Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 October 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

15 October 2007

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Meeting/Event Planner; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Washington,

DC

2. Director, Meetings & Conventions; ACEC; Washington, DC

3. Director of Knowledge Management; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

4. SENIOR CONFERENCE PROGRAM ADVISOR; National Rural Electric

Cooperative Association; Arlington, VA

5. Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; Kansas City, MO

6. Audio Visual Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; San Diego, CA

7. Admin Assistant; Event Design Group; Boulder County, CO

8. Vice President of Operations; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Productions,

Inc.; Ft. Lauderdale, FL

9. Senior Program Manager/Planner; Andavo Meetings & Incentives;

Greenwood Village (Denver area), CO

10. Strategic Account Manager; Experient; Arlington, VA

11. Program Coordinator; Total Event Resources; Schaumburg, IL

12. Membership and Events Coordinator; National Association of Regional

Councils; Washington, DC

13. Manager of Technical Programs; Optical Society of America;

Washington, DC

14. Program Editor; Optical Society of America; Washington, DC

15. Director, Events; Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS;

Washington, DC

16. Meetings Manager; National Healthcare Association – Philadelphia;

Wayne, PA

17. Education Manager; National Healthcare Association – Philadelphia;

Wayne, PA

18. Meeting Planning Specialist-NCHEC; NeighborWorks America;

Washington, DC

19. Meeting Assistant – Part-Time; National Academies; Washington, DC

20. Junior Meeting Planner; Walton-Thomas International; Silver Spring,

MD

21. Specialist, Sales; Choice Hotels International; Silver Spring, MD

22. Manager, Meetings & Events; Minding Your Business, Inc.; Chicago, IL

23. Meeting Planner – P1193; American Bar Association; Chicago, IL

24. Senior Associate, Event and Meeting Services; KPMG LLp; Washington,

DC

25. Small Meetings Specialist; StarCite, Inc.; Glendale, CA

26. National Sales Manager; Georgia World Congress Center; Atlanta, GA

27. Travel and Events Coordinator; D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.; New York, NY

28. Director of Sales; BostonCoach Corporation; Culver City, CA

29. Tourism Sales Manager; On Location Tours; New York, NY

30. Exhibits/Sponsorship Sales & Marketing; American Telemedicine

Association; Washington, DC

33. Manager, Member Programs & Services; AREMA; Lanham, MD

34. Director of Meetings & Education; Physician Insurers Association of

America; Rockville, MD

35. Sr. Corporate Sales Manager; Hilton Hartford; Hartford, CT

36. Meeting Planner; Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO);

Washington, DC

37. Meetings Coordinator; American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR); Oak

Brook, IL

38. Director, Meeting Services; American Physical Therapy Association;

Alexandria, VA

39. Meetings & Tradeshow Planner; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

40. Director of Convention Services; Salt Lake City CVB; Salt Lake City,

UT

41. Customer Service/Design Representatives; Chair Covers & Linens;

Madison Heights, MI

42. Executive Assistant; National Institute for Certification in

Engineering Technologies (NICET); Alexandria, VA

43. Meeting & Events Senior Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

44. Meeting & Events Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

45. Meeting & Events Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

46. Tradeshow Sales Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

47. Convention & Tradeshow Intern; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

48. Convention & Tradeshow Senior Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

49. Sponsorship Manager; American Society of Interior Designers;

Washington, DC

50. Coordinator; Confidential; Chicago, IL

51. Senior Manager, Medical Meetings; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation;

Bethesda, MD

52. Exhibits Coordinator; Infusion Nurses Society; Norwood, MA

53. Meetings Coordinator; Infusion Nurses Society; Norwood, MA

54. Meetings Manager; Kellen Company; Atlanta, GA

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

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

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

brief paragraph to

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

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

The Hydrogen Education Foundation's Hydrogen Design Contest challenges

teams of university-level students from around the world to develop and

design hydrogen applications for real-world use. This year's theme is

“Hydrogen Applications for Airports,” which challenges students to

imagine using a budget of $3 million USD to address the critical issues

of air and water quality, noise pollution, energy efficiency, and safety

and security using hydrogen technologies at the Columbia Metropolitan

Airport in Columbia, South Carolina. Although the design should aim to

address the challenges at the Columbia Airport, a great design will have

key elements that are applicable to other airports around the world. The

hydrogen technologies and systems selected for a project plan must be

commercially available and possible to implement for practical,

real-world use by 2009. Teams must submit a contest abstract by Oct.

26th, 2007 and official entries are due Dec. 7; Visit the contest

website at www.HydrogenContest.org to find out more and register your

team today!

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

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

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

next newsletter!

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1. Meeting/Event Planner; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Washington,

DC

The Meeting/Event Planner is responsible for planning a variety of

events for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that includes the following:

committee meetings, leadership retreats, symposiums, training meetings,

Regional Conferences, and National Conventions. The Meeting/Event

Planner assists in pre-event/meeting logistics, including food and

beverage, AV/production, decorating, room lists, and design and

management of online housing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Schedules appropriate facilities for the overall physical operations of

certain assigned meetings, conferences, symposiums and conventions.

Researches site venues for conferences and conventions.

Assists with site selection.

Assists with negotiating contracts.

Recommends budgets for events.

Reviews and reconciles invoices of all vendor contracts.

Assists and supports all program elements, including room blocks,

meeting space, meeting specifications, food and beverage, AV planning,

transportation, budget, management, supplier contract execution, cost

savings negotiation, and final program reconciliation.

Assists and supports implementation of meetings on-site, as required.

Reviews banquet event orders and hotel resume, room lists and arrival-

departure manifests with appropriate hotel staff to ensure accuracy.

Maintains good working relationships with hotel sales, banquet, and

service personnel.

Collaborates with teams in the development and delivery of meetings and

conferences.

Understands and adheres to all company policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Understanding of hospitality industry — how it operates, how it is

organized, and how to manage through the system efficiently and

effectively.

Event planning experience that specifically includes contract

negotiation and budget preparation.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work independently, including being able to effectively

prioritize, multi-task, meet multiple tight deadlines, and perform well

under pressure.

Detailed oriented with excellent follow through skills.

Excellent knowledge of hotels and venues in major convention markets.

Strong team player.

Proficient with MS Office 2000, MS Word and MS Excel.

WORK CONDITIONS

Work is performed in an office environment and within the environment of

convention centers and hotels in various cities.

Required to travel to site locations of National Conventions and

Regional Conferences.

Work outside of normal working hours may be required.

Required to perform additional duties requested by the Executive

Director.

Phone: 202 986-2400

hrmanager@deltasigmatheta.org

2. Director, Meetings & Conventions; ACEC; Washington, DC

ACEC's Director of Meetings and Conventions reports to the President and

serves on the senior management team. S/he directs and executes the

logistical operations of all ACEC meetings, including 2 annual national

conferences (approx. 1,000 each), a black tie gala awards dinner

(500-600), and dozens of smaller seminars and committee meetings

including governance meetings. S/he develops and manages budgets,

negotiates contracts, supervises staff, handles all conference

preparations and manages all onsite operations.

