Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 28 January 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 28 January 2008

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Sales Manager, National Accounts; Atlanta Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Atlanta, GA

2. Sr. Director, Global Sales – Inside Sales & Services; Wyndham Hotel

Group; Dallas, TX

3. Director of Meetings; The Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

4. Event/Sales Coordinator; JTDunn Enterprises; Upper Marlboro, MD

5. Convention/Meeting Planner; National Catholic Educational

Association; Washington, DC

6. Manager, Corporate Relations & Sales; Congress of Neurological

Surgeons; Schaumburg, IL

7. Director of Events; Hilton Washington; Washington, DC

8. Meeting Planner; American Academy of Pediatrics; Elk Grove Village,

IL

9. Meetings Manager; Kellen Company; North Atlanta, GA

10. Catering Manager; Kennedy Space Visitor Complex; Kennedy Space

Center, FL

11. Events Specialist II; Invensys Process Systems; Plano, TX

12. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; Virtual

13. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Fort Smith, AR

14. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; New Jersey

15. Program Manager; Premiere Events, Inc.; Aptos / Monterey, CA

16. Convention, Events, and Meetings Director; National Funeral

Directors Association; Brookfield, WI

17. Conference Manager; Direct Marketing Association; New York, NY

18. Manager, Meeting & Event Operations; Experient; Raleigh, NC

19. Event Coordinator/Administrative Assistant; Odeum Expo; Villa Park,

IL

20. Event Sales Representative; Odeum Expo Center; Villa Park, IL

21. Account Coordinator – Travel Ops; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

22. Convention Senior Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation; Chicago, IL

23. Meeting Sponsorship Coordinator; American Optometric Association;

Saint Louis, MO

24. Operations Managers (2), Events & Meetings Management; HRG North

America; Montreal, ON, Canada

25. Meetings & CLE Manager; American Bar Association; Chicago, IL

26. Associate; Washington Speakers Bureau; Greenwich, CT

27. National Sales Manager; Panache Destination Management; Las Vegas,

NV

28. Account Manager – Operations; Destination Concepts; San Diego, CA

29. Meeting Service Specialist; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

30. Meeting Planner; Grant Thornton LLP; Oakbrook Terrace, IL

31. Chief of Events Planning Unit; Inter-American Development Bank;

Washington, DC

32. Associate Director, Meetings and Exhibits; American Association for

Cancer Research; Pennsylvania

33. Meetings and Sponsosrhips Manager; The Food and Drug Law Institute;

Washington, DC

34. Conference/Administrative Assistant; American Public Human Services

Association; Washington, DC

35. Manager, Meetings Marketing; American Association of Airport

Executives; Alexandria, VA

36. Manager, Events & Meetings Planning; Confidential; Washington, DC

37. Director of Member Programs & Services; Association of Boarding

Schools; Asheville, NC

38. Meeting Planner; Association for Conflict Resolution; Washington, DC

39. Sales Manager; Massachusetts Convention Center Authority;

Springfield Area, MA

40. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites; St George/Washington, UT

41. Group Sales Manager; The Langham; Boston, MA

42. Transient Sales Manager; The Langham; Boston, MA

43. Catering Sales Director; American Golf Corporation; Bronx, NY

44. Executive Director of Sales; The Kahala Hotel & Resort; Honolulu, HI

45. Sales Manager; The National Conference Center; Lansdowne, VA

46. Sales Administration; Confidential; Tampa, FL

47. Sales Staff Position; Zeus Events & Tradeshow Furniture Rental;

Florida

48. Conference Producer-Business; MECLABS; Jacksonville, FL

49. Assistant Professor for Culinary Education; Grand Rapids Community

College; Grand Rapids, MI

50. Director of Conferences and Education; The Gerontological Society of

America; Washington, DC

51. Event Manager; Calgary Marriott Hotel; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

52. Catering Administrative Assistant; The Denver Athletic Club; Denver,

CO

53. Social Director; The Denver Athletic Club; Denver, CO

54. Director of Fundraising Events; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Nashua,

NH

55. Meeting Planner, Governance Meetings; Association of Fundraising

Professionals; Arlington, VA

56. Conference Services Supervisor; B.H. Griner Associates Inc.;

Vienna,

VA

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

58. Training and Event Planner; SAIC; McLean, VA

59. Front Desk Supervisor; SPRINGFIELD HILTON; Springfield, VA

60. Manager, Convention Housing & Communication; American

Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Rockville, MD

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

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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 Manager, National Accounts; Atlanta Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Atlanta, GA

The sales manager, national accounts is responsible for selling hotel

rooms and convention facilities of the Metro Atlanta area and the State

of Georgia for pre and post convention activities to associations, trade

shows, conventions and meetings with sleeping room requirements greater

than 1,201 rooms on any given nights.

