Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 24 December 2007


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

24 December 2007

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Production Coordinator; Netronix Corporation; South Barrington, IL

2. President & GM; Niagara Convention & Civic Centre; Niagara Falls,

Ontario, Canada

3. Director of Meetings & Education; PRRI; Beverly, MA

4. Conference Intern; International Association of Fire Chiefs; Fairfax,

VA

5. Assistant Director of Meetings; American Council of Engineering

Companies; Washington, DC

6. Meeting Planner; Investools, Inc.; Draper, UT

7. Director of Sales; Sonoma County Tourism Bureau; Santa Rosa, CA

8. Manager, Registration and Housing; The American Heart Association;

Dallas, TX

9. Creative Director; Plexus Productions, LLC; Wood Dale, IL

10. Program Manager; Meeting & Event Planning; Northbrook, IL

11. Event Manager/Planner; The Traveller Inc.; Toronto, ON, Canada

12. Sr. Specialist – Meetings Management; Johnson & Johnson Family of

Companies; Titusville, NJ

13. Corporate Group Sales Manager; San Mateo Marriott – Tarsadia Hotels;

San Mateo, CA

14. Education & Program Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

15. Meeting Publications Manager; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

16. Coordinator, Meetings and Membership; Physician Assistant Education

Association; Alexandria, VA

17. Implementation & Registration Services Business Unit; PlanNet;

Arlington, VA

18. Senior Director for Meetings and Professional Development; ADEA;

Washington, DC

19. Meetings Assistant; American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy;

Alexandria, VA

20. Registration Assistant (Internship); Hachero Hill, Inc.; Reston, VA

21. Coordinator, Meetings & Membership; National Association of Chemical

Distributors; Arlington, VA

22. Marketing Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

23. Manager of Public Relations and Communications; Meeting

Professionals International; Dallas, TX

24. Part Time Meeting and Event Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

Chicago, IL

25. Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; Chicago, IL

26. Professional Development Director; CASBO; Sacramento, CA

27. Event Manager/Coordinator; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

28. Manager, Marketing-Events; Tech Data Corporation; Clearwater, FL

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

VA

30. Account Exective; WorldEvents, Inc.; Lambertville, NJ

31. associate director of event management; IFMA; Houston, TX

************* 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. Production Coordinator; Netronix Corporation; South Barrington, IL

The Production Coordinator is responsible, first and foremost, for

maintaining relations between the company and the clients. Excellent

communication skills (verbal and written) are required, as the position

involves a significant amount of personal interaction with clients and

coworkers. The successful Production Coordinator will be patient,

responsive, persistent, and self-motivated. He or she will also possess

good organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks at

once, and familiarity with computers and websites. Industry experience

is appreciated, but not required.

Contact: Carol Joswiak

carol@eshow2000.com

http://www.eshow2000.com/careers.cfm

2. President & GM; Niagara Convention & Civic Centre; Niagara Falls,

Ontario, Canada

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3695306

3. Director of Meetings & Education; PRRI; Beverly, MA

An established medical professional association, managed by PRRI in

Beverly, MA (northern suburb of Boston), seeks an experienced meeting

professional to direct its national annual meeting and post-graduate

courses, as well as several smaller meetings per year. The Director of

Meetings and Education will oversee logistics and educational content

for the annual meeting, and will collaborate closely with the Executive

Director and client team to achieve a successful national meeting each

year. The ideal candidate will possess a high level of initiative,

independent judgment, exceptional customer service skills, and the

capacity to work well under pressure to produce a seamless meeting.

Travel & weekend work required.

Responsibilities:

Must excel in national meeting management, including site selection,

program development, abstract management, contract negotiations, session

coordination, special events, registration, budgeting, hotel logistics,

volunteer collaboration, and associated administrative tasks for annual

meeting with over 4,000 attendees.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of ten years of association meetings

experience required; medical meeting experiences a plus. Candidate must

have a proven track record of handling multiple tasks simultaneously in

a fast-paced environment, as well as excellent customer service and

communication skills. Candidate must work well both independently and as

part of the client team. CMP coursework and/or event management

coursework preferred. A working knowledge of industry trends is

beneficial. Exceedingly high ethical standards of behavior towards

clients, suppliers, fellow employees and industry peers is essential.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter

including salary history and requirements to PRRI via email to

(jobs@prri.com). Resumes without salary requirements will not be

considered. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

No phone calls. PRRI is an EOE. The successful candidate will enjoy a

positive, team-oriented atmosphere and a generous benefits package

including medical/dental insurance and 401K.