10+ years experience in association meeting planning industry, at least

5 of which have been at the director level managing functions similar to

those described above. Must have established professional relationships

with the key players in the meetings industry supplier community,

particularly those representing 4- and 5-star hotels and resorts. Must

have proven measurable success in directing the logistical management of

meetings with 1,000+ attendees, concurrent functions, exhibits, meal

functions, tours, etc. Extensive experience negotiating and managing

hotel contracts. Professional demeanor and high comfort level in working

with top level, demanding executives and internal customers. Outstanding

communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to work under

pressure and multi-task.

A bachelor's degree and attainment of the Certified Meetings

Professional designation strongly preferred.

No calls. All candidates submit resume, cover letter and salary

requirements to Mary Ann Emely, CAE, Vice President, Operations.

memely@acec.org

http://www.acec.org

3. Director of Knowledge Management; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International is currently conducting a

nation-wide search for a Director of Knowledge Management to join the

existing MPI team. MPI will assist with relocation costs.

The successful candidate will be an innovative individual with a drive

to establish new and creative content for all of MPI's educational

offerings such as conferences and other global meetings. The Director

will build a cohesive department team with strong internal relationships

with MPI staff and will be able to lead a team of managers to ensure

MPI's educational programs are outstanding and meet or exceed the needs

of the members. This individual will be instrumental in maintaining

excellent relationships with cross-functional departments in order to

successfully market and execute MPI's educational events. It is vital

that the candidate have a proven record of success in driving education

content and evaluating programs within the framework of a volunteer

association or organization. This position requires someone who can

effectively engage with and motivate diverse audiences, including

volunteers, speakers, board members and other key constituents. The

ability to create and manage budgets is also critical.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Bachelor's degree in a related field

2. Five to seven years of experience developing and managing association

education content

3. Three to five years of supervisory experience managing a team

4. Computer proficiency in Office suite as well as the proficiency to

quickly learn other software platforms

Preferred Education and Experience:

1. Master's degree in a related field

2. Experience in curriculum and instructional design and certification

programs

3. Excellent communication skills

4. Proven team leader

MPI offers a comprehensive compensation package, competitive benefits

and a fun work environment.

Interested candidates can apply below or can send their resume and cover

letter to employment@mpiweb.org. Please include your salary

requirements. Resumes with salary requirements will receive first

priority. No phone calls please. Should an interview be deemed

appropriate, we will contact applicants via phone or email.

4. SENIOR CONFERENCE PROGRAM ADVISOR; National Rural Electric

Cooperative Association; Arlington, VA

Position Description

Lead teams of inter-departmental and outside subject matter experts in

the development, delivery, and execution of professional conferences and

seminars to provide attendees a forum for learning, networking, and

exposure to new ideas, and perspectives that will help them enhance

their effectiveness as electric cooperative directors, CEOs and

employees.

Responsibilities

– Program management of several conferences and seminars from inception

to delivery, including Budget Management, Content Development, Marketing

and Logistics Oversight.

– Champions the best interests of member systems by demonstrating

knowledge of electric cooperative utility trends and issues.

– Create conference program content and schedules by leveraging input

from external and internal stakeholders and subject matter experts —

Energy Policy, Government Relations, IF&S, Touchstone Energy, and CRN ¿

and external stakeholders (electric cooperative directors, managers and

staff).

– Responsible for managing cross-functional advisory groups and planning

committees comprised of electric cooperative, cooperative network

partners and NRECA staff subject matter experts for purposes of

identifying core topics and interests, accompanied by learning

objectives and desired outcomes.

– Identification and implementation of different delivery mechanisms and

formats (in-person, web-based, on-line learning) that most effectively

communicate conference content.

– Identifying, scheduling and negotiating with speakers, trainers and

consultants to deliver conference program material.

– Networking with member cooperative employees and network partners to

stay on top of trends, challenges, opportunities and issues specific to

different tactical and functional areas, clarifies needs and

expectations and provides updates on conference program offerings.

– Assists support staff in ongoing monitoring and completion of

logistics and administrative tasks associated with timely delivery of

Conference programs. Activities include setting up Continuing Education

Credit programs for designated events, setting up event speaker

management system, coordinating production of signage, exhibits and

other collateral material. Initiates corrective action if needed.

– 25% Travel Required

Required Qualification

– Minimum five (5) years experience developing and executing

conferences, seminars and workshops all shapes, all sizes, all

dimensions.

– Demonstrated experience in all aspects of conference and seminar

management, content development, planning and production (budgeting,

session planning, speaker acquisition, promotion/marketing, meeting

logistics).

– Excellent oral and written communication skills.

– Associations, non-profit experience a plus.

Education

– Bachelors degree in education, communications, marketing, business or

related area.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply on-line at:

www.touchstoneenergy.com.

Visit our website at www.nreca.coop.

Chris.Rott@NRECA.COOP

No phone calls please.

5. Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; Kansas City, MO

Swank Audio Visuals serves and supports the meeting and event industry.

Our in-house operation partners with many prominent hotels in over 45

major cities and 24 states across the United States. Swank maintains

fully equipped, staffed offices in hotel properties to provide audio

visual professional presentation equipment to exceed the needs of the

hotel and its clients. Every year, we continue to add new hotels to our

operations.

Swank Audio Visuals' Event Services is based in St. Louis, Missouri and

in Phoenix, Arizona, and brings audio visual staff and equipment to our

larger, non-hotel customers for major event destinations, such as

conventions or national sales meetings. We work with clients from

planning to execution to ensure a perfect meeting.

Swank Audio Visuals is one of the largest, most well-established audio

visual rental suppliers in the country. With our continued, steady

growth and innovative customer support, Swank has built a national

reputation for quality equipment and exceptional service that far

exceeds that of any other supplier.

Swank is currently seeking a Sales Manager. The responsibilities of this

position include all selling activity to clients of a specific hotel as

it relates to their audio visual event. This includes participation in

on-site visits by prospective clients, solicitation of new business and

ensuring that our customers receive the proper service and equipment

needed to accomplish their objectives.

Candidates with sales experience in a hospitality environment such as

Sales, Catering, Convention Services and Food and Beverage, as well as,

candidates affiliated with hotel associations are encouraged to apply.

Experience with or knowledge of a/v equipment is helpful.

Members of our team are offered competitive salary, comprehensive

benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

– Major Medical and Dental

– Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

– 401k Company Contribution Plan

– Vacation and Holidays

– Training and Professional Development

– Flexible Personal Time

– and much more

EOE

Two options:

*Apply on our website – www.swankav.com – (Careers/Search & Apply/click

Midwest portion of the map/select position/Apply)

*Forward resume to jbeninato@swankav.com

6. Audio Visual Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; San Diego, CA

SWANK AUDIO VISUALS is the top provider of professional in-house

audiovisual service and support to leading business clientele across the

country. Our audiovisual offices are located in luxury hotels, resorts

and conference centers providing state of the art lighting, audio, video

and meeting equipment for our business clients. Swank offers the latest

equipment along with seasoned technical knowledge and stands on a

70-year record of success and growth. We seek individuals committed to

the audiovisual industry who are willing to exceed the expectations of

every client and hotel guest.

Due to growth opportunities, we are currently seeking Audio Visual Sales

Manager in San Diego. Our Audio Visual professionals are responsible for

delivering the highest level of customer service and audiovisual

presentation equipment to our business clientele within a hotel setting.

The responsibilities of this position include all selling activity to

clients of a specific hotel as it relates to their audio visual event.

This includes participation in on-site visits by prospective clients,

solicitation of new business and ensuring that our customers receive the

proper service and equipment needed to accomplish their objectives.

