NRA Recruiting Program

Job Openings

Positions Available

Administrative Assistant
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters (on-site)

SUMMARY: Provide technical and logistical support to the Director, as well as provide support to other staff within the Division. Great opportunity to learn about the meeting planning/tradeshow career path.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Act as divisional budget coordinator to include monitoring and oversight of divisional expenses, as well as contributing to the annual budget planning. Keep Director informed of potential budgetary issues in a timely manner.
2. Assist, as directed, with planning and coordination of all meetings, including divisional, cross-divisional, and Executive level. Assist Director in preparing agendas, reports and presentations.
3. 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.
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 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. Monthly reconcile Director's American Express card in an accurate and timely manner, and provide Excel spreadsheet and receipts to the Treasurer's Office as requested.
7. Monitor timecards for divisional staff to ensure compliance with timecard submission requirements, as well as ensuring that timecards are correctly completed by staff.
8. Coordinate and process divisional documentation to include staff travel arrangements, travel authorizations, expense reports, check/purchase and graphic order requests in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Maintain Director's calendar in an accurate and timely manner. Answer incoming calls and relay messages promptly.
10. Provide input to 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-hours 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.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Administrative Coordinator for Special Projects
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters; onsite presence required

SUMMARY: Provides administrative support to the Executive Director of General Operations and the Managing Director of Executive Operations as well as technical and logistical support to Recreational Programs and Ranges and other G.O. divisions as needed. Helps to ensure that the Office of General Operations Administration is operated efficiently and at the highest possible standard. Will develop, execute and staff special projects as determined by the Executive Director of General Operations. Interdepartmental coordination and interaction with offices of Executive Vice President, Advancement, President and Treasury.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
General Operations Administration Office
1. Assists the Executive Director and Managing Director in maintaining effective working relationships through the timely transmission of information with NRA Officers and Staff.
2. Prioritizes and routes mail and internal correspondence to the Executive Director and Managing Director. Produces error-free correspondence and other documents initiated by the Executive Director. Drafts correspondence and reports for Executive Director's signature. Follows up on correspondence to the Executive Director. Maintains appropriate filing system to ensure easy retrieval of needed documents, electronic and paper-based.
3. Maintains Executive Director's daily calendar and schedule of appointments with the ability to commit their time to meetings, travel, etc. Makes certain that the Executive Director has all relevant materials prior to meetings, travel, etc.
4. Arranges all aspects of Executive Director's travel including liaison with travel agent, hotels, airlines, and rental car agencies. Produces detailed itineraries and compiles business and financial materials needed while on travel.
5. Prepares certain committee packages in a timely manner for Board of Directors' meetings.
6. Maintains logs and files on certain vendors. Codes certain invoices and submits to the Director or appropriate staff for approval.
7. Reviews and approves time sheets for various General Operations personnel, as directed. Brings any discrepancies to the attention of the Executive Director.
8. Screens telephone calls and visitors for the Executive Director and triages as appropriate.
9. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of internal NRA operations, firearms, and firearms-related matters.
10. Provides event support for NRA activities with Competitive Shooting, Recreational Programs and Ranges Division and Executive Offices as requested.
11. Develops excellent working knowledge of functions and personnel contacts for all NRA divisions and Departments, and establishes effective and positive working relationships.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Recreational Programs and Ranges
1. Assists as directed with planning responsibilities and administrative support for multiple departments and meetings.
2. Responsible for all aspects of travel management for the Managing Director to include airline, hotel and car rental arrangements.
3. Maintains Recreational Programs and Ranges Division calendar in an accurate and timely manner.
4. Monthly reconciles Division issued Corporate Credit Cards in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Acts as informational point-of contact for Recreational Programs and Ranges Division, in an accurate and timely manner to staff, NRA Board and public inquiries.
6. Processes all Multimedia Job Requests, Purchase Requisitions and Expense Reports in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Oversees, reviews and approves timekeeping for division, including submission of divisional time cards, compensatory time sheets, sick leave and vacation time record keeping in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Prepares, proofreads, and edits documents in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Develops and maintains an email list of contacts and addresses in an accurate and timely manner.
10. Oversees, monitors, and ensures completion of necessary edits to all Division websites.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with the Executive Director of General Operations and the Managing Director of Executive Operations as well as all General Operation Directors, General Operations staff members, other departments within the NRA, NRA Board members, and the general public. Position functions in a deadline-sensitive and frequently confidential work environment with direct supervision. Must exercise considerable initiative, excellent judgment and discretion. Occasional travel required. Overtime required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates Degree required with a minimum of two (2) years office and project management experience suggested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Superior diplomatic, organizational, scheduling and planning skills; excellent typing, writing and proofreading proficiency. Discretion and sound business judgment vital. Must be able to work independently and as a team member and maintain confidentiality. Excellent word processing, spreadsheet, and other computer application skills necessary.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Advancement Officer, New England region
LOCATION: Remote; resident within assigned region

