Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 27 December 2006


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)
27 December 2006
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This week’s edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)
1. Fundraising Associate; National Association of Counties; Washington,
DC
2. Project Manager (Meeting Planner); American Bankers Association;
Washington, DC
3. Intern, Meetings and Convention; American Political Science
Association; Washington, DC
4. Executive Associate, Education; California Physical Therapy
Association; Sacramento, CA
5. EXHIBITS AND SPONSORSHIP SALES ASSISTANT; National School Boards
Association; Alexandria, VA
6. Symposia-Meeting Coordinator; American Society of Plastic Surgeons
(ASPS); Arlington Heights, IL
7. Exhibit and Convention Manager; American Society of Plastic Surgeons
(ASPS); Arlington Heights, IL
8. Manager of Marketing & Member Services; The Security Industry
Association (SIA); Washington, DC
9. Professional Development Director; Michigan Society of Association
Executives; East Lansing, MI
10. National Blood Foundation Manager; AABB; Washington, DC
11. Meetings Associate; AABB; Washington, DC
12. Education and Meetings Director; National Legal Association;
Chicago, IL
13. Remote Account Representative based in San Francisco Bay Area;
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Francisco, CA
14. Director of Sales; Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Monterey, CA
15. Tourism Sales Manager; Las Cruces CVB (New Mexico); Las Cruces, NM
16. Sales Manager; Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association;
Alexandria, VA
17. Executive Director of Sandy Springs Convention & Bureau; City of
Sandy Springs; Sandy Springs, GA
18. Director of Sales; Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Lebanon, OH
19. Assistant Convention & Visitors Bureau Director – Finance &
Administration; San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau; San Antonio,
TX
20. Assistant Convention & Visitors Bureau Director – Sales & Marketing;
San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau; San Antonio, TX
21. Senior Manager Membership & Community Relations; Greater Woodfield
Convention & Visitors Bureau – Chicago NW; Schaumburg, IL
22. Special Events and Food Experience Manager, Museum; Harley-Davidson
Motor Company; Milwaukee, WI
23. Meeting Planner; MedPoint Communications, Inc.; Evanston, IL
24. Operations Manager; The Meeting Manager; San Diego, CA
25. Marketing Events Manager; McKesson Health Solutions; Newton, MA
26. Domestic and International Program Manager; VMS; Indianapolis, IN
27. Sr. Account Executives; Hospitality Performance Network; United
States and Canada
28. Marketing Events Administrative Assistant; Inland Real Estate; Oak
Brook, IL
29. Manager, Education Development; AAHSA; Washington, DC
30. Program Manager; National Association of Home Builders; Washington,
DC
31. Manager, Conferences and Special Events; Dartmouth College; Hanover,
NH
32. Activities Director; WTS International; Apollo Beach, FL
33. Conference and Residential Services Coordinator (Conference
Coordinator II) 06-11-22-01-8180; The University of Texas Arlington;
Arlington, TX
34. Meeting Planner; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA
35. Director, Caribbean Franch. Dev; Choice Hotels International; Silver
Spring, MD

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Hello All! I hope everyone has had a lovely holiday and will have a
great New Year! Many apologies for the delay in sending this – tracking
down a wireless Internet connection for my laptop over the holiday
weekend was harder than expected. However, I hope this week's edition is
useful for everyone.

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

The HEPN offers a special feature: the Short Self-Pitch (SSP). If you
are looking for a job opportunity or offer free-lance services, send a
brief paragraph to
sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each week.

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1. Fundraising Associate; National Association of Counties; Washington,
DC

The National Association of Counties is seeking an energetic,
goals-driven individual to manage its fundraising and sponsorship
programs. The ideal candidate has a sales background, desires to work in
a sales commission environment and has the personality and skills set to
work with diverse private sector companies.

The position
offers a guaranteed salary and excellent benefit package, as well as
substantial sales commissions on funds raised above the minimum sales
goal. The Fundraising Associate must possess the following skills and
qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in an applicable
discipline with three to five years of experience in fundraising or
related sales experience, or a combination of education, training and
experience acceptable to the employer
• Demonstrated sales and/or
fundraising experience within the public sector market place
•
Demonstrated analytical, organizational and time management
skills
• Knowledge of county government and other local government
agencies, a plus
• Ability to exercise a high level of tact and
discretion in both internal and external interactions.


