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Accounting Assistant
LOCATION: On-site; Fairfax, VA

SUMMARY: Performs general accounting duties for the NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. Performs administrative, receptionist, and general office duties to support daily functions of the NRA Foundation Finance and Grants Departments.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assists with NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund month-end close processes. Prepares standard monthly journal entries and general ledger account reconciliations on a timely basis, as assigned. Maintains journal entry and account reconciliation filing systems.
2. Enters invoices for payment into the accounts payable system in preparation for disbursement, including updating/verifying vendor data, invoice amounts, and account coding. Reviews grant check request exports for errors. Prepares paid invoices for filing and coordinates distribution of checks.
3. Accurately sorts, opens and timely distributes NRA Foundation Finance and Grant Department mail to appropriate staff members daily, upon delivery from the mail room.
4. Receives cash receipts in the mail and from other NRA departments and secures until deposited. Prepares and processes deposits for all NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund cash receipts using the desktop deposit system. Emails deposit data to individuals in NRA Foundation Finance, Advancement, NRA Foundation Volunteer Fundraising and/or others, as appropriate.
5. Enters all NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund contributions, and other miscellaneous cash receipts into the Cash Manager system, including bank deposit, credit card, PayPal, and ACH/wire transfer activity.
6. Reconciles NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund contributions and pledges receivable between financial of Office of Advancement systems, identifying and resolving any discrepancies. Reconciles other contribution and revenue related accounts, including trusts receivable, promissory notes receivable, cash surrender value of life insurance, and deferred revenue.
7. Prepares data and supporting calculations for sales and use tax filings. Completes sales tax returns, as assigned. Completes related license applications or renewals, as necessary. Copies and mails all completed sales tax return filings. Maintains monthly filed sales tax return binders.
8. Maintains all NRA Foundation Finance filing systems in a timely and accurate manner. Assists with and coordinates documentation of the archival of files, as needed. Responsible for maintaining documentation for all NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund and NRA Foundation Finance and Grant Department records maintained in storage, both within the building and off-site.
9. Performs receptionist duties of answering NRA Foundation Finance and Grant Department telephone lines in a courteous manner and distributes telephone messages in a timely manner for follow up by appropriate staff member.
10. Responsible for daily logistical office functions, including ordering and maintaining all office supplies. Coordinates maintenance and repair of office equipment.
11. Assists with NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund and NRA Foundation Finance and Grant Department staff with copying, mailing and filing, as needed.
12. Functions as courier for NRA Foundation Finance and Grant Departments to distribute materials to NRA departments and/or individual staff members as directed.
13. Coordinates special event and travel arrangements for NRA Foundation and Grant Department personnel, as needed.
14. Assists with maintenance of NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund policies and procedures manuals.
15. Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility and coordination with all NRA Foundation staff members, NRA Treasury and other departments within the NRA, financial community and general public. Position functions in a deadline-sensitive and frequently confidential work environment with direct supervision. Must exercise considerable initiative, excellent judgment and discretion. No travel required. Occasional local errands and infrequent overtime required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma required, with at least 2 years' experience in accounting functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Detail oriented with excellent organizational and follow-up skills a must. Superior telephone manner and communications skills required. Working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software. Microsoft Dynamics SL and database experience beneficial, but not required. Proven ability to follow instructions and accomplish tasks in a timely manner. Ability to function as a team player.
 
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Accounts Payable Staff Accountant
LOCATION: Onsite, Fairfax VA

SUMMARY: Process invoices, check requests, expense reports and travel advances. Provide support to the Accounts Payable Department. Perform check processing, verification, and filing. Review, verify, and process invoices and check requests. Verify such expenditures for 1099 compliance, multi-state sales and use tax compliance, proper approval and coding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
� Clocks in all incoming mail for the Division and distributes them accordingly.
� Responds to all vendor, staff or department inquiries. Answers calls that come through the general A/P phone line.
� Maintains vendor, W9, and W8 files.
� Processes travel advances in the Accounts Payable system.
� Monitors travel advances to ensure that expense reports to clear these advances are submitted timely.
� Ensures invoices and check requests are not processed without a verified Form W9.
� Processes expense reports, invoices and check requests.
� Reviews invoices, check requests, and expense reports for verification of authorization and coding and processes them in the Accounts Payable system.
� Reviews invoices and check requests to ensure compliance with 1099 and 1098 reporting requirements.
� Reviews invoices and check requests for applicability of use tax to ensure proper assessment of multi-state and use tax regulations.
� Assembles copies of checks and ACH slips with corresponding payment documentation (invoice, check request, etc.) and file documentation in vendor files. Mail out or distribute the checks as applicable.
� Creates assigned monthly journal entries.
� Maintains reconciliation sheets for assigned accounts.
� Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Communicates with Financial Services Division and other NRA staff, management, and outside customers. Responds to vendor and staff inquiries and provides solutions.