Responsibilities:

– Indentifying, contacting and booking new business

– Making sales calls/trips to assigned market

– Presenting new business opportunities

– Conducting market segment planning meetings

– Facilitating sales trips

– Creating and delivering presentations on Atlanta to meeting planners,

Board of Directors

– Preparing and facilitating customer Atlanta site visits

– Tracking group histories

– Educating clients on housing, registration, convention services, PR

– Representing city at industry events and trade shows

– Serving as liaison between hotels and meeting planners

Qualifications:.

– Minimum of ten years experience in related sales field, preferably

convention bureau sales, convention facility sales or convention hotel

sales (5 years must be in trade show sales)

– Four year college degree

– Superior communication skills (verbal and written)

– Ability to work a flexible work schedule to include evenings and

weekends; must be able to travel (20% required annually)

– Knowledge and enthusiasm for Atlanta and its offerings

– Proven organizational and leadership skills

– Advanced computer skills to include proficiency in Microsoft Outlook,

Word, PowerPoint and ability to work with databases

jobs@atlanta.net

http://www.atlanta.net

2. Sr. Director, Global Sales – Inside Sales & Services; Wyndham Hotel

Group; Dallas, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4136568

3. Director of Meetings; The Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

The Endocrine Society, a membership organization serving physicians and

scientists, seeks an experienced association professional to serve as

Director of Meetings. The Director of Meetings reports to the Senior

Director of Meetings & Education.

Responsibilities:

. Planning, implementation and management of all meeting functions

(including an annual meeting of 8,000) and managing all logistical

aspects of meeting services, educational activities, and committee

meetings. This includes budget development, projection and

reconciliation, site solicitation and selection, contract negotiations,

vendor selection & management, committee activities, and overall

logistics for all meetings and related educational programs

. Assisting in the identification and selection of future sites for

educational meetings. Responsible for negotiation and execution of all

contracts for the meeting facilities and vendors

. Directing and delegating responsibilities for a meetings staff of 5

professionals

. Directing and developing production schedules for meeting operations;

analyzing and improving work processes

Requirements:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Outlook, Word, Power

Point, and advanced Excel. Superior oral/written communication and

excellent math skills, including experience with accounting protocols

and procedures. Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle

multiple projects simultaneously and work independently to follow-up on

assignments as necessary. Bachelor's Degree. 50% travel ability and at

least five years of experience in meetings management at a supervisory

level. CMP certification a plus. Health or scientific association

meeting experience preferred.

The Endocrine Society offers a convenient Chevy Chase location,

collegial work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits

including an on-site employee gym and generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan

with 10% employer contribution. Qualified candidates should send resume

and cover letter with salary requirements to hr@endo-society.org or mail

to Human Resources, The Endocrine Society, 8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste

900, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disab.

Contact: Julie Boynton

Phone: 301-941-0214

Fax: 240-482-0102

jboynton@endo-society.org

http://www.endo-society.org

4. Event/Sales Coordinator; JTDunn Enterprises; Upper Marlboro, MD

Through the familiarization of general concepts, practices, and

procedures within the event management field and hospitality industry,

the event coordinator is responsible for all aspects of planning events

for the company. Heavy sales involved.

Job Description:

*Handle coordination and execution of tradeshow events from

pre-event to post-event, including and not limited to: decorators,

caterers, audio/visual companies, speaker selection, transportation,

staff scheduling, and contract negotiation.

*Act as main contact for registered exhibitors in handling event

inquiries and logistics.

*Onsite coordination at events.

*Market to prospective clients through phone calls, faxes, emails

and direct mail.

*Build sales skills through client relationships, negotiation, and

contracting clients

*Generate sales through interaction with a wide variety of

hospitality suppliers, such as hotels, resorts, convention centers, car

rental companies, and many more.

Qualifications:

Proven verbal and written communication skills. Leadership ,

self-motivation and organizational skills. Ability to work a flexible

schedule for on-site events.

Contact: Sylvia Lantang

Phone: 301-249-4600 Ext. 12

Fax: 301-249-9100

sylvia.lantang@jtdunn.com

http://www.jtdunn.com

5. Convention/Meeting Planner; National Catholic Educational

Association; Washington, DC

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) invites

applications for the newly created position, Convention/Meeting Planner.

The ideal applicant will have sufficient experience and knowledge to

reorganize and expand this office to include both the association's

annual major convention and large departmental meetings. This bright,

energetic, self-starter will supervise and coordinate strategic,

operational and logistical activities necessary for successful events.

Preference will be given to an experienced certified meeting planner

with a genuine understanding and appreciation for the mission of the

NCEA.

