Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 17 December 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 17 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.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Marketing Events Assistant; Inland Real Estate; Oak Brook, IL

2. Convention/Meetings Logistics Coordinator; American College of

Osteopathic Family Physicians; Arlington Heights, IL

3. Conference & Events Coordinator; North Carolina Center for

Nonprofits; Raleigh, NC

4. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient, Inc; San Jose, CA

5. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient, Inc; Raleigh, NC

6. Conference Program Coordinator; American Wind Energy Association;

Washington, DC

7. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

8. Meetings and Communication Coordinator; Navista, Inc.; Washington, DC

9. Events Manager; Lupus Foundation Amer.-Greater Washington Chapter;

Washington, DC

10. Tradeshow Sales Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington,

DC

11. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

12. Sales Manager; Westin Reston Heights; Herndon, VA

13. Executive Director; Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB; Gulfport, MS

14. Travel Program Account Manager; Catalyst Performance Group, Inc.;

Appleton, WI

15. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Baltimore; Baltimore, MD

16. Event Manager; Abbott Laboratories; North Chicago, IL

17. National Sales Manager – Western Region; Sacramento CVB; Western US

18. Service Sales Representative; Spotme Inc.; Chicago, IL

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

20. Director of National Accounts; Inn Fluent; Virtual Office in USA

21. Administrative Assistant for Conferences and Workshops; Noel-Levitz;

Greenwood Village, CO

22. Director of Member Care; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

23. PLANNER – MEETINGS SERVICES; American Express; Virtual, NY

24. TEAM LEADER; American Express; Virtual, NY

25. TEAM LEADER; American Express; North Brunswick, NJ

26. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; CINCINNATI, OH

27. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; North Brunswick, NJ

28. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Irvine, CA

29. Meeting Planner; Knowland Associates; Anywhere, MD

30. Vice President of Events; Interactive Advertising Bureau; New York,

NY

31. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

32. Manager, Business Development Event Programs; BIO; Washington, DC

33. Manager, Investor Event Programs; BIO; Washington, DC

34. Events Specialist; Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM); Decatur, IL

35. Events Project Co-ordinator; London, United Kingdom

36. Director of Community and Special Events; University of Colorado;

Denver, CO

37. Assistant Event Planner; Academic Senate for California Community

Colleges; Sacramento, CA

38. Group Sales Coordinator; The Field Museum; Chicago, IL

39. Director of Food and Beverage; Omni William Penn Hotel; Pittsburgh,

PA

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

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

42. Event Sales Mgr. -Entertainment Attraction; Woodside; Washington, DC

43. Event & Special Projects Coordinator; Council of Institutional

Investors; Washington, DC

44. Administrative Specialist and Meeting Planner; EDJ Associates;

Reston, VA

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

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

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

brief paragraph to

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

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

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

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

next newsletter!

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

1. Marketing Events Assistant; Inland Real Estate; Oak Brook, IL

Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. is seeking a full time meeting

planner for the headquarters Oak Brook, Illinois office. This is an

excellent opportunity for an experienced corporate planner or a

professional in the travel or meetings industry seeking a corporate

environment.

Highly organized individual needed to coordinate event participation

including: conferences tradeshow planning, organizing dinner events, and

assisting with local meetings. The majority of the workday will be spent

performing conference and tradeshow logistic responsibilities. The

successful candidate will be highly organized and extremely detail

oriented. Motivated employee needed to prepare, track, and monitor

travel and registration information, provide onsite support for

educational meetings and quarterly sales meetings (all local, no travel

required), and maintain continuing education documentation and

certificates. Position will be in contact with national sales team as

well as assorted vendors to coordinate events. Candidate will work

closely with and be under the supervision of the Marketing Events &

Travel Manager. Selected candidate will enjoy a professional and

friendly team oriented environment within a rapidly growing industry

leader.

Candidate Qualifications:

* Position requires college degree.

*Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

*Must be multi-task oriented with excellent communication and

interpersonal skills with the ability to work with various levels of

staff.

*Thrives in a fast paced and high volume position.

*Exceptional follow up and proactive approach are a must.

*Hospitable personality needed.

*3+ years experience as s a meeting planner, event planner, or

conference and tradeshow coordinator.

*CMP, CMM, CAE, or CSEP professional industry designation preferred.

We offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefits for all full-time

employees. To apply, please send resume and salary history to:

HRRESUME@INLANDGROUP.COM attn. FK-878.

2. Convention/Meetings Logistics Coordinator; American College of

Osteopathic Family Physicians; Arlington Heights, IL

Provide administrative, logistical, and onsite support for the Spring

and Fall Conventions and Meetings, and the Intensive Update and Board

Review, from preliminary planning to post meeting. Responsibilities

include but are not limited to: research hotel availability as

required, coordinate meeting logistics such as rooming list, ground

transportation, food and beverage orders, audio visual, special

functions, VIP requests, coordinate convention shipping, staff

scheduling, vendor coordination, travel to meeting site and manage

on-site logistics. Proof read all meeting materials and ensure quality

control and accuracy. Maintain databases. Maintain a clean and orderly

work environment, monitor supply inventory for individual meetings, have

an open mind to new processes and flexibility, ability to juggle

multiple priorities effictely.

Contact: Patt Moskal

Phone: 847-952-5102

Fax: 847-228-9755

pattm@acofp.org

3. Conference & Events Coordinator; North Carolina Center for

Nonprofits; Raleigh, NC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6612

4. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient, Inc; San Jose, CA

Experient is currently seeking a Meeting and Event Manager. This

position is located in San Jose. As a Meeting and Event Manager, you

will have direct responsibility for organizing and managing meeting

details with clients. Duties include consulting with our clients to

improve their meeting experience, recommend and managing supplier

products and services, and provide on-site meeting leadership and

support. Requirements include ability to travel, exceptional

interpersonal skills, strong leadership skills, decision-making

abilities, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and prior

related experience. Prior experience in meeting planning or hotels,

handling meeting food and beverage, creating meeting agendas and over

all responsibility for large meetings is required. We offer a

competitive compensation and benefits package, along with a superior

work environment. EOE

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

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

5. Meeting & Event Manager; Experient, Inc; Raleigh, NC

Experient is currently seeking a Meeting and Event Manager. This

position is located in RTP. As a Meeting and Event Manager, you will

have direct responsibility for organizing and managing meeting details

with clients. Duties include consulting with our clients to improve

their meeting experience, recommend and managing supplier products and

services, and provide on-site meeting leadership and support.

Requirements include ability to travel, exceptional interpersonal

skills, strong leadership skills, decision-making abilities, strong

organizational skills, attention to detail and prior related experience.

Prior experience in meeting planning or hotels, handling meeting food

and beverage, creating meeting agendas and over all responsibility for

large meetings is required. We offer a competitive compensation and

benefits package, along with a superior work environment. EOE

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

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

6. Conference Program Coordinator; American Wind Energy Association;

Washington, DC

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

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

the world's fastest growing energy industries. As a result, AWEA is

expanding and is currently accepting resumes for the following new

position:

Conference Program Coordinator – Based in Washington, DC

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who enjoys traveling

and who has prior experience supporting conference and education

activities in a non-profit organization. This position will coordinate

the development, planning and execution of the educational programs for

AWEA workshops, our annual WINDPOWER Conference and other educational

events.

The person in this position is expected to travel to various cities

within and possibly outside of the U.S. for approximately 7-10

conferences/meetings a year that last anywhere from approximately 2-3

days to 1.5 weeks in duration, including some weekends and evenings.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor's degree from

four-year accredited college/university plus 1 year of experience or 5

years of equivalent meetings experience required. Supervisory experience

is preferred and experience in program/project coordination, project

planning, meeting/event planning, and/or education program development

required. Previous experience in association or non-profit organization

is ideal.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and salary

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

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

Washington, DC 20005.

