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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.

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.

Community Outreach Assistant

Washington, DC

Reporting to the Director, Development, the Community Outreach Assistant will maintain donor engagement strategies and provide administrative support to staff and the local office to ensure the efficient operation of the area.

Senior Development Manager

Seattle, WA

With the direction of the Regional Vice President and Executive Director, The Senior Development Manager, Kidney Walks & Endurance Events is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF’s Kidney Walks, Team Kidney and Team Kidney Elite (Endurance / Do-It-Yourself) Fundraising events in Washington State and in Oregon. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

Development Manager

St. Paul, MN

The Development Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF fund-raising events in their local area. With the direction of the Director, Development, the Development Manager will take the lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of specific events. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

Development Director

St. Paul, MN

The Development Director is accountable for planning and implementing fundraising strategies and tactics to achieve the income necessary to attain the Region and Division goals.  The director takes the lead in developing, organizing and implementing special events and assists in the cultivation and solicitation of individual and major gifts and fundraising for corporate and foundation support.   

Development and Office Manager

Seattle, WA

With the direction of the Regional Vice President and Executive Director, The Development and Office Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF fund-raising events in Washington State and Oregon. The Development and Office Manager will take the lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of the NKF Gala in Seattle and collaborate on fundraising, execution and volunteer engagement of other fundraising events in Washington State and in Oregon. The Development and Office Manager will also support the day to day operations of the Region including various office and customer service functions and responsibilities.   Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

Development Manager

Sherman Oaks, CA

The Development Manager is primarily responsible for the chapter’s annual fundraising gala and for the on-going growth and success of NKF fund-raising events in their local area. With the direction of the Director, Development, the Development Manager will take the lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of specific events. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

Donor Relations Manager

New York, NY

Reporting to the Regional Vice President, the Donor Relations Fundraising Manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining an effective donor-engagement strategy specifically geared to cultivating the mid-level donor base for the Foundation within the Greater New York region. Responsible for the development and performance of mid-level donors (gifts of $500-$9,999) in assigned region, this position establishes plans and strategies to expand the donor base in a defined portfolio and has to achieve a specific revenue target.    

Development Manager

Richmond, VA

The Development Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF fund-raising events in the Virginia area. With the direction of the Director, Development, the Development Manager will take the lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of specific events including Kidney Walk and Honor Awards. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

The Development Manager works closely with the Director, Development to attain the income necessary to achieve the Region’s mission. This relationship should be characterized by effective communication, a positive attitude toward the growth of the Foundation, and the achievement of its mission through mutual understanding of goals and development objectives.

National Kidney Walk Manager

Philadelphia, New York, DC, Boston,

The National Walk Manager is responsible for the operation and fund raising success of select Kidney Walk programs within Divisions/Affiliates.   Specifically, this position will be responsible for managing and increasing revenue through the Kidney Walk National Partner Program both in sponsors and national teams. Included in this responsibility are the management of the Kidney Walk Program, growth of locally managed events and training for Affiliate and Division staff and volunteers.  

Development Coordinator

St. Louis, MO

The Development Coordinator works closely with the Development Managers and Executive Director to attain the income necessary to achieve the Division’s mission. This relationship should be characterized by effective communication and a positive attitude towards financial growth.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF events while multi-tasking between various administrative tasks, and being the main contact for a few fundraising events.   The Development Coordinator will be the lead staff person responsible for the NKF Night at the Ballpark and other small fundraising initiatives.  The Development Coordinator will also handle the administration of the Kidney Care Kit program in terms of tracking and correspondence with participants.

Development Manager

St. Louis, MO

The Development Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF fund-raising events in their local area. With the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will take the lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of specific events.  Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

Information Center Specialist

New York, NY

The Information Center Specialist is responsible for answering and directing all incoming telephone calls and greeting guests in a courteous and professional manner. 

Development Manager

Rochester, NY

The Development Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF fund-raising events in their local area. With the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will take the lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of specific events. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director to attain the income necessary to achieve the Division’s mission. This relationship should be characterized by effective communication, a positive attitude toward the growth of the Foundation, and the achievement of its mission through mutual understanding of goals and development objectives.

Program Coordinator

San Francisco , CA

Under the supervision of the Division Program Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating medical, patient, and community programs as well as executing successful social media and newsletter communications to further engage constituents.

National Community Engagement Manager

Philadelphia, New York, DC, Boston,

The National Community Engagement Manager will launch, in conjunction with the Vice President, Event development, the new and improved Team Kidney, NKF’s Do-it-Yourself campaign. There will be an emphasis on Team Kidney Elite, national events, and purchased bibs. The purpose of this position is to drive revenue growth for the National Kidney Foundation through the development of Team Kidney and other Community Programs. Revenue goals will be reached through the development and dissemination of best practices, appropriate tools, processes and training for field staff. Additionally growth for the program will be achieved with recruitment plans and fundraising best practices for participants. Success for this position will be measured by the effectiveness of the launch of the Do-it-Yourself campaign and the revenue raised.

Development Manager

New York, NY

The Development Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF fund-raising events in their local area. With the direction of the Director, Development, the Development Manager will take the lead in the execution, fund raising and volunteer engagement of specific events. Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.

The Development Manager works closely with the Director, Development to attain the income necessary to achieve the Division’s mission. This relationship should be characterized by effective communication, a positive attitude toward the growth of the Foundation, and the achievement of its mission through mutual understanding of goals and development objectives.

NKFI Nurse

Chicago, IL

The NKFI Nurse assists in overseeing the logistics and execution of KidneyMobile® screenings throughout the state of Illinois, conducting phone follow up with KidneyMobile screening participants, answering patient questions via phone and/or email, and assisting with projects/grants where medical expertise is needed. The NKFI Nurse is also responsible for all professional programs throughout the year. Currently, these include the ICRN Spring Meeting, Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate and the Interdisciplinary Nephrology Conference. The NKFI Nurse also manages all aspects of Kidney Camp. The NKFI Nurse reports to the Manager of Community Health Programs

Graphic Designer

New York, NY

Primary Responsibilities include developing concepts and executing designs for print and web. 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. The Graphic Designer works independently; handling many projects at one time, and collaborates in a team environment. The ideal candidate will possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.