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 visit our careers portal

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 visit our careers portal.

Vice President, Content and Social

The National Park Foundation is currently recruiting for a vice president to direct and manage our content + social portfolio. The successful candidate will be responsible for both strategy and content across social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Incumbent will be expected to develop a comprehensive social program, designed specifically to raise brand awareness, enhance and support fundraising activities, grow and develop a community of national park champions, and drive recognition of corporate partner participation. Reporting directly to the Chief, External Affairs, overseeing two staff members and working as a key leader with External Affairs and other Foundation counterparts, this position offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to drive visibility, reach and understanding on behalf of 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 visit our careers portal

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.