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Advancement Officer, Great Plains Region
LOCATION: Outside Headquarters

The assigned region will include Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The selected applicant must live within the assigned region. The AO will 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. Conduct additional administrative responsibilities as related to Strategic Giving as required by Director.

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. 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 list of prospects to be cultivated and solicited during the year.
2. Identify major and planned gift prospects through NRA programs and contacts. Provide initial and ongoing analysis of each prospect.
3. Work with the NRA Field Representatives within the territory to:
•Participate in Friends of the NRA events, as requested and as beneficial to the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gift prospects.
•Provide leads on people to organize and attend Friends of the NRA events.
•Communicate regularly to build cooperation, trust and successful fundraising.
•Assist the Endowment Coordinator with duties and responsibilities outlined in the State Fund Committee Manual.
4. Perform weekend work and travel required.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
•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
•Ability to function well in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision
•Creative, forward thinking, problem-solving skills
•Exceptional organizational skills
•Ability to develop and implement dynamic plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gift prospects
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
 
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Cashier
SUMMARY:
Responsible for operations of cash register, customer service, set-up, maintenance of beverage server and dining areas. Also responsible for set-up and delivery of catering orders.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Set-up and maintenance of maintenance of beverage, server and dining areas in a timely manner as directed.
2. Daily operate POS system and handle all customer service needs in a timely and courteous manner.
3. Clean and sanitize server and dining equipment and furnishings in a timely manner as directed.
4. Participate in set-up, delivery and service of catering orders in an accurate and timely manner as directed.
5. Maintain stocked server stations as directed in a timely manner.
6. Daily, communicate with all NRA Café staff and Executive Chef/General Manager relative to smooth operations of the NRA Café.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
Daily interaction with NRA employees, building 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 in-house functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma of equivalent required. Prior cashier/customer service experience desired. Certified Food Manager required or ability to obtain such certification.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Excellent customer services skills required. Consistent, reliable, punctual attendance essential. Proven ability to efficiently operate a cash register system required. Ability to follow directions and accomplish multiple tasks required. Successful completion of credit and criminal background checks are required due to cash handling.
 
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Digital Managing Editor
SUMMARY
Oversees daily production of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and AMERICAN HUNTER digital editions, ensuring that all work satisfies established quality standards and policies, and meets monthly production deadlines.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works with Editors in Chief in analyzing story files (features and departments) for digital edition conversion, including identifying enhancements and interactive elements.
2. Assists Editors in Chief in selection of photos, videos, text additions and treatments, and other content elements for digital edition.
3. Coordinates with Art staff on the preparation of text and graphics for digital page make-up.
4. Occasionally writes feature stories and articles for print, digital and web properties as assigned.
5. Edits text as necessary; writes and/or rewrites headlines, cover lines and captions as necessary.
6. Proofreads all page-file variations (all versions/devices) in various stages of production.
7. Advises Editorial Director and Editors in Chief of problems resulting from policies and procedures and recommends changes accordingly.
8. Responsible for editorial decisions in the Editors in Chiefs’ absences, in consultation with the Editorial Director and/or Executive Editors.
9. Responsible for monitoring content analytics and reporting findings to the Editorial Director and Editors in Chief.
10. Travels as assigned; extended hours required.

SCOPE
Coordinates with Editorial and Art staffs of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN and AMERICAN HUNTER magazines, and with Production & Advertising Operations Department; also coordinates with other NRA Publications staff.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Journalism or Digital Communications, or equivalent work experience. Minimum five years experience in digital media editorial/content including work with digital graphic designer desirable. Experience and understanding of digital media file creation and navigation. Knowledge of firearms, shooting and hunting. Working knowledge of Second Amendment issue desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Effective managerial, supervisory and editorial skills necessary. Ability to work in editorial and graphic software. Ability to foster and maintain cooperation and coordination among all department personnel in producing the digital magazines. Ability to make rapid, accurate decisions; work under pressure to meet deadlines; and supervise several projects simultaneously. Advanced knowledge of electronic publishing necessary desired. Attention to detail and organization mandatory.
 
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Exhibitor Services Representative
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters; no telework.

