Careers at TRA

Careers at TRA

The Texas Restaurant Association is one of the largest state restaurant associations in the country. Our membership reflects the diversity of the state’s culinary landscape, from small family owned restaurants, to multi-unit independent operators, regional and national chains.

TRA is headquartered just north of downtown Austin, Texas with regional offices in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. We offer full-time employees a comprehensive benefit package, including health care, a 401(K) plan and paid time off.

We recruit exceptional candidates for full-time positions and independent contractors. TRA has a strong sales team focused on membership as well as our annual convention and trade show, TRA Marketplace.

Send all letters of interest and applications to Susan Petty in TRA's HR department.

Available Positions

REGIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTRAL-SOUTH TEXAS REGION (Austin Based)
The Regional Executive Director is the key leadership role responsible for representing the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF) in their respective Region and its Chapters. Their core focus is two-fold; Membership and Advocacy. By driving member acquisition and engagement as well as local government affairs and advocacy, the Regional Executive Director grows the strength of the Association and its advocacy impact, adding to member value. Based in the Central-South Texas Region’s Austin office, they are also responsible for key administrative duties to support their Chapters. Learn more and apply.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TEXAS RESTAURANT FOUNDATION (Austin or Dallas Based)
The Foundation Executive Director will lead fundraising and education programming to provide educational opportunities to build and maintain a strong professional foodservice workforce in Texas. This individual will lead the next phase of impact and increased investment for the TRF. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the President & CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association and the Board of Trustees to bring organizational leadership to the Foundation that advances its mission. Learn more and apply.