The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Our work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservationOpens a New Window., health and wellnessOpens a New Window., and social equityOpens a New Window. to improve their communities NRPA’s members of park and recreation professionals and advocates are 60,000 strong and represent public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between.
The Senior Manager of Education oversees the production of annual conference education and in-person seminars such as partner schools and the NRPA Directors School. Producing the curriculum for conference requires coordination with the meetings team, education committee, and other internal stake holders to identify, schedule and handle other logistics required to produce successful conference education events. This individual is responsible for managing the curricula, budgets, faculty, and logistics of delivering in-person schools on a variety of topics. The Senior Manager of Education role also acts as liaison to AAPRA regarding the management and administration of the Gold Medal and Hall of Fame contracted programs.
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 range. Salary requirements are required with submission.
Required Materials and Application Process: Applicants without the following required materials may not be considered for this position:
Cover Letter detailing your background and description how your experience and education meet the qualifications (limit 2 pages).
Applicants will first be evaluated on the completeness and qualifications of application materials. Qualified applicants will then be invited for a phone screen and selected applicants will be invited to an in-person interview. Finalists will be required to complete a sample writing activity and submit references for a reference check. The interview process is scheduled to begin the first week of October.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified applicants.
NRPA values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are committed to integrating these core values more deeply into all elements of our daily work. NPRA is an equal opportunity employer and highly encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, ethnic minorities, new Americans (immigrants and refugees), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, native people, and veterans.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Leads and produces the Annual Conference educational programming from selection through to delivery in coordination with the NRPA member committees and internal stakeholders, encouraging innovation and quality program development.
Identifies, recruits, and secures cutting-edge or outstanding subject matter experts to serve as speakers for Annual Conference, NRPA and partnered schools, and events.
Assures marketing and communication efforts for conferences and schools align with the strategic mission of both the educational programs and NRPA.
Manages meetings and provides operational support in producing quality educational experiences in NRPA and partner schools.
Maintains data integrity of enrollment, credits earned, and evaluation data for continued assessment of program quality and effectiveness.
Develops and maintains partnerships and alternative revenue sources that further support the schools and their attendees.
Act as a liaison for NRPA to the Academy of Park and Recreation Administrators to provide operational assistance for the Gold Medal and Hall of Fame awards.
Candidate Work Style
Excels in dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
Self-directed and detail-oriented with a collaborative and professional team spirit to contribute to a collegial, team-oriented environment.
Willing to travel up to 10-15% per year.
Discover the Benefits at NRPA!
NRPA has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post consecutively since 2014. Our campus boasts a warm professional environment, with a relaxing and peaceful view of nature at its finest! All staff receive access to indoor & outdoor eating areas, as well as indoor & outdoor fitness opportunities. Our facility has an air-conditioned fitness room with access to showers, as well as foot trails for the outdoor enthusiast. To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, pet friendly office space and more.
Full time staff enjoy a very rich benefit package that includes:
403(b) matched at 6% and fully vested upon hire;
Group Health, Dental, and Vision for employee and family paid 80+% by NRPA;
Life insurance, Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability paid 100% by NRPA;
6 weeks paid family leave for new parents; accrue 26 Paid days off per year plus 13 paid holidays, eligibility in the first month of employment Length of Service Awards and much, much more! NRPA is committed to promoting an environment of work-life balance.
Bachelor's degree or continued education equivalent preferred.
Experience. 3-5 Years of equivalent association experience preferred.Specific skills.
An understanding of adult learning required. Customer service, event management, and organizational skills a plus.
About National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association
NRPA is a national, non-profit service organization devoted to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all Americans. The Association works to extend the social, health, cultural, and economic benefits of parks and recreation. Through its network of over 21,000 recreation and park professionals, NRPA encourages recreation initiatives for youths in high-risk environments, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and the conservation of natural and cultural resources. NRPA works closely with national, state and local recreation and park agencies, corporations and citizen groups in carrying out its vision.
NRPA is committed to improving public understanding of leisure¡¦s significance in a full and meaningful life. Its long-range plan embraces the following goals.
„h To promote public awareness and support for recreation, park and leisure services, the constructive use of leisure, and the physical and mental health of the individual. NRPA also strives to promote public awareness of the environmental and natural resource management aspects of recreation and leisure services.
„h To facilita...te adoption of socially progressive and environmentally appropriate public policy for recreation and leisure services.
„h To strengthen professional and citizen skills and effectiveness, thus enhancing services to the public.
For more information, contact NRPA headquarters at phone: 703-858-0784, fax: 703-858-0794 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.