NRA Recruiting Program

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Positions Availaible

Assistant General Counsel
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA. Preference given to local candidates; no relocation assistance provided.

SUMMARY: Effectively provides comprehensive legal services to the NRA, with an emphasis on commercial, contract, corporate, estate, trust, tax, labor and personnel, copyright, trademark, insurance, firearms laws and regulations and related legal matters as instructed or directed by client. As directed by the General Counsel, this position will focus on providing the research and advice on compliance in the following areas of law:

- Federal and state campaign finance laws
- Federal and state gift/public ethics laws
- Federal and state lobbying laws
- Nonprofit tax laws and their relationship to federal and state lobbying laws

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides legal services to the NRA as assigned.
- Drafts and writes briefs and memoranda on legal issues; oversees and participates in litigation involving the Association and its interests.
- Utilizes communication and public relations skills by participating in training of employees of the NRA relevant to the duties described above. Specifically, will provide training to advancement officers, field staff, ILA employees, and outside fund raisers.
- Coordinates and plans matters in areas of responsibility with the General Counsel and reports to the General Counsel on the status and progress of such matters.
- Works with NRA personnel at various levels to provide legal services regarding such matters.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Interaction with employees in own division as well as management and other personnel of other divisions within the NRA. Occasional contact with federal and state government agencies, federal and state courts, and occasional contact with general public and professional associations. Occasional local and long distance travel may be required.

- Physical requirements include bending, lifting, standing in relation to using books in law library or moving legal files, ability to listen to and speak with members regarding simple legal questions, collating and inserting documents and files for mailings, ability to see and read legal reference books, legal references via computer, and general correspondence including member letters.

- There are currently no environmental considerations for the position, and psychological considerations include the ability to deal logically, dispassionately and professionally with matters of considerable importance to the NRA, and to handle an occasionally large volume of inquiries in a timely manner and the ability to work well and efficiently under occasional time pressures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate degree in law with continued education in order to remain effective with current law. Should have 1 to 4 years’ experience in the legal field with 2 to 3 years experience as a practicing attorney. Philosophical harmony with NRA issues is mandatory. Background in firearms-related activities helpful, but not required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Strongly developed legal research and writing skills
- Ability to initiate and execute necessary action in general legal matters to protect and advance the client's interest, as directed, with minimal supervision and oversight.
- Utilizes well developed communication skills, both written and oral.
- Incorporates strong organizational skills, research and analytical skills required, with proven ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be licensed to practice law (with active Bar membership), with litigation and analytical experience.
 
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Buyer
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA. No relocation; no telecommuting.

SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination and execution of purchasing activities required for the procurement of goods and services for the NRA.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Establish and maintain professional interpersonal relationships with staff and vendors
2. Create and send RFPs to vendors for goods and services as required
3. Handle high volume of vendor/staff emails and phone calls daily
4. Completes and processes moderately complex purchase orders in a timely manner
5. Manage the NRA record retention program
6. Manage the NRA secure shredding program as directed
7. Utilize online systems as a resource for procurement
8. Utilize and maintain the purchasing filing system
9. Educate and assist NRA staff with compliance to Purchasing policies
10. Other duties as may be assigned

SCOPE: This is a high visibility position with daily interaction with NRA staff. Must be able to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision, in accordance with established standards and procedures. Interface effectively with Accounts Payable staff. Position requires frequent shifting of tasks and priorities to accomplish work on deadline, often under tight time constraints.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Minimum of HS diploma or equivalent; some college preferred. Must have 3 to 5 years relevant purchasing experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required in order to establish clear, direct, two-way communication with staff and vendors. Must be able to successfully multi-task and have highly developed organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Strong customer service skills essential. Must have well-developed problem solving skills and be able to adapt and initiate action when needed. Able to exercise tact and diplomacy and maintain composure under stress. Experience with Soloman software and Crystal reports helpful.
 
