Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 28 May 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)
28 May 2007
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This week's edition includes:
*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)
1. Sales Associate; International Engineering Consortium; Chicago, IL
2. Education Program Manager – CPOP; American Academy of Otolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery; Alexandria, VA
3. LMS Administrator; American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck
Surgery; Alexandria, VA
4. Sports & Events Sales Manager; Destination Worcester; Worcester, MA
5. Association/Corporate Sales Manager; Destination Worcester;
Worcester, MA
6. Meetings Manager; Hinman Dental Society; Atlanta, GA
7. Director of Meetings and Exhibits; National Council for the Social
Studies; Silver Spring, MD
8. On-site Meeting Coordinator (Internship); Confidential; Ohio
9. Sr. Conference Manager; Direct Marketing Association; New York, NY
10. Group Program Manager; Dodds Athletic Tours; Champaign, IL
11. Direct Sales- Account Executive, Midwest Area; The Golf Event
Company; Midwest, MT
12. General Manager; Best Of Boston; Waltham, MA
13. Educational Programs Manager; ASIS International; Alexandria, VA
14. Workshop Coordinator; The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships,
Inc.; Washington, DC
15. Sales Manager; Richter Scale Productions, Inc.; Denver, CO
16. Program Manager; North Suburban; Northbrook, IL
17. Event Manager; George P. Johnson; San Carlos (San Francisco Bay
Area), CA
18. Account Manager; Spirit Cruises & Bateaux New York; New York City,
NY
19. Marketing Project Manager – Conferences; Institutional Real Estate,
Inc.; San Ramon, CA
20. Procurement Specialist; American Express Business Travel;
Schaumburg, IL
21. Senior Trade Show and Event Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives;
Phoenix, AZ
22. Meetings Coordinator; American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry (AACAP); Washington, DC
23. Director, Special Events and Associates; Wolf Trap Foundation for
the Performing Arts; Vienna, VA
24. Associate Director of Education & Meetings; American Society for
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Alexandria, VA
25. Special Events Manager; CADCA; Alexandria, VA
26. Associate Director/Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial
Association; Arlington, VA
27. Director of Events and Education; NAFCU; Arlington, VA
28. Director of Events; Chief Executives Organization, Inc.; Bethesda,
MD
29. Director of Sales and Marketing; Destination Hotels & Resorts –
Terranea Resort; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
30. Hotel Sales Manager; Holiday Inn Express; Boynton Beach, FL
31. Catering Manager; Confidential; Burbank, CA
32. Associate Director, Event Operations; Liberty Science Center; Jersey
City, NJ
33. Sales Representative; BODYROCK ENTERTAINMENT; New Jersey
34. Special Event Manager; Catholic Charities; Washington, DC
35. Development Events Coordinator, Special Event; Georgetown
University; Washington, DC
36. Meeting Coordinator; American Institute of Biological Sciences;
Reston, VA
37. Conference Services Intern; SAIC; McLean, 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. Sales Associate; International Engineering Consortium; Chicago, IL

Global high tech conference and tradeshow organization has an excellent
opportunity for an exhibit and sponsorship sales associate. 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to researching sales leads
via the internet and telephone, qualifying sales leads on the phone,
targeted selling, conducting client follow up, and compiling
correspondence.   Ideal candidate will have experience in meetings and
conventions and interest in expanding into sales. Strong communication
and interpersonal skills are required. This position includes
international travel to tradeshows in Europe and Asia.  Please submit
resume and salary requirements to: International Engineering Consortium,
Attn:  Human Resources, 300 West Adams, Suite 1210, Chicago, IL  60606,
Fax 312-559-3329, E Mail: hr@iec.org  No phone inquires please.  EOE

2. Education Program Manager – CPOP; American Academy of Otolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery; Alexandria, VA

AAO-HNSF is seeking an energetic, creative, detail-oriented program
management professional to manage the Certificate Program for
Otolaryngology Personnel (CPOP).  Qualified candidates should have a BA
degree in education, adult and continuing education, or related field of
study required.  At least 2 years related professional experience. 
Previous experience with membership associations and education/meetings
management desired.  Experience with adult learners and educational
content development and delivery desired.  Ability to work independently
and complete work successfully with minimal supervision.  Excellent oral
and written communication skills.  Intermediate to advanced computer
skill required, iMIS database mastery desired.  Background in health,
medicine, and/or science a plus.  Travel required. Foreign language
skills a plus.

Specific Duties:

·        Manage CPOP, including:
o       Participant registration.
o       Program logistics – self-study phase, workshop phase, and
supervisory phase.
o       Workshop meeting logistics including location, food and
beverage, lodging, transportation, and billing.
o       Workshop on-site registration and logistics.
o       Coordinate participant learning materials including textbooks
and hand-outs.
o       Manage program faculty and participant communications and
questions.
·        Serve as Staff Liaison to CPOP Committee
o       Assist the Committee Chair with scheduling, agenda, meeting
materials, logistics, taking of minutes, and member communications.
·        Maintain and update CPOP database.
o       Manage all program related data in iMIS Certification Module
and/or in other database(s) as may be required.
·        Coordinate marketing and recruitment for program.
o       Coordinate all marketing ads and promotional pieces/mailings
with Marketing department.
o       Maintain and update CPOP program website pages.
·        Assist in the development of new knowledge related to the
development of a certificate program for physicians.
o       Coordinate with CPOP Committee and Supervisor in the development
and planning process.
o       Implement new physician's program.
·        Integrate appropriate electronic learning strategies and tools,
e.g., Phase 1 (self study), a virtual audiometer, into the programs.

AAO-HNSF provides an excellent benefits package (ex. paid medical for
employee & discounted family coverage), casual dress code (eliminate
those dry cleaning bills!), flex-time, free parking or public
transportation reimbursement. The staff culture is described by
employees as close-knit, good-humored, and family friendly.
employment@entnet.org

3. LMS Administrator; American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck
Surgery; Alexandria, VA

AAO-HNSF is seeking an energetic, creative, detail-oriented online
education system administrator for our nonprofit medical association for
ENT professionals. Qualified candidate should have a Bachelors degree in
instructional technology, computer sciences, or related field required.
2-3 years recent experience with administration of a learning management
system (LMS) and/or a learning content management system (LCMS).
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience with
SumTotal Systems (i.e., Docent, Click2Learn, Pathlore) desired.
Knowledge of HTML code, XML, and online authoring tools helpful.
Excellent communication skills and customer service
attitude required. Ability to work independently and as a team member
essential.  Some travel required.
 
Specific Responsibilities:  Serve as the day-to-day LMS administrator
for the AAO-HNSF's online education system branded as AcademyUT which is
a vendor hosted application. 
.   Manage access rights for users.
o   Monitor usage and performance of the LMS.
o   Troubleshoot and resolve (manage) system operational issues.
o   Work with vendor support team to operate and maintain the system.
o   Create, manage, and enforce LMS standards, policies, and procedures.
o   Manage system maintenance updates and security updates.
o   Work with IT to manage integration and data transfer of the LMS with
other enterprise applications such as member profiles, HR, CME credits,
and network security.
o   Leads quality assurance process to ensure the accuracy and integrity
of all information and data residing in the LMS.
o   Manage system notification application: configure, view, edit,
activate/inactivate, add and delete.
.   Manage the content served through the LMS.
o   Manage course publication process, including loading courses and
documents, assigning evaluations and LMS properties when appropriate.
o   Work with e-learning staff to manage the catalog of online learning
resources.
.   Manage reports and reporting for e-learning staff, managers and
members.
o   Manage system report mode: create, view, add and delete, export and
print reports.
.   Act as Level 1 technical support to members and staff.
o   Respond to technical support inquiries generated by phone, fax, and/or
email.
o   Serve as liaison for technical support with vendor.
.   Assist with other technology application used in the Education
Business Unit.
o   Study guide data collection tool and ImageView.
o   Annual Meeting “call for papers” online management system.
o  
AAO-HNSF provides an excellent benefits package (ex. paid medical for
employee & discounted family coverage), casual dress code (eliminate
those dry cleaning bills!), flex-time, and free parking. The staff
culture is described by employees as close-knit, good-humored, and
family friendly.
employment@entnet.org

4. Sports & Events Sales Manager; Destination Worcester; Worcester, MA

Responsibilities: Promote and sell the City of Worcester, Massachusetts
as a destination for Sports, Events, Trade Shows and Reunions. Develop,
coordinate & implement sales strategies to identify, solicit and promote
the destination in order to achieve individual & team room night goals
that will produce positive economic impact and increased occupancies. 
Must be able to work with multiple properties, agencies and
organizations in order to produce a single comprehensive destination
bid.
 
