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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
Required:
• 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.

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.
 
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Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
SUMMARY: Assist the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations with the execution of a comprehensive national and regional plan to significantly grow and expand corporate and foundations relations. This plan will culminate in securing an increasing number and size of gifts and grants from corporations and foundations for the NRA [501(c)(4)] and its 501(c)(3) affiliates. Assist in the management of the Round-Up and Add-a-Buck corporate fundraising programs.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the management and coordination of the identification, cultivation, and solicitation process for NRA corporate donors.
2. Assist the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy for the growth and expansion of foundation relations to secure gifts from foundations for the NRA [501 (c)(4)] and 501 (c)(3) affiliates.
3. Classify prospects as national or regional in scope and disseminate to appropriate fundraising staff for action. Monitor Raiser’s Edge prospect action reports on corporate and foundation prospects as generated by Advancement Services staff to focus on corporate and foundation prospects with high ratings of propensity and capacity to give.
4. With Advancement Services, ensure the collection and dissemination of information on corporate and foundation prospects. Facilitate rating of prospect giving potential, setting realistic gift dollar goals, and maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of prospect moves management to build increasingly stronger relationships with corporations and foundations and maximize revenue generation from identified prospects for the NRA [501(c)(4)] and its 501 (c) (3) affiliate organizations.
5. Develop, actively cultivate, and solicit a list of corporate connections able to donate or generate revenues for any component of the NRA.
6. Conduct and document a minimum of ten (10) significant moves each month relative to the potential donor pool specified in Item 5 above.
7. Assist with the implementation and management of an aggressive marketing campaign to recruit national and regional Corporate Round-Up and Add-a-Buck program participants.
8. Develop, implement, and manage an effective corporate and foundation donor stewardship and recognition program to ensure all national and regional corporate and foundation donors are timely and appropriately recognized for their contributions. Coordinate corporate and foundation donor stewardship and recognition with the Donor Stewardship department as appropriate.
9. As a part of the stewardship effort, generate required reports to corporations and foundations that have made donations and grants on funding utilization to ensure positive response to follow-on proposals. Coordinate generation of endowment reports by Donor Stewardship to corporate donors with established named endowments.
10. Work with Advancement Communications staff to ensure the writing of fundraising proposals and grant requests to both national and regional corporate and foundation prospects. Support that effort with required information from departmental files. Ensure proposals and grant request drafts are completed in a timely manner. Facilitate delivery to appropriate target corporate and foundation staff.
11. Work with Advancement Communications staff to ensure the drafting of articles and news releases to promote new corporate partners, continuing contributions of corporations and foundations, etc. for appropriate publications to promote donor stewardship.
12. Work with the General Counsel’s office to insure the drafting of contracts and licensing agreements associated with various corporate programs. Monitor, follow up and provide accountability to corporate donors to ensure appropriate agreements and contracts are developed in an accurate and timely manner and renewed as required before expiration.
13. Perform other duties as may be required to support the activities of NRA Advancement Office and other agencies of the NRA with respect to corporate and foundation revenue generation.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required:
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
• BA/BS degree.
• Ten years work experience in fundraising, business, communications, marketing or similar area considered to be advantageous in corporate and foundation philanthropic fundraising.
• Ability to effectively interact with major corporate and foundation executives, major donors, and major gift prospects in both business and social environments.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills essential.
• Proven ability to interface with all levels of individuals.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a minimum of supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize and delegate essential tasks.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to travel frequently both locally and nationally.
• Able to work nights, weekends, holidays, extended hours as needed.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows PC environment.

Preferred:
• Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor information management systems.
• Experience in the shooting sports and Second Amendment freedom issues.
• Experience in the shooting sports industry.
• Experience in foundation fundraising.
• Experience in and knowledge of current trends in brand marketing and communications.

Must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and/or ammunition. Must be willing to relocate to Fairfax, VA (NRA Headquarters location).

NRA is a proud EOE (women/disabled/minorities/veterans).
 
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Assistant Manager, NRA Cafe
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; must work on-site. Start date is mid-September 2014.