A key role on the show management team responsible for coordinating exhibitors’ participation in NRA produced shows. Serves as the primary contact for exhibitors and provides outstanding service using excellent communication and organizational skills. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Respond to exhibitor inquiries regarding display regulations, show service forms, exhibitor rules and regulations and other questions to assist in exhibitor’s show planning in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Manage the exhibitor and prospective exhibitor databases to maintain accurate and updated information including historical records, billing and logistical information.
3. Generate and process exhibitor contracts and manage space assignments on the floor plan in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Manage the exhibitor payment process including invoicing, collection call scheduling and follow up on collections when necessary in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Ensure the maintenance of the booth point system for space selection process and maintain the wait list of prospective exhibitors in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Oversee the exhibitor services manual contents and production in coordination with the general service contractor in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Oversee the printing and distribution of exhibitor badges and complimentary passes both preshow and onsite in an accurate and timely manner. Oversee the production of exhibitor listings for the show directory in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Complete space contracts, show service forms and purchase requisitions in coordination with all departments exhibiting at trade and consumer shows in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Produce quarterly display and literature support shipping schedules for shows attended by NRA staff in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Reconcile monthly expenses and produce monthly spreadsheets to track show related expenses and revenues in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Obtain certificates of insurance as needed for all departments exhibiting at trade and consumer shows in a timely manner.
12. Perform various administrative tasks, such as appropriately distributing incoming mail, ordering office supplies and verifying time sheet completion for the division as directed.

SCOPE: Communicates regularly with staff, department managers, vendors, show producers, show service contractors, and NRA members. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented atmosphere with minimal direct supervision. Occasional travel required [approximately 20 days/year]. Occasional overtime may be required, particularly on-site at shows.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Must be detail oriented and highly organized with a proven ability to accurately maintain computer and hard copy files. Requires strong multi-tasking skills, ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while being a dynamic team player essential. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and Access required. Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with outside vendors required.
 
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Field Representative - (Kansas)
Acts as representative for the National Rifle Association on an area level to NRA members, volunteers, clubs and associations. Manages fund-raising efforts, promotes membership development programs and promotes NRA programs and services.

Responsibilities include implementing fund-raising for The NRA Foundation through organizing volunteer committees and coordinating Friends of NRA banquets and special events.
Coordinates the solicitation and distribution of applications for Friends of NRA State Fund grants and serves as secretary for the State Fund Committee.
Insures compliance with all of the conditions of allocation for all The NRA Foundation grants.
Solicits gifts and donations to The NRA Foundation endowments, ensuring follow-up and donor recognition.
Establishes a network of volunteers by identifying and recruiting select NRA activists as Field Support Team members. Trains Field Support Team members, Friends of NRA committee members and other volunteers by conducting an annual workshop as well as other training as needed. Coordinates the efforts of all volunteers to ensure accomplishment of area goals and objectives.
Ensures NRA presence at all major gun shows, sports shows and related exhibits/events by coordinating the efforts of Field Support Team members and other volunteers.
Promotes NRA membership recruitment programs and services by networking with the state associations, NRA affiliated clubs and retail dealers; promotes and recruits Business Alliance memberships, actively seeks out and recruits shooting sports clubs as NRA affiliated clubs.
Serves as a clearinghouse for the numerous requests for information regarding NRA membership services and programs.

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

Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Previous experience and exposure to fund-raising, volunteer recruitment and management is required. Other useful skills include, but are not limited to, public speaking, working knowledge of computers and experience in sales and marketing. Organizational and time management skills are required.
 
