Develops, directs, implements and evaluates CPRS’s education program. Serves as both an internal and external champion for educational programming produced by CPRS Headquarters, as well as our Regions, Districts and Sections. This position is a key player in continually seeking new and innovative methods to fulfill CPRS Board stated ENDs.
Serve as a key member of the CPRS Leadership team, helping to develop, implement and evaluate CPRS goals, objectives, policies and procedures while fulfilling Board stated ENDS.
Develop, direct and manage all aspects of a quality education program for members of CPRS utilizing multiple methods of service delivery.
Develop, direct and manage all aspects of the CPRS Conference & Expo Education Team; assist all other Conference & Expo Teams to ensure a high-quality experience for all involved.
Develop and manage the budget for all education programs and services; identify and diversify revenue opportunities generated by education programs.
Manage the CEU program including all related application, approval and reporting processes.
Perform, evaluate and implement education needs assessments; provide recommendations to the Leadership team for program additions/deletions/changes.
Effectively recruit, hire, train, supervise and coach education staff member(s).
Effectively recruit, manage and engage volunteer leaders where appropriate and useful within education program delivery.
Develop, direct and manage the CPRS Resource Library; curate content that is responsive to member needs, outlines impactful trends and inspires innovative solutions.
To apply, please provide a completed CPRS Application for Employment along with a cover letter and resume expressing your interest in this position to Stephanie@cprs.org with “CPRS Director of Education” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is August 14, 2020.
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in education, business administration, public administration, association management or related field.
Minimum 5 years’ experience managing education programs in a member-driven organization.
Skilled in the development of adult learning experiences using multiple methods of service delivery.
Skilled in project and budget management.
Advanced PC proficiency coupled with desire and ability to learn new software as required.
California driver’s license is required.
Position requires willingness and ability to work outside/beyond traditional work hours on occasion.
Position requires some travel via personal vehicle or other modes of public transportation.
A high degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness; strong customer orientation; excellent communication skills.
Flexibility, adaptability; able to work on a wide variety of tasks independently and in a team structure.
The ability to facilitate dialogue and engage members, volunteers and partners in the success of CPRS.
Ability to perform duties with initiative, persistence, creativity, integrity, good judgement, tact and courtesy.
Ability to relate in a positive manner with a variety of personality types and maintain composure in a fast-paced working environment.
A commitment to continuous learning and reflection; desire and capacity to position self and CRPS as a thought leader.
About California Park & Recreation Society
The California Park & Recreation Society's mission is to advance the park and recreation profession through education, networking, resources and advocacy. CPRS members are united in their commitment to improving people's lives. This networking happens across disciplines and agency boundaries to achieve together what we cannot do alone. CPRS strives to educate policy makers so that they vote with the premise that parks and recreation is an essential community service.
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