Program Director

Washington, DC

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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 Healthy, Your Kidneys and You, Big 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. 
  • Deliver NKF signature programs within the established territory. 
  • Oversee planning, implementation, and budgeting for all programs in order to maximize their impact within the community.
  • Execute the aforementioned national signature and local programs in the community.
  • Manage all logistics related to professional education meetings, grand rounds in hospital settings and/or education sessions.   
  • May supervise local program staff to ensure consistency and excellence in the delivery of program services. Oversee program coordination, marketing, communications, program delivery, tracking, and metrics.
  • Provide management, training, and coaching to local staff.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers.
  • Enhance minority outreach and public awareness activities.
  • Work in collaboration with Regional Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, development and program staff to secure funding for regional/local programs by assisting with grant proposals and meetings with potential sponsors.
  • Develop and coordinate activities to strengthen World Kidney Day public education campaign and other public awareness activities.
  • Direct local expansion strategies by increasing community and corporate partnerships.
  • Produce regional performance reports on programs and provide feedback to management.
  • Serve as program staff liaison for local Medical Advisory Board and other relevant committees.
  • Prepare and manage program budgets.
  • Perform additional duties, as required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s in health-related or social services field, preferred. 
  • Minimum of five year’s work related experience delivering health-related programs to vast audiences. 
  • Experience working for a non-profit health agency is preferred. 
  • Experience in grant proposal writing and securing new funding opportunities through grants.
  • Experience managing and coaching staff and volunteers.
  • Experience managing project budgets.
  • Establish priorities, meet deadlines and time pressure and think creatively and strategically.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Must be assertive, confident and project a positive presence.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Word applications.
  • Flexible for overnight business travel including the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Please apply via email with your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations:


Perks of Working at the NKF

  • 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