Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 18 February 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 18 February 2008

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Sr. Specialist, Conferences and Meetings; National Multiple

Sclerosis Society; New York, NY

2. Senior Meeting Planner; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville,

MD

3. Meetings Coordinator; American Institute for Conservation of Historic

and Artistic Works; Washington, DC

4. Meeting Manager; Association Headquarters; Mount Laurel, NJ

5. Associate Manager, Events & Promotions; Center Theatre Group; Los

Angeles, CA

6. Marketing and Promotional Manager; Le Passage-Nightclub & The Drawing

Room-Culinary Cocktail Lounge; Chicago, IL

7. Manager, Meetings and Logistics; Healthcare Distribution Management

Association; Arlington, VA

8. Director, Conferences & Meetings; Association of Zoos & Aquariums;

Silver Spring, MD

9. Associate Director Conferences and Meetings; NAFSA Association of

International Educators; Washington, DC

10. Professional Development Manager; APPA; Alexandria, VA

11. Meetings Manager; Society for Human Resource Manager; Alexandria, VA

12. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

13. Meeting Planner; Million Dollar Round Table; Park Ridge, IL

14. Education Manager; Assoc. of College & Univ. Housing Officers-Int'l;

Columbus, OH

15. Associate Director/Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial

Association; Arlington, VA

16. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; VIRTUAL

17. Director, Meetings & Exhibits; Association for Healthcare

Philanthropy; Falls Church, VA

18. Human Resources Manager; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

19. Account Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Atlanta, GA

20. Event Manager; US Lacrosse; Baltimore, MD

21. Full-Time Bookkeeper/Office Manager; Sports Marketing &

Entertainment, Inc.; Los Angeles, CA

22. Meeting Manager; The Dixon Group; Washington, DC

23. Senior Meeting Planner; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville,

MD

24. TEAM LEADER; American Express; VIRTUAL

25. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; VIRTUAL

26. PURCHASING/PLANNING MANAGER; Axiom; Atlanta, GA

27. Meeting Planner, Conventions & Exhibits; Merck & Co. Inc.; North

Wales, PA

28. Event Operations Manager; Edgell Communications; Randolph, NJ

29. National Sales Manager; Associated Luxury Hotels International;

Washington, DC

30. VP Events; GasPedal; Chicago, IL

31. Meeting Planner Team Leader; Wachovia; Charlotte, NC

32. Event Coordinator; Capital One; McLean, VA

33. Deputy Meetings Manager; American Astronomical Society; Washington,

DC

34. Regional Director of Sales and Marketing; Pyramid Hotel Group;

Burbank, CA

35. Planning Dept, Assistant Manager; JNR Incorporated; Irvine, CA

36. Senior Associate, Events and Meeting Services; KPMG LLP; Washington,

DC

37. Manager of Franchise Performance; PRA Destination Management, Inc.;

Carlsbad, CA

38. Audio Visual Services Coordinator; Sacred Heart University;

Fairfield, CT

39. Education Coordinator; CAHSAH; Sacramento, CA

40. Managing Director, Conferences; Red 7 Media; Norwalk, CT

41. Conference Director; Confidential; Miami, FL or New York, NY

42. Events Meeting Planner; KPMG LLP; New York, NY

43. Marketing Associate; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

44. Corporate Meeting & Events Consultant; ServiceMaster; Memphis, TN

************* 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. Sr. Specialist, Conferences and Meetings; National Multiple

Sclerosis Society; New York, NY

Job responsibilities include:

-Develop systems/materials and manage registration and confirmation

processes for all National MS Society conferences and meetings including

design, production and distribution of confirmation materials,

coordination of rooming/housing arrangements, reports, and refunds.

-Directly manage all logistics planning and support for a variety of

National MS Society meetings including negotiation of rates and

contracts; development and oversight of hotel resumes, room use

planning, transportation, needs, AV needs and all other logistical and

site-related meeting requirements.

-Manage on-site conference registration including supervision of

temporary personnel and management of fees received on site.

-Assist in the development of meetings budgets for other departments.

-Successful candidates will have experience with general project

management and a minimum of three years direct experience with meeting

management; excellent experience in PC based database management and

other computer disciplines including Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

-Must be able to travel as often as needed. Travel includes weekend

work.

