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A/P Staff Accountant
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide support to the Accounts Payable Department. Perform check processing, verification, and filing. Process expense reports and travel advances.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Distributes invoices to obtain division approval.
• Reviews vendor statements to ensure that all invoices reflected on the statements have been received by A/P.
• Processes expense reports and travel advances into the Accounts Payable system.
• Reviews expense reports for verification of authorization and coding.
• Monitors travel advances to ensure that expense reports to clear these advances are submitted timely.
• Maintains the travel advance worksheet and travel advance reconciliation sheet.
• Creates assigned monthly journal entries.
• Maintains reconciliation sheets for assigned accounts.
• Assembles copies of checks with corresponding payment documentation (invoice, check request, etc.) and file documentation in appropriate vendor files. Mail out or distribute the checks as appropriate.
• Maintains vendor and other specific files, as required.
• Maintains W9 Files.
• Retrieves documents and makes copies of such for month-end reporting and any required research.
• Responds to all vendor, staff or department inquiries. Answers calls that come through the general A/P phone line.

SCOPE: Communicates with Financial Services Division and other NRA staff, management, outside customers. Responds to vendor and staff inquiries and provide solutions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
o Associate's degree
o Two year college level course work in a related field
o 1-3 years related accounting experience.
o Solid experience working within an automated accounting system.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Effectively accomplish tasks with minimal supervision. Solid pc skills with proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Dynamics software are preferred. Must possess strong interpersonal skills. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to perform data entry and inquiry functions in a data processing environment. Must have strong self-review skills, focused on accuracy, effectiveness, efficiency and detail.
 
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Administrative Assistant - Shows & Exhibits
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide technical and logistical support to the Managing Director, as well as provide support to other staff within the Division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Act as divisional budget coordinator to include monitoring and oversight of divisional expenses, as well as contributing to the annual budget planning. Keep Managing Director informed of potential budgetary issues in a timely manner
. 2. Assist, as directed, with planning and coordination of all meetings, including divisional, cross-divisional, and Executive level. Assist Managing Director in preparing agendas, reports and presentations.
3. Assist, as directed, in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report in an accurate and timely manner. Assist with the writing and editing of other correspondence, including talking points, committee meeting minutes, and replies to member, exhibitor, and vendor inquiries. Assist with contract edits, updates and monitoring contractual obligations.
4. Assist other divisional staff, as directed, with inbound exhibitor service calls, maintaining staff hotel lists, event ticketing and food and beverage orders in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Responsible for all aspects of travel management for the Managing Director to include airline, hotel and car rental arrangements, Travel Advance Forms and preparing and submittal of any Expense Report resulting from NRA travel.
6. Monthly reconcile Managing Director's American Express card in an accurate and timely manner, and provide Excel spreadsheet and receipts to the Treasurer's Office as requested.
7. Monitor timecards for divisional staff to ensure compliance with timecard submission requirements, as well as ensuring that timecards are correctly completed by staff.
8. Coordinate and process divisional documentation to include staff travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports, check/purchase and graphic order requests in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Maintain Managing Director's calendar in an accurate and timely manner. Answer incoming calls and relay messages promptly.
10. Provide input to Managing Director relative to potential staff problems to include personnel issues or work assignment situations in a confidential and timely manner.
11. Act as the divisional "go-to" person for staff relative to procedural questions or general assistance to ensure daily functions of the division are accomplished in a timely manner. Support divisional needs by managing office supplies and assisting other departments as needed. Coordinate staff meals and holiday gatherings.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with NRA Shows and Exhibits Division staff; General Operations Divisions; NRA Divisions to include Financial Services and Human Resources; contractors; vendors; NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional weekend work required. Occasional after-hours work, Monday through Friday, required. Occasional national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. 4+ years previous administrative support required. Budgetary experience helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential, while at the same time remaining flexible to ever changing priorities essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required, as well as willingness to learn other software packages essential. 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. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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Assistant Art Director, AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Responsible for the innovative and imaginative creation and production of the graphic content of America's First Freedom magazine and assists with other collateral projects as assigned by the Creative Director.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
l. Responsible for the layout and design of America's First Freedom pages in conformance with editorial and graphic design policies.
2. Responsible for layout and digital page production using graphic art computers and related publishing software programs.
3. Creates and executes original concepts America's First Freedom covers and feature articles. Creates original graphics, tables, charts, logos and headline typography to illustrate feature layouts, including special computer-generated effects. Produces technical artwork, computer-generated line illustrations and diagrams.
4. Works closely with Creative Director and America's First Freedom editorial staff. Works with photography staff in the design, production and execution of studio photo set-ups.
5. Manages America's First Freedom network magazine files, and maintains digital archives.
6. Traffics artwork, photography, page proofs and all electronic media for America's First Freedom. Maintains in-house art and current issue working files.
7. Ability to review and select from photo submissions.
8. Handles special projects as assigned by the Creative Director.
9. Extended hours as required.

