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A/P Staff Accountant
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide support to the Accounts Payable Department. Perform check processing, verification, and filing. Process expense reports and travel advances.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Distributes invoices to obtain division approval.
• Reviews vendor statements to ensure that all invoices reflected on the statements have been received by A/P.
• Processes expense reports and travel advances into the Accounts Payable system.
• Reviews expense reports for verification of authorization and coding.
• Monitors travel advances to ensure that expense reports to clear these advances are submitted timely.
• Maintains the travel advance worksheet and travel advance reconciliation sheet.
• Creates assigned monthly journal entries.
• Maintains reconciliation sheets for assigned accounts.
• Assembles copies of checks with corresponding payment documentation (invoice, check request, etc.) and file documentation in appropriate vendor files. Mail out or distribute the checks as appropriate.
• Maintains vendor and other specific files, as required.
• Maintains W9 Files.
• Retrieves documents and makes copies of such for month-end reporting and any required research.
• Responds to all vendor, staff or department inquiries. Answers calls that come through the general A/P phone line.

SCOPE: Communicates with Financial Services Division and other NRA staff, management, outside customers. Responds to vendor and staff inquiries and provide solutions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
o Associate's degree
o Two year college level course work in a related field
o 1-3 years related accounting experience.
o Solid experience working within an automated accounting system.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Effectively accomplish tasks with minimal supervision. Solid pc skills with proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Dynamics software are preferred. Must possess strong interpersonal skills. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to perform data entry and inquiry functions in a data processing environment. Must have strong self-review skills, focused on accuracy, effectiveness, efficiency and detail.
 
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Administrative Assistant - Shows & Exhibits
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide technical and logistical support to the Managing Director, as well as provide support to other staff within the Division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Act as divisional budget coordinator to include monitoring and oversight of divisional expenses, as well as contributing to the annual budget planning. Keep Managing Director informed of potential budgetary issues in a timely manner
. 2. Assist, as directed, with planning and coordination of all meetings, including divisional, cross-divisional, and Executive level. Assist Managing Director in preparing agendas, reports and presentations.
3. Assist, as directed, in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report in an accurate and timely manner. Assist with the writing and editing of other correspondence, including talking points, committee meeting minutes, and replies to member, exhibitor, and vendor inquiries. Assist with contract edits, updates and monitoring contractual obligations.
4. Assist other divisional staff, as directed, with inbound exhibitor service calls, maintaining staff hotel lists, event ticketing and food and beverage orders in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Responsible for all aspects of travel management for the Managing Director to include airline, hotel and car rental arrangements, Travel Advance Forms and preparing and submittal of any Expense Report resulting from NRA travel.
6. Monthly reconcile Managing Director's American Express card in an accurate and timely manner, and provide Excel spreadsheet and receipts to the Treasurer's Office as requested.
7. Monitor timecards for divisional staff to ensure compliance with timecard submission requirements, as well as ensuring that timecards are correctly completed by staff.
8. Coordinate and process divisional documentation to include staff travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports, check/purchase and graphic order requests in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Maintain Managing Director's calendar in an accurate and timely manner. Answer incoming calls and relay messages promptly.
10. Provide input to Managing Director relative to potential staff problems to include personnel issues or work assignment situations in a confidential and timely manner.
11. Act as the divisional "go-to" person for staff relative to procedural questions or general assistance to ensure daily functions of the division are accomplished in a timely manner. Support divisional needs by managing office supplies and assisting other departments as needed. Coordinate staff meals and holiday gatherings.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with NRA Shows and Exhibits Division staff; General Operations Divisions; NRA Divisions to include Financial Services and Human Resources; contractors; vendors; NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional weekend work required. Occasional after-hours work, Monday through Friday, required. Occasional national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. 4+ years previous administrative support required. Budgetary experience helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential, while at the same time remaining flexible to ever changing priorities essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required, as well as willingness to learn other software packages essential. 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. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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Assistant Art Director, AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Responsible for the innovative and imaginative creation and production of the graphic content of America's First Freedom magazine and assists with other collateral projects as assigned by the Creative Director.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
l. Responsible for the layout and design of America's First Freedom pages in conformance with editorial and graphic design policies.
2. Responsible for layout and digital page production using graphic art computers and related publishing software programs.
3. Creates and executes original concepts America's First Freedom covers and feature articles. Creates original graphics, tables, charts, logos and headline typography to illustrate feature layouts, including special computer-generated effects. Produces technical artwork, computer-generated line illustrations and diagrams.
4. Works closely with Creative Director and America's First Freedom editorial staff. Works with photography staff in the design, production and execution of studio photo set-ups.
5. Manages America's First Freedom network magazine files, and maintains digital archives.
6. Traffics artwork, photography, page proofs and all electronic media for America's First Freedom. Maintains in-house art and current issue working files.
7. Ability to review and select from photo submissions.
8. Handles special projects as assigned by the Creative Director.
9. Extended hours as required.