***NO COLD CALLS!***

Ideal candidates will have at least 1+ year experience in an hotel audio

visual sales position including Assistant Director, Director, Sales

Coordinator or Sales Manager. Candidate must be familiar with all

aspects of audio, video and lighting equipment. Candidates with sales

experience in a hospitality environment such as Sales, Catering,

Convention Services and Food and Beverage, as well as, candidates

affiliated with hotel associations are encouraged to apply.

Members of our team are offered competitive salary, opportunities for

professional growth and a comprehensive benefits package listed below.

– Major Medical and Dental

– Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

– 401k Company Contribution Plan

– Vacation and Holidays

– Training and Professional Development

– Flexible Personal Time

– and much more

For immediate consideration please visit our website at WWW.SWANKAV.COM

and apply on-line through our “Careers” page. Select position “Audio

Visual Sales Manager- San Diego'. EOE

7. Admin Assistant; Event Design Group; Boulder County, CO

Event Design Group is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support

two in a small office environment. Cheerful, professional and flexible

are required traits. Excellent computer and phone skills required.

Responsibilities

Office management & coordination. Program research and proposal writing.

CAD drawings and Graphics. On-line registration form-writing. Filing and

data management. Errand running. Whatever needs to get done.

Required Qualification

Experience in hospitality or related industry. Proficient in Excel,

Word, Adobe Photoshop, Turbo CAD and Internet.

Education High School Diploma Required. Bachelor Degree preferred.

Please no phone calls. E-mail resume to lindsay@eventdesignusa.com

8. Vice President of Operations; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Productions,

Inc.; Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Responsibilities

Oversee and manage all Program Managers. Hire and terminate Program

Managers. Liaison between Sales and Operations. Proof proposals and

pricing. Assist President with daily operations of program management.

Recruit and qualify national vendors. Train Program Managers in

transportation, decor, dine-arounds, tours and off-site venue policies

and procedures. Update company Policy & Procedure Manuals. Manage

business calendar.

Required Qualification

3 Years of Director of Operations experience in the Destination

Management Industry.

E-mail: kblount@meetingdynamics.net

9. Senior Program Manager/Planner; Andavo Meetings & Incentives;

Greenwood Village (Denver area), CO

Experienced meeting planner responsible for the coordination of all

facets of group land movements for a top meeting and incentive client.

The responsibilities include pre-sale proposal writing (RFP's),

post-sale negotiation of hotel, DMC and entertainment vendors, on-site

program operations and compilation/reconciliation of final bill.

Responsible for coordinating with various operations for off site

meetings primarily in North America, including selecting and scheduling

venues, vendor negotiations, maintaining and reconciling client budgets,

database and online registration management, collateral preparation

(name badges, agendas, signage, etc.) and building/maintaining client

and vendor relationships. May be involved with high-level contacts,

which necessitates the use of diplomacy, discretion and independent

judgment.

Responsibilities

– Compilation of proposals (RFP process)

– Determines appropriate location sites, hotels, activities to client

specification, obtain best pricing available from hotels, DMCs etc, and

prepare financial analysis and preliminary costing sheet. Work with the

creative resources regarding program costing and presentation materials.

Write verbiage for proposal and marketing materials.

– Prepares reports for tracking and flow of information and support

functions by which meetings are planned and implemented (prepare/oversee

contracts, compile timelines, contact sheet, program binder,

registration forms, selection of food and beverage menus, coordination

with vendors in both written and verbal form, attendee agendas, task

lists, etc). Assists clients in meeting planning and program development

by providing and maintaining such documentation.

– Coordinates with external support services for all meeting activities

including F&B/catering, BEO's, limousine and ground transportation

services, awards/gifts, signage, AV consultants and installers,

entertainment/speakers and security.

– Works in tandem with internal group air department managing arrival

and departure manifests, maximizing savings via group air contracts and

works within a clients travel policy.

– Schedules and processes online registrations for the meeting attendees

including resolving daily conflicts and questions and coordinating

alternative resources for meetings, and off venue activities with the

clients.

– Monitors, and tracks meetings operations budget and expenditures from

beginning to end. Coordination of final billing – review hotel, DMC,

cruise, vendor bills, organize in chronological order, audit,

rectify/obtain solution for contracted costs vs. billed items, calculate

final bill in comparison to account status, submit to Accounting for

approval and compile final bill copies for client. Works with various

vendors and AMI's internal financial system

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

– Knowledge of travel geography and destinations worldwide

– Ability to write creative proposals

– Preparation of spreadsheets and presentation using EXCEL and

PowerPoint

– Preparation of written memos and correspondence using Microsoft Word

– Skilled in organization, negotiation, problem solving

– Excellent communication skills, phone skills and highly customer

service orientated

– Ability to meet tight deadlines, work well under pressure, work with

difficult clients and work well with others

– Ability to be detailed oriented, accurate and accountable

– MPI Certification and/or CMP desired

– Minimum 5 years previous experience as lead planner

– Professional demeanor

Education

– Bachelor's degree preferred

To submit your resume and salary requirements for consideration, please

forward to bhenderson@andavotravel.com

Company Culture: At Andavo Meetings and Incentives (AMI), we want our

clients to be our business partners. Long-term relationships based on a

foundation of communication, trust and mutual respect is what makes us

successful. Our goal is to provide clients with the knowledge needed to

create an effective meetings management process that saves their company

time, money and effort. We offer a dynamic environment that brings out

the best in our employees. For more information about us, please visit

the AMI section of our website at

http://www.andavotravel.com/meetings/index.html.

10. Strategic Account Manager; Experient; Arlington, VA

Experient is currently seeking a Strategic Account Manager at our

Arlington, VA Office. Our Strategic Account Managers partner with our

clients to produce the highest quality meetings for some of the

country's most prestigious corporations and associations. The duties

include: providing leadership and account management to all of their

accounts, maximizing revenue opportunities for Experient, and consulting

with clients to maximize meeting objectives. Minimum of 5 years of hotel

industry sales experience, however, consideration will be given for CVB,

association, meeting planning or other industry-related work experience.

Proven track record of soliciting and prospecting for new accounts and

for establishing and maintaining client and supplier relationships.

Effective negotiation and customer service skills are a must. This

position requires the ability to travel 30% of the time.

To apply for this and other positions at Experient, please visit

http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

11. Program Coordinator; Total Event Resources; Schaumburg, IL

Total Event Resources, an award winning corporate communications and

event production firm located in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs is seeking

a Program Coordinator. This person will assist Program Managers in all

facets of event planning and production, including researching of venues

and vendors for a variety of corporate meetings and events, preparation

of contracts and other essential administrative responsibilities and

on-site assistance when needed. Ideal candidates will have worked in a

similar role for an event planning firm or related industry for 1 – 3

years.

Essential skills include strong written and verbal communication skills,

self-starter, a proactive approach to position responsibilities and to

customer service, proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to take

initiative, work in a fast paced environment and a highly positive

attitude is required.

Contact: Laura

hr4te@sbcglobal.net

12. Membership and Events Coordinator; National Association of Regional

Councils; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2695372&keywords=&ref=1

13. Manager of Technical Programs; Optical Society of America;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2694893&keywords=&ref=1

14. Program Editor; Optical Society of America; Washington, DC

Scientific Association is seeking an individual to work as a project

manager/editor for scientific meeting publications. The full-time

position requires strong communication, organization, computer and

editing skills to complete abstract processing, member-committee

communications and publications for several meetings. Bachelor's degree

required. 3-5 years related professional experience desired. Position

requires some overtime. Generous benefits–great location. Please send

resume and salary requirements to resumes@osa.org.

