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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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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Kids in Parks - 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. Experience leading guided-hikes or other educational programs in nature a plus.

To Apply: Send cover letter and résumé to Jason Urroz, Program Director at jurroz@brpfoundation.org.

This position is open until July 24, 2015.

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.

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. Resumes will be accepted until 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

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. Application deadline is: August 17, 2015.

Student Conservation Association
Several opportunities across the nation.

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 Guide - Washington DC

This position is located in the National Park Service, National Capital Region, Office of the NPS Liaison to the White House. The primary purpose of this position is to function as a Park Guide to visitors and to develop and present a variety of interpretative programs for the unit. The work involves giving formal talks, interpreting natural and historic features, answering questions, guiding tours, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors.

Open Period: Monday, July 20, 2015 to Sunday, August 2, 2015

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Yreka, CA

This position is located at the Yreka Fish and Wildlife Office (YFWO), Yreka, California. It reports to the Deputy Field Supervisor, and is prepared to address both supervision of the Consultation Branch and engagement in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process, as workload dictates. Primary responsibilities are to serve as a supervisory fish and wildlife biologist in the Ecological Services and Hydropower Relicensing and Fisheries programs.

Open Period: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 to Friday, August 7, 2015

U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management
Lead Range Technician (Fire) (Lead Wildland Firefighter) - Salt Lake City, UT

This position has been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Senior Firefighter, and requires selectee to meet the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at www.ifpm.nifc.gov.

Open Period: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 to Monday, July 27, 2015

Boston Harbor Island Alliance
Development and Communications Assistant

The Boston Harbor Island Alliance, nonprofit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, seeks an energetic, organized and creative individual to aid our organization in achieving its annual fundraising goals and executing a strategic marketing plan for our local national park. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, technologically savvy, an excellent communicator (verbal and written), adept problem solver, and passionate team player. He/She will most likely have a background in sales, development, marketing, or other service industry profession and will certainly have a passion for parks, the outdoors and recreation. This is a fearless individual who loves to share their love of our local national park.

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.

Old Spanish Trail Association
Association Manager - Las Vegas, NM

The Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) seeks an Association Manager to help a volunteer Board of Directors administer its operations and achieve its goals. OSTA is a 21-year-old 501(c)(3) organization with thirteen chapters and approximately 400 members with the mission "to study, preserve and protect, interpret and educate, and promote respectful use of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail and closely related historic routes." The association works in collaboration with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and local, state and federal agencies as well as other trail organizations.The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with a history of success in working with non-profit organizations. The prime duties of the position include providing administrative support for the organization, facilitating cooperation and communication between the OSTA Board, local chapters, various agencies and other interested parties; providing day-to-day financial management for the association; and serving as the point-of-contact for the organization.

Submit letter of interest and resume or curriculum vita before July 31, 2015 to: info@oldspanishtrail.org or P.O. Box 909 Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701


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