SCOPE: Primary coordination occurs with the Creative Director. Also, coordinates with Editors, and Publishing Director and Production Manager. Occasional contact with vendors and other NRA divisions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts in editorial or advertising design, or relevant work experience with strong emphasis on digital magazines and electronic publishing. Three to five years' experience in publication and in-house advertising design and layout.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to handle type specifications, perform copy fitting, publications layout, electronic page makeup, and produce graphics and technical illustrations. Working knowledge and experience with electronic publishing systems and related software programs mandatory. Photo editing and basic knowledge of color photography necessary. Ability to conceive and execute interactive digital enhancements, layout of print and digital publications using the full range of software tools, manage navigation structure, and produce interactive graphics and technical illustrations. Initiative, creativity and problem solving skills necessary. Knowledge of digital publishing systems and related software programs necessary. Ability to design and execute studio photo setups. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Attention to detail mandatory; must be well organized. Ability to work without supervision. Knowledge of firearms and shooting sports desired.
 
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Assistant Editor, AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provides editorial support essential to the production of AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM magazine, print and digital editions, as well as the common pages of the Official Journals, in an efficient and punctual manner. Writes, edits and posts articles via the CMS to the americas1stfreedom.org website.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Handles editorial preparation and production of weekly and/or monthly content as assigned, including reviewing manuscripts, copy-editing, assembling photo packages, writing captions and headlines and proofreading. Assists in proofing AMERICA'S 1st FREEDOM monthly FPO and blueline.
2. Responsible for proofing and circulating text and layouts for AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM to appropriate parties.
3. Reviews proof book and weblink enhancements for the digital edition.
4. Compiles and produces the monthly "Armed Citizen" column published in NRA Publications Official Journals.
5. Assists in coordinating and producing the monthly Official Journal material published in NRA Publications Official Journals. Assists in searching for and obtaining appropriate images for Official Journal pages.
6. Assists coordination of the proofing schedule for the Official Journal Committee, notifies committee members when new proofs are ready for review, and implements committee members' revisions to InDesign file.
7. Processes AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM "Letters to the Editor," replies as applicable and selects letters to be published or routed as appropriate.
8. Writes articles for publication in the Official Journals at the direction of the Managing Editor, Editor in Chief and Editorial Director.
9. Writes, edits and posts articles via the CMS to the americas1stfreedom.org website. Inserts SEO keywords and other essential metadata to web posts.
10. Assists in posting to AMERICA'S 1st FREEDOM Facebook and Twitter accounts at the direction of the Managing Editor and Editor in Chief.
11. Monitors AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM's e-mail address, responds or routes as appropriate.
12. Communicates by mail and telephone with NRA members, writers, photographers, suppliers and representatives of the shooting and hunting industry.
13. Compiles annual index of AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM and maintains a searchable database of articles via keywords.
16. Extended hours required; travel required.

SCOPE: Coordinates with, ILA Research & Information staff, all departments of Publications and other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with NRA members, writers, photographers, suppliers and representatives of the shooting industry.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Journalism or Communications. One to two years' experience on a media editorial staff preferred, but exceptional recent college graduate acceptable. One to two years experience as an administrative assistant, preferably in publishing field. Shooting experience and/or knowledge desired, with a general interest in firearms. Working knowledge of Second Amendment issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: In-depth knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules. Ability to edit and proofread effectively. Attention to detail and organization mandatory. Ability to write clearly and concisely; organize and prioritize; work under pressure and meet deadlines; and carry several projects through to completion simultaneously. Knowledge of basic photography necessary. General firearm knowledge and familiarization with firearms required. Working knowledge of word processing, electronic publishing and digital content management systems required. Ability to deal effectively and harmoniously with other employees, NRA members, subscribers and a wide spectrum of outside suppliers. In-depth, hands-on experience with computer equipment, computer networks, databases, standard office software packages, particularly Word, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe InDesign, and standard office equipment.
 
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Event Marketing/Communications Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for the coordination, execution, and evaluation of NRA Foundation national fundraising events and Field Operations meeting and activities. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develop, coordinate and prepare, within departmental guidelines, the Youth Education Summit [Y.E.S.] applications, objectives and curriculum, and student selection process while ensuring all objectives are accomplished within set guidelines and budget resources.
2. Plan, with the assistance of Advancement Director of Events, the week-long Y.E.S. event held at NRA Headquarters and surrounding areas in Washington, D.C. With Events Department, build itinerary keeping budgetary constraints in mind.
3. Support and assist NRA Field Staff with various requests including processing charters, insurance and mailing requests, as well as developing and scheduling all statewide e-mail blasts to market and promote Friends of NRA events to NRA membership as necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Coordinate all aspects of the Y.E.S. scholarship programs including participant evaluation and award presentations in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Work with Communication staff to promote the Y.E.S. program communication and marketing materials while providing support for State Y.E.S. programs as needed.
6. Prepare and submit, within departmental guidelines, grant proposals to The NRA Foundation to achieve funding levels required to support Y.E.S.
7. Maintain Y.E.S alumni database. Implement and disseminate quarterly Y.E.S Alumni Network eNewsletter to Y.E.S alumni database.
8. Administer the Volunteer of the Year program for the Friends of NRA volunteer structure including apparel, recognition and appreciation items. Create new and creative methods for recognizing and motivating volunteers within set guidelines and budget resources.
9. Prepare and secure Annual Meeting travel, accommodations, awards and event tickets for Volunteers of the Year and Committee of the Year within division guidelines. Work in tandem with the Marketing and Communications team on all Annual Meeting deliverables in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Implement and coordinate, within departmental guidelines, all national NRA Foundation fundraising activities including The National NRA Foundation Banquets 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 Foundation events as directed.
11. Plan, within set guidelines, Summer and Winter meetings held between headquarters personnel and Field Staff.
12. Plan, within set guidelines, Fall meeting held between Managers, Regional Directors and Directors.

