Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 2 July 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

2 July 2007

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Conference and Education Manager; Industrial Designers Society of

America (IDSA); Dulles, VA

2. PROGRAM ASSISTANT II; National Association of Secondary School

Principals; Reston, VA

3. Meetings Specialist; M|C Communications; Boston, MA

4. Consultant, Event Management; AARP; Washington, DC

5. Meetings Assistant; National Medical Society; Rockville, MD

6. Conference Logistics Manager; Harvard Business School Publishing;

Watertown, MA

7. Director of Sales; Crystal Springs Resort; Vernon, NJ

8. Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships; Society

of Nuclear Medicine; Reston, VA

9. Meetings Manager; American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE);

Alexandria, VA

10. Revenue Management Consultant; Amadeus; United States

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

12. Account Executive; Image Technologies Corporation; Kansas City, MO

13. Conference Center Director; Stonybrook Corporation; Keene, CA

14. National Sales Manager; Disney; Orlando, FL

15. Convention Manager; American Gastroenterological Association;

Bethesda, MD

16. CME Specialist; Mayo Clinic; Scottsdale, AZ

17. Convention Planning Coordinator; National Communication Association;

Washington, DC

18. National Sales Manager; Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority;

Philadelphia, PA

19. Administrator, Event Planner, SQFI; Food Marketing Institute;

Arlington, VA

20. Meetings Manager; American Society of Appraisers; Herndon, VA

21. Manager, Conferences & Events; Hanley Wood LLC; Washington, DC

22. Director of Sales, Associations; Chicago Convention & Tourism

Bureau; Chicago, IL

23. Conference Manager; Pacific Life; Newport Beach, CA

24. Event Manager; CommPartners; Elkridge, MD

25. Vice President of Event Solutions; Go West Events & Multimedia;

Westlake Village, CA

26. Business Development Associate; Warner Bros. Studio Facilities;

Burbank, CA

27. Meeting Manager; California Water Environment Association; Oakland,

CA

28. Senior Meeting Planner; Hill-Rom; Batesville, IN

29. Event Manager; Westfield, LLC; San Francisco, CA

30. Conference & Events Internship; U.S. Green Building Council;

Washington, DC

31. Senior Meetings Manager; American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC

32. Manager, Conference Services; LPL Financial Services; San Diego, CA

33. Manager, Meeting, Group & Incentive Development; RPMC; Calabasas, CA

34. Sales Executive, Meetings/Incentive Management Company; ADI Meetings

& Incentives, Inc.; Tempe, AZ (or home based)

35. Account Executive; Image Technologies Corporation; Kansas City, MO

36. VP, Events; Confidential; New York, NY

37. Event Sales Manager; Jillian's Billiards Club; Norfolk, VA

38. Events Manager; ETA; Lakewood, CO

39. Account Manager – Travel Operations; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

40. Premium Concierge; LesConcierges, Inc.; Broomfield, CO

41. Senior Meeting & Incentive Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

Chicago, IL

42. Purchasing Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

43. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Jacksonville, FL

44. TEAM LEADER; American Express; Milwaukee, WI

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

46. Director of Event Sales; Destination Services of Colorado, Inc.;

Denver, CO

47. Event Manager; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

48. Events Manager; Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association;

Phoenix, AZ

49. Development Department Coordinator; Special Olympics Connecticut;

Hamden, CT

50. Event Planner- Trade Shows #122095; The McIntyre Group; Norwalk, CT

51. Senior Manager, Media Relations; Walt Disney Parks & Resorts;

Burbank, CA

52. Special Event Coordinator; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; River Edge,

NJ

53. President and Chief Executive Officer; Amputee Coalition of America

(ACA); Eastern/Midwestern US

54. Abstract/Education Coordinator; AASLD; Alexandria, VA

55. Conference Coordinator; American Association of Exporters and

Importers; Washington, DC

56. Director of Professional Education & Research; Casualty Actuarial

Society; Arlington, VA

57. Director of Sales & Marketing; Cal South; Fullerton, CA

58. Conference Program Director; League of California Cities;

Sacramento, CA

59. Logistics Manager, Trade Shows; Society of the Plastics Industry,

Inc.; Washington, DC

60. CLE & Event Manager; Nixon Peabody LLP; Washington, DC

61. Program Assistant-Annual Meeting; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

62. Event Services Coordinator; National Rifle Association; Fairfax, VA

63. Sales Account Executive; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

64. Campaigns/Event Coordinator; Pace Global Energy Services; Fairfax,

VA

65. Developer; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

66. Special Events Coordinator; Georgetown University; Washington, DC

67. Assistant Director – Meeting Planning; American Bar Association;

Washington, DC

68. Senior Meeting Planner; JMG Human Resource Consulting; Arlington, VA

69. Meeting Coordinator; National Academies; Washington, DC

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

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are looking for a job opportunity or offer free-lance services, send a

brief paragraph to

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************* Upcoming Conferences *************

Do you know of an upcoming conference that the HEPN readers should be

aware of? Send the details to sonjahepn@comcast.net for inclusion in the

next newsletter!

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1. Conference and Education Manager; Industrial Designers Society of

America (IDSA); Dulles, VA

An established, not-for-profit professional design society in Dulles, VA

seeks an experienced meeting professional to support continuing

education conferences and related Society special events. The Conference

and Education Manager will oversee logistics and content for the

society's dynamic district conferences (5 per year), national education

conference and annual seminar series, and will collaborate with the

Director of Conferences and Education on achieving a successful national

conference each year. The ideal candidate will possess a high level of

initiative, independent judgment, exceptional customer service skills,

and the capacity to work well under pressure to produce a seamless

event. Travel required. Salary to $50k.

Responsibilities:

Must be comfortable with meeting management responsibilities including:

site selection, contract negotiation, session coordination,

registration, budgeting, hotel logistics, volunteer collaboration, and

associated administrative tasks for meetings ranging in size from 50-400

attendees.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three years of association meetings

experience required. Must have proven ability to handle multiple tasks

simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Exemplary customer service

and communication skills required. CMP coursework preferred and/or event

management coursework a plus. Interested candidates should send resume

and cover letter with salary history and requirements to IDSA via email

to carrier@idsa.org, or via fax at 703.787.8501. Resumes without salary

history and requirements will not be considered. No phone calls. EOE.

The qualified candidate will enjoy a positive, team-oriented atmosphere

and a generous benefits package including medical/dental plan, 401(k),

abbreviated summer work schedule, and free parking.

The world's largest industrial design professional association, IDSA

(www.idsa.org) is committed to advancing the profession of industrial

design through education, information, community and advocacy. With

over 3,000 members, IDSA publishes a quarterly magazine, monthly

newsletter and weekly e-newsletter, and sponsors national and regional

conferences, seminars, podcasts, and chapter and professional interest

section events.

Contact: Carrie Rice, CMP, Director of Conferences

Phone: 703.707.6000 Ext. 101

Fax: 703.787.8501

carrier@idsa.org

http://www.idsa.org

2. PROGRAM ASSISTANT II; National Association of Secondary School

Principals; Reston, VA

National Association of Secondary School Principals seeks individual to

join their Convention department staff, to carry-out important tasks

involved in planning and conducting a successful Annual NASSP Convention

and two national Recognition Program Institutes.

Annual NASSP Convention: Chief responsibilities include assuming the

lead on complete details related to all aspects of Convention

registration and its processing, preparing miscellaneous lists/reports,

researching and coordinating spouse/guest tours, organizing all on-site

temp staffing, updating and coordinating post-Convention survey

distribution and outside compilation of results.

National Recognition Programs: Contribute directly to planning of

national recognition programs including National Principal of the Year

and National Assistant Principal of the Year to include data entry,

database maintenance, correspondence, invitations, registration packets,

preparing miscellaneous lists/reports, preparing Web site content,

monitoring of program budget, participating in preparation and/or

coordination of final meeting accents and details connected to

specifications directed to vendors and hotel(s). Other duties as

assigned.

The department seeks a self-starter with a tested ability to multi-task;

position demands constant attention to myriad details, often occurring

simultaneously; a demonstrated ability to work and complete tasks both

independently, and closely with a team; strong organizational skills;

good oral and written communication skills; solid proofreading skills;

an ability to work productively under the pressure of frequent and often

overlapping deadlines, an availability to travel as required (both

locally and out-of-town) to participate in Institutes' programming,

event site inspections and the Annual NASSP Convention. The Convention

Department seeks one who works hard, demonstrates initiative, laughs

often and is interested in joining our department's effort to make

NASSP's Convention and Recognition Programs the premiere events in

education.

Individual must possess strong computer skills. Present requirements

include solid proficiency in Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, and Access), FileMaker Pro, and similar database programs.

Experience in Web site design and maintenance is desired. Sound customer

service skills imperative. Prior experience in meeting and/or special

event planning is extremely useful. Starting salary low to mid $30's

with excellent benefits package.

Send resume, cover letter and salary history to: NASSP/HR, 1904

Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191, e-mail beasleyb@principals.org EOE

Contact: Barbara Beasley

Phone: 703-860-7217

Fax: 703-476-9319

Beasleyb@principals.org

3. Meetings Specialist; M|C Communications; Boston, MA

M|C Communications was founded in 1994 as an innovative conference and

tradeshow management company whose strategic focus was on providing

learning and networking opportunities for professionals. Today M|C

Communications, owned and operated by Bain Capital, is a leading

provider of accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs for

physicians through its Pri-Med brand. Currently, Pri-Med educates 1 out

of every 3 U.S. physicians with a network of programs that are linked

across channels and consist of 150+ live meetings in 8 countries and 45+

U.S. cities, 300+ web based activities and print publications

distributed to over 200,000 physicians and healthcare practitioners.

Pri-Med's educational activities accelerate the impact of medical

knowledge, so that physicians can apply what they learned at Pri-Med and

use it in their practice the very next day.

M|C Communications is looking for a Meetings Specialist to join our

Pri-Med Updates team. S/he will be responsible for developing and

executing meeting management-related plans, which would include

production timelines, vendor contract negotiations, capital purchasing

input, and financial management oversight for meeting planning related

areas. S/he would plan the logistics for a number of meetings each

season and would also be responsible for the on-site management for

several programs as well. The Meetings Specialist would communicate

with internal departments to ensure that all details and deadlines are

passed along to the appropriate parties. Site visits will also be made

to scope out venues for future meetings. Travel is required.

The successful candidate will have a BS/BA or equivalent and a minimum

of four years of professional experience; three plus years of meetings

related experience required. S/he must be extremely organized, be able

to manage multiple projects and clearly identify priorities. Required

computer skills for this candidate are a working knowledge of MS Office

applications. The Meetings Specialist must have strong written and

verbal communication skills with acute attention to detail.

Please submit resumes to: mccommhr@mc-comm.com and include the title of

the position for which you are applying in the subject header when

submitting your resume. Please ensure you are submitting a formal cover

letter and resume in Microsoft Word version.

4. Consultant, Event Management; AARP; Washington, DC

Responsibilities:

* Works collaboratively to define the programmatic aspects of

events. Uses member segmentation research to shape event program to

provide the best in class value-added experience for a diverse

membership.

