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Administrative Assistant - National School Shield
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Provide technical and logistical support to the Director, National School Shield, as well as provide support for program activities 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 National School Shield [NSS] Division, in an accurate and timely manner, to staff, Advisory Council and public inquiries.
2. Maintain Info@NRASchoolShield.com mailbox in an accurate and timely manner, addressing public inquiries as appropriate and routing special requests to the proper staff for follow up.
3. Coordinate and maintain divisional calendar in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Serve as Secretary for divisional meetings, including Advisory Council meetings, taking notes and providing final meeting minutes to applicable parties in an accurate and timely manner as directed.
5. Coordinate divisional paperwork to include travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports, invoices, and check/purchase requests in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Assist in the monitoring and oversight of divisional expenses. Keep Director informed of potential budgetary issues in a timely manner.
7. Assist in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report and any other ad hoc reports as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Maintain NSS program grant files in an accurate and timely manner, assisting with the necessary communications and coordination from application to decision to final reporting.
9. Coordinate and maintain NSS Assessor certification files in an accurate and timely manner, assisting with the necessary communications and coordination from application to certification/recertification.
10. Maintain NSS Online Assessment Tool files in an accurate and timely manner, assisting with the necessary communications and coordination from user access requests to troubleshooting and general assistance.
11. Assist with the ongoing maintenance of the NSS website and all related social media in a judicious manner to ensure content is accurate and timely.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with members of the Law Enforcement 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. Occasional travel (local/national) for community exhibits and events as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. 2+ years previous administrative support recommended. Budgetary experience helpful. Non-profit and project management experience suggested.

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 and attention to detail essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated knowledge of website maintenance and social media experience required. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize additional software packages required. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills essential. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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Administrative Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Assists the Fiscal Operations Manager in handling the inventory control of promotional and fulfillment materials. Works closely with Membership Director, Fiscal Operations Manager and membership staff to oversee smooth operation of all office functions. Coordinate office support services to ensure all staff has the tools necessary to be responsive to the needs of the Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Initiate the ordering of necessary inventory items on an on-going basis by creating purchase order and graphics requests.
2. Review and maintain inventory levels at off-site locations via online access and hard copy reports.
3. Manage the monthly inventory reports; checking for balancing accuracy. Make any necessary adjustments and provide reports to Financial Services.
4. Monitor postage account balances at fulfillment vendor and maintain acceptable postage levels. Provide monthly postage usage via Excel spreadsheet to Financial Services.
5. Responsible for special handling orders for Leather jackets for Life members resulting from correspondence with Life specialists and subordinates; Verifies payment and submits orders to vendor via spreadsheet; Inputs tracking information onto member account record from shipping status reports.
6. Assists with all aspects of Operations Department; Assists with special projects as directed by Operations Manager.
7. Coordinates closely and acts as a liaison between Membership, Purchasing and Accounting Departments.
8. Verify receipt of membership materials; Review and code billing invoices from appropriate vendors.
9. Provides administrative support to Operations Manager and other management staff as assigned.
10. Order and manage office and computer supplies and equipment; organizing office maintenance and repair work.
11. Perform general office duties such as typing/word processing, correspondence, filing, faxing, copying, and compiling supply orders.
12. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Coordinates with Membership Division, vendors and various NRA fulfillment services. Constant contact and coordination with NRA Purchasing, Financial Services and Shipping departments. Provides overall assistance and support to Director and Operations Manager.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Business administration, management or related field preferred. Background should include exposure to marketing principles, data processing services, and knowledge of membership processing. One to three years experience in operations management environment, administrative experience in a professional environment or appropriate academic background.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITES: Knowledge, awareness and support of the NRA and its position in regard to the Second Amendment and firearm related issues. Experience with PC and mainframe systems with knowledge of PC/Excel/Word or Windows; Effective written and oral communication skills, strong organizational and follow-through abilities; ability to work with minimal supervision demonstrating flexibility to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; good human relations skills necessary to interface positively with NRA executives, managers and staff; ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
 
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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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Assistant Editor, NRA FAMILY INSIGHTS
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA

Provides editorial and search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) essential to the content of the NRA FAMILY INSIGHTS web properties. Work must be performed in an accurate and punctual manner, ensuring that it satisfies established quality standards and policies and meets production deadlines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists with the editorial content of the NRA FAMILY INSIGHTS web properties during all phases of production.
2. Must be proficient with social media, providing inbound and outbound marketing on social network sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other social-media related sites.
3. Implements SEO-related features, including keywords, metadata, article descriptions and related tags.
4. Researches and identifies one-way linking possibilities for web content.
5. Performs keyword research, and identifies areas for potential marketing and revenue success and opportunities.
6. Develops and implements SEM strategies and reports on results weekly.
7. Coordinates with Managing Editor in the selection of material.
8. Procures images for web use.
9. Proofreads and edits the magazine’s web properties during all stages of production.
10. Assists with monitoring/moderating visitor posts and contributions.
11. Writes copy, headlines, subheads and captions.
12. Travels as assigned; extended hours required.

SCOPE: Coordinates with Managing Editor and Senior Graphic Designer, NRA FAMILY INSIGHTS. Also coordinates with Web Operations Department, other departments within NRA Publications and other NRA divisions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree in Journalism, English or Communications, or equivalent work experience. One to two years experience in the production of a magazine’s or newspaper’s website. Working knowledge of best practices as they relate to SEO and SEM. Working knowledge of the shooting sports and the Second Amendment issue desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to edit intelligently and effectively. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Proven writing and editing skills together with knowledge of magazine website design and content. Attention to detail and organization mandatory. Strong working knowledge of HTML and popular Content Management Software. Working knowledge of social networking sites and the ability to assist in development of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) strategies. Working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ability to implement current SEO/SEM practices. Ability to work within strict guidelines and under pressure, take direction and meet strict deadlines, and carry several projects through to completion simultaneously. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Working, hands-on knowledge of word processing software and electronic publishing necessary.
 
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Campaign Field Representative
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years campaign experience - either professional or high level volunteer - with emphasis on voter registration, field work and grassroots organization. Activities will include, but not be limited to: volunteer recruitment; voter registration; phone banks; door-to-door; yard sign and bumper sticker distribution; letters to editor; event staffing and organization; and GOTV & Election Day activities. Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, and grassroots experience within the pro-Second Amendment community a plus.

Additionally, candidates:
• Must be willing to dedicate attention to this job on full-time basis, including weekends and evenings;
• Must be self-starter, able to work independently with little direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• May need to relocate for duration of assignment (CFRs will be resident in states throughout the U.S.);
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission and able to work in support of a candidate irrespective of partisan affiliation.

Competitive monthly stipend, based on experience. Expenses, including travel, lodging, food, etc. will NOT be reimbursed. Approximate duration will be June through Election Day.

Please send resume, campaign vitae, salary requirements, references, and direct any further questions through the link below.
 
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Console Operator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarter. No telecommuting.

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral communication skills and strong command of the English language required. Knowledge, awareness and support of the NRA and its mission preferred. Excellent customer service skills essential and required. Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence using all NRA supported software required.
 
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Exhibitor Services Representative
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework.

A key role on the show management team responsible for coordinating exhibitors’ participation in NRA produced shows. Serves as the primary contact for exhibitors and provides outstanding service using excellent communication and organizational skills. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Respond to exhibitor inquiries regarding display regulations, show service forms, exhibitor rules and regulations and other questions to assist in exhibitor’s show planning in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Manage the exhibitor and prospective exhibitor databases to maintain accurate and updated information including historical records, billing and logistical information.
3. Generate and process exhibitor contracts and manage space assignments on the floor plan in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Manage the exhibitor payment process including invoicing, collection call scheduling and follow up on collections when necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Ensure the maintenance of the booth point system for space selection process and maintain the wait list of prospective exhibitors in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Oversee the exhibitor services manual contents and production in coordination with the general service contractor in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Oversee the printing and distribution of exhibitor badges and complimentary passes both preshow and onsite in an accurate and timely manner. Oversee the production of exhibitor listings for the show directory in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Complete space contracts, show service forms and purchase requisitions in coordination with all departments exhibiting at trade and consumer shows in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Produce quarterly display and literature support shipping schedules for shows attended by NRA staff in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Reconcile monthly expenses and produce monthly spreadsheets to track show related expenses and revenues in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Obtain certificates of insurance as needed for all departments exhibiting at trade and consumer shows in a timely manner.
12. Perform various administrative tasks, such as appropriately distributing incoming mail, ordering office supplies and verifying time sheet completion for the division as directed.