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.
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 Director, 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. Work with the Director to 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. Fundraising (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 on assigned prospects and raise gifts equal to or greater than an agreed upon established annual goal. 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 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.
9. Recruit and manage volunteers to support Advancement objectives.
10. Work with the NRA Field Representatives within the territory.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required:
• A passion for the mission of the NRA.
• Personal and professional integrity.
• Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience.
• Five years successful experience in individual major/planned gift fundraising or five years successful experience with the NRA.
• Ability to build personal long-term relationships with major/planned gift prospects and donors.
• Willingness to learn the most sophisticated major and planned gift fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Experience with successful one-on-one cultivation and solicitation of prospects for gifts of $5,000 or similar experience.
• Successful experience in managing and tracking multiple projects/prospects.
• Motivated, self-starter.
• Ability to function well in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.
• Creative, forward thinking, problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional organizational skills.
• Ability to develop and implement dynamic plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gift prospects.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Camp Atterbury, IN Competitive Shooting Program Coordinator
LOCATION: Camp Atterbury, Indiana - ONSITE ONLY

Two positions available at the Indiana location

SUMMARY: Working in close coordination with the Competitive Shooting Manager, assist in the daily coordination of all traditional Competitive Shooting programs. Assume responsibility for departmental programs as directed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist, as directed, the Manager in compiling and maintaining complete and accurate National Records and complete the National Records procedures in an accurate and timely manner.
2. Accurately maintain the database of awards, pins, certifications, medals, trophies etc. for timely recognition thereof.
3. Provide input to the establishment of a departmental budget as directed. Such input is based on participation in departmental activities that require budgetary support.
4. Assist in maintaining the departmental inventory and ordering of awards, pins, certificates, medals, trophies and achievement programs in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Research, compile, review, edit and draft program promotional materials, as directed, in an accurate and timely manner. Coordination of promotional materials development will be made with the Executive Office of General Operations via Media Request.
6. Work within traditional Competitive Shooting programs that utilize new equipment and courses of fire that will enhance the existing programs and increase participation.
7. Work, within departmental guidelines and budgetary constraints, to establish new courses of fire and programs that will enhance and increase participation. This will include the design and edit of courses of fire for new and existing programs, as directed.
8. Assist, as directed, with the development of new web-based materials to assist NRA members and clubs, and the public with operational materials for conducting Competitive Shooting events.
9. Assist, as directed, with maintaining, in a timely and accurate manner, content material on the Competitive Shooting NRA web site and FaceBook page.
10. Coordinate, in a timely manner, with other NRA Divisions to ensure that scheduled Competitive Shooting events are listed in appropriate NRA publications.
11. Handle requests for materials and disseminate information regarding Competitive Shooting programs to the NRA membership and the public in an accurate and timely manner.
12. Provide accurate and timely support to the department to include monthly, quarterly and annual reports, match reports and correspondence as requested.
13. Assist in conducting Competitive Shooting Championship events as directed, including some public speaking. This may include championships such as the Fullbore Nationals, Mid-Range Nationals, F-Class Nationals and NRA High Power Rifle Championships.

SCOPE: High visibility with all NRA Divisions, national and international shooting organizations, NRA Membership, State Associations and local clubs. Some local and national travel required. Some weekend work may be required. Position requires the lifting and carrying of items not to exceed 50 lbs. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Four year college degree desired. Background in the shooting sports, competitive shooting events a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro, Excel required, coupled with willingness to learn other software packages essential. Creative thinker and self-starter with excellent organizational skills essential. Ability to work independently or as a member of a team required.

PLEASE NOTE: Selected finalists will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Data Processing Specialist
LOCATION: Remote

We are looking for someone with honed technical, communication, and time-management skills, who is highly organized and detail oriented, and is comfortable working in both independent and team environment settings.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
■ Interpret job instructions so that essential data and mail preparation production processes are completed.
■ Review job instructions for accuracy and completeness. If discrepancies are found, facilitate the revision of current instructions, or the creation of new ones.
■ Evaluate vendor input data to ensure useable internal house formatting utilizing custom and third-party software.
■ Perform record selection, field parsing, record splitting, data standardization, removal of extraneous data, data appends, and identification and correction of floating data. Standardize data utilizing CASS address matching software to ensure data integrity and mail deliverability for complex direct mail marketing campaigns.
■ Set matching and priority criteria to eliminate duplicate addresses utilizing custom and third-party software. Review record matches to determine if the 'best' records are chosen.
■ Modify existing routines in order to reformat data, assign mail codes, segment data, and perform established processes.
■ Prepare, review, and maintain quality assurance procedures. Ensure QA procedures are executed for all assigned projects.
■ Work within established Information Services standards and practices.
■ Communicate effectively with end users and Information Services staff to evaluate and develop project specifications for business applications.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
■ Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or related field plus three years of experience in file processing development, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
■ A strong background in data profiling, segmentation, list pulls, data hygiene, and overall data processing.
■ Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel.
■ Experience with the following technologies; Firstlogic, AccuZIP, SQL, Group 1, and Informatica - with the ability to process a variety of data formats using custom and third-party tools.
■ Knowledge of USPS Direct Mail specifications and requirements.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Database Analyst Manager - Raiser's Edge
LOCATION - NRA Headquarters; onsite

