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, Education & Engagement

As part of the NPF Senior Strategy Team and Programs & Partnerships Leadership Team, the Vice President of Education and Engagement reports to the Chief Program Officer and is responsible for leading the Connecting Audiences program and developing a ladder of engagement that supports lifelong connections between people and parks. Our Connecting Audiences programs help to connect people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to national parks by inspiring the next generation of outdoor leaders, providing opportunities for communities to engage with local parks and making it possible for youth to visit America’s largest classroom – our national parks. To learn more about this position click here.

Vice President, Community Partnerships

As part of the NPF Senior Strategy Team and Programs & Partnerships Leadership Team, the Vice President of Community Partnerships 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 creating inspiring and relevant visitor experiences, protecting critical habitat, engaging volunteers, and more. To learn more about this position click here.

Vice President, Foundation Relations

The National Park Foundation is seeking a results-oriented, entrepreneurial, and creative Vice President of Foundation Relations to strategically plan and direct a proactive foundation relations fundraising program that promotes the priorities of the National Park Foundation. The VP of Foundation Relations will have the opportunity to build and shape the foundations program as the organization prepares to launch its next capital campaign. S/he will focus on identifying, cultivating, and managing key relationships with large national foundations and select family foundations. This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Major Gifts and Foundation Relations, and manage a team of two foundation relations staff members. To learn more about this position click here.

Manager, Donor Communications

The Manager, Donor Communications is a key member of the Strategic Services team within the Philanthropy division, working closely with fundraising, program, and external relations staff to support constituent-facing staff in creating and developing program and project documents, engaging fundraising proposals, impact reports related to donations, stewardship communications, and other written collateral in support of a comprehensive fundraising effort. Reporting to the Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, the Manager also supports the Programs and Partnerships team, working to articulate program and project descriptions, objectives, and expected impacts. The Manager also ensures Philanthropy communications are consistent with NPF’s established theme, brand, design, content, and delivery guidelines. To learn more about this position click here.  

Coordinator, Donor Services

The Coordinator, Donor Services is one of two professional, friendly, and upbeat points of contact for National Park Foundation constituents and donors. An essential customer service role that is part of a 5-person team, the Coordinator sits within the larger Strategic Services department that supports a comprehensive and increasingly robust fundraising program. A part of the Philanthropy division, the Coordinator helps donors make gifts over the phone, updates communication preferences and contact information, provides answers to questions, resolves concerns, and connects to resources as appropriate. As one of the first points of contact with the organization through phone or email, the Coordinator creates a positive experience for constituents and manages requests as efficiently as possible. To learn more about this position click here.  

Coordinator, Resource Management

The role of Coordinator, Resource Management is to meaningfully advance core projects that support the National Park Foundation‘s (NPF) strategic plan. This work entails assisting with a portfolio related to NPF’s Landscape & Wildlife Conservation, History & Culture, Resilience & Sustainability, and Parks of the Future focus areas. This position will also assist with critical activities that cut across the Resource Management team more broadly, involving managing and coordinating the operational and administrative aspects of the grant-making process and ensuring high standards. 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.