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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.  

Application Deadline: March 28, 2015

Western National Parks Association 
Sales & Information Associate

Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks a Sales & Information Associate to assist with the operation of the park store at Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, AZ.  Our new associate will uphold WNPA’s mission to create advocates for national parks and will require an innovative approach to blending a traditional retail experience with relevant park stories, emphasizing visitor education through a retail experience. Responsibilities will include performing a variety of clerical and customer service related tasks associated with the stocking, merchandising and sale of products within the WNPA retail shop at the visitor center.  S/he will interact with customers and visitors to answer general inquiries about the park, the region or specific products.

Application Deadline: March 25, 2015

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Development Associate

The Development Associate reports to the Director, Major Gifts.  The Associate is part of a thirteen-member fundraising team that raises over $10 million annually.  The Development Associate provides customer service for major donors, provides financial and data reports on the William Kent Society program, helps with the William Kent Society acquisition and renewal programs, leverages new media to promote support for the Parks focusing specifically on the William Kent Society web pages and opportunities to use social media with major donors.  S/he also works with the Director to acknowledge and tracks gifts of $1,000 or more.  The Development Associate supports the Vice President for Development on solicitation and acknowledgment of key volunteers.   This position supervises the Development Coordinator.

Application Due: March 20, 2015

National Parks Conservation Association 
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.

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 
Volunteer Program Assistant

Based in Yosemite Valley, this position supports a variety of volunteer groups serving throughout the park. The Volunteer Program Assistant works directly with the Volunteer Program Manager to support work week crews, holiday park entrance greeters, visitor information assistants, and corporate work weekend crews. Yosemite Conservancy is seeking an individual whose excellent interpersonal and communication skills create an effective and lively rapport with volunteers of all ages and abilities. The position requires organizational skills that support the complex and fluid logistics of volunteer groups serving the NPS divisions of Interpretation, Resources Management and Science, Facilities Management, and Trails. Familiarity with the park is preferred. This position does not come with housing.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to shasty@yosemiteconservancy.org.

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

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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