SCOPE: Communicates regularly with staff, department managers, vendors, show producers, show service contractors, and NRA members. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented atmosphere with minimal direct supervision. Occasional travel required [approximately 20 days/year]. Occasional overtime may be required, particularly on-site at shows.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree preferred plus one to three years experience coordinating or planning trade or consumer shows. Directly related experience may be substituted for college degree.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Must be detail oriented and highly organized with a proven ability to accurately maintain computer and hard copy files. Requires strong multi-tasking skills, ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while being a dynamic team player essential. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and Access required. Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with outside vendors required.
 
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Field Representative - Area 27 (NM)
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 clearing house for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs. Perform other duties as assigned.

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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G/L & A/P Accountant
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

SUMMARY: Performs accounts payable and general accounting duties for the NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Performs and maintains the Foundation and CRDF accounts payable functions, including ensuring timely/accurate payment, proper coding and remittance information, required approvals and maintenance of vendor database. Reviews all payments for use tax and 1099 implications. Coordinates with Volunteer Fundraising to ensure cash inflows meet outflow demands. Prepares cash availability reports and projections.
2. Assists with Foundation and CRDF month-end close processes. Prepares assigned monthly journal entries, account analysis and general ledger account reconciliations on a timely basis. Identifies any discrepancies and communicates with management and other NRA departments as necessary to complete these tasks.
3. Ensures the timely and accurate completion of monthly CRDF financial statements and related analytical review. Prepares financial packages for CRDF Board meetings, including available grant funding projections, fluctuation analysis and updated Case Cost Listing.
4. Prepares and maintains CRDF programmatic financial data and records, including case creation, case inactivation, case funding, pending costs, and the Case Cost Listing report.
5. Prepares the monthly bank account reconciliations for the Foundation and CRDF.
6. Prepares various Foundation sales and use tax filings. Completes necessary sales and use tax license applications or renewals. Prepares the annual personal property tax returns for the Foundation and CRDF.
7. Prepares CRDF year-end financial statements, notes and work-papers for annual audits with the external auditors. Assists in the preparation of Foundation audit work-papers and year-end financial statements.
8. Assists management with the preparation of IRS Form 990 for the Foundation and CRDF.
9. Prepares the annual 1099 and 1096 filings for the Foundation and CRDF.
10. Assist with the compliance review process for Friends of NRA committee financial activity.
11. Assists management with Foundation and CRDF record retention processes.
12. Assists with maintenance of Foundation and CRDF policies and procedures manuals.

SCOPE: Extensive interaction with other NRA Foundation finance and Field Operations Volunteer Fundraising personnel. High work volume is deadline sensitive. Strong time management skills are necessary. Minimal travel may be required. Infrequent overtime required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.S. in accounting and a minimum of four years nonprofit accounting and financial reporting experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills required. Working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software and financial accounting systems. Microsoft Dynamics SL experience beneficial, but not required.
 
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Manager, Disabled Shooting Program
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters

Develop, implement and manage all aspects of the Disabled Shooting program. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association; extensive experience with individuals with disabilities and adaptive recreational (shooting) activities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Develop written guidelines that can be assimilated into existing NRA Certified Instructor and NRA Certified Coach lesson plans that will provide methods for Instructors and Coaches to work with disabled individuals. These guidelines to cover rifle, shotgun, and pistol specific information that will have applicability to recreational shooting, competitive shooting, hunting and personal protection.
2.Evaluate the opportunity of active collaboration with high volume youth focused programs, such as Boys Scouts of America and 4-H, to provide opportunities to expand their activities to successfully include disabled youth.
3.Develop informational pages on the NRA’s website to provide support and guidance to individuals seeking assistance for disabled individuals with an interest in the shooting sports. Work with staff within the Marketing/Media Relations Division in the development of informational pages.
4.Work with the NRA Range Department to develop a list of best practices for shooting ranges to improve disabled accessibility on range facilities. Develop, with the aid of the Marketing/Media Relations Division, a vehicle for dissemination of this information to range facilities.
5.Coordinate with the NRA Office of Advancement to actively develop, pursue and manage potential donors interested in supporting disabled shooting programs.
6.Coordinate with all General Operations Divisions to provide information and support to their specific activities which involve disabled shooting.
7.Develop effective public relations and public education programs in coordination with the Marketing/Media Relations Division to promote disabled shooting opportunities to NRA members, non-members and the general public.
8.Develop, implement and monitor Disabled Shooting departmental budget as determined by the Managing Director. Review reports each month to ensure conformity to projected budget.
9.Work closely with the National Manager, Training Department to ensure that the mutual programmatic goals and objectives of both the Training Department and Disabled Shooting Department are successfully met.
10.Represent the NRA at events and activities sponsored by other national level organizations dedicated to supporting the disabled community.

SCOPE: Coordination with NRA Training Department staff, Education and Training Division staff, General Operations Divisions and staff throughout the NRA, youth organizations, organizations dedicated to the disabled community, NRA Board of Director Committee members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional local and national travel required. Occasional weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree required. At least 10 years experience working with disabled individuals or organizations dedicated to supporting the disabled community essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of the disabled community required. Ability to determine the physical needs of a disabled shooter and translate such knowledge into a teaching strategy essential. Demonstrated ability to educate non-disabled personnel in nuances and challenges faced by disabled individuals, as relates to the shooting sports essential. Proven management skills together with the ability to prioritize work and oversee projects required. The ability to develop and implement programs from inception essential. Superior oral and written communications skills essential. Attention to detail is critical, as well as being self-motivated is essential. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Proven ability to interface effectively with individuals both within NRA and outside of NRA essential. Demonstrated ability to formulate, track and implement an annual budget essential. Demonstrated ability to act independently or as a member of a team required.
 
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Marketing Coordinator-Planned Giving
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Implement and administer a comprehensive communication process to ensure appropriate and timely response to all leads processed through the Advancement Office, including but not limited to prospects for the NRA, The NRA Foundation, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, NRA Whittington Center, and the NRA Freedom Action Foundation and including:
• Monthly thank you letters and insertions from NRA staff and volunteers,
• drafting/printing/mailing inquiry responses;
• phone calls to prospects;
• weekly e-newsletters,
• prospect database maintenance,
• referring appropriate inquiry information to NRA staff and volunteers concerning prospects with whom they have been involved, and
• invitations to events.
2. Working with the Assistant Director of Planned Giving – Marketing and the Advancement Services team to ensure that all prospect actions are entered into Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner so that they can be accessed by Advancement team members involved in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects.
3. Coordinate and ensure any new leads are received and entered into the Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner. Generate monthly and annual reports on the leads. Prepare program performance reports and provide analysis.
4. Coordinate with the Donor Relations Coordinator/Advancement Services and with other NRA departments to gather information that will allow Advancement to inform prospects about program events, highlights and special opportunities/activities.
5. Work with the Assistant Director of Planned Giving – Marketing, provide accurate lists, information, and spellings of prospect names for fundraisers, database, and other uses.
6. Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the NRA's mission and programs, maintaining collaborative working relationships with all departments to craft messages for prospects.
7. Work with the Assistant Director of Planned Giving – Marketing to manage correspondence, acknowledgements and database updates for prospects.br>
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 or equivalent experience with prospect identification/acquisition or donor relations.
• Outstanding relationship management skills with the ability and willingness to establish rapport in person, via phone and through written communications.
• Ability to listen, communicate and interact with high-end major and planned gift prospects as a primary interface with the NRA’s best prospects.
• Familiar with a variety of fundraising concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Ability to work with computer programs, including Raiser’s edge and MS Office programs.
• Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills and work as part of a team .
• Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision; availability for occasional national travel and occasional weekend work.
• A passion for fundraising and a commitment to personal and professional development.

