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Manager, Corporate and Foundation Giving

The Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) seeks an energetic Manager, Corporate and Foundation Giving to help develop and implement a short and long-range strategic fundraising program centered on corporate and foundation partnerships. Reporting to the executive director, the Manager will identify projects suitable for grant funding, research and write proposals, prepare presentations for decision-makers and build 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, “Manager, Corporate and Foundation Giving,” in the subject line of your email.

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

View full job description here.



Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Interpretive Graphic Designer

The Interpretive Graphic Artist will be responsible for the creation of self-guided brochures, trailhead signs, interpretive panels, a newsletter for kids, trail stickers, and other creative graphic design projects as needed. They will also be responsible for the maintenance of the Kids in Parks website and social media outlets (Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.). The ideal candidate will be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other computer software programs both administratively and graphically. The person hired MUST have a strong background in natural, cultural or historical interpretation/education. EXPERTISE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN ALONE WILL NOT GET YOU THIS JOB.

Applicants must send a cover letter and resume to Jason Urroz, Program Director at: jurroz@brpfoundation.org Applications submitted directly through a career search engine (indeed, career builder, etc) will not be accepted. This position is open until October 5, 2015.

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Director

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park seeks a Director for Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center (CVEEC), a 128 bed residential learning center, operated in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). The director provides visionary leadership for the center’s school, weekend and summer programs. The ideal candidate will embrace a creative environmental education vision, which connects young people, especially urban children, with the resources of the national park. S/he will bring enthusiastic leadership, supervisory experience, a commitment to work in a team setting with other Conservancy leaders and the National Park Service, experience in program administration, familiarity with schools and innovative curriculum, and an interest in enhancing the success of the center.

This position will be open until September 30, 2015.

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 62 year old 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.  The executive is responsible for overall management of an organization that generated over $8M in revenue in 2014 from retail sales, wholesale sales, membership dues and donations, and employs 80 total staff. The ideal candidate brings experience in leadership, management, supervision, financial and resource management, information technology and board relations. A minimum of five years’ executive leadership experience with a comparable organization is required, preferably in the nonprofit sector or in the national park or association management industries.

To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: gsma@raffa.com.

National Parks Conservation Association
Alaska Regional Director

The Alaska Regional Director is NPCA’s senior staff that guides national park protection strategies in the state of Alaska and contributes effectively to NPCA’s national campaigns and initiatives. NPCA’s Alaska Campaign focuses on the most critical issues affecting 54 million acres in 16 National Park System units established and/or expanded by the 1980 Alaska National Interest Conservation Act (ANILCA). There are four key areas of concentration: park funding, appropriate access, perpetuating natural and healthy wildlife populations, and protecting the larger landscapes in which parks reside. Led by the Regional Director, a key strategy of the Campaign is nurturing and expanding the Alaska constituency for park protection at a grassroots and grasstops level with the expressed purpose of educating decision-makers to sustain healthy and fully funded parks.

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Program Coordinator

Stewards is seeking a highly qualified candidate to coordinate educational, interpretive, recreational and citizen science programs in Russian River area State Parks. Stewards’ mission is to promote, restore and protect your state parks in partnership with California State Parks. To Apply: Email cover letter discussing your experience as indicated above and a resume to Programs Director Pete Bidigare at pete@stewardscr.org. PDF or MS Word documents accepted.

Student Conservation Association
Southwest Program Coordinator - Ridgecrest, CA

The Program Coordinator will work as part of a regional team and assist the Program Manager (PM) in the operational and administrative aspects of delivery programs in the portfolio. The Program Coordinator will provide support for members and leaders, ensuring both site partner and member outcomes are achieved in a safe and responsible manner. This position ensures quality and consistency while implementing Innovation Engineering (IE) guiding principles.

Western National Parks Association
Chief Operating Officer - Oro Valley, Arizona

Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks a mission-focused, seasoned, and process-oriented Chief Operating Officer (COO) to provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure WNPA has the resources, controls, and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and maximize its financial strength and operating efficiency.

