Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 16 July 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

16 July 2007

Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and

relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the

hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

The objective of this network is to build relationships and help each

other with career issues and other professional and personal challenges.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Director, Meetings & Convention; Utilities Telecom Council;

Washington, DC

2. Event Planner; Cydcor; Westlake Village, CA

3. Director of Events; Chief Executives Organization; Bethesda, MD

4. National Sales Manager; Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority;

Philadelphia, PA

5. Sales Manager; The Biltmore Company; Asheville, NC

6. Vice President of Operations; Confidential; San Francisco, CA

7. Director of Account Management; Confidential; Seattle, WA

8. Membership & Committee Intern; American Bar Association; Washington,

DC

9. Account Executive; ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc.; New Orleans, LA

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

11. Conference Associate; National League of Cities; Washington, DC

12. Assistant: Registration, Housing and Travel; Radiological Society of

North America (RSNA); Oak Brook, IL

13. Senior Administrator, Conferences and Programming; Institute of Real

Estate Management; Chicago, IL

14. Conferences & Membership Development Coordinator; Airports Council

International-North America; Washington, DC

15. Director, Meetings and Events; Urban Land Institute; Los Angeles, CA

16. Meetings Assistant Intern; Association of Science-Technology

Centers; Washington, DC

17. Meeting Planner, Education; MDA Associates; Elmwood Park, NJ

18. Director of Conferences & Events, The Nielsen Events Group; Nielsen;

New York, NY

19. Travel – Program Operations Manager; Gohagan & Company; Chicago, IL

20. Account Executives; Hospitality Performance Network; United States

and Canada

21. Meeting / Conference Consultant; Manulife Financial;

Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, Canada

22. Meeting Planner; National Comprehensive Cancer Network; Jenkintown,

PA

23. Annual Meeting Coordinator; American Society of Hematology;

Washington, DC

24. Membership Coordinator; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; San Diego,

CA

25. Convention/Online Content Coordinator; American Association for

Justice; Washington, DC

26. CULINARY INSTRUCTOR; Santa Rosa Junior College; Santa Rosa, CA

27. Special Events Director; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Sausalito, CA

28. Manager Events and Communications (1 year contract: maternity

leave); Ontario Genomics Institute; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

29. Event / Meeting Planner; Cvent; Mclean, VA

30. Executive Meeting Manager; Hyatt Rosslyn Hotel; Arlington, VA

31. Manager of Special Events; Mount Vernon Estate; Alexandria, VA

32. Program Assistant, Education Outreach; Wolf Trap Foundation for the

Performing Arts; Vienna, VA

33. Events Specialist; Pal-Tech; Arlington, VA

34. Sales Executive; Georgia World Congress Center; Atlanta, GA

35. Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships; Society

of Nuclear Medicine; Reston, VA

36. Entry Level Staff Assistant Meeting Planner; United States

Conference of Catholic Bishops; Washington, DC

37. Meeting Coordinator; MedPoint Communications, Inc.; Evanston, IL

38. Workshop & Meeting Coordinator; The American Wind Energy

Association; Washington, DC

39. Marketing & Sales Coordinator; The American Wind Energy Association;

Washington, DC

40. Senior Conferences Manager; American Institutes for Research; Silver

Spring, MD

41. Associate Director, Marketing and Production; American Association

of Homes & Services for the Aging; Washington, DC

42. Event Manager; Motor Trend Auto Shows; Harrisburg, PA

43. Meeting Planning Assistant; Synthes; West Chester, PA

44. Operations Coordinator; Wings Unlimited, Inc.; Darien, CT

45. Director of Sales & Marketing; Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort &

Conference Centre; Parksville, BC, Canada

46. ACCOUNT MANAGER; WYNDHAM JADE, LLC; PLANO, TX

47. Specialist – Event Planning; Convergys Corporation; Lake Mary, FL

48. Sr. Meeting Planner; Kaiser Permanente; Oakland, CA

49. Manager, Local Marketing Strategy; Disneyland Resort; Anaheim, CA

50. Hispanic Associate Manager; Disneyland Resort; Anaheim, CA

51. Director of Revenue Management; Red Roof Inn; Columbus, OH

52. Seminar Manager; Hanley Wood, LLC; Washington, DC

53. Event Planning Manager; Trade Center Management Associates;

Washington, DC

54. Manager Of Media Relations; AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING ASSN;

Washington, DC

55. Executive Sales Manager; Gaylord National Resort and Convention

Center; Oxon Hill, MD

56. Hotel Manager; Homestead Hotel; Sterling, VA

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

The HEPN offers a special feature: the Short Self-Pitch (SSP). If you

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

brief paragraph to

sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each week.

************* 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!

**********

1. Director, Meetings & Convention; Utilities Telecom Council;

Washington, DC

The Utilities Telecom Council is looking for a dynamic leader to help

direct and grow its Events Department. This position has primary

responsibility for directing and executing UTC's national and regional

conferences, seminars, expositions/trade shows, meetings and webinars

(Web-based events), including marketing, programming, logistics, staff

development, new event development and budgeting.

The ideal candidate will possess the following combination of

experience, skills and education:

* Bachelor's degree

* 5 or more years event planning experience

* 5 or more years marketing experience

* 3 or more years supervisory experience

* 3 or more years budget development and administration experience

* Excellent oral and written communications skills

* Strong attention to detail

Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio

spectrum for power utilities, the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a

global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business,

regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own,

manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of

their core business.

We offer a generous benefits package that includes: health and dental

insurance; short and long term disability; life insurance; long term

care; supplemental disability insurance; 401(k) plan; Metrochek; and

Flexible Spending Accounts.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume AND salary requirements to

HR@utc.org.

* Location: 19th & Pennsylvania Ave NW

* Compensation: Mid $70s

* This is at a not-for-profit organization.

2. Event Planner; Cydcor; Westlake Village, CA

Position Description

Responsible for the planning and execution of company-sponsored events,

ranging in size from 25 to 2,200 attendees. This includes budget

preparation, site-selection and contract negotiation, and all aspects of

event management. The Event Planner will report directly to the Manager

of Marketing/Corporate Communications and will work with multiple

contacts for various event activities.

Responsibilities

· Plan all details, strategic and logistical, relating to

company-sponsored events

· Create & manage event budgets.

· Coordinate event collateral and on-line registration details.

· On-site lead and planner for events as assigned. This will include

travel approximately 1 time per month, and usually over weekends.

· Planning & execution of company-sponsored meetings & events, as

assigned.

· Create event and other department budgets; responsible for adherence

to budget, reconciliation of final hotel and event location bills.

Required Qualification

Willingness to travel, typically one week stretches a few weeks a year·

3-5 years experience planning events and seminars· Experience managing

development of collateral, graphics, electronic communications·

Excellent written/verbal communications and interpersonal skills·

Seasoned professional who takes initiative; creative, proactive, driven

for quality, challenging self and vendors for continuous improvement·

Detail oriented with ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously;

ability to prioritize· Ability to work in a fast paced environment,

meeting time and budget deadlines consistently· Leader who recommends

solutions, alternatives; establishes, builds and maintains relationships

with internal and external suppliers· Sets challenging goals, measures

performance; displays track record of accomplishments

Education

· BA (preferably in Marketing Communications) or related experience in

Exhibit and Event Planning· College degree or comparable business

experience in Marketing/Communications. Marketing Major/background a

plus.

Please submit resume to sking@cydcor.com. Thank you.

3. Director of Events; Chief Executives Organization; Bethesda, MD

The Chief Executives Organization (CEO) an international organization

seeks an experienced, high-caliber Director of Events to manage the

development and execution of world class events in a demanding, high

energy environment. Individual should desire to lead a team in the

creation of superior, unique and memorable events which are championed

by committees of members.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall development, management and execution of all

CEO events and the management of all event staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

* Oversee the creation, development and execution of all events (10

to 14 domestic but mostly international events each year) from inception

to completion. Event size ranges from 40 to 350.

* Actively oversee and manage a staff of seven (7) event staff

members (including event registration) who are responsible for the

detailed management of these events. Management includes oversight of

event social events, off-site activities, transportation, hotel

arrangements, event budgets and registration.

* Develop initial program and budget for each event in conjunction

with the member Event Chair and staff Event Manager. Interface with the

Marketing/Communications Department on the promotion and registration

information for all events.

* Develop and coordinate a three-year rolling CEO calendar of events

in conjunction with Board Events Committee.

* Solicit and negotiate hotel/venue contracts for all events.

* Review all event-related external communications. Interface with

the Communications Department, contributing copy for website and various

publications.

Required Qualification

* 20 years event experience

* 10 years of event management experience

* Experience with global destination companies, ship and plane

charters

* Well traveled

* Experience with International events and staff oversight is

essential

Please forward resume and cover letter to Brien Biondi via email at

nakinmurele@ceo.org or fax to 1.301.656.9221.

4. 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.

Reporting to the Director of Sales, the National Sales Manager will

conduct sales activities to include but not limited to: Generating

customer contact with new and existing clients within a defined market

segment, selling short term events and national accounts, preparing

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

functions and duties that will maximize revenue for the PCCA. This is a

unique opportunity to showcase our world-class convention center to

respected companies and organizations for future meeting, tradeshow, and

convention business. Position offers a competitive salary with a

comprehensive benefits package.

Requirements: Minimum two (2) year of related experience in a hotel,

convention, or hospitality environment preferred; proficient in

MSOffice; familiarity with event management software is a plus.

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.

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!

5. Sales Manager; The Biltmore Company; Asheville, NC

The incumbent will primarily be responsible for the assigned market with

emphasis placed on business creation through creative and progressive

selling methods and researching and probing to acquire in-depth

knowledge of both prospective and current customers. This position

requires extensive travel and attendance at a variety of industry

tradeshows. Goals will be set for sales activity i.e. sales calls,

solicitation and site visits. A strategic plan will be created by the

Sales Manager that will map out action plans for accounts, territories,

and vertical markets along with promotional events. The Sales Manager

will be viewed as the expert in the assigned market and expect to lead

and advise on the best development for this market.

