NRA Recruiting Program

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Positions Availaible

A/R Staff Accountant
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Pertaining to the NRA-FAF:
• Process check and credit card contributions
• Prepare acknowledgement letters for contributions received
• Maintain contributor database
• Maintain pledge files
• Generate and mail checks payable to vendors upon receiving invoices due
• Make journal entries
• Compile monthly financial statement and other financial schedules as requested
• Perform monthly bank reconciliations
• Prepare and edit the Annual Report, including comparative financial statements
• Generate 1099s for FAF vendors
• Prepare the annual Maryland Personal Property Return
• Fulfill independent auditors’ request for information, schedules, and supporting documentation
Pertaining to NRA-ILA:
• Prepare monthly and year-end financial schedules to track investment activity
• Enter cash receipts into ILA’s cash manager system
• Reconcile contribution income in contributor system to general ledger - monthly
• Maintain a schedule of all check and credit card contributions received from Advancement
• Reconcile Advancement schedule monthly
• Perform other duties as requested with a sense of humor and team spirit
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting Experience and skilled in the use of software programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word Organized and meticulous Ability to maintain confidentiality essential; credit/criminal background check required pre-employment
 
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Administrative Assistant/ILA State & Local
Duties and Responsibilities:

Individual will perform administrative duties in support of Director and Deputy Director.
Prepare accurate and correct correspondence, make travel arrangements, prepare and review expense reporting, route and prioritize of incoming electronic and physical correspondence.
Individual will be responsible for the development and maintenance of office procedures which enhance the productivity and efficiency of divisional administrative duties.
Train other division staff in such procedures.
Individual will also handle division administrative support functions including: computer routing and data processing request forms, maintenance of office supply levels, purchase requisitions, and subscription requests.

Administrative Assistant will develop and maintain division’s historical files. Individual will monitor division expenses for division Director and assist with budget submissions and track expenses on a state-by-state basis. Individual will also be responsible for generating assigned correspondence and drafting correspondence at the direction of the Director and Deputy Director. Coordinate administrative support for regional office in California, ensuring that mail and information is received and disseminated in a timely manner and facilitating headquarters response to regional office requests.

Heavy phone contact involved and individual must be able to handle requests from field when Director is traveling. Individual will coordinate hotel rooms, meal functions and travel relating to participants and State and Local Affairs division Conferences. Individual must also coordinate with other divisions of the NRA and represent Director to other divisions on a frequent basis. Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. MS Office (Word and Excel) proficiency required. Strong organizational, grammar, and editing skills a must, as is a professional phone manner. Knowledge of efficient office procedures essential.

Required Education & Background: High School education required. Some college in related fields helpful. Minimum 1-3 years of administrative experience. Individual must be a self starter and be able to organize self and others, and be able to use independent judgment to set priorities in a fast paced office environment. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the NRA is essential.
 
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Advancement Officer, Southeast Region (SC, GA, AL, MS)
This position works from a home office in one of the assigned states.

SUMMARY: 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.

