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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

Territory Manager – Thurston, Kitsap, Peninsula Area

The Washington Hospitality Association is seeking an energetic, outgoing, customer focused sales professional for Thurston, Kitsap, Peninsula area. The Washington Hospitality Association
represents the interests of more than 6,200 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. 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
  • Ability to work from home with great time management skills
  • Proven ability to effectively cold call by phone and in person.

Required Experience:

  • Sales: 2 years minimum
  • Word: 1 year
  • Excel: 1 year
  • Databases: 1 year
  • Outlook: 1 year

Pay Range: $70,000 – $80,0000 plus possible commissions
This full-time remote position allows the individual to be located in a home-based office near Thurston, Kitsap, or the Peninsula area. Please submit cover letter and resume.

This position will be open until filled. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Local Government Affairs Assistant Coordinator

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.
  • Develop or update the SOP for the position and cross train as needed to ensure continuum for the position.

Department and Other Support

  • Active participation in all-team activities
  • Provide collaboration for other Association teams as needed
  • Attend progress report and department meetings as required
  • Complete department progress reports and keep Outlook calendar up-to-date

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

  • In-person office attendance required.
  • 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.

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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