Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 7 January 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 7 January 2008

You are among 245 subscribers.

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.

Here's how to participate: Send any issue or job opportunity to

sonjahepn@comcast.net and I will post it in the weekly newsletter sent

to you and all other subscribers. If you are sending a job opportunity,

please include the title, organization, and location, as well as a brief

description/link/contact information. We also like to hear if you got a

job as a result of this network!

Some of the older HEPN editions are now listed at:

http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/HospitalityEventPlanningJobs.

Issues from November 27 onward are also posted at

http://sonjahepn.livejournal.com/.

This network thrives on sharing. Invite your friends! Anyone can sign up

by sending a blank e-mail to hepn-subscribe@topica.com.

Neither Topica nor I rents, sells, or gives out your information on this

list.

This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Registration Services Leader; Confidential; California

2. Director of Meetings and Conferences; American Mathematical Society;

Providence, RI

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

4. Associate Conference Manager; Confidential; Greenwood Village, CO

5. Events Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

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

America; Rockville, MD

7. TEAM LEADER; American Express; Cincinnati, OH

8. Housing Website Administrator; Convention Management Resources; San

Francisco, CA

9. Senior Meeting Planning, Specialist; Alzheimer's Association;

Chicago, IL

10. Staff Assistant, Convention and Member Services; American Meat

Institute; Washington, DC

11. Sales & Marketing/ Hotel + Convention Services; Confidential;

Chicago, IL

12. Educational Programs Manager; Council for Advancement and Support

of Education; Washington, DC

13. Project “Events” Manager; American Bankers Association; Washington,

DC

14. Director, Education; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

15. Senior Meeting Planner; American Bankers Association; Washington, DC

16. Conference and Meeting Manager; AssociationHR; New Jersey

17. PROGRAM MANAGER / PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR; International Corrugated

Packaging Foundation; Alexandria, VA

18. Manager of Conference Services; Association for Unmanned Vehicle

Systems International (AUVSI); Arlington, VA

19. Meetings Associate; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry;

Chicago, IL

20. Hotel Sales Manager; The Hotel Lombardy; Washington, DC

21. Event/Wedding Production Designer; Celebrations; Grand Cayman,

Cayman Islands

22. Tradeshow/Meeting Planner; Cvent; McLean, VA

23. Event/Wedding Floral Designer; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman

Islands

24. Special Event/Wedding Planner; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman

Islands

25. Meeting Planner; Educational Services Inc.; Washington, DC

26. Event/Promotions Manager, Marketing; Aflac; Columbus, GA

27. Inside Sales, Account Executive; Cvent; McLean, VA

28. Event Sales Manager; Richter Scale Productions; Denver, CO

29. Banquet Manager; American Enterprise Institute; Washington, DC

30. Senior Program Manager; Stryker Orthopaedics; Mahwah, NJ

31. Director of Special Events; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society;

Alexandria, VA

32. Director of Education; Design-Build Institute of America;

Washington, DC

************* 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. Registration Services Leader; Confidential; California

Does your career experience include: Registration Management~ Conference

Services Management?

A national management / administration firm concentrating on Housing

and Registration management for conventions and events is looking for an

experienced Registration Guru to step in and join their successful

team! In this exciting fast-paced position, you will oversee the

administration and management of registration programs and staff. The

successful candidate will have 5-7 years of experience with Program /

Registration Management, Conference Services Management or experience

with managing and supervising registration programs. You must be a true

professional with an incredible attention to detail and the ability to

learn our business quickly. We provide the tools and services for you

to excel in your career! You must bring to the table a strong work

ethic, professional image, the ability to manage multiple projects,

participate in a team environment and the willingness to contribute to

our continued success!

We invite you to confidentially forward to us your CV for immediate and

thoughtful consideration.