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.
2. Manage a portfolio of up to 250 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 "Top 100" list of prospects (to be cultivated and solicited during the year), and normally "Top 10" list of prospects to make a "significant move" on within 30 days. Make at least 150 personal visits with donors annually.
3. Identify major and planned gift prospects through NRA programs and contacts. Provide initial and ongoing rating and analysis of each prospect's ability to give and their areas of interest in the NRA.
4. Working with the Senior Director, Gift Planning and Director of Strategic Giving, develop and implement cultivation strategies for major and planned gift prospects and/or donors, utilizing correspondence, NRA programs, personal contact, events, materials, other members of the NRA Advancement/management team, and the elements of moves management.
5. Working with the Senior Director, Gift Planning and Director of Strategic Giving, develop and implement effective strategies to personally solicit major and planned gifts from assigned prospects and/or donors utilizing as needed other members of the Advancement Office and/or the NRA management team.
6. Established dollar goals, number of contacts, proposal submissions, and quality of work criteria are formulated annually established at beginning of each year.
7. Make a monthly minimum of 12 face-to-face meetings and 15 moves on assigned prospects and raise gifts equal to or greater than an agreed upon annual goal to be established by the Advancement Officer, the Senior Director, Gift Planning, and the Executive Director of Advancement. Enter all interactions in RE before the end of each month.
8. Coordinate planned giving efforts within the assigned region with members of the Planned Giving staff, and volunteers to include the NRA Planned Giving Advisory Board, the NRA Estate Planning Professionals Network, and NRA Heritage Society Ambassadors, taking and referring prospects that are motivated to become members of the Heritage Society. Support donor cultivation efforts of current and potential members of the Heritage Society. These efforts could include Heritage Society functions, donor shoots, planned giving seminars, NRA Foundation events, and other opportunities to promote awareness of planned giving opportunities and benefits.
9. Work with the Advancement Events Manager to develop the strategies, purposes and messages for Advancement events in the assigned region. Included herein would be Ring of Freedom Events.
10. As needed and able, recruit and manage volunteers to support Advancement objectives within assigned territory, including but not limited to, Ring of Freedom local events.
11. 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 between Advancement and FONRA staff.
12. Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, correspondence with prospects and donors, and all reports to include call reports, projected travel itineraries, time cards, monthly expense reports, and other reports as requested.
13. Develop and adhere to an approved annual budget to provide funding for the efficient accomplishment of assigned tasks.
14. Participate in a bi-monthly conference call held among all Advancement Officers to share the month's celebrations, concerns, and concentrations for the next week.
15. Must live in the Southeast (South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi)
16. Adhere to the Communications Review Policy as established and adopted in order to ensure the consistency of message, accuracy of information and the appropriate use of text, graphics and logos.
17. Working with the Director of Strategic Giving and Director of Advancement Communications, directs the development of all Strategic Giving fundraising materials and the writing of proposals for all major and planned gift solicitations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Required:
• 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.
• Willingness to learn the most sophisticated major and planned gift fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Experience with successful one-on-one cultivation and solicitation of prospects for gifts of $5,000 or similar experience.
• Successful experience in managing and tracking multiple projects/prospects.
• Motivated, self-starter.
• 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.
• Ability to use existing MS Office applications for personal administrative support and databases for prospect management.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently as well as a team member.
• Ability to work off-site in the Advancement Officer's home office.
• Ability to travel 14 days per month within and, on occasion, outside the region.
• Ability to work on weekends as necessary.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
Preferred:
• Knowledge and experience in managing budgets.
• Knowledge of non-profit rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of major gifts and planned giving.
• Experience working successfully with Board members and/or key volunteers.

* The NRA defines a major gift prospect as a person (or in some specific cases a company or a foundation) with the capacity to give $25,000 or more. It is our intention to increase the amount to qualify as a major gift prospect as the program expands.
 
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Assistant Editor, HUNTERS' LEADERSHIP FORUM
SUMMARY Assists in daily operation of Hunters’ Leadership Forum.org, ensuring all work satisfies quality standards and policies, and meets established deadlines. Provides editorial and search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) support essential to the content Hunter’sLeadershipForum.org. Provides social media support for Hunters’ Leadership Forum’s social media properties. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinates with Senior Editor, Hunters’ Leadership Forum to identify and produce news and other content endemic to NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum concerns. Assists in collection, editing and research of hunter-interest bylined and non-bylined articles for the Hunters’ Leadership Forum. Assists in handling contributor, HLF donor and member communications, both written and by telephone. Produces original content (text and photos) for the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum website, NRAHLF.org. Uses a Content Management System to post content to HuntersLeadershipForum.org. Implements SEO-related features, including titles, subheads, keywords, metadata, article descriptions and related tags. Provides inbound and outbound marketing on social network sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and/or Instagram. Assists with monitoring/moderating visitor posts. Travels as assigned. Extended hours required Other duties as assigned. SCOPE Coordinates with Senior Editor, Hunters’ Leadership Forum to post content to Hunter’sLeadershipForum.org; also coordinates with other departments within NRA Publications and other NRA divisions. Coordinates with firearm industry as assigned. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE College degree in Journalism, English or Communications, or equivalent work experience. Minimum one year experience in website production and editing. Knowledge of best practices as they relate to SEO and SEM. Working knowledge of AP Style. Working knowledge and compatibility with hunting and other shooting sports and Second Amendment issues are essential. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES Ability to edit intelligently and effectively. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Proven writing and editing skills together with knowledge of website design and content. Attention to detail and organization mandatory. Ability to adapt to popular Content Management Software. Knowledge of social networking sites and the ability to develop Search Engine Marketing strategies. Working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization. Ability to implement current SEO/SEM practices as they relate to NRA Publications digital media. Ability to crop and edit photos using Photoshop. Ability to cooperate and coordinate with other department personnel. Ability to work within strict guidelines and under pressure, take direction and carry several projects through to completion simultaneously. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
 