Salary Range: $39,500-42,000 and excellent benefits
package.
mailto:mwagner@naco.org

Fax:    202-393-1107
mwagner@naco.org
http://www.naco.org

2. Project Manager (Meeting Planner); American Bankers Association;
Washington, DC

Incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and
delivering world class conferences and residential schools for financial
services professionals. Will provide quality control and oversight of
contractors/vendors to ensure that event logistics flows smoothly and
attendee expectations are met. Manage meeting logistics, including
agenda/specifications development, food and beverage menu selections,
air and ground transportation arrangements, registration and housing
processes, and audiovisual/technical needs. Serve as troubleshooter by
anticipating problems and implementing solutions. Manage post conference
wrap-up, including invoice management and program assessment.


BA/BA degree (or equivalent combination of relevant
training and experience) and 4-6 years progressive experience in
meeting/event planning, management and delivery. Certified Meeting
Planner (CMP) preferred. Vendor and project management skills are
essential. Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to
detail and have the ability to anticipate change. Proficient with
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required. This position requires
travel to conference/schools and some overtime and weekend work.


Please submit cover letter and resume with salary
requirements to: 

American Bankers Association
Human
Resources
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20036
e-mail: hrcal@aba.com
Fax:
202.828.5045

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

3. Intern, Meetings and Convention; American Political Science
Association; Washington, DC

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the
leading professional organization for the study of political science and
serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of
programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions,
APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry,
regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order
to expand awareness and understanding of politics. 

The
APSA national headquarters, located in the heart of Dupont Circle, is
seeking an intern to work in the Meetings and Convention Department.
Interns working at APSA have the opportunity to concentrate on a wide
range of projects. 

Intern, Meetings and Convention
Department 

We are currently seeking an intern to work
part-time during the spring semester and full-time throughout the
summer. The ideal candidate must attend the APSA 2007 Annual Meeting,
which will be held over Labor Day weekend in Chicago. Compensation is
$9-$15/hour depending on year of study. CURRENT STUDENTS
ONLY.

Major duties and responsibilities
include:

• Program, logistics and general conference
support as needed
• Assisting with the APSA Awards Program
•
Database maintenance and general administrative
support

Core Competencies Necessary to Job Performance: The
incumbent will be an energetic and innovative team player and
independent worker possessing excellent writing, communication,
organization, and demonstrates the capacity to manage multiple projects
with energy and initiative. The ideal candidate will possess tenacity to
complete a job thoroughly and within designated
deadlines.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter and
resume by e-mail to astinespring@apsanet.org, or mail to the address
below. No calls. Resumes will be accepted through January 10th. APSA is
an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace
diversity.
Ashley Stinespring
Intern
Coordinator
APSA
1527 New Hampshire Ave,
NW
Washington, DC 20036
202.483.2512

4. Executive Associate, Education; California Physical Therapy
Association; Sacramento, CA

Statewide non-profit association seeks motivated individual for
Education Department. Responsibilities include: coordination and
management of association’s education activities including continuing
education courses, webinars and Annual Conference; responsible for
continuing education approval process; responsible for awards program;
liaison to the following committees: Education, Awards and Annual
Conference Task Force.

Ideal candidate will have: minimum of 3-5 years of non-profit
experience, preferably in the area of education; B.A. degree or
equivalent education required; CMP a plus; excellent communication and
writing skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
PageMaker, XP, Word and Excel exp. Experience working with volunteer
committees a plus.

FT with benefits. Fax cover letter with salary requirements, resume and
references to: Attn: Associate Executive Director, Operations (916)
646-5960 or email to llondon@ccapta.org. No phone calls please.

5. EXHIBITS AND SPONSORSHIP SALES ASSISTANT; National School Boards
Association; Alexandria, VA

National School Boards Association seeks individual to assist in
increasing exhibit booth and sponsorship sales through focused sales and
marketing efforts, as well as assist in the exhibit and sponsorship
administrative aspects of NSBA’s Conferences and meetings.
Responsibilities include: inputting, searching, and managing prospect
exhibitor/sponsor database for the Annual Conference, T+L Conference and
other NSBA sponsored events; researching potential exhibitors and
sponsors, via telemarketing, Internet, company directories, and
competitive show directories; assisting with departmental mailings;
assisting with the completion of fulfillment reports for each sponsored
event; preparing monthly invoices and assisting with contract
administration for sponsorships and sending unpaid invoices to sponsors
on a bi-weekly basis; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications: high school diploma (bachelor’s degree in
business or related field preferred); two years administrative
experience with one year experience in marketing, research and/or sales;
good oral and written communication skills required. Interested
candidates should forward resume, cover letter, and salary requirements
to: NSBA, Attn: HR/ESSA, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3493.
Resumes may be faxed to 703-837-9151 or e-mailed to jobs@nsba.org.

6. Symposia-Meeting Coordinator; American Society of Plastic Surgeons
(ASPS); Arlington Heights, IL

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2472931&keywords=&ref=1

7. Exhibit and Convention Manager; American Society of Plastic Surgeons
(ASPS); Arlington Heights, IL

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2472900&keywords=&ref=1

8. Manager of Marketing & Member Services; The Security Industry
Association (SIA); Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2472734&keywords=&ref=1

9. Professional Development Director; Michigan Society of Association
Executives; East Lansing, MI

Statewide professional association seeks organized individual with
experience in meeting management to oversee all professional development
activities. Knowledge of adult-learning techniques,
maintaining/monitoring program budgets and ability to supervise and
collaborate preferred. Includes all meeting logistics, event sponsorship
solicitation, committee/task force oversight/involvement and recruitment
of volunteers. Requires strong decision-making skills and ability to
create and execute goals/objectives.

Graduation from a four-year college/university or equivalent experience.
At least 5-years of experience in meeting planning position required.

Job description available by contacting info@msae.org. Forward resume
and cover letter with salary expectations by January 15, 2007 to
info@msae.org.

10. National Blood Foundation Manager; AABB; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2471531&keywords=&ref=1

11. Meetings Associate; AABB; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2471487&keywords=&ref=1

12. Education and Meetings Director; National Legal Association;
Chicago, IL

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2471186&keywords=&ref=1

13. Remote Account Representative based in San Francisco Bay Area;
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:     
Remote office (home office) based in key markets San Francisco or San
Jose. Responsible for generating sales leads and converting leads to
definite bookings to meet goals. Conduct telemarketing calls, personal
sales calls and assist in coordinating fam tours. Develop and maintain
industry contacts via tradeshows, personal sales calls, and attending
industry functions. Travel required.

Qualifications:    
Minimum of 2-3 years experience in the hospitality industry and/or
working with a Convention and Visitors Bureau in a sales role. Remote
Office experience. Experience working with Corporate meeting planners,
preparing sales reports and achieving sales goals. Bachelor’s degree
preferred.

Compensation:    
Competitive based on exp.

Contact:    
John McMahon
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
150 Olivier St
Monterey, CA 93940
john@mccvb.org
http://www.montereyinfo.org

14. Director of Sales; Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Monterey, CA

Responsibilities:     
To promote Monterey County (including Monterey, Carmel by the Sea, Big
Sur, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Salinas Valley) as a destination for
group meetings and limited leisure travel segments to increase hotel
room night bookings and revenue for Monterey County based businesses.
Effectively lead sales team to generate group sales leads, and develop
regular presentations to President/CEO, DOS committees and Board of
Directors on volume, activity and budget.

Qualifications:    
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 10 years experience in hotels,
tourist attraction, Convention & Visitors Bureau or other related
tourism business. CVB Sales Director and/or strong management experience
a plus.

Compensation:    
Competitive based on exp

Contact:    
John McMahon
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
150 Olivier St
Monterey, CA 93940
john@mccvb.org
http://www.montereyinfo.org

15. Tourism Sales Manager; Las Cruces CVB (New Mexico); Las Cruces, NM

Responsibilities:     
Solicit new business for Las Cruces, New Mexico from tour operators,
travel agents, group leaders, auto clubs and other tourism/business
related organizations.

Qualifications:    
Equivalent to a bachelors degree in Business Administration/Marketing,
Hospitality & Tourism or related field plus three (3) years sales
experience in a CVB, hotel, attraction, Convention Center, or directly
related field OR any combination of education, experience and training
which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities.

Compensation:    
Hiring Range: $31,152.90 to $38,589.96 plus benefits. For complete job
description and application process log onto:
http://www.las-cruces.org/HR/jobs_htm/jobs.htm

Contact:    
Ken Mompellier
Las Cruces CVB
211 N Water Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-541-2444 (phone)
505-541-2167 (alt. phone)
505-541-2164 (fax)
annam@las-cruces.org
http://www.lascrucescvb.org

16. Sales Manager; Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association;
Alexandria, VA

Award winning CVB seeks creative & energetic sales manager to solicit
and expand the association market. Develop/follow effective sales
tools/plans to maintain current accounts & pursue new association
business through tradeshows, direct sales, networking events,
prospecting, direct mail/e-communications, etc.

Ideal candidate will be a motivated self-started with two years
experience in hotel and/or CVB sales and have a proven track record in
association sales; computer literate with excellent oral and written
communication skills; excellent account management and development
skills; knowledge of DC market a plus.

Compensation:    
Salary Commensurate with experience. Bonus. Excellent benefits package

Contact:    
Lorraine Lloyd, V.P. Sales
Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
421 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
llloyd@funside.com
http://www.funside.com

17. Executive Director of Sandy Springs Convention & Bureau; City of
Sandy Springs; Sandy Springs, GA

The SSC&VB has an immediate opening for an Executive Director. The
incumbent in this position will promote tourism; create marketing,
advertising, and sales initiative for the City. The incumbent will be
the liaison between SSCVB and report quarterly to the Sandy Springs
Hospitality Committee. * Establish Press familiarization tours, increase
awareness of tourism in the City * Create and Operate a Visitors Center.

Qualifications:    
Bachelor’s degree in Business, 8 years in the promotion of tourism with
3 years experience as either a Director or Assistant Director of a
similar position, or Marketing Director for a CVB.

Compensation:    
Based on experience.

Contact:    
Human Resources
City of Sandy Springs
7840 Roswell Road
Suite 500
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
770-730-5600 (phone)
770-206-1452 (fax)
careers@sandyspringsga.org
http://www.sandyspringsga.org

18. Director of Sales; Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Lebanon, OH

Responsibilities:     
Responsible for meetings and conferences sales. Establishing department
goals, strategies, budget and sales objectives for: Small Meetings and
Conferences – Student, Military, Reunion and Fraternal organizations
promoting Warren County conference and hotel properties. Management of
sales manager. Some travel required

Qualifications:    
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. Five years sales and
management experience preferably in the meetings, group and/or
hospitality sales. Excellent writing, communication and problem solving
skills. Working knowledge of spreadsheet programs preferably Excel.
Working knowledge of PowerPoint.

Compensation:    
Based on experience

Contact:    
Carol Monnin
Warren County CVB
313 East Warren St
Lebanon, OH 45036
513.695.1142 (phone)
513.695.2912 (fax)
cmonnin@wccvb.org
http://www.ohioslargestplayground.com

19. Assistant Convention & Visitors Bureau Director – Finance &
Administration; San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau; San Antonio,
TX

Responsibilities:     
Responsible for assisting the Director in planning, directing, managing,
& overseeing activities and operations of the SACVB including finance,
budget, personnel, IT, research, & contract management. Works with City
departments & outside agencies; provides highly responsible & complex
admin. support to the City Manager’s Office. Exercises direct
supervision over staff.

Qualifications:    
Bachelor’s Degree in related field; 7 years exp. in financial mgt. &
administration for convention sales, marketing or destination marketing
organization, with 3 years of administrative or supervisory; Master’s
degree desirable.

Compensation:    
Negotiable – Full position description & application instructions at:
www.sanantonio.gov/hr/exec.asp

Contact:    
Margaret Gonzales
City of San Antonio
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283
210-207-8108 (phone)
saexecsearch@sanantonio.gov
http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/exec.asp

20. Assistant Convention & Visitors Bureau Director – Sales & Marketing;
San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau; San Antonio, TX

Responsibilities:     
Responsible for assisting the Director in planning, directing, managing,
& overseeing the activities and operations of the SACVB including
marketing, sales, and services. Coordinates activities with other City
departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the City Manager’s Office. Exercises
direct supervision over management, professional, technical, and
clerical staff.

Qualifications:    
Bachelor’s Degree in related field; 7 years experience in convention
sales & marketing, including 3 years of administrative or supervisory;
Master’s degree desirable.

Compensation:    
Negotiable – Full position description & application instructions go to:
www.sanantonio.gov/hr/exec.asp

Contact:    
Margaret Gonzales
City of San Antonio
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283
210-207-8108 (phone)
saexecsearch@sanantonio.gov
http://sanantonio.gov/hr/exec.asp

21. Senior Manager Membership & Community Relations; Greater Woodfield
Convention & Visitors Bureau – Chicago NW; Schaumburg, IL

Join a 14-member staff representing Chicago’s NW suburban area.
Identify, solicit, manage memberships. Serve as liaison to communities
and stakeholders. Represent Bureau at community events and local expos.
Produce fundraising events and networking programs. Maintain demographic
databases. Write monthly newspaper column. Organize travel FAMs.

