Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 March 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)
12 March 2007
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hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.
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This week's edition includes:
*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)
***CBI and Medical Meetings Magazine's 3rd Annual Pharmaceutical Meeting
Planners Forum
1. Workshop Coordinator; Investment Company Institute; Washington, DC
2. Registrar; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA
3. Sales Associate; Harkey Event Productions Worldwide, Inc.; Miami, FL
4. Events Coordinator; AMI Conference Management; South San Francisco,
CA
5. Meeting and Event Planner; Integrated Solutions and Services;
Knoxville, TN
6. Training Coordinator – HHS University; Pal-Tech; Rockville, MD
7. National Account Manager; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL
8. Director of Education and Events; National Association of Dental
Plans; Dallas, TX
9. Program Manager; Confidential; Indianapolis, IN
10. Operations Manager; PRA Destination Management; Los Angeles (Beverly
Hills), CA
11. Senior Meeting Planner; Sidley Austin LLP; Chicago, IL
12. Conference Coordinator; American Association of Exporters and
Importers; Washington, DC
13. Director of Education & Research; International Foodservice
Distributors Association; Falls Church, VA
14. Associate Director of Medical Services;     Pulmonary Hypertension
Association; Washington, DC
15. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA
16. Area Director of Marketing Communications; Specialty Search
International, Inc; Florida
17. Tradeshow Sales Coordinator; George Little Management, LLC; White
Plains, NY
18. Marketing Assistant; Rosa Mexicano Restaurants; New York, NY
19. Event Planner / A / V; AVC SOLUTIONS CORP.; Arlington, VA
20. Coordinator/AA-E-Learning, Educ. & Training;    Woodside; McLean, VA
21. Conference Services Manager; Graham Staffing Services; Washington,
DC
22. Associate Director, Educational Services – Nursing; Advisory Board
Company; Washington, DC
23. Assistant Meeting Planner; DTI Associates, a Haverstick Company;
Arlington, VA
24. Assistant Hotel Manager; Mandarin Oriental; Washington, DC
25. Director Of Sales; The Colosseum; Alexandria, VA
26. Lifestyle Director; Classic Residence by Hyatt; Chevy Chase, MD
27. Travel Coordinator; PaL-Tech, Inc.; Washington, DC
28. Marketing Manager; Swisscom Hospitality Services; Dulles, VA
29. Reservations Coordinator; Expovision, Inc.; Falls Church, VA
30. Convention Planning Assistant; National Communication Association;
Washington, DC
31. Assistant, Operations; Professional Convention Management
Association; Chicago, IL
32. Tradeshow Operations Manager;   National Association of Home
Builders; Washington, DC
33. Marketing & Conference Srvcs. Assistant-Part-time; American Ass'n of
Homes & Services for the Aging; Washington, DC
34. Meetings/Committee Coordinator; Confidential; Fort Worth, TX
35. Registration Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC
36. Conference Professional; Physicians' Continuing Education Corp.; New
York City, NY
37. AV/Conference Services Manager; Aberdeen Woods Conference Center;
Peachtree City, GA
38. Sales Manager; Aberdeen Woods Conference Center; Peachtree City, GA
39. Program Manager; Metro Events, Inc.; San Francisco, CA
40. Manager, Meeting & Event Operations; Experient; Chicago, IL
41. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient; St. Louis, MO
42. Meeting & Travel Coordinator – temp; GameStop, Inc.; Grapevine, TX
43. Registration Manager; WSA Global Holdings, LLC; Encino, CA
44. Trade Shows and Events Manager; Intelsat; Washington, DC
45. Conference Manager II; Educational Services Inc.; Washington, DC
46. Wedding Planner / Special Event Planner; Catering by Uptown;
Washington, DC
47. Meeting Coordinator; Friends & Company Staffing Services;
Washington, DC
48. Seminars Coordinator; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE);
Reston, VA
49. Meeting Manager; TRAK Companies; Washington, DC
50. Meeting Coordinator; EDJ ASSOCIATES, INC; Reston, VA
51. Sr. Meeting Planner; EDJ ASSOCIATES, INC; Reston, VA
52. Meeting / Training Associate; REHAB GROUP INC; Falls Church, VA
53. Hotel Sales Positions; HOTEL LOMBARDY; Washington, DC
54. Assistant General Manager; JURYS DOYLE HOTEL GROUP; Washington, DC
55. Sales Coordinator; Holiday Inn Select; Chantilly, VA
56. Sales Coordinator; PARTY RENTAL/FURMAN FEINER & C; Washington, DC
57. Assistant General Manager; HILTON GARDEN INN; Fredericksburg, VA

************* 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.

*******CBI and Medical Meetings Magazine's 3rd Annual Pharmaceutical
Meeting
Planners Forum******

CBI and Medical Meetings Magazine's 3rd Annual Pharmaceutical Meeting
Planners Forum, scheduled for March 26 – 27, 2007 in Philadelphia, PA,
continues its tradition of bringing together the industry's leading
experts in pharmaceutical meeting planning. The program features
insightful round table discussions, detailed case studies from some of
the industry's leading organizations and provides you with the
information and knowledge to assume a leadership role within your
company.  For more information or to register, call: 800-817-8601 or
visit http://www.pharmameetingplanners.com.  HEPN members will review a
$50 discount off the price of attending the conference.  Mention code:
MEN957.

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1. Workshop Coordinator; Investment Company Institute; Washington, DC

This position provides administrative and on-site management of
Institute workshops and other one-day programs where assigned by the
Director-Conferences; it researches sites and negotiates contracts for
workshops and other one-day programs as assigned by the
Director-Conferences.

The coordinator will research sites and review and negotiate contracts
for workshops and other one-day programs as assigned. This individual
will manage logistics for all workshops including pre-event, on-site and
post-event phases.

The ideal candidate will possess strong customer service skills and the
ability to work well with Institute members, non-members, staff,
external suppliers and vendors. The position requires flexibility and
the ability to travel.

Contact: Jennifer Bremer
Phone: 202.326.5981
Fax: 202.326.8311employment@ici.org

2. Registrar; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

The Food Marketing Institute is an exciting trade association
responsible for providing a broad range of services, including research,
education, industry relations and public affairs on behalf of its 1500
members. We are looking for a Registrar to manage the entire
registration process for the majority of FMI's educational conferences
and award CPE credits for continuing professional education. Duties will
include: database system development/design and website programming of
online registration, serving as primary contact with the National State
Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), ensuring FMI is in compliance with the
NASBA professional requirements, processing conference registration
forms to include data entry into MAXX, payment processing, credit
approval verification and credit/refund issuing, consulting on the
design of conference registration forms and maintaining inventory of all
conference materials, including badge stock, ribbons, registration
envelopes, etc.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years prior
accounting/bookkeeping experience, an ability to accurately resolve
financial discrepancies, an ability to ensure timely processing of all
conference registrations, an ability to travel to conventions and
conferences to perform on-site registration activities, and the desire
to work with a great team!

FMI offers a great benefits package including: health, dental, vision,
401(k), 12 paid holidays, and educational assistance. Our office has
relocated to Crystal City, Virginia in a new office conveniently located
a few blocks from the Crystal City Metro station and an array of other
exciting amenities. For immediate consideration, please visit our
website at http://www.fmi.orgto apply.

FMI is an equal opportunity employer.