* Coordinates housing, travel and other logistics. Works with

Purchasing to negotiate hotel, catering, and other logistical contracts.

Manages the coordination of meeting space requirements and set-up, food

and beverage functions, and audio-visual needs.

* Manages on-site registration process and maintains responsibility

for directing and implementing logistical supports; serve as the primary

contact for hotel vendors and speakers.

* Directs the preparation of pre- and post-event processes by

finalizing the development and delivery of standard meeting documents,

e.g., list of registrants, program, and evaluation.

* Demonstrates WORLD CLASS cultural attributes and behaviors in all

interactions.

Qualifications:

* Ability to supervise multiple projects and ensure that deadlines

are met.

* Demonstrated customer focused, highly responsive attitude combined

with the ability to remain calm and professional in pressured

situations.

Education:

* Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration,

Management, or Marketing and 5 -7 of experience in event management or

event marketing.

* Event Management certification (CSEP) preferred.

Due to the competitive nature of today's job market only those

candidates that most closely match the current needs of this position

will be contacted.

Comments:

FULL-TIME POSITION

Contact Information:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line at: www.aarpjobs.com

(see Membership). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values

workplace diversity.

Contact: Kim Tolbert

5. Meetings Assistant; National Medical Society; Rockville, MD

Busy National Medical Society seeks a Meetings Assistant who will report

to the Director of Meetings. Duties include: coordination of all

administrative tasks for Annual Meeting and all other related meetings

and seminars; handling all aspects of registration for Annual Meeting

including on-site management; processing exhibitor applications for

annual meeting trade show; coordinate 9-12 one day seminars including:

site selection, registration, prepare function sheets, coordinate travel

for presenter, and post conference follow up; develop collateral

materials to promote meetings (print and electronic), coordinate

production of workshop and seminar materials; and update and maintain

society's calendar of events on the website and in house calendar. The

successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written

communication skills, be highly organized; customer service oriented,

and have excellent computer skills with knowledge of Word XP (especially

mail merge), Excel and Databases. Must be able to multi-task. Four

year degree preferred with at least 1-3 years relevant experience.

Travel required. Office is located directly across from Twinbrook Metro

in Rockville, MD. Highly motivated individuals who wish to join this

fast paced friendly team-oriented environment should send their resume

and salary requirements to meeting@renalmd.org or fax to 301-468-3511

attn: Director of Meetings. No phone calls please. Salary mid to upper

thirties.

6. Conference Logistics Manager; Harvard Business School Publishing;

Watertown, MA

Reporting to the Managing Director of Conferences, the Conference

Logistics Manager will manage all logistics for Harvard Business School

Publishing conference programs.

HBSP Conferences create a powerful connection between company leaders

and content experts around subjects of strategic importance ranging from

specific industry challenges to broader business and management issues.

We bring together the world's top organizations to help foster a dynamic

exchange of ideas. Our attendees are executives who want to shape and

direct the course of their organization's progress and look to HBSP

Conferences for innovative, breakthrough ideas and best business

practices.

HBSP has approximately 300 employees, primarily based in Boston, with an

office in New York City. In addition to HBSP Conferences, our business

units are Harvard Business Review magazine and article reprints, Harvard

Business School Press books, Harvard Business School Publishing

Newsletters, Harvard Business School Publishing Higher Education, and

Harvard Business School Publishing Corporate Learning.

Through these publishing platforms, HBSP is able to influence real-world

change by maximizing the reach and impact of its essential offering

ideas.

Responsibilities include: venue research and negotiation; audio/visual

coordination; menu selection; speaker transfers; logistics budgeting and

expenses; management of on-site activities; and other responsibilities

to ensure a superior experience for all stakeholders. The Logistics

Manager will also be a liaison to the HBSP finance department and other

internal department. Travel will be approximately 30%.

Required Qualification

2 – 4 years experience in meeting planning, conference services, or

related field including responsibility for contracts and negotiation.

Exceptional attention to detail and solid verbal and written

communication skills a must. Proficiency with Excel, Word, Acrobat, and

PowerPoint required. Familiarity with major meeting markets a plus.

Education

Bachelor's degree (hospitality or related major preferred).

We Encourage E-mail!

Send cover letter and resume in Word compatible attachments to:

Openjobs@hbsp.harvard.edu

Fax: (617) 783-7485

U.S. Mail: Human Resources

Visit our website, www.harvardbusinessonline.org!

7. Director of Sales; Crystal Springs Resort; Vernon, NJ

The Director of Sales is responsible for the Resort's overall sales

efforts and includes the following responsibilities:

– Generating sales

– Development and implementation of annual sales plans

– Monitoring and analyzing local competition and market trends

– Planning and overseeing the sales effort of the hotels specifically

the achievement of targeted room revenues and sales mix

– Setting parameters for rate quotes and for negotiating group contracts

– Keeping informed of the competition's sales and marketing strategies

and reporting sales intelligence of benefit to our organization on a

timely basis

– Evaluating and initiating opportunities for developing new sources of

business in all market segments, and thereby broaden the account base

– Evaluating, preparing and reviewing business forecasts

– Directing and managing all sales training, yearly sales targets, sales

quotas, incentive plans and all other corporate and hotel learning

required to maintain and retain the most effective sales professionals

in the market

– Upon closing, coordinating and following up with convention services,

catering and/or other resort departments to ensure delivery of promised

services

– Leading a team of 8-10 direct reports to achieve career goals and

interests while growing revenue against the competitive set, exceeding

occupancy and sales revenue targets

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience:

– Previous experience as a Director of Sales or Senior Sales position

– 10+ years experience in Sales with a minimum of 4 years hotel sales

management experience including catering, banquets, group and corporate.

– Experience with e-Marketing

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Computer literacy

– Ability to understand and interpret financial data

– Results oriented with the ability to be flexible

– Positive attitude and a supportive, team-based approach towards the

attainment of the Resort's goals

– Bachelor Degree and/or Hotel Management Degree

Email resume and salary requirements to Mr. Art Walton-

awalton@crystalgolfresort.com

8. Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships; Society

of Nuclear Medicine; Reston, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2601088&keywords=&ref=1

9. Meetings Manager; American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE);

Alexandria, VA

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position of Meetings

Manager at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)in Old

Town Alexandria

Summary of Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate is an experienced meetings professional ready to

work in a six person department that handles 100 meetings annually in a

very fast-paced environment. Position will have direct responsibility

for a minimum of 20 meetings annually (domestic and international) with

attendance ranging from 25 to 3,000 people.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

.Handles RFP process and negotiates all requisite contracts with hotels

and vendors.

.Coordinates food and beverage, room sets, AV and other logistical

needs.

.Assists with sponsorship and marketing for meetings.

.Liaison with accounting department for registration process.

.Creates badges, signs, speaker tent cards and other related materials.

.Provides on-site staff support as needed at meetings.

.Works with program staff on budget preparation and management.

.Organizes ancillary meeting activities, such as golf tournaments,

spouse programs, etc.

.Maintains history of performance for all meetings.

.Handles all post conference meeting duties, such as surveys, bills,

final rosters and pick up performance.

.Liaison with all meeting attendees.

.Performs other related duties and assignments as required.

Applications:

If you are qualified please apply online by pasting this website address

into the browser, https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=12599 and you will

receive an acknowledgement; OR you may send your cover letter (with

salary requirements) and up-to-date resume to hr@aaae.org. Sorry only

responses that are selected for interview will be contacted.

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). Benefits:

AAAE offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that

includes medical, dental and life and disability insurance, two

retirement savings plans, vacation, sick leave, free parking, gym

subsidy and more.

10. Revenue Management Consultant; Amadeus; United States

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2600837&keywords=&ref=1

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

Sales Manager needed ASAP to sustain our continued growth. Sell

production services (sound, lighting, video, staging, set design) for

events like concerts, conventions, festivals, and fundraisers. Technical

experience preferred, but not required (we have an extensive training

program.) Proven sales record and event planning and/or hospitality

experience necessary. We've got so many incoming calls & lead sources we

need more people now! Service these incomings as well as target & bring

in new clients. Manage and maintain client relationships as well as help

coordinate the events themselves. Team attitude a must! Email resume

to jrichter@richter-scale.com

12. Account Executive; Image Technologies Corporation; Kansas City, MO

Image Technologies Corporation is a full service provider of production

resources specializing in corporate meetings and events. Continued

growth of our Kansas City operation provides great opportunity for a

disciplined and highly motivated individual to prove his/her drive for

results. Successful candidate will have a proven track record in SALES,

preferably in the field of audio visual technology or closely related

field. Excellent communication skills, work ethic, and demonstrated

knowledge, experience, and ability to source leads and convert them to

sales are a must. Minimum of 3-5 years of similar sales experience is

required.

Job Description:

* Identify sales opportunities through prospect research, cold calls,

industry contacts, lead follow-up, etc.

* Design and conduct sales campaigns for prospective clients and

successfully convert opportunities to sales.

* Serve as liaison between prospect and internal staff to source

proposal pricing and assure that client's needs are met in professional

and timely fashion. Requires thorough knowledge of products offered and

ability to work with all parties in a productive and professional

fashion.

* Proficient on Internet, Microsoft Office suite and contact management

software.

Education/Experience:

* 3 – 5 years of sales experience, preferably in industry

* Experience with live event or video production preferred

Wages & Benefits:

Competitive base salary and commission opportunity are available. Our

company offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental,

vision and life insurance, 401k retirement savings plan with company

match, 125 savings plan, and much more. We maintain a drug-free and

weapon-free workplace and conduct pre-employment substance abuse

testing.

Contact: Karen Helwig-Marchand

karen_helwig@itcx.net

13. Conference Center Director; Stonybrook Corporation; Keene, CA

The Stonybrook Corporation is seeking a Conference Center Director who

is responsible for the overall operation of the Conference Center and

National Chavez Center (NCC). The Director reports directly to the Cesar

E. Chavez Foundation (CECF).

RESPONSIBLILITIES:

* Directs and supervises all Conference Center and NCC staff,

including employee development and training, performance management, and

policy enforcement.

* Develops an effective business plan for Conference Center and NCC

that includes the Chavez Memorial and Visitor Center.

* Oversees all aspects of conferencing and special events at

Conference Center and NCC, including sales, marketing, catering,

grounds, security, and maintenance.

* Manages and monitors the finances and budget for Conference Center

and NCC operations.

* Develops and implements a marketing and outreach plan for

Conference Center and NCC.

* Maintains client relations, including addressing clients

complaints within scope of authority.

* Provides a high degree of visibility to diverse communities by

representing the Conference Center and NCC at the local, regional,

state, national, and international level.

* Develops and strengthens partnerships with relevant groups to

further the visibility of the Conference Center and NCC.

* Develops and carries out Conference Center and NCC strategic and

operational plans.

* Manages and participates in project fundraising and audience

development programs.

* Maintains and develops knowledge of best practices within all

areas of responsibility.

