Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 3 December 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 3 December 2007

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

relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the

hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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

other with career issues and other professional and personal challenges.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Coordinator – Forums and Meetings; Law School Admission Council;

Newtown, PA

2. Regional Convention Sales Managers; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; Multiple Locations

3. Sales Analyst; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Washington, DC

4. In-House Audio Visual Sales Manager; Projection Presentation

Technology; San Francisco, CA

5. Marketing Specialist, Conference Services; American Library

Association; Chicago, IL

6. Event Planner; Arbitron; Columbia, MD

7. Senior Meeting Planner; National Assn for the Education of Young

Children; Washington, DC

8. Meeting's Assistant; NCURA; Washington, DC

9. National Sales Rep; J. Burton and Associates, Inc.; Sacramento or San

Francisco Bay, CA

10. MANAGER, CONFERENCE SERVICES AND SUMMER HOUSING; Concordia

University; Montreal, QC, Canada

11. Administrative Travel Specialist; Excellence In Motivation;

Torrance, CA

12. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Phoenix,

AZ

13. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Honolulu,

HI

14. Events Manager, Research Board; Gartner; New York, NY

15. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Denver, CO

16. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Sacramento, CA

17. Catering/Sales Manager; Jurys Doyle Hotel Group; Washington, DC

18. Floral Designers; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

19. Sales Executive; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

20. Marketing Services Director; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

21. Marketing Director – Medical Education; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk,

CT

22. Events Specialist; ADM; Decatur, IL

23. Special Events Coordinator; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman

Islands

24. Coordinator, Global Education Programs; Association of Corporate

Travel Executives (ACTE); Alexandria, VA

25. Area and Event Marketing Director; KPMG; Los Angeles, CA

26. Sr. Event Manager; MGM Grand Hotel and Casino; Las Vegas, NV

27. Catering Sales Associate; Main Street Fine Catering; Princeton, NJ

28. Programs and Communications Coordinator; AIA San Diego; San Diego,

CA

29. Event Planner; The Point Lake and Golf Club; Mooresville, NC

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

31. Senior Events Manager; Chief Executives Organization, Inc.;

Bethesda, MD

32. Senior Director, Annual Meeting; American College of Rheumatology;

Atlanta, GA

33. Meeting Planner; National Investment Center; Annapolis, MD

34. HBU Intern; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

35. Manager of Meetings; Drohan Management Group; Reston, VA

36. Sales Manager; Arrangements Unlimited; El Cajon, CA

37. Receptionist/Administrative Support; Arrangements Unlimited; El

Cajon, CA

38. Operations Manager/ Client Service Manager; Arrangements Unlimited;

El Cajon, CA

39. Market Sales Manager; Concord Hospitality Enterprises; East

Rutherford, NJ

40. Meeting and Conference Coordinator; ICF International; Fairfax, VA

41. Meeting Planner Assistant; The Links, Incorporated; Washington, DC

42. Registration Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical

Scientists; Arlington, VA

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

Arlington, VA

44. Conference Manager (Audio, Webinars, Events); National Institute of

Business Management; Falls Church, VA

45. Meeting Planner, Junior; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

46. Marketing & Exhibits Coordinator; Island Press; Washington, DC

47. Manager of Events; The Coulter Companies; McLean, VA

48. Hotel Sales Manager; Wyndham Gettysburg; Washington, DC

49. Board/Meeting Coordinator; Healthy Families TCCC; Washington, DC

50. Event Manager; Greater Richmond Convention Center; Richmond, VA

51. Director Of Food And Beverage; Sheraton Reston; Herndon, VA

52. Manager Of Meetings; DROHAN MANAGEMENT; Herndon, VA

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

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

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

brief paragraph to

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

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

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

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

next newsletter!

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1. Coordinator – Forums and Meetings; Law School Admission Council;

Newtown, PA

Responsible for managing logistical arrangements for nine recruitment

Forums and various governance and other meetings. Coordinates all

physical needs for these events including hotel site selection, air and

ground transportation, sleeping and meeting rooms,and catering needs.

Manages LSAC staff in registering participants, distributing

information, and handling on-site problems. Writes publicity

newsletters, selects and manages activities of on-site support staff,

and has shared supervision of administrative staff.

