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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:

Integrity

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

Accountability

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

Collaboration

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.

Excellence

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

Hospitality

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


Available Positions

POSITION: Downtown Seattle Area Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Membership

REPORTS TO: Membership Director

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

DESCRIPTION: 

The Washington Hospitality Association represents the interests of more than 5,800 member businesses across the state of Washington, and in October 2015 began working with the Washington Lodging Association to represent more than 500 additional hotel members. 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 sales professional for Downtown Seattle.

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 include membership sales, member relationship building, and legislative grassroots

Required Skills

• Goal oriented with proven ability to actualize sales/revenue plan
• 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
• Proven ability to effectively cold call by phone and in person.

Required experience:

• Database, Excel, Word: 1 year

We offer attractive benefits including, medical, dental, life, LTD, paid vacation, EAP and 401k.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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


POSITION:                Southeast Area Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Membership

REPORTS TO: Membership Director

LOCATION:           Southeast Washington

DESCRIPTION: 

The Washington Hospitality Association represents the interests of more than 6,300 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 sales professional for Southeast Washington.

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 include membership sales, member relationship building, and legislative grassroots activities.

Required Skills

• Goal oriented with proven ability to actualize sales/revenue plan
• 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
• Proven ability to effectively cold call by phone and in person.

Required experience:

• Database, Excel, Word: 1 year

We offer attractive benefits including, medical, dental, life, LTD, paid vacation, EAP and 401k.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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


POSITION:                Chief Financial Officer

REPORTS TO: CEO

LOCATION:           Olympia, Washington

DESCRIPTION: 

The Washington Hospitality Association’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be part of the executive leadership team and will be responsible for setting fiscal strategic direction for our company and related entities while providing financial input to senior management.

Financial functions include accounting, recordkeeping, budgeting, insurances, state and federal taxes and compliance.

Our CFO will ensure proper financial controls are in place and financial transactions support the overall business strategy while conforming to applicable laws and regulations.

While keenly overseeing the overall fiscal functions of the organization, the successful CFO will play a key role in developing and implementing financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of our companies.

The CFO will accomplish the following:
Provide strategic leadership in determining the financial plan to achieve the strategic and operational objectives of the organization.

Be accountable for leading the Hospitality Association in its execution of the financial performance goals.

Proactively support the analysis of financial viability, legal compliance, capital investment and return on investment of new business opportunities.

Responsible for carrying out short and long range goals, objectives, plans and policies as approved by the Board of Directors.

Strategic oversight of the Hospitality Association’s Retrospective Workers Compensation Program to include all financial functions, refund processing and distribution to members, third party management and oversight, member support, internal team coaching and committee management.

Work collaboratively with leadership to explore and execute new alignment strategies that will meet the mission, vision, and targets of the association.

Support improvement of internal processes to achieve annual growth in net revenue and culture building initiatives.

Encourage the recruitment, hiring and coaching of talented professionals to deliver established financial performance to the organization.

Oversee and ensure the success of team members in charge of Internal Operations (accounting and office management), Human Resources and the Workers Compensation Program.

What you will need:
Bachelor’s degree

A combination of education and professional experience that demonstrates the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job.

Must have a minimum of 10 years financial management experience in the private sector, with an association or with a major accounting firm to include exposure to third party reimbursement and program management.

Proven ability to conceptualize issues and develop strategic initiatives and solutions.

Consideration given to prior experience working in a non-profit, trade association, chamber or hospitality setting.

Have advanced skills utilizing finance reporting and accounting software.

Strong change management skills with the ability to lead, coach and implement.

Knowledge and experience conducting financial/business due diligence to support complex business models.

Ability to deliver clear financial results with the support of the Senior Executive Team.

Ability to excel within matrix reporting relationships.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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