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Director, Corporate and Foundation Giving

The Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) seeks an entrepreneurial Director, Corporate and Foundation Giving to envision, develop and implement a short and long-range strategic fundraising program centered on corporate and foundation partnerships. Reporting to the executive director, the Director will identify projects suitable for grant funding, research and write proposals, make presentations to decision-makers and build strong relationships with foundation and corporate officers.

To apply: send a resume, compelling letter of introduction describing your suitability for the position, and salary requirements to careers@appl.org with position title, “Director, Corporate and Foundation Giving,” in the subject line of your email. The Association of Partners for Public Lands is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diverse applicants.

Resume reviews begin immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
CVEEC Associate Director

The Associate Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC)’s residential, day, special and summer programs. This includes supervising program staff, overseeing recruitment and release of seasonal staff and managing intern professional development. This position will work with Director on new curriculum and program development and assist in ensuring quality, innovative and relevant programs are offered through the CVEEC. Responsibilities include oversight and growth of the rental operations of the unique residential facilities in the park, including Stanford House, the campgrounds and the CVEEC campus.

To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter explaining how your background and experience qualifies you for this position to apply@forcvnp.org, with the subject line reading “CVEEC Associate Director”.  

Yellowstone Association
Lamar Campus Manager

The Lamar Campus Manager is the resident manager for the Lamar Valley Buffalo Ranch (LBR), the YA Institute’s primary field campus in the heart of the northern range of Yellowstone National Park.  LBR is a remote education facility that generates all of its own power and is poised to become a model of sustainability within the NPS.  The Campus Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the historic field campus including course support for students and instructors, risk management, facility cleaning and maintenance, and operation of the campus bookstore.  The Campus Manager is responsible for selecting, supervising, and supporting all LBR and Roosevelt Rendezvous volunteers, approximately 22-25 positions annually. This position reports to the Field Seminar Program Manager and works closely with the YA Contact Center, Operations Manager, and Volunteer Program Coordinator to ensure smooth facility operations and a warm, friendly atmosphere for students, instructors, and volunteers. The Campus Manager will be based at the Lamar field campus from mid-May through Labor Day and November through March.  The Campus Manager will be based at Roosevelt Lodge during the Roosevelt Rendezvous program for two weeks in September.  Seasonal, shared housing is available when the Campus Manager is not in-residence on campus.

Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy
Executive Director

Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, a partnership between the private sector, National Park Service, and NYC, develops, implements, advocates and fundraises for programs and projects for the restoration and revitalization of the parks. JBRPC seeks an Executive Director who will be a skilled leader and serve as the lead spokesperson, fundraiser, strategic planner, and chief executive managing the organization and its programming.  Position is an exciting opportunity for high-energy, entrepreneurial self-starter to play a transformative role in the future fabric of NYC and parks nationally.  Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Executive-level experience in operational management in private, government, or nonprofit sector with significant administration, financial, fundraising responsibilities. For complete job description visit www.harrisrand.com
Applications to: Jack Lusk or Anne McCarthy, amccarthy@harrisrand.com Put “Jamaica Bay ED” in subject line of your e-mailed application.

Red Rock Canyon Interpretative Association
Executive Director

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association (RRCIA) and the Southern Nevada Conservancy (SNC), both of which are public land cooperating associations. In this capacity, the Executive Director manages the operations of RRCIA and SNC under the general direction of the Board of Directors. Key responsibilities include advancing the organizational missions and interpretive programs while managing retail operations and entrance station fee collections.

The Executive Director develops, recommends, and implements policies and business plans. The Executive Director is the primary liaison with the organizations’ partners, including the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Clark County Nevada, and is responsible for developing and maintaining organizational relationships. This is a salaried position that may exceed 40 hours per week with some weekend and evening hours. Occasional multi-day travel will be required. The position requires office and field duties. Some duties will require outdoor presence in relatively remote areas accessible only by foot travel.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references to: edsearch@rrcia.com Target start date is June 1, 2015. Selected applicant must pass a federal background check.

Position is open until filled.

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock 
Stewardship Project Manager 

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Inc., (FBR) located in Reno and Gerlach, Nevada, is looking for a creative, forward-thinking individual motivated by a vision of protection, restoration and stewardship. This organization assists in managing 1.2 million acres of the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail – National Conservation Area (NCA) and surrounding public lands areas in the Great Basin region of Northwestern Nevada.

The Stewardship Project Manager will build and manage program teams to work in priority areas as mandated by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with FBR. S/he will be an individual with high ethical standards, excellent planning skills, and a track record of engaging diverse groups in delivering on-the-ground conservation results. S/he will need to have successfully negotiated complex conservation transactions, including securing grants, corporate, public and/or private funding.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to: info@blackrockdesert.org , include Stewardship Project Manager in the subject line. This is a full-time seasonal position with potential of growing to a full-time year round position. Salary is competitive and other benefits may apply. Position to begin Spring 2015.  

Western National Parks Association 
Field Operations Manager

The Field Operations Manager works closely with park store and National Park Service (NPS) staff in parks located within an assigned region, as well as with home office staff to achieve WNPA goals and objectives and to assist with the development of the organization’s vision and the translation of that vision to park visitors.

The Field Operations Manager will travel to his/her assigned region up to half of the time to recruit and train store staff and provide support and oversight to store operations in the areas of merchandising, marketing, inventory and programming.  The Field Operations Manager needs to be proficient with Point-of-Sale (POS) systems to provide effective guidance to park staff.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015. 