Qualifications: BA in hospitality management, business or related field
and 3-5 years sales/marketing experience. Analytical, results-oriented,
highly motivated, superior organizational/time-management and strong
understanding and proven sales record in the Sports market; trade shows
and reunion industries are a must.
 
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications;
position offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Phone: 508-753-1550 Ext. 300careers@destinationworcester.org

5. Association/Corporate Sales Manager; Destination Worcester;
Worcester, MA

Responsibilities: Promote and sell the City of Worcester, Massachusetts
as a regional destination for conventions and meetings in the New
England Region. Develop, coordinate & implement sales strategies to
identify, solicit and promote the destination in order to achieve
individual & team room night goals that will produce positive economic
impact and increased occupancies. Must be able to work with multiple
properties, agencies and organizations in order to produce a single
comprehensive destination bid.
 
Qualifications: BA in hospitality management, business or related field
and 3-5 years sales/marketing experience. Analytical, results-oriented,
highly motivated, superior organizational/time-management and strong
understanding of the meeting industry are a must.  A proven record in
successful sales in the New England Meetings & Conventions market is
required.
 
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications;
position offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Phone: 508-753-1550 Ext. 300careers@destinationworcester.org

6. Meetings Manager; Hinman Dental Society; Atlanta, GA

The Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit professional association in
Atlanta, is seeking an individual for a full-time position as Meetings
Manager. The Society provides continuing education for its members as
well as dental professionals throughout the country. More than 55 events
are planned annually, ranging in attendance from nine to 23,000.
 
This position is responsible for managing the activities of 26
committees; producing all Meeting publications including organizing,
editing and proofing; maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
planning the spouse program and all special events; managing the
Meetings Intern position and supervising the scholarship program.
 
The ideal candidate will have a four-year college degree; two-four years
related experience in the convention/hospitality profession; good
negotiating skills; computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet
and database merges; strong organizational skills for both short- and
long-term planning; creativity in event planning; strong self-starter
approach in order to work with minimal supervision and to complete jobs
on time; and finally, excellent interpersonal skills.
 
Applicants should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
 
Sylvia Ratchford
Executive Director
Hinman Dental Society
33 Lenox Pointe, NE
Atlanta, GA  30324 sratchford@hinman.org

7. Director of Meetings and Exhibits; National Council for the Social
Studies; Silver Spring, MD

Director of Meetings and Exhibits
Location: Silver Spring, MD – walk to metro-parking available
Salary: Mid-50's-low 60's, excellent benefits, EOE

Major education association located in Silver Spring is searching for a
meeting professional to manage all aspects of the associations'
conference and meetings. This exciting role will provide an opportunity
to put your abilities to work, interact with dedicated volunteers, and
be responsible for a vital revenue source 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 major annual conference, special events held in conjunction with the
conferences as well as smaller meetings throughout the year.

Working in close collaboration with key staff and organizational
leadership, the Director of Conferences will be responsible for:
.   Pre-conference planning (meeting/hotel 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, etc.);
.   Overall 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 (4,000+ attendees), working with volunteer
committees, 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.
hr@ncss.org

8. On-site Meeting Coordinator (Internship); Confidential; Ohio

Hospitality Internship – Fall 2007 – Professional Education Association

We are currently looking to fill three internship positions for Fall of
2007. This is a project based internship working in conjunction with our
Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Candidates must be entering or have
completed their Senior year in a qualified Hospitality Management
program, have previous event experience and be able to travel from
November 6-11, 2007.

These positions will require the following skills:

    * Must be a self-motivated worker with attention to detail and
excellent interpersonal skills. This position requires some physical
duties as well as extended hours on-site.
    * Candidate must have knowledge of event logistics, will report
directly to the Meeting Manager and Program Specialist on-site.
    * Responsibilities will include but not be limited to, room set
checks, AV checks, speaker evaluations, hand out distribution, problem
solving, food and beverage function staffing, overall logistical
support.
    * Each Intern will participate in daily staff meetings including a
de-briefing each night and review of daily activities.

We will provide direct supervision and will include pre-conference
preparation and interaction. This is an ideal opportunity for students
looking into the event planning/conventions industry. This is a hands on
experience with an international cliental, including over 10,000 middle
level educators.
 Position will pay all travel related and meal expenses incurred plus a
small stipend.

To apply please provide a resume including all previous event
experience, at least 5 references, one of them must be a current
professor/advisor and all should be relevant from 3 years or less. Send
resume and cover letter to sdebolt@nmsa.org

No phone inquiries please.

9. Sr. Conference Manager; Direct Marketing Association; New York, NY

The Direct Marketing Association (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global
trade association of businesses and non-profit organizations using and
supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA
advocates industry standards for responsible marketing, promotes
relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and
provides cutting- edge research, education and networking opportunities
to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process.
Founded in 1917, DMA today represents more than 3,600 companies from
dozen of vertical industries in the US and 50 other nations, including a
majority of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as nonprofit
organizations.

In 2006, marketers – commercial and nonprofit- spent $166.5 billion on
direct marketing in the United States. Measured against total sales,
these advertising expenditures generated $1.93 trillion in incremental
sales. Last year, direct marketing accounted for 10.3 percent of total
US alone. Their collective sales efforts directly support 8.8 million
other jobs. That accounts for 10.5 million US jobs.

The Power of Direct: Relevance. Responsibility. Results

The DMA is seeking a Senior Conference Manager to join our Conference
and Events team. The Senior Conference Manager will be responsible for
structuring the conference agenda as a result of research, selecting and
inviting high-level speakers, running of the event onsite, and ensuring
profitability of event.

Responsibilities   
Research of conference topics through publications, web and interviewing
senior executives

Create and guide high-level conference advisory committee to help
develop relevant content

Work with marketing to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy

Invite and confirm senior speakers within given deadlines

Brief speakers, moderators and keynotes on their roles within the event

Manage on-going relations with speaker faculty pre- and post-conference

Supervise on-site event coordination

Maintain ongoing support and contact with sales

Budget responsibility

Required Qualification 
Bachelors Degree preferred

3+ years of conference experience

Ability to assimilate complex information quickly

Strong research skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong time management skills

Interest in current business issues and marketing trends

Customer focus

Project management skills

Proficient in MS Office

Traveling required 25% (domestic and international)

Education  
Bachelors Degree preferred

The DMA offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits
package. If you are the successful candidate we are looking for, please
send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Direct Marketing Association
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Att: Human Resources Department

Or E-mail to: HR6@the-dma.org

Or Fax to: 212-302-7642
http://www.the-dma.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

10. Group Program Manager; Dodds Athletic Tours; Champaign, IL

Dodds Athletic Tours, a year-round professional agency devoted to the
organization of athletic travel for universities nationwide. The
company, which began in 1963, has coordinated numerous college football,
basketball, and other athletic programs for virtually every year for
over 43 years with groups ranging in size from 30 to 6,000.

We are looking for the following skills:
*Tourism & Hospitality/Travel/Education or Experience a plus
*Proficient in office technology as well as word and excel software
*Must be able to handle multiple tasks
*Upbeat and energetic with excellent customer relations skills
*Problem resolutions and negotiating capabilities
*Recording keeping and follow-up skills a must
*Must be detailed oriented with outstanding organizational &
communication skills
*Some weekend work & travel a must
*Great working environment with competitive wages & benefits

Please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to-
Dodds Athletic Tours
308 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
or fax to-217-398-1313

11. Direct Sales- Account Executive, Midwest Area; The Golf Event
Company; Midwest, MT

The Golf Event Company delivers total golf event management. From simple
outings attached to corporate meetings or a PGA Tour event, The Golf
Event Company caters to every size, style, worldwide location and price
range conceivable. We utilize our years of proprietary knowledge to
provide simple solutions for golf and golf related services.

As a Direct Sales – Account Executive, you will be prospecting for
business clients, professionally addressing their detailed golf event
management needs and making expert recommendations for services. It is
vital to us to attract, retain, and promote the most talented and
energetic Sales Professionals in the industry. Our corporate culture
encourages individuals to succeed and grow!

A snapshot view of our ideal candidate:
-First and foremost, a passion for golf
-Positive attitude, determined, strong work ethic, confidence, and the
desire to be the best in a competitive environment
-Past experience in preparing, planning & delivering clear and
persuasive sales presentations and cultivate a relationship within each
strategic account
-Business-to-Business sales experience in an activity-based environment
– five years direct sales experience preferred
-Strong solution-selling and closing skills
-A desire and ability to work with new technologies
-Documented record of sales achievements
-Excellent prospecting, networking and time/territory management skills
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Detail-oriented
-Four year degree preferred
-Frequent travel (may include weekends)
-Proficient in MS Office environment

We provide:
-Competitive base salary plus uncapped commissions
-Performance-based bonuses
-Home office environment
-Comprehensive training program
-Competitive benefits package

Interested candidates should email their resume to info@thegolfeventco.com or fax to (702) 896-6873.

