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
The National Park Foundation is seeking a Communications Coordinator for our External Affairs team. This is a great opportunity to build on marketing and communications experience as an advocacy professional for a national non-profit. This position will work collaboratively with all departments across the organization to support and facilitate communications, marketing, and government relations plans for NPF including its programs, events, partnerships, public relations, and more. The Communications Coordinator will provide department support in research, scheduling meetings, travel logistics, and calendar management. This full-time position reports to the Chief of External Affairs and is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.
Specialist, Digital Content
The National Park Foundation is seeking an energetic, team-oriented individual with experience and skills in digital content management, writing, and editing for the web, and site management. This position is responsible for updating, maintaining, and testing content for the organization's multiple websites, as well as resolving any technical challenges in displaying content. The ideal candidate should have experience with content management software as well as with programming languages, i.e. HTML. Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.
Manager, Digital Communications
The National Park Foundation seeks an energetic, team-oriented individual with a passion for and experience in social media community growth and management and content creation. As part of this role, the manager will assist in the creation and sharing of exceptional, compelling, and thoroughly accurate materials for multi-channel use. The position necessitates an innate curiosity, commitment to research and fact-checking all forms of communications, and ability to authentically engage new and existing audiences online. Strong attention to detail, proven project management, and ability to work under tight deadlines are required. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.
Major Gifts Officer
The Major Gifts Officer, Southwest is part of a growing team responsible for generating approximately $30M in significant individual gifts annually. The position based in Southern California will focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors and family foundations primarily located in the Southwest of the United States including, but not limited to, Southern California and Texas. To learn more about this position, click here.
Director, Principal Giving
The National Park Foundation is seeking a strategic, innovative, and proactive Director, Principal Giving to further enhance the fundraising capacity of the Philanthropy team. The Director, Principal Giving will be a sophisticated, high-energy individual with a passion for the mission of the National Park Foundation. S/he will work collaboratively to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts. The individual will have demonstrated expertise in developing principal giving strategies, connecting donors to content, building key relationships and closing gifts. The Director will personally manage and maintain a portfolio of high-level campaign prospects in support of the National Park Foundation’s annual goals and long-term objectives of doubling the Foundation’s impact to the National Park Service and creating a stronger and more recognizable brand over the next five to seven years. The position may be based in Washington DC or on a remote basis depending upon the applicant’s background and credentials. To learn more about this position, click here.
Coordinator, Planned Giving
The National Park Foundation’s Planned Giving program represents a community of donors who provide support to the organization from their estate plans. These generous donors have pledged almost $60 million to the Foundation and represent more than 300 donors. The National Park Foundation is committed to the active growth of this program as a conduit for long-term future funding for the Foundation and the Centennial Campaign. The Planned Giving Coordinator works closely with the Director, Planned Giving to assist with donor communications. This person has primary responsibility for managing the estate administration process, overseeing the planned giving database, and responding to donor inquiries. The Coordinator should possess great interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to quickly learn new systems and operate in a dynamic environment. Strong assets for this role include experience working with nonprofits, donors, and/or volunteers. This full-time position based in Washington, DC. 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. S/he must work well in a fast-paced work environment and must also have a strong background as a relationship builder with experience motivating staff, working collaboratively with other fundraisers, and communicating complex concepts both internally and externally. The candidate will be a strategic thinker who has developed and implemented large-scale fundraising efforts. To learn more about this position, click here.
Coordinator, Annual Giving
The Annual Giving Coordinator will assist the Director, Annual Giving as an administrative resource in completing activities related to mid-level fundraising ($1,000-$24,999). This includes assisting with appeals; donor cultivation and stewardship; general correspondence and communications preparation and mailings; donor database record maintenance, queries, and reporting; and responding to routine donor questions and requests via both phone and email. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.
Prospect Development Specialist
The National Park Foundation is hiring a detail- and process-oriented Prospect Development Specialist. This position works closely with the principal and major gift, and operations teams to provide a wide scope of current and historical information. This data will inform and influence major, principal, and planned gift portfolios and prospect pools; be the basis for short- and long-term strategic planning and provide supporting justification for the prospect pipeline and campaign planning/goal setting efforts. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.
Human Resources Specialist
The National Park Foundation seeks an energetic, team-oriented individual with a passion for and experience in benefits administration, employee relations, retention and engagement, performance management and talent development. As part of this role, the HR Specialist will provide administrative and operational support to the Human Resource team and develop collaborative relationships with NPF leadership and staff. The HR Specialist manages the HR Information System (ADP). The HR Specialist will be responsible for the daily administration of the organization’s health benefit programs and coordinate performance management, staff engagement and development programs and processes. This role will collaborate with insurance carriers and other outside vendors to ensure all benefits administration practices are in compliance with NPF policies. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.
Senior Coordinator, Community Partnerships
The National Park Foundation is seeking a Community Partnerships Senior Coordinator to strengthen existing and new constituencies. Working with and supporting the Director of Community Partnerships, the Senior Coordinator will map out and catalog new constituents, engage and mobilize park partners through programmatic efforts and build upon existing work to develop a park partner network. This work will improve parks and visitor experiences through special initiatives that will increase volunteerism, service corps participation and financial support. This work will support the key themes in NPF’s strategic plan. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.
The National Park Foundation is recruiting for various internship positions. The internship program is designed to provide a professional learning opportunity that will translate into educational enrichment and potential career introduction. The internships will offer an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience working with a mission-driven national non-profit organization. Internships are based in Washington, DC and will begin early June 2019 and conclude by Mid-August 2019. Internship opportunities are available in Government Relations, Corporate Partnerships, and Marketing & Communications. To learn more about these positions, 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.
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.