15. Director, Events; Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS;

Washington, DC

Seek an individual to direct the creation, development and execution of

SIOR's events programs serving more than 3,200 members in 526 cities

throughout 20 countries. SIOR, www.sior.com the leading professional

commercial and industrial real estate association, represents today's

most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate

brokerage specialists; and maintains a commitment to business and

industry by providing outstanding professional services, publications,

and educational programs.

SIOR's meet each spring and fall to increase their professionalism and

enhance their business networks. The meetings include sophisticated

educational programming, for which real estate continuing education

credit is granted in many states, and they provide a variety of business

and social opportunities. SIOR also holds an annual Leadership

Conference prior to the Fall Professional Conference for the 125

decision makers and leaders of the organization. The Leadership

Conference establishes organizational goals and expectations for the

business year. The SIOR Events Director leverages organizational and

industry resources, and provides overall event program management,

direction and execution of all SIOR events including: events and

meetings coordination; managing the events website; education faculty

and site selection.

Detailed Job Description available.

Search by:

Thomas G. Owens

The Owens Group, LLC

7720 Wisconsin Avenue

Suite 208

Bethesda, MD 20814-3577

301-229-2700

TGO@OwensSearch.com

www.OwensSearch.com

16. Meetings Manager; National Healthcare Association – Philadelphia;

Wayne, PA

National healthcare association located outside of Philadelphia, PA in

immediate need of a meetings manager. This position executes and

coordinates the logistical operations of all meetings, including the

annual conference and other smaller meetings and workshops. Participates

in budget development, negotiates contracts, and handles all meeting

preparations and onsite operations. Demonstrated experience in effective

meeting implementation and event planning. Candidates must have

experience handling logistical management of meetings with 1,000+

attendees. Has 2-3 years exhibit/tradeshow experience and 2-3 years

experience in meeting planning. Association experience, particularly in

the event management area is beneficial to the position. Must have

excellent communication skills, strong execution skills, exceptional

customer service, and ability to work as team member, and meet

deadlines. Skills in project management, organization, multi tasking,

and capability to manage multiple projects concurrently is essential.

Some travel required. CMP designation is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified

candidates submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

jobs@clma.org.

17. Education Manager; National Healthcare Association – Philadelphia;

Wayne, PA

needed is an Education Manager who will manage education programs

including annual conference, workshops and Webcasts. The education

manager is responsible for the planning, coordinating of educational

programs including speaker recruitment, program development, and program

evaluation. This candidate is also responsible for coordinating content

development and the process of continuing education (CE). Must have

excellent communication skills, strong execution skills, exceptional

customer service, and ability to work as an effective team member, and

meet deadlines. Skills in project management, organization, multi

tasking, and capability to manage multiple projects concurrently is

essential. Must have 4+ years experience managing education programs.

Association experience is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified

candidates must submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

jobs@clma.org.

18. Meeting Planning Specialist-NCHEC; NeighborWorks America;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24634951&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

19. Meeting Assistant – Part-Time; National Academies; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24642831&jobSummaryIndex=35&agentID=

20. Junior Meeting Planner; Walton-Thomas International; Silver Spring,

MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24647016&jobSummaryIndex=12&agentID=

21. Specialist, Sales; Choice Hotels International; Silver Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24645131&jobSummaryIndex=13&agentID=

22. Manager, Meetings & Events; Minding Your Business, Inc.; Chicago, IL

A growing Chicago based innovative, strategic and cutting-edge meeting

management and event production agency seeks a professional,

resourceful, hard-working team player. This creative agency is looking

for a Manager to join the team and work to exceed client's expectations

in every facet of the meeting management and the event production arena.

Responsibilities include: corporate and association program planning

and operation (50-3500 attendees). This position works with clients in

developing and executing their event/conference; researching and

recommending appropriate facilities and services for clients; assisting

sales team with proposals; registration management; leading and

collaborating with other team members in project management;

establishing and maintaining strong client and vendor relationships;

managing hotel and vendor contracting and program budgets; planning

pre-conference details; managing on-site logistics; planning F&B; and

coordinating entertainment and production, among others. Position is

also responsible for post program responsibilities such as budget

reconciliation and final report development.

The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years solid meeting and conference

management experience specifically working with hotels, AV companies,

DMCs, production and other related vendors. Experience contributing to

the design, planning, budgeting and implementing of a variety of

programs, with multiple facets including registration, off-site events,

speaker management, production and trade show management. Experience in

vendor contract negotiations and a working knowledge of US meeting

destinations (international a plus!), hotels, convention centers, and

facilities. Must have exceptional communication and organizational

skills, be able to manage multiple projects in a team environment, have

a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, be willing to

travel and work evenings and weekends when necessary and most

importantly be a creative and strategic thinker. CMP or CMM preferred.

Only resumes with salary history will be considered.

Starting salary: $50-55K (based on experience), plus generous benefits

package.

Phone: 312-870-7100

Fax: 312-751-8762

resumes@myb.net

23. Meeting Planner – P1193; American Bar Association; Chicago, IL

The Section of Antitrust Law is looking for an E3 Meeting Planner to

join our team. Job responsibilities include working on our Section

Spring, assigned CLE Conferences and provide assistance with some

Leadership Meetings. Work projects include management of 300-400

speakers annually, course materials CDs, marketing (including a 58-page

Spring brochure) and conference logistics. If you have a Bachelor's

degree or comparable work experience, with a background in meeting

planning, marketing or business administration please contact HR for a

detailed job description.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to Margaret Stafford at

staffordm@staff.abanet.org and HR by Friday, October 19th.

24. Senior Associate, Event and Meeting Services; KPMG LLp; Washington,

DC

At KPMG LLP, you can count yourself among some of the best and the

brightest. We're proud of our talented people. And proud, too, of how we

nurture that talent along the way. We are currently seeking a Senior

Associate, Event and Meeting Services to join us in our Washington DC

office.

Responsibilities:

– Accountable for the development and execution of meetings, events,

conferences, tradeshows and seminars that support firm and industry

objectives

– Execute client's initiatives by developing meeting or event concepts,

goals, objectives, budget and final outcomes

– Build and maintain strong relationships with assigned client groups by

understanding their practice or industry objectives, and helping to

ensure that service delivery is aligned and fully supports the firm's

priorities and goals

– Support the client relationship by handling the logistics involved

with the flawless execution of meeting or event details

– Research venues, negotiate contract terms, support agenda and content

development, oversee registration needs, plan menus, on-site logistics

and trade show requests

– Support collaborative relationships with other internal departments

and effectively meet deadlines established with the execution of a

specific meeting or event

– Create and manage meeting or event budgets by complying with processes

pertaining to client communication, metrics and timely post event

reporting

– Display fiscal responsibility

– Manage the performance of vendors hired to support a specific meeting

or event

– Hire, train and supervise temporary support personnel working on a

specific meeting or event

– Provide coaching to staff level team members on how to solve problems

and make recommendations

– Supervise team members, as assigned

– Provide on-site support during the execution of meetings, events or

tradeshows

– Identify and elevate risk management issues that arise with the

planning and execution of a meeting or event

Qualifications:

– Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university

– Five years of meeting or event marketing management experience

– Able to establish relationships within a matrix organization

– Work with various levels of management, including Partners

– Able to develop project budgets

– Able to prioritize projects and work with other team members to meet

deadlines in a high volume, fast-paced environment

– Demonstrated organizational, leadership and people management skills

– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications and knowledge

of or commitment to learn the Meeting View software system

– Able to travel 25 to 50 percent of time depending on the client

assignment

KPMG offers and supports flexible work arrangements as well as part-time

schedules. We also offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits

package.

