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Assistant Editor, America's 1st Freedom
This position works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

Provides editorial support essential to the production of AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM magazine, print and digital editions, as well as the common pages of the Official Journals, in an efficient and punctual manner.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Handles editorial preparation and production of weekly and/or monthly content as assigned, including reviewing manuscripts, copy-editing, assembling photo packages, writing captions and headlines and proofreading.
2. Responsible for proofing and circulating text and layouts for AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM to appropriate parties, and transmitting revisions to Ackerman McQueen editorial staff.
3. Reviews video clips, photo galleries and weblink enhancements for the digital edition, and discusses concerns and revisions with editors at Ackerman McQueen.
4. Compiles and produces the monthly “Armed Citizen” column and “Regional Report” section published in AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, AMERICAN HUNTER and AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.
5. Coordinates the monthly Official Journal section published in AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, AMERICAN HUNTER and AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.
6. Searches photo agency sites for appropriate images for Official Journal pages.
7. Coordinates the proofing schedule for the Official Journal Committee, notifies committee members when new proofs are ready for review, and implements committee members’ revisions to InDesign file.
8. Manages document and correspondence flow, and maintains correspondence files necessary to produce AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM.
9. Manages the monthly breakdown of story files for AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM and Official Journal pages. Prepares text and art files for monthly articles to be posted to AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM’s webpage.
10. Processes AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM “Letters to the Editor,” replies as applicable and selects letters to be published.
11. Writes articles for publication in the Official Journals at the direction of the Editorial Director.
12. Monitors AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM’s e-mail address, responds or routes as appropriate.
13. Communicates by mail and telephone with NRA members, writers, photographers, suppliers and representatives of the shooting and hunting industry.
14. Compiles annual index of AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM and maintains a searchable database of articles via keywords.
15. Handles routine administrative functions for AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM.
16. Extended hours required; travel required.

SCOPE: Coordinates with Ackerman McQueen editorial staff, ILA Research &Information Director, all departments of Publications and other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with NRA members, writers, photographers, suppliers and representatives of the shooting and hunting industry.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Journalism or Communications. One to two years experience on a newspaper or magazine editorial staff preferred, but exceptional recent college graduate acceptable. One to two years experience as an administrative assistant or administrative secretary, preferably in publishing field. Shooting experience and/or knowledge desired, with a broad interest in firearms. Working knowledge of Second Amendment issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: In-depth knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules. Ability to edit and proofread effectively. Attention to detail and organization mandatory. Ability to write clearly and concisely; organize and prioritize; work under pressure and meet deadlines; and carry several projects through to completion simultaneously. Knowledge of basic photography necessary. General firearm knowledge and competency with firearms required. Effective administrative skills. Working knowledge of word processing and electronic publishing required. Familiarity with online publishing tools a plus. Ability to deal effectively and harmoniously with other employees, NRA members, subscribers and a wide spectrum of outside suppliers. In-depth, hands-on experience with computer equipment, computer networks, databases, standard office software packages, particularly Adobe Acrobat and Adobe InDesign, and standard office equipment.
 
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Assistant Editor, AMERICAN RIFLEMAN
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; remote/telework is not possible.

Provides editorial support essential to produce AMERICAN RIFLEMAN magazine, the American Rifleman Television Show and AMERICAN RIFLEMAN digital edition accurately, punctually, and in accordance with established standards and policies. Handles editorial preparation and production of monthly departments and daily web content as assigned, including: reviewing manuscripts, fact-checking, copy editing, assembling photo packages, writing captions and headlines, and proofreading. Proofreads departments, features and web content during each stage of editorial production, including checking links and page proofs of digital version of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN. Assists in compilation and production of monthly "Lock, Stock & Barrel" including "Opening Shot," "Random Shots," "Product Reviews", "Where Can I get...?", "On Screen", "Books in Brief", "Rapid Fire" and others. Coordinates monthly "Official Journal" common sections published in multiple magazines. Searches for photographs to be used in features, web content, television and departments; writes photo captions for features, departments and digital editions. Produces photographs on assignment when required.

Position requires BA in English, Journalism or Communications and 1-2 years experience on newspaper or magazine editorial staff. In-depth knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules and demonstrated ability to apply same. Shooting experience and knowledge required, as is a broad interest in firearms and Second Amendment issues. Must be able to edit, proofread, organize and prioritize, and produce clearly and concisely written articles/web content.

The selected candidate must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and ammunition.

In-depth knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules and demonstrated ability to apply same. Shooting experience and knowledge required, as is a broad interest in firearms and Second Amendment issues. Must be able to edit, proofread, organize and prioritize, and produce clearly and concisely written articles/web content. Familiarity with online publishing tools a plus. Working knowledge of electronic publishing required. Basic photography skills necessary. Extended hours and business travel are required.
 
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Assistant Manager, NRA Cafe
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; must work on-site.

Assist the Executive Chef/General Manager in the performance of all aspects of NRA Cafe operations including planning, marketing, purchasing, production, service and staffing [recruitment, training and supervision]. Responsible for all administrative and cash handling/reporting functions, as well as handling all aspects of in-house catering services available to both NRA staff and tenants.

ESSSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist Executive Chef/General Manager in the following areas:
• Supervise, and train NRA Cafe personnel
• Plan menus and participate in food preparation and presentations
• Procurement and ordering of food, beverages, equipment and smallwares
• Development and implementation of marketing plan for NRA Cafe
• Development, implementation and monitoring of departmental budget
• Plan, prepare and execute specialized catering events for VIP guests
• Perform and delegate financial management functions
2. Perform duties of catering coordinator to accommodate NRA staff and NRAHQ building tenants to include, but not be limited to the following duties: plan, with input from NRA staff and building tenants, menus for planned events; communicate with customers wants, needs and expectations; keep accurate files on past, present and future functions, meetings and events; oversee preparation of menu items and/or prepare menus items; and set-up and take-down of event venue.
3. Daily prepare sales reports and deposits to NRA Financial Services in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Perform desk-top publishing functions relative to menus, invoices and pricing in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Perform inventory and summary reports in an accurate and timely manner as needed.
6. Handle telephone, messages, filing, as necessary and perform general office duties in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Fill vacant cashier position as necessary and train new cashiers within departmental guidelines.
8. Prepare and serve daily meals served in the NRA Cafe as needed.
9. Perform cleaning functions within the NRA Cafe as needed.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA Cafe staff, all divisions within NRA, building tenants, NRA Board of Director Members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment exposed to and working with general food service equipment and machinery. Position requires the occasional overtime and weekend work, dependent upon special catering events. No travel required. Position functions with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required. Previous restaurant/food service experience at the supervisory or management level required. Current Northern Virginia Food Manager license required, or the ability to acquire license within 6 months of hire date required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Excellent organizational skills required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to effectively accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision essential. Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with NRA staff, building tenants and general public essential. Good interpersonal skills required. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team required. Demonstrated ability to manage the day-to-day operations of the Cafe, in the absence of the Executive Chef/General Manager, essential. Proven cashier skills and cash reconciliation skills required. Proven ability to assist in the motivation and supervision of staff essential.
 
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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 able 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 May through Election Day.

Please send résumé, campaign vitae, salary requirements, references, and direct any further questions to:
careers@nrahq.org

CFRs currently being sought for CT, WA, FL, MN, CO, MI, NV, CA, GA, MT, LA, AR, WV, IA, NY, VA, WI

 
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Digital Advertising Trafficker
Supports account management, campaign trafficking and publisher/network management, as well as managing and supporting the advertising clients through daily traffic and troubleshooting functions. Also provides strategic and tactical input to the ad products function and the product development team as it relates to client needs.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates trafficking of digital ad units with publisher/network partners, and secures creative assets, monitors campaigns and resolves campaign discrepancies.
2. Tests ad units within production environment.
3. Troubleshoots functionality and ad rendering in different environments.
4. Ensure all campaign goals are met, including start and end dates, impression delivery and any associated actions.
5. Serves ads through third party tags such as DART, Xaxis or other media technologies.
6. Verifies technical specifications, service and troubleshoot complex advertising creative that involves elements such as rich media and video.
7. Pulls delivery reports from the ad server, and provides analysis and makes recommendations to ensure full delivery.
8. Participates in projects involving collecting cookies, creating user segments based on user behavior and re-targeting with relevant messages; dynamic ad serving and other complex targeting, re-targeting and dynamic creative projects.
9. Works with advertisers and advertising sales staff to ensure compliance with site ad guidelines and specs. Assists advertisers directly by helping to resolve technical problems and answer questions on creative materials.
10. Extended hours as required.
11. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Coordinates with Web Operations Manager on a daily basis; also coordinates with Production Manager, advertising sales staff, advertisers, agencies and vendors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree preferred, with strong academic achievement, or equivalent work experience; two to four years experience in ad operations/online trafficking environment, including mobile environments (including rich media).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong organizational, verbal and analytical skills required. Strong communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills required. Ability to work well within a team. Attention to detail mandatory. Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment, meet strict deadlines, work with minimum supervision and under pressure, and be flexible. Basic understanding of HTML5, Javascript and iOS/Android Dev. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Macintosh OSX. Knowledge of online advertising, including ad operations, ad server tags, pixeling, cookies, reporting, video formats (VAST) and mobile applications. Experience with ad serving, campaign management, online revenue optimization, media planning and ad operations.
 
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Field Representative, Area 21 (MN)
SUMMARY:
Represents the National Rifle Association with members and affiliates; manages Friends of NRA fundraising activities; and promotes NRA programs, services and membership recruitment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Organizes and administers the Friends of NRA (FNRA) fundraising volunteer committees, banquets and special events.
2) Coordinates the distribution of state FNRA grant applications; serves as Secretary of the State Fund Committee; and ensures compliance with all requirements of the FNRA state grants.
3) Provides leadership, training and direction to the NRA volunteers, FNRA committee officers and State Fund Committee through regular meetings, workshops and FNRA State Conferences.
4) Serves as a liaison between the NRA and affiliated clubs, state associations, and other state and local organizations.
5) Serves as a clearinghouse for requests of information regarding membership services and benefits, range development, legislative issues and all NRA programs.
6) Promotes various NRA membership recruitment efforts, youth or club programs, training or other shooting programs, and other NRA services and benefits as assigned.
7) Completes and submits all required reports in a timely manner, and ensures that all expenses stay within the approved budget.
8) Ensures that all established goals and objectives are achieved, and performs other tasks and duties as may be assigned.
SCOPE:

High visibility with NRA membership, volunteers, activists, 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, and a strong background in the shooting sports is recommended.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Previous experience in a leadership position with banquet fundraising and volunteer management is essential. A basic, working knowledge of computers is critical. Other useful skills include public speaking, and a sales and marketing background. Organizational and time-management skills are critical.
 
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Graphic Designer - NRA Store
Responsible for the design, layout and file preparation for all NRAstore printed catalogs. Responsible for maintaining graphic content on NRAstore.com. Design and produce weekly email promotions for NRAstore.com. Produce promotional advertisements for both print and web. Design distinctive logo concepts for new products. Also, produce web, print, video, signage and other promotions for various NRA Shows and Exhibits projects as requested.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and execute original concepts for NRAStore catalogs – currently 6 issues per year. Design, layout, perform requested edits and produce final print files for printer of catalog to their specifications. Review and make necessary changes to file based on printer’s proof of catalog. Design and produce weekly email campaigns for NRAStore.com. Establish trackable links within each web promotion. Resize product photo images and set-up new items on NRAStore.com. Design and produce ads for print. Work directly with NRA Publications Photography staff in design, production and execution of studio photo setups for NRAStore products and catalogs. Edit, color-correct and retouch images to match products. Produce design concepts for new products based on input from NRAStore staff. Develop new design concepts for NRAStore.com. Create and maintain graphics and rotate featured products on website. Manage functionality of new promotions and discounts on NRAStore.com. Design and produce graphics or promotions for web, print or video for NRA Shows and Exhibits projects as requested.

