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.

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Advocacy Coordinator

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 seeking an Advocacy Coordinator, to work in our office in Alexandria, VA.  This position will provide project and administrative support to the advocacy team for our state and federal initiatives; and will assist with the day to day office coordination activities.

Responsibilities include assisting with the logistics and planning of our annual Capitol Hill meeting and state lobby days; developing meeting, training and briefing materials/packets; Assisting with advocate outreach including action alert distributions; helping administratively with letter development, meeting and travel scheduling; inputting data into the advocacy contact database; maintaining and updating advocacy content onto the website; assisting with office administration that includes responsible for the day to day office operations and managing the maintenance of office equipment.  In addition, this position will provide support for our local regional field operations activities.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with one year or more related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in advocacy or state or federal government relations; excellent interpersonal skills written and verbal communication skills; proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Products; ability to multi task and strong project management skills. Must be team orientated and work collaboratively with a wide variety of people.  Experience working with volunteers a plus.  Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources.

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Community Development Manager (Atlanta)

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 the Southeastern U.S. 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 Atlanta area. Position requires some overnight travel. Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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Community Development Manager (Los Angeles)

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 the Los Angeles area. 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 Los Angeles area. Position requires some overnight travel. Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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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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Community Development Manager (San Francisco)

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 Northern 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 Francisco Bay area. Position requires some overnight travel. Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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Cycling & Endurance Events Coordinator (Chicago)

A national, nonprofit patient advocacy organization, headquartered in Portland, Ore., seeks a Cycling & Endurance Events Coordinator. We are looking for an energetic, dynamic individual to assist in the planning, coordinating and managing of our cycling & endurance events in the Midwestern U.S.   Responsibilities include ensuring delivery of customer service support to staff, event leaders, volunteers, and participants; managing volunteer recruitment and training; facilitation of volunteer event committees; supporting volunteers and participants with fundraising; obtaining local event sponsorships; helping with recruitment of event participants and ensuring all required logistics and resources are in place for each event. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with two + years of successful experience in special events planning and / or, fundraising, and volunteer management. Knowledge of cycling and endurance events is preferred.  Work from your home office.  Must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, work well with volunteers, and be able to work in a team environment. Good attention to detail and organizational skills are required. Candidate should reside in Greater Chicago area. Position requires travel.  Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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Cycling & Endurance Events Coordinator (Dallas-Fort Worth)

A national, nonprofit patient advocacy organization, headquartered in Portland, Ore., seeks a Cycling & Endurance Events Coordinator. We are looking for an energetic, dynamic individual to assist in the planning, coordinating and managing of our cycling & endurance events in the South Central U.S.  Responsibilities include ensuring delivery of customer service support to staff, event leaders, volunteers, and participants; managing volunteer recruitment and training; facilitation of volunteer event committees; supporting volunteers and participants with fundraising; obtaining local event sponsorships; helping with recruitment of event participants and ensuring all required logistics and resources are in place for each event. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with two + years of successful experience in special events planning and / or, fundraising, and volunteer management. Knowledge of cycling and endurance events is preferred.  Work from your home office.  Must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, work well with volunteers, and be able to work in a team environment. Good attention to detail and organizational skills are required. Candidate should reside in the Greater Dallas area. Position requires travel.  Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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Cycling & Endurance Events Coordinator (New York)

A national, nonprofit patient advocacy organization, headquartered in Portland, Ore., seeks a Cycling & Endurance Events Coordinator. We are looking for an energetic, dynamic individual to assist in the planning, coordinating and managing of our cycling & endurance events in the northeastern U.S.   Responsibilities include ensuring delivery of customer service support to staff, event leaders, volunteers, and participants; managing volunteer recruitment and training; facilitation of volunteer event committees; supporting volunteers and participants with fundraising; obtaining local event sponsorships; helping with recruitment of event participants and ensuring all required logistics and resources are in place for each event. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with two + years of successful experience in special events planning and / or, fundraising, and volunteer management. Knowledge of cycling and endurance events is preferred.  Work from your home office.  Must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, work well with volunteers, and be able to work in a team environment. Good attention to detail and organizational skills are required. Candidate should reside in New York City area. Position requires travel.  Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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Digital Strategy Manager

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 seeking a Digital Strategy Manager.  In this position, you will be responsible for managing, developing and implementing the marketing and communications digital strategies for the organization’s website, e-communications and online marketing efforts.  Responsibilities include developing digital marketing campaigns and tactics; evaluating and implementing social media and metrics; monitoring / analyzing digital data and metrics from websites; overseeing email communications program, including scheduling, setting timelines, developing strategies and content that will increase engagement, conversions rates and fundraising; developing search engine marketing activities and search engine optimization tactics; and recruiting, managing team of contractors, freelancers, and interns.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, advertising, or business, with 4+ years of relative experience in a digital strategy management role either in-house or with an agency.  The ideal candidate will have proven skills in managing a comprehensive digital marketing program to advance an organization’s goals; experience in SEM/SEO strategies, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Excel and social platforms; knowledge of website design (working with Drupal) and HTML; excellent personal, written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work in a team environment.  Experience in a managerial or supervisory role preferred.  Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources.

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Grant Writer

National Psoriasis Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the Psoriasis Foundation is seeking a Grant Writer. This position is responsible for managing our national corporate grant process to include preparing, writing, submitting and reporting for continuing medical education and patient education grants to pharmaceutical, non-pharmaceutical companies and foundations.  Additional responsibilities include corporate communications and performing prospect research; tracking of grants, application schedules / deadlines, contracts and payments; and collaborating with program staff to obtain budgets, program information and funding priorities.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with three + years related grant writing experience, non-profit fundraising or corporate relations experience; excellent personal, written and oral communication skills; strong project management abilities; deadline driven, excellent attention to detail and follow through; and the ability to work in a team environment.  Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources.

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State Government Relations Manager

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 seeking a State Government Relations Manager. This position will be representing the Foundation in the Midwest and Western part of the country on legislative and regulatory matters at the state and local level. Responsibilities include researching, monitoring, and tracking state and local legislative rulings, regulatory, and public policy initiatives pertaining and related to psoriatic disease; producing reports, presentations, and legislative updates on state legislative progress; working closely with state coalitions and advocates on chronic health issues of interest; and implementing the Foundation policies and action plans at the state and local level.  Additional responsibilities include developing content for our print publications and web properties.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with three-plus years of relevant experience in state advocacy or state government; demonstrated expertise in policy analysis skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills with comfort and experience in public speaking; ability to multi task and strong project management skills. Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment and have experience working with alliances and volunteers.  Experience in a political setting is preferred. Ability and willingness to travel is required.   Candidate should reside in the Chicago metropolitan area and be willing to work from a home office.  Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources.

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Internships

Advocacy Internship   

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Marketing and Social Media Internship

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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 hr@psoriasis.org

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