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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
Administrative Services Director

Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Administrative Services Director will be responsible for the planning and oversight of a broad range of Administrative and HR duties, The Administrative Services Director serves as Assistant to the CEO and is responsible for Board and Committee communications. This position sets goals and policies for the department, supervises office staff and volunteers and works directly with the COO on day to day operations of the organization. The Administrative Services Director will have HR related duties, oversee the work of the IT contractors and assist with IT trouble shooting. The position requires a solid team player who is highly organized and understands the operations of an organization with complex administrative needs. This position has direct responsibility for the department budget and has supervisory responsibilities.

This position will be open July 29 through August 19, 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. Resumes will be accepted until August 15, 2015.

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
Program Manager - Morrisville, NY

The Program Manager will work as part of SCA’s regional team to manage the ECC program, while providing direct oversite of all program staff and operations. In addition the Program Officer will supervise 7 staff and up to 50 members of the Excelsior program and ensure that both site partner and member outcomes are achieved in a safe and responsible manner. The Program Officer is the primary person responsible for the AmeriCorps grant and partnership development associated with financially supporting the program. Optional onsite housing provided.

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
Program Coordinator - Washington DC

As an Assistant Coordinator for National Heritage Areas, you will be responsible for:

- Reviewing National Heritage Area program legislation and new area legislation for content and consistency with existing legislation
- Gathering and updating key programmatic data, including congressional representation, funding allocations, management structure, etc.
- Assisting in efforts to align National heritage Area contracting and reporting processes across multiple National Park Service (NPS) regions, and more. 

Visit the position description for more information.

Open Period: Monday, August 10, 2015 to Monday, August 24, 2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Natural Resources Specialist (Park Ranger) - Riverdale, ND

Serve as a Natural Resources Specialist (Park Ranger), responsible for fish and wildlife and natural resource management planning and recreational development activities on out leased areas. Cooperate in development of natural resources and fish and wildlife phases of the master plan (MP) and Operational Management Plan (OMP) for the project site. Serve in a liaison capacity between the Project and other major District Divisions to formulate programs for the preservation of fish and wildlife and recreation resources. Conduct studies and investigations and observe trends in wildlife populations, significance of public recreational use and trends, and an analysis of over-all project benefits, as well as water level elevations, changes in surface acreage, vegetation coverage, conditions of lake water and recreation census. Inspect mitigation plantings, areas sown to native grasses or other planting and prepares independent statements of finding and assessments. Identify encroachments onto US Army Corps lands, and follow through with resolving boundary violations.

Open Period: Monday, August 10, 2015 to Monday, August 24, 2015

U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management
Recreation Aid/Recreation Assistant, Many Vacancies

Recreation Aids and Technicians perform a wide range of duties in support of the Bureau's recreation program: assisting in inventories, evaluating visitor patterns, preparing and maintaining recreation sites, briefing visitors and answering their questions, or conducting visitor patrols on land and water, responding to emergency situations, and administering first aid/CPR. Litter removal from campgrounds and recreation facilities, hoses down toilets and routine maintenance on signs, etc. This position requires weekend field work. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day. Work may occur in temperature extremes up to an occasionally exceeding 100F. Some locations require the use of a motor vehicle; in most cases, this will be a 4-wheel drive or all terrain vehicle (ATV).

Open Period: Monday, January 12, 2015 to Monday, August 31, 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.



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