SCOPE: Primary coordination with NRAstore Sales/Marketing and Operations staff, Shows and Exhibits Division staff, NRA technical staff and NRA Publications photography staff. Work closely with other NRA staff and vendors as required. Occasional travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts in graphic design or 3+ years relevant work experience in print design with strong emphasis on electronic publishing and web design.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to handle multiple design projects at one time. Ability to perform catalog layout, electronic page make-up and produce graphics. Working knowledge of and experience with electronic publishing systems, web publishing systems and related software programs mandatory including but not limited to Adobe InDesign, CS6, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Fireworks CS6. Ability to develop creative design concepts. Ability to execute digital layouts under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Ability to design and execute studio photo set-ups. Ability to edit, color-correct and retouch photographs for accuracy in relation to physical products. Attention to detail mandatory, must be well organized and have professional decorum. Requires effective oral and written communication skills. Strong human relations skills to interface well with others and strong command of the English language. Punctuality and good attendance is required. Must be in philosophical harmony with NRA and its mission. Knowledge of firearms and shooting a plus.
 
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Merchandise and Firearms Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no relocation; no telecommuting. This is an entry-level position with commensurate salary.

Responsible for buying and assisting the Merchandise Manager with distribution and delivery of merchandise and firearms to fundraising events across the nation. Track inventory levels, trends and usage of merchandise and firearms through database system and track inventory levels. Inform field staff of industry and package updates, changes, and promotions.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Create a forecast and buying schedule, within departmental guidelines, for various products including firearms. Maintain purchase order receiving schedule, in an accurate and timely manner, and assist with order placement on a weekly basis.
• Assist with tracking firearm order trends
• Maintain accurate BATFE state firearm restrictions for all firearms
2. Assist, as directed, Merchandise Manager with the distribution of merchandise to all fund-raising events across the nation in an accurate and timely manner, as well as supplemental sales (i.e., headquarters orders).
3. Support and assist, as directed, the Merchandise Manager in managing purchase, receipt, delivery and quality of $4 million dollars of Friends of NRA merchandise as directed. Support and assist, as directed, the Merchandise Manager in managing purchase, receipt, delivery and quality of Friends of NRA firearms.
4. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate merchandise. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center to resolve problems including damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipment of firearms.
5. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise preview meeting, including creating vendor invitations, meeting layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned.
6. Track results of merchandise sales and analyze usage and trends with Friends of NRA database in an accurate and timely manner. Provide vendors with quarterly sales and updates. Work with Merchandise Manager to make continued recommendations for additional functions/improvements to current database.
7. Track results of firearm sales and analyze usage and trends on a daily basis with Friends of NRA event tracker site. Work with Merchandise Manager to create purchase orders and specification sheets. Provide vendors with quarterly sales reports and updates.
8. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Direct catalogs including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities. Ensure event files are copied to event folders with necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Director firearms marketing including: write-ups, edits and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities.
10. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
• Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
• Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
• Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and properly file information for event finalization in a timely manner
• Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
11. Assist, as directed, in maintaining accurate inventory of merchandise at Field Operations Distribution Center, NRA headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker site.
12. Assist, as directed, in providing accurate and timely inventory of firearms at field Operations Distribution Center, NRA Headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker system.
13. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 200 merchandise vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
14. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns of all firearms between the NRA and approximately 50 firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA staff, NRA Field Representatives, NRA members, vendors and general public. Limited exposure to NRA Board of Directors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Occasional national travel required. Weekend work required. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pound boxes necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree or minimum of five years purchasing experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Strong analytical problem solving skills and effective organizational skills required. Ability to communicate and work well with others essential. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Proficiency in Excel and Outlook required. Firearm knowledge and experience in web based applications preferred. Must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and/or ammunition.
 
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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 Assistant, Recruiting Programs
The Program Assistant participates in the implementation of the Marketing Strategies developed for the Recruiting Programs.