  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
o Associate's degree
o Two year college level course work in a related field
o 1-3 years accounting-related experience.
o Solid experience working within an automated accounting system.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Effectively accomplish tasks with minimal supervision. Solid pc skills with proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Dynamics software are preferred. Must possess strong interpersonal skills. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to perform data entry and inquiry functions in a data processing environment. Must have strong self-review skills, focused on accuracy, effectiveness, efficiency and detail.
 
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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.

 
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Finance Assistant
LOCATION: Onsite at Headquarters

SUMMARY: Responsible for providing support to the Financial department in areas of reconciling financial data of events held by the Friends of NRA program and Office of Advancement. Additional support is required with various spreadsheets, data entry and other administrative duties. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. Subject to pre-employment background checks.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Review events held by Friends of NRA committees and complete all necessary work to prepare event file for the finalization process in an accurate and timely manner.
a. Verify all required paperwork is received for each Friends of NRA event and filed appropriately in event folders maintained by the Finance Department.
b. Ensure the correct auction totals are reported, correct sales tax is collected, committee check and credit cards match financial report, miscellaneous expenses are reported, contribution receipts are collected for donations and sponsors.
2. Work with the NRA Field Representatives to resolve reconciliation issues and provide assistance in a timely manner.
a. Ensure committees receive necessary start-up funding, facility advances and other various check requests.
b. Communicate with Field Representative when preparing event files about outstanding paperwork, bounced checks, merchandise questions and other issues.
c. Notify Field Representatives of what is due as needed through the weekly email.
d. Provide other requested financial support and guidance.
3. Maintain organized and accurate committee files.
a. File event information in appropriate event files
b. Update event information logs as new event information arrives, additional checks are received, additional check requests are processed, etc.
4. Ensure all division invoices are processed and sent to Finance Manager within four days of receipt and keep a record of all department purchases for reconciliation purposes in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Review over 50 monthly expense reports submitted by division staff for accuracy and conformance with NRA and division policies in a timely manner.
a. Forward all reports for proper and timely processing.
6. Assist Compliance Manager in preparation of raffle and gaming tax reports as needed to comply with W2-G regulations.
7. Serve as liaison for all Field Staff and help desk requests to ensure check-in and check-out of laptops and other point of sale equipment is accurately recorded, updated and completed in a timely manner to meet set guidelines.
8. Responsible for timely and accurate distribution of incoming and outgoing mail including, but not limited to, the distribution and coding of Office of Advancement funds.
9. Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA Staff. Requires work in a fast paced environment with minimal direct supervision. National travel occasionally required. Weekend work and additional hours are necessary with busy season or travel.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Administrative experience and relevant computer skills necessary. Knowledge of basic accounting concepts, proofreading, and attention to detail required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. 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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Manager, Competitive Shooting
LOCATION: Camp Atterbury, IN (onsite)

