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 (Mid-Atlantic Region)

A national, nonprofit patient advocacy organization, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is seeking a seasoned volunteer development and fund raising professional to organize volunteers and execute walks, cycling and other fund raising and program initiatives in the Mid-Atlantic region. This position will be working out of our Alexandria, VA, office.  Responsibilities include directing special events in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and in Philadelphia; cultivating and soliciting donors, sponsorships, and event participants; managing volunteers including recruitment and training; providing outreach / recruitment efforts to assist with professional membership growth; overseeing the Mid-Atlantic Advocacy Network and collaborating closely with our Advocacy Team in the Alexandra office; Responsibilities will include managing our community division of volunteers in Washington, D.C. to execute mission related advocacy and educational activities at the community level.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, five years of experience in non-profit development, management of volunteers, and event marketing. Must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, work well with volunteers, and be able to work in a team environment.  Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Position requires overnight travel.  Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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Cycling & Endurance Events Coordinator (Dallas)

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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National Psoriasis Foundation is the world’s leading non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and improving the lives of those affected. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., NPF is seeking a highly creative, experienced Editor. This position is responsible for providing editorial direction and content strategy for the production of our two national consumer magazines, web properties, e-newsletters, marketing campaigns and supporting collateral materials.  Responsibilities include developing, writing and editing materials/content for multiple platforms and audiences for print and web; developing and maintaining print and online editorial calendars; and ensuring editorial brand consistency.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field (master’s degree in one of those disciplines preferred) with at least five years of writing, editing, and communications production experience, direct experience leading the production of a consumer magazine or print publication preferred. Requirements include excellent writing and copyediting skills; fluent with Associated Press (AP) style guidelines with a working knowledge of AMA style; ability to write for a wide variety of audiences and media styles; proven ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; and be able to work in a team environment. Experience with health, medical and/or science writing is preferred. Please forward a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Human Resources.

Editor Job Description

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Federal Government Relations & Health Policy 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, Ore., the Foundation is seeking a Federal Government Relations & Health Policy Manager, to work in our office in Alexandria, VA.  The Federal Government Relations & Health Policy Manager will assist with developing policy positions and advocating to congress, federal agencies, and insurers, and insurers on behalf of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  This manager represents the Foundation in strategic alliances with federal groups, national coalitions, and other allied stakeholders to develop initiatives to advance the health and wellness of the psoriatic disease community.   Additional responsibilities include producing web and print content on federal government relations and health policy; and assisting with the planning and organizing of the advocacy department’s federal and policy events.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with four to six-plus years of relevant experience in federal government relations, health coverage issues, health policy, and/or health advocacy; demonstrated expertise in policy analysis skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills with comfort or 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. Limited travel may be required. Please forward a 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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