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. Park Partners are responsible for generating over $600M in revenue to support the National Park Service. In addition to funding support, many Park Partners provide other support such as developing inspiring and relevant visitor experiences, protecting critical habitat, engaging volunteers, and more. To learn more about this position, click here.

Director, History and Culture

The National Park Foundation is seeking a Director of History and Culture, to manage a subset of NPF’s Protect mission pillar programming, in support of America’s more than 400 national parks. For more than two decades, NPF, in partnership with National Park Service (NPS), has made significant investment in the African American Experience Fund (AAEF) and Latino Heritage Fund (LHF), which preserve and share the role of Latinos and African Americans in our country’s history. NPF and NPS continue to expand efforts to bring these stories to the forefront of our national history by securing important historical sites, preserving key histories through long overdue preservation efforts, enhancing interpretation through learning opportunities and storytelling, and creating new multifaceted pathways for engagement at these sites. Additionally, NPF has exciting and emerging opportunities to amplify programs and partnerships with Tribal/Indigenous communities as well as the Asian American – Pacific Islander communities. The Director of History and Culture will work with NPF staff and NPS 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. To learn more about this position, click here.

Database Coordinator, Grants Administration

As part of the Programs & Partnerships Team, the Database Coordinator, Grants Administration will report to the Director, Programs and Partnerships and is responsible for assisting with key aspects of NPF’s grantmaking which totals upwards of $40M annually. This position will support grants management, with a focus on system administration for NPF’s grants management system, Fluxx and supporting users within the program team, across the organization, and external users. 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. Known collectively as the "1916 Society," these generous donors have pledged more than $80 million to the Foundation and represent more than 400 donors. The National Park Foundation is committed to active growth of this program as a channel for long-term future funding for the Foundation. The coordinator will work closely with the Planned Giving team to assist with communications with donors and their advisors. This person has primary responsibility for managing the estate administration process, overseeing the stewardship of current 1916 Society members, and assisting with donor inquiries. The coordinator may also be asked to assist with Philanthropy activities including, but not limited to, donor events or outings in national parks. To learn more about this position, click here.

Senior Coordinator, Communications

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is seeking a Senior Communications Coordinator for our External Affairs team. This position will work collaboratively with all departments across the organization to support and facilitate communications, marketing, government relations, and corporate partnership plans for NPF. The Senior Communications Coordinator will provide departmental support including calendar management for senior executive(s), invoice processing and tracking, expense report preparation, travel planning, research projects, and presentation preparation. 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.

Executive Fellow, Office of the President

The Executive Fellow will serve as an integral part of NPF’s Office of the President team, coordinating closely with the President’s staff and others in support of the Foundation’s mission. The Executive Fellow will gain hands-on experience in the national philanthropic activities of a Congressionally chartered not-for-profit organization with a long history of supporting the U.S. National Park Service as its charitable partner. The Fellow will be engaged in research, writing, analyzing, and project management to support key strategic efforts of the Foundation’s leadership as they prepare the national parks for their second century. 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.