Preferred:
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising management system.
• Experience working with a 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(3) organization a plus.
• Working knowledge of planned giving and charitable gifts regulations
 
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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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NRA Grassroots Summer Internship
The National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is now accepting applications for our Summer 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 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 May 15, 2015. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@nrahq.org.
 
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Office Coordinator - Missouri
LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri warehouse; no telework; no relocation

Responsible for the general administration of the daily operations of the offices of the Field Operations Distribution Center (FODC). Major responsibilities include in-processing of Friends of NRA committee orders, organizing and filing reference materials and other critical documents, generation of relevant reports on a scheduled and/or as-needed basis to management, and providing support through effective communications to Field Operations Division staff in the field and at the headquarters offices. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Perform all tasks, in an accurate and timely manner, associated with the in-processing of Friends of NRA committee orders, as well as orders for field support materials, and all other orders for items distributed by FODC, including but not limited to:
• Receive orders that arrive at FODC by mail, facsimile, E-mail, or through an internal network connection
• Ensure all orders are acceptable and ready to be entered into the FODC database
2. Conduct a thorough analysis, in an accurate and timely manner, of all orders received at FODC to determine the validity of their contents:
• Check the availability of each of the items listed
• Review the shipping addresses and “Need By” dates
• Evaluate special criteria associated with select items (e.g. event sponsor premiums, high capacity pistols, etc.)
• Verify the status of relevant Federal Firearms Licenses (FFL) with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Explosives (BATFE)
3. Liaison, in an effective manner, with other Field Operations Division staff regarding all issues associated with order processing, as well as other issues concerning the operations of the offices of FODC:
• Communicate efficiently via telephone, E-mail, fax, etc.
• Supply relevant data to staff through effective data management and reporting
4. Ensure all reference materials are thoroughly organized and maintained in a timely manner in accordance with practices established by the Office of the Treasurer in anticipation of an annual audit, including FFL file records, FODC charter process, shipping addresses and FFL information in the FODC database and Tracker.
5. Perform, in an accurate and timely manner, other critical computer processes including order postings, data back-ups, etc. and other tasks associated with the opening and closing of business activity at FODC on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
6. Oversee, in an accurate and timely manner, the cash flow operations for the FODC including:
• Payment of all bills
• Oversee budget for warehouse
• Prepare reporting for Office of Treasury on monthly basis
• Ensure all invoices, receipts and necessary paperwork are filed and maintained for audit purposes
• All other duties associated with expenses of FODC
7. Maintain physical organization of the FODC offices to established standards.
8. Keep adequate levels of commonly used office supplies at FODC, coordinating all associated purchases with management.
9. Maintain and edit the Office Coordinator’s Handbook in a timely manner to ensure all tasks and procedures are included and any changes to procedures are clearly outlined and up-to-date.

SCOPE: Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities. Position requires minimal direct supervision. Order in-processing and external communications dictate workflow. General administrative office duties will supplement essential responsibilities. Weekend work is occasionally required. Travel rarely required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent required, college preferred. Experience with physical inventory management system and database management preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Proven office skills associated with data entry, filing, and general organization required. Proven computer training required. Knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications required. High motivation, initiative and attention to detail required. Proven ability to work independently essential. Versatility and flexibility in accomplishing goals required. Willingness and ability to assist other staff to achieve common objectives and the ability to manage multiple projects within set deadlines required. General knowledge of the firearms industry is preferred.
 
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Paralegal
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

The individual selected for this position will provide legal research, analysis, legal documentation creation and general administrative support to the NRA legal staff. Will implement general legal research and analysis, including research on LEXIS and/or WESTLAW. Incorporate knowledge of word processing in the occasional production of legal documents and reports. Assists secretary of Firearms Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund.

Performs general legal research, information gathering and analysis for staff attorneys. Manage law library; keep books updated, subscription orders updated. Performs special projects and analyses as requested and furnished work processing and secretarial skills incidental to these duties or when required by the office. Requires contact with employees in own division and other NRA divisions, NRA members, general public and Federal and State government organizations.

