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About the PKD Foundation

The PKD Foundation is the only organization, worldwide, dedicated to promoting research to find treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and improving the care of those it affects. Find out more about the PKD Foundation or contact us at 1.800.PKD.CURE (753.2873) or by email at pkdcure@pkdcure.org.

Current Career Opportunities

Administrative Coordinator
Prospect Research Specialist

 

Title: Administrative Coordinator (Non-Exempt)

Supervisor: Research & Development Manager and HR/Office Manager

Primary Function
To provide administrative and program support to research and development programs and to the overall functioning of the Foundation's corporate office by performing a variety of general office activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research and Development

  • Provide grant administration support including receiving and organizing applications, managing grant files, maintaining records, assisting with logistical planning of meetings and coordinating report reminders and check requests.
  • Coordinate the discarded tissue donation program.
  • Maintain clinical studies portion of the website.
  • Serve as webinar backup to R&D manager; coordinate webinar surveys and emails; input registrants and attendees into database.
  • Support PKD National Convention by assisting with speaker invitations, communications, logistics and travel arrangements.
  • Provide general R&D support in the areas of:
    • Answering phones, fielding questions about R&D programs and patient support.
    • Maintain R&D contacts in database and other files.
    • Support Accelerating Treatments to Patients programs.
    • Coordinate travel.
    • Assist with responding to research@pkdcure.org inbox.
    • Scientific Advisory Committee meeting support

General Office

  • Answer incoming calls; greet callers/visitors in a friendly and professional manner.  Seek to assist callers/visitors and serve as a referral bridge when necessary.
  • Distribute daily mail.
  • Process outgoing shipments (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc).
  • Process daily donations.
  • Assist with ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.
  • Ensure kitchen is stocked with supplies, clean and organized.
  • Ensure adequate paper supply in all copiers and fax machines daily.
  • Prepare and mail thank you letters to donors within 24 hours of receipt of batch from Database Department (during walk season only).

In addition to these specific duties and responsibilities, the administrative assistant will perform other assignments related to these general areas and will assist members of other departments as needed.

Education/Experience
Bachelor's degree in business or related field preferred. 1 to 3 years of relevant experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability/Skills
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Familiarity with office equipment and inventory maintenance preferred. Knowledge of shipping and mailing procedures preferred. Able to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept direction on given assignments. Ability to provide superior customer service to internal and external clients, to be detailed and accurate in work methods, and to exercise good judgment with professionalism.

Benefits
We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume and salary requirements to: careers@pkdcure.org, or fax your information to: 816.268.8497. Please reference "Administrative Coordinator" in the subject line.

EOE


Title: Prospect Research Specialist (Full-Time, Exempt)

Supervisor: Development Director

Primary Function
Conducts research and collaborates with fundraising staff to develop strategies for donor cultivation and solicitation. Provides planning, tracking and maintenance of the prospect pipeline.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the PKD Foundation's lead for donor research – including gathering information on giving history, philanthropic interests, political contributions, giving capacity and relationships - and assists in coordinating donor research efforts of other Foundation staff/interns.
  • Prepares biographical profiles/snapshots and research reports for use by PKD Foundation major gifts team.
  • Facilitates the PKD Foundation's major donor pipeline by researching and identifying prospective/emerging donors.
  • Significantly supports the PKD Foundation's use of Raiser's Edge, including entering data, updating donor records, and running reports and queries to assist with prospect research and moves management.
  • Provides support to major gifts team by tracking and monitoring Raiser's Edge dashboards, preparing quarterly strategic prospect opportunity reports and consulting on prospect list creation.
  • Supports the development of strategic analysis from Raiser's Edge to create, evaluate and measure the effectiveness of the PKD Foundation's solicitation strategies against industry benchmarks.
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external constituents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience
It is preferred that candidates have a minimum of a bachelor's degree. One or more years of related experience in data and prospect management, as well as responsibility and achievement in the nonprofit arena. Experience with Raiser's Edge or similar donor software preferred.

Knowledge/Ability/Skills
This individual must be proficient in data systems, and be capable of manipulating and interpreting data. Possess strong analytical, planning and problem solving skills. Have an ability to meet deadlines, organize time and manage diverse activities. Possess an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, word processing and office equipment. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, provide quality customer service and have the ability to exercise judgment in maintaining donor confidentiality.

Benefits
We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) in addition to an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off – 20 days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) 7.5% of salary, no match required

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume to: careers@pkdcure.org, or please fax your information to: 816.268.8497. Please reference "Prospect Research Specialist" in the subject line.

EOE

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©2015, PKD Foundation ·The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity.

©2015, PKD Foundation ·The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity.