Illinois Park and Recreation Association

IPRA provides job posting services and career searching opportunities for the professional. This service allows for agencies to attract quality candidates and allows professionals to find their next career opportunity.

Connect & Inspire: Being Part of Something Bigger.
Jan Hincapie, Director of Parks & Recreation, Village of Lincolnwood.
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Parks & Recreation; A Career For Life!

How did you learn about the field of parks & recreation? Were you a lifeguard or a camp counselor as a high school student? Did you work part time in the summers and have a great boss who told you about parks & recreation as a college major? Did you "fall into" this career?

The IPRA College & University Relations has launched a campaign to recruit young people into the field of Parks & Recreation. Acknowledging that this is often a "discovery" career - many high school & college aged students often do not realize that it is a planned course of study - the CURC partnered with Greg Bizarro of Jaffe Films to produce an informational CD that can be shown to agency staff (lifeguards, day camp counselors, etc.)

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If you have an open position, post it on IPRA's Career Center, which consistently attracts park and recreation's best talent.


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Search the online job posting and see if there's something for you. This is the place to find your next career move.

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It is the mission of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities.


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La Grange, Illinois 60525
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