NRA Recruiting Program

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Associate Photographer
SUMMARY

Plans, schedules, coordinates and performs studio and location photographic assignments, and produces various finished photographic products, both still and video, in primary support of the publications American Rifleman, American Hunter, America’s 1st Freedom, Shooting Illustrated, NRA InSights and Shooting Sports USA, and the NRA Publications websites; performs similar duties in support of the photographic needs of other NRA divisions and the Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Coordinates scheduling and performance of photographic assignments with the Photography Director.
2. Records, prioritizes and monitors progress of photographic work orders to their completion in accordance with known requester requirements.
3. Performs copy, studio and location photography, utilizing still and video camera equipment, continuous source and/or strobe lights, and related support equipment under varying conditions and without direct supervision. Work must often be done under short notice and constrained schedule conditions.
4. Produces high-quality still and video files, including audio recording, editing, color correction, sharpening, sizing and enhancement, as needed.
5. Constructs/disassembles backgrounds, supporting sets, and various photographic equipment to include lifting, carrying and unpacking/packing of heavy and/or awkward equipment/materials.
6. Exhibits an open minded, positive attitude when interacting with associates seeking photography services. Works to ensure that the requested photographic services are delivered in a timely manner and that the product is appropriate to the request.
7. Maintains high standards of quality for all photography and related services. Implements quality control measures for all photography services.

8. Produces high quality ink jet prints.

9. Performs the scanning of negatives, transparencies and printed material using a variety of scanner equipment and software.

10. Makes high-quality RGB and CMYK conversions.

11. Compiles and maintains Collateral Order forms for billbacks.

12. Assists in the maintenance of the Photography Department photo archiving and cataloging system for digital images, slides, transparencies, prints and negatives.

13. Serves as a technical resource on photography and photographic equipment for publication staff.

14. Provides artistic expression in subject arrangement and lighting, and physical exertion in preparation for, execution of, and restoration after the photo assignment.

15. Maintains safe practices when working with firearms, electrical equipment, photography equipment and when performing heavy lifting and carrying.

16. Adheres to high standards of housekeeping. Duties include maintaining the general appearance of the studio and the proper storage of photographic equipment. Monitors condition of studio and photography equipment.

17. Performs the duties of other Photography Department staff members as assigned.

18. Extended hours required.

19. Travels as assigned.

20. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE

Coordinates with all levels of management and staff within NRA Publications as well as other divisions. Sometimes highly visible staff member during public events/functions when providing photographic coverage. Working environment ranges from executive offices to outdoors during severe weather conditions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis on commercial and tabletop studio photography or relevant work experience. Formal course work in photography and video editing desired. Minimum two years experience in both still and video editorial photography, including studio and location work. (Editorial photography requirement may be waived if portfolio and interview demonstrate sufficient depth of knowledge and variety of photo subjects/situations.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

Strong interpersonal skills required to work as part of a team to accomplish the goals of the Photography Department, the Publications Division and NRA. Ability to perform duties in a professional, courteous and helpful manner. Strong organizational skills required. Willing and able to learn and quickly become competent with new equipment and software as they become available. Attention to detail mandatory. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently and without direct supervision. Ability to work from conceptual stage to final production of reproduction quality transparencies, prints and/or digital files. Ability to storytell with video and slide shows necessary. Normal color vision required. Solid working knowledge of photographic equipment and accessories, and ability to operate digital and video camera equipment, as well as scanning equipment. Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and. Working knowledge and experience with raw digital photo files, the use of Meta data and video editing. Working knowledge of color management basics and standard office software. Knowledge of firearms and firearm safety STRONGLY DESIRED. Ability to identify most common types wildlife recommended.
 
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Console Operator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters. No telecommuting.

SUMMARY: Operates main NRA console to transfer incoming, outgoing and interoffice calls in a concise, timely, polite and professional manner.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Operates NRA main console to transfer all calls in a concise, timely, polite and professional manner to the appropriate NRA department or staff member. Ensures main console is staffed between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM daily in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Performs clerical duties such as typing, proofreading, sorting mail, faxing and copying as required.
3. Completes annual goals and objectives set by Member Communications Manager in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Extensive contact with NRA members, staff and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with a high volume of phone calls on a regular basis. No travel required. Occasional overtime required. Position functions with minimal supervision. Regular and timely attendance to fulfill the position requirements are essential.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required. First tier customer service or main switchboard operations experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral communication skills and strong command of the English language required. Knowledge, awareness and support of the NRA and its mission preferred. Excellent customer service skills essential and required. Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence using all NRA supported software required.
 
