NRA Recruiting Program

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Administrative Assistant
SUMMARY:
Responsible for the administrative support of the Senior Director of Gift Planning and Director of Planned Giving. Will also provide support for the administrative functions of the Planned Giving Department. All duties will be performed in an accurate and timely manner.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Screen, in a professional and courteous manner, in-coming phone calls and direct calls to appropriate departmental personnel for resolution.
2. Generate a monthly log tracking the number and source of planned giving inquiries.
3. Responsible for fulfillment of information requests made by donors, potential donors, NRA field representatives, and estate planners.
4. Maintain and update records relating to estate planners.
5. Route incoming mail, inter-departmental mail and routine correspondence to appropriate departmental personnel.
6. Maintain filing systems in accordance with division guidelines.
7. Maintain Senior Director’s calendar; schedule/arrange meetings; prepare reports and materials for meetings; and complete all after-meeting tasks and follow-up.
8. Responsible for entering information into the Raisers Edge database as directed.
9. Process new purchase orders and ensures the timely routing of invoices so that they may be paid in a timely manner.
10. Coordinate travel for the Senior Director of Gift Planning and the Director of Planned Giving. Duties to include preparation of any required Travel Authorization forms and subsequent Expense Reports.
11. Coordinate special planned giving mailings, such as Heritage Society calendar, Christmas cards, etc. as directed.
12. Project future office supply needs and orders supplies based on those anticipated needs. Maintain a basic store of office supplies for departmental use. Collate packing slips, supplies received and supply request forms and process vendor invoices for approval.

SCOPE:
Extensive contact with staff, NRA members, donors, potential donors and general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Limited travel and weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma required. Associate or Bachelor’s degree desirable. Minimum of three years of administrative support experience required. Computer literacy and experience required. Experience in planned giving preferred or a willingness to learn planned giving techniques.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines required. Proven ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgment and discretion essential. Excellent oral communication skills required. Accurate typing required. Excellent organization, proofreading and formatting skills required. Ability to create and maintain filing systems and logs required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel preferred, with willingness to learn other software packages essential. Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of staff and work independently or as a member of a team required.
 
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Advancement Officer, Great Plains Region
LOCATION: Outside Headquarters

The assigned region will include Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The selected applicant must live within the assigned region. The AO will build positive relationships with major and planned gift prospects and donors in an assigned region for the benefit of the National Rifle Association. Develop strategies and execute plans to successfully identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts from individuals and their associated corporations and family foundations. Participate as a member of the Advancement team to build the Advancement program according to individual talents and skills as needed by the NRA. Conduct additional administrative responsibilities as related to Strategic Giving as required by Director.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
1. Build positive relationships with major and planned gift prospects and donors in an assigned multi-state region of the United States for the benefit of the National Rifle Association. Manage a portfolio of up to 175 prospects and/or donors to include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts reflecting the needs of the NRA and the interests of the individual donor. Manage prospect movement by developing and maintaining a list of prospects to be cultivated and solicited during the year.
2. Identify major and planned gift prospects through NRA programs and contacts. Provide initial and ongoing analysis of each prospect.
3. Work with the NRA Field Representatives within the territory to:
•Participate in Friends of the NRA events, as requested and as beneficial to the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gift prospects.
•Provide leads on people to organize and attend Friends of the NRA events.
•Communicate regularly to build cooperation, trust and successful fundraising.
•Assist the Endowment Coordinator with duties and responsibilities outlined in the State Fund Committee Manual.
4. Perform weekend work and travel required.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
•A passion for the mission of the NRA
•Personal and professional integrity
•Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience
•Five years successful experience in individual major/planned gift fundraising or five years successful experience with the NRA
•Ability to build personal long-term relationships with major/planned gift prospects and donors
•Ability to function well in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision
•Creative, forward thinking, problem-solving skills
•Exceptional organizational skills
•Ability to develop and implement dynamic plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gift prospects
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
 
