NRA Recruiting Program

Job Openings

Positions Availaible

A/R Staff Accountant
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Pertaining to the NRA-FAF:
• Process check and credit card contributions
• Prepare acknowledgement letters for contributions received
• Maintain contributor database
• Maintain pledge files
• Generate and mail checks payable to vendors upon receiving invoices due
• Make journal entries
• Compile monthly financial statement and other financial schedules as requested
• Perform monthly bank reconciliations
• Prepare and edit the Annual Report, including comparative financial statements
• Generate 1099s for FAF vendors
• Prepare the annual Maryland Personal Property Return
• Fulfill independent auditors’ request for information, schedules, and supporting documentation
Pertaining to NRA-ILA:
• Prepare monthly and year-end financial schedules to track investment activity
• Enter cash receipts into ILA’s cash manager system
• Reconcile contribution income in contributor system to general ledger - monthly
• Maintain a schedule of all check and credit card contributions received from Advancement
• Reconcile Advancement schedule monthly
• Perform other duties as requested with a sense of humor and team spirit
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting Experience and skilled in the use of software programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word Organized and meticulous Ability to maintain confidentiality essential; credit/criminal background check required pre-employment
 
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Advancement Officer, Southeast Region (SC, GA, AL, MS)
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 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.

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.
2. Manage a portfolio of up to 250 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 "Top 100" list of prospects (to be cultivated and solicited during the year), and normally "Top 10" list of prospects to make a "significant move" on within 30 days. Make at least 150 personal visits with donors annually.
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 their areas of interest in the NRA.
4. Working with the Senior Director, Gift Planning and Director of Strategic Giving, 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. Working with the Senior Director, Gift Planning and Director of Strategic Giving, 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.
7. Make a monthly minimum of 12 face-to-face meetings and 15 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 Senior Director, Gift Planning, and the Executive Director of Advancement. Enter all interactions in RE before the end of each month.
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.
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.
• Provide leads on people to organize and attend Friends of the NRA events.
• Communicate regularly to build cooperation, trust, and successful fundraising between Advancement and FONRA staff.
12. Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, correspondence with prospects and donors, and all reports to include call reports, projected travel itineraries, time cards, monthly expense reports, and other reports as requested.
13. Develop and adhere to an approved annual budget to provide funding for the efficient accomplishment of assigned tasks.
14. Participate in a bi-monthly conference call held among all Advancement Officers to share the month's celebrations, concerns, and concentrations for the next week.
15. Must live in the Southeast (South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi)
16. 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.
17. Working with the Director of Strategic Giving and Director of Advancement Communications, directs the development of all Strategic Giving fundraising materials and the writing of proposals for all major and planned gift solicitations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Required:
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity.
• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience.
• Five years successful experience in individual major/planned gift fundraising or five years successful experience with the NRA.
• Ability to build personal long-term relationships with major/planned gift prospects and donors.
• Willingness to learn the most sophisticated major and planned gift fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Experience with successful one-on-one cultivation and solicitation of prospects for gifts of $5,000 or similar experience.
• Successful experience in managing and tracking multiple projects/prospects.
• Motivated, self-starter.
• Ability to function well in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.
• Creative, forward thinking, problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional organizational skills.
• Ability to develop and implement dynamic plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gift prospects.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to use existing MS Office applications for personal administrative support and databases for prospect management.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail.
• 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 14 days per month within and, on occasion, outside the region.
• Ability to work on weekends as necessary.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
Preferred:
• 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.

* The NRA defines a major gift prospect as a person (or in some specific cases a company or a foundation) with the capacity to give $25,000 or more. It is our intention to increase the amount to qualify as a major gift prospect as the program expands.
 
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Advertising Operations Assistant
SUMMARY
Implements and coordinates advertising sales and accounts receivables for NRA Publications properties: magazines, television, and digital properties.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Enters insertion orders into ad server accurately and promptly.
2. Verifies accuracy of all orders for advertising space to ensure adherence with industry, and NRA legal and financial guidelines.
3. Manage accounts receivables balances.
4. Maintain tracking of all customer open receivables.
5. Ensure that all customer cash receipts are applied and accounted for properly.
6. Coordinate account research and provide supporting documentation to resolve account disputes in a timely and professional manner.
7. Obtain proper approvals on credit memos.
8. Provide customers with aged A/R listings when requested.
9. Utilize third party software packages to gather payment information.
10. Analyzes advertising sales and revenue reports.
11. Integrates and verifies all required data entry and reports generated for all paid and in-house advertising records.
12. Coordinates insertion orders and documentation with Production and Advertising Operations staff.
13. Responsible for accurate billing of all advertising space in the magazines and digital properties, to include mailing of invoices and checking copies.
14. Assists advertising sales representatives on insertion orders for paid advertising (for example, quote preparation, insertion order corrections, prepayments, questions/concerns on material, etc.)
15. Communicates with advertising sales representatives on policy matters and operating procedures for related advertising functions.
16. Handles routine correspondence and reports, and maintains files.
17. Records all pertinent telephone and in-person conversations on any advertisements. Follows up with appropriate correspondence.

