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Advancement Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the Advancement Coordinator will provide administrative and program support to the Advancement Team.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for managing marketing operations including development and execution of various Foundation programs and brand awareness initiatives to achieve mission goals. The Director interprets mission objectives and develops successful marketing campaigns from idea to execution. They also ensure that the organization’s message is clearly defined and distributed across all channels and targeted audiences, as well as the coordination of the organization’s marketing budget. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions is imperative to achieve success in this role. The Director will serve as the main point of contact between the Marketing team and other departments at PKDF. Learn more.

About

The PKD Foundation is the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and to improving the lives of those it affects. Since 1982, we have proudly funded more than 1,300 research projects and leveraged $1.5B in research funds, while serving our local communities across the country. We are inspired by our mission. And driven by our vision to #endPKD.

Our employment strategy

Achieving our vision to #endPKD requires great people. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our team and strive to provide a collaborative, creative atmosphere where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, planning, and culture. Our staff models our culture by demonstrating our core values:

  • Mission-centric: Respect the mission and those we serve.
  • Professionalism: Commit to the highest standards.
  • Authenticity: Communicate with candor and transparency
  • Teamwork: Advance the Foundation together.

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 a benefits package including:

  • Full medical benefits including healthcare, dental, and vision
  • Life insurance and disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 10.5% employer contribution, no match required
  • 11+ paid Holidays and 20 PTO days per year
  • Remote work environment, with collaborative business center available to employees local to the Kansas City metro area as needed.

*Benefits are subject to board review annually and may change.

Physical demands

Unless stated otherwise, all positions require the following:

  • 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 pounds

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of organization jobs. The PKD Foundation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

EEO/Disability/Veteran Employer

Minorities are encouraged to apply.

The PKD Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

All employment decisions at the PKD Foundation are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We thank all respondents for their interest in the PKD Foundation.

These job descriptions are not intended to be all inclusive. PKD Foundation reserves the right to add, delete, or modify job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Job descriptions do not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. 

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the PKD Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. 

Advancement Coordinator

Category: Non-Exempt; Full-Time
Reports to: Chief Philanthropy Officer
Location: Remote, USA

Summary

Under the supervision of the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the Advancement Coordinator will provide administrative and program support to the Advancement Team.

Core Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate with Chief Philanthropy Officer and Business Strategist on staff portfolios, by managing records such as updating (adding/removing) portfolios, establishing action items and assist the Advancement staff with creating donor engagement plans within the CRM. Review active donor stages (Moves Mgt) for accuracy and status against stage timelines for each stage. Updating of assigned donor records and change donor preferences as noted by portfolio owners.
  • Coordination for CPO directed projects to help manage timelines (CYE/FYE emails, letters, donation page).
  • Compile and submit CPO Monthly Expensify Statement
  • Implement advancement SOP’s and other processes as determined by CPO.
  • Create list pulls for any CPO directed and segmented mailings (i.e. tributes, planned giving).
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Two years’ experience in not-for-profit field or minimum of three years of professional experience.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent computer skills.
  • Prior experience with CRM systems, Salesforce preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Be self-motivated and punctual.
  • Experience with donor software preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Familiarity with remote office setting, including video communications program, virtual meeting scheduling, etc.

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional (<10%) travel to headquarters in Kansas City will be required for meetings.

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.

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 a benefits package including:

  • Full medical benefits including healthcare, dental, and vision
  • Employer funded HSA
  • Life insurance and disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 12% employer contribution, no match required
  • 11+ paid Holidays and 20 PTO days per year
  • Remote work environment, with collaborative business center available to employees local to the Kansas City metro area as needed.

*Benefits are subject to board review annually and may change.

The PKD Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a work environment where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, veteran status, cultures, beliefs or any other status protected by law.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to: careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Advancement Coordinator” in the subject line.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the PKD Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. As of October 1, 2021 the PKD Foundation has a policy requiring all employees either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit a Request for Accommodation if in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief.

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

Director of Marketing and Communications

Category: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer
Location: Remote, USA

Summary

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for managing marketing operations including development and execution of various Foundation programs and brand awareness initiatives to achieve mission goals. The Director interprets mission objectives and develops successful marketing campaigns from idea to execution. They also ensure that the organization’s message is clearly defined and distributed across all channels and targeted audiences, as well as the coordination of the organization’s marketing budget. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions is imperative to achieve success in this role. The Director will serve as the main point of contact between the Marketing team and other departments at PKDF.

Core Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Spearhead marketing and communications strategy for the marketing/communications team (e.g., brand strategy, goals, messaging, budget, and spending priorities). Supervise a team of 3 including a graphic designer, social media specialist and communications strategist as well as relationships with external vendors to achieve department goals.
  • Manage creative direction, and supervise design and production of content, including photography, video, and printed collateral (e.g., brochures, annual reports, magazine, and special events, and strategic initiatives).
  • Oversee strategic management of our core internal and external communications platforms, including public websites, Confluence, social media, and newsletters.
  • Provide guidance on donor communications initiatives, including but not limited to direct mail, donor communications and events.
  • Collaborate broadly and ensure staff and volunteers have the resources to seamlessly represent our brand and serve their communities.
  • Develop and implement a strategic annual media plan, focused on raising overall organizational visibility and recruiting new donors/constituents.
  • Manages project status meetings, including tracking and reporting on action items, providing frequent status reports and ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field with a minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience successfully managing communications and marketing functions, preferably within the non-profit space.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with demonstrated success in crafting substantive and cohesive messages and successfully communicating to key audiences resulting in a measurable difference (e.g., elevated profile, broader visibility, increased funding, etc.) to the organization.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing effective marketing and communications plans. Demonstrated writing and editorial experience; ability to manage the production process from assigning and editing written materials, to design, layout, printing and delivery.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with digital and email marketing, social media, and content marketing with experience in relevant platforms such as Meta Business Suite and other social media management tools.
  • Knowledge of CRM and project management software, and email marketing programs.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, at times under tight deadlines.

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional (<10%) travel to headquarters in Kansas City will be required for meetings.

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.

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 a benefits package including:

  • Full medical benefits including healthcare, dental, and vision
  • Employer funded HSA
  • Life insurance and disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 12% employer contribution, no match required
  • 11+ paid Holidays and 20 PTO days per year
  • Remote work environment, with collaborative business center available to employees local to the Kansas City metro area as needed.

*Benefits are subject to board review annually and may change.

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, PKDF provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Multiple factors may be used to determine your actual salary, including: your specific skills and experience, physical location, or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is: $60,000 to $95,000 per year

The PKD Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a work environment where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, veteran status, cultures, beliefs or any other status protected by law.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to: careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Director of Marketing and Communications” in the subject line.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the PKD Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. As of October 1, 2021 the PKD Foundation has a policy requiring all employees either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit a Request for Accommodation if in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief.

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

Page last updated November 2022

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