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

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

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

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

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

visit our website at www.awea.org.

The American Wind Energy Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). Starting Salary: Low to Mid

$40's.

7. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2754298&keywords=&ref=1

8. Meetings and Communication Coordinator; Navista, Inc.; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2752661&keywords=&ref=1

9. Events Manager; Lupus Foundation Amer.-Greater Washington Chapter;

Washington, DC

Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Washington Chapter seeks Special

Events & Outreach Manager to plan, coordinate, execute all events,

including Walk for Lupus Now, golf tournament, other events. Requires

excellent oral and written communication skills, bachelors' degree, 2 –

4 years' non-profit event experience. Need to function well in small

office with multi-task environment requiring independence and

self-motivation. Please email cover letter, resume and writing sample to

info@lupusgw.org or mail to LFAGW, 2000 L St NW – #732, Washington, DC

20036.

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Manage two major fund raising events

. Work with designer to develop event materials

. Work with volunteers to solicit gifts and strategize event

. Coordinate all event logistics

. Write event correspondence, including solicitations, acknowledgments

and program copy

. Manage budgets and financial tracking for events

. Support volunteer-run smaller events

. Manage special recognition opportunities for donors and volunteers

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Needed:

. Bachelor's degree

. Minimum 2 – 4 years of special events experience at a non-profit

organization

. Self-starter with excellent organizational skills; the ability to

prioritize; and the ability to thrive in a small office

. Must be high energy with the stamina necessary to oversee an event

calendar with accuracy under pressure

. The ability to represent the organization and interface with all

levels of staff, volunteers and donors, while maintaining tact,

diplomacy and confidentiality is essential

. Excellent communication skills are required, including the ability to

compose, edit, and proof correspondence and documents including

corporate sponsorship proposals

. Excellent computer skills, including competency with Microsoft Word,

Access, Excel, and Outlook and donor databases

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail

(preferred), regular mail, or fax to the contact information below, no

later than December 30, 2007. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling

basis.

Lupus Foundation of America,

Greater Washington Chapter

Attn: Events Manager Position

2000 L Street, N.W. – Suite 732

Washington, DC 20036

Fax: (202) 223-1970

E-mail: info@lupusgw.org

10. 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 affirmative action M/F/D/V employer.

SmithBucklin Corporation

Attn: Human Resources

2025 M Street, NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

E-Mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

11. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

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

Convention and Tradeshow Coordinator responsible for achieving excellent

customer service and satisfaction by implementing all Client convention

needs, coordinating the work of self and others in a fast paced

environment and demonstrating the ability to manage projects and people

resources to meet strategic objectives.

Demonstrated Experience:

. Coordinating 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.

. Adapting to crisis situations, changing procedures, methods or

processes.

. 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

. Assuming lead meeting planning responsibilities for multiple accounts.

. 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 3-4 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)

. Excellent knowledge of meeting industry terminology and comprehensive

knowledge of meeting planning processes

. 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 affirmative action employer.

HR Recruiter

SmithBucklin Corporation

2025 M Street, N.W. Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20036

Email: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

12. Sales Manager; Westin Reston Heights; Herndon, VA

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, one of the nations largest independent

hospitality management companies, is seeking a dynamic and aggressive

Sales Manager for the upcoming luxurious Westin Reston Heights.

Compensation package includes competitive salary, quarterly 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 3-5 years progressive hotel

sales experience at a similar size and quality hotel. Experience with

pre-opening a plus.