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. 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 Event Coordination, Business, Marketing, Communications or equivalent is preferred. An understanding of and experience with event coordination, graphic design and customer service preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong writing and computer skills required. Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within set deadlines essential. Must be creative, organized and detail oriented. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Proficiency in MS Office suite, web design and HTML required. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite [Photoshop and InDesign] preferred. Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with all levels of NRA staff, Y.E.S. participants and Friends of NRA volunteers.
 
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Events Merchandise Buyer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for buying and assisting the Merchandise Manager with delivery of firearms and merchandise to distribution points and fundraising events across the nation. Track inventory levels, trends and usage of merchandise and firearms through the event tracker system. Inform field staff of industry and package updates, changes, and promotions. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

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 on event tracker site
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 Friends of NRA merchandise and firearms as directed.
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 and firearms.
5. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise selection meeting, including soliciting for product submission, training vendors on selection website, meeting and merchandise layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns of all products between the NRA and approximately 150 vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
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 catalog and Vendor Direct online catalog 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.
9. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Direct 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 promptly notify the Finance team for event finalization
• Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
11. Assist, as directed, in maintaining accurate and timely inventory of merchandise and firearms at Field Operations Distribution Center, NRA headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker site.

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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree or minimum of five years purchasing experience required. An understanding of and experience with inventory management, event coordination, firearms, and purchasing techniques desired.

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. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pound boxes necessary.
 
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Exhibitor Services Representative
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: A key role on the show management team responsible for coordinating exhibitors' participation in NRA produced shows. Serves as the primary contact for exhibitors and provides outstanding service using excellent communication and organizational skills.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Respond to exhibitor inquiries regarding display regulations, show service forms, exhibitor rules and regulations and other questions to assist in exhibitor's show planning.
2. Manage the exhibitor and prospective exhibitor databases to maintain accurate and updated information including historical records, billing and logistical information.
3. Generate and process exhibitor contracts and manage booth space assignments on floor plans.
4. Manage the exhibitor payment process including invoicing and collection call scheduling in an accurate and timely manner. Follow-up on collections when necessary.
5. Ensure the maintenance of the booth point system for space selection process and maintain the wait list of prospective exhibitors in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Contribute to content and production of the exhibitor services manual in coordination with the general service contractor in a timely manner.
7. Oversee the printing and distribution of exhibitor badges and complimentary passes both preshow and onsite in an accurate and timely manner. Oversee the production of exhibitor listings for the show directory in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Staff Exhibitor Service counter on show site to assist exhibitors with their on-site ordering needs and provide assistance to ease their exhibiting experience.

SCOPE: Communicates regularly with staff, department managers, vendors, show producers, show service contractors and NRA members. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional local and national travel required. Occasional overtime Monday through Friday and weekend required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree preferred plus one to three years experience coordinating or planning trade or consumer shows. Directly related experience may be substituted for college degree.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated analytical skills required. Detailed oriented and highly organized with a proven ability to accurately maintain computer and hard copy files required. Requires strong multi-tasking skills, coupled with ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines required. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff required, as well as ability to interface professionally with vendors, show producers and show service contractors essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access required.
 
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Fall Internship - ILA Grassroots
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; <30 hours/week

NRA-ILA Grassroots interns work with Division staff to advance NRA-ILA's legislative and campaign agendas through grassroots efforts. Interns will be assigned a long-term project based on intern interests and staff needs to complete during their internship. Along with their assigned project, intern duties include:

• Manage logistic and administrative needs of HQ and field coordinators through established shipping and tracking methods
• Manage grassroots inventory
• Attend and coordinate local events including staff speaking engagements, gun shows, NRA Universities, and fairs
• Improve and add to FrontLines database and respond to FrontLines member inquiries
• Assist with NRA-PVF campaign activities during the election cycle, including organizing volunteers and voter contact
• Complete NRA-ILA issues training to gain intimate understanding of the Second Amendment and today's gun-control debate
• Assist with Division's incoming phone lines and email correspondence

Interns who are current college students will be encouraged to bring NRA programs to their campus including, NRA University, NRA Collegiate Coalition, and NRA Campus Coordinator.