12. General Manager; Best Of Boston; Waltham, MA

Seize a unique opportunity to join the premier New England events
planning company ranked Number One for five consecutive years! As
General Manager you will have responsibility for day-to-day operations
and delivery of services ensuring revenue, profitability and quality
goals are met. Best of Boston specializes in Destination Management
Services as well as the design and production of special events, tour
programs, around-town transportation, entertainment and other program
services. It is a business built on relationships.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Events, you will oversee
planning and execution of events in multiple locations simultaneously
while monitoring profit margins, managing vendor performance, and
facilitating interactions cross-departmentally. You will be working in
an energetic, fast-paced team environment where excellence is the norm.

Responsibilities
– Develop and manage a team-oriented organization to support destination
management operations excellence
– Financial profit and loss management
– Marketing initiatives and management
– Human Resources management
– Client services
– Vendor relationships
– Product development, pricing, and modification
– Contracts and insurance maintenance
– Reporting: financial, master status, sales commission
– Technology initiatives
– Industry relations

Requirements
– Prior management/operations experience within Destination Management
industry
– Financial management proficiency
– Strong professional leadership and organization skills
– Proven ability to prepare and present information to corporate
customers and senior management
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Proven ability to manage competing priorities and multiple details
– Available to travel
– College degree preferred
– Proficient in MS Office, writing, and research

If you meet these requirements please submit a resume to BostonCoach at jobs_boston@bostoncoach.com.

13. Educational Programs Manager; ASIS International; Alexandria, VA

ASIS International is seeking an Educational Programs Manager for a
35,000 professional membership organization located in Alexandria,
Virginia across from the King Street Metro. Responsibilities include,
but are not limited to, general meeting planning, site selection, hotel
negotiation, speaker coordination, session scheduling, logistics, AV
selection, and budgeting for approximately 12-15 programs per year.
Additionally, responsibilities include logistics planning and execution
for large annual convention. The successful candidate will need to
develop excellent working relationships with member committees to
coordinate various aspects for both smaller meetings and annual
convention. Significant travel required.

Required Qualification     
 Experience in nonprofit organization with 5-7 years meeting management
experience. Bachelor degree or equivalent experience required. Must be
self-motivated, highly organized with attention to detail, and able to
work well under pressure. Experience with Microsoft office suite.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: EPM Search, 1625
Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, fax: 703-706-3702, email: recruitment@asisonline.org. EOE

14. Workshop Coordinator; The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships,
Inc.; Washington, DC

Dynamic international organization seeks meeting planner with 1 – 3
years experience to plan and organize training workshops in Washington,
DC and overseas.

Responsibilities for each workshop include schedule planning, faculty
recruitment, site visit coordination, organizing hotel
accommodations/meeting space, scheduling social activities, budgeting,
general logistics/administration, and on-site management where
applicable. Strong organizational skills, customer service oriented
personality, and public speaking is vital for success.

Required Qualification      
1-3 years of meeting planner experience. Strong organizational skills,
customer service oriented personality, and public speaking is vital for
success. Must be available to travel internationally (3 – 4 times per
year for 1-2 weeks each trip) to the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe,
or Asia.

Education  
Must have a Bachelor's Degree.

Please send resume and salary history to: hrdept@ip3.org. EOE.
Website:
www.ip3.org.

15. Sales Manager; Richter Scale Productions, Inc.; Denver, CO

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE needed ASAP for extremely successful, rapidly
growing special event/decor/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.

Email resume to jrichter@richter-scale.com

16. Program Manager; North Suburban; Northbrook, IL

Fast paced North Suburban meeting planning company seeks Program Manager
to service existing clients. As the meeting planner, you will be
responsible for planning and executing meetings, national conferences,
incentives and special events. This candidate should demonstrate
competency in all aspects of meeting and event planning, including;
hotel and AV contract negotiations; complete AV set-up and
troubleshooting; food, beverage and room setup; on-site management. Must
be extremely organized and willing to work independently as well as part
of a team. Able to manage tasks to a timeline to ensure all critical
deadlines and budget parameters are met. Finally, the program manager is
the main contact with the client and has the key responsibility to
manage the relationship.

