Training Counselor Program Lead

Fairfax, Virginia
Mar 16, 2018
Apr 20, 2018
Training Counselor
Full Time

SUMMARY:  Provides assistance to the Manager, Training Department in the development, administration, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of the NRA Training Counselor Program.


1.         Under supervision of the Manager, evaluate, develop and/or revise curriculum and training materials for the Training Counselor Program within departmental guidelines.

2.         Establish locations throughout the nation, secure facilities, and coordinate and conduct Training Counselor Development Workshops while remaining fiscally responsible. 

3.         Evaluate the credentials and recommend approval of new training counselors within departmental guidelines.  Investigate complaints in an accurate and timely manner and recommend appropriate action to suspend/revoke training counselor credentials within departmental guidelines.  Maintain confidential records related to all such cases within departmental guidelines.

4.         Keep Training Counselors updated on program policy, procedures, materials and techniques through NRA Training Department Updates, NRA Blog, and

5.         Provide day-to-day assistance and support to NRA Training Counselors by answering questions and supplying information, as well as reviewing, analyzing and responding appropriately to telephone and program correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.

6.         Provide technical support for projects related to training/program literature in a timely manner within departmental guidelines.

7.         Assist, as directed, in the development of training aids and training materials in support of the NRA Training Program.

8.         Develop, within departmental guidelines, program-related marketing and sales strategies in support of NRA Division objectives.           

9.         Assist the Manager in an annual evaluation of the Training Counselor Program, support activities and literature, and make appropriate changes to maintain integrity of this program.

10.       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 required. 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.

To apply, please send resume with cover letter and salary expectations (REQUIRED) to  The NRA is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (minority/women/disabled). Please visit to learn more about working for us.


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