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Campaign Field Representative
If you ever wanted to apply your campaign experience toward the mission of advancing the Second Amendment on behalf of the NRA, this is your opportunity! We are currently seeking qualified Campaign Field Representatives (CFRs) for the 2018 election cycle.

Likely state assignments: AZ, FL, IN, MI, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OH, PA, WI, WV

The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) years of paid campaign experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment. Activities include, but are not limited to: network building and activation; directing voter contact efforts (phone banks, door-to-door, etc.); materials distribution; event staffing and organization; office management; data work; and GOTV & Election Day activities. The ideal candidate will also need to be a problem solver, a self-starter, and be able to work remotely within the team structure to ensure success in their region.

Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, campaign technology, 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 most weekends and evenings; this is not a traditional 9 to 5 job;
• Must be willing to relocate to their assigned region, possibly out of state, for the duration of term;
• Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and remotely, with minimal direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission

CFRs will be paid a monthly stipend, commensurate with experience, and will be benefits eligible (http://careers.nra.org/benefits.aspx). Target deployment will be February through Election Day in November in key areas for the 2018 elections. This is a temporary position that will expire following the November elections.

 
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Field Representative, Area 22 (AL & MS)
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. 12. Perform other duties as assigned. 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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Field Representative, Area 7 (WV, Western VA, parts of MD)
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. 12. Perform other duties as assigned. 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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Finance Coordinator - Financial Services Division
SUMMARY:
Responsible for providing technical support to the Financial Services Division in the areas of off-site financial coordination, division budget coordination, and general administrative duties associated with the Financial Services Division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serves as Budget Coordinator for the expenses of the Financial Services Division.
• Responsible for the sample auditing of expense reports and corporate credit cards for proper adherence to NRA and IRS guidelines.
• Responsible for maintaining the NRA Contracts list and filing system of contracts.
• Serves as the financial representative at NRA Competitive Shooting Events and other General Operations Division events, as deemed necessary, throughout the year. Responsibilities at these events include:
o Counting/verifying cash received on-site and making deposits and providing all copies and additional support to the Financial Services division for necessary inclusion in the financial systems. o Maintaining controls over on-site credit card machines, running necessary close-out procedures, and providing all support to the Financial Services division for necessary inclusion in the financial systems. o Coordinating with each event manager, the system and procedures for which prizes/awards are awarded to ensure accurate information is provided to Financial Services Division regarding winners for tax reporting purposes. o Working at the prize/awards tables to ensure accountability for prizes awarded. o Coordinating with each event manager, ensure the award winners list is accurate and reliable and provide approved list to the Account Payable manager for inclusion in the accounting system, to include cash and non-cash awards. o Ensuring procedures are in place ensure no award winner receives an award without completion and verification of the necessary forms for tax purposes (W9 or W8). o Calculating and collecting tax from foreign winners. • Work in the Cash Office at other events including the Great American Outdoor Show and NRA Annual Meeting. • Serves as backup for petty cash and stamp distribution and maintaining accurate records of usage. • Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Visibility with NRA staff, vendors and the general public. Requires work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. National travel required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary during travel periods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. Administrative experience and relevant computer skills necessary. Knowledge in general accounting, auditing and finance helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Under minimum supervision, handles a high volume of work that is both deadline-sensitive and frequently confidential. This position requires working quickly under pressure while maintaining high quality. The incumbent must exercise considerable initiative, excellent judgment and discretion, as well as must be very detail oriented and flexible. Possesses strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Requires ability to communicate with all levels of management. Requires high visibility as division representative. Requires ability to maintain professionalism while inter-acting with employees and customers of NRA.
Familiarity with accounting procedures a plus. Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel desired. Must be able to pass a credit and background check.
*** This position requires periods of extensive travel, including multi-week out of town assignments ***
 
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Financial Coordinator
SUMMARY
Responsible for providing technical support to the Finance Manager in areas of reconciling and reporting the results of events held by the Friends of NRA program. Additional support is required with various spreadsheets, reports and other administrative duties. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Finalize events held by Friends of NRA committees and complete all necessary work that stems from the finalization process in an accurate and timely manner.
• Verify all required paperwork is received for each Friends of NRA event and filed appropriately in event folders maintained by the Finance Department
• Ensure the correct auction totals are reported, correct sales tax is collected, committee check and credit cards match financial report, committee is charged for appropriate merchandise, miscellaneous expenses are reported, contribution receipts are collected for donations/sponsors.
• Compare event orders, shipping invoices, return invoices and sales summaries to determine if the committee is charged for the correct merchandise. Enter merchandise in the Tracker as sold, not sold, damaged or not received.
• Prepare a financial report, reporting any differences in net income from the original financial report submitted. Print copies of the financial report and merchandise report to close the event.
2. Work with the NRA Field Representatives and volunteer committee members to resolve reconciliation issues and provide assistance in a timely manner.
• Ensure committees receive necessary start-up funding, facility advances and other various check requests
• Communicate with Field Representative when finalizing events about outstanding paperwork, bounced checks, merchandise questions and other issues. Notify Field Representatives of what is due as needed through the weekly email.
• Provide other requested financial support and guidance
3. Maintain organized and accurate committee files.
• File mail in appropriate event files • Update event files as new mail arrives, additional checks are received, additional check requests are processed, etc. • Update reports with appropriate shipping and financial data
4. Prepare ongoing, weekly and monthly logs designed to track income, expenses and advances in an accurate and timely manner. • Verify that all logs are maintained with accuracy and are distributed to the appropriate persons on time or as requested • Track committee tax underpayments for previous years, obtain sales tax rates for each committee and ensure the appropriate tax is collected for each event • Track start up checks, facility advances, event financial information and other financial information as requested • Fulfill additional requests from Managers, Directors, NRA Field Representatives and other employees as requested
5. Assist Finance Manager with various tasks such as Mid/End Year Inventory, IRS audit, closing each month and other tasks as needed.
6. Maintain accuracy of the Event Tracker system. • Update finance report with changes from reconciliations • Verify system is making accurate calculations • Monitor merchandise usage and report discrepancies
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Visibility with NRA Staff, Friends of NRA volunteers, vendors and the general public. Requires work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. National travel occasionally required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary with busy season or travel.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. Administrative experience and relevant computer skills necessary. Knowledge in general accounting, auditing and finance helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Strong analytical skills combined with excellent oral and written communications. Self starter, motivated with ability to work independently. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize many projects during peak periods. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook required.
 
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Fiscal Assistant
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide administrative support to Fiscal Officer, as well as provide support for ILA fiscal division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Receives, opens and distributes mail; faxing and copying as required
2. Prepares daily deposits of ILA & PVF contributions and maintains batch log books
3. Contributor credit card processing
4. Prepares special Thank-You letters for High Donor contributions and In-Memory contributions
5. Prepares rejected items to be mailed to contributors for corrections
6. Prepare letters for PVF corporate business check returns Assist in keying in-house batches to ILA contributor system Assists with premium fulfillment
7. Prepare check requests for transfers to membership and other departments
8. Prepares memos for contributor mailings to outside processing center
9. Supports ILA Grassroots Division/Membership with contributor information when needed

SCOPE: Extensive contact with NRA members, staff and general public as well as other divisions of NRA

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. 3+ years previous administrative support recommended. Accounts Receivable/Check Processing experience recommended.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. High attention to detail required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to deadlines. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Because of access to cash, checks and confidential financial data, this position requires a pre-employment credit and background check.
 
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Gift Entry/Donor Records Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Maintain and update records in Raiser's Edge, the NRA Office of Advancement database and in donor/prospect hard files. Complete gift deposits process to Financial Services and the Treasurer's Office including analysis and processing of gift batches in Raiser's Edge. Post control reports and batch reports in accordance with Advancement's 48-hour turnaround policy.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide accurate, detailed and timely data entry of gifts, pledges, planned gifts, donor and prospect information, NRA Advancement sales, and any other data entry required by the Office of Advancement in Raiser's Edge, the NRA Office of Advancement database, in accordance with divisional guidelines. Complete gift deposits process to the Treasurer’s Office including analysis and processing of gift batches in Raiser's Edge.
2. Organize, coordinate and maintain the integrity of hardcopy filing system, completing hard copy files on a once a week basis minimally.
3. Enter new donor and prospect information into database in an accurate and timely manner to include, but not limited to appropriate coding for mailings, and information requests in accordance with divisional guidelines.
4. Provide support to Financial Services and the Treasurer's Office as needed and directed by the Database Analyst Manager.
5. Assist in database maintenance, including, but not limited to, the elimination of duplicate accounts and establishment of new gift records as directed.
6. Coordinate and upkeep Advancement storage areas to ensure compliance with all applicable fire codes.
7. Assist with Raiser's Edge clean up and coding projects as needed.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required:
• An understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• Ability to work with computer programs, such as Raiser's Edge and MS Office programs with exemplary accuracy.
• Able to process a high volume (over 10,000 gift entries and filing actions per year) of work requiring accurate data entry and hard copy filing charitable gifts in Raiser's Edge, a database designed to record data for retrieval, and enhance overall organization fundraising effectiveness.
• High School Diploma required.
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, able complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and harmoniously as a member of a team.
• Excellent office skills (typing, filing, faxing, copying, etc.)
• Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision and with periodic heavy workloads.
• Essential that applicant have a track record as a quick learner and fast starter with strong self-motivation to learn complex data entry codes and procedures quickly.

Preferred:
• Two or four year degree.
• Experience in data entry using the Raiser's Edge fundraising management system.
• Ability to work in a networked PC information and retrieval system.
• Prior experience in a membership driven organization.
• Previous fund-raising experience.

 
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Grassroots Field Coordinator
LOCATION: 2 positions available

Well-motivated and passionate individuals sought to help create lasting networks of pro-Second Amendment volunteers and activists in regions across the nation to help further the NRA-ILA's grassroots programs and legislative and political agendas and mission. These employees will reside in an assigned region, and will be responsible for all grassroots activities within their states.

Essential Responsibilities: Be a liaison between volunteers, advocates, and NRA Headquarters/Staff; grow sustainable networks of volunteers for long term goals; promote and implement NRA-ILA's grassroots programs, including collegiate and high school outreach; create sustainable networks between other pro-Second Amendment organizations; work with NRA-ILA lobbyists to provide grassroots support for federal, state, and local legislative initiatives; represent NRA at, and provide staffing for, events; promote, organize, and implement NRA-ILA's campaign activities, including oversight of Campaign Field Representatives in targeted races; administrative and fiscal paperwork; and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of paid campaign experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment.

Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, campaign technology, 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; this is not a traditional 9 to 5 job;
• Must live within assigned region;
• Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and remotely, with minimal direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission

Grassroots Field Coordinators will be paid commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Regions: KS/NE/AR/MO - residing in MO strongly preferred
TBD area - residing in PA strongly preferred
 
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ILA Grassroots Summer Intern
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 • 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.
This summer internship will start on Monday May 14th and run through Friday August 10th. All resume's MUST be submitted by Friday May 4th, 2018.
 
