Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 3 September 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 3 September 2007

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

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Meetings Manager; Talley Management Group; Mt. Royal, NJ

2. VP, Professional Development & Meeting Planning; American Dietetic

Association; Chicago, IL

3. Director of Education & Meetings; The Counselors of Real Estate;

Chicago, IL

4. Senior Program Associate; AdvaMed; Washington, DC

5. Assistant General Manager; Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services;

South San Francisco, CA

6. National Account Manager; ConferenceDirect; Atlanta, GA

7. Manager, On-Site Operations; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

8. Education Manager; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

9. Vice President of Association Services; National Telecommunication

Cooperative Association; Arlington, VA

10. Director of Meetings and Conventions; Management Options, Inc.

(MOI); Washington, DC

11. Conference Reservationist; Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Washington, DC

12. Meeting & Events Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

13. Exhibits Manager; Society for Neuroscience; Washington, DC

14. Tradeshow Sales Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

15. Convention & Tradeshow Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

16. Exhibits Manager; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Alexandria,

VA

17. Meeting Planner; National Association of College and University

Business Officers (NACUBO); Washington, DC

18. Meeting & Conventions Associate; Astellas; Deerfield, IL

19. Special Events Venue Assistant; Presidio Trust: San Francisco, CA

20. Registration Coordinator; Confidential; Washington, DC

21. Events Manager; DLA Piper US LLP; Washington, DC

22. Senior Account Executive; Octagon; Norwalk, CT

23. Vice President, Event Management; Western Independent Bankers; San

Francisco, CA

24. Manager, Marketing Programs; Rearden Commerce; Foster City, CA

25. VP of Operations; Woodberry Events Inc.; San Francisco, CA

26. Exhibit Project Manager; Woodberry Events Inc.; San Francisco, CA

27. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Washington, DC

and Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI and Honolulu, HI and San Francisco, CA

28. Sponsorship Manager; American Society of Interior Designers;

Washington, DC

29. Director of Field Marketing; Hyatt Hotels Corporation –

Headquarters; Chicago, IL

30. Event Planner; AARP; Washington, DC

31. Special Events & Marketing Coordinator; Alzheimer's Association,

Central Ohio Chapter; Ohio

32. Regional Benefit Concert/Annual Campaign Coordinator; JCC; Chicago,

IL

33. Event Planner; REI; Kent, WA

34. Meeting & Event Planning Assistant; NRECA; Arlington, VA

35. Director of Conventions and Meetings; National Community Pharmacists

Association; Alexandria, VA

36. Meeting Planner; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Los Angeles, CA

37. Director, Events and Donor Stewardship; Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric

AIDS Foundation; Washington, DC

38. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

39. Convention Planning Assistant/Coordinator; National Communication

Association; Washington, DC

40. Exhibits Coordinator (Temporary); Science education association;

College Park, MD

41. Special Events Coordinator; Montgomery County Humane Society;

Rockville, MD

42. Meeting Management Customer Relationship Consultant (at customer's

location); Gray Consulting, Inc.; North Wales, PA

43. National Account Manager; ConferenceDirect; Georgia

44. Operations Logistics Manager; SFG Group LLC; Las Vegas, NV

45. Regional Manager; HelmsBriscoe; South Carolina

46. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; Virtual, CA

47. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; San Jose, CA

48. Scientific Sessions Coordinator; Heart Rhythm Society; Washington,

DC

49. Meeting Coordinator; Heart Rhythm Society; Washington, DC

50. Wedding Planner; Grand Wailea Resort; Wailea, HI

51. Manager, Promotions & Meetings; American Trucking Associations;

Arlington, VA

52. Director of Education; Association of Clinical Research

Professionals; Alexandria, VA

53. Meeting Planner, Junior; Booz Allen Hamilton; Arlington, VA

54. Membership/Education Assistant; AIC; Washington, DC

55. Education Assistant; Health Industry Distributors Association;

Alexandria, VA

56. Manager of Special Events; American Diabetes Association;

Alexandria, VA

57. Special Events Manager; American Conservatory Theater; San

Francisco, CA

58. Public Relations Manager; Southwest La. /Lake Charles CVB; Lake

Charles, LA

59. Director of Marketing; Warren County CVB; Lebanon, OH

60. President/CEO; Ogden/Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau; Ogden, UT

61. Media Relations Manager; Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Grapevine, TX

62. Destination Sales Manager; SiteVisit Limited; Portsmouth, NH

63. National Sales Manager; Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors

Association; Baltimore, MD

64. Mgr, Washing DC Regional Sales; Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau;

Chicago, IL

65. Director of Marketing; DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau; Oak

Brook, IL

66. Hotel Sales; American Audio Video; Falls Church, VA

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

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

brief paragraph to

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

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1. Meetings Manager; Talley Management Group; Mt. Royal, NJ

Talley Management Group, a leading provider of comprehensive association

management services since 1987 is currently seeking to expand its

Meetings Division. We are seeking a dynamic professional meetings

planner with at least 5 years experience. Preferred candidates must be

experienced at managing multiple projects, negotiating contracts,

planning and managing facility logistics, managing/creating budgets, and

excellent presentation skills. Experience with web-based abstract

submission and data management is a plus. Key abilities also include

proficiency with Microsoft Office, excellent organizational skills and a

strong customer focus. Travel is required. CMP preferred. Competitive

compensation with benefits including health, dental, paid leave and

401(k) with match! Interested candidates please email resume and salary

requirements to careers@talley.com

2. VP, Professional Development & Meeting Planning; American Dietetic

Association; Chicago, IL

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) seeks a senior executive to

serve as Vice President, Professional Development and Meeting Services.

This individual will oversee the development and implementation of all

professional development programs and meetings sponsored by the ADA and

related organizations, working in collaboration with committees, staff

and organizational units. ADA has a staff of 150, who provide products

and services for more than 67,000 dietetic professionals throughout the

world. ADA has a budget of $32 million and is headquartered in downtown

Chicago with a governmental relations office in Washington.

Qualifications include: Graduate degree or equivalent experience that

clearly demonstrates success in this area with proven results in

fulfilling a strategic vision. A senior-level association executive with

extensive experience in adult learning, meeting planning and exhibit

management is sought. Successful negotiations skills and experience in

leadership, management and team-building are essential. A current

understanding of technology and its uses for enhancing programs and

services is needed. A strategic thinker with hands-on knowledge and who

focuses on the big picture will be successful in this position.

Budgetary development and administration experience are required, as is

experience in developing programs that demonstrably increase revenues.

CAE, CMP or related certifications preferred. Significant levels of

travel may be required. The Association is seeking a dedicated and

passionate individual with a strong customer service attitude toward

members and co-workers. This hard-working member of the Executive

Management Team will be accountable for setting and achieving goals,

solving problems, following through on commitments and accepting

feedback.

Search conducted by Tuft & Associates, Inc. Submit resume and cover

letter in confidence to Tuft & Associates, Attention: Linda Campbell,

1209 N. Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Resumes may also be e-mailed to

lindac@ameritech.net; please indicate American Dietetic Association in

the subject line. Calls to 773-463-5520.

Contact: Linda Campbell

Phone: 773-463-5520

lindac@ameritech.net

3. Director of Education & Meetings; The Counselors of Real Estate;

Chicago, IL

Are you calm under pressure? Do you have excellent people and

communication skills? Can you handle extreme multi-tasking? Are you

experienced in Excel? An experienced planner and education program

director is needed for real estate association with a Michigan Avenue

address. We need someone to do it all program development and planning,

logistics, speaker arrangements, hotel contracts, transportation, tours

and special events, and budget administration. Travel 4 – 6 times per

year.

Responsibilities

Direct the program planning for 2 national meetings per year held in

major urban areas.

Serve as staff liaison for appropriate committees.

Participate in the production of promotional materials for programs and

events.

Supervise the development and execution of all logistics for meetings,

conventions, and other special programs.

Develop and monitor annual meetings budget. Manage professional and

spouse tour and event programs.

Negotiate hotel and other service provider contracts.

Manage speaker agreements and arrangements. Conduct site inspections.

Handle on-site management of events. Manage meetings and travel budget.

Direct the program planning for other meetings as assigned.

Supervise support staff. Required Qualification 3 – 5 years of program

and meetings experience a must in either a corporate or not-for-profit

environment; knowledge of real estate a plus.

Requires excellent organization and communication skills and the ability

to work independently.

Experience with budget management, vendor selection and negotiation.

Proficiency with MS Office programs.

Education

Bachelors Degree required

Send resume and cover letter to Shea Shumpert, The Counselors of Real

Estate, 430 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or sshumpert@cre.org.

No phone calls, please.

The Counselors of Real Estate is a professional membership organization

for the leading advisors in real estate. Membership is extended by

invitation only. Its exclusive CRE designation is held by 1,100

designees worldwide. The Counselors of Real Estate has 10 staff members,

a North Michigan Avenue location, a full benefit package, and is an

affiliate of the National Assn. of REALTORS.

4. Senior Program Associate; AdvaMed; Washington, DC

AdvaMed is a fast growing association whose members create the

cutting-edge technologies in the health care business. Passionate about

our mission to allow access to the life-saving, life-enhancing benefits

of medical technology, we offer a family-friendly work environment,

competitive benefits & salary, & our office is conveniently located at

the heart of DC.

We are seeking candidates interested in the technical side of marketing

using websites and emails to reach audiences for Senior Program

Associate in the Medical Technology Learning Institute (MTLI)

department, which develops/runs in-person & audio conferences for

companies to understand the regulatory, reimbursement, & operational

issues involved in bringing medical products to market.

Familiarity w/ basic web principles is necessary; we will train you on

job specifics. No technical experience needed beyond 1 year working w/ a

relational database. Our ideal candidate will love clear expectations,

understand the importance of details and staying on top of deadlines,

write clearly, and enjoy analyzing data to help make better marketing

decisions.

This position will:

Schedule, implement & orchestrate mass email course

announcements/reminders

Maintain & update course & publication info on AdvaMed & MTLI website

Publish print ads & solicit co-sponsorship w/ other organizations

Analyze marketing initiatives data

Work w/ speakers to obtain presentations & materials in timely manner

Type meeting info into database

Responsibilities

Schedule, implement, and orchestrate mass email course announcements and

reminders

Maintain and update course and publication information onto the AdvaMed

and MTLI website

Publish print ads and solicit co-sponsorship with other organizations

Analyze data on marketing initiatives

Work closely with speakers to obtain their presentations and materials

in a timely manner

Input meeting information into AdvaMed's database Required Qualification

Candidates must have a high school diploma and at least two years of

office experience and one year working with a relational database.