SCOPE
Works closely with advertising sales representatives and advertising and production staff on a daily basis to ensure accurate information and billing of all paid advertisements. Daily contact with advertisers and/or their agencies. Coordinates with Senior Account Receivables Coordinator and Advertising Coordinator on billing, processing and resolution of problems, as appropriate.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate degree or equivalent work experience required. General bookkeeping and light accounting experience required. Knowledge of and experience with customer service required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word) is required. CRM management using Salesforce or similar preferred. Bookkeeping skills required. Outstanding customer service skills: professional and engaging phone manner, articulate, polite and friendly. Extremely organized, task and detailed-oriented. Collaborative nature and works well within a team-oriented environment.
 
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Assistant Editor, HUNTERS' LEADERSHIP FORUM
SUMMARY

Assists in daily operation of Hunters’ Leadership Forum.org, ensuring all work satisfies quality standards and policies, and meets established deadlines. Provides editorial and search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) support essential to the content Hunter’sLeadershipForum.org. Provides social media support for Hunters’ Leadership Forum’s social media properties.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates with Senior Editor, Hunters’ Leadership Forum to identify and produce news and other content endemic to NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum concerns.
Assists in collection, editing and research of hunter-interest bylined and non-bylined articles for the Hunters’ Leadership Forum. Assists in handling contributor, HLF donor and member communications, both written and by telephone.
Produces original content (text and photos) for the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum website, NRAHLF.org.
Uses a Content Management System to post content to HuntersLeadershipForum.org.
Implements SEO-related features, including titles, subheads, keywords, metadata, article descriptions and related tags.
Provides inbound and outbound marketing on social network sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and/or Instagram.
Assists with monitoring/moderating visitor posts.
Travels as assigned. Extended hours required Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Coordinates with Senior Editor, Hunters’ Leadership Forum to post content to Hunter’sLeadershipForum.org; also coordinates with other departments within NRA Publications and other NRA divisions. Coordinates with firearm industry as assigned.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
College degree in Journalism, English or Communications, or equivalent work experience. Minimum one year experience in website production and editing. Knowledge of best practices as they relate to SEO and SEM. Working knowledge of AP Style. Working knowledge and compatibility with hunting and other shooting sports and Second Amendment issues are essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES
Ability to edit intelligently and effectively. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Proven writing and editing skills together with knowledge of website design and content. Attention to detail and organization mandatory. Ability to adapt to popular Content Management Software. Knowledge of social networking sites and the ability to develop Search Engine Marketing strategies. Working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization. Ability to implement current SEO/SEM practices as they relate to NRA Publications digital media. Ability to crop and edit photos using Photoshop. Ability to cooperate and coordinate with other department personnel. Ability to work within strict guidelines and under pressure, take direction and carry several projects through to completion simultaneously. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
 
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Assistant to the Director of Planned Giving
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Responsible for the administrative support of the Senior Director of Gift Planning and the administrative functions of the Planned Giving Department.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Screens, in a professional and courteous manner, in-coming phone calls and directs calls to appropriate departmental personnel for resolution.
2. Assists in generating, within departmental guidelines, a monthly log tracking the number and source of planned giving inquiries.
3. Responsible for mailing of information requests to donors, potential donors, NRA field representatives, and estate planners in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Responsible for the maintenance and updating of records relating to estate planners in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Daily routes incoming mail, inter-departmental mail and routine correspondence to appropriate departmental personnel in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Maintains filing systems, within divisional guidelines.
7. Maintains Senior Director’s calendar and schedules/arranges meetings, prepares reports and material for meetings and completes all after-meeting tasks and follow-up in an accurate and timely manner. 8. Responsible for entering information into Raisers Edge database as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Handles, within departmental guidelines, new purchase orders and the timely processing and payment of invoices in an accurate manner.
10. Responsible, within departmental guidelines, for the coordination of travel for the Senior Director and Director of Planned Giving in an accurate and timely manner. Duties to include preparation of any required Travel Authorization form and subsequent Expense Report.
11. Coordinates special planned giving mailings, such as Heritage Society calendar, Christmas cards, etc. as directed in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Projects future office supply needs and orders supplies based on those anticipated needs in a timely manner. Maintains a basic store of office supplies for departmental use. Collates packing slips, supplies received and supply request form and processes vendor invoice approval in a timely manner.
13. Handles, within departmental guidelines, new purchase orders and the timely processing and payment of invoices in an accurate manner.

SCOPE: Extensive contact with staff, NRA members, donors, potential donors and general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Limited travel and weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma required. Associate or Bachelor’s degree desirable. Minimum of three years of administrative support experience required. Computer literacy and experience required. Experience in planned giving preferred or a willingness to learn planned giving techniques.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines required. Proven ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgment and discretion essential. Excellent oral communication skills required. Accurate typing required. Excellent organization, proofreading and formatting skills required. Ability to create and maintain filing systems and logs required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and WordPerfect for Windows preferred, with willingness to learn other software packages essential. Demonstrated ability to interface with all levels of staff and work independently or as a member of a team required.

 
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Campaign Field Representative
If you ever wanted to apply your campaign experience toward the mission of advancing the Second Amendment on behalf of the NRA, this is your opportunity! We are currently seeking qualified Campaign Field Representatives (CFRs) for the 2018 election cycle.