Interested? We strongly encourage you to apply online at

www.kpmgcareers.com and search for requisition 15833.

KPMG. A great place to build your career.

No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

© 2007 KPMG LLP, a U.S. limited liability partnership and a member firm

of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG

International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.

25. Small Meetings Specialist; StarCite, Inc.; Glendale, CA

StarCite, Inc. provides the most comprehensive suite of online

applications and services to the $300 billion meeting and events

industry. We help drive efficiencies and cost savings to corporate event

planners, hoteliers and convention bureaus through our integrated event

planning, sourcing and management tools.

StarCite offers a market competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits

program to include bonus eligibility, 401k plan participation and

pre-IPO equity.

StarCite is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter to join our team as a

SMALL MEETINGS SPECIALIST.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Additional

duties may be assigned.

–Overall project management and delivery of all project deliverables

for meetings and events equal to or less than 50 attendees

–Budget analysis preliminary/projected/actual

–Savings analysis

–Review of specifications including budget review

–Organize initial meeting with Sponsor

–Verify program specifications

–Secure budget approval

–Operate program

–Develop attendee communication draft and submit for approval

–Facilitate program resume for internal/external distribution

–Facilitate and negotiate program details with suppliers (menu

selection; audio visual requirement and related set-up)

–Provide working budget update and variance detail on a weekly basis;

or as required by the sponsor

–Provide logistic update on a weekly basis; or as required by the

sponsor and/or program deliverables

–Clearly outline critical decisions required to ensure the program's

success

–Schedule final business review with internal Sponsor

–Facilitate program reconciliation

–Submit budget vs. actual variance report and provide detail on

discrepancies

–Schedule meeting if there are any service and/or budget issues

–Submit actual financials into the StarCite technology budget module

for organization aggregation

–Attendee data management, reporting and facilitation of online

registration website

Required Qualification

–3-5 years event management experience

–BS degree or relevant experience

–Aptitude for technology including all Microsoft office application and

the Internet

–Ability to work in a team environment

–Strong customer service skills

–Strong written and oral communication.

Forward a confidential resume to sostrich@starcite.com. No phone calls

please!

26. National Sales Manager; Georgia World Congress Center; Atlanta, GA

The Georgia World Congress Center, one of the premier Convention and

Trade Centers in the South, has an excellent opportunity available for a

National Sales Manager. This position is responsible for the management

of national conventions and trade shows. College degree and a minimum

of five (5) years experience in the marketing or sales field for a

convention or hospitality facility required. For further details and to

apply, interested candidates should visit our employment website,

http://www.gwccajobs.com/.

27. Travel and Events Coordinator; D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.; New York, NY

The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development

firm, seeks a bright and motivated college graduate to assist with event

planning and travel management. This position offers a mixture of

administrative, research, and creative tasks in a fast-paced, friendly

environment. Daily responsibilities will include planning and executing

company events, researching new venues, creating budgets, auditing

travel expense reports and corporate credit card bills, and liaising

with the company travel agency. Applicants should have strong writing

skills and a solid knowledge of Excel; one to two years of related

experience is required. Applicants should submit a resume and cover

letter to MPI-TrvlEvnts@career.deshaw.com.

Members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment

matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin,

age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation,

marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

28. Director of Sales; BostonCoach Corporation; Culver City, CA

BostonCoach, a Fidelity Investments Co., provides ground transportation

and transportation management worldwide. Operating a network of more

than 21,000 vehicles ranging from sedans and SUVs to business-class vans

and limousines, BostonCoach specializes in tightly choreographed,

multi-stop road shows, major sporting events, trade shows and other

complex events.

BostonCoach can help take your career beyond your expectations.

Reporting to the VP of Sales, the Director of National Sales in our Los

Angeles region will develop high growth opportunities within assigned

territory and in accordance with revenue goals. Emphasis on companies

that have high volume and national revenue potential.

In addition, the Director of Sales will:

– Develop and execute on a comprehensive sales plan aimed at increasing

revenue through new and existing business development.

– Identifies high growth opportunities within assigned territory to meet

or exceed budgeted revenue goals.

– Nurtures relationships with prospective and existing clients to

establish trust and ascertain client needs.

Responsibilities

Works with a current list of assigned clients to build revenue

opportunity to its full potential.

– Fully comprehends the features and benefits of BostonCoach¿s product

offerings and is able to effectively communicate the customer value

proposition.

– Targets opportunities to sell products of strategic importance to the

business mix.

– Anticipates clients¿ needs and is prepared with an appropriate plan of

action.

– Works collaboratively with others within BostonCoach to expedite the

sales process, close the sale and respond to client requests.

– Helps the client to develop and execute a plan of implementation.

– Acts as a role model and/or mentor to sales managers and associates

and takes responsibility for developing the competencies of direct

reports and others within the sales organization.

– Models high standards of integrity that support the vision, mission

and values of the organization.

– Completes all required reports with timeliness and attention to

detail.

– Participates in travel industry functions and industry trade shows.

– Other duties as assigned

Qualified candidates will:

– A bachelor's degree in business or related area.

– Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word,

PowerPoint and Excel.

– Minimum of 5 years in sales capacity, preferably selling new business

in the hospitality industry.

– Strong relationship skills.

– Proven experience in preparing and presenting information to corporate

customers and management.

– Strong organizational skills

– Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

– Ability to multi-task and adjust to competing priorities.

– Ability to collaborate with all levels of the organization in a

professional manner.

– Ability to think creatively and create new approaches to identifying

high potential customers.

– Must be able to travel 50% of the time.

Benefits include health, dental, 401 (K), tuition reimbursement,

computer purchase assistance and much more. Qualified applicants should

submit a resume with salary history via email to the Regional Director

of Human Resources, denise.daquino@bostoncoach.com Please include the

words Director of National Sales – LA in the subject line of your email.

This job is located in Los Angeles, California.

29. Tourism Sales Manager; On Location Tours; New York, NY

Seeking outgoing, personable, extremely organized individual as Tourism

Sales Manager for fun bus tour company in New York. Duties include

creating and organizing special tour groups, finding and working with

new accounts, emailing new information to accounts, managing and

maintaining accounts, attending business card exchanges, several

tradeshows and road trips

per year, and continuous follow-ups after tradeshows. Salary is

$50K+commission. Email resume in body of email (not attached) to

gblau@screentours.com.

30. Exhibits/Sponsorship Sales & Marketing; American Telemedicine

Association; Washington, DC

We are looking for someone who loves to sell exhibit space and

sponsorships. Need a top-notch professional who is comfortable on the

phone and won't stop until the goal is met. Great customer service is a

must. Need articulate individual and team player who understands all

aspects of the association meeting industry and can wear many hats

including general meeting planning. Must have experience with the

budgets and appropriate software and web applications. Experience with

A2Z software preferred.