To apply, click the link below to submit your resume by Friday August 2nd.

This next internship term (2 interns) will run from Monday August 19th through Friday December 20th.
 
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Field Representative - Northern Alaska
SUMMARY: Acts as representative for the National Rifle Association on an area level to NRA members, volunteers, clubs and associations. Manages fund-raising efforts, promotes membership development programs and promotes NRA programs and services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Implements fund-raising for The NRA Foundation through organizing volunteer committees and coordinating Friends of NRA banquets and special events.
2. Coordinates the solicitation and distribution of applications for Friends of NRA State Fund grants and serves as secretary for the State Fund Committee. Insures compliance with all of the conditions of allocation for all The NRA Foundation grants.
3. Solicits gifts and donations to The NRA Foundation endowments, ensuring follow-up and donor recognition.
4. Establishes a network of volunteers by identifying and recruiting select NRA activists as Field Support Team members. Trains Field Support Team members, Friends of NRA committee members and other volunteers by conducting an annual workshop as well as other training as needed. Coordinates the efforts of all volunteers to ensure accomplishment of area goals and objectives.
5. Ensures NRA presence at all major gun shows, sports shows and related exhibits/events by coordinating the efforts of Field Support Team members and other volunteers.
6. Promotes NRA membership recruitment programs and services by networking with the state associations, NRA affiliated clubs and retail dealers; promotes and recruits Business Alliance memberships, actively seeks out and recruits shooting sports clubs as NRA affiliated clubs.
7. Serves as a clearing house for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs.
8. Prepares and submits in a timely manner all reports including; Weekly Reports, Call Reports, Time Cards, Friends of NRA financial reports, State Fund Committee reports, Expense Reports and others as may be required.
9. Promote shooting sports programs to encourage the participation of the American public by guiding established shooting clubs and other organizations in the implementation of shooting sports programs especially directed at youth and women.
10. In concert with the Senior Field Representative and Regional Director, establishes annual goals and objectives for the respective area.
11. Ensures efficient accomplishment of all assigned tasks within the budget parameters established for the area.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA membership, volunteers, activists, members of the NRA Board of Directors, NRA staff and the media. Responsible for large sums of money on a regular basis and the care and maintenance of NRA equipment. Position requires frequent driving and extended work, including weekends and evenings. Position functions with minimal day-to-day supervision. Position requires frequent lifting and carrying of materials and product up to 40 pounds.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Previous experience and exposure to fund-raising, volunteer recruitment and management is required. Other useful skills include, but are not limited to, public speaking, working knowledge of computers and experience in sales and marketing. Organizational and time management skills are required. Valid driver's license with no restrictions required.
 
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Grassroots Field Coordinator NW Region
LOCATION: Must reside within assigned states of WA, OR, ID, MT

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

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

Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, campaign technology, and grassroots experience within the pro-Second Amendment community preferred.

Additionally, candidates:
• Must be willing to dedicate attention to this job on full-time basis, including many weekends and evenings; this is not a traditional 9 to 5 job;
• Must live within assigned region;
• Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and remotely, with minimal direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission

SCOPE: NRA staff, NRA Board Members, NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinators, NRA Members, NRA-ILA Campaign Field Representatives, volunteers, general public, and campaign staff in assigned region.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of paid campaign experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment. College degree, with Political Science degree a plus. Campaign experience required. Strong knowledge of the legislative process or related legislative experience required. Knowledge of NRA and NRA-ILA’s legislative and political mission required. Must demonstrate strong public speaking ability and written communication skills. Extensive travel within assigned region required. Familiarity with assigned region a plus. Flexibility in assisting as needed outside assigned region.
 
