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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Bilingual 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 Bilingual Patient Navigator for our Patient Navigation Center.  The Patient Navigation Center provides ongoing guidance to help people with psoriatic disease overcome barriers to care. We are seeking a team player to provide health information and assistance to English and Spanish speaking patients via phone, e-mail and written correspondence.

The Bilingual Patient Navigator’s responsibilities include assisting patients from across the country with disease and treatment questions; connecting patients with available resources; interacting with patients and guiding them on accessing affordable health care; managing a database of patient cases; inputting information into patient contact database; maintaining follow-up with patients to ensure resolution of their health concerns and issues; connecting patients with Foundation services, programs and events; and developing Spanish-language translations of psoriatic disease management and education materials.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in health education/promotion, public health, community health, or social work. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. 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 and email preferred.  Please forward your cover letter with salary requirements 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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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

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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