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Compliance Manager
SUMMARY
Responsible for handling all charitable gaming inquiries, applications and reporting for The NRA Foundation and Friends of NRA program. Compliance Manager will foster strong relationships with State gaming regulators, NRA Field Staff, and NRA General Counsel to ensure all required regulatory reporting is conducted in a timely, accurate and compliant manner for each state. Identify charitable gaming compliance risks and recommend action as necessary to eliminate or minimize risks. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serve as the lead for Friends of NRA charitable gaming compliance, working closely with gaming regulators, NRA General Counsel, and NRA Field Staff. Manage all requests and inquiries by Field Staff for gaming compliance and understanding of gaming regulations in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Serve as liaison between state gaming commissions and Field Staff. Build and manage relationships with charitable gaming regulators to ensure completion of accurate and timely applications and reports for all states.
3. Develop and maintain expertise in laws and regulations related to charitable gaming. Monitor emerging state and federal legislative activity related to the charitable gaming industry.
4. Responsible for conducting research of state gaming laws, as well as identifying and communicating regulatory compliance, deficiencies or potential problems to Director of Volunteer Fundraising. Provide timely guidance in the development of alternative solutions or implementation of corrective action.
5. Develop policies and procedures, within divisional guidelines, related to the internal reporting of raffle income and expenses throughout Friends of NRA.
6. Work with all Volunteer Fundraising managers to develop and maintain proper tracking systems to record necessary gaming activities for all monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.
7. Consistently update and administer changes to charitable gaming licenses as needed.
8. Ensure charitable gaming compliance for NRA Foundation national events and activities, by completing all necessary applications and reporting as required by state laws in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, The Office of the Treasurer in tax compliance issues and research.
10. Create and maintain organized and accurate files for all paperwork pertaining to the charitable gaming applications, reports, and legislative changes for each state.
11. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Visibility with NRAHQ Staff, NRA Field Staff, Friends of NRA volunteers, state gaming officials 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 travel.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required. Fiscal and administrative experience, analysis, reconciliation and relevant computer skills necessary. Minimum two years of paralegal or legal research experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Ability to read, analyze and understand gaming statutes, rules and regulations. Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with excellent oral and written communications. Self-starter, motivated with ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative. Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize many projects during peak periods essential. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality required. Familiarity with legal databases preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
 
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Editorial Assistant, 3 Magazines
LOCATION: Works from NRA HQ; telecommuting/remote work is not possible

SUMMARY: Provides administrative, secretarial and editorial support essential to the production of SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED, NRA FAMILY INSIGHTS and SHOOTING SPORTS USA magazines in an efficient and punctual manner. Sorts and distributes incoming mail and packages for the Publications Division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES – SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED
1. Responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the administrative and secretarial functions of SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.
2. Processes manuscript submissions, including logging-in, routing, payment processing, and post-publication return of material. Loads author-supplied manuscripts into editorial system or keys in manuscripts as required.
3. Proofreads and edits copy and electronic text files.
4. Manages document and correspondence flow through the editorial department and maintains correspondence files.
5. Manages the monthly breakdown of story files and layout flats, and archives them appropriately.
6. Assists and participates in producing original content for the magazine and/or its website, as assigned.
7. Communicates by mail and telephone with NRA members, subscribers, writers, photographers, suppliers and representatives of the shooting and hunting industry.
8. Compiles annual index.
9. Prepares presentations for the editorial staff.
10. Tracks and prepares monthly budget report for the editor in chief for annual editorial and travel expenses.
11. On a daily basis, monitors the magazine’s email address, routing messages to appropriate individuals for processing and response.
12. Subsequent to approval of the Executive Director, Publications, handles all travel for the magazine.
13. Prepares expense reports for magazine’s staff.
14. Extended hours as required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES – NRA FAMILY INSIGHTS
1. Responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the administrative and secretarial functions of NRA FAMILY INSIGHTS.
2. Proofreads and edits copy and electronic text files.
3. Assists and participates in producing original content for the magazine and/or its website.
4. Communicates by mail and telephone with NRA members, subscribers, writers, photographers, suppliers and representatives of the shooting and hunting industry.
5. Subsequent to approval of the Executive Director, Publications, handles all travel for the managing editor.
6. Prepares expense reports for the managing editor.
7. Extended hours as required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES – SHOOTING SPORTS USA
1. Responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the administrative and secretarial functions of SHOOTING SPORTS USA.
2. Does proofreading of copy, copy editing and proof correction of electronic text files.
3. Processes payment for manuscripts, photos and other supporting-material submissions.
4. Extended hours as required.

SCOPE: Daily coordination with staffs of the three magazines; also coordinates with all departments of Publications and with other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with NRA members, subscribers, writers, photographers, vendors and suppliers.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate. Bachelors degree preferred. Three to five years experience as an administrative assistant or administrative secretary, preferably in publishing field. Editing experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Effective administrative, secretarial, organizational and managerial skills. Detail oriented. Ability to deal effectively and harmoniously with other employees, NRA members, subscribers and a wide spectrum of outside suppliers. Ability to type 70-80 wpm with accuracy. Ability to handle several projects simultaneously with minimum supervision. Ability to meet deadlines. In-depth, hands-on experience with computer equipment, computer networks, word processing, standard office software packages and electronic publishing, as well as other types of office equipment.
 
