Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 3 March 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 3 March 2008

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

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hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Associate Director of Conferences; American Council for Technology;

Fairfax, VA

2. Events and Meetings Assistant; DAR; Washington, DC

3. Staff Associate; National League of Cities; Washington, DC

4. Meetings Manager; Association of Government Accountants (AGA);

Alexandria, VA

5. Account Sales Manager; National Association of Home Builders;

Washington, DC

6. Meeting Planner; International Engineering Consortium; Chicago, IL

7. Director, Conferences; ACI-NA; Washington, DC

8. Meetings & Membership Coordinator; American Seed Trade Association;

Alexandria, VA

9. Business Development, Meetings & Events; Impact Unlimited, Inc.;

Dayton, NJ

10. Director, Meetings, Conferences & Travel; Easter Seals, Inc.;

Chicago, IL

11. Meetings Associate; AABB; Bethesda, MD

12. General Manager; GES Exposition Services; Landover, MD

13. Conferences Coordinator; The Council of Independent Colleges;

Washington, DC

14. Conference and Course Coordinator; International Economic

Development Council; Washington, DC

15. Meeting Planner; Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute; Naperville,

IL

16. Regional Meeting Planner; BiogenIdec; Wellesley, MA

17. Meeting & Events Planner; ComeTogether, Corp.; Marina Del Rey, CA

18. Account Manager; SEI Meetings & Incentives; Irving, TX

19. Director of Sales/Director of Operations; Panache Destination

Management; Macau, China

20. Senior Event Planner/Sales Manager; Portland Spirit and Columbia

Gorge Sternwheeler; Portland, OR

21. Meetings and Development Associate; American Thyroid Association;

Falls Church, VA

22. Director of Catering / Sales; House of Blues; Houston, TX

23. Area Education Planner; Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties; Tulsa, OK

24. Coordinator, Meetings; Commercial Mortgage Securities Association;

New York, NY

25. Event Supervisor; The Selva Group; Saratoga Springs, NY

26. National Corporate Sales Manager; Ontario Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Ontario, CA

27. Meeting Housing Coordinator; American Dental Association; Chicago,

IL

28. Meeting Planner; American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Westchester, IL

29. Conferences Logistics Coordinator; United States Naval Institute;

Annapolis, MD

30. Meetings and Scientific Session Coordinator; American Public Health

Association; Washington, DC

31. Senior Coordinator; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD

32. Event Content Manager; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

33. Chargé de comptes – Tapis Rouge; Cirque du Soleil; Montreal, QC,

Canada

34. Group/Property Sales Manager; Avi Resort and Casino; Laughlin, NV

35. Conference Manager; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics;

Reston, VA

36. Events Administrator; District of Columbia Bar; Washington, DC

37. Member Services – Event Coordinator; RMEL; Denver, CO

38. Conference and Course Coordinator; International Economic

Development Council; Washington, DC

39. Director, Premium Sales & Service; American Society of Travel

Agents; Alexandria, VA

40. Tourism Marketing Coordinator; Prince William County/Manassas

Convention and Visitors Bureau; Manassas, VA

41. National Association Sales Mid-America; Buffalo Niagara Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Buffalo, NY

42. Sales Manager; Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Cincinnati, OH

43. Director of Sales; Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation;

Knoxville, TN

44. Event Coordinator; Confidential; Van Nuys, CA

45. Events Assistant; Council on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC

46. Events Intern; Empire Force Events Inc.; New York, NY

47. Sales Manager; BRING IT ON! DALLAS; Carrollton, TX/Dallas, TX

48. Film Studies Center Events Coordinator; University of Chicago;

Chicago, IL

49. Convention Coordinator; Association Resource Center; Folsom, CA

50. Trade Show and Event Specialist; Intelsat; Washington, DC

51. Coordinator, Board Meetings and Events; National Public Radio (NPR);

Washington, DC

52. Meetings Coordinator; Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

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1. Associate Director of Conferences; American Council for Technology;

Fairfax, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&max=25&t733=&site_id=518&t730=&t731=&jb=4239730

*** From Jenny Meyers ***

2. Events and Meetings Assistant; DAR; Washington, DC

The National Society Headquarters has an immediate full-time opportunity

in the Events Office for an Events and Meetings Assistant and is one of

the primary events contacts and coordinators for events of rental space

in the DAR building complex.

Other responsibilities include tracking and coordination of schedules

and contracts of rentals and meeting activities, answering inquiries and

giving tours to visitors or prospective clients of rental space in the

DAR buildings, as well as providing support with event publicity

activities and preparing and distribution of DAR publicity or events

materials.

Experience in special events or events/meeting planning required.

Bachelor's degree is also required or equivalent work experience in

special events field. Must possess strong communication and

interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively in a team-oriented

environment with a diverse clientele. Must also be able to work well

under pressure, demonstrate flexibility, adapt to changing priorities,

and exercise sound judgment. Experience using MS Word, Outlook and

Excel, including ability to navigate the Internet is essential.

The position requires working events (which requires continuous walking,

long periods of standing, minimal lifting, bending, and reaching) on at

least two weekends per month and some evenings. Ability to work overtime

hours during NSDAR's Continental Congress is required.

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume or

application by email, fax or hand delivery to the Human Resources

Office.

Email: resumes@dar.org

Fax: (202) 737-5702

www.dar.org

1776 D St NW

Washington, DC 20006

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3. Staff Associate; National League of Cities; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&max=25&t733=&site_id=518&t730=&t731=&jb=4239724

4. Meetings Manager; Association of Government Accountants (AGA);

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&max=25&t733=&site_id=518&t730=&t731=&jb=4233267

5. Account Sales Manager; National Association of Home Builders;

Washington, DC

Great opportunity to be a part of one of the nation's largest tradeshow

while earning a base salary plus commission! Seeking telemarketer or

other related experience with 2 to 4 years of demonstrated sales

success. This is your chance to be part of a dynamic sales team in an

association representing the home building industry. Excellent benefits

package also available. Requires an aggressive, outgoing sales

professional, to sell sponsorship and promotions for the largest

residential and light commercial building industry trade show in the

U.S. Tradeshow experience preferred but not required. Must be

comfortable with making cold calls. This is a full-time position with a

base salary and aggressive incentive compensation package. Must submit

resume and cover letter with salary requirements online at

http://www.nahb.org/jobs

6. Meeting Planner; International Engineering Consortium; Chicago, IL

A non-profit organization involved in global educational conferences and

trade shows is seeking an experienced International Meeting Planner.