1. Responds to incoming phone calls, letters, and e-mails. Provide information to recruiters, members, and the general public.
2. Preparation and mailing of materials and information requests to recruiters. Maintain adequate supply levels of recruiter materials necessary to fulfill demands.
3. Route daily incoming mail, inter-departmental mail and routine correspondence to appropriate departmental personnel.
4. Assist with data entry and maintenance of departmental databases and filing systems. Maintain and update Recruiter database and coordinate data input with other departments and individuals.
5. Coordinate components for scheduled mailings.
6. Process membership and recruiter applications. Review for completeness and accuracy.

Extensive contact with NRA staff, recruiters, members, and the general public. College degree preferred but not required. One to three years successful administrative experience.

Computer literacy and experience required. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting strict deadline. Proven ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgment and discretion essential. Excellent oral communication skills with a strong command of the English language required. Accurate typing required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and WordPerfect for Windows preferred, with the willingness to learn new software. Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of staff and work independently or as a member of a team.
 
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Reporting & Budget Manager
The Reporting and Budget Manager works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage the process to develop an annual Advancement budget.
2. Build custom reports and dashboards utilizing crystal reports, and business objects reporting solutions. Responsible for running monthly reports as assigned.
3. Track all invoices and expense reports for members of the Office of Advancement. Work with Financial Services to ensure timely payment of expense reports.
4. Manage all depositing of checks received by the Office of Advancement to the appropriate entity (NRA, NRAF, CRDF, ILA, etc.)
5. Assist in managing the Wells Fargo Commercial Card Reporting System to include the set up of new users, approval of expense reports, and other duties as needed to effectively manage the program.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Required:
• An understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NRA
• Personal and professional integrity with high standards of excellence
• BA/BS degree
• Experience with high level budget and reconciliation
• Experience in database management, programming, or data analysis in a fundraising environment
• Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software
• Experience using Crystal Reports
• Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
• Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
 
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Staff Instructor
Provide instructor development training for the NRA’s Law Enforcement Activities Division’s Firearm Instructor Development Schools, which are intended for public and private law enforcement and the U.S. Military.

1. Researches, develops and presents related material for the Firearms Instructors Development training program. Reviews and receives training aid material so as to assure NRA’s courses are current and applicable.

2. Responsible for the development and direction of part-time instructors selected to lead or support in assigned classes, as well as range presentations as relative to the Law Enforcement Instructor Development Schools.

3. Solicits, seeks and secures training sites for the Law Enforcement Instructor Development Schools.

4. Provide, on request, technical assistance to public and private law enforcement, the U.S. military instructors and their respective agencies.

5. Responsible for conducting as the lead instructor, of a minimum of fifteen (15) classes/courses in the disciplines you are assigned.

6. Responsible for establishing a liaison with and attending annual meetings or conferences of varied law enforcement and law enforcement training associations as assigned.

The Staff Instructor selected for this position would report and work from the NRA headquarters office in Fairfax, Virginia. High visibility with general public, private and military personnel, instructors and their agencies engaged in similar types of training, and NRA staff. Extensive local and national travel required. Weekend work required. Physical ability to negotiate steps, ladders and stand for extended periods of time and run on occasion required. Physical ability to lift firearms or ammunition containers required. Ability to demonstrate any tactical movement or entry method, adopt any shooting position, hold in position for extended periods and recover from same unassisted required. Possess the hand, arm and upper body strength required to safely handle, load, fire, reload, fire, unload, clear and make safe any student firearms as required. Frequently exposed to hearing, vision and other hazards associated with firearms training.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related discipline or equivalent law enforcement experience required. Ten years of public law enforcement experience and a minimum of five years of law enforcement firearm instructor experience required. Experience as Match Coordinator or competitor in Police Pistol Combat events.

Demonstrated ability to develop course material and exercises to multi-skill level and multi cultural groups required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to adapt instructional methods to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels, learning abilities and cultural diversity essential. Working knowledge of the demands of law enforcement training and relevant case law and liability as relative to public and private law enforcement training, firearms instruction and instructors and how such laws impact on law enforcement agencies and public responsibility essential.
 
