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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


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


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 (New York City or Boston, 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


PKD Connect Resource Center Coordinator (Full-time, non-exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Patient & Volunteer Engagement

Primary function:

  1. Responsible for assisting Director of Patient & Volunteer Engagement in managing the Resource Center.
  2. Serve as the primary contact for constituents contacting the PKD Foundation for support.
  3. Assist with training and managing volunteer peer-to-peer mentors.
  4. Regularly place outbound calls to constituents.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Respond to requests for support and disease management resources from constituents affected by PKD via phone, email and social media. Up to 50% of an average work day may be spent on the phone.
  2. Provide comprehensive information regarding all aspects of living with PKD, symptoms, disease management, diagnosis, etc., using the tools, resources and protocols provided by the PKD Foundation.
  3. Connect constituents with programs and services offered nationally and locally.
  4. Ensure timely and accurate records are kept of constituent interactions with staff and with peer-to-peer mentors in line with organizational standards.
  5. Maintain knowledge about PKD, PKD Foundation, and programs offered by the organization both nationally and locally.
  6. Engage volunteers to participate in peer-to-peer mentoring program and facilitate meaningful opportunities for volunteer engagement.
  7. Develop and implement training for volunteer peer-to-peer mentors.
  8. Have a full understanding of the information/reports that can be pulled from database.
  9. Provide timely and accurate reports to the Director of Patient & Volunteer Engagement as requested.
  10. Ensure timely and accurate capture and completion of interactions using documentation required by PKD Foundation protocol.
  11. Work closely with Chapter Services team members and Chapter volunteers to make creative connections between and among people, events, programs and their associated circles.
  12. Monitor emails in assigned Foundation inboxes including answering as appropriate and distributing others to appropriate staff for follow-up.
  13. Provide excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of volunteers and patients.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Education/training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other health and human service related field.
  2. Three years of progressive experience working with people with chronic illness or in human service environment.

Knowledge/judgment:

  1. Must have excellent verbal and written, communication and computer skills.
  2. Ability to work in a team environment.
  3. Advanced problem solving skills.
  4. Be self motivated and punctual.
  5. Requires strong interpersonal skills.
  6. Able to acquire a working knowledge of the basics of ADPKD and ARPKD.
  7. Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients.
  8. Be detailed and accurate in work methods.
  9. Exercise good judgment with professionalism.

Technical skills:

  1. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor software preferred.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  3. Familiarity with basic office equipment preferred.

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 required. Some evening and weekend work.

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 “PKD Connect Resource Center Coordinator” in the subject line.

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

EOE


Administrative Support Coordinator (Full time, non-exempt)

Primary Function:

  1. Provide administrative support to all science, education, advocacy, and government affairs functions as directed by Executive Assistant.
  2. Provide administrative support to all areas of the office, as directed by Executive Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide grant administration support including maintaining records, coordinating report reminders and check requests.
    1. Assist in organizing annual SAC meeting
    2. Assist in compiling grant and fellowship interim and final reports
  2. Provide general R&D support in the areas of:
    1. Answering phones, fielding questions about R&D program.
    2. Support Accelerating Treatments to Patients programs.
    3. Support tissue donation program.
    4. Coordinate staff travel.
  3. Coordinate the Discarded Tissue Donation program.
  4. Maintain clinical studies portion of the website.
  5. Prepare department check requests and expenses for payment.
  6. Answer incoming calls; greet callers/visitors.  Seek to assist callers/visitors and serve as a referral bridge when necessary.
  7. Distribute daily mail.
  8. Process outgoing shipments (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc).
  9. Process daily donations.
  10. Perform office facility non-janitorial tasks as assigned.
  11. Other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business or related field preferred.
  2. 1 to 3 years of relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  2. Familiarity with basic office equipment and inventory maintenance preferred.
  3. Knowledge of shipping and mailing procedures preferred.
  4. Able to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept direction on given assignments.
  5.  Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients.
  6. Be detailed and accurate in work methods.

Technical Skills:

  1. Use of Microsoft Office software or equivalent.
  2. Experience with donor software preferred.

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: None.

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 “Administrative Support Coordinator – Science” in the subject line.

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

EOE


Administrative Support Coordinator (Full time, non-exempt)

Primary Function:

  1. Provide administrative support to all development functions as directed by Executive Assistant.
  2. Provide administrative support to all areas of the office, as directed by Executive Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate administrative duties for Leadership Gifts Directors as assigned.
  2. Accurately use the CRM, including: entering data, updating donor records and running reports.
  3. Manage Thank You Phone Call donor dashboard, and effectively handle in-bound and out-bound donor communications.
  4. Support distribution of donor cultivation and stewardship mail/email pieces.
  5. Review and support the accurate processing of donor gift acknowledgements and tribute activity reports.
  6. Prepare Leadership Gifts Director receipts and prospect materials as directed.
  7. Manage all onsite donor files.
  8. Demonstrate ability to continually improve processes.
  9. Have a strong understanding of the information/reports that can be pulled from the database through CRM.
  10. Answer incoming calls.  Seek to assist callers and serve as a referral bridge as necessary.
  11. Distribute daily mail.
  12. Process outgoing shipments (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc).
  13. Process daily donations.
  14. Perform office facility non-janitorial tasks as assigned.
  15. Other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two years experience in not-for-profit field or minimum of three years of professional experience.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent computer skills.
  2. Ability to work in a team environment
  3. Advanced problem solving skills
  4. Be self motivated and punctual

Technical Skills:

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

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: None

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 “Administrative Support Coordinator – Development” in the subject line.

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

EOE


Administrative Support Coordinator (Full time, non-exempt)

Primary Function:

  1. Provide administrative support to all operations functions as directed by Executive Assistant.
  2. Provide administrative support to all areas of the office, as directed by Executive Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Answer incoming calls; receive callers/visitors.  Seek to assist callers/visitors and serve as a referral bridge when necessary.
  2. Distribute daily mail.
  3. Process outgoing shipments (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc).
  4. Process daily donations.
  5. Assist with ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.
  6. Process accounts payable check requests and run checks weekly.
  7. Maintain accounts payable files.
  8. Ensure mailroom and kitchen is stocked with supplies.
  9. Maintain and update Operations Manual as directed.
  10. Assist with thank you letter mailings as needed.
  11. Assist with annual audit as directed.
  12. Assist with staff event logistics.
  13. Perform office facility non-janitorial tasks as assigned.
  14. Provide general administrative support to HR, Finance, IT, Resource Center and Operations as directed.
  15. Other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two years experience in not-for-profit field or minimum of three years of professional experience.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent computer skills.
  2. Ability to work in a team environment
  3. Advanced problem solving skills
  4. Be self motivated and punctual.

Technical Skills:

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  2. Proficiency with office equipment.
  3. Experience with Financial Edge or similar accounting software desired.
  4. Experience with accounts payable desired.

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: None

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 “Administrative Support Coordinator – Operations” in the subject line.

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

EOE