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Manager, Event & Budget Analysis
SUMMARY
Responsible for oversight and coordination of timely collection, maintenance and dissemination of Friends of NRA event data. Work closely with Field Staff and NRA Foundation Finance to ensure accuracy of event transaction details and adherence to internal policy and procedures. Responsible for preparations and monitoring of annual Field Operations Division budget. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, implement and track policies and procedures to ensure committee volunteers and Field Representatives secure and forward Friends of NRA funds and event details in a timely manner. Inform Director of Volunteer Fundraising of any issues relating to events.
2. Generate event reports and analysis for the Friends of NRA program as necessary, including special events, merchandise and year end reports in an accurate and timely manner. Track regional and national performance of Friends of NRA events and communicate results to staff on a weekly basis or as requested.
3. Manage and oversee responsibilities of financial and data entry staff, ensuring staff accurately complete job responsibilities and additional tasks within division guidelines. Provide proper training and leadership to coordinators, revising job descriptions when necessary.
4. Function as Field Operations budget coordinator for the division. Review all cost center accounts for adherence to established budgets, notifying Director of Volunteer Fundraising and other pertinent employees of issues in a timely manner.
5. Monitor, research and maintain a complete list of current and delinquent Friends of NRA committee bank accounts to ensure financial policies are followed in creation and termination of accounts and returned funds are reported properly to the NRA Foundation Finance. Work with local bank branches to ensure timely resolution of committee bank account concerns.
6. Develop and maintain training materials and tools for new staff including but not limited to, event policies and procedures, Event Tracker, point of sale equipment and NRA Foundation requirements.
7. Work with other Friends of NRA managers to ensure the Friends of NRA database performance and reporting standards stay in line with growth goals by assisting with analysis of overall system suggesting alterations and adjustments as needed.
8. Assist NRA Foundation Finance with the internal transfer of income and expenses from Friends of NRA events to The NRA Foundation and vice versa in an accurate and timely manner. Generate spreadsheets to properly assist in transfer income/expenses to appropriate cost centers and accounts each month.
9. Work with Information Technology department in securing, maintaining and troubleshooting point of sale equipment for all Field Staff and NRA Foundation national events.
10. Work closely with the Special Events Manager in preparation and execution of accounting and financial procedures at National Foundation Annual Meeting and Great American Outdoor Show events to ensure adherence to proper procedures.
11. Work closely with Merchandise Manager to develop cost and accounting profile for all available merchandise and firearms for the Friends of NRA program and Event Tracker site.

SCOPE: Visibility with NRA Staff, Friends of NRA volunteers, vendors and the general public. Requires work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. Occasional national travel required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary with busy season or travel.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required. Budgeting, administrative experience, basic bookkeeping and relevant computer skills necessary. Previous supervisory experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong analytical skills combined with excellent oral and written communications required. Self-starter, motivated with ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative. Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize many projects during peak periods essential. Proven leadership and supervisory skills in a diverse staff environment essential. Experience with credit card providers and services required. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Database and visual basic knowledge preferred.
 
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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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Paralegal
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Purchasing & Production Specialist
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

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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State Liaison
COORDINATES WITH INTERNAL RESOURCES INCLUDING:
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

REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS
REQUIRED BACKGROUND: 3-5 years government affairs experience in a similar capacity
REQUIRED SKILLS:
Demonstrated successful organizational, communication, advocacy, analytical, and coalition-building skills. Knowledge of and support for the Second Amendment and commitment to preserving the Constitution of the United States.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not limit or restrict the tasks which may be assigned, which are subject to change at any time.
As directed by the ILA Executive Office and ILA State & Local Director/Deputy Director:
1. Direct all state legislative, political, and lobbying activities for the Association in assigned states.
2. Track and conduct research and analysis on firearms and hunting-related bills. Timely report same to NRA.
3. Engage directly in legislative lobbying on Second Amendment issues by establishing and maintaining strong and productive personal contacts among elected and appointed officials and staff with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Association.
4. Develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director, State and Local division and other ILA Divisions for designated region or state assignments.
5. Successfully advance Second Amendment legislative efforts in the face of well-organized opposition, negative publicity, and strong public and media resistance.
6. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to successfully advance the Association's legislative agenda and targeted Association involvement in political races and activities.
7. Manage and execute political action committee activities in state-level elections. Must responsibly, professionally, and positively represent the Association to its membership and public officials in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
8. Coordinate with ILA/Grassroots to mobilize efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership.
9. Work with legislative assistant and legislative aide and other stakeholders to draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed.
10. 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 or as directed.
11. Submit accurate and timely expense reporting; demonstrate responsible stewardship of the Association’s financial resources.