SUMMARY: Work location is onsite at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Working in close coordination with the Competitive Shooting Director, assist in the daily management and 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. Oversees, within divisional guidelines, outside contract firms/vendors to provide services for competitive shooting events, to include but not limited to lodging, food and beverage, venues etc. Regularly monitors level of vendor service and ensures corrective action as needed. Successfully negotiates contract terms favorable to NRA in coordination with upper management and legal counsel, and in compliance with established internal procedures.
2. Coordinate and manage with Staff the completion and maintenance of complete and accurate National Records and ensure the completion of the National Records procedures are done so in an accurate and timely manner.
3. Coordinate with Staff the maintenance of the database of awards, pins, certifications, medals, trophies etc. for timely recognition thereof.
4. Establishment a departmental budget for all departmental activities that require budgetary support.
5. Coordinate with Staff the maintenance of the departmental inventory of awards, pins, certificates, medals, trophies and achievement programs in an accurate and timely manner.
6. Manage, 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.
7. Coordinate with staff, within traditional Competitive Shooting programs, to utilize new equipment and courses of fire that will enhance the existing programs and increase participation.
8. Assist staff to 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.
9. 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.
10. Assist, as directed, with maintaining, in a timely and accurate manner, content material on the Competitive Shooting NRA web site and FaceBook page.
11. Coordinate, in a timely manner, with other NRA Divisions to ensure that scheduled Competitive Shooting events are listed in appropriate NRA publications.
12. Manage the coordination with staff, requests for materials and disseminate information regarding Competitive Shooting programs to the NRA membership and the public in an accurate and timely manner.
13. Manage to provide accurate and timely support to the department to include monthly, quarterly and annual reports, match reports and correspondence as requested.
14. Manage staff 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.
15. Perform other tasks as assigned.

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 and event planning a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Proven ability to interface effectively with all levels of individuals. Proven ability to monitor established budget. 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. Proven ability to work independently or as a member of a team required while prioritizing tasks in a time sensitive dead-line driven environment essential. Travel up to 50%
 
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Manager, Ring of Freedom & Women's Leadership Forum
LOCATION: Onsite, Fairfax VA Headquarters

SUMMARY: This position supports both the NRA Ring of Freedom (ROF) and the Women's Leadership Forum (WLF). The NRA's Ring of Freedom program is the major gifts recognition program for the NRA, and the Women's Leadership Forum is the Women's recognition program. Assistance will be given to both WLF and ROF for events and day-to-day activities of both programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ring of Freedom:
1. Assist with coordinating the Ring of Freedom Welcome Program to ensure all NRA ROF donors receive welcome letters and program information.
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. Assist donors via phone and e-mail with questions about NRA, giving, etc.
4. Work closely with Ring of Freedom Assistant Director to coordinate events and Co-Chair Program for NRA Annual Meetings.
5. Assist with RSVPs for Ring of Freedom events as well as the maintenance of the Ring of Freedom donor hotel block.
6. 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.
7. On-site support at NRA Annual Meetings and other Ring of Freedom Events.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Women's Leadership Forum:
1. Work with the Director of the Women's Leadership Forum and others who may develop and implement effective strategies to solicit major and planned gifts from Women's Leadership Forum/Council/Executive Committee prospects and/or donors.
2. Maintain successful implementation practices of a national, comprehensive program to encourage philanthropic giving to NRA's Women's Leadership Forum/Council/Executive Committee. Monitor new and emerging opportunities to strengthen fundraising for the Women's Leadership Forum/Council/Executive Committee. Maintain and administer the master WLF list. Develop a plan and strategy for donor retention and maintenance.
3. Partner with NRA Advancement Officers to maximize opportunities for donor recognition and engagement and discovery through NRA programs, the Ring of Freedom donor recognition society.
4. Work with the Director of the Women's Leadership Forum, Events & Communications teams, and the Ring of Freedom team to develop strategies, purpose and messaging for Advancement events designed for Women's Leadership Forum prospects.
5. Plan meetings and events pertaining to the WLF, including but not limited to the annual luncheon and auction at NRA Annual Meetings, and the Executive Committee Summit/ROF Summit in the fall.
6. Draft, coordinate, edit and proofread communications to support Women's Leadership Forum projects. Communication must be timely, accurate and positively represent the NRA.
7. Coordinate critical information for prospect management, Database Reports and gift records and documentation. Assist in the entry of all donor/prospect communications and interactions in Advancement's database for the Women's Leadership Forum. Entries must be comprehensive and timely as established by Advancement procedures.
8. Assist in special projects as they materialize.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.

