|Advancement Officer, S. Atlantic Region (NC/SC/GA)
This position works from a home office in one of the assigned states.
SUMMARY: Build positive relationships with major and planned gift prospects and donors in an assigned region (NC/SC/GA) for the benefit of the National Rifle Association. Develop strategies and execute plans to successfully identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts from individuals and their associated corporations and family foundations. Participate as a member of the Advancement team to build the Advancement program according to individual talents and skills as needed by the NRA. A proven track record of success as a high-level fundraiser is required.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
1. Build positive relationships with major and planned gift prospects and donors in an assigned multi-state region of the United States for the benefit of the National Rifle Association. These relationships should result in major cash donations (>/=$25,000).
2. Manage a portfolio of up to 175 prospects and/or donors to include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts reflecting the needs of the NRA and the interests of the individual donor. Manage prospect movement by developing and maintaining a “Hot 100” list of prospects (to be cultivated and solicited during the year), and normally “Top 10” list of prospects to make a “significant moves” on within 30 days.
3. Identify major and planned gift prospects through NRA programs and contacts. Provide initial and ongoing rating and analysis of each prospect’s ability to give and interests in the NRA.
4. Develop and implement cultivation strategies for major and planned gift prospects and/or donors, utilizing correspondence, NRA programs, personal contact, events, materials, other members of the NRA Advancement/management team, and the elements of moves management.
5.Develop and implement effective strategies to personally solicit major and planned gifts from assigned prospects and/or donors utilizing as needed other members of the Advancement Office and/or the NRA management team.
6. Established dollar goals, number of contacts, proposal submissions, and quality of work criteria are formulated annually established at beginning of each year. Goals must be met in order to remain employed.
7. Make a monthly minimum of 16 significant moves on assigned prospects and raise gifts equal to or greater than an agreed upon annual goal to be established by the Advancement Officer, the Director of Strategic Giving, and the Executive Director of Advancement.
8. Coordinate planned giving efforts within the assigned region with members of the Planned Giving staff, and volunteers to include the NRA Planned Giving Advisory Board, the NRA Estate Planning Professionals Network, and NRA Heritage Society Ambassadors, taking and referring prospects that are motivated to become members of the Heritage Society. Support donor cultivation efforts of current and potential members of the Heritage Society. These efforts could include Heritage Society functions, donor shoots, planned giving seminars, NRA Foundation events, and other opportunities to promote awareness of planned giving opportunities and benefits.
9. Work with the Advancement Events Manager to develop the strategies, purposes and messages for Advancement events in the assigned region. Included herein would be Ring of Freedom Events as well.
10. As needed and able, recruit and manage volunteers to support Advancement objectives within assigned territory, including but not limited to, Ring of Freedom local events.
11. Work with the NRA Field Representatives within the territory to:
• Participate in Friends of the NRA events, as requested and as beneficial to the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gift prospects,
• Assist in the identification, recruitment, and training of Endowment Coordinators within the Advancement Officer’s territory
• Provide leads on people to organize and attend Friends of the NRA events
• Communicate regularly to build cooperation, trust and successful fundraising
• Assist the Endowment Coordinator with duties and responsibilities outlined in the State Fund Committee Manual.
12. Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, correspondence with prospects and donors, and all reports to include call reports, projected travel itineraries, Weekly Activity Reports, time cards, monthly expense reports, and other reports as requested, properly utilizing the services of an Administrative Assistant to minimize the Advancement Officer’s administrative duties.
13. Develop and adhere to an approved annual budget to provide funding for the efficient accomplishment of assigned tasks. Participate in a weekly conference call held among all Advancement Officers to share the week’s celebrations, concerns, and concentrations for the next week.
14. Adhere to the Communications Review Policy as established and adopted in order to ensure the consistency of message, accuracy of information and the appropriate use of text, graphics and logos.
16. Working with the Directors of Strategic Giving and Advancement Communications, directs the development of all Strategic Giving fundraising materials and the writing of proposals for al major and planned gift solicitations.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity.
. Proven track record of successful, high-level fundraising.
• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience with the NRA.
• Five years successful experience in individual major/planned gift fundraising.
• Ability to build personal long-term relationships with major/planned gift prospects and donors.
• Experience with successful one-on-one cultivation and solicitation of prospects for gifts of $25,000 or similar experience.
• Successful experience in managing and tracking multiple projects/prospects.
• Motivated, self-starter; abile to function well in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.
• Creative, forward thinking, problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional organizational and written/oral communication skills.
• Ability to develop and implement dynamic plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gift prospects.
• Ability to work independently as well as a team member.
• Ability to work off-site in the Advancement Officer’s home office.
• Ability to travel at least 10 days per month within and, on occasion, outside the region.
• Ability to work on nights, holidays and weekends as necessary.
*Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
• Knowledge and experience in managing budgets.
• Knowledge of non-profit rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of major gifts and planned giving.
• Experience working successfully with Board members and/or key volunteers.
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|Advancement Reporting (Raiser's Edge) Manager
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.
This Raiser's Edge expert will work within the National Rifle Association's fundraising division and is responsible for providing regular fundraising and financial projections, developing specialized reports and monitoring Raiser's Edge performance. Reports on the status of the budget. Also serves as a report writer and SME (subject matter expert) for the division.
1. Translate reporting requests into reports utilizing the Raiser’s Edge Database. Build custom reports and dashboards utilizing Crystal Reports, and business objects reporting solutions. Reports will be created per written requests from all division departments. Additional reports will be created for Treasurer’s Office, Financial Services and NRA/ILA.
2. Work closely with other staff on special Raiser’s Edge projects and systems to ensure the database is working efficiently and meeting the needs of the division.
3. Manage timesheet process to ensure timely approval.
4. Assist in managing the commercial card system to include the set up of new users, approval of expense reports, and other duties as needed to effectively manage the program.
5. Coordinate the timely approval and track all invoices and expense reports for staff members. Work with Financial Services to ensure timely payment of expense reports.
6. Manage all depositing of checks received by the Office of Advancement to the appropriate entity (NRA, NRAF, CRDF, ILA, etc.)
7. Monitor and participate in relevant listservs, training opportunities, user groups, publications, and professional groups to maintain a strong knowledge of developments in the fields of advancement, reporting and database management.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
· An understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NRA
· Personal and professional integrity with high standards of excellence; credit and criminal background checks required as condition of employment.
· BA/BS degree.
· At least five years of high level budget and reconciliation experience.
· At least five years professional experience in database management, programming, or data analysis in a fundraising environment.
· Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software.
· Experience using Crystal Reports.
· Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
· Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.
· Demonstrated superior collaborative skills among a variety of personalities.
· Highly organized and able to organize others.
· Demonstrated experience as a self-directed person who can listen, interpret, and translate existing and new tools and pieces into a streamlined client-oriented program.
· Strong MS Office applications skills.
· Superior proficiency in information and database management.
· Experienced with SQL, PS/SQL, and Business Objects reporting tools.
· An understanding of the advancement process, and advancement.
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|Annual Fund Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters
SUMMARY: Increase support to The NRA Foundation and all 501 (c)(3) affiliates through workplace giving programs to include: The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC); State, City, and County Campaigns; and, United Way programs where The NRA Foundation and all 501 (c)(3) affiliates meet program criteria. Initiate and manage the process to qualify The NRA Foundation and all 501 (c)(3) affiliates as donor beneficiaries in the above programs, increasing annual revenue received through promotion, advertising, stewardship and solicitation. Research and assemble applications, qualification documents and correspondence to satisfy the unique criteria of each campaign in an accurate and timely manner.
1. Develop and implement an annual fund solicitation program to increase gifts that are generally less than $1,000 from donors in the Advancement Raiser’s Edge database to support The NRA Foundation and its 501 c3 affiliates.
2. Review donor giving histories and schedules to identify donors with potential for The Ring of Freedom, Planned or Strategic Giving or to provide in-kind support.