This position requires a college degree and at least six years of

related sales experience (at least two years in hospitality sales);

strong communication and organizational skills; proficiency in Microsoft

Office software, including Word and Excel, as well as experience with

internet research applications; the ability to take initiative and be a

team player and creative problem solver in a dynamic environment; and

thorough knowledge of the sales process and revenue management

philosophies. Frequent travel by car and/or plane, and attendance at a

variety of industry shows will be required. Applicants must have a valid

driver's license. Candidates must also be able to represent the company

in a professional manner consistent with Biltmore standards. Previous

experience in the attractions/resort industry preferred. Physical

requirements include the ability to work both outside and in an office

environment, and lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.

To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter, resume, and salary

history to humanresources@biltmore.com.

6. Vice President of Operations; Confidential; San Francisco, CA

The Vice President of Operations oversees the strategic management of

client accounts and the operations team. The Vice President reports to

the President.

Responsibilities may vary based on clientele and the team

Responsibilities

Strategic Account Management

– Oversee client account and program management to insure seamless

transition from Business Development to final execution and debrief

– Participate in client meetings and conference calls as appropriate

– Participate in client debrief with Account team and review results

with Director of Operations, President and Business Development team

– Identify and monitor opportunities to expand or extend Accounts

Business Development

– Assist Business Development team in analyzing proposals and budgets to

meet client expectations and operational guidelines

– Participate in client presentations as required

Finance

– In conjunction with Controller and Business Development Department,

insure integrity and adherence to Client program budgets

– Ensure that Operations team utilizes templates and processes

established

– Responsible for review of program budgets for content, accuracy and

monitor changes during the planning process

– Approve final bill review prior to internal and external distribution

Policies and Procedures

– Develop and implement quality control policies, procedures, and

approval

processes to insure operational excellence including but not limited to:

Internal and External Communication

Client Deliverables: Timelines, Collateral, Websites, Specifications,

Budgets, Billing, Contracts, Meeting Minutes

– Ensure that Operations templates and forms are utilized and

identify and implement methods for increasing quality and efficiency

Strategic Staff Development

– Insure that the entire operations team is briefed, trained, and

standards and processes are implemented departmentally

– Identify training and skills needs for the team and/or individual and

implement as needed

– Identify departmental require

Required Qualification

– Minimum of 8 years of extensive hands-on corporate meeting and event

management experience

– Previous team and staff management experience

– Domestic and International Travel

– Extensive Microsoft Office experience

– Extensive knowledge of 1st and 2nd tier domestic and international

destinations and hotels

– Team leader and player who can be a role model with a passion for a

concierge-style approach to customer service, details and accuracy

– Must be pro-active and able to make empowered decisions

– Superior writing and proof reading skills

Interested and qualified candidates email your resume with a cover note

highlighting your experience as it relates to this experience to Dawn

Penfold, CMP at The Meeting Candidate Network, Inc.,

dawn@meetingjobs.com. Please include your current salary or salary

requirements. You may also apply through our website at

www.meetingjobs.com.

Qualified candidates will be contacted within 7 business days.

Relocation package offered for the right candidate!

7. Director of Account Management; Confidential; Seattle, WA

Fast growing meeting management company is looking for a skilled meeting

management professional who will co-manage a key account that involves

the selection process for events.

The Director of Account Management will co-manage a key account that

involves the site selection process for designated events. He or she

will report directly to the Vice President . This position requires an

individual with in dept knowledge of logistic management, hotel

contracts, convention center license agreement, catering contracts and

other site venue agreements. This account generated over 350 hotel

transactions in 2006. Events range in size from 100pp to 15,000pp using

multi-hotels. He or she must have the ability to handle details of

meeting space allocation for complex events. This position will require

a bachelor's degree with the availability for travel up to five days a

month.

RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING):

– Co-manage large volume of contacts; account generated over 350 hotel

transactions in 2006

– Contracting: must have understanding of all hotel and convention

center contract terms

– Position requires candidate to work cohesively with designated event

Vendors to ensure the strategic objectives are achieved for each Event

– Event Project Management: Manage the meeting space allocation for

designated account events. Key events include 8 designated city wide

programs that require convention center and multi-hotel guestroom usage

ranging from 20-45 hotels per event; ranging in size from 100pp to

15,000pp

– Candidates must be fully engaged in selection process to ensure Event

budget requirements are achieved

– Position requires frequent contact with Convention and Visitors

Bureaus, Hotel National chains, Convention Center facilities, internal

meeting planning staff and key vendors

QUALIFICATIONS

– Requires knowledge of hotel contracts, convention center license

agreement, catering contracts and other site venue agreements

– Must have a keen understanding of meeting space allocation and

planning

– Must have ability to grasp details of complex multi-level events

– Bachelor degree (preferred) and/or 10 years equivalent work experience

required

– Must have excellent management, communication (verbal and written),

interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills

– Must have excellent customer relationships and leadership abilities

– Candidate needs to be highly self motivated and directed to

– Ability to deal with ambiguous situations and multiple demands

sometimes requiring extensive work hours

– Ability to handle travel schedule 10 days a month on average

– Excellent communication skills with internal customers and vendors

– Ability to develop presentation material and present to all management

levels

– Self-motivated requiring minimal supervision for successful assignment

completion

– Excellent time management and organization skills to meet required

internal customer deadlines.

Education

Bachelors Degree Required

Relocation package and competitive salary for the right candidate.

Interested and qualified candidates email your resume as an attachment,

with a cover note highlighting your experience as it relates to this

position, with your current salary or salary requirements and send it to

Dawn Penfold, CMP President, The Meeting Candidate Network, Inc. at

dawn@meetingjobs.com.

***** From Jabneel Abreu *****

8. Membership & Committee Intern; American Bar Association; Washington,

DC

Hi Sonja,

I'm a current MTA student and also work fulltime with the American bar

Association. One of my colleagues asked that i share this intern

position with my classmates. It has been circulated through our program

list serve but i figured you could post it in the next newsletter. All

information is below (position description, contact information,

details..etc.)

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

The Section of International Law is the leader in the development of

policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and

the education of international law practitioners and is currently

recruiting for the below internship position:

Membership & Committee Intern

Assist with recruiting speakers and organizing of Pathways to Employment

in International Law Programs at law schools and LLM programs with

Section Staff and Law Student Committee.

Assist in researching web resources, internship and summer program

opportunities for Student Headquarters section of the website.

Help with the recruitment of student mentorship program.

Assist with collating and mailing new member packets.

Provide general administrative assistance to membership and committee

department as needed.

10-15 hours per week beginning in August 2007 through spring 2008

Salary: $10.00 per hour

Meeting Planning experience preferred but not required

College Degree or Enrolled in Degree Program

Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Office and Excel

Email resume and cover letter to Angela Benson at

bensona@staff.abanet.org

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

9. Account Executive; ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc.; New Orleans, LA

ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc. a New Orleans DMC seeks an experienced

Account Executive. The position requires creativity, attention to detail

and exceptional people skills. This is not an operational position,

applicants will be expected to sell and develop clients. the focus of

this position is on new business development.

Candidate will make sales calls as needed and attend events locally as

nationally as needed to build business. Write proposals, work within

budgets with margins.

Candidate should have an extensive network of existing clients from

which to build their position. This position requires knowledge of the

DMC industry and past experience working with corporate, association,

hotels and third party meeting planners. Applicant should have an

extensive network of existing clients from which to build their

position. The most important qualification candidate should have a

strong desire to play a pivotal role in the development of a fast

growing company.

Education

College Degree plus professional development desired

Send Resume to info@accentoca.com

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

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in Chicago with a

company that works hard, but knows how to have fun, too? Proud of our

fundamental commitment to our employees, you'll find that we have a

distinctly different company culture. And we offer EXCELLENT TRAVEL

PERKS!

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

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

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

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

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

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

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

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Operations

Manager position supporting a Fortune 500 client in our downtown Chicago

office. The Operations manager will provide support to the client team

and is responsible for analyzing all components of meeting solutions

including projects, programs, meeting centralization, and procurement

strategies. This position will act as the liaison between the client and

the program operations team in regard to issue resolution and special

projects.

Responsibilities

– Subject matter expert and consultant in meeting planning for client

organization

– Monitor team's operational and administrative processes to ensure

compliance with client's service requirements and standard operating

procedures

– Assist with development of policies, procedures and standards; provide

process and policy updates to operations team

– Council and coach team members on an ongoing basis in order to develop

skill sets and expand opportunities for improved execution

– Provide client with industry updates, productivity/savings

opportunities, and forecasting and consultation on best practices in the

Strategic Meetings Management arena

– Provide reporting and analysis for Operational and Executive reviews

to include service detail, reconciliation recap, key metrics, and

activity volume

– Maintain open communication with client to ensure all stakeholders are

informed at all times

Required Qualification

– Minimum of eight (8) years experience in incentives, event planning

and/or program management

– Minimum of five (5) years experience in account/client management

– Minimum of five (5) years experience managing outside vendors,

sourcing and negotiating contract services

– Minimum of three (3) years experience in managing people

– Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office applications

– First hand experience of domestic and international group travel

– Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

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

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

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

11. Conference Associate; National League of Cities; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24014631&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

12. Assistant: Registration, Housing and Travel; Radiological Society of

North America (RSNA); Oak Brook, IL

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is headquartered in Oak

Brook Illinois and is a 40,000+ member medical specialty society with a

staff of 153 and a budget of $37 million. RSNA holds the largest medical

meeting in the world, with over 60,000 attendees, in Chicago each

November following Thanksgiving.

Assist in the day-to-day efforts of the supervisors in planning the

Annual Meeting, AUR Annual Meeting, registrant travel, and other

specified projects.

Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and ability

to learn new software

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent telephone and interpersonal communication skills

Highly organized, detail oriented, self-directed

Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time

Positive attitude, team player

Fax: 630-571-7837

jjendra@rsna.org

13. Senior Administrator, Conferences and Programming; Institute of Real

Estate Management; Chicago, IL

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has been the source for

education, resources, information and membership for real estate

management professionals for more than 70 years. An affiliate of the

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, IREM is the only professional real

estate management association serving both the multi-family and

commercial real estate sectors. With 81 U.S. chapters, eight

international chapters, and several other partnerships around the globe,

IREM is an international organization that serves as an advocate on

issues affecting the real estate management industry.

Currently, we are seeking the right candidate to join our meetings and

conferences team as its new Senior Administrator, Conferences &

Programming. In this challenging position, you would develop

educational programming at the Institute's annual conference as well as

provide meeting planning support for all IREM meetings. Specific

responsibilities include:

* Developing educational programming and speaker management for

annual conference that includes: researching topics, industry issues,

speakers and resources; working with speakers to develop education

session handouts, PowerPoint presentations and collaterals for

distribution; writing education session descriptions for inclusion in

meeting collaterals; managing on-site education session and speaker

activity; and managing the evaluation process.

* Implementing and maintaining a Call for Presentations program,

including: brochure and website design; identifying potential speakers;

and managing a speaker database.

* Spearheading research and implementation of new initiatives like:

technological trends in meeting management and program delivery; green

meetings; and virtual conferences.

* Planning for various conferences and seminars that include:

developing and distributing Request for Proposals; site evaluation;

selection and contract review; creating meeting specifications and

resumes; managing outside vendors and services; participating in topic

selection and program development; and managing on-site activities.

To be considered for this position, you must possess a Bachelor's Degree

(or equivalent experience) and have at least 5 years meeting planning

experience with an emphasis in educational programming and speaker

management preferred. Starting salary for this position is low-to-mid

$40's.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward your

resume to iremhr@irem.org.

14. Conferences & Membership Development Coordinator; Airports Council

International-North America; Washington, DC

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) is a trade

association representing the owners and operators of airports in the

U.S. and Canada, as well as their suppliers of goods and services. The

Metro-accessible DC association has an immediate entry-level opening for

a Conferences & Membership Development Coordinator. This position

provides administrative support to a busy meetings and membership

development department and is responsible for the successful planning

and implementation of all logistical tasks associated with meetings and

events including housing, a/v, f&b, and room setup; meetings promotion;

onsite logistical support; post-event meeting and attendee follow-up and

expense reconciliation. Also responsible for maintaining new member

materials, assistance with membership database maintenance and

membership sales and promotion. Candidates must be highly organized,

detail oriented, and have a strong commitment to stellar customer

service. Requires one to two years' experience in meeting planning and

meeting management, as well as Word and Excel skills. Strong written and

verbal communication skills are essential. IMIS database experience

preferred. B.A./B.S. or equivalent experience. Some travel required.

Phone: (202) 293-8500

Fax: (202) 331-1362

nzimini@aci-na.aero

15. Director, Meetings and Events; Urban Land Institute; Los Angeles, CA

BASIC FUNCTION SUMMARY:

Direct and execute the logistical operations of meetings and events that

fall under ULI's Education Group, which currently consists of six annual

domestic conferences ranging in size from 600 – 1,200 people,

approximately 64 professional development workshops each calendar year,

the annual ULI Real Estate School, and approximately four-six yearly

study tours. Manage the logistics related to conferences held outside

of the United States as needed. Provide meeting planning for events

that fall under other teams as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Direct and execute the logistical operations of ULI's domestic

conferences, professional development workshops, real estate school, and

study tours

· Supervise meeting manager

· Manage logistics for conferences and events that fall under

other teams and other regional groups of the Institute

· Manage site selection and contract negotiations.

· Develop and manage budgets

· Work with internal groups at ULI to assure the smooth planning

and on-site execution of meetings and events

· Keep abreast of industry trends and technology and make

recommendations for integrating new technologies that will lead to

greater efficiencies and delivery of services to ULI customers

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: Relationship with ULI members. Must develop

strong rapport and working relationships with hotel representatives,

convention and visitor bureau representatives, and other professionals

in the hospitality industry.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Minimum 10 years progressively responsible experience in

association meeting planning

* On-site management of conferences/meetings for high-level,

corporate groups.

* At least five years functioning as a director of a meeting

planning department where direct responsibility was to manage and

executive multiple meetings and events with each calendar year;

* Experience in strategic planning and visioning, budgeting

accountability, and management of staff teams;

* Proven, measurable success in directing the logistical management

of meetings with 800+ attendees, concurrent functions, exhibits and

displays, numerous meal functions and other events for executive-level

individuals or groups;

* Experience in managing staff;

* Experience in planning and executing meetings outside of the

United States is desirable

* Strong hotel and facility contract negotiator;

* Professional demeanor and high comfort level in working around top

level, very demanding executives and internal customers;

* Strong working knowledge of audio-visual equipment and production

requirements;

* Strong working knowledge of creative menu planning for high-level

groups;

* Strong writing and communications (verbal and written);

* High energy level;

* Ability to work well under pressure.

* Candidate must be well organized;

* Comfortable with working in team environments;

* Able to travel approximately 75-100 days/year;

* Able to work overtime, including weekends.

* Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

EDUCATION: Minimum Bachelors degree required.

SALARY RANGE: $75,000 – $81, 000 + Benefits

Jobs@uli.org

16. Meetings Assistant Intern; Association of Science-Technology

Centers; Washington, DC

ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) is looking for an

intern to assist the Conference Services Department for the summer, up

to and including the Annual Meeting.

Position will support the Meetings Manager and Director of Meetings and

travel to the Annual Meeting. Candidates must be able to travel from

October 11 – 17, 2007.

Duties include: Maintain and process registrations; prepare

pre-conference materials, attendee badges, tickets, and registration

packets; and assist at the on-site registration desk. Perform other

duties as assigned.

Strong database skills required, iMIS experience a plus. Position

involves heavy phone, e-mail, and in-person contact with meeting

attendees; must be customer service oriented and have excellent verbal

and written communication skills with high attention to detail.

Position will pay all travel related and meal expenses onsite, as well

as salary $12-15 hourly.

To apply please provide a resume including all event experience and at

least three (3) references. Send resume and cover letter to

jobs@astc.org.

17. Meeting Planner, Education; MDA Associates; Elmwood Park, NJ

A non-profit trade association supporting a multi-billion dollar leisure

industry located in Northern New Jersey is seeking an education meeting

planner. Reporting to the Education Manager, this position will be

responsible for all meeting planning functions for the education team.

Meetings include 2 large trade shows (Trade Show 200) as well as other

meetings annually.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: speaker liaison and

communications, education meeting logistics, venue, a/v, on-site

management of speaker room logistics and data management. Position will

also participate in speaker identification, post evaluation, master

program coordination and administrative functions associated with this

role. 10% travel to meetings.

Required Qualification

Minimum four (4) years' meeting planning experience in large scale

(several thousand attendees) conferences or trade shows. Association

experience desirable. Ability to work independently or on a team on

multiple, detail-oriented projects. Strong communications and PC skills

required.

Education

BS/BA; CMP preferred.

Resumes to Maria D. Alpert, Executive Recruiter, MDA Associates at

riapert@aol.com.

18. Director of Conferences & Events, The Nielsen Events Group; Nielsen;

New York, NY

JOB SUMMARY: Overall management of department and execution of

high-level

events start to finish, including responsibility for hitting all revenue

and

contribution budget numbers. Development of new events.

LOCATION: New York with frequent travel to Los Angeles

COMPENSATION: $65 – $75 plus bonus

Commensurate with experience

DUTIES:

Hotel / Venue

Site Selection

Negotiation of contracts

Set ups and all event logistics

Management of outside vendors

Content for Conferences, Shows, Breakfasts and Parties

Showcases and receptions

Editorial programming

Awards shows

(Methodology, submissions, Production of show, Talent)

Finance & Forecasting

Budgeting

Revenue & Expenses tracking and monthly close

Payments and collection

Forecasting

Conference materials management

Marketing and event materials

Sponsorship management

Execution and deliverables

General

Client, partner, sponsor and venue relations

Coordination and implementation of new programs and partnerships

Staff development

Experience: must have 3 years experience on the management level in

events

No phone calls please.

Email resume and cover letter to: bbevents@billboard.com & reference MPI

in the subject line.

Please send salary requirements.

19. Travel – Program Operations Manager; Gohagan & Company; Chicago, IL

Leading Chicago-based deluxe international tour operator requires an

experienced operations person to communicate with hotels, ships and

ground operators. Must have extensive international destination

knowledge, excellent administration, negotiation and budgeting skills,

be computer literate. DMC office experience a plus. Must be highly

organized and possess exceptional attention to detail. Position is

Chicago-based. Excellent salary and benefits.

Send resume to: Gohagan & Company, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, Ste 220,

Chicago, IL 60604

Fax: 312-922-5015

No Phone Calls Please!

20. Account Executives; Hospitality Performance Network; United States

and Canada

HPN, the fastest growing and most exclusive site selection and meeting

procurement company in the country is currently seeking the brightest

and the best group sales executives in the United States and Canada to

join our team as independent contractors. Unlimited and flexible

earnings potential. Initial training, mentoring and ongoing support

provided. No charge for start up collateral.

Responsibilities

Facilitate your customer's group meetings, incentive programs and

conventions into hotels, resorts and destinations worldwide. As an

entrepreneur with HPN you can now truly experience a flexible lifestyle

with no boss, no meetings, no quotas or territories, you work where,

when and how you wish.

Required Qualification

3 – 5 years on property sales, hotel national sales, hotel

representation firm, and/or convention bureau sales with a solid group

customer base.

Education

High School Diploma and College Degree Preferred

If you have an interest to learn more about HPN, email your resume to

cfawcett@hperformance.com and the best times to contact you.

21. Meeting / Conference Consultant; Manulife Financial;

Kitchener/Waterloo, ON, Canada

Manulife Financial's Distribution organization holds a dominant

leadership position for advisor-based financial services distribution,

supporting multiple channels by matching our services to our

distributors' changing needs. We are renowned for putting the best

people in front of Canada's best advisors, everyday

Manage and provide Lead support to Medium and Large size meetings. These

meetings and conferences support Canadian Division Business Units such

as: Human Resources, Individual Life, Wealth Management and

Distribution. Further, these meetings support the recognition, training,

and education of Manulife's Advisors, Regional Offices and Head Office

Employees.

Responsibilities

– Full lifecycle Meeting and Conference planning and delivery: Expenses,

Location and Content

– Creative planning including: Site, Activities, Meals, Entertainment,

Travel, Recognition Activities, etc.

– Ensure meetings and conferences reflect, reinforce and enhance the

overall goals for the sponsored activity

– Provide support to the Manager, Meeting & Conference Management and

other Conference Consultants in regards to incentive conferences

Required Qualification

Minimum of 3 – 5 years Meeting Planning experience to include:

CMP designation would be highly coveted but, not mandatory

Proven experience and success with various sized budget responsibility

Hospitality/Hotel knowledge or experience would be a great asset

Strong background with travel industry standards and industry

terminology

Experience dealing with destination management companies

Experience dealing with various 3rd party vendors including: speakers,

AV companies, entertainment, décor

Contract familiarity and negotiation

Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word

Attributes

Professionalism

Strong customer service focus

Ability to handle multiple projects at one time and multitask

Creativity

Conflict resolution

Written & Verbal Communication skills

Ability to problem solve and think on your feet

Excellent time management skills

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group

serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide.

Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily

through John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a

diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management

services through its extensive network of employees, agents and

distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and

its subsidiaries were Cdn$426 billion (US$370 billion) as at March 31,

2007.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as `MFC on the TSX, NYSE and PSE,

and under `0945 on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the

Internet at www.manulife.com.

TO APPLY:

Visit our website:

http://www.manulife.com/corporate/corporate2.nsf/Public/FrameSetCareersApplyNow.html

and apply to Job #: 0702718

22. Meeting Planner; National Comprehensive Cancer Network; Jenkintown,

PA

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit

alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers, is dedicated to

improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients

with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical

professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that

present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health

care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN

promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes

the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate

for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.

The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality,

effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live

better lives.

NCCN is seeking a high-energy, experienced Meeting Planner. In this

role, you will be responsible for planning, preparation and management

of various NCCN high profile meetings, conferences and symposia. You

will develop budgets, conduct site inspections, and manage

food/beverage, lodging, and audiovisual requirements. Liaison between

site staff, vendors, speakers, sponsors, and attendees and coordinate

the development of presentations and support materials. Provide

post-event analysis and reports including reconciliation of

expenditures.

Proficiency in MS Office products, the ability to professionally

communicate with all levels of management and physicians, and frequent

overnight travel required. BA/BS required with 2-3 years experience.

This position presents a unique opportunity to build a career with a

premier organization in a significant growth phase. We offer competitive

salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to HR, NCCN, 500 Old York Road, Suite

250, Jenkintown, PA 19046 or fax to (215) 690-0282. E-mail:

jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

23. Annual Meeting Coordinator; American Society of Hematology;

Washington, DC

ASH, a prestigious medical association located in Washington, DC seeks

an Annual Meeting Coordinator to work closely with the Annual Meeting

Manager to plan and ensure the success of the association's

20,000-attendee annual meeting.

Specifically, the Annual Meeting Coordinator manages the operations of

the annual meeting functions that occur in the headquarters hotels and

coordinates shuttle bus and childcare services during the annual

meeting. Specific responsibilities include; selecting food and beverage,

managing meeting room assignments and setup, coordinating

telecommunications, reviewing and approving banquet event orders,

providing meeting specifications to hotels, coordinating audio visual

requirements, creating RFP's for shuttle buses and child care services,

reviewing service provider proposals and making provider

recommendations, coordinating logistics with transportation company,

determining shuttle bus schedules, managing on-site child care, respond

to questions related to housing and assigning vendor housing.

This position requires two years of experience assisting with the

planning of a large citywide meeting or convention including working

with housing, transportation, childcare, food and beverage selection and

meeting room setup. Additional requirements include good organizational

skills, including attention to detail; an ability to interact and

communicate effectively orally and in writing; the ability to

efficiently manage time, meet schedules/deadlines and multitask;

computer proficiency and the ability to learn new software; an ability

to work under pressure of timelines and deadlines; flexibility with

schedule and willing to work overtime during the heavy conference season

in order to meet deadlines.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary

requirements to jobs@hematology.org with the subject line “Annual

Meeting Coordinator.”

24. Membership Coordinator; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; San Diego,

CA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2615057&keywords=&ref=1

25. Convention/Online Content Coordinator; American Association for

Justice; Washington, DC

The American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial

Lawyers of America, promotes justice and fairness for injured persons,

safeguards victims' rights-particularly the right to trial by jury-and

strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of

information critical to public health and safety.

Convention/Online Content Coordinator #698

AAJ is hiring a Convention/Online Content Coordinator to be responsible

for the following:

. Provide administrative, organizational, and strategic support for

programming at conventions, including refining and maintaining the

systems and processes required to produce convention reference

materials, assisting in the execution of over 50 convention education

programs, and analyzing post-program data to determine success; .

Position convention education programs on justice.org; . Serve as

department customer service representative; and . Provide on-site

administration of AAJ Education programs upon request.

The following qualifications are required:

. BA/BS . Strong planning and organizational skills including

multi-tasking, attention to detail, meeting deadlines, problem solving,

and exemplary customer service . Advanced knowledge of office and

clerical procedures, including 50 wpm typing, experience with databases,

and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, Dreamweaver .

Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate

and work with members, staff, and outside vendors . One to three years

office experience required in for-profit or nonprofit setting .

Experience working with professional volunteers desired

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume and cover

letter to HR@justice.org; fax to (202) 333-2861; or mail to AAJ HR Dept,

1050 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. EOE

26. CULINARY INSTRUCTOR; Santa Rosa Junior College; Santa Rosa, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=2100672

27. Special Events Director; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Sausalito, CA

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is looking for an ambitious and

results-oriented events director, to work in our high energy, cheerful

Northern California office, based in Sausalito. This position will

primarily manage several of our signature black tie gala events and golf

tournament. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication

skills; a proven track record of sales experience and the ability to

maximize fund-raising opportunities to achieve goals. Prior success in

the ability to develop a presence in local communities, through

volunteer recruitment and development. The position requires networking

with and soliciting new corporate relationships in the Bay Area and

throughout much of Northern California areas for assigned events. Must

be able to comfortably manage top tier volunteers and corporate

contacts. Candidates should also possess 2-5 years of successful and

progressive experience in sales or fund-raising. Social fundraising and

golf experience desirable.

EOE Please submit resume, cover letter and salary history directly to

our website at: www.cff.org under Employment Opportunities.

To apply, click on link below or copy and paste to browser:

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

28. Manager Events and Communications (1 year contract: maternity

leave); Ontario Genomics Institute; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=2076921

29. Event / Meeting Planner; Cvent; Mclean, VA

Cvent is a web-based event registration, web survey, and eMarketing

software company revolutionizing the way marketers interact with their

customers. This position involves a combination of event planning, hotel

sales, general marketing, and lead generation support.

Position Duties:

.Oversee, manage, set up and launch over 400 hotel-based events per year

.Contact 30+ hotels per month to sell them on partnering with Cvent

.Manage seminar budget in accordance with guidelines

.Generate budget reports to show budget compliance for events planned

.Develop relationships with hotels, conference centers and non-hotel

venues

.Negotiate hotel event contracts and Complete BEO's

.Design and build online events with online registration tool

.Design, draft and launch registration invitations, reminders,

confirmations, etc. for events.

.Work with sales staff to manage all aspects of attendee registration

.Creating copy and design for messaging activity

.Manage customer reference list

.Oversee all tradeshow activities

.Negotiate and oversee data swap program

Candidate Requirements:

.Approx 1-2 yr experience in event planning, hotel sales/marketing

.BS or BA — marketing or related field

.Strong computer knowledge in Web registration applications, MS Word,

and MS Excel; knowledge of select meeting planning industry software and

database programs a plus

.Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and coordination

skills

.Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills

.Ability to handle a high pressure, fast paced environment

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Sophia Im at sim@cvent.com.

30. Executive Meeting Manager; Hyatt Rosslyn Hotel; Arlington, VA

he Executive Meeting Manager is responsible for selling and servicing

events that vary in size from 10-29 guest rooms. This position works

closely with Hotel Sales Managers in contract negotiations and servicing

groups as it relates to catering services.

Primary sales efforts are in Meeting Space, Banquet Food and Beverage

and includes menu planning, agenda setting and hotel meeting services.

Duties also include contract review and facilitating communication

before, during and post event with pertinent hotel staff to ensure a

high level of service.

The Executive Meeting Manager also host site inspections, maintain

strong customer relationships, participate and may lead event meetings

and other staff meetings, and work as a team member with the sales and

catering staff. The manager also works closely with an assigned

Administrative Assistant and other support staff.