3. Sales Associate; Harkey Event Productions Worldwide, Inc.; Miami, FL

A leading South Florida, full service, special events company has an
immediate opening for a Sales Associate.
 
Responsibilities   
· Sales experience in the special events market is paramount. A strong
client base preferred.
· Sales and marketing experience and the ability to plan and accomplish
goals is necessary.
 
Required Qualification     
More than three years experience
 
Education      
Some College will be an advantage but extensive experience is essential

Fax resume to 305-651-2103

4. Events Coordinator; AMI Conference Management; South San Francisco,
CA

AMI is a comprehensive event management and marketing firm with an
emphasis on conferences, trade shows, product road shows, user groups,
and other marketing events. Clients include major software companies and
industry organizations located throughout the U.S. AMI was established
in 1985 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA. Our services
include:

*Registration, Housing and Travel
*Site Selection and Hotel Contract Negotiation
*Exhibition Sales and Show Floor Management
*Audio-Visual and Production

We have a full-time opening for someone to support the attendees,
speakers and exhibitors for several of our client conferences. You will
be required to travel to several events.
 
Responsibilities   
Registration Coordination (Pre and Onsite):
* Work closely with project manager on project logistics and milestones
* Learn and administer multiple registration systems
* Oversee call-center dept in making sure clients expectations are being
met with respect to customer service
* Act as liaison between client and call center dept pertaining to
registration questions and needs
* Manage registration process onsite

Speaker Coordination (Pre- and Onsite)
* Work with client to facilitate Call for Presentations process
* Manage and track speaker action items and deliverables
* Manage speakers onsite

Exhibitor/Sponsor Coordination (Pre and Onsite)
* Process contracts (documentation, send confirmation email)
* Administer booth assignments
* Manage exhibitor deliverables and payments
* Manage exhibitor onsite
 
Required Qualification     
The ideal individual for this position

* Is Detail-oriented;
* Understands the importance of customer service;
* Works well as part of a team and under pressure;
* Can multi-task;
* Can travel 10-20% of the time;
* Has experience in the meeting planning and events industry although
this is not a requirement.
 
Education      
At least 4 years of college required and intermediate level experience
with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint).

Please email a cover letter and resume to Carrie Rohrer at carrie@amotive.com.

5. Meeting and Event Planner; Integrated Solutions and Services;
Knoxville, TN

The successful candidate will be experienced, well-organized,
detail-oriented and able to prioritize deadlines and projects. Computer
proficiency and excellent communication skills a must. Full and part
time employment available.
 
Responsibilities   
May include but not limited to: site selection, estimates, contract
negotiations, all vendor arrangements, BEOS, logistics, rooming lists,
attrition management, budget updates, invoice reconciliation
 
Required Qualification     
CMP, CMM other industry recognized certification, or ability to secure
certification in the near future a must.
 
Education      
High school diploma required, college degree preferred

Send resume to: hr@intsolutions.net

6. Training Coordinator – HHS University; Pal-Tech; Rockville, MD

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    * Manage course registration process.
    * Serve as the first-line staff to greet students and handle
logistics.
    * Schedule training events, including, but not limited to, classes,
meetings, presentations, coaching, and counseling.
    * Reserve rooms and coordinate logistics associated with classes,
meetings, and presentations, including set-up, equipment, and software.
    * Conduct training needs assessments and other kinds of surveys.
    * Coordinate data collection and evaluation of courses, programs,
and other events.
    * Provide reports on attendance, completions, no-shows, and other
statistical data.
    * Conduct evaluation of training and compile results for others.
    * Conduct inventories of class materials, office supplies and other
items.
    * Maintain financial records associated with training events.
    * Participate in the production of printed materials.
    * Coordinate vendor communications associated with the contracting
process for contract trainers.
    * Participate in design, development, and maintenance of web sites,
courseware, and other systems.
    * Utilize the Learning Management System to support all training
functions.
    * Provide quality assurance checks on all processes and procedures.
    * Participate in a variety of marketing activities such as
attendance at showcases and drafting promotional materials.
    * Participate in conferences related to training as determined by
contract management.
    * Plan and participate in the delivery of meetings, events, classes,
staff development, speakers, distance learning, and other kinds of
presentations.
    * Work collaboratively and in close consultation with other staff
members under the direct guidance of Government Representative, usually
the heads of the Centers within the contract.
    * Participate in staff development activities.
    * Adhere to all copyright guidelines and restrictions and follow
procedures regarding copyright.
    * Provide excellent customer service support to contract employees,
staff, and customers.
    * Protect client property, both on-site and at off-site class
locations.
    * Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED

The position requires an Associate/Bachelors degree in computer
technology, training development, instructional systems design and 2-3
years of related professional experience or a combination of education
and professional experience. Experience working within a human
resources, training or LMS environment and instructional systems design
preferred. Candidates must have excellent communication and writing
skills and the ability to work effectively with others.

To apply, please forward your resume to Human Resources by email at mailto:careers@pal-tech.com or by fax: (703)5 22-2471. EOE/AA.

7. National Account Manager; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL

GES Exposition Services, a leading tradeshow and event marketing
company, is seeking a high-energy, growth-oriented professional with
demonstrated leadership abilities, integrity and passion for hassle-free
service for the position of National Account Manager in Chicago, IL.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Coordinate and oversee tradeshow production and provide on-site
supervision at tradeshow venues for assigned accounts.
-Responsible for the management of shows from planning stages through
collection of invoice, including: collaborating with clients to collect
information; floor plan management; writing work orders; overseeing the
creation, approval and distribution of service kits; working with
internal departments to ensure work orders are completed; overseeing the
set-up and tear down of shows; and generating show management invoices
and following up until collected.
-Act as a liaison with show management, exhibitors, hotel/convention
center staffs, production personnel, internal clients and ancillary
vendors with regard to all services and build working relationships with
all, to ensure client satisfaction and account retention while meeting
financial expectations.
-Ensure all tradeshows are produced within established budget
guidelines. Budget and fiscal responsibility on assigned events
including accuracy, forecasting and management onsite on the financial
aspect of events.
-Supervise and assist all show personnel assigned to Account Management
and all subcontractors as needed.
-Performs other duties as assigned and deemed necessary of the position
under the direction of the Senior Director, National Accounts.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
-Bachelors degree in Business or related field or equivalent experience
-Knowledge of the Tradeshow/Convention industry.
-5 years sales/client management experience.
-5 years tradeshow production or similar experience.
-Previous experience in a unionized environment preferred.

SKILLS:
-General accounting and finance knowledge with the ability to manage
shows to budget.
-Leadership skills and business acumen.
-Must be extremely detail oriented and able to multi-task.
-Self-starter able to work independently.
-Excellent decision making and conflict resolution ability.
-Proven excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational,
and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to multi-task and handle high volumes of communication daily.
-Ability to interact with clients at all levels.
-Strong negotiation skills.
-Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, and Word.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
-Ability to interact and lead union labor.
-Availability to work nights, weekends, at show site, and travel.
-Ability to adapt to multiple settings and shifting responsibilities.

Give yourself the opportunity to grow with a progressive company
offering excellent compensation and benefits. To discover the advantages
that come with industry leadership, apply on-line at http://www.ges.com
and click on Careers, then click on apply on-line.