Essential Physical Requirements:
Attend and participate in face-to-face meetings and gatherings in furtherance of legislative advocacy efforts, communicating in written and oral forms, accurately understand and interpret communication from others, reading or similar processing of information, analyzing, researching, exchange information, air and/or land-based travel, computer use. Extensive travel is required to and from all assigned regions during state legislative sessions and throughout the year to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with legislators.

Essential Cognitive Functions:
Read or similar processing of information, analyze, research, generate written work, independent problem solving, control emotions in the face of strong opposition and personal/public/media negative attention, effectively handle and resolve to the satisfaction of the NRA difficult situations involving interactions with others, demonstrated self-management to accomplish assigned tasks to meet deadlines and in overall timely manner. Identify, recognize, determine effective means to persuade others to support NRA proposed legislative efforts and NRA endorsed candidates. Effective comprehension of views and materials developed by stakeholders and opposition. Effective avoidance of avoidable conflicts with persons and organizations whose support is needed by NRA. Develop personal and organizational credibility to promote NRA agenda.
 
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Training Counselor Program Lead
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters (no telework) SUMMARY: Provides assistance to the Manager, Training Department in the development, administration, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of the NRA Training Counselor Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Under supervision of the Manager, evaluate, develop and/or revise curriculum and training materials for the Training Counselor Program within departmental guidelines.
2. Establish locations throughout the nation, secure facilities, and coordinate and conduct Training Counselor Development Workshops while remaining fiscally responsible.
3. Evaluate the credentials and recommend approval of new training counselors within departmental guidelines. Investigate complaints in an accurate and timely manner and recommend appropriate action to suspend/revoke training counselor credentials within departmental guidelines. Maintain confidential records related to all such cases within departmental guidelines.
4. Keep Training Counselors updated on program policy, procedures, materials and techniques through NRA Training Department Updates, NRA Blog, and nrainstructors.org.
5. Provide day-to-day assistance and support to NRA Training Counselors by answering questions and supplying information, as well as reviewing, analyzing and responding appropriately to telephone and program correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Provide technical support for projects related to training/program literature in a timely manner within departmental guidelines.
7. Assist, as directed, in the development of training aids and training materials in support of the NRA Training Program.
8. Develop, within departmental guidelines, program-related marketing and sales strategies in support of NRA Division objectives.
9. Assist the Manager in an annual evaluation of the Training Counselor Program, support activities and literature, and make appropriate changes to maintain integrity of this program.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with other NRA divisions, NRA membership, ILA, industry, national youth development and shooting sports associated organizations, general public and federal, state and local government agencies. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 60 lbs of material, as well as ability to stand for long periods of time while conducting instructional seminars. Occasional travel and weekend work required. Ability to work around live fire and general public on outdoor ranges is required. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.A. or B.S. degree required. Equivalent experience or demonstrated skills may be considered in lieu of degree. A strong shooting sports background with experience teaching firearm safety and basic marksmanship required. Expert knowledge of firearms and their operation required. Certification as an NRA Certified Instructor in one or more disciplines required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with strong leadership and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines essential.

Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management essential. Working knowledge of computer software, specifically word processing, graphics, spreadsheet and general database functions required.
 
