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.

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.

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.

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 Manager, Government Relations

As part of the National Park Foundation’s Government Relations (GR) team, the Senior Manager, Government Relations, reports to the Vice-President of Government Relations and, in partnership with the larger External Affairs and Senior Leadership Team, is responsible for supporting and executing the Foundation’s legislative strategy in service of enhancing America’s national parks for present and future generations. The GR team is responsible for securing an annual appropriation from Congress that is leveraged with private dollars to provide over $10 million in annual impact to support America’s national parks. In addition, the Senior Manager will work collaboratively with outher teams to build on the organization’s established outreach programs to engage members of Congress, their staff, leadership within the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior to deliver on key priorities. They will also support ongoing efforts including, but not limited to, obtaining Congressional support for annual appropriations, strengthening capacity for national park partners, grant and program notifications, seasonal fly-in events, and Congressional staff delegation trips. 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 Assistant, Office of the President

As part of the National Park Foundation’s Office of the President team, the Executive Assistant reports to the Chief of Staff, providing high-level administrative support to the President and CEO as an integral part of operations. The Executive Assistant must be solutions-oriented and enjoy working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-focused and community oriented. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant must be able to work under pressure and handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. 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.