Please log on to prri.com for addition background information on both

the Company and the Association.

4. Conference Intern; International Association of Fire Chiefs; Fairfax,

VA

IAFC is searching for an intern to assist with the planning of the

organization's upcoming conferences:

* Wildland Fire (600 attendees)

* Fire Rescue Med (500 attendees)

* International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference (900

attendees)

* Department of Defense Fire & Emergency Services Training

Conference (1500 attendees)

* Fire-Rescue International (15000 attendees)

* VCOS: Symposium in the Sun (450 attendees)

The position is open for one intern per semester. Schedule and hours

will be finalized based upon the intern's availability.

General Responsibilities:Supports the Conferences Department in everyday

meetings and conference planning activities including assistance in the

following:

* Site Research

* Merchandise selection and ordering

* Writing articles for attendee updates

* Researching and updating conference web pages

* Market Research on competing conferences

* Additional duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

* Interest in meetings/events management as a career

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team

* Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects

* Excellent organization skills

* Competent computer knowledge such as Microsoft Office and Internet

* Good communications skills – verbal and written

Contact: Shannon Burke, CMP

Phone: 703-537-4801

Fax: 703-273-9363

conferences@iafc.org

5. Assistant Director of Meetings; American Council of Engineering

Companies; Washington, DC

ACEC is seeking an Assistant Director of Meetings with at least five

years of experience to coordinate meetings and annual convention.

Position reports to Director of Meetings and Conventions. Candidate will

be able to demonstrate practical experience in all aspects of conference

planning, hotel selection and contract negotiation, plus experience in

supervising outside contractors. CMP preferred.

The Assistant Director provides logistical support for association

meetings. Responsibilities include:

-Organize meeting arrangements to include, but not limited to, rooming

lists, meeting room set-ups and function sheets

-Coordinate off-site dinners, tours and other activities

-Hotel bill reconciliation

-RFP development, site recommendations and contract negotiation

-Collect and maintain meeting history of hotel room block usage

-Assist Director with Annual Convention and Fall Conference

-Manage Meetings section of Website

-Some domestic and international travel required

Required Qualification

CMP and at least five years of professional meeting planning experience.

Candidate should have a college degree or equivalent years of education

and experience in association or non-profit meetings and conference

management. Requirements include:

-Exceptional customer service skills

-Knowledge of the meetings industry, including thorough understanding of

event destinations, hotels, meeting logistics and management

-Excellent negotiation skills in contracting with hotels and vendors

-Effective written and verbal communication skills

Please provide cover letter, resume and current salary to

meetings@acec.org. Please list “Assistant Director Position” in the

subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

6. Meeting Planner; Investools, Inc.; Draper, UT

Position Description

Book space for meetings for seminars, workshops, and other functions as

directed. Responsible for coordination of food and beverage, audiovisual

and other meeting needs.

Responsibilities

1. Book meeting space at locations around the globe.

2. Research hotels and locations in order to book the best venues in the

best areas of each market.

3. Meet booking deadlines.

4. Data input of all meetings in Seminar Tracking database, as well as

updating the Calling List database.

5. Send out paperwork to hotels confirming the meetings.

6. Coordinate food and beverage, audiovisual needs and other services as

required.

7. Review and sign all contracts, banquet event orders and other

paperwork sent by hotels.

8. Coordinate all sleeping rooms, negotiating best available rates.

9. Be able to work with the travelers to ensure that their needs are

being met on the road with regard to their meetings and their sleeping

rooms.

10. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

11. Ability to adapt to constant changing schedules, travelers, size of

meeting space, etc.

12. Send out seminar director packets to the travel coordinator in a

timely fashion; must be current and correct.

13. Send out thank you notes to the hotel contacts and complete any

evaluations sent in order to maintain good relationships with our hotel

contacts.

Required Qualification

1. Exceptional phone and people skills.

2. Ability to work different hours when working on foreign markets.

3. Detail oriented.

4. Research skills required.

5. Experience in working with the internet.

6. Hotel background a plus.

7. Above average ability to read, write, and understand English.

8. Word processing and computer skills.

9. Type min. 40 wpm

10. Self motivated with ability to take direction with a positive

approach.

11. Prefer candidate with background in travel.

Education

Four year degree preferred. Advanced computer training; knowledge of

FilemakerPro and Excel a plus.