Preference given to applicants who can demonstrate a comfort level with

technology (example: maintains a blog, developed a personal website,

posted on YouTube, etc.) and some college education.

Candidates must have a high school diploma & at least 2 years of office

experience & 1 year working with a relational database. Preference for

applicants who can demonstrate comfort with technology (i.e., maintains

a blog, developed a personal website, posted on YouTube, etc.) & some

college education. Please email cover letter, resume, & salary

requirements to mtlispa@advamed.org. EOE

5. Assistant General Manager; Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services;

South San Francisco, CA

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services is the nation's leading and largest

independent temporary utility contractor to the trade show and special

event industry producing over 3000 events annually coast to coast. Our

South San Francisco office seeks a high-energy professional with strong

leadership and sales ability to join our team in the newly created

position of Assistant General Manager.

Responsibilities

– Assist Senior Vice President in overseeing day-to-day operations of

busy regional office.

– Manager client relations – Convention Centers, Hotels, Decorators &

Show Organizers

– Expand local market share

– Bid local industry events

– Ensure customer service is maintained at the highest level

– Local travel

– Attend industry related meetings

Required Qualification

– Minimum 3 years experience in convention services industry

– Excellent oral and written communication skills

– Proficient computer skills

– Supervisory experience

– Temporary utility knowledge not required

– Must have transportation

Education

– Bachelors Degree preferred

Please email resume, cover letter and salary history to Randy Casella,

Senior Vice President @ randyc@edlen.com. No phone calls please

6. National Account Manager; ConferenceDirect; Atlanta, GA

ConferenceDirect is a worldwide meeting solutions company offering a

full suite of conference planning and management services that include:

Site Selection and Contract Negotiation Assistance, Conference

Management, Housing Management and Registration Services.

Looking for a flexible career in the hospitality industry that allows

you to create your own success, establish your own monetary goals and

set your own hours? Then you owe it to yourself to learn more about

ConferenceDirect.

ConferenceDirect has immediate opportunities nationally for

entrepreneurial, self-motivated industry professionals with a minimum of

5 years in hotel sales, national sales or convention bureau sales

capacities.

Please visit the ConferenceDirect website – www.conferencedirect.com

100% commissionable/performance/home based work model.

Required Qualification

Minimum of 5-years experience in hotel sales, national sales, or

convention bureau sales.

Education

4 Year Degree

If you are interested in learning more about ConferenceDirect as a work

possibility please forward your resume or call Lisa Kruger at:

Phone: 323 655 3848, ext 207

Fax: 323 655 3849

Email: lisa_kruger@conferencedirect.com

7. Manager, On-Site Operations; 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 a Manager,

On-Site Operations. The Manager, On-Site Operations is responsible for

ensuring operational excellence by managing BCD Meetings & Incentives

(BCD M&I) relationship with industry professionals who specialize in

on-site program execution. They will maintain and make updates to BCD

M&I Travel Director standards and procedures and train BCD M&I Program

Managers and travel staff on an ongoing basis. They will oversee and

manage on-site staff scheduling of BCD M&I travel program operations.

Responsibilities

– Ensure that a qualified database of free-lance Travel Directors (TD)

is maintained and updated on an ongoing basis

– Schedule and staff BCD M&I travel operations

– Act as staffing consultant to Program Management team

– Oversee onsite staffing assignments to ensure highest quality

logistics support and execution

– Assist in identifying new technology and data tools to be used onsite

– Track, measure and communicate TD survey results

– Provide training, coaching and performance feedback to TDs

– Oversee pre-program briefings and post-program debriefs for the Lead

TD

– Implementation of an overall onsite execution strategy

-Ensure on-site billing is completed in a timely and accurate manner and

returned to the PM/PA on time and with required detail

– Reward and recognize star performers

Required Qualification

– Experience in Travel Operations required. A minimum of 3 years travel

directing preferred, with 2 years as a lead travel director a plus

– Management experience preferred

– Experience managing large teams of travel directors on-site a plus

– Strong written and verbal communications skills

– Must thrive in a team environment

– Ability to troubleshoot logistical issues quickly is required. Ability

to dissect issues, and react quickly with sound decisions under

stressful situations

– Ability to travel and must be accessible by on-site teams outside of

business hours to address emergency situations

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required

Education

– Bachelor's degree preferred

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

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

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

8. Education Manager; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

Are you a meeting planning professional who has experience developing

educational programs?

Do you have experience creating marketing strategies?

Do you want to work for a dynamic, fast-paced industry on the cutting

edge of food and consumer trends?

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is a dynamic national trade

association, representing the supermarket industry. We are seeking an

Education Manager to develop, market, plan, implement and evaluate

specialized educational programs and conferences in response to member

needs. Specific duties include: determining industry trends through

steering committee meetings, and conducting surveys, creating marketing

strategies, recruiting speakers, and creating project budgets.

Additional responsibilities include: negotiating speaker and meeting

site contracts, managing internal staff to coordinate meeting logistics,

conducting post-program evaluation, and implementing revisions and

enhancements. Candidate must be able to travel to conferences.

The ideal candidate will have three years meeting planning and program

development experience. Candidate will also have one year supervisory

experience, strong computer skills with an ability to use database

software, and in-depth knowledge of budgeting process. Strong time

management and excellent public speaking skills are a must.

We offer an outstanding benefits package including: health, dental (with

low monthly premiums), 401(k) plan, flexible spending plan, yearly

professional development and training opportunities, 12 paid holidays

and much more! We are conveniently located in Crystal City, Virginia

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

environment that encourages personal and professional growth, and work

with a fun team, please apply.

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

ssimpson@fmi.org or via fax at 202-220-0881. Feel free to also visit our

website at www.fmi.org/careers/ to apply.

FMI is an equal opportunity employer

9. Vice President of Association Services; National Telecommunication

Cooperative Association; Arlington, VA

National trade association, representing small, rural telecommunication

providers, is recruiting for a motivated individual to lead our

Association Services division under the general direction of the CEO,

ensuring high quality programs and services in the areas of

communications, education, meetings and membership are provided to our

members. This individual will maintain and enhance member and public

relations through direct contact and communication. Incumbent will

represent the Association and the CEO at both internal and external

meetings as well as oversee the operation of five departments including

the association's Foundation. The position requires strong

organizational and management skills. Candidate must have excellent

interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with an

understanding of the telecommunications industry, trade associations &

cooperative development. Experience with large scale meeting and

education delivery, communication programs, membership, and foundation

operations are a must.

Practical knowledge, skills & abilities usually acquired through an

undergraduate degree and a minimum of 7-11 years of related work

experience with at least 2-4 years of management experience requested.

Competitive salary and benefits in pleasant office near Ballston Metro.

Send cover letter, resume and salary history or salary requirements to:

NTCA HR – AS

4121 Wilson Blvd., 10th floor

Arlington, VA. 22203

Fax (703) 351 2001

Email: hr@ntca.org

www.ntca.jobs

10. Director of Meetings and Conventions; Management Options, Inc.

(MOI); Washington, DC

Management Options, Inc. (MOI) has an immediate opening for a Director

of Meetings and Conventions that has some experience managing events

inside and outside of the United States. Applicants should have

experience:

. Planning conferences, conventions, luncheons, theme parties,

receptions, workshops, and similar events.

. Negotiating contracts with hotels and vendors.

. Selecting sites and hotels within the US and abroad.

. Working with exhibitors.

. Registration of attendees, including non-English speaking attendees.

. Working with and managing translation companies.

. Coordinating speakers.

. Managing audio-visual needs.

. Managing event sponsors.

. Preparing and following budgets.

. Providing overall event and staff management.

The successful candidate for this position will have excellent

communication skills, a high level of creativity, attention to detail,

the ability to think five steps ahead in a given project, have strong

personnel management skills, and have a good sense of humor.

The Director is responsible for the management of all of the MOI client

events. These clients include: Convention Industry Council, National

Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, USTDA, National Space

Society, Joint Industry Group, GATE and others.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Kemetia Foley,

Administrative Assistant, at 1620 I Street NW, Suite 615, Washington DC

20006 or at kfoley@moinc.com.

Since we are more interested in content than form or fancy paper, email

submissions are perfectly acceptable.

NOTES:

Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). In addition to salary, other

benefits include 401(k), bonuses, PPO or Open Access health insurance,

18 days annually of unspecified leave, and an in office work out room.

11. Conference Reservationist; Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Washington, DC

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a prominent DC-based law firm is currently

seeking a Conference Reservationist to assist in the scheduling process

for over 30 conference rooms and guest offices. This position works with

a web-based scheduling program and is responsible for working with the

Conference & Hospitality Manager to determine table arrangements; room

diagrams for special events; as well as facilitation of audio visual

equipment and catering needs. Other responsibilities include back up

receptionist coverage and involvement in Operations Department

initiatives.

Qualified applicants will have a High School Diploma or equivalent; at

least one year of receptionist or administrative experience; strong oral

and written communication skills; good follow-up with internal clients;

a high level of customer service; impeccable interpersonal skills; and

computer software experience including Outlook, Word and Excel. Hours

are 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and candidates must be eligible for OT.

The firm offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries

and professional growth opportunities in a collegial work environment.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to the

CAREERS PAGE at www.dicksteinshapiro.com. We are proud to be an AA/EOE.

M/F/D/V.

12. Meeting & Events Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

Courtesy Associates is a recognized leader in delivering turnkey

conference, meeting and event management services worldwide. Our clients

benefit from the experience and continuity of our best-in-class,

senior-level staff, who are dedicated to serving government, academia,

technical and medical societies, corporations and foundations.

As a result of our continued expansion, Courtesy Associates is looking

for an experienced Meeting & Events Coordinator for DC office.

Demonstrated Experience:

. Develop on-site logistics requirements such as meeting room set-up,

audiovisual requirements, inspection timetable, and management of

assigned subsections of meeting with limited supervision.

. Assist with development and management of conference program, event

budget and other related components.

. Conduct preliminary site research and investigations for sleeping

rooms, meeting facilities, event venues and work with supervisor to

finalize selection and negotiation of contracts.

. Supervise and train on-site registration and hires on-site staff.

. Act as liaison between vendors.

. Assist with research for proposals and sales outreach events.

. Coordinate transportation and tours for clients.

