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.

Peers Program Manager (Temporary/Part-time/Remote considered)

New York, NY

The Peers Program Manager will be responsible for leading the NKF Peer program for a particular Patient Centered Research Outcome Institute (PCORI) funded research project, entitled:  Comparing Approaches to Improve Black Patients’ Chances of Getting Live Donor Kidney Transplants.
 
Kidney disease affects 30 million Americans.  Although a living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) is the best option for patients with kidney disease, black patients are much less likely than white patients to receive one. This study is comparing three approaches to improve black patients’ chances of getting an LDKT.
The study seeks to enroll 374 black patients eligible for kidney transplant at two medical centers in Boston, Massachusetts, and Charleston, South Carolina. Patients are randomly assigned to receive one of three approaches for educating patients about LDKT:
 
Usual care: Patients get information about the benefits of LDKT from their kidney doctors, in the clinic.
House calls and usual care: Patients get usual care plus a 90-minute information session from a health educator in the patient’s home, with family and friends present.
House calls with peer mentorship and usual care: Patients get usual care, house calls, and emotional support and guidance from a peer mentor who received an LDKT for kidney failure.
 
The research team is tracking whether patients receive an LDKT within one year. The team is also looking at whether family or friends decide to be evaluated for donating a kidney. In addition, the team is asking about patients’ readiness to get an LDKT, concerns, quality of life, and knowledge about LDKT and other health topics.

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.  
 

Community Outreach Manager

Knoxville or Nashville, TN

Responsible for executing the Kidney Walk program and other fundraisers or donor cultivation events within East and Middle Tennessee.  Responsible for exploring and implementing National Kidney Foundation signature programs that may include kidney screenings, kidney health presentations, workshops, or other community-based programs. 
 
The Community Outreach Manager must have superior written and verbal communication skills and interact well with volunteers, event participants, and NKF staff.  Responsibilities also include the ability to work independently as part of a team while multi-tasking between various community events, special events, and individual projects.  Staff should be self sufficient and proactive with projects and activities. 

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 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.
 
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.

Program Manager

Washington, DC

 
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 and local programs to patients, those at risk for kidney disease, medical professionals and the public. 
 
The Program Manager will work with the Executive Director 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.

Community Outreach Coordinator

Washington , DC

 
The Community Outreach Coordinator works with the Senior Development Directors 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 Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing growth and success of NKF fundraising events through corporate partnerships and the support of individuals. The Community Outreach Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be the Kidney Ball Auction, Team Kidney, Kidney Cars, grant writing, social media, and office management, however other initiatives will be assigned.

Camp Director/Community Outreach Manager

Overland Park, KS

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in coordination with the Program Manager, the Community Outreach Manager is responsible for coordinating Camp Chimer (Camp) - an annual children’s camp for pediatric dialysis and kidney disease patients.  In addition to executing Camp Chimer, as Community Outreach Coordinator, this position will be responsible for assisting program activities in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, including community screenings, transplant empowerment workshops, professional education events and committee management.
 
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.

Executive Director

San Francisco , CA

The Executive Director is responsible for running all aspects of the business for the NKF in their local communities. They will lead the training and development of staff and volunteers at the local level and will carry out the mission of the National Kidney Foundation by successfully raising funds, engaging leadership volunteers and influential community members, and ensuring that program goals are met in their designated market. 
 
The Executive Director works closely with the Regional Vice President and SVP, Development leading their local team to attain the income necessary to achieve the NKF’s budgetary goals and implement program strategies.   This relationship should be characterized by effective communication, a positive attitude and strategy toward the growth of NKF, and the achievement of its mission through mutual understanding of goals and development objectives.  The ideal candidate must have proven success in fundraising and/or sales and relationship management.

Content Manager

New York, NY

As a Content Manager, you will identify, create and optimize content for our constituents. You will collaborate with the digital team to drive traffic, engagement, and conversations that increase revenue and NKF brand awareness.

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.

Meetings & Events Coordinator

New York, NY

As a member of the Meetings and Events department, this position is responsible for the successful preparation for and management of the logistical aspects of meetings and events for the Foundation. 

Regional Assistant

New York, NY

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

Development Manager

Lutherville, MD

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the central Maryland market as it pertains to the Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk.  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.