Everything You Need to Succeed at the NRPA Career Center

September 1, 2015, Department, by Hayley MacDonell

The NRPA Career Center is where professionals in the park and recreation field turn when they want to land their next job or are looking to hire a qualified candidate to work on their team. With more than 16 million views since launching, our Career Center has resources you won’t find anywhere else. 

If you are a job seeker who is looking to advance your career or make a change, look no further. New resources include the Career Learning Center, with tips on creating a powerful résumé, networking assistance and interview advice. There is a career development section with information about certification programs, conferences, webinars and much more to help you gain the skills you need to move up in your field. Read “Choosing a Career in Parks and Recreation” to learn what the profession entails, examples of career paths, salary information and degree requirements. If you are trying to decide which parks and rec position would best suit you, check out the “Career Profiles” section. 

To experience the NRPA Career Center in person, visit our booth No. 1371 at the 2015 Annual NRPA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to stop by and browse many new job opportunities and apply on the spot. Make sure you bring a digital copy of your résumé. You will also have the chance to sign up to for a mock interview with NRPA’s own Human Resources Manager, Martin Dease. 

If you’re an employer seeking a qualified new member of your team, you’ll find the perfect candidate by posting your job on the Career Center. Each posting is viewed by an average of almost 1,000 job seekers, and employers receive an average of 10 applications per posting. The Career Center provides access to almost 7,000 searchable résumés of qualified professionals. There are new resources for employers such as sample job descriptions, tips to conduct a successful interview, background screening information and our new Executive Recruitment Concierge. NRPA Members receive a 33 percent discount on job-posting packages. 

If you have questions about the NRPA Career Center, email Hayley MacDonell or call 703.858.2148.

Hayley MacDonell is NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager.