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

Communications Coordinator

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.

Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships

The National Park Foundation is currently recruiting for an Account Manager to oversee various corporate accounts and be the day-to-day point of contact for key corporate partner relationships. This position is responsible for managing relationships and partnership fulfillment with current corporate partners – from major platform sponsors and promotional cause-marketing partners to licensing deals to restricted program investors – and supporting overall corporate engagement and brand visibility efforts. The successful Account Manager will be knowledgeable of corporate partnership practices and trends, as well as familiar with brand marketing, PR, social media, digital, experiential, promotions, and creative to bring 360 partnerships to life. Reporting to the Senior Director, the Account Manager will also work with the Business Development side of the Corporate Partnerships team as needed to advance NPF and corporate partner objectives. This full-time position 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.

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.

Coordinator, Donor Services

The National Park Foundation is seeking a Coordinator, Donor Services for our Philanthropy team. The Coordinator serves as the professional point of contact for donors within our individual donor portfolio as well as being a resource to gift processing and data strategy team.  This position requires an understanding of customer services and/or data processing skills and works closely with members of the Strategic Services, Direct Response, Annual Giving, and External Affairs teams to provide exceptional donor services and engagement, support donor and prospect development, and ensure accurate gift coding from fundraising efforts.  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.

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.

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.