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Field Representative, Area #41 (SD, ND)
LOCATION: Must live within assigned region

SUMMARY: Acts as representative for the National Rifle Association on an area level to NRA members, volunteers, clubs and associations. Manages fund-raising efforts, promotes membership development programs and promotes NRA programs and services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Implements fund-raising for The NRA Foundation through organizing volunteer committees and coordinating Friends of NRA banquets and special events.
2. Coordinates the solicitation and distribution of applications for Friends of NRA State Fund grants and serves as secretary for the State Fund Committee. Insures compliance with all of the conditions of allocation for all The NRA Foundation grants.
3. Solicits gifts and donations to The NRA Foundation endowments, ensuring follow-up and donor recognition.
4. Establishes a network of volunteers by identifying and recruiting select NRA activists as Field Support Team members. Trains Field Support Team members, Friends of NRA committee members and other volunteers by conducting an annual workshop as well as other training as needed. Coordinates the efforts of all volunteers to ensure accomplishment of area goals and objectives.
5. Ensures NRA presence at all major gun shows, sports shows and related exhibits/events by coordinating the efforts of Field Support Team members and other volunteers.
6. Promotes NRA membership recruitment programs and services by networking with the state associations, NRA affiliated clubs and retail dealers; promotes and recruits Business Alliance memberships, actively seeks out and recruits shooting sports clubs as NRA affiliated clubs.
7. Serves as a clearing house for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs.
8. Prepares and submits in a timely manner all reports including; Weekly Reports, Call Reports, Time Cards, Friends of NRA financial reports, State Fund Committee reports, Expense Reports and others as may be required.
9. Promote shooting sports programs to encourage the participation of the American public by guiding established shooting clubs and other organizations in the implementation of shooting sports programs especially directed at youth and women.
10. In concert with the Senior Field Representative and Regional Director, establishes annual goals and objectives for the respective area.
11. Ensures efficient accomplishment of all assigned tasks within the budget parameters established for the area.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA membership, volunteers, activists, members of the NRA Board of Directors, NRA staff and the media. Responsible for large sums of money on a regular basis and the care and maintenance of NRA equipment. Position requires frequent driving and extended work, including weekends and evenings. Position functions with minimal day-to-day supervision. Position requires frequent lifting and carrying of materials and product up to 40 pounds.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Previous experience and exposure to fund-raising, volunteer recruitment and management is required. Other useful skills include, but are not limited to, public speaking, working knowledge of computers and experience in sales and marketing. Organizational and time management skills are required. Valid driver’s license with no restrictions required.

 
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Field Representative, Area 8 (Eastern NC)
LOCATION: Must live within assigned region

SUMMARY: Acts as representative for the National Rifle Association on an area level to NRA members, volunteers, clubs and associations. Manages fund-raising efforts, promotes membership development programs and promotes NRA programs and services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Implements fund-raising for The NRA Foundation through organizing volunteer committees and coordinating Friends of NRA banquets and special events.
2. Coordinates the solicitation and distribution of applications for Friends of NRA State Fund grants and serves as secretary for the State Fund Committee. Insures compliance with all of the conditions of allocation for all The NRA Foundation grants.
3. Solicits gifts and donations to The NRA Foundation endowments, ensuring follow-up and donor recognition.
4. Establishes a network of volunteers by identifying and recruiting select NRA activists as Field Support Team members. Trains Field Support Team members, Friends of NRA committee members and other volunteers by conducting an annual workshop as well as other training as needed. Coordinates the efforts of all volunteers to ensure accomplishment of area goals and objectives.
5. Ensures NRA presence at all major gun shows, sports shows and related exhibits/events by coordinating the efforts of Field Support Team members and other volunteers.
6. Promotes NRA membership recruitment programs and services by networking with the state associations, NRA affiliated clubs and retail dealers; promotes and recruits Business Alliance memberships, actively seeks out and recruits shooting sports clubs as NRA affiliated clubs.
7. Serves as a clearing house for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs.
8. Prepares and submits in a timely manner all reports including; Weekly Reports, Call Reports, Time Cards, Friends of NRA financial reports, State Fund Committee reports, Expense Reports and others as may be required.
9. Promote shooting sports programs to encourage the participation of the American public by guiding established shooting clubs and other organizations in the implementation of shooting sports programs especially directed at youth and women.
10. In concert with the Senior Field Representative and Regional Director, establishes annual goals and objectives for the respective area.
11. Ensures efficient accomplishment of all assigned tasks within the budget parameters established for the area.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA membership, volunteers, activists, members of the NRA Board of Directors, NRA staff and the media. Responsible for large sums of money on a regular basis and the care and maintenance of NRA equipment. Position requires frequent driving and extended work, including weekends and evenings. Position functions with minimal day-to-day supervision. Position requires frequent lifting and carrying of materials and product up to 40 pounds.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Previous experience and exposure to fund-raising, volunteer recruitment and management is required. Other useful skills include, but are not limited to, public speaking, working knowledge of computers and experience in sales and marketing. Organizational and time management skills are required. Valid driver’s license with no restrictions required.