* Oversees the alterations to, or maintenance, upkeep, landscaping

or reconditioning of Conference Center and National Chavez Center.

* Ability to communicate in English and Spanish a plus.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Experience in multi-tasking of projects and project management.

Proficient Knowledge of MS office to include, Word, Excel, Access,

Powerpoint, and MS Project. Working knowledge of catering sales

systems. Working knowledge of liquor control procedures and basic food

handling and sanitation standards. Ability to work well with people, in

a team environment, and to communicate effectively both written and

oral. Ability to function in a fast paced environment, under short time

constraints, and within established deadlines. Ability to work flexible

schedule including extended hours, weekends, and holidays.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Position requires a bachelor's degree in hospitality with an emphasis in

food and beverage, business administration or related field. Five years

experience in conference services or related position with three years

supervisory/management experience.

Interested candidates send resumes via fax (661) 822-1058 or email

fwmrecruiter@hotmail.com

14. National Sales Manager; Disney; Orlando, FL

National Sales Manager

· Develop accounts in order to Create and Deliver qualified lead

opportunities for all business units, WDW, Disneyland, DCL, DI, DEP,

Tickets, Parks and Events

· Responsible for building relationships within the African

American and Government markets

· Ability to discover, understand and communicate client needs.

· Assess business potential of accounts

· Network with many levels of customer contacts and in different

formats, receptions, trade shows, golf, educational seminars, etc.

· Host events and client entertainment opportunities

· Organize trade show participation and attendant follow up.

· Assess the balance between budget expenses and return on

investment

· 3-5 year property sales experience, preferably at a large

hotel.

· Ability to work independently in a remote location

· Manage key industry relationships

Knowledge of the Below Preferred

· Walt Disney World (WDW) and Disneyland (DL) Resort and Park

venues

· Disney Cruise Line Ships

· Disney Institute Programs

· Golf and Spa

Computer Skills Required

· Microsoft Office Suite

Market knowledge

· Trends in industry

· Current reading of trade journals

· Understanding of the market conditions of buyers in the

location of the national sales office

Must Be Able to

· Develop working relationships with industry representative

· Be proficient in writing, verbal and non-verbal communication

skills

· To create and deliver a dynamic group presentation that

inspires trial or purchase of Disney product

· Recognizes challenges and submits creative solutions

· Create and deliver a dynamic group presentation that inspires

trial or purchase of Disney product

· Contributor in building the strategic plan

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit

DisneyCareers.com. Keyword: National Sales Manager.

15. Convention Manager; American Gastroenterological Association;

Bethesda, MD

Responsibilities include site research, vendor contract negotiation,

on-site management, preparing & distributing meetings

materials/programs, creating logistics information, maintaining meeting

history, monitoring meeting expenditures and reconciliation of meeting

related invoices.

Qualified candidates will have 5-7 years experience with a high volume

of pop-up meetings (all phases of planning) or minimum of 2 years

experience with medical meetings of no less than 5000+ attendees.

Knowledge of all components of meeting planning process and industry

procedures is required. Candidate should be highly motivated, able to

set & shift priorities to meet deadlines, capable of handling multiple

projects simultaneously and have outstanding problem solving ability.

Must be able to work independently and be a strong team player, have a

professional demeanor, strong administrative skills and be proficient in

all MS Office applications. Workable database knowledge is a plus. Some

travel is required. Walk to office from Bethesda MetroRail.

Send resume and cover letter along with salary expectations/history to:

AGA, 4930 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 or email to karm@gastro.org

or fax to (301) 654-5920. Attn: Personnel.

Contact: Kathi Armitage

Fax: (301) 654-5920

karm@gastro.org

16. CME Specialist; Mayo Clinic; Scottsdale, AZ

Job satisfaction, great benefits and competitive salaries are just a few

reasons why Mayo Clinic has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one

the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.” Explore what Mayo

Clinic can do for your career.

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

Scottsdale campus.

Qualifications include:

* Minimum of 3 years Continuing Medical Education preferred

* Minimum of 5 years meeting management or related experience

required.

* Bachelor's degree in Education, Business, Communications,

Marketing or related field required.

* Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation preferred.

Mayo Clinic offers outstanding benefits, competitive compensation and a

generous relocation package. To build an online application, please

visit the Mayo Clinic Web site at www.mayoclinic.org/jobs-sct. Search

under job category Business Professional. For more information, call

Human Resources (480)-342-3102.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity. Mayo Clinic

conducts reference and background checks; drug testing is required of

all new hires.

17. Convention Planning Coordinator; National Communication Association;

Washington, DC

The National Communication Association, located in the DuPont Circle

neighborhood of DC, is seeking a motivated and highly organized

Convention Planning Coordinator to help support the Association's annual

convention. We need a self-starter willing to learn and assume

responsibility for scheduling over 1300 sessions and programs that take

place over the course of a five-day national convention that attracts

5000+ attendees. The Convention Planning Coordinator will be a member

of the NCA National Office convention team and will be required to

attend the annual convention. This position will report to and assist

the Convention Manager.

Responsibilities

– Work closely with a large and diverse group of program

planners to coordinate the conference agenda and schedule its programs.

– Become an expert in the convention programming software in

order to provide instructions and support to program planners.

– Respond to and provide convention related information in a

timely manner.

– Assist in the coordination with convention outsourcers to

ensure the entire program (including room set up, food and beverage, and

signs) is executed efficiently and effectively.

– Assist the Convention Manager in implementation of high

profile convention programs and events.

– Coordinate the grad school open house and job fair events at

the direction of the Convention Manager.

– Assist the Convention Manager to orient association officers

to convention planning policies and procedures.

– Other office duties as assigned

Qualifications

– Bachelors degree required

– Previous experience working in an association or member driven

organization

– Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

– High level of organizational ability, significant attention to

detail, project focus.

– Previous experience in meeting or event planning preferred

– Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite

– Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and/or Photoshop preferred

– Familiarity with databases preferred

Review of resumes will begin immediately. Candidates will be asked to

complete a background check prior to hiring.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and

contact information of three professional references to

resume@natcom.org. Please include Convention Planning Coordinator in the

subject line.

National Communication Association

1765 N Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

http://www.natcom.org/

18. National Sales Manager; Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority;

Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA) seeks a dynamic

National Sales Manager to secure future events for this prominent

hospitality leader. The National Sales Manager will conduct sales

activities to include but not limited to: Generating customer contact

with new and existing clients, selling short term events, preparing

licenses, coordinating filing and follow-up activities, and such other

functions and duties that will maximize revenue for the PCCA. The

National Sales Manager reports to the Director of Sales. Background in

hotel or convention sales is preferred.

Requirements: Minimum two (2) years of experience. A college degree is

preferred with emphasis in business or management. Additional years of

experience may be substituted for formal education. Must possess

ability, flexibility, and willingness to work irregular hours in a

fast-paced environment. Position offers a competitive salary with a

comprehensive benefits package.

Please forward cover letter, salary history, and resume in MSWord format

to jobs@paconvention.com, or mail this information to the attention of

Human Resources Department, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority,

1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2299. No telephone calls

please! Pre-employment reference and background check is required of

all successful applicants. PCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

19. Administrator, Event Planner, SQFI; Food Marketing Institute;

Arlington, VA

Are you looking for a temporary, part-time position that allows you to

gain experience in meeting planning? Do you have strong time management

skills and excellent organizational skills? Do you want to work for a

dynamic, fast-paced industry on the cutting edge of food and consumer

trends?

The SQF Institute is a Division established by the Food Marketing

Institute (FMI) to manage the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program. We are

seeking a temporary part-time Administrator/Event Planner to provide

administrative support in the organization of conferences, seminars,

workshops and meetings for the SQF Program. Candidate will handle

meeting logistics for SQF conferences, maintain email and mailing lists,

ensure speaker materials are received in timely manner, and assist in

preparation of conference programs and advertising materials. Additional

responsibilities include maintaining records of sponsor contributions,

organizing travel and accommodation arrangements for SQF staff, tracking

conference budgets and other duties as assigned. Some limited domestic

be required to assist in facilitating conferences and meetings.

The ideal candidate will have experience in meeting planning, excellent

oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with

minimal supervision. The ability to organize, prioritize, and accomplish

multiple tasks with strict attention to detail is a must!

This is a temporary, part-time position. Candidate will work

approximately 15-20 hours each week through November 16, 2007, with the

possibility of extension. We are conveniently located in Crystal City,

Virginia just a few blocks away from the Metro. If you want to work in

a flexible, fun environment we encourage you to apply!

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

ssimpson@fmi.org or feel free to visit our website at

www.fmi.org/careers/ to apply.

For more information on SQFI please visit our website at:

http://www.sqfi.com/

FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE is an equal opportunity employer

20. Meetings Manager; American Society of Appraisers; Herndon, VA

Professional society is seeking a Meetings Manager to plan, organize and

manage all aspects of meeting planning logistics for approximately 50

courses and small seminars/committee meetings. Responsibilities include

hotel contract negotiations, instructor care, marketing support,

management and implementation of logistics in accordance with budget

guidelines. Acts as liaison with vendors, hotels, convention bureaus and

members/instructors; provides backup and administrative support to the

director of Meetings and Conferences and assists in the management of

the annual conference including selling exhibits and sponsorships. The

ideal candidate must be self-sufficient; be extremely detail-oriented;

possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational

skills; and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Organizational skills, attention to detail and deadlines are critical.

Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and database applications is

essential. This position requires five years' experience in the meetings

industry. Association background is a plus. Travel to the annual

conference; must be available to travel periodically on weekends.

Benefits package includes 401(k), medical and dental insurance, tuition

reimbursement and free parking plus a casual work environment and

friendly, caring staff. Please send resume with cover letter and salary

requirements (resumes without all three components will not be

considered).

Janet Coe, Dir., Mtgs. & Conf.

janet@appraisers.org

21. Manager, Conferences & Events; Hanley Wood LLC; Washington, DC

Manages conferences and events for the Magazines Division including:

— Site evaluation, visits and selection

— Contract negotiation

— Set room blocks and monitor to avoid penalties

— Select menus appropriate to each event and prepare BEOs

— Registration

— Conference materials (notebooks, signage, etc.)

— Audio Visual planning and execution

— Sponsor communication/management

— On-site management of events

— Decor

— Transportation

— Entertainment

Manage financials related to conferences and events; prepare accurate

budgets annually for: food & beverage; audio visual; decor;

registration; entertainment; speaker fees and expenses; sponsor

expenses; on-site miscellaneous costs; transportation.

Manage projects of each of the above line items to ensure budget

compliance; prepare and code invoices related to the above expenses;

submit financials back-up and projections to marketing managers; review

monthly financial reports to ensure financials are correctly assigned.

Plan and develop special projects and events for Hanley Wood Magazines

and provide support for corporate events as needed. Develop budgets and

schedule; site evaluation and selection; decor; food & beverage; on-site

management as required.

Communicate regularly and effectively with external and internal event

staff, with particular emphasis on marketing directors/managers,

publishers, editors, sales people and executives. Ensure staff at all

levels is aware of schedules, feedback, requirements, changes. Keep

management apprised of potential deadline, budget and other problems.