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Building Engineer
SUMMARY:
Assists in the performance of all engineering services for NRA Headquarters and the NRA property located at 11244 Waples Mill Road. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Perform general building maintenance and repairs to all electrical systems including lighting, fixtures lamp, ballasts [relamping included[, replacement and repairs of receptacles, repairs to circuit breaker panels as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Perform maintenance and repairs to all building plumbing systems including faucets, flushometers, ball cocks, piping, valves, fittings, clearing of clogged drains and repairing of water coolers as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Perform repairs, such as adjusting and lubricating hardware, refastening drapery hangers, Venetian blinds and loose hinges, repairing locks, cove base, ceiling boards and tiles as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Directs and performs inspections, tests, repairs and adjustments to specified equipment as generally performed by commercial building engineers or HVAC mechanics in accordance with Fairfax County regulations and codes, including, but not limited to: gas boilers, A/C package units, pumps, cooling tower, air handlers, air cooled condensers, variable air volume boxes, exhaust fans sewerage ejector and ground water pumps, energy management system, sprinkler system and emergency generator as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Assists Facility Manager with supervision of outside contractors, including, but not limited to: landscape, elevators, window washing, janitorial services and trash removal as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Communicates, within departmental guidelines, with vendors and building tenants on a regular basis regarding various engineering services.
7. Assists, Director, Administrative Services Division, as required in a timely manner.
8. Performs duties of the Chief Engineer in absence of Chief Engineer in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Perform day-to-day operations of the [EMS] Hybrid Staefa Smart II interface with the Siemens Talon control system in an accurate and timely,
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

  SCOPE:
High Visibility and coordination with all departments within the NRA, building tenants and outside contractors. Weekend/evening hours required. Position requires “being on call 24/7” in alternate weeks. Position requires the physical ability to reach, climb a ladder and lifting and carrying 70 lbs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma required. Three to five years experience and success in maintaining similar first class office buildings required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
CFC certification required. Strong organizational and follow-up skills essential. Extensive knowledge of State and Fairfax County building codes and regulations required. Ability to effectively communicate with all staff levels within the NRA required. Strong customer service orientation skills required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Working knowledge of EMS system/program, drain/snake pipes, making keys and complete knowledge of electric multi-meters required.
 
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Campaign Field Representative
NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representative (CFR)
NRA, the nation's premiere grassroots organization, is seeking Campaign Field Representatives for its 2016 grassroots campaign field activities. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 5 years campaign experience - either professional or high level volunteer - with emphasis on field work and grassroots organization. Activities will include, but not be limited to: volunteer recruitment; voter registration; phone banks; door-to-door; materials distribution; letters to editor; event staffing and organization; social media outreach; and GOTV & Election Day activities. Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, 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 weekends and evenings;
• Must be willing to relocate, possibly out of state, for duration of term;
• Must be self-starter, able to work independently with little direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission
Areas of assignment include: NH, OH, NV, WI, FL, GA, CO, VA, IA, PA, IN. CFRs will mobilize gun owners for election action and to turn out the pro-gun vote for the 2016 elections. Deployment to commence immediately upon hiring through Election Day in November.

$4500/month; benefits-eligible(http://careers.nra.org/benefits.aspx). Personal expenses, including travel, gas, mileage, lodging, food, and the like, are NOT reimbursed.

Please send resume, campaign vitae, salary requirements and references to: Careers@nrahq.org The NRA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (minority/women/disabled). Should you require an accommodation at this, or any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.
 
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Data Entry Operator
SUMMARY:
The responsibilities of the Data Entry Operator will include the processing of incoming mail into batches of NRA applications to be keyed into the membership database, and the keying of the data on these applications into the membership database as required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Receive NRA applications, primarily from the NRA Dealer/Recruiter program, and process these into batches to be keyed.
2. Balance the number of orders in a batch and the money associated with the applications to make sure the batch is in balance.
3. Resolve any out of balance situations with the appropriate department/individual.
4. Accurate and efficient data entry of applications into the membership database.
5. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
Under minimal supervision, handle a high volume of data entry work that is critical and time-sensitive.

EDUCATION AND EXPIERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent plus work experience. At least one year of experience in data entry is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Effective math and data entry skills are a must, with an emphasis on typing speed and accuracy. The position requires effective interpersonal skills to interact with other departments and divisions. The ability to work in a high-pressure environment while handling multiple tasks in a timely and efficient manner is required. Some overtime hours will be necessary, based on workload.
 