The American Telemedicine Association member is a high technology

healthcare professional.

ATA hosts one major trade show and one smaller table-top meeting/year.

Fast-paced, demanding environment, but very rewarding for the right

person. If interested, please send your resume to

awatland@americantelemed.org.

33. Manager, Member Programs & Services; AREMA; Lanham, MD

5,000 member, 10 staff professional engineering association seeks

Manager, Member Programs & Services to support all Association

activities. Responsibilities include: assisting with marketing of

conferences, seminars, publications and membership; publications

fulfillment; assisting with solicitation of exhibitors, advertising and

sponsorship; and other activities in support of Association's mission.

Requirements

Must be high-energy and capable of exercising initiative and

multi-tasking in a small office environment with limited administrative

support. Bachelors degree and 0-2 years experience, preferably in an

association environment. MUST have excellent verbal and written English

communication skills; excellent computer (PC-Windows) skills to include

MS Office. Familiarity with iMIS or comparable database system) and

PageMaker or other publishing software would be an asset. Ability to

travel on a limited basis. NON-SMOKING Environment

Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). Excellent benefits Salary History,

cover letter & resume to search@arema.org. No telephone calls.

34. Director of Meetings & Education; Physician Insurers Association of

America; Rockville, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2696992&keywords=&ref=1

35. Sr. Corporate Sales Manager; Hilton Hartford; Hartford, CT

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2696695&keywords=&ref=1

36. Meeting Planner; Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO);

Washington, DC

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan,

nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head

departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the

District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and

five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership,

advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The

Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses

their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies,

Congress, and the public. The Council is seeking an experienced MEETING

PLANNER to support the work of the Meeting Services Team.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The MEETING PLANNER reports to the Meeting Planning Administrator

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The MEETING PLANNER will be responsible for planning and managing all

logistics for numerous CCSSO meetings. Responsibilities include:

Prepare meeting RFP's and work with Council meeting services department

to secure meeting and sleeping rooms and all other logistics related to

the meeting

Conduct site visits and make recommendations for site selection

Plan and manage all meeting logistics, including registration, housing,

budgets, timelines, Banquet Event Orders (BEO), audio visual and meeting

room set-up specifications, and all onsite management for numerous

meetings ranging in size from 15 to 300+ attendees

Ability to conduct effective pre and post conference meetings with

internal and hotel staff

Maintain meeting history through database entry

Arrange speaker logistics

Prepare meeting budget and monitor meeting expenditures

Proven ability to work in partnership with hotel staff and vendors to

achieve successful results

Reconciliation and timely payment of all meeting expenditures; allocate

charges to appropriate projects

Manage and maintain all meeting databases

Oversee arrangements for staff and consultant travel

Process travel vouchers/invoices of meeting participants

Assume additional duties may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Association background with at least five years of progressively

responsible meeting planning/management experience

Proven ability to operate Microsoft Office programs include Access,

Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and database software

High energy, versatile and multi-task oriented, self-directed problem

solver with good analytical and organizational skills with consistent

attention to detail

Must be available to travel, including weekends, for site visits and

multiple meetings each year

Enthusiastic desire to substantially contribute to the overall success

of the organization

Flexibility under competing time requirements and changing deadlines

Positive team player who is accountable for initiating and managing

projects through to completion

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with staff, members,

and outside contacts at all levels

Ability to work effectively with and provide excellent customer service

to a variety of internal and external customers

SALARY: This is a full-time exempt position with an annual salary

commensurate with experience; and excellent fringe benefits.

jobs@ccsso.org

37. Meetings Coordinator; American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR); Oak

Brook, IL

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), a professional membership

society comprised of 3,000 physicians specializing in the field of

neuroradiology, seeks a qualified candidate to join their Meetings

Division team as a Coordinator at their Oak Brook, Illinois headquarters

office to provide coordination of logistics, exhibits and scientific

programming for the society's Annual Meeting. This individual will

assist in the coordination of scientific programming including abstract

management, scientific programming material development and be involved

with various logistical elements of the meeting with key vendor and

member interaction. Additional responsibilities include pre-meeting and

on-site meeting registration and working closely with membership and key

volunteers; contractors; exhibitors; speakers/faculty; hotel and

convention center personnel. Candidate must be a career-oriented,

self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects

simultaneously, exhibit initiative and creativity, and work under

deadlines. Superior customer service and project management skills

essential with ability to communicate positively and effectively with

high-level and high-energy physician members and volunteer leaders,

staff and contractors. Light travel approximately 1-2 times per year.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in education, business,

communications, or other related area. Minimum of 1-2 years of medical

society/association experience required. Strong administrative and MS

Office and database skills required.

ASNR offers an excellent salary and benefits including generous paid

vacation time; society-paid insurance; summer hours program; and

business casual work environment. Please submit cover letter, resumes

and salary requirements to:

Lora Tannehill, CMP

Director of Scientific Meetings

American Society of Neuroradiology

2210 Midwest Road, Suite 207

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-8205

E-mail: ltannehill@asnr.org

(No phone calls, please)

Phone: 630-574-0220 Ext. 229

Fax: 630-574-1740

38. Director, Meeting Services; American Physical Therapy Association;

Alexandria, VA

JOB SUMMARY

Management of Meeting Services department including overall

responsibility for Annual Conference (AC), Combined Sections Meeting

(CSM) and National Student Conclave (NSC).

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS

-Manages a team to develop, produce and direct successful national and

regional meetings for APTA.

-Researches sites and conducts site inspections to evaluate future

national meeting sites.

-Negotiates and manages contracts with hotels, convention centers and

other suppliers for AC, CSM, and NSC.

-Develops and implements national sponsorship program.

-Acts as liaison to convention services personnel at convention center

and participating hotels to oversee program and event management for

national meetings.

-Acts as liaison to audio-visual management company for AC, CSM and NSC.

-Collaborates with staff in Professional Development, Marketing,

Publications and others to develop and review promotional and on-site

materials for AC and CSM; schedules and conducts project management

meetings with appropriate staff.

-Acts as liaison to Section Program Chairs

-Develops special events for national meetings

-Oversees meetings staff responsible for regional workshops, seminars

and exposition management activities.

-Is responsible for annual program review and assessment of meeting

services department functions.

-All other duties as required by management related to the orderly,

efficient and safe operation of APTA.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Five years experience in meeting and exhibits management environment

-Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in meeting

planning/convention management -Proven ability in successful

contract negotiation

-Knowledgeable and experienced with event management software and other

appropriate computer applications

-Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills

-Creative and innovative planner with ability to effectively

problem-solve anticipated and immediate challenges

-Experience in sponsorship program development

-Must be detail oriented and possess the ability to exercise

discretionary judgment

-Excellent interpersonal skills required.

-Member service orientation essential.

Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to

jobs@apta.org

EOE

39. Meetings & Tradeshow Planner; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

Cvent is a web-based event registration, web survey, and email marketing

software company revolutionizing the way marketers interact with their

customers.

We have two positions open, one for a Meeting Planner position and the

other for a Tradeshow Planner position. These are both early career

positions with strong potential to grow within the Marketing Department

at a well recognized, industry-leading, growing software company in the

DC metropolitan area.

