Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 17 March 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 17 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. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,

VA

2. Education & Meetings Coordinator; Association of Corporate Counsel;

Washington, DC

3. Regional Director of Accounts-Eastern Region; Hawaii Visitors &

Convention Bureau; Washington, DC

4. Meeting's Coordinator; Confidential; Washington, DC

5. Sr. Director of Sales; MPEA; Chicago, IL

6. Event Planner; CFA Institute; Charlottesville, VA

7. Director of Meetings & Education; PIAA; Rockville, MD

8. Manager of Conference Services; Association for Unmanned Vehicle

Systems International (AUVSI); Arlington, VA

9. Director, Sponsorship Sales; Magazine Publishers of America; New

York, NY

10. Meeting Coordinator; The Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

11. Conference Program Director; League of California Cities;

Sacramento, CA

12. Deputy Senior Director, Conventions & Meetings; Optical Society of

America; Washington, DC

13. Meetings Manager; Specialty Graphic Imaging Association; Fairfax

City, VA

14. DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING; FLIK INTERNATIONAL; Jersey City, CA

15. Staff Assistant, Convention and Member Services; American Meat

Institute; Washington, DC

16. Operations Manager – Destination Management; TBA Global; San

Francisco, CA

17. Operations Manager – Washington D.C. Destination Services; TBA

Global; Alexandria, VA

18. Event Marketing Associate; SPSS Inc.; Chicago, IL

19. Vice President of Marketplace Performance; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

20. Meeting Planner; Baxter Healthcare; Deerfield, IL

21. Assistant, Conferences; National Urban League; New York, NY

22. Program Manager; Travel Dynamics Group Inc.; San Diego, CA

23. Key Account Director; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

24. Regional Sales Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

25. Meetings without Borders Project Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

26. Meeting Planner; Bayer CropScience; Raleigh, NC

27. Senior Meeting Planner; EDJ Associates; Reston, VA/Rockville, MD

28. Project Director; EDJ Associates; Reston, VA/Rockville, MD

29. Director of Tourism; Missouri Division of Tourism; Jefferson City,

MO

30. Senior Vice President of Sales; San Diego CVB; San Diego, CA

31. Coordinator, Conference Services; American Society of Civil

Engineers; Reston, VA

32. Regional Convention Sales Manager; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; Atlanta, GA/Washington, DC

33. Director of Information Technology; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

34. Meeting Planner; Seth Diamond Associates, Inc.; New York, NY

35. Director of Sales; Dave & Buster's; Dallas, TX

36. Meeting Planner III; Raymond James Financial; Saint Petersburg, FL

37. ASSISTANT PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; White

Plains, NY

38. Event Manager Extraordinaire; Opus Solutions, LLC; Beaverton, OR

39. Project Manager; Harith Productions Ltd.; Willow Grove, PA

40. Area Business Travel Sales Manager; Denihan Hospitality Group; New

York

41. Corporate Director of Brand Marketing; Denihan Hospitality Group;

New York

42. Catering Sales Manager; L'Enfant Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

43. Sales Manager; L'Enfant Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

44. Assistant Event Coordinator; Confidential; Providence, RI

45. Supervisory, Hospitality; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Toronto,

Ontario, Canada

46. Director of Events & Promotions; Greater Chicago Food Depository;

Chicago, IL

47. Conference Center Coordinator; SAIC; McLean, VA

************* 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!

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1. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,

VA

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is a fast-paced convention company located

in Fairfax, VA. We are seeking a Registration Account Manager to handle

registration services for multiple clients. The ideal candidate must be

able to plan, coordinate, and manage all aspects of Registration for

expositions/conferences with 200-25,000 attendees.

Requirements:

*BS degree in related field

*3+ years trade show/meeting planning/project management experience

*2+ years database experience

*Excellent verbal and written communication skills

*Must be proficient with Word, Excel, and Access

*Travel required: 25%

We offer a casual work environment and excellent benefits. Please send

resume with salary requirement to Attn: HR — Fax: 703-818-9177 or

jsajobs@jspargo.com.

2. Education & Meetings Coordinator; Association of Corporate Counsel;

Washington, DC

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) seeks entry-level meeting

planner/coordinator for fast-paced legal association in DC. Must have

strong attention to detail, extensive computer knowledge (mac experience

a plus) and be a team player. Job will entail processing and monitoring

CLE credits for attorneys, meeting logistics, including registration

processing, and on-site meeting assistance and other duties as assigned.