EOE M/F/D/V

Fax: (303) 698-6122

HRTRC@nmss.org

2. Senior Meeting Planner; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville,

MD

Management Solutions Plus, Inc., an AMCi and a charter ASAE-accredited

association management company in Rockville, MD, has an opening for a

Senior Meeting Planner who reports to the Vice President, Meetings.

The person will be working with four associations with 20 meetings

ranging from 50-1,500 attendees. Responsibilities include handling site

selection, hotel contract negotiations, writing and proofing promotional

materials, working with hotels & vendors, exhibit management,

coordination of speakers, and on-site meetings management.

Must have excellent organizational, communication and project management

skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work

independently and with a team. Some travel required.

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation preferred and previous

association and Mac experience a plus. Excellent benefits. E-mail

resume, salary requirements & cover letter to: Grace L. Jan, CMP, Vice

President, Meetings: gjan@mgmtsol.com. MSP, 15245 Shady Grove Road,

Suite 130, Rockville, MD 20850.

Contact: Grace L. Jan, CMP

gjan@mgmtsol.com

http://www.mgmtsol.com

3. Meetings Coordinator; American Institute for Conservation of Historic

and Artistic Works; Washington, DC

A small but established arts association seeks a Meetings Coordinator to

handle the logistical details for an annual meeting of around 1,000

attendees, a small local meeting of around 50, board meetings, and

workshops in various cities. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of

2 years of meeting planning experience, preferably in a non-profit

environment. This position reports to the Membership and Marketing

Director.

Key Responsibilities Include:

* Direct contact with the hotel and other venue's staff

(pre-planning, on-site execution, and post event wrap up) to ensure a

smooth and successful meeting. This will include: creation of BEOs,

coordinating audio/visual needs, catering, and managing of off site

events.

*Coordinating an exhibit hall of 45-50 booths. This will include

communicating with exhibitors prior to the annual meeting to ensure

deadlines are met and working with a decorating vendor.

* Will be responsible for, assisted by other staff members, onsite

logistics and stage management of the general session, eight

sub-sessions, and workshops at the annual meeting.

*Communicating with presenters and specialty group leaders to make sure

content, logistics, and marketing deadlines are met and needed

information is received by AIC.

* Providing meetings support for workshops and other non-annual

meeting events, held in various locations.

* Assisting with pre-meeting administrative tasks.

Applications will be accepted until March 1. However interviews may

start before that date and the position is open until filled. Salary 35

to 39K, with a good benefits package. No phone calls please.

Requirements:

*\B.A. degree

* Minimum of 2 years of meeting planning experience, 3 or more years

preferred.

* Excellent time-management skills and detail oriented

* Highly customer service orientated

* Works well independently and in a team-oriented environment.

* Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

* Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

* Flexibility valued

* Ability to travel overnight for Annual Meeting and occasionally to

other locations (estimated 8-12 nights per year).

Please send your information to:

Ruth Seyler

Membership and Marketing Director

AIC

1156 15th St. NW, #320

Washington, DC 20005

rseyler@aic-faic.org

4. Meeting Manager; Association Headquarters; Mount Laurel, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4204812

**** From Ned Lundquist ****

5. Associate Manager, Events & Promotions; Center Theatre Group; Los

Angeles, CA

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=204100002

**** From Noor Aweidah, via Ned Lundquist ****

6. Marketing and Promotional Manager; Le Passage-Nightclub & The Drawing

Room-Culinary Cocktail Lounge; Chicago, IL

We are seeking a highly motivated team player to become one of the faces

of Chicago's most unique, luxury venue. Our candidate has great vision,

organizational skills and follows through. They are comfortable in a

nightclub environment as well as in a fine dining establishment. The

ideal candidate is a well composed host to their clients and has the

ability to build lasting relationships with consumers, sponsors,

retailer and the hospitality industry alike.

Ideal candidate has at least 2-3 years of hospitality or nightlife

experience

Marketing Manager Responsibilities Include.

Brand:

– Brand devolvement and management through all printed, electronic and

advertising campaigns

– Maintain a visual identity for Le Passage that is both innovative and

identifiable while carving a new stronghold in the marketplace

– Create the Le Passage and Drawing Room Community through existing

contacts in the fashion, music and nightlife communities via existing

databases as well as out reach programs and personal networking (via

Programs & Viral Marketing)

– Manage the vision of the brand and the physical execution at the venue

(the product matches the experience)

Nights:

– Create and produce ongoing weekly event nights that have a specific

and invested customer base.