SCOPE: Primary coordination occurs with the Creative Director. Also, coordinates with Editors, and Publishing Director and Production Manager. Occasional contact with vendors and other NRA divisions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts in editorial or advertising design, or relevant work experience with strong emphasis on digital magazines and electronic publishing. Three to five years' experience in publication and in-house advertising design and layout.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to handle type specifications, perform copy fitting, publications layout, electronic page makeup, and produce graphics and technical illustrations. Working knowledge and experience with electronic publishing systems and related software programs mandatory. Photo editing and basic knowledge of color photography necessary. Ability to conceive and execute interactive digital enhancements, layout of print and digital publications using the full range of software tools, manage navigation structure, and produce interactive graphics and technical illustrations. Initiative, creativity and problem solving skills necessary. Knowledge of digital publishing systems and related software programs necessary. Ability to design and execute studio photo setups. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Attention to detail mandatory; must be well organized. Ability to work without supervision. Knowledge of firearms and shooting sports desired.
 
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Event Marketing/Communications Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for the coordination, execution, and evaluation of NRA Foundation national fundraising events and Field Operations meeting and activities. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. 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.
2. Plan, with the assistance of Advancement Director of Events, the week-long Y.E.S. event held at NRA Headquarters and surrounding areas in Washington, D.C. With Events Department, build itinerary keeping budgetary constraints in mind.
3. Support and assist NRA Field Staff with various requests including processing charters, insurance and mailing requests, as well as developing and scheduling all statewide e-mail blasts to market and promote Friends of NRA events to NRA membership as necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Coordinate all aspects of the Y.E.S. scholarship programs including participant evaluation and award presentations in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Work with Communication staff to 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. Maintain Y.E.S alumni database. Implement and disseminate quarterly Y.E.S Alumni Network eNewsletter to Y.E.S alumni database.
8. Administer 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.
9. Prepare and secure Annual Meeting travel, accommodations, awards and event tickets for Volunteers of the Year and Committee of the Year within division guidelines. Work in tandem with the Marketing and Communications team on all Annual Meeting deliverables in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Implement and coordinate, within departmental guidelines, all national NRA Foundation fundraising activities including The National NRA Foundation Banquets and The NRA Foundation Wall of Guns. Assist in negotiation and arrangement with facilities on BEO's, A/V, Security, room setup, labor and other necessities to support the Foundation events as directed.
11. Plan, within set guidelines, Summer and Winter meetings held between headquarters personnel and Field Staff.
12. Plan, within set guidelines, Fall meeting held between Managers, Regional Directors and Directors.

