Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 May 2007



Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)
21 May 2007

Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and
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hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.
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This week's edition includes:
1. Event Coordinator; American College of Surgeons; Chicago, IL
2. Associate Director Marketing; Alzheimer's Association; Philadelphia,
PA
3. Director of Meetings and Conferences; American Land Title
Association; Washington, DC
4. Meeting Coordinator; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(SIAM); Philadelphia, PA
5. Executive Administrator; American Society of Nuclear Cardiology;
Bethesda, MD
6. Meetings Coordinator; American Society of Hematology; Washington, DC
7. Director of Membership; Destination Marketing Association
International; Washington, DC
8. Conference and Catering Director; The Marsh, A Center for Balance and
Fitness; Minnetonka, MN
9. Event Planner / Social Event – Wedding Planner; Mintahoe Hospitality
Group; Minneapolis, MN
10. Account Manager; Odyssey Cruises; Boston, MA
11. Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings; International
Bottled Water Association; Alexandria, VA
12. Sales Manager, Conferences and Exhibitions; International Air
Transport Association; Montreal, QC, Canada
13. Director of Conference Services; Sodexho Conferencing; Boston, MA
14. General Manager; Sodexho Conferencing; Boston, MA
15. Worldwide Sales Intern; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; San
Francisco, CA
16. Director of Sales: Incentives, Meetings, Events; Western Leisure;
Salt Lake City, UT
17. Trade Show Manager; Messe Frankfurt; Atlanta, GA
18. Conference and Events Planner; Solar Energy Industries Association;
Washington, DC
19. Director, Convention Sales; The Fairmont Royal York; Toronto,
Ontario, Canada
20. Event Manager; Baltimore Convention Center; Baltimore, MD
21. Event Services Manager; Travel Technology Group; Chicago, IL
22. Project Manager; Experient; Seattle, WA
23. Assistant Director of Sales; Fik Conference Center Management;
Washington, DC
24. Meeting Manager; Cargill; Minneapolis, MN
25. Education Meeting Planner; California Hospital Association;
Sacramento, CA
26. Meeting and Event Planner; General Physics Corporation; Mystic, CT
27. Sales Representative; Confidential; Richardson, TX
28. Corporate Meeting Planner; ConocoPhillips; Bartlesville, OK
29. Catering Sales Manager; Wyndham Orlando Resort; Orlando, FL
30. Professional Development Associate-Meetings; Institute of
Transportation Engineers; Washington, D.C.
31. AV Coordinator; SPIE; Bellingham, WA
32. Director of Meetings and Exhibits; National Council for the Social
Studies; Silver Spring, MD
33. Senior Meeting Planner; National Association for the Education of
Young Children; Washington, DC
34. Sales Manager; Richter Scale Productions; Denver, CO
35. Executive Director; Bucks County Convention and Visitors Bureau;
Bensalem, PA
36. Director of Visitors and Convention Bureau; Lee County Board of
County Commissioners; Norcross, GA
37. Director of Membership; Destination Marketing Association
International; Washington, DC
38. President & CEO; Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism; Bellingham, WA
39. Sponsorship Sales; IEG, LLC; Chicago, IL
40. National Sales Manager; Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Grapevine, TX
41. Marketing Events Intern;    Hanley Wood, LLC; Washington, DC
42. Conference Room Hospitality Coordinator; Steffan & Company, Inc.;
Washington, DC
43. Meeting Planner, Mid; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA
44. Hotel Design Director; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

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that you all aren't loved, but The Man pays the bills!) Hopefully, you
will enjoy this edition, despite it being late!

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1. Event Coordinator; American College of Surgeons; Chicago, IL

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION:  

Manage the Murphy Auditorium as an event venue, by coordinating ACS
meeting requests, on-site event coordination, as well as promoting and
selling the Murphy Auditorium as an event venue.  The Murphy Auditorium
is a historical building built in 1926 and is currently owned and
maintained by the American College of Surgeons.  It was renovated and
restored to its original splendor in 2006 and is now being made
available for rental to groups for private and public events.    

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:       

MARKETING AND SALES OF VENUE:

-Create and manage budget
-Coordinate and approve all print advertisements for both local and
national levels
-Research marketing opportunities, organize production and manage
contracts
-Coordinate creation and distribution of sales kits, distribution;
oversee branding
-Develop client base through cold calls, email blasts, industry
networking
-Field all inquiries and conduct site visits
-Manage website

COORDINATION OF VENUE EVENTS:

-Create and update User's Guide and enforce policies and procedures
-Manage booking calendar and maintain timelines
-Liaison with Security Director for Driehaus Museum
-Negotiate and manage contracts for vendors and clients; monitor
compliancy
-Facilitate contract approval and invoicing
-Maintain communication and relationships with vendors and clients
-Obtain/maintain Certificates of Insurance for vendors and clients
-Coordinate and approve all client and vendor print pieces promoting
Murphy Auditorium
-Manage and approve all planned décor with clients and vendors
-Hire and manage temporary event staffing
-On-site event coordinator and representative for Murphy Auditorium
during set-up, events, and clean-up
-Create, send and record client evaluations        

VENUE MANAGEMENT:       

-Coordinate cleaning, inspections, and repairs of building
-Serve as 24 hour emergency contact for security desk

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Three – four years industry-related experience.  Bachelor's degree
required.  Problem solving in a proactive manner is critical.  Must have
a customer service orientation.  Ability to multi-task and work under
pressure.   Excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal
and written).    Ability to converse professionally with organization
members and outside vendors.  Ability to work independently but also as
an effective team member.   Evening and weekend hours necessary.  
Knowledge and experience in various computer software programs
(WordPerfect, Word, Excel, File Pro, PowerPoint). 

Submit resume with salary history and/or requirements by June 15, 2007.

Contact: Felix Niespodziewanski
Phone: 312-202-5221
Fax: 312-202-5003fniespodziewanski@facs.org

