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

SUMMARY

Implements and coordinates established advertising practices and policies to ensure the accurate and timely placement of paid and in-house (NRA) advertising in the Publications-produced NRA magazines and e-media properties that meet industry and quality standards.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Verifies accuracy of all orders for advertising space to ensure adherence with industry, and NRA legal and financial guidelines.
2. Enters insertion orders into ad server accurately and promptly.
3. Analyzes performance reports and forecast inventory.
4. Integrates and verifies all required data entry and reports generated for all paid and in-house advertising records on customized advertising computer system.
5. Forwards orders and supporting material to appropriate Production and Advertising Operations staff.
6. Responsible for accurate billing of all advertising space in the magazines and e-media properties, to include coordination of the mailing of invoices and checking copies.
7. Maintains advertising agency, advertising and sales force contact information.
8. Reviews and investigates complaints about and from advertisers, and seeks resolutions with supervisor’s guidance.
9. Checks "for position only" (FPO) books, bluelines and proofs for correct advertisement placement, key numbers and other changes required.
10. Assists with reconciliation of all advertising in magazines and e-media properties against invoices to ensure accuracy of both billing and content as they relate to advertising.
11. Assists advertising sales representatives with certain activities concerning orders for paid advertising.
12. Responsible for correspondence concerning advertising contracts/insertion orders
. 13. Communicates with advertising sales representatives on policy matters and operating procedures for related advertising functions.
14. Handles routine correspondence and reports, and maintains files.
15. Records all pertinent telephone and in-person conversations on any advertisements. Follows up with appropriate correspondence.
16. Assists Accounts Receivable in solving credit and billing concerns for all advertisers.
17. Coordinates with Production and Advertising Operations supervisors on advertisement reproduction material status, placements, changes and extensions.
18. Backs up other Production and Advertising Operations staff on the telephones.
19. Travels as assigned.

SCOPE
Works closely with advertising sales representatives and their staffs on a daily basis to ensure accurate information and billing of all paid advertisements in the magazines and e-media properties. Coordinates daily with Production and Advertising Operations Manager and other departmental staff. Daily contact with advertisers and/or their agencies. Interfaces with other Publications staff on advertising in the magazines and e-media properties. Coordinates with Financial Services Division on billing, processing and resolution of problems, as appropriate. Coordinates with other NRA divisions on in-house advertising needs for the magazines and e-media properties. Frequent contact with NRA members.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate degree or equivalent work experience required. Knowledge of and experience with customer relations desired. Data entry knowledge and experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Attention to detail and accuracy mandatory. Ability to handle figures with high degree of accuracy; typing and word processing with high degree of accuracy. Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word required. Macintosh experience a plus. Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to skillfully handle multiple telephone calls at the same time. Ability to work independently and under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced department; handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Decision-making ability required. Hands-on experience with various types of office equipment required.

 
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Associate Photographer
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Plans, schedules, coordinates and performs studio and location photographic assignments; strong background in tabletop still life photography, composition, and studio lighting required. Produces various finished photographic products in primary support of the publications American Rifleman, American Hunter, America’s 1st Freedom, Shooting Illustrated, NRA InSights and Shooting Sports USA, and the NRA Publications websites; performs similar duties in support of the photographic needs of other NRA divisions and the Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates scheduling and performance of photographic assignments with the Photography Director.
2. Records, prioritizes and monitors progress of photographic work orders to their completion in accordance with known requester requirements.
3. Performs studio and location photography, utilizing continuous source and/or strobe lights, and related support equipment under varying conditions and without direct supervision. Work must often be done under short notice and constrained schedule conditions.
4. Produces high-quality image files, including editing, color correction, sharpening, sizing and enhancement, as needed.
5. Constructs/disassembles backgrounds, supporting sets, and various photographic equipment to include lifting, carrying and unpacking/packing of heavy and/or awkward equipment/materials.
6. Exhibits an open minded, positive attitude when interacting with associates seeking photography services. Works to ensure that the requested photographic services are delivered in a timely manner and that the product is appropriate to the request.
7. Maintains high standards of quality for all photography and related services. Implements quality control measures for all photography services.
8. Produces high quality ink jet prints.
9. Compiles and maintains Collateral Order forms for billbacks.
10. Assists in the maintenance of the Photography Department photo archiving and cataloging system for digital images, slides, transparencies, prints and negatives.
11. Serves as a technical resource on photography and photographic equipment for publication staff.
12. Maintains safe practices when working with firearms, electrical equipment, photography equipment and when performing heavy lifting and carrying.
13. Adheres to high standards of housekeeping. Duties include maintaining the general appearance of the studio and the proper storage of photographic equipment. Monitors condition of studio and photography equipment.
14. Performs the duties of other Photography Department staff members as assigned.
15. Extended hours required; travels as assigned.