– Work with Le Passage Music Curators to format music via DJ, VJ, Live

and guest appearances with appropriate talent creating a consistently

innovative, identifiable sound that welcomes new guests

– Create sponsorship opportunities and deal with various brands for

annual agreements and special one off events

PR, Listings and Media Management:

– Work with contracted PR firm (All Terrain) to manage all press efforts

from major PR initiatives to ongoing media relations and listings

(targeted press releases for short & long term lead generation)

– Consistently create viable and interesting story pitches for various

types of publications.

– Create relationships with press via media dinner series, preview

parties and other events

– Weekly fax and e-mail communication/distribution of all scheduled

events

– Accurately manage digital and print brand communication

– Track and correct any inaccurate event listings: damage/quality

control

– Fulfilling media requests for general information and photos

– Archiving of all press including a weekly public relations tracking

sheet

Manage all advertising planning and relationships

– Budgeting, scheduling and brand management for one off and ongoing

events (locally and nationally)

Ambassador Programs:

– Weekly management of ambassador programs

– Budgeting and tracking of programs via tracking sheets from venue

– Distribution of materials, schedules and message to team via weekly

meeting

Databases:

– Managing database leads, proper lead generation and database goals

Online:

– Manage the official website for Le Passage and The Drawing Room as

well as on appropriate web boards and networking communities i.e.:

MySpace, Linkedin, and facebook, culinary sites etc…

Event Management:

Travel:

– Create, manage and leverage hotel relationships as well as premium car

service transport on behalf of the venue for use during events if

necessary

Onsite:

– General event preparation

– Event production, coordination and execution

– Management of all event materials

– Maintain cohesiveness and consistency of onsite printed materials that

maintain brand standards

– Coordination with onsite management prior to, during and after all

events

Engage the general public in an authentically creative and original

experience at

Le Passage and The Drawing Room.

Noor Aweidah

All Terrain

2675 W. Grand

Chicago, IL 60612

noor@allterrain.net

www.allterrain.net

tel 312.588-3716

fax 773.486.4818

cell 630.567.6667

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

7. Manager, Meetings and Logistics; Healthcare Distribution Management

Association; Arlington, VA

Come join the organization that makes a difference in healthcare! HDMA

members ensure that nine million products are safely and efficiently

delivered to more than 144,000 pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, physician

offices and nursing homes EVERY DAY.

SUMMARY:

Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) seeks individual

to manage the planning, operations and successful execution of three

major association conferences ranging in size from 400 to 900 attendees.

Will also collaborate on marketing strategy and gather information for

promotional copy for conference brochure, web site and other promotions

related to meetings and conferences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Manage all association conferences and/or functions including but

not limited to: site selection, meeting room requirements, exhibit

coordination (not sales), food and beverage functions, hotels, and

suppliers' logistics.

*Negotiate hotel and vendor contracts and submit in final form to VP

for signature.

*Responsible for A/V on site logistics and production coordination

for all general sessions and awards programs.

*Develop and manage conference budgets.

*Develop and execute all meetings survey instruments to evaluate

success in achieving strategic goals of each meeting.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

*On site as needed.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

*BS/BA or relevant experience. Industry certification (CMP

designation) a plus.

*Five years progressively responsible experience managing meeting

functions and exhibits.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILIITIES:

*Proven ability to negotiate vendor contracts.

*Computer literate with above average proficiency in Microsoft Suite

(ability to create mailing lists, merge files, create and manage

spreadsheet calculations). Must have above average experience with

database software, Access preferred, Avectra AMS software experience

highly desirable.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

*Accounting knowledge and budgetary experience.

*Must be a highly organized individual with attention to detail and

an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

*Ability to travel up to 25%.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and resume to HRQ80@hdmanet.org, or fax to

703-935-3200. Learn more about our organization at

http://www.healthcaredistribution.org/.

8. Director, Conferences & Meetings; Association of Zoos & Aquariums;

Silver Spring, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4202035

9. Associate Director Conferences and Meetings; NAFSA Association of

International Educators; Washington, DC

The Associate Director manages a variety of features of the Annual

Conference in addition to managing many smaller meetings conducted by

the Association including Board of Directors, committee and professional

development meetings. Reports to Sr. Director, Conferences and Meeting

and serves as back-up to the conferences and meetings department in

cases where the Senior Director is unavailable.

