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

The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for strategic programs and partnership initiatives of the NPF. This position serves in an important role 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 position will serve as key member of the senior management team. The CPO oversees a FY17 program budget of $65 million and a professional senior team of four Vice Presidents and one Senior Vice President for Community Partnerships. The CPO will focus on the following three areas: program leadership and management, external relationships, and knowledge management. To learn more about this position, click here.

Director, Community Partnerships

The National Park Foundation is seeking a Director of Community Partnerships to be primarily responsible for serving as the lead point of contact and project director for several Community Partnership Initiatives supporting NPF’s larger strategic plan for building a continuum of engagement. The Director will design and implement the department’s constituency relations plan and visit the field (local philanthropic groups as well as members of the National Park Service field and other partners) to get a sense of community needs and assets. To learn more about this position, click here.

Senior Manager, Marketing

NPF is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager, Marketing. This position works creatively and collaboratively with departments across the National Park Foundation as well as with outside advertising agencies to build awareness and support for the organization. The position will facilitate a variety of communications activities, including digital advertising, influencer marketing, content marketing, corporate partnership activation, and events. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this position, click here.

Specialist, Direct Response

NPF is currently recruiting for a Specialist, Direct Response. This position serves as the professional point of contact for donors within our direct marketing program (donors under $1,000 per year) as well as being an administrative resource to internal staff. The Specialist, Direct Response supports the entire direct response donor file as NPF continues to grow a comprehensive and robust fundraising program. This position requires an understanding of direct response fundraising and/or customer services. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about this position, click here.

Coordinator, Grants and Programs

NPF is currently recruiting for a Coordinator, Grants & Programs. The primary responsibilities of this position include specific support around grant administration as well as general administrative and programmatic support for the Grants and Programs department of the National Park Foundation. This involves managing and coordinating the operational aspects of the grant-making and ensuring high standards for grant management. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C.. 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. The new Director will play a key role in growing an already successful program to secure future funding in support of the National Park Service. This full-time 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 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.