Job Requirements: A minimum of 1-3 years of hotel catering/sales

services or comparable experience preferred. Must be proficient in

general computer knowledge. Candidates should be extremely detail

oriented, organized and be able to handle a fast paced environment.

mjorsi@hyatt.com

31. Manager of Special Events; Mount Vernon Estate; Alexandria, VA

Mount Vernon seeks a diplomatic and organized events professional with

boundless energy to manage an aggressive schedule of special events at

the home of George Washington.

The Manager of Special Events is responsible for all aspects of planning

and implementation of public and private events logistics including:

hiring performers and vendors, obtaining permits, negotiating and

enforcing contracts, budget control, internal communications, and

guest/client relations. For a full listing of public events, visit the

calendar section of mountvernon.org. Private events include lectures,

tented galas, private meetings, and more. The Manager of Special Events

also coordinates visits by heads of state and other notable guests.

Frequent evening and weekend duty required. Five years of event

experience is required. Non-profit and development experience preferred.

job-369795946@craigslist.org

32. Program Assistant, Education Outreach; Wolf Trap Foundation for the

Performing Arts; Vienna, VA

The Program Assistant, Education Outreach works with the Assistant

Director, Education Outreach and departmental teams to coordinate and

market Education programs and classes; coordinates Education/Institute

records/data; and material production as assigned by the Senior

Director, Education.

Must have a BA in performing arts, education or related field; 2 years

experience in arts education and program administration; direct

experience in coordinating events for the general public preferred;

proficiency in MS Office, including experience with data bases; proven

writing, editing and proofing skills; sensitivity and commitment to the

mission of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

To apply, candidates are to send a cover letter with desired salary and

resume to via email hr@wolftrap.org or fax (703)255-4001. EOE.

*****From Carrine Todman*****

33. Events Specialist; Pal-Tech; Arlington, VA

Contract/Department: NCANTPP

Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location of Job: 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Makes/answers telephone calls for procuring the

nominations/selections process for the Lisa Putman and ACYF

Commissioner?s awards.

* Contacts all Governor's offices to establish point of contact for

identifying Commissioner?s Award nominee.

* Performs necessary follow-up with Governor's offices regarding

award nominees.

* Coordinates all award nominations and selection processes.

* Notifies all award nominees and assembles background and

information materials for inclusion in the conference publications.

* Coordinates guest list of the Commissioner's award recipients.

Sends out invitations.

* Develops and maintains the database for award recipients and

dignitaries.

* Identifies potential conference exhibitors and develops and

maintains the exhibitor's database.

* Conducts exhibitor's registration and supports the project manager

on-site.

* Handles all advance and on-site logistical arrangements (e.g.,

room set-up) for conference exhibits (including the poster sessions and

film forum), receptions, award ceremonies and other special events and

resolve any difficulties that might arise.

* Procures tickets and/or plaques/gifts for conference awards and

special events.

* Works closely with local host agency to identify and arrange

special events and other activities of local cultural interest.

* Assists project manager with database development and database

management relative to the conference registration process.

* Provides data entry for written materials and registration.

* Develops and formats agendas, participant?s lists, labels, and

other meeting materials.

* Prepares in final form all correspondence and cables and other

types of documents or forms relative to the conference exhibits, award

ceremonies and receptions, including congressional correspondence.

* Performs mail merges and assists with assembling and packaging

mass mailings.

* Reviews outgoing mail for typographical errors, procedural and

grammatical accuracy, completeness of attachments, and readiness for

dispatch.

* Creates tables and charts for meeting presentations.

* Prepares exhibitor packets and coordinates all exhibitor's needs

(e.g., badges, signage).

* Receives and controls incoming actions, ensuring compliance with

deadlines.

* Maintains subject and project files of correspondence, program

documents, and reports. Prepares files for storage or destruction, as

appropriate.

* Researches and summarizes information contained in files and

documents.

* Prepares packages for courier pick-up.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED

The position requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional

experience and a minimum of two years experience in conference planning.

Applicants must have strong organizational skills and flexibility in

meeting multiple deadlines. Excellent computer, oral and written

communication skills are essential. Requires a working knowledge of the

Internet, and intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft office

applications including Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Must

be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and available to travel.

To apply, please forward your resume to Human Resources by email at

careers@pal-tech.com or by fax: (703)522-2471. EOE/AA.

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

34. Sales Executive; Georgia World Congress Center; Atlanta, GA

The Georgia World Congress Center has an exciting career opportunity

available for a dynamic Sales Executive. The Georgia World Congress

Center is one of the five largest convention centers in the country. The

Sales Executive's responsibilities include implementation and execution

of the sales functions for assigned segments of the Georgia World

Congress Center's national and international convention, trade show,

corporate, public and special markets. Strong interpersonal and

communication skills are required. Applicant should possess sound

planning and organization skills with the ability to effectively present

information and respond to managers, clients, customers, and the general

public. Bachelor's degree with emphasis in marketing, business or

related fields. Minimum one (1) year marketing or sales experience,

preferably in convention, hospitality, multi-purpose facility or service

organization. Competitive salary & excellent State benefits.

Applications may only be submitted through the Company website. For

detailed information on this position and to apply online, please visit

our website at www.gwccajobs.com.

35. Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships; Society

of Nuclear Medicine; Reston, VA

The Society of Nuclear Medicine, an international membership

organization with over 16,000 members, seeks an exceptional rainmaker

for the position of Associate Director of Corporate and Strategic

Partnerships. Responsibilities include exhibition sales, advertising,

meeting sponsorships, corporate relations, international liaisons, and

client cultivation.

Successful candidate must have demonstrated exhibit and sponsorship

sales experience coupled with exemplary closing abilities. Specific

skills include: ability to successfully interact with executives, board

members, and industry leaders, excellent interpersonal skills, ability

to thrive in a deadline oriented environment, have a strategic

perspective, able to adapt to shifting priorities, attention to detail.

Limited travel required. Principals only.

Contact: Michael S. Nelson, CAE

Phone: 703 708 9000

Fax: 703 708 9020

mnelson@snm.org

http://snm.org

36. Entry Level Staff Assistant Meeting Planner; United States

Conference of Catholic Bishops; Washington, DC

The Staff Assistant will provide assistance to the centralized meeting &

event services office in all facets of Conference meetings, including

General and Administrative Committee meetings, standing and ad hoc

committee meetings, special events, annual gatherings, etc. The

candidate will provide primary on-site support for the National Advisory

Council. Skills required: strong administrative, coordination , and PC

skills, general management, communications, hospitality. Undergraduate

Degree and/or 2-3 years of related experience preferred.

Fax: 202 541-3412

resumes@usccb.org

37. Meeting Coordinator; MedPoint Communications, Inc.; Evanston, IL

Position Description

Develops existing management skills with staff, suppliers and clients

while assuming lead meeting planning responsibilities for multiple

programs. Planners are expected to possess outstanding meeting planning

skills, as well as the ability to develop and implement new initiatives

and provide creative ideas and solutions to clients.

Responsibilities

Travel as needed to meetings and client planning meetings

Day-to-day tasks include but are not limited to:

· Site Inspection (If Applicable)

· Setup & Manage Meeting Database

· Manage the Timeline

· Hotel Management:

· Review & Execute Contract

· Establish Credit and Pay Deposits

· Review Room Block and Understand Cuttoff

· Review Meeting Space

· Financial Management including Working Budget and Negotiated Savings

· Customize Invitation Mailing

· Receive Attendee List from Client and Import into Database

· Manage all aspects of ground transportation

· Room Block Management

· Select VIP Amenities for Client and/or Attendees

· Review Specifications with Client:

· Audio Visual Needs

· Meeting Room Setups

· Meal Functions

· Off Property Events

· Entertainment/Recreational Activities

· Agenda

· Billing Arrangements

· VIP's

· Amenities

· Send Specifications to the Hotel and work with the hotel to execute

them

· Coordinate all aspects of an Off Property Function (If Applicable)

· Prepare Confirmation Mailing Documents

· Order Meeting Materials

· Proof Hotel Resume & BEO's

· Prepare Welcome Packets

· Prepare Documents for Operations Binder

· Post Meeting Reconciliation and Thank You Letters

· Take an active role in the development, maintenance and growth of

client programs including participation in strategic planning, budgets

and deadlines

· Communicates regularly with the Team Manager on day-to-day meeting

activities

· Communicates regularly with the Client on day-to-day meeting

activities

· Has direct reporting responsibility to internal staff (i.e., Team

Manager, Account Executive, etc.) and external clients

· Assumes responsibility for additional projects on an as needed basis

· Works hours necessary to complete a project in a timely fashion

Required Qualification

Technical Skills &Training:

· PC experience with Window operating system and a variety of software

programs

· (word processing, spread sheets, presentation, database applications,

etc.)

· FilemakerPro and PowerPoint a plus.

· Not less than 4 years experience in the hospitality industry

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· In-depth knowledge of meeting industry terminology and comprehensive

understanding of the meeting planning process pre-planning, onsite

execution

· and post-meeting wrap-up

Education

· Bachelors degree from four-year accredited college or university.

We Offer:

Health Care (Medical & Dental)

Flexible Spending Accounts (Health & Dependant Care)

Life Insurance

401(K) & Profit Sharing Programs

Annual Performance Review

Paid vacation/sick time

If interested please submit salary history and resume at

meetingpointjobs@medpt.com

For more information about our company, please visit our website at

www.medpt.com

38. Workshop & Meeting Coordinator; The American Wind Energy

Association; Washington, DC

Under the daily supervision of the Deputy Director of Conference and

Education, the Workshop & Meeting Coordinator assists and supports the

Conference & Education department with the planning and execution of the

educational workshops, board meetings and other meetings as necessary.

