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Account Representative - Harrisburg PA
LOCATION: Harrisburg PA Show Office; no telework

SUMMARY: This is a key sales position based in Harrisburg, PA for three major shows produced by the Shows & Exhibits Division. Responsible for sales of exhibit space, print and digital advertising, sponsorship, and ongoing account management for the more than 2,000 exhibitors across all NRA shows.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for identifying companies in the Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, and related industries that meet the criteria to exhibit in NRA Shows.
• Engage in a number of outbound phone calls each day to past customers and warm leads and/or conduct a minimum number of online consulting presentations.
• Sell exhibit space and sponsorships by telephone, email communications, etc.
• Have a relationship driven, consultative sales approach with customers or prospective customers.
• Respond to all inbound inquiries in a quick and efficient manner.
• Ability to work directly with exhibitors to fulfill print advertising and sponsorship needs. These include, but are not limited to directory ads, on-site banner ads, and digital advertising.
• Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the industry and competing shows by reading articles in leading publications and websites and conducting research online.
• Record and report weekly booth, advertising, and sponsorship sales logs.
• Manage exhibitor and prospective exhibitor databases to maintain accurate and updated information including historical records, billing and logistical information.
• Manage the exhibitor payment process including invoicing and collection call scheduling in an accurate and timely manner. Follow-up on collections when necessary.
• Respond to exhibitor inquiries regarding display regulations, show service forms, exhibitor rules and regulations and other questions to assist in exhibitor's show planning in a timely manner.
• Assist, as directed, with the oversight of on-site operations at NRA produced events.

SCOPE: High profile with responsibility for smooth and successful implementation of NRA produced events. High visibility with divisional staff; contractors; vendors; convention center personnel; NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities and with minimal direct supervision. Position requires the ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. of materials. Overnight travel as needed for the production of NRA Shows and Events. Some weekend work and after-hour work, Monday through Friday, required as dictated by event schedule.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Management, Communications or related field desired. An understanding of, and more than 2 years experience with events and/or event coordination preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: A motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills is essential. Attention to detail with the ability and creativity to quickly adapt and think on your feet is essential. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within set deadlines is essential. Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office Suite required. Proven ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Candidate must have knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.
 
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Campaign Field Representative
If you ever wanted to apply your campaign experience toward the mission of advancing the Second Amendment on behalf of the NRA, this is your opportunity! We are currently seeking qualified Campaign Field Representatives (CFRs) for the 2019 Virginia election cycle.

The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) years of paid campaign experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment. Activities include, but are not limited to: network building and activation; directing voter contact efforts (phone banks, door-to-door, etc.); materials distribution; event staffing and organization; office management; data work; and GOTV & Election Day activities. The ideal candidate will also need to be a problem solver, a self-starter, and be able to work remotely within the team structure to ensure success in their region.

Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, campaign technology, and grassroots experience within the pro-Second Amendment community preferred.

Additionally, candidates:
• Must be willing to dedicate attention to this job on full-time basis, including most weekends and evenings; this is not a traditional 9 to 5 job;
• Must be willing to relocate to their assigned region for the duration of term;
• Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and remotely, with minimal direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission

CFRs will be paid, commensurate with experience, and will be benefits eligible (http://careers.nra.org/benefits.aspx). This is a seasonal, temporary position that will end following the November elections.