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Marketing Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Plays a key role in the development of the marketing plan for each event. Coordinates advertising and promotional schedules including print, digital, outdoor, social and grassroots. Provides technical and logistical support to the Manager.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for initiating and coordinating the generation of copy and graphics for all attendee and exhibitor email communications as per the prescribed schedule. Will work with stakeholders to determine content, content providers, graphic presentation, and distribution list. May include writing, editing and frequent communication with graphic designers.
2. Responsible for coordinating the thorough, accurate and on-time production of the show program for all shows. Includes advertising materials, schedules, exhibitor listings and other content. Will coordinate with graphic designers, print buyer, ad salespeople, and staff responsible for each content area.
3. Regularly review show websites for presentation, accuracy, updated information and functionality. Liaison with web content staff to make updates, revisions, and create new documents as needed.
4. Coordinate and oversee the timely development and placement of print ads in NRA publications. Assist agency, staff stakeholders and ad production staff to determine appropriate media buy, proper content, accuracy of copy and images, and deadlines.
5. Coordinate direct mail and promotion projects with mail house and appropriate staff including graphic design, list procurement, copy editing, payment and on-time delivery.
6. Coordinate grassroots promotional efforts by working with NRA staff to launch targeted marketing opportunities to their specific audience. Assist Media Relations Manager with content for press releases and social media posts.
7. Work with third party provider of manpower to secure Greeters/Ambassadors for shows as needed. Develop the show information packet and meet with Ambassadors to review the information and ensure they are adequately prepared to assist attendees.
8. Assist other department staff within the division as needed with tasks related to the production of large events, including sponsorship fulfillment, administrative, clerical, or support functions as needed.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with NRA Shows and Exhibits Division staff; General Operations Divisions; Media Relations staff; contractors; vendors; NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional weekend work required. Occasional after hour work, Monday through Friday, required. Occasional national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required preferably in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, Media Relations or Hospitality. 4+ years relative experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential, while at the same time remaining flexible to ever changing priorities. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Adobe and Outlook required, as well as willingness to learn other software packages essential. 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. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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Media Relations Manager
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Works with Executive Director to develop and implement NRA program strategies, with specific emphasis on usage of press and media outlets, to promote a positive public image among various audiences and advance efforts to raise awareness for NRA's programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, establish and maintain, within divisional guidelines, NRA General Operations' image with outside media by planning, organizing and implementing media, marketing and public relations strategies in a timely manner.
2. Manage, within divisional guidelines, the database of media contacts for all NRA General Operations' events in a timely and accurate manner.
3. Develop, within divisional guidelines, and maintain current and relevant talking points for all General Operations' programs in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Proactively monitor NRA programs and develop and pitch, within divisional guidelines, ideas to current or new media outlets to extend brand presence in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Write, prepare, edit, schedule and distribute, within divisional guidelines, press releases, PSA's and speeches relative to NRA programs and activities in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Responsible for screening, vetting and answering media queries and coordinating NRA General Operations' staff interviews in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Actively liaison and collaborate with media staff within the NRA Institute for Legislative Action and the Office of the Executive Vice President on media coverage issues/stories/inquiries in a timely manner.
8. Analyze earned media and monitor program sentiment to identify opportunities to provide media support for NRA General Operations' programs/activities in a timely manner.
9. Work with designated Publications' design staff to develop press kits and program guides, promoting NRA-GO programs/activities, for media in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Travel to and maintain a Press Office on-site or provide, as directed, on-site media support for major national NRA General Operations' programs/activities throughout the country.
11. Monitor the NRA/GO e-mail inbox and respond to all inquiries in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Develop and implement, within divisional guidelines, media training sessions for staff throughout General Operations who are responsible for interfacing with media outlets relative to their specific areas of program expertise in a timely manner.
13. Develop and manage a consistent NRA programs social media strategy and content calendar in a timely manner, with guidance from executive and managerial staff.
14. Work with NRA General Operations' social media administrators and organize meetings to ensure social strategy is consistent across divisions in a timely manner.
15. Identify opportunities to grow social media audiences for all channels in a timely manner.
16. Analyze weekly, monthly and quarterly social engagement to determine success of current social strategy in a timely manner.
17. Responsible, within divisional guidelines, for staff development through timely performance evaluations, establishment of appropriate goals and objectives and consistent follow-up on progress of individual staff members.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with all General Operations Divisions, ILA, Office of the EVP and members of the press and media outlets and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Extended hours and weekend work required. Local and national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required, preferably in the field of media and press relations. Previous experience working with local and national media and press outlets essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals both within the NRA and with outside press and media outlets required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Demonstrated ability to make presentations to both small and large groups essential. Proficiency in the development, implementation and monitoring of an annual budget required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of the team required.
 
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Merchandise Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Responsible for ensuring proper distribution of merchandise to fundraising events across the nation. Provide support to field staff, vendors and volunteers for Friends of NRA event merchandise orders and delivery. Handle damage reports and invoicing issues to ensure accurate payments to vendors and damage reports are properly completed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
a. Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
b. Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
c. Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and promptly notify the Finance team for event finalization
d. Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
2. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and firearms order problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipments.
3. Solicit and manage national NRA Foundation event 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 and fulfillment in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Research and correct invoicing issues with Vendors and the NRA Foundation accounts payable department in an accurate and timely manner.
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. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package catalogs and Vendor Direct online store including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchases or discount opportunities.
7. Ensure all Friends of NRA event merchandise reports are copied and filed with event folders including necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 150 merchandise and firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist Merchandise team in the coordination and setup of annual headquarters sale of samples and excess inventory as directed.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Strong organization skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. High proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 lbs. required.
 
