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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

  • Development Coordinator
    Department: NRAEF
    This individual provides professional support, often of a highly confidential and sensitive nature, for internal function and effectiveness of the office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer in the NRAEF.

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  • Communications Project Coordinator
    Department: NRAEF
    This individual provides professional support, often of a highly confidential and sensitive nature, for internal function and effectiveness to the communications operations within the Communications department of the NRAEF.

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  • Executive Assistant
    Department: Executive Office Operations
    The Executive Assistant’s primary role is to provide administrative support to the Office of the President & CEO. They ensure that all interactions under their purview are handled appropriately and in a timely fashion.

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  • Coordinator, State, Federal and Industry Affairs
    Department: Policy and Government Relations
    This position assists the VP of Government Affairs; Manager of Policy and Coalition Affairs; and the State and Local Affairs Team with local, state, and federal policy and political responsibilities, research, writing, and administrative duties.

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  • Manager, Strategic Projects
    Department: Strategic Operations
    The Manager, Strategic Projects coordinates key directives of the CEO, organizational governance projects, implementation of the strategic plan, and relationships with State Restaurant Associations.

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  • Manager, Advocacy Development & Grassroots
    Political Advocacy (Washington, D.C.)
    This position is responsible for creating an environment for success on industry public policy related matters. Primary duties include developing a robust and highly effective grassroots enterprise for the restaurant industry.

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Chicago Positions

  • National Accounts Manager - NRA Show, IWSB
    Department: Convention
    Achieve and exceed assigned sales goals of two events and Allied Membership sales through business development. Maintain and grow a non-geographically assigned sales territory.

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  • Customer Service Supervisor
    Service Center team
    Working within a fast paced and professional call center environment, the Customer Service Supervisor is responsible for the overall performance of wither the customer service or administrative services group.

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  • Tradeshows Coordinator
    Department: Convention, Chicago
    Under the supervision of the Director, Tradeshows, the Tradeshows Coordinator will be responsible for the management of all NRA Show exhibitor data as collected throughout the exhibit application/contracting and space assignment process.

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  • Content Writer, Convention Marketing
    Department: Convention, Chicago
    Under the supervision of the Art Director, Convention Marketing, the Content Writer develops and delivers the messaging, voice, tone and personality of Convention products, including NRA Show, BAR at NRA Show, BrainFeed and the New England Food Show.

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  • Director, Customer Care
    Department: Training & Certification, Chicago
    This leadership position will be responsible for the overall day-to-day management of Customer Care operations - Call Center and Exam Processing departments.

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