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Graphic Designer - NRA Store
Responsible for the design, layout and file preparation for all NRAstore printed catalogs. Responsible for maintaining graphic content on NRAstore.com. Design and produce weekly email promotions for NRAstore.com. Produce promotional advertisements for both print and web. Design distinctive logo concepts for new products. Also, produce web, print, video, signage and other promotions for various NRA Shows and Exhibits projects as requested.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and execute original concepts for NRAStore catalogs – currently 6 issues per year. Design, layout, perform requested edits and produce final print files for printer of catalog to their specifications. Review and make necessary changes to file based on printer’s proof of catalog. Design and produce weekly email campaigns for NRAStore.com. Establish trackable links within each web promotion. Resize product photo images and set-up new items on NRAStore.com. Design and produce ads for print. Work directly with NRA Publications Photography staff in design, production and execution of studio photo setups for NRAStore products and catalogs. Edit, color-correct and retouch images to match products. Produce design concepts for new products based on input from NRAStore staff. Develop new design concepts for NRAStore.com. Create and maintain graphics and rotate featured products on website. Manage functionality of new promotions and discounts on NRAStore.com. Design and produce graphics or promotions for web, print or video for NRA Shows and Exhibits projects as requested.

SCOPE: Primary coordination with NRAstore Sales/Marketing and Operations staff, Shows and Exhibits Division staff, NRA technical staff and NRA Publications photography staff. Work closely with other NRA staff and vendors as required. Occasional travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts in graphic design or 3+ years relevant work experience in print design with strong emphasis on electronic publishing and web design.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to handle multiple design projects at one time. Ability to perform catalog layout, electronic page make-up and produce graphics. Working knowledge of and experience with electronic publishing systems, web publishing systems and related software programs mandatory including but not limited to Adobe InDesign, CS6, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Fireworks CS6. Ability to develop creative design concepts. Ability to execute digital layouts under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Ability to design and execute studio photo set-ups. Ability to edit, color-correct and retouch photographs for accuracy in relation to physical products. Attention to detail mandatory, must be well organized and have professional decorum. Requires effective oral and written communication skills. Strong human relations skills to interface well with others and strong command of the English language. Punctuality and good attendance is required. Must be in philosophical harmony with NRA and its mission. Knowledge of firearms and shooting a plus.
 
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Legislative Aide - State & Local
SUMMARY: Assists in the execution of State & Local legislative policies as conceived and established by the organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Stay informed about all current issues within assigned states, being updated on all states to be able to effectively respond to almost any question regarding legislation (in the absence of the Liaison), and provide detailed communication with the liaison during each day of travel to relay necessary information in a timely manner.
• Preparation of correspondence, routing of office mail and legislative reporting service reports and filing. Also, you will create, update and maintain lists (legislative rosters, candidate lists, activist lists) and assist in the periodic mailings to these groups.
• Assists the State Liaisons with research and dissemination of information.
• Responds to NRA member requests and comments and explains organization positions and legislative activities to interested parties.
• Compiles and maintains accurate and up-to-date records and files such as Candidate Questionnaires and Political Preference Charts.
• Telephone responsibilities include responding to legislative inquiries from NRA members and the public, as well as legislators and elected officials in the absence of the Liaison.
• Responsible for producing error-free legislative alerts and political endorsement letters, as well as assisting liaisons with local election involvement and provide back up to the Director, Deputy Director, Manager, State Liaisons, and the Division as needed.
• Assists the State Liaisons with travel and expense reports.
Please note: some night and weekend work is required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS

REQUIRED SKILLS: Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Microsoft Excel a plus. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced political environment. General knowledge of the Second Amendment and interest in preserving the Constitution of the United States.
 
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Managing Editor, America's 1st Freedom
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; telecommuting/remote work is not possible

SUMMARY: Manages daily operation and editorial production of AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM magazine at NRA Headquarters, and coordinates with editorial and art staffs at Ackerman McQueen offices; manages editorial production of the official NRA pages in AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, AMERICAN HUNTER and AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM; ensures that all work satisfies established quality standards and policies, and meets monthly production deadlines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Manages daily operation and editorial production of AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM magazine at NRA Headquarters, and coordinates with editorial and art staffs at Ackerman McQueen offices. 2. Manages editorial production of the official NRA pages in AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, AMERICAN HUNTER and AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM, including but not limited to Standing Guard, President’s Column, ILA Report, Regional Report, Programs & Services, and special official inserts.
3. Acts as direct point of contact for other NRA divisions submitting items to be published in the NRA official journals. Coordinates with Publications Executive Director and Editorial Director in selecting/approving appropriate editorial content.
6. Edits and proofreads all AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM and NRA official pages copy during the various stages of production.
7. Writes columns, feature articles, headlines and captions as necessary.
8. Researches and fact-checks material as necessary.
9. Assists with editing and proofreading of the common pages in all NRA Official Journals.
10. Assists with proofreading editorial material for other NRA publications as necessary.
11. Corresponds by mail and telephone with NRA members, writers, photographers, advertising representatives and shooting sports companies.
12. Ensures that editorial content is consistent with NRA policy and Bylaws.
13. Acts as liaison with other NRA divisions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, agencies and groups, firearms industry representatives and advertising representatives.
14. Advises Editorial Director of problems resulting from editorial policies or procedures and recommends changes accordingly.
15. Travels as assigned; extended hours required.

SCOPE: Coordinates primarily with editorial and art staffs of AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM at the Ackerman McQueen offices, and with editorial and art staffs of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and AMERICAN HUNTER; also coordinates with other NRA Publications staff, NRA Executive Offices, NRA Institute for Legislative Action, NRA General Operations and other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with NRA membership, the shooting and hunting industries, and with governmental and non-governmental organizations, agencies and groups.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree in Journalism or English preferred, or equivalent work experience. Minimum three years experience in managerial level journalism. Working knowledge and support of the shooting sports, firearms and the Second Amendment issue necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Effective managerial, supervisory and editorial skills necessary. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Proven writing and editing skills together with a strong knowledge of magazine design and production. Knowledge of photography and photo reproduction. Ability to determine technical accuracy and content of photos. Working knowledge of word processing software packages and electronic publishing necessary. Ability to foster and maintain cooperation and coordination with all department personnel in producing the magazine. Ability to work independently and with no supervision; make rapid, accurate decisions; work under pressure to meet deadlines; and supervise several projects simultaneously. Attention to detail and organization mandatory.
 
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Managing Editor, SHOOTING SPORTS USA
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA; no telecommuting.

SUMMARY: Responsible for the content, editorial direction and overall editorial operation of SHOOTING SPORTS USA digital magazine and www.shootingsportsusa.org, ensuring that all work satisfies established quality standards and policies, and meets monthly production deadlines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plans, supervises and manages the editorial and graphic content of SHOOTING SPORTS USA to include purchasing authority and editing manuscripts and photographs; approves layouts; manages and directs the freelance authors and photographers.
2. Coordinates postings to the magazine’s website, www.shootingsportsusa.org.
3. Manages and directs support work of Editorial Assistant.
4. Manages department travel and editorial acquisition budgets.
5. Heavily involved in entire editing process. Assigns articles to staff and freelance writers.
6. Solicits, reviews and accepts or rejects manuscripts and photographs.
7. Writes articles for the publication as appropriate. Produces photographs on assignment as required.
8. Edits copy and writes headlines and captions.
9. Proofreads all copy during various stages of production.
10. Directs the preparation of editorial material for electronic page make-up.
11. Coordinates with design staff in establishing daily work schedules and meeting monthly production deadlines.
12. Functions as the leader and spearhead in establishing and maintaining a positive and productive relationship/liaison with the firearm industry.
13. Coordinates and plans all facets of editorial operation with the Editorial Director, NRA Publications.
14. Consults with other NRA divisions regarding editorial content and support of competitive shooting programs and activities.
15. Answers and designates respondents to verbal and written inquiries from members and subscribers.
16. Communicates by mail and telephone with subscribers, NRA members, writers, photographers, members of competitive shooting community, advertising representatives, and representatives of the shooting and hunting industry.
17. Assists with new SHOOTING SPORTS USA subscription promotions.
18. Assists in coordinating editorial with advertising campaigns.
19. Tests and reviews firearms and accessories as necessary.
20. Ensures that editorial content is consistent with NRA policies and Bylaws.
21. Formulates, recommends and implements department policies, systems, procedures and objectives with the approval of the Editorial Director.
22. Travels as assigned; extended hours required.

SCOPE: Coordinates with design and editorial staffs; also coordinates with photography, advertising and production staffs, and other NRA divisions. Maintains continuing contact and communications with the membership constituency, the firearm industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations, agencies and groups.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism or English preferred. Two to five years in managerial level journalism. Working knowledge of competitive shooting, firearms, hunting and the Second Amendment issue necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Effective managerial, supervisory and editorial skills mandatory. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Attention to detail and organization mandatory. Ability to work without supervision and under pressure; make rapid, accurate decisions; meet strict deadlines; and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to inspire creative individuals to work together to meet unchanging deadlines each month. Proven writing and editing skills together with a strong knowledge of publication layout and production. Ability to carry a story idea from the conceptual through to publication. Knowledge of photography and photo reproduction desired. Knowledge of firearms, ammunition and accessories. Diplomatic skills essential in dealing with authors, advertisers and the general public. Ability to deal politely, efficiently and effectively with other employees while enforcing procedures. Working knowledge of electronic magazine publishing and related software programs necessary. Ability to determine technical accuracy and content of photos.
 
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Media Liaison
LOCATION: Works from NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA. No relocation assistance; no telecommuting.