SUMMARY: This position works closely with the Director, Advancement Services to manage the day-to-day operations of the Raiser's Edge Database for the NRA Office of Advancement. This includes ensuring gift and data integrity, providing reporting solutions, queries and exports for all Advancement staff, and tracking and analyzing prospect and donor fundraising efforts for all fundraisers working with the Office of Advancement.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage day-to-day operation of the Raiser's Edge Database for the NRA Office of Advancement to include but not limited to: Setting up new users; training new users; creating funds, actions, events, campaigns, etc.; running global changes, appeal additions, and coding queries to keep records up-to-date with mailings and invitations.
2. Create and execute ad hoc requests for reports, queries, and exports with the goal to being more proactive with reports on special fundraising projects, as well as everyday fundraising activities. Serve as the liaison to Advancement Officers for list pull and mailing lists. Meet report and information request deadlines and ensure that the information reported is current and accurate. This also includes special requests for lists for mailings, cultivation events, donor visits, etc.
3. Validate gift integrity. As new contributions are added to the database the Database Analyst Manager is responsible to validate gift entry to ensure proper coding and accuracy of the information entered.
4. Ensure adherence of the collection and appropriate coding of planned gifts in Raiser's Edge. Responsible for scanning backup material and linking media to records.
5. Responsible for prospect and donor data entry oversight to include solicitor and rating entry and coding as well as updating the database with new biographical information including addresses, business and employer information, personal information, activities, name changes, and event invitations.
6. Assist in database clean-up and maintenance, including the elimination of duplicate accounts and establishment of new donor records. Research best practices for data integrity practices and pro-actively communicate to staff opportunities to enhance our donor record information.
7. Responsible for the data entry, tracking, and invoicing for payment regarding the Firearms For Freedom Program. This includes working with donors/vendors to ensure that all firearms information is entered into the NRA database.
8. Work closely with Advancement staff, in particular the Prospect/Research Manager, to ensure the timely data entry of all donor/prospect information.
9. Assigned back-up for the accurate and detailed data entry of gifts and documented commitments in to Raiser's Edge during periods of the Database Coordinator's absence and during periods of high demand.
10. Work closely with Advancement Reporting and Budget Manager on special Raiser's Edge projects and systems to ensure the database is working efficiently and meeting the needs of Advancement Staff.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Required:
A commitment to the mission of the NRA.
Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
Experience with advancement database software programs
Prior report query development and execution experience
High School diploma and a minimum of 3 years prior data entry/analysis work experience.
Prior experience with data table/codes evaluation and participation in defining data structures to improve efficiency.
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to function in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision meeting deadlines with accuracy and completeness.
Accuracy of data entry.
Essential that applicant have a track record as a quick learner and fast starter with strong self-motivation.
Preferred:
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge with fundraising management system with experience creating queries and executing reports
SQL/HTML experience.
Associates or BA/BS Degree.
Business Objects experience.
Familiarity with a networked PC information and retrieval system.
Prior experience in a membership driven organization.
Not-for-profit/fundraising involvement/employment.

 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Full-time Range Safety Officer
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters Range - One position available

Summary: Assist in all aspects of the NRA Range operation on a full time basis to ensure safe and productive usage of the facility while providing support to management and staff. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and eligible to have access to firearms and ammunition and should have shooting experience. Preference given to trained Range Safety Officers. NRA will provide, and employees must successfully complete, required NRA certification courses in addition to job specific training. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the NRA required. Work schedule includes days, nights, holiday, and at least one day each weekend.

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

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

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

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

 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Mailroom Supervisor
LOCATION: Onsite in Fairfax, VA - no remote work possible

SUMMARY: Coordinate all shipping/receiving and mailroom operations to include supervision of shipping and receiving clerk(s), record keeping of all mailing operations, assignment of tasks, vendor contract negotiations, invoicing, and budget analysis. Must be at least 21 years of age and eligible to have legal access to firearms and/or ammunition. Must be knowledgeable of USPS and other providers' regulations regarding shipments of firearms and/or ammunition.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinate and motivate, within divisional guidelines, shipping/receiving and mailroom clerk(s). Assist Facilities Manager with annual performance evaluations of all employees within the shipping/receiving mailroom department. Active participation in the interviewing and hiring of staff within the shipping/receiving and mailroom.
2. Responsible for shipping/receiving/mailroom annual budget to include formulation, implementation and tracking of budget in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Coordinate, with Facilities Manager, vendor contract negotiations to include such vendors as Federal Express and UPS in a timely manner consistent with NRA policy and procedures.
4. Assist all NRA personnel in shipping/receiving and mailing operations in a timely manner.
5. Responsible for receiving, tracking, securing, and reconciling all incoming money which is turned over to NRA Accounts Receivable Department on a weekly basis.
6. Maintain general upkeep of all equipment in the shipping/receiving/mailroom to include negotiation of any maintenance contracts for machines etc.
7. Maintain inventory of material supplies to include standard forms, envelopes, copy paper etc. Ensure timely delivery of needed items to requesting division/ departments.
8. Prepare accurate monthly financial reports of the shipping/receiving/mailroom operations for Financial Services in a timely manner.
9. Reviews and approves timecards, within association guidelines, for shipping/ receiving/mailroom staff.
10. Perform minor repairs on shipping/receiving/mailroom equipment as required in a timely manner.
11. Performs other duties as assigned, including personal delivery of outgoing mail to local Post Office for additional processing.
12. Must be at least 21 years old and have the ability to handle the receipt and shipping process of firearms in a timely, safe and secure manner in accordance with all regulations.