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) serves the professional needs

of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and

other private sector organizations worldwide. ACC promotes the common

interests of its members, improves the understanding of the role of

in-house attorneys, provides useful and practical resources and

programs, and ensures that members have a voice on issues of most

concern. With 48 chapters and 16 committees serving its membership, the

association has grown to nearly 24,000 members in 75 countries, employed

by over 10,000 organizations. ACC members represent all of the Fortune

100 companies, and internationally, its members represent 74 of the

Global 100 companies. This position is located in Washington D.C.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, downtown DC location. Send

resume and include salary history and email resume to: trey@acc.com or

copp@acc.com

3. Regional Director of Accounts-Eastern Region; Hawaii Visitors &

Convention Bureau; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4274405

4. Meeting's Coordinator; Confidential; Washington, DC

Not for Profit Association is looking for detail oriented, and flexible

individual to join our meetings team! A friendly, reliable person with

good communication skills and who learns quickly will thrive in this

fast-paced, energizing environment.

Must be proficient with Microsoft office with Bachelor's Degree and have

1.5 years of meeting's experience including independently organizing and

running small workshops, and serving on team for National conferences.

Located on 19th Street, just 2 blocks from Dupont Circle!

Send resume with cover letter to hr@ncura.edu. No phone calls please.

5. Sr. Director of Sales; MPEA; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4270929

6. Event Planner; CFA Institute; Charlottesville, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4270942

7. Director of Meetings & Education; PIAA; Rockville, MD

Insurance trade association located in Rockville, MD, seeks a Director

of Meetings & Education. This position is responsible for supervising

the Association's meetings and education program with particular focus

on proactively growing the educational learning initiatives. The

Association holds approx. 13 meetings and workshops per year attended by

senior insurance industry executives and board members. Meetings are

held throughout the U.S. and periodically abroad. Position

supervises two full-time meeting planners. Works with Association

committees and sections to develop course content and educational

materials. Responsible for obtaining and maintaining ACCME and other

continuing education accreditation for the Association, administering

educational programs and developing materials that qualify for

continuing education credit. Reports to the Vice President and

periodically advises the PIAA Board of Directors and CE Advisory

Committee to keep them appraised of developments in the CE programming.

Travel and occasional extended workday or weekend work schedules

required.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree or professional

certification preferred

* 8+ years of related experience, association background preferred

* Prior supervisory experience

* Experience with ACCME, ADA CERP, & NASBA accreditation procedures

and reaccredidation processes

* Experience with distance learning initiatives desired

* Knowledge of meeting industry and all phases of contract

negotiation

* Knowledge of running/managing a registration database, online

registration

* Excellent organizational and project management skills with

attention to detail, strong work ethic and the ability to handle

shifting activities and multiple tasks

* Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

* Excellent communication and customer service skills

* Ability and willingness to travel frequently (10-12 trips per

year)

* High degree of professionalism and initiative required

The Association offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits

package, including fully-paid family health and dental coverage, FSA,

401(k) and SEP-IRA retirement benefits, life insurance, and tuition

reimbursement program. Further perks include flex time, 35-hour

workweek, casual dress code and free parking.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirements

(required for consideration).

Contact: Dir of Administration

Fax: 301-977-6345

jobs@piaa.us

http://www.piaa.us

8. Manager of Conference Services; Association for Unmanned Vehicle

Systems International (AUVSI); Arlington, VA

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is

seeking to fill the position of Manager of Conference Services. This

position will assist the Director of Conference and Exposition Services

with the planning and implementation of the Association's national and

international events, meetings and conferences; as well as AUVSI

Foundation and Chapter events.

Responsibilities and Duties: Assist in the implementation and oversight

of logistical arrangements (including on-site set-up, AV and F&B) for

the association's Board of Directors Meetings, AUVSI's Unmanned Systems

Program Review, AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America, student

competitions, international events, and AUVSI Foundation Meetings;

Manage speaker coordination (bios and briefs); Coordinate production of

conference proceedings; Assist in the coordination of brochure content;

Produce a guide to local attractions, restaurants, etc. for attendees

(confirmation newsletter); Managing and maintaining registration

database, including entering/updating data, creating queries, and

running reports; Disseminating logistical/confirmation information to

attendees; Producing and assisting in the development of program

materials including letters, forms, name badges, tickets, instructional

materials, and mailing labels; Respond to conference-related inquiries;

Manage meeting evaluation process (online); Monitor the Meetings Inbox;

Maintaining the AUVSI Master Calendar of Events; Order specialty items;

Assist with chapter meeting implementation; Any other duties as

assigned.

