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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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  • Meetings Manager
    Department: Convention
    Meetings Manager manages and coordinates advance planning and onsite logistics for Executive Study Groups, All-Staff Meetings in DC, and Events.

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  • Senior Manager, Program Development
    The Senior Manager, Program Development is responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of comprehensive programs for opportunity youth, military and other audiences for the NRAEF.

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  • Vice President, Communications
    The Vice President of Communications will set strategy, goals and direction for NRAEF communications consistent with the organization’s strategic plan and long term business plan.

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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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  • Coordinator, State Restaurant Association
    State Restaurant Association Relations
    The Coordinator of State Restaurant Association Relations and Programs focuses on strengthening enterprise-wide relations with the State Restaurant Associations (SRAs).

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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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  • Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
    As the Senior Manager, Convention Marketing & Communications, you will be the strategic day-to-day lead.

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  • Assistant Manager, Sponsorships & Special Projects
    The Assistant Manager, Sponsorships & Special Projects will be responsible for managing sponsorship fulfillment effort of the NRA Show, BAR, NEFS and other events.

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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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  • Registration Specialist
    The Registration Specialist will be responsible for providing year round support to NRA Show/BAR/NEFS registration as well as have responsibility

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  • Exam Processing Technician
    Exam Processing, Chicago
    This position works in collaboration with the Exam Processing, Exam Development and Program Compliance departments.

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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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  • Administrative Services Associate
    Service Center, Chicago
    Working within a fast paced and professional call center environment, the Administrative Services Associate is the primary resource for off phone customer support and is responsible for responding to inquiries from new and existing customers.

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