SCOPE: High visibility with departmental staff, NRA employees, NRA Officers and outside vendors/contractors. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment with multiple shifting priorities. Position functions with minimal direct supervision and requires regular bending, standing, lifting, loading and carrying of items up to 50 lbs. Occasional extra hours required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent required. One to three years' experience in shipping/receiving/mailroom operations required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent written and oral communications skills required. Demonstrated ability to motivate and supervise support staff essential. In depth knowledge of shipping/receiving/mailroom operations required. Demonstrated accounting and budget analysis skills helpful. Ability to perform minor repair functions on shipping/receiving/mailroom equipment required. Excellent organizational skills required. Must be able to make personal deliveries to local Post Office when required.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Meeting Planner
LOCATION: Onsite at NRA Headquarters

SUMMARY: A senior position on the event management team. Collaborates with the Managing Director in the analysis and strategic planning for large multi-faceted trade/consumer events, as well as smaller meetings. Manages housing company performance, negotiates hotel contracts and coordinates staff housing needs. Serves as the central coordinator for all meetings, receptions and other ancillary events that are integral parts of larger events.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for planning, coordination and management of assigned activities within the scope of large, multi-faceted trade/consumer events to include, but not be limited to:
Assists Managing Director with site selection, negotiations and contracting with CVB's, venues and major hotels
Investigates, negotiates and manages specific event requirements such as catering, concessions and transportation
Serves as the primary liaison with CVB sales and customer service representatives
Manages relationship with housing provider and plays a key role in hotel contract negotiations
Coordinates, tracks and manages costs of housing requirements for NRA staff, speakers, VIPs and guests
Assesses production, staging, entertainment and audio visual requirements and coordinates such services as needed for assigned events
Assists with managing on-site production of events as necessary
2. Works closely with internal staff to thoroughly understand the business purpose for each event to ensure that meeting planning and logistical support is appropriate to help achieve desired outcome.
3. Regularly review major CVB, venue and hotel contracts and be knowledgeable of the business terms. Assist with contract edits, updates and monitoring contractual obligations. Maintain a calendar of major expense and revenue events to ensure timely delivery. Initiate payments as required or issue invoices or other requests for payment as appropriate.
4. Develops and maintains processes and databases to track all meeting requests and scheduled events and provide analysis of such events to Managing Director in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Responsible for planning and developing agendas and coordinating travel for event planning meetings and coordinating such efforts with staff, vendors, hotels, contractors and special venues in a timely manner.
6. Serves as an integral part of the NRA Shows and Exhibits Division by suggesting new ideas, concepts and/or processes for the improvement of current and proposed multi-faceted trade/consumer events.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility, coordination and communication with members of the NRA Shows and Exhibits Division, other divisions within General Operations and the NRA to include Financial Services and the Office of General Counsel; contractors; facilities; hotels; vendors; NRA members and the general public. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with little direct supervision. National travel required is up to 25% of work schedule. Some weekend work and after-hour work, Monday through Friday, required as dictated by event schedule.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree required. At least 5+ years experience and CMP or similar certification preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication and proofreading skills required. Demonstrated analytical skills required. Demonstrated public speaking skills essential. Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with strong leadership and organizational skills required. Ability to create and implement budgets essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines required. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff required, as well as ability to interface professionally with outside contractors, facilities and vendors essential. Ability to research problems and implement effective solutions essential. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required, as well as willingness to learn other software packages essential. Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend contracts required. Must possess decision-making abilities and bring independent ideas and perspectives to bear in managing assigned tasks is essential.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Merchandise Coordinator
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters (onsite)

