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Advancement Communications Manager
SUMMARY: Provide project management and communications support to the Director of Advancement Communications. Serve as the manager of Advancement-related web sites and oversee Advancement Communications projects as assigned by the Director. Through best practices, complete assignments in a timely and accurate manner to promote, meet and exceed the NRA Office of Advancement goals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Manage, assist and follow up on projects and tasks for the Advancement Office's communications activities.
Track all meeting and communication needs with appropriate follow up for adherence to strict deadlines.
Serve as the Division's manager for all content appearing on Advancement-related web sites. Interface with vendors as needed and obtain approvals as required to ensure all site content is current and accurate.
Proofread and research for various communications types, including online copy, proposals, reports, press releases and magazine articles in support of fundraising goals.
Provide copywriting as assigned.
Archive press coverage in digital and hard copy formats. This includes magazine advertisement tear sheets, posters, banners, articles, press releases, and interview and speech scripts. Track and promote earned media.
Identify and recommend appropriate communications materials and methods for existing and potential donors.
Manage and execute all Office of Advancement event invitation design, printing and mailing, directing other staff members' efforts in support of this task.
Manage revenue and expenses for budget tracking, and ensure budget targets are not exceeded. Advise Director of budget issues through regular updates or as circumstances require.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with other NRA Departments in order to maintain knowledge of current and future NRA activities and initiatives.

Position Requirements:
Knowledge of and support for the mission of the NRA required.
Experience with non-profit fundraising methodologies preferred.
Bachelor's degree and communications/ writing experience required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
Excellent written and oral communications skills required.
Excellent proofreading skills required.
Demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required.
Creative thinker, self-starter, independent worker necessary for success.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of NRA staff and outside organization personnel required.
Strong decision-making and problem solving skills required.
Some travel and extra hours may be required.

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

SUMMARY

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Associate Photographer
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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

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

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

When applying, please include a link to your portfolio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Field Representative, Area 12 (Southern Ohio)
LOCATION: Must live within assigned region

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

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

SCOPE: Visibility with NRA Staff, Friends of NRA volunteers, vendors and the general public. Requires work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. Occasional national travel required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary with busy season or travel.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field required. Fiscal, auditing and administrative experience, general accounting, cost analysis and reconciliation, electronic funds transfer, budgeting and relevant computer skills necessary. Previous supervisory experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong analytical skills combined with excellent oral and written communications required. Self-starter, motivated with ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative. Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize many projects during peak periods essential. Proven leadership and supervisory skills in a diverse staff environment essential. Experience with credit card providers and services required. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Database and visual basic knowledge preferred.
 
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Fiscal Assistant
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provide administrative support to Fiscal Officer, as well as provide support for ILA fiscal division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Receives, opens and distributes mail; faxing and copying as required
2. Prepares daily deposits of ILA & PVF contributions and maintains batch log books
3. Contributor credit card processing
4. Prepares special Thank-You letters for High Donor contributions and In-Memory contributions
5. Prepares rejected items to be mailed to contributors for corrections
6. Prepare letters for PVF corporate business check returns Assist in keying in-house batches to ILA contributor system Assists with premium fulfillment
7. Prepare check requests for transfers to membership and other departments
8. Prepares memos for contributor mailings to outside processing center
9. Supports ILA Grassroots Division/Membership with contributor information when needed

SCOPE: Extensive contact with NRA members, staff and general public as well as other divisions of NRA

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. 3+ years previous administrative support recommended. Accounts Receivable/Check Processing experience recommended.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. High attention to detail required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to deadlines. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Because of access to cash, checks and confidential financial data, this position requires a pre-employment credit and background check.
 
