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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, Public Relations
    NRAEF
    Public Relations professional to oversee external communications and brand positioning for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF.

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  • Senior Advisor, Policy & Government Affairs
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Senior Advisor, Policy & Government Affairs primary role is to manage the effective daily operations of the Policy & Government Affairs Department and provide strategic advice and counsel to the EVP, Policy & Government Affairs.

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  • Coordinator, State and Local Government Affairs
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Coordinator, State and Local Government Affairs assists the State and Local Affairs

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  • Account Manager, Sponsorship & Engagement Programs
    Enterprise Sponsorship
    Reporting to VP of Sponsorship, the Account Manager is the Association’s primary sales resource for sponsorship sales of The Association’s series of Executive Study Groups (ESG) as well as sales of Allied Membership.

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  • Coordinator, Political Advocacy and Grassroots
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Coordinator, Political Advocacy + Grassroots helps create a successful environment for the Association’s political and government affairs efforts.

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  • Manager, Major Gifts, Foundation & Grants
    NRAEF
    The National Gift Officer, Foundations and Grants 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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  • Manager, Political Fundraising
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Manager, Political Fundraising 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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  • Strategic Accounts Director, Sponsorship
    Enterprise Sponsorships
    Reporting to VP of Sponsorship, the Strategic Accounts Director is responsible for growing Association sponsorship revenue thru the direct sales of sponsorship products and services to a territory of named strategic industry accounts and prospects.

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  • Administrative Assistant
    Executive Office
    The Administrative Assistant performs administrative duties for the Executive Office. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Manager, Executive Office and Special Assistant to the CEO who will determine work flow.

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  • Senior Director, IT Solutions Delivery
    IT
    The Senior Director, IT Solutions Delivery – D.C. is the strategic liaison between NRA IT and assigned Business Partners.

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  • Staff Attorney
    Legal
    The Staff Attorney performs highly responsible tasks for the General Counsel.

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  • National Gifts Officer, Suppliers
    NRAEF
    The National Gifts Officer, Supplier is responsible for securing the relationships and the funds to execute programs, events and initiatives that support the mission of the Foundation.

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  • Director, Advocacy Research & Insights
    Policy and Government Affairs
    The Director, Advocacy Research & Insights is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the Association’s advocacy research goals

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Chicago Positions

  • Senior Web Developer
    Information Technology
    The Senior Web Developer will work closely with members of the project team to assist in designing, building, and maintaining of websites and applications with optimized user experience.

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  • Director, Product Management
    Learning & Development
    The Director, Product Management is responsible for the strategy of the NRA’s core training programs.

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  • Creative Director, Learning & Development
    Learning & Development
    The Creative Director, Learning & Development is responsible for the creative direction and general design and production processes that support the NRA’s award-winning suite of digital and print programs

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  • Accounting Associate
    Finance
    Process cash receipts, and inventory data entry. Work with manager, and cash applications associate to provide timely resolution of customer issues.

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  • Developer 2
    IT
    The Developer 2 will work closely members of the project team to assist in designing, building, and maintaining of websites and applications with optimized user experience.

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  • Strategic Accounts Director, Sponsorship
    Enterprise Sponsorships
    Reporting to VP of Sponsorship, the Strategic Accounts Director is responsible for growing Association sponsorship revenue thru the direct sales of sponsorship products and services to a territory of named strategic industry accounts and prospects.

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  • Desktop Engineer
    Information Technology
    The Desktop Engineer role is to support and maintain computer systems, desktops, laptops, mobile devices and peripherals within the organization so that end users can accomplish business tasks.

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  • Senior Database Developer
    IT
    The Senior Database Developer position will require a forward-thinking and innovative individual with a passion for the work.

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  • Enterprise Architect
    Technology
    The Enterprise Architect will be a member of the Technology Architecture team and contribute to the design, maintenance, enhancement, communication and governance of the enterprise technology architecture.

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  • Sales Associate, Academic
    Training and Certification, Sales
    The Sales Associate will manage accounts in the academic channel, specifically focusing on the ProStart and ServSafe curriculum in the K-12 and high school markets, and to create, develop and grow sales opportunities.

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  • Academic Sales Manager
    Training and Certification, Sales
    The Academic Sales Manager is responsible for the implementation and the execution of strategies, plans and initiatives within the inside sales team in order to increase sales and overall profits.

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