NRA Recruiting Program

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Events Merchandise Buyer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Strong analytical problem solving skills and effective organizational skills required. Ability to communicate and work well with others essential. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Proficiency in Excel and Outlook required. Firearm knowledge and experience in web based applications preferred. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pound boxes necessary.
 
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Field Representative - Multiple Openings
The following areas are currently open:
West Texas
Oklahoma
Iowa & Nebraska (combined)
Maine/Vermont/New Hampshire (combined)
Missouri
Northern Illinois
Southern California
Wisconsin

When applying, you must specify the state/region. If no state/region is specified, we are unable to forward your resume.

SUMMARY: Acts as representative for the National Rifle Association on an area level to NRA members, volunteers, clubs and associations. Manages fund-raising efforts, promotes membership development programs and promotes NRA programs and services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Implements fund-raising for The NRA Foundation through organizing volunteer committees and coordinating Friends of NRA banquets and special events.
2. Coordinates the solicitation and distribution of applications for Friends of NRA State Fund grants and serves as secretary for the State Fund Committee. Insures compliance with all of the conditions of allocation for all The NRA Foundation grants.
3. Solicits gifts and donations to The NRA Foundation endowments, ensuring follow-up and donor recognition.
4. Establishes a network of volunteers by identifying and recruiting select NRA activists as Field Support Team members. Trains Field Support Team members, Friends of NRA committee members and other volunteers by conducting an annual workshop as well as other training as needed. Coordinates the efforts of all volunteers to ensure accomplishment of area goals and objectives.
5. Ensures NRA presence at all major gun shows, sports shows and related exhibits/events by coordinating the efforts of Field Support Team members and other volunteers.
6. Promotes NRA membership recruitment programs and services by networking with the state associations, NRA affiliated clubs and retail dealers; promotes and recruits Business Alliance memberships, actively seeks out and recruits shooting sports clubs as NRA affiliated clubs.
7. Serves as a clearing house for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs.
8. Prepares and submits in a timely manner all reports including; Weekly Reports, Call Reports, Time Cards, Friends of NRA financial reports, State Fund Committee reports, Expense Reports and others as may be required.
9. Promote shooting sports programs to encourage the participation of the American public by guiding established shooting clubs and other organizations in the implementation of shooting sports programs especially directed at youth and women.
10. In concert with the Senior Field Representative and Regional Director, establishes annual goals and objectives for the respective area.
11. Ensures efficient accomplishment of all assigned tasks within the budget parameters established for the area.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA membership, volunteers, activists, members of the NRA Board of Directors, NRA staff and the media. Responsible for large sums of money on a regular basis and the care and maintenance of NRA equipment. Position requires frequent driving and extended work, including weekends and evenings. Position functions with minimal day-to-day supervision. Position requires frequent lifting and carrying of materials and product up to 40 pounds.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Previous experience and exposure to fund-raising, volunteer recruitment and management is required. Other useful skills include, but are not limited to, public speaking, working knowledge of computers and experience in sales and marketing. Organizational and time management skills are required. Valid driver's license with no restrictions required.
 
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Grassroots Program Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Well-motivated and passionate individual sought to help oversee and develop grassroots programs to further the NRA-ILA's legislative and political agendas and mission. These employees will work at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, and will be responsible for the development of existing Grassroots Programs and creation of new, relevant programs.

Essential Responsibilities: Promote, oversee, develop, and help to implement NRA-ILA's grassroots programs, including collegiate and high school outreach, volunteer leadership training, and industry relationship building; represent NRA at, and provide staffing for, events; administrative and fiscal paperwork; design new and relevant programs as become necessary; and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) years of program development experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment. Proficiency in usage of social media platforms and graphic design capabilities a plus.

Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, organizing college students, and grassroots experience within the pro-Second Amendment community preferred.

Additionally, candidates:
• Must be willing to dedicate attention to this job on full-time basis, including many weekends and evenings
• Must be a self-starter, able to work independently with minimal direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission

Grassroots Programs Coordinator will be paid commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.
 
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NRA Whittington Center Executive Director
**This position is located at the Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico** Please submit resumes with cover letter stating salary expecations (required) to bfish@nrawc.org

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

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

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

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

 
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Part-time Range Officers
Works at NRA Range at Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent legal research and writing skills with ability to meet deadlines for multiple simultaneous projects. Meticulous work habits and strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Commitment to objectives of the National Rifle Association.
 
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Senior Support Technician
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide operational and desktop IT support, ensuring end-user satisfaction by maintaining defined service levels.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
■ Perform assigned Service Center tasks including:
 Creation and maintenance of file access rights, user accounts, groups and group memberships
■ Perform assigned Support Technician tasks including:
 Desktop builds
 Workstation problem resolution
 Telephone problem resolution walk-through
 Printer problem resolution
 Use remote utility programs
■ Problem tracking and resolution either directly or via escalation of more complex problems to the appropriate specialist
■ Maintain confidentiality regarding security administration in the area of system and user passwords, system and user login procedures, system and user files and data, and associated documentation
■ Perform other related activities as assigned

SCOPE: Primary coordination with I.S. Computer Operation's management. Extensive interaction with I.S. team members and NRA's IT user community. May work extended hours to meet project implementation dates. Travel is required for assigned remote events.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess CompTIA A+ certification. ITIL Foundation certification a plus. Work requires a high level of computer proficiency as acquired through an A.A. Degree in a computer curriculum, or equivalent work experience. Demonstrated analytical and technical ability in workstation problem resolution as acquired during three to five years progressive hands-on experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Mey competencies to include: oral and written communication skills, learning skills, customer service orientation, desktop software packages, problem analysis, problem-solving skills, adaptability, planning and organizing, attention to detail. Must be an effective team member; highly motivated, and able to work well in high pressure situations.