Requirements: Ability to travel (domestically and internationally);

highly organized; attention to detail; deadline oriented; dependable;

proactive; self-motivated; work well under pressure; exceptional

customer service; excellent written and verbal skills; outstanding proof

reading skills. Computer skills should include Microsoft Outlook, Word,

Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; experience with Avectra's netFORUM a

plus. Must have 5-7 years of solid MEETINGS management experience;

prefer experience be with a nonprofit organization.

Required Education: 4 Year Degree or equivalent in work-related

experience.

To Apply: Send cover letter with salary history and requirements (those

who do not include this information will not be considered) to

meetings@auvsi.org. No phone calls please. No relo. EOE.

9. Director, Sponsorship Sales; Magazine Publishers of America; New

York, NY

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2837725&keywords=&ref=1

10. Meeting Coordinator; The 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.

11. Conference Program Director; League of California Cities;

Sacramento, CA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2837894&keywords=&ref=1

12. Deputy Senior Director, Conventions & Meetings; Optical Society of

America; Washington, DC

Prestigious international scientific society is looking for a Deputy

Senior Director, Conventions & Meetings. Successful candidate will

advise Senior Director on budget, contract and operational issues.

Manage 8+ staff responsible for planning and organizing scientific

topical meetings and annual conferences. Execute departmental and

organizational long-rang plans and objectives. Oversee the planning and

successful execution of OSA's scientific topical meetings and annual

conferences (ranging from 100 to 12,000 attendees). Assist in developing

and managing financial responsibilities and other non-dollar

benchmarking. Personnel related issues, including supervision, coaching

and professional development of department staff.

Requirements

Successful candidate will have a four-year college degree. Master's

degree is preferred. 7+ years expertise with all aspects of planning

meetings, conferences and exhibits, & 4-5 years experience in

association management. Must have excellent written and oral

communication skills. Ability to travel is required. Ability to handle

multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously. Strong focus on

team-building. Strong skills as coach and mentor.

OSA offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send your

resume and salary requirements to resumes@osa.org.

13. Meetings Manager; Specialty Graphic Imaging Association; Fairfax

City, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2835298&keywords=&ref=1

14. DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING; FLIK INTERNATIONAL; Jersey City, CA

Hudson County Community College, long recognized for excellence in

culinary education adds a new dimension with a state of the art

conference facility specializing in small to medium sized meetings run

by FLIK Conference Centers. The Culinary Conference Center is

conveniently located in the enterprise district of Journal Square, just

a few blocks from the PATH Station. This is a brand new facility

offering dedicated conference rooms with cutting edge technology,

freshly prepared food presentations and Platinum service. FLIK is known

for their highly trained staff and commitment to exceptional customer

service which will create an exceptional experience.

DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

This leader must understand how to sell a meeting environment. A

positive, motivating and creative leader is crucial to help train the

sales management team and hold that team accountable to standards while

maximizing occupancy in the meeting space and total revenue. Strong

relationship building skills are key. A good understanding of rooms to

space ratio is a plus.

Responsibilities:

Must effectively plan and communicate to all departments the expressed

need of the customer.

Maintain a tracking system for all potential customers.

Ensure that all appropriate communication for upcoming business is

complete and distributed in a timely manner to the management team.

Organize sales and marketing efforts to ensure that the maximum exposure

is purchased for the monies that are spent.

Excellent leadership skills.

Oversee and conduct sales calls, prospecting and meet all quotas to

ensure that the quarterly and annual goals are met.

Complete knowledge of the Property Management System.

Engage in educational and team building activities to strengthen

personal value and departmental relationships.

Qualifications:

BS degree and a minimum of 7 years hotel sales experience.

Have a least 3 years progressive sales management experience.

Previous hotel DOS or Sr. Sales Manager preferred.

Proven track record.

Superior quantitative, oral and written communications and

problem-solving/strategizing skills.

Excellent overall computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and

PowerPoint.

Proactive mindset to anticipate and support changes in our business.

Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical

behavior.

Exceptional customer service abilities.

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Please apply online at www.compassgroupcareers.com

In keyword search box, enter KB02260801

15. Staff Assistant, Convention and Member Services; American Meat

Institute; Washington, DC

Job Description: The American Meat Institute seeks a professional with

1-2 years experience, preferably in an association environment, to

assist with the day-to-day activities of the Convention and Member

Services Department. The staff assistant of Convention and Member

Services will provide administrative support in the areas of membership

correspondence, reporting, database maintenance and registration and

housing.

AMI offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental,

transit subsidy, 401k with matching, and is conveniently located on the

metro.