. Manage and coordinate the promotion of exhibits including but not

limited to selling and assigning booth space, collecting payment,

liaison to the committee and liaison on site.

Qualifications:

. A team player with 3+ years of relevant experience

. Excellent oral/written communication skills

. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and make productive use of time

under pressure

. Must be detail-oriented and able to balance several projects

simultaneously

. Previous experience planning government meetings a plus

. College degree required

SmithBucklin is proud to offer the following benefits that include but

are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k),

Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Assistance.

To learn more about SmithBucklin Corporation, click here and visit

www.smithbucklin.com.

Please use the following guidelines to ensure your resume is quickly and

accurately processed:

. Salary requirements must be included

. Format resume as either a MS Word doc or PDF doc

. E-mail preferred method of retrieval

We are an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

SmithBucklin Corporation

Attn: Human Resources

2025 M Street, NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

E-Mail: washingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

Courtesy is a wholly owned subsidiary of SmithBucklin Corporation

13. Exhibits Manager; Society for Neuroscience; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24367811&jobSummaryIndex=92&agentID=

14. Tradeshow Sales Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

SmithBucklin is the world's largest association management and

professional services company providing flexible, tailored services to

more than 210 trade associations, professional societies, technology

user groups and government institutes/agencies. SmithBucklin's mission

is to drive growth and build sustained competitiveness for client

organizations. Founded in 1949, the company employs 630 professionals

specializing in all phases of association activity. SmithBucklin manages

more than $200 million in annual client budgets from offices in Chicago,

Washington, DC, St. Louis and Durham, NC. SmithBucklin is 100% employee

owned. For more information, please visit www.smithbucklin.com

Our Washington, DC office has an excellent opportunity available for a

Tradeshow Sales Coordinator responsible for handling all booth, web,

sponsorship and advertising sales, helping to develop budget and

projections for revenue goals, and database management to increase

number of prospects.

Other responsibilities include:

Establishing sales strategy.

Providing sales reports for client, Executive Director and show manager

Developing ways to capture attendee demographic information

Has an understanding of trade show marketing, operations, sales

Becomes an industry sounding board and can identify potential trends

Assists with sales policies and rules. Can develop a plan for space

allocation process

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from four-year accredited college/university

Not less than 2 years experience in sales

Experience with event marketing, web sales, advertising sales

PC experience with Windows operating system and a variety of software

programs (word-processing, spread sheets, presentation and database

applications)

Excellent oral and written communications.

Stregnth in project management and able to utilize technology to assist

with efficiency.

Understands business sales process, particularly inside sales

SmithBucklin is proud to offer the following benefits which include but,

are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k),

Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Assistance.

Please use the following guidelines to ensure your resume is quickly and

accurately processed:

Salary requirements must be included

Format resume as either a MS Word doc or PDF file

E-mail preferred method of retrieval

We are an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

SmithBucklin Corporation

Attn: Human Resources

2025 M Street, NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

E-Mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

15. Convention & Tradeshow Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

Our Washington D.C. office has an immediate need for a Convention &

Tradeshow Manager.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

Manage all aspects of annual conferences, tradeshows and seminars

(pre-planning, on-site execution, and post event wrap up, research and

recommendations for future sites, and conference promotions).

Manage team members, and serve as key interface with other team members,

internal account team members, and external clients (vendors) maximizing

productivity and delivering high quality conventions/tradeshows.

Ensure critical deadlines and budgetary guidelines are adhered to and

response expectations and quality standards are met.

Foster strong sense of support to Account Executives and other unit

partners by serving and exceeding client expectations.

Manage crisis situations effectively. Demonstrate ability to learn and

adapt to changing procedures, methods or processes and assist in

teaching team.

Oversee continuous communication between SmithBucklin units, clients,

vendors, and exhibitors to meet client needs.

Develop and nurture good relationships with clients and outsider

suppliers to enhance service, manage expectations, and respond to client

feedback in a timely and efficient manner.

Professional Experience Requirements:

Bachelors degree required

Minimum 5 years experience in convention/tradeshow industry or

event/meeting planning; 2 years supervisory experience

Experience with International meetings preferred

PC experience with Windows operating system and a variety of software

programs (Microsoft Office, and/or exhibit software)

Ability to work as team leader, team member, and independently to best

serve client

Ability to travel and work overtime

SmithBucklin is proud to offer the following benefits which include but,

are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k),

Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Assistance. To learn more about

SmithBucklin Corporation, visit www.smithbucklin.com.

Please use the following guidelines to ensure your resume is quickly and

accurately processed:

Salary requirements must be included

Format resume as either a MS Word doc or pdf

E-mail preferred method of retrieval

We are an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

Human Resources

SmithBucklin Corporation

2025 M Street NW, Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20036

E-Mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

16. Exhibits Manager; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Alexandria,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24224026&jobSummaryIndex=108&agentID=

17. Meeting Planner; National Association of College and University

Business Officers (NACUBO); Washington, DC

The National Association of College and University Business Officers

(NACUBO) has an immediate opening for a Meeting Planner. This position

is primarily responsible for the registration and housing management for

the Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Director, Annual Meetings and

Logistics. Responsibilities include working with third party vendor on

all issues related to registration and housing for Annual Meeting

attendees and exhibitors. Additionally, the Meeting Planner manages

logistics for workshops and other NACUBO meetings, including: site

research, hotel contracts, program planning, A/V, food and beverage,

room sets, housing, speaker liaison and program coordination. Ideal

candidate maintains professionalism and excellent communication skills:

in person, via phone, and in writing. Applicants should possess strong

attention to detail, organization, accuracy, and the ability to

effectively handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Position

requirements include a Bachelor's degree, 2-4 years experience in

meeting and/or conference planning, and strong interpersonal skills with

the ability to work as a member of a team as well individually.

Proficiency using Microsoft Office and database administration is a

must. Travel is required as well as the availability for working long

hours/weekends during peak meeting season. To apply, please fax resume

with cover letter and salary requirements. NACUBO is an EOE employer.

Fax: 202-861-2583

hr@nacubo.org

http://www.nacubo.org

18. Meeting & Conventions Associate; Astellas; Deerfield, IL

An Astellas career offers a totally different way to work and live.

Astellas is the bright spot in the pharmaceutical industry – not just

because of what we do, but in the way we do it. If you are looking for a

company where you can change a life, make a dream come true, and light

the way for a better tomorrow, Astellas is the place where you can

shine. We offer a different kind of work culture. A high standard of

ethics is mandatory. Quality is our pledge. Diversity is valued.

Individual initiative is rewarded. Astellas offers an environment where

our employees can make a real difference. Come, shine with us!

Astellas is announcing a Meetings and Conventions Associate opportunity

in our Deerfield, IL location.

SUMMARY:

Responsible for the management of all operational aspects and components

of assigned meetings and conventions, including accountability of all

service deliverables, management of vendors, profitability management

(i.e. negotiation with vendors) and accountable for customer

satisfaction.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Degree in travel, hotel management or meeting planning experience

preferred.

2. Five to seven years experience in the meeting planning industry

(pharmaceutical preferred). Exhibit management experience is a plus.

3. Highly flexible travel schedule (40%-50% domestic travel).

4. Sophisticated negotiation skills and the ability to maintain and

manage expenses and budgets.

5. Strong organizational skills as well as strong written and oral

communication skills.

6. The ability to work in a team environment and with various levels of

management.

7. Computer proficiency with desktop software in a Windows environment

is required.

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLY THROUGH THE WEBSITE. ANY APPLICATIONS

VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=285248&B_ID=33&fid=1&Ad=&CountryID=3

***** From Ned Lundquist *****

19. Special Events Venue Assistant; Presidio Trust: San Francisco, CA

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?id=1943923

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20. Registration Coordinator; Confidential; Washington, DC

Growing successful mid-sized health professions association in DC is

seeking an experienced, highly responsible person to fill the role of

Registration Coordinator in the Office of Professional Development. The

association seeks a highly organized person who enjoys a wide array of

responsibilities and daily activities in a collegial work environment.

The incumbent will serve as a key point of contact for the Office of

Professional Development, which plans more than 50 meetings and events a

year. Duties include but are not limited to coordinating the

registration process for all meetings and events, both before the

meeting and onsite; acting as the point of contact for all attendee

registration questions; entering all faxed or mailed registrations into

the database; reviewing all online registrations for accuracy and

processing invoices and refunds. Other daily tasks may include

answering questions about ADEA meetings and conferences, managing

shipments to and from meetings, generating reports, badges and

participant lists, maintaining historical files and handling other

convention and meetings related duties as assigned. Additionally, under

the direction of the Meetings Managers, the Registration Coordinator

crosschecks meals with banquet event orders to ensure accuracy; aids in

room setup, and assists the attendees with any problems that may occur.

During the association's annual meeting, the incumbent oversees the

staff office, coordinates staff work, answers questions, and handles

complaints.

This position requires an individual who has professional demeanor and

poise in all communication venues: in person, via phone, and

electronically as well as strong attention to detail, organization,

accuracy, and standards for quality products in accordance with

association style. The successful candidate will also have the ability

to manage multiple projects and demands in a fast-paced office and the

ability to work as a member of a team dedicated to quality and

educational best practices. Additionally, this position requires

availability for frequent travel as well as some overtime during peak

meeting season.

Technical competence in Microsoft Office and database software is

required. Proficiency with an Oracle-based association management

system is preferred. A BA/BS degree with two years of meeting or

conference work experience is strongly preferred, but relevant work

experience, including work in a similar administrative position of at

least three years, may substitute for a degree. Excellent interpersonal,

written and oral communication skills are essential with a focus on the

ability to collaborate effectively with others, the capacity to handle

multiple tasks and the ability to remain positive and productive in

demanding situations. Applicants who meet and can demonstrate all of

these qualifications may submit cover letter and resume with salary

requirements to hrjobs@raffa.com, Subject line: Registration

Coordinator. The Association offers competitive compensation, excellent

benefits and a Metro-accessible location in downtown DC.

21. Events Manager; DLA Piper US LLP; Washington, DC

DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a creative,

motivated, and detail oriented individual who is experienced in

professional and political meeting/event planning. Excellent verbal and

written skills are required to communicate with vendors, staff,

attorneys, and high profile clients on a regular basis. Two to five

years experience in professional meeting/event planning and a BA/BS

degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field are

required. The ideal candidate will be certified as a Meeting Planner

(CMP) or Meeting Manager (CMM) and will preferably have prior experience

planning political events. This position manages marketing events for

specified East Coast offices with regard to all aspects of the event,

which may include:

– Drafting event budgets

– Researching potential venues and vendors.

