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

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 for the planning, coordinating and managing of our cycling & endurance events in the South Central U.S.  Responsibilities include recruiting event participants and soliciting local sponsorships; supporting volunteers and participants with fundraising; ensuring delivery of customer service support to event leaders, staff, volunteers, and participants; managing volunteer recruitment and training; facilitating volunteer event committees; 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; and experience with planning of cycling and / or endurance events.  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. Work from your home office. 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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Graphic Design 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 a Graphic Design Coordinator.  This position is responsible for supporting the Graphic Design Manager with production of all branded collateral; replacing text, photographs, graphics inside existing collateral; helping with production based design edits; curating and organizing photographs for use in media channels and publications; sending files to the printer for production; helping with developing graphics for print and collateral materials.

Requirements: Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field with a minimum of one year experience in graphic design.  Requirements include proven creative graphic design skills, a solid understanding of design components; proficient knowledge of In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop and other industry leading software and technologies; ability to transfer print to digital design; attention to detail with specific regards to typography and text hierarchy; must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; and have strong project management and organizational skills. Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and your resume to Human Resources.

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Medical Education Manager

National Psoriasis Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the Foundation is seeking a fulltime Medical Education Manager to help manage the organization’s medical professional educational programs (live events and webcasts) including CME, CE, and Non-CME, CE activities.  Responsibilities include planning and organizing medical education programing; leading promotion, outreach and recruiting efforts to medical professionals; managing invitations, applications and responding and tracking correspondence of participants; tracking of education budgetary expenses; maintaining medical education webpages and calendar; ensuring compliance with CME/CE policies and accreditation standards; and preparing reports and analyzing programming effectiveness.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with three plus years of relevant experience and / or educational program coordination. Requirements includes excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, advance knowledge of Microsoft office products, ability to exercise independent judgment, and strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Position requires overnight travel. Event planning experience is preferred.  Please forward a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to Human Resources.

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Paralegal (Part-Time: 20 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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Science Writer

National Psoriasis Foundation (“NPF”) 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 full-time science writer who will research, analyze and synthesize information about research in psoriatic disease and related areas into content that advances the organization’s mission and objectives. Responsibilities include analyzing and tracking scientific literature for developments in psoriatic disease research; developing content for online, e-newsletters and print on the results of psoriatic disease research and related fields for a wide variety of lay, medical and scientific audiences; ensuring scientific accuracy of content in NPF’s magazines, website, e-newsletters, and other collateral materials; and serving as a scientific resource for NPF’s staff.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in science, journalism or communication with a preferred post-graduate degree in relevant discipline, with three-plus years of medical or science writing experience. Requirements also include excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills; strong project management experience; and demonstrated ability to write scientific content for wide variety of audiences and media styles. Please forward a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and three writing samples to Human Resources.

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Web Developer

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 Web Developer. This position is responsible for managing the front end web development of the Foundation’s web properties by implementing campaign, online lead generation and tactics for digital projects; maintaining and updating functionality of organization’s web properties, including site navigation; maintaining operations of CMS platforms including Drupal, Wordpress and other online third party systems; and will be responsible for the integrity of content on our web properties.

Requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in web development, programming or related area with two plus years of experience and/or a 2 year associate’s degree with equivalent relevant work experience
  • Expertise in front end web development and ability to execute online marketing initiatives including experience with SEO best practices, and using front-end APIs (Google Analytics event implementation)
  • Solid understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, XML, relational databases, jQuery, JSON, version control software (GIT)
  • Experience with optimizing web properties for mobile and a mobile first development philosophy
  • Familiarity with Photoshop (slicing .psds)
  • Solid understanding of website server backend
  • Deep understanding of Drupal's 'theme layer' a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
  • Solid project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a team environment

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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