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Walk for PKD Specialist (Full-time, exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Community Fundraising

Primary Function
Responsible for leading strategic initiatives to drive revenue and participation for the Walk for PKD.

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
  • National fundraiser portfolio management including; retaining, increasing and acquiring mid-level fundraisers.
  • Provide comprehensive volunteer management and coaching, with the ability to develop resources to facilitate volunteer performance.
  • Develop a strong working knowledge across all internal integrated information systems, including TeamRaiser, Luminate Online, Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge.
  • Provide excellent customer service to external and internal constituents.
  • Availability to accommodate weekend event travel and after hours volunteer training/coaching.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

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.

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) 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 Please reference “Walk for PKD Specialist” in the subject line.


Executive Assistant (Exempt)

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Primary Function: Provide executive level administrative and program support to the Leadership Team of the Foundation’s four major divisions: Development; Finance and Administration; Marketing and Communications; and Research and Education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Calendar Maintenance and Administrative Assistance
Maintain schedules and calendars; assist with deliverables and special projects.  Schedule recurring staff meetings.   Handle incoming phone calls.  Email, letters and report preparation and distribution.  Maintain association memberships and publication subscriptions.  Assist other departments with administrative or special projects as needed.  Perform and fulfill additional duties and tasks as assigned.

Board of Trustees and Committees Support
Schedule Standing Committee and Board of Trustees meetings and conference calls, assisting the Chairman, Officers, and Committee Chairs as needed.  Provide on-site logistical and hospitality support, generally requiring travel.  Negotiate hotel contracts to secure room blocks, meeting space, F&B, and A/V; manage logistics and final invoice.  Prepare agenda and record minutes; collect and organize materials and presentations. Maintain all Board-related documents and Board portal on website.

Meeting Planning
Schedule and organize monthly Town Hall meetings and Leadership Team meetings.  Assist with department meetings/retreats as required.

Financial Support        
Prepare check requests and expense reports.  Reconcile monthly bank and credit card statements.

Development Support
Assist CEO in monitoring his donor portfolio, scheduling in-person meetings and phone calls, meeting preparation, obtaining donor profiles, and entering notes into Raisers Edge.  Assist with other Development projects as needed.

Travel Management              
Coordinate travel logistics for the Leadership Team, including air, hotel, and ground transportation.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Four to seven years’ experience at the Executive Assistant level, supporting C-suite executives
  • College degree strongly preferred

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; willingness to accept supervisory coaching
  • A strong work ethic accompanied by an optimistic, “can do” attitude, and a passion for their work
  • Demonstrated proficiency of all Microsoft Office applications, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor software
  • Demonstrable track record of initiative, resourcefulness and willingness to learn
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and work well as a dedicated member of a team while assisting executive(s) in professional setting
  • Exercise professional and sound judgment
  • Proven writing/editing, filing, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Strong client service skills, with the ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients
  • Ability to type 60+ WPM without errors; proven efficiency and accuracy with assigned duties and projects


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) 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 Please reference “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.

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


Marketing Intern (Part-time, Non-Exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Marketing

Start Date: July 2017

The PKD Foundation is currently seeking a summer marketing intern. The marketing intern will assist the Engagement team with planning, writing, posting and analyzing social media and email content. Experience with Hootsuite, Basecamp and Google Analytics preferred.

The ideal candidate should be a rising college junior or senior majoring in journalism, marketing, communications, government relations or a related field. He or she must be an energetic and creative team player with strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience with PC Microsoft programs, including Google docs, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, are required. This is an ongoing, open position, filled every semester.

Hours are flexible (requirement of at least 20 hours per week). This is a part-time paid internship.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume, cover letter and writing samples to  Please reference “Marketing Intern” in the subject line.


Seasonal Database Assistant (Part-Time, Non-Exempt) $14 per hour

Supervisor: Director of Integrated Information Systems

Hours: 20-40 per week – flexible schedule between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (August 14, 2017 – October 31, 2017)

Primary Function: Input incoming daily cash receipts, run daily revenue reports, process mailings and perform certain administrative duties.  Candidate must have organizational skills, flexibility to work hours as needed, teamwork, written communication skills and an ability to work without supervision.  Previous experience with working with Luminate Online and Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Key Tasks

  • Using Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online to, add, clean and validate company and individual records, making sure that contact data is accurate and complete.
  • Enter daily revenues to the appropriate member account in database; this includes cash, checks, credit card an online donations.
  • 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 back up support for other database assistant duties as needed.  (see Addendum)
  • Other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Skills Required

  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and dependability on repetitive tasks.
  • High level of typing accuracy and speed
  • Ability to follow a schedule of work and meet set target
  • Experience using databases and CRM systems, ideally Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online

Personal Qualities

  • Thorough worker with rigorous attention to detail and ability to understand the importance of the task.
  • Quick learner and willing to use own initiative.
  • Flexible approach to workload.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.

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.

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, and 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.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee may also be expected to perform related duties as assigned.  This organization reserves the right to change job duties as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume to: Please reference “Seasonal Database Assistant” in the subject line.