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Accounts Payable Clerk
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist with approving and processing payments for invoices, expense reports, check requests, and travel authorizations.
• Prioritize invoices according to payment terms
• Responsible for compliance of 1099 reporting and annual 1099 preparation, inclusive of maintaining accurate vendor data
• Review invoices and check request for verification of authorization and coding in compliance with 1099 reporting requirements.
• Ensuring invoices and check requests are not processed without a valid W-9 form but working with internal and external customers to obtain needed Form W9- Request for Taxpayer Identification number on file when applicable.
• Input accounts payable data into the automated accounting system
• Process invoices and check request into A/P system and maintain account payable files.
• Provide back up of mail distribution, the distribution of vendor invoices for approval, maintenance of vendor database and other specific files thoroughly and accurately.
• Respond to all vendor, staff and department inquires.
• Assist with preparation for the annual audit and performs year-end accounts payable processing.
• Assist and Retrieve documents for month-end close/ reporting and for other purposes, as required, including copying source documents on a regular basis.
• Assist with other projects as required.
SCOPE:
Communicates with Financial Services Division and other NRA staff, management, and outside customers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Associate’s Degree minimum required.
• 2+ years of experience in processing accounts payable.
• Must possess knowledge of sales and use of tax regulations as well as 1099 reporting compliance with a willingness to comprehend and grasp new regulations if applicable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Effectively accomplish tasks under minimal supervision. Must possess a high level of organization. Impeccable oral and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented while handling multiple tasks. Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, Sage Pro. ERP, or other financial package software. Ability to perform data entry and inquiry function in a data processing environment. Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast paced work environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness. Confidentiality a must.
 
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Administrative Assistant
SUMMARY:

Provide technical and logistical support to the Managing Director, as well as provide support to other staff within the Division.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist divisional budget coordinator to include monitoring and oversight of divisional expenses, as well as contributing to the annual budget planning. Keep Managing Director informed of potential budgetary issues in a timely manner.
2. Monthly reconcile Managing Director's American Express card in an accurate and timely manner, and provide Excel spreadsheet and receipts to the Treasurer's Office as requested.
3. Assist, as directed, with planning and coordination of all meetings, including divisional, cross-divisional, and Executive level. Assist Managing Director in preparing agendas, reports and presentations.
4. Assist other divisional staff, as directed, with inbound exhibitor service calls, maintaining staff hotel lists, event ticketing and food and beverage orders in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Responsible for all aspects of travel management for the Managing Director to include airline, hotel and car rental arrangements, Travel Advance Forms and preparing and submittal of any Expense Report resulting from NRA travel.
6. Monitor timecards for divisional staff to ensure compliance with timecard submission requirements, as well as ensuring that timecards are correctly completed by staff.
7. Assist, as directed, in the preparation of the quarterly EVP report in an accurate and timely manner. Assist with the writing and editing of other correspondence, including talking points, committee meeting minutes, and replies to member, exhibitor, and vendor inquiries. Assist with contract edits, updates and monitoring contractual obligations.
8. Coordinate divisional paperwork to include staff travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports, check/purchase and graphic order requests in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Maintain Managing Director's calendar in an accurate and timely manner. Answer incoming calls and relay messages promptly.
10. Provide input to Managing Director relative to potential staff problems to include personnel issues or work assignment situations in a confidential and timely manner.
11. Act as the divisional "go-to" person for staff relative to procedural questions or general assistance to ensure daily functions of the division are accomplished in a timely manner. Support divisional needs by managing office supplies and assisting other departments as needed. Coordinate staff meals and holiday gatherings.

SCOPE:
High visibility and coordination with NRA Shows and Exhibits Division staff; General Operations Divisions; NRA Divisions to include Financial Services and Human Resources; contractors; vendors; NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Occasional weekend work required. Occasional after hour work, Monday through Friday, required. Occasional national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
College degree required. 4+ years previous administrative support required. Budgetary experience helpful.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential, while at the same time remaining flexible to ever changing priorities essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required, as well as willingness to learn other software packages essential. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills essential. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Must possess a high degree of professionalism and responsibility.
 
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Administrative Assistant, Competitive Shooting
SUMMARY:

