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Friends of Black Rock-High Rock (posted 2/26/2015)
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 by March 31st, 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. For more information, click here

Western National Parks Association (posted 2/26/2015)
Creative Director

Western National Parks Association seeks a Creative Director for our Communications & Design Department, to be based here at the Home Office in Oro Valley, Arizona. The director will communicate the organization’s core value - promoting the importance of national parks - to both internal and external audiences across media. He/she will serve as a creative resource for the entire organization, including home office and field operations, designing marketing and communications that effectively tell the WNPA story.

To be considered, you must submit a complete WNPA Employment Application. Download the application from www.wnpa.org and submit it to jobs@wnpa.org. No phone calls, please. For more information, send an e-mail to jobs@wnpa.org. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline to apply is February 25, 2015.

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (posted 2/26/2015)
Database Administrator

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Database Administrator to implement and manage organization-wide data systems. This is a unique opportunity to work for a model nonprofit organization supporting the Golden Gate National Parks. The Database Administrator's primary role is to implement, coordinate, support and manage data systems across our organization including multi-faceted programs, projects, initiatives, and departments. The Administrator is "user-facing" and serves as the in-house staff support regarding the effective use of database systems, as well as the liaison with associated vendors.

Email your resume and thoughtful cover letter to hr@parksconservancy.org. Include "Database Administrator" in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2015. Click here to read the job description.

National Parks Conservation Association (posted 2/26/2015)
Clean Air Campaign Manager

NPCA’s Clean Air Campaign Manager will help develop and implement the dynamic CleanAir4Parks campaign focused on restoring clean air and averting climate disaster in national parks across the country. This position entails driving public engagement, media and coalition actions, supporting and coordinating with NPCA’s national and regional offices, maintaining regular communication with allies, and developing and executing creative and impactful strategies. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in advocacy strategies and an excellent ability to support and be an integral part of a strong team in planning and executing effective campaigns. This is a one year contract position with the possibility of renewal. The position will have competitive pay for public interest and government sectors within the region where the Clean Air Campaign Manager is located. Full benefits are included with a 37.5-hour per week work commitment. Some travel required. Click here for more information.

Alaska Geographic (posted 2/26/2015)
Regional Operations Manager

Under the direction of the Director of Retail Operations, the Regional Operations Manager leads educational retail operations in over 10 locations throughout the state of Alaska. This is a highly seasonal business, as most of our sales happen from May to September. This is a full time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. An outstanding complement of employee benefits includes medical after 3 months of employment, at an employee cost of only $15 per month, 2 1⁄2 weeks paid vacation to start, employer-paid long term disability and life insurance, outstanding employer funded retirement plan, and fully employer-paid dental. The annual salary for this position is based on experience, and will range from $35,000 to $42,000. Click here for more information.

Friends of Acadia (posted 2/26/2015)
Finance & Development Assistant

Friends of Acadia seeks an organized, detail-oriented, personable full-time Finance & Development Assistant to process gifts, maintain donor records, and perform various other administrative and development functions in support of FOA’s conservation mission. Bachelor’s degree preferred; experience with Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge (preferred) or similar databases; confidentiality; strong written & verbal communication; ability to work collaboratively with Development and Accounting & Finance teams. Competitive compensation package. EOE. See www.friendsofacadia.org for full job description.

Send cover letter & resume to sarah@friendsofacadia.org by February 27.

Yosemite Conservancy (posted 2/26/2015)
Campaign and Development Projects Manager 

The Campaign and Development Projects Manager is a vital member of the Development team who proactively coordinates, manages and implements the capital campaign, major gift program, donor relations and stewardship projects. By supporting the Development staff and executive leadership, she/he will provide sophisticated research, analysis and strategies to meet fundraising goals. If you are qualified and interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectation in attached Word documents to yosemiteconservancy@gmail.com. Please indicate in the subject line: “Project Manager”.

For more information, click here

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (posted 2/11/2015)
Visitor Center Coordinators

Three Visitor Center Coordinator positions available - Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center (full-time), Bristlecone Pine Visitor Center (seasonal full-time), Mono Basin (seasonal full-time). The Visitor Center Coordinator is responsible for directing ESIA employees and coordinating with various public lands management partners such as The Inyo National Forest to ensure the effective operation of the visitor center and promote ESIA's mission, vision and values. Duties include but are not limited to: creating, implementing, evaluating, and scheduling interpretive activities at the visitor center;  recruiting, training, and supervising ESIA interpretive staff; identifying and working with appropriate employees or others to respond to facility needs; and working closely with all visitor center staff in arranging schedules, meetings and training. Please refer to www.esiaonline.com for a comprehensive job description and qualifications.

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (posted 2/3/2015)

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association is hiring Managers for three of their thriving bookstores along the beautiful 395 corridor.  They are looking for dynamic individuals with some retail background who will assist in growing their already thriving organization. Exciting and innovative projects are ahead in both the interpretive and retail areas of their mission. Managers are responsible for operating a comprehensive high quality bookstore with a variety of product types.  In addition, Managers are responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and inspiring bookstore staff.  A keen interest in and some knowledge of The Eastern Sierra region is also necessary. For a comprehensive job description and application visit www.esiaonline.com

Mesa Verde Museum Association (posted 2/3/2015)
Warehouse Assistant / Office Assistant / Sales Associates

Mesa Verde Museum Association seeks to fill several positions for the upcoming season. As the valued educational partner in Mesa Verde National Park, MVMA is looking for friendly people to provide excellent customer service to visitors from all over the world. The Warehouse Assistant position starts in early March and continues through October. MVMA is also recruiting for an Office Assistant and for several Sales Associates. These are all seasonal positions with varying hours and workdays. Position descriptions and an application form are available at www.mesaverde.org/employment.

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. Click here for job description.

Agency Partners and Non-Members

Thompson Island (posted 2/26/2015)
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. Click here for more information.

Alice Ferguson Foundation (posted 2/26/2015)
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.

This announcement will remain open until the position is filled. For more information, click here

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association (posted 2/26/2015)
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.

For more information, click here