3. Increase support to The NRA Foundation and all 501(c)(3) affiliates through workplace giving programs to include: the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC); State, City, and County Campaigns; and United Way programs where the NRA Foundation and its 501 (c)(3) affiliates meet program criteria.
4. Coordinate NRA wide in-house workplace giving program to give all NRA staff the opportunity to make contributions to NRA, NRA\ILA, NRA CRDF, NRA Whittington Center, NRA Foundation, and NRA Freedom Action Foundation via payroll deduction.
5. Develop promotional and advertising materials and participate in workplace giving fairs to increase support through workplace giving opportunities.
6. Initiate and manage the process to qualify The NRA Foundation and all 501 (c)(3) affiliates as donor beneficiaries with each of approximately 1,400 United Way (UW) Offices, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and State, County, and City campaigns across the nation. Research and assemble qualification information documents and correspond to satisfy the unique criteria of each United Way Office.
7. Increase gifts to The NRA Foundation and the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund through corporate workplace giving payroll deduction programs and through promotion of corporate matching gift programs. Activities to include:
•Research and assemble qualification information documents and correspond to satisfy the unique criteria of each campaign.
•Work with payroll deduction offices to facilitate donations through them to NRA affiliated 501(c)(3) organizations.
•Maintain and update files for all payroll deduction programs to ensure that copies of all correspondence and checks are filed properly.
•Generate check cover sheets for payroll deduction donations and ensure that they are posted accurately to the database.
•Maintain accurate donor records in the Raiser’s Edge Advancement database.
•Coordinate the payroll deduction thank you letter (TKU) process.
· A passion for the mission of the NRA.
· Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of three years of fundraising or like experience.
· Knowledge of basic research methods.
· Excellent MS Office skills
· Ability to answer questions/inquiries via phone, letters, and email in a timely and accurate manner. Positive presentation via the phone as the first point of contact for prospects.
· Attentive to details 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 local and national travel and for occasional weekend work.
Preferred: Annual Fund and/or Workplace Giving program experience; Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising management system.
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|Assistant Editor, AMERICAN RIFLEMAN
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; remote/telework is not possible.
Provides editorial support essential to produce AMERICAN RIFLEMAN magazine, the American Rifleman Television Show and AMERICAN RIFLEMAN digital edition accurately, punctually, and in accordance with established standards and policies. Handles editorial preparation and production of monthly departments and daily web content as assigned, including: reviewing manuscripts, fact-checking, copy editing, assembling photo packages, writing captions and headlines, and proofreading. Proofreads departments, features and web content during each stage of editorial production, including checking links and page proofs of digital version of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN. Assists in compilation and production of monthly "Lock, Stock & Barrel" including "Opening Shot," "Random Shots," "Product Reviews", "Where Can I get...?", "On Screen", "Books in Brief", "Rapid Fire" and others. Coordinates monthly "Official Journal" common sections published in multiple magazines. Searches for photographs to be used in features, web content, television and departments; writes photo captions for features, departments and digital editions. Produces photographs on assignment when required.
Position requires BA in English, Journalism or Communications and 1-2 years experience on newspaper or magazine editorial staff. In-depth knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules and demonstrated ability to apply same. Shooting experience and knowledge required, as is a broad interest in firearms and Second Amendment issues. Must be able to edit, proofread, organize and prioritize, and produce clearly and concisely written articles/web content.
The selected candidate must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and ammunition.
In-depth knowledge of grammar and punctuation rules and demonstrated ability to apply same. Shooting experience and knowledge required, as is a broad interest in firearms and Second Amendment issues. Must be able to edit, proofread, organize and prioritize, and produce clearly and concisely written articles/web content. Familiarity with online publishing tools a plus. Working knowledge of electronic publishing required. Basic photography skills necessary. Extended hours and business travel are required.
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|Manager, Production and Design
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; telecommuting is not an option.
SUMMARY: Leads the development of creative content, including video communications, digital and print graphics, across all NRA General Operations' ("GO") program brands; develops and executes the brand strategies of General Operations' programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association essential.