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. National travel occasionally required. Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree required. Concentration in Event Coordination, Business, Marketing, Communications or equivalent is preferred. An understanding of and experience with event coordination, graphic design and customer service 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. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Proficiency in MS Office suite, web design and HTML required. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite [Photoshop and InDesign] 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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Events Merchandise Buyer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for buying and assisting the Merchandise Manager with delivery of firearms and merchandise to distribution points and fundraising events across the nation. Track inventory levels, trends and usage of merchandise and firearms through the event tracker system. Inform field staff of industry and package updates, changes, and promotions. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Create a forecast and buying schedule, within departmental guidelines, for various products including firearms. Maintain purchase order receiving schedule, in an accurate and timely manner, and assist with order placement on a weekly basis.
• Assist with tracking firearm order trends
• Maintain accurate BATFE state firearm restrictions for all firearms on event tracker site
2. Assist, as directed, Merchandise Manager with the distribution of merchandise to all fund-raising events across the nation in an accurate and timely manner, as well as supplemental sales (i.e., headquarters orders).
3. Support and assist, as directed, the Merchandise Manager in managing purchase, receipt, delivery and quality of Friends of NRA merchandise and firearms as directed.
4. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate merchandise and firearms.
5. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise selection meeting, including soliciting for product submission, training vendors on selection website, meeting and merchandise layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns of all products between the NRA and approximately 150 vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Track results of merchandise sales and analyze usage and trends with Friends of NRA database in an accurate and timely manner. Provide vendors with quarterly sales and updates. Work with Merchandise Manager to make continued recommendations for additional functions/improvements to current database.
7. Track results of firearm sales and analyze usage and trends on a daily basis with Friends of NRA event tracker site. Work with Merchandise Manager to create purchase orders and specification sheets. Provide vendors with quarterly sales reports and updates.
8. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package catalog and Vendor Direct online catalog including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities.
9. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Direct firearms marketing including: write-ups, edits and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities.
10. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
• Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
• Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
• Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and promptly notify the Finance team for event finalization
• Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
11. Assist, as directed, in maintaining accurate and timely inventory of merchandise and firearms at Field Operations Distribution Center, NRA headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker site.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA staff, NRA Field Representatives, NRA members, vendors and general public. Limited exposure to NRA Board of Directors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Occasional national travel required. Weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree or minimum of five years purchasing experience required. An understanding of and experience with inventory management, event coordination, firearms, and purchasing techniques desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Strong analytical problem solving skills and effective organizational skills required. Ability to communicate and work well with others essential. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Proficiency in Excel and Outlook required. Firearm knowledge and experience in web based applications preferred. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pound boxes necessary.
 
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Fall Internship - ILA Grassroots
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; <30 hours/week

NRA-ILA Grassroots interns work with Division staff to advance NRA-ILA's legislative and campaign agendas through grassroots efforts. Interns will be assigned a long-term project based on intern interests and staff needs to complete during their internship. Along with their assigned project, intern duties include:

• Manage logistic and administrative needs of HQ and field coordinators through established shipping and tracking methods
• Manage grassroots inventory
• Attend and coordinate local events including staff speaking engagements, gun shows, NRA Universities, and fairs
• Improve and add to FrontLines database and respond to FrontLines member inquiries
• Assist with NRA-PVF campaign activities during the election cycle, including organizing volunteers and voter contact
• Complete NRA-ILA issues training to gain intimate understanding of the Second Amendment and today's gun-control debate
• Assist with Division's incoming phone lines and email correspondence

Interns who are current college students will be encouraged to bring NRA programs to their campus including, NRA University, NRA Collegiate Coalition, and NRA Campus Coordinator.

To apply, click the link below to submit your resume asap.

This internship term will run through Friday December 20th.
 
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Field Representative - Tennessee
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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Fiscal Coordinator-ILA
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide administrative support to NRA-ILA Fiscal Officer, as well as provide support for ILA fiscal division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintains Fiscal Division calendars
- Maintain all Fiscal Division resources in good working order
- Coordinate periodic Fiscal Division activities and projects
- Coordinates and responds to periodic request for information from other ILA and NRA Divisions
- Reconciles monthly Corporate Credit Card bill to Expensify Detail
- Run and distribute monthly Uber and Expensify detail
- Receives, opens and distributes mail; faxing and copying as required
- Coordinate Contract Compliance business process
- Maintain contract inventory / database
- Prepares daily deposits of ILA & PVF in-house contributions and maintains batch log books
- Run Monthly recurring contributor credit cards
- Maintain In-House contribution schedule for revenue and expense offsets
- Prepares special Thank-You letters for High Donor contributions for ILA, PVF and FAF
- Assist in keying in-house batches to ILA contributor system during periods of high volume
- Assist in keying PVF data during periods of high volume
- Assist with fundraising packet and collateral production during periods of high volume
- Prepare check requests for transfers to membership and other departments
- Prepares memos for contributor mailings to outside processing center
- Supports annual ILA Auction fundraising dinner at NRA Annual Meeting
- 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 preferred. 3+ years previous administrative/operations support required. Basic understanding of accounting data processing (cash receipts and disbursements) recommended. Contract compliance experience a plus, PCI compliance certification a plus.

