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: Senior Director of Community Engagement
Date posted: June 23, 2017
Position Summary: In 2016, more than 98,000 people—1 out of every 5 U.S. dialysis patients—received assistance from the American Kidney Fund for health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses. Ninety-seven cents ($0.97) of every dollar spent by the American Kidney Fund went directly to programs and services. Additionally, millions of people nationwide benefit annually from the American Kidney Fund’s efforts to fight kidney disease through health education and prevention efforts. Under the direction of the VP of Development and Field Operations, the Senior Director of Community Engagement is responsible for developing the vision and implementing a national fundraising strategy focused, but not limited to, special events, grassroots and peer to peer fundraising; including the oversight of KIDNEYNATION, the American Kidney Fund’s national fundraising platform that engages supporters in individual, group and corporate fundraising efforts across the country. He/ She supervises the Community Engagement team (2) in the implementation of all community fundraising efforts. In addition, the Senior Director oversees the Northeast Regional office and staff (2), located in Melville, NY. He/ She supervises all functions of the regional office, including strategic direction and ultimately meeting revenue goals. The Senior Director works collaboratively with all colleagues overseeing giving areas to maximize revenue for the American Kidney Fund. He/ She will participate in the development and implementation of the department's strategic plan, including alignment of team goals; identification of key opportunities of engagement for leadership and management of the Development Department’s strategic initiatives.
Salary: $100,000 to $115,000 depending upon experience
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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
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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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