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Event Marketing and Communications Coordinator
SUMMARY:
Responsible for a variety of duties within the Volunteer Fundraising structure including marketing and support of NRA Field Staff and the Friends of NRA program, coordination and execution of the Youth Education Summit [Y.E.S.] and Volunteer of the Year program and development and scheduling of Friends of NRA social media. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Support and assist NRA Field Staff with various requests including processing charters, insurance and mailing requests, as well as developing and scheduling e-mail blasts to market and promote Friends of NRA events to NRA membership as necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Develop, coordinate and prepare, within departmental guidelines, the Youth Education Summit [Y.E.S.] applications, objectives and curriculum, and student selection process while ensuring all objectives are accomplished within set guidelines and budget resources.
3. Plan, within set guidelines, the week-long Y.E.S. event held at NRA Headquarters and surrounding areas in Washington, D.C. With Manager’s approval, negotiate with vendors and build itinerary keeping budgetary constraints in mind.
a. Arrange all meals, transportation, recreational activities and lodging logistics for attending students, staff and division guests.
4. Coordinate all aspects of the Y.E.S. scholarship programs, including participant evaluation and award presentations in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Coordinate and promote the Y.E.S. program communication and marketing materials, while providing support for State Y.E.S. programs as needed.
6. Prepare and submit, within departmental guidelines, grant proposals to The NRA Foundation to achieve funding levels required to support Y.E.S.
7. Administer, within divisional guidelines, the Volunteer of the Year program for the Friends of NRA volunteer structure including apparel, recognition and appreciation items. Create new and creative methods for recognizing and motivating volunteers within set guidelines and budget resources.
8. Develop and schedule, within divisional guidelines, the creative content for Friends of NRA social media and press releases to cover sponsorship deliverables, volunteer recognition and other program promotions in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Support and assist NRA Field Staff with various requests including processing charters, insurance and mailing requests to market and promote NRA-ILA Defend America events to NRA membership as necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Assist, as directed, in developing promotional materials for Friends of NRA and The NRA Foundation including design flyers, ads, e-mail blasts, brochures and other support materials in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Assist in the writing of quarterly Traditions Magazine articles promoting the Friends of NRA program, Y.E.S., and The NRA Foundation events in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with Field Operations divisional staff, NRA field staff, other staff within the NRA, Friends of NRA volunteers and Y.E.S. participants. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities with minimal direct supervision. Weekend work is occasionally required. Local travel occasionally required. Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration in Business, Marketing, Communications or equivalent is preferred. An understanding of and experience with marketing, event coordination and customer service preferred. Graphic design and promotion experience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Strong writing and computer skills required. Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within set deadlines essential. Must be creative, organized and detail oriented. Proficiency in MS Office suite required, proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and social media platforms preferred. Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with all levels of NRA staff, Y.E.S. participants and Friends of NRA volunteers.
 
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Grant Product Fulfillment Senior Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.
SUMMARY:
Responsible for the routine day-to-day handling of grant product fulfillment distribution processes and related supplier and grantee communications 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. Facilitate timely shipments from suppliers to grantees while minimizing distribution costs. Respond to shipment inquiries from grantees and gather additional shipping information from suppliers when necessary.
3. Maintain customer service procedures related to product fulfillment. Respond to shipment inquiries from grant recipients in a timely and professional manner. 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 recipient’s 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 required. An understanding of and experience with project development, firearms and the shooting industry required. Experience with general business practices related to inventory, invoicing and accounting required. 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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Marketing Representative, Membership Recruiting Programs
*Location: NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA*
Position Summary (two positions are now available):
The Marketing Representative participates in the implementation of the marketing strategies developed for the Recruiting Programs department. S/he will have a direct impact in maximizing the potential of NRA Recruiting programs via membership sales. Marketing responsibilities will include expanding current recruiting efforts by recognizing new opportunities, prospecting for new recruiters, making recommendations for action and tracking results with Manufacturers, Clubs, Instructors, Dealers and Individuals. The successful candidate will maintain an acute awareness of the state of their assigned program and its top recruiters to ensure the effectiveness of current efforts. S/he will proactively communicate with recruiters to further increase membership recruitment.