Please submit a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a

resume and names of three references to William J. Campbell, S.M., Chair

Search Committee (wcampbell@ncea.org). Materials should be received by

March 1. 2008.

NCEA offers a comprehensive benefit package. Salary will be commensurate

with experience. Start July 1, preferred. To learn more about NCEA and

the full job description, go to www.ncea.org

Contact: Br. William Campbell

Phone: (202) 337-6232 Ext. 270

Fax: (202) 333-6706

wcampbell@ncea.org

6. Manager, Corporate Relations & Sales; Congress of Neurological

Surgeons; Schaumburg, IL

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has an opportunity available for a

Manager, Corporate Relations & Sales responsible for selling exhibit

space and sponsorship opportunities to new as well as existing exhibit

partners. This manager will serve to support and manage exhibit related

marketing and exhibit services projects for the CNS Annual Meeting which

draws more than 200 exhibit companies and occupies over 65,000 square

feet of exhibit space, as well as other meetings and events. Key

elements of the job description follow, but are not limited to: 1)

develop strategic sales' plans focused on increasing revenue and

communicating value to exhibit and corporate partners, 2) manage

customized sponsorship solutions and packages, 3) manage key vendor

relationships relative to the exhibit hall, 4) manage annual budgetary

efforts related to exhibit, Annual Meeting promotion, and sponsorship

programs.

Requirements:

BA/BS degree with a minimum of four years of exhibit sales/management

experience. Background in non-profit medical association required.

Strong personal communication skills with organized written and verbal

abilities necessary. Must be able to manage multiple projects with the

ability to work independently with exhibitors, sponsors, vendors,

volunteers and leadership. Resumes without salary requirements will not

be considered. Travel required.

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons exists to enhance health and

improve lives worldwide through the advancement of education and

scientific exchange. With its volunteers and staff of over 20

professionals, the CNS serves over 6,000 domestic and international

members. The CNS offers a generous holiday/time off policy as well as

health and dental coverage, ST/LT/Life, and 401k benefits.

info@1cns.org

7. Director of Events; Hilton Washington; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4131864

8. Meeting Planner; American Academy of Pediatrics; Elk Grove Village,

IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4131251

9. Meetings Manager; Kellen Company; North Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4125100

10. Catering Manager; Kennedy Space Visitor Complex; Kennedy Space

Center, FL

Position Description

Review all written communication, i.e., resumes, daily/weekly, Banquet

Event Orders to determine appropriate staffing levels, room/station

assignments, banquets and meeting room set-ups. Communicate all changes

and makes adjustments according to the above items. Communicate

information to the kitchen and other supportive departments prior to and

during events. Responsible for maintaining a strong client relationship

and ensuring that all events specifications are communicated to and

executed by all operating departments. Responsible for the appropriate

and timely set up of all functions and meetings while maintaining

standards of food. Requires strong communication skills, both verbal and

written.

Required Qualification

Three to five years of Banquets background and prior hospitality

experience required. Five or more years of experience in a Leadership

role.

Please email resume and cover letter to rbliss@dncinc.com.

11. Events Specialist II; Invensys Process Systems; Plano, TX

Position Description

Plans and executes global corporate events, tradeshows, meetings,

conferences and customer related events. Coordinates logistics

including: registration, attendee tracking, communications, hotel rooms,

food & beverage, transportation, group activities, audio/visual,

production, amenties, etc. Assists with procurring and coordinating

vendor services. Provides on-site event support. Prepares financial

analysis and budgeting for each event. Research potential event

locations and evaluate alternatives.

Responsibilities

Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data

requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercises judgement within

defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate call of

action. Builds productive working relationships internally and

externally.

Required Qualification

Minimum Required Education: BA or BS

Minimum Required Experience: 3-5 years experience in meeting planning,

corporate events or tradeshows.

Technical College Training in related field

Financial preparation for reporting and cost analysis

Person must be able to communicate both written and verbally to a

variety of people. Requires extensive organizational skills and

experience multi-tasking numerous projects at any given time. Face pace

environment and strong team environment philosophy.

Visit http://ips.invensys.com/careers/careers.htm for more information

and to view additional career opportunities. Job Position #3721.

You may also submit your resume to cv.hou@ips.invensys.com. In the

Subject Line, please reference Marketing #3721.

12. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; Virtual

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

professional advantage … respect.

Working virtually, 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 in electronic RFP tool 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 # 97865BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

13. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Fort Smith, AR

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

professional advantage … respect.

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

logistical details, negotiation and contract services of food and

beverage, audio visual and other third party suppliers. Meetings range

in size from 10 to 1,500+ participants.

Required Qualification

* Some meeting planning experience; CMP preferred

* Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 98301BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

14. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; New Jersey

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

professional advantage … respect.