SCOPE: Coordinates with all levels of management and staff within NRA Publications as well as other divisions. Sometimes highly visible staff member during public events/functions when providing photographic coverage. Working environment ranges from executive offices to outdoors during severe weather conditions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis on commercial, tabletop, and studio studio still life photography or relevant work experience. Formal course work in photography and studio lighting desired. Minimum two years experience in editorial photography, including studio and location work. (Editorial photography requirement may be waived if portfolio and interview demonstrate sufficient depth of knowledge and variety of photo subjects/situations.)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong interpersonal skills required to work as part of a team to accomplish the goals of the Photography Department, the Publications Division and NRA. Ability to perform duties in a professional, courteous and helpful manner. Strong organizational skills required. Willing and able to learn and quickly become competent with new equipment and software as they become available. Attention to detail mandatory. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently and without direct supervision. Ability to work from conceptual stage to final production of reproduction quality transparencies, prints and/or digital files. Normal color vision required. Solid working knowledge of photographic equipment and accessories. Expertise in Macintosh operating systems, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom. Working knowledge and experience with raw digital photo files, the use of Meta data and digital asset management. Working knowledge of color management basics and standard office software. Knowledge of video and audio recording. Knowledge of firearms and firearm safety STRONGLY DESIRED. Ability to identify most common types wildlife recommended.

When applying, please include a link to your portfolio.

 
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Event Marketing & Communications Coordinator
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for a variety of duties within the Volunteer Fundraising structure including marketing and communication and video production activities for the Friends of NRA program. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association and the NRA Foundation.Responsible for a variety of duties within the Volunteer Fundraising structure including marketing and communication and video production activities for the Friends of NRA program. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association and the NRA Foundation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Oversee, within divisional guidelines, the creative content, development and scheduling of e-mail blasts to promote Friends of NRA events. This includes researching e-mail market trends, analyzing success rate of current Friends of NRA e-mail blasts and designing new e-mail blasts that are consistent with Friends of NRA’s brand and message.
2. Create, as directed, graphic design for marketing collateral such as: brochures, manuals, flyer templates and other marketing assets promoting the Friends of NRA brand, NRA Foundation national events and the NRA Foundation’s quarterly magazine, Traditions.
3. Create a development strategy, within departmental guidelines, to identify new and interactive opportunities to raise funds for Friends of NRA to include awareness campaigns, PowerPoint projects, etc.
4. Monitor and maintain Friends of NRA e-mail inboxes to ensure that incoming messages are distributed accordingly and receive a response in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Support and assist NRA Field Staff with developing and scheduling monthly e-mail blasts in the Western and Southwest regions to market and promote Friends of NRA events in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Support and assist, as directed, NRA field staff with various requests including processing charters, insurance and mailing requests for Friends of NRA events in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Assist Y.E.S coordinator on the implementation and coordination, within departmental guidelines, of the Youth Education Summit [Y.E.S.] and assist with developing communication and marketing materials for the program.
8. Assist in the writing of quarterly Traditions Magazine articles promoting the Friends of NRA program, Y.E.S., and The NRA Foundation events in an accurate and timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility with Field Operations divisional staff, NRA field staff, other staff within the NRA, Friends of NRA volunteers and Y.E.S. participants. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities with minimal direct supervision. Ability to communicate and work well with others essential. Weekend work is occasionally required. Local travel occasionally required. Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration in Graphic Design is required. Proven understanding of web/mobile technologies. Experience in Marketing, Communications or equivalent is preferred. An understanding of and experience with marketing, fundraising and special event promotion is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong writing and basic computer skills requires. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Must be extremely creative, organized and detail oriented. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within set deadlines essential. Self-starter with the ability to work with little supervision essential. Proficiency in MS Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite [Photoshop, InDesign, and Premier], Web design and HTML required. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with all levels of NRA staff, Y.E.S. participants and Friends of NRA volunteers.
 