11800 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 150 Reston, VA 20191

Fax: 703-262-5920

Email: beth.mcmahon@westinreston.com

13. Executive Director; Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB; Gulfport, MS

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2753909&keywords=&ref=1

14. Travel Program Account Manager; Catalyst Performance Group, Inc.;

Appleton, WI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3543947

15. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Baltimore; Baltimore, MD

The Sales Manager is a fully competent individual who has experience in

the sales process and function. Responsibilities include selling guest

rooms, meeting space and other Hyatt services to customer groups,

managing accounts, and conducting site inspections, solicits and

generates business. Duties also include preparing and presenting

effective proposals, maintaining well organized documentation and

reports, utilizes Hyatt systems and coordinates customer service

requirements as appropriate. The Sales Manager will also participate and

may lead event meetings, sales and other staff meetings. The Sales

Manager also works as a team member with the sales and catering staff to

in close contact with assigned Administrative Assistant and other

support staff. A minimum of 3-5 years of hotel sales or comparable

experience preferred. Must be proficient in general computer knowledge.

Communication and organization skills are of the utmost importance.

Hyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact: Sally Birmingham

Phone: 410-605-2892

sbirmingham@hyatt.com

http://baltimore.hyatt.com

16. Event Manager; Abbott Laboratories; North Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3589593

17. National Sales Manager – Western Region; Sacramento CVB; Western US

Be a part of this unique partnership. Under general direction, solicit

new and maintain existing files of convention sales activities, promote

Sacramento, Fort Worth, and Baltimore as meetings destinations to

meeting professionals and organizations based in the Western Region.

This includes, but is not limited to, the generation of leads for hotels

and facilities in each of the three cities. Ensure that established

goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with prescribed

priorities, time limitation, and funding conditions. Requires

independent judgment in the course of carrying out overall

responsibilities.

Responsibilities

1. Meet established goals for monthly, quarterly and annual quotas in

leads and bookings

2. Solicit new and maintain existing accounts on Convention Sales

activities

3. Build relationships with and service existing accounts in an effort

to rebook business.

4. Assist clients with their needs including acting as liaison with

representatives in the CVBs of Sacramento, Fort Worth, and Baltimore.

5. Give presentations to various groups, as necessary

6. Attend and participate in trade shows and conventions

7. Coordinate intra-city hotel and convention center negotiations

8. Maintain high visibility for Bureaus through professional and trade

association memberships.

9. Conduct client site visits as required to promote each city based on

client needs

10. Prepare bid presentation for meeting planners, board of directors,

and site selection committees

11. Represent the Bureaus and/or the cities at social events,

conventions, openings, and galas, as required

Required Qualification

– Bachelors Degree preferred

– Eight years hospitality sales experience

– Excellent customer service skills, and verbal, written, and

interpersonal communication and presentation skills

– Computer literacy including familiarity with client database

management systems

– Ability to travel

– Ability and willingness to work hours that exceed a typical Monday

through Friday 40-hour work week, as required

Submit resume via email to pmiller@cityofsacrmento.org

18. Service Sales Representative; Spotme Inc.; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6626

19. 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.

20. Director of National Accounts; Inn Fluent; Virtual Office in USA

Join the most innovative third party group sales force in the industry.

Inn Fluent is looking for aggressive individuals who have the drive and

self discipline to develop and build their account base in the

Mid-Market accounts that are not covered by the Major Hotel companies

National Sales Force. We will also provide you with qualified Accounts

for you build upon and manage.

As an associate, you will be responsible for building and managing your

account base through existing or cultivating new relationships. You are

100% commission and will work from any location you prefer; home,

mountain retreat or beach house. Once established you will be supported

with administrative support to handle those detailed chores, so that you

can spend your time focused on growing accounts and relationships.

Experienced with 5-7 years in the hotel business, Convention Bureaus or

as a meeting planner. Must be a self-starter and disciplined to your

develop your own account base.

Contact us at info@innfluent.net or call Mike Beardsley at 703-574-3145

21. Administrative Assistant for Conferences and Workshops; Noel-Levitz;

Greenwood Village, CO

This role will assist the Associate Vice President and Conference

Coordinator in providing a full range of registration and conference

planning functions for Noel-Levitz' virtual and in-person events.