Assist the Executive Chef/General Manager in the performance of all aspects of NRA Cafe operations including planning, marketing, purchasing, production, service and staffing [recruitment, training and supervision]. Responsible for all administrative and cash handling/reporting functions, as well as handling all aspects of in-house catering services available to both NRA staff and tenants.

ESSSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist Executive Chef/General Manager in the following areas:
• Supervise, and train NRA Cafe personnel
• Plan menus and participate in food preparation and presentations
• Procurement and ordering of food, beverages, equipment and smallwares
• Development and implementation of marketing plan for NRA Cafe
• Development, implementation and monitoring of departmental budget
• Plan, prepare and execute specialized catering events for VIP guests
• Perform and delegate financial management functions
2. Perform duties of catering coordinator to accommodate NRA staff and NRAHQ building tenants to include, but not be limited to the following duties: plan, with input from NRA staff and building tenants, menus for planned events; communicate with customers wants, needs and expectations; keep accurate files on past, present and future functions, meetings and events; oversee preparation of menu items and/or prepare menus items; and set-up and take-down of event venue.
3. Daily prepare sales reports and deposits to NRA Financial Services in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Perform desk-top publishing functions relative to menus, invoices and pricing in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Perform inventory and summary reports in an accurate and timely manner as needed.
6. Handle telephone, messages, filing, as necessary and perform general office duties in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Fill vacant cashier position as necessary and train new cashiers within departmental guidelines.
8. Prepare and serve daily meals served in the NRA Cafe as needed.
9. Perform cleaning functions within the NRA Cafe as needed.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA Cafe staff, all divisions within NRA, building tenants, NRA Board of Director Members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment exposed to and working with general food service equipment and machinery. Position requires the occasional overtime and weekend work, dependent upon special catering events. No travel required. Position functions with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required. Previous restaurant/food service experience at the supervisory or management level required. Current Northern Virginia Food Manager license required, or the ability to acquire license within 6 months of hire date required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Excellent organizational skills required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to effectively accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision essential. Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with NRA staff, building tenants and general public essential. Good interpersonal skills required. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team required. Demonstrated ability to manage the day-to-day operations of the Cafe, in the absence of the Executive Chef/General Manager, essential. Proven cashier skills and cash reconciliation skills required. Proven ability to assist in the motivation and supervision of staff essential.
 
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Budget Analyst
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Budget Related

• Facilitates the Association’s budget process by providing details for the budget templates to be distributed to the division budget coordinators. This includes preparation and review of all supporting worksheets and schedules that are used as the basis for imports for the divisions’ budget worksheets (Employees, Income Statement & Fixed Assets).
• Responsible for designing, creating and updating budget templates for the Association including setting up and reviewing the files, setting up LAN access, and distributing the files to the budget coordinators. Provides necessary training and assistance to Division Budget Coordinators throughout the budget process and on an as-needed basis throughout the year.
• Responsible for creating Visual Basic code to consolidate and report on Division Budgets and the NRA in its entirety.
• Performs the responsibilities of the Division Budget Coordinator for Financial Services including: budget communications, coordination, changes, and review. Coordinator responsibilities also include review and coding of Financial Services invoices and preparation of monthly invoice tracking reports.
• Manages the general ledger Chart of Accounts.
• Assists the Director with budget consolidation including research and review and preparation of various supporting schedules and analysis including, calendarization analysis. Make minor P&L adjustments and update capital schedules with 4th quarter purchases not included in the original budget submission.

Financial Analysis

• Assists Budget Coordinators in supporting Managing Directors and Directors in understanding their Income Statements. Prepare monthly variance analysis of budget and actual results. Determine reasons for large variances. Prepare necessary journal entries where corrections are needed. Act as Budget Coordinator for Financial Services Division.
• Responsible for various year-end items including the review, maintenance, documentation, and communication of account changes; and the preparation of the Division’s year-end accruals.
• Responsible for designing and creating basic spreadsheet models for various financial analyses and profitability analyses.
Fixed Asset Related

