Transplant Programs Director

New York, NY

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The Transplant Programs Director will accelerate kidney transplantation for patients nationwide through the development and implementation of key strategies and programs designed to increase organ donation and transplantation.
  • Develop and implement a system to provide individualized, ongoing training/coaching to patients and families who attended an in-person training workshop for THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE (BABG) and measure results. This individualized training will be designed to support patients and families to achieve their goal of finding a living kidney donor. The Transplant Programs Director will provide support via phone, mail and email to answer questions; help participants implement strategies to find a living donor; and overcome barriers to transplantation.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a virtual/online version of NKF’s in-person training workshop to help patients and families find a living donor. The Transplant Programs Director will work closely with the VP, Program Development and other key staff in NKF field offices, Development, Corporate Relations, Marketing, and Web Services to develop and implement the virtual training workshop for pilot testing and measure results. The online training will expand the reach of NKF’s BABG trainings to patients and families in rural areas, or those who simply prefer an online training.
  • Oversee and ensure ongoing excellence for the programs above.
  • Assess program outcomes, gaps and needs on an ongoing basis to determine ways that NKF can increase our impact in organ donation and transplantation.
  • Demonstrate consistent quality of administration, communications and systems; responsible for maintaining timelines and directing all resources needed to achieve programmatic goals.
  • Work closely with NKF’s field offices to develop and manage collaboration and relationships with partner organizations, including transplant centers, dialysis centers, and nephrology offices.
  • Performs additional duties as required, which may include involvement with other NKF projects in organ donation/transplantation, dialysis, or other areas.
  • Registered nurse, social worker or educator with experience in transplantation preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years work related experience in research, public health, education, or healthcare administration.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong medical education development and implementation experience.  Knowledge of education principles, educational design, needs assessment, and outcomes measurement.
  • Flexible for business travel if needed.
  • Computer literate on Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Excellent management, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.


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