Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 23 April 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)
23 April 2007
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This week's edition includes:
*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)
1. Senior Sales Representative; AMI; South San Francisco, CA
2. SALES & EXHIBITS MANAGER; Biophysical Society; Bethesda, MD
3. Meeting Coordinator; PRRI; Beverly, MA
4. Senior Manager/Director Conferences; Confidential; New York, NY
5. Tradeshow Operations Coordinator; National Association of Home
Builders; Washington, DC
6. Manager of Member Event Marketplaces; Meeting Professionals
International;   Dallas, TX
7. Meeting Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX
8. Meeting Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX
9. Incentive Program Purchasing Analyst; Wyndham Jade; Plano, TX
10. Meeting Manager; Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ
11. Conference Director; University Continuing Education Association;
Washington, DC
12. Conference Planning Manager; Lansdowne Resort; Leesburg, VA
13. Director of Event Sales; 1105 Media, Inc.; Falls Church, VA
14. Director of Conferences; 1105 Media, Inc.; Falls Church, VA
15. Meetings Coordinator; Society for Human Resource Management;
Alexandria, VA
16. Regional Manager; HelmsBriscoe; North Carolina
17. Manager of Meeting Services; Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals; Lombard, IL
18. Director, Sales & Marketing; MediTech Media, Ltd.; Atlanta, GA
19. Independent Meeting Coordinator; General Physics Corporation;
Alpharetta, GA
20. Sr. Specialist – Meetings Management (0705479); Johnson & Johnson
Family of Companies; Raritan, NJ
21. Account Manager; Destination Services of Colorado, Inc.; Colorado
Springs, CO
22. Operations Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL
23. Client Development Manager; PlanNet; Arlington, VA
24. Registration Manager; PlanNet; Arlington, VA
25. Festivals & Events Manager; Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Grapevine, TX
26. Regional Manager; HelmsBriscoe; Kentucky
27. Meeting Planning Professional; The Michigan Association of CPAs;
Troy, MI
28. Meetings Coordinator; The Michigan Association of CPAs; Troy, MI
29. Trade Show Coordinator; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Lafayette, CO
30. Manager, Exhibit Programs; American Society of Plastic Surgeons;
Arlington Heights, IL
31. Special Events Planner; NTDSTICHLER Architecture; San Diego, CA
32. Director of Advertising and Sponsorship; Ladies Who Launch; New
York, NY
33. Project Manager, Recruitment Events & Marketing; CHW-Catholic
Healthcare West; San Francisco, CA
34. Technical Services Representative; AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions;
Banff, Alberta, Canada
35. Director of Meeting Planning; Confidential; King of Prussia, PA
36. Vice President for Meetings, Events & Exhibits; AACTE; Washington,
DC
37. Director, Meetings and Events; Greater Washington Board of Trade;
Washington, DC
38. Meetings Manager; Confidential; Washington, DC
39. CME Specialist; Mayo Clinic; Scottsdale, AZ
40. Director of Sales; Sonoma County Tourism Bureau; Santa Rosa, CA
41. Tourism Manager; Seminole County Tourism; Sanford, FL
42. Director of Tourism / Marketing Manager; City of San Antonio; San
Antonio, TX
43. Sales & Marketing Coordinator; Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Gahanna, OH
44. Event & Sales Coordinator; Puente-Brancato Enterprises, Inc.;
Grapevine, TX
45. Events Manager; Kidz Muze EDUtainment Village; Coppell, TX
46. Marketing/Public Relations Manager; Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
Chamber of Commerce; Hilton Head Island, SC
47. Cultural Tourism Marketing Director; Pasadena Convention & Visitors
Bureau; Pasadena, CA
48. VP Show Services Operations; TruEvents, LLC; Bloomfield, CT
49. National Account Executive; Meet Minneapolis; Minneapolis, MN
50. Public Relations Manager; Meet Minneapolis; Minneapolis, MN
51. Director of Marketing / Marketing Manager; San Antonio Convention &
Visitors Bureau; San Antonio, TX
52. Director of Communications / Marketing Manager; San Antonio
Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Antonio, TX
53. Conference Director; Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange;
Falls Church, VA
54. Manager, Technology & Standards; Consumer Electronics Association;
Arlington, VA
55. Meetings Coordinator; Association of periOperative Registered
Nurses; Denver, CO
56. Facility Sales Manager; Adventure Aquarium; Camden, NJ
57. Travel Service Manager; Toyota; Torrance, CA
58. Hotel Outside Sales Manager; Hampton Inn Hotel; Alexandria, 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.

*************
1. Senior Sales Representative; AMI; 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. Services
include:

    * Online/Onsite Registration Services
    * Event Marketing and Promotion
    * Audio-Visual and Production
    * Housing and Travel
    * Site Selection and Hotel Contract Negotiation
    * Exhibition Sales and Show Floor Management

 Major clients include high-tech manufacturers such as Intel and
Hewlett-Packard, software developers, and related industry associations.
We produce events primarily in North America, Europe and Asia.  You can
find out more about us at http://www.amotive.com/. We are looking for a
senior sales representative to join our growing sales and marketing
team. This person will generate new business across all major service
areas offered by Action Motivation. We offer a lucrative compensation
and benefits package to the industry professional that has:

    * 10+ years sales experience in conference management or related
services;
    * A proven track record in sales: You are presently a successful
sales representative looking for an even better opportunity;
    * Extensive buyer contacts in major companies and associations; Your
continuing sales success is based on your industry contacts;
    * Extensive involvement in industry associations such as MPI and
PCMA;
    * Solid major account experience requiring long-term relationship
building.

Contact: Tim Bostwick
Phone: 650-416-2401
Fax: 650-416-2491HR@amotive.com
http://www.amotive.com

2. SALES & EXHIBITS MANAGER; Biophysical Society; Bethesda, MD

Growing scientific society is seeking a Sales & Exhibits Manager to
market and sell exhibits and all Society advertising opportunities
including publication ads, online ads, exhibitor demonstrations and
meeting sponsorships. Candidates must possess excellent communication
and interpersonal skills and strong attention to details. 3-5 years
experience required. Non-profit experience helpful. Excellent benefits.
E-mail cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jwittig@biophysics.org.

Contact: J. Wittig
Phone: 301-634-7114jwittig@biophysics.org
http://www.biophysics.org

3. Meeting Coordinator; PRRI; Beverly, MA

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

An Association Management Company founded in 1946.  Client roster of
professional associations is heavily weighted towards physicians, with a
smaller list oriented toward various business disciplines. PRRI provides
a full range of management services including governance, membership
management, industry relations & management of annual meetings and
various workshops.

Job Description:

Partner with meeting managers, exhibits managers and executive directors
to aid in the execution of annual meetings and workshops as assigned.

Meeting Coordinator Key Task List: General Meeting Support:

n     Management of the abstract selection process and web-based
submission site; including report generation, author correspondence and
follow-up

n     Main liaison for all housing requests, including management of
reservations for all VIP's

n     Manage program outline; including all
author/faculty/moderator/discussant correspondence & tracking of all
program changes in all systems

n     Assist in the preparation of all marketing materials including
editing scientific program content

n     Assist in the management of association/society website

n     Manage blast email campaigns

n     Serve as the first contact for all meeting inquiries

n     Assist in the ACCME process for each meeting; including management
of all disclosure correspondence & necessary follow-up.

n     Generate social functions invitations & track follow-up
 
Onsite Preparation

n     Prepare onsite materials and shipment for annual meetings
Including: registration packets, sign-in sheets, onsite disclosure
forms, onsite-registration forms (attendee & exhibitor)

n     Order necessary supplies/plaques/awards/signage

n     Manage all registration desk functions; including cash management
& credit card processing and management of exhibitor registration

n     Contract temporary staffing for annual meeting

n     Assist in all other onsite duties as needed

n     Attend all social functions to assist meeting managers

Exhibits:

n     Work with team to develop exhibitor prospectus & service kit

n     Collect exhibitor applications & process necessary follow-up
correspondence Including but not limited to: ACCME support agreements,
exhibitor registration forms, product description forms, AV forms,
freight forms, housing information, etc.

n     Serve as main onsite contact for all exhibitors

n     Assist in all exhibitor/sponsor blast email campaigns
 
Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in communications, hospitality or marketing
preferred. Thorough knowledge of MS-Office suite software required:
Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint. Knowledge of database management
software & HTML as well as the ability to learn additional computer
programs quickly is a plus.

Minimum of 2 years work experience in a customer or client-oriented
office setting a must. Candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of
organizing ability in previous positions.  Ability to multi-task, take
ownership of responsibilities and a willingness to travel is a must.

The successful person in this position is able to handle working in a
fast-paced environment, has excellent written and oral communication
skills and has the poise to work with highly educated, highly regarded
professionals

Please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to jobs@prri.com.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted for
interviews. Please, no phone calls.

4. Senior Manager/Director Conferences; Confidential; New York, NY

Senior Manager/Director Conferences
Location: Midtown Manhattan
Salary:  Commensurate with Experience + Benefits

Major education association located in NYC is searching for a meeting
professional to manage all aspects of the associations' conferences and
tradeshow. This exciting role will provide an opportunity to put your
abilities to work, interact with dedicated volunteers, and be
responsible for a vital area of the association.

The successful candidate will act as a primary liaison with hotels and
other vendors to negotiate contracts and handle a full scope of event
and conference management, coordination and logistics responsibilities
for two major annual conference programs, as well as meetings and
special events held in conjunction with the conferences.

Working in close collaboration with key staff and organizational
leadership, the Director of Conferences will be responsible for:

    * Pre-conference planning (meeting/lodging site evaluation and
selection, budgeting, contract negotiations, program/host committee
liaison, etc.);
    * Public relations and marketing (print and online publicity,
attendee and exhibitor recruitment and registration, conference-related
merchandising, etc.);
    * Conference logistics management (staff & VIP travel, on-site
logistics, volunteer and hotel staff liaison, attendee/VIP/exhibitor
customer service, etc.);
    * Post-conference follow-up (speaker/volunteer/committee
acknowledgements, attendee/presenter/staff evaluations, invoice/billing
processing, etc.).