Explain technical and cultural requirements to vendors in order to

produce high level events for Hanley Wood LLC.

Follow departmental procedures and rules for executing work including:

project and time tracking in Clients & Profits; complete event files;

prompt review and resolution of all vendor invoices; correct coding and

processing of all vendor invoices; purchase orders for all vendor

payment; complete and up-to-date reports to marketing managers and

department director.

Manage day-to-day operations in conferences and events group. Research

and recommend process improvements. Research and recommend high quality

vendors, including freelance seminar and registration staff. Evaluate

expenses regularly and seek ways to contain costs while maintaining

service.

Computer skills: Advanced Excel and Word skills required. Familiarity

with Access, PowerPoint, Clients & Profits a plus.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Contact: Stacey Chattman

Phone: 202-725-3503

Fax: 202-785-1974

schattman@hanleywood.com

http://www.resourcehire.com/clients/hanleywood/publicjobs/

22. Director of Sales, Associations; Chicago Convention & Tourism

Bureau; Chicago, IL

The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau is seeking a high-profile

Director of Sales for the Association market to be responsible for

aggressively soliciting large national accounts and non-profit trade

shows that have 1,000 peak rooms or more, selling all Bureau services

and creating awareness and competitive distinctness of McCormick Place,

Navy Pier and the city of Chicago as a global destination.

Along with your superior communication and presentation skills, you

should have 7-10 years related, progressive sales experience in the

hospitality or convention bureau environment with sound knowledge of

associations, trade shows, exhibit facilities and hotel capabilities.

Must be able to effectively use MS Office products including, Word,

Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook; knowledge of D3000 helpful.

Your time-management skills will be important for managing multiple

projects/priorities.

If you're interested in joining a winning team, forward your

confidential resume, with desired salary, to:

Donald Arneberg

Director of Human Resources

Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive.

Chicago, IL 60616

darneberg@choosechicago.com

Learn more about us at www.choosechicago.com.

23. Conference Manager; Pacific Life; Newport Beach, CA

The Conference Manager position maintains accountability on an ongoing

basis for the day to day responsibilities associated with the larger,

high profile programs managed by the Meeting and Event Marketing

Department for the Life Insurance Division of Pacific Life.

Programs consist of anywhere from 200 – 500 attendees and include both

domestic and international destinations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, site research and

selection, contract and vendor negotiations, budget maintenance, budget

reconciliation, catering & events, all forms of transportation,

production including audio visual, staging and video, registration

process, security, and so on. Budgets may range anywhere from $250,000

to 4.5 million. Conference Manager must also conduct reconciliations and

prepare periodic reports on activities costs.

Typically requires at least 7+ years of progressive meeting & incentive

planning experience, as well as experience planning meetings overseas,

and has strong communication and organizational skills.

Bachelors degree and CMP preferred. Domestic and Overseas travel is

required in conjunction w/both the planning and execution of some

meetings.

Please visit our website at http://www.pacificlife.com/ and click on job

opportunities to submit your resume.

24. Event Manager; CommPartners; Elkridge, MD

CommPartners, a Columbia, Maryland based organization and a partner to

ASAE Services, seeks an experienced virtual event manager.

CommPartners offers strategic technology solutions including: managed

online events, Web and audio conferencing, e-marketing (html

email/e-newsletter templates, deliverability), creative design,

programming and network consulting.

We're looking for someone with 3+ years of event management experience,

preferrably organizing and moderating virtual events (Webinars,

Webcasts, distance learning events, etc.) that is also:

– Web-savvy and able to learn and use multiple online applications.

– An excellent communicator (oral and written), with a pleasant, calm

phone demeanor.

– Highly organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects

independently.

– Proficient using Microsoft Office, Power Point and CRM databases.

– Has some experience using virtual meeting applications.

Responsibilities

– Manage Web events for multiple clients.

– Consult with clients to develop successful Web seminars and distance

learning programs.

– Coordinate all logistics, from account setup to event registration and

post-event evaluations / media archives / follow-up.

– Act as live-event moderator.

– Train clients on various Web meeting technologies (Premiere Global

Services, WebEx,, Microsoft Live Meeting, etc.).

– Full-time, onsite position in our Elkridge/Columbia, MD office¿ not a

telecommuting job.

– Very little travel (if any).

– Limited overtime.

Required Qualification

3+ years of event management experience, preferably organizing and

moderating virtual events (Webinars, Webcasts, distance learning events,

etc.)

Education

College degree preferred.

Email resume and letter of interest to: mfontaine@commpartners.com

25. Vice President of Event Solutions; Go West Events & Multimedia;

Westlake Village, CA

Position Description

– Will support and lead a variety of projects for the department

– Assist in negotiating contracts & maintaining vendor relationships

– New Proposal Design and Development including preparing and reviewing

RFP's, contracts and budgets

– On-site event management experience a must (8+ years)

– Oversee events team and freelance talent

– Extensive Client correspondence

– Client relationship development

– Review organizational flow and staffing of events by the event

planning team

– Ensure all systems are implemented and consistent

– Represent GO West in prospective/new client presentations and meetings

as appropriate

– Responsible for working closely with other departments on a variety of

projects

– Strive to maintain profitability in all event related programs

– As a senior executive with the company, is responsible for adherence

and implementation of all company processes, procedures and policies

Required Qualification

– Proficiency in Power Point, Excel and MS Word

– Previous event management experience a must (8 + years preferred)

– Excellent communication skills

– Client correspondence

– Supervisory skills a must

– Solution oriented

– Extremely detail oriented & able to multitask

– On-site event management experience a must (8+ years)

Please forward resumes to: tfregeau@gowestevents.com

26. Business Development Associate; Warner Bros. Studio Facilities;

Burbank, CA

Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, a division of WB Studio Enterprises Inc.

seeks a Business Development Associate for the Special Events

department. Creating and implementing new programs to better market the

studio and the Special Events department. Working with the Special

Events production team throughout the event process, from proposal to

the end event to insure continuity with the marketing strategy. Managing

the marketing of events from lead development, through pre-production

and beyond the event completion. Marketing to external corporations and

organizations for on and off-site events. Developing and producing

marketing materials utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator etc. Working

with corporation and PR Firms on event sponsorship and donations to help

subsidize internal events, i.e. movie and network premiere parties.

Researching and developing marketing leads via third party lists and

marketing agencies. Cold calling potential clients. Fielding all calls

and creating event inquiries for all third party business referred to

the studio. Marketing to local visitor bureaus and convention centers.

Requirements

BA or equivalent work experience. Three to fives years of sales/

marketing experience. One to three years experience in special events a

plus. Production and/or Advertising/Publicity experience preferred.

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Photo Shop, Act, Web development.

Excellent Communicator. Interpersonal skills. Product knowledge (Food,

beverage, rentals, staffing, entertainment, event production etc.

Creative Development. Negotiation skills.

Contact: Imelda Heindel

imelda.heindel@warnerbros.com

27. Meeting Manager; California Water Environment Association; Oakland,

CA

The Meeting Manager is responsible for providing meeting planning

services and management to the staff and volunteers of CWEA, including

pre-conference planning, food and beverage arrangements, exhibitor

management, working with volunteer committees, budgeting, audio-visual

requests for proposals and contracting, on-site conference management;

and other office duties. The job requires tact, efficiency and ability

to handle multiple on-going tasks with minimal assistance.

Knowledge of, and years of experience in meeting and convention planning

and registration; use of personal computers in the areas of database

management; graphics; and word processing; experience in marketing and

event promotion, experience in working with volunteers. Also, publishing

and editing experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Meeting Manager is

responsible to, and works at the direction of the Director of

Professional Development & Member Services (Director). He/She must be

able to accomplish tasks, which include, but are not limited to:

Meeting Manager Duties:

This position would manage Northern Regional Training Conference

(September), Northern Safety Day (October), P3S Annual Conference

(February) and Specialties (ongoing). The position will also support

Annual Conference (April) , Tri-State Seminar (September), WEFTEC

(October), SSO-WDR (ongoing), as well as any new training events that

may be added to the program of work.

For a more detailed job description, please email Sheryl Sookman at

sheryl@themeetingconnection.com.

Required Qualification

Knowledge of, and experience in meeting and convention planning and

registration; use of personal computers in the areas of database

management; graphics; and word processing; experience in public

relations.

Ability to meet schedules and deadlines; communicate clearly and

concisely, both orally and in writing; work professionally and

effectively with representatives of the hospitality industry; visitors

and convention industry; and with contractors; vendors and suppliers to

the trade show; work constructively and cooperatively with a workforce

composed of volunteers at distant locations; understand and work

effectively in an electronic processing environment.

Licenses: Possession of a valid California Driver's License, and

evidence of insurance.

Education

Bachelors degree in business, marketing or communications. Certificate

in meeting planning and/or association management preferable. Five or

more years of experience in working with a volunteer-driven organization

that produces seminars and/or conferences; and five or more years of

experience in the hospitality, customer service, corporate meetings or

visitors/convention industry.

Candidates are being pre-screened by The MeetingConnection, a

specialized placement/recruiting company for meeting professionals.

Forward your resume and salary requirements to Sheryl Sookman, CMP at

sheryl@themeetingconnection.com.

Please be sure to note in the Subject Heading – CWEA-MPI

28. Senior Meeting Planner; Hill-Rom; Batesville, IN

Hill-Rom has been an industry leader in providing customers with

high-quality, innovative products and outstanding services in the health

care industry since 1929. The company is a subsidiary of Hillenbrand

Industries (NYSE:HB) and currently employs more than 6,500 people

worldwide, including approximately 2,000 at its global headquarters. Our

mission is simple: Everyday we strive to make a positive difference in

the lives of patients and those who care for them.

We are currently seeking a Senior Meeting Planner for our corporate

location in Batesville, IN. We offer an excellent compensation package

and comprehensive benefits, including: competitive salary, 401K,

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and tuition reimbursement.

JOB SUMMARY:

In this role you will be responsible for planning and managing meetings

of any size for the company and serves as senior consultant to customers

and other staff members providing leadership, value added advice and

expertise for the successful completion of meetings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serves as liaison between vendors and company staff in arranging

meetings, training sessions, and conference and trade show hospitality

suites.

Researches, evaluates, negotiates with, establishes, and maintains

relationships with preferred vendors.

Leads program budget development, compiles estimated cost models,

submits final budget, tracks budget statistics, and prepares management

reports.

Assists in selection of meeting site and inspects to determine site

suitability.

Negotiates and confirms meeting site, group air, and hotel contracts to

meet approved budget.

Sets up meeting schedule, organizes materials, reviews transportation

itineraries, and books venues and services with a high level of

accuracy.

Coordinates registration and payment procedures, promotional advertising

and mailings, and corporate sponsorship activities.

Organizes required catering services and room and communication

equipment setup.

Serves as on-site sole planner, manages on-site staffing and

registration and resolves on-site emergencies.

