Careers

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 Program Officer

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer and working in close collaboration with the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for programs and partnership initiatives of the National Park Foundation (NPF). As a thought leader to the organization, this position serves an important role in 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 CPO will focus on program leadership and visibility as well as external relationships. This full-time position based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.

Vice President, Resource Management

The National Park Foundation is seeking a VP, Resource Management to join the programs and partnerships team. The National Park Foundation’s vision is to “inspire all people to connect with and protect America’s national parks.” Under this framework, the Foundation is seeking a Vice President for Resource Management who will be responsible for managing a subset of NPF’s Protect impact pillar in support of the more than 400 National Park Service units. This individual will work with the National Park Service to foster a culture of excellence in the preservation, restoration and growth of sites to protect the natural, cultural and historical resources of the park system, and increase their resiliency over time.  This full-time position based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.

Senior Manager, Programs and Partnerships

The National Park Foundation is seeking a Senior Manager, Programs and Partnerships to join the programs and partnerships team. The Senior Manager will be responsible for managing a subset of NPF’s Protect pillar of programs and projects focused on sustainability in national parks. This position will support the Resilient Infrastructure core strategy of the NPF strategic plan, which supports work focused on improving the visitor experience and improving critical infrastructure needs throughout the National Park System. The Senior Manager will play a critical role in advancing strategic priorities focused on waste management, lighting, and other identified priorities that align with the National Park Service Green Parks Plan. This full-time position based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.

Vice President, Government Relations

The National Park Foundation is currently recruiting for a Vice President to direct and manage it's government affairs portfolio including WH and agency liaison and congressional outreach to include educating members of congress and their staff about the importance and impact of the National Park Foundation, Foundation-related legislative initiatives, and annual appropriations. Reporting directly to the Chief, External Affairs, overseeing a staff member and working with outside consultants, this position offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to drive both legislative success and visibility for the National Park Foundation and make a significant impact on behalf of our national parks. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here

Major Gifts Officer, Northeast

The National Park Foundation is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to join our Philanthropy team. The Major Gifts Officer, Northeast is part of a growing team responsible for generating approximately $30M in significant individual gifts annually. This remote position will focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors and family foundations primarily located in the Northeast of the United States including, but not limited to, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond. The ideal candidate will be located with convenient travel into New York City, work remotely and travel frequently within the region. Quarterly travel to NPF’s headquarters in Washington D.C. will be required, with the possibility of increased visits as requested. To learn more about this position, click here.

Senior Coordinator, Foundation Relations

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is seeking a Foundation Relations Senior Coordinator to join our dedicated and passionate team. As NPF expands its efforts to secure institutional foundation investment in its new strategic plan, which seeks to amplify the impact of the National Park Service’s highest priority initiatives, the position will play an important role in laying the foundation for the next comprehensive fundraising plan. NPF’s Foundation Relations program continues to build new, and expand existing, partnerships with national, regional, and local foundations to protect America’s national parks and connect people with these national treasures. This full-time position is 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.


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.