Responsibilities/duties include managing registration and follow-up

processes for web conference and virtual events; maintaining registrant

and attendee database and confidentiality of registrant information,

data-entry of registration records; word processing; assisting inbound

callers, redirecting calls and responding to requests for information;

communicating with others in a positive, professional manner; shipping

meeting materials to meeting sites; summarize conference evaluations and

report findings; invoicing and collections; assisting with onsite

registration. The role also will assist with backup for company incoming

calls, filing, and workroom duties (copying, binding, mail distribution)

and general office work.

Required Qualification

Experience or willingness to develop broad knowledge and understanding

of the principles of conference and event planning; Highly organized and

ability to handle multiple requests and prioritize numerous

responsibilities simultaneously; Strong problem solving ability; Great

attention to detail; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;

Experience with FileMaker Pro a plus, but training will be provided for

this and other software to accomplish office functions; Excellent

interpersonal as well as outstanding written and oral communication

skills; Dedication to customer service.

Interested applicants please e-mail cover letter and resume to

mary-schock@noellevitz.com.

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Please, no phone calls about this job.

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or

commercial interests.

22. Director of Member Care; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

The Director of Member Care is responsible for the strategic direction

and management of membership development, recruitment, engagement and

retention goals in an inbound/outbound call center environment. This

position also manages the relationship with internal departments that

support member relations activities: Member value and services,

communications, marketing, technology, campaigns, etc. In addition, this

position is responsible for the programs, practices, policies and

procedures that create efficiencies within the membership and other MPI

departments.

Responsibilities

* Develop and implement a comprehensive membership marketing strategy

design to recruit, retain and increase penetration in specific member

segments.

* Partner and manage relationships with internal departments to develop

marketing materials and communications that highlight the value and

services of MPI to develop new business opportunities.

* Develop and manage financial budget for Member Care unit to ensure all

initiatives and programs are launched successfully and under budget.

Assist VP of Member Care in preparing annual budget and in scheduling

and launching all departmental activities.

* Manage and coordinate ongoing efforts to improve data integrity

programs for Membership to ensure data accuracy in AMS. Develop and

implement programs to streamline data collections and member transaction

processing.

* Develop standards and guidelines for acceptable response times,

appropriate responses to commonly asked questions and situations sought

from the membership, customers and chapter leaders to ensure member

satisfaction and exceed customer service standards. Develops standards

and guidelines for all common issues/encounters with members.

* Develop and provide training opportunities and telephone scripts for

member care staff and other user involvement programs. Seeks sources for

additional customer service staff training as needed. Monitors

discussions between member services staff and members/customers to

ensure professional dialog and accuracy of facts/information to members

as needed.

* Represent MPI professionally at key industry events through public

speaking, exhibiting, committees and direct sales activities.

* Direct, supervise and motivate direct reports in a call center

environment to successfully achieve both personal and professional goals

as they relate to the strategic goals of MPI.

* Ensures that monthly recruitment, renewal and retention reports are

prepared and distributed i

Required Qualification

* Minimum of 6 years experience in sales and/or membership capacity

required.

* Minimum of 3 years experience in a Call Center required.

* Marketing, strategic planning, association management with specific

emphasis on membership development, records management, chapter

relations, governance and structure experience needed.

* Ability to multi-task and work independently, efficiently and under

deadline.

* Strong management, customer service and excellent written and verbal

skills are required.

* Bachelor Degree in Business, Marketing or Communications from an

accredited university required.

* Graduate Degree in Business or Marketing is helpful.

Email your resume and cover letter to employment@mpiweb.org and use

“Director of Member Care ” in the subject line. Please include your

salary requirements. Resumes with salary requirements will receive first

priority and those without may not be considered. No phone calls please.

If you meet the requirements and are selected for an interview, we will

contact you via phone or email.

Thank you for your interest in Meeting Professionals International.