• Responsible for the Association’s Fixed Asset System (FAS) monthly and annual reporting, including the monthly committed and available capital funds reporting. This includes preparation of monthly and annual reconciliations; preparation of correcting journal entries; preparation of year-end accruals; and generation of special query reports for the annual depreciation budget, personal property tax reporting, etc.
• Other special projects and duties as assigned including Record Retention, Membership Budget uploads, and Membership Audit.
SCOPE:

Employee will have constant contact with Financial Services employees as well as daily communications with co-workers/Budget Coordinators in other divisions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors Degree in accounting or business or commensurate work experience (specifically performing budget analysis and tracking of capital expenses and depreciation schedules). One to three years experience in accounting and/or budget development. Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel including writing Visual Basic, financial modeling, preparing what-if scenarios, and utilizing various database functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Knowledge of finance & business software, especially in spreadsheet programs. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is a plus. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all staff levels is required. This position requires an ability to work well with others and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. The incumbent must exercise considerable initiative, excellent judgment and discretion and must be detail oriented, flexible and possess strong organizational skills.
 
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Campaign Field Representative
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years campaign experience—either professional or high level volunteer—with emphasis on voter registration, field work and grassroots organization. Activities will include, but not be limited to: volunteer recruitment; voter registration; phone banks; door-to-door; yard sign and bumper sticker distribution; letters to editor; event staffing and organization; and GOTV & Election Day activities. Familiarity with gun-related issues, the NRA, and grassroots experience within the pro-Second Amendment community a plus.

Additionally, candidates:
• Must be willing to dedicate attention to this job on full-time basis, including weekends and evenings;
• Must be self-starter, able to work independently with little direct oversight, and meet strict deadlines and reporting requirements;
• May need to relocate for duration of assignment (CFRs will be resident in states throughout the U.S.);
• Must be able in harmony with NRA's mission and able to work in support of a candidate irrespective of partisan affiliation.

Competitive monthly stipend, based on experience. Expenses, including travel, lodging, food, etc. will NOT be reimbursed. Approximate duration will be May through Election Day.

Please send résumé, campaign vitae, salary requirements, references, and direct any further questions to:
careers@nrahq.org

CFRs currently being sought for CT, WA, FL, MN, CO, MI, NV, CA, GA, MT, LA, AR, WV, IA, NY, VA, WI

 
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Communications Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters. Remote/telework is not possible.

Works with Communications Manager in developing and implementing NRA program communications strategies to promote a positive public image among various audiences and advance efforts to raise awareness for NRA's programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association is required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Work, as directed, with NRA General Operations' staff to develop NRA program brand identities, including developing brand standards, style, and usage guidelines to be consistent with overall NRA brand positioning.
2. Analyze, in a timely manner, potential competitors to ensure NRA General Operations' program brands set the standard for educational, training, recreational and competitive shooting in regards to brand messaging.
3. Track, in a timely manner, the consumer shooting market to develop targeted demographics for NRA General Operations' program brands and opportunities for national, regional and local promotion.
4. Assist, as directed, with creating brand awareness campaigns that maintain brand consistency.
5. Participate, as directed, in brand strategy meetings and collaborate with production team to develop print collateral, digital content and other communication tools to ensure strategic objectives are met in a timely manner.
6. Work with Communications Manager to create and execute online marketing strategy to promote NRA General Operations' programs, including assisting in management of program content on NRA website in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Assist, as directed, in creating multi-media promotional content for NRA's educational, training, recreational and competitive shooting programs.
8. Work, as directed, with NRA social media managers [staff who manage social media for their respective program areas] and NRA partners to promote NRA General Operations' program brands.
9. Produce, edit and deliver promotional video content for NRA General Operations' programs including managing pre-productions work, script writing, casting and staging, within divisional guidelines.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with all General Operations Divisions, as well as coordination with members of the Marketing/Media Relations Division. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional overtime and weekend work required. Occasional local and national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. Previous experience in graphic design and video production required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required, with willingness to learn other software packages essential. Working knowledge of Abode Creative Suite required [Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Premiere and After Effects]. Demonstrated ability to create graphics required. 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. Working knowledge of the Internet required, as well as ability to post content to websites essential. Must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and/or ammunition.
 