1. Provide strategic direction of GO creative content to ensure that GO programs effectively deliver consistent brand messaging to intended audiences and consistent with NRA's overall brand message.
2. Plan, direct and coordinate the development and distribution of impactful content across digital and print platforms while managing tight deadlines.
3. Develop a digital outreach strategy to promote GO programs to a mainstream audience.
4. Develop press kits to promote GO brands to national, regional and local media.
5. Storyboard, film, compose and edit video communications to effectively deliver General Operations' program video trailers and PSAs.
6. Promote General Operations' television projects including coordination with Communications Staff to provide editing support as needed.
7. Manage NRA studio and media hardware including studio equipment, cameras and tablets. Develop and implement measures to ensure that equipment is always in good working order and continuously monitor the marketplace to ensure that NRA is current with industry production standards and procedures.
8. Manage external vendors and NRA contractors to design and produce web/app development projects as needed.
9. Create and implement a General Operations' program logo usage policy and style guide for all programs within General Operations.
10. Supervise and mentor staff assigned to the Production and Design Department.
11. Monitor departmental expenses relative to the budget in an accurate and timely manner.
Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Extra hours and weekend work required. Occasional local and national travel required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. Previous experience in the field of video and TV production essential. Previous experience in web/app development preferred. Experience in graphic design required. Supervisory experience required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals. Proven ability to motivate and supervise support staff essential. Demonstrated ability to formulate and implement an annual budget required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential. Expert level Microsoft Office Suite required, with willingness to learn other software packages essential. Highly proficient in Adobe Create Suite [Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects]. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Demonstrated ability to formulate and present ideas and suggestions in a productive manner required. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Experience with Internet marketing required, coupled with ability to compose and post web content essential.
The selected candidate must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms.
Resumes will be accepted until 5:00 PM EDT on March 25, 2014.
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|Managing Editor, Shooting Illustrated
Assists with the management of and provides editorial support essential to the daily operation of SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED and ShootingIllustrated.com, ensuring that all work satisfies established quality standards and policies, and meets production deadlines.
1. Responsible for preparation and production of monthly editorial features and departments. Directs and supervises editors and writers in all phases of the editorial production of SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.
2. Edits manuscripts from various staff and freelance writers.
3. Writes feature articles and departments as assigned. Writes headlines, subheads and captions for feature stories and department material. Assists in concept and creation of SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED covers.
4. Proofreads all copy during various stages of production.
5. Produces photographs on assignment when required.
6. Directs and assists with the preparation of editorial material for electronic page make-up
7. Coordinates with Editor-in-Chief, SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED, in the solicitation, review and acceptance or rejection of manuscripts and photographs for both SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED and ShootingIllustrated.com.
8. Contributes, as assigned, to content creation and postings to ShootingIllustrated.com.
9. Corresponds by mail, telephone and e-mail with NRA members, writers, photographers, advertising representatives and shooting sports companies.
10. Solicits, reviews, purchases and schedules material for all monthly departments.
11. Supervises and trains Associate Editor and Assistant Editor, SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED, and monitors performance.
12. Advises Editors on assignment of staff-produced monthly columns.
13. Advises Editor-in-Chief of problems resulting from editorial policies or procedures and recommends changes accordingly.
14. Works with Publications’ Armorer on acquisition and return of consignment firearms, optics and related accessories for photographs and editorial evaluation.
15. Acts as a liaison with other NRA divisions, the firearm industry and advertising representatives.
16. Responsible for editorial decisions in Editor-in-Chief’s absence.
17. Ensures that editorial content is consistent with NRA policy and bylaws.
18. Assists in coordinating editorial and advertising campaigns.
19. Tests and reviews firearms and accessories as necessary.
20. Travels as assigned.
21. Extended hours as required.
22. Other duties as assigned.
Coordinates primarily with editorial and design staffs of SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED, as well as Photography, and Production & Advertising Operations staffs. Also coordinates with other departments within the Publications Division and other NRA divisions. Frequent contact with members, government agencies, firearm industry and shooting sports organizations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Arts degree in English or Journalism, or equivalent experience. Minimum five years experience in managerial level journalism. Working knowledge of the shooting and hunting industry, and Second Amendment issues necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Effective managerial, editorial and supervisory skills necessary. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Knowledge of magazine design and production. Skilled photographer and knowledgeable in photo reproduction. Working knowledge of word processing software packages and electronic publishing necessary. Working knowledge of website content
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|Program Assistant, Recruiting Programs
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; preference given to local candidates.