 
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Certifications Coordinator
Location: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provides administrative and clerical support to the Law Enforcement Training Department.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for control, within departmental guidelines, of the certification process for all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools and the renewals of the certifications. This includes, but is not limited to, the entry and updating of certifications and certified instructors to the LEAD Tracking System, as well as the scanning of all paperwork necessary for the files, and the printing, mailing, etc. of the certifications and/or renewals.
2. Responsible to assure that all fees (money, checks, purchase orders, etc.) for certifications, memberships associated with certification, and agency affiliations, are received, accounted for and deposited in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Responsible to assure that all memberships associated with certification, and club/agency affiliations, are received, accounted for and processed or directed to the appropriate division or department.
4. Responsible for production or procurement of support materials (envelopes, forms, certificates, etc.) required to process certifications, renewals and any associated task in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Responsible for the scanning, and other processing, of certifications, renewals of certifications and any other forms, as well as any maintenance of the electronic or paper files associated with the certification process.
6. Provide accurate and timely notification of renewals to the certified instructors, as well as, providing reminders of renewals to those who may not have responded to the initial notices.
7. Monitor, within departmental guidelines, budgetary income, via the LEAD Tracking System or other means, for monies (including checks, money orders, purchase orders, etc.) received and transferred to other departments and accounting in an accurate and timely manner the total revenue generated by the certification/recertification process.
8. Answer telephone inquiries in a courteous and prompt manner.
9. Review, or pass on to the manager, or his designee, for review, the submitted continuing education hours of training necessary for recertification.
10. Responsible for maintaining and updating Law Enforcement Tracking System lists in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Perform general office duties necessary for the fulfillment of the job, such as, but not limited to, faxing, filing, copying and other general office duties.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Minimum accurate typing of 55 WPM required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, scanning, electronic file creation, and familiarity with database entry programs. Excellent oral and written communication, grammar, and spelling skills essential. Professional telephone manner required. Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals with minimal or no direct supervision. Detail orientation required, as well as proven ability to perform as a team player. Demonstrated ability to file and maintain records, both electronic and paper, accurately.

 
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Managing Editor, AMERICAN HUNTER
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Assists with the management of and provides editorial support essential to the daily operation of AMERICAN HUNTER and AmericanHunter.org, ensuring all work satisfies established quality standards and policies, and meets production deadlines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for preparation and production of monthly editorial features and departments, including editing of manuscripts, as determined and assigned.
2. Writes feature articles and departments as assigned. Writes headlines, subheads and captions for feature stories and department material.
3. Proofreads all copy during various stages of production.
4. Produces photographs on assignment as required.
5. Coordinates with Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor in the solicitation, review and acceptance or rejection of manuscripts and photographs.
6. Contributes, as determined and assigned, to content creation and postings to AmericanHunter.org.
7. Corresponds by mail, telephone and e-mail with NRA members, writers, photographers, advertising representatives and shooting sports companies.
8. Along with Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor, assists in the supervision and training of Associate Editor and Assistant Editor positions, AMERICAN HUNTER, and monitors performance of the positions.
9. Advises Editor-in-Chief of problems resulting from editorial policies or procedures and recommends changes accordingly.
10. Tests and reviews firearms and accessories as necessary.
11. Travels as assigned; extended hours as required.

SCOPE: Coordinates primarily with editorial and design staffs of AMERICAN HUNTER, as well as Photography, and Production & Advertising Operations staffs. Coordinates with other departments within the Publications Division and other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with members, government agencies, firearm industry and shooting sports organizations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts degree in English or Journalism required, or equivalent experience. Minimum one year's experience in managerial level journalism, making editorial coverage decisions and assignments. Working knowledge of the shooting and hunting industry, and Second Amendment issues necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Effective managerial, editorial and supervisory skills necessary. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Knowledge of magazine design and production. Skilled photographer and knowledgeable in photo reproduction. Working knowledge of word processing software packages and electronic publishing necessary. Working knowledge of website content management systems, search engine optimization practices and social media necessary. Ability to determine technical accuracy and content of manuscript and photos. Ability to foster and maintain cooperation and coordination with all department personnel in producing the magazine. Ability to work without supervision and under pressure, meet strict deadlines, make rapid, accurate decisions, and supervise several projects simultaneously. Attention to detail and organization essential.
 