SUMMARY: Responsible for ensuring proper distribution of merchandise to fundraising events across the nation. Provide support to field staff, vendors and volunteers for Friends of NRA event merchandise orders and delivery. Handle damage reports and invoicing issues to ensure accurate payments to vendors and damage reports are properly completed. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. Position is subject to pre-employment criminal background check.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Create a forecast and buying schedule, within departmental guidelines, for various products including firearms. Maintain purchase order receiving schedule, in an accurate and timely manner, and assist with order placement on a weekly basis.
a. Assist with tracking firearm order trends.
b. Maintain accurate BATFE state firearm restrictions for all firearms on event tracker site.
2. Track vendor direct merchandise and firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines and operational procedures.
a. Ensure all orders are processed to meet needed ship dates.
b. Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with electronic orders in a timely manner.
c. Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and promptly notify the Finance team for event finalization.
d. Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers.
3. Act as liaison between Field Representatives and Field Operations Distribution Center, within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and firearms order problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipments.
4. Research and correct invoicing issues with Vendors and the NRA Foundation accounts payable department in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Coordinate and assist in planning and development of the annual merchandise preview meeting, including creating vendor invitations, meeting layout, and other necessary logistics as assigned.
6. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to assist, as directed, in the development of the annual Standard Package catalogs and Vendor Direct online store including: write-ups, edits, and proofreading. Assist, as directed, with creation of special flyers, email blasts and other marketing efforts to share information with field staff on special purchases or discount opportunities.
7. Ensure all Friends of NRA event merchandise reports are copied and filed with event folders including necessary communications (emails, notes, etc.), to assist Finance in event finalization in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA and approximately 150 merchandise and firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, in maintaining accurate and timely inventory of merchandise and firearms at Field Operations Distribution Center, NRA headquarters, events, suppliers and vendors, utilizing the Friends of NRA Event Tracker site.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative and the ability to remain focused on the task-at-hand. Strong organization skills required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. High proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 lbs. required.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Office Coordinator - Columbia, Missouri
LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri - onsite, no remote work

Responsible for the general administration of the daily operations of the offices of the Field Operations Distribution Center (FODC). Major responsibilities include in-processing of Friends of NRA committee orders, organizing and filing reference materials and other critical documents, generation of relevant reports on a scheduled and/or as-needed basis to management, and providing support through effective communications to Field Operations Division staff in the field and at the headquarters offices. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. PLEASE NOTE: Must be at least 21 years of age. Finalist is subject to pre-employment criminal background check.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Perform all tasks, in an accurate and timely manner, associated with the in-processing of Friends of NRA committee orders, as well as orders for field support materials, and all other orders for items distributed by FODC, including but not limited to:
- Receive orders that arrive at FODC by mail, facsimile, E-mail, or through an internal network connection
- Ensure all orders are acceptable and ready to be entered into the FODC database
2. Conduct a thorough analysis, in an accurate and timely manner, of all orders received at FODC to determine the validity of their contents:
- Check the availability of each of the items listed
- Review the shipping addresses and "Need By" dates
- Evaluate special criteria associated with select items (e.g. event sponsor premiums, high capacity pistols, etc.)
- Verify the status of relevant Federal Firearms Licenses (FFL) with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Explosives (BATFE)
3. Liaison, in an effective manner, with other Field Operations Division staff regarding all issues associated with order processing, as well as other issues concerning the operations of the offices of FODC:
- Communicate efficiently via telephone, E-mail, fax, etc.
- Supply relevant data to staff through effective data management and reporting
4. Ensure all reference materials are thoroughly organized and maintained in a timely manner in accordance with practices established by the Office of the Treasurer in anticipation of an annual audit, including FFL file records, FODC charter process, shipping addresses and FFL information in the FODC database and Tracker.
5. Perform, in an accurate and timely manner, other critical computer processes including order postings, data back-ups, etc. and other tasks associated with the opening and closing of business activity at FODC on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
6. Oversee, in an accurate and timely manner, the cash flow operations for the FODC including:
- Payment of all bills
- Oversee budget for warehouse
- Prepare reporting for Office of Treasury on monthly basis
- Ensure all invoices, receipts and necessary paperwork are filed and maintained for audit purposes
- All other duties associated with expenses of FODC
7. Maintain physical organization of the FODC offices to established standards.
8. Keep adequate levels of commonly used office supplies at FODC, coordinating all associated purchases with management.
9. Maintain and edit the Office Coordinator's Handbook in a timely manner to ensure all tasks and procedures are included and any changes to procedures are clearly outlined and up-to-date.

SCOPE: Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities. Position requires minimal direct supervision. Order in-processing and external communications dictate workflow. General administrative office duties will supplement essential responsibilities. Weekend work is occasionally required. Travel rarely required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent required, college preferred. Experience with physical inventory management system and database management preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Proven office skills associated with data entry, filing, and general organization required. Proven computer training required. Knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications required. High motivation, initiative and attention to detail required. Proven ability to work independently essential. Versatility and flexibility in accomplishing goals required. Willingness and ability to assist other staff to achieve common objectives and the ability to manage multiple projects within set deadlines required. General knowledge of the firearms industry is preferred.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Part-time Range Officer (Multiple openings)
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 day/afternoon/evening shifts Monday through Friday and weekend/holiday shifts. One shift per weekend is required.

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 must be at least 21 years of age and 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. Multiple vacancies are available now. Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] or click the link below the posting.

