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Administrative Assistant
SUMMARY: Provide administrative support to Division Director in daily management of the division through communication, coordination, and implementation division goals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Perform as division budget coordinator to include, but not be limited to the following duties: act as liaison with Financial Services Division; assist department managers in developing their annual budgets; assist Director in departmental budget development and review; review departmental budget data entry and updates as required; review monthly variance reports, identify areas of concern, and report results to Director in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Prepare and review to ensure accuracy of documents requiring Director’s authorization such as purchase requisitions, travel authorizations, expense reports, etc., in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Provide accurate and timely follow-up on project status and action items delegated to departmental managers. Assist Director with duties by responding to/delegating routine tasks, responses, and actions.
4. Review and edit weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports from departments. Consolidate divisional reports as required for submission to Executive Director’s office in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Provide advertising materials, submit and maintain advertising contracts, provide placement scheduling and other ad services by required deadline.
6. Identify and recommend concepts to enhance staff productivity/morale and initiate concepts approved by Director.
7. Assume responsibility for monitoring, reviewing, and processing division timecards in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Act as liaison for business and organizational information flow from other NRA divisions, members, and law enforcement community - receive, circulate, collect and return information as appropriate, to include managing the main LED mailbox.
9. Screen telephone calls for Director and route calls to appropriate staff as necessary. Greet visitors to department in a courteous and professional manner.
10. Oversee purchase activity for the division’s Administrative office supply budget. Provide guidance on monthly/fiscal year status.
11. Prepare/generate correspondence and memoranda for Director.
12. Facilitate onboarding/orientation for new division employees, including instructing new/transferred department managers on divisional procedures and policies, processes and tracking.
13. Maintain Administrative department reference files in an accurate and timely manner.
14. Assist with incoming mail distribution by staff members and temporarily handle distribution as needed. Process outgoing mail/packages in a timely manner, when required.
15. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with Law Enforcement Division, other NRA divisions, NRA members, other law enforcement organizations and their representatives, and the general public. Positions functions within a fast-paced work environment with frequent interruptions, shifting priorities, and tight deadlines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma; some business school or college coursework preferred. At least 3-5 years administrative support required. Exposure to and experience with budget process and financial reporting preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential for success. Proficiency with MS Office software is required, as is the willingness to learn other programs. Proven excellence in customer service delivery to internal and external customers; tact and diplomacy in dealing with a broad variety of individuals is essential. Demonstrated ability to accomplish multiple, sometimes competing, priorities to set deadlines with superior product quality. Excellent grammar and proofreading skills required. Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate utmost professionalism required. Ability to maintain composure under stressful circumstances is necessary. Consistent, regular, and punctual attendance is required.
Commitment to the mission of the NRA and Law Enforcement division required.
 
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Assistant to the Senior Director of Gift Planning
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Responsible for the administrative support of the Senior Director of Gift Planning and the administrative functions of the Planned Giving Department.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Screens, in a professional and courteous manner, in-coming phone calls and directs calls to appropriate departmental personnel for resolution.
2. Assists in generating, within departmental guidelines, a monthly log tracking the number and source of planned giving inquiries.
3. Responsible for mailing of information requests to donors, potential donors, NRA field representatives, and estate planners in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Responsible for the maintenance and updating of records relating to estate planners in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Daily routes incoming mail, inter-departmental mail and routine correspondence to appropriate departmental personnel in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Maintains filing systems, within divisional guidelines.
7. Maintains Senior Director’s calendar and schedules/arranges meetings, prepares reports and material for meetings and completes all after-meeting tasks and follow-up in an accurate and timely manner. 8. Responsible for entering information into Raisers Edge database as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Handles, within departmental guidelines, new purchase orders and the timely processing and payment of invoices in an accurate manner.
10. Responsible, within departmental guidelines, for the coordination of travel for the Senior Director and Director of Planned Giving in an accurate and timely manner. Duties to include preparation of any required Travel Authorization form and subsequent Expense Report.
11. Coordinates special planned giving mailings, such as Heritage Society calendar, Christmas cards, etc. as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Projects future office supply needs and orders supplies based on those anticipated needs in a timely manner. Maintains a basic store of office supplies for departmental use. Collates packing slips, supplies received and supply request form and processes vendor invoice approval in a timely manner.
13. Handles, within departmental guidelines, new purchase orders and the timely processing and payment of invoices in an accurate manner.