– Negotiating sales/food/beverage/service costs with vendors.

– Working with marketing graphics department to create and design

appropriate invitations.

DLA Piper is a leader in the practice of law worldwide, with 3,200

lawyers in 62 offices located in 24 countries around the world. It has

leading practices in Corporate and Finance, Litigation, Intellectual

Property, Government Affairs and Real Estate. DLA Piper places a special

emphasis on both diversity in the workplace and respect for the

individual.

DLA Piper provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and

benefits, including eligibility for year-end bonuses, profit sharing

eligibility, a generous paid-time-off policy and a 401k plan. Employees

are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual

performance evaluations and salary reviews. The firm encourages ongoing

personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.

DLA Piper is an EEO/AA employer-M/F/D/V.

This position manages marketing events for specified East Coast offices

with regard to all aspects of the event, which may include:

– Drafting event budgets

– Researching potential venues and vendors.

– Negotiating sales/food/beverage/service costs with vendors.

– Working with marketing graphics department to create and design

appropriate invitations.

Required Qualification

– Minimum five (5) to seven (7) years experience in professional

meeting/event planning required

– Experience with political event planning is strongly preferred.

Education

– BA/BS degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related field

required; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be

considered in lieu of degree requirement.

– Must be certified as a Meeting Planner (CMP) or as a Meeting Manager

(CMM).

Please apply online at http://www.dlapiper.com/global/careers/ and log

into the staff recruiting section. Only those qualified applicants

submitting a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements will

be considered.

22. Senior Account Executive; Octagon; Norwalk, CT

Octagon, a global sports marketing agency, is looking for a Senior

Account Executive to play an integral role managing the hospitality

components of an international golf program. Responsibilities will

encompass daily support of all pre-event planning, on-site set-up and

activation as well as post-event wrap-ups and budget reconciliation.

This position requires excellent communication and time management

skills with acute attention to detail. Weekend and holiday travel will

be required.

Responsibilities

– Help manage participant database for multiple events inclusive of

invitation distribution, website database quality control, report

generation and email confirmations

– Coordinate all operational elements to include (but not limited to):

– Hotel agreements, reporting, and management

– Procurement and management of F&B and premiums

– Transportation (airport transfers, ground transfers, activity

transfers)

– Gift bag and welcome kit assembly

– Signage plan creation

– Development and implementation of spousal program/activities

– Logistical planning of on-site business meetings

– Décor and flow of all event functions

– Coordinate volunteer and staff programs when / where necessary

– Responsible for program set-up (office and hospitality rooms),

managing on-site registration and event breakdowns

– Assist in results tracking and wrap-up report development for each

account

– Maintain job cost reports, proof and manage event budgets and vendor

invoicing

– Prepare memos, letters, presentations, budgets and Point-of-venue

documents and conference reports

– Travel and weekend/holiday work as needed

– Other related duties as reasonably assigned

Required Qualification

– Bachelor's degree in a related field and 5 years of event

marketing/hospitality/hotel experience

– Certified Meeting Planner preferred

– Golf experience/knowledge preferred

– Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

– Superior organizational skills, careful attention to details and the

ability to multi-task

– Strong ability to work as part of a team and under pressure

– Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

– Demonstrate initiative and solve problems independently

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (in particular PowerPoint,

Word, Excel, Access a plus)

Education

– Bachelor's degree

Interested candidates, please send resumes and salary requirements to

hrmna@octagon.com and include SAE in the subject line. EEO.

23. Vice President, Event Management; Western Independent Bankers; San

Francisco, CA

Western Independent Bankers, a trade association for community banks in

the Western U.S. located in San Francisco, seeks an experienced, high

energy, self-starter to manage our meetings department. This person

reports directly to the president/CEO.

This position is responsible for all logistical and financial aspects of

WIB educational events including conferences (with and without

tradeshows), forums, workshops, webinars and meetings for management,

staff and board of directors of community banks in the West.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: hotel and off-site

selection, contract negotiations, all meeting specifications (including

hotel BEOs, décor, menus, guarantees, room block management, and

audio/visual equipment management). A complete job description is

available at www.wib.org.

Position is located in the San Francisco Financial District. Salary plus

bonus and incentive plan based upon experience. Excellent benefits.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 years experience in

conference and tradeshow management and at least 5 years experience in

the management of meeting staff personnel. Experience with trade

associations is preferred. Must be a high energy, self-starter, who is

computer knowledgeable (with efficiencies in MS Word, Excel and CRM

databases). Must be customer-service focused and results-driven.

Excellent communication, organizational and management skills are a

must. Travel is required.

Send cover letter and resume with salary requirements by email or fax to

the number indicated below. No telephone calls, please.

Please visit www.wib.org to learn more about Western Independent

Bankers.

Contact: Cynthia Youll, VP, Administration & Finance

Email: Cynde@wib.org

Fax: 415.352.2314

24. Manager, Marketing Programs; Rearden Commerce; Foster City, CA

The Manager of Marketing Programs is responsible for development and

execution of demand generation programs such as events (tradeshows,

conferences, procurement and travel industry events, Rearden Commerce

events and speaking engagements) and direct marketing (email and direct

mail). At Rearden Commerce, Marketing is a customer service

organization, which supports multiple company departments including

sales, business development, and human resources. This role reports

directly into the Senior Manager of Marketing Programs, ultimately

rolling up to the VP of Marketing.

Company Overview:

Rearden Commerce is pioneering the distribution of business and consumer

services through our next generation e-commerce platform. With the

Rearden Personal Assistant, customers can book services like travel,

entertainment and dining, while automatically syncing up to their

calendars and coordinating with others. Our dynamic CEO, Patrick Grady,

was recently chosen by Fast Company as one of the “50 Individuals Who

Will Change the Way We Work and Live Over the Next Ten Years.”

Responsibilities

-Work with the marketing management team to design and implement highly

effective, results-driven event, campaign and recruiting marketing

strategies

-Lead and manage execution of integrated marketing campaigns and events

-Design and drive innovative projects (unique marketing campaigns,

non-traditional targeting methods, process improvement and automation)

-Track and report on key success metrics associated with multi-channel

demand-gen campaigns including events.

-Budget management and reporting

Required Qualification

-5-6 years of event and/or campaign experience

-B.A/B.S. in Business or Marketing preferred

-Track record of successfully managing multiple concurrent projects and

consistently delivering on time.

-Proven success at developing and implementing events, tradeshows or

conferences

-Proven success at developing and implementing demand generation

campaigns

-Prior experience in building campaign/event infrastructure (i.e.,

strategy, budget, sales tools, ROI)

-We prefer candidates with experience working with Salesforce.com CRM

-Excellent interpersonal skills and experience interacting with

Field/Sales organizations.

-Adaptable to in a high-tech company during a time of high growth;

experience in an internet company a plus

-Strong analytical skills, fluent in development and use of metrics

-Innovative and assertive, with the ability to pick up new technologies

and assess situations quickly

-Creative problem solver and team player who thrives in a collaborative

environment

Education

-B.A/B.S. in Business or Marketing preferred

Apply online for this position at:

http://www.reardencommerce.com/careers/job.php?id=MMP082107

25. VP of Operations; Woodberry Events Inc.; San Francisco, CA

To execute appropriate operational oversight of day to day functions as

assigned by President according to the guidelines and specifications.

He/She will work with the Executive Team to set and implement corporate

goals and objectives, develops policies of administration which

determine the general activities of the corporation, and monitors

corporate performance and financial health to ascertain progress toward

attainment of corporate objectives. The VP of Operations will

effectively retain and motivate WEI staff by designing and implementing

operational and registration processes which are productive and

reflective of the corporate vision and values within the culture of the

WEI enterprise. Woodberry Events believes in open communication,

maintaining profitability, developing people and continuously improving

our excellent customer service record.

Responsibilities

– Contributing member of Executive Team

– Train and develop employees.

– Strong management skills with the ability to lead and get results

through others

– Pricing of all projects

– Resource management (hour's grids, etc.)

– Oversight of IT equipment & budget management

– Assistance w/ sales opportunities & presentations when necessary

– Personnel management, morale, recognition & retention

– Manage and implement corporate strategic plans and objectives

– Anticipate and evaluate risks and proactively plan mitigating actions

and controls

– Oversee and approve all staffing plans and scheduling for Operations,

Registration & IT

– Establish guidelines, objectives and tangible goals for each

department

– Pursue accountability, ownership and communication, on every level,

within the organization

– Demonstrate and share expertise in hospitality and customer service

industry

– Successfully interacting with clients and vendors

– Provide guidance, training and mentoring to Operations Department

– Cost control, budgeting, revenue and profit and loss analysis for

projects

– Assure compliance with program policies

– Reports to President

Required Qualification

– Ten (10)+ years of operational management experience

– 2-3 years minimally at the VP level (preferably in a 3rd party event

logistics company)

Education – Undergraduate degree required

Reply To: careers@woodberryevents.com

Include:

– Resume

– Position Sought in Subject Line

26. Exhibit Project Manager; Woodberry Events Inc.; San Francisco, CA

The primary role of the Exhibit Project Manager is to manage all

logistical project requirements for exhibitors and sponsors

corresponding with specified client events. Responsibilities to include,

but are not limited to, developing and implementing exhibit and

sponsorship packages from conception to completion, managing the

logistics of the tradeshow floor, tracking all revenue and managing

billing reconciliation. The Exhibit Project Manager also must offer

exceptional customer service to exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, clients

and all internal team members.

Responsibilities

– Assist in development of exhibit and sponsor packages

– Assist in development of show guide, signage and other exhibit

materials

– Contact customers with exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at

specified conference or trade show

– Track all revenue and sponsorship sales

– Assist in the design and implementation of booths and show floor

– Liaise with client on overall marketing and branding to ensure

appropriate message is delivered

– Manage billing reconciliation

– Collect fees, when necessary

– Participate in site inspections

– Ensure adherence to all contracts

– Manage people flow, security, shipping and handling of exhibit pieces

– Negotiate with vendors

– Participate in internal and client meetings, as required

– Manage logistical elements of the tradeshow, including

– Floor plan

– Venue: A/V, power, internet, etc.

– Production and decorator company liaison

– Marketing and Exhibitor communication plan and timeline

– Collaborate with Operations Project Management team

Required Qualification

– A minimum five years event planning experience (at least two of which

is with a third-party event company)

– Tradeshow experience a MUST!