Meeting Site Selection & Coordination

. Assist with site selection process for workshops and board meetings

including coordination with AWEA's third party contracting vendor,

visiting properties, making recommendations for locations, etc

. Receive regular hotel block updates and maintain tracking spreadsheets

for each event

. Order signs and all promotional products for workshops and board

meetings

. Coordinate staff hotel reservations for workshops and board meetings;

Respond to any phone calls or emails related to logistical issues or

housing problems

. Facilitate final catering guarantees

. Review hotel bills for accuracy, handling any discrepancies and

submitting to Deputy Director for approval

. Apply contract concessions for each event after approval from Deputy

Director

. Create the final registration list and statistics one-pager for each

event for distribution to all staff

Workshops

. Act as the primary contact person for workshop hotels regarding room

sets, catering needs, hotel reservations, audio-visual equipment, etc.

. Coordinate with the Sales and Marketing Coordinator to: Ensure that

sponsorship literature is delivered to and distributed appropriately at

AWEA workshops, and assist in the creation of workshop brochures for

each event

. Coordinate with the Registration Coordinator to: Maintain the online

registration system; track and communicate with attendees, including

providing pre-event details and survey follow-up; and produce badges for

attendees

. As needed, assist in promotion of the workshops through blast emails,

hard copy brochures or postcards and Wind Energy Weekly articles

. Assist with general questions about events via phone or email contacts

. Maintain weekly event registration tracking spreadsheet and distribute

to appropriate staff

. Provide weekly verification of certain registration categories such as

speakers, government and academic.

. Work with webmaster to create workshop websites

Board Meetings

. Coordinate with AWEA staff to plan and organize 3-4 board and

committee meetings each year

. Coordinate with the Executive Assistant for meeting RSVPs to ensure

accurate attendee counts for space reservation and catering needs

WINDPOWER

. Provide assistance to the Deputy Director of Conference & Education in

the planning and implementation of the WINDPOWER program meeting and

WINDPOWER exhibitor meeting each year

Requirements

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant

experience; or four years of relevant experience, education and

training. Meeting planning education and/or professional experience

required. Must be proficient in using Excel and other Microsoft Office

Software. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook helpful. Good verbal and

written communication required. Knowledge of common meeting planning

activities and hotel terms needed.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and salary requirements by

e-mail to meetingcoordinator@awea.org or by regular mail to The American

Wind Energy Association, 1101 14th St NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC

20005.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade

association that represents all elements of the wind industry – one of

the world's fastest growing energy industries. AWEA is located near

several Metro lines in downtown Washington, DC, and provides a generous

benefits package to all regular staff. To learn more about AWEA, please

visit our website at www.awea.org.

The American Wind Energy Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

39. Marketing & Sales Coordinator; The American Wind Energy Association;

Washington, DC

Under the direction of the Exhibit Sales, Sponsorship and Marketing

Manager, support the Conference & Education department's efforts to

market AWEA conferences and workshops, obtain sponsorships from members,

and increase exhibit sales.

Marketing

. Maintain records for all marketing contacts

. Assist in the creation of printed and electronic marketing materials

for AWEA conferences and workshops

. Provide support and research for new marketing initiatives

. Maintain event lists; ensure that print and online AWEA event

information is current and accurate

. Create and Maintain files and spreadsheets for all advertising

campaigns

. Create and Maintain files and spreadsheets for all Outreach Campaigns

Sponsorship

. Support sponsorship initiatives; respond to basic sponsorship

inquiries

. Research and provide sponsorship leads to the Exhibit Sales,

Sponsorship and Marketing Manager

. Maintain sponsorship tracking sheets, including invoicing and payment

schedules to ensure consistent payment

. Ensure accurate implementation of all Sponsorship items, collecting

logos, and sponsorship information as needed.

Exhibit Sales

. Track and maintain exhibit sale leads

. Answer inquiries from current and potential exhibitors; follow up on

leads for small booth exhibit sales

. Maintain lists of exhibitors; ensure Exhibitor Kit distribution

. Provide support for the maintenance of eShow, including data entry,

maintaining payment schedule and cash flow

. Assist in creation of Expo Show Guide by maintaining accurate and

formatted information within eShow

. Attend certain strategically significant events to sell exhibits for

AWEA conferences and workshops

. Provide support for new growth initiatives as needed

. Assist in Exhibit Sales and tracking information for Workshops

. Assist in selling Membership

General Conference & Education Support

. Provide support at events where AWEA attends as an exhibitor (i.e.

reserve booth space, order booth components, coordinate shipping, and

provide show/booth details to appropriate AWEA staff)

. Collect and track leads

. Collaborate with Membership department in the collection of leads and

creation of database

. Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or commensurate work experience; must

have 3-5 years directly related experience, preferably in marketing,

sales, and trade show/exhibitions. Must be: proficient in Microsoft

office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.; detail-oriented;

have excellent communication skills (both written and oral); a good team

player. Must have strong organizational skills.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and salary requirements by

e-mail to marketingcoordinator@awea.org or by regular mail to The

American Wind Energy Association, 1101 14th St NW, Suite 1200,

Washington, DC 20005.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade

association that represents all elements of the wind industry – one of

the world's fastest growing energy industries. AWEA is located near

several Metro lines in downtown Washington, DC, and provides a generous

benefits package to all regular staff. To learn more about AWEA, please

visit our website at www.awea.org.

40. Senior Conferences Manager; American Institutes for Research; Silver

Spring, MD

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41. Associate Director, Marketing and Production; American Association

of Homes & Services for the Aging; Washington, DC

AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through

quality people can trust (http://www.aahsa.org/). We seek an Associate

Director, Marketing and Production. Under the direction of the Director

of Marketing and Creative Services, the Associate Director will manage

and plan direction of our promotional and production efforts for all

AAHSA conferences, including our Annual Meeting and Future of Aging

Services Conference.

Working collaboratively with other departments, the Associate Director

will manage design, mailing dates, production schedule, print run

quantities, printing specifications, mailing list compilation, and

mailing instructions for promotional print and web materials. Other

responsibilities include creating and managing promotion budgets;

writing and proofreading copy; and identifying target markets. The

Associate Director will oversee the creation and sending of e-mail and

fax broadcast promotions, including list selection and testing, and

implementation through a web-based service provider. The Associate

Director will monitor the results of marketing efforts, to include

tracking responses; receiving return mail; coordinating with others to

track resulting requests; preparing a summary of response rates; and

reviewing other attendee data. This position will also contribute to

exhibitor and attendee evaluation questions, compile responses, and make

recommendations based on these evaluations.

Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or Communications, or

equivalent combination of education and experience, and a minimum of

five years work experience in marketing, communications, production or

related field required. Association and event/exposition background

strongly desired. Ideal candidates should have the demonstrated ability

to organize multiple projects simultaneously, a strong attention to

detail, and excellent communication skills, including writing, editing

and proofing experience. Strong knowledge of and experience with print

and web production, mailing list/database maintenance and processes,

data analysis, recordkeeping, budgets, and project management needed.

Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access, database management and list

segmentation/implementation required. Familiarity and experience with

Graphic Design Applications desired, such as Adobe Creative Suite

(Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat) and QuarkXpress. HTML and/or

web-writing skills desirable. Candidates must be able to learn

web-enabled tools to disseminate information and communicate to broad

audiences.

Occasional travel to be on-site for our conferences required. AAHSA

provides a dynamic work environment, competitive salary and benefits and

Metro location. For consideration, please send cover letter/resume

w/salary requirements to: Associate Director, Marketing and

Production-PCMA/attn: HR, American Association of Homes & Services for

the Aging, 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008; or email

to careers@aahsa.org – subject line: “Associate Director, Marketing and

Production-PCMA.” Principals only. No phone calls please. AAHSA is an

affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to

attracting and maintaining a diverse work force – EOE M/F/H/V

42. Event Manager; Motor Trend Auto Shows; Harrisburg, PA

Motor Trend Auto Shows seeks manager with 3-5 years experience in event

operations/ on-site floor management. Additional duties include advance

coordination of show promotions and attendee marketing efforts.

Applicant must be available for travel and possess strong communication

skills including proficiency in Excel & Word. CAD experience a plus.

Ability to work both independently and as a team player, strong

organizational skills and flexibility are important. Position is located

in Harrisburg, PA.

Competitive salary & benefits package. All salaries DOE. EOE M/F/D/V.

Email resume and salary requirements to: resumes@motortrendautoshows.com

43. Meeting Planning Assistant; Synthes; West Chester, PA

Position Description Coordinates and assists with all logistics for

surgical society exhibitions, company meetings and company sponsored

educational courses. This includes but is not limited to: event

planning, registration, databases, badges, transportation, ordering of

equipment and supplies, agendas, collecting evaluations and maintaining

general supplies. Assist in the development of promotional materials.

Responsibilities

– Coordinate participation in state/local meetings and exhibits.

– Prepare informational correspondence for state/local meetings and

exhibits.

– Assist with ordering, and prioritization of display and regional

equipment.

– Collect meeting questionnaires and process sales leads.

– Maintain meeting files, meeting status grid, master calendar and

intranet.

– Assist Meeting Managers and Director with annual and super regional

meetings, national level society meetings, and company sponsored

programs.

– Assist in development of promotional materials.

– Assist in development of internet site.

– Provide general clerical support for Synthes CMF as necessary.

Required Qualification

– Proficient in Windows environment including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

– Strong organizational and communication skills.

– Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments.

– A team player both intra-and inter-departmentally.

– Self starter; service oriented.

– Some travel required.

– A Bachelor's degree preferred.

– Minimum of 2 years meeting planning experience preferred

To apply:

Please visit http://jobs-synthes.icims.com

44. Operations Coordinator; Wings Unlimited, Inc.; Darien, CT

Wings Unlimited, Inc. is an executive meeting and incentive management

company located in lower Fairfield County. Wings Unlimited, Inc. has

provided five-star service to corporations for over 20 years. Our vision

is to create a unique and worry-free atmosphere for productive learning,

motivation and wonder. Wings was established to create events that are

beyond the ordinary yet within the client's budget. Our executive team

of meeting professionals is motivated and committed to each meeting they

plan.

