The American Kidney Fund is our nation's leading non-profit organization working on behalf of 31 million Americans with chronic kidney disease. AKF's dynamic, team-oriented environment is fast-paced and provides employees with the opportunity to make a real difference in the fight against kidney disease. AKF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Our national office is located in Rockville, Maryland, with easy access to Metro. If you are interested in advancing your career at AKF, please browse the listings below.

Current job openings

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for a position with the American Kidney Fund; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No unsolicited agency referrals, please.

Position: Senior Director/ Chief Financial Officer
Date posted: April 19, 2017
Position Summary: In conjunction with the EVP/COO, primary responsibility for managing the finance, accounting and administrative activities at the American Kidney Fund.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Development Coordinator
Date posted: March 30, 2017
Position Summary: Coordinates all stewardship activities for the Development Department. Answers all phone calls and emails directed to the Development Department. Provides back-up assistance as needed to data management team in the areas of tax receipts, filing and other administrative duties.
Salary: $40K
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Senior Director of Health Initiatives and Education
Date posted: March 24, 2017
Position Summary: The Senior Director of Health Initiatives & Education will serve as an integral part of the American Kidney Fund's leadership team, overseeing all aspects of its public education, professional education and kidney disease prevention strategies. The Senior Director supervises a department of 12 employees, including four direct reports, to implement programmatic goals and objectives according to AKF’s Strategic Plan. This process entails strategic planning, community needs assessments, program evaluation, and relationship management of both internal and external stakeholders.
Salary: $100,000 - $115,000 depending upon experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Director of State Policy and Advocacy
Date posted: March 22, 2017
Position Summary: The Director of State Policy and Advocacy supports and enhances effective State advocacy related to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and kidney care policy at the American Kidney Fund (AKF), including private insurance coverage, Medigap and Medicaid through strategic issue assessment, policy development and analysis, timely production of advocacy materials and comment letters, thought leader development and coalition building. The Director of State Policy and Advocacy must be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and able to translate complex policy issues into useful information for AKF employees and key constituents, including AKF patient advocates.
Salary: $110,000 - $115,000 depending upon experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Director of Public Policy
Date posted: March 22, 2017
Position Summary: The Director of Public Policy supports and enhances effective Federal and State advocacy for the American Kidney Fund (AKF), including issues related to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), third party payment and kidney care policy, including Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap and private insurance (including the Affordable Care Act), through strong policy analysis and writing skills. The Director will work with the Vice President of Government Affairs on strategic issue assessment, policy development and analysis, timely production of advocacy materials and comment letters, thought leader development and coalition building. The Director of Public Policy should be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and able to translate complex policy issues into useful information for AKF employees and key constituents, including AKF patient advocates.
Salary: $110,000 - $115,000 depending upon experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

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Benefits overview

The American Kidney Fund offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Short-term & long-term disability coverage
  • Twelve days paid vacation
  • Twelve days paid sick leave 
  • Three paid personal days
  • Flex-time 
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Life insurance 
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Free parking/Metro passes
  • NIH Credit Union benefits 
  • Staff appreciation events

Why is the American Kidney Fund a great place to work? 

  • Dynamic people
  • Team-oriented environment
  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Working for a great cause
  • Metro accessible location

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Our credo

We must put the patients we serve and the public we are accountable to first; provide superior education, outreach and services, and always act with the highest level of integrity.

We must provide outstanding people the best opportunity to realize their potential. We must treat our teammates with respect, champion our diversity, share the responsibility of our successes, and accept accountability for our failures.

We must provide compensation that is fair and adequate, and working conditions that are clean, orderly and safe. We must be mindful of ways to help our employees fulfill their family responsibilities. We must have an environment where people feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified. We must provide competent management, and the actions of management must be just and ethical.

We are the employees of the American Kidney Fund and we “Reach Out, Give Hope, and Improve Lives!”

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