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Digital Advertising Trafficker
Supports account management, campaign trafficking and publisher/network management, as well as managing and supporting the advertising clients through daily traffic and troubleshooting functions. Also provides strategic and tactical input to the ad products function and the product development team as it relates to client needs.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates trafficking of digital ad units with publisher/network partners, and secures creative assets, monitors campaigns and resolves campaign discrepancies.
2. Tests ad units within production environment.
3. Troubleshoots functionality and ad rendering in different environments.
4. Ensure all campaign goals are met, including start and end dates, impression delivery and any associated actions.
5. Serves ads through third party tags such as DART, Xaxis or other media technologies.
6. Verifies technical specifications, service and troubleshoot complex advertising creative that involves elements such as rich media and video.
7. Pulls delivery reports from the ad server, and provides analysis and makes recommendations to ensure full delivery.
8. Participates in projects involving collecting cookies, creating user segments based on user behavior and re-targeting with relevant messages; dynamic ad serving and other complex targeting, re-targeting and dynamic creative projects.
9. Works with advertisers and advertising sales staff to ensure compliance with site ad guidelines and specs. Assists advertisers directly by helping to resolve technical problems and answer questions on creative materials.
10. Extended hours as required.
11. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Coordinates with Web Operations Manager on a daily basis; also coordinates with Production Manager, advertising sales staff, advertisers, agencies and vendors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree preferred, with strong academic achievement, or equivalent work experience; two to four years experience in ad operations/online trafficking environment, including mobile environments (including rich media).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Strong organizational, verbal and analytical skills required. Strong communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills required. Ability to work well within a team. Attention to detail mandatory. Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced environment, meet strict deadlines, work with minimum supervision and under pressure, and be flexible. Basic understanding of HTML5, Javascript and iOS/Android Dev. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Macintosh OSX. Knowledge of online advertising, including ad operations, ad server tags, pixeling, cookies, reporting, video formats (VAST) and mobile applications. Experience with ad serving, campaign management, online revenue optimization, media planning and ad operations.
 
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Federal Firearms License (FFL) Specialist
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; remote work is not possible. No relocation.

Primary responsibility is maintaining the NRA Federal Firearms License [FFL] No. 1-54-600-01-7B-22737 records for the NRA, including records for special tax stamp Control No. 2013144-N01-021, in compliance with Federal, State and Local firearms laws and regulations, and implementation and enforcement of NRA Headquarters FFL Policy. Assist Office of the Secretary and NRA Museums with archival material. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Promptly and accurately record acquisition and disposition of firearms in the NRA FFL records, in compliance with BATFE requirements and established NRA policy.
Maintain all firearms records in the manner required by the BATFE, with the support of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and as directed by the NRA Secretary.
Monitor and oversee NRA Headquarters FFL Policy as directed by the NRA Secretary.
Ensure that Firearms Inventory Managers are maintaining records of firearms and are in compliance with NRA Headquarters FFL Policies. Enter past NRA FFL bound book records into NRA electronic FFL records in an accurate and timely manner.
Work with Director, NRA Museums and Senior Curator, NRA Museums, to ensure seamless transition in record maintenance.
Conduct firearms inventory of all divisions twice a year, or as directed by The NRA Secretary, in an accurate and timely manner.
Coordinate with OGC to ensure NRA is current on all firearms regulatory matters that may impact the NRA FFL records and promptly advise NRA Secretary of any changes, developments or concerns.
Assist NRA Archivist and Museum staff with inventory, consolidation, organization and cataloging of NRA archival and library material as directed.
Catalog and conserve video-tapes, movies and other media materials in the NRA Archives and elsewhere in NRA records as directed.
Coordinate NRA Museums’ inventory with NRA FFL Records as directed.

