Join our team

Current career opportunities

Marketing Specialist (Full-time, exempt)

Supervisor: Marketing Strategist

Primary Functions

  1. Responsible for driving digital marketing communications and content initiatives across multiple platforms.
  2. Coordinate and implement social media, email and interactive marketing campaigns/projects,
  3. Provide support to reach Foundation goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement interactive strategies, including email, social media and mobile for Foundation areas, including but not limited to: Advocacy, Government Affairs, Community Fundraising, Donor Relations, Leadership Gifts and Community Engagement.Develop and implement interactive strategies, including email, social media and mobile for Foundation areas, including but not limited to: Advocacy, Government Affairs, Community Fundraising, Donor Relations, Leadership Gifts and Community Engagement.
  2. Manage the distribution of digital messaging across online platforms, including email and social media outlets.
  3. Collaborate with directors to coordinate all email and social media content.
  4. Create and distribute monthly e-newsletter, PKDnews.
  5. Manage presence on social media outlets. Monitor outlets daily for comments, feedback or questions regarding PKD or the Foundation. (Includes weekend, evening and holiday monitoring/management, but volume is low.)
  6. Create and manage promotional awareness campaigns, including National Kidney Month, PKD Awareness Day and Giving Tuesday.7. Monitor and measure the impact of social media and email programs. Analyze, review and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
  7. Assist the Marketing team with Foundation websites, including but not limited to: webpage creations, content updates, event publishing, auto-responders, forms and more. Some knowledge of HTML is preferred.
  8. Contribute to PKD Connection blog, including content, weekly posting and promoting on social media.
  9. Provide support to leadership with ad hoc initiatives that align with the Foundation’s objectives.  Assist with marketing efforts including: production of all marketing and educational materials, video production, special events and project management.
  10. Stay up-to-date in trends in social media and email marketing.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. 2-4 years post graduate experience in marketing or related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Must be comfortable working in variety of work teams and applying marketing and communications skills to organizational initiatives.
  2. Must be comfortable working with the media, writing copy, news releases and marketing automation.
  3. Must have knowledge of social media outlets, applications and tools.
  4. Knowledge of AP Style of writing, solid communication, organizational and project management skills required.

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously required.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Use hands and arms, read, stoop, crouch, talk, hear, see objects clearly at 20 inches or less.
  • Lift and move items weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel: None

Other: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. PKD Foundation reserves the right to add, delete, or modify job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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

  • Paid time off – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 8.5% 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 “Marketing Specialist” in the subject line.

EOE

Donor Relations Specialist (Full-time, exempt)

