The American Kidney Fund is our nation's leading non-profit organization working on behalf of 30 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: Associate Director of Constituent Relations
Date posted: July 11, 2018
Position Summary: Primarily responsible for management of reporting and serving as a key resource on data related constituent relations projects.
Salary: Low $70K's depending upon experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Development Coordinator
Date posted: July 10, 2018
Position Summary: The Development Coordinator will coordinate fundraising and stewardship activities related to individual, planned, specialty and workplace giving in order to increase the amount of support from these constituents. The Development Coordinator will research foundation and individual prospects, help write and develop donor materials, among other activities. This position is ideal for a deadline-driven, detailed oriented and well organized development professional who is committed to making an impact.
Salary: $42,000 - $45,000 depending upon experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Director of Education
Date posted: July 6, 2018
Position Summary: The Director of Education will be responsible for the development, evaluation and general oversight of AKF’s public and professional education programs. This includes but is not limited to content of the AKF website, educational materials, online courses, the Clinical Scientist in Nephrology (CSN) fellowship program, Conference Exhibit program, and the Calendar Kids program. The Director of Education must exhibit a clear understanding of the importance of cultural competence, the impact of social determinants of health as it relates to chronic kidney disease, and the ability to apply this understanding to Public Education and Professional Education programs at AKF. Superior writing skills is essential for this position, particularly the application of the principles of health communication; with the ability to transform highly technical language into content that meets the needs of AKF’s target audiences. This position will supervise a staff of three, full-time employees and, along with the Senior Director of Health Initiatives & Education, will be responsible for developing a strategy and vision for the entire education department.
Salary: Low to Mid $80K's depending upon experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Director of Health Initiatives
Date posted: July 6, 2018
Position Summary: The Director of Health Initiatives has primary responsibility for developing the strategic vision and making operational American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) nationwide health outreach activities and initiatives. The programs and initiatives that are part of this effort currently provide education, public health screenings and outreach to populations at risk for kidney disease. The Director of Health Initiatives ensures that programs help increase awareness of the risks of kidney disease among the general public, especially those at higher risk for the disease. Responsibilities include strategic program development, goal setting; program planning, implementation, and evaluation; project management; and budget management. The Director of Health Initiatives must exhibit a clear understanding of importance of cultural competence, the impact of social determinants of health as it relates to chronic disease, and the ability to apply this understanding to Health Initiatives programs.
Salary: Low to Mid $80K's depending upon experience
Email resume to: resumes2@kidneyfund.org

Position: Manager of Online Engagement
Date posted: July 6, 2018
Position Summary: The Manager of Online Engagement supports the American Kidney Fund’s strategy to provide its constituents with compelling and user-friendly opportunities to engage with the organization using digital channels. The manager will use technical expertise to support initiatives originating in the marketing, communications and development divisions of AKF, applying a deep knowledge of how nonprofit fundraising, communications and marketing intersect.
Salary: Low to Mid $60K's 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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