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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.
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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Grassroots Coordinator
Summary:
The Grassroots Coordinator is the liaison between NRA-ILA and NRA members and gun owners ensuring that NRA’s supporters are educated and actively energized to assist in the promotion of the Association’s legislative and political agendas. The Coordinator will be responsible for legislative & political activities and maintaining organizations and programs for certain specified jurisdictions -- with special emphasis on recruiting, training, and activating NRA-ILA’s Election Volunteer Coordinators in congressional districts nationwide. The Coordinator will actively promote legislative and political activism among NRA members as well as non-members by attending gun club meetings, gun shows, political conferences, state association meetings, and other organizations' events.
The Coordinator must have extensive campaign experience and must be well-versed in and possess a strong knowledge of the legislative and political missions of the NRA, the legislative and political processes, and have a strong working knowledge of the NRA and its programs. The Coordinator addresses groups across the country on gun-related legislative issues, and will attend shows and conferences to: instruct, recruit, and promote volunteer activism; promote NRA-ILA's legislative and political agendas; and discuss the National Rifle Association's general positions and missions in public fora. The Coordinator will also actively research and prepare both written and oral responses to pending legislative and political issues facing the Association. The Grassroots Coordinator will assist the Division Managers and Director in writing, researching, and preparing new grassroots lobbying technique materials for distribution to members and the general public, and assist in writing and researching stories for the Division's weekly Grassroots Alert and monthly newsletters. The Coordinator will also assist in responding to correspondence, with incoming phones, phone banks, mailers, and dissemination of materials.
Essential Responsibilities:
Recruit, train, educate, and mobilize gun owners on legislative and political activism, with special emphasis on NRA-ILA’s Election Volunteer Coordinators;
Assist in researching and writing legislative & political updates and materials on political and legislative activism;
Actively promote volunteer activism through established channels and identify new methods throughout the gun-owning community to promote legislative and political activism;
Work with NRA Board Members and NRA staff to identify local volunteer leaders and organizations and build coalitions;
Instruct NRA Members and gun owners in all aspects of legislative and political activism;
Assist with incoming phones, phone banks, mailers, and material dissemination.
Assist the Director and Manager of Political and Legislative Activity on various projects and tasks.
Scope:
NRA staff, NRA Board Members, NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinators, NRA Members, volunteers, & general public, and campaign staff across the country
Education & Experience:
College degree, with Political Science degree a plus; Campaign experience required; Strong knowledge of the legislative process or related legislative experience required; Knowledge of NRA and NRA-ILA's legislative and political mission required; Must demonstrate strong public speaking ability and written communication skills; Extensive travel required.
 
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Human Resources Generalist
SUMMARY:
Serves as support to the HR Director in area of recruitment, on-boarding, employee benefits, HRIS administration, and other areas as assigned. The Human Resources Generalist is a hands-on professional that works within the HR team to deliver and support the analysis, development, implementation, administration and monitoring of human resources policies, programs and operations in the key functional areas of benefits administration and recruitment/selection. Provides pro-active planning and day-to-day solutions, and gives accurate and timely HR information and service to staff and related vendors. Demonstrates a high-level of integrity, a strong depth of knowledge, and a pro-active approach which results in excellent customer service. Must successfully multi-task across multiple Human Resource disciplines. Flexible, team-player able to adapt to changing priorities. Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. Strong customer service skills. Ability to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity and creativity to changing needs and situations. Ability to establish and maintain positive, constructive working relationships with people under challenging circumstances.
Must have hands-on experience with FSA and benefits enrollment processing and be fully conversant with ACA requirements, HIPAA, FLSA, FMLA, ADAA, Workers Compensation, ERISA, retirement plan administration. Exposure to OFCCP helpful.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
ƒo Responsible for full lifecycle recruitment effort for all position levels throughout organization. Analyzes position requirements in concert with hiring manager, advertises, screens, tests, and provides consultation on selection. Handles all related paperwork including notification of non-selected candidates.
ƒo Performs new-hire orientation/on-boarding to ensure incoming employees understand benefits, policies and organizational expectations and have a positive introduction to the organization.
ƒo Processes separation reports and enters appropriate termination code. Ensures smooth transition for terminating employees. Conducts exit interviews and escalates concerns, as appropriate.
ƒo Serves as a key resource to employees regarding all organizational and benefit program policies, procedures, and processes.
ƒo Administers the Flexible Spending Account programs (medical and dependent care). Reviews, processes, and maintains accurate records of claims and contributions using the FSA recordkeeping system.
ƒo Benefits Administration, to include:
ƒo Processes, codes and accurately enters all benefit data and other related information into the HRIS in a timely manner adhering to sensitive deadlines. Ensures proper benefit information is entered into the HRIS for payroll and benefits history.
ƒo Enrolls and terminates employee coverage, as needed, with the various benefit vendors. Audits, reconciles and processes all benefit vendor billing each month. Updates employee home addresses with all benefit vendors, including miscellaneous voluntary employee benefit programs.
ƒo Responds to employee inquiries on benefit issues. Informs employees on standard NRA policies. Ensures employees will receive proper information on the various benefit offerings. Maintains adequate stock of benefit communications and forms.
ƒo Handles COBRA administration. Processes COBRA enrollment, termination, invoices and payments. Communicates with COBRA participants.
ƒo Prepares new hire benefit packages and assists employees during enrollment process; distributes ERISA required materials to employee after enrollment.
ƒo Reports all workers compensation claims to the insurance company. Coordinates all billing/correspondences with the employee and insurance company. Completes all OSHA required forms and maintains work related injury files.
ƒo Audits payroll closing for Payroll Specialist. Confirms benefit deductions were taken accurately. Maintains Pension Indicators for W-2 purposes.
ƒo Assists with Blood Drive, Open Enrollment, Benefits Fair, Toys4Tots and other projects as assigned.
ƒo Creates and maintains personnel files for current, terminated, retired staff; performs accurate and timely filing of benefit and personnel-related information.
ƒo Administers Metro-Check Program. Orders and maintains the movie ticket purchase program, making necessary deposits to Financial Services on a weekly basis.

