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Administrative Assistant-G.O. Marketing/Media Relations
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters

Provide technical and logistical support to the Director, Marketing/Media Relations Division, as well as provide support to other staff within the Division. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Act as informational point of contact for NRA Marketing/Media Relations Division, in an accurate and timely manner, to both staff inquires and public inquiries.
2. Act as divisional budget coordinator to include monitoring and oversight of divisional expenses. Keep Director informed of potential budgetary issues in a timely manner and organize a monthly budget meeting to stay on top of revenue and expenses.
3. Manage, within divisional guidelines, paid sponsorships and advertisements for NRA Marketing/Media Relations Division and identify new opportunities for sponsorships in the outdoor industry in a timely manner.
4. Maintain, within divisional guidelines, divisional personnel files.
5. Maintain staff calendar in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Train/update divisional staff on policies and procedures in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Systemize, within divisional guidelines, office procedures and coordinate division office space in a timely manner.
8. Coordinate divisional paperwork to include staff travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports and check/purchase requisitions in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Organize monthly staff meetings and weekly manager meetings in a timely manner and act as staff secretary during these meetings in order to maintain accurate and timely records of all staff meetings.
10. Ensure Marketing/Media Relations Division share drive, including logos and images, is organized within divisional guidelines.
11. Maintain NRAGOMedia.nrahq.org mailbox as directed and be available to answer incoming calls to division phone line in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Manage and maintain all staff media equipment including cameras, tables, phones and computers as directed.
13. Assist Director in tracking current marketing campaign calendars as directed.
14. Serve as social media backup for NRA General Operations’ managed channels as directed.
15. Responsible for assigning, tracking and maintaining status of job codes for production and Design department graphic print jobs in an accurate and timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with members of the Marketing/Media Relations Division, as well as other General Operations Divisions, NRA Divisions and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required. Some college experience helpful. Previous office support and budgetary experience required. Experience with social media required. Graphic design experience helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of professional staff essential. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to assist in the formulation and tracking of an annual budget required.
 
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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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Digital Managing Editor
SUMMARY
Directs daily production of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and AMERICAN HUNTER digital editions, ensuring that all work satisfies established quality standards and policies, and meets monthly production deadlines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works with Editors in Chief in analyzing all story files (features and departments) for digital edition conversion, including identifying enhancements and interactive elements.
2. Assists Editors in Chief in selection of photos, videos, text additions and treatments, and other content elements for digital edition.
3. Coordinates with and directs Art staff on the preparation of text and graphics for digital page make-up.
4. Coordinates and/or directs Art, Photography and other Publications staff on the creation of digital-edition enhancements, including photos, video, illustrations, animation, charts, tables and other graphic elements.
5. Writes feature stories and articles for print, digital and web properties as assigned.
6. Edits text as necessary; writes and/or rewrites headlines, cover lines and captions as necessary.
7. Proofreads all page-file variations (all versions/devices) in various stages of production.
8. Advises Editorial Director and Editors in Chief of problems resulting from policies and procedures and recommends changes accordingly.
9. Responsible for editorial decisions in the Editors in Chiefs’ absences, in consultation with the Editorial Director and/or Executive Editors.
10. Responsible for monitoring content analytics and reporting findings to the Editorial Director and Editors in Chief.
11. Travels as assigned.
12. Extended hours required.
13. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Coordinates with Editorial and Art staffs of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and AMERICAN HUNTER magazines, and with Production & Advertising Operations Department; also coordinates with other NRA Publications staff.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Journalism or Digital Communications, or equivalent work experience. Minimum five years experience in digital media editorial/content including work with digital graphic designer. Experience and understanding of digital media file creation and navigation. Must be an experienced shooter and hunter; must possess knowledge of firearms, shooting and hunting. Working knowledge of Second Amendment issue desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Effective managerial, supervisory and editorial skills necessary. Ability to work in advanced editorial and graphic software. Ability to foster and maintain cooperation and coordination among all department personnel in producing the digital magazines. Ability to make rapid, accurate decisions; work under pressure to meet deadlines; and supervise several projects simultaneously. Advanced knowledge of electronic publishing necessary. Attention to detail and organization mandatory.
 