Specific tasks to include: Determines/schedules logistical

arrangements; provides onsite management of meeting logistics;

develops/produces timeline for undating web site; provides oversight of

conference and meetings expenses; supervises onsite paid tomporty staff;

solicits proposals from vendors; assists senior director in management

of the department.

Hiring Manager #182

Phone: 202-737-3699

hiringmanager@nafsa.org

10. Professional Development Manager; APPA; Alexandria, VA

Old Town Alexandria based educational association seeks full time

Professional Development Manager. Responsibilities include, but not

limited to, managing registration process, development of meeting specs

(room sets, AV, catering, housing, etc.), production of

financial/statistical reports and program marketing. Individuals

wishing to apply for this position must be able to work well under

pressure while maintaining excellent levels of customer service and

demonstrated team player ability. The position requires a college

degree, minimum of four years meeting/event planning experience and

association experience, with good oral and written communication skills.

Excellent benefits. Salary range high $30K to mid $40K. To apply for

this position please fax cover letter with salary requirements and

resume to 703-549-2772 or email betty@appa.org by March 3, 2008.

Contact: Betty Farely

Phone: 703-684-1446 Ext. 221

Fax: 703-549-2772

betty@appa.org

http://www.appa.org

11. Meetings Manager; Society for Human Resource Manager; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4199588

12. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo and Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

J. Spargo and Associates, Inc. is a fast-paced, growing tradeshow and

event management company located in Fairfax, VA. We offer competitve

benefits and salary as well as a casual work environment. Come join out

staff of highly dedicated and motivated associates.

We have an opening for a Housing Account Manager to handle Housing

services for multiple clients. Must be able to plan, coordinate & manage

all aspects of Housing for expos/conferences w/ 200 to 25,000 attendees.

Requirements: B.S. degree in related field, 5+ yrs trade show / meeting

planning / hotel sales / convention experience and excellent

communication skills. Must be proficient w/ MS Office (Word, Excel,

Outlook & Access). 25% travel required.

Fax resume with salary history to 703-818-9177 Attn: HR Mgr or email

jsajobs@jspargo.com.

13. Meeting Planner; Million Dollar Round Table; Park Ridge, IL

Prestigious international association seeks energetic, resourceful

individual to be part our dynamic team. Responsibilities include

developing and implementing logistical arrangements, contract

negotiations, program planning and speaker coordination for U.S. and

international meetings. Ideal candidate is service and detail oriented,

self-starter and able to multi-task. Three years meeting planning

experience and degree required. CMP designation preferred.

We offer a professional environment and competitive compensation

package.

Contact: Naadia Chaudhry

Phone: 847-692-6378

Fax: 847-993-4460

nchaudhry@mdrt.org

http://www.mdrt.org

14. Education Manager; Assoc. of College & Univ. Housing Officers-Int'l;

Columbus, OH

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2812480&keywords=&ref=1

15. Associate Director/Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial

Association; Arlington, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2810553&keywords=&ref=1

16. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; 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, including

travel, incentives, exhibits and conventions. Meetings range in size

from 10 to 3,000 participants.

Required Qualification

* 5+ years experience in meeting planning, procurement and hotel sales

* 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 # 99230BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

17. Director, Meetings & Exhibits; Association for Healthcare

Philanthropy; Falls Church, VA

Small professional association seeks a senior level individual to manage

annual convention of 1000 attendees, annual regional meetings and

exhibit program. Must possess strong communication skills, time

management skills and ablility to work independently.

This position reports to the Vice President and is directly responsible

for

* development, planning, promotion, budget and execution of all

association meetings

* oversees registration and exhibit program

* negotiates and discusses options for future meeting sites

* manages marketing and meetings website

* manages certification process

* primary liaison to meetings related volunteer committees

* manages and supervises two staff

* work to develop and implement strategies to improve AHP programs

The ideal candidate will have five to seven years experience in

association conference planning and working with volunteer committees.

Must possess excellent communication skills, and the ability to work

effectively with volunteers and staff. Attention to detail, excellent

organization and negotiation skills, independent worker and the ability

to meet deadlines. The ability to travel (10-15%) and perform on site

activities as required by position. Position available April 15.

Please send a written cover letter with salary history and resume to

monika@ahp.org No phone calls

18. Human Resources Manager; 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 seeking an experienced Human Resources Manager to act in a

hands-on generalist capacity with a strong focus on benefits

administration, payroll management, recruiting and new hire orientation.

