Photo: David Newman

Senior Partner Services Manager

Job description:

The successful candidate will be a polished professional who is able to demonstrate excellent communication and relationship-building skills.   We are looking for someone with a solid background in business development and/or sales in the hospitality/tourism industry with experience and passion for Seattle history, culture, tourism and the food scene.

As a partnership-based organization, Visit Seattle connects more than 1,000 local businesses, their products and services with the lucrative visitor market. The Visit Seattle Partnership Services team also offers professional development events, orientations and a variety of networking tools throughout the year.


Competitive salary plus benefits package which includes a Paid Time Off program, 10 paid office holidays, employer-paid medical, dental and vision, ORCA card and 401k with employer matching.


Send cover letter and resume to or apply through our Career Portal.



Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops strategic plan for engaging corporate business community, leading to strategic partnerships and revenue investment with Visit Seattle.
  • Manages assigned strategic partners by overseeing marketing deliverables, contractual renewals, invoice payments, and account relationships.
  • Proven track record of recruiting partners through prospecting and relationship building
  • Retention, collection and revenue generating responsibilities.
  • Maintains involvement in community, industry meetings and activities to foster partnership services and retention.
  • Develops and executes sponsorship strategies around Visit Seattle Events.
  • Effectively utilizes Visit Seattle lead database for the accurate tracking of sales leads.
  • Provides regular feedback on partner activities, views, ideas and concerns.
  • Creates annual, quarterly and event recap reports for strategic partners and sponsors.
  • Maintains strong relationships with all Visit Seattle departments by providing an effective, collaborative and strategic day-to-day approach.
  • Collaborates with Partner Services team to develop and sell additional marketing opportunities.
  • Attends all Visit Seattle events.

Education, prior work experience and specialized skills and knowledge:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sales/business development field
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or related work experience required
  • Experience and passion for Seattle history, culture, tourism and food scene is required
  • Hospitality/tourism industry experience preferred
  • Owns car and is able to travel throughout Puget Sound region
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proficient in CRM, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Able to work efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision
  • Strong service approach with both internal and external customers
  • Consistently positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Demonstrates initiative and self-motivation
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language, English, used in the workplace.

Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work involves working alone on the computer, collaborating as part of a team or working closely with others by computer or over the phone.
  • Must be able to sit or stand at a desk for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, ten key, multi-line touch phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, scanner and other office equipment as needed.
  • Position will require occasional travel, early morning and evening hours.
  • Most work tasks are performed indoors.
  • Attendance at after-hours events will be required on occasion.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing most of the duties of this job, the employee will not be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Chief Seattle bust in Pioneer Square Photo: David Newman

Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle’s policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.




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