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Field Representative - Area 9 (SC)
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.

Responsibilities include implementing fund-raising for The NRA Foundation through organizing volunteer committees and coordinating Friends of NRA banquets and special events.
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.
Solicits gifts and donations to The NRA Foundation endowments, ensuring follow-up and donor recognition.
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.
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.
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.
Serves as a clearinghouse for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs.

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 travel and overtime work, including weekends and evenings. Position functions with minimal day-to-day supervision.

Bachelor's Degree is preferred. 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.
 
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Grassroots Coordinator
Summary:
The Grassroots Coordinator is the liaison between NRA-ILA and NRA members and gun owners ensuring that NRA’s supporters are educated and actively energized to assist in the promotion of the Association’s legislative and political agendas. The Coordinator will be responsible for legislative & political activities and maintaining organizations and programs for certain specified jurisdictions -- with special emphasis on recruiting, training, and activating NRA-ILA’s Election Volunteer Coordinators in congressional districts nationwide. The Coordinator will actively promote legislative and political activism among NRA members as well as non-members by attending gun club meetings, gun shows, political conferences, state association meetings, and other organizations' events.
The Coordinator must have extensive campaign experience and must be well-versed in and possess a strong knowledge of the legislative and political missions of the NRA, the legislative and political processes, and have a strong working knowledge of the NRA and its programs. The Coordinator addresses groups across the country on gun-related legislative issues, and will attend shows and conferences to: instruct, recruit, and promote volunteer activism; promote NRA-ILA's legislative and political agendas; and discuss the National Rifle Association's general positions and missions in public fora. The Coordinator will also actively research and prepare both written and oral responses to pending legislative and political issues facing the Association. The Grassroots Coordinator will assist the Division Managers and Director in writing, researching, and preparing new grassroots lobbying technique materials for distribution to members and the general public, and assist in writing and researching stories for the Division's weekly Grassroots Alert and monthly newsletters. The Coordinator will also assist in responding to correspondence, with incoming phones, phone banks, mailers, and dissemination of materials.
Essential Responsibilities:
Recruit, train, educate, and mobilize gun owners on legislative and political activism, with special emphasis on NRA-ILA’s Election Volunteer Coordinators;
Assist in researching and writing legislative & political updates and materials on political and legislative activism;
Actively promote volunteer activism through established channels and identify new methods throughout the gun-owning community to promote legislative and political activism;
Work with NRA Board Members and NRA staff to identify local volunteer leaders and organizations and build coalitions;
Instruct NRA Members and gun owners in all aspects of legislative and political activism;
Assist with incoming phones, phone banks, mailers, and material dissemination.
Assist the Director and Manager of Political and Legislative Activity on various projects and tasks.
Scope:
NRA staff, NRA Board Members, NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinators, NRA Members, volunteers, & general public, and campaign staff across the country
Education & Experience:
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 required.
 
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Grassroots Fall Intern
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters

The National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is now accepting applications for our Fall Internship Program. This internship is within the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division for a qualified individual interested in NRA’s legislative and political activities on behalf of the Second Amendment.

A paid internship (working fewer than 30 hours per week, scheduled during normal working hours) with NRA-ILA will provide an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience with various firearm-related issues, grassroots organizing, policy and advocacy work, as well as election-related activities.

Participants in the program work extensively with NRA-ILA staff on member outreach, research, NRA University, and campaign-related projects for NRA-PVF endorsed candidates for office.

Applicants should have an interest in Second Amendment issues, an understanding of NRA-ILA’s mission, strong writing and verbal skills, attention to detail, and possess knowledge of grassroots organizing. Individuals with campaign experience preferred.

Applications for the NRA-ILA Grassroots Summer Internship Program should be submitted by August 3, 2015.
 
