Thank you for your interest in careers at the PKD Foundation!
The PKD Foundation is the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for PKD to improve the lives of those it affects. Our vision is to #endPKD.
Due to organization growth, we have the following positions open at the PKD Foundation:
Director of Strategic Partnerships (Full time, exempt)
Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Excellent technology skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- 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 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.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an email of intent to email@example.com. Please reference “Director of Strategic Partnerships” in the subject line.
Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer
The Senior Director of Leadership Gifts (DLG) will collaborate with and report directly to the Chief Advancement Officer. This position will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift donors and additional prospects to include cultivation and stewardship activities in the Northeast region. 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.
- 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.
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.
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:
- Paid time off – 20 days
- 13 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.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an email of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Sr DLG” in the subject line.
Minorities are encouraged to apply. We thank all respondents for their interest in the PKD Foundation.
Supervisor: Senior Director of Community Fundraising
- Manage Walk for PKD and fundraising events; implementing a strategy for revenue growth and acquisition goals for team captains, sponsors and events.
- Manage a strategic volunteer coaching and fundraiser cultivation calendar to span all events, participants and sponsors.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in walk event management and peer to peer fundraising.
- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Organizational and project management skills required.
- Proficiency in managing multiple projects at one time.
- Knowledge of peer to peer fundraising platforms.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- 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 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.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending an email of intent to email@example.com. Please reference “Community Fundraising Specialist.”