23. PLANNER – MEETINGS SERVICES; American Express; Virtual, NY

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

professional advantage … respect.

As a seasoned meeting planner working virtually, you will be responsible

for coordinating all logistical details. Meetings range in size from 10

to 2,000 participants. East coast based preferred.

Required Qualification

* 2-5 years meeting and event management experience

* Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 96295BR in the keyword field. American Express is an equal

opportunity employer.

24. TEAM LEADER; American Express; Virtual, NY

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

professional advantage … respect.

Working virtually, you will lead a team in providing meeting

coordination services for client event planning needs.

Required Qualification

* Minimum 5 years leadership experience

* 2 years experience managing a customer relationship

* Excellent understanding of the travel industry and event planning

process to include contract knowledge/negotiation experience, detailing

of events, cost savings and leveraging supplier relationships

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 96313BR in the keyword field. American Express is an equal

opportunity employer.

25. TEAM LEADER; American Express; North Brunswick, NJ

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

professional advantage … respect.

You will lead a team on-site in providing procurement services for

client event planning needs.

Required Qualification

* Minimum 5 years leadership experience

* 2 years experience managing a customer relationship

* Excellent understanding of the travel industry and event planning

process to include contract knowledge/negotiation experience, detailing

of events, cost savings and leveraging supplier relationships

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 95945BR in the keyword field. American Express is an equal

opportunity employer.

26. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; CINCINNATI, OH

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

professional advantage … respect.

In this key role, you will be responsible for coordinating all

logistical details. Meetings range in size from 10 to 2,000

participants.

Required Qualification

* 2+ years meeting and event management experience

* Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 96090BR in the keyword field. American Express is an equal

opportunity employer.

27. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; North Brunswick, NJ

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

professional advantage … respect.

In this key role, you will be responsible for coordinating all

logistical details. Meetings range in size from 10 to 2,000

participants.

Required Qualification

* 2+ years meeting and event management experience

* Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 96090BR in the keyword field. American Express is an equal

opportunity employer.

28. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Irvine, CA

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

professional advantage … respect.

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

logistical details, negotiation and contract services of food and

beverage, audio visual and other third party suppliers.

Required Qualification

* 5-7 years meeting planning experience

* Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

* 30% travel

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 96107BR in the keyword field. American Express is an equal

opportunity employer.

29. Meeting Planner; Knowland Associates; Anywhere, MD

An exciting division of an explosive high growth hospitality, sales and

marketing company, dedicated to event planning and site selection, is

seeking planners with hospitality industry experience to join their team

of accredited associates. This is a home based position so the ideal

successful candidate will be self motivated, detail oriented and possess

the ability to work independently. Successful candidates must possess

superior verbal and written communication skills, and have the

willingness to keep current on trends and changes within the industry to

improve effectiveness as a planner.

Required Qualification

– Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

– Entrepreneurial mindset

– Knowledge of hospitality industry

– Exceptional customer service skills

– Effective communication skills written and verbal

– Problem solving

– Organizational skills, with attention to detail

– Ability to set goals and have the desire to achieve them

– Computer skills

Send Inquiries and Responses to:

Kate Galten- Associate Development

Email: HR@KnowlandAssociates.com

Phone: 410-860-2270

Visit our website at www.knowlandassociates.com

30. Vice President of Events; Interactive Advertising Bureau; New York,

NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6613

31. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

Major educationa/trade Association supporting national security and

legal and ethical forums between the government, the services, and the

defense industry, near Courthouse Metro has an immediate opening for a

Meeting Planner to assist one of four Events Directors in coordinating

multiple symposia annually. Two positions available. Duties include

design & distribution of meeting announcements and coordinating overall

logistics required to produce meetings and conferences, including AV,

F&B, etc. Position also provides admin support for various conference

and meeting related activities.

