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: Seeking Fundraiser to assist with peer to peer fundraising and event activities
Date posted: January 19, 2018
Position Summary: Seeking a fundraiser to work closely with the Director of Special Events to secure corporate and individual sponsorship for The Hope Affair as well as assisting with all logistics and volunteers for The Hope Affair. In addition, he/she will work to assist in all logistics, as needed, for at least three Northeast Region events (New York Golf Tournament, New York Pairings and the Boston Pairings event). Finally, this position will work closely with the Director of Special Events and the Director of Community Engagement to promote, recruit, manage, support and retain new and returning peer to peer 3rd party fundraisers across the country.
Salary: High $60k's to Low $70's depending upon experience
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Position: Associate Director of Communications
Date posted: January 11, 2018
Position Summary: The Associate Director of Communications will work closely with the Senior Director of Communications to develop, execute and evaluate successful communications and media relations strategies for the American Kidney Fund. In this fast-paced job, the associate director will be responsible for writing press releases, blog articles and social media content; monitoring news coverage; working with PR agencies; and coordinating with internal and external media spokespeople for the organization, including staff, kidney patients, and medical professionals.
Salary: High $50K's depending upon experience
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Position: Public Education Coordinator
Date posted: January 5, 2018
Position Summary: Assists the Associate Director with the day-to-day operations of the Public Education department’s initiatives. Initiatives include developing content for kidney health education campaigns, managing a monthly educational webinar series, and overseeing a kidney health peer education program.
Salary: $38,000 - $40,000 depending upon experience
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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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