Job Overview


National Park Service - Experience Your America 

This position is for one vacancy and may be filled at Philadelphia, PA or Cambridge, MD. 

The incumbent of this position serves as the Program Management Specialist for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NURNF) in the National Park Service (NPS), Northeast Region and provides technical support and guidance on recognizing and implementing programs and preservation activities pursuant to the NURNF Act of 1998.  The Act provides for the National Park Service to identify and recognize the history of the Underground Railroad and its associated sites, facilities and programs.  Pursuant to the Act, the incumbent of this position is responsible for developing and implementing the Regional strategic plan for NURNF and for providing leadership, guidance, planning, coordination and review of related services provided by the over 195 NPS and non-NPS members of the NURNF in the Region.



In the capacity of regional point of contact for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom(Network), incumbent of the position facilitates the forming of new partnerships with community based groups, state agencies and other federal agencies; advocates for constituent support and assists non-profit groups in identifying sources of funding and developing competitive applications for grants.  Identifies National Park Service (NPS) units with direct/indirect connects to the Network; assists interpreters and park managers in developing related programming and curricula, and coordinates internally with other NPS offices to maximize efficiencies and services to the public.  Develops and coordinates state and regional workshops, conferences, and training sessions.  Serves on national and regional panels and grant review committees.  Facilitates the exchange of research results and uses available scholarship, studies and reports to validate and authenticate regional findings. Advises federal, state, and local governments, private organizations and property owners on matters pertaining to the need and techniques for effective preservation of Underground Railroad properties.  Develops cooperative agreement between the National Park Service, Northeast Region and states, localities and private organizations to facilitate joint initiatives and builds cooperation among diverse groups to address resource needs. Close working relationships are maintained with key professionals and managers at all levels of government and the private sector in order to communicate program goals and information.  Creates detailed correspondence and reports related to program activities.  Provides guidance and assistance in providing a professional web, social media and digital communications presence which provides national NTF information to the public and NPS employees. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel Required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • In accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.