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Media Relations Manager
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Works with Executive Director to develop and implement NRA program strategies, with specific emphasis on usage of press and media outlets, to promote a positive public image among various audiences and advance efforts to raise awareness for NRA's programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, establish and maintain, within divisional guidelines, NRA General Operations' image with outside media by planning, organizing and implementing media, marketing and public relations strategies in a timely manner.
2. Manage, within divisional guidelines, the database of media contacts for all NRA General Operations' events in a timely and accurate manner.
3. Develop, within divisional guidelines, and maintain current and relevant talking points for all General Operations' programs in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Proactively monitor NRA programs and develop and pitch, within divisional guidelines, ideas to current or new media outlets to extend brand presence in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Write, prepare, edit, schedule and distribute, within divisional guidelines, press releases, PSA's and speeches relative to NRA programs and activities in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Responsible for screening, vetting and answering media queries and coordinating NRA General Operations' staff interviews in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Actively liaison and collaborate with media staff within the NRA Institute for Legislative Action and the Office of the Executive Vice President on media coverage issues/stories/inquiries in a timely manner.
8. Analyze earned media and monitor program sentiment to identify opportunities to provide media support for NRA General Operations' programs/activities in a timely manner.
9. Work with designated Publications' design staff to develop press kits and program guides, promoting NRA-GO programs/activities, for media in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Travel to and maintain a Press Office on-site or provide, as directed, on-site media support for major national NRA General Operations' programs/activities throughout the country.
11. Monitor the NRA/GO e-mail inbox and respond to all inquiries in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Develop and implement, within divisional guidelines, media training sessions for staff throughout General Operations who are responsible for interfacing with media outlets relative to their specific areas of program expertise in a timely manner.
13. Develop and manage a consistent NRA programs social media strategy and content calendar in a timely manner, with guidance from executive and managerial staff.
14. Work with NRA General Operations' social media administrators and organize meetings to ensure social strategy is consistent across divisions in a timely manner.
15. Identify opportunities to grow social media audiences for all channels in a timely manner.
16. Analyze weekly, monthly and quarterly social engagement to determine success of current social strategy in a timely manner.
17. Responsible, within divisional guidelines, for staff development through timely performance evaluations, establishment of appropriate goals and objectives and consistent follow-up on progress of individual staff members.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with all General Operations Divisions, ILA, Office of the EVP and members of the press and media outlets and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Extended hours and weekend work required. Local and national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required, preferably in the field of media and press relations. Previous experience working with local and national media and press outlets essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals both within the NRA and with outside press and media outlets required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Demonstrated ability to make presentations to both small and large groups essential. Proficiency in the development, implementation and monitoring of an annual budget required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of the team required.
 
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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 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 Coordinator, Hunter Services
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide marketing, technical, and administrative support to Hunter Services department to coordinate tasks for developing and updating promotional materials, database needs, correspondence and special projects for Youth Hunter Education Challenge, (YHEC), Hunter Clinic Instructor Program (HCIP), Hunters for the Hungry Clearinghouse (HFH), and Women's Wilderness Escape (WWE) programs as assigned. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist in the administration of the of the Hunters for the Hungry Clearinghouse to include working with the state affiliates, directing NRA members and the public-at-large to the state affiliates who wish to contribute eatable protein, volunteer service, or financial contributions to the state programs. Develop the annual report of HFH donations nationwide from the state affiliates.
2. Assist in the development and maintain up-to-date, within departmental guidelines, promotional and advertising campaigns for all the programs and materials of relating to Hunter Services department to include design, ordering, inventory, and mailing of materials as directed.
3. Assist in the review, update and production of all education materials created by Hunter Services department staff available to NRA members and the general public in a timely manner as directed.
4. Oversee, within department guidelines, Hunter Clinic Instructor listings, including instructor certification examination grading, instructor renewal, distribution of instructor certification fees, reviewing required instructor forms, instructor teaching and conduct.
5. Maintain an ongoing database of participating HCIP instructors and students (to include current year figures and information from program inception).
6. Assist National Manager, Hunter Services with administration and correspondence for the Online Hunter Education (NRAHE), Women's Wilderness Escape (WWE), and Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) programs as needed.
7. Provide exemplary customer service to NRA members, volunteers, and the general public relative to inquiries, requests, and comments regarding Hunter Services as well as other aspects of the NRA in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Work with National Manager, Hunter Services in drafting correspondence, memos and reports in a timely manner.
9. Answer all phone, email and written inquires in an accurate and timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility with and coordination with members of the Recreational Programs and Ranges Division, NRA staff, and general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required. Position requires the lifting of 50 lbs. of materials.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College Diploma required, but may be waived with demonstrated experience and skills. Understanding and knowledge of shooting sports and hunting preferred. Background in marketing, advertising, business, communication, and/or graphic design preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to assist in the formulation and tracking of an annual budget required.
 