Responsibilities

– Oversee, manage, set up and launch all events and/or tradeshows.

– Contact hotels and/or tradeshow hosts to sell them on partnering with

Cvent.

– Manage event and/or tradeshow budgets in accordance with guidelines.

– Generate budget reports to show budget compliance for shows planned.

– Develop relationships with hotels, conference centers, non-hotel

venues, and associations that host events and/or tradeshows.

– Serve as primary liaison between Cvent and event service

providers/vendors.

– Negotiate event and/or tradeshow contracts, complete BEO's, and/or

complete order forms for all required services.

– Design, draft, build, launch, and run marketing campaigns for all

events and tradeshows with Cvent's online registration tool.

– Work with sales staff to coordinate travel, lodging and all Cvent

attendee registrations and logistics.

– Write and submit speaking proposals for numerous tradeshows per year.

– Draft, write, and create power point presentations for all acquired

speaking opportunities.

– Research tradeshows and gather essential information to determine

which shows are the best fit for Cvent.

– Coordinate all tradeshow related logistics including shipping of booth

and collateral.

– Maintain memberships with various associations, organizations, and

publications.

Required Qualification – Prefer 6 months to 1+ year of experience in

tradeshow/meeting/event planning and/or hotel sales/marketing.

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

and MS Excel.

– Knowledge of select meeting planning industry software and database

programs a plus.

– Basic knowledge and understanding of meeting industry terminology and

comprehensive knowledge of meeting planning processes (i.e. major

associations, publications, and organizations).

– Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and coordination

skills.

– Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

– Ability to handle a high pressure, fast paced environment.

– Flexibility and ability to multi-task are a must.

Education

– BS or BA — marketing or related field

To apply, please send resume, any cover letter, salary requirements, and

availability to start a new, full time position to Sophia MacDonald at

sim@cvent.com.

40. Director of Convention Services; Salt Lake City CVB; Salt Lake City,

UT

Marketing one of the country's most desirable destination cities, the

Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau is identifying qualified

candidates for the role of Director of Convention Sales. This community

combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the

friendliness of a small, western city. Looking out over the Twin Peaks

and the Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake City offers unparalleled access to

an outdoor recreation lifestyle. At the same time it boasts a bustling

economy and dynamic nightlife.

The DOCS will promotes and sell Salt Lake as a convention and meeting

destination with primary focus on groups that use a multi-hotel package

and the Salt Palace Convention Center/South Towne Exposition Center.

This individual will report directly to the Vice President of Sales and

work closely with multiple stakeholders.

The right candidates will be experienced Hospitality Sales professionals

who understand and enjoy the challenges and rewards of selling a

destination.

Please send resume to molitor@searchwide.com with salary requirements

41. Customer Service/Design Representatives; Chair Covers & Linens;

Madison Heights, MI

Chair Covers & Linens, the nation's premier source for chair covers, is

currently seeking customer service/design representatives. Qualified

candidates will possess strong critical thinking skills, problem solving

skills, and the ability to multi-task. The ability to work in a

fast-paced pressured environment is critical. Customer service is

experience is required; experience in the event industry is preferred.

Please e-mail resumes to: Kristen@chaircovers.net.

42. Executive Assistant; National Institute for Certification in

Engineering Technologies (NICET); Alexandria, VA

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies

(NICET), a nationally acclaimed organization providing exam-based

certification to engineering technologists and technicians, has an

immediate opening for a self-starting team player to support the Chief

Operating Executive. This is an executive level position providing

general administrative support to the COE and NICET Board of Governors;

planning and managing BoG meetings; handling travel for staff and

volunteers; preparing meeting materials; managing BoG appointment

process; coordinating staff educational sessions; managing the due

process activities; and other related tasks.

Ideal candidate will have an associate or bachelor's degree; 3-5

executive level administrative experience, credentialing or nonprofit

association experience preferred; and a demonstrated commitment to

continuing education and professional development. Other requirements

include an excellent detail-orientation; ability to manage multiple

projects and responsibilities; organize meetings; work effectively with

all staff, volunteers and general public; and produce effective results

individually or within a team setting.

Located in Old Town Alexandria near METRO, NICET provides excellent

benefits, including immediate 401k, tuition reimbursement, and business

casual dress. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

Human Resources NET/CES, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, email

to nicetcareers@nspe.org, or fax to 703-684-2821. No calls, please.

43. Meeting & Events Senior Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

For more than 50 years, major professional societies, associations,

government agencies and corporations have turned to Courtesy Associates,

Inc. for excellence in conference, meeting and exhibition management.

Combining sound logistical expertise, advanced technology and

value-driven competitive pricing, Courtesy Associates, Inc. provides the

highest quality service in all critical areas of event management.

As a result of our continued expansion, we are looking for an

experienced Meeting & Events Senior Coordinator to join our team.

Essential Responsibilities:

# Providing logistical support for government and commercial meetings.

# Assisting Manager/Executive with managing projects within budget.

# Coordinating and managing off site events.

# Developing on-site requirements such as meeting room set-up,

audiovisual requirements, inspection timetable, billing instructions for

Manager review.

# Managing and maintaining vendor relations.

# Coordinating and managing outsourced registration process with limited

supervision.

# Coordinating and managing the production of printed materials.

# Assisting with creative development and management of conference,

program, event, budget and related components.

Qualifications:

# Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years in the meetings industry.

# BA/BS required

# Previous experience with government planning or corporate planning a

plus

# Excellent customer services, time management, and communication skills

a must.

Courtesy 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 Courtesy,

visit www.courtesyassociates.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

Attn: HR Recruiter

SmithBucklin Corporation

2025 M Street NW, Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20036

E-Mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

Fax: 202-367-2193

Courtesy is a wholly owned subsidiary of SmithBucklin.

44. Meeting & Events Manager; 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. We are

committed to working proactively, effectively and efficiently to exceed

client expectations, maximize budgeted dollars and deliver our clients

peace-of-mind. Learn more about The Courtesy Way.

As a result of our continued expansion, we are looking for an

experienced Meeting & Events Manager for our DC office.

Essential Responsibilities:

. Manage development, maintenance, and growth of all convention/meeting

related programs for clients.

. Manage all aspects of annual conferences, meetings and seminars

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

recommendations for future sites, and conference promotions).

. Lead 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/trade shows.

. Ensure effective meetings as evidenced by early problem resolution,

positive attendee and client feedback.

. Ensure critical deadlines and budgetary guidelines are adhered to, and

response expectations and quality standards are met.

. Effectively manage complex and multiple projects, budgets, meetings,

and work activities and increase profit through expense management,

efficient operations, effective negotiations, and smart time management.

. Manage crisis situations effectively. Demonstrate ability to learn and

adapt to changing procedures, methods or processes and assist in

teaching team.

. Demonstrate industry knowledge by contributing effective and

innovative ideas to client strategic planning and analysis processes.

. Directly supervise staff.

Professional Experience/Requirements:

. BA/BS required

. Minimum 5 years experience in meeting/event planning industry; 3 years

supervisory experience

. PC experience with Windows operating system and a variety of software

programs (Microsoft Office, and/or exhibit software)

. Excellent knowledge of industry terminology and trends

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

serve client

. High level of professionalism

Contact Information:

Please send your resume & salary requirements to:

Courtesy Associates, Inc.