The American Meat Institute represents the interests of packers and

processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their

suppliers throughout North America. Headquartered in the Washington, DC,

the Institute provides legislative, regulatory and public relations

services, conducts scientific research, offers marketing and technical

assistance and sponsors education programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

* Process registration forms and create badges

* Manage department supplies and ship to events as needed

* Maintain overall calendar for department

* As needed work onsite at events processing registration

* Responsible for data entry of member and non-member records in

Members Only system including the addition and deletion of records,

editing records, updating records with new information. Responsible for

assisting department and other AMI staff in list selection and reporting

via Members only

* Assist department with quarterly membership dues billing.

* Assist with processing of annual census.

* Assist in daily efforts to recruit and retain AMI members.

Responsible for mailing recruitment packets for prospects, fulfillment

of information requests

* Prepare Correspondence and reports

* Answer member inquiries and route calls to department staff as

appropriate

* Provide switchboard relief

* Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements: Position requires 1-2 years experience, preferably in

an association environment. Preferred experience includes background in

customer service and membership database. Excellent time management,

organization and communications skills essential. Interest in meeting

planning and association membership a plus.

Please e-mail your resume to meatmeetings@yahoo.com for consideration.

16. Operations Manager – Destination Management; TBA Global; San

Francisco, CA

TBA Global's mission and our passion is to grow our clients' business by

creating, connecting and optimizing their marketing and communications

investments to key internal and external audiences. Our ongoing client

relationships with the biggest brands in the world are a testament to

our success. We¿re looking for people who are passionate about their

work, are experienced professionals who want to build lasting

connections with clients, and believe that their best work is yet to

come.

We¿re currently seeking a talented and experienced Operations Manager

for our TBA Global San Francisco office. The ideal candidate will have a

minimum of 3 years experience working in a Destination Management

environment. If this is you, please send your resume and salary

requirements to careers@tbaglobal.com

Job Summary:

The Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day

activities of their programs including, developing and implementing

workflow processes and organizational structure, managing budgets per

job, and managing internal and external relationships.

Responsibilities:

– Work with all business units to ensure events and meetings are

delivered according to agreed upon specifications.

– Work closely with the General Manager to develop and provide vision

and business objectives for the operations side of the office.

– Manage on call staff, ensuring all meet company and program

objectives.

– Responsible for event reconciliation and daily operations.

– Liaison with business units to oversee proper implementation of all

events, meetings, campaigns.

– Take role in developing and implementing best practices and processes

to improve overall operational efficiencies

– Assess and report metrics critical for business unit performance.

– Build strong relationships with internal and external customers.

– Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

– Microsoft Office Environment, particularly Windows, Word and Excel

– MS Access and graphic skills a plus

– Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills

– Strong interpersonal and management skills

– 3 years experience working within DMC industry

– Detail Oriented

– Able to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment

– Excellent judgment, especially when to escalate issues for resolution

– Self starter: works with minimal direction

Education:

Bachelors Degree

Please send your resume and salary requirements to careers@tbaglobal.com

17. Operations Manager – Washington D.C. Destination Services; TBA

Global; Alexandria, VA

TBA Global's mission and our passion is to grow our clients' business by

creating, connecting and optimizing their marketing and communications

investments to key internal and external audiences. Our ongoing client

relationships with the biggest brands in the world are a testament to

our success. We¿re looking for people who are passionate about their

work, are experienced professionals who want to build lasting

connections with clients, and believe that their best work is yet to

come.

We¿re currently seeking a talented and experienced Operations Manager

for our TBA Global Washington D.C. office, located in Alexandria, VA.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience working in

a Destination Management environment. If this is you, please send your

resume and salary requirements to careers@tbaglobal.com

Job Summary:

The Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day

activities of their programs including, developing and implementing

workflow processes and organizational structure, managing budgets per

job, and managing internal and external relationships.

Job Responsibilities includes but is not limited to:

– Work with all business units to ensure events and meetings are

delivered according to agreed upon specifications.

– Work closely with the General Manager to develop and provide vision

and business objectives for the operations side of the office.

– Manage on call staff, ensuring all meet company and program

objectives.

– Responsible for event reconciliation and daily operations.

– Liaison with business units to oversee proper implementation of all

events, meetings, campaigns.

– Take role in developing and implementing best practices and processes

to improve overall operational efficiencies

– Assess and report metrics critical for business unit performance.

– Build strong relationships with internal and external customers.

– Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

– Microsoft Office Environment, particularly Windows, Word and Excel

– MS Access and graphic skills a plus

– Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills

– Strong interpersonal and management skills

– Detail Oriented

– Able to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment

– Excellent judgment, especially when to escalate issues for resolution

– 3 years experience operating DMC programs

– Self starter: works with minimal direction

Education:

Bachelors Degree

Please send your resume and salary requirements to careers@tbaglobal.com

18. Event Marketing Associate; SPSS Inc.; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6876

19. Vice President of Marketplace Performance; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6875

20. Meeting Planner; Baxter Healthcare; Deerfield, IL

Baxter International Inc., assists healthcare professionals and their

patients with the treatment of complex medical conditions, including

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

company applies its expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and

biotechnology to make a meaningful difference in patients' lives.

Baxter has an opportunity in our Corporate Services Group for a Meeting

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

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

Responsibilities include:

Responsibilities:

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

attendee registration, hotel accommodations, air or ground

transportation, meeting room requirements, audiovisual needs, food &

beverage, signage, and printing.

–Evaluating and selecting providers of services according to customer

requirements.

–Negotiating contracts to achieve maximum cost savings opportunities as

well as incorporating Baxter¿s stand language.

–Providing online meeting registration to participants.

–Managing on-site staff during meetings and events.

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

each meeting.

–Preparing and monitoring reports on actual expenditures versus budget.

–Obtaining customer service ratings are in line with department

objectives along with achieving Baxter¿s cost savings goals.

–Reviewing the meeting bills for accuracy and approve bills for

payment.

Qualifications:

A CMP Certification is strongly preferred. Candidates must have a

minimum of 5-7 years of corporate meeting planning experience with a

mid-cap or Fortune 1000 company focusing on events, managing

contractors, and making decisions in a fast-paced environment with

strict timeframes/deadlines. Our final candidate must understand basic

level budgeting, accounting and reconciliation skills, along with a

strong customer service focus. This individual must have the ability to

develop cooperative working relationships with others.

Education:

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

Communications, or other related field.

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

Baxter offers competitive compensation and full benefits. To apply for

this position directly, please click on the link below.

http://jobs.brassring.com/en/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=2104&siteid=50&AReq=30777BR&Codes

Should the link not work, please copy and paste into your browser.

EOE M/F/D/V

21. Assistant, Conferences; National Urban League; New York, NY

The National Urban League seeks an Assistant, in the Conferences

Department. The successful candidate will assist the Vice President of

Conferences with the daily departmental operations. Provide

administrative and project support for the department. Candidate will

also be privy to sensitive information which will require the ability to

maintain strict confidentiality.

Essential Functions

¿Maintain conferences department out of office calendar

¿Oversee contract log and track status of contracts upon signature

¿Draft business correspondence

¿Maintain budget records, track invoices and assist with financial

report reconciliation

¿Provide administrative support for Vice President including the

screening of calls, sorting and routing mail and handling all business

travel arrangements

¿Communicating with vendors and suppliers

¿Assisting with the development and mailing of confirmation letters,

special invitations, menu cards, and evaluation forms

¿Tracking itineraries and rooming lists for speakers, members and staff

¿Support the Vice President in the preparation of meeting programs

specifications, events guide, announcements, and any other written

materials for meetings

¿Assisting with updating registration forms, registration database

set-up, and processes for meeting attendance tracking

¿Providing on-site meetings support to staff, vendors and suppliers for

room and audiovisual requirements, catering, and all other elements

related to meeting functions

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Skills

¿ Commitment to a superior level of customer service

¿ Professionally represents organization and department, internally and

externally

¿ Excellent oral and written communication skills

¿ Ability to handle multiple projects effectively and efficiently and

meet deadlines

¿Strong utilization of business unit applications (MS Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Publisher, spreadsheets, charts, database management, etc.)

¿Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and

quality work product

¿Ability to be flexible in working varied and additional hours

¿Ability to work in a team environment

¿Travel required

Education:

¿Associate¿s degree or the equivalent in education and experience.

¿2-3 years of industry related experience specifically in a

meetings/event environment.

To apply submit resume to Human Resources Department, National Urban

League, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 or e-mail

recruitment@nul.org

Deadline to apply: March 30, 2008

The National Urban League is an Equal Opportunity Employer

22. Program Manager; Travel Dynamics Group Inc.; San Diego, CA

Responsibilities:

¿ Development of detailed project plans

¿ Budget adherence and modification (as needed)

¿ Manage logistical requirements for assigned programs

¿ Direct Air Department based on contracted services and attendee needs

¿ Creative evaluation and input to enhance customer programs

¿ Technology & A/V knowledge and management

¿ Entertainment hire

¿ Activity, team building & guest speaker hire

¿ Transportation management

¿ Facilities & venue rental

¿ Equipment rental

¿ Printing & documentation

¿ Food & beverage management

¿ Design and prepare various marketing materials to include pre-trip

brochures, flyers, DVD¿s and all program collateral

¿ On-site staff management including contract employee hire, scheduling

and direction

¿ Execution of successful programs via pre-planning and on-site

management

¿ Post program accounting

¿ Consistently continue destination, venue and site education

Qualifications:

