NRA Recruiting Program

Job Openings

Positions Availaible

Administrative Assistant - Information Services
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide general administrative support for the Information Services division while adhering to established IS standards and practices.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
General Administrative Office Responsibilities
- Receive and direct incoming calls and inquiries in a professional and courteous manner
- Serve as primary liaison for the receipt and appropriate distribution of incoming and outgoing mail
- File and archive both electronic and hard copy documents
- Assist with faxing, scanning, copying, and printing requests
- Organize and maintain common supply and work areas
- Maintains Information Systems Director's schedule, coordinating with Managing Director, Administrative Manager,
and Assistant Directors
Timecard Processing
- Send Bi-weekly reminder emails to division staff, advising when timecards must be completed and signed
- Coordinate with appropriate managers during the review and authorization process as needed
- Ensure that all division timecards are finalized for Human Resources by requested date and time
Office Supplies Maintenance
- Organize and maintain common supply and work areas, ensuring areas are neat and appropriately stocked
- Inventory and order supplies as needed
Division Attendance and IS Conference Room Calendars
- Maintain the division conference room calendar, scheduling meetings and ensuring the room is meeting-ready
- Assist with updating leave, training, and travel on division calendar
Guest Reception / Meeting Arrangements
- Assist with travel arrangements as needed
- Receive division guests
- Arrange conference room reservations as needed
- Assist with meeting arrangements including; invites, room reservations, materials, and catering
Staff Travel
- Assist with division travel arrangements (air, train, car, hotel) as needed
- Assist with completion and processing of expense reports

SCOPE
Extensive interaction with IS staff and other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with IT company sales representatives, implementation teams and accounting departments, representing the NRA's technology interests. Occasional contact with NRA Board members, NRA membership and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with general guidance, and direct supervision. Work may occasionally involve working after business hours and/or weekends.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree with minimum of one year relevant work experience, or minimum of three years experience in an administrative role required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong organizational skills necessary. Demonstrated ability to implement and maintain support systems / programs. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to multi-task, and work both independently and as part of a team. Experienced and skilled with office automation tools. Diplomacy and the ability to effectively interact with all levels of Association staff, Board members, general membership and the community at large is essential.
 
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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, AMERICA'S 1st FREEDOM
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: 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. Compiles and produces the monthly ''Armed Citizen'' column and ''Regional Report'' section published in AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, AMERICAN HUNTER, SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED and AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM. This includes collecting information for Regional Report and getting proofs of OJ content to the relevant parties for review.
4. Coordinates the proofing schedule for the Official Journal (OJ) Committee, notifies committee members when new proofs are ready for review, and implements committee members’ revisions to InDesign file.
5. Manages document and correspondence flow, and maintains correspondence files necessary to produce AMERICA'S 1st FREEDOM.
6. Manages the monthly breakdown of story files for AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM and Official Journal pages.
7. Processes AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM ''Letters to the Editor,'' replies as applicable and selects letters to be published.
8. Writes articles for publication in the Official Journals at the direction of the Editorial Director.
9. Monitors AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM's e-mail address, responds or routes as appropriate.
10. Communicates by mail and telephone with NRA members, writers, photographers, suppliers and representatives of the shooting and hunting industry.
11. Compiles annual index of AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM and maintains a searchable database of articles via keywords.
12. Handles routine administrative functions for AMERICA'S 1st FREEDOM.
13. 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. 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 Manager, NRA Cafe
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
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. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.
ESSSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist Executive Chef/General Manager in the following areas: • Supervise, and train NRA Café 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 Café • 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 Café as needed
9. Perform cleaning functions within the NRA Café as needed.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.
SCOPE:
High visibility with NRA Café 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 Café, 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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Associate Editor, Digital - American Hunter
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY
Supports print editors and Web Managing Editor in the production and execution of AMERICAN HUNTER and HUNTERS’ LEADERSHIP FORUM (HLF) web properties. Assists in coordination of content of web properties in an accurate and punctual manner, ensuring that all work satisfies established quality standards and policies and meets production deadlines. Produces and posts content to respective web properties as required. Provides editorial and search engine optimization befitting best web practices.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates with Editor in Chief, Web Managing Editor and HLF Editor in selection and production of editorial material for AMERICAN HUNTER and HLF web properties.
2. Coordinates with the magazine’s print editors on strategies to ensure proper and timely posting of material to social media outlets.
3. Coordinates with Web Operations Department on the design and placement of editorial, photographic and video content.
4. Advises HLF editor on best web practices and provides digital support.
5. Proofreads, edits and posts content to AMERICAN HUNTER and HLF web properties as assigned.
6. Provides inbound and outbound marketing on social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media-related sites as assigned.
7. Procures images for website use and ensures that proper usage rights are obtained.
8. Writes web copy, headlines and captions for AMERICAN HUNTER and HLF web properties.
9. Implements SEO-related features to AMERICAN HUNTER and HLF web properties.
10. Ensures that web content is consistent with NRA policies.
11. Travels as assigned.
12. Extended hours required.
13. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Coordinates daily with AMERICAN HUNTER and HLF staff; also coordinates with Web Operations staff, other departments within NRA Publications and other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with firearm industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations, agencies and groups.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
College degree in Journalism, English or Communications, or equivalent work experience. Minimum two years experience in the production of a magazine's or newspaper's website. Knowledge of best practices as they relate web content management. Working knowledge of the shooting and hunting sports and the Second Amendment issue necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Excellent editorial skills mandatory. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Proven writing and editing skills, magazine website design and content. Attention to detail and organization mandatory. Diplomatic skills essential in dealing with editors, authors, advertisers and general public. Strong working knowledge of HTML and popular Content Management Software. Knowledge of social networking sites and the ability to develop Search Engine Marketing (SEM) strategies. Working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ability to work independently, without supervision and under pressure. Ability to meet strict guidelines, take direction and carry several projects through to completion simultaneously. Working knowledge of word processing software and electronic publishing necessary.

 
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Curriculum Developer
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
Design and develop curriculum content, training materials, training modules, teaching aids, and manage all aspects of curriculum development for General Operations programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible, within divisional guidelines, for development and evaluation of curriculum relative to programs and initiatives throughout General Operations utilizing adult learning principles to develop all instructional materials.
2. Development of creative and engaging training materials for a specific audience, in a variety of formats and media as well as storyboarding and user guides.
3. Coordinate the review/assessment of current curriculum to ensure that course/program is meeting intended objectives/requirements and develop, within divisional guidelines, a robust quality assurance review process of all existing and new training programs.
4. Develop and maintain research database that may be utilized to develop and review curriculum.
5. Actively involve General Operations staff in evaluating and selecting materials to meet student learning needs. Work collaboratively across divisional areas to manage and coordinate new program/course launches.
6. Manage multiple program development projects simultaneously by prioritizing project deadlines. Track programs development life cycles to ensure that any problems are addressed, escalated when needed, and resolved quickly.
7. Manage and conduct quality assurance reviews of all online programs with project managers in a timely manner.
8. Establish, within divisional guidelines, a process to review and include feedback from end of course surveys and student evaluations into the quality assurance and course maintenance process. Utilize data obtained to make recommendations for how to improve and edit curricula on an annual basis.
9. Actively pursue opportunities to continue to learn best practices in curriculum writing through research, professional development and other learning opportunities.
10. Coordinate, as directed, with outside vendors and contractors in the development and implementation of courses and instructional materials.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with all divisions and staff throughout General Operations, vendors and contractors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional local and national travel required. Occasional overtime work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Education required; teaching certification preferred.. Master’s degree in Education or in Curriculum and Instruction preferred. Five years teaching experience, including a minimum of two years in program/curriculum development, required. Advanced degree in Human Resource Development with heavy emphasis on adult learning theory and the design/delivery of coursework may be substituted. Experience leading, coaching or training individuals essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Knowledge and experience developing curriculum and planning lessons required. Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to both online and instructor-lead learning programs required. Candidates should demonstrate process, management and administrative ability. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated analytical skills required. Ability to communicate through verbal and written means with individuals in small groups and in front of large audiences at all levels of the organization essential. Requires strong multi-tasking skills, coupled with ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Team player with positive attitude, and dedication to collaboration essential. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines required. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

 
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Field Representative, Area 3 (lower NY, MA, RI, CT, NJ)
The selected finalist must live within the assigned region.

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.

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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Graphic Designer, NRA Store
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
Responsible for the design, layout, file preparation and editing of NRAstore printed catalogs. Responsible for maintaining graphic content on NRAstore.com. Conceive, write, design, produce and edit weekly e-mail promotions for NRAstore.com. Produce promotional advertisements for both print and web. Design distinctive logo concepts and participate in the development of new products. Produce web, print, video, signage mobile app skins, directories and other promotions for various NRA Shows and Exhibits projects as requested. Knowledge of and support for the National Rifle Association’s mission is required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Design, layout, perform requested edits and produce final print files to printer’s specifications, in an accurate and timely manner, for NRAstore printed catalogs (5-6 annual issues).
2. Review and make necessary changes to printed catalog files, in an accurate and timely manner, based on printer’s proofs.
3. Within divisional guidelines, conceive, write, design, code, edit and schedule weekly e-mail campaigns for NRAstore.com and NRAtactical.com.
4. Establish trackable links within each web promotion in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Assist in creating content for NRAstore social media as directed.
6. Resize product photo images and set-up new items on NRAstore.com. in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Within departmental guidelines, design, produce and edit ads for print, web and social media.
8. Work directly with NRA Publications Photography staff to design, produce and execute studio photo setups for NRAstore products, catalogs and videos in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Edit, color-correct, path and retouch images to match products in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Produce design concepts for new products in cooperation with NRAstore staff.
11. Within departmental guidelines, develop new design concepts for NRAstore.com. and NRAtactical.com.
12. Within departmental guidelines, create and maintain graphics and rotate featured products on NRAstore websites in a timely manner.
13. Manage, within departmental guidelines, functionality of new promotions and discounts on NRAstore.com.
14. Design produce and edit graphics or promotions for web, print or video for NRA Shows and Exhibits projects as requested.
15. Collaborate with NRAstore staff to formulate comprehensive marketing initiatives designed to enhance the customer experience and increase NRAstore revenue.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
Primary coordination with NRAstore Sales Manager, NRAstore Sales/Marketing and Operations staff, NRA 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. After-hours work is occasionally required to meet deadlines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Arts in graphic design or 3+ years relevant work experience in print design with strong emphasis on electronic publishing, web design, social media and video production/editing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple design projects at one time. Ability and willingness to quickly adapt to new technologies. Demonstrated ability to perform catalog layout, electronic page make-up and graphics production. A working knowledge of and experience with electronic publishing systems, web publishing systems and related software programs is mandatory, including, but not limited to Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook and other social media. Demonstrated ability to develop creative design concepts essential. Demonstrated ability to execute digital layouts under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Demonstrated ability to design and execute studio photo and video setups. Demonstrated ability to edit, path, color-correct and retouch photographs for accuracy in relation to physical products. Attention to detail, organization skills are mandatory. Thoroughness, reliability and professional decorum are crucial qualities. Good oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with NRA staff and outside vendors required. A demonstrated ability to work under close direction, independently or as a member of a team is essential. Strong command of the English language required. Punctuality and good attendance required. Knowledge of firearms and shooting a plus.

 
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Hunting Policy Liaison
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework The Hunting Policy Liaison is responsible for assisting the Manager of Hunting Policy to direct, coordinate and implement NRA – ILA's lobbying efforts at the federal and state levels with regard to hunting-related issues.
The Liaison will work with federal and state liaisons to help ensure they successfully lobby for enhanced hunter opportunity provided in federal code, state statute and regulation. Duties include, but are not limited to:
lobbying government officials; preparing letters, fact sheets and other documents used by federal and state liaisons; performing research to determine what statutory and regulatory changes are needed to benefit hunters; responding to NRA members who have corresponded with NRA-ILA regarding hunting policy matters; coordinating with representatives of other pro-hunting interest groups in order to advance mutual initiatives; monitoring activities of anti-hunting organizations; and, speaking to various groups to convey NRA-ILA involvement in the effort to preserve and enhance human rights.