At least 5 years experience as a senior level meeting manager is
required.  A proven track record in meeting management for large
association conventions (3000+ attendees), program development, working
with volunteer committees, manage attendee registration and housing,
handling speaker and call for presentations, trade show management,
conference marketing, negotiation of conference contracts and
vendor/sponsor management required.

Strong communication skills, the ability to interact with all levels of
staff and volunteers, and computer literacy also is required.

The candidate must be able to travel and work in the office in NYC.  CMP
and BA Degree preferred.  No relocation assistance offered, there fore,
it is preferential that the candidate be from the NYC area.

Interested and qualified candidates contact Jill Adler, CMP at The
Meeting Candidate Network, Inc. at jill@meetingjobs.com or respond
through
http://www.meetingjobs.com/.

5. Tradeshow Operations Coordinator; National Association of Home
Builders; Washington, DC

The Convention Operations Department seeks a candidate that will provide
support to the operations management staff for The International
Builders' Show and two annual Board meetings (transportation systems,
registration, security, first aid, public space exhibits, freight,
etc.). The candidate will also provide logistical support (print
purchasing, contract routing, shipping, attendee inquiries, etc.). This
is a great opportunity for an individual looking to learn tradeshow
operations. Candidates must have excellent communication and
organizational skills, must be very detail-oriented and must be
proficient in Microsoft Office. Four-year degree (preferred), and
minimum 1 to 2 years experience in tradeshows, meetings, conference or
facilities management, or experience working for a tradeshow vendor
(general contractor, CVB, hotel, etc.). Some travel required. Submit
salary requirements with resume.
JobOpportunities@nahb.com

6. Manager of Member Event Marketplaces; Meeting Professionals
International;   Dallas, TX

Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the
leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of
the meetings and events industry.  As the largest professional
association for the $122.3 billion meetings industry, MPI defines the
return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals,
organizations and the global economy. MPI helps its members enhance
their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior
education, the latest research and trends, and networking opportunities.

The competition level for securing talented and dedicated workers has
increased substantially.  At MPI, we know that there are many factors
that contribute to workplace satisfaction.  To that end, MPI has
recently redefined the culture of the organization.  This has been an
interactive mission where employees have taken an active role in
defining that culture and all of the elements within.  New leadership in
the organization have devoted much of MPI's staff time and resources to
be an integral part of the development of this new culture.  Just a few
of our new exciting initiatives include: enhanced on-boarding programs,
a new and improved intranet, creative plans for celebrating success,
community service outreach, and environmental upgrades within the
office. 

MPI has an immediate opening for a Manager of Member Event Marketplaces.
 Primary responsibilities will be to manage all aspects of the one to
two major exhibits which includes booth sales, budget management, and
all exhibit-related logistics.  Manager will ensure that booth space and
marketplace revenues and expense targets are developed, met, and
managed.  This position will handle alliance trade show logistics and
smaller meetings as assigned.  In addition, ideal candidate will play a
key role in developing new and creative marketplaces for meeting
professionals and suppliers.

Minimum requirements include a bachelors degree or equivalent
experience.  Three to five years related meeting and or exhibits
experience as well as three to five years progressive customer service
work experience are required.  Prior experience in association and
meeting management is preferred and CEM designation is a plus.  Ideal
candidate will possess excellent communication skills, good business
acumen, and the ability to manage multiple projects.  Candidate must
have exceptional people and customer service skills to be able to
provide remarkable service and a positive experience for our exhibitors.
 Strong attention to detail and computer proficiency is a must.

Please reference the job code PCM-MEM when responding to this posting. 
Please include your salary requirements.  Resumes with salary
requirements will receive first priority.  No phone calls please. 
Should an interview be deemed appropriate, we will contact applicants
via phone or email.

Applicants should send their resumes with salary requirements to employment@mpiweb.org.

7. Meeting Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the
leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of
the meetings and events industry.  As the largest professional
association for the $122.3 billion meetings industry, MPI defines the
return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals,
organizations and the global economy. MPI helps its members enhance
their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior
education, the latest research and trends, and networking opportunities.

The competition level for securing talented and dedicated workers has
increased substantially.  At MPI, we know that there are many factors
that contribute to workplace satisfaction.  To that end, MPI has
recently redefined the culture of the organization.  This has been an
interactive mission where employees have taken an active role in
defining that culture and all of the elements within.  New leadership in
the organization have devoted much of MPI's staff time and resources to
be an integral part of the development of this new culture.  Just a few
of our new exciting initiatives include: enhanced on-boarding programs,
a new and improved intranet, creative plans for celebrating success,
community service outreach, and environmental upgrades within the
office.

MPI has an immediate opening for a Meeting Coordinator.  This individual
will provide administrative and logistical support to our Events
department in the planning and execution of MPI's meetings and events. 
Primary responsibilities will be coordinating logistics of meetings to
include registration and housing lists, material preparation, and
signage orders.  In addition this individual will develop the staff
travel notebook, rooming list as well as the staff work schedule for
each meeting.  This position will provide ongoing support to our team of
meeting professionals and assigned committees in a various capacities.  

 
Successful candidate will be a high caliber performer with a strong
commitment to customer service and attention to detail.  Excellent
communication skills, both verbal and written, plus the ability to
manage multiple projects and the ability to be a strong team player are
required.  Ideal candidate will posses exceptional customer service
skills and enjoy working in a fast paced, true team environment.    

Qualified applicants must posses at least a high school diploma or
equivalent, at least five years of administrative experience, and
experience with arranging meetings including booking travel is required.
 High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is also required.
 Prior experience in the hospitality or meetings industry a plus. 
College degree and association experience are preferred.

Please reference the job code PCM-MC when responding to this posting. 
Please include your salary requirements.  Resumes with salary
requirements will receive first priority.  No phone calls please. 
Should an interview be deemed appropriate, we will contact applicants
via phone or email.

Applicants should send their resumes with salary requirements to employment@mpiweb.org.

8. Meeting Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

Established in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the
leading global community committed to shaping and defining the future of
the meetings and events industry.  As the largest professional
association for the $122.3 billion meetings industry, MPI defines the
return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals,
organizations and the global economy. MPI helps its members enhance
their professional value by providing them with best practices, superior
education, the latest research and trends, and networking opportunities.

The competition level for securing talented and dedicated workers has
increased substantially.  At MPI, we know that there are many factors
that contribute to workplace satisfaction.  To that end, MPI has
recently redefined the culture of the organization.  This has been an
interactive mission where employees have taken an active role in
defining that culture and all of the elements within.  New leadership in
the organization have devoted much of MPI's staff time and resources to
be an integral part of the development of this new culture.  Just a few
of our new exciting initiatives include: enhanced on-boarding programs,
a new and improved intranet, creative plans for celebrating success,
community service outreach, and environmental upgrades within the
office.

MPI is seeking a Meeting Manager to plan, manage and execute the
logistics for MPI's conventions, meetings, training sessions, and
networking and VIP events. Key responsibilities include managing
conference teams, managing and negotiating with vendors, building and
maintaining relationships with stakeholders, researching and conducting
site visits of future venues.  This position will also work closely with
the MPI Foundation to plan Foundation Events. This individual will also
work within established budget guidelines for various programs and
assist with reconciliation of invoices.  This position will report
directly to the Director of Member Events.  Required to travel up to 25%
annually.

Candidates must have a positive attitude and be comfortable working in a
fast paced environment. Candidates must also have exceptional customer
service skills, excellent computer, as well as analytical and
organizational skills.  This individual will collaborate with many
internal and external stakeholders to execute each event, therefore, the
ideal candidate must be a true team player with excellent people and
problem solving skills.  

Minimum education and experience include a Bachelor's degree or
equivalent experience and five or more years of progressive meeting
planning and/or convention management experience. Ideal candidate would
also have some experience in exhibits as well. Experience planning
international meetings and association management are highly desirable.
Also desired is previous experience working with volunteers. Certified
Meeting Planner (CMP) designation is preferred.   Please reference the
job code PCM-MM when responding to this posting.  Please include your
salary requirements.  Resumes with salary requirements will receive
first priority.  No phone calls please.  Should an interview be deemed
appropriate, we will contact applicants via phone or email. 

Applicants should send their resumes with salary requirements to employment@mpiweb.org.

9. Incentive Program Purchasing Analyst; Wyndham Jade; Plano, TX

SUMMARY

Responsible for managing pricing, purchasing and contracting incentive
programs end-to-end.  Formulate inventive programs and be creative in
combining different elements to meet the client's budget.  Utilize venue
space / configuration to achieve optimal look, feel and flow of an
event.  Effect pricing while considering program size, time of year and
number of programs with vendor or in a particular location.  Exhibit an
understanding of program elements– food and beverage, meeting space,
audio-visual, entertainment–and how they can be grouped / combined to
present client with a value proposition.  Communicate effectively with
internal / external customers via telephone, in writing or in person.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other
duties may be assigned.

