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

Fundraising Writer

The National Park Foundation is seeking a creative and motivated Fundraising Writer for our Philanthropy team. The Fundraising Writer works closely with a variety of front-line fundraisers and operations staff to create fundraising proposals, impact reports on donations, gift stewardship communications and other written collateral in support of a full-scale fundraising effort for internal and external audiences. This position will serve as the principal writer for print and electronic published projects, offering support for projects and opportunities involving individual donors, institutional foundations, capital campaign-related promotional materials, and general stewardship assignments.  Types of projects include formal proposals, letters of inquiry, content brochures/program leave behinds, invitations, acknowledgement letters and templates, web site content, and talking points. The Development Writer also will collaborate with the Communications and Marketing department to ensure consistency with theme, brand, design, content and delivery, following established NPF guidelines. To learn more about this position click here.

Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships  

The National Park Foundation seeks an experienced and motivated Account Manager for Corporate Partnerships. This position is responsible for managing corporate relationships and partnership fulfillment with current corporate partners – from major promotional cause-marketing sponsors to licensing deals to event sponsors to restricted gifts – and supporting overall corporate fundraising efforts. The Account Manager will also support the Directors, Senior Director, and VP of the Corporate Partnerships team in partner reporting, database support, and responding to unsolicited partnership inquiries. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this position click here.

Major Gifts Officer, West Coast

The National Park Foundation is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to focus on stewardship on the West Coast.  This individual will structure and solicit individual major gifts of $25,000 and above; develop and manage a national portfolio of over approximately 100 prospective donors; and engage prospects and donors in giving to NPF strategic priorities with both unrestricted and restricted gifts. The candidate for this position will ideally be located on the West Coast and be in a position to work remotely from the National Park Foundation’s main office in Washington, D.C. at least once per quarter. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy. To learn more about this position click here.

Administrative Assistant, Office of the President

The National Park Foundation is currently seeking an energetic and motivated Administrative Assistant for our Office of the President.  This individual performs administrative duties for the Chief of Staff and the Office of the President. The Administrative Assistant also provides administrative support for the Director of Board Relations and Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. This individual will work as a member of the Office of the President team and, on occasion, provide back up to other members of the administrative support team. To learn more about this position, click here.

Database Specialist

The National Park Foundation is seeking a self-driven and detail-oriented Database Specialist to work in the Philanthropy department. The individual in this position is a principal user of the Raiser’s Edge and the Engaging Networks databases for the National Park Foundation serves as a resource to internal and external constituents for the fully integrated donor data management system. The Specialist will report to the Senior Database Manager and will work directly with the Philanthropic Team providing direct support and data analysis, as well as providing assurance of the reliability of the data and data reports. To learn more about this position, click here.

Prospect Research Manager

The National Park Foundation is hiring a detail oriented Manager for Prospect Research. The individual in this position is a member of the Philanthropic department, working closely with the major gift team and the operations team 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, and be the basis for short and long term strategic planning, and will also provide supporting justification for the entire prospect pipeline and campaign planning/goal setting efforts.  Data sets will include, but not be limited to, confirmed wealth and internal ratings information, philanthropic contributions and involvement, and other biographical data able to be delivered in a variety of formats. This position requires considerable focus on financial details and significant time processing and evaluating publicly disclosed asset information. To learn more about this position, click here.

Information Technology System Administrator

The National Park Foundation is seeking a technology-savvy and motivated Information Technology System Administrator to work in the Finance and Administration department. The Information Technology System Administrator position requires an emphasis on problem and project management, as well as building and maintaining positive business relationships with other departments and end-users. This person will become an integral part of a burgeoning technology team and will work together with leadership to create positive experiences for all employees and ensure efficient and effective delivery of IT services. To learn more about this position, click here.

Director, Community Partnerships

The National Park Foundation is seeking a Director of Community Partnerships to be primarily responsible for serving as the lead point of contact and project director for several Community Partnership Initiatives supporting NPF’s larger strategic plan for building a continuum of engagement. The Director will design and implement the department’s constituency relations plan and visit the field (local philanthropic groups as well as members of the National Park Service field and other partners) to get a sense of community needs and assets. This individual will ensure that the work accomplished by the team is in alignment with NPF’s strategic plan. 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.