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We are a member driven organization and are committed to success of the industry. Our team members have a passion for helping small business owners thrive and become great business owners.

Our core values are:


We live the highest level of ethics and behavior – professionally and personally – in everything we do, everyday.


We all take responsibility for our successes, challenges and reputation. And for growing our membership and revenues.


We work as one to serve the industry, engaging with our colleagues across the Enterprise and with our stakeholders treating everyone with dignity and respect.


We continually strive for the best in our people, products, information and processes.


We are cordial, caring, inclusive, responsive and generous.

Available Positions

Local Communications Manager

CLOSING DATE: October 31, 2017

We are currently recruiting for a Local Communications Manager for the association. Washington Hospitality is looking for a candidate to develop and implement local communications to advance the hospitality industry’s legislative, advocacy goals and objectives. This position is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing the assigned marketing and communications programs. This position serves as the communications liaison between the communications department and government affairs departments.


  • Have bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, advertising or related field, or equivalent year-for-year experience working in the public relations field, in addition to three years of writing/editing or equivalent experience.
  • At least four years of progressively responsible experience in communications with strong focus on message development and public relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and manage a multi-faceted program.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality work under tight fiscal and time constraints, to communicate complex information to diverse audiences
  • Knowledge of restaurants, small business, wage issues, state and federal legislative processes and constituency building within a membership association preferred.
  • Public speaking experience preferred
  • Provide excellent leadership and manage within a changing environment
  • Effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge and experience working with print or broadcast news media.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information clearly in writing to a non-technical audience.

Click here for the full job description. Please submit cover letter and resume via email to lexn@wahospitality.org.

Incubation Pilot Coordinator

The Washington Hospitality Association represents the interests of more than 5,800 member businesses across the state of Washington. The hospitality sector is the largest private employer in Washington State and is regulated by state and local regulatory agencies.

The Washington Hospitality Association is seeking an energetic, outgoing, customer focused professional to help in the testing of program ideas to assess their potential and prepare them for full launch.

We work in a fast paced, results oriented, dynamic and changing industry, requiring a self-confident individual who loves the hospitality business and has a passion for helping businesses succeed.

Responsibilities for this position include: presenting potential benefit programs to existing members, meeting grassroots contact goals, and working collaboratively with senior manager to test and improve program results.

Required Skills
• Ability to analyze problems and provide resolutions
• Excellent communication and listening skills
• Proven ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, staff and
• Proven ability to build strong relationships and work independently
• Proven ability to set goals and meet/exceed targets
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures

Required experience:

Database, Excel, Word, Outlook, Proven Sales Success Experience: 1 year

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to kenw@wahospitality.org