Program Specialist

Ashburn, Virginia
$40,000 - $45,000
May 18, 2017
Jun 18, 2017
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

NRPA's Partnerships and Business Development department has an immediate opening for a Program Specialist! This role is is a member of NRPA’s Partnerships and Business Development Team and is responsible for providing detailed program support and management of key projects within NRPA’s health and wellness portfolio. 


  • Managing a group of NRPA grant recipients, coordinating webinars and facilitating conference calls;
  • Presenting at conference sessions, meeting planning and logistics;
  • Updating NRPA web pages, preparing electronic communications;
  • Providing technical assistance to NRPA members;
  • Attending site visits, and coordinating work with other staff and NRPA members.


NRPA was recently names one of the Top 150 Workplaces by the Washington Post! Conveniently located off the Dulles Greenway, in Brambleton Regional Park in Ashburn, NRPA boasts a warm professional environment, with a relaxing and peaceful view of nature at its finest! All staff have access to indoor & outdoor eating areas, as well as indoor & outdoor fitness opportunities. Our facility has an air-conditioned fitness room with access to showers, as well as foot trails for the outdoor enthusiast. Staff members at NRPA enjoy a very rich benefit package which includes 403(b) matched at 6% and fully vested upon hire, group Health, Dental, and Vision for employee and family paid more than 80% by the employer; Life insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability paid 100% by the employer; accrue 26 Paid days off per year plus 13 paid holidays, eligibility in the first month of employment, Length of Service Awards and much, much more! NRPA is committed to promoting an environment of work-life balance. 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. Discover what we already know … NRPA ... a great place to work!


Position will remain open until filled. All applications must be received through the online recruitment system in order to be considered.

Salary: $40,000 - $45,000

NRPA is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to Diversity. Women and ethnic minorities encouraged to apply.


Work Experience: 1 -  3 years of relevant experience (parks and recreation, customer service, certification, not-for-profit, business, etc.) required. 

Education / Certification: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Public Health or related field preferred.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of chronic disease related issues, research and evaluation practices, including statistical packages and survey software. Skills in the areas of Organization, Communication – verbal and written, Attention to detail, Customer service, Interpersonal communication skills, Negotiation, Problem solving. Ability to Communicate and transact business effectively via phone and email and meetings, Gain consensus and reach compromise, Effectively work with differing personalities and styles, Multi-task; manage competing priorities, Respond well under pressure, Manage time; adhere to deadlines, Follow-through,

Technology skills: Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

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