Overview of Responsibilities:
- Ensure the long term growth of assigned programs, as measured in membership sales, through implementation of sales and marketing strategies
- Identify new opportunities for membership recruitment including prospecting for new recruiters, re-energizing inactive recruiters and designing promotions to drive membership sales
- Work with other departments to acquire new recruiters who are already involved with NRA through other initiatives
- Respond to inbound inquiries from existing recruiters regarding NRA membership recruitment
- Follow up with new recruiters to verify arrival and understanding of materials and the recruiting process and provide guidance to maximize their sales effort
- Build relationships with top recruiters to further increase and ensure their effectiveness
- Gather recruiter feedback and make suggestions to improve the overall program
- Develop and write articles for the Recruiter Newsletter and weekly E-Cruiter
- Assist department by representing the association at shows and special events when necessary

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

Education and Experience: B.S. in Marketing or related field plus at least 2 years sales/marketing experience. Retail or consumer sales experience preferred. Customer service experience is helpful. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Familiarity with firearms and the sporting/firearms industry is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge, awareness, and support of NRA and its position in regard to the Second Amendment and firearms related issues. Proven ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgment and discretion is essential. Must have knowledge of various sales and marketing techniques. The successful candidate will have the ability to keep organized records, analyze and track results and recommend further action. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be service oriented with a pleasant phone voice, have a strong command of the English language and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be available for overnight and/or extended travel as requested. Must possess exceptional time management skills, including meeting strict deadlines. The ability to multi-task is essential.
 
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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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Range Services Specialist
SUMMARY:
Responsible for marketing, coordinating registrations, financial transactions, logistical support and travel, associated with Range Development & Operations Conferences and Range Development & Online Course. Prepares applications for underwriting support; tracks requests for NRA Range Grants; preparation and handling of Range Technical Team Advisor [RTTA] training grant requests; oversight of the National Registry of Places to Shoot; and responsible for the publication and distribution of the RTTA newsletter. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for planning, promotion and supervising, within departmental guidelines, the daily administration connected to the Range Development and Operations Conferences and Online Course including transportation, lodging, travel and facilities. Maintain accurate records and reports.
2. Register attendees to the conferences, keeping accurate account of number and disbursements.
3. Develop and implement, all external mailings, e-mail blasts, fax blasts, and telemarketing efforts for the promotion of Range Development and Operations Conferences on an as needed basis. Develop marketing calendar.
4. Work with the Senior Range Services Coordinator on the maintenance, corrections, and updates to the National Registry of Places to Shoot.
5. Work with the National Manager to keep the range services web page up-to-date and accurate. Work with other department staff and the NRA Help Desk to generate improvements and updates to the existing webpage.
6. Monitor all marketing material and departmental inventory in an accurate and timely manner. These items include Range Development Workbooks, Range Sourcebooks, Range Sourcebook CD’s, as well as promotional items used for recruiting attendees.
7. Grow the Business Alliance membership within ranges and related industries, within departmental guidelines. Assist and develop prospect lists to affiliate and list additional ranges. Assist the Range Services Coordinator with increasing the ratio of ranges in the National Registry of Places to Shoot that are affiliated with NRA through Business Alliance and clubs.
8. Keep the range services vendor list and webpage up-to-date and accurate. Work with other departmental staff to generate improvements and new ideas.
9. Assist with preparation for the Board of Directors meetings including processing the Range Grant requests from ranges in an accurate and timely manner. Provide timely and accurate Final Reports on the Grant.
10. Direct involvement in the selection of RTTA Trainees to attend a Range Development and Operations Conference.
11. Responsible for the publication and distribution of the RTTA Newsletter on a quarterly basis. Duties to include collection of articles, layout of newsletter, as well as editorial responsibility in conjunction with the Senior Range Services Coordinator and National Manager.
12. Assist in answering Range Services Department, telephone calls, e-mails and 800# line in an accurate and timely manner.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
Daily interaction with department and division staff, Financial Services Division, other NRA divisions, NRA members, NRA affiliated clubs, NRA affiliated State Associations and Approved Organizations, NRA Field Staff, outside organizations, vendors and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced, detail-oriented and time sensitive work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional local or national travel may be required. Occasional weekend and evening work required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in a business related field preferred. May be waived with previous work experience. Experience with record keeping, information systems, budgeting, word processing, databases, spreadsheets and large mailing efforts required. Financial processing, grant and reporting experience essential. Previous military and/or public exposure and knowledge of ranges and range related issues preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to plan, monitor and implement off-site events, with excellent follow-up skills required. Administrative skills and telephone experience with emphasis on customer service required. Demonstrated word processing and data entry skills essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines required. Working knowledge of databases, Microsoft Office Products [Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word] and willingness to learn new software programs essential. Proven problem solving and organization skills required. Ability to work independently and take initiative to serve customers essential. Excellent organization, follow-up, proofreading, and formatting skills essential. Demonstrated ability to work either independently or as a team member required. Willingness to learn and perform new tasks required.
 
