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.

Manager, Accounts Receivables

New York, NY

Finance Department’s manager responsible for overseeing NKF cash receipts process, field training and data entry staff supervision.
 

Senior Manager, Cash Receipts

New York, NY

Finance Department’s manager responsible for overseeing NKF cash receipts process, training and staff supervision.
 

Patient Engagement Manager

New York, NY

The Patient Engagement Manager will support the Vice President, Patient Engagement in integrating the patient’s voice into all aspects of NKF’s programs, initiatives, and decision-making. The Patient Engagement Manager will work directly with our patient and family advocates (Kidney Advocacy Committee) as well as NKF’s larger constituency to identify needs, develop and implement surveys; create and manage educational content, tools and materials.  Additionally, The Patient Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing education and training for our advocates to equip them with the knowledge they need to feel confident being spokespersons in a variety of settings such as: advisory panels, committees, or conferences on healthcare research, quality improvement measures, public policy, program or drug development, etc. 
 
NKF has a vast constituency which includes: the general public, those at risk, chronic kidney disease patients, dialysis patients, transplant patients and living donors.  Central to the Patient Engagement Manager’s role is the ability to work with a variety of internal staff as well as external partners, patients and volunteers. 
 

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.

Community Outreach Manager

Des Moines, IA

Under the supervision of the Director, Development, the Community Outreach Assistant is responsible for providing logistic, fundraising and administrative support on the following events and programs:  Kidney Walks, Golf Classic, Galas, KEEP Healthy, Your Kidneys & You and any other conferences in their Region.
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.

Program Manager

St. Paul, MN

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 throughout the designated region.  These programs include (but are not limited to) KEEP Healthy, Big Ask: Big Give, Patient Social Summit, Your Kidneys and You, and professional activities, including NKF’s Primary Care Initiative.
 
The Program Manager is also responsible for managing local expansion strategies, such as the cultivation of community and corporate partnerships, and securing funding for programs.
 
The Program Manager 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 Manager will also work in collaboration with Regional leadership and development staff in fundraising efforts.

Development Manager

Houston , TX

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

Development Manager

Columbia, SC

 
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the Columbia and Charleston, SC 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 ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and achieve results 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.

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 (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 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.