Required Qualification     
 5+ years of meeting/event planning
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
Superior customer service and interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task and deal with strict deadlines
Excellent MS Office: Word, Excel
Strong team player
Travel required (some weekends/nights)
Bachelor's Degree

Email krautsack@sbcglobal.net

17. Event Manager; George P. Johnson; San Carlos (San Francisco Bay
Area), CA

The Event Manager will work within the event management team managing
the logistical requirements of the project. Position will interface
directly with the conference venue and all 3rd party suppliers.

Responsibilities   
– Site search analysis
– Negotiation of contractual agreements with event venues
– Event budget development
– Event timeline development and management
– Manage 3rd party vendor RFP process
– Manage pre show communications with vendors as well as manage vendor
on site
– Management of vendor payment requirements- Food and beverage menu
development and on site food and beverage management
– Manage pre show venue communications and specifications for:
Meeting and function space set up
Electrical, internet, and telecommunications
Labor requirements
– Cost savings and avoidance practices
– Oversees the onsite execution of the event
– Post event 3rd party supplier billing reconciliation and post event
best practices review

Required Qualification 
– Strong Project Management skills are needed to manage both internal
and external requirements
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Strong leadership skills to manage the project teams
– 5 years direct experience with event management in the areas of
logistics, exhibits and registration/housing
– Excellent customer service skills
– Detail oriented, strong organizational skills
– Pro-active and creative thinker; problem solving and ability to think
on your feet
– Consultative approach to questions, concerns and issues
– Must have experience managing client projects with over 500 attendees
– Must be a team player
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Lotus Notes, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Project  
– Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in event management or hospitality

For consideration of the Event Manager position, qualified candidates
should submit a cover letter and resume, with salary requirements via
email to careersbayarea@gpj.com or via fax to (650) 226-0601. To learn
more about George P. Johnson, visit our website at
www.gpj.com.

18. Account Manager; Spirit Cruises & Bateaux New York; New York City,
NY

Looking for an Account Manager to join New York Harbor's most
entertaining dining cruises!
Full-Time Inside Sales Position with Full Benefits Package including
Medical, Dental and Vision Health plan, 401K, AD&D Insurance, Short Term
Disability, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays

Account Manager is responsible for:
Successfully executing the sales plan for the assigned market segment.
Meet / exceeding sales goals for assigned market segment.
Managing all incoming sales calls for the market and focus on closing
and up-selling each account.
Developing new business through outbound solicitation calls to high
potential clients.
Establishing Spirit Cruises as the entertainment venue of choice with
the accounts.

Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years sales experience within
the Hospitality Industry

Education  
Bachelor's degree preferably in a disciplined related to the work of the
position or an Associates Degree with 1-2 years additional sales
experience.

Email cmetivier@spiritcruises.com

19. Marketing Project Manager – Conferences; Institutional Real Estate,
Inc.; San Ramon, CA

Institutional Real Estate Inc. (IREI) is a publishing and consulting
firm located in San Ramon, CA www.irei.com. Our growing conference
division has successfully built on IREI's reputation for delivering
executive programs with content integrity, productive learning
experiences and valuable networking opportunities. The division is
seeking a well-organized, self-motivated, full time Project Manager to
oversee its marketing campaigns and production of promotional materials.

Responsibilities   
– Create and oversee the production and distribution of conference
attendee marketing materials to distinct audiences for 4-5 conferences
per year.
– Develop and produce conference literature and promotional materials,
including: Attendee brochures, promotional emails/blasts, website
content, advertisements, press releases, sponsorship materials, and
onsite marketing materials.
– Create & maintain the production schedule for all materials.
– Maintain constant and open communications with multiple departments
and various parties with vested interest in respective products.
– Plan and execute direct mail programs and advertising programs
– Assist in the coordination of event details & logistics
– Travel to 2-3 conferences per year

Required Qualification 
– 3-5 years experience in similar or related role (direct marketing,
print production)
– Ability to draft and edit/proof promotional copy
– Media/publishing industry experience a plus
– Previous experience working on corporate event marketing or conference
marketing
– Successful track record of working within budgets without compromising
deadlines
– Must thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and possess a
team-oriented, can-do attitude
– Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
– Basic working knowledge of one or more of the following programs:
InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat
– Strong organizational skills, with sharp attention to detail
– Bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume with salary
requirements to j.pesiri@irei.com

20. Procurement Specialist; American Express Business Travel;
Schaumburg, IL

American Express Business Travel is seeking a Procurement Specialist to
work on-site at one of its clients located in Schaumburg, IL.