Go to the following URL to apply:

http://www.investools.com/careers/submitResume.jsp

7. Director of Sales; Sonoma County Tourism Bureau; Santa Rosa, CA

Boasting over 250 of the world's most award-winning wineries, 76 miles

of scenic coastline, pristine beaches, the mystical Russian River, and

majestic redwoods, Sonoma County Tourism Bureau is seeking a Director of

Sales.

Sonoma Country is seeking a Director of Sales that will have the overall

responsibility of attracting and booking conventions, trade shows,

conferences, group meetings, group tours, leisure travelers and social

groups to Sonoma County. The Director of Sales will also supervise all

sales managers and sales support staff.

Successful candidates will have a proven sales background and come from

the DMO, Hotel, Convention Center or Airline industries.

A Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with

academic course work in a relevant discipline is preferred.

Please reply with resume and salary requirements to

molitor@searchwide.com

8. Manager, Registration and Housing; The American Heart Association;

Dallas, TX

What's your motivation? Opportunity. Creativity. Contribution. It's all

part of working for the American Heart Association—where you can

contribute professional growth with personal fulfillment. So if you're

considering a rewarding career, consider the American Heart Association.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Manager, Registration and Housing

in our Science Operations office.

The selected candidate will manage registration and housing for

Scientific Sessions and the International Stroke Conference, and serve

as the liaison for customer service with related vendors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing all logistics

for AHA VIP attendees, exhibitors, staff and vendors; managing shuttle

service for the meetings and consulting with the Specialty Conferences

department to ensure all processes are consistent. Provide content and

produce collateral pieces and online products, produce registration

wallet and materials for attendees, staff and suppliers and make site

visits to convention centers with registration vendor to determine

layout of on-site registration. Responsible for managing on-site

registration during the event. Direct housing process and serve as

liaison with housing bureau. Correspond with hotels and housing bureau

to maintain smooth integration of lodging processes, manage housing

blocks and rooming lists, while establishing and managing

timelines/deadlines.

Required Qualification

– Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years housing/registration

experience or equivalent experience in meetings/housing/registration

industry

– Knowledge of meeting planning technology

– Highly proficient in MS Office applications

– Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills

– Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects from

beginning to end, simultaneously, with minimal supervision

– Ability to work in a team environment with all levels of staff,

volunteers, including VIPs

– Strong interpersonal skills

– Ability to travel 20-30%

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive

benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a

diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

To apply, please visit www.americanheart.org/careers

The American Heart Association is an EOE, M/F/V/D.

The AHA is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its volunteers,

staff and programs.

9. Creative Director; Plexus Productions, LLC; Wood Dale, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6632

10. Program Manager; Meeting & Event Planning; Northbrook, IL

3rd party meeting and event planner is looking to hire an experienced

Program Manager to oversee existing clientele. Candidate will be

responsible for planning and executing meetings, incentive programs and

corporate special events. Responsibilities include F&B and AV

negotiations; complete AV set-up and trouble-shooting; food, beverage

and room set-up; on-site meeting management. Oversee and manage support

staff on-site. Must be extremely well organized and manage task to

ensure all critical deadlines and budget parameters are met. Finally,

the Program Manager is the main contact with the client and has the key

responsibility to manage this relationship.

Responsibilities

Plan and Execute Corporate Meetings

Site-Inspection

Budget Management

F&B and AV Contract Negotiation

On-Site Management

Main Client Contact

Required Qualification

Bachelor's degree

Minimum of 5 years of corporate meeting planning

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to multi-task and deal with strict deadlines

Must have excellent knowledge of MS Office: including Word and Excel

Ability to work within a team as well as autonomously

Travel required (nights/weekends)

Valid US Passport

Please contact krautsack@sbcglobal.net

11. Event Manager/Planner; The Traveller Inc.; Toronto, ON, Canada

The Event Manager/Planner is responsible for planning, management, and

execution of all Traveller Inc. events and programs. You will work with

The Traveller Inc team to professionally deliver and execute the client

experience.

Responsibilities

Work within the established industry and Traveller Inc. guidelines for

the proper fulfillment of events and programs

Utilize Traveller Inc. client event template profile to define client

needs and requirements to properly research client requests

Based on findings of client event template profile, will work with the

Manager of Travel Operations and other Traveller Inc team members to

identify credible industry and company suppliers to present proposals

and budget quotes to The Traveller Inc President

Work within the client event template specs to research appropriate

destination and supplier options to fulfill client requirements. To

include options on all suppliers, pricing negotiation and final contract

submissions

Once client has accepted event proposal, event manager/planner will list

ALL event requirements that have been identified within the event specs

and will establish full timelines and event work back schedule

Will establish a weekly client meeting with client and Traveller Inc.

