Careers at the National Park Foundation

Join our energetic, passionate team at the National Park Foundation. As the official charitable partner of America’s national parks, we help preserve, protect and promote our country’s most treasured places. Communicating about the parks, and fundraising to support them, is at the very center of our mission. Your work will make a direct and lasting impact on conservation, culture, preservation, recreation, education, stewardship, and volunteerism – preserving our national parks for centuries to come.

Current Job Listings

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

The National Park Foundation is seeking to hire a Senior Vice President of Philanthropy to establish and execute short‐and long‐term fundraising goals & plans and develop best-in-class donor stewardship, aimed at increasing philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations in support of the National Park Foundation’s goals. The SVP will oversee a team of twenty‐nine staff members, including three (3) direct reports. This position is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position click here

Director, Information Technology

The Director of Information Technology will be responsible for establishing a strategic vision for NPF's information systems. Additional responsibilities will include developing computing policies and procedures, security plans, reporting systems and database reporting and management and asset procurement and inventory. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, this individual will work autonomously to ensure systems are running optimally, mitigate risk, enhance the efficiency of the organization’s computing environment, ensure NPF’s systems and confidential records are secure protected from intrusion and lead a team in the management of database operations and reporting. This position is located and performed from our downtown Washington DC office. To learn more about this position click here

Director, Direct Response

The Director, Direct Response will be responsible for the digital (online and mobile) and direct mail fundraising programs at the National Park Foundation. S/he will develop multi-year strategies to aggressively grow the donor base and net revenue to achieve maximum results. The Foundation is committed to rigorous file growth in the next five years. This position is responsible for leading and growing the digital (online and mobile) and direct mail programs, as well as contributing to the Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks. The Director is a seasoned professional with a successful track record as a proven fundraiser, strong communicator, and collaborative leader who must be proactive in growing the donor base and supporting senior leadership in their fundraising efforts. The Director will report directly to the Vice President, Planned and Annual Giving and will supervise two managers. To learn more about this position click here


Communications Intern

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience as a communications and public relations professional for a national non-profit. Under the mentoring of Marketing and Communications department, interns will work creatively and collaboratively with departments across the organization to facilitate communications and publicity plans for the National Park Foundation including its programs, events, partnerships and more.  To learn more about this position click here

How to Apply

If you know you are the perfect candidate for one of these positions, we want to hear from you. Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history by email to [email protected]. Please indicate the job title in the subject line of the e-mail.

Equal Opportunity

The National Park Foundation (NPF) provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other protected status as established by law.   

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws, NPF is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities who, despite such disabilities, can perform their jobs with or without reasonable accommodation.  NPF will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation to employees and job applicants with known disabilities, to permit them to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.