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. Able to work under pressure and frequently shifting priorities. Ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to deadlines. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Experience with MS Access or other database application a plus. 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. Minimal local and out of state travel.

 
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Grassroots Field Coordinator NE Region
LOCATION: Must reside within assigned states of ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT

SUMMARY: Well-motivated and passionate individuals sought to help create lasting networks of pro-Second Amendment volunteers and activists in regions across the nation to help further the NRA-ILA's grassroots programs and legislative and political agendas and mission. These employees will reside in an assigned region, and will be responsible for all grassroots activities within their states.

Essential Responsibilities: Be a liaison between volunteers, advocates, and NRA Headquarters/Staff; grow sustainable networks of volunteers for long term goals; promote and implement NRA-ILA's grassroots programs, including collegiate and high school outreach; create sustainable networks between other pro-Second Amendment organizations; work with NRA-ILA lobbyists to provide grassroots support for federal, state, and local legislative initiatives; represent NRA at, and provide staffing for, events; promote, organize, and implement NRA-ILA's campaign activities, including oversight of Campaign Field Representatives in targeted races; administrative and fiscal paperwork; and other duties as assigned.

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 many weekends and evenings; this is not a traditional 9 to 5 job;
• Must live within assigned region;
• 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

SCOPE: NRA staff, NRA Board Members, NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinators, NRA Members, NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representatives, volunteers, general public, and campaign staff in assigned region.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of paid campaign experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment. College degree, with Political Science degree a plus. Campaign experience required. Strong knowledge of the legislative process or related legislative experience required. Knowledge of NRA and NRA-ILA’s legislative and political mission required. Must demonstrate strong public speaking ability and written communication skills. Extensive travel within assigned region required. Familiarity with assigned region a plus. Flexibility in assisting as needed outside assigned region.
 
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Merchandise Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for ensuring proper distribution of merchandise to fundraising events across the nation. Provide support to field staff, vendors and volunteers for Friends of NRA event merchandise orders and delivery. Handle damage reports and invoicing issues to ensure accurate payments to vendors and damage reports are properly completed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
a. Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
b. Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
c. Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and promptly notify the Finance team for event finalization
d. Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
2. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and firearms order problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipments.
3. Solicit and manage national NRA Foundation event product donations including coordination with NRA Field Staff and key Friends of NRA vendors in a timely manner. Manage database of event donors, including status of donations and pre-event, event, and post-event communications and fulfillment in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Research and correct invoicing issues with Vendors and the NRA Foundation accounts payable department in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise preview meeting, including creating vendor invitations, meeting layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned.
6. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package catalogs and Vendor Direct online store including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchases or discount opportunities.
7. Ensure all Friends of NRA event merchandise reports are copied and filed with event folders including necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 150 merchandise and firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist Merchandise team in the coordination and setup of annual headquarters sale of samples and excess inventory as directed.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA staff, NRA Field Representatives, Friends of NRA volunteers and program vendors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Weekend work and national travel occasionally required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree required with 2 years office experience required. Administrative experience and relevant computer skills necessary. An understanding of and experience with inventory management, event coordination, firearms, and purchasing techniques desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Strong organization skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. High proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 lbs. required.
 