Organizational skills, attention to detail, assertiveness, and excellent

oral and written communication skills required. Monitoring and

coordinating several projects simultaneously, ability to work under

pressure of conflicting priorities to meet deadlines, and a high level

of tact and diplomacy also required.

Bachelor's degree preferred, meeting planning experience required.

Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) certification a plus.

Contact: Carol Rommel

Phone: 215-968-1311

Fax: 215-504-3808

employment@lsac.org

http://www.lsac.org/

2. Regional Convention Sales Managers; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; Multiple Locations

Regional, home-based convention sales position(s) available to develop

leads for the New Orleans CVB through personal contact, telephone

solicitation and participation at industry functions. Develop working

relationships with corporate and association meeting planners and

maintain high visibility in the meeting planning community. Identify

potential leads, respond to clients' requests for information, assist in

developing proposals and service existing accounts.

New positions available in Washington D.C., Chicago, New

Jersey/Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Northern California & Southern

California.

Salary will vary based on previous experience and location of position.

Fax: 504-556-5828

hr@neworleanscvb.com

3. Sales Analyst; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Washington, DC

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Washington DC Worldwide Sales Office is

seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Sales Analyst/System

Administrator to start January 2008.

Skill requirements for the position include: effective communication

skills- particularly in the area of client interaction by phone and

email; proficiency in Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and

Internet Explorer; ability to maintain a client database; ability to

generate adhoc and monthly reports and conduct monthly audits; effective

time management skills in order to complete multiple tasks and projects

in a timely manner; excellent organizational and writing skills;

aptitude in interpreting P&L statements and processing invoices; ability

to organize marketing collateral and create marketing pieces.

The following additional skills are a plus: hotel on-property or hotel

national sales office experience; event planning experience; travel

agency experience; prospecting experience; experience in managing an

internship program.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and 3

career goals in one email (no phone calls please) no later than December

14, 2007 to:

Craig Clayton

Regional Director, Worldwide Sales

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Washington DC Worldwide Sales Office

craig.clayton@fourseasons.com

4. In-House Audio Visual Sales Manager; Projection Presentation

Technology; San Francisco, CA

Projection Presentation Technology is seeking and experienced In-House

Sales Manager for our San Francisco office located in the Moscone

Convention Center.

Education and Experience:

College Degree preferred, but not required.

Three to five years in Audio Visual, preferably Audio Visual Sales.

Sales, Customer Service, and/or Teamwork training a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must demonstrate proficiency in PC, laptop and computer operations.

ACT Contact Database Management experience desired.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Self-disciplined with good organizational skills.

Must understand and demonstrate the importance of taking the appropriate

steps to efficiently and profitably produce meetings and events.

Work cooperatively with other team members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Correspond with tentative and confirmed business in advance to secure

contract.

Make every effort to retain and increase revenue and profitability on

all accounts.

Call all exhibitors whom we rented to the previous year; goal is to

increase revenue by 10%.

Complete all required sales reports, maintain a working ACT! database of

clients, and perform synchronization as requested.

Prepare professional, comprehensive, and customized proposals for all

qualified clients.

Facilitate the turnover of an event to the customer service manager and

take responsibility for the communication of the client's expectations.

Prepare sales estimates and receive senior management approval prior to

sending out proposals.

Review final billing to ensure all commitments and contractual terms are

met and deposits are deducted.

Obtain deposits for every client representing 50% of their estimated

invoice; if invoice is estimated at $1,500 or less full payment is

required in advance or at the time of service.

Perform administrative and other duties by given deadline.

Contact: Cathy Cotnoir

Fax: 330-244-0445

cathyc@projection.com

5. Marketing Specialist, Conference Services; American Library

Association; Chicago, IL

The American Library Association is looking for a Marketing Specialist

for our Conference Services area. Must be an engertic, customer service

focused marketing professional.

Reporting to the Director of Conference Services, this position will

primarily serve as editor and production manager for all conference

publications, including the Conference Program Guides, preliminary

programs, the onsite newspaper, Cognotes, and the conference websites.

Will provide information to and work with other departments in an effort

to inform membership and promote conferences.

