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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

  • Programs Coordinator
    As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education.

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

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  • Board and Legal Projects Manager
    Legal & Board Operations
    The Board and Legal Projects Manager provides projects management and logistical professional support.

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  • Account Executive, Membership Development
    Washington, D.C.
    Reporting to VP of Membership & Strategic Development, the Account Executive is responsible for the development & recruitment efforts of Allied membership.

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  • Director, Membership Development
    Innovation & Membership
    Reporting to VP of Membership & Strategic Development, the Director of Membership Development is responsible for growing Association membership revenue thru the direct sales of membership products and services

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  • Vice President, Advocacy Communications
    The role of Vice President, Advocacy Communications is responsible for developing and overseeing the efforts to increase and enhance the restaurant industry image and its public affairs efforts.

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Chicago, IL Positions

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

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  • Office Services Specialist
    Office Services
    This position supports and provides general mailing information and assistance to organization staff.

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  • Certification Exam Developer
    Certification Exam Developer
    Unique opportunity for an experienced Certification Exam Developer to play an integral role in the development of our ServSafe Certification exams.

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  • Sales Representative, Academic
    Training &Certification Sales
    Exciting opportunity for a highly motivated B2B Inside Sales professional, who is equal parts confident, coachable and client-service-driven.

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  • Project Manager, Learning & Development
    Learning & Development
    Have some serious Project Management chops, coupled with an approachable, team-driven spirit? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We have an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of our Learning & Development team.

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  • Inventory Accountant
    The Inventory Accountant will play an integral role in managing the inventory and commissions related to our learning products, which reach over a million students a year across multiple platforms.

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  • VP, Partner Development and Sponsorship
    Innovation & Membership
    Reporting directly to the EVP, Development & Industry Relations and will be responsible for executing the NRA Enterprise Revenue Development strategy by driving revenue.

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Orlando, FL Positions

  • Certification Associate II
    Exam Processing
    This role is in a fast-paced environment and requires extensive data entry that must be completed efficiently, accurately and within specified timeframes.

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  • 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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  • Product Management Specialist
    Product Management
    The Product Management Specialist supports the execution of the strategic plan for the National Restaurant Association's product portfolio.

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Lansing, MI Positions

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