    * Negotiate all program components for space, dates, pricing, and
contractual terms / agreements with vendor / suppliers such as hotels,
cruise lines, destination management companies, transportation
companies.  Verify client receives the best contract terms and pricing
    * Manage Request-For-Proposal projects primarily for incentive
travel, meeting, and events
    * Research / design / compute / compile, in the required format(s),
all necessary components of the RFP process including research and write
copy, compute data, create and format costs, import or create graphics,
and any other elements requested by the customer.  Develop workable
ideas / solutions within set budget, present recommendations to internal
/ external customers
    * Practice a solutions-driven approach in terms of working with
program budgets.  Utilize knowledge of destinations, hotels, venues and
so forth to partner with sales in delivering winning proposals
    * Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business documents
(proposal requests, contracts, agreements, invoices, purchase orders,
etc.)
    * Ensure daily paperwork and assignments are processed on a timely
basis, meeting all deadlines as set by internal / external customers
and/or supervisor
    * Generates accurate work including spelling, grammar, and
mathematical computations
    * Work closely with internal customers including, but not limited
to, sales team, air department, operations, pricing and purchasing, and
the executive team
    * Provide excellent customer service-responsive, timely,
easy-to-do-business-with, collaborative, and flexible.  Develop positive
working relationships with both internal and external customers
    * Organize and maintain files.  Interface with and inform internal
customers including sales teams and operations.  Set up payment
schedule, send invoices, collect payments, and insure agreements and/or
contracts are signed.  Turn over files to operations

COMPETENCIES:

    * Process management / operation / control
    * Negotiation, financial calculations and management
    * Planning and organizing
    * Adaptability and resourcefulness
    * Research and writing
    * Judgment and decisiveness
    * Team orientation and communication
    * Professional knowledge
    * Quality of service attitude

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:        None.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:  High school or equivalent.  Prefer 5+ years of
related experience.  Global travel experience and/or knowledge desired. 
Strong project management capabilities and computer skills required. 
Must complete basic systems training relative to position.  

SKILLS: Working knowledge of computer.  Intermediate-level proficiency
in Microsoft Office software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and
Adobe Writer.  Desktop publishing skills in Quark Xpress or Adobe suite
helpful.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Must be
available for both international and domestic travel.  Proof of
citizenship and passport required.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Are representative of those in a
normal office environment.  Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods
of time.  Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.  Ability to conduct
inspections and travel with customer on programs as required.

TO APPLY PLEASE INCLUDE:  A cover letter with your salary history,
availability, and three examples of how you have demonstrated each of
the following behaviors: collaboration, flexibility and creative problem
solving.  Please include JOB ID CODE PCMA-IPPA in subject line of email.

Apply on line or submit resume and cover letter directly to Incentivejobs@wyndhamjade.com.

No phone calls, please.

10. Meeting Manager; Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ

Meeting Planner – An exciting opportunity is available for an
experienced meeting planner. Applicant must be able to manage multiple
tasks ranging from site selection, contract negotiation, on-site
management, budgeting and professional education recruitment. CME
knowledge is desirable. Travel is required. Send resume and salary
requirements to: SLACK Inc., 6900 Grove Rd., Thorofare, NJ 08086, fax
856-848-6091 or e-mail to resume@slackinc.com. EOE.

11. Conference Director; University Continuing Education Association;
Washington, DC

Search Extended: Higher education association seeks experienced,
energetic, hands-on individual to manage its conference and seminar
program. This individual will participate in development of program
content, negotiate hotel and supplier contracts, prepare and manage
budgets, engage speakers, and handle on-site management. The ideal
candidate will be a team player, well-organized, relate well to
volunteers, be experienced with online registration systems, and have an
interest in higher education issues. Qualifications: bachelor's degree,
a minimum of five years' experience in conference planning and
management, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Send
résumé and cover letter with salary requirements by May 4, 2007, to:
University Continuing Education Association, One Dupont Circle, Suite
615, Washington, DC 20036 or online to: postmaster@ucea.edu.

12. Conference Planning Manager; Lansdowne Resort; Leesburg, VA
http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?exclude=493968&site_id=518&jb=1267731

13. Director of Event Sales; 1105 Media, Inc.; Falls Church, VA
http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?exclude=493968&site_id=518&jb=1266161

14. Director of Conferences; 1105 Media, Inc.; Falls Church, VA
http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?exclude=493968&site_id=518&jb=1266155

15. Meetings Coordinator; Society for Human Resource Management;
Alexandria, VA

This position supports SHRM educational initiatives/offerings by
providing logistical and planning support for SHRM conferences and
internal meetings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    * Internal Meetings – Primary contact for staff for all internal
meetings (Staff off-site meetings, Panels, Foundation & others, with the
exception of the SHRM Board & HRCI). Establishes & maintains business
relationships with sales reps for major hotel chains and smaller
properties. Maintains overall internal meetings calendar and tracks
expenses. Coordinate and implement all aspects of internal meetings,
including, but not limited to, site selection, meeting set up,
audio/visual, food & beverage, housing and billing. All meetings should
be within budget guidelines. Informs Meetings Manager/Meeting Planner of
all aspects of planning and correspondence.

    * Employment Law & Legislative Conference – Leads effort to plan and
implement all logistics for SHRM's Employment Law & Legislative
Conference, including developing conference budget, site visits,
preparation of marketing brochures, creation of hotel resume to include
all food and beverage and audiovisual requirements, manages all housing
(including VIP, staff and vendor), works with GA staff on off-site
events, transportation, managing on-site program production, signs and
on-site conference management. Will also rectify all conference invoices
and track invoices for budgeting purposes.

    * Annual Conference – Acts as daily contact with outsourced housing
provider to monitor sub-blocks, suites and hotel inventory. Maintains
current credit applications for all hotels. Resolve housing issues
working in conjunction with Meetings Manager and housing company and/or
hotel(s). Assists in registration process for DCAs and other VIPs.
Assists Customer Service on-site, if needed. Tracks and process hotel
invoices as needed. 

Primary contact for exhibitor requested function space during annual
conference. General correspondence to hotels and exhibitors once
function space has been assigned.  Primary contact for tour vendor,
including, but not limited to, RFP process, selection and contracting,
tour assignment, marketing tours, coordinates the implementation of
tours on-site.  Primary contact for Publications department & hotels for
hotel drops of daily newspaper. Suggests properties for drops, maintains
contact grid and updates Publications on changes in hotel blocks etc.
Coordinates logistics for daily drops, aids in negotiation of rate.
Trouble-shoots and maintains contact on-site to resolve issues on-site. 
Primary contact for Bright Horizons on child care center logistics, to
include, but not limited to, hotel & function space selection,
implementation of all child care center logistics, housing for BH staff
and any additional needs. Establishes billing with hotel property and
maintains relationship with both BH and hotel contact pre-conference and
on-site.  Serves on the following Annual Conference Teams: DCA Team,
Registration Team, and Education Team.  Main contact for all ADA
inquiries. Orders wheel chairs/electric scooters as needed as well as
sign language interpreters. Process contracts/invoices associated with
these services.  Orders and tracks all supplies for annual conference. 

    * Conference Support  – Manages housing requirements for speakers,
vendors, staff, and VIPs for Diversity & Leadership Conferences. Works
with hotel housing liaison on no-shows, duplicated reservations, late
arrivals. Reviews daily reports and finalizes billing. Establishes line
of credit with each property. Assists Customer Service on-site, if
needed.  Provides on-site support as directed by Meetings Manager

    * Marketing – Secure housing and travel information to include in
promotional brochures for SHRM conferences, including accurate and
current pricing structures for hotels, housing instructions, information
about confirmations, changes, cancellations, room guarantees and shuttle
service (if applicable).

Actively monitors website for annual conference housing and travel tip
information. Communicates changes, copy etc. to Marketing/Housing Bureau
in a timely manner. 

    * General Meeting Operations – Responsible for maintaining inventory
of signs and sign supplies. Orders, proofs, and distributes signs
on-site. Maintains inventory of ribbons, badge holders, badge stock and
general meeting supplies. Organize & maintain storage closet in P2.
Packs supply box with appropriate supplies/ribbons for each conference.

Provides on-site support to Meetings & Conference team. Ability to lift
& carry boxes (maximum 30 lbs.), work for extended periods of time and
other tasks as related to on-site operations.  Schedules planning
meetings for (Law & Leg, Diversity & Leadership Conferences). Prepares &
distributes all planning meeting materials (i.e. agendas, handouts etc.)
Coordinates staff information for these meetings.  Drafts correspondence
to customers and vendors as required. Responds promptly to phone, fax
and e-mail requests for information. Handles day to day task such as
copying, faxing and filing and distribution of department mail.
Maintains site selection files and vendor files, updates on a regular
basis.  All other duties as assigned by Meetings & Conferences Staff.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 2 years meeting planning experience required. Minimum of an
associate's degree, bachelor's preferred or equivalent experience,
preferably in an Association or Adult Education environment.  High
degree of organization, attention to detail and “follow through.” Must
be able to multi-task and handle stressful situations. Ability to
prioritize and strong project management skills a must. Must be able to
read and comprehend contractual language.  Good personal time management
and high degree of personal productivity. Maintain a positive,
professional attitude with customers, faculty, vendors, volunteers and
staff. Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be a team player and understand that position is in a support role
for department.  Ability and willingness to travel (15%) and work
overtime when necessary. Requires solid skills in Microsoft Office Suite
packages or willingness to learn.  Knowledge of association management
software (TIMSS) preferred. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Continuous walking while on-site, bending and lifting boxes (maximum 30
lbs.)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions
of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Fax:    703-535-6427http://www.prohire.com/candidates/jobprofile.cfm?szWID=11397&szCID=51288&szOrderID=387867&szReturnto=careerportal

16. Regional Manager; HelmsBriscoe; North Carolina

HelmsBriscoe, the world's largest site selection company is expanding
throughout North Carolina and is looking for dynamic individuals with an
entrepreneurial spirit to join our team. Visit our website http://www.helmsbriscoe.com to learn more about the company.

Research and develop a portfolio of accounts to conduct ongoing hotel
site searches for your clients using our proprietary database and
extensive internal resources.

Five+ years of Hotel Sales or Meeting Planning experience. Desire to be
in your own business. Must have a complete home office set up. We are
looking for professionals with integrity and a keen sense of attention
to detail.
College degree preferred

100% commission/ No upper limit

Contact: Jill Slater   
Phone:  704-510-0302
Fax:    704-593-0639jslater@helmsbriscoe.com
http://www.helmsbriscoe.com

17. Manager of Meeting Services; Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals; Lombard, IL

CSCMP, the 9,000 member preeminent worldwide association of supply chain
professionals, is looking for one experienced, energetic team player to
fill its Manager of Meeting Services position.  You must be a polished
association professional with a minimum of 5 years solid meeting
planning experience including hotel and venue contract negotiation. 
Flexibility is key.  Must be able to multi-task.

