Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 January 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 January 2008

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. Sales Executive, New Business Development; PSAV, Presentation

Services; Dallas, TX/Washington, DC/Chicago, IL

2. Marketing Communications Specialist; Scientific Societies; Eagan, MN

3. Manager, Conference & Meetings; National League of Cities;

Washington, DC

4. Exhibits Coordinator; International Association of Chiefs of Police;

Alexandria, VA

5. General Business Specialist (Event Planner); NIST; Gaithersburg, MD

6. National Sales Director; Jim Miller and Associates; Independent

Virtual Office Location

7. Manager, Meeting Services; Vox Medica, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

8. Director of Special Events; Gold Coast Builders Association; Boynton

Beach, FL

9. ONSITE COORDINATOR; American Express; North Brunswick, NJ

10. Coordinator, Business Development; Destination Concepts; San Diego,

CA

11. Planner, Business Development; Destination Concepts; San Diego, CA

12. Meeting and Event Planning Manager; Humana; Louisville, KY

13. Conference Services Agent; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP;

New York, NY

14. Tradeshow/Meeting Planner; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

15. Program Manager; Barton G.; Miami, FL

16. Director of Destination Management; Barton G.; Miami, FL

17. National Sales Manager; PRA Destination Management New York; New

York, NY

18. Senior Program Manager; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Production, Inc.;

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

19. Account Executive; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Production, Inc.; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

20. Program Manager; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Production, Inc.; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

21. Administrative Assistant – Conference & Meetings; The AMS Users'

Group; Irving, TX

22. Event and Sales Manager; San Mateo County Event Center; San Mateo,

CA

23. Event Manager; World Trade and Convention Centre; Halifax, NS,

Canada

24. Director of Business Development; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

Chicago, IL

25. Sales Support Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

26. Event Assistant (6-Month Temporary Position); Minnesota Orchestra;

Minneapolis, MN

27. Harriet Island Event Management Intern; St. Paul Parks and

Recreation; Harriet Island Regional Park, MN

28. Sales and Operations Managers; BRING IT ON! DALLAS; Dallas, TX

29. Registration Manager; American Association of Pharmacetical

Scientists; Arlington, VA

30. Manager, Member Services & Meeting Administration; Indep. Office

Products & Furniture Dealers Assn.; Alexandria, VA

31. Facilitator; National Association of Home Builders; Washington, DC

32. Meeting and Events Assistant (Part-Time); The Tax Council & Tax

Council Policy Institute; Washington, DC

33. Sr. Manager of Professional Development; Dickstein Shapiro LLP;

Washington, DC

34. Meeting Manager; Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ

35. Director of Registration Services; Gecko Hospitality; San Francisco,

CA

36. Events Coordinator, External Events; American Red Cross; Washington,

DC

37. Director of Client Relations; CompuSystems; Broadview, IL

38. Administrative Assistant/Registrar; American Association of Nurse

Anesthetists; Park Ridge, IL

39. Program Coordinator; Industrial Research Institute; Arlington, VA

40. Sales Manager; GSCVB and MassMutual Center; Springfield, MA

41. Director of Human Resources; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

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

43. Vice President of Sales and Marketing; San Diego North Convention &

Visitors Bureau; San Diego, CA

44. Meeting & Events Manager – Government; Experient; Arlington, VA

45. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; Downers Grove, IL

46. ASSISTANT PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Downers

Grove, IL

47. Meeting Planner; The Forum Group; Fredericksburg, VA

48. Salesperson; City of Brooklyn Center; Brooklyn Center, MN

49. Sales Manager; The Production Network; Seattle, WA

50. Conference Planning/Administrative; Hepco Tours; New York, NY

51. Meeting Planner; MAC Meetings and Events; St. Louis, MO

52. Food And Beverage Director; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

53. Front Office Manager; One Washington Circle Hotel; Washington, DC

54. Sales Associate; Rainbow Production Services; Atkinson, NH

55. Assistant Director of Events; University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

56. Office Manager/ Event Planner; Lissner Foundations; New York, NY

57. Assistant Director of Special Events & Alumni Relations; University

of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

58. EventDesigner/Sales/Production; Event Dynamics, Inc.; South Carolina

59. Research and Database Manager; Fayetteville Area Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Fayetteville, NC

60. Sales Manager; Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pasadena, CA

61. PUBLIC RELATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER; Shreveport-Bossier Convention

and Tourist Bureau; Shreveport, LA

62. Public Relations/Communications Manager; Switzerland County Tourism;

Vevay, IN

63. Regional Convention Sales Managers; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; Various Locations

64. National Sales Manager (Washington, DC Metro Area); Atlantic City

Convention & Visitors Authority; 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. Sales Executive, New Business Development; PSAV, Presentation

Services; Dallas, TX/Washington, DC/Chicago, IL

We are currently hiring Sales Executives; New Business Development due

to phenomenal growth in three markets. The markets are Chicago, IL,

Washington, D.C. and Dallas, TX. We are looking for people who can

aggressively build business and have a proven record of accomplishment

in Sales growth. If you have 3 to 5 years of Industry experience and

can demonstrate excellent customer service and phone sale skills, let us

know if you would like to get paid for all your hard work. This position

pays salary plus commission. plus full benefits.

Please email PSAV today at ljavor@psav.com or apply on line at

http://www.psav.com/. EEO

2. Marketing Communications Specialist; Scientific Societies; Eagan, MN

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&t730=&site_id=518&max=25&t731=&jb=4058197

3. Manager, Conference & Meetings; National League of Cities;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&t730=&site_id=518&max=25&t731=&jb=4056042

4. Exhibits Coordinator; International Association of Chiefs of Police;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&t730=&site_id=518&max=25&t731=&jb=4056660

5. General Business Specialist (Event Planner); NIST; Gaithersburg, MD

General Business Specialist, ZA-1101-III (AB) ($58,206 to $90,698).