No phone calls please. EOE M/F/V/D Pre-employment substance abuse
testing required.
Resumes must be submitted by April 30, 2007

8. Director of Education and Events; National Association of Dental
Plans; Dallas, TX

The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP®) is looking for an
experienced, self-starter with great computer skills to join our team as
Director of Education and Events! In this position you have hands-on
responsibility for program content, meeting development and execution of
all NADP education programs and events.
 
Responsibilities   
Full responsibility for (a) NADP Annual Conference including logistics
and recruitment of sponsors/exhibitors, (b) electronic education
(Webinars & On-line training) programs, and (c) volunteer group
meetings. Responsible for coordination of two volunteer groups that
provide input for education programs and events. Accountable for revenue
production and execution within expense allocation. Also contributes to
monthly newsletter, promotional materials, as well as web site.
Attributes:
Computer savvy
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong strategic thinking skills as well as attention to detail
Long-term vision and ability to obtain short-term results
Desire and ability to learn quickly
Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
Ability to synthesize industry information and member input to create
coherent, relevant program content
 
Required Qualification     
Conference and Meeting planning skills ¿ minimum of 5 years experience
Experience with Production of Webinars
Knowledge of Online Training Program Development
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, ACT or similar
contact management software, Web Editor and Adobe Photoshop, some
experience with Apple preferred)
Excellent communication and organizational skills
 
Education      
Bachelor's degree
 
Salary is benchmarked to non-profit trade associations of similar size
and scope with flexibility to consider experience of candidate. Other
compensation includes 5% 401K match after 6 months, covered parking,
employee health and dental, standard holidays plus two personal days
annually, 8 hours sick leave monthly after three months, and two weeks
annual leave on each anniversary. E-mail resume WITH 3-year salary
history to info@nadp.org.

******From Christine Vuskalns******
9. Program Manager; Confidential; Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis firm specializing in domestic and international meeting
planning is interviewing to fill three Program Manager vacancies. 
Positions are located in Indianapolis and involve up to 50% travel. 
Program Managers plan meetings and supervise event execution from
budgeting to final billing.  Responsibilities include:
.   Creating, managing, and maintaining client relationships and
expectations
.   Leading client planning meetings and provide agenda and meeting recaps
.   Providing recommendations to clients on process, compliance, sourcing,
etc.
.   Budget preparation and management
.   Hotel and entertainment venue selection
.   On-site event management  (International and Domestic travel is
required)

Qualified applicants must possess the following background and
experience:
.   College degree in a related field
.   5+ years of planning experience
.   Certified Meeting Planner credentials
.   Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical industry experience
.   Speaker Bureau experience
.   Live in or have the ability to immediately relocate to the
Indianapolis area.

Individuals interested in this position should immediately email
professional resume to:

Christine Vuskalns christine.vuskalns@todays.com

***********************

10. Operations Manager; PRA Destination Management; Los Angeles (Beverly
Hills), CA

PRA Destination Management is a full-service DMC working with clients
for over 25 years nationally. Our employees are innovative, caring,
ethical, creative, and dedicated professionals. We are looking for an
Operations Manager to join our Los Angeles Team (Beverly Hills). This
position is responsible for the logistical management and operation of
programs as contracted by the client, ensuring that the expectations of
the client are not just met but exceeded.
 
Responsibilities   
Operations Manager

1. Responsible for logistical management and operation of contracted
programs;

2. Ability to successfully manage multiple programs with various
deadlines;

3. Ability to manage and direct tour guides and venue staff;

4. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends.
 
Required Qualification     
Requires previous industry work experience, with at least 2 years as an
operations manager for a DMC, meeting planner, event planner or related
industry. A college degree or certificate in Meeting/Event Planning or
related field is helpful. Our ideal candidate is a flexible team
participant that has strong organizational skills, detail-orientated,
excellent computer skills, and wants to be part of a successful team.
The candidate must have a commitment to provide exceptional client
service levels that are expected from our employees. Very helpful to
have a working knowledge of Los Angeles area venues. Must be willing to
work some late hours and weekends when deadlines and programs demand it.

Please email resume and cover to Ann Fitzgerald at afitzgerald@pra.com.
Thanks!

11. Senior Meeting Planner; Sidley Austin LLP; Chicago, IL

Summary:

Responsible for developing, prioritizing and working on all aspects of
planning, development and on-site execution of events and conferences as
assigned by the Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops, prioritizes and implements tactical project plans, including
Firm promotion programs.

Establishes strategic marketing plans to achieve corporate objectives
for products and services.

Assists in development of theme, demo and space layout for each project.

Organizes required catering services, menus, room and communication
equipment setup.

Researches, analyzes and monitors financial, technological and
demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities.

Establishes and maintains relationships with various hotels and
facilities that the department requires.

Determines appropriate responses to problems and emergencies.

Assists in creation of internal and external promotional material.

Projects project status updates.

Compiles estimated cost models, submits budges and tracks budget
statistics.
 

Required Qualification     
Required:

Bachelor degree or five years experience in meeting planning

Preferred:

CMP (Certified Meeting Planner)

Please submit resume to hrch@sidley.com with the title “Senior Meeting
Planner” in the subject line.

12. Conference Coordinator; American Association of Exporters and
Importers; Washington, DC

AAEI has an excellent growth opportunity available for a professional,
multi-tasking individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The
position is constructed to encourage the coordinator to master new
tasks, operate independently following initial instruction, and define
new career opportunities under the direction of the Director of Meetings
and Events.

Key Responsibilities
. Management of registration database records and coordination of
payments and refunds with accounting staff
. Phone and written communication with speakers, Board, exhibitors, etc.
. Development and maintenance of procedures that aid staff and speakers
meet deadlines and submit materials
. Solicitation of bids, management of production, and shipment of
registration materials
. Management of registration desk and training of on-site staff

Key Requirements
. Superior organizational skills
. Excellent time management
. Professional work ethic and pride in one's work
. High level of energy and motivation
. Capability to build strong working relationships with staff and
association members
. Innate problem-solving abilities
. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),
database applications and internet research

Priority will be given to applicants with previous experience in meeting
planning (ideally, 1-3 years), previous work for an association or
non-profit, and a college degree.

Please submit your resume, including salary requirements or range, and a
cover letter that shows how your traits and experience match those AAEI
seeks in a Conference Coordinator to dpotts@aaei.org.

13. Director of Education & Research; International Foodservice
Distributors Association; Falls Church, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2517095&keywords=&ref=1

14. Associate Director of Medical Services;     Pulmonary Hypertension
Association; Washington, DC
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2517216&keywords=&ref=1

15. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2515562&keywords=&ref=1

16. Area Director of Marketing Communications; Specialty Search
International, Inc; Florida
http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2515220&keywords=&ref=1

17. Tradeshow Sales Coordinator; George Little Management, LLC; White
Plains, NY
http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2515396&keywords=&ref=1

18. Marketing Assistant; Rosa Mexicano Restaurants; New York, NY
http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2515944&keywords=&ref=1

19. Event Planner / A / V; AVC SOLUTIONS CORP.; Arlington, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23265241&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

20. Coordinator/AA-E-Learning, Educ. & Training;    Woodside; McLean, VA

Full Time Coordinator position exists within the Association Services
Department of Tysons Corner, Virginia Association.