The ideal candidate will be able to run the day-to day operations in

these areas with minimal supervision. We strongly prefer an individual

who demonstrates solid attention to detail, excellent communication

skills and the ability to multi-task well in a fast-paced, autonomous

environment.

Benefits administration includes:

* Administration for medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, LTD, STD, FSA,

COBRA and all types of leaves of absence

* Processing all benefits changes including new hires, terminations and

other changes

* Reconciling monthly benefits invoices, payments, and other

transactions to ensure proper maintenance for all benefit accounts

* Partnering with benefits broker and vendors to plan and implement

additional services for employees such as benefits fairs, employee

training and new benefits as applicable

* Other benefits activities as appropriate

Payroll management includes:

* Bi-weekly payroll processing for all FT, PT and contract employees

* Payroll account reconciliation to ensure accurate payroll compliance

* Administering the time and attendance product, EZ Labor, to all

employees and ensuring the database is properly maintained.

* Sending monthly PTO reports to all departments

* All other associated payroll processes

Recruiting responsibilities include:

* Partnering with hiring managers to assess hiring needs

* Posting jobs in appropriate areas

* Phone screening and conducting interviews for all non-executive level

positions

* Maintaining current job descriptions for all positions

* Other recruiting activities as appropriate

Qualifications:

* Experience in ADP payroll processing strongly preferred

* Ability to understand and interpret financial statements and other

accounting documents relevant to the Human Resources function

* Ability to convey information and ideas clearly to individuals in a

manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain

the message.

* Excellent planning and organizing skills; flexibility to adjust to

changing priorities

* Proficient in Microsoft Office XP (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Education

* Bachelor's degree with a minimum 5 years experience with a strong HR

generalist background, specifically in benefits administration and

mid-level recruiting.

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

Resources Manager” 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.

EOE

19. Account Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Atlanta, GA

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

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

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

distinctly different company culture. And we offer EXCELLENT TRAVEL

PERKS!

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

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

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

$12 billion in total sales and a combined worldwide workforce in excess

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

approximately 350 employees worldwide specializing in meetings,

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

check us out at www.bcdmi.com.

We currently have an exciting opportunity in Atlanta, GA available for

an Account Manager supporting our client, one of the nation's largest

financial holding companies. This position is responsible and

accountable for retention, strategic development, and management of all

assigned account business.

Responsibilities Include:

-Directly accountable for account relationship, product delivery

(operations), meeting client expectations, and BCD M&I account financial

performance.

-Provide both strategic and tactical operational input that supports

account development, retention and growth.

-Provide both strategic and tactical operational input that supports

account development, retention and growth.

-Provide overall account leadership to internal support team by giving

clear, consistent, and on target direction.

-Continually evaluate, communicate, measure, and monitor client

expectations and service level requirements. Accountable to

adjust/modify appropriately where needed and ensure delivering against

all client objectives

-Liaison between client and internal support teams. Must be an advocate

for the internal support team and BCD M&I to the client at all times.

-Stay abreast of industry trends and BCD M&I products and services to be

able to support client needs.

Required Qualification

-Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.

-Minimum of five (5) years experience in building and managing budgets

and overall client financial performance.

-Minimum of five (5) years experience in account/client management

-Minimum five (5) years of operational management experience.

-Experience with managing teams required.

-Proven track record on successful client negotiation.

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

-Travel required

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

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

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

20. Event Manager; US Lacrosse; Baltimore, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2805866&keywords=&ref=1

21. Full-Time Bookkeeper/Office Manager; Sports Marketing &

Entertainment, Inc.; Los Angeles, CA

Professional, fast-paced and fun Westside Entertainment Company is

looking for a candidate with 3 to 5 years of accounting and office

management experience. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication

and organization skills.

Responsibilities

Maintain company financials, including bank reconciliations

A/P & A/R responsibilities

Invoicing

Collections

Day-to-day running of office

Assist controller with monthly sales reports

Answering Phones

Responsible for maintaining office equipment

Ordering supplies

General office duties

Other tasks & duties as needed & assigned

Required Qualification

Financial background; knowledge of QuickBooks required

Bachelor degree in accounting preferred

Highly organized & detail oriented

Adaptable & multi-tasking abilities

3-5 years bookkeeping experience required

Education

Bachelor degree in accounting preferred

Please submit resumes to skeith@smenet.com

22. Meeting Manager; The Dixon Group; Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6779

23. Senior Meeting Planner; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville,

MD

Management Solutions Plus, Inc., an association management company in

Rockville, MD, has an opening for a Senior Meeting Planner who reports

to

the Vice President, Meetings.