Responsibilities   
o Offer the highest level of Customer Service and Quality with a focus
on
o Conducting site searches, sourcing properties/venues that meet a
clients budget parameters (both domestic & international)
o Preparing Site Availability Reports that outline available
properties/venues for a client's meeting
o Negotiating on all aspects of hotel/venue contracts on behalf of the
client, driving the highest level of cost savings
o Executing contracts with suppliers on behalf of the client
o Building and maintaining relationships with all suppliers

Required Qualification 
– 2-5 years experience in meeting planning/procurement
– Destination/hotel and supplier knowledge, International a plus
– Advanced contract negotiation skills (must be able to demonstrate
driving cost savings)
– Ability to handle multiple projects
– Ability to work under time sensitive deadlines, work independently
– Experience in budget development and management
– Exceptional organizational skills
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Computer Skills
– Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, Power Point
– Experience with Meetings/RFP Technology such as StarCite

Please visit our Career Site, http://www.americanexpress.com/traveljobs,
and reference keyword 82397 or call 305-913-7436 for further
instructions.

21. Senior Trade Show and Event Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives;
Phoenix, AZ

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Phoenix 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 http://www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Trade
Show and Event Manager position supporting a Fortune 500 client in
Phoenix. The Senior Trade Show and Event Manager is responsible for the
development, planning and overall operational execution of meetings,
conferences, conventions, incentive travel programs, and/or special
events for the client. The Senior Trade Show and Event Manager works on
a variety of programs simultaneously and serves as the day-to-day
planning contact for the client. This position is responsible for
program planning functions, as well as overseeing such elements as
website development, attendee management and final program billing.

Responsibilities   
– Work with Operations Manager and client to develop, coordinate and
implement travel program agendas, itineraries and timelines
– Manage day-to-day internal and client version program budgets, present
to Operations Manager for review and approval prior to sending to client
– Develop and conduct client site inspections as required and follow up
with site inspection notes, revised estimated budget, program itinerary
and program timeline
– Facilitate the creative direction and overall development timeline of
program web sites, proofread, present and gain client approval
– Negotiate and purchase ground transportation, entertainment and décor
elements via preferred Destination Management Companies and/or direct
vendors
– Facilitate and oversee program data management process, data integrity
and client reporting
– Travel on-site as directed and serve as lead representative for
suppliers and client, as required
– Conduct internal pre-program briefings and post-program debriefings,
including client briefing and debriefings
– Reconcile all final billing via Lead Travel Director on-site prior to
final billing being sent to Accounting
– Minimum to moderate travel required, especially during peak seasons

Required Qualification 
– Minimum of seven (7) years experience in planning meetings,
incentives, conventions, conferences and/or special events
– Minimum of four (4) years experience managing outside vendors,
sourcing and negotiating contract services
– Minimum of three (3) years experience in client management
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
– First hand experience of domestic and international group travel
– Successfully planned and operated high-level incentive travel programs
and complex meetings both domestic and international with 1000+
participants with on-site Travel Staff of 10+
– Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
– CMP certification preferred, but not required

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.

22. Meetings Coordinator; American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry (AACAP); Washington, DC
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2574849&keywords=&ref=1

23. Director, Special Events and Associates; Wolf Trap Foundation for
the Performing Arts; Vienna, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2575245&keywords=&ref=1

24. Associate Director of Education & Meetings; American Society for
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Alexandria, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2574219&keywords=&ref=1

25. Special Events Manager; CADCA; Alexandria, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2574773&keywords=&ref=1

26. Associate Director/Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial
Association; Arlington, VA

Major defense Association near Courthouse Metro seeks Associate
Director/Meeting Planner to assist Director in coordinating multiple
symposia annually. Duties include supervision of one to three meeting
planners, design & distribution of meeting announcements and on-site
program materials, planning and coordinating conference and symposia
logistics, and on-site management of events.

