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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Request for Proposals


Community Development Manager

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, runs, and other fund raising and program initiatives in the South Central U.S.  Responsibilities include directing special events in the South Central region; 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 South-Central Advocacy Network; and managing regional volunteers 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.  Work from your home office. Candidate should reside in one of the following metropolitan areas of either Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, or Austin. 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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Marketing & Communications 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 Marketing & Communications Coordinator. This position will serve as a project coordinator and provide support for the Marketing & Communications Department’s projects and initiatives. Responsibilities will include building / managing project timelines, monitoring the production process to ensure deadlines are met; tracking project progress and communicating regular updates to stakeholders; inputting, updating, and revising projects within project management software; generating metrics reports; helping to manage special marketing projects; and assisting with other general administrative support activities and tasks. This position also assists with our public relations activities including creating and managing media lists; developing and managing media coverage reports; and providing assistance with local PR for our community events/programs.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business or related field; a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a marketing, communications or project management role; expertise working with project management software (e.g. Basecamp); and excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. The ideal candidate is process oriented and is highly organized with strong attention to detail; and has an understanding of marketing and communications principles and techniques. Knowledge and proficiency with HTML and email design is preferred. Please forward your cover letter, resume and salary requirements 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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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 Western region 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; drafting letters, talking points and hearing testimony; 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 creating and maintaining regional action advocacy networks in collaboration with the Foundation’s field staff; and 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 following metropolitan areas of either Sacramento, CA, Seattle, WA, or Portland, OR; and be willing to work from a home-base office if you reside in Sacramento or Seattle.  Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources.

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Internships

Research Programs Department Web Intern (Paid)

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Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals for Legal Services
National Psoriasis Foundation
11/8/2017

1. General Information:

A. Purpose. The National Psoriasis Foundation (“NPF”) is seeking experienced outside legal counsel to help assess legal risks to the organization and to mitigate NPF’s exposure to legal liabilities by providing assistance with reviewing, drafting, revising and editing contracts entered into by NPF.  

B. Overview of NPF.   NPF is an Oregon nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with an additional office located in Alexandra, Virginia, and staff located in home-based offices in select markets around the United States.  NPF is governed by a national volunteer Board of Directors, who steer the strategic direction of the organization. NPF also has a national volunteer Medical Board, made up of leading national experts on psoriatic disease, who provide medical guidance, leadership and advocacy.  NPF currently employs 67 staff members.

Celebrating 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, NPF is the world’s leading nonprofit advocating for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. NPF’s mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of those affected.

C. Instruction on Request for Proposal Submissions.

1. Proposal Submissions Date.  Proposal submissions must be submitted and delivered by email or mail by no later than Friday, December 8, 2017, to:

Kellie Kaplon
Director of Human Resources
National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR  97223
kkaplon@psoriasis.org

2. Clarification Questions/Inquiries:  For questions and inquiries on this RFP, please contact:

Kellie Kaplon
Director of Human Resources
National Psoriasis Foundation
kkaplon@psoriasis.org
503-546-8381

NPF will circulate its responses to all firms submitting proposals.

 

2. Scope of Legal Services:

  • Draft, review, and revise agreements/contracts and related documents, including but not limited to the following: Corporate Sponsorship Agreements, Collaboration Agreements, License Agreements, Services Agreements, Nondisclosure Agreements, Corporate and Government Grants, Vendor Agreements, Sales Agreements, Statements of Work, Publishing Agreements, Requests for Proposal, and other legal documents.
  • Advise NPF on contract disputes and draft communications to opposing party(ies)
  • Create contract templates
  • Provide advice and support on corporate (Oregon) and tax–exempt organization laws and issues
  • Additional legal services as needed

 

3. Proposal Content

Responses should include the following information:

A. Legal Practice Experience and Attorney Qualifications. Provide the following information for each person who would assist with the Scope of Work.

  • Names, years of practice experience, types of practice experience, states licensed in, and current billing rates of each attorney
  • Please describe each attorney’s experience reviewing, drafting, revising and editing agreements, with specific reference to the scope of services listed above in Section 2
  • Please describe each attorney’s experience advising non-profit corporations
  • Please describe each attorney’s experience providing advice and legal services under Oregon laws
  • Please describe any other relevant qualifications or legal expertise of each attorney (if applicable).

