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About the CRA & CRF

Founded in 1933, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) is the leading trade organization for the state’s dynamic foodservice industry, which is a driving force for the Colorado economy. Our sole purpose is to protect restaurant businesses and help them thrive. The CRA is run by restaurateurs, for restaurants.

The Colorado Restaurant Foundation (CRF) was established in 1987. As the philanthropic foundation of the CRA, the CRF’s mission of service is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s workforce training and education, career development, and the overall well-being of the industry and its employees.

The CRA/CRF is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive salaries and benefits in a supportive, fast-paced working environment.

Office Manager/Accounting Assistant

Reports to: CRA President & CEO and Accounting Manager
Job type: Exempt Full-time Position
Direct reports: None

SALARY RANGE:

$55,000 – $62,500/year plus potential year-end bonus

BENEFITS:

The CRA offers competitive salary, vacation and PTO leave, health insurance, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K, discretionary retirement contribution, short and long-term disability, life insurance, private office, and free parking. $50/mo. in cell-phone reimbursement. Corporate credit card provided for work-related expenses.

Approximately 50% remote work is allowed.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assists the Accounting Manager with Accounting and Bookkeeping tasks. Oversees day to day Building and Office management and maintenance. Greets walk in visitors, answers telephones and runs reception.

PRIMARY DUTIES

ACCOUNTING:

  • Administer the entire Accounts Payable process including invoice approval, voucher entry and issuing payments
    • Prepare tax information related to the A/P process including W-9 forms and 1099 forms
    • Process receipts: post all credit card, cash and check receipts to appropriate system.
    • Prepare and file sales & use tax returns
    • Make bank deposits as needed
    • Prepare journal entries as assigned
    • Manage the installment billing processes
    • Responsible for membership billings and invoicing for miscellaneous products and services
    • A/R follow-up
    • GL reconciliations as assigned
    • Prepare cash bank, credit card terminals, etc. for events
    • Assist in budget process and annual audit preparation

BUILDING AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT:

  • Act as liaison and manage contracts with vendors relating to:
    o building cleaning, maintenance, and repairs
    o office equipment such as telephone, postage meter and copiers
    o computer and network equipment
    o service providers such as document shredding, office supplies and refreshments

OTHER DUTIES

  • Assist CEO by prioritizing mail, communicating with board and membership as needed, coordinating travel, etc.
    • Answers telephone, greets walk-in visitors
    • Makes bank deposits
    • Sorts mail
    • Assist as needed at association and foundation events, primarily with registration
    • Other duties as assigned

CONTACT WITH OTHERS

  • Frequent interaction with association staff, members, and outside vendors

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting, Business or related field or equivalent experience
    • 5 years relevant professional experience
    • Understanding of fundamental accounting principles.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and QuickBooks or other widely used accounting software package
    • Experience with Association Management database software
    • Self directed, results-oriented work style with ability to work in close harmony with others and willingness to accept responsibility and personal accountability
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people required
    • Good organizational skills and detail-oriented work style

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter along with your resume and salary requirements to jobs@corestaurant.org. All submissions received will be kept confidential. Only complete submissions will be considered for the position.

Territory Manager

Reports to: Business Development & Engagement Manager
Job type: Exempt Full-time Position
Direct reports: None

Salary and Benefits:

  • Base pay plus commission with on target earnings of $64,400. Average earnings range $75,000-$125,000.
  • $150/mo. auto allowance.
  • $50/mo. phone allowance.
  • Health, Dental, Gap Insurance, Life and AD&D benefits as consistent with CRA’s benefits for all staff.
  • Potential for profit sharing as part of CRA’s 401k plan at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
  • Free Parking

SUMMARY:

This position focuses on membership sales and is responsible for maximizing revenue and member count in assigned territory by developing an in-depth knowledge of the Colorado Restaurant Association’s value proposition in order to grow new restaurant and supplier members.

Primary Duties

  • Prospecting, cold calling, appointment setting, and follow up with potential new restaurant and vendor members.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the CRA’s advocacy work, resources and member benefits.
  • Create and execute a territory sales plan that meets or exceeds established membership goals.
  • Attending and assistance with content for chapter meetings within your territory.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with endorsed providers to grow membership and demonstrate benefits to current and prospective members.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship with new and existing members and assist them in connecting with resources as needed.
  • Attend staff and sales meetings as required.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Represent the CRA in a professional manner within the community.
  • Join and participate in at least one leads group that is industry specific.
  • Work with CRA staff regularly and provide updated information on membership data.
  • Attend chapter meetings and chapter functions in assigned territory.
  • Attend work-related events as requested (sometimes requires evenings or weekends).  Events include Drink Red, Wear Red; Denver Food & Wine;  Annual Board Orientation;  Golf Tournaments; Colorado Restaurant & Bar Show; Industry Spotlight Awards and more.

Contact with Others

  • Considerable interaction with members, prospective members, and endorsed providers.
  • Interaction and coordination with CRA Education Foundation.
  • Moderate interaction with the CRA volunteer leadership (e.g., Board of Directors).

 Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Some sales experience.
  • Relationship builder and team player.
  • Organization, time management, and follow-up skills.

BENEFITS:

The CRA offers a competitive salary and commission. Benefits include: health, dental, 401k, profit sharing, disability, life insurance, free parking.

COMPANY ENVIRONMENT:

The culture at the CRA is dynamic. Our team is passionate about the work that we do on behalf of our restaurant members. There is support and teamwork that leads to a positive work environment that is dedicated to your success.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements to Jen Johnson at jobs@corestaurant.org

Notes:

  • Some travel and evening / weekend work are required.
  • No phone calls please.
  • Local residents only (no relocation offered).

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job.   They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.  Updated 01/10/2022.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter along with your resume and salary requirements to jobs@corestaurant.org. All submissions received will be kept confidential. Only complete submissions will be considered for the position.

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