SCOPE: Extensive knowledge of BATFE regulations and FFL compliance is required. Ability to repeatedly lift 20 lbs. and push/pull a cart of 50 lbs. is required for archival work. Meticulous attention to detail and regulatory compliance is a must.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Previous experience managing FFL records is highly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABIILTIES: Proven ability to focus on detailed recordkeeping required. Attention to detail is the highest priority. Demonstrated ability with database entry and management required. Excellent organizational skills required. Proven ability to follow directions without constant supervision essential. Reliable and dedicated worker enthusiastic about NRA mission essential. Firearms knowledge required, with advanced knowledge a strong plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel spreadsheets required. Proficiency with Internet research. Experience with and mastery of database management essential. Experience with Powerbuilder and/or PastPerfect software is a plus. Clean criminal background check and credit check required. MUST BE ELIGIBLE UNDER FEDERAL LAW TO HAVE ACCESS TO FIREARMS AND/OR AMMUNITION. Please send résumé, salary requirements and references to: Careers@nrahq.org The NRA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (women/minorities/ disabled/veterans). Should you require an accommodation at this, or any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.
 
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Field Representative, Area 21 (MN)
SUMMARY:
Represents the National Rifle Association with members and affiliates; manages Friends of NRA fundraising activities; and promotes NRA programs, services and membership recruitment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Organizes and administers the Friends of NRA (FNRA) fundraising volunteer committees, banquets and special events.
2) Coordinates the distribution of state FNRA grant applications; serves as Secretary of the State Fund Committee; and ensures compliance with all requirements of the FNRA state grants.
3) Provides leadership, training and direction to the NRA volunteers, FNRA committee officers and State Fund Committee through regular meetings, workshops and FNRA State Conferences.
4) Serves as a liaison between the NRA and affiliated clubs, state associations, and other state and local organizations.
5) Serves as a clearinghouse for requests of information regarding membership services and benefits, range development, legislative issues and all NRA programs.
6) Promotes various NRA membership recruitment efforts, youth or club programs, training or other shooting programs, and other NRA services and benefits as assigned.
7) Completes and submits all required reports in a timely manner, and ensures that all expenses stay within the approved budget.
8) Ensures that all established goals and objectives are achieved, and performs other tasks and duties as may be assigned.
SCOPE:

High visibility with NRA membership, volunteers, activists, NRA Board of Directors, NRA staff and the media. Responsible for large sums of money on a regular basis, and the care and maintenance of NRA equipment. Position requires frequent travel and overtime work, including weekends and evenings. Position functions with minimal day-to-day supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, and a strong background in the shooting sports is recommended.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Previous experience in a leadership position with banquet fundraising and volunteer management is essential. A basic, working knowledge of computers is critical. Other useful skills include public speaking, and a sales and marketing background. Organizational and time-management skills are critical.
 
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ILA/Grassroots Summer Intern
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters. The schedule is up to 28 hours per week. One position is available.

The National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is now accepting applications for our Fall Internship Program. This internship is within the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division for a qualified individual interested in NRA’s legislative and political activities on behalf of the Second Amendment.

An internship with NRA-ILA will provide an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience with various firearm-related issues, grassroots organizing, policy and advocacy work, as well as election-related activities.

Participants in the program work extensively with NRA-ILA staff on member outreach, research, NRA University, and campaign-related projects for NRA-PVF endorsed candidates for office.

Applicants should have an interest in and support for the Second Amendment, Second Amendment issues, an understanding of NRA-ILA’s mission, strong writing and verbal skills, attention to detail, and possess knowledge of grassroots organizing. Individuals with campaign experience preferred.

Applications for the NRA-ILA Grassroots Fall Internship Program should be submitted by August 7, 2014 (close of business). Please send resume and cover letter to careers@nrahq.org.

The NRA is proud to be an EOE employer (women/minorities/disabled/veterans).
 
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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.

 
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Marketing Representative
LOCATION: This position works from NRA HQ location; remote work is not possible.

Represents NRA at shows and events to recruit new members and provide service to existing members.
Administers recruiting program through shows and events in assigned territory, including recruiting new show promoters and providing guidance to increase membership recruitment at shows.
Plan, coordinate show and travel schedule, including show procedures, volunteer support and booth assembly/disassembly.
Develop and manage Shows and Events Recruitment Program in assigned territory, providing expertise and guidance to maximize membership recruiting at shows.
Develop, review and revise membership sales and marketing techniques at shows and through various recruitment programs.
Research and respond to member inquiries in writing and via phone.