Physical requirements include bending, lifting, standing in relation to using books in law library or moving legal files. Bachelor's degree and Paralegal certificate or equivalent law office experience. Background should include 2-3 years experience in legal analysis and research support. Eligible for licensing as a notary public.

In-depth knowledge of legal process. General knowledge of law library structure and periodical management. Good organizational and communication skills; must be able to grasp concept of work performed by legal staff, and apply knowledge learned. Work under minimal supervision.

 
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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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Social Media Manager - ILA
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters (Fairfax, VA)

SUMMARY: Responsible for managing and coordinating social media communications for the Institute for Legislative Action.

Responsibilities:
1. Manage and coordinate the daily content management for all NRA-ILA and NRA-PVF social media platforms. Work with various team members to ensure timely and relevant postings that are proofread, approved for publishing without error.
2. Develop, manage and coordinate social media campaigns, publishing calendars and schedules, and write content as needed.
3. Represent and be an advocate for the organization in social media channels. Speaking when appropriate in a relevant, non-confrontational manner through engaging dialogues and answers.
4. Offer insights from regular monitoring and benchmark testing to measure effects of online messaging and engagement as well as reporting to senior staff strengths and weaknesses in an effort to maximize results.
5. Monitor trends in social media, mobile media, viral efforts, and all other online technologies and media to evolve the organizations' strategic positioning.
6. Offer feedback and insights regarding online strategies that would benefit the organization and team.
7. Ensure flawless execution of all deliverables.
8. Coordinate social media strategy and execution with outside vendors.

Skills and Experience:
1. Team player with the knowledge and confidence to lead, manage and mentor individuals and other departments of the organization.
2. In-depth knowledge and understanding of online, interactive, and social media strategies, channels and tactical implementation with the ability to maintain and proactively seek out the latest trends to keep the organization up-to-date.
3. Good understanding of social media and the ability to quickly learn and adapt those systems to benefit the organization.
4. Ability to clearly communicate and articulate ideas, strategies, and concepts both verbally and in writing.
5. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced political environment while meeting budgets and deadlines every time.
6. Knowledge and understanding of HTML, Photoshop, a plus.
7. Passion for and understanding of how to manage social media channels to learn what motivates people to engage with the organization and become passionate brand evangelists.
8. Proven ability to manage social media channels.
9. Ability to quickly scale up to meet the needs of a faced pace environment while managing deadlines in a shifting environment with competing priorities.
10. Ability to become a brand ambassador for the organization and passionately seek out new communication channels.
 
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Special Assistant to the EVP-Public Affairs
LOCATION: This position works from NRA Headquarters.

This is a high profile position. The ideal candidate will respond to broadcast and print news media inquiries. Additionally, will research, write and distribute news releases, opinion editorials; stage and participate in news conferences; and, participate in journalist roundtables, seminars, and speaking events as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Develop and implement public affairs strategies to strengthen awareness and support for complex legislative, public health, safety, crime and economic issues consistent with the NRA mission.
2) Conduct pro-active and reactive media interviews in furtherance of the NRA mission; coordinate pro-active and reactive news media interviews by surrogates.
3) Initiate distribution network to deliver news releases, statements and other vital information to top national outlets. Measure effectiveness of delivery channels; recommend and implement changes to maximize messaging.
4) Establish, maintain and utilize a portfolio of media contacts to advance the public affairs strategies and messaging efforts in support of the NRA mission.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Prior on-camera and “on-the-record” broadcast communications experience. College degree required. Knowledge of and support for NRA and related issues preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Expert interviewing, speaking and debating skills. Ability to work on and successfully complete multiple simultaneous projects. Ability to shift projects to meet ever-changing priorities. A team player who will work collaboratively and cooperatively with key decision makers. Strong computer word processing and computer data management skills necessary. Well-developed writing skills. Excellent professional judgment, tact and discretion.
 
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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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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.
5. Maintain cleanliness of warehouse and shipping and receiving areas on a daily basis.
6. 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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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 that 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, and SharePoint.
• 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.
 
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