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Due to organization growth, we have the following positions open at the PKD Foundation:

Accounting and Payroll Specialist (Full time, non-exempt)

Supervisor: Controller

Primary Function:

Provides accounting and clerical assistance to the accounting department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accounting department files and records.
  • Enters and reconciles revenue information into accounting system daily.
  • Verifies and prepares checks for mailing.
  • Researches invoices and donations with issues for resolution; interfaces with vendors, data entry team, and other appropriate staff to reconcile.
  • Assists with month-end close and runs monthly reports as required.
  • Prepares and balances deposits on bank statements.
  • Ensures invoices, checks, timesheets, and other records are prepared timely and reviews for accuracy.
  • Logs, posts, and balances petty cash.
  • Enters payroll and 403B payments for processing
  • Assists with preparation of 1099s as needed.
  • Assists with special accounting projects as needed.
  • Ensure compliance and adhere to company policies relating to processing of wages and paid time off
  • Provides service to all employees regarding concerns with payroll and benefits, research and troubleshoot inquires.
  • Lists and maintains all PKD open position postings
  • Screens applicants for position qualifications and forward to the hiring manager for review.
  • Schedules all interviews of applicants
  • Schedules onboarding of new hires
  • Enters all new hire information into the payroll system and maintains personnel files.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Maintains confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential

Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree preferred. Equivalent experience in payroll and bookkeeping duties may be considered.
  • Accurately keystroke a minimum of 40 wpm.
  • 10-key by touch
  • Demonstrated ability to calculate figures and amounts
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

Competencies:

  • Analytical–Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design–Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving–Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills–Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service–Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills--Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication–Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication–Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork–Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Quality Management–Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Cost Consciousness–Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Diversity–Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics–Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Motivation–Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Professionalism–Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality–Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity–Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Dependability–Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an email of intent to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Accounting and Payroll Specialist” in the subject line.


Direct Response Specialist

Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer

Primary Function:

Develop and work with internal and external partners to coordinate, implement, and evaluate online fundraising and engagement programs by executing effective strategies via direct mail, email, website promotions, and other digital channels and emerging platforms that achieve established revenue targets to support the mission of the foundation. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees digital fundraising and engagement initiatives to acquire and retain donors and achieve fundraising targets.
  • Oversees the creation and execution of online cultivation, stewardship, and engagement communications, as well as direct solicitations.
  • Implement and oversee Fundraise Your Way and Giving Day campaigns.
  • Coordinates with internal and external partners to develop and manage emails, landing pages, tools and graphics for online fundraising activities.
  • Works within a consistent brand voice in visual and editorial style.
  • Develops schedules, key milestones, and action items to be socialized and used for internal teams and external agency partners.
  • Manages project status meetings, including tracking and reporting on action items.  Keeps the project plan up-to-date. Provides frequent project status reporting.
  • Ensures projects are completed on time, in scope, and on budget.
  • Develops and manages online communication calendar; ensure integration with foundation marketing and editorial calendars and asset inventories.
  • Develops and manages processes; optimizing through continuous improvement. Develop and test new initiatives and innovative concepts.
  • Reviews and reports campaign performance with recommendations for improving overall direct response program results; analyzes data and creates strategies for target audiences.
  • Assists other members of the team as needed to address donor requests, help resolve problems, and maintain current and accurate donor records.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, journalism or related field; plus 3 years’ experience in related work environment.
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to develop and implement digital fundraising strategies.
  • Experience with building and maintaining donation forms, surveys, and other engagement features, and running reports/interpreting analytics for key insights.
  • Excellent writing and editing skill with an extreme attention to detail.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.). Experience with Photoshop, Salsa Engage, and HTML preferred.
  • Ability to work under and meet urgent and changing schedule deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate diplomatically with all levels of foundation staff and leadership.
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, and manage time effectively.
  • Previous experience resourcing and working with freelance talent and vendors.
  • Travel may be 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, 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 apply by sending an email of intent to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Direct Response Specialist” in the subject line.


Director of Creative Projects (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer

Primary Function:

The Director of Creative Projects will own strategic work plans and coordinate the execution of marketing deliverables by collaborating with cross functional teams and subject matter experts, defining requirements, scopes, scheduling resources, and ensuring deliverables meet key milestones from kickoff through delivery and project close. This is a supervisory position.