Must have a minimum of 2-3 years relevant marketing and/or

communications experience. Bachelor's degree and excellent communication

skills in all mediums. Accustomed to setting priorities, multi-tasking

and shifting deadlines, under pressure, while still maintaining the

highest level of customer service and internal/external customers. High

level web development and design skills. Comfortable with HTML coding,

and proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop. Experience

with Adobe Illustrator and PageMaker is a plus. This position requires

travel to our annual and midwinter conferences.

This is a full-time position with a starting salary from the high $30s;

negotiable based on experience. ALA offers a 35-hour work week,

excellent benefit package including low-cost medical/dental insurance,

TIAA/CREF 403B retirement plan, and generous paid vacation.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to:

American Library Association, Human Resources Dept. Ref.

mrktgspec/ConfSvcs, 50 E. Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611, fax:

312/280-5270, email: mpullen@ala.org.

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are invited from women, minorities, veterans, and people

with disabilities.

6. Event Planner; Arbitron; Columbia, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&t730=&t731=&t733=&max=25&t735=&jb=3362462

7. Senior Meeting Planner; National Assn for the Education of Young

Children; Washington, DC

NAEYC, an early childhood educational association is seeking a meeting

planning professional to join our outstanding Conference Department.

Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational

skills; who is detail-oriented, with working knowledge of MS Office.

Experience with catering and audio-visual coordination for multi-hotel

meetings is required. Will draft, edit, and proofread copy included in

preliminary and final meeting brochures and marketing material. Must be

able to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.

BA degree required and 3-5 years of association conference planning

experience is preferred. Competitive salary, excellent benefits,

pleasant work environment, near Metro. Send resume, cover letter, and

salary history to HR/Conference, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500,

Washington, DC 20005-4101 or e-mail hr@naeyc.org or fax 202-328-1846.

8. Meeting's Assistant; NCURA; Washington, DC

Higher education association is looking for detail oriented, and

flexible individual to join our meetings team! A friendly, reliable

person with good communication skills and who learns quickly will thrive

in this fast-paced, energizing environment.

Successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to learn the a-z

of meeting planning on our smaller conferences, and be on the team for

our larger conferences as well.

Must be proficient with Microsoft office with Bachelor's Degree. Located

one block from Dupont Circle.

Send resume with cover letter to NCURA, 1225 19th Street, NW, Suite 850,

Washington, DC 20036 or email hr@ncura.edu. No phone calls please.

9. National Sales Rep; J. Burton and Associates, Inc.; Sacramento or San

Francisco Bay, CA

J. Burton and Associates provides computer rentals, network

installations and high-speed internet to corporations, production

companies and exhibitors for trade shows, conferences, executive summits

and training labs throughout the United States and abroad. Clients

include Cisco, salesforce.com, Charles Schwab, Intel, Genesys, McAfee,

EMC, Adobe, BEA Systems, Autodesk, Google and others. For additional

information, visit www.jburton.com.

We are currently seeking a mature, creative and highly motivated sales

representative to generate sales leads, conduct sales calls, develop

sales collaterals, manage direct mailing campaigns, quote prices,

prepare proposals and provide information regarding terms and delivery

dates.

Responsibilities

Responsible for developing new business and maximizing sales volume.

Ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, is

vital.

Required Qualification

A minimum of two years sales experience in the events or tradeshow

industry is required. Applicant must have proven sales record and must

be technology savvy. Proficiency with Internet browsers, Microsoft

Outlook (or similar email client), Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is

required. Familiarity with Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro or similar

database or lead management software a plus. Good presentation skills

are a must.

Education

Degree or equivalent experience.

For immediate consideration, email introductory letter and resume to

jobs@jburton.com and include Sales Rep in the title. We will review

resumes and schedule interviews in December 2007. No phone calls please.

Professional and personal references with contact information may be

requested. In addition, a background and/or credit check may be

required.

10. MANAGER, CONFERENCE SERVICES AND SUMMER HOUSING; Concordia

University; Montreal, QC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6583

11. Administrative Travel Specialist; Excellence In Motivation;

Torrance, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6579

12. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Phoenix,

AZ

Position Description

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

13. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Honolulu,

HI

Position Description

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

14. Events Manager, Research Board; Gartner; New York, NY

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world¿s leading information technology

research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight

necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From

CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to

business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional

services firms, to technology investors, we are the indispensable

partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the

resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we

work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business

of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979,

Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 3,800

associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 75

countries.

