Careers at PNWA

PNWA is hiring!

PNWA is advertising for a Government Relations Director and a Communications Director to join our team at our location in the Hollywood area of Northeast Portland.

PNWA offers a competitive salary, convenient location next to Hollywood MAX station/I-84, employer-provided free parking, an employer-provided retirement program, and generous health and other benefits. 
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Deadline: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and three or more references to hr@pnwa.net no later than Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:00pm PDT.

Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) is a non-profit trade association that advocates for federal policies and funding in support of regional economic development. PNWA is a collaboration of ports, businesses, public agencies and individuals who combine their economic and political strength in support of navigation, energy, trade and economic development throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Established as the Inland Empire Waterways Association (IEWA) in 1934, PNWA led the way for development of infrastructure for navigation, electric power and irrigated agriculture on the Columbia and Snake River System. PNWA’s first act was to petition President Roosevelt and Congress for funds to secure a navigation lock at Bonneville Dam. PNWA then led the way for Congressional authorization and funding to build the remaining seven locks and dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. In 1971 we expanded, adding Puget Sound and coastal members to provide a comprehensive regional perspective.  Our membership has grown to include over 135 entities including public ports, barge companies, steamship operators, grain elevator operators, agricultural producers, forest products manufacturers, union labor, electric utilities, irrigation districts, and public agencies throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. For 85 years, PNWA members have advocated for efficient, reliable, and environmentally sustainable waterways.


PNWA is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the policy of the organization that employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability or other characteristics protected under local, state or federal law.