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

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Amid an eminently favorable organizational backdrop replete with an inspiring mission, ubiquitous brand affiliation, an ascendant track record of success, and forward-thinking, ambitious strategies for the future, NPF seeks candidates for the role of Chief Philanthropy Officer. S/he will serve as the lead executive responsible for maintaining and growing the Foundation’s base of individual and institutional support, while building a sustainable major and principal gifts-focused fundraising culture that is seamlessly integrated into the organization’s programmatic and external relations initiatives. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will be a student of modern philanthropy who has deep experience in applying industry best practices and driving data-informed, metrics-based major gifts fundraising, as well as a demonstrable passion for personally building and sustaining long-term, high-level donor relationships. To learn more about this position, click here.

Chief Program Officer

The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for strategic programs and partnership initiatives of the NPF. This position serves in an important role integrating the grants and partnership work of NPF and fostering close strategic relationships with key national and regional partners.  Internally, the CPO will act as a critical facilitator, reaching across the organization to foster a positive, collegial working environment.  The position will serve as key member of the senior management team. The CPO oversees a FY17 program budget of $65 million and a professional senior team of four Vice Presidents and one Senior Vice President for Community Partnerships. The CPO will focus on the following three areas: program leadership and management, external relationships, and knowledge management. To learn more about this position, click here.

Director, Planned Giving

The National Park Foundation seeks a dynamic, experienced Director to lead a rapidly-growing planned giving program as well as manage a portfolio of prospects and donors. The ideal candidate will bring broad experience in planned gift fundraising to the Philanthropy department as well as extensive knowledge in successful strategies to aggressively grow the planned giving program. The new Director will play a key role in growing an already successful program to secure future funding in support of the National Park Service. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this position, click here.

Graphic Designer

The National Park Foundation seeks an energetic, team oriented Graphic Designer to join the Marketing and Communications department. This position combines knowledge of current graphic design standards with individual creativity to produce graphic art and visual materials that further the awareness of the National Park Foundation as the national charitable partner of America’s national parks. The Graphic Designer will assist the Sr. Director, Brand Development in executing promotions, advertisements, marketing campaigns, organizational publications and collateral material befitting of the National Park Foundation brand. This is a full-time position is based in Washington D.C. To learn more about the position, click here.

Assistant Controller

The National Park Foundation is currently seeking an Assistant Controller to assist the V.P. of Finance in establishing and maintaining financial policies, procedures, internal controls, financial records and reporting systems. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this position, click here.

Senior Manager, Grants & Programs

NPF is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager, Grants & Programs. This individual will be managing a subset of NPF’s Connect impact pillar grant-making efforts that support more than 400 National Park Service units; 2,500+ NPS affiliated heritage sites, trails, scenic rivers, natural landmarks; and partners such as Friends Groups and community organizations. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this position, click here.

Manager, Digital Engagement

The Manager, Digital Engagement will lead the online and email fundraising efforts within the Direct Response program focusing on the core donor audience. In this role, the Manager will develop, implement, and track digital campaigns to increase fundraising, grow the online donor audience, and integrate digital efforts across the National Park Foundation Philanthropy team. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. 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 refer to the full description of the position of interest for application details.

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.