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Media Manager
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Works with Division Director in developing and implementing NRA program strategies, with specific emphasis on usage of press and media outlets, to promote a positive public image among various audiences and advance efforts to raise awareness for NRA’s programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, establish and maintain, within divisional guidelines, positive relationships with external media contacts on a continual basis.
2. Actively liaison and collaborate with the media staff in the NRA Institute for Legislative Action and the Office of the EVP on media coverage issues/stories/inquiries.
3. Write, prepare, edit, schedule and distribute, within divisional guidelines, press releases, PSA’s and speeches relative to General Operations programs/activities. Develop and maintain current and relevant talking points for all General Operations’ programs.
4. Develop and pitch, within divisional guidelines, ideas to current or new media outlets to extend brand presence.
5. Proactively monitor NRA-GO programs to identify promotional opportunities for media coverage. Work with Production and Design Manager to develop press kits and program guides, promoting NRA-GO programs/activities, for media.
6. Monitor media coverage and provide responses to media inquiries/requests.
7. Monitor program sentiment and identify opportunities to promote and provide media support for NRA-GO programs/activities. Monitor the NRA/GO e-mail inbox and respond to all inquiries.
8. Responsible for screening, vetting and answering media queries and coordinating NRA-GO staff interviews.
9. Maintain NRA-GO image with outside media by planning, organizing and implementing media, marketing and public relations strategies. Manage, within divisional guidelines, the database of media contacts and surrogates for all NRA-GO program events.
10. Manage, within divisional guidelines, the acquisition and analysis of paid media buys.
11. Provide budgetary input to Division Director relative to departmental budget on an annual basis. Travel to and maintain a Press Office on-site for major national NRA-GO programs/activities throughout the country as directed.
12. Develop and implement, within divisional guidelines, media training sessions for staff throughout General Operations who are responsible for interfacing with media outlets relative to their specific areas of program expertise.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals both within the NRA and with outside press and media outlets required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Demonstrated ability to make presentations to both small and large groups essential. Proficiency in the development, implementation and monitoring of an annual budget required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of the team required.
 
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Part-time Range Officers
Works at NRA Range at Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

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

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

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

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

 
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Program Coordinator/Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program
SUMMARY
Assists in the implementation of programs and activities for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates department grant process with National Manager to apply and maintain grants from The NRA Foundation/Friends of NRA in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Maintains grant spreadsheet and utilizes grant database to monitor grant allocations in order to prepare monthly and yearly reports in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Uses inventory database and serves in the capacity of department inventory manager relative to program materials re-ordering process and works closely with Controller, General Operations Inventory. Ensures proper inventory levels are maintained and recommends when to re-order or take action with inventory items in a timely manner.
4. Coordinates and arranges all Eddie Eagle promotional shows, conventions, and events by contracting with venues, and arranging shipping of equipment and materials in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Presents and exhibits the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program at shows, conventions, safety fairs, assemblies and appropriate association functions within departmental guidelines.
6. Approves and processes all grant and in-house orders in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Provide administrative support to include accurate typing, proofreading, handling check requests, office material orders, filing and copying in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Schedules travel arrangements in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Serve as the primary contact with all National Rifle Association Field Representatives.
10. Resolves customer’s inventory problems in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Drafts correspondence and memorandums in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Generates accurate and timely statistical reports from databases for usage by departmental staff as required.
13. Responds to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program telephone lines and answers questions when appropriate and/or distributes message[s] to appropriate department staff member [s] for timely response.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.
SCOPE

Coordinates with NRA staff, NRA Board members, field representatives, NRA members, NRA affiliated clubs, youth organizations, educators, law enforcement officials and the general public. Lifting office supplies and materials with a maximum weight of 25 lbs required. Position functions in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment with minimal supervision. National and local travel required. Weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
B.A. or B.S. degree required. Prior experience with database management and Excel spreadsheets a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Willingness to learn Eddie Eagle computer programs essential. Demonstrated ability to effectively accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision essential. Demonstrated ability to operate independently or as a member of a team required. Customer orientation required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to conduct both formal and informal presentations to large and small groups required. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
 