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Exhibits & Operations Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: The Exhibits and Operations Coordinator participates in the day-to-day operations developed for the NRA Shows and Events and Recruiting Programs Departments. The successful candidate will have a direct impact on the growth of both departments by completing assigned tasks with maximum efficiency and accuracy. Duties will include event scheduling and registration, coordinating display and materials shipments, tracking and reporting event-related expenditures and results, data entry and database management, membership processing, written and oral correspondence with recruiters, members and NRA staff, and other general duties as needed. The successful candidate will have excellent time management skills and will proactively solve problems.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain complete, concise and contemporaneous records including all financial and logistical aspects of the areas of responsibility providing reports as required.
• Facilitate attendance at commercial exhibit events.
• Route daily incoming mail, inter-departmental mail and routine correspondence to appropriate departmental personnel.
• Process membership applications and follow up with members and recruiters regarding errors and discrepancies.
• Maintain and update Recruiter database and coordinate data input with other departments and individuals.
• Assist department by representing the association at shows and special events when needed.

Scope: Extensive contact with NRA staff, recruiters, and the general public.

Education and Experience: College degree required. Customer service background and experience in a professional office setting is helpful. Familiarity with firearms and the sporting/firearms industry is a plus. Sales experience and graphic design knowledge a plus, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge, awareness and support of NRA and its position in regard to the Second Amendment and firearms related issues. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Acute attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills are required. Must be service oriented with a pleasant phone voice, have a strong command of the English language and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must show the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be available for overnight and/or extended travel as requested. Exceptional time management skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.

 
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Financial Manager
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for reconciling financial reports of Friends of NRA committees including event and program cost analysis. Work closely with Financial Services and The NRA Foundation to ensure proper disposition of funds and adherence to internal policy and procedures and IRS regulations. Responsible for ensuring proper monthly and yearly reconciliations and journal entries are completed within set guidelines. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, implement and track financial policies and procedures to ensure committee volunteers and Field Representatives secure and forward Friends of NRA funds in a timely manner. Inform Director of Volunteer Fundraising of any issues relating to events.
2. Direct 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, financial reports and accurate journal entries to properly transfer income/expenses to appropriate cost centers and accounts during the close of each month.
3. Function as budget coordinator for department. 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.
4. Complete Year-end Merchandise Reconciliation and physical inventory for The NRA Foundation, submitting account variances and support in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Manage and oversee responsibilities of financial staff, ensuring financial staff accurately complete job responsibilities and additional tasks within division guidelines. Provide proper training and leadership to coordinators, revising job descriptions when necessary.
7. Generate income and expense statements and other event financial reports for the Friends of NRA program as necessary, including special events, merchandise and year end reports in an accurate and timely manner. Fulfill additional requests from Director of Volunteer Fundraising, The NRA Foundation and Auditors in a timely manner.
8. 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.
9. Develop ongoing reporting system for tracking regional and national performance of Friends of NRA events and communicate results to staff on a weekly basis or as requested.
10. Manage invoice processing for all Friends of NRA merchandise. Ensure invoices, orders and filing to each event meets department policies and guidelines in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Work with Information Technology department in securing, maintaining and troubleshooting point of sale equipment for all Field Staff and NRA Foundation national events.