Likely state assignments: AZ, IN, MI, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, WI, WV

The ideal candidate will have at least two (2) years of paid campaign experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment. Activities include, but are not limited to: network building and activation; directing voter contact efforts (phone banks, door-to-door, etc.); materials distribution; event staffing and organization; office management; data work; and GOTV & Election Day activities. The ideal candidate will also need to be a problem solver, a self-starter, and be able to work remotely within the team structure to ensure success in their region.

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

Additionally, candidates:
• Must be willing to dedicate attention to this job on full-time basis, including most weekends and evenings; this is not a traditional 9 to 5 job;
• Must be willing to relocate to their assigned region, possibly out of state, for the duration of term;
• Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and remotely, with minimal direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Must be in harmony with NRA's mission

CFRs will be paid a monthly stipend, commensurate with experience, and will be benefits eligible (http://careers.nra.org/benefits.aspx). Target deployment will be February through Election Day in November in key areas for the 2018 elections. This is a temporary position that will expire following the November elections.

 
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Certifications Coordinator
Location: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provides administrative and clerical support to the Law Enforcement Training Department.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for control, within departmental guidelines, of the certification process for all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools and the renewals of the certifications. This includes, but is not limited to, the entry and updating of certifications and certified instructors to the LEAD Tracking System, as well as the scanning of all paperwork necessary for the files, and the printing, mailing, etc. of the certifications and/or renewals.
2. Responsible to assure that all fees (money, checks, purchase orders, etc.) for certifications, memberships associated with certification, and agency affiliations, are received, accounted for and deposited in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Responsible to assure that all memberships associated with certification, and club/agency affiliations, are received, accounted for and processed or directed to the appropriate division or department.
4. Responsible for production or procurement of support materials (envelopes, forms, certificates, etc.) required to process certifications, renewals and any associated task in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Responsible for the scanning, and other processing, of certifications, renewals of certifications and any other forms, as well as any maintenance of the electronic or paper files associated with the certification process.
6. Provide accurate and timely notification of renewals to the certified instructors, as well as, providing reminders of renewals to those who may not have responded to the initial notices.
7. Monitor, within departmental guidelines, budgetary income, via the LEAD Tracking System or other means, for monies (including checks, money orders, purchase orders, etc.) received and transferred to other departments and accounting in an accurate and timely manner the total revenue generated by the certification/recertification process.
8. Answer telephone inquiries in a courteous and prompt manner.
9. Review, or pass on to the manager, or his designee, for review, the submitted continuing education hours of training necessary for recertification.
10. Responsible for maintaining and updating Law Enforcement Tracking System lists in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Perform general office duties necessary for the fulfillment of the job, such as, but not limited to, faxing, filing, copying and other general office duties.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA divisions, NRA members, law enforcement officers and personnel and the general public. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Limited travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required. Minimum of two years of clerical/business experience required. Bookkeeping experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Minimum accurate typing of 55 WPM required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, scanning, electronic file creation, and familiarity with database entry programs. Excellent oral and written communication, grammar, and spelling skills essential. Professional telephone manner required. Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals with minimal or no direct supervision. Detail orientation required, as well as proven ability to perform as a team player. Demonstrated ability to file and maintain records, both electronic and paper, accurately.

 
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Event Marketing Manager
SUMMARY:
Responsible for development and implementation of the marketing strategy for the Friends of NRA program, Youth Education Summit and national Foundation events. Management of event support materials program and marketing for NRA Field staff. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develop a strategic marketing communications plan, within divisional guidelines, to advertise, promote and increase exposure for the Friends of NRA program, NRA Youth Education Summit and NRA Foundation Grants.
2. Develop, design and produce promotional and support materials, within divisional guidelines, for the Friends of NRA fundraising program. Interface with merchandise and printing vendors for ordering all support collateral for Friends of NRA events and National Foundation events within divisional guidelines. Negotiate best prices to fit department budget and ensure all items are shipped on a timely basis.
3. Manage all marketing, communications and promotional needs for 52 field representatives and 1,150 Friends of NRA events. Coordinate with Merchandise Manager in developing and implementing joint marketing/promotion ventures for Friends of NRA merchandise.
4. Manage and oversee responsibilities of marketing staff, ensuring marketing staff accurately complete job responsibilities and additional tasks within division guidelines. Provide proper training and leadership to coordinators revising job descriptions when necessary.
5. Manage and oversee, within divisional guidelines, all editorial, production and design pertaining to Traditions Magazine, including content meetings, methods of increasing circulation and readership, and editing of articles on a quarterly basis.
6. Oversee management, within divisional guidelines, of Friends of NRA webpage content, maintaining a design and message consistent with the Friends of NRA brand. Schedule sponsorship posts on the Friends of NRA Facebook page. Cross-pollinate marketing strategies with the NRA Foundation and Advancement.
7. Develop, in collaboration with Special Projects Manager, national event and Youth Education Summit promotion, marketing, advertising and graphic design support to promote and generate exposure for all national events, within departmental guidelines.
8. Manage, within divisional guidelines, Friends of NRA program exposure across all social media platforms to grow the brand through Facebook and the NRA Blog. Enhance branding by writing monthly press releases and securing editorial content to produce 6-8 monthly blogs for the NRA blog and the Friends of NRA eNewsletter.
10. In collaboration with the Director of Volunteer Fundraising, refine and implement new marketing strategies to increase value in sponsorships for current and future vendors ensuring that contracted marketing requirements are met in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Work with other Friends of NRA managers to ensure the Friends of NRA Tracker performance and reporting standards stay in line with growth goals by assisting with analysis of overall system suggesting alterations and adjustments as needed.
12. Manage the Volunteer of the Year program for the Friends of NRA volunteer structure including apparel, recognition and appreciation items. Create new and creative methods for recognizing and motivating volunteers within set guidelines and budget resources.
13. Assist, within divisional guidelines, with preparation and implementation of national Youth Education Summit events.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with NRA staff, Friends of NRA volunteers and vendors within the industry and media. Position functions in a fast paced deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities. National travel required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary with busy season or travel. Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. occasionally required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor degree in Marketing, Public Relations or Business required. Experience in marketing and public relations in a business or association environment required. An understanding of and experience with email marketing, direct mail, special event coordination and customer service preferred. Previous supervisory experience required. Media relations experience a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently essential. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to manage multiple projects with set deadlines essential. Attention to detail with a sense of creativity essential. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills required. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite [Photoshop, InDesign], Web design and HTML required. Purchasing experience preferred.
 
