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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

    The benefits at NRPA are hard to beat! Besides the great insurance coverage, retirement and other options- there are wonderful benefits such as earning a day of PTO every 2 weeks, picnics in the summer, staff olympics and retreats... the list goes on! Our office is right on a beautiful pond with walking trails and we are dog friendly. There are a lot of women who are in management positions here which is a huge plus and very nice to see for once. I love coming to work everyday because my co-workers are some of the best people I've ever met. As a young professional, I really feel that NRPA values my growth and professional development and wants to help me to grow my career and knowledge.

    Cons

    Not too many come to mind, honestly. But, every place you go will have a couple grumpy employees and managers that may be a little crazy. In my opinion, none of that even comes close to dimming everything else wonderful about NRPA!

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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: Krav Maga training for Health and Wellness Week
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: 2017 Staff Olympics Grape Eating challenge
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: 2017 Staff Olympics Baggo tournament
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: installing bluebird boxes for Earth Week
National Recreation and Park Association photo of: Tree planting at 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.

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    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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