National Heritage Area Coordination Manager

The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area (Greenway NHA) stretches 100 miles from the shores of Puget Sound, across the Cascade Mountains, to Central Washington along the I-90 corridor. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (Greenway Trust) is dedicated to conserving and enhancing the Greenway NHA by collaborating and building coalitions with diverse entities including governments, Tribes, nonprofits, businesses, and communities. Together, we seek to steward this landscape, to honor the historical and cultural significance of the Greenway NHA, and to preserve and celebrate its living heritage. 

Role and Responsibilities

The National Heritage Area Coordination Manager (NHA Coordination Manager) builds partnerships and organizes coalitions that align with the Greenway Trust mission and contribute to organizational goals for the Greenway NHA. This is a highly collaborative position that will involve communicating and coordinating among many external partners and internal colleagues, organizing large meetings and events, and building collaborative relationships. The NHA Coordination Manager will play an especially important role in strengthening relationships with Tribes, developing new partnerships focused on interpretation and historic preservation, and promoting public engagement in the Greenway NHA.  

Specific responsibilities of the NHA Coordination Manager include: 

  • Organizing forums regarding natural resource management, interpretation and education, and historic preservation where agencies, Tribes, and other organizations can identify common objectives and create a framework for working together.  
  • Organizing an annual NHA Summit where partners and the public can share accomplishments and input about the Greenway NHA. 
  • Communicating with active and prospective partners about cooperative activities, opportunities, and achievements as a means of building coalition and supporting collaboration within the NHA. 
  • Tracking and reporting on budgets, workplans, partnerships and projects associated with Federal financial support to the Greenway NHA. 
  • Participating in and contributing to organization-wide efforts such as communications; fundraising; major events; diversity, equity, and inclusion training, etc. 


Relevant skills and experience for this position include: organizing events, building coalitions, cultivating relationships with diverse organizations, working with Tribes, working with historically marginalized communities, carrying out collaborative projects, and managing multiple projects simultaneously. We do not expect an applicant to have every one of these skills or experiences, though we do expect them to have a learning mindset and to demonstrate an aptitude for developing new skills on the job. Given the Greenway Trust’s emphasis on collaboration and partnership, we also expect applicants to be able to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with colleagues and with partners, some of whom may hold different opinions and perspectives. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Greenway Trust is committed to promoting greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the Greenway NHA and within our own organization and all aspects of our work. Every Greenway Trust employee is expected to play an active part in carrying out this commitment within the organization and beyond. Candidates should expect to discuss their experience or interest in incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into their work or personal work ethic. Learn more about the Greenway Trust’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at

How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Your resume should summarize your education, work experience, and any other training, experiences, or activities that you think are relevant to this position. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are interested in this position, and how you would apply your mix of experiences and skills to this job. Your cover letter should not exceed two pages. We are especially interested to learn about: 

  • Specific experiences or skills that you think are especially relevant and valuable for this position. 
  • How you have learned and applied a new skill on the job. 
  • Your experience with or commitment to collaboration, especially with someone different than you.  
  • Your experience with or commitment to working with Tribes and connecting historically underrepresented communities with nature. 

Finalists will be asked to provide three references. 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 to $75,000 annually. The Greenway Trust offers a generous benefits package to our employees including an employer-sponsored medical, dental and vision plan, paid vacation and sick leave, disability insurance, retirement plan and more. 

Schedule: This is a full-time exempt position. The work week is normally 40 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend obligations. The Greenway Trust has adopted a hybrid work model in which each employee works with their supervisor to set a schedule of in-office and remote work based on job responsibilities, meeting and event schedules, etc.  

Location: In-office work will be based at the Greenway Trust’s Seattle office (2701 First Ave, Suite 240, Seattle, WA 98121). Meetings will often be held in various locations across the Greenway NHA, including other Greenway Trust offices in Issaquah and Cle Elum, and partner locations and project sites. If a Greenway vehicle is not available, the Greenway Trust reimburses for mileage and appropriate business expenses. 

Equipment: The Greenway Trust provides a laptop computer, cell phone, and transit pass to each employee. A valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, and completion of internal training is required to use Greenway vehicles. Because Greenway vehicles are not always available, employees must have access to a personal vehicle or alternative transportation when needed for travel to and from locations other than the Greenway Trust office. While employees are allowed to work remotely, the Greenway Trust does not reimburse for expenses such as internet, home office setups, etc. 

COVID Requirements: Vaccination requirements are in place for Greenway Trust staff. 

About the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust: The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. We believe that when we are connected to nature, our lives are better. We are healthier, happier, and our communities are stronger. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Greenway Trust because we want to better reflect the communities that make up the Greenway National Heritage Area (NHA), because we believe that equity and inclusion are vital to our mission, and because we want to do our part to create a more just society. 

Equal Opportunity Provider: The Greenway Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ancestry, genetic information, use of a service animal, honorably discharged veteran, military status, political ideology, personal appearance, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated on individual aptitude and merit.