Qualifications:    
High energy, outgoing, organized self-starter. Strong communication and
presentation skills and ability to build relationships with local
officials and stakeholders. Strong computer skills. Previous experience
in hospitality industry desired.

Compensation:    
Based upon experience. Excellent benefits package, health, dental, 401k.
No relocation package available.

Contact:    
Lynda Claytor
Greater Woodfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
1430 N. Meacham Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847 490-1212 (fax)
llc@chicagonorthwest.com
http://www.chicagonorthwest.com

22. Special Events and Food Experience Manager, Museum; Harley-Davidson
Motor Company; Milwaukee, WI

This position spearheads the special events, facility rentals, and food
experiences for the H-D Museum from a strategic development,
implementation, and ongoing operations standpoint. It is critical that
the Museum become self-sustaining, as well as contribute to the
company's overall operating income. Another key role of these businesses
and this position is to create a direct relationship with the visitor to
heighten their experience and provide another means to develop a brand
affinity Harley-Davidson. This is achieved through management of the
following functions:

Responsibilities      
-Prior to the Museum opening, responsibilities include – defining
objectives; developing business plans; visioning; obtaining and managing
resources; establishing and enhancing stakeholder relationships;
collaborating in the develop of marketing and communications plans; and
defining operational requirements including critical information systems
infrastructure.
-Set the bar through establishment of performance measures and sound
financial management practices.
-Upon opening, management of day-to-day operations including- internal
departmental communications; systems administration and database
management; and oversight of staff development in the critical areas of
effective promotion and customer service techniques.
-Develop short and long range goals, plans and performance measures for
continuous improvement, analyzing business unit results, contract
administration and managing performance to plan to achieve objectives

Required Qualification      
-Bachelor's Degree in marketing, business, communications, hotel
management, events/meeting planning or a related discipline is required
-At least 5 years experience working as a special events, food service
or sales professional
-Demonstrated success at meeting or exceeding annual revenue goals
-Strong experience in budget management and budget forecasting
-A thorough understanding of the basic principles of special events
including solicitation, timeline management and resource coordination
-A minimum of 3 years experience in a customer service, catering or
visitor experience enterprise
-Demonstrated success at overseeing all aspects of special events from
conception to completion
-Excellent organizational and time management skills
-Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
-Strong communications and interpersonal skills
-Strong relationship building skills are crucial in this position based
on managing direct reports and day-to-day interfaces, staff, guests,
etc. throughout the course of Museum operations suppliers
-Limited travel up to 20% of the time

For employment consideration, please visit the company section of our
website at, www.harley-davidson.com and submit your resume to Job ID
#1423. 


23. Meeting Planner; MedPoint Communications, Inc.; Evanston, IL

Primary Role: 

Develops existing management skills with
staff, suppliers and clients while assuming lead meeting planning
responsibilities for multiple programs. Planners are expected to possess
outstanding meeting planning skills, as well as the ability to develop
and implement new initiatives and provide creative ideas and solutions
to clients.

Responsibilities: 

Travel as needed to meetings and client
planning meetings

Day-to-day tasks include but are not
limited to:
• Manage the Timeline
• Hotel
Management:
• Review & Execute Contract
• Establish Credit
and Pay Deposits
• Review Room Block and Understand
Cut-off
• Review Meeting Space
• Financial Management
including Working Budget and Negotiated Savings
• Customize
Invitation Mailing
• Manage all aspects of ground
transportation
• Room Block Management
• Select VIP
Amenities for Client and/or Attendees
• Review Specifications with
Client:
• Audio Visual Needs
• Meeting Room Setups
•
Entertainment/Recreational Activities
• Agenda
• Billing
Arrangements
• Send Specifications to the Hotel and work with the
hotel to execute them
• Coordinate all aspects of an Off Property
Function (If Applicable)
• Prepare Confirmation Mailing
Documents
• Order Meeting Materials
• Proof Hotel Resume &
BEO's
• Post Meeting Reconciliation and Thank You Letters
•
Take an active role in the development, maintenance and growth of client
programs including participation in strategic planning, budgets and
deadlines
• Communicates regularly with the Client on day-to-day
meeting activities
• Has direct reporting responsibility to
internal staff and external clients
• Assumes responsibility for
additional projects on an as needed basis
• Works hours necessary
to complete a project in a timely fashion even if hours extend beyond
normal business hours.