Report to Senior Manager, Education and Training

This is an ideal position for an individual with prior association
experience in the association services department, OR a recent college
graduate with a few years of office experience and strong computer
systems, graphics and web knowledge. Candidates with prior experience in
an E-Learning/Webinar environment also welcome.

You will support the Senior Manager and the company on-line technical
training web site. Maintain the web site's records and database, and
process registrations and subscriptions. Must have an interest to
support the Web technology for Webinar's and an interest in learning new
technical applications.

Also, coordinate the marketing registration for three institutes within
the association and any other programs/seminars produced by the
Department. Obtain printing quotes for student guides, manuals, patches
and other printing projects. Make purchasing decisions, with approval
from the Senior Manager, for the purchase of various office supplies,
non-office supplies, production and reproduction of educational
materials, and various products as needed.

You will investigate and make recommendations for obtaining new sponsors
for the Institutes. And, notify industry sponsors of class dates,
locations and mailing addresses. Also, maintain contact with school key
contacts to ensure identification forms are received for the classes.
Maintain contact with instructors to insure product is ordered in a
timely manner. Prepare packets of educational and sponsor information
for shipping and generate and mail certificates of completion for
attendees. Compile course evaluation summaries for each educational
program and conference. And, repares for the shipping of materials.

Will Provide administrative support , i.e. day-to-day correspondence and
telephone contact, assist in updating the department budget, track
expenses and income for monthly reports, etc.

Outgoing individual with excellent communications skills required to
interact heavily on the telephone with trainers, members, schools,
in-house management and more. Individual must enjoy public
relations/customer service oriented work and lots of phone interaction.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and
re-prioritize, change gears necessary.

This is an excellent, very successful association who has been and is
now growing in many areas. We are seeking career and growth oriented
candidates.

Proficient to expert MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
Calendar required.

Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with one hour lunch.

$35-40,000, free parking, 100% paid health insurance for employee, paid
week off between Christmas and New Years, Profit Sharing (company
contribution annually), and 40lK plan. Much more.

Email cover letter and resume to lindaw@woodsideemployment.com and/or steveg@woodsideemployment.com

21. Conference Services Manager; Graham Staffing Services; Washington,
DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23259781&jobSummaryIndex=9&agentID=

22. Associate Director, Educational Services – Nursing; Advisory Board
Company; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23254876&jobSummaryIndex=51&agentID=

23. Assistant Meeting Planner; DTI Associates, a Haverstick Company;
Arlington, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23254321&jobSummaryIndex=52&agentID=

24. Assistant Hotel Manager; Mandarin Oriental; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23266236&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

25. Director Of Sales; The Colosseum; Alexandria, VA

The Colosseum, a luxury sports condo hotel located in Blacksburg, VA is
seeking an experienced, aggressive Director of Sales/Sales Manager to
spearhead its No.VA office.

Duties include managing, selling & marketing luxury condo project to
college alumni.
If you are looking for a real challenge with a fun, driven clientele,
this may be for you. Excellent income potential for the right candidate.
Condo/new home exper a must. Email resumes to DAndrews@amventures.net

26. Lifestyle Director; Classic Residence by Hyatt; Chevy Chase, MD

   

Hotel

Classic Residence By Hyatt

Are you looking for a meaningful career enriching the lives of senior
adults?
Join a leader in luxury senior living and share your passion for serving
our residents.
Our LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR position creates and implements lifestyle
enrichment programs and special events for our vibrant residents. These
social, emotional, intellectual, vocational, physical, and spiritual
programs are designed to enhance each individual's whole-person
wellness.. This energetic, creative, and enthusiastic candidate will
embrace our company's mission as well as our Core Values of Integrity,
Compassion and Excellence.

Qualifications: * Four yr. college degree in leisure studies, wellness,
recreational therapy, gerontology or equivalent experience in assessing
and implementing a variety of life-enriching programs for senior adults.
* Five yrs. experience in program development and coordination.
* Minimum one year supervisory experience.
* Excellent communication skills, including platform speaking *
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other relevant computer applications.

Our benefits include health/dental/life/disability insurance,
vacation/sick/holiday, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and free covered
parking.

Send resume with salary history to:
Attn: Human Resources, 8100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Fax 301-907-3908 E-mail hrchevy@hyattclassic.com
Visit us at www.hyattclassic.com

27. Travel Coordinator; PaL-Tech, Inc.; Washington, DC

Travel Coordinator needed to assist government client with travel
arrangements. This position is located in Washington, DC and is metro
accessible. Duties include:
Reports to the Assistant Contract Director on the status of travel
activities.
Requests airline and hotel reservations and itinerary preparation.
Prepares and processes government travel documentation using a dedicated
computer program.
Ensures all visa and passport arrangements are completed in a timely
fashion.
Obtains country clearances when appropriate; and ensures these
clearances are in accordance with government guidance.
Advises travelers regarding concurrence documents from field missions.
Prepares Requests and Authorization for Official Travel and Travel
Voucher for each traveler or trip.
Estimates travel costs using government guidelines for per diem and
reimbursement.
Creates and maintains Excel spreadsheets and charts to track the travel
budget and submit quarterly reports to government executive staff
detailing the purpose, number of trips and cost of all direct-hire
travel.
Creates and maintains Excel spreadsheets of all travel.
Acts as liaison between traveler, document signatories, and airline
ticketing agent.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
The position requires a college degree and 4-6 years of professional
office experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of government travel policies, procedures, government
regulations and Travel Manager Plus software preferred. Applicants must
be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail
applications. Excellent communication, organizational, time management,
and front-line customer service skills are essential. Must have the
ability to handle several tasks simultaneously, and work within tight
schedule constraints. Experience in the use of data base applications is
preferred. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security
investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for security
clearance. To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter with
salary history to Human Resources by email at careers@pal-tech.com or
fax: (703) 243-0496. EOE/AA.

28. Marketing Manager; Swisscom Hospitality Services; Dulles, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23262166&jobSummaryIndex=12&agentID=

29. Reservations Coordinator; Expovision, Inc.; Falls Church, VA

Expovision, Inc. is a full service, convention hotel services management
company developed in 1995 to meet the convention community's growing
demand for high quality hotel management. Our entire staff is committed
to customer satisfaction and service excellence. We created a
proprietary, real-time, internet-based reservations system called
Expobook, which is constantly upgraded with state-of-the art technology.
This technology coupled with our staff of professionals allows us to
offer a level of service that is unrivaled in the industry. Please visit
our website located at http://www.expovision.com to learn more about us.
We offer competitive salaries and great benefits.

We are searching for a Reservations Coordinator to join our Operations
team. This person's primary responsibility centers around creating
reservations from faxed documents, emails and phone requests to
Expovision's internal database by event. Duties of the position include
the following:

* Manage the standard numbers of reservations made and calls answered
during the required time lines and consistently keep up with the call
volume demands.
* Develop a thorough understanding of each event and the hotels
associated with corresponding conference/event.
* Respond to and follow-up on internal and external guests' inquiries
and requests.
* Produce and maintain a waitlist for each event's reservations.
* Review rooming lists and hotel lists for discrepancies and
reconciliation.
* Participate in departmental standup meetings when scheduled.
* Promote a sense of urgency when completing reservations and project
assignments.
* Handle other tasks as assigned.