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Network Engineer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters/no telework

SUMMARY: This position will run point in the evaluation and implementation of new enterprise hardware, maintenance of existing enterprise equipment, and serve as a primary resource in the design for future network growth. We are looking for someone with honed technical, communication, and time-management skills that is comfortable working in both independent and team environment settings.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform design, configuration, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring tasks to provide a secure, stable, high-performance network environment in accordance with established policies.
• Install, maintain, and monitor LAN devices including; network servers, switches, routers, firewalls, and other peripheral devices.
• Monitor network performance and conduct intermediary network restoration/recovery actions.
• Troubleshoot LAN and WAN hardware and software problems to resolution or locate appropriate resolution source and provide updates to call tracking system.
• Design, implement, and troubleshoot on-premises networks with multiple WAN connections and VLAN configurations.
• Design, implement, and troubleshoot virtualization environments.
• Produce and maintain detailed network performance and utilization documentation.
• Provide technical advice on LAN and WAN issues concerning system expansion and upgrades.
• Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.
• Collaborate with security team to ensure new software, platforms, and designs meet security compliance requirements.
• Communicate effectively with Information Services staff and end-users in the evaluation and development of Association IT business solutions.
• Build positive end-user relationships by developing an understanding of division/department business practices and objectives.
• Complete projects and tasks within established guidelines.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• In-depth knowledge of, and experience with; major internet routing protocols, router platforms, and design concepts.
• Ability to apply necessary testing, practices, and procedures prudently.
• Ability to problem-solve IT systems issues, and identify effective and cost-efficient solutions.
• Experience with monitoring tools.
• Excellent network analysis fundamentals and troubleshooting skills.
• Strong organizational, analytical, and conceptual thinking skills.
• Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and vendors.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Routing and Switching certification
• Wireless network experience
• Windows Domain design/management
• NAS management
• Virtualization management
• Proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity software, including Visio

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Current Cisco certification with CCNA minimum. At least 5 years of relevant experience including on-premises network design and implementation, and LAN/WAN troubleshooting. Equivalent combination of experience and education would be considered.
 
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NRAstore Merchandise Buyer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: The NRAstore Merchandise Buyer serves as primary product purchasing agent for the NRAstore™ printed catalog and website. In addition to product purchasing responsibilities, the Merchandise Buyer will assist with development and implementation of sales promotions across 3 channels: catalog, website 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, and public interaction as an NRA representative.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Actively evaluates, develops and purchases new products for NRAstore, within departmental guidelines.
2. Serves as lead member of product selection team as directed.
3. Monitors all product evaluation, development and purchasing for NRAstore.
4. Provides product development, merchandising and marketing training and guidance to NRAstore staff, directing and monitoring their efforts in analyzing historical sales data, identifying merchandise categories with high sales potential, conceptualizing and developing new products, nurturing beneficial vendor relationships, negotiating favorable pricing structures, positioning and merchandising NRAstore products, marketing NRAstore products and copywriting.
5. Monitors preliminary product selection of NRAstore staff, refining product development for final presentation.
6. Analyzes market trends in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Attend, as directed, industry trade shows and monitor competitors in order to identify and exploit buying trends, with the goal of increasing NRAstore sales and profits.
8. Develops and nurtures business relationships with existing and potential vendors, negotiating favorable cost options and price breaks for the NRAstore.
9. As lead member of the product selection / marketing team, tests and evaluates potential products, and closely monitors and guides the testing efforts of NRAstore staff.
10. Selects products with highest sales potential.
11. Negotiate best prices and terms for the NRAstore within departmental guidelines.
12. Interacts directly with customers via e-mail and telephone in response to product inquiries or problems in a timely manner.
13. Troubleshoots and solves vendor disputes in a timely manner.
14. Conceives, designs and develops proprietary NRA branded products, within departmental guidelines.
15. Participates in hands-on involvement with all NRAstore promotions, including e-mail, website, direct mail, magazine, newsletter and periodical ads, and printed catalog as directed.
16. Participates in hands-on involvement with catalog preparation, including photography, layout, product placement, special promotions, copywriting and proofreading as directed.
17. Interacts with and supervises outside service vendors including, but not limited to printers and freelance creative talent, within departmental guidelines.
18. Provides content contributions for NRAstore website, blogs, product reviews, catalog copy and other sales related initiatives as may be required.
19. Assists, as required, with day-to-day maintenance of NRAstore.com website.
20. Interacts with NRA technical department to facilitate implementation of marketing programs in a timely manner.
21. Participates, as required, directly in the operation of the brick-and-mortar NRAstore Museum Shop.
22. Directly participates in onsite retail sales at in-house and remote events, including cash register operation, stocking, shipping, receiving, and supervision of volunteers.

SCOPE: The NRAstore Merchandise Buyer functions as the primary product selector, reviewer and developer for the NRAstore. This position is responsible for training of NRAstore staff and monitoring of all NRAstore staff purchasing activity. This position is also the primary 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 required. Moderate weekend work required. Positions functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge, awareness and support of the NRA and its position regarding Second Amendment rights and firearm related issues are crucial. Leadership skills are essential. Experience with marketing techniques and an understanding of the NRAstore™ customer demographic are critical. The ability to willingly work in a fast-paced small team environment, managing multiple projects and meeting stringent deadlines is essential, as are research, analytical and problem resolution skills. Intermediate knowledge of PC platforms, graphics software and Microsoft Office are essential. Proven ability to effectively formulate and present proposals for maximizing NRAstore sales required. This position demands a strong command of English and excellent oral and written communication skills. Outstanding human relation skills, tact, professional decorum and a strong work ethic are mandatory. Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate outside service vendors essential. Graphic design skills are a plus.
 
