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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, Executive Office & Special Assistant to t
    Executive Office
    Reporting directly to the President and CEO, The Manager, Executive Office oversees and executes the daily operations and administration of the Executive Office and provides strategic advice and counsel to the President & CEO

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  • Manager, ProStart Programs
    The Manager, ProStart Programs is responsible for the development and application of systems and procedure to implement strategies, programs and projects.

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  • Programs and Events Coordinator
    The NRAEF is looking for a Programs Coordinator to assist with event planning/execution, program implementation/management to include; event planning, event/program communications, data entry, research, registration, and other tasks as assigned.

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  • Director, ProStart Programs
    The Director, ProStart Program leads the NRAEF’s strategy and investment in the ProStart program. S/he is responsible for achieving the NRAEF’s strategic initiative for ProStart and serves as the subject matter expert in the ProStart program.

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

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  • Executive Assistant
    Public Affairs
    The Executive Assistant performs highly responsible administrative duties for the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Public Affairs and for the Senior Advisor, Public Affairs (Senior Advisor).

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  • Board Administrator
    Board Operations
    The Board Administrator performs duties for and reports to the Director, Board Operations, who will help determine work priorities and flow.

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  • Vice President, Communications and Media Relations
    The role of Vice President, Communications and Media Relations is responsible for developing and overseeing the efforts to increase and enhance the restaurant industry image.

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Chicago, IL Positions

  • Sr. Dir, Digital Transformation & Product Dev
    Dynamic opportunity for a proven business and technology visionary, to lead the digital transformation of our premier events including the NRA Show, New England Foodshow and others.

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  • VP, Partner Development and Sponsorship
    Strategic Alliances
    As VP, Partner Development and Sponsorship, you will build and grow the National Restaurant Association’s Solutions’ revenue, selling properties, events, tools, and complete enterprise solutions, plus deepen and strengthen supplier partner relationships.

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  • Registration Specialist
    As a Registration Specialist, you’ll provide year-round registration support for setup, reporting and customer service for our premiere industry and member events.

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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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Orlando, FL Positions

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