¿ Minimum 5 years experience in M&I Program Management/Operations

¿ Excellent oral and written communication skills

¿ Excellent customer service skills

¿ Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and

Outlook

¿ Ability to manage & supervise support staff

¿ Ability to prioritize with a sense of urgency

¿ Consistently meet deadlines

¿ Ability to manage several programs simultaneously

¿ Ability to work extended hours (evenings and weekends) as required

¿ Frequent travel required

¿ Comprehensive knowledge of budgets and expenditures

¿ Comprehensive knowledge of registration system function

¿ Thrive in a dynamic team environment

¿ Successful execution of Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure agreement

with TDG

Please email resume and qualifications to wendy@tvldyn.com

23. Key Account Director; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6869

24. Regional Sales Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6867

25. Meetings without Borders Project Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6866

26. Meeting Planner; Bayer CropScience; Raleigh, NC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6865

27. Senior Meeting Planner; EDJ Associates; Reston, VA/Rockville, MD

Event Planning/Leadership position for mature professional with at least

3 years of experience, strong organizational, computer, and customer

service skills, and ability to multi-task. Experience coordinating all

logistical aspects of Federal Government conferences involving 10 to 500

participants. Prepare and monitor cost estimate, budgets, work plans,

timelines and status reports. Review and reconcile meeting-related

invoices. Demonstrated ability to set priorities work independently and

follow through on work assignments. Must be familiar with MS

applications. BA/BS Degree or applicable work experience required

All interested candidates, please send your cover letter stating the

position you are applying for, salary requirements and resume to

hr@edjassociates.com

28. Project Director; EDJ Associates; Reston, VA/Rockville, MD

Management position for candidates with 6 to 8 years of government

contracting experience. Candidates should have experience managing task

order contracts; be able to provide direction to project team; possess

knowledge of FAR and good financial management skills; and be able to

plan and organize tasks to meet multiple competing deadlines. Position

requires a mature professional with strong client relationship,

organizational and computer skills. Bachelor¿s degree required, masters

preferred.

All interested candidates, please send your cover letter stating the

position you are applying for, salary requirements and resume to

hr@edjassociates.com

29. Director of Tourism; Missouri Division of Tourism; Jefferson City,

MO

Missouri Tourism Commission seeking Director of Tourism to manage

statewide program. Eligible candidates will have significant experience

in tourism industry, staff and budget management, and marketing.

Additional job description and eligibility requirements at visitmo.com.

Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is subject to a

background check.

Submit Resumes, with desired salary requirements, to: Missouri Tourism

Commission Attn: S. Schneider Missouri Division of Tourism P.O. Box 1055

Jefferson City, MO 65102 or by email at suzy.schneider@ded.mo.gov.

Additional questions to Suzy Schneider at 573-751-3051. Must receive

resumes by April 15, 2008.

30. Senior Vice President of Sales; San Diego CVB; San Diego, CA

San Diego is California's second largest city and the United States'

eighth largest, with millions of visitors each year. SearchWide has

been retained to find a Senior Vice President of Sales for the San Diego

Convention & Visitors Bureau (SDCVB). This is a newly created position

that will provide leadership and direction in creation of sales

strategies in order to fulfill the SDCVB's mission and long term

strategic objectives. The goal of the SDCVB is to bring both hotel

meetings and leisure visitors to San Diego. The SDCVB has aggressive

Sales goals and it is the responsibility of the SVP of Sales to

coordinate and lead the efforts of the Sales and Services teams to

ensure the goals are achieved and exceeded. A significant percentage of

the SDCVB sales team is deployed remotely and the team is currently

undergoing significant growth. Note: The SDCVB does not sell or market

the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Requirements include; a

college degree and ten (10) years of professional experience in

leadership roles with convention bureau, hotel sales or related travel

industry.

Contact: Mike Gamble

Phone: 888-386-6390

Fax: 651-275-1367

gamble@searchwide.com

31. Coordinator, Conference Services; American Society of Civil

Engineers; Reston, VA

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the oldest national

civil engineering society in America, is currently seeking an

experienced conference coordinator to work in our fast-paced Conference

Services Department. The Coordinator, Conferences & Meeting Services

position is located at our World Headquarters in Reston, VA.