Salary: DOE with an excellent benefit package

conventionrecruiter@gmail.com

2. Director of Meetings and Conferences; American Mathematical Society;

Providence, RI

This highly visible staff position is responsible for implementing the

Society's program of meetings and conferences and interacting with and

supporting the network of volunteers and committees actively involved in

the Society's meetings and conferences. Responsible for directing a

staff of seven professionals in the planning, budgeting, and execution

of numerous complex projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

. Direct, supervise, and manage staff, including assessing

workload and redistribution of work load, and problem solving.

. Perform duties of a meeting planner, including contract

negotiations, meeting budgets, site selection, and overview of all

meetings.

. Oversee the budget process for the department and all

meetings.

. Provide support to the AED as needed as a liaison to the

Committee on Meetings and Conferences, the Secretariat, and the Joint

Meetings Committee.

. Oversee the meetings aspect of various continuing and one-time

projects.

. Review and update meeting procedures.

. Write the operating plan for the Meetings and Conferences

Department each year.

. Work collaboratively with other AMS staff and departments.

. Stay current with specific changes in the meeting industry,

including contracts, sites, negotiations, hotels, as well as trends in

the industry based on economic changes.

. Long-range, strategic planning for the Meetings Department,

taking Society needs and direction and industry trends into

consideration.

. Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

A thorough knowledge of the meeting industry is required. Supervisory

experience, experience negotiating hotel contracts, and managing

multi-property conventions with exhibits. Familiarity with computer

applications in the meeting industry. Experience with non-profit

organization desirable. Ability to travel frequently. Attention to

detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, and high energy

are essential.

The AMS provides excellent benefits. Interested applicants should send

cover letter, resume and salary requirement to:

Human Resources – Code 0310.01ASAE

American Mathematical Society

201 Charles Street

Providence, RI 02904-2294

e-mail: resumes@ams.org

Applications received by January 21, 2008 will be assured of full

consideration

– Equal Opportunity Employer –

3. 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

4. Associate Conference Manager; Confidential; Greenwood Village, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&t730=&t731=&t733=&t735=&max=25&jb=3960255

5. Events Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6660

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

America; Rockville, MD

Insurance trade association located in Rockville, MD, seeks a Director

of Meetings & Education. This position is responsible for planning and

executing the association's meetings and education program approximately

13 meetings and workshops per year attended by senior insurance industry

executives and board members. Meetings are held throughout the U.S. and

periodically abroad. Position supervises two full-time meeting planners.

Works with Association committees and sections to develop course content

and educational materials. Responsible for obtaining and maintaining

ACCME and other continuing education accreditation for the Association,

administering educational programs and developing materials that qualify

for continuing education credit. Reports to the Vice President and

periodically advises the PIAA Board of Directors and CE Advisory

Committee to keep them appraised of developments in the CE programming.

Travel and occasional extended workday or weekend work schedules

required.

The Association offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits

package, including fully-paid family health and dental coverage, FSA,

401(k) and SEP-IRA retirement benefits, life insurance, and tuition

reimbursement program. Further perks include flex time, 35-hour

workweek, casual dress code and free parking.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree or professional

certification preferred

– 8+ years of related experience, association background preferred

– Prior supervisory experience

– Experience with ACCME, ADA CERP, & NASBA accreditation procedures and

reaccredidation processes

– Experience with distance learning initiatives desired

– Knowledge of meeting industry and all phases of contract negotiation

– Knowledge of running/managing a registration database, online

registration

– Excellent organizational and project management skills with attention

to detail, strong work ethic and the ability to handle shifting

activities and multiple tasks

– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

– Excellent communication and customer service skills

– Ability and willingness to travel frequently (10-12 trips per year)

– High degree of professionalism and initiative required

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirements

(required for consideration) to:

Contact Information:

Physician Insurers Association of America

Attn. Human Resources

2275 Research Boulevard, Suite 250

Rockville, MD 20850

Email: jobs@piaa.us

Fax: 301-977-6345

7. TEAM LEADER; American Express; Cincinnati, OH

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

professional advantage … respect.

You will lead a team on-site 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 # 96084BR in the keyword field. American Express is an equal

opportunity employer.