Other required characteristics include:

    * Internally motivated, self-directed, and detail-oriented
    * Demonstrated ability to meet or beat deadlines
    * Confidence and the ability to think quickly and make good
decisions under pressure
    * Creativity to resolve issues
    * Ability to oversee and manage people and projects with finesse and
tact
    * Diplomacy when dealing with volunteers, supplier partners, and
others
    * Ability to represent the department in the absence of the Director
    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    * Strong leadership capability
    * Strategic thinker
    * Skilled negotiator
    * Proficient user of Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, etc.)

Responsibilities include:

    * Administer all logistical aspects, including contracting, of
multiple smaller (50 – 250 attendees) meetings and events annually
    * Manage all facets of housing VIPs for annual conference and other
meetings
    * Orchestrate meetings onsite as required
    * Deliver a quality ESG for the annual conference
    * Create RFPs, evaluate responses, and make recommendations
    * Review, reconcile, and classify invoices
    * Prepare, supervise, and adhere to budgets
    * Forge and maintain relationships with supplier partners
    * Prepare and proof appropriate portions of marketing, registration,
and housing materials
    * Gather, analyze, and interpret statistical information
    * Oversee all in-house board, committee and other related meetings

Extra credit points awarded for:

    * CMP or similar designation
    * Prior supervisory experience
    * Experience with international contracting and planning

Local residents preferred (no relo).  Salary commensurate with
experience.  Excellent cafeteria-style benefits package available.

Contact: Louise A Pochelski, CMP
Fax:    630 574 0989lpochelski@cscmp.org

18. Director, Sales & Marketing; MediTech Media, Ltd.; Atlanta, GA

RESPONSIBILITES:
New Business Development
Work with the V.P. Conference and Travel Services to:
– Conduct market analysis in order to identify new business
opportunities
– Formulate strategic and tactical plans for the business development
and continues growth of the US conferencing division, primarily in the
US market, but also internationally
– To provide a spectrum of conference and meeting opportunities in a
range of size and format in support of the corporation¿s new business
objectives
– Secure and organize effective new business presentations identifying
strong internal support teams
– Prepare proposals and pitches
– Present new business ideas to clients

Project Management
– New business responsibilities will exclusively focus on generating new
business for MTMC and securing client retention for repeat business.
This position will also focus its marketing efforts on building a
diverse client base to include but not limited to corporations,
associations and special events.

Financial
– Prepare, revise and approve draft budgets for all proposed activities
– Ensure internal cost control and adherence to agreed budgets
– Assist Vice President to prepare financial forecasts for MTM
– Budget and monitor cost of new business activities and presentations

Client council and relations
– Develop and maintain friendly and professional relationships with
clients
– Provide ongoing council and advice to major clients

General
– Attend meetings, conferences, trade shows and industry events to
cultivate professional relations
– Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS
– Bachelor's degree in Marketing along with a minimum of 10 years
relevant Sales and Marketing experience preferably in medical,
scientific and corporate market.
– Experience of pharmaceutical communications, including media and
community relations, within industry and/or agency
– Performance history in sales and contract negotiation
– Strong presentation and communication skills
– Proven track record in new business development
– Experience in mentoring and managing staff required.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including PowerPoint, and
Microsoft Word, Proficiency in online medical resource searching (i.e.,
Ovid, Medline, Pub Med, etc.).

Forward confidential resumes with salary expectations to:

Antonio Posey
MediTech Media, Ltd.
6 Concourse Parkway, Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30328antonio.posey@meditechmedia.com
fax: 404 233 2827

19. Independent Meeting Coordinator; General Physics Corporation;
Alpharetta, GA

General Physics Corporation is looking for a local Independent Meeting
Coordinator to provide on-site support on an as needed basis in
Alpharetta GA

Please only local candidates and no third party organizations.
 
Responsibilities   
Act as a liaison to ensure on-site meeting details are closely followed
in accords to the agreed contract and or meeting resume. Support the
Training Instructor to ensure all his/her needs are met for a smooth
training experience.

As the Meeting Logistician you may be responsible for the following:

– Site selection
– Meet and greet the Instructor and meeting participants
– Confirm room set/up logistics
– Placement of training materials
– Ensure audio visual equipment /support are up and running
– Catering Services
– Signage Placement
– Arrange for parcel shipping from hotel to the clients site.
– Forwarding pertinent documentation as directed.
– Provide all other resources required.

Please apply directly on our website http://www.gpworldwide.com/careers/

20. Sr. Specialist – Meetings Management (0705479); Johnson & Johnson
Family of Companies; Raritan, NJ

Small-Company Environment/ Big-Company Impact

Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceutical Services, a member of Johnson &
Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Sr.
Specialist Meetings Management located in Raritan, NJ.

The Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceutical Services (OMJPS) Centers of
Excellence is comprised of Finance/Health Care Compliance, Human
Resources/Sales Training, Information Management, New Business
Development/Business Intelligence, Process Excellence/Strategic
Planning, Sales & Marketing Services, and Strategic Business Group.
These Centers of Excellence support the business of PriCara, Unit of
Ortho-McNeil, Inc., Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, Inc., Janssen, L.P., and
Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs.

The Sr. Specialist Meetings Management will plan, administer, and
execute a large number of successful, cost effective national meetings.
Responsible for all aspects of logistics related to the meetings and
complying with commercial compliance guidelines. Provides counsel and
support to brand and sales teams for multiple operating companies
ensuring consistency and standardization across all units for meeting
planning support. Collaborates with clients and vendors establishing
positive business relationships and offering up solutions to meet
strategic objectives. Brings forward solutions and recommendations to
improve processes and business decisions. Ensures all aspects of meeting
details are met on a timely basis. On site meeting management of
attendees, brand teams, staff, hotel, vendors and DMCs. Collaborate with
brand teams and business partners on a project and non-project driven
basis to provide counsel on strategic planning and tactics. Establishes
scope and direction of meetings by interfacing with field sales
directors, vice presidents and other senior management. Forecasts
meeting costs and manages to budget. Negotiates favorable pricing with
hotels, destination management companies and vendors. Ensures timely
payment of invoices and billing reconciliation, including accruals with
Finance. Collaborates with colleagues in meetings management at J&J
Travel Services and within the J&J Pharmaceutical Group to explore cost
saving opportunities and synergies.

The successful candidate must possess a High School diploma, a college
degree is preferred. A minimum of 3 years Meetings Management experience
is required. Experience with pharmaceutical or medical education meeting
planning is strongly preferred. CMP (Certified Meeting Planner)
certification preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is
required. Familiarity with industry specific technology systems
(StarCite or other meeting management system) is preferred. A thorough
understanding within a sales organization, and sales and marketing
policies and procedures is desired. Must be flexible, customer-focused,
have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the
ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced, detail oriented
environment as well as interact effectively with all levels of
management. Proficient knowledge of RFPs (Request For Proposals) is
required. This position requires the ability to travel at least 30%,
which may include extended trips of 10 days or more.

If you want to explore the many small-company environments behind the
big-company impact of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, bid on
this position today!

As a valued team member, you'll receive a competitive salary and great
benefits including medical/dental, a 401(k), a pension plan and a
comprehensive wellness program. If interested, please apply directly
on-line at our web site http://www.jnj.com/careers and/ or by sending
your resume to
pwitkows@corus.jnj.com noting Req. Code 0705479. The
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has a strong commitment to
diversity and welcomes applications for all individuals. EOE M/F/D/V

21. Account Manager; Destination Services of Colorado, Inc.; Colorado
Springs, CO

The Account Manager (AM) is ultimately responsible for the program
development, planning, execution, client satisfaction, and DSC program
profitability. The AM, in conjunction with the Sales Manager(s) (SM)
directs the project from lead fulfillment through sales and program and
group billing. The AM must possess exceptional communication skills and
be adept at listening to a client's needs, analyzing the group profile
and providing concise information, program direction, creative options
and logistical solutions to clients. The AM must be capable of
effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously and must exemplify
superior organizational skills, and the ability to delegate tasks to the
Account Coordinator(s). The AM may be responsible for direct supervision
of the Account Coordinator (if applicable). The AM must be able to work
in a team environment while maintaining the leadership role with
clients, and their programs.

Required Qualification     
Minimum 3-5 years event management or planning experience. Extensive
knowledge of the products, venues, vendors. Destination expertise
preferred. Exceptional communication skills verbal and written – able to
direct a client effectively throughout the program planning process.
Clear knowledge of budgets; project P/L past accountability for revenue
and profit. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to work
independently as well as an integral part of the team. Proficient in
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, Data Base experience preferred.
Conflict resolution skills, ability to remain calm under pressure of
deadlines, upset staff or clients. Superior customer service skills,
maintain positive working relationships with vendors, staff and clients.
Ability to work flexible hours, days, nights, weekends. Extensive
telephone usage (headsets are provided).
 
Education  
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience.

Either fax or e-mail your resume including salary history and
expectations to hr@dsc-co.com, Human Resources, Destination Services of
Colorado, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, PO Box 3660, Avon, CO 81620. Fax:
(970) 748-5654. If you e-mail your resume, please utilize MS Word, Adobe
or ASCII file format.

22. Operations Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Chicago with a
company that works hard, but knows how to have fun, too? Proud of our
fundamental commitment to our employees, you'll find that we have a
distinctly different company culture. And we offer EXCELLENT TRAVEL
PERKS!

BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I) is an independent operating unit of
BCD Travel the third largest travel management company in the world. BCD
Travel operates in more than 90 countries on five continents, with $12
billion in total sales and a combined worldwide workforce in excess of
12,000. BCD M&I is a division within BCD Travel that employs
approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,
incentives, conferences and events. To find out more about our company,
check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Operations
Manager position supporting a Fortune 500 client in our downtown Chicago
office. The Operations manager will provide support to the client team
and is responsible for analyzing all components of meeting solutions
including projects, programs, meeting centralization, and procurement
strategies. This position will act as the liaison between the client and
the program operations team in regard to issue resolution and special
projects.
 
