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Program Specialist

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National Recreation and Park Association


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Published 12 days ago

June 1, 2021
April 30, 2021
$52,102 - $61,297

Program Specialist

Non-Exempt Full-Time

All Locations – Remote Work Eligible

Salary Range: 52,102-61,297 (USD) Annually

 

NRPA believes in the power of parks and recreation to increase the health, wellness, vitality and resilience of communities everywhere. Rooted in social equity, NRPA advocates on behalf of all people, delivering funding, resources and innovative solutions to the issues impacting our communities.

NRPA is currently seeking a Program Specialist to join our Health and Wellness team in the Programs & Partnerships department.

The Program Specialist will provide detailed program support of key projects that further NRPA’s goals of advancing community health and well-being by transforming parks and recreation into community wellness hubs that connect every member of the community to essential programs, services and spaces that advance health equity, improve health outcomes and enhance quality of life.

At NRPA you will be an instrumental part of advancing the organization’s strategic priorities focused on building healthy communities, ensuring equitable access, and climate resilience. You will report to the Program Manager and work with a group of passionate, creative, and fun leaders dedicated to creating more equitable, healthy, and resilient communities through parks and recreation.  

Specific Responsibilities Include:

·      Project coordination, including supporting grant-funded projects within the Programs & Partnerships portfolio centered on food access and food systems, health equity, mental health, youth development, and partnership building to support community health and well-being.

·      Responsibilities to include providing training and technical assistance, data collection, grant reporting, resource development, and communications.

·      Customer service, including the provision of superior technical assistance to grantees and regular communications with members.

·      Network and grantee cohort management to ensure engagement, resource sharing and active dialogue.

·      Communications support, including content collection for articles, blog posts, presentations, website updates, etc.

·      Budget support, to include assisting in the management of project budgets, tracking and projecting expenses and revenue, processing payments.

·      Representation of NRPA at conferences, meetings and site visits with local park and recreation agencies.

·      Collaboration with all NRPA departments to maximize the value of each project within the Programs & Partnerships portfolio and contribute to the strategic goals of the organization as a whole.

·      Undertake special projects and assignments as directed.

·      Monitor trends across the park and recreation field and emerging health threats related to NRPA’s health and wellness priorities.


Minimum Qualifications

·      High School Diploma + 2 years of continuing education or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree or industry certification equivalent preferred; minimum of 2-6 years in related field; 2-4 years position specific experience preferred; Association or park and recreation experience preferred

·      Passion for parks and recreation, health equity, health and well-being, emerging public health threats, and/or social justice

·      Excellent communication (oral, written) to effectively and politely communicate with individuals at all levels, including members, partners and donors

·      Excellent organizational, time and project management skills

·      Interest and willingness to facilitate meetings, trainings and professional development opportunities, and present on behalf of NRPA at conferences, meetings

·      Knowledge of/interest in public health strategies, evidence-based health and well-being programming, equity-driven human centered approaches


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 20 days per year

Program Specialist

Non-Exempt Full-Time

All Locations – Remote Work Eligible

Salary Range: 52,102-61,297 (USD) Annually

 

NRPA believes in the power of parks and recreation to increase the health, wellness, vitality and resilience of…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

Benefits

To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour workweek, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, and more. NRPA also offers a competitive Heath benefits package, generous PTO program where employees accrue 26 days of paid time per year, parental leave, and retirement and savings benefits. 

To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour workweek, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
22377 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn, VA 20148

How to Apply

Required Materials and Application Process: Applicants without the following required materials may not be considered for this position: 

·      Resume

·      Cover Letter detailing your background and description how your experience and education would make you a successful candidate for this position (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 a Zoom interview. Finalists will be required to submit references for a reference and background check.  


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. NRPA 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.  

 

 

 

Required Materials and Application Process: Applicants without the following required materials may not be considered for this position: 

·      Resume

·      Cover Letter detailing your…

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