For more information, e-mail info@gartner.com or visit gartner.com.

Events Responsibilities:

* Scouting, planning & managing the execution of any North American RB

meetings, including those for the flagship CIO business as well as for

the subsidiary programs for CIO direct reports. Must also assist with

the planning & execution of European CIO events.

* Executes on CIO Membership events ensuring member satisfaction and

ultimately retention.

* Understand the members & their expectations to deliver quality events.

* Manage event site selection process and contract negotiations with

hotels for future events.

* Oversee requirements for rooms, meeting facilities, food, materials,

A/V equipment, etc. and arrange with hotel.

* Assure a smooth running meeting onsite by coordinating efforts with

hotel and catering personnel.

* Achieve budget goals, through close monitoring of revenue & expenses.

* Control expenses through regular reappraisal of vendors and purchasing

methods, and negotiation of contracts.

* Ensure that all contracted services are provided with the appropriate

level of quality.

* Resolve meeting problems or issues presented by attendees, sponsors or

presenters.

* Coordinate efforts with meeting presenters to ensure presentation

requirements are met.

* Monitor and improve systems and procedures necessary to develop and

produce meetings to achieve zero defects.

* Process vendor bills for payment.

* Document meeting management processes; oversee completion of

post-meeting reports.

* Complete additional event-related tasks as assigned.

Required Qualification

* 5 years of business meeting planning experience is required including

proven budget management abilities.

* Demonstrated ability to deliver and manage events at the highest level

of excellence, elegance and perfection for which the RB is known.

* Demonstrated ability to manage to a budget.

* Prior experience negotiating contracts for meeting services with

hotels and other providers.

* In depth knowledge of the hotel, travel, meeting planning business is

required, particularly in terms of normal service expectations and

negotiations.

* Project management experience.

* Experience in hotel or events industry.

* Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

* Strong Negotiation skills.

* Time management skills.

* Ability to work with limited internal resources.

* Demonstrated ability to interact with clients.

Education

* Bachelors Degree.

* CMP: Certified Meeting Planner accreditation preferred.

For more information, or to submit your resume, visit www.gartner.com

onlne.

15. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Denver, CO

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

-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

16. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Sacramento, 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

-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

17. Catering/Sales Manager; Jurys Doyle Hotel Group; Washington, DC

Achieve revenue and customer satisfaction goals by soliciting and

negotiating Corporate, Association and Social meeting business for a

hotel with just under 10,000 sq feet of dedicated meeting space.

Generate new business and use food & beverage knowledge to maintain

pricing integrity and propose upselling at all times.Meet and greet

in-house guests upon arrival, review the course of events and introduce

other staff members. Achieve budgeted sales goals by executing sales

activities within assigned market segments.

Use outside sales calls to solicit existing and new clients.Maintain

current information on and monitor booking trends to produce forecast

figures and month-end reports.

Interact with outside planners and vendors for special events.

Candidates will solicit new business and conduct site tours. Works on a

consistent basis with fellow Sales Managers to generate new business

and maintains contact with present accounts. Responsible for handling

customer complaints and rectifying problem situations.

Job Requirements: Candidates must have at least 2-3 years of

Hotel/Resort experience in a managerial position. They must also be

proficient in Windows, Word, Excel. Experience with Fidelio Front Office

and Sales & Catering preferred. Must be detailed orientated.

Contact: Amanda Stewart

Phone: 202-797-0159

Fax: 202-745-2351

amandastewart@jdhotels.com

18. Floral Designers; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3416345

19. Sales Executive; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3152478

20. Marketing Services Director; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3067497

21. Marketing Director – Medical Education; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk,

CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3077451

22. Events Specialist; ADM; Decatur, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3389846

23. Special Events Coordinator; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman

Islands

Job Summary:

Event Coordinators are to follow up on all sales inquiries, create

proposals, and collect full payment for all jobs. This position will

oversee the events from conception through to completion and be

responsible for seeking and obtaining local social and corporate event

business.