Requirements

Entry level applicants will be considered. Position requires familiarity

with Windows PC environment, solid writing and editing skills, and

interactive communication skills. Should enjoy a fast paced environment

with the ability to work multiple events at a time. Desktop publishing

knowledge a plus. Familiarity with military/defense issues and protocol

helpful. Travel required.

Salary commensurate with skills and related experience. Excellent

benefits. Entry level desired – excellent opportunity to get fully

immersed in the business. Qualified applicants should go to

http://www.ndia.org/jobs/ and follow instructions therein for submitting

an application and resume.

NOTES: Telecommuting is allowed. Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).

salary based on skill set and qualifications. Local transportation

allowance for back and forth to work provided. Excellent benefits with

401k and profit share. Telecommuting is allowed, but is

reviewed/approved on an individual basis. NDIA is a member of the ASAE

Circle Club – Platinum Level, and strongly supports professiobnal

development to include professional asociation dues, participation in

certification programs, and extensive job related training.

32. Manager, Business Development Event Programs; BIO; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2757911&keywords=&ref=1

33. Manager, Investor Event Programs; BIO; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2757903&keywords=&ref=1

34. Events Specialist; Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM); Decatur, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3588999

35. Events Project Co-ordinator; London, United Kingdom

he European Corporate Communications team has an immediate opening for

an experienced project manager to support the events team. The primary

responsibilities for this position will be to assist and project manage

the delivery of our European events primarily exhibition activities

acting as a core team member of a pan regional virtual team driving the

activities forward. There will also be an opportunity to develop event

management skills by providing support for other events where needed.

The candidate we seek must demonstrate an ability to work well in a

multicultural team-oriented environment, possess excellent communication

skills, be able to multi-task and available to travel as needed. This

position is an integral part of the Corporate Events Team, so this

candidate must be able to work well in a very fast-paced environment

that is result oriented.

Key responsibilities are:

Project manage the delivery of first class Events across Europe as per

the agreed plan.

Manage key internal and vendor relations

Support the management, operations & logistics for Appleâ??s events

primarily in the exhibition space

Interface between the local Country, Market & sales groups

Work with Marcom & PR managers within GEOs to ensure consistency of

style and messaging in all events

Location: One Hanover Street, London

Reporting line: Direct to European Event Manager

2-5 years project management experience (or similar) in a fast paced,

Consumer focused Company – event experience a plus. Other relevant

experience will also be considered. Other desirable skills include:

– Budget management expertise

– Excellent interpersonal communication skills

– Excellent motivational abilities

– Exceptional organizational skills

This job is located in: London – Hanover Street

http://jobs.apple.com/index.ajs?BID=1&method=mExternal.showJob&RID=16070

36. Director of Community and Special Events; University of Colorado;

Denver, CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3591367

37. Assistant Event Planner; Academic Senate for California Community

Colleges; Sacramento, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3579382

38. Group Sales Coordinator; The Field Museum; Chicago, IL

Working in the Special Events Department, the Group Sales Coordinator

serves as the day-to-day contact and service provider for groups

visiting the Museum.

The responsibilities of this postition fall into three major categories:

service, sales, and general assistance. Due to the seasonal nature of

the department's work, the amount of time spent on the tasks will

fluctuate. Responsibilities include:

Work with Group Sales team to process and service group reservations,

including:

Answering main Group Sales phone line

Sending out appropriate fulfillment information to clients

Entering reservations into the ticketing system

Confirming group order, making changes to orders, sending out

confirmations, and taking payments

In charge of coordinating sales-related activities, including sales and

servicing of Group Sales clients.

Assist the Tourism/Group Sales Managers, staff and Special Events

Director in any necessary capacity.