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Warewasher/Utility
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters

Responsible for cleanliness and sanitation of all serviceware, equipment, surfaces, furnishings, storage areas, loading dock and grease trap. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Clean, sanitize and maintain ALL cafe areas, equipment, utensils, smallwares and surfaces in a timely manner and as directed.
2. Operate and maintain warewash stations according to established standards in a timely manner.
3. Practice and maintain quality, sanitation and safety standards on a daily basis.
4. Assist in proper storage of all food, beverages and supplies in a timely manner as directed.
5. Assist in set-up, delivery and service of catering orders in an accurate and timely manner as directed.
6. Coordinate with all NRA Cafe staff and Executive Chef/General Manager daily.
7. Provide friendly, professional and timely customer service on a daily basis.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Daily interaction with NRA Cafe staff, NRA employees, tenants, NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with direct supervision. No travel required. Minimal overtime required, necessitated by after-hour in-house functions. Position requires the physical ability to lift, bend and carry.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent required. Prior food service/customer service experience desired. Certified Food Handler preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent customer service skills required. Ability to follow directions and accomplish multiple tasks required.
 
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Whittington Center-Event Coordinator
LOCATION: Whittington Center, Raton, NM To apply, send resume and cover letter to bfish@nrawc.org

The Event Coordinator plays a pivotal role in the function of the Programs Department. The main function of the Programs Department is to provide excellent customer service to the organizations and individuals that utilize the facility. This position participates in the execution of various aspects of event management including logistics, hospitality, event scheduling,rooming lists, and catering coordination. The Event Coordinator will also compile estimated cost models, create budget proposals, and prepare management reports.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serve as the program lead for the NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp; steer the development, planning and execution of the Camp. Recruit, retain and supervise a volunteer camp staff; solicit donations for camp operations, write grants to obtain funding for camp. Keep organized records of camp registration, payment and legal/medical forms for campers and staff.
2. Responsible for safety of all Camp participants during events. Make independent, immediate and appropriate decisions regarding Range management, participant training and volunteer oversight to ensure safety procedures and adhered to without exception. When necessary, instruct disruptive and/or non-compliant event participants to leave the event or the Whittington Center.
3. Develop a marketing strategy and associated materials to promote the Adventure Camp through various media outlets. Monitor results of such marketing efforts and adjust strategy and materials as necessary to maximize positive results and event participation.
4. Assist the Program Department with the development, planning, scheduling and event management of approximately 250+ events each year.
5. Serve as a contact for event organizers and assist them with any and all logistical needs. Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction to drive repeat business and produce positive revenue streams.
6. Assist in the development, implementation and on-site management of various Whittington Center controlled programs (Ruger Rimfire, ATA Trap Shoots, etc).
7. Serve as the primary contact for any youth activities/programs wishing to utilize the Whittington Center. (Boy Scouts, 4-H Groups, etc).
8. Responsible for updates to the Whittington Center website and online store.
9. Assist the Program Director with projects, events, tours, and logistics as needed or directed.

REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree preferred [B.A. or B.S. in the fields of education, physical education, recreation or related field, hospitality, outdoor enterprise management, wildlife management], but may be substituted for appropriate work experience. Certification as NRA Instructor in any discipline (rifle, shotgun, pistol) preferred. Two years minimum work experience with youth shooting sports/education is required. Experience working with the outdoor/firearms industry to generate donations and financial support is a plus. Experience with design and development of websites and other online programs is highly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite [Excel,Outlook, Word] and database programs required. Demonstrated ability to develop, organize and implement training programs is essential. Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills are required. Ability to effectively accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision is crucial. Additionally, this position requires extensive interaction with the public; therefore, good interpersonal skills are required. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team is essential. Some supervisory skills are required as the position will be supervising a number of volunteers throughout the year while planning and implementing Adventure Camp. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 60 Ibs. of materials, as well as ability to withstand long periods of standing while coordinating/facilitating events. Weekend work required. Position functions with minimal direct supervision in a fast paced work environment. This position is exempt and frequently requires long days and weekend work. This position also includes an excellent benefits package. Minimal travel may be required.
 
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