BA in Marketing or related field, and 1-3 years sales and marketing experience. Retail or consumer sales experience preferred. Customer service experience helpful. Must have knowledge of various sales and marketing techniques, and ability work independently. Strong interpersonal skills. Must possess service orientation, pleasant phone manner, clear comprehensible speaking voice with strong command of the English language. Good writing skills essential. Knowledge, awareness and support of NRA and its position in regard to Second Amendment and firearms related issues mandatory.
 
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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 and Firearms Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; no relocation; no telecommuting.

Responsible for buying and assisting the Merchandise Manager with distribution and delivery of merchandise and firearms to fundraising events across the nation. Track inventory levels, trends and usage of merchandise and firearms through database system and track inventory levels. Inform field staff of industry and package updates, changes, and promotions.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Create a forecast and buying schedule, within departmental guidelines, for various products including firearms. Maintain purchase order receiving schedule, in an accurate and timely manner, and assist with order placement on a weekly basis.
• Assist with tracking firearm order trends
• Maintain accurate BATFE state firearm restrictions for all firearms
2. Assist, as directed, Merchandise Manager with the distribution of merchandise to all fund-raising events across the nation in an accurate and timely manner, as well as supplemental sales (i.e., headquarters orders).
3. Support and assist, as directed, the Merchandise Manager in managing purchase, receipt, delivery and quality of $4 million dollars of Friends of NRA merchandise as directed. Support and assist, as directed, the Merchandise Manager in managing purchase, receipt, delivery and quality of Friends of NRA firearms.
4. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate merchandise. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center to resolve problems including damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipment of firearms.
5. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise preview meeting, including creating vendor invitations, meeting layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned.
6. Track results of merchandise sales and analyze usage and trends with Friends of NRA database in an accurate and timely manner. Provide vendors with quarterly sales and updates. Work with Merchandise Manager to make continued recommendations for additional functions/improvements to current database.
7. Track results of firearm sales and analyze usage and trends on a daily basis with Friends of NRA event tracker site. Work with Merchandise Manager to create purchase orders and specification sheets. Provide vendors with quarterly sales reports and updates.
8. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Direct catalogs including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities. Ensure event files are copied to event folders with necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package and Vendor Director firearms marketing including: write-ups, edits and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchasing or discount opportunities.
10. Track vendor direct merchandise orders, as well as vendor direct firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures
• Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates
• Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner
• Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and properly file information for event finalization in a timely manner
• Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
11. Assist, as directed, in maintaining accurate inventory of merchandise at Field Operations Distribution Center, NRA headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker site.
12. Assist, as directed, in providing accurate and timely inventory of firearms at field Operations Distribution Center, NRA Headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker system.
13. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 200 merchandise vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
14. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns of all firearms between the NRA and approximately 50 firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA staff, NRA Field Representatives, NRA members, vendors and general public. Limited exposure to NRA Board of Directors. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Occasional national travel required. Weekend work required. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 pound boxes necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree or minimum of five years purchasing experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Strong analytical problem solving skills and effective organizational skills required. Ability to communicate and work well with others essential. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Proficiency in Excel and Outlook required. Firearm knowledge and experience in web based applications preferred. Must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and/or ammunition.
 
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Part-time Adjunct Law Enforcement Instructor
Currently seeking two LAW ENFORCEMENT firearms instructors - one for Eastern U.S. and one for Western U.S. who will conduct LE classes on an as-needed basis. Prior service as a law enforcement firearms instructor is required.