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Exhibit Services Representative
SUMMARY:
A key role on the show management team responsible for coordinating exhibitors’ participation in NRA produced shows. Serves as the primary contact for exhibitors and provides outstanding service using excellent communication and organizational skills.

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated analytical skills required. Detailed oriented and highly organized with a proven ability to accurately maintain computer and hard copy files required. Requires strong multi-tasking skills, coupled with ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines required. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff required, as well as ability to interface professionally with vendors, show producers and show service contractors essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access required.
 
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Financial Coordinator
SUMMARY
Responsible for providing technical support to the Finance Manager in areas of reconciling and reporting the results of events held by the Friends of NRA program. Additional support is required with various spreadsheets, reports and other administrative duties. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Finalize events held by Friends of NRA committees and complete all necessary work that stems from the finalization process in an accurate and timely manner.
• Verify all required paperwork is received for each Friends of NRA event and filed appropriately in event folders maintained by the Finance Department
• Ensure the correct auction totals are reported, correct sales tax is collected, committee check and credit cards match financial report, committee is charged for appropriate merchandise, miscellaneous expenses are reported, contribution receipts are collected for donations/sponsors.
• Compare event orders, shipping invoices, return invoices and sales summaries to determine if the committee is charged for the correct merchandise. Enter merchandise in the Tracker as sold, not sold, damaged or not received.
• Prepare a financial report, reporting any differences in net income from the original financial report submitted. Print copies of the financial report and merchandise report to close the event.
2. Work with the NRA Field Representatives and volunteer committee members to resolve reconciliation issues and provide assistance in a timely manner.
• Ensure committees receive necessary start-up funding, facility advances and other various check requests
• Communicate with Field Representative when finalizing events about outstanding paperwork, bounced checks, merchandise questions and other issues. Notify Field Representatives of what is due as needed through the weekly email.
• Provide other requested financial support and guidance
3. Maintain organized and accurate committee files.
• File mail in appropriate event files • Update event files as new mail arrives, additional checks are received, additional check requests are processed, etc. • Update reports with appropriate shipping and financial data
4. Prepare ongoing, weekly and monthly logs designed to track income, expenses and advances in an accurate and timely manner. • Verify that all logs are maintained with accuracy and are distributed to the appropriate persons on time or as requested • Track committee tax underpayments for previous years, obtain sales tax rates for each committee and ensure the appropriate tax is collected for each event • Track start up checks, facility advances, event financial information and other financial information as requested • Fulfill additional requests from Managers, Directors, NRA Field Representatives and other employees as requested
5. Assist Finance Manager with various tasks such as Mid/End Year Inventory, IRS audit, closing each month and other tasks as needed.
6. Maintain accuracy of the Event Tracker system. • Update finance report with changes from reconciliations • Verify system is making accurate calculations • Monitor merchandise usage and report discrepancies
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. Administrative experience and relevant computer skills necessary. Knowledge in general accounting, auditing and finance helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Strong analytical skills combined with excellent oral and written communications. Self starter, motivated with ability to work independently. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize many projects during peak periods. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook required.
 
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Full-time Range Safety Officer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters Range - Two positions available

Summary: Assist in all aspects of the NRA Range operation on a full time basis to ensure safe and productive usage of the facility while providing support to management and staff. Applicants must be eligible to have access to firearms and ammunition and should have shooting experience. Preference given to trained Range Safety Officers. NRA will provide, and employees must successfully complete, required NRA certification courses in addition to job specific training. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the NRA required. Work schedule includes days, nights, holiday, and at least one day each weekend.