Experience:

• Not less than 4 years experience in the hospitality industry

Technical Skills &Training:
• PC experience with Window operating system and a variety of software
programs
• (word processing, spread sheets, presentation, database applications,
etc.)
• FilemakerPro and PowerPoint a plus.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• In-depth knowledge of meeting industry terminology and comprehensive
understanding of the meeting planning process pre-planning, onsite
execution and post-meeting wrap-up

Education      
Bachelors degree from four-year accredited college or university.

If interested please submit salary history and resume at
resume@medpt.com
For more information about our company, please
visit our website at www.medpt.com

24. Operations Manager; The Meeting Manager; San Diego, CA

The Meeting Manager is seeking 1 full-time Operations Manager for their
San Diego office. The Operations Manager oversees the execution of all
aspects of program management. Need to develop a strong working rapport
with the client and vendors to secure the services and/or products
needed to fulfill the program requirements. The ideal candidate must
have a minimum of 2 years of previous experience within the industry;
possess strong communication and computer skills; possess strong
organizational and time-management skills; work well in a team
environment; and have a complete working knowledge of the surrounding
area.

Please email Ann Johnston – aej@mmgr.com

25. Marketing Events Manager; McKesson Health Solutions; Newton, MA

The Marketing Events Manager will have the overall responsibility for
strategic planning, leading, executing and reporting on all events
including but not limited to: tradeshows, conferences, web seminars,
speaking engagements, etc. The Events Manager is also responsible for
developing objectives and strategies for events; managing and executing
projects and marketing plans to maximize exposure and sales leads;
determining show participation, calendar of events, and selection of
personnel; directing exhibit design program including production.

This individual will partner with product marketing, product management,
sales, account management and other internal teams to determine event
participation, support product, generate leads and project a positive
brand image.

Responsibilities      
Event Management
Developing objectives and strategy for each event and events program
overall that align with overall company strategy and objectives
including development, coordination and execution on events.

Reporting
Exhibit Management

Required Qualification      
7 yrs B2B

Education: BA (CMP a plus)

Email mhs@mckesson.com. No agencies please.

26. Domestic and International Program Manager; VMS; Indianapolis, IN

VMS, Inc. is actively searching for an organized, self motivated,
positive, proactive individual to join the VMS team as a Program
Manager. The position is located in Indianapolis.

Each
Program Manager should be skilled in the areas of multi-tasking,
organization and prioritizing, written and verbal communication skills,
flexibility and adaptability and should have a high level of customer
service while being deadline driven with the ability to work in a high
pressure situation.

Each Program Manager will assist the company by providing the following
support:
-Create, manage, and maintain client relationships and expectations
-Lead client planning meetings and provide agenda and meeting recap
-Provide recommendations to clients on process, compliance, sourcing,
etc.
-Estimate budget and manage budget on an on-going basis alerting clients
at milestones
-Source, select and secure appropriate hotel and entertainment venues
-Produce and manage by detailed responsibility timeline
-Manage team in regards to responsibility timeline, including Account
Manager and Program Coordinator to ensure task completion and program
integrity
-Monitor and manage fees for each program and alert clients and VMS of
discrepancies
-Plan meeting from budgeting to final billing
-Manage meeting on-site (International and Domestic travel is required)
-Produce program summary at end of meeting
-Ensure all receipts are available for final billing and all program
expenses have been captured responsible for final bill accuracy
-Finalize all billing for program and present final reconciliation to
clients
-Ensure compliance of all programs

Required Qualification      
-5+ years of planning experience
-International travel experience is a plus
-Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical experience required
-CME experience
-Speaker Bureau experience
-Willingness to relocate

Education      
College degree in a related field; CMP preferred

Please submit resume to angie.duncan@vmsconnect.com

27. Sr. Account Executives; Hospitality Performance Network; United
States and Canada

HPN, the fastest growing and most exclusive site selection and meeting
procurement company in the country is currently seeking the brightest
and the best group sales executives in the United States and Canada to
join our team as independent contractors. Unlimited and flexible
earnings potential. Initial training, mentoring and ongoing support
provided. No charge for start up collateral.

Book your customer's group meetings, incentive programs and conventions
into hotels, resorts and destinations worldwide. As an entrepreneur with
HPN you can now truly experience a flexible lifestyle with no boss, no
meetings, no goals or territories, you work where, when and how you
wish.

Required Qualification      
5 years on property sales, hotel national sales, hotel representation
firm and/or convention bureau sales with a solid customer base.