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Network Engineer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters/no telework

SUMMARY: This position will run point in the evaluation and implementation of new enterprise hardware, maintenance of existing enterprise equipment, and serve as a primary resource in the design for future network growth. We are looking for someone with honed technical, communication, and time-management skills that is comfortable working in both independent and team environment settings.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform design, configuration, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring tasks to provide a secure, stable, high-performance network environment in accordance with established policies.
• Install, maintain, and monitor LAN devices including; network servers, switches, routers, firewalls, and other peripheral devices.
• Monitor network performance and conduct intermediary network restoration/recovery actions.
• Troubleshoot LAN and WAN hardware and software problems to resolution or locate appropriate resolution source and provide updates to call tracking system.
• Design, implement, and troubleshoot on-premises networks with multiple WAN connections and VLAN configurations.
• Design, implement, and troubleshoot virtualization environments.
• Produce and maintain detailed network performance and utilization documentation.
• Provide technical advice on LAN and WAN issues concerning system expansion and upgrades.
• Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.
• Collaborate with security team to ensure new software, platforms, and designs meet security compliance requirements.
• Communicate effectively with Information Services staff and end-users in the evaluation and development of Association IT business solutions.
• Build positive end-user relationships by developing an understanding of division/department business practices and objectives.
• Complete projects and tasks within established guidelines.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• In-depth knowledge of, and experience with; major internet routing protocols, router platforms, and design concepts.
• Ability to apply necessary testing, practices, and procedures prudently.
• Ability to problem-solve IT systems issues, and identify effective and cost-efficient solutions.
• Experience with monitoring tools.
• Excellent network analysis fundamentals and troubleshooting skills.
• Strong organizational, analytical, and conceptual thinking skills.
• Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and vendors.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Routing and Switching certification
• Wireless network experience
• Windows Domain design/management
• NAS management
• Virtualization management
• Proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity software, including Visio

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Current Cisco certification with CCNA minimum. At least 5 years of relevant experience including on-premises network design and implementation, and LAN/WAN troubleshooting. Equivalent combination of experience and education would be considered.
 
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NRA Whittington Center Executive Director
**This position is located at the Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico** Please submit resumes with cover letter stating salary expecations (required) to bfish@nrawc.org

Position purpose:The Executive Director is the top leadership position at the NRA Whittington Center. The Executive Director position is responsible for the NRA Whittington Center's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. This position is unique in that a high level of customer service, organization, oral, written and people skills are critical to success.

Essential responsibilities:
Executive Director duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assure that the NRA Whittington Center has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
• Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the board of trustees.
• Prepare and submit reports to the Board of Trustees, and present a director’s report during the bi-annual trustee meeting.
• Implement and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board of Trustees.
• Oversee NRA Whittington Center's federal firearms license (FFL) and dedicate a 'responsible person' in charge of maintaining official records, documents and bound book, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
• Oversee and participate in planning all aspects of organized and special events including but not limited to donor appreciation weekend.
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends within the shooting sports and outdoor recreation fields.
• Keep the Board of Trustees fully informed on the condition of the NRA Whittington Center and all factors influencing it.
• Publicize the activities, programs and goals of the NRA Whittington Center.
• Represent the NRA Whittington Center to agencies, organizations, media outlets and the general public.
• In conjunction with overarching NRA employment policies, oversee the recruitment, employment and management of all personnel, both paid and volunteer staff.
• Ensure job descriptions are accurate and up to date, oversee annual employee evaluations and that sound human resources practices are in place and upheld (in conjunction with NRA human resources division).
• Ensure that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
• Maintain a work environment which attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
• Maintain sound financial practices.
• Prepare a budget, ensure that the NRA Whittington Center operates within budgetary guidelines.

General qualifications: Must have experience in business management and supervisory skills. Must have knowledge in multiple shooting disciplines and competitive shooting sports. Must be eligible to have unrestricted access to firearms and ammunition. Finalist will be subject to pre-employment background checks.

Compensation and employment structure:
The NRA Whittington Center Executive Director position is an exempt position which reports to the NRA Whittington Center's Board of Trustees and NRA headquarters. Additionally, this position requires extensive interaction with the public. Exceptional oral, written and people skills are required.