***From Ned Lundquist***
2. Associate Director Marketing; Alzheimer's Association; Philadelphia,
PA

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Responsible for entire marketing communications program of the regional
chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serving Southeastern
Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware.  Member of the Chapter
Development team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Develops and implements marketing and public relations plan
based on organizational strategic plan to increase awareness, services
and revenue of the chapter.
·         Plans and coordinates marketing campaigns for all significant
Chapter development (Memory Walk, Chocolate Symphony, An Affair to
Remember, golf tournaments), advocacy (candlelight vigils, legislative
breakfasts, trips to state and federal capitals), ad program events
(including health fairs, Education Conferences and Town Meetings).
·         Develops program and fund-raising event materials, including
PSAs, brochures, posters, billboards, as well as corporate sponsorship
materials and other marketing communication vehicles including publicity
events (such as press conferences and wrap around events) to convey the
mission and programs of the Alzheimer's Association in a compelling and
professional manner.
·         Coordinates and creates the content, design and distribution
of the Chapter's quarterly newsletter and annual report.
·         Serves as staff liaison, responsible for preparing agendas and
minutes, to all chapter marketing committees.
·         Represents the Chapter at third party event meetings that
involve substantial chapter marketing efforts such as Best of the Main
Line, Bucks County Jazz Festival, and other outside events as assigned.
·         Represents the Chapter at Association Committees and
activities which focus on marketing, media and mass communication
·         Assures compliance with all Chapter and National policies,
procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements including
those on the use of the Association and Chapter logo and bylines.
·         Responsible for the Chapter website content and coordination
of segments including primary responsibility for updating Chapter
content as well as working with IS Manager to help plan, evaluate and
facilitate software updates.
·         Maintains and expands media relationships to maximize public
relations efforts of the Chapter.
·         Coordinates all involvement with the media, ensures that
written and verbal communication about the Chapter reflects its mission
and goals, and may serve as a Chapter Spokesperson.
·         Participates in volunteer and intern recruitment efforts,
oversees marketing volunteer work and submission of monthly stats and
quarterly marketing activity reports.
·         Actively participates in the Chapter development team to
ensure effective integration of the marketing strategies throughout the
region.
·         Provides support to Director Special Events in reaching
fundraising, marketing,  and budgetary objectives of the department
·         Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS:

·         Normal office environment
·         Flexible schedule may involve early mornings, evenings and
occasional weekends
·         High volume of public contact both individual and group
·         Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory,
and by air to attend other meetings
·         Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight
deadlines

EQUIPMENT:

·         Computer workstation
·         Fax machine
·         Telephone and conference call equipment
·         Calculator
·         Photocopier
·         LCD projector
·         Digital camera and video camera
·         Audiovisual equipment
·         Health fair display equipment

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

·         Bachelor's degree in English, marketing, or a related field;
Master's degree marketing desirable.
·         4 years of demonstrated experience in marketing, media, public
and donor relations
·         Excellent writing, speaking, and communication skills
·         Experience with Web site content development
·         Excellent team leader and member skills
·         Successful experience recruiting, supervising, coaching staff
and volunteers
·         Proficient user of personal computer and software applications
·         Bilingual abilities or experience with translators desirable.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

·         Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and
external contacts to build and maintain successful teams and committees
·         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
·         Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze
marketing opportunities
·         Ability to coach and develop staff and volunteers
·         Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and
electronically to a variety of audiences
·         Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
·         High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
·         Ability to analyze information and make timely appropriate
decisions
·         Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
·         Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
·         Ability to operate designated office equipment

The contact person is Kathryn DiSalvo.  Her phone is 215-561-2919 and
her email is kathryn.disalvo@alz.org

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3. Director of Meetings and Conferences; American Land Title
Association; Washington, DC

National Trade Association is seeking an experienced Meeting Planner for
our Downtown Washington, DC office.

The Director of Meetings and Conferences will be responsible for
coordinating all operations of the Association's Meetings Department,
including but not limited to, the Association's annual convention,
annual trade show, annual Capital Hill conference, and numerous off-site
committee and industry meetings.

The Director of Meetings and Conferences is an executive level position
reporting to the Vice President of Operations and requires frequent
contact with the Association's Board of Governors.

Competitive candidates will have 3 or more years of general meeting
planning experience with demonstrated abilities in contract
negotiations, vendor management, logistics management, and budgeting. 
The most qualified candidates will have additional experience in trade
association meeting planning, the ability to positively motivate others,
the ability to simultaneously coordinate multiple events, strong
attention to detail, and most importantly, the ability to work well with
others.  Professionalism in all situations, with all levels of members,
customers, and staff is a must.

The ideal candidate will posses all the attributes above; be
charismatic, positive, and full of energy.  This is the perfect step-up
for someone with enthusiasm, creativity, and a desire to take on new
challenges!  It could also be the opportunity you've been looking for to
make that big change! If you've got what it takes, this is the place to
let it show! 

The position is offered at a competitive salary, with excellent
benefits, a pleasant work environment, and is near Metro.  Extended
overnight travel is required 3-5 times per year.

The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is a National
trade association representing more than 3,000 title insurance
companies, title agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and
attorneys.
 

With more than 8,000 offices throughout the United States, ALTA Members
provide services including title searches, examinations, and insurance
protecting real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from
defects in titles. ALTA member companies employ well over 100,000
individuals and operate in every county in the country.

Send resume in MS Word format to mhernick@alta.org.  Submissions without
salary requirements will not be considered.  No faxes or telephone calls
will be accepted.

4. Meeting Coordinator; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(SIAM); Philadelphia, PA

Scientific society seeks Meeting Coordinator with one to two years
business experience. Requirements include: Ability to meet multiple
deadlines; excellent written and interpersonal communication skills;
working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn new
software quickly; must be a team player. Travel required. College
graduate preferred. Experience in the meetings industry a plus.

Job Description: Provide administrative support to Meeting Managers and
Conference Director. Duties include preparation of materials for
publication, maintaining departmental files, preparing and maintaining
conference calendars, assisting with maintenance of conference speaker
database, coordinate workshops and special events, onsite registration
management as needed and other duties as assigned.

Send resume and salary requirements to SIAM, Attention: Connie Young,
SIAM Conference Director, 3600 University City Science Center,
Philadelphia, 19104. No phone calls please. EOE

5. Executive Administrator; American Society of Nuclear Cardiology;
Bethesda, MD

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, located in Bethesda, MD is
seeking an Executive Administrator for the Board of Directors and
Executive Office. The Executive Administrator will assist the Executive
Director in various day-to-day activities including project
coordination, correspondence, light reception, calendaring of events,
travel planning and various administrative projects for the Board of
Directors and Executive Council.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree, strong written and verbal
skills, and the ability to coordinate administrative projects.

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Steve Carter, Executive
Director, at carter@asnc.org or mail to 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite
780 North, Bethesda, MD 20814. Applications will be held in strict
confidence.

6. Meetings Coordinator; American Society of Hematology; Washington, DC

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), a prestigious medical society
located in downtown Washington, DC seeks a Meetings Coordinator to plan
and coordinate all logistics for small educational meetings and all
in-house meetings, and to assist with certain aspects of the society's
annual meeting. Specific responsibilities related to planning small
meetings include creating and sending RFP's and negotiating related
contracts, selecting menus and services related to food and beverage,
maintaining equipment that is used to serve food and beverage, setting
up audio-visual equipment according to specifications, selecting the
catering companies for in-house meetings, tracking expenses and
evaluations, making location and hotel recommendations, coordinating
site visits, producing rooming lists, coordinating meeting
specifications with the hotel, managing operations on-site during the
meeting; coordinating speaker and VIP accommodations and  managing
on-site registration.  This position is also responsible for overseeing
the process of registration for the annual meeting including scheduling
registrars, developing registration instructions, forms and training
manuals, serving as the liaison to the registration company, monitoring
registration numbers and running daily reports, responding to inquires
related to registration and producing event tickets This position
requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and at least two
years experience independently planning and coordinating logistics for
small association meetings and managing the registration for large
meetings. demonstrated strengths in organizational skills and attention
to detail, the ability to interact and communicate effectively with
staff, members/non-members, meeting attendees and vendors, the ability
to efficiently manage time, meet schedules/deadlines and handle multiple
assignments simultaneously, exceptional communication and interpersonal
skills, computer proficiency and ability to learn new software the
ability to work under pressure, to keep confidentially, and conduct
oneself in a professional manner at all times, flexibility with schedule
and willing to work overtime during the heavy conference season in order
to meet deadlines and the ability to travel which includes occasional
weekend travel.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary
requirement to jobs@hematology.org with the subject line “Small Meeting
Coordinator.”