Desired additional responsibilities:
ƒo Assists with the 401(k) quarterly enrollment. Regular communication with 401(k) vendor. Process distribution requests. ƒo Creates, produces, and distributes standard daily, biweekly, and monthly reports and special report requests from management using the HRIS.

SCOPE:
Performs a high volume of work that is both deadline-sensitive and HIGHLY confidential using routine, established processing guidelines. Extensive contact with all levels of NRA employees requiring discretion, tact and ability to successfully resolve conflicts.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Formal educational grounding in Human Resources and directly relevant work experience required. Direct experience with recruitment, benefits administration, FSA processing required. PC software and HRIS expertise required. Strong competency with relevant employment laws and regulatory statutes imperative.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
„X Ability to maintain confidentiality essential. Subject to full background and credit checks at time of hire as a condition of employment.
„X Effective and positive oral and written communication skills. „X Ability to complete work timely when faced with multiple interruptions, resulting in the need to re-prioritize tasks.
„X Strong customer service orientation and employee relations skills.
„X Must be detail oriented, organized, and follows-up to follow through. Considerable initiative and high levels of productivity are expected in this regard.
„X Ability to work in a high pressure environment while maintaining composure, courtesy and humor.
„X Familiar with various federal and state regulations pertaining to wage and hour, employment, and benefits.
„X Strong commitment to excellence, professionalism and teamwork imperative.
„X Must be able to build, establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
„X Commitment to the mission and goals of the NRA.
 
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Marketing Representative
As a team member of the NRA Membership Division, the Marketing Representative is the face of the NRA, responsible for representing NRA at a variety of large consumer shows and events across the country to recruit new members and provide service to existing members. The Marketing Representative plans and coordinates all aspects of the shows he or she attends including travel arrangements, securing volunteer support, researching advertising and promotional opportunities, honing sales and marketing techniques and the assembly/disassembly of displays and exhibits.

The Marketing Representative also manages a group of independent contractors in a defined territory of the country. Referred to as NRA Membership Recruiters, the contractors attend gun shows and smaller consumer shows and events to recruit new members and service existing members. You’ll be responsible for increasing productivity in the territory by expanding the number of recruiters, locating new shows, events and recruitment opportunities, and providing the necessary sales expertise and training to help maximize their membership recruiting success. This involves extensive phone time with the Recruiters as well as the producers of the shows and events in the assigned territory.

BA in Marketing or related field, with 1-3 years sales and marketing experience. Retail or consumer sales experience preferred. Customer service experience is helpful. The ability to work independently with strong organizational and follow-up skills is required. Knowledge of various sales and marketing techniques required. Sales experience with non-tangible goods and/or a membership product is a plus. Must be service oriented; possess a pleasant phone manner and a clear comprehensible speaking voice with strong command of the English language. Good writing skills are essential. Weekend travel required. Knowledge, awareness and support of NRA and its position in regard to Second Amendment and firearms related issues are mandatory.
 
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Media Manager
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters.