SUMMARY: This is a high profile position. The ideal candidate will respond to broadcast and print news media inquiries; research, write and distribute news releases, opinion editorials; stage and participate in news conferences; and, participate in journalist association roundtables, seminars, speaking events as NRA’s authorized representative.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Coordinate and implement NRA public affairs policy with an emphasis on Capitol Hill and other Washington, D.C.-based publications.
2) Develop and implement public affairs strategies to amplify awareness and support for complex legislative, public health, safety, crime and economic issues consistent with the NRA mission.
3) Coordinate and conduct pro-active and reactive media interviews.
4) Coordinate pro-active and reactive news media interviews by surrogates.
5) Initiate rapid response crisis management distribution network to deliver news releases, statements and other vital information to top national outlets.
6) Work extended hours (to include nights, weekends) as necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum 3-5 years comprehensive experience in public relations and the news media; must have “on the record” experience. College degree required to reflect extensive knowledge of public relations and technical and general aspects of broadcast and print journalism. Knowledge of local/federal politics helpful. Knowledge of and support for the NRA’s mission is mandatory.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Demonstrated strategic planning and vision. Expert speaking and debate skills for news media encounters; media training. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to forge successful working relationships with internal and external contacts. In-depth ability to complete multiple, concurrent projects in an urgent manner with high quality results. In-depth ability to shift projects to meet ever-changing priorities. Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision required, but must be harnessed with a strong commitment to on-going consultation with key decision makers. Able to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure when under stress. Strong computer, word processing, social media and computer data management skills necessary.
 
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Merchandise and Firearms Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no relocation; no telecommuting. This is an entry-level position with commensurate salary.

Responsible for buying and assisting the Merchandise Manager with distribution and delivery of merchandise and firearms to fundraising events across the nation. Track inventory levels, trends and usage of merchandise and firearms through database system and track inventory levels. Inform field staff of industry and package updates, changes, and promotions.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Create a forecast and buying schedule, within departmental guidelines, for various products including firearms. Maintain purchase order receiving schedule, in an accurate and timely manner, and assist with order placement on a weekly basis.
• Assist with tracking firearm order trends
• Maintain accurate BATFE state firearm restrictions for all firearms
2. Assist, as directed, Merchandise Manager with the distribution of merchandise to all fund-raising events across the nation in an accurate and timely manner, as well as supplemental sales (i.e., headquarters orders).
3. Support and assist, as directed, the Merchandise Manager in managing purchase, receipt, delivery and quality of $4 million dollars of Friends of NRA merchandise as directed. Support and assist, as directed, the Merchandise Manager in managing purchase, receipt, delivery and quality of Friends of NRA firearms.
4. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate merchandise. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center to resolve problems including damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipment of firearms.
5. 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.
6. Track results of merchandise sales and analyze usage and trends with Friends of NRA database in an accurate and timely manner. Provide vendors with quarterly sales and updates. Work with Merchandise Manager to make continued recommendations for additional functions/improvements to current database.
7. Track results of firearm sales and analyze usage and trends on a daily basis with Friends of NRA event tracker site. Work with Merchandise Manager to create purchase orders and specification sheets. Provide vendors with quarterly sales reports and updates.
8. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Direct catalogs including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities. Ensure event files are copied to event folders with necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Director firearms marketing including: write-ups, edits and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities.
10. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
• Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
• Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
• Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and properly file information for event finalization in a timely manner
• Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
11. Assist, as directed, in maintaining accurate inventory of merchandise at Field Operations Distribution Center, NRA headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker site.
12. Assist, as directed, in providing accurate and timely inventory of firearms at field Operations Distribution Center, NRA Headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker system.
13. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 200 merchandise vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
14. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns of all firearms between the NRA and approximately 50 firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA staff, NRA Field Representatives, NRA members, vendors and general public. Limited exposure to NRA Board of Directors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Occasional national travel required. Weekend work required. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pound boxes necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree or minimum of five years purchasing experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Strong analytical problem solving skills and effective organizational skills required. Ability to communicate and work well with others essential. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Proficiency in Excel and Outlook required. Firearm knowledge and experience in web based applications preferred. Must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and/or ammunition.
 
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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 Range Technician
The National Rifle Association is seeking a part-time Range Technician to provide technical, maintenance and mechanical assistance at its state-of-the-art firearms range in Fairfax, Virginia. Please note: this position is for less than 30 hours per week, usually during weekend, evenings and early morning hours. The selected candidate must be eligible to be around firearms and ammunition.

Ability to interface professionally and courteously with the public and staff members required. Proven ability to perform general maintenance and mechanical jobs required. Willingness to perform general cleaning tasks essential, as is the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Exposure to lead particulates; wearing specific HazMat clothing and respirator is required upon occasion. Must be able to lift and cary up to 50 pounds. Requires periods of long standing, ability to climb/use ladders and maintain balance. Use of shovels, brooms, mops and power tools necessary.
 
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Range Services Coordinator
Summary:
Update Range Services database for Range Cases and Range Technical Team on a daily basis. Coordinate tasks for developing and updating promotional materials, database needs, correspondence and special projects. Assist Range Services Manager in developing and updating promotional tools for all Range Services programs. Knowledge of and support for the National Rifle Association.

