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American Hiking Society is the only national organization dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s hiking trails, the natural areas that surround them, and the hiking experience. We provide an exciting, creative, and professional yet relaxed nonprofit atmosphere with a strong outdoor and conservation ethic.  American Hiking Society is easily accessible by Metro (Red Line, Silver Spring) and offers generous benefits including full health coverage, discounts on outdoor gear, and generous vacation leave (for full-time employees).

Interested in joining our dynamic team? Any jobs or internships that may be available are described below.


Executive Director

The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for fulfilling American Hiking Society’s mission to protect and promote hiking trails for all Americans. We seek an individual with proven leadership skills who can continue to grow and strengthen the organization. This person must have a passion for hiking and its benefits.

The corporate headquarters are currently located in Silver Spring, Maryland, with a small satellite office in Golden, Colorado. The Executive Director’s state of residence is open to negotiation.

Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2016.  The position will remain open until filled.  Executive Director position description and application instructions.

Development Assistant

The Development Assistant provides administrative & marketing support to the development and membership functions of the organization.  This position supports all fundraising activities including social media, donor and membership database management, direct mail appeals, donor research, and special events. The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development & Marketing and is based at the organization’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to with ‘Development Assistant’ and your first and last name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until January 20, 2017.  Development Assistant position description and qualifications.



The North Country Trail Association (NCTA) headquartered in Lowell, Michigan is seeking a dynamic leader to serve in the role of Executive Director. Read the full job description here.