7. Director of Membership; Destination Marketing Association
International; Washington, DC

Mid-sized fast-paced association seeks a membership professional for the
position of Director of Membership.  Position oversees all operations of
the membership department and supports the Senior Vice President of
Business Development & Membership.   The ideal candidate will be
comfortable wearing multiple hats and is responsible for membership
recruitment, retention, reporting, strategic planning and budgeting. 
The Director of Membership sets goals for the department, engages in
member benefit creation and delivery, implements business processes and
procedures and evaluates trends. The Director liaises with the European
office and is responsible for various related committees and advisory
councils. Additionally, the individual maintains the integrity of the
membership database and membership statistics. 

 

Candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and
excellent computer and database management skills, specifically with
Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher and Microsoft CRM.  Minimum 3 years
of experience in association membership growth and retention preferred,
as well as excellent project and time management skills. Knowledge and
understanding of tourism, hospitality or destination marketing a plus. 
Bachelor's degree required.  Occasional travel.

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    * Solicit and recruit new members; create recruitment materials and
other membership collateral, facilitate direct mail/email campaigns
    * Maintain high membership retention through exemplary customer
service, new benefits creation and fulfillment and facilitation of
annual dues billing
    * Interact with members via phone, email, fax and mail to answer
questions or consult on membership issues
    * Generate monthly and annual membership reports
    * Direct all activities and operations of the Student and Educator
membership category and the Advisory Council, including creation and
dissemination of student newsletter
    * Serve as staff liaison for Membership Committee
    * Support Senior Vice President of Business Development & Membership
as needed in areas of global expansion and sponsorships

 To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Sandi Talley, Senior
Vice President of Business Development and Membership at stalley@destinationmarketing.org.

8. Conference and Catering Director; The Marsh, A Center for Balance and
Fitness; Minnetonka, MN
http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2567447&keywords=&ref=1

9. Event Planner / Social Event – Wedding Planner; Mintahoe Hospitality
Group; Minneapolis, MN
http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=1458721

10. Account Manager; Odyssey Cruises; Boston, MA

Set Sail for Great Opportunities. Premier Yachts, Inc. operates Odyssey,
Mystic Blue, and Seadog Cruises in three of the nation's greatest
cities: Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C. We take pride in providing a
work environment that is as unique and innovative as our cruising
vessels. Our entrepreneurial environment supports career as well as
personal development with opportunities for advancement and cross
training. From our Service System to our Fun Committee, we are dedicated
to creating a culture that invigorates and generates enthusiasm,
camaraderie, commitment and pride.

Group Sales Account Manager
The Account Manager will be responsible for selling Odyssey Cruises to
interested corporate clients, event planners and individuals interested
in a private event on the harbor. The successful candidate will
proactively solicit new business as well as coordinate and sell events
to existing clients.

Responsibilities
Sell Odyssey Cruises to the corporate market as well as event planners
in the hospitality industry. Maintain existing base of accounts as well
as proactively solicit new business through client visits, prospecting
and outbound efforts. Coordinate large scale events when necessary.

Requirements
– Dynamic, outgoing, personality
– Great understanding of sales and marketing processes.
– Ability to effectively market and up sell products and services as
well as bring a sale to closure.
– Goal oriented
– Excellent organizational skills
– Strong communication and relationship management skills
– Strong presentation skills
– Some knowledge of event and hospitality industry preferred, but not
required.

Education  
4 year college degree

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to kyelle@pyi.com. No phone calls
please.

11. Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and Meetings; International
Bottled Water Association; Alexandria, VA

Food industry trade association in Alexandria seeks a dynamic, motivated
self-starter to serve as its Director of Conventions, Trade Shows, and
Meetings. This individual will manage all meeting and event planning
efforts for the association and report directly to the President.

A strong meeting planning background is required for this position,
which involves coordinating all details and processes related to the
annual convention/trade show and tri-annual board of directors/committee
meetings. Solid marketing, budgeting, organizational, negotiation and
communications skills are essential to this position. Desired computer
skills include a familiarity with Microsoft Office software. Previous
association experience is preferred.

The association offers a competitive salary commensurate with
experience, as well as excellent benefits and a desirable Old Towne,
Alexandria location — steps from the King Street Metro station.

Interested candidates should send their resumes and salary requirements
to jdoss@bottledwater.org.

12. Sales Manager, Conferences and Exhibitions; International Air
Transport Association; Montreal, QC, Canada

IATA's Marketing and Commercial Services Division (MACS) has a vacancy
in its Sales & Marketing Department in Montreal for a Sales Manager,
Conferences and Exhibitions.
Reporting to the Assistant Director, Direct Sales, and in dotted line to
the Assistant Director, ICE (IATA Conferences and Exhibitions), the
incumbent is responsible for selling and promoting ICE sponsorships and
trade show spaces to defined customer categories and support the
generation of new delegates.

Responsibilities   
– Plan and execute sales activities in coordination with the Assistant
Director of ICE as well as with the Assistant Director of the Direct
Sales team in order to meet sales target and report on a weekly basis;
– Prospect and penetrate new business through qualifying leads;
– Monitor market, customer profile(s), competition trends and behaviors
on behalf of the Assistant
Directors and/ or for target category;
– Prepare sales plan for target category with the support of ICE content
developers and the Event
Marketing Specialist; and
– Work with global and regional subject matter experts, Marketing and
Product management to fulfill the customer needs in the best possible
way.

Required Qualification 
– Minimum 3 to 5 years experience in an Events/ Conferences sales
function, preferably in the
Aviation Industry;
– Proven track record of sales achievements;
– Strong team player who is innovative, creative and results oriented;
– Excellent communication and presentation skills;
– Strong PC skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as
in Salesforce.com or similar
CRM tools; and
– Fluent written and spoken command of English language; knowledge of
additional languages is a definite asset.

Education  
–   University degree in Marketing, Sales or related field.

Applications, including updated curriculum vitae, should be submitted to
the Manager, Talent Acquisition via IATA's e-recruitment portal at http://www.iata.org/hc/iata/.