– Strong sense of leadership

– Excellent negotiation skills with a proven record to close deals

– Strong budgeting skills and superb customer service

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Ability to multi-task

– Deadline driven

– High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

– Proficiency in Excel

– Ability to work effectively with all types of individuals

– Positive attitude and team player

Education

B.A., B.S.

Reply To: careers@woodberryevents.com

– Compensation

– Resume

– Position Sought in Subject Line

27. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Washington, DC

and Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI and Honolulu, HI and San Francisco, CA

sales & marketing professional w/ 5-10 years hospitality experience to

increase venue sales via promotional relationships with media partners,

corporate events, tour operators and event planners.

Responsibilities –

manage multiple priorities within high volume venue while meeting

monthly/quarterly/annual corporate goals

– act as business community liaison-assume accountability of all sales &

marketing related activities

– solicit/consult with tour operators, corporations, associations,

incentive groups, and media partners regarding business opportunities

– utilize brand calendar of events to create regional promotions that

mirror global campaigns

– establish new customer base while developing solid relationships with

existing client base

– develop and maintain “top targets” list-manage CRM activities

– assess unique sales opportunities via pro forma/analytical

review-possess sound partnering skills

– present a contemporary professional image to guest, clients, and

internal partners

– conduct site inspections and develop proposals for banquets and events

Required Qualification

– excellent communication skills-able to operate ethically to protect

brand

– proven promotional marketing success in B2B/B2C environments

– 5 to 10 years sales & marketing experience

– must possess sound computer skills that require utilization of

Internet, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Delphi

applications

– Previous utilization of automated venue booking systems or CRM

applications (Delphi preferred)

-experience in developing multi-media promotional campaigns

Education

4 year college preferred

CMP or advanced degree a plus

fax to 407-445-7710 or email: nancy_burke@hardrock.com

28. Sponsorship Manager; American Society of Interior Designers;

Washington, DC

The American Society of Interior Designers seeks a Sponsorship Manager

who will work in the Society's Industry Partner Department to plan,

solicit and execute a national sponsorship program. This is an exciting

opportunity for a candidate who has “positively aggressive” marketing

and sales skills as well as two to four years of experience in a

sponsorship development role within an association.

Tasks include:

-Develop comprehensive sponsorship programs

-Maintain a structured sales and call process

-Solicit company sponsors to achieve sponsorship budget

-Identify “out of industry” sponsor opportunities

-Coordinate the pre-event process to ensure sponsor satisfaction

-Manage sponsor needs onsite at events

-Work with the accounting department to invoice and collect sponsor

payment

-Survey all sponsors post-event to determine satisfaction levels and

long term support

-Other Industry Partner department duties as required

Requirements

The candidate must be able to work independently and demonstrate

outstanding verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate

will be able to persistently solicit sponsorship in a manner that

upholds the organization's brand image. Ability to travel several times

each year. College degree required. To apply please send a cover letter

and resume to sponsorshipmanager@asid.org.

29. Director of Field Marketing; Hyatt Hotels Corporation –

Headquarters; Chicago, IL

Director of Field Marketing responsible for overseeing field marketing

activities all properties within of one of 5 sales regions in North

America.

Responsible for understanding local hotel business needs, trends and

market conditions and identify revenue producing marketing opportunities

for each property

Develops marketing strategy and programs that address property business

objectives and supervises the implementation of marketing tactics

developed with each property that could include consumer as well as B to

B targeted advertising, direct marketing, electronic marketing and

supporting PR campaigns

Works with Executive Director of Sales, Regional Director of Revenue

Management and Corporate Marketing to provide strategic thinking,

functional control, budget oversight, tactical development and tactical

tracking support for assigned hotels. Ability to use research tools and

interpret marketing data to develop comprehensive marketing plans and

programs that generate desired business results

Tracks, interprets and maintains a database of business results

generated by marketing tactics

Responsible for providing guidance and feedback to hotels on local

marketing plans

Updates properties on Corporate marketing resources and marketing

initiatives and assist in identifying additional tools needed to meet

local hotel needs

Conducts work sessions with individual properties to develop local

marketing programs

Responsible for understanding operational needs of marketing programs to

effectively execute plans and troubleshoot problem spots Maintains

strong working relationship with sales, revenue management and corporate

functional departments

Assists in preparing and presenting at owner meetings

Requirements

10+ years of marketing experience Significant previous field marketing

experience in the lodging industry is required

Proven depth and breadth of analytical ability to understand the hotel

business or other related business categories and apply that knowledge

to developing and executing marketing programs

Multiple examples of proven, specific results in developing and

executing marketing plans Significant experience developing and

producing advertising and marketing communication

Senior and junior level relationship-building skills, both at the

corporate and local levels

Strong management, training and organizational skills, with an ability

to heavily multi-task and teach

Ability to travel frequently, even on short-notice

Record of innovative, fresh thinking and an ability to find new ways to

solve old problems

A can-do attitude, customer-service orientation and leadership skills

Only applications submitted through www.hyatt.com will be considered.

EOE

NOTES:

2 openings. International Candidates Will Be Considered. Employer will

assist with relocation costs. This position is bonus eligible

30. Event Planner; AARP; Washington, DC

Coordinate and support the development of meetings and events for Public

Outreach that raise the visibility and reputation of AARP. Convenes

events in support of AARP's top issues and assuring AARP participation

in important events. Coordinate and execute conference sponsorships

that highlight AARP's policy and programs. Interfaces with internal

and external clients to ensure the successful implementation of events.

Manages and implements contract negotiations, budget, invoices and

evaluation of events.

To view the full job description and to apply online please visit our

website at www.aarpjobs.com (see Integrated Communications)

31. Special Events & Marketing Coordinator; Alzheimer's Association,

Central Ohio Chapter; Ohio

Overview: Responsible for overall planning, supervision and execution of

the Association's annual fund-raising events, including an annual Memory

Walks, art auction/gala, and golf tournament. Also responsible for

providing marketing and public relations support.

Job Functions: The Special Events/Marketing Coordinator will work with

the Director of Development to develop annual special event fundraising

goals and action plans for the Alzheimer's Association. The person

recruits and supervises the special event committees, creates and

coordinates all plans for special events including selection of Chair,

and formation of volunteer committees. Responsibilities include the

planning, budgeting, sponsorships and 'logistics' for a number of

Association events with emphasis on the annual Memory Walks. The person

will also coordinate public relations activities to increase visibility

of Alzheimer's and the impact it has on the patient, the caregivers and

the community.

Contact: Michelle Chippas

mchippas@alz.org

32. Regional Benefit Concert/Annual Campaign Coordinator; JCC; Chicago,

IL

The Regional Benefit Concert/Annual Campaign Coordinator is responsible

for supporting and overseeing the JCC's of Chicago's Northern Region

involvement in the agency's annual Benefit Concert and Annual Campaign.

The Coordinator will work closely with the Regional Director, staff,

volunteers/lay leaders and the JCC's of Chicago Financial Resource

Development team to achieve the organization's vision and goals.

Specific duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

. Develop, coordinate and implement strategic plans for regional

participation in and sales of development events for JCC's of Chicago's

annual campaign and Benefit Concert, program and yearbook and

contributions.

. Work with Administrative Assistant and lay leaders to create mailing

lists for invitations to development events.

. Work with the Regional Special Events Coordinator to maintain a

regional development data base for tracking responses, contributions and

follow up communication.

. Create, manage and evaluate events budget to meet or exceed budget.

. Work with Regional Director, staff and Regional Board to identify and

cultivate current and potential donors and sponsors.

. Actively participate in departmental and inter-departmental staff and

committee meetings related to the annual benefit campaign.

. Solicit renewals and new ads and donations independent and in support

of board members.

DAYS/HOURS: Approximately 15 hours per week (August December; two or

three days per week to be determined and some dependent on board and

planning needs)

Approximately 10 hours per week (December June)

REQUIREMENTS:

. 3-5 years experience in fundraising, special event management or

related field required;

. Knowledge of funding community (Jewish, secular, foundations; local

and national);

. Knowledge and involvement with Jewish community-at-large;

. Knowledge of Jewish Federation, Jewish United Fund, affiliated

agencies, and United Way helpful;

. Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of special

events management and/or fundraising;

. Strategic thinking and orientation with the ability to deal with

emergent issues;

. Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and constituents;

. Ability to work independently yet with the ability to develop and

foster a strong team environment;

. Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to

write for various audiences;

. Demonstrated ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and meet

deadlines;

. Strong organizational and project management skills;

. Time management skills

. Ability to develop, nurture and build relationships, both internally

and externally;

. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a

wide range of constituents;

. Strong computer skills using: Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes and

the Internet, with the ability to learn new programs as needed;

. Demonstrated enthusiasm, strong work ethic and resourcefulness.

http://www.gojcc.org

33. Event Planner; REI; Kent, WA

Do you get excited by stamping your name on memorable and flawlessly

executed events? Do you want a fast-paced job that allows you to

showcase your natural talents in organization, communication,

coordination and budget management? Do you want to work for a company

that celebrates outdoor recreation, gives back to the community, and

operates in a socially and environmentally responsible manner? You have

found your dream job as an Event Planner at REI. Come join our Public

Affairs department at our Corporate Headquarters in Kent, WA.

Imagine the positive impact you can make for employees, members,

communities and vendors by planning and executing internal and external

company celebrations, meetings, conferences and events.

As the Event Planner at REI, one of FORTUNE magazine's 100 Best

Companies to Work For, you will translate agendas and direction into

event plans that accomplish business objectives and requirements. You

will implement all aspects of event logistics – from recommending venue

and meeting locations to vendor coordination and development of

collateral, signage and event materials. You will coordinate with

project teams in support of event planning and organization

requirements.

TO BE SUCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

Work with Public Affairs leadership to set an annual calendar and action

plan for company-wide meetings, conferences and events

Consult in the development and conception of company conferences and

events

Work with REI division leaders and the Leadership Team to define

company-wide event goals, objectives and specific implementation plans

that promote the REI brand

Source venues, recommend and engage catering, acquire needed supporting

technology and coordinate development of materials to execute a quality

event

Coordinate travel, hospitality and amenities

Identify, negotiate and coordinate with other team members and vendors

Develop and oversee event budgets approved by clients and the Corporate

Communications Manager

Maintain and reconcile accurate event budget records

Identify, recruit and coordinate internal support teams and expertise

necessary for event execution, in consultation with the Corporate

Communications Manager

Recommend necessary contractors and other external support to

effectively prepare for and execute events, such as sound and

audio-visual contractors, meeting facilitators, etc.