Provide instructor development training for the NRA's Law Enforcement Division's Firearms Instructor Development Program which are intended for public, private and military law enforcement.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Teaches, where, when and to whom as directed, NRA's Firearms Instructor Development Schools within departmental guidelines.
2. Researches, develops and presents, within departmental guidelines, related material for the Firearms Instructor Development training program. Reviews and receives training aid material so as to assure NRA's courses are current and applicable.
3. Solicits, seeks and secures, within departmental guidelines, training sites for assigned Firearms Instructor Development Schools.
4. Provide, on request, technical assistance to public, private and military law enforcement instructors and their respective agencies in a timely manner and within departmental guidelines.
5. Responsible for the identification of current and future training needs, as well as the formulation and implementation of such approved training changes within departmental guidelines.
6. Establish credentials, within set time parameters, in other existing disciplines within the Law Enforcement Activities Division as directed.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with general public, private and military personnel, instructors and their agencies engaged in similar types of training, and NRA staff. Extensive local and national travel required. Weekend work required. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Physical ability to negotiate steps, ladders, stand for extended periods of time and run on occasion required. Physical ability to lift firearms or ammunition containers required. Physical ability to demonstrate any tactical movement or entry method, adopt any shooting position, hold in position for extended periods and recover from same unassisted required. Possess the hand, arm and upper body strength required to safely handle, load, fire, reload, fire, unload, clear and make safe any student firearms as required. Frequently exposed to hearing, vision and other hazards associated with firearms training.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement or related discipline or equivalent required. Five years of law enforcement instructional experience required. Five years of public, private or military law enforcement experience outside of training required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Demonstrated ability to develop course material and exercises to multi-skill level and multi cultural groups required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks within stringent deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to adapt instructional methods to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels, learning abilities and cultural diversity essential. Proven ability to recognize, analyze and solve problems achieving satisfactory results. Demonstrated ability to instructionally motivate student participants required. Demonstrated appropriate proficiency with handguns, shotguns, rifles and submachine guns required. Demonstrated resourcefulness relative to maximum usage of available facilities and budget essential. Working knowledge of WordPerfect 6.1 Windows and a willingness to learn other software programs essential.

To apply, send resume and cover letter BEFORE August 1, 2014 to careers@nrahq.or or via fax to 703.267.3938. The NRA is a proud EOE (women/minorities/ disabled/veterans).

Must be eligible under Federal law to have access to firearms and/or ammunition.
 
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Switchboard Operator/Telecomm & A-V Specialist
SUMMARY: Operates main NRA console to transfer incoming, outgoing and interoffice calls in a concise, timely, polite and professional manner. Makes minor programming changes to the NRA Telephone and Voice Mail Systems. Makes minor repairs and/or replacement of telephone sets. Maintains and updates NRA staff telephone directories. Helps coordinate and setup AV equipment for meetings in NRA meeting rooms. Helps with the maintenance and inventory of AV equipment. Reviews and processes the Association monthly Century Link invoice. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association is required.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Operates NRA main console to transfer all calls in a concise, timely, polite and professional manner to the appropriate NRA department or staff member. Ensures main console is staffed between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM daily.
2. Makes programming changes to the NRA Telephone and Voice mail systems to include, but, not limited to: phone name display, intercom name display, mailbox name, re-setting of a mailbox and password in an accurate and timely manner. Makes minor repair and/or replacement of telephone sets in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Collects information for input into the printed NRA staff phone directory and on-line NRA keyword database in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Works with the Manager, Telecommunications/AV to coordinate and setup AV equipment for meetings in NRA meeting rooms. Helps with the maintenance and inventory of AV equipment. Helps with the operation of the NRA cable TV system and schedules repair calls when required. Helps maintain a list of cable TV outlet locations.
5. Coordinates the Century Link bill review process and the data entry of detail payment information in an accurate and timely manner. Sends Century Link monthly bill and payment information to Financial Services to make sure bill is paid on time in a timely manner.
6. Serves as back-up to the Telecom/AV Services Coordinator to include, but not limited to: the answering of the Telecom help desk main number, AT&T corporate calling card maintenance and the updating of the NRA on-line telephone and keyword directories.
7. Records the holiday and emergency menus and greetings as required in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Maintains and updates the Association voice menu and announcement scripts documents in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Performs clerical duties such as typing, proofreading, sorting mail, faxing and copying as required in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Completes annual goals and objectives set by Telecommunications Manager in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required. First tier customer service or main switchboard operations experience required. Basic Nortel Networks telephone and voice mail system programming experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral communication skills and strong command of the English language required. Excellent customer service skills essential and required. Basic knowledge of the NRA Nortel Networks telephone and voice mail system required to assist with system programming changes preferred. Ability to read and interpret documents, such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence using all NRA supported software required [MicroSoft Office Suite]. Ability to work independently essential. Timely, reliable, and dependable attendance is paramount.
 
