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Administrative Assistant - National School Shield
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Provide technical and logistical support to the Director, National School Shield, as well as provide support for program activities within the Division. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Act as informational point of contact for National School Shield [NSS] Division, in an accurate and timely manner, to staff, Advisory Council and public inquiries.
2. Maintain Info@NRASchoolShield.com mailbox in an accurate and timely manner, addressing public inquiries as appropriate and routing special requests to the proper staff for follow up.
3. Coordinate and maintain divisional calendar in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Serve as Secretary for divisional meetings, including Advisory Council meetings, taking notes and providing final meeting minutes to applicable parties in an accurate and timely manner as directed.
5. Coordinate divisional paperwork to include travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports, invoices, and check/purchase requests in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Assist in the monitoring and oversight of divisional expenses. Keep Director informed of potential budgetary issues in a timely manner.
7. Assist in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report and any other ad hoc reports as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Maintain NSS program grant files in an accurate and timely manner, assisting with the necessary communications and coordination from application to decision to final reporting.
9. Coordinate and maintain NSS Assessor certification files in an accurate and timely manner, assisting with the necessary communications and coordination from application to certification/recertification.
10. Maintain NSS Online Assessment Tool files in an accurate and timely manner, assisting with the necessary communications and coordination from user access requests to troubleshooting and general assistance.
11. Assist with the ongoing maintenance of the NSS website and all related social media in a judicious manner to ensure content is accurate and timely.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with members of the Law Enforcement Division, as well as other General Operations Divisions, NRA Divisions and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required. Occasional travel (local/national) for community exhibits and events as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. 2+ years previous administrative support recommended. Budgetary experience helpful. Non-profit and project management experience suggested.

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 and attention to detail essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated knowledge of website maintenance and social media experience required. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize additional software packages required. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills essential. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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Administrative Assistant - Recreational Programs & Ranges
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Provide technical and logistical support to the Managing Director, as well as provide support to other staff within the Recreational Programs and Ranges Division. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for handling and monitoring, within divisional guidelines, all accounting and budgetary functions for the Division, including but not limited to:
• Payroll accounting, including submission of divisional time cards, compensatory time sheets, sick leave and vacation time record keeping in an accurate and timely manner
• Perform duties of Budget Coordinator for the Division to include budget preparation, tracking and management in an accurate and timely manner
• Process all Purchase Requisition requests and subsequent orders in an accurate and timely manner
• Process all bills and invoices in an accurate and timely manner. Develop tracking system for bills and invoices
2. Responsible for communication efforts both externally and internally, including but not limited to:
• Handle incoming and outgoing phone calls, mail and E-mail in an accurate and timely manner
• Document preparation, proofreading and editing in an accurate and timely manner
• Develop excellent working knowledge of functions and personnel contacts for all NRA Divisions and Departments, and establish good and appropriate working relationships
• Develop and maintain an E-mail list of contacts and addresses in an accurate and timely manner
• Oversight and monitoring of necessary edits to all Division websites
3. Handle document preparation, including typing, printing, mailing and filing in an accurate and timely manner. Establish and maintain Departmental-filing system in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Act as informational point-of-contact for Recreational Programs and Ranges Division to staff, NRA Board and public inquiries.
5. Assist, as directed, with planning responsibilities for multiple departments and meetings.
6. Assist in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report and any other ad hoc reports as directed.
7. 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.
8. Coordinate divisional paperwork to include staff travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports, check/purchase and graphic order requests.
9. Maintain Recreational Programs and Ranges Division calendar.
10. 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.
11. Monthly reconcile Division issued American Express cards for Director, Hunter Services and National Liaison, General Operations Programs, in an accurate and timely manner, and provide Excel spreadsheet and receipts to the Treasurer’s Office as requested.
12. Monitor, maintain and order office supplies in a timely manner. Handle other approved purchases as required and within divisional guidelines.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with Recreational Programs and Ranges 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. No travel required. Occasional overtime might be required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. 2+ years previous administrative support recommended. Budgetary experience helpful. Non-profit and project management experience suggested.

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 and attention to detail essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated knowledge of website maintenance and social media experience required. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize additional software packages required. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills essential. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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Console Operator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarter. No telecommuting.

