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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Customer Service Associate
    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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