Essential Responsibilities:
Assist in organizing range case files in an accurate and timely manner to include:
Tracking and analyzing RTTA assignments from open to closing the file, e.g., travel authorizations, consultant agreements, reports, expense/travel reimbursement, turnaround time, and response time. Maintaining the range case database and filing system. Tracking revenue and expenses in an accurate and timely manner. Informing all department staff on the progress of open and closed cases in a timely manner. Answer the Range Services (877) NRA RANGE phone number in a courteous and professional manner. Answers questions regarding Range Services programs in an accurate and timely manner. Check Range and RTTA email inboxes and reply to emails accordingly in an accurate and timely manner. Assist with communication between NRA, the Range Technical Team Advisors (RTTA), and ranges requesting assistance within divisional guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to: Answering all phone inquiries in an accurate and timely manner. Responding to all email inquiries in an accurate and timely manner. Coordination of assistance to ranges through communication with Range Technical Team Advisors and appropriate NRA staff. Process new Range Case Requests, departmental mailings, assist in data entry and updates to the Range Services databases all in an accurate and timely manner. Work with Range Services Manager to generate articles for quarterly Range Technical Team Newsletter, as well as assist in the layout of the newsletter as directed. Process email copies of newsletters to Range Technical Team in an accurate and timely manner. Work with the Range Services Manager to promote the Range Development and Operations Conference, RTTA program, National Registry of Places to Shoot, and range specific technical publications as directed. Includes e-mails, mailings, letters, and other avenues of communications for these programs. Assist Range Services in developing and updating promotional tools to market Range Services programs to NRA members, and affiliated clubs and Business Alliance members as directed. Assist Senior Range Services Coordinator in growing the National Registry of Places to Shoot within departmental guidelines. Including promotion, solicitation, updating, ensuring data quality, and educating others about its existence. Work with all staff to promote and grow this program as directed. Work with Senior Range Services Coordinator and Clubs and Associations staff to promote and assist in growing Business Alliance membership with ranges and related industries as directed. Assist and develop prospect lists to affiliate and list additional ranges as directed. Work, as directed, with the Marketing/Media Relations Division to develop the graphic design of marketing materials for the Range Services Departments including, but not limited to, the following: Range Conference flyers, advertisements and mailings Promotional brochures for Range Services NRA Range Tech Team Newsletter Edit and update Range Services website with conference information, program updates, and other updates as needed in an accurate and timely manner. Perform other duties as assigned. SCOPE:
High visibility with NRA staff, affiliated Clubs, and general public. Position functions with direct supervision. Occasional travel and weekend work required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
College Degree required, but may be substituted for appropriate work experience. BA or BS in marketing, graphic design or communications preferred. Understanding of magazine layout, event planning and general firearm and shooting range development and or/management preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and communication skills required. Extensive knowledge of and experience in the use of word processing and database software required. Demonstrated ability to effectively accomplish multiple and diverse tasks within the set deadlines. Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages including but not limited to; Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Adobe Photoshop/InDesign required. Willingness to learn new software and database programs essential. Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team essential
 
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Reporting & Budget Manager
The Reporting and Budget Manager works at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage the process to develop an annual Advancement budget.
2. Build custom reports and dashboards utilizing crystal reports, and business objects reporting solutions. Responsible for running monthly reports as assigned.
3. Track all invoices and expense reports for members of the Office of Advancement. Work with Financial Services to ensure timely payment of expense reports.
4. Manage all depositing of checks received by the Office of Advancement to the appropriate entity (NRA, NRAF, CRDF, ILA, etc.)
5. Assist in managing the Wells Fargo Commercial Card Reporting System to include the set up of new users, approval of expense reports, and other duties as needed to effectively manage the program.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Required:
• An understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NRA
• Personal and professional integrity with high standards of excellence
• BA/BS degree
• Experience with high level budget and reconciliation
• Experience in database management, programming, or data analysis in a fundraising environment
• Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software
• Experience using Crystal Reports
• Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
• Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
 