Essential Responsibilities:
1) Perform range and office daily operations, including open/closing procedures, range preparation and basic maintenance, inventory restocking, classroom preparation, phone inquiries, and staff coverage. Assisting range management with staff training, SOP improvements/application, and implementing policy as directed.
2) Enter information into computer database of individuals qualified to use the NRA Range, as well as those individuals who have been prohibited from range usage, as determined within divisional guidelines.
3) Conduct office duties to include retail sales, restocking, cleaning/maintenance, and ID verification. Conduct preventative maintenance on range mechanical systems in an accurate manner as directed by NRA Range GM, AGM, or Operations Supervisor.
4) Ensuring staff and customer safety through effective supervision of Range activities during scheduled times, including professional correction of violations. Able to lead by example while providing supervision and mentorship to part-time staff while working as a Range Officer. Ability to make decisions and follow through required.
5) Operate all range equipment, including lane controls, POS systems, HVAC and lighting controls and daily maintenance/clean-up of range areas.
6) Adhere to all policies, procedures, and regulations established for the usage of the NRA Range.
7) Strong understanding of NRA’s Mission as well as customer service, verbal/written skills, attention to detail, and be willing to take and give professional direction.
8) Assist NRA management in successful implementation of outside activities, including Air Rifle Range and Car Show events as well as VIP and industry/association related activities.
9) Be an effective resource of firearms knowledge and experience to include proper and safe gun handling skills, loading and unloading of various action types, malfunction clearing, and the ability to make corrections on all of these in a professional manner.
10) Provide timely and effective feedback on range operations and staff to management to promote continuous improvement.

Scope: High visibility with all divisions and departments of the NRA, senior management, industry partners, and the general public. Position functions with minimal supervision in a fast paced work environment. Position exposes individuals to lead particles and requires the lifting and carrying of up to 50lbs of materials as well as long periods of standing. Position requires a pre-employment blood level lead screening test, as well as bi-annual blood lead screening tests, and annual hearing tests. Position requires flexible scheduling with full availability and some overtime, ability to work days, nights, weekends (at least one day each weekend), and holidays. Occasional travel required.

Education and Experience: High School or equivalent degree required. NRA and/or industry related firearms/range safety officer training certifications with demonstrated ability to oversee firearms use on a range highly preferred. Strong familiarity and knowledge of firearm operations, designs, and usage required. Ability to interface personally with NRA staff and the general public. Working knowledge of computer database menu driven systems and willingness to learn new software applications required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to read and interpret written materials and follow/implement verbal instructions at a professional level. Ability to write reports, effectively present information and to respond to questions from groups of managers, NRA clients and the general public. Demonstrated problem solving experience and high end communication skills essential when dealing with range clientele in stressful situations. Proven ability to supervise, mentor, and motivate fellow staff members to achieve Range expectations.

 
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Gift Entry/Donor Records Coordinator
LOCATION: 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 required.
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills, able complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and harmoniously 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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Grassroots Field Coordinator
LOCATION: 1 position available

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

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

The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of paid campaign experience and a deep passion for the Second Amendment.

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

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

Grassroots Field Coordinators will be paid commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Region: KS/NE/AR/MO - residing in MO strongly preferred
 
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Grassroots Internship - Fall Semester
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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.

This paid internship runs from August 13 through December 14, 2018, and the schedule is fewer than 30 hours per week.

Applications for the Fall Internship Program should be submitted by July 31st.

 
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Legislative & Legal Research Intern
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

Summary: Responsible for researching and cataloging scientific, scholarly, and legal materials concerning hunting and wildlife management to support the Hunter Leadership Forum. This is a temporary, grant-funded position and will end when funding is exhausted. The position may be segmented into two part-time positions with discrete areas of responsibility: one performing legal research, and one with research database creation, organization, and DB management.

Essential Responsibilities
• Conduct scientific, scholarly, and legal research on publicly available hunting and wildlife management materials
• Collect and organize the information in a user-friendly, searchable database
• Present and explain the findings to the Hunter Leadership Forum at scheduled meetings

Education and Experience: Candidate(s) must possess excellent verbal and written communication, computer, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Excellent research and organizational skills are also critical to this position. Educational requirements are flexible due to the nature of the position(s), but coursework in scientific, scholarly and legal research, and database organization and management are necessary. Being informed on historical and current developments in hunting and wildlife management is essential, as is support for the mission of the NRA.