Responsibilities

Assist in all aspects of the meeting planning process with an emphasis

on meeting operations and logistics. Able to work within a team setting

as well as having responsibility for independent projects. Maintain high

standards of professional conduct and exercise good business judgment in

fast-paced motivated office.

Key responsibilities:

-Database management and analysis

-Manage client room blocks

-Site research/Sourcing

-Vendor research and qualification

-Group transportation management

-Group activity management

-Coordinate group mailings

-Coordinate and prepare meeting/event materials

-Monitor all vendor contract deadlines

-Assist in meeting/event planning, execution and reconciliation

-Onsite work and travel, domestic and international

-Maintain meeting files

-Perform general administrative and office functions

Required Qualification

Looking for a team player who is able to work independently. Applicant

should be a self-starter with customer service background, positive

attitude and a strong work ethic. Attention to detail and willingness to

learn is a must. Creativity is a plus. A minimum of 2 years experience

in the meeting/hospitality industry.

Skills:

-Attention to detail

-Work under pressure

-Communicate effectively with clients and coworkers

-Act in professional manner

-Problem Solver

-Demonstrate integrity, trust, respect and teamwork

-Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

-Flexible

-Excellent organizational skills

-Computer literate in Microsoft Office

-Required travel

-Typing, computer and office skills are mandatory

FileMaker Pro experience a plus

Education

Bachelors

Submit your resume to wings@wingsunlimited.net

No phone calls.

45. Director of Sales & Marketing; Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort &

Conference Centre; Parksville, BC, Canada

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre is currently seeking

a Sales & Marketing Director to lead the evolution & continued

prosperity of our Sales & Catering team. This talented individual

requires strong & proven skills in both marketing and sales, as well as

additional strengths in training and financials. He/she will be an

exceptional leader, motivating and developing the Sales & Catering team

to the next level. Website www.tigh-na-mara.com.

Responsibilities

Leadership & Communication – lead, inspire & motivate the Sales &

Catering team, ensuring goals are met and team members are successful.

Financial – assist in preperation of annual budget, set & monitor

specific goals for the Sales & Catering team, assist in setting of

rates, direct yield strategies, control expenses, review & implement

pricing strategies for group & transient business.

Marketing – develop and implement the marketing plan, including all

marketing collateral & ad campaigns, research & identify trends,

maintain a positive image for the Resort in the marketplace, having a

strong presence in community affairs & public relations.

Sales – solicit & service major accounts, carry out sales activities

including but not limited to sales calls, trade shows, site inspections,

networking, developing new business & sales blitzes.

Required Qualification

Must have a minimum 3 years experience as a Director of Sales &

Marketing with a similar size/quality property.

Resort experience an asset.

Knowledge of the BC Tourism market an asset.

Competent & experienced in yield management, as well as leading a team

of Sales & Catering Managers.

Excellent communication, organizational & interpersonal skills.

Flexible hours, available for some travel and the occasional weekend.

Strong analytical skills, able to forecast market trends

Education

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Hospitality Management

an asset

Qualified candidates please email resume to Laurie Sagle, Director of

Human Resources @ laurie@tigh-na-mara.com. Only those selected for

interviews will be contacted. Preference given to BC residents.

46. ACCOUNT MANAGER; WYNDHAM JADE, LLC; PLANO, TX

This is a high-level, one major client support position. Position will

be assigned to single client and will be responsible for managing

meeting and incentive travel programs from contract to close by

providing excellent client management service that includes high level

professional conduct in both written communication and conversation

ability. The ability to manage a project time line and all its details

while keeping all interested parties (client, sales team and executive

management) properly informed. Candidates may be required to provide

examples of their collaborative, flexible and creative problem solving

abilities, as well as, expertise in technical delivery.

Responsibilities

– Manage assigned account via hands-on coordination from sale through

program completion.

– Responsible for program development, budgeting and vendor

negotiations, planning, execution and final billing. Manage the overall

program experience including all facets of hotel management, ground and

air travel, activities and excursions, on-site event management and VIP

service.

– Manage KOSHER food and beverage service.

– Coordinate all program components including administration, logistics

and operations.

– Set up program profile and components in OneSystem, Wyndham Jade's

proprietary database.

– Monitor program profitability. Renegotiate RFP components for space,

dates, pricing, and contractual agreements with vendor / suppliers such

as hotels, cruise lines, destination management companies,

transportation companies.

– Review, manage and monitor contract and all elements including payment

schedule for vendors, deposits from client and foreign currency exchange

rates (as applicable).

– Set up, arrange and conduct (as needed) sight inspections, pre-con

meetings, final billing review and post-program debrief.

– Organize and maintain files. Interface with internal customers

including the sales team.

– Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business documents

(proposal requests, contracts, agreements, invoices, purchase orders,

etc.)

– Ensure daily paperwork and assignments are processed on a timely

basis, meeting all deadlines as set by internal / external customers

and/or supervisor.

– Generate accurate work including spelling, grammar, and mathematical

computations.

– Oversee and participate in the design and creation of all program

collateral materials (web pages, static pages, Trip Specifications /

Docs, POE's, signage, on site documents including departure notices,

etc.)

– Represent Wyndham Jade in a professional manner at all times with

internal / external customers and vendors. Develop

Required Qualification

– Excellent customer service skills

– Knowledge of KOSHER practices and/or Jewish culture a plus

– Process management / operation / control

– Ability to smoothly manage on-site program execution

– Manage competing priorities, deadlines and extensive implementation

requirements

– Ability to negotiate terms, pricing, and manage contracts and budgets

– Demonstrate flexibility and ability to multi-task in a dynamic

environment

– Conduct and present information / data at customer meetings

– Strong financial and technical acumen

– Judgment and decisiveness; ability to work in a self-managed setting

– Team orientation and superior communication skills

Experience:

– 5+ years of related experience meetings and/or conference management

experience.

– Experience managing on-site program execution

– Global travel experience and/or knowledge preferred

– Strong project management experience

Please submit resume to: sscott@wyndhamjade.com

In the subject line, please attention “Account Manager Position – MPI”

Please visit our website at wyndhamjade.com

47. Specialist – Event Planning; Convergys Corporation; Lake Mary, FL

Position Description

Manages complex projects/events as assigned and outlined in Marketing

Plan. Applies expertise to develop and implement innovative events.

Writes event plans and work breakdown schedules to meet objectives,

revising elements as necessary, considering client/attendee input and

objectives. Defines and fully understands the role of all planning team

members, clearly communicates the objectives, what is required to

achieve them, and the timeline in which this must be done. Implements

events on time and within budget, delivering results based on

objectives. Meets with internal clients to gain familiarity with

objectives and set mutual goals. Works with planning team throughout the

project planning and implementation, providing guidance and direction to

team members as needed. Includes working with designer, approving final

concepts and art for print work, premiums and related materials, and

providing specifications, quantities, shipping, etc. Works closely with

Marketing Communications/PR to ensure that all speaking and related

opportunities are shared, explored, and implemented in conjunction with

the plan. Communicates event status to internal client and or planning

teams; evaluates and revises project elements as appropriate.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the project management of event marketing programs in

support of corporate and business unit goals and objectives. These

events are expected to enhance the company's image and positioning in

the marketplace and with various publics and support the marketing and

sales efforts of the company.

Required Qualification

Six to eight years of related experience, or the equivalent combination

of education and experience. Must have proficiency with various software

applications programs including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word, and Excel.

Outstanding business writing skills are required. The individual must be

articulate and able to present ideas clearly and persuasively;

detail-oriented; able to work well under tight deadlines and changing

requirements; and, able to handle multiple assignments concurrently. The

incumbent must be capable of independent decision making, able to plan

and implement events and/or shows with minimal direction and travel

independently. Maturity, experience, self-confidence and effective human

interactivity skills are required to succeed in this challenging,

multi-tasking position.

Position may require additional hours and weekends when event schedule

is heavy.

Education

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing Communications,

Liberal Arts or related degree.

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48. Sr. Meeting Planner; Kaiser Permanente; Oakland, CA

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under limited supervision provides expert consulting to internal clients

in support of multifaceted meetings, conferences, sponsorships, trade

shows and special events for Marketing, Sales and Account Management and

related departments. Meetings are often regional or program-wide, and

strategic and complex in scope, requiring in-depth evaluation of key

issues and success factors. Meeting results must meet multiple

objectives as well as demonstrate appropriate and consistent application

of Kaiser Permanente brand identity standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

-Consults with clients and often leads planning committees to identify

key issues, establish strategic direction, facilitate problem-solving

and get decisions made. Exercises considerable independent judgment in

allocating time and budget resources to achieve meeting outcomes.

-Develops overall work plan including timeline and budget, tracks and

reports progress, evaluates results for client to ensure that meeting

solutions are appropriate for the targeted audience, meet client's

financial and strategic objectives, and are consistent with department

guidelines.

-Assist client by researching and recommending meeting themes, sites and

special event activities that support their objectives; oversees all

logistics planning and execution.

-Independently negotiates contracts with vendors or sponsors on behalf

of clients to obtain the best value and reduce risk to Kaiser

Permanente.

-Oversees meeting and event expenditures to stay within or below budget.

Coordinates recharges and post meeting reporting of final budget and

cost savings/cost avoidance.

-Oversees the content development of on-line registration website,

invitations, speaker presentations and all other collateral ensuring

that materials are professional and appropriately reflect brand

standards.

-Independently negotiates and arranges audio visual technical support,

production and staging for meetings and events.

-Updates/maintains and develops department databases.

