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

Vice President, Community Partnerships

As part of the NPF Senior Strategy Team and Programs & Partnerships Leadership Team, this role reports to the Chief Program Officer and, in partnership with the National Park Service, is responsible for leading the Foundation’s strategy for building and engaging a national network of 400+ non-profit partners and increasing the capacity and effectiveness of this partner community, both individually and collectively – all in service of enhancing America’s national parks for present and future generations. In addition to funding support, many Park Partners provide other support such as creating inspiring and relevant visitor experiences, protecting critical habitat, engaging volunteers, and more. To learn more about this position, click here.

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

The National Park Foundation is in advanced preparation to kick off the most significant campaign in its 54-year history in support of the National Park System. This “collective campaign” would result in more money raised for the parks, more impact in the parks, and a significantly increased capacity for the park partner community. This campaign to support America’s National Parks will create fundraising urgency and opportunities of national significance. In partnership with the national nonprofit consulting firm Marts & Lundy, NPF has evaluated and implemented the most successful way to structure its development team to effectively meet this challenge. This organizational change has created a critical senior leadership role, that of the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, with an extremely high degree of impact and responsibility for the success of the campaign. This role will focus on philanthropy operations, annual giving programs, and planned giving. The role will report to and partner with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and work side by side with two accomplished peers: the SVP of Principal Gifts and Campaign Director, and the SVP of Major Giving and Foundation Relations. This role will work as a close strategic partner to both the Chief Philanthropy Officer and the Office of the President. Specifically, this role will have responsibility for the management of NPF’s Planned and Annual Giving program and Strategic Services & Prospect Research and Portfolio Management teams. To learn more about this position click here.

Director, Planned Giving

The National Park Foundation seeks an experienced planned giving professional to lead a young, rapidly growing planned giving program and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors. The ideal candidate will bring broad fundraising experience to the Planned and Annual Giving department in addition to successful tactics to further grow the planned giving program. The Director must work well in a fast-paced work environment. Additionally, the Director must have a strong background in building relationships, motivating staff, working collaboratively with other fundraisers, and effectively 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

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.