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Advancement Officer, Womens Leadership

National Rifle Association
Virginia, United States
$100,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
Oct 27, 2022

SUMMARY: The NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Director reports directly to the Executive Director of the Office of Advancement and the Co-Chairs of the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum (NRA-WLF). The Director provides daily leadership, management and coordination of the NRA-WLF. The Director assists in the development and management of long-term and annual strategic plans and budgets for the NRA-WLF to achieve its goals and objectives. The Director provides on-site leadership and coordinates the NRA-WLF team’s efforts to achieve all of its objectives for NRA Annual Meeting. The Director oversees the planning of all NRA-WLF activities and provides analysis of the status and effectiveness of all NRA-WLF activities. 

The selected finalist will have an established record of successful fundraising, event management and a network of motivated, high-dollar donors.  Support for the mission of the NRA is essential. 

**This position can work from any U.S. location**


  1. Strengthen relationships with existing donors and identify and cultivate new donors to achieve NRA-WLF’s membership and fundraising goals
  2. Act with the authority of the Executive Director of Advancement and NRA-WLF volunteer Co-Chairs in accordance with goals, objectives, and policies established by the ED-OOA, the Executive Vice President, the Board of Directors of the NRA and the NRA-WLF Executive Committee. Establish credibility throughout the Association and with internal and volunteer leadership as an effective developer of solutions to the opportunities and challenges of growth facing the NRA-WLF.
  3. Working with the NRA-WLF Co-Chairs, assist in the creation of and monitor progress on long-term strategic plans and budgets for the NRA-WLF. Update long-term strategic plans and budgets as appropriate.
  4. Lead the development and submission of a budget for the NRA-WLF for the next fiscal year to support the strategic goals and objectives for the program, including revenue projections, costs, and capital expenditures. Monitor and evaluate the current year’s NRA-WLF budget to ensure efficient expenditure of fiscal resources and affect timely payment of invoices while insuring operations are within budget guidelines.
  5. Serve as lead director for all official NRA-WLF events including the Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon and Auction held in conjunction with the NRA Annual Meeting and the NRA-WLF Fall Summit.
  6. Responsible for ensuring that all fundraising goals and attendee goals for NRA-WLF events are met. Work with ED-OOA and NRA-WLF Co-Chairs to set future fundraising goals and long term plans as they pertain to NRA-WLF.
  7. Work closely with NRA-WLF Co-Chairs to ensure they have the necessary tools and resources available to them in order to exceed the goals of their national roles.
  8. Responsible for overseeing or leading all details of each event including but not limited to: communications (talking points, invitations, eblasts, flyers, corporate promotions, auction catalogs), donor development and recruitment, program development and execution, event details including timing, seating, meals, guest speakers, schedule of events, and event follow up.
  9. Supervise and manage all NRA-WLF administrative support personnel.  



  • A passion for the mission of the NRA.
  • Ten years of successful fundraising experience.
  • Experience in planning philanthropic events and activities.
  • Personal and professional integrity, as well as high standards of excellence.
  • BA/BS degree.
  • A proven and substantial track record of successfully managing programs, including but not limited to, strategic plan development, budget development and management, human resource management.
  • A proven track record as a successful manager and motivator of personnel at all levels of experience and with a variety of responsibilities and duties.
  • Ability and experience to discern informational needs of the advancement department, interpret those needs into useful reports, and communicate information and data in an understandable manner to provide needed facts and guidance to the decision making process.
  • Working knowledge of charitable giving best practices, tax laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to participate in extensive travel nationally.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Collaborative, committed to team; able to engender trust among superiors, colleagues and donors.

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