SUMMARY: Operates main NRA console to transfer incoming, outgoing and interoffice calls in a concise, timely, polite and professional manner.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Operates NRA main console to transfer all calls in a concise, timely, polite and professional manner to the appropriate NRA department or staff member. Ensures main console is staffed between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM daily in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Performs clerical duties such as typing, proofreading, sorting mail, faxing and copying as required.
3. Completes annual goals and objectives set by Member Communications Manager in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Extensive contact with NRA members, staff and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with a high volume of phone calls on a regular basis. No travel required. Occasional overtime required. Position functions with minimal supervision. Regular and timely attendance to fulfill the position requirements are essential.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required. First tier customer service or main switchboard operations experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral communication skills and strong command of the English language required. Knowledge, awareness and support of the NRA and its mission preferred. Excellent customer service skills essential and required. Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence using all NRA supported software required.
 
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Database Analyst Manager
SUMMARY
This position works closely with the Director, Advancement Services to manage the day-to-day operations of the Raiser’s Edge Database for the NRA Office of Advancement. This includes ensuring gift and data integrity, providing reporting solutions, queries and exports for all Advancement staff, and tracking and analyzing prospect and donor fundraising efforts for all fundraisers working with the Office of Advancement.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage day-to-day operation of the Raiser’s Edge Database for the NRA Office of Advancement to include but not limited to: Setting up new users; training new users; creating funds, actions, events, campaigns, etc.; running global changes, appeal additions, and coding queries to keep records up-to-date with mailings and invitations.
2. Create and execute ad hoc requests for reports, queries, and exports with the goal to being more proactive with reports on special fundraising projects, as well as everyday fundraising activities. Serve as the liaison to Advancement Officers for list pull and mailing lists. Meet report and information request deadlines and ensure that the information reported is current and accurate. This also includes special requests for lists for mailings, cultivation events, donor visits, etc.
3. Validate gift integrity. As new contributions are added to the database the Database Analyst Manager is responsible to validate gift entry to ensure proper coding and accuracy of the information entered.
4. Ensure adherence of the collection and appropriate coding of planned gifts in Raiser’s Edge. Responsible for scanning backup material and linking media to records.
5. Responsible for prospect and donor data entry oversight to include solicitor and rating entry and coding as well as updating the database with new biographical information including addresses, business and employer information, personal information, activities, name changes, and event invitations.
6. Assist in database clean-up and maintenance, including the elimination of duplicate accounts and establishment of new donor records. Research best practices for data integrity practices and pro-actively communicate to staff opportunities to enhance our donor record information.
7. Responsible for the data entry, tracking, and invoicing for payment regarding the Firearms For Freedom Program. This includes working with donors/vendors to ensure that all firearms information is entered into the NRA database.
8. Work closely with Advancement staff, in particular the Prospect/Research Manager, to ensure the timely data entry of all donor/prospect information.
9. Assigned back-up for the accurate and detailed data entry of gifts and documented commitments in to Raiser’s Edge during periods of the Database Coordinator’s absence and during periods of high demand.
10. Work closely with Advancement Reporting and Budget Manager on special Raiser’s Edge projects and systems to ensure the database is working efficiently and meeting the needs of Advancement Staff.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:
• A commitment to the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• Experience with advancement database software programs
• Prior report query development and execution experience
• High School diploma and a minimum of 3 years prior data entry/analysis work experience.
• Prior experience with data table/codes evaluation and participation in defining data structures to improve efficiency.
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision meeting deadlines with accuracy and completeness.
• Accuracy of data entry.
• Essential that applicant have a track record as a quick learner and fast starter with strong self-motivation.
Preferred:
• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge with fundraising management system with experience creating queries and executing reports
• SQL/HTML experience.
• Associates or BA/BS Degree.
• Business Objects experience.
• Familiarity with a networked PC information and retrieval system.
• Prior experience in a membership driven organization.
• Not-for-profit/fundraising involvement/employment.
 
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Donor Relations Coordinator
SUMMARY:
Coordinate a donor relations program based on best-practices that thanks the donor, informs the donor and cultivates donor interests. This position coordinates donor thank you letters and phone calls, conducts donor surveys and collects data, coordinates recognition and cultivation instruments, updates donor records according to donor interests, assists with events to ensure donor satisfaction and informs donors of NRA news according to donor interests and gifts. This position works directly with donors and their prospect managers while coordinating invitations to donors for NRA events. By gathering and sharing information this position will provide personal and meaningful stewardship to major gift donors.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Implement and administer a comprehensive acknowledgment process to ensure appropriate and timely recognition and continual appreciation of all donations processed through the Advancement Office to include the NRA, The NRA Foundation, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, and the NRA Freedom Action Foundation and including:
• Monthly thank you notes from NRA staff and volunteers
• drafting/printing/mailing gift acknowledgements and receipts
• pledge reminders
• endowment and Acorn Fund agreements
• donor recognition forms
• gift and pledge information to NRA staff and volunteers concerning donors with whom they have been involved
• E-thanks for holidays/special occasions
2. Participate in the process of the recognition of donors to be recognized before the NRA Board of Directors at Annual Meeting and Quarterly Board Meetings as well as other special Advancement Events. This includes making recommendations for recognition, coordination of and writing and procurement of recognition instruments to include Advancement Resolutions of Appreciation, plaques, certificates, etc. Also responsible for coordinating the invitations to ensure donors attend recognition event.
3. Working with the Ring of Freedom Manager, ensure that all stewardship actions are entered into Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner so that they can be accessed by Advancement team members involved in the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
4. Based on information gathered about donors:
• provide useful donor information to Advancement team members involved in the cultivation and future solicitation of the donor
• provide suggestions to update the ability and interest ratings in Raiser’s Edge for all major and planned gift donors
• suggest messages to the Director of Advancement Communications for communications to NRA major and planned gift donors
• work with the Director of Advancement Communications to generate story ideas on the impact of NRA programs and on our fundraising needs based on the interests and involvement of donors
5. Coordinate and ensure any new Endowment Fund and or Pledge Agreements are received and entered into the Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner. Report on the use of these funds to donors per endowment agreements.
6. Coordinate with other NRA departments to gather information that will allow Advancement to inform donors about program events, highlights and special opportunities/activities.
7. Organize and generate “personal” communications to donors to include:
• annual endowment status reports to endowment donors
• coordination of the Office of Advancement’s handwritten note program
• birthday and holiday cards/correspondence
• information on the use/success of their donations or programs of interest to the individual donor
• a “donor hotline” to take questions and requests for information from major and planned gifts donors
• invitations to NRA events or activities to see their “dollars in action”
• thank you call program including assigning, making, and writing contact forms.
8. Working with the Ring of Freedom Manager, provide accurate lists, information, and spellings of donor names for specific NRA publications, the Museum Donor Wall, and other publications or listings of donors.
9. Manage the process to provide appropriate signage for donor recognition of facilities and naming opportunities.
10. Provide writing support for impact and endowment reports and post social media including twitter, facebook and nragive.
11. Working with Ring of Freedom Manager, help coordinate Ring of Freedom events both at the NRA Annual Meetings and throughout the year. This includes management and messaging of the Ring of Freedom Hospitality Suite and assistance with all Ring of Freedom events at the NRA Annual Meetings.
12. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Required:
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• BA/BS degree or equivalent experience with donor stewardship or high-end customer service. Understanding of donor stewardship and recognition programs.
• Ability to listen, communicate and interact with high-end major and planned gift donors as a primary interface with the NRA’s best donors.
• Knowledge of basic research methods pertaining to donor motivation.
• Ability to work with computer programs, including Raiser’s edge and MS Office programs.
• Detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision.
• Availability for occasional national travel and occasional weekend work.
Preferred:

• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising management system.
 
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Field Representative - Area 25 (N. Texas)
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.

Responsibilities include implementing fund-raising for The NRA Foundation through organizing volunteer committees and coordinating Friends of NRA banquets and special events. 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. Solicits gifts and donations to The NRA Foundation endowments, ensuring follow-up and donor recognition. 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. 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. 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. Serves as a clearing house for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs. Perform other duties as assigned.

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 travel and overtime work, including weekends and evenings. Position functions with minimal day-to-day supervision.

Bachelor's Degree is preferred. 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.
 
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Grassroots Field Coordinator
The Grassroots Field Coordinator position is based outside of NRA headquarters in an assigned region. Geographic areas of responsibility may change and the Field Coordinator may have to temporarily assist in areas outside his/her assigned region. The Field Coordinator would be required to travel to NRA Headquarters as assigned for meetings and training.

The Grassroots Field Coordinator serves as the liaison between NRA-ILA and NRA members and gun owners in his/her assigned region, ensuring that NRA’s supporters are educated and actively energized to assist in the promotion of the Association’s legislative and political agendas and grassroots programs. The Field Coordinator will be responsible for legislative & political activities and maintaining organizations and programs for certain specified jurisdictions -- with special emphasis on recruiting, training, and activating NRA-ILA’s political and legislative volunteers. The Field Coordinator will actively promote legislative and political activism among NRA members as well as non-members by attending gun club meetings, gun shows, political conferences, state association meetings, and other organizations' events in his/her assigned region. The Coordinator will also work with and oversee any of NRA-ILA’s temporary Campaign Field Representatives assigned to his/her region during the implementation of that program.