The person will be working with four associations with 20 meetings

ranging

from 50-1,500 attendees. Responsibilities include handling site

selection,

hotel contract negotiations, writing and proofing promotional materials,

working with hotels & vendors, exhibit management, coordination of

speakers, and on-site meetings management.

Must have excellent organizational, communication and project management

skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work

independently and with a team. Some travel required.

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation preferred and previous

association and Mac experience a plus. Excellent benefits.

E-mail resume, salary requirements & cover letter to:

Grace L. Jan, CMP

Vice President, Meetings

gjan@mgmtsol.com

Management Solutions Plus, Inc.

15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 130

Rockville, MD 20850

24. TEAM LEADER; American Express; VIRTUAL

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

professional advantage … respect.

In this virtual role, you will lead a team located on-site in providing

meeting coordination services for client event planning needs.

Required Qualification

* Minimum 5 years leadership experience

* 2 years experience managing a customer relationship

* Excellent understanding of the travel industry and event planning

process to include contract knowledge/negotiation experience, detailing

of events, cost savings and leveraging supplier relationships

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 99404BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

25. PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST; American Express; VIRTUAL

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

* 5+ years experience in procurement, meeting planning and hotel sales

* Strong contract negotiation skills with demonstrated success in cost

savings

* 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 # 99224BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

26. PURCHASING/PLANNING MANAGER; Axiom; Atlanta, GA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6776

27. Meeting Planner, Conventions & Exhibits; Merck & Co. Inc.; North

Wales, PA

Merck & Co. Inc., established in 1891, is a global research-driven

pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first.

Join us and experience our culture first-hand, one of strong ethics &

integrity, diversified experiences and a resounding passion for

improving human health. As part of our global team, you'll have the

opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while

developing and expanding your career.

The Meeting Planner is responsible for planning and coordinating all

aspects of advocate held in conjunction with professional societies,

meetings. Create environments that stimulate networking among leading

advocates and catalyze interaction with key Merck executives, sales,

External Medical and Scientific Affairs (EMSA). Recommend cutting-edge,

state-of-the-art, high-quality events to complement marketing messages

and medical education objectives. Coordinate strategic gatherings to

facilitate high-level discussion with major thought leaders. Manage and

implement all Merck sponsored activities at professional society

meetings as directed (housing blocks, travel programs, satellite

symposia, research updates, advisory board meetings). Responsible for

coordinating and facilitating venue inspections and selections; proposal

development; contract negotiations, including legal review/approval;

budget development and financial management; food and beverage planning;

securing appropriate entertainment, décor and audiovisual requirements;

designing and distributing invitations; and overseeing hotel and other

vendor staff.

– Responsible for housing and travel logistics

– Coordinate correspondence and communication including attendance

lists, informational database for current meetings/programs, client

profiles; handle attendees' inquiries

– Develop and maintain strong working relationships with clients,

vendors and professional societies, meeting/convention staff to ensure

optimal and strategic positioning for current and future meeting

management requirements

– Maintain knowledge of and ensure compliance with Merck

policies/guidelines, relating to FDA and ACCME regulations, as well as

professional societies, rules; maintain strong knowledge of US

destinations

– Devise efficient procedures and develop tools for effective

administration and coordination of activities

– Maintain accounting of expenditures to ensure completion of

programs/event

Requirements:

– BS in Business Administration or related

– 2 years meeting planning experience

– 1 – 3 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, conventions and

exhibits or sales/marketing

– Familiarity with organizing medical programs/conferences for health

care professionals

– Detail oriented and able to multitask

– Strong project management, organizational and negotiating skills

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

– Customer focus

– Ability to travel extensively

– Timeliness

– Financial Management

– Stewardship

– Creativity

– Flexibility

– Reliability

– CMP – certified meeting planner – designation desired

Consistently cited as a great place to work, we discover, develop,

manufacture and market a wide range of vaccines and medicines to address

unmet medical needs. Each of our employees is joined by an extraordinary

sense of purpose bringing Merck's finest achievements to people around

the world.

We offer an excellent salary and an industry-ranked benefits program,

including tuition reimbursement, work-life balance initiatives and

developmental programs at all levels. Merck's retirement package

includes a pension plan and one of the best 401(k) plans in the nation.