 
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Financial Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY
Responsible for providing technical support to the Finance Manager in areas of reconciling and reporting the results of events held by the Friends of NRA program. Additional support is required with various spreadsheets, reports and other administrative duties. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Finalize events held by Friends of NRA Committees and complete all necessary work that stems from the finalization process in an accurate and timely manner.
• Verify all required paperwork is received for each Friends of NRA event and filed appropriately in event folders maintained by the Finance Department • Ensure the correct auction totals are reported, correct sales tax is collected, Committee check and credit cards match financial report, Committee is charged for appropriate merchandise, miscellaneous expenses are reported, and contribution receipts are collected for donations/sponsors. • Compare event orders, shipping invoices, return invoices and sales summaries to determine if the committee is charged for the correct merchandise. Enter merchandise in the Tracker as sold, not sold, damaged or not received. • Prepare a financial report, reporting any differences in net income from the original financial report submitted. Print copies of the financial report and merchandise report to close the event.
2. Work with the NRA Field Representatives and volunteer Committee members to resolve reconciliation issues and provide assistance in a timely manner.
• Ensure Committees receive necessary start-up funding, facility advances and other various check requests • Communicate with Field Representative when finalizing events about outstanding paperwork, bounced checks, merchandise questions and other issues. Notify Field Representatives of what is due as needed through the weekly email. • Provide other requested financial support and guidance
3. Maintain organized and accurate committee files.
• File mail in appropriate event files • Update event files as new mail arrives, additional checks are received, additional check requests are processed, etc. • Update reports with appropriate shipping and financial data
4. Prepare ongoing, weekly and monthly logs designed to track income, expenses and advances in an accurate and timely manner.
• Verify that all logs are maintained with accuracy and are distributed to the appropriate persons on time or as requested • Track Committee tax underpayments for previous years, obtain sales tax rates for each committee and ensure the appropriate tax is collected for each event • Track start up checks, facility advances, event financial information and other financial information as requested • Fulfill additional requests from Managers, Directors, NRA Field Representatives and other employees as requested
5. Assist Finance Manager with various tasks such as Mid/End Year Inventory, IRS audit, closing each month and other tasks as needed.
6. Maintain accuracy of the Event Tracker system.
• Update finance report with changes from reconciliations • Verify system is making accurate calculations • Monitor merchandise usage and report discrepancies
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Visibility with NRA Staff, Friends of NRA volunteers, vendors and the general public. Requires work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. National travel occasionally required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary with busy season or travel.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. Administrative experience and relevant computer skills necessary. Knowledge in general accounting, auditing and finance helpful.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Strong analytical skills combined with excellent oral and written communications. Self starter, motivated with ability to work independently. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize many projects during peak periods. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook required. Proven ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential.
 
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Fiscal Assistant
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
Provide administrative support to Fiscal Officer, as well as provide support for ILA fiscal division.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receives, opens and distributes mail; faxing and copying as required Prepares daily deposits of ILA & PVF contributions and maintains batch log books Contributor credit card processing Prepares special Thank-You letters for High Donor contributions and In-Memory contributions Prepares rejected items to be mailed to contributors for corrections Prepare letters for PVF corporate business check returns Assist in keying in-house batches to ILA contributor system Assists with premium fulfillment Prepare check requests for transfers to membership and other departments Prepares memos for contributor mailings to outside processing center Supports ILA Grassroots Division/Membership with contributor information when needed Other duties as assigned
SCOPE:
Extensive contact with NRA members, staff and general public as well as other divisions of NRA
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
College degree required. 3+ years previous administrative support recommended. Accounts Receivable/Check Processing experience recommended.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. High attention to detail required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to deadlines. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Because of access to cash, checks and confidential financial data, this position requires a pre-employment credit and background check.
 