Requirements of the position are as follows:

* Strong data entry skills and typing speed of at least 35 words per
minute to assist in completing the most essential part of the position –
reservation entries into our database.
* Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
* Great attention to detail and multi-tasking ability required.
* Ability to operate basic office equipment such as fax machines,
copiers and multi-line telephones.
* Proficient knowledge and experience with MS Office including Word,
Excel and Outlook.
* Excellent customer service skills a must.
* Pleasant personality and positive interpersonal skills.
* Flexibility in handling various assignments and projects as needed.
* Reliable attendance record.
* Demonstrated experience working with hotel reservations, and/or
experience in a call center or customer service environment required.

Please send cover letter and resume to: hr@expovision.com or Expovision,
Inc. Human Resources, 3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 550, Falls Church,
VA 22042

30. Convention Planning Assistant; National Communication Association;
Washington, DC

The National Communication Association is seeking a motivated, highly
organized person to serve as the Convention Planning Assistant for the
Association's annual convention. We need a self-starter willing to learn
and assume responsibilities related to the development of over 1300
sessions and programs that take place over the course of our five-day
national convention that attracts 5000+ attendees. The Convention
Planning Assistant will report to the Convention Manager.

Responsibilities
-Work closely with a large and diverse group of program planners to
develop both the conference agenda and its program.
-Become an expert in the convention programming software in order to
provide instructions and support to program planners.
-Disseminate convention related information to all interested stake
holders as assigned in a timely manner.
-Assist in the coordination with convention outsourcers to ensure the
entire program (including room set up, food and beverage, and signs) is
executed efficiently and effectively.
-Assist the Convention Manager in implementation of high profile
convention programs and events.
-Coordinate the grad school open house and job fair events at the
direction of the Convention Manager.
-Assist the Convention Manager to orient 1st VP and his/her planning
staff to convention policies and procedures.
-Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
-Bachelors degree required
-Previous experience working in an association or member driven
organization (internship experience will be considered)
-Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
-High level of organizational ability, significant attention to detail,
project focus.
-Previous experience in meeting or event planning preferred
-Proficient with computers and the Microsoft Office Suite
-Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and/or Photoshop preferred
-Familiarity with databases preferred

Review of resumes will begin immediately.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to resume@natcom.org.

National Communication Association
1765 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036www.natcom.org

31. Assistant, Operations; Professional Convention Management
Association; Chicago, IL

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: providing
administrative and project support as requested; management of all
incoming and outgoing mail, packages and shipments in an accurate and
timely manner; providing reception relief for receptionist; maintaining
an efficient and effective office environment by ensuring that staff has
all necessary supplies available at all times; managing the office
inventory, interfacing with multiple delivery services and vendors;
assisting with all office catering.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

. Provide administrative and project assistance to departments as
requested
. Including but not limited to: typing reports, memos, and
correspondence while proofreading for grammatical, typographical and
formatting errors
. Assembling, collating, and mailing binders for event packing,
volunteerism and upon request
. Process large copy jobs and mass mailings and shipments, while
ensuring proper billing/coding
. Effectively manage the daily operation of “Shipping and Receiving” of
all mail, faxes, and packages
. Maintain orderliness, organization, and flow of supplies and products
. Process requests from sales and sponsorship regarding Convene mailings
. Order, receive, stock, and maintain accurate inventory on all PCMA
general and kitchen supplies, stationery, gift center items
. Fulfill office catering orders
. Assist with meeting set-up and break-down for catering events inside
of PCMA
. Ensure proper billing, coding and payment of catering invoices
. Maintain Common Area Workstation, Staging Area in back room, and Fax
Area Workstation; ensure professional appearance and optimal supplies
are available for staff usage
. Oversee fulfillment of PCMA's online Marketplace sales orders in
timely and cost effective manner
. Primary reception relief during receptionist's breaks, lunch,
meetings, and upon request
. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

. High school diploma or equivalent
. Two (2) years of related experience in a similar position
demonstrating positive progressive growth and responsibilities
. Knowledge of office equipment, mailing and shipping regulations and
stipulations.
. Must be dependable and demonstrate a positive work ethic and stable
work history

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

. Excellent phone manner, as well as verbal and written communication
skills
. Ability to work with multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
. Strong computer skills; Microsoft, Excel, Outlook, email, etc.
. Experience maintaining a budget and analyzing cost and value
. Excellent time management skills
. Excellent customer relations skills with both internal and external
contacts
. Demonstrated ability to assume responsibilities without continual
direct supervision

Fax: 312-423-7294resumes@pcma.org

32. Tradeshow Operations Manager;   National Association of Home
Builders; Washington, DC

Convention Operations Department seeking a candidate with 2-4 years
experience in tradeshows, meetings, conference or facilities management,
or experience working for a tradeshow vendor (general contractor, CVB,
hotel, etc.) to provide assistance in the general management
(transportation systems, security, first aid, public space, freight,
registration, etc.) of annual International Builders Show (100,000+
attendees) and association board meetings. Position provides logistical
support (print purchasing, database management, shipping) to the
Operations Department and must have great communication and
organizational skills, be highly detail oriented and able successfully
juggle many tasks at once. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and working
knowledge of database design and data queries also required. Four-year
degree preferred. Some travel required. We offer excellent benefits.
Submit salary requirements with resume.
JobOpportunities@nahb.com
http://www.nahb.org/jobs

33. Marketing & Conference Srvcs. Assistant-Part-time; American Ass'n of
Homes & Services for the Aging; Washington, DC

AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through
quality people can trust (www.aahsa.org). We seek a Marketing &
Conference Services Assistant to provide administrative support for a
variety of projects, including AAHSA's audio conferences. The assistant
will serve as liaison with the audio conference call vendor; ensure
participants have access to PowerPoint presentations; coordinate with
other departments; coordinate communications to members about the
sessions; and manage registration, including processing of faxed and
online forms. This individual will also provide production support and
assistance to the marketing team, including direct mail, e-mail, online
and other collateral to promote various AAHSA initiatives. Other
responsibilities include updating databases; coordinating production for
printed communications; assisting on in-house mailings; proofreading;
coordinating print buying; and assisting with vendor communication and
project management tasks. The Marketing & Conference Services Assistant
will also maintain an inventory of publications, print collateral, and
in-house stationery. The position is 30 hours a week during normal
office hours.

Associate's degree with concentration in marketing, communications or
journalism, or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus
two years' administrative experience required. Production and/or
communications experience is highly desirable. Strong computer skills to
include proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word,
Access and PowerPoint, with willingness to learn new technologies, such
as Gold Lasso, iMIS, QuarkXpress, and Adobe Creative Suite. Must be
detail-oriented and demonstrate excellent organizational,
communications, production, and project management skill. Must have
demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work quickly and accurately in
a fast-paced environment. Excellent interpersonal and customer service
skills needed to interact with other staff and members. Knowledge of
aging services industry is helpful.

AAHSA provides a dynamic work environment, competitive salary and
benefits and Metro location. For consideration, please send cover
letter/resume w/salary requirements to:

Marketing and Conference Services Assistant-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:
“Marketing and Conference Services Assistant-ASAE”

Principals only. No phone calls please.

