This position will be able to work from the NRPA office in DC.
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 seeking an Advocacy and Outreach Manager to work on the Park Champion program that allows our members to create meaningful experiences for members of Congress that demonstrate the importance of investing in parks and recreation.
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 range. Salary requirements and salary history 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.
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:
·Responds to member requests for legislative updates and provides guidance on national trends, funding opportunities for recreation, park and conservation initiatives and instruction on how to communicate NRPA priorities to Congressional offices.
·Writes alerts and advocacy pieces as outlined above. Contributes advocacy articles to NRPA publications. Assists with social media.
·Collaboratively maximize the value of each donor relationship, working cross-departmentally to market engagement opportunities, develop print and web-based materials and tell meaningful stories that highlight the power of local parks.
·Manages Park Champion program to include writing action alerts and transmitting those alerts to NRPA members.
·Develops an outreach strategy integrated with NRPA’s lobbying efforts in order to advance organizational public policy priorities.
Discover the Benefits at NRPA!
NRPA has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post every year since 2014. 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, and more.
Situated on park land, our Ashburn, Virginia campus boasts a warm professional environment, with a relaxing and peaceful view of nature at its finest! The space offers indoor & outdoor eating areas, as well as indoor & outdoor fitness opportunities, including an air-conditioned fitness room with access to showers, as well as foot trails for the outdoor enthusiast. NRPA also maintains office space in Washington, D.C. for its D.C.-based staff that is centrally located and convenient to the blue, orange, silver and red subway lines.
·Bachelor's degree or continued education equivalent.
·Superior presentation, interpersonal; verbal and written communication skills.
·Three to five-year track record in the advocacy role working on building lasting relationships.
·The ideal candidate will also possess an understanding for how congressional offices work, park development and activation, environmental justice, and/or social justice.
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.
About National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park AssociationNRPA 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 50,000 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.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.To facilitate adoption of socia...lly progressive and environmentally appropriate public policy for recreation and leisure services.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.