To operate effectively as a member-driven trade association, NACDS recognizes clearly that its staff team shines as its greatest resource.  NACDS periodically recruits qualified candidates for various positions.  Available opportunities are listed below.  If nothing is listed, please check back.  NACDS accepts applications only for specific, advertised positions.

NACDS is a great place to work.  The Association’s headquarters office is located in Arlington, VA.  NACDS offers full-time, regular employees a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, generous leave programs, and a 401(k) plan, among other offerings.

NACDS promotes a culture of transparency, accountability, collective responsibility, focus, communications, member-centricity, cross-functional teamwork, trust, adaptability, energy, excellence of execution and measured results.

In addition, the NACDS Foundation offers several programs of interests for pharmacists and pharmacy students including our competitive executive fellowship program.

NACDS Elective Rotation in Association Management

NACDS offers an exciting opportunity for pharmacy students to enhance their understanding of community pharmacy practice and issues impacting the chain drug industry through an elective rotation is association management. The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation student will be able to see firsthand the day-to-day operations of a national pharmacy association. Detailed Information

Learn more and consider applying for the following open positions at NACDS and the NACDS Foundation:


February 2, 2017

Business Development and Exhibit Sales Coordinator:  Arlington, VA based trade association seeks self-motivated, detailed-oriented team player. Under direction, position responsible for development of new business and exhibit sales; assists with development/implementation of sales plan; maintains and manages database of prospective and current exhibitors. Assist with exhibit logistics for trade shows/conferences including planning, marketing, registration, on-site set-up and execution, and post conference responsibilities. Provides administrative and program support to Business Development/Exhibits team.

Minimum qualifications: Up to 3 years sales experience, preferably in the conference/trade show industry. Microsoft Office with data entry proficiency, prior Salesforce of comparable CRM experience a plus. Strong written/verbal communications skills. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Ability to build relationships with members. Ability to travel.

Position offers competitive benefits package, including transit benefits. 

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirement to NACDS at


February 3, 2017

Media Relations Director:  Arlington, VA based trade association seeks a team player with strong relationship building and influencing talents to join Marketing, Communications & Media Relations department. Position will be responsible for developing, maintain and utilizing a modern media relations infrastructure to effectively convey message to target audiences. Write press releases, op-eds and other content. Serve as point of contact for media inquiries. Develop and execute marketing plans. Lead media relations activities associated with meetings/conferences. Provides program support.

Minimum qualifications: Ability to think strategically. Ability to create compelling content/messages. Familiarity with variety of research protocols. Proven record of earned media coverage. Strong working knowledge of the media. Excellent written/verbal communications skills. Ability to meet deadlines. Up to 7 years experience in media relations within association, corporation, agency or government preferred. Microsoft Office proficiency.

Position offers competitive benefits package, including professional development.

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirement to NACDS at