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Communications and Administration Assistant

The Assistant will work with the Crissy Field Center’s Communications and Administrative Coordinator.  The goal of this team is to provide quick and effective support to the Center’s programs, participants and staff. This opportunity will introduce the assistant to many aspects of non-profit communications and administrative processes including day-to-day and long term responsibilities. Specifically, the Assistant will gain valuable experience in public relations and front desk administration through email, telephone, and face to face communication, basic account reconciliation reporting, coordination of Crissy Field Center common areas and resources, facilitation and fulfillment of daily requests by Center staff, Parks Conservancy employees, and partner organizations as needed.

Application Due: April 17, 2015

National Parks Conservation Association 
Program Manager - Pennsylvania and Delaware

The Pennsylvania and Delaware Program Manager leads NPCA’s national park protection agenda in these two states by: identifying park protection issues; developing and executing park protection campaigns in coordination with regional and other staff in Washington, D.C. and with partners; building and sustaining ally networks; cultivating relationships with key NPCA supporters, and; coordinating advocacy on NPCA’s national park priorities. S/he reports to NPCA’s Senior Mid-Atlantic Director.

Friends of Acadia
Acadia Youth Conservation Corps (seasonal; 16 positions)

Acadia National Park is accepting applications for a seasonal Acadia Youth Conservation Corps
(AYCC) and will employ sixteen (16) teenagers to work on conservation projects in Acadia
National Park from June 22 through August 14, 2015. Dates could be later depending on late
release from local schools. This is a non-residential camp; students must have a place to live
away from the park. The park can not be responsible for students while not at work.
Transportation to and from the work is the students responsibility.

Application Deadline: April 23, 2015

Yosemite Conservancy 
Seasonal Sales Information Assistant

The Seasonal Sales Information Assistant reports to the Sales Supervisor(s) for assigned duty station(s) and performs sales and cashiering tasks. The position is responsible for selling books, maps and other products; operating a cash register and handling transactions; processing and reconciling cash banks; providing superior customer service and information to National Park visitors; promoting the Yosemite Conservancy; and assisting with maintenance and care of the facility.

Mesa Verde Museum Association
Office Assistant

This is a position involving a variety of clerical and technical duties requiring some independent judgement. Must have tact concerning the handling of people and be accurate in all duties performed. Must be computer literate, have strong, accurate clerical skills, able to work independently, and must be bondable.  Must be available to work in April and work through October. Workplace is on Chapin Mesa in the park.

To Apply: Submit application along with a resume to info@mesaverde.org, or fax to 970 529-4446

Grand Canyon Association
Seasonal Visitor Experience Specialist I

The Visitor Experience Specialist (VES) Level 1 position is an entry level position in GCA’s Retail Department and reports to the Park Store Manager. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that every visitor receives world-class service in GCA Park Stores; to proactively sell products; and to recruit GCA members. Park Stores are open every day of the year (including holidays) and hours vary from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Agency Partners and Non-Members

Recent Vacancy: Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Seasonal Ranger

This is a trainee level position in which the candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist with Interpretive center operations including staffing of the front desk 
  • Assist with interpretive and educational programs 
  • Assist with maintenance and facility work. 
  • Assist with fee collections and visitor use support 
  • Communicate with a variety of partners and BLM staff

Thompson Island 
Youth Program Facilitator
April 6–October 31, 2015

Youth Program Facilitators possess extensive knowledge and aptitude for leading groups in experiential learning. Through the use of games and initiatives, environmental exploration, challenge course elements and science curriculum, Facilitators engage youth from schools, community organizations and universities in unique, often challenging and ultimately rewarding, transferable experiences.

Alice Ferguson Foundation 
Advancement Associate

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), a leader in providing quality environmental education experiences in the Washington DC metro region, seeks a dynamic, results-oriented fundraising professional with at least two years of experience to serve as Advancement Associate. The Advancement Associate organizes and supports all fundraising, including foundation and corporate grant seeking; cultivation of major donors and members; management of donor data; and coordination of fundraising events. The Advancement Associate also supports the organization’s communications efforts related to fundraising. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.  A dynamic and collaborative working environment is among the advantages of working at the Alice Ferguson Foundation which features a beautiful work environment in a national park setting at its Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, MD. To apply, email cover letter with salary requirements and resume toHR@fergusonfoundation.org.

Position open until filled. 

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association 
Chief Executive Officer

The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association (the “Association”), a non-profit now into its seventh decade of operation, is seeking an enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer who will lead and direct the organization, and who will welcome the opportunity and challenge to actively participate in a stimulating assessment and selection of its future direction and strategic plans. 

Interested applicants should reply electronically to resume@maritime.org. Submissions should include a resume and a cover letter (a statement of interest) that expresses why you are interested in the Chief Executive Officer position and what contributions you could make to the growth and prosperity of the Association.

Sierra Nevada Journeys
Campus Executive Director

Sierra Nevada Journeys is looking for an effective leader who is both strategic and detail-oriented, with demonstrated success expanding mission-aligned revenue opportunities, leading operations and education teams, and cultivating an incredible staff culture. Sierra Nevada Journeys has experienced rapid growth over its nine-year history, and is moving into a new phase where we will aggressively broaden our high-quality outdoor science education and community development programs.

To Apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org. Include “Campus ED” and “Your Last Name” in the subject line.

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