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. Knowledge of fundraising programs, strategies, and procedures.
4. Highly proficient in MS Office applications to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and to learn additional programs as needed to increase efficiency.
5. Exceptional personal and professional integrity.
6. Strong organizational and administrative skills. Must be able to assist others and follow-up to ensure tasks are complete.
7. Ability to be discreet, maintain strict confidentiality and use tact and sound professional judgment.
8. Flexible, adaptable, and able to work beyond normal working hours with short notice.
9. Strong problem-solving skills.
- Collaborative work style, able to engender trust among co-workers.
- Demonstrate ability to prioritize and delegate essential tasks.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
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 Virtuous fundraising management system.
- Experience in an association or hospitality industry.
- Knowledge of NRA and fundraising.
*The NRA defines a major gift prospect as a person, corporation or foundation with the capacity to give $25,000 or more.

 
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Manager, Tournament Operations
LOCATION: Onsite, Fairfax

SUMMARY: Manage all aspects of Tournament Operations including planning, budgeting and implementation of department goals and objectives.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervises and handles all aspects of Tournament Operations daily functions to ensure compliance with departmental goals and objectives.
• Develops, implements and manages department budget, within divisional guidelines.
• Process all checks and credit card payments to the division per company policies.
• Process all division correspondence, to include mail, e-mail, and phone, in a timely manner.
• Complete and provide all tournament info to SSUSA on schedule.
• Provide Regional reports on a monthly basis to Publications.
• Ensure all aspects of State tournaments are set up, tracked, and reported in a timely manner.
• Ensure all tournaments are sanctioned and corresponding paperwork is completed and forwarded.
• Process any and all tournament cancelations or changes in a timely manner.
• Assist with the ordering, processing, and shipping of awards and required tournament materials.
• Process all scores received in digital or hard copy format for all competitors.
• Ensure classifications are updated and corresponding class cards are current and mailed in a timely manner.
• Assist with the processing of National Records.
• Maintain accurate files of event scoring both in digital and hard copy format.
• Appoints new referees as necessitated by program demands in a timely manner.
• Assigns referees to handle specific tournament operations' activities as necessitated by programs demands.
• Creates, updates and maintains roster of current referees in an accurate and timely manner.
• Maintains records of current rules and/or changes as they pertain to tournament operations. Keeps referees apprised of applicable rules and changes to same.
• Provides feedback to supervisors, support staff, volunteers and management in a timely manner.
• Provides onsite support at various competitive shooting events.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: High visibility with departmental/divisional staff, other NRA Divisions, outside referees and general public. Travel required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma required. College degree preferred. Minimum 3 years' experience in a position with similar level of responsibilities. Background or knowledge of competitive shooting sports essential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communications skills required. Demonstrated ability to organize and correlate data essential. Demonstrated ability to organize briefings and deliver presentation essential. Must be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of the shooting sports essential. Knowledge of competitive shooting rules and rules development essential. Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer programs as related to competitive shooting. Willingness to learn additional software packages as required. Proven ability to supervise and motivate support staff essential.
 
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Marketing Representative
Works from NRA Headquarters; frequent travel within assigned territory/region

Summary: The Marketing Representative participates in the implementation of the marketing strategies developed for the Recruiting Programs department. They will have a direct impact in maximizing the potential of NRA Recruiting programs via membership sales. Marketing responsibilities will include expanding current recruiting efforts by recognizing new opportunities, prospecting for new recruiters, making recommendations for action and tracking results within the assigned region. The successful candidate will maintain an acute awareness of the state of the program and its top recruiters to ensure the effectiveness of current efforts. They will proactively communicate with recruiters to further increase membership recruitment.

Overview of Responsibilities:
• Ensure the long term growth of assigned regions, as measured in membership sales, through implementation of sales and marketing strategies
• Identify new opportunities for membership recruitment including prospecting for new recruiters, reenergizing inactive recruiters and designing promotions to drive membership sales
• Work with other departments to acquire new recruiters who are already involved with NRA
• Respond to inbound inquiries from existing recruiters regarding NRA membership recruitment
• Follow up with new recruiters to verify arrival and understanding of materials and the recruiting process and provide guidance to maximize their sales effort
• Build relationships with top recruiters to further increase and ensure their effectiveness
• Gather recruiter feedback and make suggestions to improve the overall program
• Develop and write articles for the Recruiter Newsletter and weekly E-Cruiter
• Assist department by representing the association at shows and special events when necessary
• Perform other duties as assigned

Scope: Extensive contact with NRA staff, recruiters, members, and the general public.