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Special Event Coordinator
SUMMARY:
Responsible for development, coordination, execution, and evaluation of special fundraising activities to raise money for the NRA and The NRA Foundation while expanding the donor base. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Implement and coordinate, within departmental guidelines, all NRA Foundation fundraising activities performed at the NRA Annual Meetings including The National NRA Foundation Banquet and The NRA Foundation Wall of Guns. Assist in negotiation and arrangement with facilities on BEO’s, A/V, Security, room setup, labor and other necessities to support the Annual Meeting events as directed.
2. Implement and coordinate, within departmental guidelines, all NRA Foundation fundraising activities performed at the Great American Outdoor Show [GAOS] including The NRA Foundation Banquet and The NRA Foundation Wall of Guns. Assist in negotiation and arrangement with facilities on BEO’s, A/V, Security, room setup, labor and other necessities to support the Great American Outdoor Show events as directed.
3. Assist with solicitation and management, of Annual Meeting and Great American Outdoor Show product donations including coordination with NRA Field Staff and key Friends of NRA vendors in a timely manner. Manage database of event donors, including status of donations and pre-event, event, and post-event communications in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Coordinate with event sponsors to fulfill obligations in a timely manner. Develop, within departmental guidelines, sponsorship proposals and assist in obtaining new fundraising event sponsors.
5. Develop and design event promotion, marketing, advertising, and graphic design support to promote and generate exposure for fundraising events, within departmental guidelines.
6. Create a development strategy, within departmental guidelines, to identify and target new opportunities to raise funds for Friends of NRA and The NRA Foundation. Use online, social media and mobile technologies to develop opportunities to raise funds for Friends of NRA and The NRA Foundation.
7. Support and assist NRA Field Staff with various requests including processing charters, insurance and mailing requests, as well as developing and scheduling e-mail blasts to market and promote Friends of NRA events to NRA membership as necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Assist in the implementation and coordination, within departmental guidelines, of the Youth Education Summit [Y.E.S.] and assist in developing communication and marketing materials for the program.
9. 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.
10. Assist, as directed, in developing promotional materials for Friends of NRA and The NRA Foundation including design flyers, ads, e-mail blasts, brochures and other support materials.
11. Develop and update, within divisional guidelines, Friends of NRA content across all social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with Field Operations staff at NRA Headquarters, NRA field staff, Friends of NRA volunteers and Y.E.S. participants, NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities with minimal direct supervision. Weekend work is occasionally required. National travel occasionally required. Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration in Business, Event Planning, Marketing or equivalent is preferred. An understanding of and experience with marketing, fundraising, special event coordination, and web/mobile technologies required. Graphic design and promotion experience is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must be creative, organized and detail oriented. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within set deadlines is essential. A self-starter with the ability to work with little supervision is essential. Proficiency in MS Office suite is required. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), Web design and HTML is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. 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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Staff Instructor
Provide instructor development training for the NRA’s Law Enforcement Activities Division’s Firearm Instructor Development Schools, which are intended for public and private law enforcement and the U.S. Military.

1. Researches, develops and presents related material for the Firearms Instructors Development training program. Reviews and receives training aid material so as to assure NRA’s courses are current and applicable.

2. Responsible for the development and direction of part-time instructors selected to lead or support in assigned classes, as well as range presentations as relative to the Law Enforcement Instructor Development Schools.

3. Solicits, seeks and secures training sites for the Law Enforcement Instructor Development Schools.

4. Provide, on request, technical assistance to public and private law enforcement, the U.S. military instructors and their respective agencies.

5. Responsible for conducting as the lead instructor, of a minimum of fifteen (15) classes/courses in the disciplines you are assigned.

6. Responsible for establishing a liaison with and attending annual meetings or conferences of varied law enforcement and law enforcement training associations as assigned.

The Staff Instructor selected for this position would report and work from the NRA headquarters office in Fairfax, Virginia. High visibility with general public, private and military personnel, instructors and their agencies engaged in similar types of training, and NRA staff. Extensive local and national travel required. Weekend work required. Physical ability to negotiate steps, ladders and stand for extended periods of time and run on occasion required. Physical ability to lift firearms or ammunition containers required. Ability to demonstrate any tactical movement or entry method, adopt any shooting position, hold in position for extended periods and recover from same unassisted required. Possess the hand, arm and upper body strength required to safely handle, load, fire, reload, fire, unload, clear and make safe any student firearms as required. Frequently exposed to hearing, vision and other hazards associated with firearms training.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement or related discipline or equivalent law enforcement experience required. Ten years of public law enforcement experience and a minimum of five years of law enforcement firearm instructor experience required. Experience as Match Coordinator or competitor in Police Pistol Combat events.

Demonstrated ability to develop course material and exercises to multi-skill level and multi cultural groups required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to adapt instructional methods to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels, learning abilities and cultural diversity essential. Working knowledge of the demands of law enforcement training and relevant case law and liability as relative to public and private law enforcement training, firearms instruction and instructors and how such laws impact on law enforcement agencies and public responsibility essential.
 
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State Liaison
LOCATION: Works from NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA. State assignment(s) TBD and may change at any time.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS

REQUIRED BACKGROUND: 2-3 years government affairs experience preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS: Demonstrated organizational, communication, advocacy and coalition-building skills. Knowledge of and support for the Second Amendment and commitment to preserving the Constitution of the United States.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Direct all state legislative and political activities for the Association in an assigned region of states.
2. Track and conduct research and analysis on firearms- and hunting-related bills.
3. Coordinate grassroots mobilization efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership.
4. Engage directly in legislative lobbying on Second Amendment issues.
5. Manage political action committee activities in state-level elections.
6. Develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director and other ILA Divisions in designated region.
7. Must represent the Association to its membership and public officials in a responsible and professional manner and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
8. Establish and maintain strong personal contacts among elected and appointed officials and staff with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Association.
9. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to advance the Association's legislative agenda and target Association involvement in political races.
10. Work with Legislative Assistant and legislative aide to draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed.
11. Submit weekly reports on legislative and political matters in assigned states to the Director and communicate with NRA Board of Director Members on said matters as necessary.

