Career Opportunities

The National Psoriasis Foundation strives to attract, hire, train and promote quality individuals who have a proven ability to perform in a professional organization. The Psoriasis Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.

It is the policy of the National Psoriasis Foundation to conduct its relations with employees and applicants without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected classifications, except as permitted by law.

Open positions


Community Development Manager (San Diego)

A national, nonprofit patient advocacy organization is seeking a seasoned volunteer development & fund raising professional to organize volunteers and execute walks, cycling and other fund raising and program initiatives in Southern California. Responsibilities include cultivating and soliciting donors, sponsorships, and event participants; volunteer management including recruitment and training; and directing special events.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, five years of experience in non-profit development, management of volunteers, and event marketing. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, and able to work in a team environment. Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Work from your home office. Candidate should reside in the San Diego area. Position requires some overnight travel. Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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Paralegal (Part-Time: 15 Hours Per Work Week)

The National Psoriasis Foundation is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the Foundation is seeking a part-time Paralegal. In this position, you will be responsible for helping to identify and assess legal risks to the Foundation and to mitigate the Foundation’s exposure to legal liabilities, including by providing assistance with reviewing, drafting, revising, and editing contracts entered into by the Foundation.  Responsibilities will include analyzing proposals and contracts and providing advice regarding potential legal risks and developing strategies to reduce or eliminate such risks; working with internal staff and external third parties on contract negotiations; creating and managing legal contract templates; maintaining electronic and paper file records of executed contracts; working with the Foundation’s outside legal counsel as needed; and assisting with other projects.                                      

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, with a paralegal certificate, and at least five years of corporate paralegal experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  This ideal candidate will have knowledge of nonprofit, corporate and contract law and regulation, with ability to interpret its applicability to facts; knowledge of contracting principles and best practices; experienced in reviewing, drafting and revising contracts; excellent legal writing skills; proficient with Microsoft Office products; strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment. If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources

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Patient Navigator

The National Psoriasis Foundation is a dynamic and growing non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is hiring a full time Patient Navigator for our patient Navigation Center. We are seeking a team player to provide health and access information to patients via phone, e-mails, chat and written correspondence.

The Patient Navigator responsibilities include assisting patients from across the country with health insurance issues, such as appealing insurance denials and applying for disability; counseling patients on their insurance coverage benefits and insurance plan selections; helping patients with seeking financial assistance resources; assisting with answering questions on disease and treatment options;  helping to connect patients with available resources;  managing a database of patient cases;  maintaining follow-up with callers on treatment satisfaction and access to care issue resolution; connecting patients with Foundation services, programs and events; and inputting information into patient contact database.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with two+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in health education/promotion, community health, social work, or healthcare office setting; working knowledge of medical and insurance terminology, hospital / provider referral protocols, medical insurance plans, billing, and regulations. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, good attention to detail and multi-tasking skills are also necessary. Experience in conveying health-related information via phone, email or chat.

National Psoriasis Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fosters and values diversity.  Please forward your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources

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How to apply

To apply for a position with the National Psoriasis Foundation, please forward a cover letter, resume and any job specific requirements to:

Please email your information to Human Resources at

National Psoriasis Foundation
Attn: Human Resources
6600 SW 92nd Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223

Fax: 503-245-0626

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Updated July 2015