Missouri Park & Recreation Association

Contact Name: Janice Neitzert

Company/Organization/Agency: Missouri Park & Recreation Association

Address: 2018 William St., Jefferson City, Missouri 65203 United States

Email Address: jan@mopark.org

Contact Phone: (573) 636-3828

Job Title: Missouri Trails Project Coordinator

Type: Full Time Temporary (Grant Funded)
Time: Approximately 3 years, beginning in the fall of 2017.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience ranging from $33,000-$40,000 plus attractive fringe package. 
Position Description:
The individual (hereafter, “the Coordinator,” ) will serve as the coordinator of a 3-year grant (approximately) through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources from the Federal Government’s Recreational Trails Grant Program. Administered by the Missouri Park and Recreation Association (hereafter, MPRA), the Coordinator will be employed by MPRA. MPRA will hire, supervise and handle all matters of employment and compensation. Using the current website, www.visitmissouritrails.com, the Coordinator will:
1. Facilitate planning meetings and workshops to assess current version of the website. Be an enthusiastic advocate for trail values, communicating with communities on all levels, beyond the trail managers, including citizens, elected officials, and volunteers.
2. Create a plan for comprehensive outreach to entities not currently represented on www.visitmissouritrails.com. Solicit relationships, encourage the development of local resources and support systems locally to assist in future trail planning, including a plan for future launch.
3. Identify potential trail connections that would be mutually beneficial to the local, regional, state, and national systems.  
4. Compose reports of all activities during all phases of the project; share this information with all appropriate entities in order to validate the projects and encourage momentum in order to achieve the maximum results at the end of the grant.
Attitude – Strong communication skills, able to adapt to diverse audiences both verbally and in writing. Positive, enthusiastic, passionate about the outdoors and trails in particular. Committed to thinking “solution” rather than “problem.”  
Initiative – Able to exercise a high degree of judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve objectives.
Flexibility – Available for travel, sometimes overnight. Able to adjust work plans according to the unpredictability that comes along with coordinating people and technology.
Skills – Excellence in planning. Knowledge of mapping, GPS, and GIS. Proficiency helpful. Computer proficiency on basic office software. Comfortable speaking persuasively to individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and with diverse priorities.  
Contacts – Solid knowledge of potential grant/funding resources on the local, corporate, regional, state, and national levels.  
Grant Management – Experience in managing grant funding, especially soliciting of matching contributions, multi-year budget oversight, and reporting.
Physical Requirements: Able to walk distances while carrying tools/equipment up to 20 lbs. Tolerance of inclement weather conditions.  
Missouri Park and Recreation Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
Other: Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record. Missouri residency required. The office is located in Jefferson City.
Send resume and cover letter to: Jan Neitzert
Executive Director
Missouri Park & Recreation Association
2018 William St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Application Deadline: October 12, 2017

Job Start Date: 11/15/2017

Application Deadline: 10/12/2017

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