.Education and Experience: B.S. in Marketing or related field plus at least 2 years sales/marketing experience. Retail or consumer sales experience preferred. Customer service experience is helpful. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Familiarity with firearms and the sporting/firearms industry is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge, awareness, and support of NRA and its position in regard to the Second Amendment and firearms related issues. Proven ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgment and discretion is essential. Must have knowledge of various sales and marketing techniques. The successful candidate will have the ability to keep organized records, analyze and track results and recommend further action. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be service oriented with a pleasant phone voice, have a strong command of the English language and excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be available for overnight and/or extended travel as requested. Must possess exceptional time management skills, including meeting strict deadlines. The ability to multi-task is essential. Graphic design experience a plus (Photoshop, Dreamweaver)

 
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Meetings Manager
LOCATION: Remote

A senior position on the event management team. Collaborates with the 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 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 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.
 
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Merchandise Associate
LOCATION: NRA Headquarters (hybrid/onsite)

SUMMARY: Provide support to Merchandise Manager, field staff and vendors for merchandise development, purchasing, invoicing, promotion, and sales for Friends of NRA fundraising events across the nation. Build relationships with field staff and vendors to develop merchandising plans to optimize fundraising for events and the NRA Foundation. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluate previous order trends to create a 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. Maintain accurate BATFE state firearm restrictions for all firearms on event tracker site.
2. Review all merchandise and firearm orders, on a daily basis to ensure orders follow all department guidelines, operational procedures and meet needed ship dates.
a. Act as liaison between Field Staff and vendors within divisional guidelines, to resolve merchandise and firearms order.
problems including lost, damaged, incorrect or duplicate shipments b. Confirm damage, missing and not received merchandise and promptly notify the Finance team through event tracker site for event finalization.
c. Act as liaison between field staff and vendors to correct any problems that arise with orders in a timely manner.
d. Update featured product listing weekly to promote special purchases to the field and volunteers
3. Maintain current vendor relationships while recruiting new vendors to participate in the Friends of NRA merchandise and corporate sponsorship program. Work with selection team to brainstorm and develop new products with vendors within department guidelines. Follow product development projects to completion: research with field staff, testing sales at events, and product selection.
4. Research and correct invoicing issues with vendors and the NRA Foundation accounts payable department in an accurate and timely manner.
5. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to assist, as directed, in the development of promotional materials and online auctions of merchandise including: descriptions, photography, and proper vendor recognition.
6. Coordinate and assist, as directed, in preparations regarding the annual merchandise selection meeting. Work with the Field Operations Distribution Center to track incoming samples and outgoing returns between the NRA Foundation and approximately 75 merchandise and firearm vendors in an accurate and timely manner.
7. Assist the Merchandise Manager in national tradeshow preparations as directed. Schedule meetings with current partners, prepare reports for each meeting, and research potential new vendors for the Friends of NRA program.
8. 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.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent conversationalist, with confident and articulate speaking abilities. Excellent written communication and strong organizational skills required. Accuracy and attention to detail imperative. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting set deadlines essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of the team essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required. Ability to lift and carry 30-40 lbs. required.
 
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NRA Field Representative - Area 42 (Western NC)
LOCATION: Must live within the assigned state/region (Western NC)

SUMMARY: Responsible for volunteer management and development to create successful Friends of NRA fundraising activities in the assigned area. Promotes the NRA Foundation grant program and NRA programs. Knowledge of and support for the mission of the National Rifle Association. May be required to cover events/territory other than home area.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Develops, organizes and manages successful Friends of NRA fundraising activities such as banquets, special events and raffles to meet annual fundraising objectives.
2) Provides leadership, training and direction to Friends of NRA volunteers, committee officers and State Fund Committee through regular meetings and workshops. Ensures volunteer compliance with all operating and financial policies outlined in the Event Fundraising Guide.
3) Completes, submits and maintains all required event financial reports in a timely manner and ensures that all expenses stay within the approved budget.
4) Coordinates the distribution of state Foundation grant applications; serves as Secretary of the State Fund Committee; and ensures compliance with all requirements of the Foundation state grants.
5) Identifies, recruits and retains new Friends of NRA volunteers to capitalize on area growth opportunities.
6) Serves as a liaison between the NRA, members, affiliated clubs, state associations, and other state and local organizations.
7) Serves as a clearinghouse for requests of information regarding NRA programs.