Essential Responsibilities
• Assist in the development of NRA-ILA's hunting-related legislative agenda
• Review proposed federal and state legislation and proposed regulations for impact on hunters
• Develop position statements on proposed legislation and regulations
• Cultivate strong working relationships with federal agency and state game department officials
• Represent NRA-ILA at conferences and meetings
• Monitor hunter access issues and wildlife/habitat management efforts and develop a strategy to enhance access and management
• Work with the Publications Division, Hunter Services Division, ILA's Conservation, Wildlife and Natural Resources Division and other NRA divisions in order to ensure a coordinated policy message
• Assist in conveying NRA-ILA's efforts related to hunting rights to NRA members and general public
• Maintain the NRA-ILA webpage pertaining to hunting issues
• Monitor game department regulatory action for its impact on hunting
• Assist in the effort to build a coalition of interested groups to educate the public regarding the true agenda of animal ''rights'' groups


Education & Experience
College degree, with post-graduate study a plus; experience lobbying in state legislatures and/or Congress; sound knowledge of NRA and NRA-ILA, its positions and policies; strong organizational, research and written and oral communication skills; extensive experience with firearms and hunting.
 
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Junior-level Graphic Designer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY
Entry level position providing daily graphic support, both digital and print campaigns, for programs within General Operations. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Work with Production and Design Manager to provide graphic assets for NRA General Operations’ programs including graphics for digital and print campaigns in a timely manner.
2. Identify opportunities to create original concept print, web and social graphics promoting NRA General Operations’ programs.
3. Work with Production and Design Manager to support Marketing Communications team in providing web graphic support in a timely manner.
4. Work with Production and Design Manager and NRA General Operations’ divisional staff to ensure produced graphics meet standards and established brand strategies in a timely manner.
5. Work with Production and Design Manager to assist in maintaining NRA General Operations’ art files, including logos and stock are, in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Assist, as directed, in graphic development of projects within NRA’s Learning Management System in a timely manner.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.
SCOPE
High visibility and coordination with all General Operations Divisions, as well as coordination with members of the Marketing/Media Relations Division. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required. Some graphic design experience preferred, either in prior employment or through school work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals essential. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Proven knowledge and experience working with Adobe Creative Suite and Mac platform required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential.

 
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Media Relations Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY
Works with Media Relations Manager in developing and implementing NRA program strategies, with specific emphasis on social media and blog writing, to promote a positive public image among various audiences and advance efforts to raise awareness for NRA’s programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible, within divisional guidelines, for daily management of NRA General Operations' social media presence across all channels in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Work with Media Relations Manager to ensure social media strategy is met in a consistent and timely manner.
3. Work, as directed, with NRA social media managers [staff who manage social media for their respective program areas] and NRA partners to promote NRA General Operations' programs brands.
4. Identify emerging or urgent NRA program topics and prioritize social media posts in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Assist Media Relations Manager in developing and maintaining social media content calendars in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Identify and present new NRABlog and social media campaign ideas to increase engagement in a timely manner.
7. Work with Graphic Design staff to create graphics for NRABlog and social media in a timely manner.
8. Utilize social media applications to schedule posts and analyze data to measure effectiveness and growth in audiences in a timely manner.
9. Write, prepare, edit, schedule and distribute press releases, PSA's and speeches as directed in a timely manner.
10. Monitor media coverage and provide response to media inquiries/requests in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Work, as directed, with Content Marketing Manager to assist in developing content for NRABlog campaigns.
12. Provide, as directed, on-site media support and coverage for NRA General Operations’ programs at events/activities held throughout the country.

SCOPE
High visibility and coordination with all General Operations Divisions, as well as coordination with members of the Marketing/Media Relations Division. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required. Occasional local and national travel required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
College degree required, preferably in the fields of communications and/or marketing. Previous experience in product promotion through social media outlets required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals essential. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Working knowledge of social media content management software necessary. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to perform research and analyze data to reach conclusions in order to assist in marketing strategy/ plans required. Capable of performing internet research, as well as ability to post content to websites critical. Expertise in navigating social media sites, blogs and websites essential.