Responsibilities include assisting in the planning and establishment of

goals and objectives for conferences with respect to budgets, food and

beverage, audio visual equipment, and logistical requirements. Will

evaluate program/event history, negotiate budgets and contracts and make

recommendations to determine lodging requirements, catering and on-site

management. Will plan and assign resources on-site when support is

required. Ability to multi-task and work with minimum supervision is a

must. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to adapt to changes.

International and domestic travel is required. Must have at least 4

years experience working in all aspects of international event planning.

Fax: 312-559-3329

hr@iec.org

7. Director, Conferences; ACI-NA; Washington, DC

Major DC aviation trade association seeks energetic, motivated, and

customer service oriented individual with 8-10 years of experience in

conference/meeting planning and for the past 5 years has been a lead

planner with department budget and staff management experience. The

Director of Conferences will oversee 20+ conferences and meetings

ranging in size from 100 to 500 attendees, and assist the VP of Business

Development with the 2000-attendee annual conference. Responsibilities

include: preparing and administering fiscal year departmental meetings

budget; overseeing the management and reporting of financial information

for all meetings/conferences; managing all department staff, ensuring

effective recruiting and training, as well as delegating tasks,

evaluating and motivating staff, and monitoring performance; liaise will

all internal departments and members relating to conference planning and

conference quality assurance; promoting all meetings/conferences; and

soliciting and negotiating meeting related contracts, including hotels,

convention centers, a/v companies, destination management companies,

entertainment, airlines, car rental agencies, etc. Must have excellent

organization and communication skills and be willing to travel to

meetings. Excellent benefits package and Metro accessible. Position

requires BA degree and computer skills, strong experience with Microsoft

Office Suite and association software (e.g. iMIS) preferred.

Send cover letter and resume with salary history to: Admin: ACI-NA,

1775 K St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, fax: 202-331-1362,

E-mail: Onlineservices@aci-na.org

8. Meetings & Membership Coordinator; American Seed Trade Association;

Alexandria, VA

The Meetings and Membership Coordinator is the hub between the Meetings

and Membership department. This position offers administrative support

to both departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

. Assisting in logistical implementation of meetings and workshops.

. Exhibit sales for three ASTA conventions.

. Meeting registrations coordination.

. Assisting in development of meeting marketing materials.

. Asssiting with speaker communications.

. Processing new member applications.

. Assist with identifying new potential members and exhibitors.

. Keep membership database updated.

. Evaluate opportunities to increase member value.

. Work with both departments in streamlining membership and meetings

communications.

. Maintain membership files.

. Travel to all meetings to assist in registration and member relations.

. Other administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Meetings or

Membership.

Two or more years experience with associations, meetings and membership

experience preferred. Must be well organized, reliable, energetic and

have an attention to detail. It is necessary to have the ability to work

under deadlines, have good communication, both verbal and written, and

conflict management skills and handle multiple projects at one time.

Must be able to relate to all types of personalities and must be able to

display a helpful, courteous and professional attitude to all persons

involved on behalf of the Association.

Contact: Ann Jorss

Phone: 703-837-8140

Fax: 703-837-9365

ajorss@amseed.org

9. Business Development, Meetings & Events; Impact Unlimited, Inc.;

Dayton, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&max=25&t733=&site_id=518&t730=&t731=&jb=4232810

10. Director, Meetings, Conferences & Travel; Easter Seals, Inc.;

Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&max=25&t733=&site_id=518&t730=&t731=&jb=4232795

11. Meetings Associate; AABB; Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&max=25&t733=&site_id=518&t730=&t731=&jb=4229964

12. General Manager; GES Exposition Services; Landover, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?t735=&max=25&t733=&site_id=518&t730=&t731=&jb=4230400

13. Conferences Coordinator; The Council of Independent Colleges;

Washington, DC

Small non-profit education association seeks conferences and

registration coordinator.

Qualifications include Bachelors degree, strong association management

databases skills (experience with Protech CRM4M a plus), positive

customer focus, sense of urgency in serving association members

interests, ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing,

attentiveness to detail, ability to manage several activities

simultaneously and to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative work

environment, and willingness to travel to events. Experience with

conferences or meetings is important.

Responsibilities include registering conference participants,

maintaining conference databases, creating and tracking invoices,

reconciling conference finances, generating participants' lists and name

badges, and tabulating conference evaluations.

Position is available immediately. Send resume, cover letter and salary

requirement by March 12, 2008, to The Council of Independent Colleges,

Conferences Coordinator Search, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320,

Washington, DC 20036. Email conferencecoordinator@cic.nche.edu or Fax to

202 466-7238. EOE

14. Conference and Course Coordinator; International Economic

Development Council; Washington, DC

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is seeking a

Conference and Course Coordinator to manage and process registrations

for training courses and coordinate aspects of IEDC's annual and smaller

meetings including speaker coordination and meeting logistics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Registration

· Processes registrations for IEDC training courses in iMIS

· Creates and distributes registration invoices and confirmation for

training courses

· Develops and distributes weekly registration reports for training

courses

· Coordinates the preparation and shipping of course materials and

packets, including printing of

packet materials, name badges and certificates.

· Answers customer service calls and emails regarding course

registration and registration

troubleshooting.

Meeting Logistics

· Assists with the management of annual and smaller meetings including,

but not limited to

audio/visual, housing, meeting room set-ups, F&B requirements and

transportation, spouse/guest

programs and exhibits.

· Speaker coordination to include registration of speakers, confirmation

and thank you letters, audio

visual requirements, and collection of speaker bios

· Coordinates and prepare meeting materials and supplies for meetings to

included setting up

assembly area and directs staff who are collating and stuffing packets

to ensure completion of

project.

· Coordinates shipment of materials to and from meetings.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provides assistance on-site, and perform other duties as necessary for

the Director of Meetings.

· Maintains regular and consistent attendance.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

· Qualified candidates must have 2-3 years meeting planning experience

and the desire to work

as part of a team. Previous experience with association meetings a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Strong organizational/planning skills.

· Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet

strict deadlines.

· Detail oriented with strong follow-up skills.

· Strong customer service skills.

· Thorough knowledge of MS Office

· iMIS database knowledge preferred – A PLUS

· Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with

such frequency as the employer

determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

creese@iedconline.org

15. Meeting Planner; Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute; Naperville,

IL

The incumbent must have knowledge of all aspects of meeting planning for

a national trade association. Must have negotiation skills, good

marketing skills, the ability to develop and manage budgets and must be

able to work independently. Excellent communication skills necessary to

work with both association members and hotel staff. Will serve as staff

liaison for at least 3 committees. The planner must have knowledge of

database management, software programs for meetings, member

registrations and AV equipment. Position requires travel, evenings and

weekend work during meetings. Undergraduate degree and at least 3 years

of meeting planning experience required.