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 Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field required. Fiscal, auditing and administrative experience, general accounting, cost analysis and reconciliation, electronic funds transfer, budgeting 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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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: Works at 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 or equivalent required.
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, able complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently and 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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Hunting Policy Liaison
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

The Hunting Policy Liaison is responsible for assisting the Manager of Hunting Policy to direct, coordinate and implement NRA – ILA's lobbying efforts at the federal and state levels with regard to hunting-related issues.

The Liaison will work with federal and state liaisons to help ensure they successfully lobby for enhanced hunter opportunity provided in federal code, state statute and regulation. Duties include, but are not limited to: lobbying government officials; preparing letters, fact sheets and other documents used by federal and state liaisons; performing research to determine what statutory and regulatory changes are needed to benefit hunters; responding to NRA members who have corresponded with NRA-ILA regarding hunting policy matters; coordinating with representatives of other pro-hunting interest groups in order to advance mutual initiatives; monitoring activities of anti-hunting organizations; and, speaking to various groups to convey NRA-ILA involvement in the effort to preserve and enhance human rights.

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


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

POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as a product purchasing agent for the NRAstore, NRA Tactical and NRA Country brands. In addition to product purchasing responsibilities, assists with development and implementation of sales promotions across multiple channels, including printed catalog, websites, blogs, social media and regular targeted e-mail blasts. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to copywriting, conceptual development of advertising materials, graphic generation, image manipulation, content generation, content updating, photographic art direction, trade show setups, video product demonstrations and public interaction as an NRA representative. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Actively evaluates, develops and purchases new products for NRAstore, within departmental guidelines.
2. Conceives, designs and develops proprietary NRA branded products, within departmental guidelines.
3. Analyzes historical sales data, identifying merchandise categories with high sales potential in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Analyzes market trends in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Monitors, in a timely manner, competitors to identify and exploit buying trends, with the goal of increasing NRAstore sales and profits.
6. Tests and evaluates, within departmental guidelines, potential products.
7. Writes advertising sales copy for NRAstore products in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Participates in hands-on involvement with all NRAstore promotions, including, but not limited to e-mail, website, direct mail, magazine, newsletter and periodical ads, video product demonstrations and printed catalog, as directed.
9. Participates in hands-on involvement with printed catalog preparation, including photography, layout, product placement, special promotions, copywriting and proofreading, as directed.
10. Provides content contributions and moderation for the NRAstore.com website, blogs, product reviews, catalog copy and other sales related initiatives as required.
11. Positions and merchandises, within departmental guidelines, NRAstore products in printed catalogs, e-mails, physical store and remote events.
12. Interacts with the NRA technical department to facilitate implementation of marketing programs in a timely manner.
13. Assists, as required, with day-to-day maintenance of NRAstore.com website.
14. Develops and nurtures, within departmental guidelines, business relationships with existing and potential vendors.
15. Negotiates favorable cost options, price breaks and terms for the NRAstore, within departmental guidelines.
16. Troubleshoots and resolves vendor disputes in a timely manner.
17. Interacts directly with customers via e-mail and telephone in response to product inquiries or problems, in a timely manner.
18. Interacts with and supervises outside service vendors including, but not limited to printers and freelance creative talent, within departmental guidelines.
19. Participates, as required, directly in the operation of the brick-and-mortar NRAstore at the Museum.
20. Directly participates in onsite retail sales at in-house and remote events, including loading/unloading of trucks, cash register operation, stocking, shipping, receiving, and supervision of volunteers.
21. Attends industry trade shows as directed.