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Gift Entry & Donor Records Coordinator
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Maintain and update records in Raiser's Edge, the NRA Office of Advancement database and in donor/prospect hard files. Complete gift deposits process to Financial Services and the Treasurer's Office including analysis and processing of gift batches in Raiser's Edge. Post control reports and batch reports in accordance with Advancement's 48-hour turnaround policy.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide accurate, detailed and timely data entry of gifts, pledges, planned gifts, donor and prospect information, NRA Advancement sales, and any other data entry required by the Office of Advancement in Raiser's Edge, the NRA Office of Advancement database, in accordance with divisional guidelines. Complete gift deposits process to the Treasurer's Office including analysis and processing of gift batches in Raiser's Edge.
2. Organize, coordinate and maintain the integrity of hardcopy filing system, completing hard copy files on a once a week basis minimally.
3. Enter new donor and prospect information into database in an accurate and timely manner to include, but not limited to appropriate coding for mailings, and information requests in accordance with divisional guidelines.
4. Provide support to Financial Services and the Treasurer's Office as needed and directed by the Database Analyst Manager.
5. Assist in database maintenance, including, but not limited to, the elimination of duplicate accounts and establishment of new gift records as directed.
6. Coordinate and upkeep Advancement storage areas to ensure compliance with all applicable fire codes.
7. Assist with Raiser's Edge clean up and coding projects as needed.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Required:
• An understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• Ability to work with computer programs, such as Raiser's Edge and MS Office programs with exemplary accuracy.
• Able to process a high volume (over 10,000 gift entries and filing actions per year) of work requiring accurate data entry and hard copy filing charitable gifts in Raiser's Edge, a database designed to record data for retrieval, and enhance overall organization fundraising effectiveness.
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, able complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently and as a member of a team.
• Excellent office skills (typing, filing, faxing, copying, etc.)
• Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision and with periodic heavy workloads.
• Essential that applicant have a track record as a quick learner and fast starter with strong self-motivation to learn complex data entry codes and procedures quickly.
Preferred:
• Two or four year degree.
• Experience in data entry using the Raiser's Edge fundraising management system.
• Ability to work in a networked PC information and retrieval system.
• Prior experience in a membership driven organization.
• Previous fund-raising experience.

 
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Hunting Policy Liaison
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

The Hunting Policy Liaison is responsible for assisting the Manager of Hunting Policy to direct, coordinate and implement NRA – ILA's lobbying efforts at the federal and state levels with regard to hunting-related issues.

The Liaison will work with federal and state liaisons to help ensure they successfully lobby for enhanced hunter opportunity provided in federal code, state statute and regulation. Duties include, but are not limited to: lobbying government officials; preparing letters, fact sheets and other documents used by federal and state liaisons; performing research to determine what statutory and regulatory changes are needed to benefit hunters; responding to NRA members who have corresponded with NRA-ILA regarding hunting policy matters; coordinating with representatives of other pro-hunting interest groups in order to advance mutual initiatives; monitoring activities of anti-hunting organizations; and, speaking to various groups to convey NRA-ILA involvement in the effort to preserve and enhance human rights.

Essential Responsibilities
• Assist in the development of NRA-ILA's hunting-related legislative agenda
• Review proposed federal and state legislation and proposed regulations for impact on hunters
• Develop position statements on proposed legislation and regulations
• Cultivate strong working relationships with federal agency and state game department officials
• Represent NRA-ILA at conferences and meetings
• Monitor hunter access issues and wildlife/habitat management efforts and develop a strategy to enhance access and management
• Work with the Publications Division, Hunter Services Division, ILA's Conservation, Wildlife and Natural Resources Division and other NRA divisions in order to ensure a coordinated policy message
• Assist in conveying NRA-ILA's efforts related to hunting rights to NRA members and general public
• Maintain the NRA-ILA webpage pertaining to hunting issues
• Monitor game department regulatory action for its impact on hunting
• Assist in the effort to build a coalition of interested groups to educate the public regarding the true agenda of animal ''rights'' groups


Education & Experience
College degree, with post-graduate study a plus; experience lobbying in state legislatures and/or Congress; sound knowledge of NRA and NRA-ILA, its positions and policies; strong organizational, research and written and oral communication skills; extensive experience with firearms and hunting.
 
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Junior Database Administrator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: MS SQL Server Development; DBA role responsible for providing operational database services that further the Division’s goals and mission while adhering to established IS standards and practices.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
¡ Designing and Building Relational Databases
¡ Performance Tuning and Query Optimization
¡ Maintain / Monitor Database Backups and Restores
¡ Troubleshooting and Resolving Database Problems
¡ Data Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL)
¡ Maintaining Database Security

SCOPE
Work will occasionally involve working long hours, nights and/or weekends. Extensive interaction with Senior Database Administrator, Assistant Director of Software Development, IS Director of Information Systems and IS staff. Frequent contact with IS Managing Director. Occasional contact with NRA staff. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Work requires technical knowledge in data processing acquired through completion of a bachelorfs degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience and knowledge. Three to five years of demonstrated experience with data recovery models, developing views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions. Familiarity with ETL technology and SQL Server Reporting Services. Microsoft Certification is preferred (MCTS, MCITP); MS-SQL certification required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to work effectively alone and as a member of a team. Ability to plan and execute complex projects. Ability to establish work priorities. Knowledge of indexes, index management and statistics. Strong ability to write and troubleshoot SQL. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer without restriction; we are unable to sponsor applicants at this time.
 
