IPRA staff members are representatives of the entire Association and membership of close to 1,000. Staff members will assist the Executive Director and other volunteers with all facets of support including: • Event planning/programming and on-site management. • Marketing/communication of IPRA events, conferences, workshops, and agendas. Produce IPRA communications (weekly e-newsletter, print magazine three times per year, various print and digital marketing pieces) • Assistance with recruitment and retention of IPRA members. • Assisting with board activities (prep for Board Meetings, communication, recording meeting minutes, etc.). • Collaborating and working with corporate partners to develop future opportunities and secure event sponsorship. • Research and project implementation. • Monitoring of budgets and financials, as well as accounts receivable. • Administrative support (filing, answering phones, organizing mailings, maintaining member database).
• Proficiency in MS Office (Work, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint). • Experience using QuickBooks is a plus. • Attention to detail and accuracy. • Excellent knowledge of marketing and customer service. • Ability to nurture ongoing relationships with corporate partners to ensure solid retention each year • Excellent communication skills both oral and written. Editing and proofreading ability. • Strong computer/technology literacy skills including use of social media/web-site design (training on IPRA website provided). • Creativity and ability to think strategically. • Education/experience with membership organizations, non-profit management, marketing, event planning desired. • Strong financial and problem-solving skills. • Strong work ethic with excellent time management skills. Comfortable working independently. • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. • Ability to lift and move objects less than 50 pounds. • Flexibility for light travel on an as needed basis. • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
The Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) is a professional association representing over 900 parks and recreation professionals throughout the state. Members include agency superintendents, directors, and other professional staff; corporate vendors that supply recreation equipment and professional services; elected officials; students; and citizen advocates.
IPRA provides its members ...with networking & mentoring opportunities; legislative advocacy; news & information; and professional development opportunities via district and section meetings; advocacy events; training events, workshops, online education, and its annual conference.