National Psoriasis Foundation

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 (Portland)

National Psoriasis Foundation 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 northwestern U.S.

Responsibilities include cultivating and soliciting donors, sponsorships, and event participants; volunteer management including recruitment and training; and directing special events in the cities of Portland, Seattle, and Denver. Responsibilities also include managing our community division of volunteers in Portland to execute mission related advocacy/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 and sales experience. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, able to work in a team environment. Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Position requires overnight travel. Please forward your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources.

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The editor is responsible for providing editorial direction and content strategy for the Foundation's magazine, web properties, e-newsletters, and other campaigns and collateral materials; develops, writes and edits materials for print and web; develops and maintains print and online editorial calendars; and ensures editorial consistency of the Foundation brand.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field; minimum 5 years writing, editing and communications production experience; 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; and experience with health, medical and/or science writing is preferred. Please forward a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Human Resources.

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Special Assistant to the President

We are seeking a full time, professional, self-motivated and organized individual to serve as our Special Assistant to the President.Responsibilities will include handling a broad range of executive support activities for the day-to-day operations of the President & CEO and Board of Directors. This position will also be responsible for creating and managing effective communication systems to keep staff informed of the organization’s activities and events.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of relative experience, strong project management skills, experience working with nonprofit boards, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, meeting planning and travel management experience, excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, good attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task. Please forward your resume with salary requirements to Human Resources.

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Special Events Manager

We are looking for an energetic, dynamic individual to help assist and manage aspects of our special events program throughout the country that include walks, cycling, runs, and social events. Responsibilities include supporting event leadership and volunteers nationally in recruitment, training, fundraising, sponsorships, logistics, and implementation of events; managing Donor Drive, our web based fundraising software program; providing customer service to event participants, sponsors, and volunteers; and assisting with event management and planning of special events.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree with two + years of successful experience in special events planning and / or, fundraising, and volunteer management. Must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, and be able to work in a team environment. Good attention to detail and organizational skills are required. Please forward your cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Human Resources.

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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.  In addition, 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 and/or a 2 year associate’s degree with relevant work experience
  • Expertise in front end web development and ability to execute online marketing initiatives including experience with SEO best practices, microdata ( and using front-end APIs (Google Analytics event implementation)
  • Solid understanding of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, XML, SQL and MySQL, jQuery, JSON
  • Proven experience as a front-end developer
  • Experience with optimizing web properties for mobile and a mobile first development philosophy
  • Familiarity with Photoshop (slicing .psds) and with Twitter's Bootstrap
  • Ability to query MySQL database and do light API integration a plus
  • Deep understanding of Drupal's 'theme layer' a plus
  • Solid project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, communicate effectively and work in a team environment

Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources.

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Advocacy Internship  

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Marketing and Social Media Internship

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Research Programs 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

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


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