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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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Staff volunteering at Miriam's Kitchen

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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  • Manager of Strategic Projects
    Department: Strategic Operations
    The Manager of Strategic Plans will be responsible for coordinating projects critical to the success of Strategic Operations.

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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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  • Manager, Political Fundraising
    Manager, Political Fundraising
    The Manager, Political Development-PAC 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).

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  • Corporate Governance Manager
    Department: Board Operations
    This position will work directly with the Director, Board Operations and Corporate Secretary to assist and manage a variety of tasks, projects, processes, including, compliance and research.

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  • Labor & Workforce Policy Director
    Washington, D.C. or Chicago
    The Director of Labor & Workforce Policy is a highly visible professional position, responsible for helping develop, manage and implement the Association’s labor & workforce agenda and goals.

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  • Editorial Internship
    Communications (Washington D.C.)
    Are you a journalism or a communications major looking for opportunities to hone your writing skills? We’re looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated intern to assist the National Restaurant Association’s editorial team in Washington, D.C.

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  • Coordinator, Communications and Media
    Department: Research & Knowledge; Public Affairs and Communications
    Provide administrative, operational and program support and coordination to the Research and Knowledge and Strategy and Public Affairs and Communications Groups.

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  • Director, Membership
    Department: Membership
    Direct daily membership operations to ensure the integrity of membership data and membership services.

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  • Executive Assistant/Coordinator Special Projects
    Board Operations, Washington
    The Executive Assistant performs duties for and reports to the Director, Board Operations and Corporate Secretary, who will help determine work priorities and flow.

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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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  • Executive Assistant
    Convention, Chicago
    This position provides administrative and professional support, often of a highly confidential and sensitive nature, for internal function and effectiveness of the office of the Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances.

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  • Coordinator - Tradeshows
    Convention, Chicago
    Under the supervision of the Director, Tradeshows, the Coordinator will be responsible for NRA Show, BAR & NEFS exhibitor data as collected throughout the exhibit application/contracting and space assignment process.

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  • Sales Representative
    Convention, Chicago
    The Sales Representative, NRA Show, BAR at NRA Show, New England Food Show and Allied Membership achieve and exceed assigned exhibit space and sponsorship goals of up to three events and Allied Membership sales through business development.

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  • Customer Service Associate
    Chicago
    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.

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  • Academic Curriculum Designer
    Department: Product Development
    The Academic Curriculum Designer is expected to lead the NRA’s effort to provide best-in-class educational materials in the subjects of culinary arts and restaurant management for the high school market.

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  • Accounting Associate
    Department: Finance
    Process checks for payables, cash receipts for receivables, and inventory data entry. Work with supervisor, accounts payable manager, and cash applications associate to provide timely resolution of customer/vendor issues.

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  • Exam Processing Supervisor
    Service Center, Chicago
    The Exam Processing Supervisor is responsible for the team’s accurate shipping and receipt of examinations, scoring and processing of examination answer sheets, inventory management, and printing and shipping of certificates for all NRA exams.

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