To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at

www.merck.com/careers to create a profile and submit your resume for

requisition # ACA000147. Merck is an equal opportunity employer,

M/F/D/V, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Our work is someone's hope. Join us.

Where patients come first, Merck

28. Event Operations Manager; Edgell Communications; Randolph, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6774

29. National Sales Manager; Associated Luxury Hotels International;

Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6773

30. VP Events; GasPedal; Chicago, IL

GasPedal is a little consulting firm that has a huge impact on the

future of business. We're about one big idea: Companies that make people

happy are more successful. This a dream job if you are interested in

blogs, social media, and the future of marketing.

(Learn more at http://www.gaspedal.com/jobs)

We're looking for a:

VP Meetings and Events

You'll produce fantastic, fascinating conferences

People absolutely, positively love our events. They are edgy, creative,

and packed so full of new ideas that heads explode by the end of the

day.

We're looking for an experienced executive to manage all meetings and

events for this rapidly growing organization. We do cutting-edge

programs for very senior executives. Topics for upcoming events include

Love in Marketing, Word of Mouth Marketing Camp, and Humor in Business.

The format is usually the standard 2-day, 10-panel, 60 speakers,

executive-type event … but the speakers are amazing, the pace is fast,

ideas are deep, and there is never a boring minute. We also do smaller

events, webinars, unconferences, and meetings. We speak at up to 10

events each month, and you'll coordinate our presence at them for

maximum impact.

You'll be building the events department from scratch. That means that

you need to do absolutely everything for the first event, then recruit

your team and outside vendors for future events. Compensation will

include a juicy performance bonus.

Skills/experience needed:

* 5-10 years proven experience in all aspects of event management with

full P&L responsibility.

* Incredibly stable, organized, and good-humored.

* Focus on executive-level conferences (we don't do trade shows or

exhibits).

* Experience with conference web sites, online registration, and email.

All of our marketing is online, so we value web experience over

print/direct mail experience.

* Familiarity with marketing-industry topics, ability to write agendas

and work with speakers to improve content.

* Strategic planning and solid management experience.

* Exceptional writing, communication, and computer skills.

* Demonstrable experience as a self-starting, self-managed executive who

can operate with limited support and supervision.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by email to Preston

Firestone at pf@gaspedal.com. The subject of your email should read:

“G114 VP Events, Your Name.” GasPedal is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a full-time position based in Chicago, hiring immediately. No

relocation assistance is provided.

31. Meeting Planner Team Leader; Wachovia; Charlotte, NC

This highly-motivated, results-driven manager will be accountable for

leading, challenging, motivating and retaining a diverse team of event

planning professionals.

Leveraging meetings and events as marketing tools to meet business

objectives, integrating regional or segment needs with larger corporate

initiatives, and promoting employee career development will be key

responsibilities. You will also assist in setting direction, determining

objectives and priorities, executing analysis and managing resources to

ensure that LOB and CME goals are met.

A college degree and eight years meeting planning experience are

required. You must have strong relationship-building, strategic

thinking, marketing, project management and leadership abilities.

Excellent organizational skills, a desire to seek continuous improvement

and the ability to travel are also necessary. Some evening and weekend

work required.

For more information about opportunities at Wachovia, please visit us at

Wachovia.com/careers

Wachovia is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed

to workforce diversity.

32. Event Coordinator; Capital One; McLean, VA

The ideal candidate is a self-motivator, creative thinker and possesses

the discipline and skills necessary to support and plan all types of

meetings and events. This position provides expert support to the

Director and Event Associates by assisting with the logistical elements

of conferences, meetings and special events associated with Capital

One's business groups. The ideal candidate must deliver first-class

service for internal and external clients with high expectations.

Responsibilities

– Assist in the development and execution of the entire meeting/event

planning process

– Role varies between that of support planner, consultant, or planner

depending on the event or activity

– Support all program details, including venue selection, contract

negotiations, food and beverage, and logistical planning

– Develop and manage budgets, working closely through event development

and execution to manage costs

– Liaise with internal clients to develop meeting objectives, logistical

needs, printed materials and methods to evaluate overall results

– Review invoices for accuracy. Deliver final expense reports 4 weeks

post event

– Collaborate and communicate regularly with vendors and management

– Develop strong relationship with vendor partners in order to build

networks and provide cost savings opportunities

Basic Qualifications:

– High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

– 4 year college degree

– 2+ years of full life cycle event planning, including, but not limited

to idea generation, execution and budget maintenance

– Strong record of event achievement in current position

– Highly organized and demonstrated attention to detail.