Works with Division Director in developing and implementing NRA program strategies, with specific emphasis on usage of press and media outlets, 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.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develop, establish and maintain, within divisional guidelines, positive relationships with external media contacts on a continual basis.
2. Actively liaison and collaborate with the media staff in the NRA Institute for Legislative Action and the Office of the EVP on media coverage issues/stories/inquiries.
3. Write, prepare, edit, schedule and distribute, within divisional guidelines, press releases, PSA’s and speeches relative to General Operations programs/activities. Develop and maintain current and relevant talking points for all General Operations’ programs.
4. Develop and pitch, within divisional guidelines, ideas to current or new media outlets to extend brand presence.
5. Proactively monitor NRA-GO programs to identify promotional opportunities for media coverage. Work with Production and Design Manager to develop press kits and program guides, promoting NRA-GO programs/activities, for media.
6. Monitor media coverage and provide responses to media inquiries/requests.
7. Monitor program sentiment and identify opportunities to promote and provide media support for NRA-GO programs/activities. Monitor the NRA/GO e-mail inbox and respond to all inquiries.
8. Responsible for screening, vetting and answering media queries and coordinating NRA-GO staff interviews.
9. Maintain NRA-GO image with outside media by planning, organizing and implementing media, marketing and public relations strategies. Manage, within divisional guidelines, the database of media contacts and surrogates for all NRA-GO program events.
10. Manage, within divisional guidelines, the acquisition and analysis of paid media buys.
11. Provide budgetary input to Division Director relative to departmental budget on an annual basis. Travel to and maintain a Press Office on-site for major national NRA-GO programs/activities throughout the country as directed.
12. Develop and implement, within divisional guidelines, media training sessions for staff throughout General Operations who are responsible for interfacing with media outlets relative to their specific areas of program expertise.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with all General Operations Divisions, Marketing/Media Relations Division, ILA , Office of the EVP and members of the press and media outlets and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions and minimal direct supervision. Overtime and weekend work required. Local and national travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required, preferably in the field of media and press relations. Previous experience working with local and national media and press outlets essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals both within the NRA and with outside press and media outlets required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Demonstrated ability to make presentations to both small and large groups essential. Proficiency in the development, implementation and monitoring of an annual budget required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of the team 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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Museum Special Projects Coordinator
SUMMARY
Creation and implementation of special projects to benefit the overall mission of the NRA Museums Division with emphasis in the areas of communications, industry outreach, museum displays, archival materials and expansion/exposure of museum programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible, within divisional guidelines, for the NRA Museums.com website development, operation and maintenance. Duties to include, but not be limited to:
• Coordinate re-work of website to incorporate material on all three NRA Museums and include listings of all firearms in the NRA Museums collection.
• Update website information on upcoming events, exhibitions, etc. in an accurate and timely manner
• Photography and photo editing for website
• Development of informational content for website
• Manage internal and external links, as approved by Director
• General website updates and maintenance
• Close coordination of website issues with Media Relations Division staff
2. Develop operate and maintain, within divisional guidelines , NRA Museums social media including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to maximize the exposure of the NRA Museums to the expanding social media networks.
3. When necessary due to current events, monitor NRA Museums website and social media 24/7 and edit appropriately as directed.
4. Implement, within divisional guidelines, marketing and public relations projects. This includes placing advertising, monitoring and processing billing, creation and distribution of NRA Museums brochures and other printed literature, creation and distribution of non-printed material (ie: e-newsletter), and close coordination with Marketing/Media Relations Division.
5. Develop and implement, within divisional guidelines, a program in collaboration with other Museums or educational institutions to encourage donations, loans and cross promotion with the ultimate goal of expanding the audience reach of the NRA Museums.
6. Assist, as directed, in the production of books, articles, and other print publications produced by the NRA Museums on an ongoing basis, including proofreading, editing, layouts and Photoshop.
7. Responsible for coordination with the Marketing/Media Relations Division staff for all press releases relative to NRA Museums topics, in an accurate and timely manner. Develop, within divisional guidelines, a strategy for obtaining more press coverage for the NRA Museums.
8. Responsible for “in-house” photography projects relating to the exhibits within the NRA Museums. Responsible to assure that all new acquisitions and loans are photographed for use in future publishing and media projects in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Under the direction and guidance of the Director, coordinate and supervise other Museum staff members in undertaking special projects.
10. Responsible for design and production, within divisional guidelines, of signage for NRA Museums exhibits.
11. Assist, as directed, with displays at all NRA Museums.
12. Serve, as directed, as NRA Museums production coordinator for television and other broadcast or electronic media programming featuring NRA Museums staff, locations, and/or artifacts.
13. Oversee image requests for publications, including approval process and fulfillment in an accurate and timely manner.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
High visibility with NRA Museums staff and Marketing/Media Relations Division staff, other NRA Divisions, other museums and educational institutions, and Bass Pro Headquarters personnel. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Position requires occasional local and national travel as well as occasional weekend work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree required. Previous experience creating and implementing special projects desired. Photography experience desired, or a willingness to learn. Previous experience with the maintenance of websites preferred, as well as familiarity with current social media outlets required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Motivated self-starter with forward thinking capability. Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Excellent organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of NRA staff and outside organization personnel required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with a willingness to learn other software programs as required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects with strict attention to detail essential. Demonstrated strong decision-making and problem solving skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential.