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Training Program Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters (no telework) SUMMARY:
Provide assistance to the Manager in the development, administration, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of NRA Firearm Training Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluate, develop and/or revise curriculum and training materials for the Basic Firearm Training Program within departmental guidelines.
2. Provide technical support for projects related to the use of emerging technology to support the Basic Firearm Training program.
3. Evaluate, develop, and/or revise web content and functions in support of NRA trainers as well as course outlines, lesson plans, handbooks, and video scripts for NRA’s basic firearm training programs within departmental guidelines.
4. Provide day-to-day assistance and support to NRA instructors and members, and the general public, by answering questions and supplying material information, as well as reviewing, analyzing, and responding appropriately to telephone and program correspondence in an accurate and timely manner, especially in regard to www.nrainstructors.org
5. Provide assistance in developing NRA Training Department Update email blasts, and other educational publications. Submit articles on programs to interested publications as directed.
6. Direct and assist in conduct of Instructor, Training Counselor, and other courses within departmental guidelines.
7. Investigate complaints and make recommendations for resolution within departmental guidelines. Complaints must be first-hand knowledge of the incident and submitted in writing. Maintain a neat, easy reference file system for individual instructors against whom complaints have been received. The investigations, identities, outcomes, revocations are to be kept confidential by the NRA Training Department.
8. Process administrative issues related to the disciplinary/corrective actions taken regarding NRA Trainers that have been suspended or revoked. Ensure follow-through is completed in a timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, in the development of training aids and training materials in support of the NRA Training Program.
10. Develop, within departmental guidelines, program-related marketing and sales strategies in support of NRA Division objectives.
11. Assist the Manager in the continuous evaluation of the Basic Firearm Training Program, support activities, literature, e-learning, and make appropriate changes to maintain integrity of this program.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with other NRA divisions, NRA membership, ILA, industry, national youth development and shooting sports associated organizations, general public and federal, state and local government agencies. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 60 lbs of material, as well as ability to stand for long periods of time while conducting instructional seminars. Occasional travel and weekend work required. Ability to work around live fire and general public on outdoor ranges is required. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
B.A. or B.S. degree required. Equivalent experience or demonstrated skills may be considered in lieu of degree. A strong shooting sports background with experience teaching firearm safety and basic marksmanship required. Expert knowledge of firearms and their operation required. Certification as an NRA Certified Instructor in one or more disciplines required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with strong leadership and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines essential.

Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management essential. Working knowledge of computer software, specifically word processing, graphics, spreadsheet and general database functions required.
 
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Warehouse Assistant (Columbia, Missouri)
LOCATION: Columbia Missouri; no telework

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: A motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently is essential. Capability to use forklift, hand truck and other warehouse equipment and tools required. The ability to use a computer, Microsoft Office software and email is essential. Attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple projects within set deadlines is a necessity. Knowledge of federal firearms license rules and regulations is a plus. The ability to lift 75 pounds required.
 
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YES Program Marketing Intern (2 positions available)
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters. Employment will begin June 4 and end August 3, 2018. Selected candidates must commit for the duration of this internship.

SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting the Event Marketing & Communications Manager and Y.E.S. (Youth Education Summit) team with all arrangements and marketing for the Y.E.S. program and other marketing assets for Field Operations. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support staff within departmental guidelines in coordination of the National Youth Education Summit to include:
• Assist in preparation of informational and itinerary packets for all Y.E.S. attendees and chaperones
• Assist in preparation of Y.E.S. promotional bags for students and chaperones
• Assist in packing all needed items for each Y.E.S. session and the Y.E.S. remote office at the hotel
• Assist in all aspects of both sessions of the week-long Y.E.S. event held at NRA Headquarters and surrounding areas in Washington, D.C. as directed
• Organize grant finalization paperwork for each Y.E.S. attendee
• Assist in creating creative content and promotional materials for the Friends of NRA and the NRA Foundation including design flyers, ads, e-mail blasts and other support materials.

Assist in developing effective communication tools to market Friends of NRA and the Youth Education Summit to NRA members and the general public to include:
• Write and edit articles for brochures, newsletters, blog posts and other publications
• Conduct research for potential NRABlog articles and Traditions features

SCOPE: High visibility with Field Operations divisional staff, other staff within the NRA, and Y.E.S. participants. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities with direct supervision and support. Evenings, weekend work and 12-15 hour workdays will be required during Y.E.S. weeks. Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds required during both sessions of Y.E.S.; July 9-15 and July 23-29.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Y.E.S. Alumni currently enrolled at an accredited higher education institution preferred. Event coordination, graphic design and marketing experience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong writing and computer skills required. Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all levels of NRA staff and high school aged students who will be attending Y.E.S. Attention to detail with a sense of creativity essential. Proficiency in MS Office suite and social media platforms. Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) preferred.
 
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