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.

Development Director

Dallas, TX

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 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.
 

Director, Professional Education

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
Responsible for providing overall strategic management to the Spring Clinical Meetings and online professional education activities.  This position plays a role in helping to maintain NKF’s continuing education accreditation status as it pertains to the Spring Clinical Meetings.  It is also responsible for collaborating with NKF’s Education department to develop Spring Clinical Meetings enduring programs.

Development Manager

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Development Manager will fundraise, develop, and steward corporate and individual relationships in the Greater New York and Connecticut market with a focus on Long Island. Primary responsibilities will include management of the LI walk and support of all other Kidney Walks in the market (NYC, Hartford, New Haven). He / She will identify new opportunities to grow portfolio engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue, including corporate partnerships, special events, programmatic funding 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.

User Experience Director, Web Services

New York, NY or Remote,

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
The User Experience Director works with a cross-functional team to craft engaging user experiences that satisfy NKF’s various strategic objectives.  They are responsible for coordinating 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.

Executive Director

Los Angeles, CA

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
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 Southern California 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.

Senior Director, Patient Engagement

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
The Senior Director of Patient Engagement is responsible for the development and implementation of programs and services to assist, empower, educate, and encourage people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), patients on dialysis, living donors and potential donors, and family members. Develops effective goals, strategies, and implementation plans to advance NKF’s mission to empower patients and their families by improving their knowledge, skills, ability, and willingness to manage their health and care. Work in coordination with government agencies, professional and consumer organizations, and other entities within the nephrology community to develop and implement practices and policies that will facilitate optimal care and treatment of CKD patients, transplant recipients, living donors, patients on dialysis and family members. Coordinate strategic patient engagement efforts both internally at NKF and with external partners. Elevate NKF’s patient engagement efforts to integrate the patient voice into all aspects and stages of care, policy, drug, and program development.
 

Director, Media Relations

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Director, Media Relations serves to strategically and proactively raise the local, regional and national profile of the Foundation. This position will serve as a liaison between the National Headquarters and the field offices and lead media relations/communications support for all external local events/initiatives and provide extensive support for all national launches. This person is responsible for supporting national, regional and local media and communications outreach and working collaboratively with social media team on campaigns to promote awareness of NKF events and programs.

Senior Development Manager

San Francisco, CA

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
The Senior Development Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and success of NKF’s special events and related individual giving. With the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Senior Development Manager will lead in the planning, execution, fundraising and volunteer engagement of the Annual Authors Luncheon. In partnership with the Senior Director of Development, the Senior Development Manager will also cultivate and procure gifts from a select portfolio of individual donors and over see any donor cultivation events. Additionally, the Senior Development Manager will provide support to the three Bay Area Kidney Walks (Silicon Valley, East Bay & San Francisco). Other responsibilities will be assigned as needed.
 
The Senior Development Manager works closely with the Senior Director of Development to attain the income necessary to achieve the Division’s mission. This relationship should be characterized by effective communication, a positive attitude toward growth of the Foundation, and the achievement of its mission through mutual understanding of goals and development objectives.

Community Outreach Assistant (Part-Time)

Wilmington, DE

GENERAL SUMMARY
Working in collaboration with the Associate Executive Director, the Community Outreach Assistant is responsible for providing logistic, fundraising and administrative support on the following events and programs but not limited to:  Kidney Walks, Gala, KEEP Healthy, community outreach programs, Your Kidneys & You, Your Kidneys & Youth and any other conferences or events in the market.  This position works in the Northern Delaware portion of the market.
 
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 Assistant

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
The Executive Assistant provides a high-level of support activities for the Chief Executive Officer and is a representative of the NKF and the office of the CEO to volunteers, partners and government agencies. The Executive Assistant will work closely and collaboratively with appropriate team members to perform a wide range of duties. The Executive Assistant will also assist in communication with staff members and key constituents including, the NKF Board Members. The Executive Assistant must be knowledgeable about the overall environment of the Foundation and facilitate the participation of its key National volunteer leadership. The Executive Assistant will exercise independent judgement in the resolution of administrative duties and prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with little supervision. 

Senior Manager, Data Analyst

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
This position will provide day-to-day and strategic support for NKF’s Salesforce and data analysis.  This includes overseeing data integrity, report writing, data interpretation and analysis, end user support, and on-going training. The Senior Manager, Data Analyst will also participate in cross-departmental collaboration to produce strategic analysis for different business units at NKF. The position will report to the Salesforce Director and help to identify and meet current and future data needs.

Community Outreach Manager

Lutherville, MD

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
Reporting to the 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 Healthy, Your Kidneys and You, patient programs and professional activities, including NKF’s Primary Care Initiative.
 
The Community Outreach 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.

Executive Director

New York , NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
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, Development leading their local team to attain the income necessary to achieve the Greater New York and Connecticut 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.
 

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.

Professional Education Coordinator

New York, NY

GENERAL SUMMARY
 
Provides support to the Senior Director of Professional Education regarding all aspects of National Kidney Foundation’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) programs.  Works closely with professional volunteers and local NKF staff to accredit and execute CME/CE activities nation-wide. 
 
 

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).

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.