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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.

View full job description here.



Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Program Manager

The Program Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the CVEEC resident program which includes ensuring that teachers and administrators of visiting schools are prepared in advance for their visit, daily communication with on-site school groups to ensure the quality of all aspects of the program, including oversight of program facilities, and assisting CVEEC Director with budget preparation. This position is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervising seasonal employees, including field instructors, summer staff and seasonal program staff. This position manages curriculum revisions and assists with the development of new curriculum. This position manages the Summer Environmental Education Academy and yearlong park excursions for high school youth. Must be willing to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends and be able to be on-call.

Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses — Newport, Oregon
Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses (FOYL) is seeking a creative and mission-driven individual to serve as Executive Director (ED) for its small non-profit. FOYL seeks an individual who will enjoy the challenge of leading the organization as it undergoes strategic development and defines a new direction. The ED is a highly visible and multi-faceted role with and is responsible for managing all organizational activities and staff. The ED works closely with the volunteer Board of Directors and land management agency partners.

For a complete position description, visit www.yaquinalights.org. Email resume and letter to foyl@yaquinalights.org. Position open until filled.

Glen Canyon Natural History Association
Executive Director

Glen Canyon Natural History Association, a non-profit organization supporting interpretation, education, and science at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Glen Canyon Dam, is seeking an Executive Director to lead the association into its fourth decade of partnership with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation. Glen Canyon NHA operates bookstores and provides visitor services in seven visitor centers, provides tours of Glen Canyon Dam, and operates the Glen Canyon Field School.This position is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial self-starter who possesses strong leadership skills, the ability to articulate a vision for the association, and ready for the challenges of a continually evolving, multi-partner organization.
Interested applicants should reply electronically to resumes@glencanyonnha.org. Please include an application (available at GlenCanyonNHA.org) and a résumé.

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.

Great Smoky Mountains Association
Executive Director

Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) seeks an energetic executive to lead this nonprofit that supports the perpetual preservation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the national park system by promoting greater public understanding and appreciation through education, interpretation and research.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to GSMA@raffa.com before August 15, 2015.

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.

National Parks Conservation Association
Associate Director, Donor Relations & Stewardship

The Associate Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship is an important partner in the strategic management of National Parks Conservation Association’s (NPCA) relationship with its top individual donors. With the goal of increasing donor engagement, retention and support for NPCA programs, the Associate Director has primary responsibility for overall management of NPCA’s individual donor stewardship functions and communications. This includes written reports, acknowledgements, development and production of collateral and publications, and project management. In carrying out these principal responsibilities, the Associate Director works closely with the various Development divisions (e.g., Major Gifts, Trustees for the Parks, Planned Giving) to ensure that strategies and messages are consistent with divisional priorities.

Nevada Outdoor School
Executive Director

Based in Winnemucca, Nevada, and serving rural northern Nevada and beyond, Nevada Outdoor School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization seeking outstanding candidates for the role of Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overall management and operation of Nevada Outdoor School and advancement of organizational goals while ensuring compliance with board directives and applicable grantor, federal and state requirements. In this capacity the incumbent is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors, as well as, financial, program, and administrative management of the corporation. 

Candidates will display innovative and inspiring leadership skills along with a passion for creating opportunities for youth and families to learn and grow outdoors.  Creative problem solving, flexibility and enthusiasm for the people and places of northern Nevada will be required for success with our growing non-profit. Benefits include competitive salary commensurate with experience, generous PTO policy, flexible schedule, health insurance allowance and retirement allowance. 

Visit www.NevadaOutdoorSchool.org/JoinOurTeam.htm for more information. 

To be considered, send resume, cover letter and references to EdSearch@NevadaOutdoorSchool.org

Student Conservation Association
Several opportunities across the nation.

Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association
Painted Canyon Service Clerk

The visitor service clerk will be responsible for operating the Painted Canyon bookstore, managing inventory and maintaining TRNHA funds. The position reports to the Executive Director and will work at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center in the beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park in July, August, and September. Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association is looking to fill this position immediately.

Western National Parks Association 

Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks a full-time/ year round Writer to join their Communications & Design team. Because the team is responsible for a broad range of communications activities - from book design to in-store graphics to electronic marketing - the Writer must be a flexible and collaborative individual with the ability to manage multiple and competing projects.

Deadline to apply is July 10, 2015.

Yellowstone Association
Development Manager

The Development Manager works with the Director of Development, as an integral part of the team to create, administer, and implement the Association’s long-term development plan. This position leads a team of three development professionals to meet the Association’s membership goals, and is responsible for managing and growing a strong membership program to support the world’s first national park.  The Association has nearly 35,000 members, including approximately 300 “Yellowstone Society” members who donate at least $1,000 per year.  Success in this position requires someone who is focused on details and achieving results while also collaborating with staff across the Association.  Strong communication skills and a passion for Yellowstone are required.


Agency Partners and Non-Members

National Park Service: Department of the Interior
Park Ranger (Interpretation) - Medora, ND

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group  is currently accepting applications to fill up to 1 temporary position at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND.  Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow.  Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: August, 2015.  Anticipated work is August through Sept 2015 - to cut down on people expecting more work into the Fall. 

Open Period: July 1, 2015 - July 8, 2015

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Park Ranger (Visitor Services Manager) - Las Vegas, NV

As the Park Ranger (Visitor Services Manager) for the Fish and Wildlife Service's Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex you will be responsible for conducting and coordinating visitor services and volunteer programs for the Complex in coordination with the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP) which includes National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service, and other non-profit or unconventional partners in the greater Las Vegas area and throughout Nevada.

Open Period: June 25, 2015 - July 8, 2015

U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management
Park Ranger - Multiple Locations

Park Rangers support the Bureau's recreation program. They work with the public to provide information, conduct permit compliance, and safety inspections. They respond to emergency situations. They participate in evaluating visitor use patterns, preparing and maintaining recreation sites, and monitoring condition of sites and natural and cultural resources.

Open Period: January 12, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Montana Wilderness Association
Eastern Montana Field Director - Helena, MT

The Eastern Montana Field Director (EMFD) is responsible for various aspects of programmatic work while building support for issues and campaigns across Montana’s Prairie Wildlands. Working with MWA staff, volunteers and partners, the EMFD is responsible for developing and implementing conservation strategies for some of Montana’s last best places. S/he works closely with the Southwest and Central Montana Filed Directors on a variety of agency processes and legislative campaigns and supervises interns, fellows and/or part-time staff as needed. The EMFD is also responsible for public relations, position/policy development, and membership recruitment within the region.


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