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

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with the American Kidney Fund. View our current job listings and apply online.

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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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Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

At the American Kidney Fund (AKF), we are dedicated to fostering a workplace that honors diversity, equity and inclusivity. We create opportunities for ongoing engagement, education, discussion and action around these topics, and for all employees to reach their fullest potential.


We embrace the fact that each of our employees and volunteers comes to AKF with unique perspectives and backgrounds. We celebrate the diversity of our team, and we treat each member of our team with respect. AKF represents 37 million Americans with kidney disease and millions more who are at risk, and we involve and reflect the populations we serve.


We strive to ensure that everyone at AKF is treated fairly and has the opportunity to grow, contribute and develop professionally. We are committed to an environment of nondiscrimination in all its forms at all levels throughout our organization and programs as reflected in our nondiscrimination policies. We welcome job applicants of all backgrounds and provide a fair and equitable review of their applications.


Each of our employees and volunteers brings to the organization a unique cultural background, life experience, educational background, work history, talents and expertise, and we deeply value this diversity in our team. It is critically important to us that every AKF team member is genuinely valued and respected by colleagues and by the organization itself. At AKF, your voice is heard and carefully considered.

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