-Leads efforts to improve departmental processes, with particular

attention to project management. Models best practices for efficiency,

timeliness and accuracy. Trains new staff.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

-Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing or Hotel Management

preferred, or equivalent experience.

-Minimum 5 years of related experience in the meeting industry as a

planner or supplier of meeting services.

-CMP designation preferred.

-Must demonstrate mastery of complex, multi-faceted projects and ability

to work well in a team environment.

-Highly skilled in contract negotations with knowledge of current legal

principles and practices associated with contract negotiaton.

-Highly skilled in developing and tracking meeting budgets.

-Thorough familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, Filemaker Pro,

Access, PowerPoint and other typical office software applications

preferred.

-Superior verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

-Demonstrated involvement in industry associations and continuous

professional development

-On-site management of meetings is part of the job and sometimes

requires evening and weekend work and travel.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general

nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this

position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of

responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified,

nor do they indicate union or non-union status.

Email your resume to Jermaine.B.Jenkins@kp.org.

49. Manager, Local Marketing Strategy; Disneyland Resort; Anaheim, CA

If you are looking for a place where you can make magical memories

happen everyday, Disneyland® Resort is the place for you. Tracing back

to its roots in 1952, Walt Disney formed what is known today as the

creative world of Walt Disney Imagineering to build Disneyland® in

Anaheim, California. Since then, Disneyland® Resort has grown to

encompass wherever the Guest experience takes place, proving it truly is

the place “Where Dreams Come True”. Whether in one of our three hotels,

our two parks, or at our shopping district, we remain dedicated to the

promise that our Cast Members turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

The Manager, Local Marketing Strategy will lead the development of

marketing strategies and overall integrated communication plans for

local general market segments. The Manager will be responsible for

achieving established segment goals. Scope includes developing marketing

strategies and partnering with internal and external DLR departments to

ensure segment level Resort objectives are on strategy and reached. This

is a high visibility position which will interact with leadership of all

levels, including the President of the Resort.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead, develop, and coach direct reports Direct and engage in extensive

analysis, interpretation, and synthesis of data from multiple sources in

order to identify opportunities, assess results, understand problems,

and formulate strategic recommendations for the assigned Guest segments.

Oversee all ongoing and established projects, reviewing all strategic

input and recommendations developed by direct reports prior to sharing

with the broader organization. Review and approve creative

recommendations via the SHOW process for same projects. Direct the

development of strategic input for media and all other discipline plans

(Public Relations, Alliances) for assigned segments, leveraging the SHOW

process to share this direction. Partner with relevant areas to develop

integrated communications plans that are tightly aligned with Resort

priorities and strategic insights about these segments.

Lead the development of the AOP and five year plans for these Guest

segments The Disney Difference is all the products and services designed

to support Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers in so many aspects

of their lives – at home, work and play.

Requirements

B.A/B.S.

3 to 6 years experience in Marketing Communications planning and

execution

Strategic and Analytical thinking

Demonstrated strong partnering, leadership, project management, and

communications skills

Business writing and presentations

Full-time Cast Members are offered: . Affordable Health-care options .

Employee Stock Purchase Program . Credit union membership . 401(k) Plan

for administrative and professional positions . Educational

Reimbursement Program . Discounts at select dining and merchandise

locations. . Complimentary Main Entrance Admission Pass . Hotel and

Disney Cruise Line discounts throughout the year Note: Block-out dates

and other restrictions apply All offers and benefits are subject to

change at any time and may be based on availability.

Spectacular rides, pleasant resort stays, delectable dining experiences,

and magical moments don't happen without a talented team of Cast

Members. Being a part of our team, you play an integral part in creating

the magic. Just imagine – You could be a part of making dreams come true

for many of our Guests, during our Year of a Million Dreams celebration.

And wouldn't you like to be a part of the Year of a Million Dreams?

Visit our website today and create a profile. The site will notify you

when there are opportunities available that fit your experience. Visit

www.DisneyCareers.com.

50. Hispanic Associate Manager; Disneyland Resort; Anaheim, CA

If you are looking for a place where you can make magical memories

happen everyday, Disneyland® Resort is the place for you. Tracing back

to its roots in 1952, Walt Disney formed what is known today as the

creative world of Walt Disney Imagineering to build Disneyland® in

Anaheim, California. Since then, Disneyland® Resort has grown to

encompass wherever the Guest experience takes place, proving it truly is

the place “Where Dreams Come True”. Whether in one of our three hotels,

our two parks, or at our shopping district, we remain dedicated to the

promise that our Cast Members turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Hispanic Associate Manager- MULTICULTURAL MARKETING

The Hispanic Associate Manager will focus on assigned Disneyland Resort

Multicultural programs with an emphasis on the Hispanic segment.

Develops communication strategies and plans and assists in the

development of annual plans which meet DLR attendance goals. Analyzes

and interprets data from multiple sources, synthesizing this information

and providing recommendations to influence leaders and key partners.

Partners with multi-functional teams to develop and execute both new and

existing programs by providing strategic input, project leadership, and

innovative thinking.

Develop strategic input (including main messages, target audience,

geography, phase timing, etc) for assigned programs.. Deliver input and

updates through compelling written and oral presentations to

stakeholders in cross-functional team meetings as well as to executive

leadership

Partner with other Marketing areas (e.g. media, public relations.

alliances, on-line, CMR) as well as other DLR lines of business partners

(e.g. Cast Communications, Sales) to develop and implement integrated

marketing plans for assigned specific programs which are on strategy and

drive results.

Oversee implementation of these plans, ensuring seamless, on time, on

strategy, and on budget performance.

Analyze, interpret, and synthesize data from multiple sources in order

to identify opportunities, assess results, understand problems, and

formulate strategic recommendations.

Assist in the development of the annual plans.

Requirements

. Demonstrated experience in Marketing Communications planning and

execution

. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish

. Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent

. Minimum of 3-5 years experience in Marketing

. Strategic and analytical/critical thinking

. Business writing and presentations

. Microsoft office software programs (Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)

. Demonstrated strong partnering and project management skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: . MBA

The Disney Difference is all the products and services designed to

support Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers in so many aspects of

their lives – at home, work and play.

Full-time Cast Members are offered: . Affordable Health-care options .

Employee Stock Purchase Program . Credit union membership . 401(k) Plan

for administrative and professional positions . Educational

Reimbursement Program . Discounts at select dining and merchandise

locations. . Complimentary Main Entrance Admission Pass . Hotel and

Disney Cruise Line discounts throughout the year Note: Block-out dates

and other restrictions apply All offers and benefits are subject to

change at any time and may be based on availability.

Spectacular rides, pleasant resort stays, delectable dining experiences,

and magical moments don't happen without a talented team of Cast

Members. Being a part of our team, you play an integral part in creating

the magic. Just imagine – You could be a part of making dreams come true

for many of our Guests, during our Year of a Million Dreams celebration.

And wouldn't you like to be a part of the Year of a Million Dreams?

Visit our website today and create a profile. The site will notify you

when there are opportunities available that fit your experience. Visit

www.DisneyCareers.com.

51. Director of Revenue Management; Red Roof Inn; Columbus, OH

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52. Seminar Manager; Hanley Wood, LLC; Washington, DC

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53. Event Planning Manager; Trade Center Management Associates;

Washington, DC

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54. Manager Of Media Relations; AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING ASSN;

Washington, DC

Reports to: EVP of Marketing and Communications

Supervises: Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications

Basic Function of Position: Responsible for aggressively elevating the

positioning AH&LA and its lodging constituency to internal and external

audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1) Assists with all internal and external communications strategies.

2) Provides PR counsel to CEO, senior staff, PSAs, and officers.

3) Creates and implements programs designed to achieve maximum AH&LA

visibility to its members, the lodging industry, and the general public.

4) Proactively pursues media opportunities and placements. Acts as a

liaison for all press inquiries/requests, discerning information needed,

angle of article, etc. Serves as a back-up spokesperson.

5) Principally responsible for all news releases promoting AH&LA news,

its affiliates, and subsidiaries. Writes pitch letters and compiles

press kits for various AH&LA (and its affiliates) events/activities.

6) Pursues opportunities for all CEO and chairman's public speaking

engagements.

7) Responsible for speechwriting on behalf of staff, officers.

8) Writes/produces annual statistical Lodging Industry Profile and

annual mailing to media.

9) Coordinates AH&LA's national awards program.

10) Coordinates National Groundhog Job Shadow Day initiative with AH&LA

staff, PSAs, and lodging companies.

11) Creates, implements, and promotes industry-wide awareness campaigns.

12) Responsible for coordinating Annual Press Reception in November.

13) Assists with various diversity initiatives.

14) Writes, edits, and coordinates distribution of monthly e-newsletter

to members, including CEO's monthly letter in Lodging Magazine.

15) Writes, distributes monthly pr newsbytes, requested articles by

publications, and AH&LA quarterly article series to reporters.

16) Overall responsibility for the association's editorial excellence in

all printed and electronic materials (i.e., Website).

17) Coordinates for all photography needs of association.

18) Assists department with the implementation of special projects

including participation in the creative development, management, and

execution of projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor's degree, plus two to five years experience in marketing,

communications or media relations

Exemplary verbal and written skills and project management skills

Demonstrated proficiency in proofreading/copyediting; AP style preferred

Ability to organize and accurately disseminate a heavy influx of

information

Creative, hard-working, flexible self-starter

Association or hospitality industry experience preferred

AH&LA offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please submit

your resume, with salary requirement, to alaughlin@ahla.com. Please, no

phone calls.

55. Executive Sales Manager; Gaylord National Resort and Convention

Center; Oxon Hill, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24043581&jobSummaryIndex=9&agentID=

56. Hotel Manager; Homestead Hotel; Sterling, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24061756&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

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