AAHSA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed
to attracting and maintaining a diverse work force – EOE M/F/H/V

34. Meetings/Committee Coordinator; Confidential; Fort Worth, TX
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2518135&keywords=&ref=1

35. Registration Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

SmithBucklin is the world's largest association management and
professional services company providing flexible, tailored services to
235 trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups
and government institutes/agencies. SmithBucklin's mission is to drive
growth and build sustained competitiveness for client organizations.
Founded in 1949, the company employs 630 professionals specializing in
all phases of association activity. SmithBucklin manages more than $200
million in annual client budgets from offices in Chicago, Washington,
DC, St. Louis and Durham, NC. SmithBucklin is 100% employee owned. For
more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com.

Our Washington DC office has an immediate need for an organized,
customer service oriented, and technologically savvy individual to
manage the registration services for our client's convention and
tradeshow needs.

Demonstrated Experience:

* Providing strategic advice to improve internal operations and to
achieve and exceed client expectations
* Managing RFPs and contract negotiations
* Developing and implementing event policies and procedures
* Creating registration forms and working with vendors on system
requirements (set-up and onsite preparation)
* Creating and managing client registration budget including account
reconciliations
* Handling all onsite preparation including: system set-up, badge
specifications, equipment needs, temporary staffing, and all onsite
policies/procedures)
* Conducting post-event wrap up and final reports
* Serving as a liaison to external clients and vendors as well as
internal service areas
* Managing resources to achieve all deliverables at or before deadlines
for self and team of 2-3 staff; supervision and training of temporary
staff as needed
* Attending to all client needs and issues
* Developing and executing project plans to manage tasks and resources

Requirements:
* Bachelor's degree and minimum of 2 yrs. related experience
* Proficiency in MS office and experience working with a variety of
software programs (i.e. spreadsheets, presentation & database
applications)
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Travel required (8/10 times per year)
* Ability to work overtime when necessary
* Strong time management and ability to manage multiple tasks
concurrently

SmithBucklin is proud to offer the following benefits which include but,
are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k),
Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Assistance. To learn more about
SmithBucklin Corporation, click here and visit http://www.smithbucklin.com.

Please use the following guidelines to ensure your resume is quickly and
accurately processed:

    * Salary requirements must be included
    * Format resume as either a MS Word doc or pdf
    * E-mail preferred method of retrieval

We are an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

Human Resources SmithBucklin Corporation Attn: HR Recruiter 2025 M
Street, NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20036 WashingtonHR@Smithbucklin.com

36. Conference Professional; Physicians' Continuing Education Corp.; New
York City, NY

We are looking for a charismatic, proactive and intelligent leader
personality with at least 4 years of experience in conferences or
tradeshows to join our small team currently producing an annual
conference for 600 physicians. An understanding of all aspects of the
conference industry is a must: hotel contracts, audiovisual
requirements, sponsorship, event planning, program development, faculty
management, exhibit halls, etc.

You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be
computer proficient, creative and resourceful, and you must be able to
travel, have a take-charge personality, a positive and friendly
disposition and be willing to roll-up your sleeves to help grow this
already successful conference.

Applications will only be accepted with proof of conference experience.
Salary is commensurate with your experience but starts at about $50K.

Required Qualification   
At least 4 years of experience in conferences or tradeshows.

Please send your resume and cover letter detailing your experience of
running your biggest conference. Please also indicated salary history
and current salary requirements. You must write “Conferences are Me” in
the subject line and answer the question “Coffee or tea?” Please send
responses to Sara Wendt at sara@pce-corp.com

37. AV/Conference Services Manager; Aberdeen Woods Conference Center;
Peachtree City, GA

Located south of Atlanta on 38 acres in an idyllic lake setting,
Aberdeen Woods Conference Center is a premier full service conference
facility specializing in corporate training. We offer 233 guest rooms,
lakeside dining and over 55,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

The Conference Services Manager is a team leader responsible for
overseeing and directing the daily operation of the Conference Services,
Audio Visual, and Conference Concierge departments.

Duties include:
– Staff leadership: hire, train, direct, develop staff to ensure
successful completion of all conference events.
– Maintain departmental expenses through inventory control, expense
tracking and productivity-based scheduling.
– Implement strategies to achieve departmental goals and maintain high
customer satisfaction

Requirements include:
– Minimum 5 years audio visual experience in the hospitality industry
– Minimum 1 year conference services experience in the hospitality
industry
– Minimum 1 year management experience in a hospitality or related field
– Strong communication, organizational and math skills
– Strong computer skills

Benefits include:
– Company paid benefits
– Individual Medical/Dental Insurance
– Short Term Disability
– Long Term Disability
– Life Insurance
– 401(k) with matching contribution
– Paid holidays
– Paid vacation/sick
– Tuition reimbursement
– Complimentary meals and parking

Are you prepared to meet the challenge of creating the ultimate
hospitality experience through effective leadership? Does the idea of
working with a world-class team of conference industry experts inspire
you? Are you intrigued to learn the simple yet effective elements that
drive 20+ year staff longevity and intense client loyalty? If so, you
may be the next newest member of the Aberdeen Team. Come and experience
the difference.

EEO M/F/D/V

Please email resume to mcox@awcc.com or fax to 770-486-3870.

38. Sales Manager; Aberdeen Woods Conference Center; Peachtree City, GA

-Six Months to Sales Superiority

Expand your:
*Global marketability
*Earning potential
*Promotability
*Hospitality diversity
*Corporate Meeting Sales experience
*Group Package sales skills

Make the move from traditional hotel sales and enjoy the benefits of
working in the top echelon of hospitality.
¿ Corporate Meeting Sales is the key job skill in the hospitality
industry.
¿ Profit from immediate ramp up training to ensure the quickest path to
sales productivity and earnings.
¿ Continue training with access to and full scholarship for an Ivy
League sales education and onsite sales training with a top National
Sales Training Consultant.

Located south of Atlanta on 38 acres in an idyllic lake setting,
Aberdeen Woods is an award winning upscale conference hotel specializing
in corporate training and strategic development meetings. We offer 233
guest rooms, lakeside dining and over 55,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
We believe that team member satisfaction and support drives the quality
of our service, and thus we are committed to providing a work
environment focused on teamwork, team member development, integrity,
innovation, communication and accountability.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years hotel or conference center sales
experience, a proven ability to prospect, secure, and grow new business
accounts, and extensive experience in corporate markets.

Duties include:
– Develop relationships with executive level decision makers
– Generate leads by identifying, contacting, and servicing key target
accounts within specified territory
– Aggressively pursue new accounts on a weekly basis
– Conduct weekly site visits
– Represent facility at industry functions, trade shows, and on
territory sales trips
– Minimum 20% overnight travel per year on multiple night trips

Requirements include:
– Minimum 3 years sales experience in a full service, high quality hotel
or conference center
– Knowledge of and ability to sell the CMP product to executive level
decision makers
– Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals
– Delphi experience is highly desirable

Benefits include:
– Signing bonus
– Strong base salary and unlimited bonus earning potential
– Company paid benefits
– Individual Medical/Dental Insurance
– Short Term Disability
– Long Term Disability
– Life Insurance
– 401(k) with 6% matching contribution
– 7 sick days/year
– 11 paid holidays
– Paid vacation
– Tuition reimbursement
– Quarterly Bonus Plan
– Complimentary meals and parking

Are you prepared to meet the challenge of creating the ultimate
hospitality experience through effective leadership? Does the idea of
working with a world-class team of conference industry experts inspire
you? Are you intrigued to learn the simple yet effective elements that
drive 20+ year staff longevity and intense client loyalty? If so, you
may be the next newest member of the Aberdeen Team. Come and experience
the difference.