Education      
High School Diploma and College Degree Preferred.

If you have an interest to learn more about HPN, email your resume to
cfawcett@hperformance.com, and the best times to contact you.

28. Marketing Events Administrative Assistant; Inland Real Estate; Oak
Brook, IL

Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation seeks a full-time, dynamic,
marketing events administrative assistant. Position will focus primarily
on meetings and events for the headquarters Oak Brook, IL office. This
is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional to assist
and coordinate event participation including the coordination of dinner
events, educational meetings logistics and other marketing events.
Position will be in contact with national sales team as well as assorted
vendors to coordinate events. Candidate will work closely with the
Marketing Events
Manager.

Requirements

Successful candidate
will be highly organized and extremely detail orientated. This position
requires a college degree, proficiency in Microsoft Office, ability to
multi-task, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the
ability to work with various levels of staff. Candidates must be
hospitable and have exceptional follow-up skills. 3 – 4 years experience
is mandatory and experience with event planning, trade shows and
conferences is highly preferred. 

Please send resume with
salary history to hrresume@inlandgroup.com ATTN: MS

EOE
Drug Free Environment

29. Manager, Education Development; AAHSA; Washington, DC

AAHSA’s commitment is to create the future of aging services through
quality people can trust (www.aahsa.org). We seek a Manager, Education
Development to work as a member of our Shared Learning team on education
content development. This position will develop and manage high-quality
education sessions, including but not limited to, policy/advocacy and
legal issues, for AAHSA’s Annual Meeting and other conferences. The
Manager will also be responsible for managing audio conferences and
other non-traditional educational programming. Responsibilities include
reviewing education proposals, recommending new sessions and tracks,
providing coaching assistance to faculty, analyzing program evaluations,
and helping to ensure compliance with credentialing bodies for
professional continuing education credits. Work in program promotion
will include writing marketing copy and assisting with the production
and editing of promotional materials such as brochures, on-site
programs, and conference Web sites. This position will also be
responsible for operational, logistical and communications details
regarding assigned education programs, such as production timelines,
speaker communications, a/v needs, speaker rooms, airfare/expenses, and
speaker database maintenance. The Manager will also help with the
development and analysis of program evaluations/customer surveys. This
position will entail collaboration with AAHSA internal groups, such as
Marketing and Conference Services and Advocacy.

Requirements:
BA or BS in education/adult learning, training and development,
gerontology/aging services, human resources, health/LTC administration,
social work and/or related field, and five years experience in such
fields required; or an equivalent combination of education and
experience. Masters degree a plus. Candidates should have
strategic/analytical thinking skills and the ability to organize,
manage, implement and lead multiple tasks. Excellent oral,
interpersonal, teaching, and communication skills needed to coach and
advise faculty. Excellent writing, editing/proofreading, and public
speaking skills are a must. Candidates should have the ability to both
work independently and to collaborate with team members. Working
knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required; understanding of
databases and/or familiarity with iMIS preferred. An understanding of
public policy issues relevant to aging services providers, knowledge of
online learning models, and familiarity with budgeting preferred.

AAHSA provides a dynamic work environment, competitive salary and
benefits and Metro location. For consideration, please send cover
letter/resume w/salary requirements to: Manager, Education
Development-ASAE/attn: HR, American Association of Homes & Services for
the Aging 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, or email to
careers@aahsa.org – subject line: “Manager, Education Development-ASAE”

30. Program Manager; National Association of Home Builders; Washington,
DC

NAHB is seeking an individual with 3+ years experience in program
management and event planning to support the remodeling membership
department. Individual must have strong organization, communication and
interpersonal skills with attention to detail. Marketing, writing and
promotional skills and a willingness to take initiative are also
critical.

Requirements:
Association background in committee support and event planning are
desirable. Must be able to balance priorities and meet deadlines.
Bachelors Degree in marketing, communications or related field.

Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). We offer excellent benefits. Submit
salary requirements with resume to JobOpportunities@nahb.com.

31. Manager, Conferences and Special Events; Dartmouth College; Hanover,
NH

Dartmouth College is seeking a dynamic leader to direct and coordinate
all activities for Conferences and Special Events. This individual will
oversee and implement event planning in all College administrative and
academic facilities, as well as all conferences that are sponsored by
outside organizations. The right individual will have:

•
Five years of experience in a business or higher education environment
or the equivalent.
• Knowledge of events management is a
plus.
• Bachelor's degree.
• Ability to work with internal
and external customers to obtain the appropriate approvals and
assistance for all events.
• Ability to coordinate and advise all
committees on arrangements for housing, dining, audio-visual equipment,
parking, and other support services. 
• Maintain and monitor a
budget.