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Program Lead - Corporate Relations
SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Execute and track the fulfillment of sponsorship agreements.
2. Create a system to track the progress of all agreement fulfillment and create reports to communicate all progress back to corporate donors and the corporate donations team over the duration and at the completion of each agreement.
3. Build and maintain effective relationships with donors, board members, and staff and Advancement colleagues by gathering, communicating, and appropriately disseminating critical information which promote Corporate and Foundation programs.
4. Develop and implement marketing initiatives intended to increase donor exposure at NRA events, media and membership.
5. Execute the Round-Up and Add-A-Buck strategy and achieve its annual objectives.
6. Recognize corporate donors in the NRA Corporate Partners Program.
7. Work with the Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to develop, implement and manage an effective corporate and foundation donor stewardship and recognition program ensuring all national and regional corporate and foundation donors are timely and appropriately recognized for their support of NRA. Coordinate corporate and foundation donor stewardship and recognition with the Donor Stewardship department as appropriate.
8. Ensure that all stewardship actions are entered into Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner to facilitate the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
9. Plan, coordinate, manage and implement events for the Corporate and Foundations Relations department, including but not limited to the Corporate Executives' Luncheon at the NRA Annual Meetings.
10. Monitor new Endowment Fund and/or Pledge Agreements receipt and report on the use of these funds to donors per endowment agreements.
11. Implement and administer a comprehensive acknowledgment process to ensure appropriate and timely recognition and continual appreciation of all donations processed through the Advancement Office to include the NRA, NRA-ILA, The NRA Foundation, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, and the NRA Freedom Action Foundation and including:
• monthly thank you notes
• drafting/printing/mailing gift acknowledgements and receipts
• pledge reminders/invoices
• sponsorship agreements
• intellectual property project agreements/contracts
12. Other duties as may be required to support the activities of the Advancement Office and other agencies of the NRA with respect to corporate and foundation revenue generation.

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

Preferred:
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising management system.
• Experience in the shooting sports.
• Basic understanding of common marketing practices and trends in brand marketing and communications.
 
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Receptionist
SUMMARY:
Acts a receptionist for the NRA Office of Advancement. Acts as first line greeter to Guests and other NRA staff. Assists guests and staff when needed to gain entry to the Advancement Offices. If unescorted, will escort guests to staff member they are visiting. Also responsible for phone coverage of our toll-free numbers as well as back-up for other Advancement Staff phone lines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serves as first line greeter for the Office of Advancement. Escorts Guests to appropriate staff members.
2. Responsible for answering Advancement toll-free phones lines and routing calls as appropriate. In many cases this person will handle calls such as taking contribution information, sending out requested information, etc.
3. Back-up phone and mail distribution coverage for other Advancement staff to include Administrative Assistants and Directors.
4. Responsible for RSVP’s via phone and e-mail for Advancement Events, Annual Meeting Events and Co-Chair program.
5. Performs clerical duties such as typing, proofreading, sorting mail, faxing and copying as required.
6. Assists with data entry projects as needed.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Required:
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• High School Diploma or GED
• Excellent MS Office skills
• Ability to answer questions/inquiries via phone, letters, and email in a timely and accurate manner. Positive presentation via the phone as the first point of contact for prospects.
• Attentive to details with excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision.

Preferred:
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising software.
 
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State Liaison
The NRA's Institute for Legislative Action is interested in resume submissions from qualified candidates as it considers possible expansion of its State & Local division. Submitted materials will be kept on file for consideration of future needs and candidates would be contacted at that time. Please, no phone calls.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrated organizational, communication, advocacy and coalition-building skills. Knowledge of and support for the Second Amendment and commitment to preserving the Constitution of the United States.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Direct all state legislative and political activities for the Association in an assigned region of states.
2. Track and conduct research and analysis on firearms- and hunting-related bills.
3. Coordinate grassroots mobilization efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership.
4. Engage directly in legislative lobbying on Second Amendment issues.
5. Manage political action committee activities in state-level elections.
6. Develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director and other ILA Divisions in designated region.
7. Must represent the Association to its membership and public officials in a responsible and professional manner and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
8. Establish and maintain strong personal contacts among elected and appointed officials and staff with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Association.
9. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to advance the Association's legislative agenda and target Association involvement in political races.
10. Work with Legislative Assistant and Legislative Aide to draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed.
11. Submit weekly reports on legislative and political matters in assigned states to the Director and communicate with NRA Board of Director Members on said matters as necessary.