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Gift Entry & Donor Records Coordinator
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Maintain and update records in Raiser's Edge, the NRA Office of Advancement database and in donor/prospect hard files. Complete gift deposits process to Financial Services and the Treasurer's Office including analysis and processing of gift batches in Raiser's Edge. Post control reports and batch reports in accordance with Advancement's 48-hour turnaround policy.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide accurate, detailed and timely data entry of gifts, pledges, planned gifts, donor and prospect information, NRA Advancement sales, and any other data entry required by the Office of Advancement in Raiser's Edge, the NRA Office of Advancement database, in accordance with divisional guidelines. Complete gift deposits process to the Treasurer's Office including analysis and processing of gift batches in Raiser's Edge.
2. Organize, coordinate and maintain the integrity of hardcopy filing system, completing hard copy files on a once a week basis minimally.
3. Enter new donor and prospect information into database in an accurate and timely manner to include, but not limited to appropriate coding for mailings, and information requests in accordance with divisional guidelines.
4. Provide support to Financial Services and the Treasurer's Office as needed and directed by the Database Analyst Manager.
5. Assist in database maintenance, including, but not limited to, the elimination of duplicate accounts and establishment of new gift records as directed.
6. Coordinate and upkeep Advancement storage areas to ensure compliance with all applicable fire codes.
7. Assist with Raiser's Edge clean up and coding projects as needed.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Required:
• An understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• Ability to work with computer programs, such as Raiser's Edge and MS Office programs with exemplary accuracy.
• Able to process a high volume (over 10,000 gift entries and filing actions per year) of work requiring accurate data entry and hard copy filing charitable gifts in Raiser's Edge, a database designed to record data for retrieval, and enhance overall organization fundraising effectiveness.
• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, able complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently and as a member of a team.
• Excellent office skills (typing, filing, faxing, copying, etc.)
• Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision and with periodic heavy workloads.
• Essential that applicant have a track record as a quick learner and fast starter with strong self-motivation to learn complex data entry codes and procedures quickly.
Preferred:
• Two or four year degree.
• Experience in data entry using the Raiser's Edge fundraising management system.
• Ability to work in a networked PC information and retrieval system.
• Prior experience in a membership driven organization.
• Previous fund-raising experience.

 
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Hunting Policy Liaison
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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


Education & Experience
College degree, with post-graduate study a plus; experience lobbying in state legislatures and/or Congress; sound knowledge of NRA and NRA-ILA, its positions and policies; strong organizational, research and written and oral communication skills; extensive experience with firearms and hunting.
 
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NRA-ILA Spring Intern
The National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is now accepting applications for our Spring Internship Program.
This internship is within the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division for a qualified individual interested in NRA’s legislative and political activities on behalf of the Second Amendment.
An internship with NRA-ILA will provide an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience with various firearm-related issues, grassroots organizing, policy and advocacy work, as well as election-related activities.
Participants in the program work extensively with NRA-ILA staff on member outreach, research, and will have the opportunity be an active participant in our efforts to grow our programs, such as NRA University and our Campus Coalitions.
Applicants should have an interest in Second Amendment issues, an understanding of NRA-ILA’s mission, strong writing and verbal skills, attention to detail, and possess knowledge of grassroots organizing. Individuals with campaign experience preferred.
Applications for the Spring Internship Program should be submitted by December 16, 2016. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@nrahq.org.
 
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NRAstore Merchandise Buyer
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Paralegal
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

The individual selected for this position will provide legal research, analysis, legal documentation creation and general administrative support to the NRA legal staff. Will implement general legal research and analysis, including research on LEXIS and/or WESTLAW. Incorporate knowledge of word processing in the occasional production of legal documents and reports. Assists secretary of Firearms Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund.

Performs general legal research, information gathering and analysis for staff attorneys. Manage law library; keep books updated, subscription orders updated. Performs special projects and analyses as requested and furnished work processing and secretarial skills incidental to these duties or when required by the office. Requires contact with employees in own division and other NRA divisions, NRA members, general public and Federal and State government organizations.

Physical requirements include bending, lifting, standing in relation to using books in law library or moving legal files. Bachelor's degree and Paralegal certificate or equivalent law office experience. Background should include 2-3 years experience in legal analysis and research support. Eligible for licensing as a notary public.

In-depth knowledge of legal process. General knowledge of law library structure and periodical management. Good organizational and communication skills; must be able to grasp concept of work performed by legal staff, and apply knowledge learned. Work under minimal supervision.

 
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Part Time Range Technician
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters Range

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability to interface professionally with other staff members and the general public required. Proven ability to perform general “handy man” maintenance and mechanical jobs required. Willingness to perform general cleaning/maintenance tasks essential. Ability to work as a part of a team essential. Ability to perform physical maintenance tasks essential.
 
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Part-time 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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Research Analyst
SUMMARY:
The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is seeking application from individuals with experience in data research to be a member of its Research and Information Division. The successful candidate will be expected to independently perform quantitative data collection, analysis, and reporting as well as support current and ongoing research projects and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conducts specific data collection and analysis tasks utilizing both quantitative and qualitative research skills.
• Communicates with internal and external audiences to clarify evaluation questions and research objectives.
• As part of a team, participates in the development of project management plans and research/ evaluation plans.
• Works on more than one project simultaneously and prioritizes resources, deadlines, and deliverables effectively.
• Other duties as assigned.

Essential Education / Experience:
• Master’s Degree required. Additional graduate-level training preferred.
• Minimum of 2 years of progressively challenging experience in research, evaluation, and data collection and statistical analysis.
• Experience with national/state crime data and trends; familiarity with crime data availability via the web – BJS, FBI, CDC, ICPSR.
• Well-grounded understanding of social science research methods.
• Prior experience in quantitative research is required; experience in quantitative and mixed methods research will be valuable.
• Familiarity with legal and empirical approaches to the study of firearms and related issues.