 
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Manager, Event & Budget Analysis
SUMMARY
Responsible for oversight and coordination of timely collection, maintenance and dissemination of Friends of NRA event data. Work closely with Field Staff and NRA Foundation Finance to ensure accuracy of event transaction details and adherence to internal policy and procedures. Responsible for preparations and monitoring of annual Field Operations Division budget. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, implement and track policies and procedures to ensure committee volunteers and Field Representatives secure and forward Friends of NRA funds and event details in a timely manner. Inform Director of Volunteer Fundraising of any issues relating to events.
2. Generate event reports and analysis for the Friends of NRA program as necessary, including special events, merchandise and year end reports in an accurate and timely manner. Track regional and national performance of Friends of NRA events and communicate results to staff on a weekly basis or as requested.
3. Manage and oversee responsibilities of financial and data entry staff, ensuring staff accurately complete job responsibilities and additional tasks within division guidelines. Provide proper training and leadership to coordinators, revising job descriptions when necessary.
4. Function as Field Operations budget coordinator for the division. 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.
5. Monitor, research and maintain a complete list of current and delinquent Friends of NRA committee bank accounts to ensure financial policies are followed in creation and termination of accounts and returned funds are reported properly to the NRA Foundation Finance. Work with local bank branches to ensure timely resolution of committee bank account concerns.
6. Develop and maintain training materials and tools for new staff including but not limited to, event policies and procedures, Event Tracker, point of sale equipment and NRA Foundation requirements.
7. 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.
8. Assist NRA Foundation Finance with 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 to properly assist in transfer income/expenses to appropriate cost centers and accounts each month.
9. Work with Information Technology department in securing, maintaining and troubleshooting point of sale equipment for all Field Staff and NRA Foundation national events.
10. Work closely with the Special Events Manager in preparation and execution of accounting and financial procedures at National Foundation Annual Meeting and Great American Outdoor Show events to ensure adherence to proper procedures.
11. Work closely with Merchandise Manager to develop cost and accounting profile for all available merchandise and firearms for the Friends of NRA program and Event Tracker site.

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 Business Administration or related field required. Budgeting, administrative experience, basic bookkeeping 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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Membership Specialist
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Provides vital initial contact with NRA Members via telephone, E-mail and correspondence, assists the Members with Membership or NRA-activity questions and performs adjustments to member accounts as necessary.

Coordinates with Membership departments and all other NRA divisions. Candidate must have a professional attitude and must demonstrate patience and tact when dealing with Members of all personalities and backgrounds. Must be able to effectively handle heavy workloads and to perform general office tasks such as filing, typing, collating, etc.

B.A./B.S in Communications Marketing, Political Science, or related field preferred. May be waived with two to three years professional experience. Knowledge, awareness and support of the NRA and its position in the regard to the Second Amendment and firearm related issues; experience with PC and mainframe systems with knowledge of WordPerfect and Windows; possess strong listening, writing and reading comprehension skills, a pleasant phone manner and a clear, comprehensive speaking voice with a strong command of the English language; ability to make educated judgment calls; punctuality and excellent attendance are essential.
 
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Merchandise Assistant
SUMMARY:
Responsible for ensuring proper distribution of merchandise to fundraising events across the nation. Provide support to field staff, vendors and volunteers for Friends of NRA event merchandise orders and delivery. Handle damage reports and invoicing issues to ensure accurate payments to vendors and damage reports are properly completed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
a. Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
b. Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
c. Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and promptly notify the Finance team for event finalization
d. Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers

2. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and firearms order problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipments.

3. Research and correct invoicing issues with Vendors and the NRA Foundation accounts payable department in an accurate and timely manner.

4. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise preview meeting, including creating vendor invitations, meeting layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned.

5. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package catalogs and Vendor Direct online store including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchases or discount opportunities.

6. Ensure all Friends of NRA event merchandise reports are copied and filed with event folders including necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.

7. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 250 merchandise and firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.

8. Assist Merchandise team in the coordination and setup of annual headquarters sale of samples and excess inventory as directed.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Strong organization skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 lbs. required.
 
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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 Officers
Works at NRA Range at Headquarters in Fairfax, VA.

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

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

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

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

 
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Program Coordinator, Law Enforcement Training
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Provides administrative and clerical support to the Law Enforcement Training Department. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for control, within departmental guidelines, of registration for all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools assigned.
2. Ensure that all fees for all Law Enforcement Firearms Schools and any other tasks that involve fees or monies are received or accounted for in advance of the school in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Verify that the packing and shipping of all support materials required by instructors to conduct Law Enforcement Firearms Schools or events is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Provide accurate and timely administrative support to the department to include correspondence, expense reports, quarterly and annual reports, copying and filing.
5. Monitor, within departmental guidelines, budgetary spending and accounting in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Answer telephone inquiries in a courteous, accurate and prompt manner.
7. Handle requests for materials and timely disseminate information regarding NRA Law Enforcement Programs in an accurate manner.
8. Coordinate travel authorizations and expense reports for departmental staff and adjunct instructors in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Maintain accurate records of all Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools and students that are assigned to them on an annual basis.
10. Responsible for maintaining and updating Law Enforcement tracking system lists in an accurate and timely manner.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA Divisions, SureShip personnel, NRA members, law enforcement officers and personnel and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Limited travel and overtime required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required. Minimum of two years clerical/business experience required. Bookkeeping experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Minimum accurate typing of 55 WPM required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Excellent oral and written communication, grammar and spelling skills essential. Pleasant telephone manner required. Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals essential. Detail orientation required, as well as proven ability to perform as a team player. Demonstrated ability to file and maintain records accurately required.
 