 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Part-time Range Technician
The National Rifle Association is seeking a part-time Range Technician to provide technical, maintenance and mechanical assistance at its state-of-the-art firearms range in Fairfax, Virginia. Please note: this position works fewer than 30 hours per week, usually during weekend, evenings and early morning hours. The selected candidate must be eligible to legally have access to firearms and ammunition. Pre-employment background check is required for the finalist.

Ability to interface professionally and courteously with the public and staff members required. Proven ability to perform general maintenance and mechanical jobs required. Willingness to perform general cleaning tasks essential, as is the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Exposure to lead particulates; wearing specific HazMat clothing and respirator is required upon occasion. Must be able to lift and cary up to 50 pounds. Requires periods of long standing, ability to climb/use ladders and maintain balance. Use of shovels, brooms, mops and power tools necessary.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Range Technical Team Leader
LOCATION: Onsite at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA

Responsible for the coordination and training of Range Technical Team Advisors; provide logistical support, and develop and present material for Range Development & Operations Conferences; assist with the preparation of all Range Development and Operations Conferences; and the organization of all NRA Range Cases and associated services. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develop and implement the Range Technical Team Advisory (RTTA) Program, within division guidelines. Responsibilities include but not limited to: training, supervising, and recruiting Range Technical Team Advisors across the U.S.
2. Facilitate communication between NRA, the Range Technical Team Advisors (RTTA), and ranges requesting technical assistance and advice, within divisional guidelines.
3. Assess RTTA reports for technical clarity, rewrite reports as necessary to ensure clarity and ensure that reports stay within stated NRA recommendations.
4. Supervise and organize range case files. This includes:
a. Tracking and analyzing RTTA assignments from open to closing the file, e.g., travel authorizations, consultant agreements, reports, expense/travel reimbursement, turnaround time, and response time.
b. Maintaining the range case database and filing system.
c. Tracking revenue and expenses in an accurate and timely manner.
d. Informing all department staff on the progress of open and closed cases in a timely manner.
5. Maintain contact information and training records about the Range Technical Team Advisors to ensure the most accurate information about each team member is on file. Actively identify Range Technical Team Advisors who require additional training through the Range Development and Operations Conferences.
6. Direct involvement in the assessment, selection, development and execution of training for Range Technical Team Advisor candidates to attend Range Development and Operations Conferences.
7. Assist with monitoring all marketing materials and departmental inventory in an accurate and timely manner.
8. Assist with development of articles, publication and distribution of the RTTA Newsletters on a quarterly basis as directed.
9. Implement and monitor Range Services budget within Divisional guidelines.
10. Responsible for answering the Range Services [877] NRA RANGE hotline and Range Services email box. Answers questions regarding Range Development and Operations Conferences, RTTA/Range Cases, NRA Range Grant program and forward calls to appropriate parties as needed.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA Managers, NRA staff within the Community Engagement Division, Range Technical Team Advisors, outside clubs, agencies, other organizations relating to the Range Technical Team and the general public. Position functions, with minimal supervision, in a work environment with many interruptions. Occasional national travel/weekend work is required. Position requires the lifting and carrying of a minimum of 50 lbs of materials, as well as being able to stand for long periods of time while conducting oral presentations. Position also requires physical mobility such as walking and climbing over rough terrain and negotiating obstacles while performing range evaluations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience related to the development, management, maintenance, administration and use of live firing ranges required. Must understand the language and terminology used in range development and operations. Experience in developing and administering programs and involvement in volunteer recruitment and training required. Previous entry level, in-service, on-the-job formal classroom, seminar or workshop type training geared toward management, record keeping, information systems, budgeting, word processing, data bases and spreadsheets required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to deliver oral presentations to formal and informal groups. Demonstrated ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines required. Excellent organization, follow-up, proofreading and formatting skills essential. Discretion and sound business judgment required. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as member of team required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other software required, coupled with a willingness to learn new software packages. Proven ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to implement and monitor established budget required.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Ring of Freedom Program Coordinator
LOCATION: Onsite