Responsibilities   
– Subject matter expert and consultant in meeting planning for client
organization
– Monitor team¿s operational and administrative processes to ensure
compliance with client's service requirements and standard operating
procedures
– Assist with development of policies, procedures and standards; provide
process and policy updates to operations team
– Council and coach team members on an ongoing basis in order to develop
skill sets and expand opportunities for improved execution
– Provide client with industry updates, productivity/savings
opportunities, and forecasting and consultation on best practices in the
Strategic Meetings Management arena
– Provide reporting and analysis for Operational and Executive reviews
to include service detail, reconciliation recap, key metrics, and
activity volume
– Maintain open communication with client to ensure all stakeholders are
informed at all times
 
Required Qualification     
– Minimum of eight (8) years experience in incentives, event planning
and/or program management
– Minimum of five (5) years experience in account/client management
– Minimum of five (5) years experience managing outside vendors,
sourcing and negotiating contract services
– Minimum of three (3) years experience in managing people
– Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office applications
– First hand experience of domestic and international group travel
 
Education      
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

To express interest and apply for this position, please email your
resume and salary history and requirements to resumes@bcdmi.com or fax
to (404) 923-6293. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

23. Client Development Manager; PlanNet; Arlington, VA

Join the PlanNet Team!
Celebrating our 15-year Anniversary, PlanNet has managed successful
meetings, conferences and incentives for domestic and global clients at
hotels and resorts worldwide. We invite you to learn more about our
professional meeting management services by visiting http://www.YourMeeting.com. PlanNet looks for passionate, energetic
people, and the PlanNet philosophy on employee development truly sets us
apart. Our team comes from incredibly varied backgrounds with tremendous
depth and ability, but most of all, has a great attitude and energy.
PlanNet currently has an opening for a Client Development Manager.

Position Description
The Client Development Manager has primary responsibility for generating
new business, filling the prospect pipeline and closing new business.
Candidates must be self-motivated, possess strong oral and written
communications skills and have the cognitive ability to influence
others. Must have the skills to leverage existing relationships to grow
future business opportunities. Skills as a connector are key.

The ideal candidate will have direct industry sales experience in an
upscale or luxury hotel/resort, DMC, or full service meeting planning
firm. We are looking for someone with great presentation skills and a
creative mind, who also has the ability to analyze complex business
issues and define solutions. Experience with hotel contract negotiation
a must. PlanNet utilizes a state of the art CRM database system and
collaborative office systems to support sales efforts, so proficiency in
similar systems is a plus. This position is ideal for a sales
professional with hospitality industry experience because it combines a
solid base compensation package with a lucrative incentive plan.

Primary Responsibilities
-Leverage relationships for referrals and references in order to grow
the business
-Outside sales, prospecting and cold calling
-Know and promote the business of PlanNet
-Develop and implement sales & marketing strategy
-Manage client accounts, from leads to contracting phase
-Draft client proposals and contracts
-Attend industry functions to build relationships, network and cultivate
referrals
-Represent and promote PlanNet professionally to clients, industry
contacts and colleagues
-Understand client needs and purpose of their programs

Skills & Core Competencies
-Self-motivated
-Enthusiasm and energy for sales
-Ability to influence others
-Unwavering customer focus
-Knowledge of hospitality business and key revenue drivers
-Clear understanding of contract language and industry terms/standards
-Strong negotiation and persuasion skills and techniques
-Persuasive/professional phone manner
-Ability to calm anxious and/or complaining clients/vendors
-Application of information technology for ease and efficiency of the
sales process
-Lead by example and strong team player
 
Required Qualification     
At least 2-4 years of sales experience
Direct experience in hospitality industry and/or hotel contract
negotiations
Knowledge of industry trends and issues that relate to organizational
meeting planning pains a plus
Experience and willingness to travel
Bachelor's Degree preferred

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Careers@YourMeeting.com by Friday, April 27th.

24. Registration Manager; PlanNet; Arlington, VA

Join the PlanNet Team!
Celebrating our 15-year Anniversary, PlanNet has managed successful
meetings, conferences and incentives for domestic and global clients at
hotels and resorts worldwide. We invite you to learn more about our
professional meeting management services by visiting www.YourMeeting.com. PlanNet looks for passionate, energetic people, and
the PlanNet philosophy on employee development truly sets us apart. Our
team comes from incredibly varied backgrounds with tremendous depth and
ability, but most of all, has a great attitude and energy. PlanNet
currently has an opening for a Registration Manager.

Position Description
Outstanding customer service is the key to success in this role. The
incumbent manages relationships with PlanNet clients and their
attendees, as well as registration-related vendors. This position is
responsible for all facets of the registration process, including (but
not limited to) site build, reporting, customer support, and housing
management. The incumbent manages a set of attendee management tools to
facilitate attendee registrations, and to make and manage housing and
travel reservations. The incumbent is responsible for seeking ways to
leverage existing relationships and to find new opportunities to grow
future registration business opportunities. This position supports the
sales team through online registration demos (webinars), and technical
support for sales meetings.

Primary Responsibilities
-Quality Customer Service and Client Support
-Efficiently and accurately implement all steps of the online
registration process, including but not limited to consultation, build,
testing, client support and training, reporting and analysis
-Manage attendees by responding to client emails and phone calls
(technical assistance, payment and program questions, etc.)
-Manage client housing needs (rooming lists, hotel communication, room
block management, etc.
-Prepare and disseminate accurate and timely reports and analyze data
for client
-Efficiently and accurately support the On-site registration process,
including name badge and attendee information, On-site forms, supplies,
On-site registration desk management and support, etc.
-Build standard operating procedures for registration that support
industry best practices and save clients time and money

Skills & Core Competencies
-Thinks and works independently
-Ability to define expectations and integrate into project management
-Active, working knowledge of PlanNet registration process, from SBI
preparation to On-site registration management and post-con reporting
-Strong communication skills
-Ability to perform financial analysis and accounting for clients
-Technical knowledge and proficiency with advanced features of Microsoft
Word, Excel, Outlook; database management; graphics packages (FrontPage,
SharePoint Designer, Adobe, Photoshop)
-Technical knowledge and experience with web-based Registration ASP¿s
tools such as Starcite, OnVantage, Cvent, etc.
-Applies, advises and trains clients and internal team of information
technology, to promote ease and efficiency of REG process
-Clear understanding of IT and REG-related terms
-Ability to meet project deadlines and stay within contracted
hours/budget
-Demonstrates flexibility
-Strong team player/contributor
 
Required Qualification     
Experience in a customer-service role
At least 2 years of direct pre- and On-site registration experience
Experience building websites a plus
Bachelor's degree preferred

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Careers@YourMeeting.com by Friday, April 27th.

25. Festivals & Events Manager; Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Grapevine, TX

The Festivals & Events Manager will be responsible for developing themes
and comprehensive event plans for various festivals and events held in
the City of Grapevine.
 
Responsibilities   
Requires the ability to define and document all processes and timelines
for a festival or event in a clear and concise manner and coordinate
with Festival Director to develop appropriate budgets, event layouts and
operations needs. Experienced in working with Marketing to ensure
branding and messaging objectives are met. Ability to manage large,
complex event plans and communicate effectively to merchants, volunteers
and others in a community environment. Ability to organize and
coordinate all sizes of groups, diverse types of events, enforce
policies and procedures, make mature judgments and work irregular hours
and schedules. Must have excellent communication skills and a
demonstrated ability to be a team player and work well in a fast-paced
environment under tight deadlines. Willingness to physically participate
in the set up and tear down of festivals and events. Knowledge of Texas
wine industry and wineries is a plus.
 
Required Qualification  
Requires a minimum of three-years event planning experience in a
festival, convention, hotel or corporate environment. Must have a valid
Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Must pass a
criminal, drug and credit background check.
 
Education  
Requires a 4-year college degree or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.

Send resume to Donna Love – dlove@ci.grapevine.tx.us

26. Regional Manager; HelmsBriscoe; Kentucky

The world's largest site selection company is expanding throughout the
Kentucky area and is looking for a few dynamic individuals with an
entrepreneurial spirit to be a part of this successful team.

As a hotel salesperson or meeting planner you will now have the
opportunity to sell to your clients any hotel in the world and directly
profit from your efforts.

We are seeking applicants who;
– Need a lifestyle change
– Are tired of quotas
– Want to make excellent money
– Are not afraid of a commission based income
– Can bring with them an existing client base
– Think Ethics are important in the workplace
– Want to own & manage their business with the support of 540 other
associates worldwide
– Want an income without any caps
– May be considering a stay at home mom/dad situation
– Have self discipline and confidence to work independently
– Want the convenience of working from a home based office
– Want to escape from politics associated with a more traditional sales
role
 
Responsibilities   
Solicit Customers, conduct site selections, follow up with customers,
negotiate contracts. You will conduct complete hotel site searches for
your clients by utilizing the most advanced technology and internal
resources available in the industry.
To deliver great value to your clients through contract negotiations.
To set your own goals and be a successful business owner
 
Required Qualification     
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of group sales
experience in a full service hotel, NSO, or Convention Bureau.
Successful candidates should have a base of loyal customers.

Send your resume to Jill Slater, jslater@helmsbriscoe.com or call toll
free 1-888-510-0302

27. Meeting Planning Professional; The Michigan Association of CPAs;
Troy, MI

Non-profit professional association is seeking an experienced meeting
planner professional for an open management position. Primary
responsibilities include the management of logistics for Association
continuing professional education programs, trade shows, and special
events.