B. Organization, Size, Structure, and Areas of Practice.  Please describe the law firm’s size, structure, areas of practice, and office location(s).

C. Client References.  Please provide a list of at least three (3) relevant client references, with contact information, who can speak to each attorney’s ability to provide the work outlined in Section 2. 

D. Conflict of Interest. Please advise NPF of any client representations which may result in potential conflicts of interest, including representation of other healthcare entities including any pharmaceutical company, medical device company, academic institution engaged in biomedical research, or health insurance company.

E. Additional Information.  Please include any additional information that would be helpful in evaluating why your legal representation should be selected.

 

4. Fees

A. Estimated workload: The NPF does not guarantee a set workload or number of billable hours of work per month. The actual hours of work to be performed shall be determined at the sole discretion of the NPF. The NPF reserves the right to retain other or additional counsel for tasks as needed.

B. Rates: The proposal should include information on:

  • the hourly billing rates of each attorney or other legal staff (including paralegals) who are expected to work on this representation
  • charges or expenses, if any, such as legal research, copies, faxes and mailing.
  • Rate increase schedule including how often, how much, etc.

The client managing attorney shall provide all the administrative services and support necessary to manage the workload in order to complete all assignments.  This includes office facilities, support staff and supplies and equipment.

 

5. Proposal Evaluations

It is NPF’s intention to select the law firm that presents the best combination of experience, capacity and hourly rate(s) to the needs of NPF.  We will review the documents submitted, contact references and others who have worked with your firm.  We may request a site visit to your office to meet the law firm’s staff and principals working on this matter, or an interview by phone to discuss the proposal and any questions we may have. NPF will review all timely submitted proposals, considering the following criteria:

  • Level of experience of the individual(s) identified to work as NPF’s outside counsel
  • The experience of the law firm inrepresenting similar clients and legal matters
  • Interviews
  • Fees
  • Response from references (if requested)

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Request for Proposals for Marketing Services
National Psoriasis Foundation
11/17/2017

1. General Information:

A. Purpose. The National Psoriasis Foundation (“NPF”) is seeking an experienced marketing and market research firm to work with a group of internal staff and an external committee made of the organization’s key opinion leaders (KOLs) and volunteers to facilitate the development of a comprehensive, data-driven marketing and communications plan.  The plan should drive achievement of the goals laid out in NPF’s strategic plan (see Appendix A) as well as an increase in constituent conversions:  e.g., financial contributions, volunteerism, participation in event-based fundraising events, live and virtual patient education event attendance, and individuals contacting our Patient Navigation Center.  The plan should be driven by data collected by NPF and the firm over the duration of the contract, and it should focus on our three primary audiences (those with psoriatic disease and their families and caregivers, medical professionals, and researchers) while also outline tactics and strategies for reaching our secondary and tertiary audiences.

B. Overview of NPF.   NPF is an Oregon nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with an additional office located in Alexandra, Virginia, and staff located in home-based offices in select markets around the United States.  NPF is governed by a national volunteer Board of Directors, who steer the strategic direction of the organization. NPF also has a national volunteer Medical Board, made up of leading national experts on psoriatic disease, who provide medical guidance, leadership and advocacy.  NPF currently employs 67 staff members.

Celebrating 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, NPF is the world’s leading nonprofit advocating for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. NPF’s mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of those affected.

C. Instruction on Request for Proposal Submissions.

1. Proposal Submissions Date.  Proposal submissions must be submitted and delivered by email or mail by no later than Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time to:

John Ogden
Director of Marketing and Communications
National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR  97223
jogden@psoriasis.org

2. Clarification Questions / Inquiries:  For questions and inquiries on this RFP, please contact:

John Ogden
Director of Marketing and Communications
National Psoriasis Foundation
6600 SW 92nd Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR  97223
jogden@psoriasis.org
503-244-7404

NPF will circulate its responses to all firms submitting proposals.