Works to maintain and coordinate a smooth flow of work between the Competitive Shooting Division, other NRA divisions and Executive Offices, as well as assist in the daily administration and management of NRA Rule Books Section 13. Maintain and coordinate all division inventories with eGroup and SureShip warehouses. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Draft and prepare correspondence for the Director's signature, as well as own signature.
2. Maintain established filing procedures and policies for the Division and creates and maintains record-keeping procedures of the Director's activities in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Maintain Division forms, procedures and manuals in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Perform Division personnel duties, including record-keeping, electronic time cards and the Division leave calendar in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Coordinates Division information requests for Executive staff and others as required.
6. Coordinates and prepares Division travel reports and activity calendars in an accurate and timely manner. Prepares and keeps updated Outlook calendars for the Director and staff in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Coordinates equipment and maintenance problems within the Division in a timely manner and follows-though to active solution of problem.
8. Monitor the Division's budget within NRA guidelines and distribute budget sheets to managers in a timely manner.
9. Receive, review, and respond to or redirects members' inquires, and coordinates technical aspects or responses with appropriate staff in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Review, edit, and format program promotional materials for in-house NRA publications. Coordinates development of all program promotional materials with the Marketing/Media Relations Division. As directed, writes other promotional materials for publication.
11. Prepare Division statistical reports for the Director for inclusion in the Annual Report and other NRA Board of Director Reports in an accurate and timely manner. Maintain historical statistical files in an accurate manner. Provide Director with various display options, as directed. Analyze current statistical data with historical input to determine trends, as directed.
12. Initiate and track travel requirements and arrangements for senior division staff, as directed, in an accurate and timely manner. Maintain Travel Authorizations and itineraries for division staff that travels.
13. Establish and maintain files, within divisional guidelines, for the NRA Protest Committee and issues initial temporary waivers as necessary. Update and maintain physically disabled data and forms for program and Committee use, in an accurate and timely manner. Independently prepare responses, within divisional guidelines, to petitioners to the Protest Committee, and select and prepare materials and agenda items for the Protest Committee meetings. Prepare and distribute Protest Committee decisions to petitioners, including follow-up letters, temporary waivers, and permanent waivers as determined by NRA Protest Committee decisions in an accurate and timely manner.
14. Assist, as directed, with the preparation for the NRA Competition Rules & Programs Committee, as well as any other committees for which the Director is responsible.
15. Perform duties as tournament staff as assigned at Camp Perry during the conduct of the National Matches. Provide general management of the NRA Store at Camp Perry annually, to include, but not be limited to: ordering merchandise, inventory and display preparation, organization, set-up and break down of the store, and inventory tracking throughout the 5-week store operation period. Maintain collective store data in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinate with and supervises other staff to assist with store management at Camp Perry. Select, train, and supervise, within divisional guidelines, staff for the NRA Store.
16. Maintain Division archives, which includes maintaining the archive database, binding, categorizing, stocking and general library organization and maintenance in an accurate and timely manner.
17. Overall organization and inventory control of storage rooms as directed.
18. Responsible for new employee division orientation, within divisional guidelines, and maintaining emergency contact information.
19. Monitors royalties from target licenses in an accurate and timely manner.
20. Working with Division staff, coordinate and maintain all Division inventory with eGroup and SureShip warehouses and check weekly reports for accuracy.
21. Administer, within divisional guidelines, the NRA Club Champion program.
SCOPE:

High visibility with the Competitive Shooting Division, direct coordination with other NRA divisions and the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Occasional local and national travel required. Position functions within a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision. Occasional weekend work required. Position requires the lifting and carrying of 25 lbs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
College degree preferred. At least four years administrative experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the shooting sports, both conventional and international, is highly desirable. Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of various applications, such as MS Office, Access, Adobe Acrobat Pro and others, and must be willing and able to learn new applications as required. Possesses initiative, independent problem solving skills and ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks with minimal supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills required, including the ability to draft technical correspondence and reports. Demonstrates ability to effectively interface with both staff and membership with discretion, and when appropriate, with confidentiality. Proven ability to work independently or as a member of the team required. Proven ability to supervise and motivate volunteers required. Demonstrated ability to understand and monitor complex budgets essential. Excellent organizational skills required.
 
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Assistant Manager, Budget & Event Financial Analysis
SUMMARY
Responsible for creating financial reports for Friends of NRA committees including event and program cost analysis. Work closely with Financial Services and The NRA Foundation to ensure proper disposition of funds and adherence to internal policy and procedures and IRS regulations. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, implement and track financial policies and procedures to ensure committee volunteers and Field Representatives secure and forward Friends of NRA funds in a timely manner. Inform Director of Volunteer Fundraising of any issues relating to events.
2. 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.
3. Generate event financial 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.
4. 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.
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. Work with local bank branches to ensure timely resolution of committee bank account concerns.
6. Develop and maintain Finance Department training materials and tools for new staff including but not limited to, financial policies and procedures, Event Tracker, point of sale equipment and IRS and tax regulations.
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 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. Serve as Treasurer for the National Foundation Annual Meeting and Great American Outdoor Show events. Work closely with the Special Events Manager in preparation and execution of accounting and financial procedures at national 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.
12. 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. Occasional national travel required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary with busy season or travel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. High attention to detail required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals required. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to deadlines. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality in sensitive matters critical. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Because of access to cash, checks and confidential financial data, this position requires a pre-employment credit and background check.
 
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Legislative Aide, State & Local
SUMMARY
Assists in the execution of State & Local legislative policies as conceived and established by the organization.