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Marketing Representative
LOCATION: Based at NRA Headquarters; frequent travel

SUMMARY:
Represents NRA at shows and events to recruit new members and provide service to existing members. Administers recruiting program through shows and events in assigned territory including recruiting new show promoters and providing guidance to increase membership recruitment at shows.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Recruit new members, provide member service, and promote NRA programs and services at shows and events as assigned.
• Plan and coordinate show and travel schedule including show procedures, volunteer support, and booth assembly I disassembly.
• Develop and manage Shows and Events Recruitment Program in assigned territory including recruiting new promoters, and providing expertise and guidance to maximize membership recruiting at shows.
• Develop, review and revise membership sales and marketing techniques at shows and through various membership recruitment programs.
• Provide member service by researching and responding to member inquiries in writing and by phone.
• Willingly perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
Communicate with all divisions of NRA, its members, prospective members, volunteers, show promoters, show service contractors and vendors. Travel approximately 15 weeks per year to represent NRA at shows and events. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds and construct exhibit booths. Understand the psychology of the sales process, particularly sales of intangible products.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
B.A. in Marketing, or related field, and one to three years sales and marketing experience. Retail or consumer sales experience preferred. Customer service experience helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledge of various sales and marketing techniques; ability to work independently. Strong interpersonal skills. Must be service oriented, possess professional and courteous phone manner, with a clear speaking voice and proficiency with spoken language. Good writing skills are essential. .Knowledge, awareness, and support of NRA and its position in regard to Second Amendment and firearm related issues.
 
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Membership Specialist
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Provides vital initial contact with NRA Members via telephone, E-mail and correspondence, assists the Members with Membership or NRA-activity questions and performs adjustments to member accounts as necessary.

Coordinates with Membership departments and all other NRA divisions. Candidate must have a professional attitude and must demonstrate patience and tact when dealing with Members of all personalities and backgrounds. Must be able to effectively handle heavy workloads and to perform general office tasks such as filing, typing, collating, etc.

B.A./B.S in Communications Marketing, Political Science, or related field preferred. May be waived with two to three years professional experience. Knowledge, awareness and support of the NRA and its position in the regard to the Second Amendment and firearm related issues; experience with PC and mainframe systems with knowledge of WordPerfect and Windows; possess strong listening, writing and reading comprehension skills, a pleasant phone manner and a clear, comprehensive speaking voice with a strong command of the English language; ability to make educated judgment calls; punctuality and excellent attendance are essential.
 
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Part Time Range Technician
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters Range

SUMMARY: Assist in providing technical, maintenance and mechanical assistance on the NRA Range as directed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. Position will not involve any Range Safety Officer responsibilities and will not handle firearms.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide general assistance to the Range Operations Specialist as directed.
2. Perform routine range maintenance and cleaning as directed in a timely manner.
3. Perform minor electrical work, including light replacements, ballast swaps and LED blubs as directed in a timely manner.
4. Perform “back of range” cleaning, including lead clean-up, brass collection, scrap pick-up, and lead barrel replacement as directed in a timely manner.
5. Maintain and organize appearance of the NRA Range and outlying storage areas as directed in a timely manner.
6. Perform general painting duties as instructed, including NRA Range floor, walls, office area and baffles, etc.
7. Assist with maintenance and minor repairs on all Rail and Carrier systems as directed in a timely manner.
8. Assist with minor repairs and maintenance on Backstop, Auger and HVAC systems as directed in a timely manner.
9. Assist in stocking of sale merchandise as well as office/classroom/lounge maintenance and repairs as directed in a timely manner.
10. Assist, as directed, Manager, Facilities, in duties related to building maintenance in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Communicate, in a timely manner, stock and usage levels for all in-house Range materials for replenishment.
12. Policing/cleaning of local parking garage area as directed in a timely manner.
13. Assist in mailroom pick-up for Range materials as well as ammunition deliveries as directed in a timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility with all NRA Divisions, Departments and the general public. Position functions with direct supervision in a fast paced work environment. Position exposes individuals to lead particulars. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs of materials, as well as long periods of standing. Position requires ability to climb ladders and maintain balance. Position requires weekend and evening work hours, as well as availability to work early morning hours. Position will require the use of shovels, brooms, mops, and power tools such as trimmers and leaf blowers. Position will require the use of power tools such as drills and grinders. Duties will require the use of specific HazMat clothing as well as occasional respirator use. Position requires a pre-employment blood lead screening test, as well as quarterly blood lead screening tests. Also requires a pre-employment and annual hearing test.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma/equivalent required. Previous general maintenance and light mechanical experience required. Previous experience with power tools required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to interface professionally with other staff members and the general public required. Proven ability to perform general “handy man” maintenance and mechanical jobs required. Willingness to perform general cleaning/maintenance tasks essential. Ability to work as a part of a team essential. Ability to perform physical maintenance tasks essential.
 
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Part-time Range Officers
Works at NRA Range at Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

The schedule varies from week to week. Range Officers must be able to work evenings, nights, days and weekend hours. Must be availble for shifts Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5 PM and/or weekend shifts of 8 AM to 4 PM and 4 PM to Midnight.

