Missouri Park and Recreation Association- Executive Director
May 24, 2018
Jefferson City, Missouri
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates and selection process for the Executive Director of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. The Missouri Park and Recreation Association (MPRA) is seeking highly professional and energetic candidates interested in serving as the next Executive Director. The current Executive Director is retiring after 11 years of service to the Association.
The Association serves as the voice for parks and recreation in Missouri on the local, state and national level. The nonprofit association, whose members work to provide opportunities for all the state’s citizens to enjoy quality leisure activities, is dedicated to promoting public support for parks and recreation and public awareness of the contribution of recreation to a balanced life.
The staff consists of three full time members who oversee the day to day operation of the Association. In addition, a person funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is on staff to advocate for the State’s trails program. The Association has an annual operating budget of $500,000. MPRA is an affiliate of the National Recreation and Park Association.
Membership in the Association includes over 2,000 individuals from 110 member agencies. In addition, there are about 50 corporate members, plus retirees, individuals, and student members.
MPRA is governed by a board of directors elected by the general membership. The Board of Directors consists of 13 members, four of whom are elected from each of the four geographic regions of the State. Five additional members are elected by the membership on an at large basis and the final four are the officers of the Association. The Board has four quarterly meetings. There are several standing committees which meet on an as needed basis.
The Association has administrative offices in the capital city of Jefferson City and is conveniently located near the State Capitol. Jefferson City is a community of approximately 43,000 and is nationally recognized as an excellent place to live. In 2014, Jefferson City was recognized by Rand McNally Magazine as, America’s Most Beautiful Small Town. The City has quality public and private schools, a reasonable cost of living, a charming downtown, and several historic buildings and landmarks. The Chamber of Commerce describes the city as “a real gem tucked away in the heart of the nation.” The City has all of the qualities that make it an outstanding place to live and work.
Apply online at www.GovHRJobs.com with your resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by June 24, 2018. Questions should be addressed to Terrence Porter, Vice-President GovHR USA at 847-946-8317.
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