Working virtually in New Jersey, you will coordinate all logistical

details, including travel, for varied Johnson & Johnson meetings,

incentives, exhibits and conventions. Meetings range in size from 10 to

3,000 participants.

Required Qualification

* 3+ years experience in meeting planning, negotiations, and hotel sales

or operations

* Thoroughly familiar with travel and hospitality industries

* Excellent verbal/written communication skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 97925BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

15. Program Manager; Premiere Events, Inc.; Aptos / Monterey, CA

This operations position demands a high-energy individual who is

responsible for the planning, development, management and execution of

corporate events and meetings from inception to completion. This

position is located in the Monterey Bay area and reports to the Director

of Operations

The individual will work closely with the Operations Team and Sales to

plan and implement events which support the company's strategic goals.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of launching

successful events and meetings that include hands-on involvement from

pre-event management to post-even follow through.

Required Qualification

Exceptional project management skills: able to manage multiple programs

with overlapping deadlines with strict attention to details

Experience in managing outside vendors, agencies and service providers,

with ability to negotiate project terms

Strong written and verbal communications skills

Team-player, motivator and self-starter

Must be a creative thinker who enjoys collaboration and is willing to

wear many hats

Education

College degree or equivalent work experience in event planning: with a

focus on event planning and program management

Please email resumes to Greydon Morley, greydon@premiere-events.com

16. Convention, Events, and Meetings Director; National Funeral

Directors Association; Brookfield, WI

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6730

17. Conference Manager; Direct Marketing Association; New York, NY

Conference manager is responsible for structuring the conference agenda

through research; working and leading a program advisory committee;

selecting and inviting high-level speakers; running the event onsite;

and ensuring profitability of event. Reports to a conference director

and works closely with marketing and sales.

Responsibilities

Include research and development of conference topics; creation and

guidance of a high-level program advisory committee to develop relevant

content; work with marketing to develop and execute a comprehensive

marketing strategy and to assist them in writing session/promotional

copy; supervise on-site event coordination; forecasting and P&L

responsibility; and conducting post-show analysis of event.

The candidate must have 3+ years of conference experience with strong

research and analytical skills; must have strong time and project

management skills able to work under deadline pressure; have strong

verbal and written communication skills; able to work independently and

contribute to the team's goals; must be detail-oriented and able to

assimilate complex information quickly; be customer focused; have a

basic understanding of budgets and numbers; and be interested in current

business issues and marketing trends. Travel required 3-4 times a year.

If you are the outstanding professional we are seeking, please apply

now. This could be the start of something great. Please send cover

letter and resume to:

Direct Marketing Association

1120 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036

Attn: Human Resources Department

Or E-mail to: HR6@the-dma.org

Or Fax to: 212-302-7642

www.the-dma.org

18. Manager, Meeting & Event Operations; Experient; Raleigh, NC

Experient is currently seeking a Manager, Meeting and Event Operations

to be located in Raleigh, NC. As a Manager, Meeting and Event

Operations, you will have direct responsibility for organizing and

managing meeting details with clients along with supervising an event

planning staff. This position will be located at our client¿s location

in RTP. Duties include consulting with our clients to improve their

meeting experience, recommending and managing supplier products and

services, and providing on-site meeting leadership and support. EOE

Requirements include: 3 years of prior management experience, ability to

travel 30%, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong leadership skills

and decision-making abilities.

To be considered for this position at Experient, please submit your

resume on our website at http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html

19. Event Coordinator/Administrative Assistant; Odeum Expo; Villa Park,

IL

The Odeum And Expo Center, a premier multi purpose facility, is seeking

an Event Sales Representative.

The Odeum is one of the most flexible and convenient meeting and special

event destinations in the metropolitan Chicago Area. Located in the hub

of the eastern Dupage County's busiest transportation corridor, and just

five miles from O'Hare International Airport, the Odeum attracts nearly

two million patrons annually to its various special events.

Responsibilities

Responsible for coordination of Trade shows and Special events.

Required Qualification

Must be self-motivated and enthusiastic. Strong communication and

leadership skills are a must. Advanced Word and excel required. Prior

experience in aevent coordinating is a plus.

Please send resume with salary history to: jamie@odeumexpo.com

20. Event Sales Representative; Odeum Expo Center; Villa Park, IL

The Odeum And Expo Center, a premier multi purpose facility, is seeking

an Event Sales Representative.

The Odeum is one of the most flexible and convenient meeting and special

event destinations in the metropolitan Chicago Area. Located in the hub

of the eastern Dupage County's busiest transportation corridor, and just

five miles from O'Hare International Airport, the Odeum attracts nearly

two million patrons annually o its various special events.