Qualifications include:

A Bachelor's degree is preferred, along with 1-3 years of professional

event experience, preferably in a cultural institution or academic

environment

Knowledge of hospitality and tourism industry, catering, audio-visual

services and other event support services a plus

Understanding of not-for-profit business atmosphere a plus

Necessary skills include:

Ability to make decisions and problem solve

Excellent verbal and written communications

Organization skills and attention to detail

Ability to negotiate contracts and rental agreements

Computer/MS Office proficiency required

Presentation and public speaking skills a plus

Special Requirements include:

Ability to work extended hours, evenings and weekends

Able to spend significant time standing and walking

Light lifting could be required.

http://www.bfound.net/detail.aspx?jobId=57546&CoId=45

39. Director of Food and Beverage; Omni William Penn Hotel; Pittsburgh,

PA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25060941&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25039881&jobSummaryIndex=102&agentID=

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25037676&jobSummaryIndex=103&agentID=

42. Event Sales Mgr. -Entertainment Attraction; Woodside; Washington, DC

Amazing new attraction opening in Washington, D.C. in March 2008 seeks

highly experienced Event Sales Representative and/or Manager. Ideal

candidates will have performed sales and marketing in an effort to

attract large companys, law firms, and people who want to plan an

interesting and interactive mildstone birthday party event, graduation,

engagement party, etc. – and, who are seeking an exciting place to host

their events.

Additionally you will work closely with each client on planning their

event, start to finish. You should be available to attend most events to

assure it is successful.

Therefore, prior outreach and corporate sales or sponsorship experience

along with special events planning experience required.

Minimum 3-4 years of related experience and an outgoing “sales”

personality required. Candidates with prior experience making the above

mentioned contacts for events, for other venues a plus.

Seeking goal oriented,self motivated, high energy candidates.

Immediate interviews for qualified candidates.

Please email resumes to: lindaw@woodsideemployment.com and

yvettef@woodsideemployment.com

43. Event & Special Projects Coordinator; Council of Institutional

Investors; Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. based organization has an excellent opportunity for an

individual with strong organizational and operational abilities. This

person will plan and coordinate meetings for a membership non-profit

association. Responsibilities include budgeting for all events,

negotiating contracts with venues, and working with graphic designers on

meeting themes. Must be able to develop project plan with timelines and

assign tasks to meet deadlines. Other duties include special projects

working with the executive director and other staff members.

Some experience in administrative work involving project or event

planning required. Individual must have excellent interpersonal skills,

strong communication skills and be proactive in managing events or

projects. Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Word and Excel and

able to work with membership database. College degree preferred.

We are conveniently located in downtown D.C. near metro. Compensation is

commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered; please send

cover letter with salary requirements and resume to michelle@cii.org. No

phone calls.

44. Administrative Specialist and Meeting Planner; EDJ Associates;

Reston, VA

is a dynamic management consulting and technical services firm based in

Reston, Virginia. EDJ has established a solid track record of success in

the planning, design, and implementation of a wide range of projects in

the areas of event planning, peer review support, and information

management. At EDJ we place a priority on maintaining a high quality of

standard in all aspects of project performance. We are currently seeking

proactive, enthusiastic candidates for the following positions:

Event Planning/Leadership Position

for mature professional with at least 3 years of experience, strong

organizational, computer, and customer service skills, and ability to

multi-task. Experience coordinating all logistical aspects of Federal

Government conferences involving 10 to 500 participants. Prepare and

monitor cost estimate, budgets, work plans, timelines and status

reports. Assist management team with enforcement of policies and

procedures to include quality control. Review and reconcile

meeting-related invoices. Demonstrated ability to set priorities work

independently and follow through on work assignments. Must be familiar

with MS applications, BA/BS Degree or applicable work experience

required. The positions are located in Rockville, MD and Reston, VA

Administrative Support Specialist Position

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the flow

of information, documents, and other materials related to the clinical

trial review process. Experience in data entry in an Oracle database

platform. Must have good customer relation skills; be able to work

independently as well as part of a team. In addition, should have strong

attention to detail. Must be familiar with MS applications, BA/BS Degree

or applicable work experience required. The positions are located in

Rockville, MD and Reston, VA.

All interested candidates, please send your resume to

hr@edjassociates.com

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