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Advocacy & Patient Services Coordinator (Non-Exempt)

Reports to: Advocacy & Patient Services Manager

Primary function:

Responsible for assisting Advocacy & Patient Services Manager to maximize the efforts of local volunteers, build successful and sustainable Chapters and plan, execute and grow local programs of education, support, awareness and advocacy.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Advocacy & Patient Services Manager, facilitate approximately 20 small to mid size Chapters to include:
    • Coach the volunteer coordinators and assist with event planning.
    • Support volunteers with tools and strategy to meet participation goals.
    • Strengthen PKD community engagement.
  • Fulfill Chapter requests for constituent contact (phone/email/mail) lists related to local education and support events and Chapter development and growth.
  • Maintain and update the Chapter and Education Coordinator information on the Coordinator resources webpage.
  • Work with marketing and database teams to maintain and update Chapter web pages with organization standards.
  • Work with Chapters to develop and implement a timeline and marketing plan for chapter programs and services.
  • Manage chapter event records in line with organizational standards and objectives and work with database team to update on a timely basis.
  • Have a full understanding of the information/reports that can be pulled from Raiser’s Edge.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports to the Advocacy and Patient Services manager as requested.
  • Manage Chapter records in line with organizational standards and objectives and update on a timely basis.
  • Track Chapter activities yearly and produce an annual report for volunteers and Chapter Services team members (Chapter Annual Report / CAR).
  • Work closely with Chapter Services team members and Chapter volunteers to make creative connections between and among people, events, programs and their associated circles.
  • Monitor emails in assigned Foundation inboxes including answering as appropriate and distributing others to appropriate staff for follow-up.
  • Assist with answering questions and providing resources/support for constituents contacting the Foundation office.
  • Provide excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of volunteers and patients.
  • Manage Leadership Conference logistics.
  • Manage logistics for advocacy events and assist with communications to attendees.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:

Education/Experience – It is preferred that candidates have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of progressive experience and responsibility and achievement in the nonprofit arena; volunteer management and/or experience in program design and delivery preferred. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor software preferred.

Ability/Skills – This individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent computer skills, an ability to work in a team environment, advanced problem solving skills, be self motivated and punctual.
Knowledge/Judgment – Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Prior experience with fundraising databases preferred. Familiarity with office equipment preferred. Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients, to be detailed and accurate in work methods, and to exercise good judgment with professionalism.

Benefits:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 27 days
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume and salary requirement to: careers@pkdcure.org, or fax your information to: 816.268.8497. Please reference “Advocacy & Patient Services Coordinator” in the subject line.

EOE


Walk for PKD Specialist (Full-time, exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Special Events

Primary Function:

Responsible for leading strategic initiatives to drive revenue for the Walk for PKD, under the direction of the Special Events Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage approximately 15 emerging or mid to high level Walk for PKD events, to include:
    • Strengthen the fundraiser pipeline through engagement and coaching.
    • Increase the volume of key fundraisers and team captains.
    • Achieve revenue and participation goals.
  • Manage Walk for PKD national and local sponsorship program, to include:
    • Implement a year round sponsor retention and recognition program.
    • Create and deliver specialized sponsorship prospecting and solicitation training.
    • Provide solicitation tools for volunteer leaders.
    • Manage sponsor records in compliance with our data standards.
  • Comprehensive, national fundraiser portfolio management including; retaining, increasing and acquiring mid level fundraisers.
  • Lead a comprehensive, national Team Captain program.
  • Promote and recognize Walk for PKD team divisions, leading to stronger multi-year participation retention.
  • Deliver coaching, training and troubleshooting after hours for volunteer leaders, as necessary.
  • Have a full understanding of the information/reports that can be pulled from Raiser’s Edge, Luminate Online, TeamRaiser and Financial Edge.
  • Provide excellent customer service to external and internal constituents.
  • Travel required most weekends in the fall (Sept-Oct).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree and volunteer management experience preferred. Two years experience in not-for-profit field or minimum of three years professional experience.

Qualifications

Candidate must possess a commitment to the vision and mission of the PKD Foundation.

Candidate Must:

  • Exhibit competency in organization & project management.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, public relations, written and oral communication skills, and strong public speaking skills.
  • Exhibit the ability to work cooperatively with volunteers.
  • Be a self-starter and possess the ability to prioritize workflow while performing a variety of duties at one time.
  • Possess a collaborative spirit and be skilled in problem solving and team-building.
  • Be able to meet deadlines, make accurate decisions, work independently and as a team player, and act in a professional and positive manner when dealing with the public.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good office (including computer) skills.