The following are strong pluses for this position:
• Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign and Umbraco
• Proven proofreading and layout skills
• Strong background in graphic design
• Experience in website construction and maintenance
• Experience in catalog-style artifact photography
The ability to understand and appropriately and with discretion communicate the mission of the NRA Museums, as complementing the mission of the National Rifle Association, is absolutely essential, including the sensibilities to edit and filter inappropriate content.
 
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P/T Graphic Designer, Shooting Sports USA
SUMMARY
Responsible for the innovative and imaginative creation and production of the graphic content of SHOOTING SPORTS USA digital magazine and other special design projects as assigned by the Creative Director and Art Director. This is a temporary assignment, working part-time during normal business hours.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
l. Responsible for the layout and design of SHOOTING SPORTS USA digital in conformance with editorial and graphic design policies.
2. Responsible for layout and digital page production of the magazines using graphic art computers and related publishing software programs.
3. Creates and executes original concepts for SHOOTING SPORTS USA covers and feature articles. Creates original graphics, tables, charts, logos and headline typography to illustrate feature layouts, including special computer generated effects. Produces technical artwork, computer generated line illustrations and diagrams.
5. Manages SHOOTING SPORTS USA desktop and network magazine files, and maintains SHOOTING SPORTS USA digital archives.
6. Traffics artwork, photography, page proofs and all electronic media for SHOOTING SPORTS USA. Maintains in-house art and current issue working files.
7. Ability to review and select from photo submissions.
8. Participates in page cast creation sessions.
9. Handles special projects as assigned by the Creative Director and Art Director.
10. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
Primary coordination occurs with the Art Director. Also coordinates with Creative Director, Digital Designers, Editors, and Production & Advertising Sales Operations Director and Manager. Occasional contact with vendors and other NRA divisions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Arts in editorial or advertising design, or relevant work experience with strong emphasis on digital magazines and electronic publishing. Two to three years experience in publication and in-house advertising design and layout.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Ability to handle type specifications, perform copyfitting, publications layout, electronic page make-up, and produce graphics and technical illustrations. Working knowledge of and experience with electronic publishing systems and related software programs mandatory. Photo editing and basic knowledge of color photography needed. Must exercise initiative, creativity and problem solving within the job parameters. Ability to develop creative design concepts under pressure and meet strict deadlines. Attention to detail mandatory; must be well organized. Ability to work with minimum supervision. Knowledge of firearms and shooting sports desired.
 
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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/Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program
SUMMARY
Assists in the implementation of programs and activities for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates department grant process with National Manager to apply and maintain grants from The NRA Foundation/Friends of NRA in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Maintains grant spreadsheet and utilizes grant database to monitor grant allocations in order to prepare monthly and yearly reports in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Uses inventory database and serves in the capacity of department inventory manager relative to program materials re-ordering process and works closely with Controller, General Operations Inventory. Ensures proper inventory levels are maintained and recommends when to re-order or take action with inventory items in a timely manner.
4. Coordinates and arranges all Eddie Eagle promotional shows, conventions, and events by contracting with venues, and arranging shipping of equipment and materials in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Presents and exhibits the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program at shows, conventions, safety fairs, assemblies and appropriate association functions within departmental guidelines.
6. Approves and processes all grant and in-house orders in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Provide administrative support to include accurate typing, proofreading, handling check requests, office material orders, filing and copying in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Schedules travel arrangements in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Serve as the primary contact with all National Rifle Association Field Representatives.
10. Resolves customer’s inventory problems in an accurate and timely manner.
11. Drafts correspondence and memorandums in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Generates accurate and timely statistical reports from databases for usage by departmental staff as required.
13. Responds to the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program telephone lines and answers questions when appropriate and/or distributes message[s] to appropriate department staff member [s] for timely response.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.
SCOPE