Essential Responsibilities
• Stay informed about all current issues within assigned states, being updated on all states to be able to effectively respond to almost any question regarding legislation (in the absence of the Liaison), and provide detailed communication with the liaison during each day of travel to relay necessary information in a timely manner.
• Preparation of correspondence, routing of office mail and legislative reporting service reports and filing. Also, you will create, update and maintain lists (legislative rosters, candidate lists, activist lists) and assist in the periodic mailings to these groups.
• Assists the State Liaisons with research and dissemination of information.
• Responds to NRA member requests and comments and explains organization positions and legislative activities to interested parties.
• Compiles and maintains accurate and up-to-date records and files.
• Telephone responsibilities include responding to legislative inquiries from NRA members and the public, as well as legislators and elected officials in the absence of the Liaison.
• Responsible for producing error-free legislative alerts and political endorsement letters, as well as assisting liaisons with local election involvement and provide back up to the Director, State Liaisons, and the Division as needed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
College coursework and/or degree in Political Science or related field; related work experience may be substituted. Administrative training also helpful. Minimum background of 1-2 years solid work experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member. Follow-through on tasks essential. The ability to accurately type 60 wpm, good grammar, punctuation and editing skills are a must, as is attention to detail. Legislative and/or political knowledge helpful. Commitment to the NRA mission is required.
 
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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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NRA Advancement Officer, Northeast Region
LOCATION: Must live within territory (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia)

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 list of prospects (to be cultivated and solicited during the year), and list of prospects to make a "significant move" 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 their areas of interest in the NRA.
4. Working with the Senior Director, Gift Planning, 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, 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.
• 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.
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 Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana)
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 Senior Director, Gift Planning 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.

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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NRA Advancement Officer, Northwestern Region
LOCATION: Must live within territory (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana)

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 list of prospects (to be cultivated and solicited during the year), and list of prospects to make a "significant move" 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 their areas of interest in the NRA.
4. Working with the Senior Director, Gift Planning, 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, 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.
• 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.
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 Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana)
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 Senior Director, Gift Planning 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.

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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NRAstore Merchandise Buyer
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

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

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

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

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

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

 
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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 Competitions
LOCATION: Works at NRA Headquarters; no telework

SUMMARY: Assists the Law Enforcement Competitions Manager with duties related to the day-to-day Operations of the Law Enforcement Competitions Department whose goal is to promote competitive shooting in the law enforcement community. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform all assigned duties and responsibilities with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and in a timely manner to include, but not be limited to the following:
1. Distribute the annual National Police Shooting Championship (NPSC) and Tactical Police Competition (TPC) announcements and other promotional mailings that may arise throughout the year.
2. Process Police Pistol Combat (PPC) Tournament applications, review and approve Tournament Programs, post tournament scores to the PPC database, and access and receive NRA Tournament Fees.
3. Receive and answer or direct to other staff general Law Enforcement Competitions voice and e-mail correspondences.
4. Perform general office duties to include, but not limited to the following: typing, faxing, filing, telephone service, sort and distribute Division mail to appropriate department and/or staff member(s), document copying, and document scanning.
5. Perform tournament duties related to the annual NPSC event and Tactical Police Competition events, before, during and after the event, including staffing the Awards Office at NPSC as directed.
6. Receive industry donations, assign Inventory Control Numbers by entering each item into the award database, assign each item to a specific event as directed by the LE Competitions manger, and ship items to the appropriate event.
7. Maintain web based on-line PPC National Records and include National Record Reporting Forms in Tournament Directors approval packages.
8. Coordinate travel for NRA staff and volunteers for NPSC and TPC events when directed.
9. Assist, as directed, with inventory and maintain sponsor provided loaner firearms.
10. Coordinate shipping and distribution of all sponsor donated prizes and awards for NPCS and TPC events. Coordinate sponsor donations and work with potential sponsors for the Law Enforcement Competitions Department.
11. Act as Statistical Officer, Range Officer, Property Officer, and/or Awards Officer, as directed, during Tactical Police Competitions. Assist with Tactical Police Competition course set-up and on-site course changes, to include: build, move, set-up and tear down of range props, target arrays, firing areas, signage, sponsor banners, and other equipment used in TPC courses of fire and events.

SCOPE: This position will have a high visibility with law enforcement vendors, law enforcement officers and agencies across the country, other NRA divisions, and competitive shooters. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Position requires local and national travel 5 to 10 times per year, including weekends. Occasional overtime work required. Must be able to pick up, carry, and move heavy objects, up to 80 pounds. Travel event work involves working outside in local weather environments that may include rain, cold and heat extremes, and humid conditions for 8 to 10 hours at a time.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College diploma, Business School Certification or equivalent experience required. Office, law enforcement and firearm competitions experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision in a deadline sensitive environment essential. Proven ability to motivate and monitor volunteers required. Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and accomplish stated goals required. Proven ability to work independently and as a member of the team essential. Excellent organizational and detail skills required. Demonstrated proficiency with business equipment, personal computers, e-mail, and Microsoft Word and Excel required. Proven ability to operate database computer programs required, with the willingness to learn software programs essential. Minimum accurate typing of 55 WPM required. Demonstrated ability to operate various hand and electrical powered tools required. Professional and courteous customer service skills essential.
 
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Senior Web Developer
Senior Web Developer – Fairfax, VA.
Seeking candidate with Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and one (1) year of software development experience required. Alternatively, would accept Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and five (5) years of software development experience. One (1) year ASP.NET, C#, SQL, Umbraco, MVC, and SDLC experience required.
Mail CV to Attn: HR/Job #0718, National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
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State Liaison
State assignments are currently TBD.

REPORTS TO: Director of ILA State & Local Affairs Division

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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