Primary Functions

  1. Serve as the lead in Donor Relations Stewardship, supporting: Leadership Gifts, Mid-Level Gifts, Lifetime Society, Legacy Society, Heroes for Hope and other Annual Giving Circles.Serve as the lead in Donor Relations Stewardship, supporting: Leadership Gifts, Mid-Level Gifts, Lifetime Society, Legacy Society, Heroes for Hope and other Annual Giving Circles.
  2. Develop and execute a Stewardship Plan, in collaboration with Development staff, Marketing & Communications and Executive Leadership, with a documented plan to refresh and revise on a routine basis.
  3. Facilitate and maintain quality assurance for all Portfolio, Society and Circle donor correspondence; including pre and post gift communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage the Donor Stewardship Pipeline (including, but not limited to, Mid-Level giving between $500 and $1,000 CY cumulative), supporting the attainment of the direct response budgeted revenue and volume growth goals.Manage the Donor Stewardship Pipeline (including, but not limited to, Mid-Level giving between $500 and $1,000 CY cumulative), supporting the attainment of the direct response budgeted revenue and volume growth goals.
  2. Participate in the development of written proposals and outcome reports for donors, connecting and leveraging donor interests with mission impact. Based on direction from solicitor teams, determine appropriate project/program alignment, proposal positioning, and report objectives.
  3. Direct internal meetings to vet projects/programs, helping to establish priorities for funding, while gathering the materials necessary for solicitation and stewardship activities. As necessary, manage external consultant(s)/writer(s) to develop and assemble proposals or reports, and assist with all other written material needs as requested.
  4. Coordinate the creation of a Donor Stewardship Plan, with accompanying calendar, deliverables, staff involvement, and budget allocation.
  5. Lead the implementation of meaningful and accurate donor acknowledgements based on history, consistency, and achievements. Also managing physical card/e-card strategy and deployment.
  6. Direct on-going stewardship marketing and content strategies to tailor donor initiatives/communications that lead to enhanced awareness, understanding and support of the PKD Foundation’s vision.
  7. Manage an assigned Stewardship “Thank You” Dashboard, appreciating and timely communicating donor/donation impact. Additionally, support the creation, allocation and management of other Stewardship “Thank You” Dashboards and affiliated projects.
  8. Accurately record donor interactions, better defining donor PKD Foundation philanthropic priority and program affinity.
  9. Integrate with the Leadership Gifts team to identify new prospects from among the Mid-level, and effectively steward donors who have reached their current maximum giving potential; maintaining strong, personalized relationships that deepen and grow over time.
  10. Constantly refine over-arching stewardship strategies, with respect to healthcare vertical and nonprofit industry benchmarks. Contribute to regular brainstorming on innovative, unique and personalized stewardship communication/experience opportunities, ensuring that all PKD Foundation resources are invested wisely.
  11. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including management, staff and volunteers, to support comprehensive partnerships that drive revenue growth and advance donor relationship strategy.
  12. Other Donor Relations administration duties as assigned, including: phone support, mail processing and file management.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Three to five years of progressive experience and achievement in the nonprofit fundraising field.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Strong computer skills.
  3. Ability to work in a team environment, advanced problem solving and follow-up skills
  4. Be self motivated and punctual.
  5. Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external constituents.
  6. Be detailed and accurate in work methods, and to exercise good judgment with professionalism.

Technical Skills:

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  2. Prior experience with fundraising databases preferred.
  3. Familiarity with office equipment preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Use hands and arms, read, stoop, crouch, talk, hear, see objects clearly at 20 inches or less.
  • Lift and move items weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel: None

Other: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. PKD Foundation reserves the right to add, delete, or modify job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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

  • Paid time off – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 8.5% 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 Specialist” in the subject line. EOE

Community Fundraising Coordinator (Full-time, non-exempt)

Supervisor: Senior Director of Community Fundraising

Primary Function:

  1. Perform administrative functions for all community fundraising initiatives.
  2. Work cooperatively with all team members to ensure event processes and procedures are fully executed.
  3. Provide guidance and materials to volunteers and participants to assist with their fundraising success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Process all Walk for PKD sponsorship agreements and monitor fulfillment of all sponsor entitlements.
  2. Assist the Walk for PKD staff in identifying material needs for each event and facilitate the ordering process.
  3. Work with a vendor to identify prize incentives for the Walk for PKD and manage the prize redemption website.
  4. Secure appropriate insurance for all PKDF events.
  5. Monitor the Walk for PKD phone line and email address.
  6. Monitor and distribute all event materials and resources from the PKD Foundation.
  7. Create all fundraising events and facilitate updates and site maintenance.
  8. Work cooperatively with the marketing team to ensure timely execution of communication plans and site updates.
  9. Process all invoices and direct pay requests.
  10. Maintain relationship with fundraising vendors to facilitate distribution of all event materials. Ensuring deadlines are met and pricing is consistent with the contract.
  11. Provide support to the memorial tribute program.
  12. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all Volunteer Leadership staff.
  13. Provide excellent customer service.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Experience in volunteer and event management, program development and implementation or customer/donor cultivation is preferred.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Organizational and project management skills required.
  3. Proficiency in managing multiple projects at one time.

Technical Skills:

  1. Knowledge of peer to peer fundraising platforms.
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands:

  1. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  2. Use hands and arms, read, stoop, crouch, talk, hear, see objects clearly at 20 inches or less.
  3. Lift and move items weighing up to 20 lbs.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel: No travel required.

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

  • Paid time off – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 8.5% 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 “Community Fundraising Coordinator” in the subject line.