Responsibilities  
– Day-to-day supervision of two direct reports
– Research, negotiate, and contract meeting space for Association
meetings, training programs, and trade shows
– Manage the facility budget for all events
– Organize required catering services, communications/audio visual
set-ups, security; oversee overnight accommodation arrangements
– Oversee facility requirements for VIP and Board of Director events
– Review/approve facility invoices for conferences, trade shows, special
events, and VIP/Board of Director events
– Develop and maintain strong relationships with facilities and third
party vendors
– Serve as liaison between meeting facilities and Association staff
regarding arrangements for meetings and education sessions
– Ensure the production of accurate reports and schedules
 
Required Qualification     
– Bachelor's Degree; Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) preferred
– Five to ten years progressive meetings management experience
– Three to five years hands-on management/supervision experience of at
least two direct reports
– Ability to work directly with high-level management
– Ability to work with minimal supervision
– Exceptional event/hotel negotiation skills and contract review
experience
– Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and database
software
– Excellent communication and organizational skills
– Some overnight travel

Send, fax, or e-mail resume and salary history to:
MACPA/Meeting Professional
PO Box 5068
Troy, MI 48007-5068
Fax: (248) 267-3785
E-mail: sporter@michcpa.org

28. Meetings Coordinator; The Michigan Association of CPAs; Troy, MI

Non-profit professional association is seeking an individual with
meeting planning experience to arrange/execute logistics for Association
continuing professional education programs, trade shows, and special
events.
 
Responsibilities   
– Source facilities up to and including site inspections
– Negotiate facility contracts for programs according to Association
guidelines
– Develop and maintain strong relationships with facilities and
third-party vendors
– Arrange and execute program logistics including required room set-ups,
menu selection, audio visual/stage design requirements, security,
overnights, and transportation
– Serve as liaison between meeting facilities and Association staff
regarding arrangements for meetings and education sessions
– Review and ensure accuracy of facility banquet event orders and
invoices for conferences, trade shows, and special events
– Coordinate conference and/or special events as assigned; perform
on-site coordination as required
 
Required Qualification     
– Bachelors Degree required; Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) preferred
– Three to five years meeting planning/trade show experience
– Excellent event/hotel negotiation skills; contract review experience
– Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and database
software
– Self-starter requiring minimal supervision
– Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to perform
in a fast-paced working environment
– Some (in state) travel required

Send, fax, or e-mail resume and salary history to:
MACPA/Meetings Coordinator
PO Box 5068
Troy, MI 48007-5068
Fax: (248) 267-3785
E-mail: sporter@michcpa.org
EOE

29. Trade Show Coordinator; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Lafayette, CO

Seasoned Trade Show Coordinator Wanted

This is YOUR opportunity to join the leader in serving science!

The Trade Show Coordinator manages the consolidated convention program
for major product brands to ensure successful execution of convention
program, including ancillary meetings/events and communication
strategies.
 
Responsibilities   
– Manage inventory of booth properties, graphics, premiums, and
literature
– Interface with internal customers and handle all cross-functional
components across multiple divisions in a matrix environment
– Work with product lines to determine measurable objectives and key
marketing
messages to implement tactics that reflect the goals of the brand
– Serve as liaison to manage and build relationships with associations
– Book booth space, housing and meeting space
– Work with exhibit house to develop booth design and layout
– Determine appropriate graphics and placement in booth
– Develop attendee list and work schedule
– Create mailings and flyers for distribution and coordinate sponsorship
ads, etc.
– Assist in all meeting planning logistics for major meetings
– Develop pre-show and onsite communication
– Create and present convention logistics and booth training
– Manage and track all expenses to budget
– Compile show evaluation results and write debrief
– Adhere to corporate Standard Operating Procedures for consistency
– Ensure corporate brand compliance
– Share and utilize best practices
 
Required Qualification     
– Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree in communication, marketing,
hospitality
management, life sciences, or any other related field
– 2 – 5 years experience in life science and/or trade show industry
– Willing to travel domestically up to 50%
– Experience managing meetings with 200+ attendees preferred
– Strong organizational and planning skills
– Ability to work cross-functionally
– Strong written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal communication
skills
– Budgeting and time-management
– Flexible
– Adept at handling multiple complex projects simultaneously under tight
deadlines
– Proactive self-starter
– Ability to work autonomously and as a team-player
– Detail-oriented with excellent follow-up
– Must have strong computer and software skills (MS Office Suite, Quark,
InDesign,
and Photoshop, etc.)
– The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Must Have Requirements:

– Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree in communication, marketing,
hospitality
management, life sciences, or any other related field
– 2-3 years experience in life science and/or trade show industry
– Willing to travel domestically up to 50%
– Ability to lift up to 50lb

Please visit http://www.thermofisher.com to learn more about our growing
organization and additional career opportunities.

No agencies or phone calls please.

EOE

30. Manager, Exhibit Programs; American Society of Plastic Surgeons;
Arlington Heights, IL

This position will be responsible for the sales, strategic exhibit
marketing & sales plans-execution, new market development & prospecting,
event growth & improvement, customer satisfaction & exhibitor relations,
operations & logistics for the Societies current and future exhibitions
(annual meeting and symposia). Position operationally manages the key
aspects of the convention center exhibit hall during annual meeting, and
exhibit areas for over a dozen annual symposia and educational program.
 
Responsibilities   
Manages and works with the entire Meetings & Exhibits team and directly
manages a Sr. Exhibit Coordinator and Exhibits Coordinator to sell
exhibit space, manages General Contractor and suppliers, develop and
manage budgets; ensures high level customer service internally &
externally; Develops marketing opportunities in conjunction with
Marketing Department staff; Works closely with Director of Meetings &
Exhibits to research, negotiate, contract, and manage suppliers for
hotels, convention services; Primary staff liaison to Exhibits Committee
and Exhibitor Advisory Council
 
Required Qualification     
5-7 years exhibit-tradeshow sales, exhibit management-operations,
customer service background, general contractor management experience,
convention/meeting planning experience; Association or Medical Society
experience a plus.
 
Education      
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or other related field
CMP, CMM or CEM preferred

For consideration please forward your resume to hr_jobs@plasticsurgery.org

31. Special Events Planner; NTDSTICHLER Architecture; San Diego, CA

NTDSTICHLER Architecture, a high-profile design firm in San Diego,
California, is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and highly motivated
candidate for the position of Special Events Planner. Job functions
include the coordination of conferences, tradeshows, speaking
engagements, groundbreaking ceremonies, dedication ceremonies, client
events, and company events. The Special Events Planner will work within
the Marketing Department and will provide additional marketing support
on an as-needed basis.

Firm Benefits:

    * 401(k) w/Company Match
    * Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
    * Half-day Fridays
    * Flexible Spending Accounts
    * Annual Bonus Program
    * Service Rewards
    * Recognition Bonuses

Physical/Mental Requirements:

    * Must be willing and able to travel about 5% of the time to assist
in setup and takedown of booths and serve as a liaison for client events
    * Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time
    * Must be highly creative, outgoing, extremely organized, and work
well with others
    * Must adhere to strict deadlines

Minimum Qualifications:

    * Two to four years of professional event planning experience
    * Experience working with convention center and union personnel
    * Excellent communication skills
    * Bachelor's degree preferred

Contact: John Husar
Phone: 858-565-4440 Ext. 341
Fax:    858-569-3433jhusar@ntdstichler.com
http://www.ntdstichler.com

32. Director of Advertising and Sponsorship; Ladies Who Launch; New
York, NY

Ladies Who Launch, an online and in-person social network for
entrepreneurial and creative women, is seeking a dynamic sales executive
to lead our Sales and Sponsorship department.

This position will be the company's chief liaison to the advertising
community. Responsibilities include overseeing creation of new media
kits and pricing strategies, advertising outreach, and input into
branding strategies. Properties you will sell include our website,
newsletters and in-person events.

Requirements include:

*At least 5 years experience selling online advertising, preferably to
consumer products clients
*Extensive contacts at online and print agencies
*Experience building, training and overseeing a sales team
*Excellent written communication skills

Pay package includes salary, commission, stock options and benefits.
Ladies Who Launch, based in New York City, is a family-friendly company.

Please send resume and salary requirements to rkamen@ladieswholaunch.com

For more information about the company, visit http://www.ladieswholaunch.com/.

33. Project Manager, Recruitment Events & Marketing; CHW-Catholic
Healthcare West; San Francisco, CA

Make a career move to CHW and your contribution can have impact on 40+
hospitals and medical centers across CA, AZ, & NV. As part of the
Recruitment/Retention team, this pivotal position will be centrally
located in San Francisco. What better way to utilize your unique
event/marketing/project management skills and innovation then to make a
difference system-wide.

How can CHW make your life even better? We offer some of the best
benefits in the industry, along with great career options, training, and
leadership development. This makes for an atmosphere where our people
share their enthusiasm for life, as well as the career they love.

The Project Manager, Recruitment Events and Marketing will be
responsible for the management and planning of all aspects of CHW's
presence at national and regional conferences for recruitment events and
all other forms of special events. Secondarily, this position is also
responsible for coordinating and managing special projects within the
talent acquisition function. These activities include managing the
recruitment projects budget.

Event / Recruitment Advertising Activities
.Help organize, plan and manage the details of CHW's event marketing
projects and initiatives.
.Insure that event marketing messaging is aligned with CHW's overall
marketing strategy and reflects CHW's branding and messaging.

Event Marketing
.Develop and distribute event-related marketing communications on an
ongoing basis to generate internal/external participation at system
events.
.Manage all execution aspects for online events including but not
limited to scheduling, managing logistics, organizing and deploying pre-
and post event promotions etc
.Develops and administer pre-post event marketing/outreach to facilities
in addition developing targeted marketing messages intended for event
attendees.
.Monitor and recommend new event marketing opportunities for CHW.
.Manage exhibit agency/event workflow, storage, cataloging, inventory
and exhibit assets.

Collateral/Print Management
.Work with Recruitment Managers in the development and execution of
pre/post show direct mail campaigns.
.Manage the production and distribution of event-related print
collateral and materials and insure availability of materials for
distribution.
.Create flyers, brochures and other simple collateral materials for
recruiting events.

