Join our team

Current career opportunities

 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 should forward their cover letter, resume and salary requirement to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Walk for PKD Specialist” in the subject line.

EOE


Leadership Gifts Director (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Engagement Officer

Primary Function:

The Leadership Gifts Director will report directly to and collaborate with the Chief Engagement 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.

EOE


Director of Marketing

Supervisor: CEO/Chief Engagement Officer

Primary Function:

Position the brand and message needed to create a clear, positive identity that displays the vision and mission’s impact. Lead a team of marketers to engage supporters, motivate donors and provide information to patients in a relevant and accessible way, across multiple platforms. Oversee strategy and production for all campaigns and communication. Collaborate with internal and external directors and teams to support the overall needs of the organization.

Primary Duties:

  • Establish integrated marketing brand for multiple channels (including web, POS, mobile, and print), with special emphasis on making complex information easy to understand.
  • Develop staff to work collaboratively and be proactive to achieve results. Empower staff to take risks, create new ideas, and understand audience motivation.
  • Create campaigns and branded material that will support major initiatives including major gift case for support, Walk for PKD, and other educational services, such as PKD National Convention.
  • Manage projects and tasks to meet established expectations.
  • Assist with public and media relations.
  • Supervise four to five staff members (and consultants) responsible for all social, web, email, video and print publications along with reviewing and scheduling content.
  • Be an integral part of the leadership team that includes 3 C-suite and 5 other Directors, to help fulfill the Foundation’s mission of improving the lives of people impacted by PKD.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, creative communications, public relations, or related field; at least five years’ experience in related work environments. Non-profit marketing background is strongly preferred.
  • Experience supervising/mentoring people and/or teams.
  • Strong creative and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong planning, organization, decision-making and analytic skills.
  • Experience with and/or strong understanding of social media, digital channels and email.
  • Self-disciplined and motivated in a marketing environment that requires creativity, strong attention to detail, and adaptability. (Non-profit experience a plus.)
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing competing priorities.
  • Ability to manage multiple and diverse activities supporting marketing and communications initiatives under tight time constraints.

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 “Director of Marketing” in the subject line.

EOE


Database Assistant (Full-time, Non-Exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Integrated Information Systems

Primary Function:

Input incoming daily cash receipts, run daily revenue reports, process mailings and perform certain administrative duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assistant

  • Perform daily mail merges for thank you and acknowledgment letters within 24 hours of committal to the database.
  • Update thank you and acknowledgment letters quarterly with refreshed content provided by Marketing.
  • Perform pledge reminder letters on the 15th of each month.
  • Process online donation to the Raiser’s Edge database
  • Process bimonthly staff giving donations.

Data Entry

  • Create new donor records in database for first-time donors or contacts.
  • Enter daily revenues to the appropriate member account in database; this includes cash, checks, credit card, online donations, and registrations within 24 hours of receiving the batch.
  • Maintain database records while posting by updating any new donor information.
  • Create necessary tribute record links and create records for family or friends for acknowledgment purposes.
  • Run daily reports from database system for separate types of gift revenues and balance with bank deposits.
  • Maintain files of all correspondence and donor gift information, organized by date.
  • Provide backup support for database team as needed.
  • Assist with database training
  • Perform other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Two years data entry and/or secretarial experience with preference to those with bookkeeping experience. High school graduate or equivalent with experience in business, bookkeeping and word processing courses.

Knowledge and Judgment:

Knowledge of database and word processing and other office equipment. Must be able to handle a variety of duties at one time. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to provide quality customer service over the phone, be a self-starter, and be able to prioritize workflow. Ability to exercise judgment in handling the posting and depositing of daily cash receipts and donor confidentiality.

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 “Database Assistant” in the subject line.

EOE