Applicants must be eligible to have access to firearms and ammunition and should have range shooting experience. Preference given to those persons who have worked as Range Safety Officers or have training as such. NRA Certified Instructors and/or NRA Certified Trainers are welcomed.

Applicants should have an interest in and support for the Second Amendment, Second Amendment issues, an understanding of NRA's mission, strong customer service and verbal skills, attention to detail and be willing to take direction. Firearms knowledge and experience necessary.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Vacancies will be filled as they occur. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@nrahq.org or click the link below the posting.

 
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Program Assistant, Recruiter Programs
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

Position Summary: Participates in the day-to-day operations developed for the NRA Recruiting Programs. The successful candidate will have a direct impact on the growth of the Recruiting Programs department by completing assigned tasks with maximum efficiency and accuracy. Duties will include data entry and database management, membership processing, inventory analysis, filing, written and oral correspondence with recruiters, members and NRA staff, and other general duties as needed. The successful candidate will have excellent time management skills and will proactively solve problems.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Review and approve all recruiter supply orders placed through the fulfillment warehouse. Maintain inventory at HQ - monitor and report inventory levels.
• Validate and process recruiter applications and coordinate the shipment of starter kits for each new recruiter.
• Route daily incoming mail, inter-departmental mail and routine correspondence to appropriate departmental personnel.
• Process membership applications and follow up with members and recruiters regarding errors and discrepancies.
• Maintain departmental files and respond to incoming phone calls, letters and email.
• Maintain and update Recruiter database and coordinate data input with other departments and individuals.
• Prepare and mail materials and information requests to recruiters. Coordinate components for scheduled mailings.
• Assist department by representing the association at shows and special events when needed.

Scope: Extensive contact with NRA staff, recruiters, members, and the general public.

Education and Experience: College degree required. Customer service background and experience in a professional office setting is helpful. Familiarity with firearms and the sporting/firearms industry is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge, awareness, and support of NRA and its position in regard to the Second Amendment and firearms related issues. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Acute attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills are required. Must be service oriented with a pleasant phone voice, have a strong command of the English language and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must show the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be available for overnight and/or extended travel as requested. Exceptional time management skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.

 
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Program Coordinator, Law Enforcement
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
Provides administrative and clerical support to the Law Enforcement Training Department. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for control, within departmental guidelines, of registration for all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools assigned.
2. Responsible to ensure that all fees for all Law Enforcement Firearms Schools and any other tasks that involve fees or monies are received or accounted for in advance of the school in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Verify that the packing and shipping of all support materials required by instructors to conduct Law Enforcement Firearms Schools or events is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Provide accurate and timely administrative support to the department to include correspondence, expense reports, quarterly and annual reports, copying and filing.
5. Monitor, within departmental guidelines, budgetary spending and accounting in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Answer telephone inquiries in a courteous, accurate and prompt manner.
7. Handle requests for materials and timely disseminate information regarding NRA Law Enforcement Programs in an accurate manner.
8. Coordinate travel authorizations and expense reports for departmental staff and adjunct instructors in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Maintain accurate records of all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools and students that are assigned to them on an annual basis.
10. Responsible for maintaining and updating Law Enforcement tracking system lists in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with NRA Divisions, SureShip personnel, NRA members, law enforcement officers and personnel and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Limited travel and overtime required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma required. Minimum of two years clerical/business experience required. Bookkeeping experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Minimum accurate typing of55 WPM required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Excellent oral and written communication, grammar and spelling skills essential. Pleasant telephone manner required. Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals essential. Detail orientation required, as well as proven ability to perform as a team player. Demonstrated ability to file and maintain records accurately required.
 
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Program Lead, Corporate Relations
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for donor agreements including and not limited to corporate contributions, foundation grants, event sponsorships, digital properties and special projects. The program lead will assist with the execution of deliverables in donor agreements and relationships. This position develops donor recognition programs based on best-practices that thank the donor, inform the donor and cultivate corporate donor interests. The Lead works with the Corporate and Foundation Relation team to develop and execute a comprehensive national strategy to find, develop and enroll corporations in the Round-Up and Add-A-Buck Programs. The position also conducts donor surveys, collects data, coordinates recognition and cultivation instruments, and updates donor records according to donor interests.