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Program Lead, Refuse to Be a Victim
LCOATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Assist with the development and delivery of the NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® [RTBAV] Program. Knowledge of and support for the National Rifle Association Community Outreach Programs and overall NRA mission.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage, within departmental guidelines, NRA's Refuse To Be A Victim co-ed personal safety program. Administration includes maintaining an accurate instructor database; updating/revising program materials, overseeing inventory stock, opening/promoting/ closing RTBAV seminars, Instructor Development Workshops [IDWS] and Regional Counselor Training Courses, computer data entry, preparing and adhering to program budgets, development and implementation of program growth strategies, program status reporting, and conducting training sessions.
2. Promote, within departmental guidelines, the RTBAV program at conventions, conferences, special events and via written articles and stories for NRA publications and other external publications, magazines and newsletters as opportunities arise. Promote RTBAV scheduled seminars and Instructor Development Workshops on NRA’s website and Official Journals in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Serve as the primary contact to RTBAV instructors and the general public through phone and email. Provide support for RTBAV questions concerning the program and its seminars.
4. Conduct RTBAV seminars and Instructor Development Workshop at NRA's Annual Meeting of Members and other assigned venues.
5. Continue to develop and administer the RTBAV on-line course. Maintain and develop new relationships with RTBAV on-line instructors with the intent of broadening the base of both on-line instructors and students.
6. Continue to develop and promote the Refuse To Be A Victim Collegiate course to law enforcement and campus personnel. Serve as the primary contact to course instructors and coordinate materials for their courses.

SCOPE: Interacts regularly with NRA staff, NRA members, NRA volunteers and the general public. Limited exposure to members of NRA's Board of Directors. Position functions in a fast paced, detail oriented and time sensitive work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional national travel and weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. Marketing experience helpful. Experience in the shooting sports helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Strong attention to detail and the ability to remain focused on the task at hand essential. Strong analytical and effective organizational skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to present material in an oral format to both small and large groups essential. Ability to motivate and supervise volunteer staff essential. Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and PowerPoint essential.
 
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Senior Accountant - Foundation
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Performs the general accounting duties and financial reporting operations for the Friends of NRA volunteer fundraising program, as well as other day-to-day general accounting duties of The NRA Foundation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Reconciles and records financial data for Friends of NRA volunteer committee event activity. Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of monthly event financial activity and related analytical and file content review.
2. Works cooperatively with Friends of NRA Volunteer Fundraising staff to reconcile event financial activity from the event tracker system to financial statement reporting and to ensure all required supporting accounting and tax related documentation is obtained.
3. Assists in oversight of the Friends of NRA accounts payable function, including verifying the proper preparation and authorization of check requests, collection of Form W-9s, and proper account and event coding. Reviews and verifies all Friends of NRA disbursements in conjunction with cash availability reports and projections.
4. Assists with Friends of NRA-related month-end close processes, including preparation and/or review of various reconciliations and journal entries. Performs account analysis, monthly journal entries and general ledger account reconciliations.
5. Assists with monthly reconciliation of inventory balances and works with other finance staff and Friends of NRA Volunteer Fundraising staff to resolve any variances to the even tracker system.
6. Assists with generating monthly Restricted State Fund Balance and State Fund Endowment reports and reviews activity for accuracy and completeness. Prepares individual State Fund available balance and endowment reports as requested in preparation for State Fund Committee meetings.
7. Assists with review and preparation of NRA Foundation sales and use tax filings. Assists with inquiries received from sales tax jurisdictions.
8. Assists in the preparation of year-end workpapers and reconciliations for annual audits with the external auditors, including reconciling the year-end physical inventory count to financial records.
9. Assists in preparation of NRA Foundation Form 990 Schedule G, as pertains to Friends of NRA and other special event activity.
10. Stays current with not-for-profit accounting and disclosure issues. Assists with maintenance of NRA Foundation policies and procedures manual related to Friends of NRA and other assigned financial processes.
11. Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Extensive interaction with other NRA Foundation finance and Friends of NRA Volunteer Fundraising personnel. High work volume is deadline sensitive. Strong time management skills are necessary. Minimal travel may be required. Overtime required at certain times during the year.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:B.S. in accounting and a minimum of two years accounting experience. Nonprofit accounting a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication, analytical and organizational skills required. Self-starter, with ability to work both independently and as part of a team essential. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and financial accounting systems required. Microsoft Dynamics SL experience beneficial, but not required.
 
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