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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


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


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


Database Administrative Coordinator (Full Time, non-exempt)

Supervisor: Director of Integrated Information Systems

Primary Function:

  1. Provide excellent customer service.
  2. Anticipate and exceed the needs of all stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Handle in-bound and out-bound donor communications in a professional and courteous manner.
  2. Manage all necessary onsite donor files.
  3. Manage the donor email inbox.
  4. Manage daily thank you letters and monthly pledge reminders.
  5. Maintain database manual.
  6. Handle incoming mailings from donors regarding address changes and record updates.
  7. Other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Data Entry:

  1. Create new donor records in database for first time donors or contacts.
  2. Maintain database records by updating any new donor information, relationships, actions, notes, and prospect proposals.
  3. Process offline credit card donations.
  4. Perform other administrative and clerical duties as assigned.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two to three years of progressive experience and achievement in the nonprofit fundraising field.
  3. Experience with Constituent Relationship Management donor software.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Must have excellent telephone, verbal, 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. Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients.
  6. Be detailed and accurate in work methods.
  7. Exercise good judgment with professionalism.

Technical Skills:

  1. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  2. Prior experience with fundraising databases preferred.
  3. Familiarity with 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 and 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 “Database Administrative Coordinator” in the subject line. For more information about the PKD Foundation, visit our website at pkdcure.org.

EOE


Controller (Full Time, exempt)

Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer

Primary Function

  1. Responsible for giving day-to-day, general financial and accounting support to the Foundation.
  2. Collaborates with the CEO and COO in establishing and maintaining appropriate policies and procedures related to the financial, regulatory, and budgetary needs of the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversee the accurate and timely preparation of organizational budgets and financial statements; monitor and report on budget variances; assist COO to ensure cost effective use of resources in accordance with strategic plan and ongoing financial reporting. Give staff leadership to the annual financial audit.
  2. Maintain and continuously improve banking and investment management relationships; negotiate and recommend terms and conditions of relationships; ensure maximum return on investments in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees.
  3. Work with the COO in maintaining a strong relationship with insurance broker to ensure PKDF maintains appropriate levels of liability and property coverage.
  4. Oversee the accurate receipt, deposit, recording and appropriate acknowledgement of all donations.
  5. Oversee routine accounting/bookkeeping functions including, but not limited to accounts payable and receivable.
  6. Ensure the Foundation maintains charitable registrations and sales tax exemptions in appropriate states.
  7. Work with COO in establishing written policies and procedures related to accounting and finance.
  8. Coordinate with other departments; respond to requests for information and analyses; refer sensitive or important issues to COO.
  9. Manage financial performance.
  10. Prepare informational statements/graphs/charts as requested by the Board of Trustees or its Financial Oversight Committee. Be prepared to speak to the Board and the Financial Oversight Committee as requested.
  11. Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Training:

  1. Bachelor degree in accounting or related field. CPA desirable.
  2. 5-7 years nonprofit accounting and/or nonprofit financial leadership experience.

Knowledge/Judgment:

  1. Well organized; problem-solver, with strong attention to details.
  2. Ability to work in a professional and confidential capacity.
  3. Pro-active work ethic.

Technical Skills:

  1. Proficient in utilizing and understanding computer systems and reporting packages – experience with BlackBaud software desirable.
  2. Analytical and financial/business management skills.
  3. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

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 “Controller” in the subject line.

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

EOE