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Training Program Coordinator
SUMMARY
Provide assistance to the National Manager in the development, administration, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of NRA Firearm Training Program. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluate, develop and/or revise curriculum and training materials for the Basic Firearm Training Program within departmental guidelines.
2. Provide technical support for projects related to the development of E-Learning formats to support the Basic Firearm Training program.
3. Evaluate, develop, and/or revise web content and functions in support of NRA trainers.
4. Provide day-to-day assistance and support to NRA instructors and members, and the general public.
5. Provide assistance in developing NRA Training Department Update email blasts, and other educational publications.
6. Direct and assist in conduct of Instructor, Training Counselor, and other courses within departmental guidelines.
7. Investigate complaints and make recommendations for resolution within departmental guidelines.
8. Assist, as directed, in the development of training aids and training materials in support of the NRA Training Program.
9. Develop, within departmental guidelines, program-related marketing and sales strategies in support of NRA Division objectives.
10. Assist the National Manager in the continuous evaluation of the Basic Firearm Training Program.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
High visibility with other NRA divisions, NRA membership, ILA, industry, national youth development and shooting sports associated organizations, general public and federal, state and local government agencies. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 60 lbs of material, as well as ability to stand for long periods of time while conducting instructional seminars. Occasional travel and weekend work required. Ability to work around live fire and general public on outdoor ranges is required. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
B.A. or B.S. degree required. Equivalent experience or demonstrated skills may be considered in lieu of degree. A strong shooting sports background with experience teaching firearm safety and basic marksmanship required. Expert knowledge of firearms and their operation required. Certification as an NRA Certified Instructor in one or more disciplines required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with strong leadership and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines essential.
Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management essential. Working knowledge of computer software, specifically word processing, graphics, spreadsheet and general database functions required.
 
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Web Developer
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

This position is responsible for the evaluation, design, implementation, and deployment of user-centric web applications. We are looking for someone with honed technical, communication, and time-management skills who is comfortable working in both independent and team environment settings.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop, install, customize, and maintain the NRA’s internal and external web pages and sites.
• Coordinate and communicate cross-functional activities between departments.
• Work within established Information Services standards and practices.
• Build positive end-user relationships by developing an understanding of division/department business practices and objectives.
• Communicate effectively with end-users and Information Services staff in the evaluation and development specifications for Association business solutions.
• Complete projects and tasks within established guidelines.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Expertise utilizing the following web and database technologies: ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS, and Visual Studio.
• Expertise in the development of web services, MVC, web forms, multi-platform distributed applications, and object-oriented programming.
• Experience with all phases of the SDLC process.
• Strong organizational and conceptual thinking skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Experience utilizing the following technologies: Umbraco, Razor, Bootstrap, Java, TFS, SharePoint, Magento, PHP, and Linux.
• Experience with Membership, Event Registration, and e-commerce applications.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field plus three (3) years of experience in software development, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer, without restrictions.
 
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WHITTINGTON CENTER - Membership Director
LOCATION: This position works at Whittington Center in Raton, NM

SUMMARY:
The Membership Director is responsible for overseeing and managing all NRA Whittington Center (NRAWC) clubs and membership programs. Additionally, this position is responsible for planning, organizing and executing any and all special events held either at the Whittington Center or off site that directly benefit the NRAWC.