Meeting detail is kept up-to-date in all databases to ensure accurate,

working information to all department work groups.

Develops innovative uses of Internet, Intranet and software applications

for integration into day-to-day meeting planning functions.

Ensures adherence to the company's standard operating procedures travel

policy.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or

technical school; and five to six years related experience and/or

training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of

standard Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software;

Word Processing software; and Travel Reservation software.

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification preferred.

Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including on-site contact for

meetings on a 24-hour basis.

Ability to work effectively under pressure with high profile customers.

Extensive meeting planning experience.

Extensive knowledge of company travel policy.

International meeting planning skills preferred.

At Hill-Rom, we strive to build a diverse work force through equal

opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each

individual has to offer.

M/F/D/V

To apply, please go to:

https://v2.projectix.com/hillenbrand/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=949

29. Event Manager; Westfield, LLC; San Francisco, CA

Westfield San Francisco Centre is seeking an experienced Event Manager

to develop, manage and promote a revenue generating facility rental

program for the center.

Responsibilities

Prepare license agreements; Collect monies and insurance; Maintain

annual budget; Maintain consistent and strategic marketing and public

relations plan; Coordinate logistics of events; Maintain event calendar;

Handle client and customer complaints, Maintain preferred vendor

relationships, Maintain website; Prepare reports.

Required Qualification

Minimum five years related event experience preferred.

College degree or equivalent preferred.

Email resume to towen@westfield.com

or, fax resume to 415 512.6770

ATT: Event Manager Position

30. Conference & Events Internship; U.S. Green Building Council;

Washington, DC

The U.S. Green Building Council, DC-based national nonprofit

organization of over 9,000 corporate and organizational members from

every sector of the building industry united to transform the building

marketplace to sustainability, is currently seeking an aspiring meeting

and event planner to support the Conference & Events department in

administering conference, committee and retreat details with a special

focus on supporting the Greenbuild International Conference & Expofrom

summer 2007 through the completion of the 2007 Greenbuild in Chicago.

This internship will provide the selected individual with experience in

coordinating many logistical aspects and administrative needs of

professional corporate meetings and a major industry tradeshow.

Note: This internship is ideal for individuals with a specific interest

in a career in the field of conference planning.

Responsibilities

* Coordinate conference room calendar and staff programming

* Coordinate office tours and schedule evening sponsor events

* Assist in coordination of meeting logistic planning for all USGBC

committee meetings, trainings, retreats and staff events specifically:

Travel agency air manifest, attendee list coordination and communication

and rooming list changes

* Track expenses and reconcile vendor bills for Greenbuild and

Committee meetings (Event invoice notebooks and Post conference/Event

reports)

* Assist in coordination of meeting logistic planning for

Greenbuild, specifically:

o Continuing education unit (CEU) administration and reporting

o Bookstore assistance

o Signage tracking

o Pre/post conference seminar administration

o Pre/ post survey administration

o Merchandise assistance

o Run of show documents

o Shipping

* Assist in the coordination of Conference communication:

Newsletter, website, e-vites, e-mail

* Serve as main contact for e-mail and phone customer service

* Assist in updating Conference & Events timelines

* Handle fulfillment of all mailings, event list and invitations

* Lend administrative support to Greenbuild Subcommittees

Required Qualification

* High school diploma or equivalent required, some college in

relevant subject area preferred.

* Interest in learning overall knowledge of all aspects of

conference planning, including exhibits, registration, logistics, CEUs,

program development, audio visual and housing.

* Experience with use of advanced communication techniques like

email, web-sites

* Excellent written communication

* Strong strategic, tactical, and linguistic skills

* Creative, innovative approach

* Deadline-oriented, multi-tasking

* Exceptional Computer skills including demonstrated proficiency

with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, internet, e-mail

* Appreciation for USGBC mission

Please submit résumé and letter of interest via email to jobs@usgbc.org

or fax to 202-478-5046, attn: E. Tarring.

31. Senior Meetings Manager; American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC

The Senior Manager provides day-to-day assistance to the Director with

the operations of the department and assures that the Director receives

adequate support so that she can devote her time to long term objectives

and committee activities. This position ensures that income projected is

based on accurate contractual information and in sufficient time to set

registration and exhibit fees for all meetings. This position also

serves as the liaison to the AGU Marketing Department to develop

meetings campaigns, undertakes assigned projects such as identifying a

new abstract system, and provides back-up support to the Meetings

Managers as needed.

Responsibilities

Work directly with hotels and suppliers to manage the full range of

meeting activities, including specifications related to housing, meeting

and exhibit space, and social events. Identify concerns and seek

solutions for any problem areas. Assure the delivery of contracted

services and review/confirm meeting invoices.

Negotiate and discuss hotel and convention center options for holding

future meetings with appropriate staff and/or volunteers, as required.

Serve as the primary liaison to the scientific program committees and

develop committee communications/correspondence for all related

materials.

Oversee processes related to abstract submissions, housing, and

registration systems. Make recommendations for improving the

functionality and quality of these systems. Document procedures, prepare

timelines, test systems, and provide statistical reports and quality

mechanisms.

Provide assistance to internal departments that hold programs and events

at AGU meetings. Work with internal departments to ensure that

information on meetings is advertised accurately and provided to the

membership according to timelines. Assist auxiliary groups in scheduling

events at AGU annual meetings.

Train and manage the workflow of the Meeting Coordinators. Provide

on-site leadership and assistance, and oversee the work activities of

temporary support staff.

Assist the Director with overall departmental activities, such as

budgets, committee appointments, surveys, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualification

Requires 8 – 10 years of meetings management experience with progressive

responsibility, supervisory experience, an emphasis on project

management, and experience with leading volunteer program committees.

Experience planning scientific, engineering, or medical meetings with

more than 15,000 people is preferred. International meeting planning

experience is a plus. Strong computer skills, including internet

applications, database experience (abstract, registration, or membership

systems) and spreadsheet applications. Excellent communication skills to

interact with volunteers and all levels of staff. Excellent

organizational and negotiation skills, and the ability to meet

deadlines. Ability to travel (10-15%) and perform on-site activities.

Education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent expertise gained from course work and

experience; continuing experience i the meetings industry preferred. CMP

designation is desired.

AGU, located near Dupont Circle Metro, offers a competitive salary and

excellent benefits. Mail, fax or e-mail resume, cover letter, and salary

history to: American Geophysical Union, Attn: HR Dept., 2000 Florida

Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Fax: 202-777-7390. E-mail:

resumes@agu.org.

32. Manager, Conference Services; LPL Financial Services; San Diego, CA

LPL Financial Services is currently searching for a Manager, Conference

Services. As a key member of the Conference Services team, this

individual will coordinate and oversee specific phases of assigned

corporate-client business meetings and events with an emphasis on the

online registration process. The position will be based in their

corporate offices in San Diego, California and reports to the Director,

Conference Services.

A polished professional who is outgoing and motivated by frequent team

interaction is essential. Candidate will be a resourceful,

self-motivated, enthusiastic and friendly individual comfortable

collaborating and communicating externally with LPL Financial Advisors

and vendors; and internally across the organization (including LPL

senior executives and VIPs). The candidate will have excellent attention

to detail and know how to multi-task autonomously with accuracy and

speed, in a fast-paced environment. Position requires independent

judgment and general knowledge of hospitality industry trends and terms.

High consideration is given to candidates coming from a corporate

environment with strong experience in working with internal/external

designers and programmers to develop online registration systems for

events of various size and scope.

Responsibilities

– Develop and manage event logistics including site selection/contract

negotiation, financial management, travel/housing, registration,

promotional marketing (including invitations/confirmations, agenda,

amenities and speaker/entertainment recruitment), food and beverage,

security, space usage, audiovisual requirements, staffing/on-site

execution, post-event analysis

– Build and track milestones/project plans which support event

objectives

– Manage, maintain and publish key internal events on a company master

calendar

– Development/management of detailed budgets for assigned events

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (MS Access, Word, Excel,

Outlook, PowerPoint) is necessary

Qualifications:

– 5 or more years experience in event planning

– Minimum 3 years supervisory expertise (including third-party

management), in a Fortune 500 company

– Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Certification of Meeting Management

(CMM) or other industry designation are preferred

Professional Competencies and Attributes:

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies and

attributes:

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written),

across various constituencies

– Experience that illustrates the ability to manage multiple priorities

simultaneously

– Self-motivated professional who takes the necessary steps to stay

abreast of current hospitality industry trends, skills, resources and

knowledge

– Articulate, driven professional with the ability to work with

like-minded professionals in a results-oriented, fast-paced and growing

environment

– A good listener with the ability to understand other's viewpoints and

needs

– Comprehension of legal terms and conditions as they apply to vendor

contracts

– Desire to contribute to the success and growth of the organization

– Willingness to work overtime travel for site inspections and on-site

management of key events

Education

Bachelor's Degree from accredited four-year college or university

Please apply online at

http://track.jobviper.com/ViewJob.asp?id=361943-3-603

33. Manager, Meeting, Group & Incentive Development; RPMC; Calabasas, CA

Position Description

Full time position working in an energetic and creative environment

supporting all the new business efforts of the company.

Position responsibilities to include (but not limited to):

– Research & Development for Group, Incentive and Meeting Events and

Travel Programs

– Research & Development for FIT Incentive and Consumer Promotion Travel

Programs

– Comprehensive Budget preparation utilizing Microsoft Excel and

Data-Base systems

– Comprehensive Event Itinerary, Proposal and RFP Response preparation

utilizing Microsoft Work, Power Point and Data-Base systems

– Creative and logistic conceptualizing to present cutting edge events

and travel programs

– Participate in preliminary review of legal contracts and agreements

from vendors

Position responsibilities do not require or include:

– Travel

Skills Required

Must be detail oriented, resourceful and able to communicate well. Must

be able to manage time-lines with minimal or no supervision. Must

possess the ability to research out of the ordinary components and work

within tight deadlines. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and

PowerPoint. Financial and/or travel background a plus.

Attributes that are a plus or can be part of on the job training:

– Knowledge and experience with Consumer Sweepstakes

– Event Marketing

Please forward resumes to hr@rpmc.com or via FAX – Attention

HR/Development at (818) 222-0048

34. Sales Executive, Meetings/Incentive Management Company; ADI Meetings

& Incentives, Inc.; Tempe, AZ (or home based)

A well established, entrepreneurial, full service meeting and incentive

company with a wide range of clients in the United States seeks an

experienced, successful Sales Executive with a successful track record

and established strong relationships with corporate and association

clients. Must possess the ability to prospect and close new client

contracts.

Our company has been in business for over 25 years and is well versed in

managing incentive programs, meetings, product launches, corporate

events and registration programs in over sixty countries for a variety

of industries.

Base salary plus strong incentive commission structure. Current book of

business will be considered. Benefits offered.

The ideal candidate will be able to develop a sharp Sales Strategy and

increase business in a defined period of time. Candidate should be able

to prospect new potential clients and sell to corporations and

associations of all sizes throughout the United States. Must be a

self-starter and work independently.

