National parks in Texas and Oklahoma awe visitors with their great diversity from the High Plains to the desert to the coast. The Texas Coastal Program Manager will support the protection of this incredibly diverse landscape by leading and supporting park protection campaigns throughout the region, with a specific focus on increasing resiliency of coastal national parks in Texas and across the country.
Guided by the leadership of the Regional Director and in collaboration with the Associate Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for identifying and managing campaigns, developing strategic implementation plans and playing a key role in building community around the Big Thicket National Preserve and Padre Island National Seashore. The Program Manager will also collaborate with the wider NPCA team across the country to advance strategies to ensure ocean and coastal national parks are protected, preserved and restored, connected to larger landscapes and resilient for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
It is essential that the Program Manager work closely with the Texas regional team and other NPCA colleagues. The Program Manager’s role will include communications and administrative responsibilities in the region, assisting with regional logistics, internal communications and serving as a liaison with the rest of the organization to ensure requests for information are coordinated and completed.
Ensuring national parks represent the stories of all Americans is an important focus of NPCA’s work. NPCA also works on park funding and other regulatory and legal policies that impact parks across the country. In addition to coastal resiliency work, a portion of these national priority campaigns may be a part of the Program Manager’s portfolio.