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: Public Education Intern
Date posted: February 21, 2020
Position Summary: SUMMER 2020 internships available (starting May/June 2020 and ending in August 2020) AKF’s Public Education Department educates kidney patients, their families, and the general public about kidney disease prevention and treatment through various awareness campaigns, print materials, webinars, website content, and community-based programs. The Public Education Intern will strengthen their program planning, research, and writing skills by assisting in the development of educational resources. The internship is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain hands-on public health experience in a professional, non-profit setting.
Salary: Stipend available, commensurate with experience
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Position: Director of Community Health Outreach
Date posted: November 12, 2019
Position Summary: As Director of Community Health Outreach at the American Kidney Fund (AKF), you will be responsible for our portfolio of nationwide health outreach activities and initiatives which provide education, public health screenings, and outreach to populations at risk for kidney disease. Reporting to the Senior Director of Health Initiatives and Education, you will be instrumental in developing the strategic vision and operational procedures for our activities and initiatives. We will look to you to develop, plan, and implement programs, set goals, and manage projects and budgets. You will ensure that our programs help increase awareness of the risks of kidney disease among the general public—especially those at higher risk for the disease. You will see the impact of your team’s efforts in the lives saved each year as a result of these programs. Leading and mentoring a team, you will set goals, capture metrics, and establish procedures and guidelines to ensure the success of the Know Your Kidneys program. With the support of our leadership and board, you will implement cutting-edge strategies that uphold best practices for program improvements and operational efficiencies. You will explore ways to maximize our community impact through partnerships with like-minded organizations, process improvements, additional services, etc. We will also look to you to maximize and leverage efforts with other departments within AKF to make sure we are all working toward goals in a manner that is synchronized and productive.
Salary: Commensurate with 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
  • 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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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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