Career Opportunities

Jump Start Your Career at the NKF

For more than 60 years, the National Kidney Foundation has been the leading health organization dedicated to fighting kidney disease. From patients and their families to those at risk, we take pride knowing that our mission is positively impacting the lives of millions of people affected by kidney disease.

Want a career where your work matters? Where your skills make a real impact on an important problem? Where you change people's lives for the better? Join the NKF Team! You'll find a dynamic work environment with positive, goal-driven people. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits—and the chance to make a difference.

If you are a nephrology professional looking for opportunities, visit our Kidney Career Center, a resource to help connect professionals to job openings with clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, etc., nationwide.

Generous Time off Policies

Medical, dental, vision and life insurance

403(b) plan with matching company contributions

Flexible spending accounts

Commuter benefits program

Employee Assistance Program

Corporate discounts

Referral bonus

Current Openings

Explore our current openings around the country and join the team! Use the filters to sort by state and job type.

Patient Services Specialist

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY

Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Engagement, the Patient Services Specialist will answer kidney-related questions via a variety of mediums, including but not limited to: phone calls, emails, mail, online communities, and Facebook, for NKF Cares, the National Kidney Foundation’s toll-free telephone Help Line. Phone calls and emails are the main sources of questions.

When answering kidney-related questions, the Patient Services Specialist will provide emotional support, listen to people’s concerns, give general information, and refer people to sources of additional support or information. Questions will generally be from the National Kidney Foundation’s constituents, which include people affected by kidney disease or kidney-related conditions, those at risk for kidney disease, living donors and potential living donors. Typical questions include, but are not limited to: questions about dialysis, kidney transplant, living donation, diet, kidney stones, kidney health, and financial and insurance resources. The Patient Services Specialist will deliver current and accurate information regarding kidney diseases, treatment options, diet, financial issues/concerns, emotional needs, national and community resources, living donation, transplantation, and other issues.

The Patient Services Specialist will enter contact information for phone calls in the NKF database. They will also place orders for written materials to be mailed out to callers from the NKF mailroom.

Director of Patient and Family Communication

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY

Reporting to the Vice President of Patient Engagement, the Director of Patient and Family Communication will oversee and lead NKF Cares, the National Kidney Foundation’s toll-free telephone Help Line as well as NKF’s Online Communities. This position will be responsible for maintaining high level customer service in all aspects of communication with NKF’s patient and family constituency which includes: those at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), early stage CKD patients, people on dialysis, transplant recipients, living donors and potential living donors, and family members.

Currently the NKF Cares team consists of 3 full-time and 3 part-time staff who will directly report to the Director of Patient and Family Communication. The NKF Cares team is primarily responsible for answering phone calls, emails, letters, and Facebook messages from patients and families affected by kidney disease. Cares staff provide emotional support, listen to people’s concerns, give general information on the topics raised, and refer people to sources of additional support or information. The Director of Patient and Family Communication along with the NKF Cares team will be responsible for tracking all calls and sending brochures as requested through NKF’s database, Salesforce. Additionally, the NKF Cares team is responsible for posting NKF’s Ask the Dr. Blog and monitoring NKF’s Online Communities.

The Director of Patient and Family Communication will also be responsible for the growth, oversight and support of ongoing interaction/engagement in NKF’s Online Communities. Currently, NKF has 5 Online Communities: Early Stage CKD, Dialysis, Transplant, Living Donation, and Parents of Children with CKD.

The Director of Patient and Family Communication will work closely with the Vice President of Patient Engagement to oversee success and growth of the NKF Cares program and NKF’s Online Communities including but not limited to, tracking metrics, training new staff, and quality improvement initiatives. The position would also work closely with NKF’s marketing and education departments to ensure the patient voice is accurately represented in communications.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn and help fulfill the mission of the National Kidney Foundation, a major non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by kidney disease across the country.

Professional Education Coordinator

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
Provides support to the Professional Education Director regarding the development and implementation of NKF’s annual premiere professional education conference – the Spring Clinical Meetings. 
 
Additional responsibilities include supporting activities for the physician and allied health professionals who attend the Meeting as well as for the more than 300 invited speakers. This includes overseeing appropriate documentation and developing files in order to maintain NKF’s ACCME’s accreditation status and continuing education documentation.
 

Program Manager

Pittsburgh , PA

GENERAL SUMMARY
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager is accountable for overseeing the relationship management of health systems, transplant centers, dialysis organizations, industry and community partners in the western Pennsylvania and West Virginia regions.  He/she will lead the pursuit of new opportunities, manage and cultivate relationships and drive involvement of accounts to achieve NKF’s mission and income efforts. 

Senior Development Director

San Francisco , CA

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
The Senior Development Director is accountable for planning and implementing fundraising strategies and tactics to achieve income necessary to attain market goals. Primary duties will include managing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for a portfolio of both existing and new corporate partners, individual donors, corporate & government grants, and special events. This individual will be responsible for growing engagement and revenue across each fundraising channel, while leading the development team to their budgetary goal. The ideal candidate must have proven success in fundraising and/or sales and relationship management.

Human Resources Coordinator

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Human Resources Coordinator will assist the overall Human Resources Department in the following areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance. He/she will work closely with the Human Resources team to assist in staff development, employee recruitment, policy enforcement, and records management.

Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Programs (New York City or Remote)

New York, NY

The Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs delivered in conjunction with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Quality Innovation Network/Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIO).