Key Responsibilities:

The following is a list of key responsibilities and accountabilities by

which the success of this position is measured. Other responsibilities

may be assigned as needed:

. Have complete working knowledge of all of Celebrations' products and

services

. Meeting monthly sales targets

. Analysis of real costs versus anticipated costs

. Ensure billing of all events is current and payments collected

. Ensure the smooth execution of events to the quality standard of the

company, staying within cost parameters agreed upon with the client.

. Be an ambassador for Celebrations and positively represent the company

to clients and the general public

. Maintain confidentiality of all proprietary company information at all

times

Job Specifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform

each key responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below

are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

. Effective organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and

coordinate various projects simultaneously

. Proven track record of strong selling and negotiating skills, with

attention to detail

. Ability to establish key contacts and generate business within the

local corporate market

. Positive interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written

communication skills

. Proven comfort level working within a corporate and social environment

. Willingness and ability to train members of staff as necessary

. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

. Certification such as CMP and CSEP and ISES memberships are preferred

NOTE: Salary is paid in CI Dollars + Commissions

This position is available immediately

Phone: 345-949-2044 Ext. 163

Fax: 345-949-6947

jobs@celebrationsltd.com

24. Coordinator, Global Education Programs; Association of Corporate

Travel Executives (ACTE); Alexandria, VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3382865

25. Area and Event Marketing Director; KPMG; Los Angeles, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3375046

26. Sr. Event Manager; MGM Grand Hotel and Casino; Las Vegas, NV

It is the responsibility of the Senior Event Manager to work under the

supervision of the Executive Director of Entertainment. The Senior

Event Manager is the creative and administrative force for all client

related events. The Senior Event Manager up-sells, plans (including

pre-production), confirms, oversees, and follows up on the closing of

each event. The Senior Event Manager is responsible for the design,

staffing, and coordination of technical staff, drape, and decor for

convention meetings and shows, private parties, press conferences, MGM

Grand Corporate meetings and conferences, and in-house special events

throughout the Conference Center and Hotel. The Senior Event Manager is

responsible for scheduling all events for Event Managers and Production

Assistants. The Senior Event Manager is responsible for distributing

equitable workloads among each Event Manager and Production Assistants.

All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and MGM

Grand Hotel, Inc. policies, practices, and procedures, as well as within

the framework and intent of the MGM Grand Core Service Standards.

Contact: Sarah Sheehan

Phone: 702-891-1260

Fax: 702-891-1007

ssheehan@lv.mgmgrand.com

Please apply online at http://www.mgmgrand.com/

27. Catering Sales Associate; Main Street Fine Catering; Princeton, NJ

Social and corporate catering . The ideal candidate would have previous

off premise catering experience, menu planning and good attention to

detail. Customer service and computer experience is required.

Sales staff creates custom menus for the events, enters orders through

our event and planning system and follows all the way through to the

event execution level.

Salary would be based on past experience and value to the company's

growth.

Main Street maintains a very loyal social and corporate client base from

it's past 20+ years in business.

We were voted top NJ caterer by TheKnot brides for 2007 and are looking

for a candidate who has passion for the business and would like to join

a team of catering professionals.

Contact: Teri Lands

Phone: 609-786-1006

Fax: 609-921-7067

teri.lands@mainstreetprinceton.com

http://www.mainstreetcatering.com/about/about.htm

28. Programs and Communications Coordinator; AIA San Diego; San Diego,

CA

AIA San Diego hosts over 100 programs and events annually. Such programs

range from a monthly board of directors meeting to monthly two-hour

learning programs and from a Design Awards event to a sustainable design

conference. We are looking for an organized, experienced program/event

coordinator. This individual will also be charged with the

marketing/communications of the programs/events and, as such, will need

to have excellent written communication skills and proofreading/editing

skills. The job is essentially two-fold: 1) coordination of

programs/events and 2) communications and marketing to the membership

(and in some cases the general public).

The qualified candidate is: highly organized and used to scheduling

many, many tasks/details leading up to well-planned programs/events;

proficient in time management; able to work well under pressure with

little supervision; self-motivated; personable and able to interact with

a variety of customers (from high-level CEOs to parking attendants);

very strong in written and verbal communication including writing,

editing, proofreading.

This position is available immediately. Office hours are 9am-5pm Monday

through Friday with some occasional early morning and early evening

requirements. This candidate must have reliable transportation, a valid

driver's license, and the ability to lift 25 lbs. Resumes with

references and a salary requirement should be emailed to:

info@aiasandiego.org.

