NRPA is dedicated to providing the highest level of programs, services and resources to our members for the advancement of parks, recreation and environmental conservation. Our success depends on our ability to find passionate, dedicated and innovative professionals to contribute to NRPA's continued successes.

We are excited that you are interested in joining the NRPA staff and hope that you will discover what we already know ... NRPA is a great place to work!

Current Job Opportunities

If you are applying for a position with NRPA, please direct any questions to hr@nrpa.org.

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 parkland, 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.

Living Our Values

As an organization, we have named the values of trust, continuous learning, diversity and inclusion as those we are most invested in strengthening in our day-to-day work lives.  They reflect what is important and define our culture. In addition to living these values, we place equity at the center of everything we do. To learn more, please visit our Equity page.

TRUST is a willingness to be vulnerable, honest and transparent.

To support trust-building, we:

  • Give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Practice conflict resolution and build trust through positive actions.
  • Use behaviors that proactively build trust.
  • We are accountable to ourselves and others.

Behaviors that represent this value include:

  • Collaboration
  • Patience
  • Healing
  • Openness
  • Respect
CONTINUOUS LEARNING is a commitment to individual, team and organizational development and growth.

To support continuous learning, we:
  • Self-assess
  • Identify opportunities for learning and improvement
  • Thirst for knowledge
  • Question why we do things certain ways and seek better ways to accomplish our goals

Behaviors that represent this value include:

  • Commitment
  • Reflection
  • Risk-taking
  • Innovation
DIVERSITY is ensuring we have different identities in our organization and informing and participating in our work.

To support and celebrate diversity in all its forms, we:
  • Practice active listening
  • Become aware of our implicit biases
  • Examine who is missing from discussions and decisions
  • Seek out different perspectives
  • Challenge our own thinking
Behaviors that represent this value include:
  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Awareness
  • Curiosity
INCLUSION is actively creating a culture where all can bring their full selves and thrive.

To support inclusion, we:
  • Invest in knowing, understanding and supporting our teammates
  • Ensure that all feel valued and that they matter.
  • We are aware of power asymmetry and work to create brave spaces that support full participation.

Behaviors that represent this value include:
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Power-sharing
  • Humility
  • Respect

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