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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 for Spokane/E. WA

We are currently recruiting for a Local Communications Manager with a focus on Spokane/Eastern WA area 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.

This position will serve as an integral part of the Communications & Technology department, as well as perform the following work:

  • Create and implement complete communications plans for local government affairs.
  • Create professional outreach materials using a writing style clearly understood by the industry audience and the general public.
  • Manage communications projects.
  • Participate in progress reports for assigned departments.
  • Work directly with Communications Director, Local Government Affairs Director, and the Local Government Affairs Manager.
  • Work as a self-starter who is comfortable taking assignments from several directions.
  • Determine appropriate information methods and techniques to carry out assignments.
  • Brainstorm with other staff on communications campaigns and tactics, and help map out communications plans involving other agencies.
  • Determine appropriate information methods and techniques to carry out the communications and marketing activities.
  • Works with other Association departments to develop and implement strategic cross-boundary communications initiatives, including marketing efforts and execution/development of marketing/communications plans.
  • Work with Washington Hospitality Association members as needed.
  • Create communications assets, such as articles, marketing materials, promotions, web materials etc. related to assigned tasks and liaison departments.

Required experience:

  • 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.
  • Two to three years of progressively responsible experience in advocacy communications with strong focus on message development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, social marketing programs, rudimentary photo editing software, WordPress or other Web content software

Click here to download the full job description.

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