Primary responsibilities will include identification, solicitation, and

booking of trade expositions, large-scale corporate and public meeting

banquet or special events.

The successful candidate must have 3-5 years of event booking and sales

experience, or similar industry related experience, strong

organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as this person

will be the direct contact with the client and contract negations.

This position offers a competitive salary and attractive benefit

package. Compensation is negotiable abs commensurate with experience.

Please submit a letter of application, current resume, references and

salary history to: jamie@odeumexpo.com

21. Account Coordinator – Travel Ops; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6724

22. Convention Senior Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6723

23. Meeting Sponsorship Coordinator; American Optometric Association;

Saint Louis, MO

Position Description

Serves as primary liaison between the Meetings Center and Industry

Relations. Position ensures all meeting related sponsorships are

accurate and executed completely.

Responsibilities

Assist both Industry Relations and Meetings Center in building

relationships with sponsors and vendors to meet goals and objectives of

both AOA and industry partners. Responsible for all clerical duties

related to meeting sponsorships.

Required Qualification

Candidate must possess a working knowledge and experience with

computers; specifically Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

Outlook, PowerPoint), not-for-profit experience, communications and/or

marketing background. Program and project implementation and management

a real advantage. Essential to the position are strong oral/written

communication skills, typing (60 wpm), organizational skills,

creativity, ability to work well with others (especially those in senior

management positions), and ability to handle multiple programs at one

time are essential. Strong knowledge of business community and its

structure/protocols is valuable. Microsoft Publisher experience is

desirable.

Education

Minimum two year degree from a college or university, or one to three

years related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and

experience.

Qualified applicants, please send resume with salary requirements to

Human Resources@AOA.org. Please do not send attachments with your

e-mail. Hard copies may be sent to Human Resources, American Optometric

Association, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141.

EOE

24. Operations Managers (2), Events & Meetings Management; HRG North

America; Montreal, ON, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6720

25. Meetings & CLE Manager; American Bar Association; Chicago, IL

Position Description

– Directs all aspects of the Section¿s business, education and CLE

meeting/program

and ensures successful execution of same.

– Develops program content

– Develops and monitors program budgets

– Directs complete production of meetings and programs: selection of

site,

negotiations of contracts, writing of promotional brochures,

coordination of speakers,

overseeing of registration, overseeing of on-site logistics, assessing

attendee

satisfaction and preparation of post-meeting reports.

Requirements:

– 3 – 5 years appropriate work experience including: program

development, meeting

planning and evaluation, supervision, budget development and monitoring,

marketing and reporting, and Contract negotiation experience

– Bachelor's degree

– Travel (3-5 times per year)

To apply:

Mail Address: 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Telephone -: 312 988-5600

Fax: 312 988-5177

E-Mail: www.abajobs@abanet.org

Website: http://www.abanet.org/hr/

26. Associate; Washington Speakers Bureau; Greenwich, CT

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6715

27. National Sales Manager; Panache Destination Management; Las Vegas,

NV

The National Sales Manager is responsible for selling Panache

Destination Management services to corporate clients who are hosting

National Conventions or Incentive trip being held in Las Vegas. The

Sales Manager position is responsible for developing new clients and

being able to bring their own steady flow of existing customers to

Panache. Panache excels, so the candidate must possess great customer

service skills, leadership qualities, and strong self-motivational

skills to maintain required sales goals. It's Las Vegas, so a desire to

work in one of the fastest growing economies is a must.

Responsibilities

1. Developing a strong flow of incoming leads from outside sources by

prospecting.

2. Maintaining lasting relationships with hotels as clients.

3. Ensuring 100% customer service is obtained from beginning to end by

constant follow up of program operations.

4. Attend outside networking events to ensure Panache has a presence in

industry relations.

5. Business travel for client meetings and tradeshows when needed.

6. Develop proposals that are consistent, accurate, and show creative

elements to obtain business.

7. Meet and exceed company and individual sales goals, while maintaining

current standards for profit.

8. Have the desire for long term growth with Panache.

The preferred candidate will have minimum three years experience within

the field and two years additionally in sales. Candidates outside Las

Vegas must have DMC experience to be considered for the position. Local

knowledge of Las Vegas market, hotels, products and services to

effectively and efficiently sell Panache services is a must. The

National Sales Manager must have knowledge of the complete operations of

a DMC. Candidate must have a proven track record of meeting and

exceeding sales goals along with references as back-up. Additionally, we

are a high-energy, fast-paced office that likes to work hard and play

hard. It will also be imperative that the appropriate candidate work

well in our office team dynamics.

A college degree in Business Management, Hospitality or Marketing is

preferred.