SUMMARY: This position supports the NRA's Ring of Freedom, a major gifts recognition program, through donor correspondence, stewardship, and events. Additionally, this position will assist with the Workplace Giving Program and assist with Donor Recognition and the donor acknowledgment program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Coordinate Ring of Freedom Welcome Program to ensure all NRA ROF donors receive welcome kits, welcome letters, etc.
2. Coordinate the creation of collateral materials needed for Ring of Freedom giving strategies.
3. Work with all NRA departments; in particular, Member Services, NRA-ILA, NRA General Operations, Publications, and Executive offices identifying opportunities to update and educate NRA Ring of Freedom members on current NRA initiatives.
4. Assist with general acknowledgement letters during peak periods as well as assist with the coordination of personalized donor acknowledgment letters.
5. Assist donors via phone and e-mail with questions about NRA, giving, etc.
6. Work closely with Ring of Freedom Manager to coordinate events and Co-Chair Program for NRA Annual Meetings.
7. Assist with RSVP's for Ring of Freedom events as well as the maintenance of the Ring of Freedom donor hotel block.
8. Work collaboratively with Advancement Staff to assist with planning events that reflect a variety of interests of NRA major gift prospects and donors to positively influence major donor activity.
9. On-site support at NRA Annual Meetings and other Ring of Freedom Events.
10. Assist with the Workplace Giving Program by helping to qualify The NRA Foundation and all 501 (c)(3) affiliates as donor beneficiaries with United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, State, County, and City campaigns across the nations. Research and assemble qualification information and documents to satisfy the unique criteria of each campaign office in a timely manner.
11. Coordinate the NRA's Cars for Freedom program to include answering donors calls and e-mails and assist donors with making these contributions.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Required:
1. An understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NRA.
2. BA/BS degree or equivalent experience with donor stewardship or high-end customer service. Understanding of donor stewardship and recognition programs.
3. Highly proficient in MS Office applications to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and to learn additional programs as needed to increase efficiency.
4. Exceptional personal and professional integrity.
5. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Must be able to assist others and follow-up to ensure tasks are complete.
6. Ability to be discreet, maintain strict confidentiality and use tact and sound professional judgment.
7. Flexible, adaptable and able to work beyond normal working hours with short notice.
8. Excellent professional and personable oral and written communication skills.
9. Strong problem-solving skills.
10. Exceptional grammar, writing and communication (including telephone) skills.
11. Availability for occasional national travel to assist in administrative support at events and occasional weekend work.

Preferred:
• Knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising management system.
• Experience in an association or hospitality industry.
• Knowledge of NRA and fundraising.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Senior Accountant - NRA Foundation
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters

Performs accounts payable, grants and general accounting duties for the NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. Finalist will be subject to pre-employment credit and background checks.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Performs and maintains the NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund accounts payable functions, including ensuring timely/accurate payment, proper coding and remittance information, required approvals and maintenance of vendor database. Reviews all payments for use tax and 1099 implications. Coordinates with Volunteer Fundraising to ensure cash inflows meet outflow demands. Prepares cash availability reports and projections.
2. Assists with NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund month-end close processes. Prepares assigned monthly journal entries, account analysis and general ledger account reconciliations on a timely basis. Identifies any discrepancies and communicates with management and other NRA departments as necessary to complete these tasks.
3. Reconciles State Fund grants payable and expense, including adjustments and pending grants, identifying and resolving any discrepancies. Assists with reviewing end of year grant detail for reporting in the NRA Foundation's 990 and annual report.
4. Maintains the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund case cost listing, including updates for Board approved case funding, and pending and closed grant status. Prepares check requests for case funding upon receipt of approved invoices from the Board Secretary based on available funding per the case cost listing and per Board policy.
5. Prepares NRA Foundation sales and use tax filings, as assigned. Completes related license applications or renewals, as necessary.
6. Prepares the annual personal property tax returns for the NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.
7. Assists management with the execution of the NRA Foundation's internal audit program for Friends of NRA events and activities.
8. Assists in the preparation of NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund year-end financial statements, notes, and work-papers for annual audits with the external auditors. Assists with providing supporting documentation in response to auditor requests.
9. Prepares the annual 1099 and 1096 filings for the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. Assists with NRA Foundation 1099 reporting as relates to non-gaming disbursements.
10. Assists management with NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund record retention processes.
11. Assists with maintenance of NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund policies and procedures manuals.

SCOPE: Extensive interaction with Treasurer's Office, Office of Advancement, Office of General Counsel and Field Operations Volunteer Fundraising personnel. High work volume is deadline sensitive. Strong time management skills are necessary. Minimal travel may be required. Occasional overtime required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associates degree in accounting or equivalent course work, and a minimum of five years general accounting/bookkeeping experience, at least three years of which being in the nonprofit sector.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication and organization skills required. Working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software and financial accounting systems. Microsoft Dynamics SL experience beneficial, but not required.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Senior Litigation Counsel
SUMMARY: Work in support of ILA's litigation efforts in furtherance of NRA's mission to protect and defend the right to keep and bear arms.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Expertly perform drafting and analysis of legal briefs, memoranda, and other documents in support of ILA's litigation activities.
2. Assist in the formation of legal strategy to support NRA's mission to protect and defend the right to keep and bear arms.
3. Provide general legal assistance to the Director of the Office of Litigation Counsel, the Director of Research and Information, and to all attorneys within ILA and outside counsel as needed.
4. Assist ILA and NRA staff with information requests and correspondence on legal issues.
5. Perform additional duties, including special research projects, public speaking events, and general assistance to ILA staff, as may be assigned or modified by the Director.

SCOPE: Works primarily with Director of the ILA Office of Litigation Counsel.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: J.D. and active bar membership required. Previous legal analysis and drafting experience required. Candidates will be required to submit a writing sample. Prior litigation or judicial clerkship experience is preferred. Existing general knowledge of firearms is a plus; willingness to gain such knowledge is essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent legal research and writing skills with the ability to meet deadlines for multiple, simultaneous projects. Meticulous work habits and strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Commitment to objectives of the National Rifle Association of America.
 