SCOPE: The NRAstore Merchandise Buyer functions as a product selector, reviewer, evaluator, developer and marketer for the NRAstore. This position is the liaison between the NRAstore and its customers, NRA members, product vendors, service vendors, NRA staff, and NRA fulfillment center(s). Moderate local and national travel is required. Moderate overtime and weekend work is required. This position functions in a fast paced work environment, with minimal direct supervision. Position requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time, as well as lifting and carrying 20 lbs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.A./ B.S. in communications, marketing, management, business or a related field, or 5+ years experience in a catalog, retail or e-commerce store enterprise, including vendor relations, new product acquisition and development, sales and marketing is required. Familiarity with the outdoor/sporting/firearms industry is preferred. Sales/purchasing/product development experience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Experience with marketing techniques and an understanding of the NRAstore customer/member demographic critical. Ability to willingly work in a fast-paced, small team environment, managing multiple projects and meeting stringent deadlines essential. Research, analytical and problem resolution skills essential. Intermediate knowledge of PC platforms, graphics software and Microsoft Office essential. Proven ability to effectively formulate and present proposals for maximizing sales required. Strong command of English and excellent oral and written communication skills required. Outstanding human relation skills, tact, professional decorum and a strong work ethic mandatory. A demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate outside service vendors essential. Graphic design skills, to include familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite [specifically Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator] are a plus.

 
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Part Time Range Technician
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters Range

SUMMARY: Assist in providing technical, maintenance and mechanical assistance on the NRA Range as directed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. Position will not involve any Range Safety Officer responsibilities and will not handle firearms.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide general assistance to the Range Operations Specialist as directed.
2. Perform routine range maintenance and cleaning as directed in a timely manner.
3. Perform minor electrical work, including light replacements, ballast swaps and LED blubs as directed in a timely manner.
4. Perform “back of range” cleaning, including lead clean-up, brass collection, scrap pick-up, and lead barrel replacement as directed in a timely manner.
5. Maintain and organize appearance of the NRA Range and outlying storage areas as directed in a timely manner.
6. Perform general painting duties as instructed, including NRA Range floor, walls, office area and baffles, etc.
7. Assist with maintenance and minor repairs on all Rail and Carrier systems as directed in a timely manner.
8. Assist with minor repairs and maintenance on Backstop, Auger and HVAC systems as directed in a timely manner.
9. Assist in stocking of sale merchandise as well as office/classroom/lounge maintenance and repairs as directed in a timely manner.
10. Assist, as directed, Manager, Facilities, in duties related to building maintenance in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Communicate, in a timely manner, stock and usage levels for all in-house Range materials for replenishment.
12. Policing/cleaning of local parking garage area as directed in a timely manner.
13. Assist in mailroom pick-up for Range materials as well as ammunition deliveries as directed in a timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility with all NRA Divisions, Departments and the general public. Position functions with direct supervision in a fast paced work environment. Position exposes individuals to lead particulars. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs of materials, as well as long periods of standing. Position requires ability to climb ladders and maintain balance. Position requires weekend and evening work hours, as well as availability to work early morning hours. Position will require the use of shovels, brooms, mops, and power tools such as trimmers and leaf blowers. Position will require the use of power tools such as drills and grinders. Duties will require the use of specific HazMat clothing as well as occasional respirator use. Position requires a pre-employment blood lead screening test, as well as quarterly blood lead screening tests. Also requires a pre-employment and annual hearing test.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma/equivalent required. Previous general maintenance and light mechanical experience required. Previous experience with power tools required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to interface professionally with other staff members and the general public required. Proven ability to perform general “handy man” maintenance and mechanical jobs required. Willingness to perform general cleaning/maintenance tasks essential. Ability to work as a part of a team essential. Ability to perform physical maintenance tasks essential.
 
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Part-Time Administrative Assistant
P/T Position, 30 hour work week with benefits.

SUMMARY: To provide administrative and clerical support to the Financial Services Division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for opening, stamping, sorting and distributing mail for each department of the Financial Services division, including invoices and statements from vendors, accounts receivable and general ledger documents, segregating accounts payable, cash and accounts receivable, and general ledger documents by responsibility.
• Responsible for the completion of credit applications to vendors, tax forms, cover letters, and other documents in normal accounting processing.
• Responsible for the assembly and distribution of monthly and other periodic financial reports, including Divisional Financial Reports, Executive Reports, Capital Purchases and Commitments.
• Assembles monthly accounting report binders, journal entry binders, and other accounting binders and indexing, as needed.
• Responsible for obtaining W9 forms and verifying them to the IRS database as needed.
• Serves as backup for petty cash and stamp distribution and maintaining accurate records of usage.
• Responsible for the sample auditing of expense reports and corporate credit card for proper adherence to NRA and IRS guidelines.
• Responsible for the filing of securities litigation paperwork with investment manager.
• Responsible for the preparation of all Federal Express and certified mailings for local, state and federal filings and other miscellaneous mailings.
• Responsible for maintaining the NRA Contracts list and filing system of contracts.
• Prepares external and internal correspondence for the Division. Drafts correspondence and reports for the management team members’ signature(s).
• Coordinates the use of the Financial Services Division conference room.
• Maintains inventory and ordering of Division supplies and materials and prepares purchase requests when required.
• Coordinates Division activities.
• Other duties as assigned.