 

2. Scope of Marketing and Market Research Services:

  • Advise NPF on the development and execution of a marketing and communications plan for its revenue and participation goals.
  • Build an understanding of our constituents’ needs, the competitive landscape, and further hone NPF’s value proposition through market research and marketing analysis:
    • After receiving an analysis from of several years of data from our NPF Annual Survey, advise NPF on market research gaps that exist in that survey data and conduct the necessary market research to address the gaps in order to answer the questions that will lead the development of components of the marketing and communications plan.   The NPF Annual Survey is a once-yearly scientific survey of our patient constituents, with many questions changing each year and ranging from disease state and treatment to lifestyle and psychology.  Tactics may include:
      • Conduct focus group research to gain a better understanding of the consumer landscape, including information needs, language and cultural competencies that will inform the development of marketing materials to encourage the target audiences to take action on their psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and engage with the NPF:
        • Individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,
        • Caregivers of individuals with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,
        • Parents of children and teens with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,
        • Health care providers (doctors and allied health professionals) treating psoriatic disease,
        • Researchers in the field of psoriatic disease,
        • Individuals who would financially support the NPF (including audiences above and others).
      • Organize all preliminary work leading up to the market research (including survey participants).
  • Attend monthly committee calls, beginning in January, to gain insight into our KOL experiences based on call discussions and responses to questions posed.
  • Conduct a presentation reporting on the results and information learned from both the analysis of the annual survey data as well as the market research and the focus groups during an in-person meeting (to be held on March 9, 2018, at the Chicago Hilton O’Hare from 8:00am through 2:00pm) of the marketing plan committee.  Facilitate a discussion with the group on how that data is to be used to inform the marketing and communication plan, the timeline for the development of the plan, preliminary ideas or recommendations, etc. 
  • The survey results should deliver information back to the NPF’s marketing plan committee that in conjunction with the market research firm allows NPF specifically to:
    • Understand the tactics that will deliver NPF’s key messages to each target audience prompting action from that group.
    • Develop an understanding of where NPF target populations are on the marketing funnel.
    • Identify channels and activities to effectively promote NPF to target audiences (broken down by target population and geographic location)

 

3. Proposal Content

Responses should include the following information:

A. Company Profile.

  • Name of the business, primary contact, and contact information (including address, telephone and/or mobile telephone number, email and website address, etc.).
  • Description of the firm, including the firm’s primary business focuses, non-profit clients for whom similar work has been performed, as well as your work process.
  • Provide a list of individuals who may be assigned to work on this account, as well as their credentials and experience.

B. Qualifications

  • Describe why and how your firm is uniquely positioned to serve as NPF’s lead marketing strategist, leading the development of the NPF’s comprehensive marketing and communications plan.
  • Describe the firm’s experience with and knowledge of the health care landscape, including (but not limited to) non-profit health care patient advocacy organizations, chronic and autoimmune/immune-mediated diseases, barriers to access to care and insurance, drug pricing, the chronic disease research landscape, issues facing health care providers (in particular those treating chronic disease), etc.
  • Describe the methods your firm will employ to complete the work as outlined in the Scope of Work and an expected timeline for each phase of the project.
  • Provide relevant case studies illustrating the firm’s experience in this area.

C. Client References.  Please provide a list of at least three (3) relevant client references, with contact information, who can speak to the firm’s ability to provide the work outlined in Section 2. 

D. Conflict of Interest. Please advise NPF of any client work which may result in potential conflicts of interest, including work performed for other healthcare entities including any pharmaceutical company, medical device company, academic institution engaged in biomedical research, or health insurance company.

E. Additional Information.  Please include any additional information that would be helpful in evaluating why your firm should be selected.

 

4. Fees

  • Provide a schedule of fees for all services described in the Scope of Work including the cost of conducting, compiling, analyzing and presenting the market research.
  • Include fees associated with attending the in-person meeting on March 9, 2018, in Chicago.
  • Provide an estimate of the approximate number of hours required to complete this project (with an approximate final product date to be delivered on or about April 15, 2018).

 

5. Proposal Evaluations

It is NPF’s intention to select the marketing and market research firm that presents the best combination of experience, capacity and fees to the needs of NPF.  We will review the documents submitted, and contact references and others who have worked with your firm.  We may request a site visit to your office to meet the firm’s staff and principals working on this matter, or an interview by phone to discuss the proposal and any questions we may have. NPF will review all timely submitted proposals, considering the following criteria:

  • Level of experience of the individual(s) identified to work on this project
  • The experience of the firm in executing similar projects for similar clients
  • Interviews
  • Fees
  • Response from references (if requested)

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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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