Responsibilities include: pre-conference logistics, including speaker

management, updating and maintaining meeting specifications and

communication of conference requirements to all vendors (a/v, catering,

hotel, housing, special events, field trips/tours, etc.); researching

and ordering sponsored items, coordinating signage, carrying out

conference management timeline duties as assigned; implementing

marketing campaigns, on-site conference logistical support, including

vendor oversight such as a/v, catering, housing, tours, special events,

and other vendors as appropriate to the conference.

Ideal candidate will have an Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree

preferred, with a minimum of 2 years working with an association, 1-2

years meeting planning experience preferred, and the ability to travel

frequently. Association and/or volunteer experience a plus. Must have

excellent writing, proofreading, and research skills and a thorough

command of MS Office.

ASCE offers competitive salaries, a convenient location, and a

comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter

w/salary requirements and history to ASCE, Attn: CDT Coordinator, 1801

Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191, e-mail: jobbox@asce.org

32. Regional Convention Sales Manager; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; Atlanta, GA/Washington, DC

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

Washington, D.C. and Atlanta markets to develop leads for the New

Orleans CVB through personal contact, telephone solicitation and

participation at industry functions. Develop working relationships with

corporate and association meeting planners and maintain high visibility

in the meeting planning community. Identify potential leads, respond to

clients' requests for information, assist in developing proposals and

service existing accounts.

Fax: 504-556-5828

hr@neworleanscvb.com

33. Director of Information Technology; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6887

34. Meeting Planner; Seth Diamond Associates, Inc.; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6890

35. Director of Sales; Dave & Buster's; Dallas, TX

SUMMARY

Proposes and executes sales programs and initiatives for the Special

Events Group sales area to drive revenues and achieve company sales

objectives, by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other

duties may be assigned.

* Develops sales objectives, implements sales strategies and

promotions for Special Events

* Develops and evaluates new product ideas for Special Events Group

sales.

* Makes recommendations to Senior Management regarding opportunities

to maximize sales.

* Provides supervision and sales leadership to Special Events team

within area. Works with Special Events Managers to develop new leads and

seek referrals in their markets.

* Identifies and contacts new national accounts for special events

sales.

* Visits key markets to evaluate sales opportunities and work with

teams. Researches markets around each store. Monitors competition.

* Ability to help stores drive revenues and improve profits through

innovative prospecting and positioning

* Tracks and reports weekly special events revenues by store, by

sales individual, and develops sales projections and forecast tools.

* Prepare sales forecasts. Able to accurately identify and evaluate

sales trends.

* Ability to be creative and show initiative in problem solving

* Implements effective tracking of sales revenue and activities

* Oversees and coordinates the planning, organizing and training

necessary to achieve stated revenue objectives

* Develops best practices, standards, policies and procedures to

ensure consistency of Special Events department.

* Works with outside vendors such as Murder Mystery Players to

ensure quality programs and approve newly developed programs.

* Works with Marketing to develop sales materials.

* Coordinates sales conferences on ongoing training and development

programs.

* Communicates and builds relationships with General Managers,

Regional Operations Directors, and other key Management positions.

* Supports development of annual budget for department and Special

Events sales plans for each store location.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform

each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are

representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Must have sales management experience

* Relationships in the meetings industry a plus

* Relationships with the hotel industry and hospitality associations

a plus

* Proficiency in Delphi/Daylight (Newmarket database system) a plus

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

four-six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent

combination of education and experience.

Elevate your career today with an exciting, growing company with over

eleven consecutive quarters of positive comp store sales, by applying at

daveandbusters.com/careers.

36. Meeting Planner III; Raymond James Financial; Saint Petersburg, FL

Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, uses knowledge and skills obtained through

education, experience, specialized training and/or certification to

plan, execute and manage high profile corporate events such as board

meetings and national conventions and incentive travel programs for top

producers. Leads defined work or projects of moderate scope and

complexity and serves as a technical advisor to others. Guidance is

provided to perform varied work that is difficult in nature, requiring

evaluation, originality and ingenuity to make moderately complex

decisions. Resolves or recommends solutions to complex problems.

Extensive contact with internal customers and vendors is required to

identify, research and resolve problems and coordinate work efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Leads the work of others and provides training in meeting planning

procedures and logistics.

* Coaches and mentors other meeting planners.

* Serves as a liaison between the meeting planning group and

internal customers in delivering meeting planning services.

* Researches, plans and executes internal and external meeting

logistics for significant corporate events, including requests for

proposal (RFPs), site recommendations, contract negotiation, logistics

and budget management.

* Oversees relationships with hotels and other meeting space

providers.