SCOPE: Extensive contact with staff, NRA members, donors, potential donors and general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Limited travel and weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma required. Associate or Bachelor’s degree desirable. Minimum of three years of administrative support experience required. Computer literacy and experience required. Experience in planned giving preferred or a willingness to learn planned giving techniques.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines required. Proven ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgment and discretion essential. Excellent oral communication skills required. Accurate typing required. Excellent organization, proofreading and formatting skills required. Ability to create and maintain filing systems and logs required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and WordPerfect for Windows preferred, with willingness to learn other software packages essential. Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of staff and work independently or as a member of a team required.

 
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Certifications Coordinator
Location: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provides administrative and clerical support to the Law Enforcement Training Department.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for control, within departmental guidelines, of the certification process for all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools and the renewals of the certifications. This includes, but is not limited to, the entry and updating of certifications and certified instructors to the LEAD Tracking System, as well as the scanning of all paperwork necessary for the files, and the printing, mailing, etc. of the certifications and/or renewals.
2. Responsible to assure that all fees (money, checks, purchase orders, etc.) for certifications, memberships associated with certification, and agency affiliations, are received, accounted for and deposited in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Responsible to assure that all memberships associated with certification, and club/agency affiliations, are received, accounted for and processed or directed to the appropriate division or department.
4. Responsible for production or procurement of support materials (envelopes, forms, certificates, etc.) required to process certifications, renewals and any associated task in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Responsible for the scanning, and other processing, of certifications, renewals of certifications and any other forms, as well as any maintenance of the electronic or paper files associated with the certification process.
6. Provide accurate and timely notification of renewals to the certified instructors, as well as, providing reminders of renewals to those who may not have responded to the initial notices.
7. Monitor, within departmental guidelines, budgetary income, via the LEAD Tracking System or other means, for monies (including checks, money orders, purchase orders, etc.) received and transferred to other departments and accounting in an accurate and timely manner the total revenue generated by the certification/recertification process.
8. Answer telephone inquiries in a courteous and prompt manner.
9. Review, or pass on to the manager, or his designee, for review, the submitted continuing education hours of training necessary for recertification.
10. Responsible for maintaining and updating Law Enforcement Tracking System lists in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Perform general office duties necessary for the fulfillment of the job, such as, but not limited to, faxing, filing, copying and other general office duties.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA divisions, NRA members, law enforcement officers and personnel and the general public. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Limited travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required. Minimum of two years of clerical/business experience required. Bookkeeping experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Minimum accurate typing of 55 WPM required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, scanning, electronic file creation, and familiarity with database entry programs. Excellent oral and written communication, grammar, and spelling skills essential. Professional telephone manner required. Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals with minimal or no direct supervision. Detail orientation required, as well as proven ability to perform as a team player. Demonstrated ability to file and maintain records, both electronic and paper, accurately.

 
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Field Representative - South Carolina
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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Legislative & Legal Research Intern
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Summary: Responsible for researching and cataloging scientific, scholarly, and legal materials concerning hunting and wildlife management to support the Hunter Leadership Forum. This is a temporary, grant-funded position and will end when funding is exhausted. The position may be segmented into two part-time positions with discrete areas of responsibility: one performing legal research, and one with research database creation, organization, and DB management.

Essential Responsibilities
• Conduct scientific, scholarly, and legal research on publicly available hunting and wildlife management materials
• Collect and organize the information in a user-friendly, searchable database
• Present and explain the findings to the Hunter Leadership Forum at scheduled meetings

Education and Experience: Candidate(s) must possess excellent verbal and written communication, computer, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Excellent research and organizational skills are also critical to this position. Educational requirements are flexible due to the nature of the position(s), but coursework in scientific, scholarly and legal research, and database organization and management are necessary. Being informed on historical and current developments in hunting and wildlife management is essential, as is support for the mission of the NRA.

 
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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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Managing Editor, America's 1st Freedom/americas1stfreedom.org
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters

SUMMARY
America's 1st Freedom is NRA Publications' 24/7 media resource dedicated to the preservation of firearm rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. We are seeking a media professional to: Coordinate workflow and review of print magazine files; and manage content and posting on companion website (americas1stfreedom.org). This is a deadline-oriented, career-building professional editorial position.

The job requires top-notch skills in workflow management, copy-editing, page production, web-based content management system (CMS) posting, and search engine optimization (SEO) and management (SEM); plus daily posting/moderation for A1F social media; and management of assistant editor.