Physical requirements: Standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, maneuvering in constricted spaces/areas, pulling, pushing, reaching overhead, lifting, and climbing ladders.

Requires the ability to:
• Lift and carry equipment up to 25 lbs.
• Work on the floor to disconnect and reconnect equipment and run patch cables.
• Work underneath desks and/or access similar tight spaces such as beneath raised flooring or above drop ceilings.
• Walk and/or stand for extended periods of time on concrete floors
• Sit for extended periods of time
• Push equipment loaded on carts/ hand trucks / pallet jacks
 
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Social Media Manager
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: As a passionate brand ambassador for the National Rifle Association of America, you will be on the front lines of advocacy across our media platforms to include content creation and management, relationship building, trend reporting, and interdepartmental coordination to ensure unified messaging. We are looking for engaged and passionate patriots to join our team and support our efforts defending the Second Amendment. The Social Media Manager is the firing pin of the Public Affairs department: your work behind the scenes is what ensures the success of our digital advocacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Social Media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/YouTube):
• Create high-quality and engaging visual content tailored to each platform, while ensuring NRA-brand consistency.
• Write and proofread engaging and concise copy that accurately conveys NRA messaging.
• Develop and implement strategies utilizing organic and paid campaigns building NRA awareness that result in content virality and political victories.
• Develop innovative strategies built around our raw social media metrics/trends using management tools that lead to successful future campaigns.
• Respond to comments and messages from NRA followers, ensuring member satisfaction.

Relationship Building and Amplifying Reach:
• Create a strong network of contacts that can be utilized to further the NRA’s reach and engagement through rapport building, developing long-lasting relationships with influencers, engaging industry professionals.
• Work with NRA spokespeople and media liaisons to amplify newsworthy content to the local and national press.

NRA Team:
• Represent the NRA and the Second Amendment on all personal and professional digital platforms, and when appropriate let your voice be heard in a proper, non-confrontational, and thoughtful manner.
• Stay-up-to-date with the latest industry best practices for social media, digital, creative, and technology.
• Collaborate and liaison with all departments within the NRA to help each department identify and meet their social media/digital goals.
• Ensure flawless execution of all deliverables.
• Provide constructive feedback to colleagues to benefit and grow your immediate NRA team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Authentic passion for social media, technology, and political advocacy.
• Experience with social media management, content creation, and community building.
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro X (or similar video editing software), Microsoft Office, MacOS, and iOS.
• Personal experience in photography, videography, and graphic design (at the amateur or professional level).
• An unwavering commitment to the NRA, firearms, and the Second Amendment.
• A strong team player with exceptional interpersonal skills who will foster an environment of peer feedback and development.
• Maintain quality work in a fast-paced setting while dealing with ambiguity.
 
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Spring Internship - ILA Grassroots
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; <30 hours/week

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

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

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

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This internship term will run from January 6, 2020 through May 15, 2020.
 
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Systems Engineer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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

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

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Certifications of one or more of the technologies discussed is required. At least 5 years of relevant experience including on-premises network design and implementation, and LAN/WAN troubleshooting. Equivalent combination of experience and education would be considered.
 
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Tradeshow Operations Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Responsible for a variety of duties within the Shows and Exhibits Division including support to the Operations Director and the assistance and coordination of operations and logistics for two flagship events produced by NRA, and one tradeshow attended by NRA. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinates event logistics and timelines with various contractors, vendors, convention center personnel and NRA Staff in a timely manner.
2. Assist, as directed, with the oversight of on-site operations at select events.
3. Coordinates cost effective delivery of NRA's marketing collateral, exhibits and assets to events in a timely manner.
4. Oversee the install & dismantle of NRA owned exhibits and displays at select events.
5. Provides planning and logistical support to other NRA Divisions in their efforts to conduct events/develop a presence at select events in a timely manner.
6. Assist, as directed, with the development and implementation of signage plans, parking plans, and the design and layout of meeting/breakout rooms.
7. Coordinate, within divisional guidelines, with a third party to build and implement the online ticketing platform for the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits and the Great American Outdoor Show.
8. Oversee, within divisional guidelines, volunteers and temporary on-site staff.
9. Review and maintain third party contracts to ensure accuracy of deliverables in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Sorts/files purchase orders and invoices in an accurate and timely manner and budget reconciliation as needed.
11. Perform light administrative duties as necessary.
12. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High profile with responsibility for smooth and successful implementation of NRA produced events. High visibility with divisional staff and other NRA divisions, contractors, vendors, and convention center personnel. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline driven work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities, and minimal direct supervision. Position requires the ability to lift and carry 35 lbs. of materials. National travel required is up to 10%-15% of work schedule. Some weekend work and after-hour work, Monday through Friday, required as dictated by event schedule.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Operations Management desired. An understanding of, and 1 - 3 years experience with tradeshows and events and/or event coordination preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: A motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills is essential. Attention to detail with the ability and creativity to quickly adapt and think on your feet is essential. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within set deadlines is essential. Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office Suite required. Proven ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
 
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