Individually and in teams, this role involves the development, analysis,

evaluation, and improvement of Baldrige National Quality Program

(Program) processes including: coordinating and participating in

professional conferences, meetings and related activities; planning and

executing numerous events and conferences such as: the Malcolm Baldrige

National Quality Awards Ceremony, the annual Quest for Excellence

Conference, and two Regional Conferences; creating brochures and

publications; implementing marketing/communication plans; assisting with

Program and Baldrige Award process-related activities such as Examiner

training, applicant consensus calls, and site visits. Located within

the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of

Commerce, in Gaithersburg, MD, the Program is responsible for directing

national efforts to educate and support quality assessment and

improvement and overall performance excellence in the US. The Program

administers the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-the highest

presidential honor given to US businesses and organizations for

performance excellence.

For further information and to apply for this job, go to the following

website: (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/). Please refer to vacancy number

OD-2008-0015. Applications for this position will be accepted at the

above website until January 28, 2008. U.S. citizenship is required.

Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

6. National Sales Director; Jim Miller and Associates; Independent

Virtual Office Location

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t733=&t735=&t730=&site_id=518&max=25&t731=&jb=4033409

7. Manager, Meeting Services; Vox Medica, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

Vox Medica, Inc., a large, privately-held, independent health-care

communication company based in Philadelphia is seeking an individual

with personal commitment to excellence & great work ethic to join our

fast-paced, highly successful team to manage the day-to-day activities

of a meeting services team.

Candidates should have excellent time management & organizational

skills, the ability to handle multiple projects at once and excellent

verbal and written communication skills. You will be spending time

managing an energetic staff while responding to the many demands of your

internal & external pharmaceutical clients.

This unique opportunity requires a minimum of 5 years proven experience

managing a staff of 3 or more. Candidates should have excellent time

management & organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple

projects at once and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry required.

Meetings management experience a plus. Computer skills are important; we

would like you to be proficient in MS Office.

Please forward your resume with salary requirements hr@voxmedica.com or

fax to 215 592-7748.

8. Director of Special Events; Gold Coast Builders Association; Boynton

Beach, FL

Busy Boynton Beach association comprised of over 1,000 members seeks

dynamic Director of Special Events. Responsibilities include budget

management, theme development, site selection, sponsorships/fundraising,

marketing, food and beverage selection, and entertainment. Editorial

experience with magazines and/or newspaper is a plus. Knowledge of Adobe

Photoshop also a plus. We offer a competitive salary and benefits

package, including a Health Savings Account and SIMPLE IRA with match.

Education

Bachelors Degree preferred.

Fax resume to (561) 732-4454 or email to jobs@gcbaonline.com

9. ONSITE COORDINATOR; American Express; North Brunswick, NJ

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

professional advantage … respect.

You will offer the highest level of customer service and quality with a

focus on:

* Conducting domestic and international site searches, sourcing

properties/venues adhering to client budgets and parameters.

* Preparing reports that outline available properties/venues for client

meetings.

* Negotiating all aspects of hotel/venue contracts.

Required Qualification

* Highly motivated, consultative strategic thinker with experience in

meeting planning, procurement and hotel sales.

* Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels

of management, vendors and clients, exhibiting excellent written and

verbal communication skills.

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 # 97065BR in the keyword field.

10. Coordinator, Business Development; Destination Concepts; San Diego,

CA

Position Description

Responsible for overall involvement in development of client account(s)

and program planning to include management of contracts and proposal

revisions. Tracking of sales deadlines and providing clients with

program needs and requests. Working to obtain and ensure consistency and

realization of client's program vision in the execution of the program.

Providing support on client site inspections, continuing to foster and

ensuring a positive partnership with existing vendors.

Major Areas of Accountability:

-Administratively support Account Executives with, but not limited to,

client research and proposal presentation

-Prepare client contracts with direction of Account Executive

-Coordinates site inspections

-Under direction of Manager, contact venues and vendors on hold

-Assist with tracking proposal updates

-Maintain client and vendor databases, keeping data current

-Offer administrative assistance in answering calls, tracking messages

and assisting clients, when appropriate

Required Qualification

Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience preferred. 2+ years of

experience in administrative support in fields such as event planning,

product marketing, advertising/promotions a plus. Creativity, strong

communication, and customer service skills required as well as the

ability to handle multiple tasks & projects simultaneously.

Please email resume to Ana Reilly at ana@destinationconcepts.com.

For more information on DCi please visit our website at

www.destinationconcepts.com. We offer excellent benefits.

11. Planner, Business Development; Destination Concepts; San Diego, CA

Position Description

Responsible for overall involvement in development of client account(s)

and program planning to include management of contracts and proposal

revisions. Tracking of sales deadlines and providing clients with

program needs and requests. Working to obtain and ensure consistency and

realization of client's program vision in the execution of the program.

Providing support on client site inspections, continuing to foster and

ensuring a positive partnership with existing vendors.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

-Program Development

Entering RFP's and creating program files and binders; Updating sales

calendar; Tracking proposal and other client deadlines; Re-pricing

events and activities; Composing program contracts; Assisting with

on-site management of event

-Site Inspections, Presentations & Sales Trips

Planning of site inspection; client presentations; sales trip planning

and preparation

-Vendor Management

Negotiating with vendors and hotels;maintain positive vendor

relations;Processing deposits including all possible vendor

payments;Tracking vendor `pushes

-Client Contact

Active participating and establishing the big perspective approach to

every account by assuring that we are fulfilling the client's program

objectives and that we are taking each program to its highest level

possible.

-Administrative Duties & Research

Keep database up to date; Assist in the training; Managing expense

reports; Inquiries into new venues and various suppliers

-Industry Involvement

Industry Event attendance and networking; Conference and trade show

attendance

Required Qualification

Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience preferred. 2+ years of

experience in administrative support in fields such as event planning,

product marketing, advertising/promotions a plus. Creativity, strong

communication, and customer service skills required as well as the

ability to handle multiple tasks & projects simultaneously.

Please email resume to Ana Reilly at ana@destinationconcepts.com.

For more information on DCi please visit our website at

www.destinationconcepts.com. We offer excellent benefits.

12. Meeting and Event Planning Manager; Humana; Louisville, KY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6676

13. Conference Services Agent; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP;

New York, NY

Job Summary:

Responsible for booking conference rooms and reservations. Assists all

departmental personnel and clients. Works closely with office services,

food services and audio /visual departments.

Other responsibilities include:

– Books conference rooms and reservations for attorneys, legal

assistants and support staff as needed.

– Answers department phones and handles customer requests.

– Assists with coordinating and monitoring special functions.

– Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with

clients, attorneys and staff.

– Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualification

– Minimum of two years related experience in hospitality / events /

conference planning.

– Working knowledge of MS Office Suite

– Excellent presentational skills

– Ability to communicate effectively

– Ability to deal courteously/effectively with others

– Ability to maintain high level of customer service

– Ability to handle confidential/sensitive matters

– Ability to diffuse difficult situations

– Ability to learn and operate basic A/V equipment

– Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs

Education

– High School diploma required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

To apply:

Please email resumes and salary requirements to: careers@skadden.com

subject (Conf. Services Agent)

For more information on skadden visit www.skadden.jobs

14. Tradeshow/Meeting Planner; Cvent, Inc.; McLean, VA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6672

15. Program Manager; Barton G.; Miami, FL

The Program Manager will produce and create all destination management

proposals for their assigned account executives. This position will

assume dual roles as proposal writer and a lead to the Destination

Management Division. This includes but is not limited to proposal

writing, staffing, transportation, booking and reconfirming activities,

dine around, staff manual, grids and contact information.

Responsibilities

Develop all transportation and activity proposal communications for

prospective clients. Create and produce all event communications to

include activity sheets, dine around sheets, program grid, key contacts,

transportation schedule, staff assignment and work schedule and

operational plan. Effectively manage vendor relationships. Evaluate and

negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers, venues, ground

transportation and merchandise suppliers. Work closely with vendors to

provide services that will enhance the execution of all programs. Ensure

all corporate requirements and standards are met and cost-savings

realized wherever possible.

Required Qualification

This position requires detail orientation, strong written and verbal

communication skills. Must have strong organization and time management

skills. This position requires a team player with a willingness and

ability to work with multiple groups in a fast paced, high energy

environment. Manager must be able to meet multiple deadlines in a

multi-task paced environment. He/she must possess the ability to trouble

shoot event logistics in real time. Program Manager must have the

ability/flexibility to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Experience collaborating across a team and bringing projects to

fruition. Excellent communication, presentation and customer service

skills are a must.

Please forward your resume to: sean@bartong.com

16. Director of Destination Management; Barton G.; Miami, FL

The Director of Destination Management oversees the planning and

delivery of a portolio of destination management events and makes

strategic decisions that effect and impact on-going programs. This

includes but is not limited to the supervision of Program Managers and

implementation of on-site logistics for all destination management

operations.

Responsibilities

Manage the development, administration and execution of destination

management events. Plan, develop and execute all elements required for

destination management events to include operational plan, ground

transportation, dining, activities, and meet and greets. Analyze

objectives and provide comprehensive evaluation for all events upon

their conclusion measuring ROI. Manage financial process and budgets for

all assigned events. Manage event budgets through strategic forecasting

and monitoring all expenditures. Review, approve and process all

invoices. Fully accountable for all expenditures relating to events

assigned. Provide budget forecasts on an on-going basis and submit a

complete budget recap and analysis at conclusion of each event. Manage

participant conflicts, advising staff and directing vendors. Train and

develop Program Managers to enhance/develop productivity and skill sets.

Manage and communicate event priorities, expectations and objectives.

Analyze and evaluate processes for continuous process improvements.

Required Qualification

Minimum 5 years previous work experience in the destination management

industry. Advanced computer skills required.

Highly developed organization skills, strong problem solving and

decision making skills, strong negotiation skills, strong leadership

skills, able to manage budgets, multi-task oriented, possess a

professional image and behavior, exceptional customer service skills,

ability to motivate groups and maintain high morale, ability to build

positivie relationships with multi level contacts, strong verbal and

written communication skills, creativity, pro activity and follow up,

delegation and stress management.

Please forward your resume to: sean@bartong.com

17. National Sales Manager; PRA Destination Management New York; New

York, NY

National Sales Manager is responsible for selling PRA Destination

Management New York¿s outstanding service to corporate direct, incentive

houses, and association clients. The National Sales Manager is

responsible for developing a client base, maintaining gross profit

margins, and designing events. We are seeking a talented sales person

with: Charisma, a fun personality, sales experience, established client

relationships, self motivation, wonderful sales skills and ability to

make cold calls

Responsibilities

1. Responsible for developing a relationship with clients to ensure a

lasting relationship.

2. Responsible for qualifying leads and developing program ideas for

leads.

3. Ensure that all proposals and other sales correspondence are correct,

proofed, and meets client's needs and budget.

4. Responsible for finalizing and closing program contracts with

clients, arranging for deposit and signed program summary.

5. Responsible for developing client base by developing relationships

with hoteliers, prospecting, referrals, etc.

6. Must be able to attend industry networking events as needed.

Our ideal candidate must have at least three years sales management

experience in a DMC, hotel environment, or similar industry

organization. The candidate we are seeking should possess exceptional

organizational skills; have high integrity, excellent sales and client

service skills, and leadership skills. The National Sales Manager is an

integral part of our successful and creative sales team. The National

Sales Manager must have knowledge of program design and development,

from inception through contract. The NSM must be able to demonstrate the

ability to meet sales goals consistently.

Must live in the NYC area and also be familiar with NYC-area venues and

hotels. No relocation.