The Program Assistant participates in the day-to-day operations developed for the NRA Recruiting Programs. The successful candidate will have a direct impact on the growth of the Recruiting Programs department by completing assigned tasks with maximum efficiency and accuracy. Duties will include data entry and database management, membership processing, inventory analysis, filing, 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 utilizing good judgment and departmental guidelines.
Overview of Responsibilities:
• Review and approve all recruiter supply orders placed through the fulfillment warehouse. Maintain inventory at HQ - monitor and report inventory levels.
• Validate and process recruiter applications and coordinate the shipment of starter kits for each new recruiter.
• 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 departmental files and respond to incoming phone calls, letters and email.
• Maintain and update Recruiter database and coordinate data input with other departments and individuals.
• Prepare and mail materials and information requests to recruiters. Coordinate components for scheduled mailings.
• Assist department by representing the association at shows and special events when needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Scope: Extensive contact with NRA staff, recruiters, members, and the general public. Requires frequent interaction with people inside and outside the organization - in-person, on the phone, via email and regular mail. Necessary: prolonged sitting, use of computer and office equipment, handling boxes, standing/reaching/lifting, sorting/filing/delivering, talking/listening,/reading, traveling off-site.
Education and Experience: College degree preferred. Customer service background and experience in a professional
office setting is helpful. Familiarity with firearms and the sporting/firearms industry is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge, awareness and support of NRA and its position in regard to the Second Amendment and firearms related issues is essential. 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. Accurate/fast data entry skills necessary for success. Able to produce grammatically correct emails and other written communications. Must show the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Overnight and/or extended travel is a key part of this position.
Exceptional time management skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.
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|Senior Support Technician
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters. Preference given to local candidates.
SUMMARY: Provides operational and user support, adhering to established I.S. standards and practices. Works under the direction of the Department Manager, and Assistant Manager ensuring user satisfaction by maintaining high operational service levels in regards to the NRA's IT Infrastructure.
- Perform assigned Service Center tasks including:
-- Creation and maintenance of user accounts, groups and group memberships
- Perform assigned Support Technician tasks including:
--Execute label requests
--Basic workstation problem resolution
--Telephone problem resolution walk-through
--Use remote utility programs
- Ability to assign file access rights
- Ability to understand and make use of latest technologies
- Advanced knowledge of workstation problem resolution
- Advanced knowledge of desktop software packages
- Printer repair knowledge
- Project management skills
- Problem tracking and resolution either directly or via escalation of more complex problems to the appropriate specialist
- Maintain confidentiality regarding security administration in the area of system and user passwords, system and user login procedures, system and user files and data, and associated documentation
- Perform other related activities as assigned
SCOPE: Primary coordination with I.S. Computer Operations' management. Extensive interaction with I.S. team members and NRA's IT user community; interactions can be stressful. Requires standing, sitting, working on/under desks, lifting, carrying up to 25 pounds, connecting cables/wires.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Work requires a high level of computer proficiency as acquired through an A.A. Degree in a computer curriculum, or equivalent work experience. Demonstrated analytical and technical ability as acquired during three to five years progressive hands-on experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: MCP, ACHDS or A+ Certification and demonstrated knowledge of skills acquired via certification and training are required; experience may not be substituted for certification. Key competencies to include: grammatically correct oral and written communication, learning skills, customer service orientation, problem analysis, problem-solving skills, adaptability, planning and organizing, attention to detail, customer-focus orientation. Must be an effective team member; highly motivated, and able to work well in high pressure situations. Must occasionally work off hours to meet implementation schedules. Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 25 lbs.
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