The ideal candidate must have at least five years experience in the

industry developing and selling services within a meeting/incentive

management company, DMC, hotel or related organization. Must also bring

strong presentation skills and knowledge of the creative process and

development of successful programs.

Please send cover and resume including most recent base salary,

commissions and/or bonus to lcampanile@adimi.com.

35. Account Executive; Image Technologies Corporation; Kansas City, MO

Image Technologies Corporation is a well-established production company

specializing in designing and executing corporate meetings and special

events for our national client base. Continued growth of our Kansas City

operation provides a great opportunity for a disciplined and highly

motivated individual to prove his/her drive for results. Ideal candidate

will come with a portfolio of contacts in the meetings and events

industry that can be converted to new customers in our business.

Successful candidate will have a proven track record in SALES,

preferably in the field of audio visual technology. Excellent

communication skills, work ethic, and demonstrated knowledge,

experience, and ability to source leads and convert them to sales are a

must. Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant sales experience is required.

Primary responsibility is to solicit and book new business, meeting

established sales goals and generating revenue.

* Prospect and develop new customers through cold calling, industry

contacts, lead follow-up, networking, field visits, etc.

* Design and conduct sales campaigns for prospective clients and

successfully convert opportunities to sales.

* Serve as liaison between prospects and internal staff to source

proposal pricing and assure that client's needs are met in professional

and timely fashion.

* Information compilation and delivery via contact management software

* Develop and prepare professional quality RFP responses, working in

concert with internal staff.

Required Qualification

* 2 – 5 years of sales experience, preferably in industry.

* Thorough knowledge of products offerings.

* Experience with live event or video production preferred.

* Computer proficiency in MS Office, contact management software, and

the Internet

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer

service.

Education

Degree is preferred, but will substitute experience in field.

For consideration, please send cover letter to include salary

requirements along with resume via email to: karen_helwig@itcx.net.

PLEASE REFERENCE “Account Executive Resume” IN SUBJECT LINE of the

email. NO PHONE CALLS please.

36. VP, Events; Confidential; New York, NY

Our client is one of the premier leaders in providing expert knowledge

consulting. Their unique services and web-based software help the

world's leading financial services firms, consultancies, corporations

and not-for-profit institutions find, engage, build and manage expert

networks.

Our client focuses exclusively on providing a platform for consultation

and collaboration. They identify and provide appropriate and timely

access to the world's expertise in all industries.

Our client has grown quickly since inception in1998 and currently

employs more than 550 people. Their diverse, energetic staff and

innovative technologies enable them to compete successfully with much

larger organizations.

Their offices are located in major cities throughout the U.S. and are

also located in Europe and Asia Pacific. They are a privately held

organization with revenues approaching $200 million.

The Vice President, Events will report directly to the Head of Research

Operations.

The Vice President of Events will be responsible for managing all

branding, marketing and communications as well as recordings of events

distributed on our client's web portals and third party websites.

The VP, Events will be responsible for the P&L of our client's

multi-million dollar seminar and small-group events products.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

– Drive quality of programming and attendee experience at all of our

client's events.

– Focus on major events to include but not limited to: Detroit Auto

Show, Paris Air Show, ASCO, AHA, E3, and NYC Fashion Week.

– Create business and functional requirements for internal events

management systems.

– Collaborate with the Finance team to develop and update all events

budgets.

– Formulate and monitor core productivity and progress metrics.

– Supervise pricing and packaging decisions.

– Manage the below team to facilitate and implement these events:

– Senior Budgets and Finance Manager

– Senior Events Systems Manager

– Programming Coordinator

– Communications Manager

S/He will work with a team of twenty Events Managers who are based at a

facility in Texas. S/He will collaborate and coordinate closely with the

management team to ensure the events overall success and visibility in

the marketplace as well as maintain a consistent client company message

throughout all programs.

The successful candidate should have at least five to ten years of

leadership experience in managing worldwide and/or major regional

business events and/or conferences.

S/He should have a clear track record of excellence in several

categories including: teamwork, professionalism as well as excellent

communication and organization skills.

Additional candidate qualifications include:

– Proven experience in product or service P&L management.

– Fluency in process management and workflow design.

– Familiar with global/multi-office communication issues.

– Strong analytical skills.

– Outstanding communication skills with all media venues to include:

writing, public speaking, presentations, and internet.

– Technical skills internet savvy, knowledge of events software or in

the creation of cutting-edge event planning and marketing systems.

Candidates should be comfortable articulating the value of our client's

expert networks, professional services and client-facing software

systems.

S/He should excel at acting as the Spokesperson representing our

client's events to a wide array of outside constituencies.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

– Highly organized, results-driven.

– Passion for advocating our client¿s events and business model to a

wide array of constituencies.

– Enthusiastic, adept at motivating others.

– Capable of managing a high level of complex tasks in a fast paced,

diverse and entrepreneurial culture.

– Adept at collaborating with both internal and external teams on a

multitude of projects simultaneously.

– Can identify and focus on growth opportunities.

– Acts with the highest integrity and professionalism in all endeavors.

Education

A bachelor's degree is required. A graduate degree is preferred.

Please forward your resume to Ami Chokshi – achokshi@knpassoc.com

37. Event Sales Manager; Jillian's Billiards Club; Norfolk, VA

A Jillion Things to do…All under one roof!

Jillian's Billiard Club is a national concept known for it's high

volume, fast pace, and high energy. We offer a great restaurant

experience, packaged with world-class billiards, exceptional sports

viewing, the most current video games, night clubs, and banquet rooms,

all in a highly socially interactive atmosphere. Check out our website:

www.jilliansbilliards.com.

We are currently seeking a fun, energetic sales professional to grow and

coordinate party sales in our Norfolk, VA location. Responsibilities

include: networking in the community, driving new business, and

administration functions.

Outside sales and banquet execution experience preferred.

Interested candidates should send resumes to:

JBC Entertainment

11851 Commonwealth Drive

Louisville, KY 40299

critzie@jbchq.com

Jillian's is an equal opportunity employer.

38. Events Manager; ETA; Lakewood, CO

About the company: Events & Transportation Associates, Inc. (ETA) is a

small company, with an impressive portfolio, located near Denver,

Colorado specializing in transportation consulting and management for

special events across North America. Founded in 1990, ETA has

demonstrated success and efficiency in managing events and

transportation for some of the largest, most prestigious, and

security-conscious events in North America. Our programs entertain and

move guests with quality and precision by providing hands-on resources

and oversight of every aspect of events of all sizes, each with their

own unique complexities. Events vary from a few sedans for VVIP's to

hundreds of buses for multi-sport, multi-venue events. Please visit our

website at EventTransportation.com for more company information.

Job Concept:

The Events Manager is responsible for overseeing transportation

operations for the convention and major events market. This includes,

but is not limited to, creating proposals, budgets, vehicle and staff

procurement, staffing charts, bus system development and maintaining

positive relationships with clients and vendors. Manager is also

responsible for on-site management and implementation.

Responsibilities

Proposals

Assist VP of Sales in creating proposals for mid to large programs.

Negotiating vehicle needs and costs

Review all proposals for accuracy and correctness.

Operations

Generation of proposals, budgets, contracts and financials.

Transportation system design and development

Implementation and management of mid to large programs and assist VP of

Operations with large programs

On-Site staff scheduling and management of staff availability and skills

Track and maintain excellent relationships with key vendors in all

markets.

Maintain knowledge of venues and operations

Post event financial reconciliation

Misc. Tasks

Management of client, staff and vendor databases

Grow client base

Necessary Skills – Extensive experience in event transportation

management A MUST!!, ability to travel to various locations (including

Canada), detail oriented and organized, comfortable working in high

demand situations. Working knowledge of Word and Excel programs.

Education

College Degree or Equivalent Experience

Email your resume to Kclark@eventtransportation.com or fax to

303-757-4661

39. Account Manager – Travel Operations; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

USMotivation is a full service incentive marketing company that

specializes in providing creative incentive solutions from exciting

travel programs to rewarding award-based offerings that motivate

employees and customers.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Responsible for developing and managing client programs and building

client relationships. Responsible for overseeing staff from program

inception to completion, managing the goals and objectives of the

program, monitoring cost controls and keeping within client budget.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Total project and program management with multi-task capabilities.

-Manage all of the components of a group incentive travel or meeting

program.

-Develop, manage and monitor budgets for each program from inception to

completion.

-Initiate and manage program development and changes.

-Manage the profitability of the account.

-Supervise Account Coordinators and staff during the entire program.

-Relay accurate information to the client contact in a timely manner.

-Coordinate all food & beverage, air and hotel elements.

-Manage and develop all trip specifications including ground

transportation.

-Conduct travel staff briefings and coordinate with the lead Travel

Director.

-Coordinate with DMC's if applicable.

-Research/negotiate/purchase room gifts as needed.

-Develop and manage client expectations and timelines of each program.

-Develop client programs based on the client's agenda.

-Manage program changes with client, suppliers, and internal staff.

-Initiate and negotiate contracts with vendors and suppliers.

-Supervise production of printed materials and mailings.

-Develop new business with client whenever possible.

-Manage all internal processes and timelines including final billing

closeout files.

-Provide creativity and client history feedback to all program elements.

-Build and maintain relationships with each client.

-Maintain Excel reports and complete a financial analysis of each

program.

-Site Inspections – provide input onsite and feedback to the planning

department.

-Network among the client managers to expand our contact base and

prospects.

-Develop prospecting opportunities for new business with each client.

-Maintain a list for improvement suggestions for the next program.

-Organize and chair Pre/Post-con meetings

-Other duties and projects as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

-Must be able to travel as needed.

-Must be able to use telephone and computer without assistance

-Ability to handle and life packages in excess of 10 pounds

-Ability to work well under pressure

-Must be able to use office equipment such as printers, copy machines,

fax machines without assistance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

-Degree in related field and/or 3-5 years experience in the travel

field.

-Must possess good oral and written skills.

-Must have good relationship skills.

-A team-oriented, positive attitude is essential.

-Capable of making solid and quick judgment calls in a crisis.

-Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills.

-Proficiency in Word and Excel are required.

-Proficiency in Access at Intermediate level or above is required.

-Must be proficient in working with the Internet.

Apply to: www.talewis@usmotivation.com

40. Premium Concierge; LesConcierges, Inc.; Broomfield, CO

Quintess, a partner of Leading Hotels of the World, LRW is the world's

premier luxury residence club. More than just a revolutionary new way to

vacation, a Quintess, LRW membership establishes an incredible new

luxury lifestyle. Quintess Members enjoy private access to an

extraordinary portfolio of multi-million-dollar vacation homes.

Members enjoy access to a remarkable collection of vacation homes, the

anytime, anywhere service of our OnQ Concierge, as well as exceptional

experience and opportunities not available anywhere else.

The goal is to provide the setting for the most remarkable, personalized

vacation experiences leading to the most cherished memories. In

addition, we make every effort to ensure that the club becomes part of

our member's everyday lives. The Premium Concierge position is in the

Boulder, Colorado area and will report to the on site Premium Account

Manager.

