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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) 973-3955

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

Chicago, IL Positions

  • Registration Manager
    Dynamic opportunity for a Registration Manager, who brings proven success managing complex registration services in an Association environment.

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  • 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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  • Sr. Manager of Marketing, Training & Certification
    Product Marketing
    The Senior Manager of Marketing will be responsible for developing compelling sales tools and collateral to enhance and support the sales process across our full range of Training & Certification brands.

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  • Certification Associate 1
    Exam Processing
    This position works in collaboration with the Certification, Exam Development and Program Compliance departments.

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  • Manager, Learning & Development Operations
    Product Development
    You will be responsible for deploying and managing the Association’s online training and certification products in its licensed learning systems and supporting development, testing, and staging environments.

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  • Programming Coordinator, Convention
    Entry-level opportunity to become an integral member of our Convention Programming team. If you bring a few years of event or professional development and training program coordination experience, we want to hear from you!

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  • Staff Accountant
    Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the organization's financial records, preparing monthly financial statements, project and variance reports, and account reconciliations, as well as assisting in preparation of budgets and forecasts.

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  • Project Coordinator, Learning & Development
    Learning & Development
    Exciting entry-level opportunity to become an integral member of our Learning & Development team. If you’re a self-starter with a can-do spirit, plus all-star Excel and project management skills, we want to hear from you!

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  • National Accounts Manager
    Exciting opportunity for a proven Tradeshow/Conference Sales professional, who brings a successful track record of executive-level engagement, relationship building, strategic consultative sales skills and partner development.

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  • Senior QA Automation Engineer
    Experienced QA Automation Engineer, to work as an integral member of our Technology team establishing methodologies and frameworks, developing, implementing and executing automated test suites for our web and client-server applications.

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Orlando, FL Positions

  • Customer Service Associate
    Service Center
    Working within a fast paced and professional call center environment, the Customer Service Supervisor is responsible for the overall performance of wither the customer service or administrative services group.

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  • Instructional Designer
    Learning & Development
    As part of our Learning & Development team, you will apply adult learning principles, current instructional design theory and delivery specific expertise in defining and implementing learning strategy for industry-leading hospitality training products.

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  • Sales Manager, Foodservice and Hospitality
    Dynamic opportunity for a proven sales performer to drive revenue growth of our Training & Certification products in non-traditional food service and hospitality markets.

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  • Customer Care Training Manager
    Service Center
    The Customer Care Training Manager will manage and ensure maximum effectiveness of the customer service function by developing and implementing training programs

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