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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:

Passion to Serve

We have a passion to serve the hospitality industry and our communities.

Attention to Results

We understand our goals and work diligently towards achieving them, with honesty and integrity.

Accountability to Each Other and to our Members

We take responsibility for our successes, challenges and reputation and honor our commitments to each other and to our members.

Commitment to Excellence

We commit to constant and never-ending improvement and strive for excellence in all areas of our association.

Healthy and Constructive Conflict

We believe in healthy and constructive conflict as a tool for strengthening our shared vision of greatness.

Trust in our Team

We trust and are open with our team members, honoring each other as individuals working towards a greater good, every day, both professionally and personally.

Desire for Greatness

We desire to be part of something great, and continually work toward making greatness a reality. We value and embrace diversity in thoughts, opinions, cultures and backgrounds

Available Positions

Local Government Affairs Assistant Coordinator

The Washington Hospitality Association, the state’s leading hospitality trade group, seeks a Local Government Affairs Assistant Coordinator to join our Seattle Local Government Affairs team. This is an entry level position, where the successful candidate will be directly involved in some of the most interesting, unique and challenging issues being addressed at the municipal government level nationally. The Washington Hospitality Association represents more than 6,000 members statewide. Collectively, these businesses are the largest private sector employer in Washington.

Position Description: The Local Government Affairs (LGA) Assistant Coordinator provides support and assistance to the Seattle Restaurant Alliance (SRA) and Seattle Hotel Association (SHA). This position coordinates and facilitates member engagement activities in Seattle and King County and supports the political engagement of the hospitality community in local elections.

Essential duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to:


  • Responsible for organizing meetings, events and other activities of the SRA and SHA.
  • Organize meetings with elected officials, their representatives and governmental agencies as needed.
  • Recruit members from SRA and SHA, coordinate testimony and provide logistics for meetings with elected officials.
  • Compose and distribute regular communication to SRA and SHA membership.
  • Attend and monitor relevant meetings of the city council, county council, public health and other pertinent agencies or groups. Provide comments as needed.
  • Provide administrative support for SRA and SHA engagement in local elections.
  • Provide administrative support to LGA activities outside of Seattle and King County as needed by the team.
  • Ensure member satisfaction by communicating, responding and resolving questions in a thorough and appropriate manner.
  • Develop a positive relationship with all parties involved in the activities, meetings and events coordinated under this position.

Skills and Requirements:


  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to independently manage and complete tasks and work plans.
  • Able to work under pressure, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate and present information effectively with groups and individuals.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with the staff and teams.
  • Works well with a variety of management styles and individuals.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide resolution.
  • Is self-driven, detail oriented, organized and efficient.
  • Has excellent follow-through and is results focused.
  • Displays a commitment to quality in all work.
  • Maintains confidentiality when required.

Technical Qualifications

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Database experience preferred.
  • Ability to work with a variety of electronics including laptop, smart phone and tablet.

Minimum Requirements

1 to 3 years of customer service experience.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A proven track record of professional excellence.

Physical/Mental Environment

  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed to meet job requirements.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to handle objects and feel controls; reach; climb stairs; stoop; crouch; talk; listen; and vision capabilities that enable reading and viewing a computer screen. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • We offer attractive benefits including, medical, dental, life, LTD, paid vacation, EAP and 401k.

This is a summary of the essential job functions and level of work performance for this position. This is not a complete list of all job duties and management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as business needs require and shall not be construed as a promise or contract of employment or of any specific duties.

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HR and Office Manager


  • Support the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company, improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required to Recruit, interview, and facilitate the hiring and onboarding of qualified job applicants for open positions.
  • Manage HR related systems such as the HCM, background check, benefit, unemployment systems.
  • Maintain exterior recruitment sites.
  • Manage benefits programs, open enrollment, annual audits, new product implementations, job descriptions, performance reviews, process and policy development, etc.
  • Create and manage analytics for human resources on both an ongoing and ad hoc basis, including conducting research, collecting data, building reports/metrics, distributing and building explanations.
  • Administrate human resources duties including maintaining employee files, creating documents, monitoring systems, reconciliation of benefit invoices, etc.
  • Create and prepare ad-hoc and reoccurring reports, including performance reviews, background checks, and other employee reports as requested.
  • Work closely with other departments to assist with HR and operational questions.
  • Helps Facilitate training for all employees
  • Supervises the maintenance of office equipment.
  • Supervises and coordinates overall administrative and office activities.
  • Negotiates the purchase of office supplies and furniture for the entire staff in accordance with company purchasing policies and budgetary restrictions.
  • Evaluate employee satisfaction.
  • Recognize and reward good job performance and promote office team recognition.

Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related HR experience.
  • Five to seven years’ combined human resource and office management experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of federal and state employment regulations
  • Working knowledge of office processes
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide solutions.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, staff, and members.
  • 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.

 Salary Range (Depending on Experience)

  • $70,000- 85,000

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

 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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