EOE

Regional Community Fundraising Specialist (Full-time, exempt)

Supervisor: Community Fundraising Strategist

Primary Function:

  1. Manage a region of fundraising events; implementing a strategy for revenue growth and acquisition goals for team captains, sponsors and events.
  2. Manage a strategic coaching and cultivation calendar to span all events, participants and sponsors in defined region.
  3. Live and work remotely within assigned region (Great Lakes, West Coast, Boston, New York or Dallas).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Retain, recruit and coach volunteer leaders to achieve participation and revenue goals for each assigned location.
  2. Develop and distribute resources to facilitate volunteer performance.
  3. Identify and assist local volunteer leadership in recruiting a committee while maintaining a strong working relationship with local volunteers.
  4. Facilitate event logistics and assist with local promotion of assigned fundraising events.
  5. Monitor and measure the fundraising progress of Team Captains. Analyze, review and report on trends, new acquisition and retention.
  6. Utilize team captain resources to increase overall number of team captains per event and increase team fundraising.
  7. Promote and implement the sponsor retention and recognition program.
  8. Participate in sponsorship prospecting and solicitation.
  9. Corporate sponsorship acquisition in the defined region.
  10. Identify a new viable fundraising event in the defined region.
  11. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all Volunteer Leadership staff.
  12. Stay up-to-date in peer to peer fundraising and volunteer management.
  13. Provide excellent customer service.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum of 3 years of experience in volunteer and event management, program development and implementation or customer/donor cultivation.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Organizational and project management skills required.
  3. Proficiency in managing multiple projects at one time.

Technical Skills:

  1. Knowledge of peer to peer fundraising platforms.
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands:

  1. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  2. Use hands and arms, read, stoop, crouch, talk, hear, see objects clearly at 20 inches or less.
  3. Lift and move items weighing up to 20 lbs.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel: Travel as needed. Occasional after-hours volunteer training/coaching.

Other: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. PKD Foundation reserves the right to add, delete, or modify job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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 – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 8.5% 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. Please reference “Regional Community Fundraising Specialist” in the subject line. For more information about the PKD Foundation, visit our website at pkdcure.org.

EOE

Chief Operating Officer

The PKD Foundation is currently seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee the day-to-day business operations of the Foundation. The COO is an integral member of the senior leadership team consisting of five persons (CEO, CSO, COO, Sr. Director of Community Fundraising and Sr. Director of Leadership Gifts) and is the highest ranking headquarters-based leader when the CEO is not available. The COO works closely with the CEO and shall exhibit experience and excellence in Board communication and support, management of team leaders, internal and external communication, and be decisive in the execution of duties. Extensive experience in executive leadership (within a nonprofit environment) is needed, with a proven track record of executing projects, managing policy and resolving issues both at headquarters and remotely. The COO serves as a consistent presence at headquarters and is a support to all existing functions and leaders. The COO shall have the business acumen to improve systems, policies and procedures in an effective and efficient manner.

Benefits:

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

  • Paid time off – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 8.5% 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 Operating Officer” in the subject line.

EOE

Director of Research

The PKD Foundation is currently seeking a Director of Research. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Scientific Officer and be responsible for providing direction and management of ongoing and new initiatives of the Research Department. Among these responsibilities are the management of the Foundation’s Research Grant and Fellowship program, the centerpiece of the Foundation’s commitment to ADPKD and ARPKD basic, translational, and clinical research, attendance and interaction at key meetings such as ASN’s Kidney Week and FASEB Conferences on PKD and Cilia, and facilitation of the Science Advisory Committee meetings. The Director will have the opportunity to grow the Foundation’s Research efforts in the coming years and to interact with the increasing number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies with PKD therapeutics programs.

The successful candidate will oversee the design and implementation of a patient registry as a clinical research tool and to facilitate the enrollment of future clinical trials. The Research Director will facilitate the development of criteria by which nephrology groups, academic and private, may be designated as PKD Centers of Excellence. The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in the biological sciences (Ph.D. preferred) and authorship in peer-reviewed journals in areas directly or indirectly related to the study of PKD. The Director of Research will interact with most other Departments to facilitate the goals of the Foundation to give hope and facilitate the development of novel treatments for PKD.

Benefits:

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

  • Paid time off – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 8.5% 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 “Director of Research” in the subject line.

EOE