Event Tracking/Coordination
.Maintain inventory for event related materials.
.Enhance and develop systems, procedures and policies to consistently
track effectiveness and outcomes.
.Maintain data integrity in ATS regarding attendee/ contact lists, lead
entry, etc.
.Maintain, conduct, and synthesize pre/post event surveys and analyses.

CHW Internal Events/Meetings
. .Collaborate with teammates on the CHW recruitment events, such as the
quarterly meetings.
.Coordinate monthly conference calls & monthly training sessions
including registration
.Manage CHW online events calendar
.Update CHW Careers website and Recruitment portal

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS Degree and a minimum of three years in event
planning experience required and ideally recruitment-related experience
particularly in communications and event marketing in a large complex
corporate environment. Must have 2 years of project management
experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail
and to documenting projects, activities and outcomes. Ability to manage
multiple projects from concept, logistics to post event analysis, with
excellent follow-through. Must have strong computer skills (e.g. Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Requires excellent communication skills with
the ability to engage individuals at all levels of the organization.

Contact: Janine Woodworth  
Phone:  (916) 851-2410
Fax: (916) 859-1168jwoodworth@chw.edu
http://www.chwcareers.org

34. Technical Services Representative; AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions;
Banff, Alberta, Canada

VW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions is a provider of audio visual and
staging solutions for meeting, conventions, corporate events and trade
shows. We are a North American company recognized internationally for
our progressive approach to the audio visual and simultaneous
interpretation industries. Due to our continued growth, we are currently
recruiting for our Banff Branch:

Technical Services Representative

You will be responsible for the design, assembly, installation and
services of audio visual and video systems in various locations such as
hotels, congress centres, boardrooms, etc. If you are well organized,
willing to work flexible hours, have excellent customer service skills
and have a valid driver's license, you may be the candidate we are
looking for.

Benefit from our extensive training program and be paid while you learn.

Be part of the show and send your resume now, to:
AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions
Rimrock Resort Hotel (The)
Mountain Avenue
P.O. Box 1110Banff, Alberta, T1L 1J2
Facsimile: (403) 762-4208
mluttrel@avwtelav.com,http://www.avwtelav.com

AVW-TELAV is an equal opportunity employer We thank all applicants for
their interest in joining our team and advise that only those selected
for interviews will be contacted.

35. Director of Meeting Planning; Confidential; King of Prussia, PA
http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=1266157

36. Vice President for Meetings, Events & Exhibits; AACTE; Washington,
DC
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2543562&keywords=&ref=1

37. Director, Meetings and Events; Greater Washington Board of Trade;
Washington, DC
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2543683&keywords=&ref=1

38. Meetings Manager; Confidential; Washington, DC

Growing successful mid-sized health professions association in DC is
seeking an experienced, highly responsible person to fill the role of
Meetings Manager in its Office of Professional Development.  The
association seeks a highly organized individual, who enjoys a wide array
of responsibilities and daily activities in a collegial work
environment.  

The incumbent will be responsible for working collaboratively with other
Meetings Managers, Association Staff and the Senior Director for
Meetings and Professional Development to coordinate planning for all
association professional development programs and meetings, ensuring the
quality of pre-meeting preparation, on-site logistics, registration and
program content.  The Meetings Manager team will oversee all logistical
details for the association's annual meeting and exhibition and each
Meetings Manager may be called upon to act as a team leader with respect
to an assigned meeting or other association function. 

A successful candidate must have experience in best practices for
meetings including, but not limited to, destination and site selection,
contract negotiation, (hotels, convention centers, AV and decorating
vendors, food and beverage, registration and housing vendors), exhibitor
solicitation and management. A Bachelors degree in event planning,
communications, marketing, or related field is strongly preferred.
Candidate must be proficient in MS Office, including Access and Excel,
and must be capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills are essential.  The position
requires the availability for frequent travel.

Applicants who meet and can demonstrate all of these qualifications may
submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to hrjobs@raffa.com, Subject line: Meetings Manager.  The Association
offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and a
Metro-accessible location in downtown DC.

39. CME Specialist; Mayo Clinic; Scottsdale, AZ

Job satisfaction, great benefits and competitive salaries are just a few
reasons why Mayo Clinic has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one
the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.” Explore what Mayo
Clinic can do for your career.

Mayo Clinic currently has a part-time, CME Specialist position at our
Scottsdale campus.

Qualifications include:

    * Minimum of 3 years Continuing Medical Education, meeting
management or related experience required.
    * Bachelor's degree in Education, Business, Communications,
Marketing or related field required.
    * Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation preferred.

Mayo Clinic offers outstanding benefits, competitive compensation and a
generous relocation package. To build an online application, please
visit the Mayo Clinic Web site at http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs. Search
under job category Business Professional. For more information, call
Human Resources (480) 342-3102.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity. Mayo Clinic
conducts reference and background checks; drug testing is required of
all new hires.

40. Director of Sales; Sonoma County Tourism Bureau; Santa Rosa, CA

Responsibilities:  
Attracting & booking conventions, trade shows, conferences, group
meetings, group tours, leisure travelers & social groups to Sonoma
County. Supervise all sales managers and sales support staff. This is a
full-time salaried exempt position.
 
Qualifications:    
Minimum of 5 years senior level experience w/ a
convention/visitors/tourism bureau, hotel, convention center or
hospitality industry related business. Minimum of 2 years as a Director
of Sales for a convention/visitors/tourism bureau, hotel convention
center or hospitality industry related business.
 
Compensation:  
Competitive salary commensurate w/ experience & benefits package
available. Full job description available upon request
 
Contact:   
Chuck McPherson/IMS LLC
Sonoma County Tourism Bureau
1275 4th St #139
Santa Rosa, Ca 95404
707-569-3168 (phone)
707-237-6934 (fax)chuck@imstrackmeet.com

41. Tourism Manager; Seminole County Tourism; Sanford, FL

Responsibilities:  
Ability to assemble informative news releases, pamphlets and brochures.
Ability to coordinate a multitude of activities at one time. Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Tourist
Development Council, Seminole County staff and outside agencies.
 
Qualifications:    
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism,
Communications, Business or Public Administration, or Hospitality
Management, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
in advertising or marketing in a public of quasi-public agency.
Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of
marketing and public relations.
 
Compensation:   $56,927.22- $93,929.91
 
Contact:   
William J. McDermott
Seminole County Economic Development
1301 East 2nd Street
Sanford, FL 32771-1468
407-665-7132 (phone)WMcDermott@seminolecountyfl.gov

42. Director of Tourism / Marketing Manager; City of San Antonio; San
Antonio, TX

This position will manage the operations of the Tourism Division
including identifying market opportunities and developing short and
long-term strategies with the objective of attracting overnight business
as related to tourism/leisure sales. This position exercises functional
supervision over professional and clerical staff
 
Qualifications:    
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with
preferable coursework in Marketing, Business, or Public Administration,
Hospitality, Tourism or related field. Minimum 5 years experience in
related area(s)
 
Compensation:  
Negotiable. For more information go to: http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/managerialjobs.asp
 
Contact:   
Steve DeLaHaya
City of San Antonio
203 S. St Marys
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210/207-6844 (phone)
210/207-6700 (alt. phone)
210/207-6768 (fax)sdelahaya@sanantoniovisit.com
http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/managerialjobs.asp

43. Sales & Marketing Coordinator; Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Gahanna, OH

Responsibilities:  
Market and sell the Gahanna area as a destination to sports tournament
organizers, group tour operators, as well as meeting, event and reunion
planners. Plan and coordinate direct sales efforts, sales blitzes,
familiarization tours, site inspections and trade marketplaces.
 
Qualifications:    
Bachelors degree in marketing, communications or other related field
required. Most possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and
communications skills, as well as be proficient in Microsoft Office
programs. Experience with a convention and visitors bureau, hotel,
attraction or other tourism- related business preferred.
 
Compensation:  
Commensurate with experience.
 
Contact:   
Karen Eylon
Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau
116 Mill St.
Gahanna, OH 43230
614/418-9122 (fax)director@visitgahanna.com
http://www.visitgahanna.com

44. Event & Sales Coordinator; Puente-Brancato Enterprises, Inc.;
Grapevine, TX

Position Description       
Seeking a highly qualified event and/or sales coordinator with
experience in the hospitality industry. Must have a dynamic personality
and the ability to sell and execute events with impeccable attention to
detail and customer satisfaction.
 
Responsibilities   
Cultivate a steady base of contacts and customers by calling on local
businesses, hotels, organizations and meeting planners to book our
facilities for social and business events. Negotiate and develop
contracts for clients within profitability goals. Plan and coordinate
all scheduled events including catering, outside rentals, entertainment,
staffing, budgets, revenue collection, employee commissions, etc.
Maintain well-organized event documentation to successfully plan and
predict future sales. Continually seek vendors to enhance the client
experience. Maintain and service existing wholesale wine accounts and
deliver orders as needed. Other duties as required.
 
Required Qualification     
3+ years as an event and/or sales coordinator with a proven history of
generating business and maximizing sales potential. Track record of
meeting sales goals. Negotiating and networking experience. Excellent
communication, presentation and organizational skills. Product and wine
industry knowledge a plus.
 
Education      
Associates or Undergraduate Degree Preferred

Email: mknight@sostexas.com, fax: 817-858-0417, call: 817-858-0417

45. Events Manager; Kidz Muze EDUtainment Village; Coppell, TX

Kidz Muze opened last June and is a 22,000 sq ft indoor play, learn and
party center for children ages 12 and younger. Almost 70% of our revenue
is based on party delivery services. The Events Manager is responsible
for the booking, marketing and coordination of parties and special
events; as well as training of PartyPros -those who deliver the parties
and interact most with the children and families hosting the parties.
 