Coordinates with NRA staff, NRA Board members, field representatives, NRA members, NRA affiliated clubs, youth organizations, educators, law enforcement officials and the general public. Lifting office supplies and materials with a maximum weight of 25 lbs required. Position functions in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment with minimal supervision. National and local travel required. Weekend work required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
B.A. or B.S. degree required. Prior experience with database management and Excel spreadsheets a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Willingness to learn Eddie Eagle computer programs essential. Demonstrated ability to effectively accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision essential. Demonstrated ability to operate independently or as a member of a team required. Customer orientation required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to conduct both formal and informal presentations to large and small groups required. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
 
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Special Projects Coordinator, Outdoor Recreational Programs
SUMMARY:
Provide marketing, technical, and administrative support to Outdoor Recreational Programs department to include direct involvement with the planning and execution of the Youth Hunter Education Challenge, (YHEC), NRA Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS), Hunters for the Hungry Clearinghouse (HFHCH), NRA Day, 3 Gun Experience (3GE) and Women’s Wilderness Escape (WWE) programs as assigned. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the Natio0nal Rifle Association of America.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide marketing, administrative and database support to Outdoor Recreational and Recreational Shooting staff utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Adobe Photo Shop/InDesign, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office and other software as needed.
2. Coordinate travel arrangements for Outdoor Recreational Programs staff and volunteers in a timely, accurate and cost-effective manner. Maintain daily schedule/appointment/travel calendar and yearly departmental activities calendar for Outdoor Recreational and Recreational Shooting staff in an accurate manner.
3. Compose and type, in a accurate and timely manner, varied correspondence consisting primarily of letters, memoranda, weekly staff reports, newsletters, NRA official business reports, variance reports, address and email lists, and specialized reports.
4. Generate all NRA official documents including but not limited to: travel authorizations, expense reports, purchase orders, graphics requests, check requests, letters of agreement, contracts, leave requests, travel itineraries, reports of official travel, and department reports. Assist with the Hunting & Wildlife Conservation Committee reports and minutes in an accurate and timely manner as directed.
5. Process programmatic orders and maintain a record of program or state activities in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Assist in administration of the International YHEC program to include, but not limited to: event set up, operations, teardown, etc., as directed.
7. Assist in the administration of the of the Hunters for the Hungry Clearinghouse to include working with the state affiliates, directing NRA members and the public-at-large to the state affiliates who wish to contribute eatable protein, volunteer service, or financial contributions to the state programs. Develop the annual report of HFH donations nationwide from the state affiliates.
8. Provide updates to NRA General Operations Marketing/Media Relations Division, within departmental guidelines, for the Outdoor Recreational Programs website, and NRA Sports and NRA Hunting Twitter and FaceBook pages with on-going up-to-date information to followers as directed.
9. Assist in the development and maintain up-to-date, within departmental guidelines, promotional and advertising campaigns for all the programs and materials of relating to Outdoor Recreational Programs department to include design, ordering, inventory, and mailing of materials as directed.
10. Assist in the review, update and production of all education materials created by Outdoor Recreational Programs department staff available to NRA members and the general public in a timely manner as directed.
11. Provide exemplary customer service to NRA members, volunteers, and the general public relative to inquiries, requests, and comments regarding Outdoor Recreational Programs as well as other aspects of the NRA in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Assist with special projects as directed.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:
High visibility with divisional personnel, volunteers, other NRA divisions, NRA membership, outside agencies, vendors and the general public. Position functions in a varying and fast paced work environment. Supervision varies from minimal to maximum depending on the project, program or activity. Occasional overtime work required. Travel requirements minimal. Ability to lift and carry maximum 50 lbs. of materials required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
College Diploma required, but may be waived with demonstrated experience and skills. Two years in progressively responsible administration position desired. Understanding and knowledge of shooting sports and hunting preferred. Background in marketing, advertising, business, communication, and/or graphic design preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Confident, articulate, self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills required. Teamwork with other departmental/divisional staff essential. Demonstrated experience and/or training with website, Facebook, and Twitter account development and maintenance essential. Excellent organizational skills essential with the ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously as well as working independently on multiple detail oriented projects required. Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages including but not limited to; Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop/InDesign required. Willingness to learn new software and database programs essential.
 