Job Requirement

This is a full-time, exempt position requiring some evening and weekend hours and travel. When this is necessary, flextime will be provided. Must be willing and able to travel as needed and exhibit good stewardship of PKD Foundation resources.

Benefits:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 27 days
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume and salary requirements to: careers@pkdcure.org, or please fax your information to: 816-268- 8497. Please reference “Walk for PKD Specialist” in the subject line.

EOE


Chief Advancement Officer (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer

Primary Function:

Chief Advancement Officer is a newly formed position for the largest nonprofit in the world focused on this form of kidney disease. PKD Foundation has a substantial major donor and volunteer base that are eager to become engaged in the largest capital campaign in the organization’s history. The Chief Advancement Officer, who will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, will be responsible for key leadership, oversight, and strategic execution of overall constituent relationships, and fundraising related programs and services. Specific functions for this position involve three main areas: Advancing Constituent Engagement; Facilitating Individual Donor Development; and, Catalyzing Volunteer-Led Fundraising. He/She will also be responsible for directing, supervising, and improving the performance of HQ and remote staff in all constituent relationship areas to achieve organizational goals. This individual must be able to fulfill strategic initiatives in the areas of resource development with extensive experience overseeing major donor relations.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate for this position must possess a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from an accredited college or university in fundraising, communications or a related field.
  • A minimum of 15 years of fundraising experience, and 7 to 10 years of increasingly responsible executive/management leadership experience in program development and implementation; have demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, as well as, a track record in principle and major donor solicitation, budget development and staff management.
  • Must be forward thinking, adaptive, able to multi-task, have exemplary people skills and exhibit a clear and genuine commitment to mission-minded-management and loyalty.
  • Must have experience related to volunteer programming, fund-raising, annual fund marketing, financial management, and planning.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a self-starter, a strategic thinker, be able to prioritize work flow in a fast paced, growing office, delegate effectively and accomplish the above within established organizational policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Must be able to travel as needed, meet deadlines, work independently and as a team player, and act in a professional and positive manner when dealing with internal and external constituents.

Benefits:

We offer highly competitive compensation in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 27 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirement to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Chief Advancement Officer” in the subject line.

For more information about the PKD Foundation, visit our website at pkdcure.org. 

EOE


Leadership Gifts Director (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer

Primary Function:

The Leadership Gifts Director will report directly to and collaborate with the Chief Advancement Officer. The successful candidate will live and work within the assigned region where their prospects and major donors are located.  The Leadership Gifts Director will manage a portfolio of approximately 150-200 major gift donors to include cultivation and stewardship activities.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in fundraising, communications or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of increasing experience in a major gift role with a proven track record of cultivating, upgrading and closing six-figure gifts.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentation skills leading to developing and maintaining positive relationships with a broad spectrum of donors/prospects.
  • Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits:

We offer highly competitive compensation in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 27 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirement to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Leadership Gifts Director” in the subject line.

For more information about the PKD Foundation, visit our website at pkdcure.org. 

EOE


Planned Giving Director (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer

Primary Function:

The Planned Giving Director reports directly to and collaborates closely with the Chief Advancement Officer of the PKD Foundation.  This position will play a vital role in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive long-term planned giving program to support the vision and mission of the PKD Foundation.

The Planned Giving Director will serve as a resource to and partner with colleagues within the Foundation, as well as carry an individual portfolio of donors and donor prospects.  The Planned Giving Director is an experienced fundraiser with specific expertise in the area of planned giving. The successful candidate will cultivate, steward and solicit planned gifts on behalf of the PKD Foundation.  Frequent travel is required. The Planned Giving Director will have no management responsibilities, but will be tasked with project-based responsibilities at the discretion of the Chief Advancement Officer.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s or professional degree preferred. Advanced coursework or additional certification such as Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), or related certification or training desired.
  • A minimum of 7 years of planned giving experience, including knowledge of best practices and relevant rules, regulations, and procedures relating to planned giving vehicles preferred.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to engender confidence to PKD Foundation donors and prospects.

Benefits:

We offer highly competitive compensation in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 27 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirement to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Planned Giving Director” in the subject line.

For more information about the PKD Foundation, visit our website at pkdcure.org. 