29. Event Planner; The Point Lake and Golf Club; Mooresville, NC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3368865

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

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3362084

31. Senior Events Manager; Chief Executives Organization, Inc.;

Bethesda, MD

International organization seeks experienced, high-caliber senior level

individual to manage the development and execution of world class events

in a demanding, high energy environment. Responsible for the planning

and execution of the organization's events with minimal direction from

Director of Events. Acts as the staff liaison with the CEO members

involved in these events.

· Responsible for the coordination and execution of all

arrangements and event oversight for assigned CEO events including

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

charter contracts event budgets and registration.

· Responsible for assisting other CEO Event Managers with other

CEO events primarily in the areas of off-site activities and

transportation.

· Responsible for the coordination and execution of logistical

and program arrangements for high profile, complex events (those

involving multiple locations, venues, charters, etc.).

· Responsible for researching vendors, suppliers, ground

operators, etc.

· Responsible for overall communication with CEO chairs and

committee members as well as coordinating internal communications

between these members for assigned events. Responsible for the content

for all external communications including promotion pieces, registration

forms, event Web pages, e-newsletters, profile books, etc.

· Where needed, responsible for negotiations with hotels,

airlines, ground operators and tour operators for assigned events.

· Responsible for providing committee members and Director of

Events with input and assistance in the preparation of creative and

innovative ideas primarily in the area of social events and off-site

events to create a premiere event product.

· Responsible for preparation of documentation for assigned

events including function sheets, specification documents, conference

reports, agendas, budgets, etc.

Requirements

Proficient in MS Office products is a must, especially Excel, Word and

Outlook.

Applications: Please forward resume and cover letter to Natalie Noakes

via email at nnoakes@ceo.org or fax to 1.301.280.2577.

32. Senior Director, Annual Meeting; American College of Rheumatology;

Atlanta, GA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2746217&keywords=&ref=1

33. Meeting Planner; National Investment Center; Annapolis, MD

Not-for-profit organization is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented

meeting planner to coordinate and manage logistics for various executive

meetings in support of the organization's larger events and initiatives.

The candidate is responsible for initial hotel contract negotiations and

the RFP process. Candidate will coordinate services for events and

finalize function details including meals, AV, transportation and

preparation of meeting packets. In addition, candidate will work

closely with VP of Events & Marketing, other meeting staff and

organizers to plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets according to

meeting needs and review event bills and approve payments. Other

functions of this position include management and marketing assistance

for two annual conferences with progressively more responsibility in

these areas.

Requirements

Must have at least 5 years of meeting management experience and

familiarity with hotel and vendor contracts/negotiations. Must have

strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Excellent oral

and written communication skills are essential. Ability to travel and

work increased hours at event crunch time. Must submit resume and cover

letter with salary requirements to efreeman@nic.org in order to be

considered.

34. HBU Intern; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2745380&keywords=&ref=1

35. Manager of Meetings; Drohan Management Group; Reston, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2745397&keywords=&ref=1

36. Sales Manager; Arrangements Unlimited; El Cajon, CA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2746681&keywords=&ref=1

37. Receptionist/Administrative Support; Arrangements Unlimited; El

Cajon, CA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2746677&keywords=&ref=1

38. Operations Manager/ Client Service Manager; Arrangements Unlimited;

El Cajon, CA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2746680&keywords=&ref=1

39. Market Sales Manager; Concord Hospitality Enterprises; East

Rutherford, NJ

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2742817&keywords=&ref=1

40. Meeting and Conference Coordinator; ICF International; Fairfax, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24971231&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

41. Meeting Planner Assistant; The Links, Incorporated; Washington, DC

The Links, Incorporated is seeking a Meeting Planner Assistant. This

role will assist the Meeting Planner in providing a full range of

Assembly and Conference Planning functions for the Organization. The

individual in this role will be called upon to assist in other areas of

the Organization at peak work periods and when tight deadlines have to

be met. The assistant provides a variety of duties including word

processing/typing, establishing and maintaining files, responding to

routine requests for information, orally and in writing as well as

general office work. Duties include assisting with preparations and

logistics for committee meetings, special events including the National

Assembly. Requirements: Must have or be willing to develop broad

knowledge and understanding of the principles of business entertaining

and events planning and knowledge of etiquette and food/beverage

service, and ability to handle multiple requests timely and efficiently.