 
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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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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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Project Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
Provides technical and logistical support to the daily operations of the Industry Partnerships Division whose specific mission is cultivating and securing firearm industry support for General Operations programs and other areas within the National Rifle Association and implementation of fulfillment procedures for NRA’s contractual obligations relative to secured industry support. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Facilitate timely communications, follow-up and service between NRA Divisions, primarily within General Operations, and the Industry Partnerships Division to include adherence to all aspects of signed contracts and sponsorship agreements as directed.
2. Oversee, in an accurate and timely manner, industry product delivery confirmation to NRA program recipients.
3. Maintain established service procedures related to the product contributions, sponsorship agreements and designated General Operations Program/Department in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Facilitate timely follow-ups from industry partner inquiries while assisting to distribute sponsorship terms as directed to affected NRA programs.
5. Respond, in an accurate and timely manner, to product shipment inquiries from vendor partners, prepare financial payments and gather additional information from industry sponsors when necessary in order to facilitate smooth transactions between vendors and program recipients.
5. Maintain procedures related to Industry Partnerships internal/external communications and distribution of all products and support received as directed.
6. Respond, in a timely manner, to inquiries from NRA program recipients relative to delivery of industry support for specific program areas and facilitate delivery of products when necessary.
7. Handle, in an accurate and timely manner, accounts payable/receivable paperwork resultant from the industry sponsorships/agreements.
8. Handle, in an accurate and timely manner, routine travel authorizations, expense reports, purchase requisitions and other required NRA paperwork as directed
. 9. Daily input of data into internal General Operations tracking system in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with industry partners, NRA Field Staff, NRA program staff including all General Operations Divisions and Financial Services Division and event recipients. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional local and national travel and overtime, Monday through Friday and weekends, required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required. An understanding of and experience with project development, firearms and the shooting industry required. Experience with general business practices related to inventory, invoicing and accounting desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated leadership skills required. Demonstrated analytical skills required. Detailed oriented and highly organized mind-set essential. Requires strong multi-tasking skills, coupled with ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines required. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff required, as well as ability to interface professionally with firearms industry personnel essential. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs, database and spreadsheets required.
 
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Purchasing and Production Specialist
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters

SUMMARY:
The Purchasing and Production Specialist is responsible for oversight and support of NRA ILA direct mail, phone banks, and purchasing of printing and other goods and services as needed. Works with suppliers and internal team members to ensure projects are planned and executed to ensure quality and competitive pricing while maximizing ROI.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
a. Maintain the production schedule of multiple, overlapping direct mail campaigns.
b. Develop, lead and execute purchasing and production strategies in support of ILA-identified needs.
c. Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking, to predict/assess effectiveness of various marketing options. Propose alternative approaches based on analytics.
d. Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness of direct mail campaigns.
e. Utilize extensive multi-tiered database to assess, analyze, and micro-target key variables in response to emerging needs.
f. Quality control and proofing of ILA printed materials.
g. Inventory management as well as usage reporting and projections to determine ordering needs and timing. Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand.
h. Monitor and control pricing for all components of the production process; craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms.
i. Determine quality and timing of deliveries; partner with vendors to ensure clear requirements and documentation.
j. Invoice approval and cost reporting; monitor budget impact of expenses.
k. Research, investigate, and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers, performing due diligence as needed.
l. Assess, manage and mitigate risks to the association.

SCOPE:
Extensive coordination within ILA and external vendors in the purchasing and production areas. Contact also occurs with other NRA divisions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Bachelor's degree. Five plus years' direct mail experience (lettershop, postal, mail logistics, etc.). Should have experience managing extremely complex, large volume direct mail campaigns. Strong knowledge of accounting. Proven project management skills. Exceptionally well-organized, detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills. Experience working with suppliers to successfully negotiate job cost and schedules. Highly proficient with MS Office software, especially Excel. Experience excelling within fast paced environments. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Should have extensive experience in purchasing, vendor selection, inventory management, and data analytics.
Extended hours, often with short notice, may be required to fulfill responsibilities and respond to emergent needs. Must have track record of successfully managing and fulfilling multiple concurrent tasks to deadline. Excellent team player comfortable of working independently to achieve goals. Ability to remain calm and goal-directed in high-pressure situations, often with tight deadlines.