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Part-time Range Officers
Works at NRA Range at Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

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

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

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

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

 
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Program Lead, Refuse to Be a Victim
LCOATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Assist with the development and delivery of the NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® [RTBAV] Program. Knowledge of and support for the National Rifle Association Community Outreach Programs and overall NRA mission.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage, within departmental guidelines, NRA's Refuse To Be A Victim co-ed personal safety program. Administration includes maintaining an accurate instructor database; updating/revising program materials, overseeing inventory stock, opening/promoting/ closing RTBAV seminars, Instructor Development Workshops [IDWS] and Regional Counselor Training Courses, computer data entry, preparing and adhering to program budgets, development and implementation of program growth strategies, program status reporting, and conducting training sessions.
2. Promote, within departmental guidelines, the RTBAV program at conventions, conferences, special events and via written articles and stories for NRA publications and other external publications, magazines and newsletters as opportunities arise. Promote RTBAV scheduled seminars and Instructor Development Workshops on NRA’s website and Official Journals in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Serve as the primary contact to RTBAV instructors and the general public through phone and email. Provide support for RTBAV questions concerning the program and its seminars.
4. Conduct RTBAV seminars and Instructor Development Workshop at NRA's Annual Meeting of Members and other assigned venues.
5. Continue to develop and administer the RTBAV on-line course. Maintain and develop new relationships with RTBAV on-line instructors with the intent of broadening the base of both on-line instructors and students.
6. Continue to develop and promote the Refuse To Be A Victim Collegiate course to law enforcement and campus personnel. Serve as the primary contact to course instructors and coordinate materials for their courses.

SCOPE: Interacts regularly with NRA staff, NRA members, NRA volunteers and the general public. Limited exposure to members of NRA's Board of Directors. Position functions in a fast paced, detail oriented and time sensitive work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional national travel and weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. Marketing experience helpful. Experience in the shooting sports helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Strong attention to detail and the ability to remain focused on the task at hand essential. Strong analytical and effective organizational skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to present material in an oral format to both small and large groups essential. Ability to motivate and supervise volunteer staff essential. Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and PowerPoint essential.
 
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Ring of Freedom (ROF) Manager
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Develop and implement a fundraising program to secure annual gifts to support the NRA and all affiliates, with a focus on new and renewed Ring of Freedom donors beginning at $1,000 annually. Coordinate a donor relations communications program based on best practices that thanks the donor, informs the donor, and cultivates donor interests.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Develop and implement a strategy to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual gifts of $1,000 up to $24,999 to benefit the NRA and its affiliates (c3 and c4). This includes:
• The maturation and management of the Ring of Freedom, the NRA's premiere donor recognition society.
• Development of a comprehensive annual fund program to include direct mail, telemarketing, personal solicitations, events and electronic appeals.
• Work with NRA colleagues such as ILA, General Operations, and others who solicit gifts for Ring of Freedom membership. Provide timely response to questions and readily available materials to promote successful partnerships in the solicitation efforts.
2. Plan and administer an annual giving Ring of Freedom Renewal Program that:
• Is comprehensive and strategic.
• Annually increases both the number of donors and annual gift totals.
• Creates an effective solicitation program for gifts up to $25,000 that compliments the strategic and planned giving Advancement programs.
3. Oversee a comprehensive acknowledgment process to ensure appropriate and timely recognition and continual appreciation of all donations processed through the Office of Advancement.
4. Create a stratified donor recognition program.
• Create targeted and segmented methods to acquire and renew donors.
• Provide timely and appropriate recognition and involvement based on Society levels.
• Develop thoughtful collateral materials to provide donors and prospects with timely information about the donor recognition society.
5. Working with the Reporting Manager perform comprehensive analysis of the Ring of Freedom annual solicitation programs. Runs queried to create reports in Raiser's Edge and uses statistics to evaluate current annual giving programs and make recommendations for program changes.
6. Working with the Reporting Manager provide timely, regular, and accurate reports on the status of the donor recognition society.
7. Working with the Director of Advancement Services develop and submit budgets for all programs to support strategic goals and objectives, including revenue projections, costs and capital expenditures. Monitor and evaluate current year program budgets to ensure efficient expenditure of fiscal resources and effect timely payment of invoices while ensuring operation within budget guidelines.
8. Coordinate and promote special initiatives for high-end ($20,000+) donor purchase/gift options such as T.R. Bronze promotion to involve new donors and renew past donors.
9. Serve as the lead for all official ROF events, including the Golden ROF Dinner, NRA Ring of Freedom Welcome Reception, NRA Ring of Freedom Brunch, NRA Ring of Freedom Co-Chair Reception, Cigar and Bourbon, NRA ILA Forum Seating and other events at the NRA Annual Meetings.
10. Work with Communications staff to coordinate and manage details of each ROF event including but not limited to: communications (Talking points, invitations, e-blasts and flyers), program developments and executions, event details including timing, seating, meals, guest speakers, schedule of events and event follow-up.
11. Supervises other Ring of Freedom staff.
12. Strategically plans social media and e-communications in collaboration with Advancement Communications.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Required:
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity.
• Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 plus years of appropriate experience.
• Successful experience in fundraising or successful experience with the NRA.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising.
• Strong computer and analytical skills along with excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to build personal long-term relationships with prospects and donors.
• Strong strategic and tactical skills and an unflagging commitment to achieving programmatic and departmental goals in support of the NRA's mission; must be a results-oriented individual who demonstrates the ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization.
• Willingness to learn the most sophisticated fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Successful experience in managing and tracking multiple projects/prospects.
• Ability to work independently as well as contributing and collaborative team member.
• Creative and motivated self-starter.
• Ability to function well in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.
• Ability to develop and implement dynamic plans to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects.
• Ability to use MS Office applications and databases for personal administrative support, project and prospect management.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail.
• Must be willing and able to work evenings and to undertake overnight travel on a regular basis.
• Access to sensitive materials requires a high degree of discretion, integrity, ethics and confidentiality.
• Must be active in professional organizations and able to keep programs current with best practices in fundraising.