13. Director of Conference Services; Sodexho Conferencing; Boston, MA

A leading Conference Management Company in North America providing
conference center management to companies worldwide is seeking a
seasoned Director of Conference Services with great vision and high
energy for a new account. This entrepreneurial position requires the
DOCS to be very visible and interact with guests and staff daily.
Candidate will manage setting up the standard of service for the meeting
rooms, planning, av, special events and customer service. Owner and
employee relations are high priorities. Parent company has standards and
systems in place yet each property they manage is customized to the
owner's culture and therefore encourages candidates with an
entrepreneurial, can do attitude to apply. Property is beautiful and
state of the art! The infrastructure is there and it's time to build the
brand, drive sales and create a first class identity!

Responsibilities   
Completely responsible for all meetings including: planning, set up, BEO
creation, Meeting Planning Software standards, site inspections, audio
visual, refreshment breaks and top notch, highly proactive service. Work
closely with Chef and other departments to deliver amazing service.
Responsible for maintaining the appropriate productivity and staffing
levels, motivating staff to be the best they can be and achieve budget.

Required Qualification 
Position requires candidate with 5 years experience within the
conference center or hospitality industry, IACC experience preferred and
2 years of supervisory experience, with the ability to lead a team of
managers.

The ideal candidate must be a self starter and have had experience in a
start up operation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
and a high level of computer knowledge.

Education   
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and supervisory and
management experience.

Please fax resumes to 262-884-6513

14. General Manager; Sodexho Conferencing; Boston, MA

A leading Conference Management Company in North America providing
conference center management to companies worldwide is seeking a
seasoned General Manager with great vision and high energy for a new
account. This entrepreneurial position requires the GM to be very
visible and interact with guests and staff daily. Candidate will manage
setting up the boutique account and be responsible for owner and
employee relations. Parent company has standards and systems in place
yet each property they manage is customized to the owner's culture and
therefore encourages candidates with an entrepreneurial, can do attitude
to apply. Property is beautiful and state of the art! The infrastructure
is there. It's time to build the brand, drive sales and create a first
class identity!

Responsibilities   
To manage the Sodexho Conferencing operation; to oversee the provision
of exceptional customer service in all areas; mentor all team members
and assist them in achieving department goals; to achieve financial
performance as budgeted for account; to develop standards for high level
of service and insure they are carried out, to communicate effectively
and work closely with Sodexho Conferencing associates and owners.

Required Qualification 
Position requires candidate with 8 to 10 years experience within the
conference center or hospitality industry, IACC experience preferred,
and 5 years of supervisory experience, with the ability to manage
change, lead and create a vision. Prior opening experience preferred.

Candidate must be a self starter and possess creative thinking and
excellent client relationship skills.

Education  
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, supervisory and management
experience and 8-10 years of conference management experience.

Please fax resumes to 262-884-6513 at your earliest convenience

15. Worldwide Sales Intern; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; San
Francisco, CA

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is offering internship positions in our
San Francisco Worldwide Sales Office. Our office represents and sells
all 78 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' properties worldwide. This is a
non-paid internship designed to enhance your education, and enabling you
to earn course credit through hands-on experience. This is a part-time
position offering 15-25 hours per week (flexible schedule between M-F
8:00-5:00), beginning June 2007 through August 2007 Please note: the
internship is a corporate office environment, not an on-property
position.

Company Description:
Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through
continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From
elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly
personalized 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away
from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply
instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees people
who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service.

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of
expansion, opening hotels in major city centers and desirable resort
destinations around the world. Currently with 73 hotels in 31 countries,
and more than 25 properties under development, Four Seasons will
continue to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements,
making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding.

Interns will assist and/or manage the following tasks:
* Office Administration (Phones, Filing, Contract Review, Etc¿)
* Client Contract Organization
* Office Manual Creation and Maintenance
* Database Consolidation and Management
* Sales Development (Research, Prospecting, etc¿)
* E-Newsletter and Marketing Collateral Creation
* Audits and Quarterly Reviews
* Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Event Planning
* Other Duties (as assigned)

Required Qualification 
Should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must have
the ability to manage multiple responsibilities. Knowledge of HTML is a
plus. Must be upbeat and friendly in addition to having a strong work
ethic. Should be self-motivated, polished and have the ability to
communicate intelligently with clients.

Education  
Must be currently enrolled in a college or university for course credit.
All majors considered. Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred.

Each applicant must submit the following by Friday, June 1, 2007 to be
considered:
– five short-term internship goals and three long-term career goals
– reference names and numbers (two personal, two professional)
– resume and cover letter

Please direct correspondence to: siuyin.ko@fourseasons.com

16. Director of Sales: Incentives, Meetings, Events; Western Leisure;
Salt Lake City, UT

The Director of Sales will develop and maintain a working knowledge of
Western Leisure products and services for the purpose of establishing
and expanding client sales. The Director of Sales will establish
relationships with clients, business partners, and other members of the
hospitality industry to develop business opportunities supportive of
Western Leisure's initiatives and objectives.

Responsibilities/Requirements/Duties of the Director of Sales include
the following.

Support company sales and marketing objectives, initiatives, and goals
to comply with company policies, customer satisfaction, and
profitability standards.
With direction of Vice President: Destination Meeting and Travel
Services define and establish business development and
personal/professional development goals.
Make recommendation on creation and/or modification of procedures and
policies to improve company ability to provide exceptional customer
service to clients.
Develop mutually beneficial relationships with coworkers and business
partners for the purpose of improved customer satisfaction and business
growth.
Serves as a spokesperson for the company by establishing and maintaining
strong community and vendor relations for the purpose of developing
preferential contracts and access to resources supporting company
initiatives and objectives.
Establishes and maintains high level personal and professional contacts
with business, community, and industry organizations for the purpose of
marketing services and products provided by the company.
Complete weekly, monthly, and annual reports to define client contacts,
proposal development, new sales contacts, profitability, business
initiatives, and personal/professional development.

Other responsibilities/requirements/duties as assigned to meet company
initiatives and objectives in a professional, respectful, and ethical
manner.

Duties:
oSales calls to prospective clients.
o Production of detailed and professional proposals.
oUpdate client information in Goldmine for effective CRM
o Promotes and complies with company policies and standards
oRespond to client telephone and email contact within 24 hours.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Identification and analysis of business development opportunities.
Development of pricing strategies for diverse customers.
Professional interpersonal skills
Creation of multimedia presentations.
Leadership and development of operations staff to fulfill client
commitments.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Project planning and management to meet client needs.
Demonstrated ability to resolve problems in a positive manner.
Pleasant personality and commitment to the success of team members.
Proficiency with Microsoft products (word, excel, PPT)
Minimum of 2 years experience in tourism/hospitality sales.

Email cover letter and resume attention: troy@westernleisure.com

17. Trade Show Manager; Messe Frankfurt; Atlanta, GA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2569161&keywords=&ref=1

18. Conference and Events Planner; Solar Energy Industries Association;
Washington, DC
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2567310&keywords=&ref=1

19. Director, Convention Sales; The Fairmont Royal York; Toronto,
Ontario, Canada

Summary of Position

This position is accountable for proactively selling group business in
the U.S. Association market. Incumbents are seasoned sales professionals
working with accounts and prospects in high profile markets that have
multiple hotel potential.