Proficient in WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, ACCESS and other software to

accomplish office functions. Excellent interpersonal as well as

outstanding written and oral communications are a must. A bachelor's

degree is required for this position, preferably in Marketing or related

field. Two years experience in events planning is preferred. Position is

located in Washington, DC.

Go to http://www.linksinc.org/employment.shtml for a complete job

description and an Employment Application for this position. Apply on

line and upload your resume on the website or send a completed job

application and a resume to The Links, Incorporated, 1200 Massachusetts

Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls please.

42. Registration Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical

Scientists; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24958466&jobSummaryIndex=77&agentID=

43. 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 44-1102-wj in the subject line. EOE/AA.

44. Conference Manager (Audio, Webinars, Events); National Institute of

Business Management; Falls Church, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24957601&jobSummaryIndex=107&agentID=

45. Meeting Planner, Junior; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24948561&jobSummaryIndex=108&agentID=

46. Marketing & Exhibits Coordinator; Island Press; Washington, DC

ISLAND PRESS seeks energetic and imaginative self-starter with strong

initiative for our busy marketing deptartment. Coordinates exhibits,

collects & maintains conference sales data & course adoption requests.

Assists in planning author appearances & arranging logistics for events.

Solicits & fulfills special sales as requested. Excellent organizational

& computer skills a must! Experience or interest in publishing and/or

environmental issues a plus. Send cover letter & CV to HR/Mktg &

Exhibits Coordinator, 1718 Connecticut Ave NW #300 WDC 20009 or email to

resumes@islandpress.org. Visit our website: www.islandpress.org.

47. Manager of Events; The Coulter Companies; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24943526&jobSummaryIndex=140&agentID=

48. Hotel Sales Manager; Wyndham Gettysburg; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24942726&jobSummaryIndex=153&agentID=

49. Board/Meeting Coordinator; Healthy Families TCCC; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24942756&jobSummaryIndex=158&agentID=

***** From Doug Wootten *****

50. Event Manager; Greater Richmond Convention Center; Richmond, VA

Hey Sonja,

Could we please get the following positions posted on your next

newsletter?

Event Manager

Greater Richmond Convention Center Richmond, Virginia

Global Spectrum seeks a skilled, detailed and customer service oriented

individual for the position of Event Manager. Opened in February 2003

and located in the heart of downtown Richmond, the $170 million Greater

Richmond Convention Center is the centerpiece of a massive downtown

revitalization plan, and is the largest convention facility in the

Commonwealth of Virginia. Visit our website for more information about

our building www.richmondcenter.com.

The Greater Richmond Region offers the cultural and recreational

opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion. Atlantic

beaches, Blue Ridge mountain ski slopes, the outer banks of North

Carolina, Chesapeake Bay, and Washington DC's /Baltimore's cultural

amenities are all within a two-hour drive.

To learn more and apply online, please visit www.global-spectrum.com

and click “Careers”, click on the direct link, and then click “Facility

Operations/Security/Event Management”. The Greater Richmond Convention

Center / Global Spectrum maintains a drug-free work place. EOE

Thanks,

Doug Wootten

Director of Finance & Administration

Greater Richmond Convention Center/Global Spectrum

804-783-7301

dwootten@greaterrichmondcc.com

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

51. Director Of Food And Beverage; Sheraton Reston; Herndon, VA

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, one of the nations largest independent

hospitality management companies, is looking for an experienced and

motivated Director of Food & Beverage for the Sheraton Reston featuring

over 20,000 square feet of renovated meeting space, contemporary

restaurant and lounge. Compensation package includes competitive salary,

annual bonus program and complete benefits including health, dental,

disability, life and 401K. This is a great CAREER opportunity for growth

and development in a rapidly growing company. Must have 5-7 years

progressive and successful hotel food and beverage experience.

11810 Sunrise Valley Dr. Reston, VA 20191

Fax your resume to 703-262-5920 / email bmcmahon@sheratonreston.com.

52. Manager Of Meetings; DROHAN MANAGEMENT; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=24973946&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

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