Contact: Frank Sablone

fas@tlmi.com

16. Regional Meeting Planner; BiogenIdec; Wellesley, MA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6824

17. Meeting & Events Planner; ComeTogether, Corp.; Marina Del Rey, CA

Meeting & Event planning duties include proposal development, that will

include complex destination research, negotiations, detailed MS Excel

costing sheets, contract negotiations, client presentations, light

travel throughout the continental U.S. and Canada, etc.

This position is responsible for producing detailed proposals to secure

group travel business for Incentive Programs, Conventions, etc.

Required Qualification

Due to our strong German client base the applicant is required to be

fluent in German, in writing and speaking.

We seek an individual who is motivated and will take on responsibility.

Candidate must be very accurate, have strong organization skills,

excellent communications skills, and be talented in multi-tasking. Must

be well versed at Microsoft Word and Excel. Accuracy and Commitment is a

key skill for this position.

Must show at least 2 years experience in the incentive travel industry.

Please email your resume with cover letter to the following: Michael

Soehner, ComeTogether, Corp., applications@come-together.net

18. Account Manager; SEI Meetings & Incentives; Irving, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6822

19. Director of Sales/Director of Operations; Panache Destination

Management; Macau, China

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6821

20. Senior Event Planner/Sales Manager; Portland Spirit and Columbia

Gorge Sternwheeler; Portland, OR

The Senior Event Planner/Sales Manager will plan all social and

corporate events as well as oversee the Event Planning team and

processes. In addition, he or she will be expected to close new sales in

order to meet required team and personal sales goals.

Responsibilities

* Plan and arrange all details for social and corporate events.

* Maintain detailed client files with comprehensive input of all

information into database

and reservations systems.

* Develop and ensure efficient and accurate event planning processes.

* Distribute events to event planning team as needed.

* Work directly with Cruise Directors and Vendors for accuracy of event

details and setup.

* Attend weekly sales and food & beverage meetings to discuss sales and

upcoming events.

* Invoice and collect deposits and final payments.

* Complete post-event client follow up.

* Work assigned cruises as necessary.

* Book private events, group events and individual public reservations.

* Prospect, cold call and follow up on incoming sales calls.

* Close sales on the phone or in person.

* Achieve and exceed monthly team sale goals and quarterly personal

goals consistently.

* Prepare written proposals and contracts of services sold.

* Attend tourism related tradeshows, networking events and seminars.

Required Qualification

* Minimum 3 years of event planning and management experience.

* Minimum 2 years of solid sales experience.

* Superb customer service and the ability to address and resolve client

issues and/or concerns.

* Must be a self-starter, very organized, proactive and resourceful in

carrying out work assignments and

following through.

* Excellent Communication Skills; Written and Verbal.

* Computer Skills; Some knowledge of contact database system such as

Goldmine. Must be proficient in

word processing, spread sheet, and email.

* Able to learn new concepts/software and get up to speed very quickly.

* Team player.

* Flexibility to work with a variety of team members in a fast-paced and

pressure filled work environment.

* Enjoy problem solving and detail oriented work.

Education

4-year College Degree

Please email your resume to sales@portlandspirit.com

21. Meetings and Development Associate; American Thyroid Association;

Falls Church, VA

Association professional with skills in meeting planning, development

(fundraising), marketing, special events and media relations. Highly

developed organizational, administrative and human relations skills.

Ability to work independently and as a member of a small team of

productive, focused, dedicated staff at headquarters' office. Writing

proficiency a plus. Enthusiasm and professionalism are a must.

Responsibilities

Coordinate and support meeting planning activities (3 conferences and 3

board meetings) in conjunction with director of meetings. Organize and

implement fundraising efforts, focused on internet giving from the

public. Write member newsletter stories with assistance from staff and

members. Maintain goals and timeline of meetings, development and media

strategy. Administrative management of volunteer member committees.

Required Qualification

3-5 years of meeting planning experience in association environment

3-5 years in marketing and/or fundraising in non-profit setting or on

the internet

CMP and/or CFRE preferred

Education

College education and professional association membership/certification

Email with attachments of cover letter and resume to Bobbi Smith, CAE,

Executive Director, bsmith@thyroid.org with salary history and

availability.

22. Director of Catering / Sales; House of Blues; Houston, TX

In this position you will be responsible and accountable for the

success of the Special Events catering / sales department and Membership

sales department. This includes overseeing a department of eleven

Managers. You will be responsible for selling and organizing private

events at House of Blues. Actively solicit new business opportunities

and existing client base by conducting effective sales calls, make out

of the office sales calls, and presentations to potential clients;

handle inquiry calls; negotiate space, development of catering menus,

create event proposals and conduct site inspections. Create and

implement departmental budgets. Responsible for overall financial

aspects involved in promoting and selling the venue and Foundation

Memberships. Train and develop team on effective sales calls,

prospecting and presentations

In addition, meeting the monthly, quarterly and annual goals, building

client relationships, working on monthly strategic plans, participate in

client events, trade shows and various networking functions. Person must

present leadership qualities, have good attention to detail, goal

oriented and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Requirements: At least 8 years catering sales experience; has managed a

team, must work well in a fast pace environment, management experience,

proficient with Word and Excel, food, wine and liquor knowledge.

Please send your resume to khiner@hob.com

23. Area Education Planner; Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties; Tulsa, OK

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6815

24. Coordinator, Meetings; Commercial Mortgage Securities Association;

New York, NY

Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA), an international

trade association representing companies in the commercial real estate

capital markets industry, has an excellent opportunity for a hands-on,

team-oriented professional to become a Coordinator, Meetings.

Reporting to the Director, Meetings, the Coordinator, Meetings is

responsible for the logistical planning and coordination of all

educational seminars on behalf of CMSA. Responsibilities include

researching and recommending venues, serving as the primary liaison to

external vendors, managing the information flow to the Data Entry

Specialist, and supervising the preparation of all meeting materials.

Responsible for the planning and logistics of CMSA's Educational

Seminars, including:

– Update and ensure the accuracy of meeting budgets.

– Work with Strategic Initiatives Department to coordinate logistics for

any seminars that the Strategic Initiatives Department may plan.