EEO M/F/D/V

Please email resume to mcox@awcc.com or fax to 770-486-3870.

39. Program Manager; Metro Events, Inc.; San Francisco, CA

Senior-level program management and ownership of multiple events ranging
from medium to large scale which require acting as lead client
interface.
 
Responsibilities    Execute and oversee event-related logistics
including site selection, vendor negotiation and selection, development
of creative and theme concepts, food and beverage management, main stage
and meetings production, audio visual equipment and technical knowledge.

Develop and manage program budgets, timelines, service proposals, and
status reports.

Manage a variety of third-party services including air, hotel,
transportation, entertainment, production, promotional, technical and
creative design vendors.

Assist with web site and registration systems development, facilitate
collateral and print design, conduct site inspections and act as on-site
team lead, event billing and reconciliation.

Program Manager is also responsible for participating in ongoing client
and team meetings, interfacing with team members; position reports to
the Operations Manager.
 
Required Qualification  
Minimum 4+ years in event planning as a Project Manager or Account
Executive or equivalent position in the special event industry;
incentive, conference or tradeshow, destination management, or catering
production experience.

Candidate must have the ability to prioritize multiple projects in a
fast paced, multi-faceted creative environment and work well under
pressure.

Meticulous organization abilities, strong negotiations experience and
skills, and concise and effective verbal and written communication are
required.

Ability to adapt to unforeseeable challenges and opportunities every
event presents.

Interact with executive clients and vendors in high level decision
making and problem solving.

CREATIVE abilities and conceptualization a plus. Diligent, confident,
enthusiastic self-starter, and adapt to Metro¿s unique culture and
spirit.

Extensive knowledge of domestic and international hotels and
destinations preferred.
 
Education      
BS/BA preferred

Knowledge and proficiency of MS Excel, MS Word; FileMaker, and Goldmine
database software a plus.

Metro Events is a progressive event management company that creates
solutions for special events, executive conferences, product launches,
incentives, and grand openings for companies and organizations around
the world.

The Metro team's meticulous planning, thoughtful design, and
conscientious management are crucial to its success.

To apply, email resume (word.doc only), cover letter, salary history and
expectations to info@metrofx.com. Please specify first and last name
Program Manager in the subject line. Only those being considered will be
contacted. No phone calls please.

40. Manager, Meeting & Event Operations; Experient; Chicago, IL

Experient is currently seeking a Manager, Meeting and Event Operations
for our downtown Chicago Office. As a Manager, Meeting and Event
Operations, you will have direct responsibility for organizing and
managing meeting details with clients along with supervising a staff of
event planning professionals. Duties include consulting with our clients
to improve their meeting experience, recommending and managing supplier
products and services, providing on-site meeting leadership and support
as well as management of event assignments and staff development for the
Chicago team. Requirements include: 3-5 years of management experience,
minimum of 3 years meeting planning experience, ability to travel 30%,
exceptional interpersonal skills, strong leadership skills and
decision-making abilities. We offer a competitive compensation and
benefits package, along with a superior work environment.

To be considered for this position at Experient, please submit your
resume on our website at http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

41. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient; St. Louis, MO

Experient is currently seeking a Meeting and Event Manager for our St.
Louis office. As a Meeting and Event Manager, you will have direct
responsibility for organizing and managing meeting details with clients.
Duties include consulting with our clients to improve their meeting
experience, recommending and managing supplier products and services,
and providing on-site meeting leadership and support. Qualified
candidate will have a minimum of two years prior meeting planning
experience for corporate or association clients. Requirements include
ability to travel, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong consultative
skills, decision-making abilities and prior related experience. We offer
a competitive compensation and benefits package, along with a superior
work environment.

To be considered for this position at Experient, please submit your
resume on our website at http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

42. Meeting & Travel Coordinator – temp; GameStop, Inc.; Grapevine, TX

GameStop is the world's largest video game retailer with over 4,400
stores located throughout the United States and 15 countries. The
Meeting & Travel Coordinator is a temporary position that is responsible
for supporting the meetings & travel department by managing assigned
elements of the US and Canadian annual conferences and the travel
program. This position will begin April 2 and end October 31, 2007.
 
Responsibilities   
-Assists the Manager, Meeting Planning & Travel with GameStop's annual
conferences and travel related duties
– Manage and update conference project plans
– Reviews and enters registration form information into Access database
for US and Canadian conferences
– Contacts Store Managers to collect missing data for registration
database and distribute confirmations
– Corresponds with HQ hotels, travel agency and transportation provider
to finalize housing and travel details
– Take notes/minutes at all conference related meetings for distribution
– Assist in show guide and scheduling development
– Organize Train-the-Trainer and New DM Training events
– Assist in travel program audits and reconciliation
– Some travel is required, as is attendance at both daytime and evening
functions to oversee different aspects of the meetings and to ensure
that quality service is provided.
– Other duties as assigned
– May work overtime as needed
– Must be able to lift 25 pounds
 
Required Qualification     
– Minimum of one year meeting/event planning experience
– A proactive and flexible team player with excellent organizational,
interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to providing
superior customer service is necessary
– Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
and balance multiple priorities
– Strong computer skills and meeting planning background is strongly
desired ¿ knowledge of Access preferred
 
Education  
Some college required; bachelors preferred.

Please submit resume to corporatejobs@gamestop.com or fax to
817-424-2800

43. Registration Manager; WSA Global Holdings, LLC; Encino, CA

WSA Global Holdings, LLC produces the WSA Show, the largest footwear and
accessories trade marketplace in the world and has been in existence for
60 years. The twice yearly show is held in Las Vegas and has more than
36,000 participants and features 6,000 brands by 1, 600 exhibiting
companies. In 2005, WSA's August and February Shows were the 5th and 7th
ranked largest trade shows in the US. Headquarters located in Encino,
California. Please see us at http://www.wsashow.com

Job Description: Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the
Registration Manager is responsible for the management and execution of
WSA Global Holdings, LLC show registration and all of the associated
processes related to registration.

Breadth of Responsibility: Maintain constructive relationships with
buyers, exhibitors, independent sales reps and all other qualified
registrant categories. Maintain positive relationships with internal,
contracted and call center staff. Responsibilities will include clear
communication between Operations, Marketing, Sales, Publishing and
Retail Relations Departments.

Job Description: Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the
Registration Manager is responsible for the management and execution of
WSA Global Holdings, LLC show registration and all of the associated
processes related to registration.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:
– Works with third-party registration vendor to oversee all aspects of
pre-event registration. This includes: creating and updating business
rules, coordinating the entire badge mailing package, online website
modifications, all registration forms, Key Account management, etc
– On-site management of WSA Global Holdings show registration process
and staff, including: training of all temporary personnel.
– Perform daily registration tasks including customer service by
phone/email, registration entries, exhibitor additions, buyer credential
approvals, international invitation letters, weekly Pace reports and
managing the call center.
– Works with Conference team to ensure quality customer service and
smooth execution of all event registration processes.
– Work directly with third-party registration vendor and Marketing
Department in creating website, designing outgoing emails and forms.