Position Functions
Membership management includes, but is not limited to:
- Management of all current and future clubs and membership programs
- Collection of membership dues and financial reporting to the Executive Director
- Communicating with members through email, hand written notes, etc., answering questions, concerns, tracking membership statistics, data entry, NRAWC mailing list management
- Solicitation of new members to club and membership programs
- Work with direct marketing agency to ensure timely execution of promotions to include: approve copy, budgets, art, list selection and ensuring that promotion coding is correct
- Measure results of various membership and fundraising efforts and provide reports to the Executive Director and direct marketing agency
- Create and publish quarterly newsletter
- Supervising data entry employees and seasonal volunteers
- Create and maintain an annual departmental budget

Special projects include, but are not limited to:
- Planning, organizing and executing annual Donor Appreciation Weekend
- Planning, organizing and executing annual Donor Appreciation Breakfast held at the NRA Annual Meeting
- Other activities and/or events as assigned by the Executive Director

The Membership Director/Whittington Center position is an exempt position which reports directly to the Executive Director. Some events and/or activities will require extended hours including evening and weekends. This position requires extensive interaction with the public. Strong oral, written and people skill are required. Membership recruitment, program management, and event planning experience required.

To apply, please send resume with cover letter and salary expectations to bfish@nrawc.org.
 
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YHEC Program Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Provide programmatic and administrative support to the Outdoor Recreational Programs Department’s programs, projects and services with primary emphases on NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) local and state development throughout North America to ensure smooth operations of departmental activities. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinate, implement and maintain the outreach efforts, within departmental guidelines, for the local, state and provincial level activities of the NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) program throughout North America as directed.
2. Assist in logistical operations and implementation of the NRA International Youth Hunter Education Challenge to include, but not limited to event set up, operations, tear down and other related duties, as directed.
3. Assist in and support the Manager with the expansion of the volunteer YHEC State Coordinator program. Duties will include reviewing new candidate applications, interviewing possible candidates with Manager – YHEC State and Local, and working with existing coordinators to provide up-to-date YHEC activities reports.
4. Assist in the development of the state YHEC certification program. Duties to include, but not be limited to, the development of adult coaches to teach/instruct participants for YHEC; provide guidance, within departmental guidelines, regarding interaction between adults and adolescents; assist in the establishment of a certification fee and how long the certification will be valid before renewal; and update YHEC certification program materials with Manager – YHEC State and Local as needed.
5. Assist in timely marketing and promotional campaigns to include design and implementation, within departmental guidelines, of all external mailings, e-mail blasts, and magazine articles for the promotion of YHEC local, State and Provincial events on an as needed basis.
6. Coordinate and update, within departmental guidelines, programmatic information on appropriate YHEC program websites in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Assist in the review and revision of the educational materials for the NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge Program and other departmental programs as directed in a timely and accurate manner.
8. Support the Manager – YHEC State and Local with YHEC material inventory levels sufficient to maintain a continuing, uninterrupted flow in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, in the operations of the NRA’s Hunter’s For The Hungry Clearinghouse Program. Duties to include promoting the program to existing State/Local groups who are currently not members of the Clearinghouse and working in the field to assist state organizations with on the ground operational efforts.
10. Assist in the operations of the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show, as needed.
11. Provide exemplary customer service to volunteers, NRA members and the general public.
12. Compose and process varied correspondence, consisting primarily of letters, memorandums, newsletters, e-mails, timecard, and specialized reports in an accurate and timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility with divisional personnel, volunteers, other NRA divisions, NRA membership, outside agencies, vendors and the general public. Position functions in a varying and fast paced work environment. Supervision varies from minimal to maximum depending on the project, program or activity. Occasional overtime work required. National travel required. Ability to lift and carry maximum 50 lbs. of materials required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Four-year college degree in education, business administration or related field required, but may be waived with equivalent work experience and skills. Minimum of three years like business knowledge in a professional setting required. Experience and knowledge in hunting and the shooting sports, with a minimum of three years experience in outdoor education required. Background in education, advertising, marketing, business writing and editing preferred. Experience in training and instruction required, preferably within the field of hunter education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Understanding of the structure of state/provincial hunter education programs essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team required. Proven ability to supervise and motivate program volunteers at the YHEC State and International levels. Excellent organizational skills essential with the ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously required. Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Outlook, and PowerPoint required. Willingness to learn new software and database programs essential. Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals both within and outside of the NRA essential
 
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