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Partnership Manager

What’s extraordinary about this job

Are you a natural at building and fostering relationships?  Would you enjoy using your exceptional communication skills to present Visit Seattle’s marketing tools to local businesses looking for opportunities to tap into the lucrative tourism industry? Do you thrive in a position where you use your friendly personality to work with a diverse group of business owners to identify marketing opportunities? If you have professional experience in partnership, membership, sponsorship, or sales, and are passionate about Seattle and building relationships, you are who we’re looking for.

The Partnership Manager strategically engages tourism hospitality businesses to increase revenue for Visit Seattle.  You will recruit new partners and provide excellent service to our current partners to increase retention.


Visit Seattle maximizes the impact for the local economy by connecting our partner businesses with meeting and event professionals, meeting attendees, leisure travelers, tourists, and visitors of all types. With a focus on Convention Sales and Services, Destination Marketing and Public Relations, International Tourism, and Visitor Center engagement, Visit Seattle is positioned to drive traffic to our Partners’ doors throughout the region.

What Your Benefits Are 

Your experience is our most important asset, so we created an environment for you to thrive. We designed the following benefits package with you in mind.

Our benefits are always evolving, though here’s a peak into your perks:

  • You’ll have 15 days of Paid Time Off to start with 12 paid office holidays and 1 Personal Holiday.
  • You’ll have 100% of medical, dental, and vision coverage paid by company. In addition, company will cover 75% of premium for family coverage.
  • You’ll be eligible for Paid Parental, Bereavement and Jury leave.
  • You’ll receive a company-provided ORCA card and subsidized parking in the Tower parking garage (restrictions apply).
  • You will be reimbursed for monthly cell phone expenses.
  • You’ll receive a 401k with up to a 5% company match.

Visit Seattle strives to be a fully inclusive, multicultural, anti-racist organization. We are actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

To apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or apply online through the Career Portal where you can view a full job description.

What you’ll do:

You’ll use your persuasive communication skills to strategically engage tourism hospitality businesses.

  • Recruit and retain new businesses through personal sales calls, industry introductions and online partnership inquiries.
  • Build and foster relationships with a dedicated account portfolio, provide excellent customer service and connect partners with the appropriate marketing tools.
  • Identify and sell additional marketing opportunities to partner businesses.
  • Assist with deliverables associated with Visit Seattle’s strategic partnerships:
  • Execute sponsorship agreements
  • Coordinate deliverables with internal and external stakeholders
  • Sell available inventory and develop new marketing solutions for partners

What Your Impact Is 

As Partnership Manager, you play a vital role in increasing revenue for Visit Seattle. Your role is important to the success of our mission!

Who You’ll Work With 

You will work with the Director, Partnership and Destination services, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Affairs, partner businesses and community leaders.

Who You Are 

You must have a strong service approach, excellent people skills and be able to build and nurture relationships with a diverse group of partner businesses from small shop owners to CEOS of large corporations.

Who We Are

The Visit Seattle team knows and loves Seattle. By promoting our city for travel and tourism, we helped bring more than 26 million annual visitors in 2021 who spent $5.4 billion in Seattle and King County. The economic power of travel and tourism generates more than 55,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $513 million in annual state and local tax revenue. Visit

Beyond our sales and marketing vision, you’ll appreciate our culture. Visit Seattle has a fun, inclusive culture where everyone is welcome and encouraged to be their authentic selves. We aspire to be as diverse as the city we represent and to honor the unique perspectives of the communities we serve, intertwining them in everything we do. Kindness, respect, and accountability serve as guiding principles for our team at every level. Here, your voice will be heard, and opinions respected as we move toward a more inclusive world together.


Physical demands/Work environment:

You must be able to perform the physical needs of this job. Reasonable accommodations may enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions. You could face weather conditions performing the duties of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The office space is a shared, open environment.

While performing the duties of this job, you could need to:

  • Stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear
  • Occasionally pick up and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Vision required by the job includes close, far, color, peripheral view, depth perception, and focus adjustment.
  • Must be able to stay stationary at a desk for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Occasional travel to off-site venues and after-hours events.
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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