific, health-related organization. Knowledge and/or experience in clinical research a plus.
- Ability, commitment, and interest to learn about, understand and effectively communicate key aspects of the science and care of Parkinson’s disease.
- Knowledge of academic medical centers and community healthcare facilities – operations, process improvement, and working knowledge of risk management, quality outcomes, models of care.
- Proven experience working successfully on teams and independently; management experience preferred.
- Proven experience in program planning, development, implementation and management, as well as reporting out quantitative and qualitative data.
- Ability to plan, budget, and execute cost-effective, high-impact programs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and ability to deliver presentations to a variety of stakeholders.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating, coaching, consulting and influencing others.
- Solution-oriented professional with refined problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Organized and detail-oriented, able to adhere to timelines and prioritize and adjust to current and emerging priorities; ability to effectively negotiate multiple complex activities.
- Proficiency with MS Office suite and experience with simple databases, data management and analysis.
- Ability to travel approximately 20 percent of the time on Foundation business, as required or requested.
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.