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Purchasing & Production Specialist
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: The Purchasing and Production Specialist is responsible for oversight and support of NRA ILA direct mail, phone banks, and purchasing of printing and other goods and services as needed. Works with suppliers and internal team members to ensure projects are planned and executed to ensure quality and competitive pricing while maximizing ROI.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
a. Maintain the production schedule of multiple, overlapping direct mail campaigns.
b. Develop, lead and execute purchasing and production strategies in support of ILA-identified needs
c. Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking, to predict/assess effectiveness of various marketing options. Propose alternative approaches based on analytics
d. Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness of direct mail campaigns
e. Utilize extensive multi-tiered database to assess, analyze, and micro-target key variables in response to emerging needs
f. Quality control and proofing of ILA printed materials
g. Inventory management as well as usage reporting and projections to determine ordering needs and timing. Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
h. Monitor and control pricing for all components of the production process; craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
i. Determine quality and timing of deliveries; partner with vendors to ensure clear requirements and documentation
j. Invoice approval and cost reporting; monitor budget impact of expenses
k. Research, investigate, and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers, performing due diligence as needed
l. Assess, manage and mitigate risks to the association

SCOPE: Extensive coordination within ILA and external vendors in the purchasing and production areas. Contact also occurs with other NRA divisions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Bachelor’s degree. Five plus years’ direct mail experience (lettershop, postal, mail logistics, etc.). Should have experience managing extremely complex, large volume direct mail campaigns. Strong knowledge of accounting. Proven project management skills. Exceptionally well-organized, detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills. Experience working with suppliers to successfully negotiate job cost and schedules. Highly proficient with MS Office software, especially Excel. Experience excelling within fast paced environments. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Should have extensive experience in purchasing, vendor selection, inventory management, and data analytics.

Extended hours, often with short notice, may be required to fulfill responsibilities and respond to emergent needs. Must have track record of successfully managing and fulfilling multiple concurrent tasks to deadline. Excellent team player comfortable of working independently to achieve goals. Ability to remain calm and goal-directed in high-pressure situations, often with tight deadlines.
 
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Show Manager
This position is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. SUMMARY:
Responsible for the planning, coordination, supervision, and successful execution of the Great American Outdoor Show. Success will be determined by effectively implementing objectives and attaining established goals for attendance, space sales, special events, seminar programs, celebrity appearances, staff/contractor relations, and Association requirements.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Collaborate with department managers to effectively develop, coordinate, plan, and execute show objectives.
2. Oversee the development of exhibit hall floor plans to meet the requirements of exhibitors and reach revenue projections. Develop leads and play a key management role for the space sales and sponsorship team.
3. Oversee communications with exhibitors through regular email show updates and updates to the show website in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Manage exhibit revenue collection, onsite sales activities, ensure a successful experience for exhibitors and vendors, and help to provide ongoing supervision of event staff and floor managers.
5. Manage booth reservations, relocations, cancellations, and wait list procedures in coordination with the Exhibitor Services Manager.
6. Consult with the Managing Director in the development and management of budgetary accounts (revenues and expenses) and the development and implementation of the advertising and promotional plan.
7. Develop seminar and celebrity programs including topics, securing talent, coordinating schedules and appearances, and integrating effective promotions for them into the overall advertising plan.
8. Work with the marketing and media teams to ensure they have all the relevant and current information for promotional and press release materials.
9. Work with operations team and convention center’s Event Coordinator on use of common areas, sign/banner layout, and food service plans in a timely manner.
10. Serve in various capacities as needed to provide support to NRA’s other major events.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
Interacts regularly with staff, department managers, vendors, convention center staff, general service contractor, exhibitors, and NRA members. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional national travel is required. Some weekend and after-hour work. Monday through Friday, required as dictated by event schedule.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
College degree and a minimum of five years of experience in the management and production of large shows or events required. Previous management of consumer shows and knowledge of the outdoor industry is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. Demonstrated analytical skills required. Detail oriented and highly organized with a proven record of accuracy. Proficiency with A2Z Show Management software highly desirable. Requires strong multitasking skills, coupled with the ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established timelines required. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff required, as well as ability to interface professionally with vendors, convention center staff, general service contractor staff, and exhibitors is essential. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite required, as well as willingness to learn other software packages. Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service at all levels while possessing a customer service orientation mindset. Proven ability to supervise and motivate support staff required.
 