President to present updated status of work back schedule

Coordinate all site inspections for potential and confirmed events and

programs

Determine and fulfill all audio/visual equipment and multi media program

and production needs

Coordinate all pre and event staffing needs for all Traveller Inc.

events and programs

Present in written format event solutions based on the client and

Traveller Inc. requests

Work within the Traveller Inc. data base to fulfill client event

registration this will include delegate information input.

Delegate package creation and distribution.

Build strong and lasting client relationships

Explore new business opportunities

Fulfillment of positive on site execution and experiences

Other office and event responsibilities as assigned by the President

Required Qualification

Minimum 5 years event planning experience

Proactive with a demonstrated eye for detail and the ability to manage

multiple functions and projects while meeting deadlines

Knowledge of business, travel and event management principles and

suppliers

to research destinations and credible destination suppliers

Knowledge of current hospitality industry trends

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures

Experience in event production and creative design

Basic understanding of audio visual equipment

Full understanding of meeting set ups

Basic understanding of print production

Superior customer service skills

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and

verbal

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Must be able to work with Traveller Inc full time and large contingent

of part time staff

Familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and the Internet

Bilingual (English & French) would be an asset

Education

Post-secondary degree or diploma is required.

Deadline for submission: January 14, 2008.

Send resumes and cover letter to Melanie Frazer at

melanie@thetravellerinc.com.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

12. Sr. Specialist – Meetings Management; Johnson & Johnson Family of

Companies; Titusville, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6629

13. Corporate Group Sales Manager; San Mateo Marriott – Tarsadia Hotels;

San Mateo, CA

Are you interested in taking giant strides in personal growth,

connecting with the business like you've never thought possible? Do you

want to make a difference? Then the San Mateo Marriott is just the

family you're looking for!

Technical Requirements:

Experience selling to a variety of market segments.

Enjoy asking for business and closing sales.

Consistently make cold calls.

Aggressively pursue new accounts on a weekly basis.

Consistently book repeat business.

Track record developing long term business relationships.

Make onsite and field presentations to prospective clients.

Consistently meet or exceed sales goals.

Enjoy a team sales approach.

Applicants must be within a 100 mile radius.

Managerial Requirements:

Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to sell concepts and ideas to management, peers, and employees.

Track record promoting an atmosphere of teamwork.

Use a “hands-on” approach to management.

In preparing for this position, candidate ideally will have worked for

up to 5 years as a Sales Manager in the hospitality industry.

Excellent time management skills.

Strong organizational skills.

Good knowledge of computers (Delphi a plus!)

Strong customer service orientation and skills.

Excellent listening skills.

Exceptional detail in follow-up.

Assume responsibility/accountability.

Creative problem solving skills.

Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action.

Think creatively.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Education

College degree preferred.

http://www.cytiva.com/tar/apply.asp?tar?tar108?tonit?47

14. Education & Program Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2761813&keywords=&ref=1

15. Meeting Publications Manager; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25075181&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

16. Coordinator, Meetings and Membership; Physician Assistant Education

Association; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25075266&jobSummaryIndex=25&agentID=

17. Implementation & Registration Services Business Unit; PlanNet;

Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3730824

18. Senior Director for Meetings and Professional Development; ADEA;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3714026

19. Meetings Assistant; American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3713926

20. Registration Assistant (Internship); Hachero Hill, Inc.; Reston, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3713847

21. Coordinator, Meetings & Membership; National Association of Chemical

Distributors; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=3713707

22. Marketing Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6647

23. Manager of Public Relations and Communications; Meeting

Professionals International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6646

24. Part Time Meeting and Event Planner; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

Chicago, IL

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

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

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

distinctly different company culture. And we offer EXCELLENT TRAVEL

PERKS!

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

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

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

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

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

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

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

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Part Time

Meeting Planner supporting a Fortune 200 client in our Chicago office.

This position is responsible for the development, planning and overall

operational execution of meetings, incentive travel programs, and/or

special events for one customer. This position will be a part time

position working between 20 and 32 hours per week.

