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



Washington Hospitality Association is the state’s leading hospitality trade group, representing more than 6,000 members of the hotel, restaurant, and hospitality industry. Collectively, these businesses are the largest private sector employer in Washington. The association is committed to our core values which include a passion to serve, attention to results, accountability to each other and our members, commitment to excellence, healthy and constructive conflict, and trust. The Association is seeking a State Government Affairs Grassroots Coordinator to develop and implement grassroots initiatives to influence political action to further the interests of the hospitality industry.


The Grassroots Coordinator is responsible for the development and maintenance of a strong network of activist Washington Hospitality Association members. Through strong database administration, this role develops, coordinates, and implements a strong grassroots program and grassroots activities for Washington Hospitality Association members, in coordination with internal departments, to further advance the Association’s mission and grow member activism.

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


  • Coordinate an effective grassroots program for engagement of volunteers to influence political action in the interests of the hospitality industry by recruiting and training ambassadors, and building and maintaining a key contact program, especially in priority legislative districts
  • Build rapport with Association members to best understand, serve, and motivate the member advocates throughout the state to encourage member interaction with elected leaders to advance the advocacy goals of the Washington Hospitality Association
  • Frequent database management to manage members and track engagement
  • Use advocacy tools to communicate information on issues and opportunities to increase and facilitate activism
  • Engage with Government Affairs team to understand specific legislative issues, the Washington Hospitality Association’s position on those issues, and effectively communicate that information to a variety of audiences
  • Work collaboratively with State Government Affairs Team and Communications Team to support opportunities for member participation in committee hearings, meetings with public officials, and other engagement opportunities
  • Plan, schedule, and administrate meetings and events


  • Support the candidate endorsement process including writing and gathering of candidate questionnaires, preparing staff recommendations of candidates to endorse, and coordinating the presentation of campaign contributions
  • Assist in increasing the percentage of Association members that contribute to the Political Action Committees
  • Assist national affiliate organizations with advocacy meetings and member engagement
  • Represent the Washington Hospitality Association at functions and speak to stakeholders, local membership groups, etc.
  • Other administrative support to the State Government Affairs Team as needed


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) and experience with data base management software
  • Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work outcomes must meet and/or exceed productivity and quality standards
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work as part of a cooperative team environment, adhering to Association and department policies and procedures


  • Local, State, or Federal campaign experience
  • Possess grassroots or field campaign experience, and ability to motivate and mobilize volunteers
  • Has knowledge and understanding of the legislative process, election process, and rulemaking process
  • Experience with Washington State politics, campaign organization including grassroots mobilization and fundraising

Physical/Mental Environment

  • Ability to perform the essential job functions safely and successfully, consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other Federal, State and local standards.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, 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.

Salary (Depending on experience)

  • $48,000 – $55,000 a year


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