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 interacting with employees and customers of NRA. Cordial and professional telephone manner essential.

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.
 
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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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Part-time Sales Associate
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters - weekends only

SUMMARY: Performs duties in the National Firearms Museum Store engaged in selling specific related or general lines of merchandise. This position is for weekend work only. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Determines price and tax on merchandise and enters into POS System to complete sales transactions in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Enters employee discount to determine price through POS System in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Accepts payment (credit card, cash, check, traveler’s checks) and makes appropriate change in an accurate manner. Wraps or bags merchandise for customers in a courteous manner.
4. Gives cash refunds or issues credit memorandums, with Manager's prior approval, to customers for returned merchandise in a courteous and timely manner.
5. Responsible for accurately balancing cash drawer and reconciling cash to daily sales receipts at the end of each day.
6. Installs and removes department cash-register-receipt tape as required.
7. Answers customer questions concerning location and price of merchandise in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Listens to customer complaints, examines returned merchandise, and resolves problems to restore and promote good public relations in a timely manner.
9. Prepares and arranges merchandise displays as directed.
10. Responsible for inventory control which includes, assisting with recording delivery/receipt of merchandise ordered and comparing items, quantities and prices received to original purchase order in a timely manner, as well as stocking shelves and marking prices, within departmental guidelines, in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Inspects merchandise to ensure it is correctly priced and displayed as required.
12. Participates in periodic physical inventories of stock on hand as directed.
13. Cleans shelves, counters and tables daily.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA members, general public, NRA staff, NRA Board members and vendors. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment with frequent interruptions with minimal supervision. Position is for weekend work only. Position requires the lifting and carrying of a minimum of 25 lbs. of merchandise and also requires the physical ability of reaching and stocking merchandise and displays. No travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma/equivalent required. One to three years previous retail experience required with POS experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral communication and customer service skills required. Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Willingness to learn new POS software packages essential. Must be capable of maintaining consistent, reliable, timely attendance. Potential hires are subject to a pre-employment credit and full criminal background check.
 
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Program Coordinator, Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Promotes the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program through various marketing strategies and by the training of law enforcement personnel in the fundamentals of the program, as well as, assisting with the schools and volunteers in the program. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinate all Eddie Eagle Marketing, including mailings, e-mail campaigns and print promotions as directed. Additionally, developing strategies and content for social media campaigns and other NRA outlets.
2. Primary author and coordinator of production for the Eagle Eye Newsletter in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Promote the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program at national shows, conventions and special appearances as required and within departmental guidelines.
4. Sole responsibility, within departmental guidelines, for Eddie Eagle Volunteer Program to including updating volunteer database on a regular basis sending out recruitment material to potential volunteers, revising volunteer handbook and implementing periodic mailings to volunteers to ascertain willingness to continue as volunteers as well as providing program updates.
5. Conduct media interviews, concerning the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, when required and within departmental guidelines.
6. Responsible for compiling and maintaining up-to-date list of Eddie Eagle media coverage in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Promote, within departmental guidelines, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program at the local level through law enforcement agencies purchase of the Eddie Eagle costume. This position will assist in the training of law enforcement agency personnel to include in-service seminars, limited performances as the actual Eddie Eagle gun safety character in “on the job training” of law enforcement agency personnel at elementary school assemblies.
8. Coordinate all logistical arrangements [including manufacturing details] for the sale of Eddie Eagle costume to law enforcement agencies and other approved outside agencies in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of NRA’s Eddie Eagle costumes in a timely manner and within departmental guidelines.
10. Draft, write and edit correspondence and memos in an accurate and timely manner as directed.
11. Update media kit to include new awards and congratulatory letters in a timely and accurate manner.
12. Generates accurate and timely statistical reports from database for usage by departmental and divisional staff as required.
13. Responds to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program telephone lines and emails and answers questions when appropriate and/or distributes message[s] to appropriate department staff member [s] for timely response.