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Special Projects Manager
SUMMARY Responsible for development, coordination, execution, and evaluation of NRA Foundation national fundraising events and Field Operations training meetings and activities. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Implement and coordinate, within departmental guidelines, all national NRA Foundation fundraising activities including The National NRA Foundation Banquets and The NRA Foundation Wall of Guns. Assist in negotiation and arrangement with facilities on BEO’s, A/V, Security, room setup, labor and other necessities to support the Foundation events as directed. 2. Solicit and manage national NRA Foundation event product donations including coordination with NRA Field Staff and key Friends of NRA vendors in a timely manner. Manage database of event donors, including status of donations and pre-event, event, and post-event communications and fulfillment in an accurate and timely manner. 3. Coordinate with Event Marketing and Communications Manager to fulfill event sponsor obligations in a timely manner. Develop, within departmental guidelines, sponsorship proposals and assist in obtaining new fundraising event sponsors. 4. Develop, in collaboration with Event Marketing and Communications Manager, national event promotion, marketing, advertising, and graphic design support to promote and generate exposure for fundraising events, within departmental guidelines. 5. Plan, within set guidelines, Summer and Winter meetings held between headquarters personnel and Field Staff. With Directors’ approval, negotiates with vendors and selects sites for all planning meetings, keeping budgetary constraints and training needs in mind. As the meeting planner, coordinate all details of conferences at selected sites to ensure all objectives and contractual requirements are met to serve division’s needs. Arrange all meals, transportation, recreational activity and lodging logistics for attending staff and division guests. Oversee, within divisional guidelines, planning and implementation of NRA Youth Education Summit Scholarship program. Plan, within set guidelines, Fall meeting held between Managers, Regional Directors and Directors. With Directors’ approval, negotiate with vendors and select sites for all planning meetings, keeping budgetary constraints and training needs in mind. Arrange all meals, transportation, and lodging logistics for attending staff and division guests. Create a development strategy, within departmental guidelines, to identify and target new opportunities to raise funds for the national NRA Foundation events. Use online, social media and mobile technologies to develop opportunities to raise funds for The NRA Foundation national events. Manage and oversee responsibilities of events staff, ensuring staff accurately complete job responsibilities and additional tasks within division guidelines. Provide proper training and leadership to coordinator revising job descriptions when necessary. Assist in the writing of quarterly Traditions Magazine articles promoting the NRA Foundation events in an accurate and timely manner. 11. Perform other duties as assigned. SCOPE High visibility with NRA field staff and Friends of NRA volunteers. Visibility with outside vendors relative to planning and executing off-site meetings for NRA Headquarters staff and Field Staff Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities with minimal direct supervision. Weekend work and national travel is occasionally required. Ability to lift 25-30 pounds required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Strong writing and computer skills are required. Bachelor’s degree is required. Concentration in Event Planning or equivalent is preferred. An understanding of and experience with marketing, fundraising, special event coordination, and web/mobile technologies required. Graphic design and promotion experience is a plus. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must be creative, organized and detail oriented. Proven ability to exercise appropriate initiative, coupled with mature decision-making skills essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with all levels of staff and outside vendors required. Demonstrated organizational and follow-up skills required. A self-starter with the ability to work with little supervision is essential. Proficiency in MS Office suite is required. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), Web design and HTML is required.
 
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State Director
COORDINATES WITH INTERNAL RESOURCES INCLUDING:
Director, Deputy Director, Manager, Legislative Assistant and respective Legislative Aide on a daily basis; ILA Federal, Legal, Grassroots, PR & Communications, and Research Divisions as necessary

REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS
REQUIRED BACKGROUND: 3-5 years government affairs experience in a similar capacity
REQUIRED SKILLS:
Demonstrated successful organizational, communication, advocacy, analytical, and coalition-building skills. Knowledge of and support for the Second Amendment and commitment to preserving the Constitution of the United States.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not limit or restrict the tasks which may be assigned, which are subject to change at any time.
As directed by the ILA Executive Office and ILA State & Local Director/Deputy Director:
1. Direct all state legislative, political, and lobbying activities for the Association in assigned states.
2. Track and conduct research and analysis on firearms and hunting-related bills. Timely report same to NRA.
3. Engage directly in legislative lobbying on Second Amendment issues by establishing and maintaining strong and productive personal contacts among elected and appointed officials and staff with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Association.
4. Develop and execute overall strategy and message development in conjunction with Director, State and Local division and other ILA Divisions for designated region or state assignments.
5. Successfully advance Second Amendment legislative efforts in the face of well-organized opposition, negative publicity, and strong public and media resistance.
6. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to successfully advance the Association's legislative agenda and targeted Association involvement in political races and activities.
7. Manage and execute political action committee activities in state-level elections. Must responsibly, professionally, and positively represent the Association to its membership and public officials in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
8. Coordinate with ILA/Grassroots to mobilize efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership.
9. Work with legislative assistant and legislative aide and other stakeholders to draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed.
10. Submit weekly reports on legislative and political matters in assigned states to the Director and communicate with NRA Board of Director Members on said matters as necessary or as directed.
11. Submit accurate and timely expense reporting; demonstrate responsible stewardship of the Association’s financial resources.

Essential Physical Requirements:
Attend and participate in face-to-face meetings and gatherings in furtherance of legislative advocacy efforts, communicating in written and oral forms, accurately understand and interpret communication from others, reading or similar processing of information, analyzing, researching, exchange information, air and/or land-based travel, computer use. Extensive travel is required to and from all assigned regions during state legislative sessions and throughout the year to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships with legislators.

Essential Cognitive Functions:
Read or similar processing of information, analyze, research, generate written work, independent problem solving, control emotions in the face of strong opposition and personal/public/media negative attention, effectively handle and resolve to the satisfaction of the NRA difficult situations involving interactions with others, demonstrated self-management to accomplish assigned tasks to meet deadlines and in overall timely manner. Identify, recognize, determine effective means to persuade others to support NRA proposed legislative efforts and NRA endorsed candidates. Effective comprehension of views and materials developed by stakeholders and opposition. Effective avoidance of avoidable conflicts with persons and organizations whose support is needed by NRA. Develop personal and organizational credibility to promote NRA agenda.
 
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