Operations Manager - Los Angeles, California

WNPA seeks an Operations Manager who brings a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, passion for coalition building, and commitment to cultural, historical, and natural resources to develop and implement educational programs at our new orientation center at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. We are looking for a colleague who will provide day-to-day leadership, build fruitful partner and community relationships, and achieve program goals and outcomes.

Yellowstone Association
Program Manager for Field Seminars

Yellowstone Association is seeking a collaborative and organized professional to be our Program Manager for Field Seminars.  The Program Manager for Field Seminars is responsible for all aspects of one of the Yellowstone Association Institute’s primary educational programs, Field Seminars. These programs serve over 1000 visitors per year for a significant percentage of overall YA Institute programs. This position is responsible for program development, instructor communication, staff and volunteer oversight, partner coordination, and logistics management. Success in this position requires solid management skills, creativity, good business sense, strong leadership, good communication, close attention to deadlines and details, and a solid understanding of best practices related to operating a quality field school in a national park setting. The Program Manager for Field Seminars will be based at our North Entrance Education Center in Gardiner, Montana, will report to the Director of Education, and work collaboratively with other program managers as part of the YA Institute management  team. This is a key management position with growth potential in one of the country’s premiere national park partner education programs.  This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits.  To see the complete job description and apply online, go to  https://www.yellowstoneassociation.org/jobs.


Agency Partners and Non-Members

National Park Service: Department of the Interior
Park Ranger (Interpretation) (Recent Graduate) - Chinook, MT

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. The Recent Graduates Program enables individuals who lack experience to explore Federal civil service employment at the beginning of their careers. The Program engages them at the onset of their work lives, before their career paths are fully established.

This position is responsible for educating the public about the park’s resources and supporting the Resource Protection, Conservation and Management and Public Use Management programs. 

Open Period: September 16 - 24, 2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Environmental Protection Specialist - Decatur, GA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District works to continually meet the needs of our customers and the Nation. We are a bustling district of 250 employees who provide a variety of services throughout South Carolina, the Southeast and the Nation. Through regulatory permits, civil works projects, military construction, international and interagency support, and emergency operations, the Charleston District is one of the most diverse districts in the Corps. By joining the Charleston District team, you will be part of an organization with a widely-seen footprint. Each position in the Charleston District is essential to mission success and your job will be too. Our digital presence is second to none, and you can learn more about everything the Charleston District does at www.sac.usace.army.mil.

Open Period: September 16 - 25, 2015

U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management
Rangeland Management Specialist - Ely, NV

At the GS-07/09 Levels: Assists senior rangeland management specialists in gathering, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of monitoring data to determine if land use objectives are being met. Reviews grazing permits to ensure compliance with appropriate federal law. Reviews and processes annual grazing applications. Conducts upland vegetation monitoring studies and determines the need for range and watershed improvements that are directly related to management objectives. Responsible for assisting in preparing, evaluating and conducting biological analyses of public rangeland projects. Responsible for providing basic input to interdisciplinary reports, environmental assessments, and protective stipulations for rangeland ecosystems.

At the GS-11 Level: Plans, manages, produces, and implements allotment evaluations for assigned allotments. Principle author/editor of written products developed for the allotment evaluation and NEPA environmental assessment process. Develops, maintains and revises planning documents in the field office for the range program in accordance with established planning schedules. Ensures impacts to the range and grassland ecosystem are properly mitigated. Serves as the principal investigator and negotiator on livestock grazing unauthorized use cases and makes recommendations for case settlement and closure. Assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Resource Management Plans (RMPs).

Open Period: September 16 - 30, 2015

Central Park Conservancy
Project Manager - Landscape Architecture

Reporting to the Studio Director, the Project Manager is responsible for leading a project team of landscape architects in the execution of assigned projects throughout all phases of the design process.



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