Position reports to: Director, Group Sales

Objectives/Accountabilities

    * Exceed personal sales goals as well as hotel revenue goals on a
monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.
    * Provide input to sales and marketing plan

Responsibilities Include

    * Work independently within given parameters;
    * Ensure delivery of expected guest service through follow up and
coordinator with other hotel departments;
    * Participate in tradeshows, conventions, promotional events and in
trade related organizations;
    * Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required;
    * Actively participate in sales training;
    * Compile and input market and competitive intelligence information;
    * Provide on-going sales guidance to direct report by conducting
coaching sessions;
    * Liaison with Tourism Toronto personnel

Preferred Knowledge/Qualifications

    * Bachelors degree and/or Hotel Management degree preferred
    * Extensive Senior Sales Manager experience with varied market
segment knowledge an asset
    * Windows based Delphi (Sales & Catering booking engine) and
Microsoft application literacy required

Contact: Karen Wilson
Phone: 416-860-4551
Fax: 416-368-8148karen.wilson@fairmont.com

20. Event Manager; Baltimore Convention Center; Baltimore, MD

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: This is event management at the full
performance level.  The work of this individual involves a wide range of
public relations and related skills.  The employee works with minimal
supervision from an administrative superior and is expected to resolve
problems by reference to general work instructions or occupational
practices, procedures, and precedents.  The employee participates with
others in the performance of the work.  The work of this individual
involves evening, weekend, and holiday hours.  The employee works on a
24 hour on-call basis.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF THE WORK:

·         Chairs production meetings and responsible for overall
communication of customer needs.
·         Manages and directs staff during events and resolves event
related problems.
·         Manages all operations during events.
·         Monitors contractual responsibilities of all parties.
·         Prepares event documents and staff instructions for the
building staff.
·         Insures compliance with building regulations.
·         Calculates and approves billing statements.
·         Performs related work as required.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

·         Knowledge of the techniques and methods of public relations.
·         Ability to establish effective working relationships with
clients and co-workers.
·         Ability to speak effectively.
·         Ability to maintain records and files.
·         Knowledge of the methods and requirements for the presentation
of exhibits and other events.
·         Ability to organize activities according to specified
requirements.
·         Ability to write contracts in accordance with client's
specifications.
·         Effective, diplomatic interpersonal skills in pressure
situations.
·         Ability to develop contracts, manage operations and resolve
problems.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Education – A bachelor's degree in business, public relations,
hospitality, marketing, or related field from an accredited college or
university.

Experience – Two to three years of experience in public relations,
business, hospitality, marketing, or related field work at the
intermediate level.

Deadline for submission: June 1, 2007

Fax:    410-649-7077jobs@bccenter.org

21. Event Services Manager; Travel Technology Group; Chicago, IL

Travel Tech is an exciting travel management company with multiple high
profile events in the North American market as well as throughout the
world. We are proud of our many wonderful clients as well as our
fantastic staff. We are looking to add to our Event Management team
ASAP. Candidates who currently live in Chicago will be considered first.

      POSITION: Event Services Manager
      REPORTS TO: VP Operations

      SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 9 AM 6 PM

      Position Summary: Provide professional, accurate and customer
service-oriented service to both our external and internal clients
within the hospitality industry.

      Basic responsibilities include:
    * Manage hotel blocks, suites, VIP's and client staff lists
    * Manage all deposits received for show
    * Maintain constant communications with hotel personnel, client and
internal departments                  
    * Build rapport with staff and key exhibitors for each show         
   
    * Responsible for creating client housing grid for staff housing,
comps, concessions, etc.               
    * Work with client for reporting schedule and formats               

    * Responsible for building assigned meetings into COMPASS
Reservation System 
    * Responsible for website enabling of shows and routine checks of
client website
    * Responsible for disseminating rooming lists to hotels for each
show                   
    * Update hotels of all new reservations, changes and cancellations
after list has been sent               
    * Responsible for following Operations critical dates               
   
    * Responsible for meeting Attrition release dates                   

    * Responsible for traveling on-site, when necessary                 
 
    * Responsible for collecting post-show actuals both on-site and
after meeting
    * Responsible for handling client staff housing                   
    * Responsible for keeping all show information in an orderly and
organized file                   
    * Assist fellow ESMs prior to cut-off of meetings, building
meetings, checking meetings                   
    * Assist client with promotional pieces and housing forms           
       
    * Assist with disseminating information on assigned shows to all
internal departments                   
    * Analyze block performance and compare with show histor            
     
    * Be proactive in suggesting marketing techniques to improve block
pick-up if necessary

 Requirements:
. College Degree or completion of an accredited travel school program
. 3+ years of travel/hospitality industry experience required
. Excellent Customer Service skills are required.
. Excellent communication and analytical skills are required.
. Strong interpersonal and management skills are required.
. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
. Requires strong written and verbal communication skills.
. Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.

Contact: Jennifer Rapey
Fax: 312-329-9972jrapey@ttgonline.com

22. Project Manager; Experient; Seattle, WA

Experient, the leading source for integrated meeting and event solutions
has a opportunity for a Project Manager working with a large corporate
account. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the
overall strategy and activities related to registration and housing
procedures for this client along with being the main contact and
consultant for all operational needs.

We require a minimum of four years managing meetings and events, four
years prior experience managing and leading cross functional teams and
projects, superior customer service skills, excellent written and verbal
communication skills along with superior technical abilities. This
position requires the ability to travel an estimated 20%. Project
Management Certification and Bachelor's degreed preferred.

To apply for this and other positions at Experient, please visit http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

23. Assistant Director of Sales; Fik Conference Center Management;
Washington, DC

KELLOGG CONFERENCE HOTEL at GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

HOTEL/CONFERENCE CENTER ASSITANT DIRECTOR OF SALES

Responsible for sales and attaining budgeted goal as assigned

Great People. Great Service. Great Results.
At Compass Group, The Americas Division, our superior balance of
efficiency and quality attract the highest caliber level of service our
clients deserve. We retain the finest workers with a highly competitive
compensation and comprehensive benefits plan. If you're looking for a
career where you set the standard for personal advancement, then Compass
Group, The Americas Division is for you! Working together, we will
continue to experience success as the industry's best.

Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group, The Americas Division is a diversity growth-oriented
organization. Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using
fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities
for ALL associates. EOE & AA Employer M/F/D/V

Responsibilities   
Must effectively plan and communicate to all departments the expressed
need of the customer.

Maintain a tracking system for all potential customers.

Ensure that all appropriate communication for upcoming business is
complete and distributed in a timely manner to the management team.

Excellent communication skills

Conduct sales calls, prospecting and meet all quotas to ensure that the
quarterly and annual goals are met.

Complete knowledge of the Property Management System.

Knowledge of American Sign Language

Comfortable with deaf community

Required Qualification 
Experience working in the GOVERMENT MARKET

Superior quantitative, oral and written communications and
problem-solving/strategizing skills.

Excellent overall computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and
PowerPoint.