The Field Coordinator must have extensive campaign experience and must be well-versed in, and possess a strong knowledge of, the legislative and political missions of the NRA, the legislative and political processes, and have a strong working knowledge of the NRA and its programs. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with his/her assigned region. The Field Coordinator addresses groups in his/her region on gun-related legislative issues, and will attend shows and conferences to: instruct, recruit, and promote volunteer activism; promote NRA-ILA's legislative and political agendas; and discuss the National Rifle Association's general positions and missions in public fora. The Field Coordinator will also actively research and prepare both written and oral responses to pending legislative and political issues facing the Association. The Field Coordinator may be asked to assist the Division Managers and Director in writing, researching, and preparing new grassroots materials for distribution to members and the general public, and assist in writing and researching stories for the Division's weekly Grassroots Alert, newsletters, websites and social networking platforms.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Recruit, train, educate, and mobilize gun owners on legislative and political activism, with special emphasis on NRA-ILA’s Election Volunteer Coordinators;
• Implement the Division’s grassroots programs;
• Actively promote volunteer activism through established channels and identify new methods throughout the gun-owning community to promote legislative and political activism;
• Work with NRA Board Members and NRA staff to identify local volunteer leaders and organizations and build coalitions;
• Instruct NRA Members and gun owners in all aspects of legislative and political activism;
• Assist the Director and Manager of Political and Legislative Activity on various projects and tasks.

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: 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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Information Specialist
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Summary:
Information Specialists disseminate NRA-ILA's legislative and political policies and information on firearms-related legislation at the local, state, and federal levels over the telephone, via e-mail and in writing. Specifically, Information Specialists respond to incoming calls, e-mails, and written correspondence from NRA members, gun owners, and the general public regarding firearms-related legislation, and NRA legislative and political policies and positions; assist senior NRA-ILA staff at special events across the country; actively recruit volunteer support for NRA-ILA legislative and political agendas over the telephone, via e-mail, and in letters; and attend various shows and conferences to represent the Association. As directed by senior Grassroots staff, they assist with proofing, researching, and writing articles for the Grassroots Divisions weekly Grassroots Alert and monthly newsletter, Freedoms Voice, as well as other NRA publications; and assists in all aspects of Grassroots legislative and political phone banks, mailers, and material dissemination. Information Specialists also assist with staff attendance at shows, conferences, and seminars, and assist Division Director and Manager of Member Services on an as-needed basis.

Essential Responsibilities:
Answers questions and disseminates official NRA-ILA policies and procedures over the telephone, by e-mail, and via printed materials to NRA members, volunteers, and the general public on all aspects of the "gun control" debate, and in response to firearms-related questions.
Answers and addresses numerous incoming calls per day, unless otherwise specified by Manager of Member Services or Director.
Responds in writing to incoming written requests for information from members, volunteers, and the general public dealing with all aspects of the "gun control" debate, utilizing form letters and prepared paragraphs in accordance with NRA's legislative and political policies and positions.
Recruits volunteer support for NRA-ILA's legislative and political agendas by speaking with individuals who call to request information on how to become more involved in our legislative and political efforts.
Places outbound legislative calls to action to NRA volunteers, members, and clubs, as needed, following printed script.
Attends various shows and conferences as NRA representative.
Assists Manager of Member Services and Director As needed.
Interacts with: NRA-ILA staff, volunteers, NRA Members, general public across the country; Some travel required.

Education & Experience: College degree required, concentration in Political Science, Journalism, Communications or English a plus; Must be in philosophical harmony with NRA; Knowledge of the political process helpful; 1-2 years government, legislative, political, or customer service experience a plus; Word processing or other computer skills helpful; Strong written and oral communication skills a must.

 
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NRA-ILA 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 regarding legislative and political matters; 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-ILA's authorized representative.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Coordinate and implement NRA-ILA 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, political, 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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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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Social Media Manager - ILA
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters (Fairfax, VA)

SUMMARY: Responsible for managing and coordinating social media communications for the Institute for Legislative Action.

Responsibilities:
1. Manage and coordinate the daily content management for all NRA-ILA and NRA-PVF social media platforms. Work with various team members to ensure timely and relevant postings that are proofread, approved for publishing without error.
2. Develop, manage and coordinate social media campaigns, publishing calendars and schedules, and write content as needed.
3. Represent and be an advocate for the organization in social media channels. Speaking when appropriate in a relevant, non-confrontational manner through engaging dialogues and answers.
4. Offer insights from regular monitoring and benchmark testing to measure effects of online messaging and engagement as well as reporting to senior staff strengths and weaknesses in an effort to maximize results.
5. Monitor trends in social media, mobile media, viral efforts, and all other online technologies and media to evolve the organizations' strategic positioning.
6. Offer feedback and insights regarding online strategies that would benefit the organization and team.
7. Ensure flawless execution of all deliverables.
8. Coordinate social media strategy and execution with outside vendors.