SCOPE: Coordinates with Association staff, NRA affiliated clubs, state associations, field representatives, appropriate national and state level youth organizations [public and private], schools, professional educational groups, law enforcement agencies, marketing and sales representatives, program volunteers and the general public. Must be able to lift and carry a maximum of 25 lbs., as well as conduct limited performances in a costume under constraints of a full body costume. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with direct and indirect supervision. Frequent local and national travel required. Weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.A. degree required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and willing to learn Eddie Eagle computer programs. Demonstrated ability to manage multi-track programs required. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Good interpersonal skills essential. Customer service orientation required. Self-starter who can function independently or as a member of a team essential.
 
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Program Coordinator, Law Enforcement Competitions
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Assists the Law Enforcement Competitions Manager with duties related to the day-to-day Operations of the Law Enforcement Competitions Department whose goal is to promote competitive shooting in the law enforcement community. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform all assigned duties and responsibilities with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and in a timely manner to include, but not be limited to the following:
1. Distribute the annual National Police Shooting Championship (NPSC) and Tactical Police Competition (TPC) announcements and other promotional mailings that may arise throughout the year.
2. Process Police Pistol Combat (PPC) Tournament applications, review and approve Tournament Programs, post tournament scores to the PPC database, and access and receive NRA Tournament Fees.
3. Receive and answer or direct to other staff general Law Enforcement Competitions voice and e-mail correspondences.
4. Perform general office duties to include, but not limited to the following: typing, faxing, filing, telephone service, sort and distribute Division mail to appropriate department and/or staff member(s), document copying, and document scanning.
5. Perform tournament duties related to the annual NPSC event and Tactical Police Competition events, before, during and after the event, including staffing the Awards Office at NPSC as directed.
6. Receive industry donations, assign Inventory Control Numbers by entering each item into the award database, assign each item to a specific event as directed by the LE Competitions manger, and ship items to the appropriate event.
7. Maintain web based on-line PPC National Records and include National Record Reporting Forms in Tournament Directors approval packages.
8. Coordinate travel for NRA staff and volunteers for NPSC and TPC events when directed.
9. Assist, as directed, with inventory and maintain sponsor provided loaner firearms.
10. Coordinate shipping and distribution of all sponsor donated prizes and awards for NPCS and TPC events. Coordinate sponsor donations and work with potential sponsors for the Law Enforcement Competitions Department.
11. Act as Statistical Officer, Range Officer, Property Officer, and/or Awards Officer, as directed, during Tactical Police Competitions. Assist with Tactical Police Competition course set-up and on-site course changes, to include: build, move, set-up and tear down of range props, target arrays, firing areas, signage, sponsor banners, and other equipment used in TPC courses of fire and events.

SCOPE: This position will have a high visibility with law enforcement vendors, law enforcement officers and agencies across the country, other NRA divisions, and competitive shooters. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Position requires local and national travel 5 to 10 times per year, including weekends. Occasional overtime work required. Must be able to pick up, carry, and move heavy objects, up to 80 pounds. Travel event work involves working outside in local weather environments that may include rain, cold and heat extremes, and humid conditions for 8 to 10 hours at a time.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College diploma, Business School Certification or equivalent experience required. Office, law enforcement and firearm competitions experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision in a deadline sensitive environment essential. Proven ability to motivate and monitor volunteers required. Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals required. Proven ability to work independently and as a member of the team essential. Excellent organizational and detail skills required. Demonstrated proficiency with business equipment, personal computers, e-mail, and Microsoft Word and Excel required. Proven ability to operate database computer programs required, with the willingness to learn software programs essential. Minimum accurate typing of 55 WPM required. Demonstrated ability to operate various hand and electrical powered tools required. Professional and courteous customer service skills essential.
 
