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

Marketing & Communications Specialist

The Marketing and Communications Specialist position works creatively and collaboratively with departments across the National Park Foundation to build awareness and support for the organization. The position will facilitate a variety of communications and marketing activities, including digital communications, public relations, corporate partnerships, and events. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this position click here

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant is responsible for performing month end financial procedures, preparing analyses of results, reconciling accounts, performing control functions, maintaining ledgers, preparing journals and creating financial reports. The individual in this role also assists in measuring and safeguarding the Foundation’s assets and ensuring that financial results are recorded and reported in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. A successful candidate will be able to combine and apply excellent analytical skills, thorough knowledge of accounting business practices and GAAP in there day to day activities.  The role ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, reconciling, consolidating, and entering transactions in accordance to established procedures and GAAP. This job is located and performed from our downtown Washington DC office. To learn more about this position click here

Manager, Lands Program

The Lands Manager supports the National Park Foundation's work with the National Park Service to conserve private lands located within the boundaries of units of the National Park System and  will support efforts to conserve lands associated with units of the National Trails System. This position will require exceptional administrative abilities and attention to detail, including document management. Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, the Manager will be working in close association with the NPF finance, development and marketing teams and NPS realty staff.  This job is located and performed from our downtown Washington D.C. office. To learn more about this position click here

Manager, Foundation Relations

The Foundation Relations Manager will work closely with the Senior Manager of Foundation Relations and Vice President of Foundation Relations to plan, coordinate and implement effective strategies to secure investment in Centennial Campaign priorities from institutional foundations. S/he will cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of institutional foundations, and coordinate stewardship efforts for the Foundation Relations team. This position will play a key role as we expand the National Park Foundation’s institutional foundation program for the Centennial Campaign and beyond. This job is located and performed from our downtown Washington D.C. office. To learn more about this position click here

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

The National Park Foundation is seeking to hire a Senior Vice President of Philanthropy to establish and execute short‐and long‐term fundraising goals & plans and develop best-in-class donor stewardship, aimed at increasing philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and corporations in support of the National Park Foundation’s goals. The SVP will oversee a team of twenty‐nine staff members, including three (3) direct reports. This position is based in Washington, D.C. 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 submit your cover letter, resume and salary history by email to [email protected]. Please indicate the job title in the subject line of the e-mail.

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.