EOE


Donor Relations Assistant (Non-Exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Donor Relations

Primary Function:

Provide excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of all stakeholders

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the use of Raiser’s Edge, including entering data, updating donor records and running reports to assist with prospect research and moves management.
  • Manage Thank You Phone Call donor dashboard, and effectively handle inbound and outbound donor communications.
  • Facilitate administration duties for Leadership Gifts Directors as assigned.
  • Support the distribution of donor cultivation and stewardship mail/email pieces.
  • Review and support the accurate processing of donor gift acknowledgments and tribute activity reports.
  • Prepare Leadership Gifts Director’s receipts and prospect materials as directed.
  • Manage all necessary on-site donor files.
  • Demonstrate ability to continually improve processes, increasing fundraising and development opportunities.
  • Have a strong understanding of the information/reports that can be pulled from Raiser’s Edge.
  • Other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two to three years of progressive experience and achievement in the nonprofit fundraising field. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor software.
  • Ability/Skills: This individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent computer skills, an ability to work in a team environment, advanced problem-solving skills, be self-motivated and punctual.
  • Knowledge/Judgment: Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Prior experience with fundraising databases preferred. Familiarity with office equipment preferred. Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients, to be detailed and accurate in work methods, and to exercise good judgment with professionalism.

Benefits:

We offer highly competitive compensation in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 27 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: careers@pkdcure.org.  Please reference “Donor Relations Assistant” in the subject line.

For more information about the PKD Foundation, visit our website at pkdcure.org.

EOE


Volunteer Engagement Specialist (Full-time, Exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement

Primary Function:

Responsible for leading strategic initiatives to maximize the efforts of local volunteers by providing opportunities for PKD communities to increase engagement and build the local volunteer base. Oversee Chapter growth and succession planning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage approximately 30 emerging Chapter areas to include:
    • Coach volunteer Coordinators to strengthen local engagement.
    • Create and manage a strategic plan to assist each Chapter with meeting goals and objectives for growth.
  • Recruit local volunteer Chapter leadership.
  • Identify future volunteer leaders and develop a strong foundation of volunteer support for Chapter’s growth and succession planning.
  • Work with local volunteer leaders and local volunteers to build the volunteer base and increase participation across all Chapter programs and special events.
  • Work with Volunteer Engagement team members to encourage, counsel and provide resources to assist Chapters in meeting annual expectations and assist volunteers with making connections in their community.
  • Work cooperatively with Walk for PKD Specialist to make creative connections within local communities in order to increase engagement and build the donor pipeline.
  • Work with the Volunteer engagement team to develop ongoing training and resources for volunteers including online training and annual Leadership Conference.
  • Implement and manage volunteer recognition program.
  • Work closely with members of the Volunteer engagement team to ensure each Chapter is working to its full potential.
  • Be aware of opportunities to connect Development team members with individual and corporate donors at a Chapter level.
  • Have a full understanding of the information/reports that can be pulled from Raiser’s Edge and other database systems used by the Foundation.
  • Provide excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of Chapter Coordinators, volunteers and constituents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and volunteer management experience preferred. Two years experience in not-for-profit field or minimum of three years professional experience.

Qualifications:

Candidate must possess a commitment to the vision and mission of the PKD Foundation.

Candidate Must:

  • Exhibit competency in organization & project management.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, public relations, written and oral communication skills, and strong public speaking skills.
  • Exhibit the ability to work cooperatively with volunteers.
  • Be a self-starter and possess the ability to prioritize workflow while performing a variety of duties at one time.
  • Possess a collaborative spirit and be skilled in problem solving and team-building.
  • Be able to meet deadlines, make accurate decisions, work independently and as a team player, and act in a professional and positive manner when dealing with the public.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good office (including computer) skills.

Job Requirements: This is a full-time, exempt position requiring some evening and weekend hours and travel. When this is necessary, flextime will be provided. Must be willing and able to travel as needed and exhibit good stewardship of PKD Foundation resources.

Knowledge/Judgment: Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Prior experience with fundraising databases preferred. Familiarity with office equipment preferred. Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients, to be detailed and accurate in work methods, and to exercise good judgment with professionalism.

Benefits:

We offer highly competitive compensation in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 27 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: careers@pkdcure.org.  Please reference “Volunteer Engagement Specialist” in the subject line.

For more information about the PKD Foundation, visit our website at pkdcure.org.

EOE