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Web Developer

Marketing & Digital Strategy | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

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 $325 million in research projects in both academic and industry labs worldwide.

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 or reserve. We instead start our fundraising from zero each year and seek to deploy funds raised as quickly and wisely as possible. MJFF raises over $60 million annually. Today, the Foundation has approximately 80 full-time employees who are based in New York City.

Within MJFF, Digital Strategy team is responsible for the Foundation’s online presence as well as developing technology tools to better serve the Foundation’s mission. Technology and digital media are core elements of the Foundation’s strategy to accelerate Parkinson’s research by engaging more widely with, and bringing together, the research community, 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 online 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.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, the Web Developer will work closely with the Digital Strategy team to identify and implement opportunities that will help the Foundation better engage its online audience. Key qualities of an outstanding web developer include strong technical skills, organization skills, interpersonal skills, a self-starter, positive disposition, solid judgment, excellent time management skills as well as an innate sense of pace and urgency. Equally important is the ability to work productively and proactively, both independently and within a team environment.

Position Responsibilities:

We are looking for a talented and motivated front-end web developer to continue to add functionality to,, and other web-based projects. As part of this role the Web Developer will need to configure and maintain our online fundraising efforts which are built on the Convio Luminate and Teamraiser products.  This position will work to support an extensive multichannel e-communication program as well as several micro sites and assorted initiatives.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ year of front-end experience (HTML/CSS/Javascript)
  • jQuery/AJAX
  • Progressive Enhancement with HTML5/CSS3 (support back to ie8)
  • Converting wireframes into functional prototypes
  • Agile Development

Optional Skills (a definite plus)

  • Experience working with Version Control (SVN or Git)
  • Making API Calls to 3rd party Websites
  • User Experience Testing
  • Web Frameworks (Bootstrap, JQM)
  • Web design experience (Photoshop, Wireframing)


How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should send a resume and thoughtful cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Please, no telephone inquiries. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted


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