Breadth of Responsibility: Maintain constructive relationships with
buyers, exhibitors, independent sales reps and all other qualified
registrant categories. Maintain positive relationships with internal,
contracted and call center staff. Responsibilities will include clear
communication between Operations, Marketing, Sales, Publishing and
Retail Relations Departments.

Direct Reports
No direct reports but may supervise in-house temporary personnel as
required during peak times

Internal and External Relations: All Employees. Buyers, Exhibitors,
Independent Sales Reps, Other Qualified Registrant Categories, Call
Center, CSI.

Position Specifications:
– Customer Service Experience
– Vendor management and relations
– Extensive Project and timeline management
– Strong verbal and written communications skills a must
– Ability to perform under pressure while multitasking with several
deadlines, vendors, department managers and projects pending
– Tradeshow registration or similar experience a plus
– Full Time position 40+ hours per week varies based on time of year
¿ Proficient in Microsoft Office and related business programs

Physical Demands and Work Environment: Travel required (3x – 5x per
year, 2-9 days per event). Long hours may be required during trade shows
and between show planning periods.
 
Education 
High School Diploma plus.

Email resume to: wsajobs@wsashow.com

44. Trade Shows and Events Manager; Intelsat; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23279166&jobSummaryIndex=34&agentID=

45. Conference Manager II; Educational Services Inc.; Washington, DC

Educational Services, Inc (ESI), an established and growing government
contractor, located in Bethesda is seeking an experienced conference
manager. The Conference Manager is responsible for the successful
planning and implementation of all tasks associated with a variety of
client-sponsored meetings and conferences. The Conference Manager serves
as the lead staff person on conference and meeting contracts,
coordinating all aspects of such meetings, including planning, staff
supervision, progress reporting, budgeting, timeline monitoring, and
quality assurance. The meetings range in duration from one-half day to
several days, range in size from 5 to 500 participants, and take place
in the DC-metro area and occasionally in cities across the country. In
the execution of this work, the Conference Manager may supervise the
work of the Conference Assistant(s) and Administrative Assistant, and
other resources, including a Conference Specialist and consultants, as
needed. The Conference Manager reports to the Project Manager and Vice
President. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Project Management
. Apply experience and expertise in conference management and planning
for meetings of between 5 and 500 attendees
. Coordinate staff team efforts to address contract terms and provide
timely services by employing effective project management skills,
quality control, and evaluation processes
. Oversee accurate and timely processing of project expenses ensuring
compliance with contract terms, government travel regulations, and ESI
Finance policies
. Oversee work of assigned conference specialists and assistants
. Write and edit a variety of contract-related correspondence, including
memos, invitation and confirmation letters, and other documents

Conference Logistics
. Monitor and contribute to development and production of conference
materials, including but not limited to registration brochures,
conference notebooks, specialty publications, videos, and others
ensuring that materials are completed on time and error-free
. Coordinate and/or conduct site surveys, negotiate hotel contracts,
serve as hotel liaison and manage all aspects of hotel arrangements from
rooming lists through meeting room and food and beverage arrangements to
audio-visual equipment and post-conference billing
. Develop and manage accurate participant databases and generate
participant correspondence (invitations, confirmations, thank yous,
etc.), and monitor
registration reports, rooming lists, and other documents
. Oversee coordination of participant and/or staff travel ensuring
compliance with all applicable regulations and contract requirements
. Arrange conference calls
. Provide on-site assistance for meetings, conferences, and events as
needed

Qualifications
. Bachelor's degree and/or appropriate certification (Certified Meeting
Planner – CMP)
. Minimum of 5 years experience in meeting planning and implementation
. Availability for a potential of up to 15% time for business-related
travel

Required Skills
. Proficiency in Microsoft Office
. Outstanding organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multi
task
. Ability to problem solve independently
. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills
. Contracting experience with the Federal Government
. Knowledge of Federal travel regulations
. Knowledge of Peopleware Pro or other conference databases
. Experience with MS Project and Microsoft Access-building tables,
creating queries and printing reports

To Apply
Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume. Salary
requirements must be included. Send required information to careers@esi-dc.com. In the subject line please reference Manager II
-Conferences.

ESI offers a comprehensive benefit package and is Metro accessible.

46. Wedding Planner / Special Event Planner; Catering by Uptown;
Washington, DC

Is this your dream job?

We'd love to have you on our team if you love weddings and special
events…planning all the details and being there on the day of to help
make sure that dreams come true!

Catering by Uptown is one of the area's premier wedding and social
caterers. We serve clients who are seeking the best for their special
occasion, and we are looking for additional team members to continue our
traditions.

Please email your resumé and a cover letter if you are interested in
further details.
hr@cateringbyuptown.com

47. Meeting Coordinator; Friends & Company Staffing Services;
Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23278256&jobSummaryIndex=37&agentID=

48. Seminars Coordinator; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE);
Reston, VA

Large national engineering association seeks a self-starter with strong
organization, time management, and negotiating skills to fill the
position of Coordinator, Seminars in our Continuing Education
Department. Primary duties consist of booking hotels for 150 or more
seminars per year, including site selection and negotiating hotel
contracts, and coordinating hotel logistics for seminars including
meeting room set-up, food & beverage, a/v equipment, coordination of
course material printing, and coordination with instructors to assure a
successfully run seminar.

Ideal candidate will have a 2-4 years experience in hotel sales and/or
seminar/conference logistics. Must be a detail oriented team-player with
demonstrated success at juggling multiple projects and deadlines with a
sense of urgency in a calm diplomatic manner.

Interested candidates please send resume w/salary history and
requirements to: ASCE, Attn: EK/WJ, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston,
VA 20191, e-mail: jobbox@asce.org
EOE M/F/D/V

49. Meeting Manager; TRAK Companies; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23274816&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

50. Meeting Coordinator; EDJ ASSOCIATES, INC; Reston, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23293836&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

51. Sr. Meeting Planner; EDJ ASSOCIATES, INC; Reston, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23293671&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

52. Meeting / Training Associate; REHAB GROUP INC; Falls Church, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23289291&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

53. Hotel Sales Positions; HOTEL LOMBARDY; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23293661&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

54. Assistant General Manager; JURYS DOYLE HOTEL GROUP; Washington, DC

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day
operations of the hotel with a primary focus on guest & associate
relations & standards.

As Assistant General Manager, you will create and maintain
customer-driven operations with a vision that inspires hotel associates
to do their best. You will oversee the quality process to ensure guest
satisfaction by consistent delivery of both product quality and service
to achieve the hotel's financial objectives. This position requires
experience in all phases of hotel management, including sales and
marketing, human resources, food and beverage, budget/forecast
management, rooms, housekeeping and maintenance. Must have excellent
verbal and written skills. The ideal candidate should hold a senior
management role. BA/BS preferred, not required. Base salary plus bonus.
Excellent benefits package.

Fax resume to 202-745-2351
Please include the position on your cover page or Email to ericholmes@jdhotels.com, please include the position in your subject
line. No phone calls please. EOE

55. Sales Coordinator; Holiday Inn Select; Chantilly, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23291026&jobSummaryIndex=12&agentID=

56. Sales Coordinator; PARTY RENTAL/FURMAN FEINER & C; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23288556&jobSummaryIndex=13&agentID=

57. Assistant General Manager; HILTON GARDEN INN; Fredericksburg, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23294116&jobSummaryIndex=17&agentID=

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