Preferred:
• Knowledge and experience in managing a budget.
• Experience working with donors and prospects as well as volunteer groups.
• Expertise in Microsoft programs and Blackbaud Raisers Edge preferred.
 
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Social Media Manager
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: As a passionate brand ambassador for the National Rifle Association of America, you will be on the front lines of advocacy across our media platforms to include content creation and management, relationship building, trend reporting, and interdepartmental coordination to ensure unified messaging. We are looking for engaged and passionate patriots to join our team and support our efforts defending the Second Amendment. The Social Media Manager is the firing pin of the Public Affairs department of the Institute for Legislative Action: your work behind the scenes is what ensures the success of our digital advocacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Social Media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/YouTube/NRA-ILA app):
• Create high-quality and engaging visual content tailored to each platform, while ensuring NRA-brand consistency.
• Write and proofread engaging and concise copy that accurately conveys NRA messaging.
• Develop and implement strategies utilizing organic and paid campaigns building NRA awareness that result in content virality and political victories.
• Develop innovative strategies built around our raw social media metrics/trends using management tools that lead to successful future campaigns.
• Respond to comments and messages from NRA followers, ensuring member satisfaction.

Relationship Building and Amplifying Reach:
• Create a strong network of contacts that can be utilized to further the NRA's reach and engagement through rapport building, developing long-lasting relationships with influencers, engaging industry professionals.
• Work with NRA spokespeople and media liaisons to amplify newsworthy content to the local and national press.

NRA-ILA Team:
• Represent the NRA and the Second Amendment on all personal and professional digital platforms, and when appropriate let your voice be heard in a proper, non-confrontational, and thoughtful manner.
• Stay-up-to-date with the latest industry best practices for social media, digital, creative, and technology.
• Collaborate and liaison with all departments within the NRA to help each department identify and meet their social media/digital goals.
• Ensure flawless execution of all deliverables.
• Provide constructive feedback to colleagues to benefit and grow your immediate NRA team.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Authentic passion for social media, technology, and political advocacy.
• Experience with social media management, content creation, and community building.
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro X (or similar video editing software), Microsoft Office, MacOS, and iOS.
• Personal experience in photography, videography, and graphic design (at the amateur or professional level).
• An unwavering commitment to the NRA, firearms, and the Second Amendment.
• A strong team player with exceptional interpersonal skills who will foster an environment of peer feedback and development.
• Maintain quality work in a fast-paced setting while dealing with ambiguity.
 
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Training Program Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide assistance to the Training Manager in the development, administration, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of NRA Firearm Training Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluate, develop and/or revise curriculum and training materials for the Basic Firearm Training Program within departmental guidelines.
2. Evaluate, develop, and/or revise web content and functions in support of NRA trainers as well as course outlines, lesson plans, handbooks, and video scripts for NRA's basic firearm training programs within departmental guidelines.
3. Provide day-to-day assistance and support to NRA instructors and members, and the general public, by answering questions and supplying material information, as well as reviewing, analyzing, and responding appropriately to telephone and program correspondence in an accurate and timely manner, especially in regard to www.nrainstructors.org.
4. Provide assistance in developing NRA Training Department Update email blasts, and other educational publications. Submit articles on programs to interested publications as directed.
5. Direct and assist in conduct of Instructor, Training Counselor, and other courses within departmental guidelines.
6. Process administrative issues related to the disciplinary/corrective actions taken regarding NRA Trainers that have been suspended or revoked. Ensure follow-through is completed in a timely manner.
7. Assist, as directed, in the development of training aids and training materials in support of the NRA Training Program.
8. Develop, within departmental guidelines, program-related marketing and sales strategies in support of NRA Division objectives.
9. Assist the Manager in the continuous evaluation of the Basic Firearm Training Program, support activities, literature, e-learning, and make appropriate changes to maintain integrity of this program.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with strong leadership and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines essential. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management essential. Working knowledge of computer software, specifically word processing, graphics, spreadsheet and general database functions required.
 
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