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 Communications
Date posted: November 1, 2017
Position Summary: The Associate Director of Communications will assist the Senior Director of Communications in developing, coordinating and evaluating the success of the communications and public relations activities for the American Kidney Fund. The Associate Director of Communication will contribute as an active member of cross-organization teams and work collaboratively with other staff to advance program and organizational goals.
Salary: $58,000 - $60,000 depending upon experience
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Position: Public Education Coordinator
Date posted: November 1, 2017
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: $35,000 - $40,000 depending upon experience
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Position: Bilingual Health Initiatives Assistant
Date posted: October 20, 2017
Position Summary: Please note there are two open positions at this time. Primary responsibility for program implementation of outreach and kidney disease prevention activities across the nation. The activities that are part of this effort currently provide education, screening and follow-up services for those at risk for kidney disease, and help increase awareness of the risks of kidney disease for the general public, especially those at high risk for the disease. The Bilingual Health Initiatives Assistant will work closely with the Associate Director to plan, implement, and evaluate educational and screening activities.
Salary: $38,000 - $41,000 depending upon experience
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Position: Director of Constituent Data
Date posted: October 20, 2017
Position Summary: The role of the Director of Constituent Data is to provide strategic direction as it relates to AKF’s data management activities, with a particular focus on consolidating constituents in a single system to enable enhanced stewardship and communications. This position will develop business processes, define best practices, and support the organization’s strategic use of data to further its goals. He or she will manage Development’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and work with IT and other departments to integrate constituents from other areas of AKF. This position will also ensure back-end development operations (including but not limited to data entry and gift receipting) are conducted in a timely manner.
Salary: $92,000 - $97,000 depending upon experience
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Position: Director of Patient Services
Date posted: October 16, 2017
Position Summary: The Director of Patient Services is responsible for developing and overseeing a fully trained team to screen and oversee timely and appropriate processing of applications for patients requesting grants from American Kidney Fund’s financial assistance programs. The team must process applications and determine eligibility in an effective and efficient manner consistent with AKF established guidelines, and communicate with all patients and other stakeholders in a manner that is both professional, informed and compassionate. The Director is also responsible for assisting in developing strategic solutions to existing and prospective patient assistance programs.
Salary: Low to mid $90K's depending upon experience
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Position: Corporate General Counsel
Date posted: October 9, 2017
Position Summary: The American Kidney Fund, Inc. has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for its first General Counsel, who will be domiciled out of its Rockville, Maryland headquarters.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
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Position: Director of State Policy and Advocacy
Date posted: September 28, 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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