Duties and Responsibilties:

  • Manages and leads creative and editorial production projects.
  • Coordinates and provides leadership to cross-functional teams and external vendors to ensure foundation strategies are supported through integrated projects.
  • Develops schedules, key milestones, and action items to be socialized and used for internal teams and external agency partners.
  • Manages project status meetings, including tracking and reporting on action items.  Keeps the project plan up-to-date. Provides frequent project status reporting.
  • Ensures projects are completed on time, in scope, and on budget.
  • Develops and manages marketing calendars, editorial calendars, and asset inventories.
  • Develops and manages processes; optimizing through continuous improvement.
  • Ensures all work product is consistent with brand voice, both in visual and editorial style to ensure consistent messaging across campaigns and the organization.
  • Reviews campaign performance; analyze for key insights to inform action.
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices.
  • Supervises Marketing Specialist/Strategist(s).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of marketing, communications, or another business-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
    Experience in traffic management or project management strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of project management experience in a production environment, including working with writers, editors, and/or graphic designers.
    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to work under and meet urgent and changing schedule deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with extreme attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate diplomatically with all levels of foundation staff and leadership.
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, and manage time effectively.
  • Previous experience resourcing and working with freelance talent and vendors.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Travel may be required.

Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Knowledge/Judgement:

Work streams may include agency management, print and digital assets, and internal cross-functional teams. The Director of Creative Projects will ensure work streams support marketing strategies, connect teams, and work across the foundation.  The ability to think strategically, be agile, facilitate operations and timelines for creative production, and understand marketing metrics and terminology is required for the success of this role.

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 apply by sending an email of intent to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Director of Creative Projects” in the subject line.


Director of Strategic Partnerships (Full time, exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer

Primary Function:

Responsible for: cultivating and maintaining relationships among corporate and industry partners, foundations, and other relevant organizations; identifying and developing opportunities to collaborate with external partners in order to amplify the ability of the foundation to fulfill its mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Partnership Management

  • Gather insights and quickly understand the unmet need(s) of potential partners.
  • Develop and maintain external partnerships with corporate and industry partners. Proactively drive awareness of and engagement with Foundation programs.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop and operationalize strategic partnership activities and initiatives. Serve as the primary point of contact between external and internal partners.
  • Define, track, and report out on metrics to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure partner satisfaction.

Strategy Development and Execution

  • Meet or exceed annual revenue goals.
  • Regularly monitor industry trends, conduct competitive analysis, and evaluate the Foundation’s programs and initiatives.
  • Incorporate partner feedback into Foundation programs as part of a continuous improvement and to support future program offerings.
  • Oversee development of internal and external materials around partner strategy including communications to board members, staff, and external audiences.
  • Work closely with the Director of Government Affairs to ensure consistent messaging with Pharma and biotech companies developing PKD therapies.
  • Work closely with Director of Community Engagement and Sr. Director of Community Fundraising to obtain funding for Foundation initiatives. Develop, submit, and monitor grant funding requests.
  • Responsible for regularly tracking and reporting on revenue performance and monitoring the expense budget for areas of responsibility.
  • Provide excellent customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of constituents.

Education/Training:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five to eight years of progressive experience and responsibility and achievement in program development and relationship management.
  • Experience in training and development or adult learning preferred.
  • Experience in healthcare, life sciences or related field preferred; experience in non-profit preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support preferred.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  • Must have excellent communication (verbal, written) and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning and analysis skills with a bias towards action.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work in a team environment.
  • Be self-motivated and punctual.
  • Adherence to the highest degree of ethical behavior and professionalism.

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent technology skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

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:

  • Travel as needed

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.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an email of intent to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Director of Strategic Partnerships” in the subject line.


Regional Community Fundraising Specialist (Dallas)

Supervisor: Community Fundraising Strategist

Primary Function:

  • Manage a region of fundraising events; implementing a strategy for revenue growth and acquisition goals for team captains, sponsors and events.
  • Manage a strategic coaching and cultivation calendar to span all events, participants and sponsors in defined region.
  • Live and work remotely within assigned region (Dallas).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retain, recruit and coach volunteer leaders to achieve participation and revenue goals for each assigned location.
  • Develop and distribute resources to facilitate volunteer performance.
  • Identify and assist local volunteer leadership in recruiting a committee.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with local volunteers.
  • Facilitate event logistics and assist with local promotion of assigned fundraising events.
  • Monitor and measure the fundraising progress of Team Captains. Analyze, review and report on trends, new acquisition and retention.
  • Utilize team captain resources to increase overall number of team captains per event and increase team fundraising.
  • Prospect and solicit new corporate sponsors while cultivating past sponsors
  • Identify new fundraising event opportunities.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all Volunteer Leadership staff.
  • Stay up-to-date in peer to peer fundraising and volunteer management.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in peer to peer fundraising, event and volunteer management.