Requirements
This advanced position requires in-depth knowledge of Windows PC
environment, advanced writing and editing skills, and excellent
interactive communication skills. Desktop publishing knowledge a plus.
Experience in contract preparation/negotiation, event budget
development, hotel room block and catering management required.
Successful candidate must possess sound record of past work performance,
have the ability to execute multiple tasks concurrently, work
effectively in a team environment, demonstrate individual and
professional maturity, and exhibit exceptional communications skills.
Familiarity with military/defense issues and protocol helpful. CMP
preferred.

 Salary commensurate with skills, experience and professional
credentials, supplemented by attractive 401k profit share program.
Excellent benefits (401k, health, etc.) Travel required.

Qualified applicants should go to http://www.ndia.org/jobs/ and follow
instructions therein for submitting an application and resume.

27. Director of Events and Education; NAFCU; Arlington, VA
http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2572954&keywords=&ref=1

28. Director of Events; Chief Executives Organization, Inc.; Bethesda,
MD

The Chief Executives Organization (CEO) an international organization
seeks an experienced, high-caliber Director of Events to manage the
development and execution of world class events in a demanding, high
energy environment. Individual should desire to lead a team in the
creation of superior, unique and memorable events which are championed
by committees of members.

Basic Responsibility: Responsible for the overall development,
management and execution of all CEO events including Universities,
Colleges and Seminars and the management of all event staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

    * Oversee the creation, development and execution of all events (10
to 14 domestic but mostly international events each year) from inception
to completion. Event size ranges from 40 to 350.
    * Actively oversee and manage a staff of seven (7) event staff
members (including event registration) who are responsible for the
detailed management of these events. Management includes oversight of
event social events, off-site activities, transportation, hotel
arrangements, event budgets and registration.
    * Develop initial program and budget for each event in conjunction
with the member Event Chair and staff Event Manager. Interface with the
Marketing/Communications Department on the promotion and registration
information for all events.
    * Develop and coordinate a three-year rolling CEO calendar of events
in conjunction with Board Events Committee.
    * Solicit and negotiate hotel/venue contracts for all events.
    * Review all event-related external communications. Interface with
the Communications Department, contributing copy for website and various
publications.

Relationships: Reports to the Executive Director. Maintains frequent
contact with the member leaders.

Requirements

    * 20 years event experience
    * 10 years of event management experience
    * Experience with global destination companies, ship and plane
charters
    * Well traveled
    * Experience with International events and staff oversight is
essential

Applications: Please forward resume and cover letter to Brien Biondi via
email at nakinmurele@ceo.org or fax to 1.301.656.9221.

29. Director of Sales and Marketing; Destination Hotels & Resorts –
Terranea Resort; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2574198&keywords=&ref=1

30. Hotel Sales Manager; Holiday Inn Express; Boynton Beach, FL
http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2573628&keywords=&ref=1

31. Catering Manager; Confidential; Burbank, CA
http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=1576785

32. Associate Director, Event Operations; Liberty Science Center; Jersey
City, NJ
http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=1564573

33. Sales Representative; BODYROCK ENTERTAINMENT; New Jersey
http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=1564333

34. Special Event Manager; Catholic Charities; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23719846&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

35. Development Events Coordinator, Special Event; Georgetown
University; Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23719781&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

36. Meeting Coordinator; American Institute of Biological Sciences;
Reston, VA

Requirements include a B.S. degree or appropriate experience, strong
work ethic, and ability to multi-task. Must be team player, detail
oriented and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must
be proficient in Word and Excel, self-motivated and able to work in a
deadline-oriented environment. Certified Meeting Professional and
proficiency in layout and design software applications is a plus.

Meeting Coordinator will provide various scientific meeting services to
the US government, private foundations, and other clients. Meeting
Coordinator will organize and execute client scientific meetings,
symposiums, program reviews and AIBS special events. Areas of
responsibility will include site selection, room layout, monitoring and
negotiating hotel/vendor contracts, managing rooming lists and travel
arrangements, arranging site security and ground transportation.
Individual will develop meeting materials that include name badges, tent
cards, and abstract books. Coordinator will provide on-site support, as
well as budget and track expenditures, process travel vouchers and
reconcile all meeting invoices. Will also work on other duties as
assigned. Candidates must have working knowledge of Government Travel
Regulations. Meetings range in size from 25 to 400 attendees. Meeting
Coordinator reports to Director, SPARS.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hresources@aibs.org. Please list “Meeting Coordinator” in the subject
line.

37. Conference Services Intern; SAIC; McLean, VA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23706766&jobSummaryIndex=100&agentID=

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