– Able to manage, prioritize and bring to completion multiple projects

– Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Proofreading skills

required

– Ability to work under pressure and autonomously responsible for

handling own workloads and being self-motivated

– Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

– Excellent project management, analytical, organizational and problem

solving skills

– Results oriented; solid work ethic

– Strong budget management skills

– Ability to work evenings and weekends

– Ability to travel (30 – 40%) including weekends and overnights

– Ability to be a team player and also a leader when required

How To Apply:

Visit www.capitalone.com/careers

Click on Search for Salaried Jobs

Click on View Postings/Apply for Job

Scroll down to search for Keyword 515040

Click on Search, this will bring up the job you're searching for

Check the box to the right under Job Basket

Click on Apply for Jobs in Basket to begin the application process

No agencies please. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer

dedicated to diversity in the workplace. We promote a drug-free work

environment.

33. Deputy Meetings Manager; American Astronomical Society; Washington,

DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2808256&keywords=&ref=1

34. Regional Director of Sales and Marketing; Pyramid Hotel Group;

Burbank, CA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2809237&keywords=&ref=1

35. Planning Dept, Assistant Manager; JNR Incorporated; Irvine, CA

http://careers.site-intl.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=554&jb=4196702

36. Senior Associate, Events and Meeting Services; KPMG LLP; Washington,

DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4201268

37. Manager of Franchise Performance; PRA Destination Management, Inc.;

Carlsbad, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4201960

38. Audio Visual Services Coordinator; Sacred Heart University;

Fairfield, CT

As Audio Visual Services Coordinator, you will provide technical support

for classroom built-in technology and audio visual technology equipment

in non-classroom environments within the university. One of the primary

duties will be control systems programming. The incumbent will also

train users, coordinate personnel activities and plan for infrastructure

changes.

You must possess a Bachelor's degree in a technical field and computer

proficiency with MS Office, Windows operating systems, Mac OS10+, email,

and project management software. The incumbent must also have experience

with audio visual renovation or new audio visual construction projects

and repairs; familiarity with non-linear audio and video editing; and

large audio event setup experience. After hours and weekend work is

sometimes required. Technical audio visual certifications beneficial. A

background in programming and electronics is a plus.

Please apply online at www.sacredheart.edu/jobs.cfm and include a cover

letter and resume. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits and

compensation package.

39. Education Coordinator; CAHSAH; Sacramento, CA

State healthcare association seeks an individual who is highly

organized, detail oriented and has the ability to multitask and work

effectively as part of a team. Ideal candidate is energetic and reliable

with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Individual will

be responsible for coordinating all aspects of meeting planning

logistics for various educational programs; such as site selection,

negotiating hotel contracts, audio visual, banquets, developing

marketing materials, budget oversight, and onsite management. Additional

requirements are excellent negotiation skills, proficient in Microsoft

Office and Desktop publishing. Marketing experience a plus.

Moderate to frequent in-state travel required. Minimum 2-3 years of

meeting planning experience.

CAHSAH offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits package.

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter and salary history to

kfitzpatrick@cahsah.org. CAHSAH is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Kristine Fitzpatrick

Fax: (916) 641-5881

kfitzpatrick@cahsah.org

http://www.cahsah.org

40. Managing Director, Conferences; Red 7 Media; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4199882

41. Conference Director; Confidential; Miami, FL or New York, NY

Leading authority on global money laundering issues seeks experienced

Conference Director to manage high-profile conferences. Experience in

increasing revenue through strategic editorial conference development,

driving timely marketing and sales programs aimed at financial

institutions, broker-dealers, insurance companies, government agencies,

and compliance professionals throughout the world. Create and implement

conference objectives. Develop conference themes and materials. Build

audience development programs. Manage on-site logistics and event

planning team. Req: BA or BS, min. 5 years' conference development

experience. Strong editorial track record. Knowledge of financial or

legal markets highly preferred. Spanish language speaking a plus. Email:

Wendy Baker, wbaker@bertdavis.com.

42. Events Meeting Planner; KPMG LLP; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4198897

43. Marketing Associate; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4052315

44. Corporate Meeting & Events Consultant; ServiceMaster; Memphis, TN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4193825

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