User Experience Manager, Web Services

New York, NY

The User Experience Manager, Web Services is responsible for conducting user research and applying insights to assist in the growth, cultivation, and understanding of our online visitors to coordinate and promote quality content. This role will facilitate strong collaboration and challenge the cross-functional team to consider the holistic customer journey. Using a mix of creativity and strong analytical skills, you will develop and execute strategy to turn ideas into an optimization and testing plan to ensure a seamless, consistent, and intuitive experience for NKF users.

Senior Manager, Continuing Medical Education

New York, NY

This position is responsible for managing various aspects of the National Kidney Foundation’s interprofessional Continuing Medical Education (CME) program.  He/she will ensure compliance with ACCME, ANCC, ACPE, ASWB, and CDR’s criteria and standards and manages the process for maintaining NKF’s Joint Accreditation status. 

KDOQI Project Director

New York, NY

This position is responsible for the professional management of the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI). KDOQI includes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the care of people with kidney disease, and related programs to increase knowledge and facilitate implementation of best practices in diagnosing and treating chronic kidney disease and its complications. These include, but are not limited to, the development, implementation and oversight of medical symposia, publication of special articles, the development of education materials, and maintenance and expansion of the KDOQI web pages.

Regional Assistant

New York, NY

Reporting to the Regional Vice President (RVP), the Regional Assistant provides administrative support to RVP and Northeast Executive Directors to ensure the efficient operation of the region.

Development Manager

San Francisco , CA

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the San Francisco market. He/She will identify new opportunities to grow portfolio engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue, including corporate partnerships, commercial co-ventures, special events, and individual giving. A successful candidate will manage and steward a portfolio of corporate and individual relationships, and work as a team player to drive growth to achieve our mission and revenue goals.  This position is accountable for significant revenue targets.
 
The ideal candidate must have proven success in fundraising and/or sales and relationship management. Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills are necessary for this position. Must have ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and achieve results in a team environment.

Community Outreach Coordinator

San Francisco , CA

Under the supervision of Executive Director and in coordination with the Director, Programs and Senior Director, Development, the Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating key components to support the successful execution of fundraising events and program activities - with a special focus on logistics, volunteer recruitment, and office support. Key to this role are effective communication skills and a positive attitude, both brought to bear on the achievement NKF’s mission goals both locally and nationally.   
 

Senior Manager, Web Designer

New York, NY

Primary Responsibilities include developing concepts and executing on-brand designs for print and online (approximately 50% of time spent on each). Will also shoot and edit videos and take still photography.
 
Advocate, drive, and execute design solutions that advance our brand. Develop and maintain strong partnerships across all departments and field offices. Utilize knowledge of design and cultural trends to guide solutions ensuring we are always relevant. Manage multiple projects with critical deadlines. Works independently; prioritizing/handling many projects at one time, and collaborates in a team environment.

Development Director

Natick, MA

The Development Director is accountable for planning and implementing fundraising strategies and tactics to achieve income necessary to attain market and regional goals. Primary duties will include directing fundraising and logistics for the Boston Kidney Walk, overseeing 2 local golf events, and working on key aspects of the local fundraising gala and other regional events.  The Director will be responsible for managing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for a portfolio of both existing and new corporate partners, individual donors, corporate & government grants, and special events. This individual will be responsible for growing engagement and revenue across each fundraising channel while leading the development team to their budgetary goal. The ideal candidate must have proven success in fundraising and/or sales and relationship management.

Program Manager

Louisville, KY

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for the local implementation and delivery of the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) signature programs to patients and those at risk for kidney disease.  These programs include (but are not limited to) KEEP HealthyYour Kidneys and You, and professional activities, including NKF’s CKD intercept.
 
The Program Manager will work with the senior program staff to evaluate program performance and ensure activities are aligned with the NKF’s strategic plan.  The Program Manager may also work in collaboration with Regional leadership and development staff in fundraising efforts.

Development Manager

Columbus, OH

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the TBA market. He/She will identify new opportunities to grow portfolio engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue, including corporate partnerships, commercial co-ventures, special events, and individual giving. A successful candidate will manage and steward a portfolio of corporate and individual relationships, and work as a team player to drive growth to achieve our mission and revenue goals.  This position is accountable for significant revenue targets.
The ideal candidate must have proven success in fundraising and/or sales and relationship management. Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills are necessary for this position. Must have the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and achieve results in a team environment.

Senior Patient Medical Writer

New York, NY

The Senior Patient Medical Writer should have a strong knowledge of health-related science and be able to break down complex concepts and medical jargon and translate it into easy to understand language for our specific target audiences. NKF’s patient and family constituency include the general public, those at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), early-stage CKD patients, people on dialysis, transplant recipients, living donors, and potential living donors, and family members. The Senior Patient Medical Writer will be responsible for creating and managing patient-centric medical content and tools for NKF’s online “A to Z Health Guide” www.kidney.org/atoz to motivate people affected by kidney disease to be involved and proactive in their healthcare.  NKF’s patient educational material is developed and presented in a variety of formats including web, print, video, webinar, audio, etc.  In addition, The Senior Patient Medical Writer will assist with NKF’s development of serialized patient education. This position will work closely with a team of medical writers responsible for all of NKF’s patient and professional education materials as well as with the Communications, Marketing, Creative Services, and Web teams at NKF.