Oversee all on-site logistics for event site preparation, execution and

breakdown

Ensure events and activities support REI's corporate social

responsibility goals

Provide post-event analysis, budget recaps and participant feedback, and

incorporate learnings into future plans

APPLY ONLINE! Visit www.rei.com/jobs and reference job #2455.

QUALIFICATIONS:

2+ years event planning experience, preferably in a corporate

environment

Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills; proven

ability to achieve deadlines and effectively manage multiple demands

Proven ability to take direction and input and to develop effective and

engaging branded events that achieve company goals

Proven negotiation skills and ability to form effective partnerships

with outside vendors

Ability to influence and coordinate the efforts of other team members in

support of events

Demonstrated ability to prepare accurate budgets and effectively manage

expenses

Ability to present and pitch ideas effectively to senior company leaders

Experience in hotel and travel industry preferred

Ability to travel

Technologically proficient in MS Office suite software

WORKING AT REI:

Recreation is our business, and REI offers an exciting and rewarding

work environment. We offer an excellent compensation package, flexible

benefits, an outstanding retirement plan, incentive program, relocation

assistance, a generous merchandise discount to help you enjoy the

outdoors, and-most importantly-a work environment where respect for the

individual and teamwork are our fundamental employee values.

If you'd like to be rewarded for initiative, effort and creative

thought, come join us!

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

34. Meeting & Event Planning Assistant; NRECA; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24380981&jobSummaryIndex=14&agentID=

35. Director of Conventions and Meetings; National Community Pharmacists

Association; Alexandria, VA

Healthcare organization in Alexandria, VA seeks experienced professional

and energetic meeting planner to assist with the association's

convention of 4,000 plus attendees and other meetings. Responsibilities

include managing the financial and operational aspects of event

planning, site selection, hotel contracts, logistics, and the management

of exhibits.

Must have excellent interpersonal communication and organizational

skills able to handle multiple tasks, be responsive to requests,

computer skills, ability to evaluate and negotiate vendor services and

to work with planning teams. Supervisory experience a plus. 5+ years of

conventions management experience required. Excellent benefits; salary

commensurate with experience. Send resume, cover letter and salary

requirements to Beverly.Martin@ncpanet.org. Resumes forwarded without

salary requirements will not be considered.

36. Meeting Planner; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Los Angeles, CA

The largest local voluntary bar association in the country, the Los

Angeles County Bar Association, seeks a Section Administrator/Meeting

Planner to work directly with the leadership boards of its substantive

law sections and volunteer attorneys in meeting their professional

development objectives to serve Los Angeles-area lawyers. The Section

Administrator position involves extensive meeting and event planning of

educational programs and social events.

The Section Administrator is responsible for the comprehensive planning

and execution of the MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education)

programs and related social activities ranging from 20-person lunch

meetings to 500-person gala engagements. This includes, but is not

limited to: venue selection, contract negotiations, production of

marketing collateral, budget preparation and reconciliation, program

staffing, on-site event management, project management, analysis and

oversight.

For a high-energy event planning professional seeking to increase their

experience, this is an ideal opportunity to master all aspects of

event/program planning from A-Z, as well as independent project

management.

The position requires:

– A solid understanding of all aspects of event planning and meeting

management as described above

– Excellent organizational, oral, interpersonal and written

communication skills

– Superior relationship management skills

– Exceptional time management, prioritization and multitasking skills

– Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as on a team, and

also maintain patience and an even-temper under pressure

– Must have solid computer skills in Word, Excel and QuarkXpress

(preferred) (Will provide training in desktop design programs and

principles, as well as HTML e-marketing design.)

– Knowledge of MCLE or CME (Continuing Medical Education) a plus, but

not required

– B.A. or B.S. degree or C.M.P. or equivalent work experience in event

planning and/or development of continuing education programs preferred

Please send resume and salary history to Director of Continuing Legal

Education, Los Angeles County Bar Association, P.O. Box 55020, Los

Angeles, CA 90055. We offer competitive salary, overtime opportunities,

excellent benefits and a respectful, flexible and team-oriented working

environment. No phone inquiries, please.

37. Director, Events and Donor Stewardship; Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric

AIDS Foundation; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=2504981

38. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24283021&jobSummaryIndex=14&agentID=

39. Convention Planning Assistant/Coordinator; National Communication

Association; Washington, DC

The National Communication Association is seeking a motivated, highly

organized person to serve as the Convention Planning Coordinator for the

Association's annual convention. We need a self-starter willing to learn

and assume responsibilities related to the development of over 1300

sessions and programs that take place over the course of our five-day

national convention that attracts 5000+ attendees. The Convention

Planning Coordinator will report to the Convention Manager.

Responsibilities

– Work closely with a large and diverse group of program planners to

develop both the conference agenda and its program.

– Become an expert in the convention programming software in order to

provide instructions and support to program planners.

– Disseminate convention related information to all interested stake

holders as assigned in a timely manner.

– Assist in the coordination with convention outsourcers to ensure the

entire program (including room set up, food and beverage, and signs) is

executed efficiently and effectively.

– Assist the Convention Manager in implementation of high profile

convention programs and events.

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

direction of the Convention Manager.

– Assist the Convention Manager to orient 1st VP and his/her planning

staff to convention policies and procedures.

– Other office duties as assigned

Qualifications

– Bachelors degree required

– Previous experience working in an association or member driven

organization

– Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

– High level of organizational ability, significant attention to detail,

project focus.

– Previous experience in meeting or event planning preferred

– Proficient with computers and the Microsoft Office Suite

– Familiarity with Adobe InDesign and/or Photoshop preferred

– Familiarity with databases preferred

Review of resumes will begin immediately.

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

job-409060988@craigslist.org

40. Exhibits Coordinator (Temporary); Science education association;

College Park, MD

Science education association is seeking a temporary exhibits

coordinator with in-depth knowledge of exhibits coordination. Candidate

will be detail oriented with a great attitude to coordinate and generate

revenue via exhibit-space sales for an annual convention.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

* Developing and fostering strong relationships with new and existing

exhibitors

* Developing and promoting marketing materials, including exhibitor

prospectus

* Enhancing service, managing expectations, and responding to

exhibitor's questions in a timely and efficient manner

* Developing and maintaining Access databases for prospective accounts

* Floor plan development and coordination

* Ensure web representation of exhibitors and the exhibit hall.

* Preparation of time-lines, status reports, cost analysis, and other

reports as necessary

* Coordination of exhibitor registration (adhering to timeline)

job-408182863@craigslist.org

41. Special Events Coordinator; Montgomery County Humane Society;

Rockville, MD

Montgomery County Humane Society, a non-profit animal welfare

organization, is seeking an experienced Special Events Coordinator. The

right individual should posses the following attributes:

. organized

. detailed

. able to interact with all age groups

. have excellent communication and writing skills (please send sample)

. creative

. computer savvy

. work under pressure

egoodman@mchumane.org

42. Meeting Management Customer Relationship Consultant (at customer's

location); Gray Consulting, Inc.; North Wales, PA

This position is physically located on-site at the customer's place of

business in North Wales Pennsylvania, and has a dotted line reporting

relationship to the customer.

The objective of this position is to:

* Add value to, and strengthen, existing customer relationships

* Manage meeting sourcing process

* Act as liaison between GCI and Merck staff on all topics

appropriate for carrying out the logistical aspects of meeting planning

In carrying out the duties and responsibilities, the incumbent is aware

of, and complies with, all requirements outlined in service agreements.

Essential Duties & Major Areas of Accountability:

1. Customer Service

* · Maintains and strengthens customer relationship

* · Clarifies expectations, processes and service of both

GCI and Merck; communicates and educates other party

* · Monitors satisfaction and quality levels; provides input

on performance and procedures to OSL Manager for resolution

* · Stays current on technology and procedures of both GCI

and Merck

* · Provides reports and data as outlined in service

agreement, and as requested ad hoc.

* · Manage third party vendors as required by Merck.

2. Customer Knowledge

* · Develops and maintains knowledge of both GCI and

customer business needs as they relate to services provided by GCI; has

customer knowledge appropriate for the position

* · Builds and establishes relationships with key

individuals, departments, executives

* · Understands and adheres to regulatory and compliance

policies

* · Understands customer's business objectives

* · Stays current on, and communicates regarding Merck

guidelines, policies and reporting requirements to ensure compliance;

acts as internal resource.

Support GCI Operations Staff

* · Initiates ongoing dialogue to forecast demand and to

develop contingency plans

* · Facilitate conference calls between GCI and Merck upon

new meeting confirmation

* · Review drafts of all customer templated documents

* · Liaison between sourcing vendor and planning team

* · Reviews hotel contracts

To apply for this position, go to the link indicated here to complete

our on-line questionnaire and attach your resume:

https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=3220

43. National Account Manager; ConferenceDirect; Georgia

ConferenceDirect is a worldwide meeting solutions company offering a

full suite of conference planning and management services that include:

Site Selection and Contract Negotiation Assistance, Conference

Management, Housing Management and Registration Services.

Looking for a flexible career in the hospitality industry that allows

you to create your own success, establish your own monetary goals and

set your own hours? Then you owe it to yourself to learn more about

ConferenceDirect.

ConferenceDirect has immediate opportunities nationally for

entrepreneurial, self-motivated industry professionals with a minimum of

5 years in hotel sales, national sales or convention bureau sales

capacities. If you are interested in learning more about

ConferenceDirect as a work possibility please forward your resume or

call Lisa Kruger at:

Phone: 323 655 3848, ext 207

Fax: 323 655 3849

Email: lisa_kruger@conferencedirect.com

100% commissionable/performance/home based work model

Please visit the ConferenceDirect website –

http://www.conferencedirect.com/

44. Operations Logistics Manager; SFG Group LLC; Las Vegas, NV

The SFG Group LLC is a small dynamic company with a team environment. We

are looking for a qualified, creative and energetic individual who can

take on all of the operational responsibilities of an annual trade show

and assist in the development of new events.

Required Qualification

At least two years of trade show or related experience.

Strong organization and documentation skills.

Ability to manage a large number of simultaneous projects and deliver on

time.