Extensive travel will be required during state legislative sessions. State Liaisons work from NRA Headquarters and should be local to the Northern Virginia area.

 
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Video & Graphics Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters

Works with Production and Design Manager in developing and implementing NRA program strategies, with specific emphasis on video and graphics, to promote a positive public image among various audiences and advance efforts to raise awareness for NRA’s programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Create multi-media web content for NRA educational, training, recreational and marksmanship programs. 2. Manage video production process including pre-production, production and post production in an accurate and timely manner to include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Manage pre-production work including script writing, casting and staging
- Coordinate production including camera, lighting and audio
- Manage post-production editing to deliver finished project
3. Oversee, within divisional guidelines, all audio and video equipment and be responsible for keeping equipment in good working order in a timely manner.
4. Work with Production and Design Manager to produce graphic support including information graphics for web campaigns, e-mail blasts and social media campaigns in a timely manner.
5. Work with Production and Design Manager to provide graphic assets for NRA-GO programs in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Ensure all designed marketing materials identify target audiences and use proper messaging and written communication to promote the program in an accurate manner.
7. Assist, as directed, in graphic development of projects within NRA’s Learning Management System.

SCOPE High visibility and coordination with all General Operations Divisions, as well as coordination with members of the Marketing/Media Relations Division. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required. Occasional local and national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE College degree required, preferably in the fields of video and graphic design. Previous experience in product promotion utilizing video and graphics medium required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals essential. Must be comfortable working with and around firearms and the firearms industry, as well as creating marketing media for a firearms oriented audience. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Demonstrated proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro essential. Demonstrated ability to create graphics and videos required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently and demonstrated ability to cooperate and work proactively with others required.
 
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Warehouse Assistant - Columbia Missouri
LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri; no relocation, no telework

Responsible for receiving and shipping of merchandise to Friends of NRA banquet locations as directed. Major responsibilities include packaging and master packing of standard package merchandise in preparation for shipment, fulfillment of optional merchandise orders, packaging and shipping of optional firearms orders, and loading and unloading of delivery trucks. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the cleanliness of warehouse, ordering boxes and other shipping supplies, maintaining effective organization of all merchandise, and properly storing warehouse equipment. Other duties include ensuring the safety of warehouse structures and assisting other staff with the general security of the warehouse. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. Subject to full credit and background checks pre-employment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Receiving all merchandise deliveries to warehouse from vendors including:
• Unloading of delivery trucks
• Verifying merchandise count against shipping invoice
• Safely storing merchandise in designated area
• Ensuring delivery meets set vendor participation guidelines
• Reviewing merchandise for damages and potential packaging issues
• Assist with scanning barcodes into warehouse management system
2. Fulfilling all merchandise orders and loading of orders onto delivery trucks including:
• Picking and packaging of optional merchandise orders
• Properly packaging and handling boxes to ensure safe shipment
• Loading boxes for shipment on selected delivery trucks
• Ensure all shipments meet delivery deadlines as directed
3. Maintain and/or schedule maintenance of warehouse equipment used for handling merchandise deliveries and fulfillment such as the forklift, hand trucks, packing fill dispensers, and box knives in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Assist in maintenance of inventory movement spreadsheets for timely and accurate upload into the warehouse management system in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Assist other staff with preparation of the warehouse for inventory meetings performed by headquarters as directed.
6. Maintain cleanliness of warehouse and shipping and receiving areas on a daily basis.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities. Extensive physical lifting and packaging of merchandise is performed. Communication with vendors, headquarters staff and field representatives is expected. Weekend work is occasionally required. Travel rarely required. Ability to lift and carry 75 pounds required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent required. Proven warehouse operations experience in shipping, receiving and organizing required. Experience with inventory counts, warehouse equipment safety and maintenance of equipment required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: A motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a member of the team required. Proven capability to use forklift, hand truck and other warehouse equipment and tools required. The ability to use a computer, Microsoft Office software and email is essential. Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects within set deadlines is a necessity. Knowledge of federal firearms license rules and regulations is a plus.
 
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