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Security Assistant
SUMMARY: Assist in providing security needs for the NRA.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Handle, within departmental guidelines, various security related employee interface activities to include, but not be limited to: employee badging, employee key requirements, physical tour of NRA Headquarters, fire drill procedures, security issues and regulations procedures.
2. Supervise and train, within department guidelines, contract security guards for contract compliance.
3. Provide Executive Security as directed and coordinate/monitor security for Annual Members Meeting and all Board of Director meetings, within departmental guidelines.
4. Acts daily, within departmental guidelines, as front desk Security Officer in NRA Headquarters North Tower. Greets NRA members, guests, building tenants, and the general public; badges visitors; and answers routine questions or forwards questions to appropriate NRA staff member for response.
5. Drafts weekly correspondence and security reports in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Assist Director with the overseeing of security issues for NRA Headquarters.
7. Assist, as directed, with the appropriate operation of card access systems, closed circuit television, and intrusion and environmental alarms.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility and coordination with all NRA divisions, senior management, general public, building tenants, NRA Board of Directors, NRA members and outside vendors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Overtime and weekend work required. Occasional local and national travel required. Position requires ability to perform rapid motion movements [i.e., running and lifting] and immediate response to emergency situations, as well as the ability to climb stairs quickly. Appropriate work attire required [suit and tie for male security staff and business attire for female security staff].

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma required. Associates degree [A.A.] or equivalent from two-year College or business school preferred. Two to three years of experience in a law enforcement field preferred. DCJS certified (security and handgun) preferred. Large-scale venue management preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Certified to perform CPR and AED usage required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals, both within and outside of the NRA essential. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required, with willingness to learn other software packages essential. Ability to project calm composure in difficult and swiftly changing situations essential. Proven ability to quickly access an emergency situation and take appropriate actions to a quick solution required.
 
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Training Manager, National School Shield Program
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY:
Provide direction and oversight in the execution of training programs for the National School Shield Program Division. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develops, coordinates, directs, and maintains, within divisional guidelines, approved National School Shield training programs.
2. Maintains all training materials and related files including but not limited to manuals, teaching materials and supplements as well as instructor records and certification files in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Conducts annual internal audits and evaluations of training programs to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and fiscal responsibility.
4. Coordinates the training schedule in a timely manner and within divisional guidelines to ensure strategic educational programming and maximized attendance.
5. Maintains oversight of National School Shield training instructors through annual evaluations and student feedback ensuring the cadre is professional and effective.
6. Assists Director in the creation and deployment of marketing and promotional materials in support of overall National School Shield program.
7. Manages training budget and assists in the overall development and maintenance of the division budget in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Maintains a keen understanding of training trends, developments, and best practices in adult education, police officers standards and training, and security matters through industry newsletters, reports, whitepapers, webinars, and conferences as appropriate.
9. Monitors and evaluates emerging best practices in security matters to incorporate into the program division and applicable training as appropriate.
10. Assists Director in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report and any other ad hoc reports as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Assists with the ongoing maintenance of the NSS website and all related social media in a judicious manner to ensure content is accurate and timely.
12. Responsible, in coordination with the Director, for supervision and annual performance review of instructors who participate in the National School Shield program.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility and coordination with NRA staff and the general public, including but not limited to law enforcement agencies. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required. Occasional travel (local/national) for training programs as well as other related community exhibits and events is required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 5 years experience in law enforcement/security preferred. Prior experience with training management and/or curriculum development ideal. Experience with non-profit program management suggested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Proven ability to supervise, mentor, and evaluate support staff required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines and attention to detail essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated knowledge of website maintenance and social media experience required. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize additional software packages required. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills essential. 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. Proven ability to supervise, mentor and evaluate support staff required. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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