Extensive travel is required during state legislative sessions.
 
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Tactical Police Competition Program Administrator
SUMMARY
Assists the Law Enforcement Competitions Manager with duties related to the development, monitoring and conducting NRA Tactical Police Competition [TPC] tournaments and support NRA Police Pistol Combat [PPC] tournament operations. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Point of contact for inquiries regarding the Police Tactical Competition program.
2. Assist, as directed, with marketing plan development and creation of marketing material for NRA Law Enforcement Competitions. Includes commercial advertising, internally and externally produced printed material [brochures, tournament flyers, etc.], video based material and other marketing methods.
3. Develop and manage, within departmental guidelines, the TPC annual schedule.
4. Communicate with TPC tournament hosts regarding scheduling, range requirements, needed volunteers, stage designs, marketing, tournament result postings, etc. in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Travel, as directed, to potential TPC host sites to determine suitability of ranges, meet with range officials, assist at all TPC tournaments and National Police Shooting Championship [NPSC] with set-up, tournament operations and tear-down of events.
6. Attend and/or compete in multi-gun and PPC matches to promote the NRA Law Enforcement Competitions Department, network, develop NRA match host and research current shooter trends as directed.
7. Assist, as directed, with TPC Standards development, revisions and publication.
8. Through verbal and written communication, seek funding and product donation, within departmental guidelines, in support of NRA Law Enforcement Competitions, the Law Enforcement Division and the NRA Law Enforcement Endowment from individuals, manufacturers and others by attending trade shows and training conferences.
9. Receive, document, inventory and distribute donation prizes to be present to match winners in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Assist, as directed, with the development and maintenance of TPC and PPC competition web pages. Work closely with Marketing/Media Relations and Information Services Divisions in keeping assigned web pages accurate and up-to-date.
11. Create and maintain, in an accurate and timely manner, a registration and record system of TPC competitors.
12. Design and edit, within departmental guidelines, TPC course of fire documents using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe.
13. Write, publish and distribute TPC match announcements and bulletins as directed.
14. Ensure that all match fees or vendor monies are received in an accurate and timely manner.
15. Ensure that revenue is credited to proper accounts through coordination with department Program Coordinators and Financial Services in an accurate and timely manner.
16. Responsible for packing and shipping all required match materials to TPC events in an accurate and timely manner.
17. Provide accurate and timely support to the department to include quarterly and annual reports, expense reports and correspondence.
18. Handle requests for materials and timely disseminate information regarding NRA law enforcement competition programs.
19. Organize volunteers and schedule consultants and volunteers for assisting with competitions as directed.
20. Coordinate travel authorizations and expense reports for department staff and consultants in an accurate and timely manner.
21. Coordinate office operations, as directed, in the absence of Manager.
22. Coordinate, in a timely manner, with other NRA Divisions to ensure that scheduled TPC tournaments are listed in available NRA publications.
23. Responsible for acquiring and ensuring the accuracy of engraved awards in a timely manner.
24. Work with NPSC Tournament Coordinator to maximize use of major mailings targeted to law enforcement agencies and competitive shooters as directed.
25. Assist, as directed, with PPC Rule Book maintenance, amendment and publication.
26. Attend NPSC and oversee Statistical Office and Awards Officer operations as directed.
27. Oversee, within departmental guidelines, the publication of NPSC results on the NRA web pages and in print.
28. Develop, within departmental guidelines, marketing material for TPC and PPC for Law Enforcement student packets and inclusion in the NRA Programs PowerPoint.
29. Assist the Law Enforcement Training Department as assigned and attend courses as an NRA instructor as assigned to maintain teaching skill levels and networking with students and other NRA Staff instructors.
30. Maintain NRA Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor Certification by attending continuing education training.
31. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE

High level of 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 with frequent weekend work. Must be able to pick up, carry and move heavy objects up to 80 lbs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

College degree required. Law Enforcement or Business degree preferred. Sworn law enforcement and law enforcement supervisory experience required with background in training, administration, financial planning and accounting preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

Prior sworn law enforcement experience with supervisory experience required. Strong law enforcement firearm training background required. Certification as a Law Enforcement Firearm instructor from a recognized authority, preferably from the NRA Law Enforcement Division required. Ability to instill a command presence and communicate confidently and knowledgeably with vendors, law enforcement officials and competitors essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team required. Ability to work within strict deadlines essential. Excellent computer skills, including specific proven knowledge of Microsoft Word required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Excellent grammar and the ability to compose professional correspondence required. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks essential. Competitive shooting experience in either IDPA, USPSA, SASS, 3 Gun or tactical competitions required. Ability to motivate and supervise volunteers essential. Experience in competitive match design, set-up, administration and operations required.
 
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