 
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Range Operations Assistant
SUMMARY:
Performs a variety of duties for the NRA Range to include maintenance/repairs on range/building equipment, located in the NRA Range, and administrative functions. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for ordering, in a timely manner, maintenance [both mechanical and electrical] supplies and equipment as needed.
2. Schedules, conducts and/or supervises, in a timely manner, routine range equipment maintenance and repairs, including basic electrical, lighting, plumbing, HVAC, metal working, painting and carrier units. Also includes working with hazardous material pick-up, tool closet upkeep and cleaning.
3. Responsible for stocking maintenance and other supplies [i.e. ammunition, office supplies, etc.] and mail room pick-up in a timely manner as directed. Will be asked to make local trips to local vendors to pick up supplies as directed.
4. Functions, within departmental guidelines, as liaison with outside vendors and building engineers as required for the maintenance of the NRA Range. Includes daily inspection of Range facilities and equipment prior to public access with ladder usage required.
5. Participate in range upgrade/re-model processes as determined by management.
6. Perform Range Safety Officer [RSO] duties as directed in a support capacity.
7. Works with Range General Manager on set-up, operation maintenance and take-down of Air Gun Range exhibit during NRA scheduled events, such as Great American Outdoor Show and the NRA Annual Meetings.
8. Other duties as assigned.
SCOPE:
High visibility with general public, NRA staff members and outside vendors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Position exposes individuals to lead particles. Position requires the ability to lift and carry over the head 65 lbs, as well as long periods of standing. Position requires frequent overtime to include weekdays and weekends. Position requires occasional local trips to vendors to purchase supplies. Position requires a pre-employment blood lead screening test, as well as bi-annual blood lead screening tests. Also requires a pre-employment and annual hearing test.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Strong mechanical and electrical background and skills required. Demonstrated knowledge of routine lighting, plumbing and metal working necessary. Basic skills in cleaning and assembly/disassembly of firearms and optics necessary. Excellent oral communication skills required. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision in a fast paced work environment required. Professional and courteous customer service skills mandatory. Working knowledge of computer database menu driven systems and willingness to learn new software applications required. Familiarity with and ability to perform basic maintenance, cleaning and non-gunsmithing repairs on the Range’s in-house firearms/optics required. Willingness and ability to achieve rank of Range Safety Office required.
 
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Range Services Specialist
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters

SUMMARY:
Responsible for marketing, coordinating registrations, financial transactions, logistical support and travel, associated with Range Development & Operations Conferences and Range Development & Online Course. Prepares applications for underwriting support; tracks requests for NRA Range Grants; preparation and handling of Range Technical Team Advisor [RTTA] training grant requests; oversight of the National Registry of Places to Shoot; and responsible for the publication and distribution of the RTTA newsletter. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for planning, promotion and supervising, within departmental guidelines, the daily administration connected to the Range Development and Operations Conferences and Online Course including transportation, lodging, travel and facilities. Maintain accurate records and reports.
2. Register attendees to the conferences, keeping accurate account of number and disbursements.
3. Develop and implement, all external mailings, e-mail blasts, fax blasts, and telemarketing efforts for the promotion of Range Development and Operations Conferences on an as needed basis. Develop marketing calendar.
4. Work with the Senior Range Services Coordinator on the maintenance, corrections, and updates to the National Registry of Places to Shoot.
5. Work with the National Manager to keep the range services web page up-to-date and accurate. Work with other department staff and the NRA Help Desk to generate improvements and updates to the existing webpage.
6. Monitor all marketing material and departmental inventory in an accurate and timely manner. These items include Range Development Workbooks, Range Sourcebooks, Range Sourcebook CD’s, as well as promotional items used for recruiting attendees.
7. Grow the Business Alliance membership within ranges and related industries, within departmental guidelines. Assist and develop prospect lists to affiliate and list additional ranges. Assist the Range Services Coordinator with increasing the ratio of ranges in the National Registry of Places to Shoot that are affiliated with NRA through Business Alliance and clubs.
8. Keep the range services vendor list and webpage up-to-date and accurate. Work with other departmental staff to generate improvements and new ideas.
9. Assist with preparation for the Board of Directors meetings including processing the Range Grant requests from ranges in an accurate and timely manner. Provide timely and accurate Final Reports on the Grant.
10. Direct involvement in the selection of RTTA Trainees to attend a Range Development and Operations Conference.
11. Responsible for the publication and distribution of the RTTA Newsletter on a quarterly basis. Duties to include collection of articles, layout of newsletter, as well as editorial responsibility in conjunction with the Senior Range Services Coordinator and National Manager.
12. Assist in answering Range Services Department, telephone calls, e-mails and 800# line in an accurate and timely manner.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
Daily interaction with department and division staff, Financial Services Division, other NRA divisions, NRA members, NRA affiliated clubs, NRA affiliated State Associations and Approved Organizations, NRA Field Staff, outside organizations, vendors and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced, detail-oriented and time sensitive work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional local or national travel may be required. Occasional weekend and evening work required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in a business related field preferred. May be waived with previous work experience. Experience with record keeping, information systems, budgeting, word processing, databases, spreadsheets and large mailing efforts required. Financial processing, grant and reporting experience essential. Previous military and/or public exposure and knowledge of ranges and range related issues preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to plan, monitor and implement off-site events, with excellent follow-up skills required. Administrative skills and telephone experience with emphasis on customer service required. Demonstrated word processing and data entry skills essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines required. Working knowledge of databases, Microsoft Office Products [Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word] and willingness to learn new software programs essential. Proven problem solving and organization skills required. Ability to work independently and take initiative to serve customers essential. Excellent organization, follow-up, proofreading, and formatting skills essential. Demonstrated ability to work either independently or as a team member required. Willingness to learn and perform new tasks required.
 