Please include a cover letter, compensation expectations, and resume. No

phone calls please. Only candidates with the desired qualifications will

be contacted. Please email Lora Fudale, General Manager,

lfudale@panachedm.com

28. Account Manager – Operations; Destination Concepts; San Diego, CA

Destination Concepts, inc seeks to fill the position of Account Manager

– Operations Managerin our San Diego office. The Account Manager will

act as the principle representative and lead liaison for assigned sold

programs.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities include the coordination, management and operation of

programs. Candidate will manage budgets, communicate with clients, and

oversee several programs simultaneously. Additionally, the Account

Manager will participate in creative planning sessions and will be

responsible for research and development of new suppliers while ensuring

a positive partnership with existing vendors.

The ideal candidate will be an efficient multi-tasker, goal oriented

individual with the ability to provide clients with program needs and

requests while meeting deadlines. The Account Manager must thrive in a

fast-paced environment and possess strong organizational, written and

oral communication skills.

Must have experience working with corporate clients and operating

programs for groups ranging from 10-10,000 attendees. Proficiency in

Microsoft Office programs required. Knowledge of Access and CAD a plus.

Position requires flexible hours and travel throughout Southern

California.

Education

Bachelor's Degree required with a minimum of 2-5 years direct

Destination Management or hospitality industry experience.

Please send resume to:

Destination Concepts, inc.

4241 Jutland Drive, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92117

E-mail: mike@destinationconcepts.com

Visit our web site at www.destinationconcepts.com for more information

on our company

29. Meeting Service Specialist; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6712

30. Meeting Planner; Grant Thornton LLP; Oakbrook Terrace, IL

The Meeting Planner coordinates and manages all aspects of event /

meeting planning, including training and national and regional firmwide

meetings.

Responsibilities

-Plan and coordinate basic events with meeting owners, including

logistical and travel arrangements.

-Interact daily with all team members to provide exceptional customer

service and ensure cost-effective and efficient arrangements.

-Coordinate meetings and may provide on-site administrative and

logistics support. Meetings range from half days to several days and

from 50 to 900 participants and take place across the country in hotels

and conference centers.

-Handle site research and selection, contract negotiation, budgeting,

timeline development and monitoring, progress reporting, and on-site

support and logistics.

-Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict

confidentiality in matters that require discretion.

-Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular

basis.

-Perform other job-related duties as necessary.

Required Qualification

-A minimum of 4 years of experience in meeting planning and

implementation, project management, and budget development.

-Experience in a professional service firm a plus.

-Experience with registration and/or meeting delivery tools (Lenos,

Starcite, etc.) a plus.

-Experience with material production and management also a plus.

-Excellent oral and written skills.

-Solid PC skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and

knowledge of statistical software.

-A creative problem-solver with superior organizational skills, strong

attentive to detail, and ability to handle multiple projects.

-Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding

environment while meeting deadlines.

-Proactive with a high level of initiative.

-Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to other offices

approximately 30% of the time; primarily from August to December.

-Some college coursework a plus.

Apply online at

https://grantthornton.recruitmax.com/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=8011

31. Chief of Events Planning Unit; Inter-American Development Bank;

Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6710

32. Associate Director, Meetings and Exhibits; American Association for

Cancer Research; Pennsylvania

Position Description and Responsibilities

. Planning, implementation, and managing of all meeting functions.

. Manages on-site logistics at meetings, conferences and workshops both

international and domestic.

. Solicit and secure proposals from potential sites; personally visit,

inspect and analyze the properties, and make recommendation to the

Director.

. Coordinates the execution of all conference meetings and workshops,

including financial, administrative, staff, production, hotel,

exhibition, promotion and registration arrangements.

. Serve as staff liaison with Director developing agendas, materials,

and meetings minutes.

. Schedule programs with hotels as assigned by Director, making initial

arrangements for function rooms and guest rooms and following up on

setups, staging, food & beverage functions and other physical

arrangements.

. Coordinate and communicate with speakers on logistics, housing,

audiovisual requirements, and handouts.

. Prepare written report on each program managed on site regarding hotel

efficiency, programs, etc.

. Coordinate and contract other related services including but not

limited to entertainment, audio-visual services, general services

contractors and catering.

. Manage other functions pertaining to group activities as they arise;

special receptions, banquets and meetings not held in conjunction with

the Annual Meeting.

. Advise and assist in development of program, budgets and supervise

expenditures, as related to all AACR meetings, conferences and workshop

activities.

. Work with Director to coordinate the activity of the Program Advisory

Committee.

. Plan, contract and coordinate all arrangements for the Past President

/Board of Directors Dinner/VIP events held in conjunction with Annual

Conference.

. Assist Director with oversight of the exhibition management contract

sales and logistical arrangements.

. Assist with the management of the departments Registration and Housing

processes.