Additional requirements include: excellent writing and verbal communication; first-hand familiarity with firearms and shooting; knowledge of issues concerning firearm ownership; basic understanding of public policy process and principles; attention to detail and organization; ability to collaborate with colleagues, contractors and contacts in industry and government; ability to work within strict guidelines and under pressure, to take direction and carry multiple projects through to completion; ability to work with minimal supervision.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: B.A. degree in Journalism, English or Communications, and/or demonstrable work experience. Minimum five years' experience in editorial management and website production; track-record in producing compelling content. Knowledge of best practices in print workflow and online SEO and SEM. Working knowledge of leading style manuals. Compatibility with firearm ownership, shooting sports and Second Amendment advocacy are essential.

BEST-CASE SCENARIO: For the career-track communicator and avid advocate for firearms freedom, here is your opportunity to merge those attributes and play a key role in the National Rifle Association's mission to preserve Constitutionally-protected rights. This is a chance to bring your intellect, talent, principles and patriotism to a team whose winning track record is unprecedented. The position is located in Fairfax, VA and reports to the Editorial Director, NRA Publications.

Please e-mail a cover letter thoroughly detailing your background and qualifications, along with a current resumé and writing samples/links, to careers@nrahq.org The NRA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (minority/women/disabled) offering an extensive benefits package.
 
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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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Merchandise and Firearms Coordinator
SUMMARY:
Responsible for ensuring proper distribution of merchandise to fundraising events across the nation. Provide support to field staff, vendors and volunteers for Friends of NRA event merchandise orders and delivery. Handle damage reports and invoicing issues to ensure accurate payments to vendors and damage reports are properly completed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
a. Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
b. Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
c. Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and promptly notify the Finance team for event finalization
d. Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers

2. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and firearms order problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipments.

3. Research and correct invoicing issues with Vendors and the NRA Foundation accounts payable department in an accurate and timely manner.

4. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise preview meeting, including creating vendor invitations, meeting layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned.

5. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package catalogs and Vendor Direct online store including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchases or discount opportunities.

6. Ensure all Friends of NRA event merchandise reports are copied and filed with event folders including necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.

7. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 250 merchandise and firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.

8. Assist Merchandise team in the coordination and setup of annual headquarters sale of samples and excess inventory as directed.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
High visibility with NRA staff, NRA Field Representatives, Friends of NRA volunteers and program vendors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Weekend work and national travel occasionally required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school degree required with 2 years office experience required. Administrative experience and relevant computer skills necessary. An understanding of and experience with inventory management, event coordination, firearms, and purchasing techniques desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Strong organization skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 lbs. required.
 
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Part-time Range Officers
Works at NRA Range at Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

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

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

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

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

 
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Program Coordinator, Law Enforcement Training
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provides administrative and clerical support to the Law Enforcement Training Department. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for control, within departmental guidelines, of registration for all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools assigned.
2. Ensure that all fees for all Law Enforcement Firearms Schools and any other tasks that involve fees or monies are received or accounted for in advance of the school in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Verify that the packing and shipping of all support materials required by instructors to conduct Law Enforcement Firearms Schools or events is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Provide accurate and timely administrative support to the department to include correspondence, expense reports, quarterly and annual reports, copying and filing.
5. Monitor, within departmental guidelines, budgetary spending and accounting in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Answer telephone inquiries in a courteous, accurate and prompt manner.
7. Handle requests for materials and timely disseminate information regarding NRA Law Enforcement Programs in an accurate manner.
8. Coordinate travel authorizations and expense reports for departmental staff and adjunct instructors in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Maintain accurate records of all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools and students that are assigned to them on an annual basis.
10. Responsible for maintaining and updating Law Enforcement tracking system lists in an accurate and timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA Divisions, SureShip personnel, NRA members, law enforcement officers and personnel and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Limited travel and overtime required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required. Minimum of two years clerical/business experience required. Bookkeeping experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Minimum accurate typing of 55 WPM required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Excellent oral and written communication, grammar and spelling skills essential. Pleasant telephone manner required. Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals essential. Detail orientation required, as well as proven ability to perform as a team player. Demonstrated ability to file and maintain records accurately required.
 
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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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Training Program Coordinator
SUMMARY
Provide assistance to the Manager in the development, administration, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of NRA Firearm Training Program. Oversee the maintenance and growth of the America’s Rifle Challenge (ARC) Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluate, develop and/or revise curriculum and training materials for the Basic Firearm Training Program and America’s Rifle Challenge Program within departmental guidelines.
2. Provide technical support for projects related to the use of emerging technology to support the Basic Firearm Training program, and develop and grow the America’s Rifle Challenge 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 and America’s Rifle Challenge 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 Programs.
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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