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Careers at the NRA

The National Restaurant Association empowers every restaurant and restaurant operator in this country to achieve more than they thought possible. It’s also where you can start and/or grow your career working to support and represent our exciting industry.

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One of the nation's most influential business associations, we are headquartered in the heart of Washington, D.C., with additional offices in Chicago. We offer full-time employees a comprehensive benefit package, including health care, generous vacation and leave time, a 401(k) plan, and a professional development/educational assistance program.

To apply for a position

We periodically recruit qualified candidates for various staff positions. To apply for any of the positions below, submit the requested materials to:

National Restaurant Association
Attn: Human Resources
2055 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 331-5991
E-mail: jobs@restaurant.org

Be sure to indicate the position title and the job code with your application. If you are called for an interview, here are directions to our offices. We accept applications only for specific, advertised positions.

Thanks for your interest in joining us!

Washington, D.C. Positions

  • Grants Manager
    The Grants Manager will be responsible for coordinating the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals. Researches grant opportunities that match goals and objectives of the foundation.

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  • Video Producer & Animation Specialist - I
    Video Producer & Animation Specialist - I is responsible for developing animation and documentary-style films that help tell the NRA story at internal and public events, including the stories of its members.

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  • Desktop Engineer
    The Desktop Engineer role is to support and maintain computer systems, desktops, laptops, mobile devices and peripherals within the organization so that end users can accomplish business tasks.

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  • Developer/Analyst 2
    The Developer Analyst – Level II reports to the Director, Application Development and is responsible for program design, prototyping, coding, testing and the documentation of application programming projects.

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  • Vice President, Public Policy
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Vice President, Public Policy will be lead the policy agenda for the Association at all levels of government: federal, state, and local.

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  • Coordinator, Federal Government Affairs
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Coordinator, Federal Government Affairs helps create a successful environment for the Association’s political and government affairs efforts.

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  • Director, Advocacy Research & Insights
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Director, Advocacy Research & Insights is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the Association’s advocacy research goals

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Chicago Positions

  • Customer Service Associate
    Service Center
    The Customer Service Associate is responsible for taking inbound calls and emails from new and existing customers, providing solutions in support of NRA certification products, and delivering a consistent and positive customer experience.

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  • Manager, Service Desk
    The role of the Manager, Service Desk is to define, implement and continuously improve upon service delivery processes in incident, change and problem management.

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  • Developer/Analyst 2
    The Developer Analyst – Level II reports to the Director, Application Development and is responsible for program design, prototyping, coding, testing and the documentation of application programming projects.

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  • Senior Database Developer
    The Senior Database Developer position will require a forward-thinking and innovative individual with a passion for the work.

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  • Producer of Learning Experiences
    The Producer of Convention Learning Experiences is responsible for creating innovative, strategic, inspirational and entertaining programming/education for our primary audiences.

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  • Office Services Coordinator
    Office Services
    Perform a variety of responsible administrative duties. Acts as a liaison with other departments, staff, outside vendors and the general public. Manages selected vendor relationships and is responsible for some initial A/P functions.

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