Education

A college degree in Hotel Management, Business Management or Marketing.

Please include a cover letter, compensation expectations. Only those

candidates being considered will be contacted.

Email cover letter and resume to: NYadmin@pra.com

18. Senior Program Manager; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Production, Inc.;

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Senior Program Manager for National Destination Management Company

creates client proposals and costings,research vendors, venues, creates

contracts and manages national programs. Travels throughout U.S.A. and

Caribbean to manage corporate events and conventions.

Responsibilities

Manages, coordinates and organizes national programs in the areas of

vendors, staffing, venues, events, decor, transportation, tours,

dine-arounds, production, entertainment, yacht charters, registration,

hotel research and contracting, meeting planning, vendor negotiation and

pricing. Client contract, site inspections and travel required

Required Qualification

5 years experience in DMC Industry.

Education

College Degree Preferrred.

e-mail cover letter and resume to: darrenmccartney@meetingdynamics.net

19. Account Executive; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Production, Inc.; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6667

20. Program Manager; Meeting Dynamics & Dynamic Production, Inc.; Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6666

21. Administrative Assistant – Conference & Meetings; The AMS Users'

Group; Irving, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6665

22. Event and Sales Manager; San Mateo County Event Center; San Mateo,

CA

This is a supervisory position with primary responsibility for the

planning and execution of facility responsibilities relating to events.

Candidate must be capable of providing direction for all event-related

activities and support services. Event areas of responsibility include

primary contact with facility promoters, facility event staff, parking

operations, food service oversight, public safety agency liaison and

public and media contact. Strong verbal and written skills are required

and the ability to establish and maintain effective working

relationships with those contacted in the course of work. The SMCEC

offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including

health care, dental, optical and a qualified pension program. Experience

should include event and/or facility management including two years of

supervisory responsibility.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume and salary

history by January 22, 2008.

Send letter and resume to:

Charlene King, HR/Office Manager

San Mateo County Event Center

2495 So. Delaware Street

San Mateo, CA 94403

email: cking@smeventcenter.com

23. Event Manager; World Trade and Convention Centre; Halifax, NS,

Canada

We¿re looking for a senior event manager who enjoys independently

coordinating and directing the delivery of all phases of an event's

lifecycle to ensure flawless execution. Reporting to the General

Manager, the WTCC Event Manager will provide leadership to three

frontline staff and be the sole liaison between suppliers, clients and

all internal departments to deliver high profile events and manage

overall event strategy. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with our

experienced and professional team in an exciting work environment in a

great downtown Halifax location. From local charity events to

international conferences, this is a chance to work on a wide range of

events and with a diverse client base. This position requires someone

with strong communication skills, excellent logistics experience and an

eye for detail. A history of working on conferences is highly

advantageous, as is professional certification such as CMP. We offer

continuing education, opportunity for advancement, progressive benefits,

and a competitive salary. No travelling required!

On-the-job training is expected to begin by mid-February 2008 for

assumption of full duties by end of March 2008.

To see more and to apply go to our website: www.tradecentrelimited.com

24. Director of Business Development; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6662

25. Sales Support Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6661

26. Event Assistant (6-Month Temporary Position); Minnesota Orchestra;

Minneapolis, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4076589

27. Harriet Island Event Management Intern; St. Paul Parks and

Recreation; Harriet Island Regional Park, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4075570

28. Sales and Operations Managers; BRING IT ON! DALLAS; Dallas, TX

Dynamic, Dallas-based Destination Management Company (DMC) is searching

for managers in both Sales and Operations. Hospitality Industry

experience and Account Management experience required. We are looking

for someone that is resourceful, motivated, and can work autonomously.

Candidates must be experienced professionals with a strong ability to

multi-task and the possibility to manage operations in multiple

locations is essential for this evolving position. Proficiency in MS

Office is required, primarily in Word, Outlook, and Publisher.

Specifically, strong Word and Excel skills are required. Please do not

send attachments. Copy and paste resume in the body of the email if

possible and include any salary expectations.

Contact: Kari Skinner

kari@mybringiton.com

29. Registration Manager; American Association of Pharmacetical

Scientists; Arlington, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2775913&keywords=&ref=1

30. Manager, Member Services & Meeting Administration; Indep. Office

Products & Furniture Dealers Assn.; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2776026&keywords=&ref=1

31. Facilitator; National Association of Home Builders; Washington, DC

Seeking an association management professional with 5+ years experience.

Successful candidates must have demonstrated strong speaking and

facilitation skills in a member/volunteer environment. Applicant must

have prior experience managing volunteer committees, task forces, or

board of directors.

Requirements

Extensive travel up to 25 meetings per year is required. Knowledge of

association governance, board/staff partnerships, leadership training,

strategic planning and the building industry is preferred. Must submit

resume and cover letter with salary requirements online at

http://www.nahb.org/jobs.

32. Meeting and Events Assistant (Part-Time); The Tax Council & Tax

Council Policy Institute; Washington, DC

Description – Two busy associations seek a part-time employee capable of

working 4-5 days for a total of 20 hours each week. Duties will include

data entry, administrative support, meeting planning support (in office

and onsite) and other duties as assigned. Flexible and professional

work environment. Incumbent will need to be proficient in Microsoft

Office Suite and computers in general, able to multi-task, and have

excellent customer service skills. He/She will also need to work

efficiently with little supervision.

Duration – January 22 – February 29 (dates subject to change)

Interested parties should forward a resume, with cover letter and three

references to:

Jamie Beaulieu

Email: jmatlin@thetaxcouncil.org

Fax: 202-315-3413

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). Earn up to $20/hour,

depending on qualifications.

33. Sr. Manager of Professional Development; Dickstein Shapiro LLP;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25166661&jobSummaryIndex=66&agentID=

34. Meeting Manager; Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced meeting planner.

Applicant must be able to manage multiple tasks ranging from site

selections, negotiations, communications, budgeting, marketing and

audio/visual. CME knowledge a plus. Travel is required. If interested

please forward resume and salary requirements. EOE.

Contact: R. Czapla

Fax: 856-848-6091

rczapla@vindicomeded.com

35. Director of Registration Services; Gecko Hospitality; San Francisco,

CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4103638

***** From Martine Schmitt *****

36. Events Coordinator, External Events; American Red Cross; Washington,

DC

Hello Sonja:

I am interested in posting the following Events Coordinator, External

Events position on your website. Is it possible to post under both the

Hospitality and Event Planning Network and the Job of the Week?

Summary:

As one of the nation's leading humanitarian organizations, the American

Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies;

delivers relief services to victims of disasters; conducts health and

safety training; and collects and distributes nearly half of the

nation's blood.

As part of the national headquarters, the External Events office manages

and oversees events in Red Cross ballrooms and facilities by non-Red

Cross groups, including corporations, non-profits, and individuals.

Events may include dinners, lunches, receptions, galas, meetings and

weddings. The office is also responsible for an annual black-tie donor

recognition event attended by corporate executives, government

dignitaries, Members of Congress, celebrities, media and Red Cross staff

and volunteers.

Responsibilities:

Works closely with potential and committed clients renting the

facilities for their events. Includes all aspects of event planning and

management from site visits, vendor selection, load-in and set-up to

event execution, breakdown, and load-out. Interacts extensively with

potential clients, committed clients, and vendors to orient them to the

event facilities. Conducts site visits with them. Creates and maintains

event marketing and sales materials, event photography, and promotional

packages for potential clients. On-site during events to manage load-in,

set-up, event activities, breakdown and load-out by contractors and

vendors in accordance with event policies and guidelines. Directs

part-time event employees assisting with events. Involved with planning

and producing donor recognition event, including logistics, committee

meetings, decor, AV, food and beverage, vendors, hotel reservations, VIP

travel, guest lists, photography, and briefing materials. Manages office

budget, invoices, collection of event fees, and contracts for both

external events and donor recognition event.

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree or experience accepted in lieu of education. 1 or more

years of experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills,

attention to detail, energetic, ability to work independently on

multiple projects, often to meet deadlines with short timeframes.

Proficiency with Microsoft products required. Full-time position often

requires evening and weekend hours.

To apply, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs and search for # 6557BR.

The American Red Cross National Headquarters is an Equal

Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Please let me know if you need any further information. Please also do

not list my contact information, as all applicants should be directed to

our website www.redcross.org/jobs

Thank you,

Martine Schmitt

Recruiting Team Lead

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

2025 E Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

Phone : (202) 303-8172

Fax : (202) 303-0019

www.redcross.org

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

37. Director of Client Relations; CompuSystems; Broadview, IL

CompuSystems, a leader in trade show registration and exhibitor services

for more than 30 years, is seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic, customer

oriented Director of Client Relations to join our dynamic team.

Position Summary: Provide professional, accurate and customer

service-oriented skills to our clients within the tradeshow industry.

Overall Responsibilities:

. Assist Sales with presentations and or proposals, including possible

presenting of said materials to potential clients

. Assist in the internal and external implementation of clients

including the preparation of appropriate documents and planning of said

planning meetings

. Create client renewal strategy with sales team

. Create client renewal contracts and presentations

. Negotiate client renewals

. Maintain constant communications with clients and internal departments

monitor client satisfaction; communicate all CSI services available,

problem solve when needed

. Assist in daily management of client requests; provide guideance to

internal staff for client requests

. Attend industry tradeshows, when needed

. Travel on-site to various shows as needed to interface with the client

. Organize post-event wrap-up meetings including the preparation of

appropriate documents and planning of said wrap-up meetings

. Manage announcement of new clients, client renewals or other note

worthy information internally

Requirements:

. College Degree

. 5+ years of tradeshow/hospitality industry experience required

. Excellent Customer Service skills are required

. Excellent communication and analytical skills are required

. Strong interpersonal and management skills are required

. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

. Requires strong written and verbal communication skills

. Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and deadlines

. Ability to learn additional software as needed, with appropriate

training

Contact: Katie Jelinek

katie.jelinek@compusystems.com

38. Administrative Assistant/Registrar; American Association of Nurse

Anesthetists; Park Ridge, IL

We are currently searching for an Administrative Assistant/Registrar to

provide administrative support to the Director of Programs and Meeting

Services and perform data entry for all meeting and workshop

registrations. Essential job duties include answering and screening

department phone calls, preparing documentation packets for

registration, meetings, assemblies and workshops, performing data entry

for all meetings and workshops and maintaining internal filing system.

This is an ideal position for an organized and detail-oriented

professional who is just beginning their career.

Incumbent must have professional demeanor and strong written and verbal

skills, as this position requires interaction with all levels of staff,

as well as members, volunteers and industry contacts. You will be able

to prioritize needs and requests, and demonstrate good judgment, tact

and diplomacy, while maintaining department organization standards.

Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).

AANA is proud to offer a competitive salary along with excellent

benefits such as: Health, Dental, Vision, Defined Benefit Plan, 401(k),

Tuition Reimbursement, and more. Please send salary requirements along

with your resume to hr@aana.com

Visit us at http://www.aana.com/

39. Program Coordinator; Industrial Research Institute; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4096933

40. Sales Manager; GSCVB and MassMutual Center; Springfield, MA

Overview:

The Greater Springfield CVB and Massachusetts Convention Center

Authority are currently seeking a Sales Manager to promote and sell

Greater Springfield's Mass Mutual Center as a convention destination to

associations, corporations and organizations within assigned market

segments. Achieve specific individual and team room night and sales

lead quotas as assigned and reviewed annually. Identify and book new

and repeat convention business for the Springfield Mass Mutual Center.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Identify and qualify association convention business for Springfield

that utilizes the Mass Mutual Center. Orchestrate resources to win

accounts. Prepare sales proposals. Prepare leads. Prepare and conduct

sales presentations. Conduct site inspections. Prepare and implement

account action plans. Manage database including detailed account

profiles. Attend industry and other networking events. Meet all assigned

sales quotas for prospecting, outside calls and definite business by

managing time and territory effectively. Develop productive industry

partnerships. Manage sales process. Prepare sales reports and special

assignments delegated by the VP of Sales.

Prerequisites:

A minimum of three to five years experience in hotel and/or convention

bureau sales is preferred. Exceptional customer service skills with a

track record of exceeding expectations; proven relationship building

skills; sales account management experience; success with multi-tasking;

exceptional organizational skills; ability to take initiative and work

independently; proven accountability; goal oriented; ability to

anticipate needs and exceed expectations; degree from an accredited

institution in hospitality management or marketing is preferred.

Demonstrated written and oral presentation skills. Demonstrate a

working knowledge of computer systems and related software applications,

specifically Microsoft Office. Experience with the regional association

market a plus. Ability to travel, attend local, state, national events

on evenings and/or weekends.

For More Information on the Springfield MassMutual Center or the Greater

Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau go to:

http://www.massmutualcenter.com/ or http://www.valleyvisitor.com/

To apply: Send resumes and cover letter to eherman@massconvention.com

41. Director of Human Resources; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International, the global community for meeting

and event professionals, is committed to delivering success for its

nearly 23,000 members by providing innovative knowledge and learning

experiences, connecting people and ideas and creating rich marketplace

opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Dallas-based organization delivers

human connections through its 68 chapters and clubs in 20 countries.

MPI is currently seeking a Director of Human Resources to join the

existing team.

Basic Function:

Links workforce strategy, business strategy and HR strategy by directing

and overseeing all human resource functions and initiatives to include

strategic staffing and retention strategy, change management, culture

shifting and enhancement, compensation and benefits, policies and

procedures, payroll, employee relations, training and development, and

performance management.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate is one who assists in leading change at the

individual, team and organizational level (mental/behavior models) to

allow MPI to successfully make the shift to a performance-based culture.

It is essential that this person have a strategic perspective of the HR

function and how it interconnects with the business as a whole. This

person must also be able to perform well among executive level

personalities and be able to foster respect and camaraderie with the

existing management team. Truly enjoying operating in a fast-paced

environment and past successes in change management are a must.

Overall goal of this person is to drive the change to move from

personnel administration (reactive) to business driven human capital

management (proactive).

Required Qualification

* Seven to ten years human resources experience

* Five or more years supervisory experience

* Experience working with high performing senior executives

* Experience working with non-US based employees

* Experience creating and managing a payroll and operational budget

* Computer proficiency

* PHR/SPHR Certification

Education

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

Master's Degree preferred

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

“Director of HR” as the subject. Please include your salary

requirements. Resumes without salary requirements will 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.

Please visit us at www.mpiweb.org to learn more about our organization.

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

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

meeting planner to coordinate and manage logistics for various executive

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

The National Investment Center is a 501(c)3 education and resource

center that serves both debt and equity investors interested in the

seniors housing and long term care industry. Our mission is to advance

the seniors housing and care industry by facilitating informed

investment decision-making. As such, we are the leading provider of

performance data for this fast growing industry that seeks to meet the

seniors housing and care needs of our nation's elderly. NIC is not a

trade association and does no lobbying, but seeks to provide objective,

fact-based information on financial and business performance.

The candidate is responsible for initial hotel contract negotiations and

the RFP process. Candidate will coordinate services for events and

finalize function details including meals, AV, transportation and

preparation of meeting packets. In addition, candidate will work closely

with VP of Events & Marketing, other meeting staff and organizers to

plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets according to meeting needs

and review event bills and approve payments. Other functions of this

position include management and marketing assistance for two annual

conferences with progressively more responsibility in these areas.

Required Qualification

Must have at least 5 years of meeting management experience and

familiarity with hotel and vendor contracts/negotiations. Must have

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

and written communication skills are essential. Ability to travel and

work increased hours at event crunch time.

Education

Bachelors Degree in a related field

Must submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Elisa

Infante Freeman, VP of Events & Marketing at efreeman@nic.org in order

to be considered.

43. Vice President of Sales and Marketing; San Diego North Convention &

Visitors Bureau; San Diego, CA

San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau presents a fantastic

opportunity to qualified hospitality sales professionals as it seeks to

fill a new position within its organization, Vice President of Sales and

Marketing. The ideal candidate requires the maturity and confidence to

mentor the sales & marketing team, represent the Bureau to area

stakeholders and work closely with the Bureau's CEO. Qualified candidate

must have a strong understanding of sales & marketing trends, the

marketplace, and competitive set. Excellent grasp of technology and its

opportunities for sales & marketing will be crucial. The Vice President

of Sales and Marketing will bring to the organization well groomed sales

systems and effective reporting methods and be able to quickly analyze

the diverse product and the area's multiple markets including corporate,

association, incentive, luxury, SMERF and sporting events.

Responsibilities

-Lead the sales and marketing efforts to establish San Diego North as a

separate and integral brand within the Southern California marketplace.

-Work to maintain strong ties with San Diego CVB, San Diego North

members and stakeholders.

-Grow client base within the high-end corporate / incentive / luxury

market segment.

-Lead and mentor sales team by implementing metrics, processes and

procedures.

-Lead and mentor marketing team by implementing metrics, processes and

procedures.

-Work directly with President/CEO on Sales and Marketing plan as well as

staffing plan to determine future growth of organization.

Required Qualification

-Previous travel, tourism and / or hospitality experience preferred

-Previous CVB, Hotel / Resort or state tourism experience would be a

plus

-Background working with boards, committees or in other multiple

stakeholder environments will be helpful

-Previous work experience with a branded product or destination

-Existing client base and strong knowledge of the San Diego product and

its competitive set will be very beneficial

-College degree preferred

Sales professionals from the Tour and Travel, CVB and Lodging industries

with proven success in high-end markets are encouraged to submit their

résumé to:

Craig Molitor, Executive Recruiter

SearchWide

molitor@searchwide.com

44. Meeting & Events Manager – Government; Experient; Arlington, VA

Experient is currently seeking a Meeting and Event Manager for our

Arlington, VA office. 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 required. Prefer

candidate with government planning exper ience. We offer a competitive

compensation and benefits package, along with a superior work

environment.

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

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

45. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; Downers Grove, IL

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

professional advantage … respect.

In this key role, you will coordinate all logistical details, source and

negotiate hotel and venue space and work with budget development.

Required Qualification

* 3 years experience in procurement, meeting planning in group travel

industry

* Strong contract negotiation skills with demonstrated success in cost

savings

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

* Experience with StarCite a plus

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 # 97419BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

46. ASSISTANT PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Downers

Grove, IL

Position Description

A hard worker. A trusted colleague. A strong, dependable person to have

by your side. Someone who helps make it happen for the good of the team.

In this key role, you will assist Meeting Planners with logistical

details, negotiation and contract services of food and beverage, audio

visual and other third party suppliers.

Required Qualification

* 2+ years meeting and event management experience

* Strong verbal/written communication, organizational and customer

service skills

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 # 97422BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

47. Meeting Planner; The Forum Group; Fredericksburg, VA

The Forum Group is a meeting planning company focused in the area of

medical education. We are seeking an experienced planner to manage

pre-planning and on-site logistics and post-event reconciliation. This

position will also be responsible for exhibit sales and trade show

management. Position has growth potential for professionals with ability

to help bring in new business. Travel is required. This position works

out of Fredericksburg, VA office.

Responsibilities

Select sub-contractors, negotiate contracts, monitor catering, prepare

meeting resumes, sell exhibit space, provide on-site show management

Required Qualification

Must have professional demeanor and excellent communication skills

Education

BA/BS required

send resume with cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

info@theforumgroup.net

48. Salesperson; City of Brooklyn Center; Brooklyn Center, MN

The City of Brooklyn Center is accepting applications for a full time

Salesperson at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. This position is

responsible for aggressively selling the facility, services, food and

beverage according to revenue and pricing standards. Coordinates the

details of appropriate functions with highest regard to guest service

and Earle Brown Heritage Center profitability. Reports to the EBHC

Director of Sales.

Desirable Qualifications: Three to five years experience in sales and in

catering the meetings/hospitality industry. Knowledge of competitors

facilities, capabilities, products, prices, catering and styles. Ability

to speak, read, or write any language other than English, including sign

language.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Two years experience in sales and

catering. Computer experience.

All applicants must submit a City of Brooklyn Center application for

employment and supplemental application. For more information or to

obtain an application packet, call 763-569-3307 or visit the website at

www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org. Please submit completed application to

City of Brooklyn Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN

55430. Application deadline is Wednesday, January 23, 2008

49. Sales Manager; The Production Network; Seattle, WA

TPNevents is a full-service meeting/event planning division of The

Production Network. The TPNevents team offers the technical know-how to

take any vision and make it a reality. Our integrated in-house services

include: meeting management, event planning, stage design, creative,

media production, fabrication, rentals, production management,

interactive media, and sophisticated presentation technologies.

The Sales Manager works with the TPNevents Director to develop and

implement a sales plan for the TPNevents group. S/he thrives in setting

and achieving ambitious sales targets. S/he also shares The Production

Network's mission to build long lasting relationships . . . through our

commitment to innovation, thoroughness and fairness.

Responsibilities

– Work with the TPNevents Director to develop and carry out a sales

strategy for TPNevents.

– Develop business plans to establish and grow strategic client

relationships.

– Establish and grow prospective customers.

– Oversee the development of proposals.

– Attend industry networking events and anticipate industry trends,

constantly exploring new avenues for client prospecting.

– Maintain a client information database and record of all sales

activity.

– Meet with clients at venue locations and conduct on-site inspections

as necessary.

– Interface with the TPNevents Director to ensure excellent internal and

external communications between the client(s) and the TPN team(s) on

each project.

– Utilize TPN sales reporting tools to ensure client/project data is

accurately captured.

Required Qualification

– Proven track record in new business development, with at least 5 years

sales experience and quantifiable success in developing and implementing

strategic sales plans;

– Minimum 5 years experience working in the meeting/event industry;

– Existing relationships within the meeting and hospitality industry;

– Hands-on operational experience managing meeting logistics for large

and complex events including product launches, conventions, conferences,

and exhibits is preferred but not required;

– Understanding of meeting technology and creative services preferred

but not required.

– BA/BS degree preferred but not required.

Please refer to our web site at http://www.tpnevents.com

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

careers@tpnevents.com

50. Conference Planning/Administrative; Hepco Tours; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6683

51. Meeting Planner; MAC Meetings and Events; St. Louis, MO

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6682

52. Food And Beverage Director; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

The Washington Plaza Hotel, a 340 room hotel with 12,000 square feet of

meeting space, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Food &

Beverage Director. This position is responsible for the overall

operation of the restaurant, bar and banquet area. The preferred

candidate will have excellent service standards and previous restaurant

management experience. Please FAX resume with salary requirements to:

202-342-7828 or email to lkurowski@rbpropertiesinc.com. Resumes without

salary requirements will not be considered.

53. Front Office Manager; One Washington Circle Hotel; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25199371&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

54. Sales Associate; Rainbow Production Services; Atkinson, NH

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4104240

55. Assistant Director of Events; University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4104978

56. Office Manager/ Event Planner; Lissner Foundations; New York, NY

The Gerda Lissner Foundations is a Non-profit foundation which awards

grants to Opera Singers through a yearly competition. The Herman

Foundation is general philanthropy.

Office Manager is responsible for day to day office management, file

maintenance, and general correspondence, as well as serving as executive

assistant to the President and members of the Board. Office Manager is

also responsible for planning the yearly competition which occurs in

March.Ideal candidate will have an interest/experience in opera or the

arts, some knowledge of event planning, and at least 5 years experience

as a secretary/office manager.

Responsibilities:

-Answer phones, process email, general office maintenance

-Maintain large filing system

-Serve as assistant to the President

-Assist in coordinating yearly competition: travel, accommodations,

venue and other arrangements

-Process applications; remain in heavy contact with applicants

Qualifications:

-Highly organized and efficient in file management

-Strong computer knowledge (Windows, Excel, Internet skills)

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-Experience in making travel arrangements/event planning This is a

permanent full time position- 5 days a week, hours flex. 10:30-5:30, and

the office is located in Mid-town Manhattan.

Salary is $40,000/yr and includes full medical benefits

Ideal position for mature individual with previous executive assistant

experience. We are seeking someone willing to commit to a long term

position as a part of the Lissner Foundations family. To apply, please

email cover letter and resume IN BODY OF EMAIL to gerdalissner@aol.com

or fax (212) 826-0366

57. Assistant Director of Special Events & Alumni Relations; University

of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4103137

58. EventDesigner/Sales/Production; Event Dynamics, Inc.; South Carolina

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4094279

59. Research and Database Manager; Fayetteville Area Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Fayetteville, NC

Responsibilities:

Responsible for developing, implementing and standardizing a research

program of work, including market research, conversion studies and

visitation at area hospitality partners. Develops programs to

continuously market to visitors and potential visitors utilizing

bureau's database. Ensures accuracy of bureau databases, to include

website and other tourism related websites.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with academic

course work in a relevant discipline is preferred. Preferred candidates

will have experience in tourism research. Candidate must be demonstrate

strong computer, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Compensation:

Competitive

Contact:

Melody Foote

FACVB

245 Person Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

mfoote@visitfayettevillenc.com

60. Sales Manager; Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pasadena, CA

The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau has an opening for a sales

manager. Position is responsible for room night goals & generating

revenue. Develop territory to build client base for corporate &

association markets. Attend tradeshows & participate in client events.

Qualifications:

Four-year degree. Min. two years in a CVB or convention sales. Proven

record of successfully promoting/selling trade shows, conventions, and

related events.

Compensation:

Competitive compensation and benefit package. Submit resume to:

hr@pasadenacenter.com in Word format. Use CVBSM in subject line.

Background checks conducted on final candidates. No relocation provided.

EOE

Contact:

Shari McCormick

Pasadena Center Operating Company

300 E. Green St.

Pasadena, CA 91101

hr@pasadenacenter.com

http://www.pasadenacal.com

61. PUBLIC RELATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER; Shreveport-Bossier Convention

and Tourist Bureau; Shreveport, LA

Responsibilities:

. Writing/editing news releases

. Maintaining daily/weekly phone and email contact with media

. Attending media trade shows

. Organizing media familiarization trips

. Organizing media events and news conferences

. Preparing industry communication

. Responding to media inquiries

. Overseeing multimedia public relations efforts

. Submitting a monthly public relations repor

t . Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

. 5 years of public relations or journalism experience

. Bachelor's degree

. Writing experience

Compensation:

Commiserate with experience

Contact:

Brandy Claiborne

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

629 Spring Street

Shreveport, LA 71101

318-222-9391 (phone)

318-222-0056 (fax)

bclaiborne@sbctb.org

http://www.shreveport-bossier.org

62. Public Relations/Communications Manager; Switzerland County Tourism;

Vevay, IN

Responsibilities:

Responsible for planning, implementing, and reviewing communication

programs. Create and distribute press releases and promotional material.

Maximizes earned press coverage in all media, including the web. Works

with local organizations to assist in their Public Relations efforts.

Qualifications:

Four-year relevant degree from an academic institution. Established

contacts with local, state, regional and national media with emphasis on

tri state area of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Proven track record of

generating media coverage. Excellent oral, written, and computer skills.

Practical experience in the tourism/hospitality industry may be

substituted for the educational training.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

Contact:

David Attaway

Switzerland County Tourism

128 West Main Street

Vevay, IN 47043

davidattaway@embarqmail.com

63. Regional Convention Sales Managers; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; Various Locations

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

leads for the New Orleans CVB through personal contact, telephone

solicitation and participation at industry functions. Develop working

relationships with corporate and association meeting planners and

maintain high visibility in the meeting planning community. Identify

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

developing proposals and service existing accounts. New positions

available in Washington D.C., Chicago, New Jersey/Philadelphia, Atlanta,

Dallas, No. & So. California.

Qualifications:

Five to seven years of related experience.

Compensation:

Salary will vary on previous experience and location of position.

Contact:

John V. Tiano

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bur

2020 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

504-566-5016 (phone)

504-556-5828 (fax)

hr@neworleanscvb.com

www.neworleanscvb.com

64. National Sales Manager (Washington, DC Metro Area); Atlantic City

Convention & Visitors Authority; Washington, DC

Responsibilities:

Solicitation of national, regional & state trade shows, conventions, &

exhibitions by attending trade shows, conducting familiarization tours,

sales missions and sales calls. Prepare convention bids to meet

specifications of clients. Candidate must work from home.

Qualifications:

4-5 yrs convention sales experience working with nat'l association

meeting planners & trade show managers, strong knowledge of Washington

DC market, applied knowledge of personal computer systems & word

processing, ability to clearly express complex thoughts, ideas,

statistical results & management concepts. Bachelors degree required,

industry certification a plus.

Compensation:

Competitive salary based on experience. Excellent benefit package.EOE

Contact:

Vice President, Administration/Human Resources

Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority

2314 Pacific Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

(609) 347-9186 (fax)

jobs@accva.com

http://www.atlanticcitynj.com

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