Responsibilities Include:

-Source hotel availability; prepare preliminary rate and availability

grids, destination overviews and preliminary program budgets

-Negotiate and contract hotel space and vendors

– Facilitate the creative direction and overall development timeline of

program web sites

-Arrange for on-site program operations staff as needed

-Responsible for program data management/registration process

– Facilitate overall air reservation and ticketing direction with

internal or external air support

– Minimal travel required; travel on-site as directed

-Prepare final program billing, reconcile supplier payments, and track

client payments

Qualifications Include:

-Bachelor's degree preferred

-CMP certification preferred

-Minimum of 3 years experience in planning incentives, meetings and/or

special events

-Minimum of 1 year experience in client management

-Minimum of 1 year experience managing outside vendors, sourcing and

negotiating contract services

-Previous experience in simple web development, final billing and

attendee management preferred

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

-Proficiency in database management

-First hand experience of domestic and international group travel

preferred

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

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

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

25. Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visuals; Chicago, IL

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

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

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

fully equipped, staffed offices in hotel properties to provide audio

visual professional presentation equipment to exceed the needs of the

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

operations.

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

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

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

conventions or national sales meetings. We work with clients from

planning to execution to ensure a perfect meeting.

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

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

growth and innovative customer support, Swank has built a national

reputation for quality equipment and exceptional service that far

exceeds that of any other supplier.

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

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

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

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

ensuring that our customers receive the proper service and equipment

needed to accomplish their objectives.

Members of our team are offered competitive salary, comprehensive

benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

– Major Medical and Dental

– Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

– 401k Company Contribution Plan

– Vacation and Holidays

– Training and Professional Development

– Flexible Personal Time

– and much more

EOE

The responsibilities of this position include all selling activity to

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

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

solicitation of new business and ensuring that our customers receive the

proper service and equipment needed to accomplish their objectives.

Required Qualification

Candidates with sales experience in a hospitality environment such as

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

candidates affiliated with hotel associations are encouraged to apply.

Experience in an audio visual position including Assistant Director,

Director, Sales Coordinator or Sales Manager is a plus.

Experience or knowledge of a/v equipment is helpful.

To apply, please visit our website at www.swankav.com (Careers

section/Search & Apply/Midwest portion of map);

Or

Send resume to jbeninato@swankav.com

26. Professional Development Director; CASBO; Sacramento, CA

The California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) is

seeking a dynamic, experienced Director of Professional Development. A

private nonprofit California corporation, CASBO is a statewide

professional organization serving more than 4,000 members. Founded in

1928, it is the oldest statewide school administrator's organization in

California. CASBO provides its individual, district and county office of

education members with the best in expert professional development,

influential advocacy, vital information and crucial networking

opportunities. The association acts as a forum for sharing challenges,

solutions, experiences and information throughout the state. Learn more

about CASBO at www.casbo.org.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this job's primary responsibilities

include:

– Develops, manages, and oversees all professional development events

for CASBO including workshops, seminars, the Annual Conference, and CA

School Business Expo.

– Evaluates effectiveness of training programs for membership;

researches and develops alternative, contemporary training programs

using technology and adult training theory.

– Oversees and negotiates budgets, training materials, registration,

selection of meeting facilities, food & beverage, speakers, program

content and event activities.

– Manages a support staff of four employees.

– Works with volunteer member committees.

– Develops, manages and oversees departmental budget.

Minimum Qualifications:

– BA/BS degree in education, public administration or related field.

– 5-7 years of prior related work experience in association meeting

management, project development, business management and supervision.

– Extensive experience in event planning and instructional systems

design.

– Computer literacy in MS Office Suite is required; experience in using

IMIS database software preferred.

– Ability to travel out-of-town to attend conferences, trade shows and

related events is also required.

Apply for this job by emailing resume to: Becky@ReganHR.com

27. Event Manager/Coordinator; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

Jack Morton's Norwalk office has an opening for an Event Manager. In

conjunction with the Director, the person in this role will be

responsible for the logistics and hotel management of client events.

Responsibilities:

– Plan, implement, and manage all meeting functions

– Evaluate potential meeting sites

– Visit, inspect and analyze properties

– Solicit and secure proposals from potential sites

– Negotiate contracts and coordinate with hotels, caterers/restaurants,

transportation companies, and other miscellaneous vendors

– Advise and assist in development of programs with hotels, make initial

arrangements for function rooms and guest rooms, follows up on setup,

staging, food & beverage functions and other physical arrangements

– Coordinate the financial, administrative and staffing aspects of

meetings

– Manage on-site logistics at meetings, conferences and workshops

– Work in tandem with registration producer on client management issues

– Produce meeting specification documentation

– Prepare written report on programs managed on site regarding hotel

efficiency, etc.

Requirements:

– Bachelors Degree and meeting management experience; city-wide

conventions a plus

– Knowledge of the Meeting Industry including current trends within the

industry

– Knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to meetings managemen

– 4 years of vendor and relationship management experience

– Strong contract negotiation and budget management skills

– Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

– Third-party experience a plus, but not required

– CMP a plus, but not required

Please apply to: rachel_vingsness@jackmorton.com

28. Manager, Marketing-Events; Tech Data Corporation; Clearwater, FL

Position Description

Manages the work group that implements various events that support the

marketing, financial, organizational and strategic goals of Tech Data,

its vendors and resesllers. Assumes responsibility for the event

planners' normal daily duties, workflow and implementation of events.

Participates in training, overseeing event planning, reporting, career

pathing and employees' annual performance appraisals.

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

each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities

Makes staff assignments.

Identifies internal and external resource requirements necessary to

carry out strategic plans.

Assumes financial risk on behalf of Tech Data by having fiscal

responsibility and accountability for all events assigned to work group.

Oversees event budgets for work group and reports updates regularly to

management.

Oversees negotiations of cost-effective supplier contracts that provide

consistent quality levels.

Evaluates existing and prospective suppliers for maintenance of high

standards relative to utilization of current event industry trends,

services and technology.

Manages event planners in work group.

Recruits, hires and trains staff to plan, execute and report on event

activities and assist in the development of marketing plans and

activities.

Develops personnel. Sets goals for team members that stretch their

performance and capabilities. Provides regular, timely, thorough and

balanced performance feedback. Ensures staff members work efficiently as

a team. Drives continuous improvement and ensures team members provide

service levels that meet or exceed customer expectations.

Ensures all marketing plans and activities meet Tech Data's goals and

objectives.

Utilizes Clients and Profits time-tracking software to pull meaningful

reports for managing staff time and productivity.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Able to provide back-up support for other (senior marketing managers or

marketing managers or supervisors) as necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualification

Bachelor's Degree in position discipline, e.g., Marketing, Journalism,

Advertising, Public Relations, preferred; plus two to five years' direct

or indirect management experience preferred.

Agency and corporate marketing experience preferred.

Industry Certification preferred (CMP, CMM, CTSM etc.).

Education

4-yr college degree from a regionally accredited university, plus 2 yrs

relevant mgmt exp., or 2 yrs college completed at a regionally

accredited university (48 credit hrs) plus 4 yrs mgmt exp., or 8 or more

yrs relevant mgmt exp.

Please apply on-line at www.techdata.com/careers and refer to

Requisition # 7634.

Thank you for your interest in Tech Data.

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

VA

Major educational/trade Association near Courthouse Metro, supporting

national security and legal and ethical forums between the government,

the services, and the defense industry, has an immediate opening for a

Meeting Planner to assist one of four Events Directors in coordinating

multiple symposia annually. Two positions available. Entry level desired

– excellent opportunity to get fully immersed in the business. Salary

commensurate with skills and related experience. Excellent benefits,

including 401k profit share, monthly transportation allowance,

professional certification programs, etc.

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.

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.

Education

College degree.

Qualified applicants should go to http://www.ndia.org/jobs/ and follow

instructions therein for submitting an application and resume

30. Account Exective; WorldEvents, Inc.; Lambertville, NJ

Based at the heart of our events, you will be a key member of a project

team involved in the preparation, planning, organization and delivery of

prestigious meetings and events held throughout the U.S. and at

International venues. You will have the ability to liaise confidently

with clients while demonstrating sound oranizational skills and

attention to detail in managing the logistical aspects of our events.

Responsibilities will include data base management, customer liaison,

project general & financial management.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have significant

prior experience of the meetings and events industry in particular

Pharmaceutical & Investigator Meetings.

Travel is 15 – 30 days per year both in the US and overseas.

Required Qualification

Some knowledge of domestic and international destinations and venues

would be advantageous. You must have the ability to work on your own

initiative and as a part of a team. Knowledge of Microsoft outlook, word

& excel as well as database packages are an advantage.

With our support, it will be your role to capitalize on the autonomy we

will give you to build and grow as an individual, create opportunities

and drive yourself and our business forward.

Salary: 40k – 45k + 401K, bonus and benefits

Respond to Valentine.finlay@worldevents.com with resume and contact

details.

31. associate director of event management; IFMA; Houston, TX

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2764915&keywords=&ref=1

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