This position works directly with corporate donors, their prospect managers and various departments throughout the NRA to provide personal and meaningful stewardship to corporate donors.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Oversee the execution of and track the fulfillment of sponsorship agreements.
2. Create a system to track the progress of all agreement fulfillment and create reports to communicate all progress back to corporate donors and the corporate donations team over the duration and at the completion of each agreement.
3. Build and maintain effective relationships with donors, board members, and staff and Advancement colleagues by gathering, communicating, and appropriately disseminating critical information which promote Corporate and Foundation programs.
4. Develop and implement marketing initiatives intended to increase donor exposure at NRA events, media and membership.
5. Execute the Round-Up and Add-A-Buck strategy and achieve its annual objectives.
6. Recognize corporate donors in the NRA Corporate Partners Program.
7. Work with the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to develop, implement and manage an effective corporate and foundation donor stewardship and recognition program ensuring all national and regional corporate and foundation donors are timely and appropriately recognized for their support of NRA. Coordinate corporate and foundation donor stewardship and recognition with the Donor Stewardship department as appropriate.
8. Ensure that all stewardship actions are entered into Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner to facilitate the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
9. Plan, coordinate, manage and implement events for the Corporate and Foundations Relations department, including but not limited to the Corporate Executives' Luncheon at the NRA Annual Meetings.
10. Monitor new Endowment Fund and/or Pledge Agreements receipt and report on the use of these funds to donors per endowment agreements.
11. Identify potential supporting foundations of the NRA and coordinate the creation and delivery of a formal grant request to these foundations and support the ongoing grant processes for existing supporting foundations for the NRA.
12. Administer a comprehensive acknowledgment process to ensure appropriate and timely recognition and continual appreciation of all corporate donations processed through the Advancement Office to include the NRA, NRA-ILA, The NRA Foundation, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, and the NRA Freedom Action Foundation and including:

• review corporate gift acknowledgements and receipts prior Advancement Services sending
• review pledge reminders/invoices prior to Advancement Services sending
• sponsorship agreements
• intellectual property project agreements/contracts

13. Other duties as may be required to support the activities of the Advancement Office and other agencies of the NRA with respect to corporate and foundation revenue generation.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Required:
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• BA/BS degree.
• Experience with corporate sponsorships, sales and brand marketing and/or experience with donor stewardship and high-end customer service.
• Ability to listen, communicate and interact with high-end major and planned gift donors as a primary interface with NRA’s donors.
• Proficiency in MS Office programs and other CSM software.
• Detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to solve problems and demonstrate initiative in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision.
• Availability for occasional national travel and occasional weekend work.

Preferred:
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising management system.
• Experience in the shooting sports.
• Basic understanding of common marketing practices and trends in brand marketing and communications.

 
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Shooting Sports Product Support Coordinator
SUMMARY:

Responsible for the day-to-day handling of invoicing, communications and distribution processes for the Grant Product Fulfillment Program of the NRA Foundation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Facilitate communications and services between the NRA Foundation and grant product suppliers, including adherence to all aspects of agreed upon contract and program specifications. Oversee product delivery confirmations to grant recipients. Maintain customer service procedures related to the Grant Product Fulfillment Program. Execute grant product fulfillment communications between the Grants Department, Field Staff and suppliers.

2. Maintain customer service procedures related to product fulfillment. Respond to shipment inquiries from grant recipients in a timely and professional manner.

3. Facilitate timely shipments from suppliers to grantees while minimizing distribution costs. Gather additional shipping information from suppliers when necessary. Facilitate returns or exchanges of damaged product when needed.

4. Assist in the development of items available through the Grant Product Fulfillment Program. Includes gaining an understanding of grant recipients’ program needs, reviewing product cost, quality and availability, and recruiting vendors for participation in the program. Ensure all selected program products meet established guidelines.

5. Assist in evaluating that products fulfilled through the program continue to meet grant recipient program needs, pricing is maintained with better-than-average savings where possible, and grantee interaction with all aspects of the program is user friendly. Update product images and descriptions to ensure grant applicants have a clear understanding of the usages of specific items requested.

6. Create and distribute weekly reports to suppliers regarding open orders and item projections to ensure minimal inventory related supply delays. Maintain an updated listing of FFLs received from grantees for shipments.

7. Review and enter all incoming invoices from grant fulfillment suppliers; prepare associated payment requests and forward completed requests to Foundation Finance for timely processing. Follow up with suppliers if discrepancies are found between invoices and order information.

8. Assist in the reconciliation and timely integration of Grant Product Fulfillment database activity with the Grants (Gifts) database and Finance systems, as appropriate.

9. Assist management with developing and maintaining appropriate program policies, procedures and reporting, including those that pertain to State Fund Committee meetings and grant applications. Maintain written procedures for all Grant Product Fulfillment Program processes.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:

High visibility with industry suppliers, NRA Field Staff, grant recipients and grant applicants. Position functions in a fast-paced and deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities and minimal direct supervision. Travel and overtime/weekend work occasionally required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor degree in marketing or business-related field required. An understanding of and experience with firearms and shooting sports required. Experience with general business practices related to project development, inventory, and invoicing required. General accounting, non-profit and grant experience a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

A motivated self-starter with ability to work independently essential. Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills required. Proven ability to manage multiple projects within set deadlines essential. Demonstrates leadership and strong interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft programs, database and spreadsheets required.
 