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Video & Graphics Coordinator
LOCATION: This position works at NRA Headquarters

Works with Production and Design Manager in developing and implementing NRA program strategies, with specific emphasis on video and graphics, 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.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Create multi-media web content for NRA educational, training, recreational and marksmanship programs. 2. Manage video production process including pre-production, production and post production in an accurate and timely manner to include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Manage pre-production work including script writing, casting and staging
- Coordinate production including camera, lighting and audio
- Manage post-production editing to deliver finished project
3. Oversee, within divisional guidelines, all audio and video equipment and be responsible for keeping equipment in good working order in a timely manner.
4. Work with Production and Design Manager to produce graphic support including information graphics for web campaigns, e-mail blasts and social media campaigns in a timely manner.
5. Work with Production and Design Manager to provide graphic assets for NRA-GO programs in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Ensure all designed marketing materials identify target audiences and use proper messaging and written communication to promote the program in an accurate manner.
7. Assist, as directed, in graphic development of projects within NRA’s Learning Management System.

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, preferably in the fields of video and graphic design. Previous experience in product promotion utilizing video and graphics medium required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals essential. Must be comfortable working with and around firearms and the firearms industry, as well as creating marketing media for a firearms oriented audience. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Demonstrated proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro essential. Demonstrated ability to create graphics and videos required. Creative thinker and self-starter essential. Ability to work independently and demonstrated ability to cooperate and work proactively with others required.
 
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Warehouse Assistant - Columbia Missouri
LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri; no relocation, no telework

Responsible for receiving and shipping of merchandise to Friends of NRA banquet locations as directed. Major responsibilities include packaging and master packing of standard package merchandise in preparation for shipment, fulfillment of optional merchandise orders, packaging and shipping of optional firearms orders, and loading and unloading of delivery trucks. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the cleanliness of warehouse, ordering boxes and other shipping supplies, maintaining effective organization of all merchandise, and properly storing warehouse equipment. Other duties include ensuring the safety of warehouse structures and assisting other staff with the general security of the warehouse. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. Subject to full credit and background checks pre-employment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Receiving all merchandise deliveries to warehouse from vendors including:
• Unloading of delivery trucks
• Verifying merchandise count against shipping invoice
• Safely storing merchandise in designated area
• Ensuring delivery meets set vendor participation guidelines
• Reviewing merchandise for damages and potential packaging issues
• Assist with scanning barcodes into warehouse management system
2. Fulfilling all merchandise orders and loading of orders onto delivery trucks including:
• Picking and packaging of optional merchandise orders
• Properly packaging and handling boxes to ensure safe shipment
• Loading boxes for shipment on selected delivery trucks
• Ensure all shipments meet delivery deadlines as directed
3. Maintain and/or schedule maintenance of warehouse equipment used for handling merchandise deliveries and fulfillment such as the forklift, hand trucks, packing fill dispensers, and box knives in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Assist in maintenance of inventory movement spreadsheets for timely and accurate upload into the warehouse management system in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Assist other staff with preparation of the warehouse for inventory meetings performed by headquarters as directed.
6. Maintain cleanliness of warehouse and shipping and receiving areas on a daily basis.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities. Extensive physical lifting and packaging of merchandise is performed. Communication with vendors, headquarters staff and field representatives is expected. Weekend work is occasionally required. Travel rarely required. Ability to lift and carry 75 pounds required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent required. Proven warehouse operations experience in shipping, receiving and organizing required. Experience with inventory counts, warehouse equipment safety and maintenance of equipment required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: A motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a member of the team required. Proven capability to use forklift, hand truck and other warehouse equipment and tools required. The ability to use a computer, Microsoft Office software and email is essential. Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects within set deadlines is a necessity. Knowledge of federal firearms license rules and regulations is a plus.
 
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