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National Park Trust Staff

Grace Lee

Grace Lee

Executive Director
(301) 279-7275
Maryann Kearns

Maryann Kearns

Director of Development
(301) 279-2725 xt. 15
Phil Selleck

Phil Selleck

Park Projects Director
(301) 279-7275 xt. 14
Mike Hoehn

Mike Hoehn

Chief Financial Advisor
(301) 279-7275 xt. 13
Rebecca (Becca) Hansell

Rebecca (Becca) Hansell

Programs and Office Administrator
(301) 279-7275 xt. 12
William (Billy) Schrack

William (Billy) Schrack

Director of Youth Programs
(301) 279-7275 xt. 20
Emily Edgar

Emily Edgar

Education Coordinator
(301) 279-7275 xt. 22
Katie Zimmerman

Katie Zimmerman

Education Coordinator
(301) 279-7275 xt. 24
Buddy Bison

Buddy Bison

Park Ambassador


Join Our Team

  • Communications and Programs Manager

    Communications and Programs Manager

    National Park Trust (NPT), a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Rockville (MD), seeks candidates for a newly created full-time position to manage several of our national programs and our integrative communications strategy. Parktrust.org

    Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and Social Media (40%)

    • Oversee and execute integrated comprehensive communications strategy working closely with Executive Director, Director of Development, Programs and Office Administrator, and PR and Digital Strategy consultants.
    • Draft and edit content to ensure that messaging is timely, relevant and consistent with NPT’s program, branding, and communication goals. This includes press releases, fact sheets, report summaries, PowerPoint presentations, monthly newsletters, video scripts, social media, website and printed materials, and the Annual Report.
    • Manage process and update photo library including photos from youth programs and land programs.
    • Create short videos using photos from library.

    Program and Project Management (40%)

    1) Manage and oversee all strategic and operational aspects of NPT’s national Kids to Parks Day working closely with the Executive Director, Director of Development, Programs and Office Administrator, and PR and Digital Strategy consultants. Responsibilities include:

    • Coordinating communications with national partners, collaborators, and sponsors.
    • Engagement and communications with mayors and town councils across the country.
    • Engagement and communications with parks and public lands officials – local, state and national.
    • Oversight of accurate and timely content on Kids to Parks Day website (kidstoparks.org).

    2) Assist in managing operational aspects of NPT’s youth programs working closely and under the guidance of the Director of Youth Programs – with particular focus on larger-scale park experience programs (PEP). This includes:

    • Contacting teachers and park officials to coordinate park trips.
    • Coordinating all logistics of school trips including bus transportation and other programmatic details.

    3) Manage new strategic partnership to support military installations, working under the direction of the Executive Director.

    • Serve as the point of contact for military installations to support their new partnership with NPT.
    • Assist program development with careful attention paid to the unique needs of each installation/base.

    Development (20%)

    • Supports and participates in presentations to corporate donors, stakeholders and public officials.
    • Serves as one of the spokespersons for NPT.
    • Works with development team to assist in preparation of proposals.
    • Supports board with communication and program materials.

    Required experience and expertise:

    • Passion for parks and the outdoors.
    • Communications experience (5 to 10 years) including social media and traditional media.
    • Project management experience (5 to 10 years).
    • Strong writing skills are essential.
    • Strong public speaking skills.
    • Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task is a must.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and troubleshoot when necessary.
    • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp, and WordPress, is preferred.
    • Some travel is required.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Becca Hansell, Programs and Office Administrator at HR@parktrust.org.


Interested in volunteering? Contact Maryann Kearns (301) 279-7275 xt. 15