Submit your resume for this job. 

State Director - New England region
**MUST LIVE WITHIN A REASONABLE COMMUTE OF ANY SIX STATE CAPITALS FROM THIS GROUP - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT **

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 Managing 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.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: BA/BS

REQUIRED BACKGROUND: 3-5 years successful 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 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. Only those applicants meeting requirements will be contacted for additional information

 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Systems Engineer
LOCATION: On-site at Headquarters with potential for hybrid onsite/remote work in the future. Some travel is required to support offsite events.

This position will run point in the evaluation and implementation of new hardware and software while developing expertise of technologies already in use. We are looking for someone with honed technical, communication, and time-management skills who is comfortable working in both independent and team environment settings.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience working with a mid-sized business and possess an expertise in two or more of the following technologies; NetApp, VMware, Microsoft Windows Server and/or Exchange Server.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform design, configuration, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring tasks to provide a secure, stable, high-performance environment in accordance with established policies.
• Install, maintain, and monitor Network Attached Storage (NAS).
• Troubleshoot, monitor performance, and conduct load balancing for virtualization and storage.
• Produce and maintain detailed virtualization and storage performance and utilization documentation.
• Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.
• Collaborate with information security team to ensure new software, platforms, and designs meet security compliance requirements.
• Communicate effectively with Information Services staff and end-users in the evaluation and development of Association IT business solutions.
• Build positive end-user relationships by developing an understanding of division/department business practices and objectives.
• Complete projects and tasks within established guidelines.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Ability to apply necessary testing, practices, and procedures prudently.
• Ability to problem-solve IT systems issues, and identify effective and cost-efficient solutions.
• Experience with monitoring tools.
• Strong organizational, analytical, and conceptual thinking skills.
• Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and vendors.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Windows Domain design/management
• NAS management
• Virtualization management
• Proficiency with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity software, including Visio

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Certifications of one or more of the technologies discussed is required. At least 5 years of relevant experience including on-premises design, implementation, and troubleshooting of virtualization and storage technologies. Equivalent combination of experience and education would be considered.

 
Submit your resume for this job. 

Training Program Coordinator
LOCATION: Onsite at NRA Headquarters and remote assignments as needed

SUMMARY: Provide assistance to the Manager in the development, administration, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of NRA Firearm Training Program.

The selected finalist will be subject to a pre-employment background check due to the nature of position responsibilities. Finalist must be 21 years of age or older.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluate, develop and/or revise curriculum and training materials for the Basic Firearm Training Program within departmental guidelines.
2. Provide technical support for projects related to the use of emerging technology to support the Basic Firearm Training program.
3. Evaluate, develop, and/or revise web content and functions in support of NRA trainers as well as course outlines, lesson plans, handbooks, and video scripts for NRA's basic firearm training programs within departmental guidelines.
4. Provide day-to-day assistance and support to NRA instructors and members, and the general public, by answering questions and supplying material information, as well as reviewing, analyzing, and responding appropriately to telephone and program correspondence in an accurate and timely manner, especially in regard to www.nrainstructors.org
. 5. Provide assistance in developing NRA Training Department Update email blasts, and other educational publications. Submit articles on programs to interested publications as directed.
6. Direct and assist in conduct of Instructor, Training Counselor, and other courses within departmental guidelines.
7. Investigate complaints and make recommendations for resolution within departmental guidelines. Complaints must be first-hand knowledge of the incident and submitted in writing. Maintain a neat, easy reference file system for individual instructors against whom complaints have been received. The investigations, identities, outcomes, revocations are to be kept confidential by the NRA Training Department.
8. Process administrative issues related to the disciplinary/ corrective actions taken regarding NRA Trainers that have been suspended or revoked. Ensure follow-through is completed in a timely manner.
9. Assist, as directed, in the development of training aids and training materials in support of the NRA Training Program.
10. Develop, within departmental guidelines, program-related marketing and sales strategies in support of NRA Division objectives.
11. Assist the Manager in the continuous evaluation of the Basic Firearm Training Program, support activities, literature, e-learning, and make appropriate changes to maintain integrity of this program.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with other NRA divisions, NRA membership, ILA, industry, national youth development and shooting sports associated organizations, general public and federal, state and local government agencies. Position requires the lifting and carrying of up to 60 lbs of material, as well as ability to stand for long periods of time while conducting instructional seminars. Occasional travel and weekend work required. Ability to work around live fire and general public on outdoor ranges is required. Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal direct supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.A. or B.S. degree preferred. Equivalent experience or demonstrated skills may be considered in lieu of degree. A strong shooting sports background with experience teaching firearm safety and basic marksmanship required. Expert knowledge of firearms and their operation required. Certification as an NRA Certified Instructor in one or more disciplines required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated initiative and creativity coupled with strong leadership and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and accomplish multiple tasks within established time lines essential. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management essential. Working knowledge of computer software, specifically word processing, graphics, spreadsheet and general database functions required.

 
Submit your resume for this job.