Proactive mindset to anticipate and support changes in our business.

Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical
behavior.

Eager and willing to make prospect calls and outside calls.

Education  
BS degree and a minimum of 3 year hotel or conference center sales
experience or equivalent.

Email your resume to: kristen.brickner@compass-usa.com

24. Meeting Manager; Cargill; Minneapolis, MN

I choose Opportunity.

Whatever job you're looking for, you can probably find it at Cargill.
Our diverse partnerships across a variety of industries mean countless
career opportunities for you. It's your choice. It's your future. And
you can make it happen at Cargill.

Cargill was founded in 1865 out of a single grain facility in Iowa.
Today, we're headquartered outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but we
have offices spanning the globe. Our purpose is to be the global leader
in nourishing people. Cargill is an international provider of food,
agricultural and risk management products and services. With 153,000
employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its
knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them
succeed.

Mission: Cargill Travel Services will be recognized as having travel and
meeting industry sourcing experts. We will operate with creativity,
imagination and overall commitment to consistently deliver the “best
value” by leveraging volume to become the internal partner of choice.

This position will work on a team to provide meeting management services
to internal Cargill partners leveraging technology and external partners
to provide best services for Cargill meetings. The person chosen for
this position will analyze internal partner meeting needs, solicit
bids/requests for proposal, select suppliers, negotiate contracts, and
manage supplier and internal partner relationships. Approximately 50% of
the job will require working closely with internal partners to identify
and manage meeting needs and 50% of the job will require supplier
sourcing and management.

Required:

Strong strategic sourcing and negotiation skills

Relationship management skills

Personal influential skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Change agent

Team player with the ability to work independently

Ability to communicate across all business units and functions

Minimum of 5-7 years of meeting management and/or corporate travel
experience

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously

Willingness to travel

Desired:

Undergraduate business, travel industry or hospitality degree

Cross cultural experience

At Cargill, we believe it's up to you to make your career your own. With
our ever-expanding business ventures and presence in the global
marketplace, the opportunities are endless. To be considered, please
apply online at http://www.ichoosecargill.com and search for job number
WAY01371.

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.

25. Education Meeting Planner; California Hospital Association;
Sacramento, CA

The California Hospital Association is the statewide leader representing
the interests of hospitals, health systems, and other health care
providers in California. CHA includes nearly 500 hospital members and
provides members with state and federal representation and advocacy in
the legislative and regulatory arenas through an agenda designed to
improve access to quality, cost effective health care services.

The California Hospital Association is the statewide leader representing
the interests of hospitals, health systems, and other health care
providers in California. CHA includes nearly 500 hospital members and
provides members with state and federal representation and advocacy in
the legislative and regulatory arenas through an agenda designed to
improve access to quality, cost effective health care services.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years prior event planning
experience with a certificate in meeting planning preferred. Additional
requirements are excellent organization and customer service skills,
ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs
simultaneously, exceptional attention to detail, ability to meet strict
deadlines, understanding of accounting fundamentals, excellent
negotiation skills, proficiency with MS Office software applications,
and ability to work effectively as part of a team. Must also possess a
valid CA driver's license and be able and willing to travel overnight up
to 30% of the time.

CHA is a great place to work with a highly competitive compensation and
benefits package. If you have the qualifications listed above, we'd love
to hear from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@calhealth.org. CHA is an equal opportunity employer.

26. Meeting and Event Planner; General Physics Corporation; Mystic, CT

GP, a worldwide leader in performance improvement has an exciting
opportunity for an enthusiastic Meeting and Event Planner to work on
site at a major pharmaceutical corporation. The successful candidate
will have 3+ years of strong event planning, presentation and
organizational skills, and have a proven competency in working in a team
environment

Major Responsibilities:

Coordinate all information for the events and disseminate that
information to a range of internal personnel

Work directly with customers, serving as the initial point of contact,
to obtain necessary information for the planning of an event

Manage aspects of assigned events including site selection, hotel
contract, food and beverage menus, air and ground transportation, agenda
development and review, registrations, on-site supervision of event, and
budgeting.

Maintain confidentiality related to the people and contents of the
event.

Assist with the operation and on-site management with hotels, conference
centers and other vendors and suppliers.

Review all meeting invoices/accounts payable and forward for appropriate
signature and payment. Ensure timely processing.

Enter pertinent data on all meetings into event planning tracking
systems as (e.g. meeting statistics and invoices).

Represent Company and/or M&M to key audiences.

Serve as liaison with business units in relation to their event planning
needs.

Compile monthly and quarterly reports on group activities (e.g. meeting
statistics and activity reports).

Manage working relationships with external consultants assisting in the
administration of various events.

Review and approve contracts between Company and event sites.

Ensure quality customer service is provided.

Work in harmony with the corporate values.

Qualifications:

Ability to work independently

Strong negotiation skills

Excellent customer service skills

Abroad knowledge of meeting industry contracting standards and practices

Previous experience that demonstrates an ability to proficiently
complete quality work on a timely basis and within frequent, tight,
deadlines

Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to prioritize and
work independently

Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work effectively with all levels of management

Understanding of diversity, foreign culture and customs.

Travel required up to 50% of time

Education / Experience:

Bachelor's degree in administrative or hospitality related field or 3+
years in the hospitality industry

CMP designation (or the requisite points to qualify for the exam and the
intention to take that exam within 2 years months) highly desirable.

Meeting or event planning experience

Computer proficiency with all applications contained in MS Outlook,
Web-based applications, database software application, proficient
navigation of internet/intranet.

Knowledge of Filemaker Pro a plus, but not required.

Please visit our website to apply: http://www.gpworldwide.com/careers/

GP offers an exceptional comprehensive benefits package

General Physics (GP) is an international performance improvement company
providing a full spectrum of custom training, engineering, environmental
and support services.

General Physics Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer.

27. Sales Representative; Confidential; Richardson, TX

Are you a true hunter?
Do you also enjoy providing a consultative sales approach?
Are you ready to work hard for an employer that is ready and willing to
invest in you?
If so, we want to hear from you!

About Us:
We are a prestigious professional association of more than 70,000
petroleum professionals in 110 countries. We provide technical
information, programs and services to the oil and gas exploration and
production industry through our publications, conferences and website.

Sales Representative

Job Summary:
As the Sales Representative, you will cover our North America
territories and upon request, international sales activities associated
with events, relationship building with existing customers and
identification and sales to new customers. The sales process includes,
but is not limited to telephone, email and face-to-face selling at
sponsored exhibitions and meetings, as well as at other industry
functions. Our products and services include in-person exhibit space,
program advertising, value-added services, sponsorship advertisement and
web site advertisement. Sales Representatives will also assist senior
management in developing corporate sales and marketing strategies
designed to increase revenue and offer a more diverse product offering.

Benefits:
In exchange for your hard work and dedication, we offer base salary plus
commission and excellent benefits.

