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.

Program Director

Washington, DC

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director 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 throughout the designated Region. These programs include (but are not limited to) KEEP HealthyYour Kidneys and YouBig Ask Big Give, and professional activities, including CKDintercept. The Program Director is also responsible for oversight and implementation of two local programs, the annual Fellows Research Forum and Patient Education Conference. The Program Director is also responsible for managing local expansion strategies, such as the cultivation of community and corporate partnerships, and securing grant funding for programs. The Program Director will work closely with the Executive Director to evaluate program performance and ensure activities are aligned with the NKF’s national strategic plan and local initiatives. The Program Director will also work in collaboration with Regional leadership and development staff in fundraising efforts. 

Development Manager

Washington, DC

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the National Capital Area market. The candidate 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.

Community Outreach Manager

Lutherville, MD

 
Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Community Outreach 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 Primary Care Initiative.
 
The Program Manager will work with the staff to evaluate program performance and ensure activities are aligned with the NKF’s strategic plan. The Community Outreach Manager may also work in collaboration with Regional leadership and development staff in fundraising efforts.

Senior Content Manager

New York, NY

As a Senior Content Manager, you will play an integral role in helping create the National Kidney Foundation’s content curation strategy. You will collaborate with the digital team to drive traffic, engagement, and conversations that increase revenue and NKF brand awareness through content marketing.
 

IT Coordinator

New York, NY

The IT Coordinator will assist the IT team by performing general administrative tasks that help to ensure the smooth functioning of the team. This includes tracking team orders, contracts and bills, maintaining license documentation and coordinating with the finance department to ensure vendor payment. The coordinator will work with the Salesforce team in performing basic data integrity exercises including deduplication, data cleanup and other hygiene tasks as assigned by the Senior Director, Data Services. The position will also assist in the organization’s event technology (Salesforce) maintenance, and be in correspondence with the event managers from the local offices.

Development Manager

Overland Park, KS

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the Kansas 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.

Graphic Designer

New York, NY

Primary Responsibilities include developing concepts and executing designs for print and web (Approximately 50% of time spent on each). 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.

Peers Program Manager

New York, NY

The NKF Peers Program Manager is a Master’s Level Clinical Social Worker who will support NKF’s Peer mentoring program which matches people seeking support around dialysis, transplant and living donation with a trained peer mentor who has “been there” and is living well with kidney disease or as a living donor.  Support of the program includes identifying, interviewing, and training new mentors, assessing and matching mentees, and providing education and psychosocial support to all patients throughout their involvement in the NKF Peers Program. 
 
Additionally, the Peers Program Manager will be responsible for managing projects with external partners utilizing the NKF Peer program.  For example, the Patient-Centered Research Outcome Institute (PCORI) funded research project, entitled:  Comparing Approaches to Improve Black Patients’ Chances of Getting Live Donor Kidney Transplants, which is a study that seeks to determine if peer mentoring plus usual care increases the number of living donor kidney transplants in African American/Black patients within one year. 
 
In these types of projects, the NKF Peers Program Manager will work closely with NKF’s external partners.  Additionally, this position will work closely with the Peers Program Director to support the NKF Peers program generally and the Programs Department at NKF to advance the NKF’s mission to empower patients and their families. 

Development Manager

Denver, CO

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the Colorado and New Mexico markets. 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.

Health Policy Analyst

Washington, DC

The Health Policy Analyst is responsible for identifying, analyzing and responding to Federal Agency regulations and state and federal legislation to improve care and outcomes for kidney patients by aligning incentives for health professionals to prevent, identify and treat chronic kidney disease; improving quality measurement for care of kidney disease at all stages and increasing the number of kidneys available for transplantation. The Health Policy Analyst reports to the Vice President, Health Policy.
 

Research Assistant (Temporary/Part-time)

New York, NY

The Research Assistant will manage enrollment of consenting study participants in an educational trial in a Veterans Administration setting. The Research Assistant will coordinate activities with the partnering VA primary care teams to ensure patient recruitment, informed consent, enrollment and completion of the research activities. Ultimately, the Research Assistant will be responsible to the Principle Investigator, working under the supervision of the Project Coordinator.  
 
This position is required to travel to participating VA centers in New York City and Connecticut.
 
A successful candidate must possess a high level of judgment, collaboration, motivation, and work well in a group.  
 

Director, Development

Philadelphia , PA

The Director, Development is accountable for planning and implementing fundraising strategies and tactics to achieve income necessary to attain market and regional 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.

Development Manager (Walks)

New York, NY

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the Greater New York and Connecticut market as it pertains to the New York, Hartford and Southern Connecticut Kidney Walks. He/She will identify new opportunities to grow portfolio engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue, including supporting corporate partnerships, 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 as forecasted in the annual Plan of Work.
 
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.

Development Manager (Social Events)

Greenwich/Fairfield County , CT

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the Greater New York and Connecticut market as it pertains to the New York and Connecticut Gala and Honors Events. He/She will identify new opportunities to grow portfolio engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue, including supporting corporate partnerships, 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 as forecasted in the annual Plan of Work.
 
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 Manager

San Francisco, CA

Under the supervision of Executive Director and in coordination with the Program Director and Development Director, the Community Outreach Manager 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.
 
This relationship should be characterized by effective communications, a positive attitude toward the growth of the Foundation and the achievement of its mission, through mutual understanding of the goals and development objectives of the National Organization.

Development Coordinator (Part-Time)

Memphis, TN

The Development Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director and development team to plan and execute all local development event logistics and additionally, provides on-going support to the office as needed. This relationship should be characterized by effective communication and willingness to aid and support the growth of the division’s fund raising.
 
Working in partnership with the development team, the Development Coordinator is responsible for the planning and execution of development event logistics while multi-tasking between various administrative and support tasks. Development events include but are not limited to; kidney walks, signature events, donor cultivation events and any other ancillary event logistics.

Accounting Manager

New York, NY

The Accounting Manager is responsible for balance sheet accounts general ledger analysis and reconciliations as well as related tasks to support achievement of work group, department, and Company objectives. This position is also expected to participate in the coordination of the monthly closing process, identification of process improvements and controls for his/her assigned functions, development and maintenance of appropriate accounting procedures, records, and system interfaces as it relates to his/her assigned tasks.

Administrative Assistant

Columbia, SC

Reporting to the executive director; the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to staff and Kidney Cars program to ensure the efficient operation of the South Carolina office.