 
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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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Research Attorney - NRA-ILA
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide legislative and legal research, analysis and drafting support to Research and Information Division and other divisions within ILA.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Perform legal research and writing projects in support of ILA legislative and political activities.
2. Perform analysis and drafting of federal and state legislation and supporting materials.
3. Provide general legal assistance to Director of Research and Information, and to all attorneys within ILA and outside counsel as needed.
4. Provide assistance to ILA staff and NRA staff with information requests and correspondence on legal and legislative issues.
5. Contribute content and occasional copy-editing to NRA publications and messaging materials that touch on legal and legislative topics.
6. Perform additional duties, including special research projects, public speaking events, and general assistance to division director and other staff, as may be assigned or modified by the Director.

SCOPE: Works primarily with Director of the ILA Research and Information Division.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: J.D. and active bar membership required. Previous legislative analysis and drafting experience strongly preferred. Candidates will be required to submit a writing sample, and prior publication experience is preferred. Existing general knowledge of firearms is a plus; willingness to gain such knowledge is essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent legal research and writing skills with ability to meet deadlines for multiple simultaneous projects. Meticulous work habits and strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Commitment to objectives of the National Rifle Association.
 
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Senior Web Developer
SUMMARY: 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 web applications.
• 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 of Association IT business solutions.
• Complete projects and tasks within established guidelines.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Expertise utilizing the following web and database technologies: HTML5, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS, and Angular.
• 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: AWS, Umbraco/other CMS, Razor, Bootstrap, Java, Visual Studio, TFS, Git, Magento, PHP, Linux, Ruby, React, MySQL, and MongoDB.
• Experience with Membership, Event Registration, and e-commerce applications.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field plus five (5) years of experience in software development and development life cycle, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
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Systems Engineer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

This position will run point in the evaluation and implementation of new hardware and software while developing expertise of technologies already in use. We are looking for someone with honed technical, communication, and time-management skills who is comfortable working in both independent and team environment settings.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience working with a mid-sized business and possess an expertise in Cisco networking as well as one or more of the following technologies; NetApp, VMware, Microsoft Windows Server and/or Exchange Server.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform design, configuration, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring tasks to provide a secure, stable, high-performance environment in accordance with established policies.
• Install, maintain, and monitor LAN devices including; network servers, switches, routers, firewalls, and other peripheral devices.
• Monitor network performance and conduct intermediary network restoration/recovery actions.
• Troubleshoot LAN and WAN hardware and software problems to resolution or locate appropriate resolution source and provide updates to call tracking system.
• Design, implement, and troubleshoot on-premises networks with multiple WAN connections and VLAN configurations.
• Design, implement, and troubleshoot virtualization environments.
• Produce and maintain detailed network performance and utilization documentation.
• Provide technical advice on LAN and WAN issues concerning system expansion and upgrades.
• Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.
• Collaborate with security team to ensure new software, platforms, and designs meet security compliance requirements.
• Communicate effectively with Information Services staff and end-users in the evaluation and development of Association IT business solutions.
• Build positive end-user relationships by developing an understanding of division/department business practices and objectives.
• Complete projects and tasks within established guidelines.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• In-depth knowledge of, and experience with; major internet routing protocols, router platforms, and design concepts.
• Ability to apply necessary testing, practices, and procedures prudently.
• Ability to problem-solve IT systems issues, and identify effective and cost-efficient solutions.
• Experience with monitoring tools.
• Excellent network analysis fundamentals and troubleshooting skills.
• Strong organizational, analytical, and conceptual thinking skills.
• Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and vendors.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Routing and Switching certification
• Wireless network experience
• Windows Domain design/management
• NAS management
• Virtualization management
• Proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity software, including Visio

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Certifications of one or more of the technologies discussed is required. At least 5 years of relevant experience including on-premises network design and implementation, and LAN/WAN troubleshooting. Equivalent combination of experience and education would be considered.
 
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