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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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Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
Project Creation Director

The Project Creation Director will work closely with the Executive Director, building our array of projects. This person will be responsible for identifying potential project partners, presenting ASC’s services to potential partners, selling our project management services and scouting/developing the scope of work for these projects. We seek an entrepreneurial, out-ofthe-box thinker who is passionate about conservation. The director level position will involve frequent travel and a strong outdoor skill set that lends itself to a variety of environments will be a strong asset for the field components of this position. Written and verbal communication skills are critical, as is sales experience. A scientific knowledge/background is highly preferred.

Alaska Geographic
Director of Retail Operations

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recruit, lead, and motivate staff. 
  • Drive sales through merchandising, product development and inventory mix. 
  • Set budgets and keep expenses in check. 
  • Work proactively with vendors to develop products and ensure proper inventory levels at all locations. 
  • Develop profitable products for sale in stores, through special events, and electronically. 
  • Develop and implement business plans for new products, sales, and service opportunities. 
  • Manage relationships (internally and externally). 
  • May act in the Executive Director’s place when directed by the Executive Director or when the Executive Director is away for extended periods. 

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Director of Programs

Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director of Programs will be responsible for managing existing Conservancy cultural arts programs while increasing and refining the program offerings of the Conservancy, including the development of the Cuyahoga Valley Institute (CVI) focused on immersive learning experiences for adults. The position requires an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for and knowledge of artistic endeavor, coupled with the ability to create a vision and see a project through to completion.

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.  

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Manager, Executive Communications

The Manager of Executive Communications develops and provides compelling and contemporary communication materials to the President and CEO to effectively reach Conservancy audiences and advance the goals and mission of the Parks Conservancy to achieve “Parks For All Forever.” This is a full time, benefitted position and reports directly to President and CEO.

Application Due: May 18, 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.

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
Program Manager - Pennsylvania and Delaware

The Pennsylvania and Delaware Program Manager leads NPCA’s national park protection agenda in these two states by: identifying park protection issues; developing and executing park protection campaigns in coordination with regional and other staff in Washington, D.C. and with partners; building and sustaining ally networks; cultivating relationships with key NPCA supporters, and; coordinating advocacy on NPCA’s national park priorities. S/he reports to NPCA’s Senior Mid-Atlantic Director.

Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Bookstore and Regional Manager

Point Reyes National Seashore Association seeks a full time bookstore and retail manager to lead and supervise operations at 3 separate retail outlets at Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Centers. The manager position reports to the Executive Director and supervises a small team to support the blending of traditional retail experience and visitor education at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Student Conservation Association
Several opportunities across the nation.

Western National Parks Association 
Assistant Park Store Manager

Western National Parks Association (WNPA) seeks an Assistant Park Store Manager to help lead the operation of the park stores at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.  Our new assistant manager will uphold WNPA’s mission to create advocates for national parks and will use an innovative approach to blending a traditional retail experience with relevant park stories, emphasizing visitor education through a retail experience.

Deadline to apply is May 27, 2015.

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.


Agency Partners and Non-Members

Recent Vacancy: Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Seasonal Ranger

This is a trainee level position in which the candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist with Interpretive center operations including staffing of the front desk 
  • Assist with interpretive and educational programs 
  • Assist with maintenance and facility work. 
  • Assist with fee collections and visitor use support 
  • Communicate with a variety of partners and BLM staff

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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