Skills and Experience:
1. Team player with the knowledge and confidence to lead, manage and mentor individuals and other departments of the organization.
2. In-depth knowledge and understanding of online, interactive, and social media strategies, channels and tactical implementation with the ability to maintain and proactively seek out the latest trends to keep the organization up-to-date.
3. Good understanding of social media and the ability to quickly learn and adapt those systems to benefit the organization.
4. Ability to clearly communicate and articulate ideas, strategies, and concepts both verbally and in writing.
5. Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced political environment while meeting budgets and deadlines every time.
6. Knowledge and understanding of HTML, Photoshop, a plus.
7. Passion for and understanding of how to manage social media channels to learn what motivates people to engage with the organization and become passionate brand evangelists.
8. Proven ability to manage social media channels.
9. Ability to quickly scale up to meet the needs of a faced pace environment while managing deadlines in a shifting environment with competing priorities.
10. Ability to become a brand ambassador for the organization and passionately seek out new communication channels.
 
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Special Assistant to the EVP-Public Affairs
LOCATION: This position works from NRA Headquarters.

This is a high profile position. The ideal candidate will respond to broadcast and print news media inquiries. Additionally, will research, write and distribute news releases, opinion editorials; stage and participate in news conferences; and, participate in journalist roundtables, seminars, and speaking events as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Develop and implement public affairs strategies to strengthen awareness and support for complex legislative, public health, safety, crime and economic issues consistent with the NRA mission.
2) Conduct pro-active and reactive media interviews in furtherance of the NRA mission; coordinate pro-active and reactive news media interviews by surrogates.
3) Initiate distribution network to deliver news releases, statements and other vital information to top national outlets. Measure effectiveness of delivery channels; recommend and implement changes to maximize messaging.
4) Establish, maintain and utilize a portfolio of media contacts to advance the public affairs strategies and messaging efforts in support of the NRA mission.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Prior on-camera and “on-the-record” broadcast communications experience. College degree required. Knowledge of and support for NRA and related issues preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Expert interviewing, speaking and debating skills. Ability to work on and successfully complete multiple simultaneous projects. Ability to shift projects to meet ever-changing priorities. A team player who will work collaboratively and cooperatively with key decision makers. Strong computer word processing and computer data management skills necessary. Well-developed writing skills. Excellent professional judgment, tact and discretion.
 
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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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Tax Accountant
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Responsible for the multi-state sales and use tax filings, state property tax and franchise tax compliance issues for the NRA. Respond to internal questions on state and local tax issues and perform research projects. Complete year-end government surveys and respond to notices regarding state and local taxes.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure accurate and timely preparation and payment of monthly, quarterly, annual sales/use tax returns
• Review and analyze the data needed for sales and use tax returns, as well as perform use tax accruals calculations on a monthly basis
• Responsible for preparations of state personal property and real estate tax forms, including the review and analysis of fixed asset invoices
• Responsible for filing of unclaimed property returns
• Prepare and file annual state income/franchise tax forms and supplemental schedules, including calculation of tax payment estimates, as well as research NRA’s potential unrelated income for tax liability
• Perform monthly sales/use tax and contingent tax liability account reconciliation and analysis
• Perform monthly review of NRA’s compliance with state rules and regulations and conduct periodic tax research, as well as assist with the various tax research requests
• Monitor and research sales/use tax exemptions and provide updates on new or changing tax laws that effect NRA business activities; maintain sales exemption certificates and prepare purchase exemption certificates to NRA vendors
• Responsible for the completion of various federal, state and local surveys and questionnaires
• Provide accounting guidelines and procedures for sales/use tax processing of invoices and revenues.
• Maintain and update tax calendars
• Assist with tax audits
• Assist with the preparation of various schedules for the Annual Forms 990 and 990T

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.S. Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or 3 years of sales and use tax accounting or related experience. Experience with not-for-profit tax law and regulations is preferred. Certified Public Accountant license is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Needs to possess effective verbal/written communication and analytical skills, interpersonal skills, as well as being a quick learner. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, patience with detail-intensive manual tax processes. Knowledge of tax issues and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required. Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software programs. Strong organizational and analysis abilities. Proficient with obtaining information from online research databases.
 
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