– Research and recommend venues. When applicable, conduct a primary site

visit. Obtain special hotel rates for speakers and/or staff, as

required.

– Arrange for meeting room and audiovisual requirements and for all food

and beverages; plan receptions when applicable.

– Assist Director, Research/Education with any conference calls that may

be required for program planning.

– Manage the information flow to the Data Entry Specialist, who will

enter all necessary information into the iMIS database.

– Provide Communications Department with accurate information to be

posted on the website and/or disseminated to members on a timely basis.

– Oversee the packing of all meeting supplies and coordinate shipping of

in-house as well as vendor direct shipments with venue¿s receiving

department.

– Schedule and develop the content of all blast e-mails pertaining to

these meetings, and finalize with Director, Communications to assure

conformity with all CMSA communications.

– Supervise preparation of all meeting materials, including name badges,

walk-in registration forms, evaluation forms, and any other relevant

information.

– Review final bill, negotiating credits and discounts with venue,

leading up to recommendation to Director, Meetings for final approval.

Responsible for providing logistical and administrative support to the

Meetings Department in the planning of the Investors Conference, June

Convention, Canadian Conference, and other major domestic CMSA meetings,

including:

– Participate in planning for all Meeting Department efforts.

– Coordinate the flow of information to the designer for the Notepads

Required Qualification

Bachelors Degree or equivalent required. Three to five years related

experience required. Previous meetings experience required. Excellent

communication, interpersonal and writing skills necessary. Computer

knowledge, including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Microsoft Office

knowledge preferred. Accuracy and attention to detail required. Travel

to various meetings throughout the year required.

Please send resume and cover letter WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS to

michael@cmbs.org

25. Event Supervisor; The Selva Group; Saratoga Springs, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/ViewIndividualJobs.aspx?PK_JOBID=6812

26. National Corporate Sales Manager; Ontario Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Ontario, CA

SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an

excellent and immediate opening for a National Sales Manager – Corporate

Market at the Ontario Convention Center & Visitors Bureau. The National

Sales Manager promotes and sells the destination as a convention and

meeting destination in the corporate segment on a local, regional and

national level, while achieving specific room night sales and rental

revenue goals as assigned and reviewed quarterly.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Generates convention center and hotel bookings for the Corporate

market segment, which may be revised quarterly.

* Creates and maintains client base in the Corporate market;

assigned an annual room night and rental revenue goal, to be achieved

from definite bookings within this market.

* Develops and maintains professional relationships with clients;

consults daily newspapers, business journals and other sources to

uncover new Corporate business.

* Telephones for prospects, writes, and/or makes presentations to

local, regional, and national corporations to confirm their business.

* Makes written or personal presentations to boards of directors,

convention delegates, or site selection committees across the Untied

States as needed in order to book an organization at the destination's

convention site.

* Solicits and coordinates hotel and convention center revenue

projections, and organizes facilities packages for meeting planners'

consideration.

* Attends tradeshows, sales missions, networking meetings and local

meetings to solicit convention business; responsible for pre-planning,

target marketing, pre and post mailers and all booth arrangements for

tradeshows in which incumbent participates.

* Coordinates and conducts site tours for meeting planners,

highlighting facilities and attractions in the city.

* Maintains contact with executive meeting planner during

convention/meeting; upon completion of the convention have immediate

contact with individual(s) responsible for decision of returning to the

destination in future year(s). Maintains research on competition

regarding their marketing and sales strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualified candidates should have five years experience in hospitality

sales and a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or

closely related field. Have the ability to prepare and deliver sales

presentations, determine the quality of business and best suited

business opportunities for the community and be able to initiate

marketing and budget plans.

TO APPLY: This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Resumes must include salary requirements for consideration and may be

sent to:

Delana Grande

Ontario Convention Center

2000 East Convention Center Way

Ontario, CA 91764

FAX: 909-937-3868

EMAIL: dgrande@ontariocc.com

No Phone Calls

27. Meeting Housing Coordinator; American Dental Association; Chicago,

IL

A focused mind coupled with strong teamwork can reap amazing results.

Just ask anyone at the American Dental Association. The commitment of

our people has made us one of only nine organizations to earn a rating

of “Remarkable” in the American Society of Association Executive's

(ASAE)/Center for Association Leadership study, “Measures of Success.”

It's a rating we're very proud of, and one we know will only improve

with you on our team. Because it's efforts like yours that make us

great.

This position's main responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

coordinating the corporate hotel program offered to ADA members

traveling to Chicago; management of Chicago reservations for Board of

Trustee meetings; arranging dental school site visit hotel contracts

around the country; providing support to the Meetings & Housing Manager

with all aspects of housing, meetings and related group planning, as

well as providing on-site logistical support for ADA business meetings

for Annual Session; providing support to the Meetings & Housing Manager

with planning off-site ADA meetings throughout the year.

This position requires a minimum of four years meeting planning

experience; excellent time management, organizational, verbal, written,

and analytical skills; ability to handle multiple projects and meet

deadlines; detail-orientation; proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word,

and Outlook); ability to work independently; travel to Annual Session

(light to moderate); travel to one – two other site visits or meetings

as needed. Highly Desirable Skills Include: Bachelor's degree in

Business Administration; meeting, hotel, and travel experience;

familiarity with Access.

We offer an excellent location, competitive salary and benefit plan.

Please send resume and salary requirements to: The American Dental

Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Dept. PR#6141, Chicago, IL 60611.

E-mail: jobs@ada.org.

www.ada.org/goto/jobs EOE

28. Meeting Planner; American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Westchester, IL

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is a fast paced, rapidly

growing medical society located in Westchester, IL. We seek an

independent professional with strong organizational skills to serve as a

Meeting Planner. This position will coordinate the planning,

implementation and activities for the annual meetings of three medical

societies. This is the perfect opportunity for a candidate who wishes

to play an instrumental role in highly profile department for a leading

sleep medicine association.

Responsibilities:

*Serve as staff liaison to the Program Committees. Organize and

prepare, in conjunction with the committee chairs, committee meetings,

agendas, abstract materials, hotel accommodations, and support

materials.

*Initiate bid process and request for proposals and finalize

contracts for all meeting subcontractors, such as audio/video,

decoration, transportation, security and destination management

companies. Research, evaluate, negotiate, and establish and maintain

relationships with preferred vendors.

*Organize required catering services, room and communication

equipment setup.

*Organize and recommend layout of all function space for the annual

meetings.

