Program Manager

National Kidney Foundation
Posted Date: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Department:   Programs

Reports to:       Director, Programs                                            Wage Category: FT/Exempt                      


The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families and tens of millions of Americans at risk.                     


Reporting to the Director, Programs, the Program Manager will be responsible for the local implementation and delivery of the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) signature programs to patients and those at risk for kidney disease.  These programs include (but are not limited to) KEEP Healthy and Your Kidneys and You. The Program Manager will also assist the Program Director with professional activities, including NKF’s Primary Care Initiative.

The Program Manager will work closely with the senior program staff to evaluate program performance and ensure activities are aligned with the NKF’s strategic plan.  The Program Manager may also work in collaboration with Division leadership and development staff in fundraising efforts.


  • Deliver NKF signature programs within the local community.  
  • Execute “Your Kidneys and You” educational program and “Keep Healthy” screenings within the community.  
  • Assist Director, Programs with logistics related to professional education meetings, grand rounds in hospital settings and/or education sessions.
  • Oversee program coordination, marketing, communications, program delivery, tracking and metrics.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers.
  • Schedule volunteers to represent the National Kidney Foundation at approved health fairs and events in the community.
  • Enhance minority outreach and public awareness activities.
  • Work in collaboration with  Director, Programs, Division Presidents, Executive Directors, development and program staff to secure funding for local programs by assisting with grant proposals
  • Prepare and submit grants for programs.
  • Develop and coordinate activities to strengthen “World Kidney Day” public education campaign and other public awareness activities.
  • Assist with local expansion strategies, by increasing community and corporate partnerships.
  • Produce local reports on programs performance and provide feedback to management.
  • Assist with the local program budget.
  • Assist with local Medical Advisory board meetings.
  • May provide supervision to Program Coordinator/Assistant.
  • Performs additional duties, as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s in health-related or social services field, preferred. 
  • Minimum three year’s work related experience managing community outreach and/or public education programs. 
  • Experience working for a non-profit health agency is preferred. 
  • Experience in grant proposal writing.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Must be assertive, confident and project a positive presence.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Word applications.
  • Flexible for business travel including the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for NKF’s mission.

Please apply via email with your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations: