Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 11 February 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 11 February 2008

Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Administrative Assistant; Hawaii Convention Center; Alexandria, VA

2. Meetings Coordinator-Registration & Housing; American Society of

Neuroradiology (ASNR); Oak Brook, IL

3. Events Planner; The Aerospace Corporation; El Segundo, CA

4. Account Manager; Publicis Meetings USA; Orlando, FL

5. Registration Manager; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

6. Catering Sales Manager; Holiday Inn Inner Harbor; Baltimore, MD

7. Meetings Assistant Internship; American Society of Neuroradiology

(ASNR); Oak Brook, IL

8. Meetings Coordinator; The Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

9. Meetings Assistant; American Association of Nurse Anesthetists; Park

Ridge, IL

10. National Sales Manager; Walt Disney Parks & Resorts; Illinois

11. Manager, Worldwide Sales; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; San

Francisco, CA

12. Events Coordinator; Northshore Harbor Center; Slidell, LA

13. Meeting Planner; Baxter Healthcare; Deerfield, IL

14. Conventions & Meetings Junior Meeting Planner; American Urological

Association; Linthicum, MD

15. Manager of Sales Meeting Planning; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;

Wayne, PA

16. Account Rep; EMG; Work from home office

17. Symposia Manager; Promedica International CME; Carlsbad, CA

18. Senior Meeting Planner; National Assn for the Education of Young

Children; Washington, DC

19. Event Planner; Project Management Institute (PMI); Newtown Square,

PA

20. Director, Practitioner Products; Project Management Institute (PMI);

Newtown Square, PA

21. Festival Director; The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing

Arts; Washington, DC

22. Special Event Coordinator; The Field Museum; Chicago, IL

23. Logistics Coordinator; The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing

Arts; Washington, DC

24. Sales Representative; Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc.; Houston, TX

25. Program Operations; Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc.; Houston, TX

26. Senior Associate, Site Search and Contracting; KPMG LLP; Montvale,

NJ

27. Intern; KPMG LLP; Montvale, NJ

28. Trade Show & Events Manager; Interwrite Learning; Columbia, MD

29. Manager of Conference Coordination; Mortgage Bankers Association;

Washington, DC

30. Guest Service/Revenue Manager; Sheraton Washington North;

Beltsville, MD

31. Account Coordinator Manager; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

32. Director of Meetings and Events; Professional Association of

Innkeepers International; Haddon Heights, NJ

33. Convention Services Manager; The Westin Peachtree Plaza; Atlanta, GA

34. PROGRAM MANAGER; International Corrugated Packaging Foundation;

Alexandria, VA

35. Exposition Manager; Professional Photographers of America; Atlanta,

GA

36. Senior National Sales Manager; Fontainebleau Las Vegas; Las Vegas,

NV

37. Associate Director of Convention Sales; Fontainebleau Las Vegas; Las

Vegas, NV

38. Marketing Event Manager; Arrow; Alpharetta, GA

39. Retreat Director; Ramah Darom Inc.; Atlanta, GA

40. Events Co-Ordinator; TD Securities; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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

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1. Administrative Assistant; Hawaii Convention Center; Alexandria, VA

Join a great team in a wonderful setting in the heart of Old Town and

begin your career in tourism industry. The selected individual will

have a minimum of 2 years office management experience or any

combination of education and experience, graduated from an accredited

business school. The position will handle daily operation office

functions inclusive of managing communications incoming and outgoing;

correspondence utilizing word processing software for proposals and bid

presentations; oversees office equipment and supplies; process all

necessary forms or request in support of the local team and national

team members; inputs appropriate information in Ungerboeck/Infotrak

system including blocking space and pricing as well as generates

reports. Inclusive of Ad hoc projects. Must be proficient in

Microsoft suite of products inclusive of Word, Outlook, Excel, and

Powerpoint

Contact: Sherri Thadeus

Phone: 703-647-7410

Fax: 703-647-7406

sthadeus@hccsmg.com

http://www.hawaiiconvention.com

2. Meetings Coordinator-Registration & Housing; American Society of

Neuroradiology (ASNR); Oak Brook, IL

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), a professional membership

society comprised of 3,000 physicians specializing in the field of

neuroradiology, seeks a qualified candidate to join their Meetings

Division team as a Coordinator at their Oak Brook, Illinois headquarters

office to provide coordination of the ASNR registration and housing and

various logistical functions for the society's Annual Meeting.

This individual will coordinate pre-meeting and onsite and post-meeting

housing and registration functions working closely with physician

registrants; VIP's; Contractors/Vendors; Exhibitors; Speakers; Faculty

and hotel and convention center personnel. Additional responsibilities

include assisting with other related annual meeting responsibilities

including shipping; social programming invitation generation and

tracking and evaluation system tracking and vendor services

coordination.

Candidate must be a career-oriented, self-starter with the ability to

handle multiple projects simultaneously, exhibit initiative and

creativity, and work under deadlines. Superior customer service and

project management skills essential with ability to communicate

positively and effectively with high-level and high-energy physician

members and volunteer leaders, staff and contractors. Light travel

approximately 1-2 times per year. Note: Weekend/overtime work required

during busy period prior to Annual Meeting with travel requirements

ranging from 2 – 12 days.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in education, business,

communications, or other related area. Minimum of 1-2 years of medical

society or association programming and on-site logistics experience.

Computer literacy a must, in MS Office (Word and Excel).

ASNR offers a comprehensive benefits package (commensurate with

experience) and position salary range in the high $20K low $30K range

with benefits including Society-paid insurance and business casual work

environment.

Please submit cover letter referencing salary requirements and resume

directly to:

Lora J. Tannehill, CMP

Director of Scientific Meetings

American Society of Neuroradiology

2210 Midwest Road, Suite 207

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-8205

E-mail: ltannehill@asnr.org

(No phone calls, please)

3. Events Planner; The Aerospace Corporation; El Segundo, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6758

4. Account Manager; Publicis Meetings USA; Orlando, FL

A full-service logistics meeting planning company in Orlando, Florida is

seeking a full time Account Manager to join our Meetings Team. Excellent

benefits including 401k.

Position Summary:

The Account Manager secures the success, as viewed by the Clients,

Meetings Management, Incentives and/or Special Events assigned to

his/her team of Meeting Managers. The Account Manager is required to

plan 5+ meetings per year.

Position Responsibilities:

Sales Functions

– Is the main point of contact for clients under his/her responsibility

securing satisfaction of the entire meeting process and continued

business. Becomes integrally involved with clients business functions

and pattern of meeting business staying consistently on top of future

needs. Is accountable for building, securing and maintaining key

relationships within client structure. Assists Program Development

Managers with program proposals by providing insight to client

expectations and meeting specifications, when necessary. Consults on new

client proposals and represents our company during presentations.

Management Functions

– Oversees the duties of his/her team to ensure efficient and effective

operations and remains up-to-date regarding all team activities. Works

with senior management to improve standard procedures and

inter-departmental communication. Develops and implements new

procedures, standard forms and technologies. Ensures verbal and written

correspondence between our company, client, hotel, vendors and other

company employees adhering to company standards. Assists team members to

resolve client and vendor conflicts and briefs the VP of situation and

outcome. Reports weekly to VP and provides updates, as requested. Works

with clients in the absence of Meeting Managers and, in turn,

communicates all pertinent information to back-up Meeting Manager.

Determines meeting assignments. Interviews, hires, trains and motivates

team members. Conducts performance reviews and coaches. Recommends

terminations. Organizes and leads staff meetings. Perform other

tasks/duties as management deems appropriate to meet business needs.

Meeting Planning Functions

– Manages the operation of all programs assigned. Builds and maintains

relationships with external and internal clients. Ensures that deadlines

are met as communicated to the client and vendors. Prepares all cli

Required Qualification

– Management and supervisory experience required.

– CMP certification is preferred.

– Must be able to travel 40% of the time by car/airplane.

– Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint) required.

– Individual must be a self-starter and require minimal supervision.

– Must be able to interact with members of all departments and clients

on a daily basis.

– Demonstrate strong problem solving skills.

– Strong communication, interpersonal and administration skills are

essential.

– Must be a strong leader.

– Must have established vendor and hotel relationships.

– Must have strong experience with building and maintaining client

relationships.

– Bachelor's Degree

– 5 years minimum related experience including 1 to 2 years experience

as a Meeting Planner.

Email: hr@publicismeetingsusa.com

Fax: 407-513-3701

5. Registration Manager; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2799535&keywords=&ref=1

6. Catering Sales Manager; Holiday Inn Inner Harbor; Baltimore, MD

This 375-room full service with 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

Located in the dynamic Inner Harbor area of Baltimore convenient to

Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, Port Discovery and the Maryland

Science Center. Reporting to the D.O S. the Catering Sales Manager is

responsible for negotiating and servicing local functions. Duties

include soliciting new accounts and servicing existing accounts to

finalize food/beverage requirements, providing input into overall

operations, and ensuring effective coordination of various departments.

2-year degree required or 2-year previous catering sales manager

experience. Will be responsible for achieving exceeding budgeted

catering and meeting room revenues. Will be responsible for innovative

sales planning, and other revenue maximizing initiative.

Fax resume to our Director of Human Resource, Dottie Kmoch 410-637-4680

or

e-mail hrhar@lodgian.com

7. Meetings Assistant Internship; American Society of Neuroradiology

(ASNR); Oak Brook, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4179122

8. Meetings Coordinator; The Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4177641

9. Meetings Assistant; American Association of Nurse Anesthetists; Park

Ridge, IL

We are currently searching for a Meetings Assistant to provide

administrative support to the Director of Programs and Meeting Services

and Meetings Manager. Essential job duties include:

* Processing all housing requests for Annual Meeting and AANA

Assemblies

* Providing support for meeting planning, including preparation of

function sheets, housing lists, and hotel correspondence

* Maintaining meeting files for both future and selected meetings,

as well as the general files

* Reviewing and reconciling hotel bills and other invoices for

Director's approval

* Preparing departmental and general correspondence for Director and

Meetings Manager

* Providing administrative support to the Programs and Meetings

Services department

Requirements:

One year of meeting management experience preferred, Certified Meeting

Professional (CMP) status encouraged. This position requires heavy

contact with outside vendors, AANA members and all levels of staff. As

such, you must have a professional demeanor, strong written and verbal

skills, as well as demonstrate good judgment, tact and diplomacy, while

maintaining department organization standards. You must also readily

adapt to work within the framework of a hotel/convention center and

prioritize needs and requests.

Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).

ANA 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

10. National Sales Manager; Walt Disney Parks & Resorts; Illinois

tilizing your experience, knowledge and relationships in the Illinois

based National Association and Midwest Association market and Corporate

market: Achieve productivity goals budgeted and generate incremental

revenue for Resorts, parks, and other areas of Disney Resort

Destinations (Including the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland

Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland and the Disney Cruise

Line) . Proactively process, qualify and solicit business via phone and

personal appointments, trade shows, trips, conducting site tours for

prospective clients ; creatively positioning Disney Resort Destinations

against competition. Negotiate and finalize contracts for significant

incremental business. Attend ongoing training opportunities to

maintain excellent product knowledge and selling skills as well as

practice good administrative organizational skills. Position is based

in the Midwest.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (These are the minimum qualifications you need

to be considered for the job.)

· High school degree or equivalent

· Minimum 10 years professional experience

· Minimum 5-7 years related hospitality industry experience

· Minimum 3-5 years management experience

· Minimum 2 years hotel ” on property ” sales experience

· Proven computer skills with ability to learn new programs

Contact: WDW Professional Recruitment

wdwprofrecruiter@disney.com

http://www.disneycareers.com

11. Manager, Worldwide Sales; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; San

Francisco, CA

an Francisco – Ranked # 1 among best U.S. cities in Conde Nast Traveler

magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – One of Fortune Magazine's Top 100

Companies to Work for 8 years running!

… and in 2008, we are now seeking a new Manager, Worldwide Sales to

focus on the group market for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts out of the

San Francisco Worldwide Sales Office. The criteria are presented below:

Position: Manager, Worldwide Sales

Location: San Francisco Worldwide Sales Office

Reporting to: SiuYin Ko

Work Experience:

5 or more years Hotel/Global Sales Experience

Experience in Group market a plus

Proven strong sales record

Attributes and skills:

Strong selling philosophy-i.e. a PASSION for direct selling and business

development

Relentless in multi-tasking with a high degree of intensity

Well developed verbal and written communication skills, and the ability

to communicate at all levels of the organization and to an experienced

base of customers

Strong organizational planning and time management skills

Leadership skills

Strong team player

Reliable and consistent

Known as an active and objective listener

Solid technical skills – Lotus, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Willingness and ability to travel

As always, referrals are welcome.

This position is responsible for managing a group territory from the San

Francisco Worldwide Sales office. The Group Sales Manager will

proactively solicit meetings and incentive bookings for all Four Seasons

Hotels and Resorts from accounts within their designated territory. In

addition this position is responsible for planning and executing sales

developments, client events, sales calls and customer recognition to

effectively position FSHR in the group buying cycle. This position is

highly collaborative with on-property group sales managers.

Required Qualification

Five + years of successful group sales experience

Prefer Four Seasons property sales experience

Prefer group experience in San Francisco/Pacific Northwest territory

Education

College Degree 4 years

Interested candidates should e-mail resumes to siuyin.ko@fourseasons.com

Thank you for your interest!

12. Events Coordinator; Northshore Harbor Center; Slidell, LA

Candidates must have a positive attitude and strong work ethic, and take

pride in their work. Nights and weekends routinely required; with long

hours. The Events Coordinator will assume responsibility of client's

event from contract signing time until the completed billing.

Responsibilities

Responsible for coordinating all event details that affect: the safety

of the patrons, the maintenance of the building's structure and the

customer service level of the building's standards. Will coordinate with

other Event Coordinator on staff, and all other departments in the

facility to achieve harmonious event schedules. Will manage and schedule

part-time event staff. Responsible for billing of client and closing of

contract, and assisting Sales & Marketing Manager with proposals and

contract preparation as needed. Required to up-sell services whenever

possible to increase revenue. Become manageron-duty during events or

during business hours in the absence of the G.M. Works all events to

include weekends and after hours.

Required Qualification

Previous experience with events work, and a college degree preferred.

Salary $28,000-$30,000 based on experience.

If you¿re up to the challenge, we can't wait to meet you. Please e-mail

resume, cover letter, and list of references to:

kpainter@harborcenter.org.

13. Meeting Planner; Baxter Healthcare; Deerfield, IL

Baxter International Inc., assists healthcare professionals and their

patients with the treatment of complex medical conditions, including

cancer, hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease and trauma. The

company applies its expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and

biotechnology to make a meaningful difference in patients' lives.

We have an opportunity in our Corporate Services Group for a Meeting

Planner. This individual will consult with meeting sponsors in order to

determine location, objectives, and requirements for meeting and events.

Responsibilities include:

–Managing the services required for each meeting or event such as

attendee registration, hotel accommodations, air or ground

transportation, meeting room requirements, audiovisual needs, food &

beverage, signage, and printing.

–Evaluating and selecting providers of services according to customer

requirements.

–Negotiating contracts to achieve maximum cost savings opportunities as

well as incorporating Baxter's stand language.

–Providing online meeting registration to participants.

–Managing on-site staff during meetings and events.

–Planning and developing programs, agendas, budgets and services for

each meeting.

–Preparing and monitoring reports on actual expenditures versus budget.

–Obtaining customer service ratings are in line with department

objectives along with achieving Baxter¿s cost savings goals.

–Reviewing the meeting bills for accuracy and approve bills for

payment.

Our chosen individual will possess a Bachelor¿s Degree in Business,

Communications, or other related field. A CMP Certification is strongly

preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years of corporate

meeting planning experience with a mid-cap or Fortune 1000 company

focusing on events, managing contractors, and making decisions in a

fast-paced environment with strict timeframes/deadlines. Our final

candidate must understand basic level budgeting, accounting and

reconciliation skills, along with a strong customer service focus. This

individual must have the ability to develop cooperative working

relationships with others.

EOE M/F/D/V

As a global leader dedicated to building the best team in health care,

Baxter offers competitive compensation and full benefits. To apply for

this position directly, please click on the link below (or paste into

your browser).

http://jobs.brassring.com/en/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=2104&siteid=50&AReq=29896BR&Codes

14. Conventions & Meetings Junior Meeting Planner; American Urological

Association; Linthicum, MD

The American Urological Association is the premier association for the

advancement of urologic patient care. We are actively recruiting a

Conventions & Meetings Junior Meeting Planner.

Plans logistics for in-house, off-site and external client meetings

under guidance of Meetings Manager. Coordinates site inspections,

performs contract negotiation (for Coding, Guidelines, and Office of

Education meetings) and coordinates all logistical aspects of off-site

meetings as assigned. Under the supervision of the Convention & Meeting

Senior Manager, assigns exhibitor space assignments and assists the

housing management company with staff and exhibitor housing for the

Annual Meeting. Performs other necessary functions at the Annual Meeting

as required.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree as well as 3-5

years meeting planning experience . Must have proficient level computer

skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. Must be customer focused, able

to follow policies and procedures, work in a fast paced environment

ensuring deadlines are met. Ability to multi task, strong organizational

skills with attention to detail as well as strong verbal and written

communication skills. Available to travel 9-12 times per year including

overnight and weekends, including up to 10 days a year for Annual

Meeting.

AUA offers a rich total compensation including competitive salary,

medical dental and prescription plans, two defined contribution plans,

flexible work schedules, on-site fitness center and many more exciting

benefits.

Make a decision to join our outstanding team at the American Urological

Association – fax a resume and cover letter indicating salary

requirements to Randi Cremmins, Human Resources Generalist,

410-689-3830, or by email to hr@auanet.org.

15. Manager of Sales Meeting Planning; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;

Wayne, PA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6761

16. Account Rep; EMG; Work from home office

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6760

17. Symposia Manager; Promedica International CME; Carlsbad, CA

Office located in Carlsbad, specialized in organizing national symposia

– looking for someone with a ¿can-do¿ attitude to be responsible for

day-to-day symposia management, preparing budgets, maintaining ongoing

communication with physician program directors, adhering to polices for

CME accreditation, assisting in securing commercial support and

assisting Executive VP with business development activities. Travel

required.

Ideal candidate will have strong business writing skills, be

detail-oriented, initiative, a team player, have excellent

interpersonal/communication skills, be able to multi-task, customer

service oriented, able to operate autonomously and understand the ACCME

accreditation requirements. Must be able to travel onsite to symposia

and for business development. Must be computer literate in Word, Excel,

Access and PowerPoint. HTML skills a plus.

Full time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

www.promedicacme.com

Please email resume to resumes@promedicacme.com

18. Senior Meeting Planner; National Assn for the Education of Young

Children; Washington, DC

NAEYC, an early childhood educational association is seeking a

self-motivated, detail-oriented meeting planning professional to join

our outstanding Conference team to coordinate and oversee logistics for

our annual professional development institute (1,500 -2,000 attendees)

and assist with planning and support for our annual national city-wide

conference (20,000+ attendees). Duties include preparing RFP's,

analyzing vendor contracts, preparing room setups (catering and

audiovisual coordination), scheduling sessions, coordinating staff

travel, providing material for the conference programs, and onsite

management.

NOTES:

US Residents Only. Salary is $55-$65K with excellent benefits, pleasant

work environment, near Metro.

Requirements

B.A. degree and a minimum of 6 years experience in coordinating

logistics for association conferences and multi-hotel meetings are

required. CMP or coursework is a plus. Must be able to work

independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize work. Managing multiple

projects is essential. The ideal candidate will be a team player who

possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and has the

ability to work under pressure to achieve and produce a seamless event.

A working knowledge of databases, MS Office and the ability to travel is

also required.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to HR/Conference, NAEYC,

1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005-4101 or e-mail

hr@naeyc.org or fax 202-328-1846.

19. Event Planner; Project Management Institute (PMI); Newtown Square,

PA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2801371&keywords=&ref=1

20. Director, Practitioner Products; Project Management Institute (PMI);

Newtown Square, PA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2801346&keywords=&ref=1

21. Festival Director; The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing

Arts; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4179814

22. Special Event Coordinator; The Field Museum; Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4179756

23. Logistics Coordinator; The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing

Arts; Washington, DC

The Logistics Coordinator assists in the planning, development, and

implementation of educational programming for the Affiliate and

Education Services and the Public Awareness Departments. Included duties

are professional development activities, conferences, and festivals,

etc…. The Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Finance and

Administration.

VSA arts is an international nonprofit arts organization for people with

disabilities. VSA arts provides educators, parents, and artists with

resources and the tools to support arts programming in schools and

communities. VSA arts showcases the accomplishments of artists with

disabilities and promotes increased access to the arts for people with

disabilities. Each year millions of people participate in VSA arts

programs through a nationwide network of affiliates and in more than 60

countries around the world. VSA arts is an affiliate of the John F.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is located at 818 Connecticut

Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. For more information visit www.vsarts.org.

Education/Experience/Skills

· Requires Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3-4 years experience in

logistics planning or project management for nonprofit, education, arts,

or disability organization.

· Strong commitment to VSA arts' mission and an interest in arts-based

education.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including

correspondence, report writing, and minute taking.

· Adept in computer skills, such as word processing, spread sheets,

relational databases, email, calendar, and Internet.

· Working knowledge of the accessibility requirements of the Americans

with Disabilities Act.

· Experience with disability service organizations.

For consideration apply on line at www.kennedy-center.org/jobs

24. Sales Representative; Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc.; Houston, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4167265

25. Program Operations; Cosmo Cool Concepts, Inc.; Houston, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4167270

26. Senior Associate, Site Search and Contracting; KPMG LLP; Montvale,

NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4162235

27. Intern; KPMG LLP; Montvale, NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4159379

28. Trade Show & Events Manager; Interwrite Learning; Columbia, MD

o you love planning and executing trade shows? Are you passionate about

connecting with customers and vendors to showcase your products? Do you

like to take risks, think creatively and lead the charge?

Interwrite Learning is a fast-paced, highly dynamic and growing company

that works with educational institutions throughout the world. We

develop and sell a cutting edge product that uses the latest technology.

We offer challenge, excellent benefits, competitive salaries, business

casual dress and a collaborative atmosphere.

Interwrite Learning is a premier global provider of interactive learning

solutions for primary, secondary and higher education markets. With over

32 years in the business, Interwrite Learning is headquartered in

Columbia, Maryland.

Help us change how the world learns.

We're looking for an experienced Trade Show & Events Manager with fresh

ideas and a passion for marketing. Our products are meant to change how

the world learns and we desire a solid marketing professional who can

provide new and innovative ideas for communicating our message at trade

shows and related events. This position requires strategic thinking,

collaboration, flexibility and excellent negotiation skills. You should

enjoy interacting with people, have excellent organizational skills,

great communication skills and excel in building relationships. This

position requires 60-70% travel and the proven ability to manage and

execute trade show programs and events. A demonstrated ability to work

quickly and multi-task in a fast-paced environment is key. This position

is also responsible for creating collateral materials and related

marketing materials. If you are a seasoned trade show professional who

is goal-oriented, a team player, confident, articulate and organized

with a strategic and creative mind – send us your resume NOW. Please

include your salary history and send to Interwrite@strategichrinc.com.

29. Manager of Conference Coordination; Mortgage Bankers Association;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25365586&jobSummaryIndex=26&agentID=

30. Guest Service/Revenue Manager; Sheraton Washington North;

Beltsville, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25365461&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

31. Account Coordinator Manager; USMotivation; Atlanta, GA

USMotivation is a full service incentive marketing company that

specializes in providing creative incentive solutions from exciting

travel programs to rewarding award-based offerings that motivate

employees and customers.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Responsible for training and managing all Account

Coordinators in the Travel Operations area.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Set up training programs for Coordinators on their job functions and

expectations.

-Supervise Account Coordinators to assist them in managing their time,

the quality of their work and prioritizing their workload. Assign each

year¿s programs to account coordination team.

-Create and develop department procedures and processes to enhance

productivity and productivity.

-Conduct annual associate performance evaluations.

-Represent Coordinators at management meetings.

-Account Coordinator Liaison with IT on the Web Registration Platform.

-Manage information retrieval archive library.

¿Assist Account Managers as needed.

¿Other duties and projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

-Complete understanding of incentive and meetings in all phases from

sales to final billing.

-Solid on-site program experience.

-Good understanding of vendor contracts and negotiation.

-Position requires proficiency in Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and

Internet navigation.

-Writing, communication and editing skills.

-Customer Service skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

-Must be able to travel as needed.

-Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.

-Must be able to use the telephone and computer without assistance.

-Utilize machinery: computers, printers, telephone, copiers.

-Must be able to handle and lift packages in excess of 10 pounds.

-Be able to sit in front of a computer screen for long hours.

Education

-Degree in industry field and/or 5 years management experience in the

industry preferred.

send resume to talewis@usmotivation.com – please no phone calls.

32. Director of Meetings and Events; Professional Association of

Innkeepers International; Haddon Heights, NJ

Description: This person's main job will be the organization and

management of PAII's Annual Conference and Trade Show. This event is our

industry's premier conference that includes between 600 and 800

attendees, over 70 educational sessions, plus a trade show with 80+

exhibitors.

Reports To: PAII President & CEO

Responsibilities

1. Conference Educational Program

– Organize and run process for Program Planning Committee of PAII

members to review proposals to speak

– Write and track speaker agreements

– Track all materials from speakers including A/V needs

– Coordinate schedule

– Work with speakers on content

2. Conference Trade Show and Sponsors

– Work with Vendor Services to communicate with exhibitors

– Supervise Vendor Services Specialist as Show Manager on site

– Write agreements, fulfill commitments

– Select via RFP process and work with drayage/decorator company

3. Conference Logistics

– Future conference site research, site visits, site decisions with CEO

– Negotiate hotel and convention center contracts

– Coordinate all program requirements with venue, including F&B and A/V

– Manage PAII and volunteer staff on site

4. Create and Manage Conference budget

5. Develop and Manage Marketing Plan for Conference with Communications

Manager

– Write brochure and work with graphic designer

– Write articles for innkeeping and state association newsletters

– Write email messages and short pieces for online publications

6. Coordinate site selection and logistics for board meetings

Required Qualification

– Excellent organizational skills

– Excellent communication skills

– Ability to work as team with PAII Staff

– Ability to develop and maintain good relations with all PAII

stakeholders

– Ability to absorb content specific to innkeeping quickly

– Knowledge of adult education principles

– Knowledge of current meeting planning practices

– Ability to use technology to organize large amounts of information and

to communicate with a large number of people

Person seeking this position should have:

– Meeting planning experience with similar sized or larger events

– Extremely well-developed organizational skills

– Excellent writing skills

– Marketing background

– Understanding of adult education principles

– Ability to facilitate group meetings in person and online (committee

and staff work)

– Excellent computer skills

Salary will be commensurate with experience and talent to succeed in

this position. Benefits include health insurance stipend and generous

vacation/sick policy. Bonuses may be paid based on financial performance

of association.

The 2008 PAII Conference & Trade Show will be held April 7-10 in

Anaheim, California. The new hire will be able to attend this meeting

and work alongside the outgoing director as part of the training

process. The 2009 event will be held March 30-April 2 in Atlanta,

Georgia, at the downtown Hyatt Regency.

Education

College degree preferred.

All interested applicants should email or mail cover letter, resume and

list of references to:

Jay Karen, President & CEO

Professional Association of Innkeepers International

207 White Horse Pike

Haddon Heights NJ 08035

jay@paii.org

Please include acceptable and desired salary requirements in your

letter. No relocation assistance is available.

33. Convention Services Manager; The Westin Peachtree Plaza; Atlanta, GA

Position Description

Convention Services Manager responsible for large in-house groups and

city-wide conventions in busy downtown convention hotel. Coordinate all

group details from pre-planning to execution to post-event activities.

Key functions include but are not limited to: manage, coordinate, and

execute group assignments turned over by the Sales Department. Monitor

all contractual agreements pertaining to guest room blocks, meeting

space, food and beverage and special concessions. Effectively

communicate to all hotel departments the information necessary to

successfully execute the groups needs while maintaining a good client

relationship.

Required Qualification

At least three years previous experience in hotel Catering / Convention

Services. Prefer experience with large in-house groups and city-wide

conventions. This is not an entry-level position. Proficiency in

Microsoft Office required, working knowledge of Delphi helpful.

Education

4-year degree or equivalent in hotel Convention Services experience.

Apply on-line at www.westin.jobs/peachtree.

34. PROGRAM MANAGER; International Corrugated Packaging Foundation;

Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2804655&keywords=&ref=1

35. Exposition Manager; Professional Photographers of America; Atlanta,

GA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2804931&keywords=&ref=1

36. Senior National Sales Manager; Fontainebleau Las Vegas; Las Vegas,

NV

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2805047&keywords=&ref=1

37. Associate Director of Convention Sales; Fontainebleau Las Vegas; Las

Vegas, NV

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2805084&keywords=&ref=1

38. Marketing Event Manager; Arrow; Alpharetta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4182452

39. Retreat Director; Ramah Darom Inc.; Atlanta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4179953

40. Events Co-Ordinator; TD Securities; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4180024

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