*Act as liaison with staff in scheduling special events/orders for

the annual meetings. Coordinate all logistics for these programs in

conjunction with the annual meetings.

* Monitor and maintain the budgets for the annual meetings as they

are developed. Compile estimated cost models, submit final budget,

tracks budget statistics, and prepare management reports.

*Attend the annual meetings and manage / supervise on-site

coordination of all activities including registration, exhibits, staff,

sessions, and special events. Resolve on-site emergencies.

* Monitor abstract and session submission process.

*Correspond with speakers and abstract authors.

*Respond to inquires about the annual meetings as they are

developed.

*Coordinate all printing and design activities for the annual

meetings, including the bidding and selection process, collection of

meeting information from the staff, speakers and Program Committees,

preparation of content, and production of the annual meeting

literatures, which include the preliminary program, final program,

course books and abstract book. This also includes responsibility for

compiling, printing and obtaining copyright for all course materials for

annual meetings.

* Coordinate the exhibitor registration process, solicitation of

advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Coordinate registration and

payment procedures, promotional advertising and mailings, and corporate

sponsorship activities.

*Pursue and maintain information on current technology available to

enhance the educational opportunities at the annual meetings, computer

registration and abstract submission.

*Monitoring and updating the annual meetings Web sites.

*Process all requests for travel reimbursements for speakers and

Program Committee members.

*Maintain a working knowledge of continuing education. Monitoring

the process for sending continuing education credit letters for the

annual meetings.

*Input and maintain data in databases, in addition, create and

design forms, queries and reports in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access,

PeopleWare Pro and Scholar One Abstract Central.

*Compose and type routine correspondence.

*Organize and maintain file system and file correspondence and other

records.

*Answer and screen telephone calls and arrange conference calls.

*Arrange and coordinate travel schedules and reservations

*This position requires travel, which includes weekends.

*Other duties by supervisor as needed.

Requirements:

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

university and

*One to two year's related experience with medical meetings.

*Requires working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office.

*Strong written and verbal communication skills.

*Strong planning and organizational skills with great attention to

detail.

*Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business

periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or

governmental regulations.

*Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure

manuals.

*Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions

from groups of managers, membership and vendors.

*Ability to calculate and apply concepts such as fractions,

percentages, discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and ratios

to practical solutions.

*Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and cost accounting.

The AASM offers a business casual work environment and excellent

benefits including health and dental insurance, flexible spending

account, flex-time, EAP, wellness program and generous PTO plan. The

AASM is an equal opportunity employer.

Fax: 708-492-0943

hr@aasmnet.org

***** From Judy Heise, via Ned Lundquist *****

29. Conferences Logistics Coordinator; United States Naval Institute;

Annapolis, MD

All,

The Conferences department has a position open – the Conferences

Logistics Coordinator. The job description is below. We are working

with several agencies looking at a possible temporary to permanent

arrangement, however if you or someone you know would be interested in

and qualified for this position, please send me a cover letter and

resume. Thanks!

Ruth Ann

United States Naval Institute

Job Description

Job Title: Conferences Logistics Coordinator

Department: Conferences and Special Events

Reports To: Director, Conferences and Special Events

Position Hours: Temp to Perm

Prepared By: Director, Conferences and Special Events

Date Prepared: February 25, 2008

SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position coordinates (researches,

tracks, books) logistics arrangements for attendees, U.S. Naval

Institute staff, and VIP guests at conferences and special events;

communicates with conferences attendees and speakers; and assists as

liaison with both internal and external suppliers of conferences

materials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (other duties may be assigned)

· Coordinate logistics arrangements (hotel, flight,

transportation, etc.) for U.S. Naval Institute staff and VIP guests at

conferences and special events.

· Answers queries from conference attendees and provides

resolutions.

· Research and gather detailed logistics information, including

pricing, availability, discounts, etc., for hotels, restaurants, and

transportation in key cities for upcoming conferences.

· Maintain tracking spreadsheets for each conference; document

attendance and other pertinent information.

· Assist Director with coordination of venues and hotels; room

blocks, meeting space, and contractual deadlines.

· Compiles contact data for special events, distributes

invitations, tracks replies, etc.

· Assist Director and work with in-house production to create

designs for conference materials.

· Primary liaison for outsourced printing companies dealing with

the development and execution of products.

· Work with internal departments and outside contractors to

develop registration content, track progress, input data, and manage

participant information; along with being primary contact for

registration issues and set-up.

· Assist Director with creating and executing the logistical

aspects of the conferences Web site with the Web designer.

· Coordinate with venue staffs to arrange necessary services;

electric, data/internet needs, etc.

· Assist with coverage for conference session rooms, luncheon

area, dinner banquet area, reception area, speaker room, member's room,

press room, and operations room layouts at each site.

· Assist with the distribution of promotional items for

conference participants and vendors.

· Communicate and coordinate with conference vendors; organize

their contractual needs and requirements.

· Work with internal departments to coordinate conference

needs-books, press kits, etc.

· Assist partner organizations with any specific requested

assignments and contractual agreements.

· Assist with compiling post-conferences survey results.

· Assist with preparation, organizing and assembling of

conference needed material prior to and during each conference.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Outstanding communication skills; must have ability to

represent the U.S. Naval Institute professionally through written

correspondence (mail and email), over the telephone, and in person with

senior government, military, and business leaders, conference

attendants, and outside contractors.

· Familiarity with military hierarchy, current national and

international issues, and military history preferred.

· Computer skills: Microsoft Office; Internet and Web

capability; computer databases.

· Flexibility, organizational skills, detail-oriented and

ability to make appropriate and thought-out decisions rapidly and

independently are a MUST.

· Must be able to multi-task and handle pressure under strict

deadlines.

· Must be a team player: initiative and positive attitude are

essential.

· Capability to work effectively independently and at times with

little supervision.

· Ability to write, edit, and proofread-using excellent language

skills-letters, brochures, and event programs.

· Ability to travel and work overtime. Travel includes planning

trips in preparation for events as well as the actual events.

· Strong desire and interest to enhance skills in event planning

with motivation to attend side event planning conferences and

certification opportunities for advancement.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

· Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience desired in event

planning/hospitality/communications; demonstrated knowledge of military

and current issues preferred; willingness, capability, and desire to

learn a MUST.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

· Strong English verbal and written language skills are

necessary and a MUST requirement. Must be capable of composing

professional, appropriate and effective letters and email correspondence

with little supervision, along with the capability to properly know how

to communicate with either VIPs and/or vendors in the appropriate

manner.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

· Maintain detailed accounting records that enable the Director

and Manager to verify financial statements when needed and develop

budgets and estimates.

REASONING ABILITY:

· The ability to think on one's feet and make quick, reasoned

decisions is key in responding to the last-minute changes and

developments that are inherent in conference production. Ability to work

well under fast and sometimes high stress situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

· Progress towards certification a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

· Logistics Coordinator helps prepare items for shipment to and

from event sites, as well as setup at the site, which often necessitates

moving heavy boxes. Keeping tabs on speakers and panelists at events

involves much walking and time on one's feet.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

· The majority of the time is spent in a standard office

environment; however, the time before, during, and after an event can be

quite active, demanding and requires over-time to complete projects.

Contact:

Ruth Ann Raup

Human Resources

U.S. Naval Institute

291 Wood Road

Annapolis, MD 21402

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

30. Meetings and Scientific Session Coordinator; American Public Health

Association; Washington, DC

The American Public Health Association, dedicated to the advancement of

the public's health and of public health professionals, seeks an

experienced Meetings & Scientific Session Coordinator to handle

administrative and planning duties associated with a citywide convention

of 13,000 attendees. It is essential that candidates have a working

knowledge of meetings management, database applications, and abstract

management software (i.e., OASIS, Panorama, iMIS, Excel, Microsoft

Word/Outlook). This position provides administrative support, meeting

planning and logistics management, and technical and computer

assistance to the APHA conventions department; assists the Manager,

Scientific Session Development with the coordination of the abstract

submission process; direct communication with 4,000 scientific session

presenters; assists with organizing details for 1,400 scientific

sessions and events; manages food & beverage functions; and performs

other duties as assigned. Some travel required.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary

history to: Human Resources/MSSC, APHA, 800 I St., NW, WDC 20001-3710.

Fax: 202-777-2418 or E-mail: resume@apha.org. APHA is strongly and

actively committed to diversity in its workplace.

(If sending documents electronically, please send via Microsoft Word)

31. Senior Coordinator; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4242586

32. Event Content Manager; Jack Morton Worldwide; Norwalk, CT

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4242455

33. Chargé de comptes – Tapis Rouge; Cirque du Soleil; Montreal, QC,

Canada

For Cirque du Soleil to be able to amaze thousands of people around the

world each evening, a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes talent is

required. Nearly 3,000 employees back up our artists.

Cirque's order book is filled with rich, stimulating projects in the

years ahead. From Las Vegas to Macao, via Montreal and Dubai, the

organization will explore extraordinary markets, ones that will offer

both unique and stimulating challenges. We want to find the right people

to join our teams, those individuals who have goals that coincide with

the work we are doing on our projects. You will be able to take pride in

being part of an international organization recognized for its

creativity and innovation.

Responsibilities

Temporary position, 15 months

Reporting to the Head of Corporate and Group Sales, you will be required

to:

Meet the annual sales objectives established for each market in North

America;

Collaborate on the development of the marketing strategy in the area of

sales and new markets;

Ensure follow-up of existing accounts and maximize their potential;

Carry out prospecting in large companies in order to identify the

persons responsible for corporate hospitality;

Establish and cultivate profitable relationships with the

vice-presidents and managers of the communication departments of current

and potential corporate clients;

Ensure compliance with hospitality agreements on a day-to-day basis;

Ensure the transfer of information from the Corporate Sales Department

to stakeholders on the tours, particularly the heads of hospitality;

Participate and represent Cirque du Soleil during trade shows.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in administration (marketing) and/or equivalent

experience;

Minimum of 5 years experience in corporate and group sales, in customer

service for corporate clients, particularly with management members and

vice-presidents;

Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to establish

and cultivate relationships with corporate client management;

Knowledge of the corporate hospitality market;

Proven communication skills in both oral and written English (80% of the

work performed) and French;

Entrepreneurship, autonomy, resourcefulness;

Well-developed critical sense and good judgement;

Good mastery of MS Office;

Available to travel to the U.S. (20% of the time).

Apply online at: www.cirquedusoleil.com

34. Group/Property Sales Manager; Avi Resort and Casino; Laughlin, NV

Position Description

Primary responsibility is to secure corporate and SMERF group business

composed of 20-100 rooms with function space, food and beverage to

increase revenue and maximize group average daily rate. Responsible for

monthly and quarterly sales goal reports to include a specific number of

personal telephone sales and outside calls. Incorporate strong personal

client base with existing in house.

Responsibilities

Conduct research of the resorts markets in order to identify potential

new customers

Analyze sales and industry trends

Evaluates potential new customers for their revenue capacity

Maintain corporate group and SMERF contracts, room block and bookings

Manage customer expectations

Monthly outside sales call to corporate market segment and to prospect

clients

Generate daily, weekly and month end reports for National Sales Manager

in the absence of the Group Sales Coordinator/Administrator

Attend and/or work Trade & Travel shows that pertain to the properties

business and market segments

Clerical and contractual support for Sales Team

Generate coupons as needed for arriving groups

Complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion

Work flexible hours and holidays if needed

Perform any additional tasks and/or duties as assigned

Work with the following department as it pertains to group bookings:

Hotel, Reservations Department, Catering Department, and Special

Functions Department

Assist National Sales Manager as assigned

Perform any additional tasks and/or duties as assigned

Assist National Sales Manager as assigned

Required Qualification

Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills and customer

service skills

Professional appearance and grooming (no visible tattoos or piercing)

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Windows, Word, Excel,

Outlook)

Working Knowledge of Hotel & Catering computer systems (LMS, CMS,

DELPHI)

Education

College degree in associated field prefered but not required

High School diploma or equivalent required

1-3 years experience in resort property and corporate convention

business sales (Hotel and Casino Industry)

Send resumes to info@avicasino.com

35. Conference Manager; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics;

Reston, VA

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is a non-profit

association that serves as a public voice of mathematics education,

providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support

teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all

students. NCTM is the world's largest organization dedicated to

improving math education and serves over 100,000 members.

NCTM is currently seeking a Conference Manager. Responsibilities for

this position include managing assigned regional conferences and the

annual conference, managing budgets for assigned planning meetings,

reviewing contracts and evaluating meeting facilities. Additional

responsibilities include conducting on-site inspection of meeting

facilities, and meeting with the committee chairs and program committee

members. Travel Required.

NCTM offers a 37.5 hour work week at our campus-like facility in Reston,

Virginia, and an outstanding benefits package including 100% immediate

vesting in a mandatory, generous retirement plan, medical (PPO), dental

insurance, tuition assistance, and much more. NCTM is proud to be a

recipient of the 2006 & 2007 CARE (Companies as Responsive Employers)

award sponsored by Northern Virginia Family Services that recognizes the

best companies to work for in Northern Virginia.

Send resume and salary requirements to careers@nctm.org Attn: CM or fax

to 703-476-9027. Please mention where you saw the ad for this position.

No phone calls please.

NCTM is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

36. Events Administrator; District of Columbia Bar; Washington, DC

The District of Columbia Bar's Sections Department has an opening for

Events Administrator. The position handles a variety of events-related

and administrative responsibilities for the Sections office. This

position supervises the Events Team which is comprised of five team

members. The Events Administrator reports to the Sections Director.

Under the Bar's compensation structure, this position is at the Sr.

Specialist level in the Meetings job family. The starting salary is

commensurate with experience. This is an exempt position. The D.C. Bar

has an excellent fringe benefits package.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises all promotion and

marketing for events, membership, publications, and services via direct

mail, e-mail, exhibits, and other efforts. Arranges program sites with

venues for Sections events. Supervises program registration. Works with

financial specialist to prepare budgets for Section programs. Reviews

invoices for accuracy on services provided for Section events. Prepares

monthly list of journal entries for financial specialist for service

fees applicable to Section events. Supervises the coordination of

Section-wide and committee mailings. Reviews and verifies event

information on Section flyers, including compliance with Section

Guidelines and Procedures. Prepares master activity calendar of Bar

events. Works largely with association database, association members,

and outside vendors. Supervises and provides coaching and mentoring to

the events team staff, which includes the Promotions Assistant,

Registration Assistant, Web and Events Coordinator, Programs Specialist,

and Events Assistant. Answers event inquiries from members, the media

and the public. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree from an accredited university

or college. Degree preferable in marketing or management or a related

field. Minimum of six years of relevant work experience with a minimum

of four years of direct managerial experience. Two or more years of

experience working in a membership association, a similar nonprofit

organization or a law office is a plus. Must be proficient in database

management, with four years' minimum experience. A minimum of four years

experience with MS Word and proficiency in Excel and other MS Office

applications. Experience with desktop publishing a plus. Demonstrated

ability as a proofreader with strong emphasis on grammar, punctuation,

spelling; strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to

multi-task and to pay close attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal

and managerial skills. Strong analytical skills and problem solving

ability; ability to meet deadlines. Flexibility and ability to work well

with a variety of Bar officers, volunteers, other staff, and the public.

Ability to work well with minimum supervision.

Submit cover letter and resume to: by mail to HR/EA, D.C. Bar, 1250 H

St. NW – Suite 600, Washington DC 20005; by e-mail to hr@dcbar.org, or

by fax to (202) 824-1863. EOE.

37. Member Services – Event Coordinator; RMEL; Denver, CO

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2825676&keywords=&ref=1

38. Conference and Course Coordinator; International Economic

Development Council; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2822181&keywords=&ref=1

39. Director, Premium Sales & Service; American Society of Travel

Agents; Alexandria, VA

The Director of Premium Membership Sales and Service will be charged

with the responsibility of successfully promoting and servicing ASTA's

top tiered program. The Premium Account Membership program is directed

at large, high volume travel sellers and offers a specialized benefit

program to the industry's largest companies. Benefits include high

level content, access to major market research, input to industry

affairs, ARC data, assistance with legal documentation, early breaking

news updates, and other services appropriate to the high volume member.

We are looking for a proven sales professional with 5+ years of specific

experience in high level travel industry sales. The successful

candidate will develop and execute the sales and member services plans

for Premium Membership. This will require the individual to call on the

senior management teams of America's largest travel organizations.

The position requires strong marketing and business acumen, results

orientation, excellent communications skills, analytical and decision

making ability, ability to multi-task, and the ability to coordinate the

efforts of internal and external resources so as to accomplish the goals

of the program. Knowledge of the travel industry and travel technology

important.

ASTA is an EOE and offers competitive salary/benefits package. Send

resume accompanyed by cover letter and salary requirements to

resumes@astahq.com; or fax to 703-739-8798.

40. Tourism Marketing Coordinator; Prince William County/Manassas

Convention and Visitors Bureau; Manassas, VA

Responsibilities:

Provides support to Marketing Managers. Manages databases, content.

Provides support and assistance with and at trade shows and other

marketing projects targeting overnight leisure and group tour visitors.

Handles some media inquiries and distribution of materials to travel

trade.

Qualifications:

Combined experience/education equal to five years in marketing,

hospitality, communications or related field.

Compensation:

Hiring Range: $36,000-$48,000/yr with excellent benefits.

Contact:

HR

Prince William County/Manassas CVB

8609 Sudley Road, Suite 105

Manassas, VA 20110

no phone calls, please (phone)

703-396-7160 (fax)

jobs@visitpwc.com

http://visitpwc.com

41. National Association Sales Mid-America; Buffalo Niagara Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Buffalo, NY

Responsibilities:

Promote and sell Buffalo New York as a convention and meeting

destination to National Association accounts based in the Greater

Chicago Area. The successful candidate will work out of the Buffalo

office. Achieve specfic room night goals as assigned. Conduct city

tours, attend tradeshows, sales missions, networking meetings and

develop relationships with the local hospitality industry.

Qualifications:

4 year degree in hospitality related field, 5 years National Association

Sales experience a plus.

Compensation:

Competitive salary package, Please submit requirements

Contact:

Michael Even

Buffalo Niagara CVB

617 Main Street

Suite 200

Buffalo, NY 14203-1496

888.228.3369 (phone)

716.852.0511 (alt. phone)

716.852.0131 (fax)

even@buffalocvb.org

http://visitbuffaloniagara.com

42. Sales Manager; Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Cincinnati, OH

Responsibilities:

.Generate convention center and hotel bookings from the religious,

fraternal, and ethnic markets. .Prepare & present written or personal

presentations to site selection committees.

.Coordinate and conduct site tours for meeting planners.

.Attend industry tradeshows, sales trips,& networking events.

.Maintain good product knowledge of the Cincinnati as well as an

awareness of competing cities.

Qualifications:

-2 years experience in sales with a CVB or full service hotel

-BA/BS degree preferred.

-Ability to conduct meetings and make presentations, develop strategies

and manage procedures; ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy in a

wide variety of public contact situations.