Responsibilities   
Party and Special Events:
Function as primary contact for the booking of all parties and special
events.
Manage all aspects of party and event coordination including:
post-booking calls to party host; invitation package distribution; party
inventory and supply; catering details; post-party/event follow-up
contact with client.
Develop custom party themes as these are booked and create new party
themes to offer clients.
Create and maintain party training insert to Kidz Muze Training Manual.
Train and manage PartyPro team members.
General Responsibilities:
Provide General Manager with party inventory update and supply order by
COB Thursdays.
Work with the General Manger on the creation and development of new
programs and services.
Work with the General Manager to coordinate and schedule monthly special
events.
Generate new business through such means as: cold calling; networking;
repeat business contact; and assisting in marketing events.
Function as the General Manager when that position is off-site.
Maintain a positive, engaging attitude to insure that all guests and
employees have a favorable Kidz Muze experience.

Schedule PartyPro team members for party delivery and general service
coverage.
Maintain POS party Scheduler.
 
Required Qualification     
Base Salary and Commission comprise the total compensation. Key to the
success of this position is the ability to sell party upgrades, which
enhance the celebration and overall party revenue. VERY good
interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written; good customer
relation skills.

Must be able to work weekends. Weekday off days to compensate for
weekend hours. Here is a example of the work schedule:
Work Schedule:
Mon OFF Events Manager does not work summer Mondays
Tue 10:30a to 6:30p (close mgmt.) 8 hours
Wed OFF 0 hours
Thu 10:30a to 6:30p (close mgmt.) 8 hours
Fri 10:30a to 6:30p 8 hours
Sat 10:30a to 8:30p 10 hours / 3rd Saturdays off (see below)
Sun 11:30a to 6:30p (open/close mgmt.) 7 hours / alternate Sundays off
Approximately every two months, third Saturday and Sunday off.
 
Education      
College degree preferred but not required. Some previous experience in
events planning and management is preferred.

Application and details at KidzMuze.com; 'Find It Fast' List click on
'Employment.' Fax application to 972.318.7014.

46. Marketing/Public Relations Manager; Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
Chamber of Commerce; Hilton Head Island, SC

Full-time manager needed for new public-private marketing partnership
program. Strong organization skills and ability to successfully manage
large and small projects.
 
Qualifications:    
Must have a minimum of seven years tourism-related marketing & public
relations experience as well as excellent written and verbal
communication and presentation skills. Experience working with boards or
upper management decision makers preferred. Chamber, association, CVB or
DMO experience a plus.
 
Compensation:  
A full compensation and benefit package commensurate with experience.
 
Contact:   
Susan Thomas
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber & VCB
PO Box 5647
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
843-785-3673 (phone)
800-523-3373 (alt. phone)
843-785-7110 (fax)sthomas@hiltonheadisland.org
http://www.hiltonheadisland.org

47. Cultural Tourism Marketing Director; Pasadena Convention & Visitors
Bureau; Pasadena, CA

The PCVB has an exciting opportunity for a Cultural Tourism Marketing
Director to market Pasadena as a multicultural destination for leisure
and business visitors. Will facilitate partnerships with local
arts/cultural organizations. Implement effective marketing programs;
create advertising and PR programs for the leisure and group tour
industry. Develop marketing plan.
 
Qualifications:    
Four year degree in marketing or business. Minimum three years in a
marketing/sales related position. Outstanding interpersonal skills.
Submit resume to HR@pasadenacenter.com in Word format.
 
Compensation:  
Competitive compensation/benefit package.
 
Contact:   
Shari McCormick
Pasadena Conference & Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-793-2122 (phone)
626-844-1429 (alt. phone)
626-844-1421 (fax)hr@pasadenacenter.com
http://www.pasadenacal.com

***From Andrew Walsh, via Ned Lundquist***
48. VP Show Services Operations; TruEvents, LLC; Bloomfield, CT

Hello Ned,

I've just registered my company and would like to post the job
description, below.
Please contact me if I need to do something else to get a listing on
your site!

Thanks,
Andrew Walsh
EVP and General Counsel
TruEvents, LLCwww.truevents.com

VP Show Services Operations
Hartford-area Trade Show and Event Management Agency is looking to place
a VP – Show Services to manage all aspects of the Agency's trade shows. 
The Agency provides standard trade show services as well as
registration, staffing and other concierge services, including
excursions, dinners and reservations. Most of our trade shows are for a
national food and beverage leader that expects perfection every time.

Responsibilities:
Qualified candidates will have the experience and ability to help the
Company continue providing trade show services of the highest quality
and service.

VP will proactively develop and manage project action plans for all
assigned events and provide top-notch client support.

Excellent organizational skills are a must. VP will be responsible for
tracking client approvals and change orders, as well as supplier/vendor
timeliness.

VP will utilize his/her established network of industry relationships to
ensure favorable pricing and scheduling.  Will maintain strong
relationships with decorators and on-site coordinators and be able to
prevent/address unexpected issues as they arise.

VP will track and evaluate performance metrics internally and with
suppliers, and share recommendations with Agency management. Maintain
time and production records. Maintain show target plans internally and
externally

VP will work with Agency Account Management to track, evaluate and
improve  customer satisfaction.

Desired Qualifications:

At least five years of event/trade show operations management, including
advanced knowledge of I&D, logistics, rigging, freight, electrical and
decoration. Successful experience managing in complex environments with
multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally.

Must display strong interpersonal and communications (written and aural)
skills in order to lead operations teams.  At least three years
experience with customer service and customer management.

Proven track record of processes improvement and efficiency, including
performance tracking.

Knowledge of the food and beverage industry as it pertains to trade
shows.

Ability to supervise local I&D teams, including union labor, on-site.

Demonstrated leadership capacity with successful experience leading a
team.

Ability to use standard office communications software (MS Word,
Outlook, MAC, Excel etc.)

Travel Involved:  45-60%  Most of our events take place in Las Vegas, 
Orlando, Chicago.

College degree or equivalent level of industry experience preferred

Prior supervisory/management experience within a unionized environment
preferred

Results oriented, with a focus on project efficiency

Perform other duties as assigned
Work Schedule:

Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Business hours
extend beyond assigned office hours and into the weekends with holidays
on rare occasion.

*******

49. National Account Executive; Meet Minneapolis; Minneapolis, MN

Responsibilities:  
Promote and sell the City of Minneapolis as a premier destination for
conventions and meetings and achieve individual room night goals that
will provide a positive impact on hotel and Minneapolis Convention
Center occupancies.
 
Qualifications:    
– Four-year degree from an academic institution, business or hospitality
preferred.
– Five years minimum of hospitality industry sales experience
– Willing and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on
client and office demands.
– Possess excellent communication skills, written, oral and grammatical
– Strong analytical skills
 
Compensation:  
$45,000 – $60,000; plus individual and team bonuses.
 
Contact:   
Terrie Chen
Meet Minneapolis
250 Marquette Ave S, #1300
Minneapolis, MN 55401terriec@meetminneapolis.com
http://www.meetminneapolis.com

50. Public Relations Manager; Meet Minneapolis; Minneapolis, MN

This person is responsible for media communications that promote
Minneapolis as a travel destination and generate awareness of Meet
Minneapolis business efforts on a local level.
 
Qualifications:    
– Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications or
related field
– A knack for what the travel media want – a keen ability to “sell”
consumer stories to the press
– Highly skilled at creating and pitching stories to the media, with
proven ability to land stories.
 
Compensation:  
$45,000 to $55,000 To Apply: Please send three compelling writing
samples with examples of media placements, a resume and salary
expectations to Human Resources Coordinator at terriec@meetminneapolis.com
 
Contact:   
Terrie Chen
Meet Minneapolis
250 Marquette Ave S, #1300
Minneapolis, MN 55401terriec@meetminneapolis.com
http://www.meetminneapolis.com

51. Director of Marketing / Marketing Manager; San Antonio Convention &
Visitors Bureau; San Antonio, TX

Position will serve as a marketing and brand management leader to ensure
consistency of messaging in all print and electronic marketing
applications that reach target audiences; may supervise assigned staff
 
Qualifications:    
BA in Marketing, Business, Public Administration, Hospitality, Tourism
or related field. Minimum eight years of management experience in
marketing and/or branding
 
Compensation:  
Negotiable. For more information go to http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/managerialjobs.asp
 
Contact:   
Steve DeLaHaya
City of San Antonio
203 S. St Marys
San Antonio, Texas 78233
210/207-6844 (phone)
210/207-6700 (alt. phone)
210/207-6768 (fax)sdelahaya@sanantoniovisit.com
http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/managerialjobs.asp

52. Director of Communications / Marketing Manager; San Antonio
Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Antonio, TX

Responsibilities:  
Responsible for supervising and managing the operations of the
Communications Division including the management of the communications
programs attracting positive national and international media interest
to further San Antonio as premiere visitor and meetings destination;
supervise assigned staff
 
Qualifications:    
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with
preferable coursework in Marketing, Business or Public Administration,
Hospitality, Tourism or related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience
in the areas of marketing, communications management, or public
relations management.
 
Compensation:  
Negotiable. For more information go to http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/managerialjobs.asp
 
Contact:   
Steve DeLaHaya
City of San Antonio
203 S. St Marys
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210/207-6844 (phone)
210/207-6700 (alt. phone)
210/207-6768 (fax)sdelahaya@sanantoniovisit.com
http://www.sanantonio.gov/hr/managerialjobs.asp

53. Conference Director; Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange;
Falls Church, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2544966&keywords=&ref=1

54. Manager, Technology & Standards; Consumer Electronics Association;
Arlington, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2545224&keywords=&ref=1

55. Meetings Coordinator; Association of periOperative Registered
Nurses; Denver, CO
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2545569&keywords=&ref=1

56. Facility Sales Manager; Adventure Aquarium; Camden, NJ
http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=1278943

57. Travel Service Manager; Toyota; Torrance, CA
http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=1272413

58. Hotel Outside Sales Manager; Hampton Inn Hotel; Alexandria, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23525656&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

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