SCOPE: High visibility with NRA volunteers and membership, NRA Board of Directors, and NRA staff. Responsible for large sums of money on a regular basis, and the care and maintenance of NRA equipment. Functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities and minimal direct supervision. Position requires frequent driving and extended work hours, including weekends and evenings. Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor's degree is preferred, and a strong background in the shooting sports is recommended. Previous experience in a leadership position and business management is essential. Banquet fundraising, volunteer recruitment and volunteer management experience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Proficiency in MS Office suite required. Strong public speaking, and a sales and marketing background required. Strong organizational and time-management skills are critical. Valid driver's license with no restrictions required.

 
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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.

 
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Production Coordinator, Member Operations
Location: NRA Headquarters, on-site

SUMMARY: Coordinates various direct marketing functions involving Membership acquisition, membership retention, and fund raising with outside agencies. In addition, the Production Coordinator will assist with the approval process for direct mail and web based solicitations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Coordinate the production aspects of direct marketing with outside promotion agencies in support of the Senior Manager of Operations.
 Coordinate the production process by routing to appropriate staff and prioritizing the direct mail schedule to include, but not limited to the following: proofing of artwork, letter and reply mattes, bluelines, personalization, and insertion.
 Coordinate the renewal statement mailings.
 Coordinate EPL and other invoice mailings.
 Create and maintain a filing system for direct marketing approvals to include maintenance and updates for various project report spreadsheets. Create and maintain a filing system for all sample direct mail to include email promotions, renewals and EPL invoices.
 Verify phone numbers are active on all direct mail packages.
 Input Business Reply Mail and Renewal postage usage on a monthly basis.
 Review and code billing invoices from appropriate vendors relating to direct mail projects.
 Track project budgets and changes to produce monthly project upload report to Finance.
 Participate in and coordinate website testing.
 Other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Under minimal supervision, handle a high volume of work that is deadline-sensitive. Extensive contact with NRA management, staff and external vendors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in either Business Administration (or related field) or equivalent work experience. At least three years experience in membership development, direct marketing and telemarketing promotion, advertising, and quality control functions is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Word processing (Word and Excel) experience required. Good filing, grammar, punctuation and editing skills a must, as is a professional phone manner. Strong organizational and follow-through abilities; strong attention to detail and process flow; ability to work in a high pressure environment; ability to properly handle sensitive and confidential information; ability to work well in a team oriented environment; Ability to organize, administrate, coordinate mailings (several projects simultaneously), as well as assure quality at every aspect of production, processing, and subsequent fulfillment.
 
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State Director (AR, KY, TN, WV)
LOCATION: *Based in Nashville, TN*

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 NRA-ILA State & Local Affairs 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 leadership, the public relations team, and other ILA divisions.
5. Coordinate with state affiliate organizations to successfully advance the Association's legislative agenda and targeted Association involvement in political races and activities.
6. 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.
7. Coordinate with the ILA Grassroots team to mobilize efforts on key legislation affecting Association membership.
8. Draft legislative and political communications to membership and public officials as needed.
9. Submit weekly reports on legislative and political matters in assigned states to the Managing Director and communicate with NRA Board of Director Members on said matters as necessary or as directed.
10. Submit accurate and timely expense reporting; demonstrate responsible stewardship of the Association's financial resources.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years combined lobbying, government affairs, legislative or similar professional experience

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 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. Develop personal and organizational credibility to promote NRA agenda. Only those applicants meeting requirements will be contacted for additional information.

TO APPLY: Submit 1) resume, 2) cover letter, and 3) at least one professional writing sample to [email protected]. In your cover letter, please provide your salary requirements, along with why you want to work for the NRA as a lobbyist.
 
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Training Program Coordinator
LOCATION: Greater Washington DC area, working onsite in Fairfax

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.

 
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