8. Housing Website Administrator; Convention Management Resources; San

Francisco, CA

CMR is one of the nation's leading convention and trade association

housing and registration management firms. Our attractive San Francisco

office is located just steps away from BART and MUNI public

transportation, in the heart of the Financial District!

Currently we are looking for a Housing Website Administrator. The

successful incumbent will be responsible for directing the development

of citywide convention specific housing websites by coordinating the

necessary information from the client contact to the CMR Web Programmer

and the Operations team.

Skills we are looking for in this candidate include:

* Hotel experience with Front Desk, Reservations, Group Reservation,

Sales or Conference Services;

* Knowledge of hotel contracts required. Must have the ability to read

and understand group hotel agreements;

* Knowledge of hotel inventory and inventory management preferred;

* Must have strong editing and grammatical aptitude;

* Must be able manage multiple projects with detailed time-lines;

* General knowledge of websites and databases a plus;

* Experience with group booking websites a plus

If you possess one or more of these skills, we want to talk with you!

Confidentially send to us your CV, cover letter and salary requirements.

Salary DOE with excellent benefit package.

CMR is an equal opportunity employer, ALL are welcome to apply. Visa

sponsorship is not offered at this time. Relocation expenses are not

offered with this position.

Contact: Gary Casey

Phone: 415.979.2205

Fax: 415.520.5965

gcasey@cmrus.com

9. Senior Meeting Planning, Specialist; Alzheimer's Association;

Chicago, IL

Position requirements include but are not limited to site selection and

managing logistics for 30+ meetings per year, including the associations

national conference. Responsibilities include researching and

recommending meeting venues, negotiating hotel contracts, creating space

reports based on contractual terms, preparing detailed meeting

specifications, managing food and beverage requirements, room blocks,

housing, and travel logistics. Additional responsibilities include

budgetary management, working with outside vendors for audio visual,

catering, and other equipment rentals. The position will take a

leadership role in the management of the poster presentations, sponsor

related satellite symposia and ancillary meetings for the associations

international conference.

Essential Job Functions:

*Research and recommend cities and venues for meetings with 10,100 +

attendees

*Manage and coordinate all logistics arrangements for meetings of 10

1000 from conception to closing

*Manage and negotiate contracts ensuring appropriate room blocks and

industry language is reflected.

*Negotiate vendor contracts

*Prepare detailed meeting specifications to hotels to include room

set-ups, food and beverage requirements, program schedules and

audiovisual requests

*Manage housing reservations for staff and faculty while closely

monitoring room pick-ups

*Conduct site visits and prepare reports on site recommendations

*Reconcile all meeting related invoices for accuracy and process for

payment within 30 days of close of program

*Prepare and monitor cost estimates, budgets, work plans and status

reports

*Manage poster presentations, sponsor related satellite symposia and

ancillary meetings for the associations international conference

*Ability to be detail oriented, work independently and in a team

environment

*Manage and prioritize multiple projects with multiple deadlines

Minimum Requirements:

*Bachelor of Arts degree or 3-5 years experience in meeting planning or

hotel industry

*Must possess strong hotel contract and vendor negotiation skills

*Ability to demonstrate knowledge of RFP preparation, meeting

specification writing

*Must have excellent customer service skills, organizational, and

communications skills (written and verbal)*Strong budget management

skills

*Ability to travel domestically and internationally (often over

weekends)

*Must be able work independently and in a team environment with minimal

supervision.

*Must be able to manage multiple clients

*Must be able to set priorities and complete projects on time and on

budget

*Experience with Microsoft Office applications especially Word and

Excel; working knowledge of ACCESS databases

*Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) a plus

Contact: D. Edwards

Fax: 312-335-4051

dedwards@alz.org

https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=30907

10. Staff Assistant, Convention and Member Services; American Meat

Institute; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2771444&keywords=&ref=1

11. Sales & Marketing/ Hotel + Convention Services; Confidential;

Chicago, IL

Our client, a Chicago leader in shuttle-charter and airport services for

150 years, provides ground transportation between hotels, airports and

convention centers and has a unique, variety-filled career opportunity

available. A self directed, team oriented, hands on manager who can

uphold a high level of quality service, will find great satisfaction in

this role.

You will generate new business, maintain relationships with existing

clients, manage our convention, shuttle-charter and airport services for

groups coming to Chicago; write proposals; prepare budgets develop

marketing effort; handle complex scheduling; & supervise ground staff

and drivers.

Requirements

The proactive, energetic individual we seek will have the ability to

work both autonomously, with a great deal of independence, and as a

cohesive member of the team. Your 5 plus years of

sales/marketing/customer service experience demonstrates excellent

supervisory, organizational and follow-up skills and PC proficiency.

Degree preferred. Hotel or association background a plus. Bring us your

confidence and flexibility and enjoy an opportunity to capitalize on

your reputation for exceeding expectations in a successful, growing

company that can offer you outstanding career potential.

Please send you information in confidence to our exclusive recruiter:

Carolm@cmcconsult.com

12. Educational Programs Manager; Council for Advancement and Support

of Education; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2770407&keywords=&ref=1

13. Project “Events” Manager; American Bankers Association; Washington,

DC

Major Trade Association is looking for a professional who will plan,

coordinate, manage, and deliver world class conferences and residential

schools for financial services professionals. Will provide quality

control and oversight of contractors/vendors to ensure that event

logistics flows smoothly and attendee expectations are met. Manage

meeting logistics, including agenda/specifications development, food and

beverage menu selections, air and ground transportation arrangements,

registration and housing processes, and audiovisual/technical needs.

Serve as troubleshooter by anticipating problems and implementing

solutions. Manage post conference wrap-up, including invoice management

and program assessment. BA/BA degree (or equivalent combination of

relevant training and experience) and 4-6 years progressive experience

in meeting/event planning, management and delivery. Certified Meeting

Planner (CMP) preferred. Vendor and project management skills are

essential. Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to

detail and have the ability to anticipate change. Proficient with

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required. This position requires

travel (10-15%) to conference/schools and some overtime and weekend

work.

Fax: 202-828-8045

hrcal@aba.com

14. Director, Education; Food Marketing Institute; Arlington, VA

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

association, representing the supermarket industry. We are seeking an

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

specialized educational programs and conferences in response to member

needs. Specific duties include: determining industry trends through

steering committee meetings, and conducting surveys, creating marketing

strategies, recruiting speakers, and creating project budgets.

Additional responsibilities include: negotiating speaker and meeting

site contracts, managing internal staff to coordinate meeting logistics,

conducting post-program evaluation, and implementing revisions and

enhancements. Candidate must be able to travel to conferences.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years meeting planning and

program development experience. Candidate will also have one year

supervisory experience, strong computer skills with an ability to use

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

time management and excellent public speaking skills are a must.

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

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

professional development and training opportunities, 12 paid holidays

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

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

environment that encourages personal and professional growth, and work

with a fun team, please apply.

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

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

our website at www.fmi.org/careers/

FMI is an equal opportunity employer

15. Senior Meeting Planner; American Bankers Association; Washington, DC

Major Trade Association is looking for a Sr. Meeting Planner who will

responsible for the effective coordination and execution of the

planning, negotiations and on-site operations for national meetings,

seminars and workshops as well as assist with program management,

registration and VIP functions. Bachelor's degree (or equivalent

combination of relevant training and experience) and a 4-6 years event

planning experience. Must have an understanding of hospitality

industry and how it operates, how it is organized and how to manage

efficiently and effectively. Strong organizational and time management

and project management skills. Excellent interpersonal, customer

service, oral and written communication skills. Strong knowledge of

food/beverage events. Ability to work independently including being

able to effectively prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and work

well under pressure. Problem solving and quick decision making.

25-35% travel; Air travel; Travel over weekends; Long work hours while

on travel.

Fax: 202-828-8045

hrcal@aba.com

16. Conference and Meeting Manager; AssociationHR; New Jersey

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2768867&keywords=&ref=1

17. PROGRAM MANAGER / PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR; International Corrugated

Packaging Foundation; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2768888&keywords=&ref=1

18. Manager of Conference Services; Association for Unmanned Vehicle

Systems International (AUVSI); Arlington, VA

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is

seeking to fill the position of Manager of Conference Services. This

position will assist the Director of Conference and Exposition Services

with the planning and implementation of the Association's national and

international events, meetings and conferences; as well as AUVSI

Foundation and Chapter events.

Responsibilities and Duties: Assist in the implementation and oversight

of logistical arrangements (including on-site set-up, AV and F&B) for

the association's Board of Directors Meetings, AUVSI's Unmanned Systems

Program Review, AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America, student

competitions, international events, and AUVSI Foundation Meetings;

Manage speaker coordination (bios and briefs); Coordinate production of

conference proceedings; Assist in the coordination of brochure content;

Produce a guide to local attractions, restaurants, etc. for attendees

(confirmation newsletter); Managing and maintaining registration

database, including entering/updating data, creating queries, and

running reports; Disseminating logistical/confirmation information to

attendees; Producing and assisting in the development of program

materials including letters, forms, name badges, tickets, instructional

materials, and mailing labels; Respond to conference-related inquiries;

Manage meeting evaluation process (online); Monitor the Meetings Inbox;

Maintaining the AUVSI Master Calendar of Events; Order specialty items;

Assist with chapter meeting implementation; Any other duties as

assigned.

Requirements: Ability to travel (domestically and internationally);

highly organized; attention to detail; deadline oriented; dependable;

proactive; self-motivated; work well under pressure; exceptional

customer service; excellent written and verbal skills; outstanding proof

reading skills. Computer skills should include Microsoft Outlook, Word,

Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; experience with Avectra's netFORUM a

plus. Must have 5-7 years of solid MEETINGS management experience;

prefer that experience be with a nonprofit association.

Required Education: 4 Year Degree or equivalent in work-related

experience.

To Apply: Send cover letter with salary history and requirements (those

who do not include this information will not be considered) to

meetings@auvsi.org. No phone calls please. No relo. EOE.

19. Meetings Associate; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry;

Chicago, IL

This highly organized and detailed individual will have a special focus

on the AAPD's business/governance meetings, working closely with the

Office of the Executive Director. The Meetings Associate will also

coordinate all VIP/Board of Trustee travel, maintain continuing

education certification to affiliate groups as well as assist in various

administrative duties. Minimal travel is required.

Candidate Qualifications:

. Proficiency in Microsoft Office; association management data base

experience helpful.

. 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.

. 1-2 years experience in meeting or event planning, or conference and

trade show coordination in an association setter preferred.

Phone: 312-337-2169 Ext. 18

cmills@aapd.org

http://www.aapd.org

20. Hotel Sales Manager; The Hotel Lombardy; Washington, DC

The Hotel Lombardy has an excellent opportunity for a qualified Sales

Manager. The positions primary responsibility is to increase profitable

sales volume for the hotel by increasing room sales and increasing the

sale of meeting space by servicing the Corporate Market. Please FAX

resumes with salary history and title of desired position to:

202/342-0973 or email to lkurowski@rbpropertiesinc.com. Resumes without

salary history will not be considered. EOE-M/F/H/V

21. Event/Wedding Production Designer; Celebrations; Grand Cayman,

Cayman Islands

Join the incredible team of Celebrations, Caymans' leading progressive

premiere Special Event company. We are looking for Event Production

Designer.

If you have..

. Minimum 6 years experience in designing, creating design concepts,

installing themes and props.

. Creative ideas and use of all types of mediums.

. Strong graphic and design flair, ability to produce renderings for

party and theme ideas.

. Ability to price concepts and creations, and liaise with our in-house

Event Planners to produce events and weddings

. Ability to coordinate multiple projects, prioritize work flow and work

with deadlines.

. Manage all aspects of design to keep jobs to within budgets.

. Manage on site productions teams to finish all jobs on time, and as to

be as per proposals given to clients.

. Have full knowledge of event production and excellent manner with

staff, including management and mentoring.

. Good knowledge of the industry

We want to talk to you!

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@celebrationsltd.com or fax

(345) 949-6947.

http://www.celebrationsltd.com/

22. Tradeshow/Meeting Planner; Cvent; McLean, VA

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

software company revolutionizing the way marketers interact with their

customers.

The Tradeshow/Meeting Planner position involves a combination of

tradeshow planning, meeting planning, general marketing, and lead

generation support.

Position Duties:

.Oversee, manage, set up and launch all tradeshows

.Contact tradeshow hosts to sell them on partnering with Cvent.

.Manage tradeshow budget in accordance with guidelines.

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

.Develop relationships with associations that host tradeshows

.Serve as primary liaison between Cvent and tradeshow service

providers/vendors

.Negotiate tradeshow contracts and complete order forms for all required

services

.Design, draft, build, launch and run online marketing campaigns for all

trade shows with online registration tool.

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

attendee logistics

.Write and submit speaking proposals for numerous tradeshows per year

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

speaking opportunities

.Research tradeshows and gather essential information to determine which

shows are the best fit for Cvent

.Coordinate all tradeshow related logistics including shipping of booth

and collateral

.Maintain memberships with various associations, organizations, and

publications

Candidate Requirements:

.Prefer 6 months to 1 year of experience in tradeshow/meeting planning

and/or sales/marketing.

.BS or BA required — marketing or related field.

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

and MS Excel.

.Knowledge of select meeting planning industry software and database

programs a plus.

.Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and coordination

skills.

.Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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

.Basic knowledge and understanding of meeting industry terminology and

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

associations, publications, and organizations)

.Excellent written and verbal communication skills

.Flexibility and ability to multi-task are a must

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Alyson Reischl at

areischl@cvent.com

23. Event/Wedding Floral Designer; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman

Islands

Join the incredible team of Celebrations, Caymans' leading progressive

premiere Special Event company. We are looking for an Event/Wedding

Floral Designer.

If you have..

. Minimum 3 years experience in designing and creating floral

arrangements

. Ability to price floral creations and coordinate with our in-house

Event Planners on client specifications and budgets

. Ability to multitask, prioritize work flow and work with deadlines

. Assist with on site design teams to install floral arrangements at

various events/weddings when necessary

. Have full knowledge of products and services to provide a high level

of customer serivce

. Good knowledge of the floral industry with an eye on upcoming trends

We want to talk to you!

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@celebrationsltd.com or

fax (345) 949-6947

http://www.celebrationsltd.com/

24. Special Event/Wedding Planner; Celebrations; Grand Cayman, Cayman

Islands

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3399275

25. Meeting Planner; Educational Services Inc.; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25150091&jobSummaryIndex=14&agentID=

26. Event/Promotions Manager, Marketing; Aflac; Columbus, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3930476

27. Inside Sales, Account Executive; Cvent; McLean, VA

We have a rewarding and lucrative entry level inside sales account

executive position for extraordinarily talented and motivated

individuals who thrive in fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environments.

Your main responsibility will be lead qualification; you will serve as

initial point of contact with prospective customers and will provide

product information to prospects interested in viewing a product

demonstration. You will be required to demonstrate solution-selling

skills and work closely with the direct sales team to ensure prospects

turn into actual customers.

Position Duties:

.Serve as the first in-depth point of contact to customers.

.Prospect and qualify new leads.

.Partner with Direct Sales team to achieve new-booked business quota.

.Mentor Telesales Associates.

Required qualifications include:

.Bachelor's degree.

.Comfortable using online software sales automation products such as

Salesforce.com.

.Excel at developing relationships over the phone.

.Track record of high call volume with corresponding high talk time.

.Must be articulate, organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to

multi-task.

.Quick learner, with a positive attitude and ability to work well within

a team.

.Past software sales experience is a plus.

Cvent is one of the most aggressively marketed companies in the area.

Each year, our marketing team organizes 400+ product seminars in 70

different cities around the US. We generally have between 30-60 meeting

planners or marketers attend each our free educational product seminars.

We also organize over 1,000 online demonstrations for potential

customers. In total, we generate over 10,000 organizational leads a year

for our sales team, so the job does not entail much cold calling.

Marketing, inside sales, and a research and data entry staff heavily

support the direct sales team.

Career Path: The goal for most inside sales representatives is to be

promoted to a direct sales account executive. Generally, it will take

between 18 – 24 months to be promoted. We have had some people promoted

in less than that (combination of being a great inside sales rep and

timing), but your expectations should be at least 1-2 years as an inside

sales account executive before being promoted.

Sales Team: Our team of 45 sales people across all product areas is very

diverse and many not come from traditional software sales backgrounds.

We tend to hire bright people who are very motivated to succeed. We have

had a great track record of retention, especially since our sales team

tends to make the commissions they expect. We will teach you how to use

Salesforce.com, WebEx (web-conferencing toolset), and other online

tools. We think you will see that our processes and techniques are as

advanced as many Fortune 500 companies.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to

Alyson Reischl at areischl@cvent.com.

28. Event Sales Manager; Richter Scale Productions; Denver, CO

Sales Manager needed to sustain our continued growth. Sell production

services (audio, lighting, HD video, staging, set design) for events

such as conventions, festivals, trade shows, concerts, and fundraisers.

Technical experience preferred, but not required (we have an extensive

training program.) You really just need to know how to sell! Proven

sales record and some event planning and/or hospitality experience

necessary. Service incoming calls as well as target & bring in new

clients. Manage and maintain client relationships as well as help

coordinate portions the events themselves. Self starting and team

attitude a must! Looking for someone with the right attitude who is the

perfect fit for our team, fast-paced industry & culture.

Contact: Judy Richter

jrichter@richter-scale.com

29. Banquet Manager; American Enterprise Institute; Washington, DC

The American Enterprise Institute, a leading nonprofit public policy

research organization, seeks a banquet manager to oversee the operations

of our dining room staff.

AEI hosts over 400 events and private meetings a year and also provides

daily lunch dining room service. The banquet manager works with

conference services to plan and execute these events, including

supervising and assisting dining room staff with room set-ups, service,

and clean-up and acting as a liaison with culinary staff.

This position is also responsible for scheduling, training, tracking,

and assisting with the responsibilities of full-time, part-time and

on-call staff. Other responsibilities may include tracking menus and

other food requests to help determine food costs, usage, trends, and

ordering needs.

Hours for this position are Monday-Friday with some evening work. No

weekends.

Candidates should be professional, personable and discreet; our dining

room guests often include high ranking government officials and other

VIPs. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in a catering

environment. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a

must.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter with

their on-line application at www.aei.org/jobs or via email to

jobs@aei.org.

30. Senior Program Manager; Stryker Orthopaedics; Mahwah, NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=3923475

31. Director of Special Events; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25148831&jobSummaryIndex=63&agentID=

32. Director of Education; Design-Build Institute of America;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25130191&jobSummaryIndex=119&agentID=

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

Today's theme song: “If I Had $1,000,000”; Barenaked Ladies;

“Gordon”

Past and present issues can be read at

http://lists.topica.com/lists/hepn/read. Issues from November 27 onward

will be posted at http://sonjahepn.livejournal.com/.

To contribute your job opportunities or questions/issues for comments by

the network, send an e-mail to sonjahepn@comcast.net.

Share the love! Invite your friends and colleagues to join the network

by sending a blank e-mail to hepn-subscribe@topica.com.

If you want to change your e-mail address or not receive the network

e-mails any more, send a blank e-mail to hepn-unsubscribe@topica.com.

This network is brought to you by:

Sonja Johnson

Arlington, VA

sonjahepn@comcast.net

Leave a Reply