EOE

Responsibilities   
– Sell exhibit space for the North America exhibitions and upon request,
international exhibitions
– Establish and maintain a regular schedule of telephone contact with
assigned accounts
– Generate new leads and make cold phone calls to prospective customers
– Sell to customers and prospects at events
– Contact customers for program advertising, event sponsorships,
corporate sponsorships and other value-added services
– Maintain a history of contact with all customers utilizing the
company's contact management software
– Handle incoming calls for exhibit space sales and related products and
services
– Organize and execute mailings of all promotional materials to new
prospects and existing customers
– Write communication with all customers/prospects pertaining to
opportunities and deadlines
– Edit promotional materials for all North America events and upon
request, international events
– Customer service relating to all operations and meetings questions
from exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors
– Create new marketing and promotional concepts for customers, as well
as new product development for events

While maintaining a professional appearance, the ideal candidate must
have a Bachelor's degree and/or at least 5 years related experience in
sales or marketing. Knowledgeable of events and a history of obtaining
business through selling and a demonstrated ability to meet and exceed
sales goals is required in conjunction with a demonstrated understanding
of product features and benefits; exhibit space and/or advertising sales
experience a plus. Must be able to solve customer problems related to
sales activities, knowledge of the internet and our website, experience
operating a personal computer with Windows standard software as well as
a demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision is necessary.
This is a service oriented sales position promoting long-term
relationships. Highly motivated, team oriented player, personable
individual with the ability to travel up to 10 percent of the work
period is a must.

To Apply:
To respond to this opportunity, please go to: http://www.MyChoiceEngine.com/Role/35566

28. Corporate Meeting Planner; ConocoPhillips; Bartlesville, OK

Description:

ConocoPhillips, an international, integrated energy company, is the
third largest integrated energy company in the US, based on market
capitalization, oil and gas proved reserves and production.
Headquartered in Houston, TX, it is the second-largest refiner in the
United States, operating in approximately 40 countries with an employee
base of about 35,600 employees worldwide and assets totaling $107
billion.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for coordinating, executing and managing all aspects of
ConocoPhillips corporate meetings and incentives for varying Business
Unit (BU) levels within the company. Ensure best value to the company
for the program and services provided are captured.

External Qualifications:
– Support BUs by researching, designing off-site meetings
– Monitor pricing and customer service by establishing and maintaining
relationships with vendors
– Negotiate and manage volume pricing contracts with hotels, airlines,
ground transportation, and other meeting related vendors
– Design and monitor meeting budgetary guidelines to meet BU's financial
objectives
– Coordinate with outside vendors for production requirements
– Provide on-site meeting assistance as needed
– Plan and oversee meeting logistics including; site-selection, food &
beverage, audio-visual, rooming lists, ground transportation, off-site
activities and special needs
– Work closely with group air coordinator on all group air reservations
and arrival/departure manifests
– Maintain database of information on major meeting sites, facilities
and incentive destinations
– Provide final cost analysis and savings reports to internal customer
upon conclusion of meeting
– Maintain active meeting database, and archived savings database

PREFERED:

– Minimum of 2-3 years corporate meeting planning experience required
– Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation strongly preferred
– Proven vendor negotiating experience
– Strong customer service and organizational skills
– Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects
– Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications Outlook, Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Position located in Bartlesville, OK

Please go to ConocoPhillips.com/careers to apply.

29. Catering Sales Manager; Wyndham Orlando Resort; Orlando, FL

The Catering Manager is responsible for effectively selling the public
space, food and beverage, and function planning services of the hotel to
maximize revenues and profits for the hotel. The Catering Sales Manager
establishes new accounts, generates revenues, monitors booking pace, and
books repeat business while keeping quality consistently high.

Required Qualification     
At least 3 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related
field; or a 4-year college degree; or a 2-year college degree and 1 or
more year of related experience. Must be proficient in Windows, Company
approved spreadsheets and word processing. Must have knowledge of F&B
preparation techniques, health department rules and regulations, liquor
laws and regulations

Resumes may be emailed or faxed to dsierra@wyndham.com or (407) 352-7054

30. Professional Development Associate-Meetings; Institute of
Transportation Engineers; Washington, D.C.

Description
Serve as a key staff coordinator for technical sessions, speaker and
volunteer management for two annual international meetings.

    * Coordinate administrative functions of the technical programs and
seminars
    * Coordinate and communicate with presenters including (maintaining
speaker files and verification of speaker agreements)
    * Coordinate and maintain proceedings documentation (i.e.
presentation materials, session schedules, transfer of copyrights, etc.)
    * Facilitate development of the compendium for technical papers
    * Field conference-related inquiries
    * Onsite presenter and volunteer management
    * Domestic travel twice a year required
    * Provide assistance with various projects as directed by
Professional Development Senior Director

This position is a unique opportunity to assist in a growing division of
ITE. Accordingly, the desired applicant must be very detail oriented and
organized with a strong work ethic. A college degree and a minimum of
five years experience required.

Requirements

    * Proven verbal/written communication skills
    * Proven computer skills i.e., Filemaker, Microsoft Word, Excel and
PowerPoint.
    * Must be Internet literate.
    * Strong time management skills
    * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and flexibility to
work on multiple projects
    * Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
    * Association experience, a plus.
    * Associates degree required. Bachelors preferred.
    * Minimum of 5 years office administration/coordination experience.
    * Minimum 2 years conference experience.

Salary range is $50,000 to $53,000, commensurate with qualifications and
relevant experience. Qualified applicants please send resume and salary
history to: Aliyah N. Horton, Senior Director, Professional Development
and Outreach, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1099 14th Street,
NW, Suite 300 West, Washington, DC 20005; Fax: 202-289-7722; E-mail: ahorton@ite.org. Please, no telephone calls or employment agencies.

31. AV Coordinator; SPIE; Bellingham, WA

Full time AV Coordinator needed for International Technical Society,
located in Bellingham, WA.

Primary responsibilities include planning and coordinating audiovisual
logistics, prior to and onsite for all meetings assigned; estimate
audiovisual equipment and costs for meetings using available Excel
tools; estimate technician staffing levels and costs in collaboration
with AV Vendor; contact AV equipment vendors and Temp Agencies for bids;
Create meeting room diagrams coordinating with Meeting Managers. Oversee
AV statistics, including room counts. Onsite at a meeting is responsible
for coordinating the contracted AV company in the successful
implementation of audiovisual for the event. Will supervise and
coordinate AV monitor training; the AV Desk and AV function logistics.
Will address billing, payroll and payment of rentals, labor and
purchases. Provides input for future AV budgeting.

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree or related experience.
Multitasking, high attention to detail, self starter/self-directed,
organized, labor/cost management, AV vendor oversight and negotiation
skills critical. Proven track record of meeting commitments with the
highest standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism. Strong
interpersonal and interdepartmental collaboration skills essential.
Supervisory experience helpful. Must be competent with MS Office
products including advanced PowerPoint and advanced Excel spreadsheets.
Good customer service attitude and skills. Familiarity with basic
audiovisual equipment. Capable of working long hours at times. Able to
travel up to 8 times per year, up to 10 days duration per trip. Able to
lift 50 lbs during packing and unpacking for meetings.