Knowledge/Judgment:

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

Technical Skills:

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

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: 

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

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.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an email of intent to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Regional Community Fundraising Specialist (Dallas)” in the subject line.


Regional Community Fundraising Specialist (New York City)

Supervisor: Community Fundraising Strategist

Primary Function:

  • Manage a region of fundraising events; implementing a strategy for revenue growth and acquisition goals for team captains, sponsors and events.
  • Manage a strategic coaching and cultivation calendar to span all events, participants and sponsors in defined region.
  • Live and work remotely within assigned region (New York City).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retain, recruit and coach volunteer leaders to achieve participation and revenue goals for each assigned location.
  • Develop and distribute resources to facilitate volunteer performance.
  • Identify and assist local volunteer leadership in recruiting a committee.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with local volunteers.
  • Facilitate event logistics and assist with local promotion of assigned fundraising events.
  • Monitor and measure the fundraising progress of Team Captains. Analyze, review and report on trends, new acquisition and retention.
  • Utilize team captain resources to increase overall number of team captains per event and increase team fundraising.
  • Prospect and solicit new corporate sponsors while cultivating past sponsors
  • Identify new fundraising event opportunities.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all Volunteer Leadership staff.
  • Stay up-to-date in peer to peer fundraising and volunteer management.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in peer to peer fundraising, event and volunteer management.

Knowledge/Judgment:

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

Technical Skills:

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

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: 

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

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.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an email of intent to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Regional Community Fundraising Specialist (New York City)” in the subject line.


Senior Director of Leadership Gifts – Northeast Region (Exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer

Primary Function:

The Director of Leadership Gifts (DLG) will collaborate with and report directly to the Chief Advancement Officer. The successful candidate will live and work within New York City (or a reasonable commute) or in the Kansas City metro area.  The DLG will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift donors and additional prospects to include cultivation and stewardship activities. This is a supervisory position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Possess a thorough understanding of PKD (the disease) and the mission of the PKD Foundation and be prepared to fully convey with donors/prospects.
  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 150-200 major gift donors and prospects to include cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Partners with supervisor in establishing best practices and realistic and attainable financial goals.
  • Travels within assigned geographic area establishing and maintaining excellent relations and providing written proposals to donors/prospects as needed.
  • Works independently without extensive administrative support, being able to simultaneously manage multiple donors/prospects and completes tasks both professionally and in a timely manner.
  • Meets regularly with the supervisor to discuss and refine portfolio plans and strategies, track progress, and maintain open lines of communication.
  • Works in close conjunction with other development staff to develop optimal integrated strategies regarding major gift procurement.
  • Keeps management apprised of all significant interactions, inputting contact information in Salsa CRM and consulting with department leadership when appropriate.
  • Identifies and develops new prospects to reduce portfolio attrition and promote growth.
  • Develops and implements strategies to re-engage donors whose giving has decreased or lapsed.
  • Becomes familiar with planned giving and is prepared to collaborate with the Director of Planned Giving in developing an appropriate strategy with those donors/prospects who exhibit planned gift capability.
  • Works with Chapter volunteers to make creative connections between and among constituents, events, programs and their associated circles.
  • Ensures excellent customer service is provided to donors/prospects through timely responsiveness, and quality in all interactions and personalized communications.
  • Participates in recommended professional training and development opportunities as time and budget permit.
  • Supervises a team of regional leadership gift directors and support staff.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Knowledge/Judgment:

Knowledge of donor software, demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Must be able to handle a variety of duties at one time. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a self-starter, and be able to prioritize work flow. Must be a good listener; model integrity and ethical behavior; provide effective leadership; exhibit passion and the will to do what it takes to achieve the organization’s mission. Travel is 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, 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 apply by sending an email of intent to careers@pkdcure.org. Please reference “Senior Director of Leadership Gifts – Northeast Region” in the subject line.