Education

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

Please send your resume to: julia@worldteaexpo.com

45. Regional Manager; HelmsBriscoe; South Carolina

HelmsBriscoe was founded in 1992 with one purpose: to provide service

and value to clients who plan meetings.

We have grown to become the industry's most successful and sought after

meeting resource firm. Our associates save organizations time & money

assisting in research, negotiation and site selection for group

meetings, conferences and travel incentives. Along the way, we have

forged strong relationships with every hotel company in the group

market. In fact, we are the largest single source of group programs in

the world.

If you live in South Carolina and have a minimum of 3 years experience

in hotel sales, conference services or meeting planning, possess an

entrepreneurial spirit, are disciplined and able to work from home, then

this position may be for you. We currently have an exciting opportunity

for you to become the newest associate with HelmsBriscoe. Visit

www.helmsbriscoe.com to learn more.

A HelmsBriscoe associate is responsible for the solicitation,

development and growth of new business.

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of 3 years experience in

hotel sales, conference services or meeting planning.

Must have strong prospecting, presentation and negotiation skills. Must

be able to build relationships and gain commitments as well as have the

ability to understand and solve customer needs.

Must have own office with computer, email, phone, fax and high-speed

Internet connectivity.

Education

College degree and or/ CMP designation a plus, but not required.

If you are living in South Carolina or will be relocating to South

Carolina send your resume to wbassett@helmsbriscoe.com or call

843-243-0554 or fax 843-243-0178.

46. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; Virtual, CA

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

professional advantage … respect.

Working virtually, you will coordinate all logistical details, negotiate

and execute facility contracts and work with budget development.

Qualifications:

* 5+ years meeting planning, procurement and hotel sales experience

* Strong knowledge of group industry, destinations, hotel and supplier

knowledge and contract negotiation skills with demonstrated success in

cost savings

* Excellent verbal/written communication skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 90820BR in the keyword field. EOE

47. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; San Jose, CA

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

professional advantage … respect.

In this key role, you will work onsite in Milipitas, coordinating all

logistical details, including travel, for various health care providers.

Qualifications:

* 3 years meeting planning, negotiations and hotel sales or operations

experience

* Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 90852BR in the keyword field. EOE

48. Scientific Sessions Coordinator; Heart Rhythm Society; Washington,

DC

The Heart Rhythm Society has an opening for a Coordinator, Scientific

Sessions to coordinate, develop and maintain databases for the

scientific sessions for the Annual Meeting. This includes day to day

coordination and maintenance of the invited speaker data base and

invitation process. Also working with manager to coordinate the abstract

submission process, review and scheduling processes, abstract- related

awards and related electronic products. Also responsible for direct

interaction with the Program Committee chair, committee members and

serves as primary day-to-day liaison with invited faculty and abstract

submitters. Works with related vendors on invited speaker and abstract

submission process. Also, assists Director with logistical arrangements

for scientific sessions and other meeting specifications for the annual

meeting and all other courses. Bachelor's degree is preferred with 2 – 3

years of experience with an academic/medical society in the education or

meetings department and direct experience working with volunteers and

invited faculty. Proficient with MS Office and Oasis and/or abstract

management tools. Must be able to juggle multiple tasks, meet deadlines,

work independently and prioritize. Excellent customer service and time

management skills. Must be able to travel 2 – 3 times a year and work on

weekends for committee and annual meetings. Must be able to do minimal

lifting of boxes. To see a full job description, please visit our

website http://www.hrsonline.org/About/Careers/Careers-at-HRS.cfm

To apply for this position, please email your salary requirements, cover

letter and resume to jobs@hrsonline.org. In the subject line of the

email, please specify which job you are applying for.

49. Meeting Coordinator; Heart Rhythm Society; Washington, DC

This is a great opportunity for someone that is interested in starting a

career in meeting planning.

The Heart Rhythm Society has an opening for a Meeting Coordinator to

coordinate all logistical aspects for assigned Society meetings,

activities and external trade shows and develop all specifications and

details for the assigned meetings. This includes coordinating logistical

arrangements, preparing facilities documentation/function sheets and

other required services for meetings & events. Coordinates and prepares

schedules for other related services for the Annual Meeting including

temporary personnel, photography, floral and audience response systems.

Coordinates all staff and rookie briefings for the Annual Meeting and

assists with preparation of training materials. Handles general inquires

for all Society meetings. Bachelor's degree is preferred with direct

experience in the successful coordination of meetings and events. CMP is

a plus. Proficient with MS Office and familiarity with Access or events

management software. Must be able to juggle multiple tasks, pay

attention to details, meet deadlines, work independently and prioritize.

Excellent customer service, organizational, communication and

interpersonal skills. Must be able to travel 4 – 6 times a year and work

on weekends as necessaryings. Must be able to do minimal lifting of

boxes.

To see a full job description, please visit our website

http://www.hrsonline.org/About/Careers/Careers-at-HRS.cfm

To apply for this position, please email your salary requirements, cover

letter and resume to jobs@hrsonline.org. Please specify which job you

are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail.

50. Wedding Planner; Grand Wailea Resort; Wailea, HI

High School diploma, familiar with Microsoft Word. Previous experience

in sales, hotel operations and convention services or catering. Ability

to work with staff and customers in a cooperative and flexible manner.

Use of proper telephone etiquette, prompt, and reliable. Professional

attitude and appearance.

Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel. Type 40 WPM.

Responsible for organized flow of “one-stop” wedding services to

completion of wedding ceremony/food and beverage catered functions, to

include coordination of Sales & Marketing. Responsible for budget and

revenue. Reports directly to Director of Weddings.

Fax: 808-874-2439

jcerra@gwrmail.com

51. Manager, Promotions & Meetings; American Trucking Associations;

Arlington, VA

The American Trucking Associations (ATA), the nation's leading trade and

lobby association representing the trucking industry, is actively

seeking an energetic and creative Manager, Promotions & Meetings for our

Conventions & Meetings department. This position manages the promotion

of ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition, with strong emphasis

in the development of direct mail pieces to drive exhibit sales and

attendance along with managing the promotional schedule, including mail

and email campaigns. The Manager, Promotions & Meetings assists the VP,

Conventions & Meetings in the areas of program development, marketing

campaign, logistics planning, coordinating with exhibit sales,

negotiations and scripts, as well as on-site management. Salary is up to

$64,000 and is based on level of experience.

BS/BA in business, marketing, communication or related field plus a

minimum of 3 successful years related association marketing, convention

and trade show promotions is preferred; or, in lieu of degree, 5 + years

similar experience is required. Excellent interpersonal and

communication, both verbal and written, skills are required. Must be

able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks on tight deadlines. Must

have experience in developing multi-tiered marketing plans with growth

of meetings and revenue in mind. Applicants must possess experience in

all facets of meeting planning, including site selection, contract

negotiation, coordinating logistical arrangements, program development

and on-site implementation. Membership in PCMA is preferred but not

required.

ATA offers an outstanding benefits package:

. medical/dental/vision/prescription plans

. flexible spending accounts

. pension

. 401k

. education reimbursement.

. commuter benefits

ATA is located in Arlington, VA, within walking distance of the Ballston

Metro station. Please email your resume and salary history to:

recruiter@trucking.org and put 44-0803-wj in the subject line. EOE/AA.

52. Director of Education; Association of Clinical Research

Professionals; Alexandria, VA

Manage ACRP's Education Department to meet the educational needs of our

20,000+ members, as well as generate positive cash flow to the

Association. Provide strategic leadership and operational management for

the Global Conference, Workshop Weekend and multiple education events

and offerings (including audio conferences, webinars, certification

review courses, seminars, and e-learning).

.Develop education program growth strategies; maintain/increase program

quality through periodic reviews/updates; monitor faculty evaluation

feedback.

.Implement and manage the external course approval process.

.Work closely with the Education and Conference Committees.

.Oversee ongoing education operations, including site selection, course

offerings, marketing and advertising, trainer selection, product

pricing, registrations, budgets, student feedback analysis, introduction

of new products and elimination of marginal ones.

.Manage conferences/seminars, including the call for abstracts/approval,

development of content, providing logistical support, and promoting

registrations, exhibits, and sponsorships.

.Address professional development as well as emerging trends and issues,

identify seminar topics and speakers, further the advancement of

distance and e-learning processes, and function as a member of the

executive team charged with fiscal and programmatic review.

.Provide extensive member/chapter customer relations.

Requirements

.Master's degree in Education (or relevant field). Must have a minimum

of 8 to 10 years education operations experience in an Association

environment, preferably medical-related; international experience is a

plus.

.Professional and articulate, with excellent verbal and written

communication. Ability to interact with science-oriented professionals.

.Effective project and time management skills with a results-based

focus. Comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced, deadline business

environment.

.Supervisory skills.

.Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Outlook, and internet, and the

ability to rapidly learn new software products.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should email all of the following to

hr@acrpnet.org:

.Cover letter

.Chronological Resume or CV

.Salary history and requirements

.U.S. employment eligibility

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED.

This position is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

For further information, please see our web site: www.acrpnet.org.

No phone calls please. M/F/D/V

53. Meeting Planner, Junior; Booz Allen Hamilton; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24392271&jobSummaryIndex=33&agentID=

54. Membership/Education Assistant; AIC; Washington, DC

Established non-profit arts organization seeks Membership/Education

Assistant. This new key member support position is responsible for

multiple tasks. We are a small and congenial office, and you will be a

valued part of our team. This position reports to the Professional

Development Director and the Membership and Marketing Director. For more

information about AIC please visit our website at www.aic-faic.org.

Primary Membership and Administrative Duties:

.Data entry and financial processing for membership

applications/renewals, publication orders, and conference registrations

.Answering general association inquiries

.Providing excellent customer service to AIC members by phone and email

.Ordering supplies and services for the association

.Providing administrative support for the AIC office.

Primary Education Duties:

.Assisting Professional Development Director in promoting and managing a

wide array of face-to-face and online courses and curriculum development

projects

.Helping members with course registration

.Answering members' questions with scholarship and grant applications

.Maintaining databases related to registration and scholarships

.As experience and proficiency grows you will be given more primary

responsibility for projects.

