The Accokeek Foundation cultivates passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability through the efforts of a small but mighty staff. We consider the employees of our organization to be our most valuable resource, and if you are interested in joining the team, we are confident you will find the Foundation a dynamic and rewarding place to work.
About the Accokeek Foundation
The Accokeek Foundation manages approximately 200 acres of land for public use within Piscataway Park, a national park located in Prince George’s County. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation interprets the past, present, and future of agriculture and environmental stewardship. The park is open daily to visitors of all ages to enjoy a quiet landscape for education, recreation, and reflection.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
The Foundation is following recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and our local government health agencies to ensure the well-being of visitors and staff. The National Park Service updated its masking guidance to use the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level tool, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Masks are mandatory only when community levels are high.
Benefits at a Glance
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) policy to be used for any type of leave: personal, vacation, medical, or holiday.
Optional participation in employer sponsored health plans, including a 50% cost share on medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
Retirement plan participation with up to 5% employer matching.
Paid life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
Telework work option (depending on position).
How we work together:
We strive for a transparent, positive, and equitable organizational culture where board, staff, volunteers, collaborators, and the community feel comfortable expressing themselves.
We collaborate internally with trust, respect, passion, and dedication to a just world and healthy planet.
We intentionally seek to diversify our staff and board to assure we represent the communities we seek to serve.
The Accokeek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Maryland State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination.
The Accokeek Foundation strives to provide a safe working, learning, and recreational environmental for its staff, volunteers and visitors. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, the Foundation conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract.
Accokeek Conservation Corps
Environment and agriculture-focused internships for local teens
The Accokeek Conservation Corps (ACC) program offers an introduction to varying aspects of sustainable agriculture, from animal husbandry to production farming, all while providing a local historical context.
Developed in partnership with the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center and Prince George’s County Public Schools, the ACC is a 7-week summer workforce development program engaging teens and young adults in farm management and self-sufficiency. Program participants acquire transferable career skills while gaining an understanding of environmental issues, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship in urban farming.
The Accokeek Foundation is now a host organization for Prince George’s County Youth@Work Summer Youth Enrichment Program. Youth@Work SYEP funds summer jobs for Prince George’s County youth ages.