Compensation:

Competitive

Contact:

Sherry Stieritz

Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

525 Vine Street

Suite 1500

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

513-632-5364 (phone)

513-632-5363 (alt. phone)

513-621-5020 (fax)

sstieritz@cincyusa.com

http://cincyusa.com

43. Director of Sales; Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation;

Knoxville, TN

Responsibilities:

Provide leadership for the direct sales effort of the KTSC sales

managers. In addition to personal production goals, responsibilities

include meeting the group sales goals focusing on convention markets.

Supervise, direct & motivate sales managers. Monitor sales goals,

maintain procedures & reporting standards to measure sales production.

Qualifications:

Four year degree and/or have 5 years of hotel, convention center and/or

CVB sales experience & previous experience in supervising sales

representatives; ability to manage, direct & motivate personnel;

understanding of trends in the meetings & convention industry; strong

communication skills, verbal & written.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience

Contact:

Teresa Hall

Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation

301 S Gay Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

865-523-7263 (phone)

865-342-9118 (alt. phone)

865-673-4400 (fax)

thall@knoxville.org

44. Event Coordinator; Confidential; Van Nuys, CA

Event Rental Company has a great opportunity available for a motivated

sales person/event coordinator in the special event rental business. We

are seeking candidates who have at least 2 years of sales experience/.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of special event rental

equipment along with strong sales, networking, customer service and

organizational skills. Qualified sales representatives can expect a

competitive salary and commission structure based on their ability to

maintain existing accounts and generate new business. Experienced

applicants with an existing client base are especially sought after.

Phone: 818-989-4300

Fax: 818-989-3593

ckennedy@lapartyrents.com

45. Events Assistant; Council on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4242183

46. Events Intern; Empire Force Events Inc.; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4235755

47. Sales Manager; BRING IT ON! DALLAS; Carrollton, TX/Dallas, TX

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

for a Sales Manager. Hospitality Industry experience and Account

Management experience required. We are looking for someone that is

resourceful, motivated, and can work autonomously. Candidates must be

experienced professionals with a strong ability to multi-task and the

possibility to manage operations in multiple locations is essential for

this evolving position. Proficiency in MS Office is required, primarily

in Word, Outlook, and Publisher. Specifically, strong Word and Excel

skills are required. Please do not send attachments. Copy and paste

resume in the body of the email if possible and include any salary

expectations.

Contact Person: Kari Skinner-Chavez

kari@mybringiton.com

48. Film Studies Center Events Coordinator; University of Chicago;

Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4232539

49. Convention Coordinator; Association Resource Center; Folsom, CA

Convention Coordinator is responsible for signficantly contributing to

the success of the annual convention for a nonprofit trade association

(200+ exhibitors, 25 sessions, 2 luncheons, awards program, 200

educational attendees, 2,000 tradeshow attendees). This position reports

to the executive director.

Primary responsibilities include:

* exhibit and sponsorship sales

* liaison with exhibitors/sponsors at event

* assigne exhibit booths

* meeting logistics

* liaison with speakers

* staffing volunteer planning committee

* liaision with hotel: complete banquet event and A/V orders,

troubleshoot onsite

* experience reading and analyzing contracts

* good strategy skills; creative thinker

* write/coordinatre registration brochure and marketing copy

* write Web site content

* make travel arrangements for staff and volunteers

Qualifications:

* at least 3 years of directly related experience; ability to

demonstrate achievements/success

* 4 year degree preferred but not required

* association experience preferred

* detail oriented, team player yet able to work independently, honest,

reliable, trustworthy

* professionalsim important

* able to work quickly and accurately

* able to work with individuals with strong personalities and opinions

* strong negotiation skills helpful

* able to work in a fast paced environment with tact and diplomacy

* strong written and verbal communication skills

* strong computer skills; aptitude to learn new programs

Competitive benefits and salary. EOE.

p.karen@cambweb.org

50. Trade Show and Event Specialist; Intelsat; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25496906&jobSummaryIndex=13&agentID=

51. Coordinator, Board Meetings and Events; National Public Radio (NPR);

Washington, DC

Incumbent will play a central role in planning and executing the

stewardship related to NPR Foundation activities.

Oversees logistics of Foundation activities and production of NPR

Foundation materials; manages attendance process for events and meetings

and generates weekly reports; updates event/fundraising database and

distributes regular reports to the team; assists with event/meeting

follow-up efforts and maintenance of Intranet and NPR.org websites; and

supports Major Gifts team on fundraising efforts as needed. Requires

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience,

or equivalent job related experience. Key Qualifications include

excellent writing, editing and analytical skills; strong attention to

detail and design; proven ability to interact professionally with major

donors, and senior staff; demonstrated experience coordinating

fundraising events; advanced computer literacy and word processing

skills; experience using the Internet, on-line research services (i.e.

LexisNexis), databases and/or fundraising software;

an understanding of and appreciation for NPR's mission and role as the

nation's most trusted source of news and information; and willingness to

work flexible hours depending on event schedules.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume, indicating job

title and number, to:

National Public Radio

Human Resources Department

635 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 513-3047

Fax : (202) 513-3047

E-mail: employment@npr.org

Please note: NPR does not accept or retain general applications for

employment. Individuals must apply for specific, open positions.

52. Meetings Coordinator; Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

The Endocrine Society, a membership organization serving physicians and

scientists, seeks an experienced association professional to serve as

Meetings Coordinator. The Meetings Coordinator reports to the Manager of

Meetings and assists with the various duties related to an annual

meeting of 8,000 participants and other meetings as required.

Responsibilities:

. Coordinates RFP process for transportation services for annual meeting

and oversees shuttle service with transportation company

. Coordinates RFP process for destination management services and

oversees special events for annual meeting including tour program

. Assists with overall meeting operational procedures for Annual Meeting

and Clinical Endocrinology Update Annual Conference including but not

limited to:

o Coordinating materials to support exhibit management

o Overseeing RFP process for shipping vendor and coordinating shipping

of materials to and from meetings

o Arranging for business center and all onsite equipment and

telecommunication needs

o Establishing master accounts for hotel properties

o Maintain sign inventory and produce annual sign orders

o Secure temporary personnel

. Travel management liaison to official travel agency providing

authorizations and periodic usage reports

. Assists Director of Meetings with hotel contracts and addenda

. Provide summary reports on actual expenses against budget

Requirements:

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

Point, Excel and Access. Good oral/written communication and excellent

math skills, including experience with accounting protocols and

procedures. Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle

multiple projects simultaneously. Three to five years of experience in

meetings management. CMP certification a plus. College degree as well as

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.

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