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Chief Development Officer (Exempt)

Polycystic kidney disease affects approximately 1 in 500 individuals. It is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases that typically leads to kidney failure, requiring dialyses and/or kidney transplant. There is no cure or approved therapy in the United States. The PKD Foundation in the only organization in the U.S. solely focused on PKD, and is highly engaged in research that will hopefully lead to a therapy. The Foundation funds many research initiatives and works closely with pharmaceutical companies, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We rely 100 percent on private donors to fund our mission of promoting programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness, to improve the lives of all it affects. The PKD Foundation is looking for our next fundraising leader. This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families suffering from the effects of polycystic kidney disease.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for the strategic direction for development, providing strong leadership for fundraising initiatives, and managing a team of results-oriented, passionate staff. Our new CDO will have the relationship skills that are necessary to continue to engage our existing donors and an understanding and entrepreneurial know how to develop new revenue streams. The CDO will be a key member of the Foundation’s executive team, and work collaboratively with Chief Scientific Officer, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, and Chief Operating and Financial Officer.

This is an exciting time for the PKD Foundation and the PKD community. A campaign to significantly increase the funding for research is currently being planned and the new CDO will be a highly visible leader in the campaign execution.

You will be working from the national office of PKD in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City is a vibrant community, with world class facilities for the arts, abundant shopping and dining. Kansas City is home to several professional sports teams including the Kansas City Chiefs, World Series Champions Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC. And of course, we like our world famous barbeque. Kansas City has something for everyone.

Responsibilities: 

  • Leading a comprehensive national development program and providing execution within the strategic plan.
  • Developing a balanced mix of donor sources and solicitation programs that will enable the PKD Foundation to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
  • Developing operational objectives that enable the PKD Foundation to achieve financial objectives.
  • Designing and assuring implementation of cost effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment.
  • Developing, coaching and managing a high-performing and empowered development team, including fundraising volunteers across the country.
  • Managing the overall operations of the development initiatives and ensuring cross-functional collaborative engagement with other departmental teams.
  • Appropriately representing the PKD Foundation, its board and CEO to donors, prospects and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Strong major gift experience, with a proven track record of working with donors at the six-figure gift level.
  • Campaign experience, with an exceptional understanding of campaign planning and execution
  • A keen analytical ability to align fundraising programs with expected financial outcomes.
  • Results oriented, goal driven passion to achieve organizational goals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, relational and communication skills
  • Intelligent, visionary, inspiring, highly collaborative, humble, high-energy leader with exceptional interpersonal and relational skills.
  • 10 years senior development experience
  • Significant experience in developing and empowering high functioning teams
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. CFRE designation is highly desirable.
  • A strong understanding of technology, Blackbaud’s Luminate and Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.

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 cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: careers@pkdcure.org, or fax your information to: 816.268.8497. Please reference “Chief Development Officer” in the subject line.

EOE


Website Manager (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Marketing Officer

Primary function:

To manage and implement the PKD Foundation websites strategy.

Overview

The Website Manager oversees all of the PKD Foundation’s websites and collaborates with members of the Marketing team to ensure digital strategies are integrated and cohesive. Working with the marketing team, he/she will develop, implement, track and optimize the organization’s websites and contribute to the digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute website strategy to increase online engagement and promote the programs of the Foundation.
  • Optimize and/or recommend strategies to optimize website and blog content for SEO/M and mobile
  • Contribute to digital marketing efforts including social, mobile, email, online media, and other digital components
  • Identify website and blog KPIs, and measure and report on website and blog performance and ROI
  • Manage the Foundation’s presence, communications and brand identity across all websites and blog
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team and others in the Foundation to improve usability, design and content of the organization’s websites
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and other internal teams to create landing pages for optimal user experience and measurement
  • Provide customer service and training to staff, volunteers and constituents where applicable
  • Collaborate with IT and outside agencies and vendor partners
  • Collaborate with Marketing Communications Manager and Interactive Marketing Specialist on social media and email campaigns and strategies to ensure integrated and cohesive digital strategies
  • Stay up-to-date and maintain a high level of expertise in emerging digital marketing trends
  • Analyze metrics and data to identify and respond to trends and insights
  • Develop and manage portals for internal audiences
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 3-5 years digital marketing experience preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla etc.)
  • Experience with Email Service Providers (Mailchimp, Constant Contact etc.)
  • Experience with web and social analytics tools (Google Analytics, Facebook Insights)
  • Expertise in SEO/M tools  to perform SEO audits, keyword research and make recommendations on content optimization
  • Excellent understanding of user experience, information architecture and content taxonomy best practices,
  • Proficient in HTML and CSS.
  • Ability to integrate and implement website strategies into overall marketing plan
  • Ability to  interpret web analytics/marketing reports and make recommendations based on data
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills

Preferred

  • Experience with design software including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Web development including JavaScript
  • Experience with Google Grants and Google for Nonprofits

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications – Candidate must:

  • Be committed to the vision, mission and values of the PKD Foundation. Our values include respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence.
  • Be a self-starter and possess the ability to prioritize workflow while performing a variety of duties at one time.
  • Be collaborative and skilled in problem solving and team-building.
  • Have a basic understanding of not-for-profit fund-raising and structure, volunteer, advocacy and marketing concepts.
  • 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 other staff members and the public.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good office (including computer) skills.

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 “Website Manager” in the subject line.


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