In return Dartmouth College can offer the right
individual:

• An intellectually stimulating
environment.
• A creative team.
• Competitive compensation
(including defined contribution retirement, medical and dental, employee
tuition assistance, etc).

For more information on this and
other opportunities at Dartmouth College and to apply on line, go to
http://jobs.dartmouth.edu. Please refer to position #0724900. All
applications require a resume and cover letter.

Dartmouth
College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a
strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

32. Activities Director; WTS International; Apollo Beach, FL

WTS International, one of the world's leading spa, fitness and leisure
consulting and management firms, is currently seeking an Activities
Director for an upscale community clubhouse in Apollo Beach, FL. The
Activities Director will be responsible for organizing, implementing and
managing programs and activities for community residents. The ideal
candidate will not only have 2 years of residential programming but will
also be enthusiastic, energetic and outgoing with a background in
recreation, and/or social event planning. Salary: $32,000-$35,000.

Contact: Aida Johnson
Phone: 813-649-1500 Ext. 29
Fax: 813-649-1333
ajohnson@mirabayclub.com
http://www.mirabay.com

33. Conference and Residential Services Coordinator (Conference
Coordinator II) 06-11-22-01-8180; The University of Texas Arlington;
Arlington, TX

Starting Salary: $ 25,620 negotiable based on experience
Hours per
week: 40.00 Variable 
Location: Arlington, TX 
Hiring
Department: Housing and University Center
Posting Number:
06-11-22-01-8180
Date Available: 01/02/2007
FSLA Status:
Exempt

Application Requirements
Visit our website for
detailed job description and qualification requirements. To apply; 1)
apply online at www.uta.edu/jobs, or 2) apply online in person at 140
West Mitchell St., B200, Arlington TX 76019. In addition to a submitted
online resume application, immediately provide a letter of interest, a
list of 3 professional references (with phone numbers), and a resume to
Jesse Jarvis, Box 19349, Arlington, TX 76019 or email to jesse@uta.edu.
Applicants must reference the job posting number and position title in
all correspondence. 

Job Responsibilities
Contacts
on- and off-campus groups to provide assistance in conference housing
needs. Develops promotional and advertising materials directed towards
potential conference clientele. Arranges for administrative and
logistical support for conference participants. Initiates all official
University forms relating to conferences, prepare conference budgets,
and recommend appropriate fee schedules. Oversees all aspects of the
conference software. Arranges for physical facilities/housing and food
service needs of participants. Coordinates training of professional and
student staff regarding Housing discipline procedures, policies, and
documentation tracking. Maintains accurate records in the discipline
section of the Housing leasing software. Works in conjunction with
Residence Hall Staff and the Office of Student Judicial Affairs to
process all Housing Discipline. Supervise student worker.


Additional Information
The purpose of this position
is to provide advanced professional level skills/abilities in the
development, coordination, administration/marketing of conference
housing to various on- and/or off-campus groups. Responsible for all
aspects of conference housing strategy, promotional materials, and
clientele. Responsible for the discipline process and tracking for the
Residence Life Housing Department. Marginal/Incidental functions include
use of a UT Arlington owned vehicle. Other functions as assigned.


Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree. Two years
experience coordinating conferences and/or special events. One year of
full-time residence life experience working with Residence Halls. Valid
Class “C” Operator's Driver's License or higher. Applicant selected must
provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of
residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas
Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Applicants must include a comprehensive professional
resume.

Preferred Qualifications 
Master's degree in
a field related to the work to be performed. Three or more years of
professional experience coordinating and/or booking conferences and/or
special events in a university setting working with a housing
department, and full-time Residence Life experience. Experience working
with student discipline. 

Additional Remuneration

Provided with and required to reside in UTA-owned apartment as
part of the remuneration package. Some/all utilities may be paid
depending on unit location. All units come unfurnished. Work on weekends
and extended hours in the summer months; on-call after hours;
participate in occasional weekend/evening events year round. The
retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas
(TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at
least 135 days in length. 

The University of Texas at
Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age,
citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or
sexual orientation.

34. Meeting Planner; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

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35. Director, Caribbean Franch. Dev; Choice Hotels International; Silver
Spring, MD

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