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To operate effectively as a member-driven trade association, NACDS recognizes clearly that its staff team shines as its greatest resource. NACDS supports the educational growth of its employees through classes (online or onsite) and certificate programs. In addition, the NACDS Foundation offers several programs of interests for pharmacists and pharmacy students including our competitive executive fellowship program.


  • Health insurance

  • Generous leave programs
  • Most federal holidays off
  • 401(k) plan
  • IDP – Individual Development Program
  • Kitchen stocked with Coffee, tea and snacks.

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

Current available positions at NACDS and the NACDS Foundation:

Business Development and Exhibit Sales

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.

Media Relations

Seeking 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.

Network Administrator

National trade association based in Arlington, VA representing the chain pharmacy industry seeks a Windows network administrator to join Information Technology staff team supporting 75 users. Administrator has day-to-day responsibility for association’s data, voice, network, applications, virtual server and security infrastructure. Position is responsible to maintain/modify network systems, components and applications over multiple subnets – Microsoft Office 365/Azure, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft File Services, Microsoft Hyper-V and back-up systems. Administrator manages and maintains Cisco firewalls, routers, switches, phone/UC/voicemail systems, wireless controllers and access points. Position monitors and resolves any server and network activity and performance issues. Provides comprehensive technical support to users.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must have five years experience with computer systems including local and wide area network administration, DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, Windows Server, Office 365/Azure, MS SQL administration and Windows desktop operating systems. Must have experience configuring firewalls, routers and switches. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Microcomputer or Networks is preferred. Applicant must be a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Applicant must have excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Position offers competitive benefits package, including professional development, 401(k) contribution and transit subsidy.