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State Liaison
This position is based out of our Fairfax, VA Headquarters and state assignments are currently TBD.
REPORTS TO: Director of ILA State & Local Affairs Division
COORDINATES WITH: Director, Deputy Director, Manager, Legislative Assistant and respective Legislative Aide on a daily basis; ILA Federal, Legal, Grassroots, PR & Communications, and Research Divisions as necessary
DIVISION: ILA
REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS
REQUIRED BACKGROUND: 2-3 years government affairs experience preferred
REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrated organizational, communication, advocacy and coalition-building skills. Knowledge of and support for the Second Amendment and commitment to preserving the Constitution of the United States.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Direct all state legislative and political activities for the Association in an assigned region of states.
2. Track and conduct research and analysis on firearms- and hunting-related bills
3. Coordinate grassroots mobilization efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership
4. Engage directly in legislative lobbying on Second Amendment issues
5. Manage political action committee activities in state-level elections
6. Develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director and other ILA Divisions in designated region
7. Must represent the Association to its membership and public officials in a responsible and professional manner and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations
8. Establish and maintain strong personal contacts among elected and appointed officials and staff with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Association
9. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to advance the Association's legislative agenda and target Association involvement in political races
10. Work with Legislative Assistant and legislative aide to draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed
11. Submit weekly reports on legislative and political matters in assigned states to the Director and communicate with NRA Board of Director Members on said matters as necessary
Extensive travel will be required during state legislative sessions.
 
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State Liaison - California
**This position will be based at Sacramento, CA Regional Office**
COORDINATES WITH:
Director, Deputy Director, Manager, Legislative Assistant and respective Legislative Aide on a daily basis; ILA Federal, Legal, Grassroots, PR & Communications, and Research Divisions as necessary
DIVISION: ILA
REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS
REQUIRED BACKGROUND: Minimum 2-3 years government affairs experience
REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrated organizational, communication, advocacy and coalition-building skills. General knowledge of the Second Amendment and interest in preserving the Constitution of the United States.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct all state legislative and political activities for the Association in an assigned region of states. Track and conduct research and analysis on firearms- and hunting-related bills, coordinate grassroots mobilization efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership, engage directly in legislative lobbying on Second Amendment issues, manage political action committee activities in state-level elections, and develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director and other ILA Divisions in designated region. Must represent the Association to its membership and public officials in a responsible and professional manner.
Establish and maintain strong personal contacts among elected and appointed officials and staff with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Association. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to advance the Association's legislative agenda and target Association involvement in political races. Work with Legislative Assistant and legislative aide to draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed. Submit weekly reports on legislative and political matters in assigned states to the Director and communicate with NRA Board of Director Members on said matters as necessary.
Extensive travel may be required during state legislative sessions.
 
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Training Manager, National School Shield Program
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
Provide direction and oversight in the execution of training programs for the National School Shield Program Division. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develops, coordinates, directs, and maintains, within divisional guidelines, approved National School Shield training programs.
2. Maintains all training materials and related files including but not limited to manuals, teaching materials and supplements as well as instructor records and certification files in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Conducts annual internal audits and evaluations of training programs to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and fiscal responsibility.
4. Coordinates the training schedule in a timely manner and within divisional guidelines to ensure strategic educational programming and maximized attendance.
5. Maintains oversight of National School Shield training instructors through annual evaluations and student feedback ensuring the cadre is professional and effective.
6. Assists Director in the creation and deployment of marketing and promotional materials in support of overall National School Shield program.
7. Manages training budget and assists in the overall development and maintenance of the division budget in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Maintains a keen understanding of training trends, developments, and best practices in adult education, police officers standards and training, and security matters through industry newsletters, reports, whitepapers, webinars, and conferences as appropriate.
9. Monitors and evaluates emerging best practices in security matters to incorporate into the program division and applicable training as appropriate.
10. Assists Director in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report and any other ad hoc reports as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Assists with the ongoing maintenance of the NSS website and all related social media in a judicious manner to ensure content is accurate and timely.
12. Responsible, in coordination with the Director, for supervision and annual performance review of instructors who participate in the National School Shield program.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility and coordination with NRA staff and the general public, including but not limited to law enforcement agencies. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required. Occasional travel (local/national) for training programs as well as other related community exhibits and events is required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 5 years’ experience in law enforcement/security preferred. Prior experience with training management and/or curriculum development ideal. Experience with non-profit program management suggested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Proven ability to supervise, mentor, and evaluate support staff required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines and attention to detail essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated knowledge of website maintenance and social media experience required. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize additional software packages required. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills essential. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to supervise, mentor and evaluate support staff required. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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