. 35% travel required

Position Requirements

. Bachelors Degree with a preference for a Masters Degree

. CMP or CEM a plus

. Ten years of meetings and/or exhibit management experience.

. Five years experience as a senior level meetings professional.

. Medical or Scientific Association experience helpful

. Non-profit experience or medical meeting background a plus

. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

. Knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to meetings and

exhibition management.

. Knowledge of the Meeting & Exhibits Industry as well as current trends

within the industry.

. Microsoft Programs

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history)

to:

Human Resources

P.O. Box 40138

Philadelphia, PA 19106

E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org

Fax: (215) 440-1045

Equal Opportunity Employer

33. Meetings and Sponsosrhips Manager; The Food and Drug Law Institute;

Washington, DC

A downtown DC non-profit educational organization is in need of a

Meetings and Sponsorships Manager. This position is responsible for

organizing, implementing, and managing educationsl conferences, audio

conferences and e-conferences. This includes development of agendas,

volunteer speaker coordination, material preparation and distribution,

and on-site management at meetings. Sponsorship responsibilities include

managing, planning and implementing sponsorship campaigns for programs

and the Annual Educational Conference. Qualified candidate must identify

opportunities for new sales initiatives; develop strategic relationships

with industry, the media, and other associations; and target audiences

outside of FDLI's membership to meet or exceed revenue goals.

Responsibilities also include developing conference brochure copy,

assisting in writing of press releases; selling conference sponsorships

and exhibit booths; establishing and maintaining conference calendars;

and collaborating effectively with other members of FDLI and its Member

representatives. This also includes securing speakers; collecting

information from volunteer speakers and preparing it for on-site

distribution; collaborating with vendors, consultants and others; and

providing logistical support. The successful candicate must be

experienced in on-site management: making announcements, monitoring the

classroom, assisting with registration setup and teardown, and selling

publications, among other duties.

Requirements

Candidate must possess seasoned skills in all aspects of program

management: development, execution and evaluation. Bachelor's degree

preferred. Three to five years experience, preferably in the non-profit

sector. An in-depth understanding of educational programming, including

sales and education management; ability to work independently; excellent

communication skills, a professional demeanor and experience with

volunteers and committees.

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Please forward

resume with cover letter to rmm@fdli.org or fax @(202)222-0930

attention: HR

34. Conference/Administrative Assistant; American Public Human Services

Association; Washington, DC

APHSA seeks a Conference/Administrative Assistant to support the

planning and delivery of about 20 APHSA conferences and general support

for the department's communications and member service activities. Key

areas of responsibilities include: handling pre-registration processes

including entering registrations into database; preparation of

pre-conference materials to include badges, name tents and signs;

on-site responsibilities; post-conference duties; responding to member

inquiries; and development of save-the-date flyers. Some travel is

required.

Position requires excellent teamwork, customer service, and

communication skills, ability to multi-task, and experience with

Microsoft Office and membership databases (preferably iMIS). 2-3 years

of conference experience and some college preferred. Please email your

cover letter, including your salary requirements and resume by to:

Admin/Conf. Search, jobs@aphsa.org. For more information about the

Association, please visit our website at www.aphsa.org EEO/AA.

35. Manager, Meetings Marketing; American Association of Airport

Executives; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2788068&keywords=&ref=1

36. Manager, Events & Meetings Planning; Confidential; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2750961&keywords=&ref=1

37. Director of Member Programs & Services; Association of Boarding

Schools; Asheville, NC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2787460&keywords=&ref=1

38. Meeting Planner; Association for Conflict Resolution; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2787732&keywords=&ref=1

39. Sales Manager; Massachusetts Convention Center Authority;

Springfield Area, MA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2792434&keywords=&ref=1

40. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites; St George/Washington, UT

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2792554&keywords=&ref=1

41. Group Sales Manager; The Langham; Boston, MA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2790628&keywords=&ref=1

42. Transient Sales Manager; The Langham; Boston, MA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2790346&keywords=&ref=1

43. Catering Sales Director; American Golf Corporation; Bronx, NY

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2789876&keywords=&ref=1

44. Executive Director of Sales; The Kahala Hotel & Resort; Honolulu, HI

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2790204&keywords=&ref=1

45. Sales Manager; The National Conference Center; Lansdowne, VA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2788132&keywords=&ref=1

46. Sales Administration; Confidential; Tampa, FL

Travel and marketing company looking for a team player, who is extremely

versatile, enthusiastic with a calming effect, creative and a self

thinker.

Ideal candidate must be meticulous with attention to detail, ability to

prioritize and organize with tremendous follow through.

Typical hours for this position are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00

p.m. However, must be flexible for last minute deadlines and proposal

requests – may need to work late.

Duties include but are not limited to:

* Answering 5 line telephone system

* Ordering office supplies

* General file system management

* Maintaining files and information

* Making travel arrangements

* Managing & maintaining client database system

* Production of business proposals

* Document Preparation & Formatting – Reports, Proposals, Letters,

etc.

* Will work closely with the owners in the office to assist them in

their daily tasks

* Create PowerPoint presentations, perform internet research

* Customer service

Growth within the company is encouraged. As we grow thanks to you and

you grow within the organization, compensation will be realized quickly.

Fax: 813-436-5588

47. Sales Staff Position; Zeus Events & Tradeshow Furniture Rental;

Florida

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4137819

48. Conference Producer-Business; MECLABS; Jacksonville, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4136661

49. Assistant Professor for Culinary Education; Grand Rapids Community

College; Grand Rapids, MI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4133761

50. Director of Conferences and Education; The Gerontological Society of

America; Washington, DC

Small non-profit professional association seeks a Director of

Conferences. This individual will handle two annual conferences in

addition to several small local governance meetings. Must be extremely

organized, able to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines. Strong

communication, computer, and budget management skills required. Duties

include coordinating all aspects of a national scientific meeting

including exhibits and continuing education and working with an

outsourced computer program and Program Committee to manage 2,000

abstracts. Manages Meetings Department staff. At least 3 years of

meeting planning experience required, as well as supervisory experience.

Some travel required. $50,000 plus excellent benefits.

Convenient downtown DC location, close to metro. EOE.

Send resume to HR Director, ljohnson@geron.org.

51. Event Manager; Calgary Marriott Hotel; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4132169

52. Catering Administrative Assistant; The Denver Athletic Club; Denver,

CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4127513

53. Social Director; The Denver Athletic Club; Denver, CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4127506

54. Director of Fundraising Events; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Nashua,

NH

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4120757

55. Meeting Planner, Governance Meetings; Association of Fundraising

Professionals; Arlington, VA

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest

professional fundraising association in the world is seeking a top notch

Meeting Planner to be responsible for the planning and logistics for

governance meetings, Delegate Assembly, educational programs, some

logistics for AFP's International Conference and all small meetings.

For the International Conference this position supervises the

registration vendor and the registration temporary on-site staff,

manages the housing block and refund requests, manages the shipment,

processes invoices, collects bus rebates, supervises registration of

Chamberlain Scholars, special groups, and complimentary registrations,

responds to inquiries from attendees and tracks and distributes ribbons.

For the Governance meetings this position will negotiate hotel

contracts, compile city information, research and evaluate sites, make

site visits, recommend final selection and changes, create hotel and

city comparison reports for future site selections for all Governance

meetings, and prepare requests for proposals (RFPs). Liaisons with hotel

catering manager and other contractors/vendors supporting the Governance

meetings, Leadership Academy and “in conjunction with” meetings during

the International Conference, works with the President's office and

volunteer leadership regarding functions related to Associations

Governance, (i.e. transportation, special reservations, advance

registration, room amenities) and coordinates with department heads

within the Association and Foundation regarding speaker needs, room

set-up, audio/visual and transportation. Manages records and performs

administrative tasks relating to all of the above.

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's degree or comparable

business experience, 3 plus years experience in all aspects of

meeting/convention planning and logistics for large meetings. Hotel

experience preferred; non-profit meeting management experience strongly

preferred; the CMP credential and fluency in Spanish highly desirable;

knowledge of and experience with databases and Microsoft Office Suite;

File Maker Pro is helpful; personal selling and persuasion skills,

highly developed negotiation skills, excellent communication skills,

internally, externally, and at all levels, ability to coordinate

multiple projects, prioritize and follow through with details. Must be

self-directed and work independently with minimal supervision while

being expected to perform in a highly stressful environment with a

demanding workload.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter,

salary requirement, and resume to bhill@afpnet.org EOE

56. Conference Services Supervisor; B.H. Griner Associates Inc.;

Vienna,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25262056&jobSummaryIndex=52&agentID=

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25265616&jobSummaryIndex=54&agentID=

58. Training and Event Planner; SAIC; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25267911&jobSummaryIndex=56&agentID=

59. Front Desk Supervisor; SPRINGFIELD HILTON; Springfield, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25287016&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

60. Manager, Convention Housing & Communication; American

Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Rockville, MD

National professional association seeks individual to manager the

Convention hotel blocks, serve as a liaison with the housing company and

assist in negotiating and finalizing hotel contracts. This person will

also manage the communicatoins processes for the annual convention,

education programs and other meetings. Reqs; BA, and 4 + years

experience in a similar position. Salary: $51,480 – $57,200. For more

detailed information, see our website at http://www.asha.org/jobs.htm.

Diversity in candidates.

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