Compensation includes competitive wage and great benefits package.
Please send a resume and cover letter, telling us why you will be
successful in this position to: recruiting@spie.org or SPIE P.O. Box 10,
Bellingham, WA 98227. All materials must be received by 5 p.m. May 30th,
2007. Equal Opportunity Employer

32. Director of Meetings and Exhibits; National Council for the Social
Studies; Silver Spring, MD
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2569797&keywords=&ref=1

33. Senior Meeting Planner; National Association for the Education of
Young Children; Washington, DC

NAEYC, an educational association located in downtown DC is seeking a
meeting planning professional to join our outstanding Conference
Department. The position requires a team player with excellent
interpersonal and organizational skills; who is detail-oriented, with
working knowledge of MS Office. Experience with catering and
audio-visual coordination for multi-hotel meetings is required. Will
draft, edit, and proofread copy included in preliminary and final
meeting brochures and marketing material. Must be able to meet deadlines
and manage multiple projects.

BA degree required and 3-5 years of association conference planning
experience is preferred.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, pleasant work environment, near
Metro. Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to HR/Conference,
NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005-4101 or e-mail hr@naeyc.orgor fax 202-328-1846. EOE

34. Sales Manager; Richter Scale Productions; Denver, CO

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE needed ASAP for extremely successful, rapidly
growing special event/production company in Denver, CO to sustain our
continued growth. Technical experience preferred, but not required.
Proven sales record and event and/or hospitality experience necessary.
Need to service incoming calls as well as target new clients. Sell
events, manage and maintain client relationships as well as help
coordinate the events themselves. Commission plus benefits.
Telecommuting is a possibility. Email resume to jrichter@richter-scale.com. NO CALLS PLEASE.

35. Executive Director; Bucks County Convention and Visitors Bureau;
Bensalem, PA

Responsibilities:  
Provide leadership and direction to staff and work with board to
implement budgets and strategic planning. Knowledge of marketing, sales,
promotions, and destination industry. Highly visible in community.
 
Qualifications:    
Experience in a senior management position in the destination/tourism
industry. A degree from an accredited academic institution is a plus.
Proficient written and communication skills.
 
Compensation:  
Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits
 
Contact:   
Linda Dougherty
Bucks County CVB
3207 Street Road
Bensalem, Pa 19020
215-639-0300 (phone)
215-642-3276 (fax)ldougherty@buckscounty.travel
http://www.buckscounty.travel

36. Director of Visitors and Convention Bureau; Lee County Board of
County Commissioners; Norcross, GA

This is a senior management position that reports directly to the County
Manager. Responsible for planning and promoting the organization and
overseeing the daily operations.
 
Qualifications:    
Looking for an established professional with knowledge of coastal
tourism issues and with a proven ability to promote tourism to national
and international markets. Requires a Bachelors degree in Business or
similar field including 6 years of responsible professional experience
in economic development, planning, tourism, business administration,
public administration or a related field with at least two years in a
supervisory capacity.
 
Compensation:  
The salary range is $81,231 to $130,377. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
RECRUITER/EMPLOYER
 
Contact:   
Robert E. Slavin
Slavin Management
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road
Suite A-1
Norcross, GA 30071
770-449-4656 (phone)
770-416-0848 (fax)slavin@bellsouth.net
www.slavinweb.com

37. Director of Membership; Destination Marketing Association
International; Washington, DC

Mid-sized fast-paced association seeks a membership professional for the
position of Director of Membership. Position oversees all operations of
the membership department and supports the Senior Vice President of
Membership and Business Development.
 
Qualifications:    
Visit http://www.destinationmarketing.org/images/pdf/Dir_Mbrshp_05-2007.pdf to
view the full description.
 
Compensation:  
Commensurate with experience.
 
Contact:   
Sandi Talley
Destination Marketing Association International
2025 M St. NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036http://www.destinationmarketing.org

38. President & CEO; Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism; Bellingham, WA

Responsibilities:  
Provide exemplary leadership in the tourism industry by advocating for
tourism development that matches our community objectives and our
tourism brand; demonstrates professional management of the bureau's
business through management of a staff of five people, administration of
a $670,000 annual budget and execution of the Board of Director's
Strategic Goals.
 
Qualifications:    
·A four-year degree in a related field or commensurate experience. ·At
least five years of professional experience in travel and tourism,
preferably with a convention and visitors' bureau or similar
organization.
 
Compensation:  
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Retirement, Sick Leave
Salary: $60,000-$70,000
 
Contact:   
Bureau Chair Carolyn Casey
Port of Bellingham
P.O. Box 1677
Bellingham, WA 98227-1677
360-671-2500 (phone)
360-671-3990 (alt. phone)
360-671-6411 (fax)tourismceosearch@portofbellingham.com
http://www.bellingham.org

39. Sponsorship Sales; IEG, LLC; Chicago, IL

IEG, the leading authority in sponsorship valuations and sponsorship
advisory services is looking to hire a full time sales person living in
Chicago. You'll be selling the most recognized and respected sponsorship
valuation products and advisory services on the market, which, by the
way, are also the most expensive. You should be comfortable prospecting,
working and communicating with senior level marketing executive as well
as not-for-profit executive directors and their boards. EOE
 
Qualifications:    
Candidates must demonstrate previous experience in b2b selling along
with a knowledge and understanding of sponsorship sales.
 
Compensation:  
Generous salary, exceptional bonus plan and a full benefits package.
 
Contact:   
Human Resources
IEG, LLC
640 N. LaSalle
Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60610
312/944-1897 (fax)saleshr@sponsorship.com
http://sponsorship.com

40. National Sales Manager; Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Grapevine, TX

Responsibilities:  
National Sales Manager to cover markets with heavy emphasis on the Mid
West and West Coast territory. Ability to conduct sales missions in key
market areas, attend industry trade shows, conduct ongoing phone sales
contact with potential users. Develop leads from customer base for
Grapevine hotels and assist in the process of producing definite
commitments. Flexibility and overnight travel required.
 
Qualifications:
Position requires a four year college degree and four years' sales in
hotels, convention centers or convention & visitors bureaus or the
equivalent combination of education & experience.
 
Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience.
 
Contact:
Bruce Dalton
Grapevine CVB
One Liberty Park Plaza
Grapevine, TX 76248
817-410-3185 (phone)
817-410-3038 (fax)bdalton@ci.grapevine.tx.us
http://grapevinetexasusa.com

41. Marketing Events Intern;    Hanley Wood, LLC; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23663571&jobSummaryIndex=60&agentID=

42. Conference Room Hospitality Coordinator; Steffan & Company, Inc.;
Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=19846796&jobSummaryIndex=61&agentID=

43. Meeting Planner, Mid; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23651396&jobSummaryIndex=73&agentID=

44. Hotel Design Director; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23645351&jobSummaryIndex=6&agentID=

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