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Manager, Political Fundraising Policy and Government Affairs

Summary of Position:
The Manager, Political Fundraising is responsible for assisting with creating an environment that allows for successful fundraising for the NRA Political Action Committee (Restaurant PAC) and the Restaurant Advocacy Fund (RAF).  Reporting to the Director, Political Fundraising and Development, this position helps to implement the respective fundraising strategies of the Restaurant PAC and RAF and provides for their daily administration.
 
Principle Duties:
Manages the fundraising and communications strategies of the Restaurant PAC and the Restaurant Advocacy Fund;
Helps coordinate and manage Restaurant PAC and Restaurant Advocacy Fund fundraising events;
Assists Director, Political Fundraising and Development to accomplish departmental goals;
Supports all internal team members and departments following the Association mission and values while promoting Association culture;
Manages the chain CEO/in-house company solicitation campaigns;
Manages the daily administration of the Restaurant PAC and Restaurant Advocacy Fund;
Manages the Restaurant PAC and Restaurant Advocacy Fund donor databases, maintaining organized records of all receipts and disbursements;
Maintains the stakeholder and monthly goal reports (Board giving, state by state goals, etc.);
Manages the Restaurant PAC donor recognition programs;
Maintains the Restaurant PAC and Restaurant Advocacy Fund collateral materials, including newsletters, annual reports, letterhead, brochures, and contribution forms;
Maintains the state fundraising toolkits;
Provides a strong and credible voice for the association and the industry with key stakeholders;
Provides professional leadership to the political development work of the NRA.
 
Secondary Duties:
Works on special projects and other duties as required helping to promote department’s success
Assists with the annual Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. 
Assists as needed with state and local and grassroots operations
Assists with the approval of candidates for expenditures by Restaurant PAC
Assists with the duties and functions of the PAC and RAF committees of the board
Assists the EVP of Policy & Government Affairs as needed.  
 
Essential Use of Following Tools: 
Computer
Association membership database
PAC reporting software
Grassroots management software
Microsoft Excel
Printer
Fax Machine
 
Essential Training/Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required
Experience in PAC or congressional fundraising is preferred 
 
Essential Skills/Knowledge: 
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
Computer literate (Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint applications)
Ability to learn other computer software programs, and enter and maintain accurate data/information
Detail-oriented with a dedication to accuracy and thoroughness
Strong math skills
Basic knowledge of office equipment such as fax and telephone
Ability to maintain confidentiality of work records
Strong organizational skills
Flexible and resilient
Problem-solving skills
Time management skills
Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills 
Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently
Significant business and stakeholder relationship building experience
Broad fundamental understanding of the restaurant industry/business environment
Significant communication skills in written and verbal formats; showcases clear and concise manner
Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently; a self-initiator, versatile and assumes risk with responsibility
 
Essential Mental Requirements:
Must be able to work as an integral part of the Political Advocacy Team
Must be able to maintain good rapport with all departments
Must be able to cope within a fast-paced work environment
Must be able to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision 
Must be able to understand the importance of the position for the success of the business
Be on time and with a minimal amount of absence
Must be able to manage multiple projects; separating mission critical from the non-strategic; with minimal supervision 
Must be fearless in tackling issues and challenges as they arise; doesn’t avoid confrontation 
Must be able to understand the importance of the position for the success of the business
Ability to accept change and be flexible; focusing on action and outcomes
Must be able to act with honor, character and integrity
 

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