Attn: HR Recruiter

2025 M Street N.W. Suite #800

Washington, DC 20036-3309

Fax: 202-367-2193

E-mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

EOE/M/F/D/V NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

45. Meeting & Events Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=22622906&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

46. 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.

. Strength 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

47. Convention & Tradeshow Intern; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

SmithBucklin Corporation, established in 1949, originated as an

association management company. Presently we serve national trade

associations, professional and scientific societies, corporations, and

information technology groups with offices in Chicago, Washington, DC,

and St. Louis. SmithBucklin is the largest and premier association

management company.

Our Washington, DC, office is looking for a Convention and Tradeshow

Intern. The intern will assist our meeting planners with clerical

projects as well as research meeting venues, vendors, and suppliers for

association meetings and will prepare summary reports based on that

research. The intern will also answer client/attendee inquiries, compile

statistics relevant to client meetings and assist in the development of

on-site meeting specs/materials as requested. If you are a current

student looking to develop your professional skills and on-the-job

training in the meetings industry, this is the internship for you!

Successful candidates should have an interest in the meeting planning

industry; be a team player with excellent communication, time management

and organizational skills. The ideal candidate should also be

detail-oriented, flexible, and proficient in MS Office suite.

Availability to work 15-20 hours required.

We offer a friendly, exciting, professional work environment and a

downtown location close to Metro. This is a paid internship. Please

submit your resume and cover letter to:

SmithBucklin

Attn: HR Recruiter

2025 M Street NW

Suite #800

Washington, DC 20036-3309

Fax: 202-367-2193

E-mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

48. Convention & Tradeshow Senior Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

Our Washington, D.C. office has an opportunity available for a

Convention and Tradeshow Senior Associate responsible for achieving

excellent customer service and satisfaction by supporting and meeting

all client convention needs in a fast paced environment and

demonstrating the ability to manage projects to meet strategic

objectives.

Demonstrated Experience:

. Assist and Coordinate all aspects of annual conferences and seminars

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

recommendations for future sites, and conference promotions).

. Financial management including budget creation, monitoring

revenue/expense performance, fee collection, and staff time and fees

. Allocating time according to budget while ensuring that work meets

specifications and deadlines.

. Negotiate contracts, agreements and terms with suppliers, vendors,

hotels, etc. that consistently protect the client, SmithBucklin, and the

Convention and Tradeshow Service Unit.

. Demonstrate ability to learn adapt to changing procedures, methods or

processes and assist in teaching others.

. Developing and maintaining solid relationships with

exhibitors/sponsors.

. Contributing effective ideas to client strategic planning and

analysis processes.

. Travel and work overtime as needed to attend events and client

meetings

. Contributing to overall team success by identifying problems and

proactively seeking out methods to improve self-performance and/or

efficiency of an operation or task.

Qualifications:

. Bachelors degree required

. Minimum of 2 years experience in convention/tradeshow industry or

event/meeting planning

. PC experience with Windows operating system and a variety of software

programs (Microsoft Office, and/or exhibit software)

. Ability to self start as well as work as part of a team

. High level of professionalism

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

. Strong time management and ability to manage concurrent tasks

efficiently

. High level of detail orientation

. Strong customer service skills

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 note! To be considered for this opening:

. Salary requirements must be included

. Attach resume as either a MS Word doc or pdf

. Submit resumes either via recruiting website or e-mail

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

Human Resources Recruiter

SmithBucklin Corporation

2025 M St. NW

Washington, DC 20036

E-Mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

49. 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. Salary for this

position is mid $40,000 range.

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, including salary expectation, and

resume to sponsorshipmanager@asid.org.

50. Coordinator; Confidential; Chicago, IL

Minding Your Business, Inc. is a growing Chicago based innovative,

creative and cutting-edge meeting management and event production

agency. Just named 2007 Event Company of the Year by Event Solutions

Magazine. MYB is expanding the team and looking for a professional,

resourceful, hard working team player to join us as we work to exceed

our client's expectations in every facet of the meeting management and

event production arena.

Responsibilities include:

. Supporting Managers through coordination of Registration Services

including organizing and managing database information, data entry and

assisting with attendee communications.

. Assist Meeting, Event Production and Creative Services as assigned

with research and budget development necessary to sell and operate

meetings/events.

. Help with coordinating meetings/events for clients, or elements of

programs, as assigned, and assume fiscal responsibilities for those

program elements.

. Occasional travel to meeting and programs as needed.

. Build and maintain positive relationships with vendors.

. Under the direction of AE's, Managers, and Producers, negotiate

contracts with venues, facilities and suppliers. Responsible for other

special projects as assigned.

. Office Reception (overflow support) greeting guests, maintaining phone

coverage, managing daily vendors, and coordinating mail and package

receipt and distribution.

. Actively participating in optimizing your own success and the success

of the company and its team through sharing of ideas, offering candid

suggestions and improvements, and demonstrating enthusiasm and passion.

. Supporting the team and assume additional responsibilities as needed

or defined by management. .

. Work with a sense of humor, flexibility, and passion to conduct all

business matters fairly, honestly and ethically and with the utmost

professionalism. .

. Communicate proactively, clearly and appropriately to clients and team

members, and vendors, keeping accurate records.

. Interact and build relationships with internal resources and staff.

. Contribute to the development and implementation of procedures and

systems. Supporting Managers through coordination of Registration

Services including organizing and reports to

This is an entry-level position and will report to an Account Executive

and work closely with all Managers. The ideal candidate will have

exceptional organizational and communication skills in this fast paced

environment. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and knowledge of

Microsoft Office. The ability to handle multiple tasks and client

projects along with a willingness to wear many hats. To provide

outstanding customer service is key to success in this energetic and fun

company.

Phone: 312-870-7100

Fax: 312-751-8762

resumes@myb.net

51. Senior Manager, Medical Meetings; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation;

Bethesda, MD

National nonprofit health organization seeks talented, energetic and

highly motivated manager of medical meetings to work closely with the

Meetings Team in planning and implementation of the Annual NACF

Conference and “pop up” meetings. This position is responsible for pre,

on-site and post meeting planning and includes Speaker Management,

Supplier Management, Program and session details, conference

publications, sponsor liaison/communication, exhibit hall management,

logistics, room block and contract management, staff & volunteer

orientation/management, supervising junior staff members, RFP and

contract negotiation, site visit and evaluation, meetings and conference

materials design and production and administrative functions (invoice

reconciliation, etc). The ideal candidate will have 2 years for

experience with medical meetings of no less than 1,000 attendees,

excellent leadership and management abilities, ability to multi-task,

advanced contract negotiation skills, proficiency in all Microsoft

Office Suite programs, MS Project and Passkey, strong analytical skills,

excellent communication skills. Some travel is required. The Cystic

Fibrosis Foundation offers a very competitive benefits package to

include 3 weeks vacation, 401K, and others! EOE. For immediate

consideration, apply directly to our website at http://www.cff.org/

under employment opportunities.

52. Exhibits Coordinator; Infusion Nurses Society; Norwood, MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t730=&t735=&t731=&t733=&max=25&site_id=518&jb=2898948

53. Meetings Coordinator; Infusion Nurses Society; Norwood, MA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t730=&t735=&t731=&t733=&max=25&site_id=518&jb=2898145

54. Meetings Manager; Kellen Company; Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t730=&t735=&t731=&t733=&max=25&site_id=518&jb=2897627

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