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Warewasher/Utility
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters

Responsible for cleanliness and sanitation of all serviceware, equipment, surfaces, furnishings, storage areas, loading dock and grease trap. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Clean, sanitize and maintain ALL cafe areas, equipment, utensils, smallwares and surfaces in a timely manner and as directed.
2. Operate and maintain warewash stations according to established standards in a timely manner.
3. Practice and maintain quality, sanitation and safety standards on a daily basis.
4. Assist in proper storage of all food, beverages and supplies in a timely manner as directed.
5. Assist in set-up, delivery and service of catering orders in an accurate and timely manner as directed.
6. Coordinate with all NRA Cafe staff and Executive Chef/General Manager daily.
7. Provide friendly, professional and timely customer service on a daily basis.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Daily interaction with NRA Cafe staff, NRA employees, tenants, NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with direct supervision. No travel required. Minimal overtime required, necessitated by after-hour in-house functions. Position requires the physical ability to lift, bend and carry.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent required. Prior food service/customer service experience desired. Certified Food Handler preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent customer service skills required. Ability to follow directions and accomplish multiple tasks required.
 
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Whittington Center-Event Coordinator
LOCATION: Whittington Center, Raton, NM To apply, send resume and cover letter to bfish@nrawc.org

The Event Coordinator plays a pivotal role in the function of the Programs Department. The main function of the Programs Department is to provide excellent customer service to the organizations and individuals that utilize the facility. This position participates in the execution of various aspects of event management including logistics, hospitality, event scheduling,rooming lists, and catering coordination. The Event Coordinator will also compile estimated cost models, create budget proposals, and prepare management reports.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serve as the program lead for the NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp; steer the development, planning and execution of the Camp. Recruit, retain and supervise a volunteer camp staff; solicit donations for camp operations, write grants to obtain funding for camp. Keep organized records of camp registration, payment and legal/medical forms for campers and staff.
2. Responsible for safety of all Camp participants during events. Make independent, immediate and appropriate decisions regarding Range management, participant training and volunteer oversight to ensure safety procedures and adhered to without exception. When necessary, instruct disruptive and/or non-compliant event participants to leave the event or the Whittington Center.
3. Develop a marketing strategy and associated materials to promote the Adventure Camp through various media outlets. Monitor results of such marketing efforts and adjust strategy and materials as necessary to maximize positive results and event participation.
4. Assist the Program Department with the development, planning, scheduling and event management of approximately 250+ events each year.
5. Serve as a contact for event organizers and assist them with any and all logistical needs. Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction to drive repeat business and produce positive revenue streams.
6. Assist in the development, implementation and on-site management of various Whittington Center controlled programs (Ruger Rimfire, ATA Trap Shoots, etc).
7. Serve as the primary contact for any youth activities/programs wishing to utilize the Whittington Center. (Boy Scouts, 4-H Groups, etc).
8. Responsible for updates to the Whittington Center website and online store.
9. Assist the Program Director with projects, events, tours, and logistics as needed or directed.

REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree preferred [B.A. or B.S. in the fields of education, physical education, recreation or related field, hospitality, outdoor enterprise management, wildlife management], but may be substituted for appropriate work experience. Certification as NRA Instructor in any discipline (rifle, shotgun, pistol) preferred. Two years minimum work experience with youth shooting sports/education is required. Experience working with the outdoor/firearms industry to generate donations and financial support is a plus. Experience with design and development of websites and other online programs is highly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite [Excel,Outlook, Word] and database programs required. Demonstrated ability to develop, organize and implement training programs is essential. Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills are required. Ability to effectively accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision is crucial. Additionally, this position requires extensive interaction with the public; therefore, good interpersonal skills are required. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team is essential. Some supervisory skills are required as the position will be supervising a number of volunteers throughout the year while planning and implementing Adventure Camp. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 60 Ibs. of materials, as well as ability to withstand long periods of standing while coordinating/facilitating events. Weekend work required. Position functions with minimal direct supervision in a fast paced work environment. This position is exempt and frequently requires long days and weekend work. This position also includes an excellent benefits package. Minimal travel may be required.
 
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