Responsibilities

Provide MTA's and customers with a high level of personalized services.

Fulfill requests in areas such as Vacation Planning, Personal Special

Event Planning, Concert/Sporting Event Ticketing, and Holiday

Promotions. Meet volume service level agreements, work in conjunction

with SF Operations.

Required Qualification

-Extensive customer service background with the ability to work with

employees at a variety of levels.

-Demonstrated professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication

skills and the ability to work under tight constraints.

-Ability to multi-task and complete most requests within 24 hours.

Attention to detail and resourcefulness a must.

-Problem resolution skills and the ability to ensure complete customer

satisfaction.

-Self-motivated, self-starter, extremely organized individual. Must have

a belief that the customer is your most important asset. Must deliver

same high level of customer service to each customer.

-Must have a strong ability to work as a team.

-Strong computer skills including a strong Internet background.

-Ability to maintain and develop new outside vendor relationships.

-Must have a concept of 4 customers your client contact, your account

end user, your teammates and LesConcierges.

Please send resume and cover letter to nabarber1@cox.net

41. Senior Meeting & Incentive Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

Chicago, IL

BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I) is an independent operating unit of

BCD Travel – the third largest travel management company in the world.

BCD Travel operates in more than 90 countries on five continents, with

$12 billion in total sales and a combined worldwide workforce in excess

of 12,000. BCD M&I is a division within BCD Travel that employs

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

incentives, conferences and events. To find out more about our company,

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available in our downtown

Chicago office for a Senior Meeting & Incentive Planner. The Senior

Meeting & Incentive Planner is responsible for the development, planning

and overall operational execution of complex meetings, conferences,

conventions, high-level incentive travel programs, and/or special events

for customers. The Senior Meeting & Incentive Planner works on a variety

of programs simultaneously and serves as the day-to-day planning contact

for each respective client.

Responsibilities

-Plan and manage complex meetings, conferences, and/or conventions that

include multiple hotels/venues, audiences and agendas, and 20+ on-site

travel staff

-When required, work with Director, Business Development or Account

Director to create, develop, price and facilitate new and repeat

business proposals, including, but not limited to destination, hotel,

activity and event overviews

-Plan and manage high-level incentive travel programs, which include

multi-million dollar budgets, VIP audiences and complex level of details

-Work with the Director, Business Development and client to develop,

coordinate and implement travel program agendas and itineraries

-Day to day/main contact with client/decision-maker providing

consultative approach to program planning, ensuring the client has

identified clear objectives for the outcome of the meeting, conference

or program and determine steps to ensure these objectives are achieved

-Manage day-to-day internal and client version program budgets

Required Qualification

-Minimum of 8 years experience in planning meetings, incentives,

conventions, conferences and/or special events

-Minimum of 8 years experience managing outside vendors, sourcing and

negotiating contract services

-Minimum of 4 years experience in account/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 1500+

participants with on-site Travel Staff of 20+

-Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

-CMP certification strongly preferred

To express interest and apply for this position, please email your

resume and salary history and requirements to resumes@bcdmi.com or fax

to (404) 923-6293. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

42. Purchasing Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

BCD Meetings & Incentives (BCD M&I) is an independent operating unit of

BCD Travel¿the third largest travel management company in the world. BCD

Travel operates in more than 90 countries on five continents, with $12

billion in total sales and a combined worldwide workforce in excess of

12,000. BCD M&I is a division within BCD Travel that employs

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

incentives, conferences and events. To find out more about our company,

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Purchasing

Manager position supporting a Fortune 100 client in our Charlotte

location. This position is responsible for site selection, vendor

contract negotiation, and initial budgeting for assigned meetings and

events.

Responsibilities

-Act as a primary liaison between the Meeting Host and hotel/supplier

during the research stage of all meetings

-Prepare preliminary budgets and initiate vendor contact for information

and pricing on assigned meetings

-Utilize preferred vendors for quality of service and maximum pricing

advantage, along with maintaining supplier relationships

-Negotiate all supplier contracts for the best possible prices and

concessions in order to eet client's expectation of savings and cost

avoidance on meeting spend.

-Keep vendors up-to-date on proposal status and block appropriate space

or release all space not needed on a timely basis.

Required Qualification

-Minimum 3 years purchasing and meeting planning experience

-Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

-Strong negotiation skills

-Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

-Bachelors Degree Preferred

To express interest and apply for this position, please email your

resume and salary history and requirements to resumes@bcdmi.com or fax

to (404) 923-6293. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

43. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Jacksonville, FL

When you represent a name like American Express, you have an immediate

professional advantage … respect.

In this key role, you will be part of a team responsible for the overall

planning and logistics of 40+ training classes held annually onsite at

Vistakon. Candidate should be thoroughly familiar with the travel and

hospitality industry.

Qualifications:

* Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

medical/dental/vision plans, 401(k) and much more!

To join our winning team, please visit www.americanexpress.com/jobs and

enter req # 86770BR in the keyword field. EOE

44. TEAM LEADER; American Express; Milwaukee, WI

When you represent a name like American Express, you have an immediate

professional advantage … respect.

You will be responsible for leading a team of meeting managers,

providing leadership, feedback and direction to staff by assessing skill

levels and overall readiness. You will also act as a conduit for

communication, ensuring that direct reports are well informed about

issues which affect them and their customers while managing change

effectively to motivate and retain employees.

Qualifications:

* Familiar with hospitality industry

* 3+ years experience with procurement/contract negotiation

* 5 years leadership experience managing a team whose responsibilities

include meeting planning

* Strong knowledge of group industry, destinations, hotels and suppliers

* Excellent verbal/written communication skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

medical/dental/vision from day one, 401(k) + company match and much

more!

To join our winning team, please visit

www.americanexpress.com/traveljobs and enter req # 85127BR in the

keyword field. EOE

45. 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.

Education

Bachelor degree or equivalent experience required.

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

46. Director of Event Sales; Destination Services of Colorado, Inc.;

Denver, CO

Denver is becoming a Mecca for Worldwide Corporate Events. Destination

Services of Colorado Inc. is the Premier Destination Management Company

(DMC) in Colorado serving Meeting Planners and Corporate and Incentive

Groups for 22 years.

Offering competitive compensation, incentive plan and health, dental,

flexible spending account, 401k, STD, LTD, VC & PTO.

If you have proven event sales and supervisory success, enjoy working in

a mach speed environment in a fun, downtown Denver location, read on…

Responsibilities

Seeking experienced individual to spearhead sales in our Denver

Division. Responsible for establishing and meeting Denver sales revenue

targets, devising budgets, participation in management meetings and

providing key direction to sales team. Responsible for developing and

strengthening Key Accounts and Hotel Relationships. Will set and

maintain job guidelines, procedures and policies for the sales managers

and sales coordinators.

Required Qualification

– 5-10 years minimum experience in Event Sales Management or Director of

Event Sales experience.

– Direct Sales & Quota Experience. Proposal & Client Presentation

experience.

– Supervisory experience managing a staff of 3 or more.

– Strong MS Office Skills

– Current driver's license and satisfactory driving record

Education

Bachelor's Degree or a combination of education and experience.

Please apply via fax or email, include your salary history to DSC-HR,

Fax #970-328-2331, or hr@dsc-co.com.

For more information or to download an employment application, visit our

website at www.dsc-co.com.

47. Event Manager; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

Jack Morton's Norwalk office has an opening for an Event Manager. In

conjunction with the Director, the person in this role will be

responsible for the logistics and hotel management of client events.

Responsibilities

– Plan, implement, and manage all meeting functions

o Evaluate potential meeting sites

o Visit, inspect and analyze properties

o Solicit and secure proposals from potential sites

o Negotiate contracts and coordinate with hotels, caterers/restaurants,

transportation companies, and other miscellaneous vendors

o Advise and assist in development of programs with hotels, make initial

arrangements for function rooms and guest rooms, follows up on setup,

staging, food & beverage functions and other physical arrangements

o Coordinate the financial, administrative and staffing aspects of

meetings

o Manage on-site logistics at meetings, conferences and workshops

o Work in tandem with registration producer on client management issues

o Produce meeting specification documentation

o Prepare written report on programs managed on site regarding hotel

efficiency, etc.

Required Qualification

– Bachelors Degree and 6 years of meeting management experience;

city-wide conventions a plus

– Knowledge of the Meeting Industry including current trends within the

industry

– Knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to meetings management

– 4 years of vendor and relationship management experience

– Strong contract negotiation and budget management skills

– Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

– Third-party experience a plus, but not required

– CMP a plus, but not required

Please visit www.jackmorton.com and apply on-line.

48. Events Manager; Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association;

Phoenix, AZ

DUTIES

* Manages the strategy and planning of meetings and special

events for an organization.

* Manages marketing campaigns to build event attendance.

* Monitors and controls event budgets and negotiates all

necessary contracts.

* Updates events on website.

* Manages the delivery of direct mail pieces for upcoming

events.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* Self-starter with experience in event management.

* A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.

* Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish

goals.

* Good interpersonal skills, possesses high energy, good

communication and telephone etiquette.

* Strong computer skills with an extensive working knowledge of

Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

* Should be comfortable working in a small office with a fun and

outgoing staff.

* Must be detail oriented and good at prioritizing tasks.

* Must be confident in making independent decisions and carrying out

those decisions without extensive supervision.

* A college degree is preferred.

The salary range for the position is low to mid 30's depending on

experience. Health and retirement benefits are included at specified

time after hire date. Fax your resume to Steve Chucri, President and

CEO at 602-307-9139 or contact him at 602-307-9134.

Contact: Steve Chucri

Phone: 602-307-9134

Fax: 602-307-9139

steve@azrestaurant.org

49. Development Department Coordinator; Special Olympics Connecticut;

Hamden, CT

QUALIFICATIONS:

· At least two years related experience

· Good organizational, time management and clerical skills

· An ability to handle multiple tasks

· Experience with Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher,

Powerpoint

· Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge preferred

· Excellent typing skills

· An ability to work independently and as a team to accomplish

objectives

· Good interpersonal and communication skills

· Valid Connecticut driver's license with own transportation

· Ability to work nights and weekends when needed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibilities of the Development Department Coordinator

include but are not limited to:

· Provide support to development staff for special events,

corporate relations, sponsorships and fundraising activities, as

directed.

· Coordinate Matching Gifts & Corporate Donations process of

inputting and acknowledgements.

· Maintain files and reports associated with the Development

Department Special Events/Fundraisers.

· Coordinate Penguin Plunge Mailings for State Office and

Regional offices.

· Assist in the identification/ordering of marketing

materials/incentives needed for Torch Run and Penguin Plunges on a

statewide basis.

· Maintain and Track Merchandise Inventory for Torch Run Program.

· Maintain an accurate record of Torch Run departments/contacts.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assist PR staff in the production and distribution of press

releases, press kits and related materials for special events and misc.

fundraisers.

· Provide telephone coverage for the organization and deliver

mail to the post office as needed.

· Coordinate registration/volunteers/refreshments for special

events.

