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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

  • Director, Healthcare Policy
    Policy and Government Affairs (Washington, D.C.)
    The Director, Healthcare Policy is a visible professional position, responsible for helping developing, managing and implementing the Association’s labor and workforce agenda and goals.

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  • Director, Labor and Workforce Policy
    Policy and Government Affairs (Washington, D.C.)
    The Director, Labor and Workforce Policy is a visible professional position, responsible for helping developing, managing and implementing the Association’s labor and workforce agenda and goals.

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  • Vice President, Development
    NRAEF
    The Vice President, Development is responsible for leading and executing short term, annual and long term foundation goals. Working closely with the Executive Vice President of Philanthropy and the Board.

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  • National ProStart Coordinator
    NRAEF
    The National ProStart Coordinator is the primary contact for all ProStart audiences and has an overall understanding of all dimensions of the ProStart program.

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  • Director, State and Local Government Affairs
    Policy and Government Relations
    Lead and manage the Association’s engagement in industry public policy related matters at the state and local levels. Identifying key public policy issues at the state and local level in which the Association should actively engage.

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  • Director, Communications
    NRAEF
    The Director, Communications, will play an authoritatively commanding role in envisioning, devising and leading strategy as well as directing and managing tactical execution for communications.

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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

  • Director, Product Marketing
    Department: Strategic Marketing
    The Director, Product Marketing will lead, build and manage a team that is responsible for the conceptualization and execution of marketing programs and activities that support the NRA’s training and certification programs.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Meeting and Event Manager
    Convention, Chicago
    The Meeting & Event Manager will be responsible for the management of the NRA Show/ BAR meeting rooms, meeting planning functions for the NRA Show and BAR.

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  • Customer Service Associate
    Chicago
    Working within a fast paced and professional call center environment, 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.

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