Essential Skills and Competencies:
• Experience in quantitative research methods.
• Familiarity with any of the following programs: R, STATA, SPSS.
• Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
• Independent and highly organized with workloads, schedules, deadlines, deliverables, and information management and retrieval.
• Update and maintain datasets and analysis of data trends on NRA-ILA’s webpage.
• Excellent Excel skills and good overall computer/software skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Professional self-starter, able to work collaboratively with others.
• Ability to project a professional image during interactions with inside and outside audiences.
• Desire to promote the mission and objectives of the National Rifle Association.

Preferred Skills and Competencies:
• Advanced degree in criminology, sociology, political science, economics, or another relevant social science discipline.
• Prior publication of scholarship and/or research. Writing sample(s) required.
• Experience with cleaning, merging, and analyzing large volume of longitudinal data.
• Working knowledge of hypothesis testing and multivariate regression analysis.
• High proficiency with Excel and one of the following programs: R, STATA, SPSS
• Experience with online survey systems (Qualtrics; Survey Monkey).
 
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Security Assistant
SUMMARY: Assist in providing security needs for the NRA.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Handle, within departmental guidelines, various security related employee interface activities to include, but not be limited to: employee badging, employee key requirements, physical tour of NRA Headquarters, fire drill procedures, security issues and regulations procedures.
2. Supervise and train, within department guidelines, contract security guards for contract compliance.
3. Provide Executive Security as directed and coordinate/monitor security for Annual Members Meeting and all Board of Director meetings, within departmental guidelines.
4. Acts daily, within departmental guidelines, as front desk Security Officer in NRA Headquarters North Tower. Greets NRA members, guests, building tenants, and the general public; badges visitors; and answers routine questions or forwards questions to appropriate NRA staff member for response.
5. Drafts weekly correspondence and security reports in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Assist Director with the overseeing of security issues for NRA Headquarters.
7. Assist, as directed, with the appropriate operation of card access systems, closed circuit television, and intrusion and environmental alarms.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

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

SUMMARY: Responsible for the day-to-day handling of invoicing, communications and distribution processes for the Grant Product Fulfillment Program of the NRA Foundation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Facilitate communications and services between the NRA Foundation and grant product suppliers, including adherence to all aspects of agreed upon contract and program specifications. Oversee product delivery confirmations to grant recipients. Maintain customer service procedures related to the Grant Product Fulfillment Program. Execute grant product fulfillment communications between the Grants Department, Field Staff and suppliers.
2. Maintain customer service procedures related to product fulfillment. Respond to shipment inquiries from grant recipients in a timely and professional manner.
3. Facilitate timely shipments from suppliers to grantees while minimizing distribution costs. Gather additional shipping information from suppliers when necessary. Facilitate returns or exchanges of damaged product when needed.
4. Assist in the development of items available through the Grant Product Fulfillment Program. Includes gaining an understanding of grant recipients’ program needs, reviewing product cost, quality and availability, and recruiting vendors for participation in the program. Ensure all selected program products meet established guidelines.
5. Assist in evaluating that products fulfilled through the program continue to meet grant recipient program needs, pricing is maintained with better-than-average savings where possible, and grantee interaction with all aspects of the program is user friendly. Update product images and descriptions to ensure grant applicants have a clear understanding of the usages of specific items requested.
6. Create and distribute weekly reports to suppliers regarding open orders and item projections to ensure minimal inventory related supply delays. Maintain an updated listing of FFLs received from grantees for shipments.
7. Review and enter all incoming invoices from grant fulfillment suppliers; prepare associated payment requests and forward completed requests to Foundation Finance for timely processing. Follow up with suppliers if discrepancies are found between invoices and order information.
8. Assist in the reconciliation and timely integration of Grant Product Fulfillment database activity with the Grants (Gifts) database and Finance systems, as appropriate.
9. Assist management with developing and maintaining appropriate program policies, procedures and reporting, including those that pertain to State Fund Committee meetings and grant applications. Maintain written procedures for all Grant Product Fulfillment Program processes.

SCOPE: High visibility with industry suppliers, NRA Field Staff, grant recipients and grant applicants. Position functions in a fast-paced and deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities and minimal direct supervision. Travel and overtime/weekend work occasionally required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor degree in marketing or business-related field required. An understanding of and experience with firearms and shooting sports required. Experience with general business practices related to project development, inventory, and invoicing required. General accounting, non-profit and grant experience a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: A motivated self-starter with ability to work independently essential. Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills required. Proven ability to manage multiple projects within set deadlines essential. Demonstrates leadership and strong interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft programs, database and spreadsheets required.
 
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Training Manager, National School Shield Program
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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

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

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