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Don't forget about our annual conference. We are putting the educational program together now. If you wish to present, please let us know at info@lrpa.net. s.

The 2017 Conference will be held in Baton Rouge, LA March 6 - 10.

Recreation Supervisor
October 6, 2017
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Recreation District #1's/ Pelican Park Recreation Division is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Recreation Supervisor position. Recreation Supervisors together are responsible for all aspects of the recreation division to include youth sports, adult sports, leisure programming, nature programming, disc golf course, commercial batting cages, skate park, 2 dog parks, coaches background checks, advisory boards, supervision and trainging of part time staff, daily activity book, official's liaison, contract and bidding work, on-line registration, sand volleyball courts, tournaments for the District, facility rentals, liaison to soccer club, special events and much more.

Minimum skills and abilities required include a preference for NRPA certification, preference for a degree in Recreation and Park Administration or related field witha  minimum of 2-3 years experience, high school education with extensive work history with people and organizations, ability to communicate well with people, knowledge of leisure activities, knowledge of sports and knowledge of special events, among others.

The Recreation District offers an excellent benefits package to include holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District provides health insurance for the employee, dental insurance and life insurance. Additional coverages and AFLAC can be purchased by the employee. Employees are part of the State's PERS retirement plan and do not participate in Social Security. The salary is based on a 10 step system, with step 1 being $37,064.92 to step 10 $51,339.00.

The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Contact the district by calling (985) 626-7997 or by mail at 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448.

Upcoming Events
Annual Conference
3/19/2018
Lafayette, LA

 

Join us in Lafayette for educational, vendor and networking opportunities.Our meeting will be held at the Cajundome. Our room block is at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette, 2350 West Congress Street. Our room rate is $124 per night and you can reserve your room by calling 337-291-1977.
Our Mission
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Louisiana by uniting those engaged in the park and recreation profession. To accomplish our mission we will foster and maintain high professional qualification standards, training and ethics. We will stimulate a wider interest in the preservation and the development of the state’s recreational resources. We will serve as an information exchange for programs, activities and problem solutions. We will cooperate with other public/private related agencies. We will protect the park and recreation professional’s interests. We will analyze and initiate legislation pertaining to the profession.

Our vision is to position the Louisiana Recreation and Park Association and its members to be prepared for emerging trends and opportunities.