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National Recreation and Park Association Overview

Ashburn, VA
51 to 200 employees
1965
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading advocacy organization for 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 ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission

To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

Our Vision

Everyone will have easy access to park and recreation opportunities in ... Read more

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    Pros

    NRPA has been named a Top Place to Work, in the DC Metropolitan area, for 4 consecutive years. This is due to the the inspirational and supportive leadership of the CEO, as well as the dedicated, collaborative and creative work of the NRPA staff.
    The CEO is a highly intelligent, visionary thinker who knows how to make things happen. She is able to initiate positive change on several internal and external levels, while creating a dynamic, inspiring workplace culture.
    This CEO genuinely cares about the growth and success of the employees - a rare quality.
    NRPA offers employees the opportunity for a ( true) work-life balance with 3 telework day options per week, summer picnics, field trips and holiday parties.
    NRPA is a pet friendly.
    It is located in a beautiful park-like setting, with a lake and walking/hiking trails right out the back door.
    The employees are intelligent, diverse, respectful of each other and fun.
    NRPA has an uplifting mission that each employee stands behind in his or her own way.
    It is a highly collaborative and energizing work culture

    Cons

    The location is not easily accessible by public transportation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace all aspects of diversity.
    Stay positive!

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National Recreation and Park Association Photos

National Recreation and Park Association photo of: Brambleton Fields Site on the grounds of the National Recreation and Parks Association headquarters (Photo thanks to Flickr user Argonaut15 All rights reserved.)
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: 2017 staff photo
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: Planting a garden at Banshee Reeks
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: Planting trees at HQ
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: Taking a break and getting outside
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: Tree planting around HQ
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National Recreation and Park Association Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at National Recreation and Park Association.

    Interview

    Met with HR manager, hiring manager and another member of team for about an hour. Was told I was going to be brought in for another interview to meet additional members of the team. They kept reiterating "fit" was important to them. As it is to me, so I was surprised to get an offer after an hour interview. I asked if I could come back in to meet more of the team. Was told no. Asked if I could have an extra day to decide. Was also told no. Declined offer.

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National Recreation and Park Association Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2017
  • AWE EcoLeadership, Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE), 2017
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