Skills Needed:

.Experience with entering data in a membership database (Access

preferred)

.Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite especially MS Word and Excel

.Excellent customer service and time management skills

.A clear and unambiguous writing style

.Ability to plan and organize your work and to set priorities

.Flexibility to manage a job with multiple facets

.Able to travel to the Annual Meeting for one week once a year

.Can lift up to 30 pounds

Salary to 30K. Please submit resume and a cover letter outlining your

interest in the position and why your skills would be a good match for

the position. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 10. However

interviews may start before that date and the position is open until

filled. No phone calls please.

job-410576055@craigslist.org

55. Education Assistant; Health Industry Distributors Association;

Alexandria, VA

Great opportunity to build on your interest in adult business education

and enter the exciting and rewarding world of association management.

The Health Industry Distributors Association is seeking a full-time or

part-time Education Assistant to support its highly rated education

programs which include live conferences, web seminars, distance learning

programs and more. He or she will assist in the execution of a variety

of learning events, support board and committee meetings and maintain an

online education system and certification database. The ideal applicant

would offer some college level education; administrative and customer

service experience; strong written and oral communication skills;

organization strength and attention to details; solid computer skills

(MSOffice and database) and an excellent customer service orientation.

Located in Old Town Alexandria, HIDA offers competitive compensation and

benefits, interesting work in a fast paced work environment and a fun

location. Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume

to recruiter@hida.org. EOE.

56. Manager of Special Events; American Diabetes Association;

Alexandria, VA

Take Your Career On A Mission!

Our employees like working at the American Diabetes Association because

of our opportunities, inclusive environment, benefits and culture. They

remain employees because they are passionate about our mission.

Experience the gratification of knowing your work impacts, the

well-being of millions of people both directly and indirectly affected

by diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is seeking qualified candidates

for the position of Manager of Special Events in our National Office

located in Alexandria, VA. This position will serve as the key point of

contact for all aspects of our largest special event: Step Out to Fight

Diabetes. This exciting opportunity is available for an individual to

join a nationwide organization with a Mission that affects the lives of

more than 20 million adults and children living with diabetes in the

U.S. and another 54 million who are at risk for developing the disease.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT

– Serve as primary contact for field Walk coordinators, provide

day-to-day support for all Walk-related questions

– Attend monthly division Walk calls, prepare appropriate discussions

based on time of year; lead monthly new hire calls

– Develop New Hire kit for Walk coordinators

– Survey Walk coordinators and Executive Directors on their needs for

Walk

– Develop and implement year-round “Cheerleading Plan” or ways to

motivate and support all Walk Coordinators

TRAINING

– Create monthly training conference calls for Walk coordinators and

Executive Directors

– Write monthly training-based articles for department e-mails and

develop annual training schedule and organize all presenters

– Facilitate workshops and corresponding materials as needed for annual

training

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT

– Assist in developing and updating Walk recruitment and fund-raising

tools

WALK PRODUCT TEAM

– Participate in monthly Product Team meetings, write notes and action

items related to call and follow-up with Product Team members on action

items

BUDGET MANAGEMENT

– Manage Walk budget of $2.5 million with Director

– Ensure that invoices are processed properly and quickly

– Provide monthly budget analysis and justify all expenses

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

* Bachelor's degree required

* Minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible and

successful experience in special events, fundraising and/or project

managment

* Demonstrated ability to provide impeccable customer support

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong

organizational, detail and interpersonal skills

* Demonstrated project management skills including prioritizing projects

with multiple and often competing deadlines; ability to work under

pressure

* Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to work

in a team-based and goal-oriented environment.

* Successful track record of facilitating trainings and/or workshops;

public speaking experience required

* Proficiency with MS Office Suite; extensive experience in creating,

updating, and maintaining ongoing status reports.

When you join us, you can expect competitive salaries, comprehensive

benefit programs, and a true focus on work-life balance. You can find

all of this in an environment that promotes inclusion. Are you ready to

take your career on a mission?

An equal opportunity employer.

Cure * Care * Commitment

http://careers.hodes.com/ada/apply_online_1.asp?jobid=1034563&emid=3580

***** From Ned Lundquist *****

57. Special Events Manager; American Conservatory Theater; San

Francisco, CA

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=13607

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

58. Public Relations Manager; Southwest La. /Lake Charles CVB; Lake

Charles, LA

Full time public relations / media manager. Work with local, state and

national media to enhance perception of area . Develop story leads to

feed publications to generate free ink for exposure. Solicit editorial

coverage by selling the destination as a leisure and convention

destination. Develop promotions.

Qualifications:

Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in tourism related marketing

and public relations. Candidate must be computer literate with strong

written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage

projects

Compensation:

Salary range $35,000 – 50,000 depending on experience and

qualifications. Position offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Contact:

Shelley Johnson

Southwest La. CVB

P.O.Box 1912

Lake Charles, La 70602

337-436-9588 (phone)

337-494-7952 (fax)

sjohnson@visitlakecharles.org

http://www.visitlakecharles.org

59. Director of Marketing; Warren County CVB; Lebanon, OH

Responsibilities:

Developing a strategic marketing plan, departmental budget, overseeing

support staff, coordinating advertising and brand campaigns for all

bureau departments. Candidate must have extensive experience developing

marketing campaigns with a concentration in internet marketing, print,

radio, TV, publications, direct mail, collateral development, brand

management and market research.

Qualifications:

Excellent communication, project management, computer skills; highly

organized and detailed oriented. Seven-ten years experience in related

field, strong marketing track record and experience/working knowledge of

the internet and new technology trends. A bachelor's degree or

equivalent experience required.

Compensation:

Negotiable

Contact:

Carol Monnin

Warren County CVB

313 East Warren Street

Lebanon, OH 45036

513-925-1142 (phone)

513-925-2912 (fax)

cmonnin@wccvb.org

60. President/CEO; Ogden/Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau; Ogden, UT

The President serves as chief executive officer and is responsible to

the Board of Directors for the effective conduct of the affairs of the

Ogden/Weber Convention Visitors Bureau. Go to

www1.co.weber.ut.us/hr/index.php

Qualifications:

Must possess proven strong leadership qualities, managerial, marketing

and community relations skills and be a person of vision. Must have

demonstrated executive administrative skills and proven success in

day-to-day operation of a nonprofit association or other organization.

Have proven experience in public relations and governmental affairs, to

educate the CVB's various publics about the destination marketing

organization's objectives and programs.

Compensation:

Based on experience.

Contact:

HR Department

Weber County

2380 Washington Blvd Ste 340

Ogden, UT 84401

http://www1.co.weber.ut.us/

61. Media Relations Manager; Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Grapevine, TX

The Grapevine CVB is seeking a Public Relations Manager with experience

from a CVB, Hotel, or Attraction. Responsibilities include developing

and distributing information on Grapevine accommodations, attractions,

dining, recreation and retail facilities as well as special events and

festivals to local, regional, national and international media. Develop

and distribute ongoing press releases highlighting Grapevine to all

media sources. Develop and maintain complete and current press kits.

Candidates will have a College degree and 3 years Public Relations

experience

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

Contact:

Kelly Luque

Grapevine CVB

One Liberty Park Plaza

Grapevine, TX 76051

972-985-1200 (phone)

817-410-3038 (fax)

kellyluque@sbcglobal.net

http://grapevinetexasusa.com

62. Destination Sales Manager; SiteVisit Limited; Portsmouth, NH

Responsibilities:

·Drive new sales in N. American Market.

·Create and execute an approved sales action plan for sales region.

·Provide sales activity performance reports.

·Seek out strategic opportunities for new business.

·Utilize existing customer relationships to find new opportunities.

Candidates should have accountable and appropriate work experience in

promoting technology solutions to the destinations (CVB's), tourism

organizations, hospitality and or hotel sector in a sales or related

promotional role.

Compensation:

35,000 to 45,000 yearly base plus commissions and profit sharing

possibilities. This job can be filled remotely. Eastern Time zone is

preferable, but not mandatory

Contact:

John Burley

SiteVisit Limited

195 New Hampshire Ave

Suite 255

Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

603-160-1600 (phone)

603-457-5635 (fax)

Jburley@sitevisit.com

http://www.sitevisit.com

63. National Sales Manager; Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors

Association; Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore CVB has an immediate opening for a National Sales Manager.

Candidate must be a motivated to solicit meetings, convention and

tradeshow business. Candidate will be responsible for direct sales

appointments, attending out of town industry tradeshows and represent

BACVA in community functions and networking opportunities.

Qualifications:

An excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic; results oriented positive

team player with a minimum of 3 years experience with CVB's, hotels or

convention centers. Substantial knowledge /awareness of the association

market is essential. Must be able to handle multiple tasks, have strong

verbal and written communication skills.

Compensation:

$65,000 – $70,000

Contact:

Cathy Xanthakos

BACVA

100 Light Street

12th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

410.659.7030 (phone)

410.659.8385 (fax)

resumes@baltimore.org

http://baltimore.org

64. Mgr, Washing DC Regional Sales; Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau;

Chicago, IL

The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau is seeking a Manager of

Regional Sales to manage assigned Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

area accounts primarily in the association and corporate meeting

segments focusing on accounts with 500 room nights and less to reach

annual production goal, selling all Bureau services and creating

awareness and competitive distinctness the city of Chicago offers as a

global meetings destination.

See the entire listing for this position, and learn more about us at

www.choosechicago.com.

Compensation:

mid 40s

Contact:

Donald L. Arneberg

Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60616

312.567.8558 (phone)

312.567.8500 (alt. phone)

darneberg@choosechicago.com

http://www.choosechicago.com

65. Director of Marketing; DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau; Oak

Brook, IL

Responsibilities:

Develops short and long-term strategies to increase overnight visitation

from business and leisure travelers through e-marketing, printed

collateral, advertising and promotions. Responsible for all print and

online publications; works closely with ad agency on creative strategy.

Manages website content, electronic communications and technology

trends. Develops and implements public and media relations strategy,

annual marketing plan and annual budget.

Qualifications:

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, plus effective

organizational and communication skills essential. Prior CVB experience

and familiarity with design software preferred.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

Contact:

Ms. Skip Strittmatter, Executive Director

DuPage CVB

915 Harger Road, Suite 240

Oak Brook, IL 60523

630-575-8070 (phone)

630-575-8078 (fax)

skip@discoverdupage.com

www.discoverdupage.com

66. Hotel Sales; American Audio Video; Falls Church, VA

American Audio Video seeks event sales person to build corporate and

association event staging business. Must be able to begin client

relationship from the ground up. Knowledge of AV systems a plus. Offices

located in Merrifield Virginia near Tysons. Submit information by fax

703.573.7776 or email eltzroth@aavevents.com

67. Dir. Of Marketing; Hilton Garden Inn; Tysons Corner, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24410176&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

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