· Perform other tasks as requested by the Vice President of

Development & Corporate Relations.

Please send/fax/e-mail to: Development Search, Special Olympics

Connecticut, Inc. 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT. Fax: (203)

230-1202. E-Mail: devsearch@soct.org

50. Event Planner- Trade Shows #122095; The McIntyre Group; Norwalk, CT

Seasoned Event Planner sought to coordinate logistics of and travel to

company trade shows. This is a fabulous temp to hire opportunity to

work for an industry leader for the individual with:

* The ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize as duties as

needed

* The ability to review contracts for fine details

* The ability to negotiate with vendors

* Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

* At least 1 year of related experience, preferably out of the

pharma industry- MPI or CMP certification is preferred

* Intermediate financial skills and an interest in working with

numbers

* A flexible schedule and the ability to travel as needed

Apply today if you are the qualified individual seeking a challenging

opportunity!

Contact: Courtney

Phone: 203-750-1111 Ext. 140

Fax: 203-750-1119

cem@themcintyregroup.com

http://www.themcintyregroup.com

51. Senior Manager, Media Relations; Walt Disney Parks & Resorts;

Burbank, CA

The Senior Manager of Media Relations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

(WDPR) will manage and monitor the day-to-day media relations function

for the segment, proactively telling our story to the business press in

creative and interactive ways. This individual will develop external

proactive strategies to support the segment's key business objectives –

and work closely with each of the segment's business units and the

segment PR team to ensure consistent strategies, messaging and

positioning. In addition, this individual will help manage/monitor the

press dialogue to help inform reporters' thinking about our business and

shape the perception of our segment. This position is based in

Burbank, Calif., and will report to the Vice President of External

Communications for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Responsibilities

Ø Develop story ideas and pitch the national and local business

press and key trade publications on story ideas that further the

positioning of our segment and strengthen the reputation of the WDP&R

brand

Ø Prepare/media train WDP&R executives for interviews on

segment-wide issues, performance and growth (media training, message

development, feedback, etc.)

Ø Develop press releases, fact sheets, media alerts and other

collateral on segment initiatives and/or on high-profile issues that

impact multiple business units and/or corporate

Ø Establish/maintain relationships with key business reporters;

develop communication tools/processes to provide key reporters timely

and relevant information about the segment/key initiatives that inspire

story ideas and shape thinking

Ø Develop key message grids for executives, spokespeople and

business units; develop media guidance for specific issues and hot

topics

Ø Establish system for real-time media monitoring of

stories/information that impacts the business; elevate information in

timely manner to senior management as warranted

Ø Write weekly report for senior leadership of TWDC and WDPR,

previewing key events and news drivers for the coming two weeks from

around Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Ø Work closely with the segment's Director of External

Communications and local and global PR teams to ensure consistency of

messaging across all global media events and activities

Ø Manage/handle/coordinate media requests regarding the global

business unit

Ø Manage daily press clippings and archive coverage for the segment

Ø Facilitate and run a weekly global conference call for the

various Public Affairs teams within Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Ø Support the ongoing implementation of a comprehensive emergency

preparedness/crisis communications plan

Ø Develop a segment-wide press kit to better educate stakeholders

such as the media, analysts, executives and others about the WDP&R

segment

Required Qualifications

· Demonstrated strong writing, research and editing skills

· Ability to create documents quickly and communicate effectively under

pressure

· At least 7-10 years of professional corporate communications, public

relations or media relations experience

· Ability to interact with and effectively engage senior executives in

discussions to reach desired goals

· Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively

with people at all levels of the organization

· Bachelor's degree

Desired Qualifications

· Demonstrated ability to develop effective communication products

requiring minimal editing and rework.

· Experience in developing products that are designed to tell our

story by educating and persuading key stakeholders.

· Demonstrated leadership, strategic-thinking and

problem-solving skills.

· Ability to work well independently, as well as in a team

environment.

· Ability to consistently meet deadlines and maintain a high

level of quality in work produced or performed.

· Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.

· Business savvy.

· Strong client-service orientation.

· At least two years experience as a reporter.

· Proficiency with Associated Press style guidelines and online

media resources such as Lexus-Nexis, Vocus, AP Newstracker, etc.

https://disney.recruitmax.com//main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=91928&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=91928

52. Special Event Coordinator; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; River Edge,

NJ

Does your present job offer you.

* Opportunity to apply your skills & learn new ones

* Team oriented, friendly and energetic environment

* Growth and advancement opportunities

* Great benefits including 3 wks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays,

medical, dental, vision, 401k, others!

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has immediate opening for a creative,

enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to assist with the logistics of

implementing and marketing a variety of fund-raising special events in

our River Edge. Individual will be responsible for administrative

functions, maintaining volunteer database, working with vendors,

soliciting donations for events and assisting with volunteer

recruitment.

Qualified candidate has professional demeanor with superb telephone,

communication/client service, time management, attention to detail, &

organizational skills. Special events/fund-raising or non-profit

experience preferred. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel,

Publisher, Access, & Database Management and the ability to be creative

in marketing and solicitation of materials required.

EOE Please submit resume with salary history directly online to

http://www.cff.org/ under Employment Opportunities.

Click on link below or copy and past to browser:

http://www.prohire.com/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=JobList&szFormat=search&szWID=10906&szCID=49079

53. President and Chief Executive Officer; Amputee Coalition of America

(ACA); Eastern/Midwestern US

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2607629&keywords=&ref=1

54. Abstract/Education Coordinator; AASLD; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2607762&keywords=&ref=1

55. Conference Coordinator; American Association of Exporters and

Importers; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2607080&keywords=&ref=1

56. Director of Professional Education & Research; Casualty Actuarial

Society; Arlington, VA

Nonprofit Professional Society in Ballston has an opening for an

experienced Director of Professional Education & Research to head newly

organized department. Responsibilities include working with volunteers

to produce educational events including Annual and Spring Meetings,

Reserving and Ratemaking seminars, workshops, audio conferences,

webinars, and to deliver research content to varied audiences through

educational programming. Directing staff support for the Research and

Development Committees, Task Forces, and working parties through

supervision of the Research Manager/Librarian and Research Coordinator.

5-8 years experience in staff supervision, education curriculum

development, speaker management, program evaluation and analysis,

writing speaker bios and seminar content summaries is necessary.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree required, masters preferred. Property Casualty

insurance background strongly preferred. Familiarity with research and

library operations preferred. Strong computer, written and oral

communications skills are essential. Travel required.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits and metro location. For

consideration please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements

to sgrossi@casact.org. Resumes without salary requirements will not be

considered. No phone calls. No relocation

57. Director of Sales & Marketing; Cal South; Fullerton, CA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2606250&keywords=&ref=1

58. Conference Program Director; League of California Cities;

Sacramento, CA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2605710&keywords=&ref=1

59. Logistics Manager, Trade Shows; Society of the Plastics Industry,

Inc.; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2605291&keywords=&ref=1

60. CLE & Event Manager; Nixon Peabody LLP; Washington, DC

Voted a Best Place to Work in 2007 by the Washington Business Journal,

Nixon Peabody LLP, a growing law firm with over 700 attorneys in 17

locations, is seeking a CLE & Event Manager for its Washington office.

Reporting to the Executive Director, individual will manage continuing

education, specialized training programs and conferences for the firm,

as well as oversee development of collateral materials for CLE programs.

Qualified applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree, preferably in

journalism, marketing or communications and minimum of 4 years directly

related experience in a law firm or professional services setting. Send

cover letter with salary requirement and resume to

dcresumes@nixonpeabody.com or 202.354.4869 (Fax). Reference job title in

the subject line. All inquiries will be kept confidential. EOE M/F/D/V

61. Program Assistant-Annual Meeting; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23571011&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

62. Event Services Coordinator; National Rifle Association; Fairfax, VA

Responsible for a variety of duties within Volunteer Fundraising

including support for The NRA Foundation store, Friends of NRA (FNRA),

the state volunteer structure and administrative support as assigned.

Oversee apparel program responsibilities including printing and accuracy

of the different flyers, product sales and customer service issues.

Assist Event Services Manager in developing effective communications

tools to market Friends of NRA to NRA members and the general public.

Assist Event Services Manager in developing and designing support

materials for Friends of NRA and the national sponsor program, including

designing flyers, ads, brochures and other support materials as

directed. As needed, provide design and development assistance for

newsletters and articles with promotion and special merchandise

opportunities.

High visibility with NRA field staff, vendors, affiliated organizations

and volunteers. Position functions in a fast paced, deadline oriented

work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities with

minimal direct supervision. Weekend work is occasionally required.

Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds required. Travel occasionally

required. Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration or

Fine Art required. Relative work experience may be considered.

Experience with program marketing, promotion, special event coordination

and development is a plus. Excellent oral and written communications

skills required. Strong computer skills, including work processing and

database proficiency required. Experience with Web design, HTML, Quark

and Photoshop are desired.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter (required) with salary

requirements to: careers@nrahq.org or fax: 703/267-3938. The NRA offers

excellent benefits and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

63. Sales Account Executive; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23306361&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

64. Campaigns/Event Coordinator; Pace Global Energy Services; Fairfax,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23964816&jobSummaryIndex=9&agentID=

65. Developer; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23954466&jobSummaryIndex=60&agentID=

66. Special Events Coordinator; Georgetown University; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23947256&jobSummaryIndex=79&agentID=

67. Assistant Director – Meeting Planning; American Bar Association;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23954221&jobSummaryIndex=6&agentID=

68. Senior Meeting Planner; JMG Human Resource Consulting; Arlington, VA

Government Contractor has the following immediate openings in Reston,

Va. and Rockville, Md.:

Sr. Meeting Professional responsibilities include:

* Manage and coordinate all logistical aspects of special events,

government-sponsored meetings and exhibit plans from concept to closing,

in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR).

* Direct all arrangements for events involving 200-3500 participants

including annual conferences, workshops, retreats, trainings, town hall

meetings, focus groups, symposia, seminars, and other types of meetings.

* Negotiate with and secure facilities and vendors in accordance with

the FTR (e.g., hotel, catering, audiovisual equipment, transportation,

communications)

* Review and reconcile meeting-related invoices

* Direct post-meeting activities, such as coordination of meeting

summaries, evaluation reports, and thank-you letters

Ideal candidate should have a BA degree or equivalent exp. and at least

3 yrs. of meeting planning mgmt exp. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of

RFP preparation, spec writing, contract negotiations, logistics

planning, budget planning, knowledge of the FAR and managing vendors and

suppliers. Must have excellent organizational and communications skills

(written and verbal), and supervisory skills. Exp. with word

processing/personal computer applications req'd (MS Office).

Demonstrated ability to set priorities and follow through on work

assignments. Must have excellent customer service skills. Federal

Government contracting exp., a plus.

Reston applicants, please send resume and salary requirements to:

Jacquie@jmghrconsulting.com. Rockville applicants, please send resume

and salary requirements to: hr@edjassociates.com

69. Meeting Coordinator; National Academies; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=23967651&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

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