The American Kidney Fund is our nation's leading non-profit organization working on behalf of 37 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 Integrated Marketing
Date posted: April 30, 2020
Position Summary: We seek an innovative Associate Director of Integrated Marketing to develop integrated, multi-platform marketing programs that support AKF’s kidney disease education, patient and advocate engagement, fundraising and public health promotion initiatives. The Associate Director of Integrated Marketing must have an understanding of the full range of marketing channels and the ability to combine that with excellent analytic and communication skills. They must possess solid teamwork skills as they will be working with a team of communications and marketing channel leads as well as colleagues from around the organization. A background in nonprofit marketing/ communications is a must. The Associate Director will be a hands-on team member who contributes daily to the marketing team’s development and execution of marketing tactics that support AKF’s overall strategic vision.
Salary: Low to mid 60K's depending upon experience
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Position: Director of Corporate Engagement
Date posted: April 3, 2020
Position Summary: In coordination with the Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement and the Chief Development Officer, this position helps plan and implement American Kidney Fund’s national corporate and foundation development efforts utilizing a moves management system to identify, cultivate, and secure major corporate and corporate foundation gifts, with an emphasis on identifying new donors, and renewing and upgrading existing donors. This position will manage a working portfolio of prospects with a predetermined financial goal. The position also will be responsible for securing national corporate sponsorship for AKF’s two main brand engagement initiatives—The Hope Affair and Kidney Action Day.
Salary: High 80K's - Low $90K's depending upon experience
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Position: Corporate Engagement Manager
Date posted: April 3, 2020
Position Summary: The Corporate Engagement Manager is a vital member of the corporate team with responsibilities to help implement AKF’s corporate development strategy, as well as helping to grow our portfolio of funders. The Manager will report directly to the Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement, and work closely with the Directors of Corporate Engagement. This position will be focused on 40% fundraising, 30% administrative/project management, 30% stewardship and other special projects.
Salary: Mid 60K's depending upon experience
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Position: Associate Director of Public Education
Date posted: March 13, 2020
Position Summary: Working alongside the Director of Education, the Associate Director of Public Education contributes to the strategic vision and makes operational the American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) public education programs and initiatives. The programs are designed to educate and raise awareness about the risks of kidney disease in the general public, while also educating patients and family members affected by kidney disease.
Salary: Low to Mid $60K's
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Position: Associate Director of State Policy and Advocacy
Date posted: February 28, 2020
Position Summary: The Associate Director of State Policy and Advocacy supports the Director of State Policy and Advocacy with the development and implementation of state-level public policy efforts on behalf of the organization. This includes the initiation of state legislation and regulations to support and improve policies for kidney disease patients and organ donors, and where needed assist the Director of State Policy and Advocacy in efforts to combat bills that threaten to erode the care and access to care for kidney disease patients. The Associate Director of State Policy and Advocacy must be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, and able to translate complex health policy issues for lawmakers, regulators, American Kidney Fund (AKF) ambassadors and advocates, patients, stakeholders and AKF employees.
Salary: $80,000
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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
  • Fifteen days paid vacation
  • Twelve days paid sick leave 
  • Three paid personal days
  • Flex-time 
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Life insurance 
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • One teleworking day per week
  • 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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About AKF

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nation’s leading kidney nonprofit. AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through post-transplant living.

With programs of prevention, early detection, financial support, disease management, clinical research, innovation and advocacy, no kidney organization impacts more lives than AKF. With the nation’s largest free kidney health screening program, Know Your Kidneys™, AKF fosters kidney disease prevention and early detection in at-risk individuals and communities. One out of every 6 kidney failure patients cannot afford the cost of care, and AKF is there for them, providing lifesaving treatment-related financial assistance. AKF enables all people with kidney disease to live their healthiest lives through disease management education, award-winning public and professional health education materials, courses and webinars. AKF drives innovation through strategic partnerships and investment in clinical research to improve patient outcomes, and fights tirelessly for legislation and health policy to improve the lives of kidney patients. AKF’s KidneyNation online fundraising community unites Americans in support of AKF’s mission.

AKF is one of the nation’s top-rated nonprofits and invests 97 cents of every donated dollar in programs, not overhead. AKF holds the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

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