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State Liaison
**This position will be based at Sacramento, CA Regional Office**
COORDINATES WITH:
Director, Deputy Director, Manager, Legislative Assistant and respective Legislative Aide on a daily basis; ILA Federal, Legal, Grassroots, PR & Communications, and Research Divisions as necessary
DIVISION: ILA
REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS
REQUIRED BACKGROUND: Minimum 2-3 years government affairs experience
REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrated organizational, communication, advocacy and coalition-building skills. General knowledge of the Second Amendment and interest in preserving the Constitution of the United States.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct all state legislative and political activities for the Association in an assigned region of states. Track and conduct research and analysis on firearms- and hunting-related bills, coordinate grassroots mobilization efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership, engage directly in legislative lobbying on Second Amendment issues, manage political action committee activities in state-level elections, and develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director and other ILA Divisions in designated region. Must represent the Association to its membership and public officials in a responsible and professional manner.
Establish and maintain strong personal contacts among elected and appointed officials and staff with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Association. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to advance the Association's legislative agenda and target Association involvement in political races. Work with Legislative Assistant and legislative aide to draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed. 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 may be required during state legislative sessions.
 
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Tradeshow Operations Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters

SUMMARY: Responsible for a variety of duties within the Shows and Exhibits Division including support to the Operations Manager and the assistance and coordination of operations and logistics for NRA's two flagship events and select tradeshow and consumer events 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 NRA produced events.
3. Coordinates cost effective delivery of NRA's marketing collateral, exhibits and assets to select events in an timely manner.
4. Oversee the install 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 two NRA produced events in a timely manner.
6. Assist, as directed, with the development and implementation of signage plans, parking/transportation 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 NRA's two flagship events (Annual Meeting and Great American Outdoor Show). 8. Oversee, within divisional guidelines, volunteers and temporary on-site staff.
9. Coordinates the dissemination of marketing collateral to NRA Field Staff attending gun shows and consumer events in a timely manner.
10. Review and maintain third party contracts to ensure accuracy of deliverables in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Sorts/files purchase orders and invoices in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Perform light administrative duties as necessary.

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; convention center personnel; NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities, responsibilities and minimal direct supervision. Position requires the ability to lift and carry 40 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 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 essential.

 
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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 who is comfortable working in both independent and team environment settings.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop, install, customize, and maintain the NRA’s internal and external web pages and 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, SharePoint, Magento, PHP, and Linux.
• 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. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer, without restrictions.
 
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