* Ensures that hotel information, expenditures and other post

meeting information is maintained in the meeting planning database.

* Approves and/or prepares Requests for Proposal.

* Collaborates with internal customers on meeting logistics,

including food and beverage, audio/visual requests and other special

needs and communicates with the meeting facility.

* Organizes small group functions for large events, including

off-site activities, transportation and entertainment.

* Ensures that group requirements, and attendee lists are provided

to travel coordinators.

* Provides on-site coordination of events, including coordinating

hotel staff and program logistics.

* Ensures that meeting planning services are continued when meeting

planners are coordinating events at an off-site location

* Ensures that reservation cut-off dates and deposits are tracked

and managed to avoid financial penalties.

* Prepares and delivers written and oral presentations about meeting

and event plans and logistics to internal customers.

* Collaborates with internal customers and incentive companies to

arrange quality incentive travel programs for top producers at a

reasonable cost.

* Creates and manages individual event and program budgets and

provides financial and production reports of meeting and event

expenditures.

* Reviews and/or negotiates and administers contracts with hotels,

airlines, caterers, activity facilitators and other suppliers.

* Maintains currency in meeting planning methodologies.

* Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

* Advanced concepts, principles and practices of meeting and event

planning.

* Corporate travel policies.

* Database management.

* Online reservation systems

Skill in:

* Researching, planning and executing internal and external meeting

logistics for high profile corporate events.

* Establishing and maintaining relationships with hotels and other

meeting space providers.

* Preparing Requests for Proposal.

* Gathering and communicating customer requirements.

* Organizing small group activities for conventions and other large

events.

* Providing on-site coordination of large events

* Tracking and managing reservation cut-off dates and deposits.

* Preparing and delivering written and oral presentations.

* Arranging incentive travel programs.

* Creating and managing event and program budgets and preparing

financial and production reports.

* Negotiating and administering contracts.

* Operating standard office equipment and using required software

applications.

Ability to:

* Coach, mentor and lead the work of others and provide training in

meeting planning methodologies.

* Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.

* Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas and

problems are addressed.

* Incorporate needs, wants and goals from different business unit

perspectives into meeting or event plans.

* Attend to detail while maintaining a big picture orientation.

* Gather information, identify linkages and trends and apply

findings to assignments.

* Incite enthusiasm and influence, motivate and persuade others to

achieve desired outcomes, without organizational authority.

* Interpret and apply policies and identify and recommend changes as

appropriate.

* Prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced,

dynamically changing environment.

* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

* Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team

environment.

* Lead others in providing a high level of customer service and

provide guidance in handling stressful situations.

* Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all

levels of the organization, including negotiating resources.

* Maintain professional currency.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

* Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in a related discipline and a minimum of

five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in corporate

meeting planning or any equivalent combination of education, training

and/or experience approved by Human Resources.

Licenses/Certifications:

* Certified Meeting Professional or ability to obtain certification.

Please visit https://RaymondJames.com/Careers and apply to position

number 6809

37. ASSISTANT PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; White

Plains, NY

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

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

In this key role, you will provide timely and accurate servicing of

travel arrangements in a busy client managed on-site environment.

Qualifications:

* 2+ years planning group and meeting travel and international booking

experience

* 5+ years Sabre experience

* Strong verbal/written communication, organizational and customer

service skills

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 99871BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

38. Event Manager Extraordinaire; Opus Solutions, LLC; Beaverton, OR

Do you ooze integrity? Are you detailed and organized, love client

interaction and are performance focused? If so, we may be looking for

you to join our dynamic team!

As an Opus Solutions Event Manager, your role is to take complete

ownership of assigned client programs and events. Through strategic

consulting and seamless communication, event managers lead each event

from contract to successful execution. Both Opus and the client must

have complete trust in your abilities and must feel comfortable

integrating you into the clients' internal team.

Primary responsibilities include:

* being the main event lead on multiple client events simultaneously

* lead an internal team to identify and fulfill each clients vision

and objectives for their events,

* drive information gathering and weekly calls with client,

* create and drive timelines,

* manage and communicate budget and financial updates,

* vendor negotiations

* logistics support

* onsite and client travel and

* onsite execution of key events

Strong candidates will be resourceful with demonstrated initiative and

proven experience regarding client and event management. Managing

multiple events simultaneiously is standard.

The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in event

and client management, a bachelor's degree, excellent written and verbal

communication skills, excellent time-management and multi-tasking

skills, strong computer and technology skills, ability to work calmly

and professionally in stressful situations, strong integrity and

commitment to teamwork, willingness and ability to travel. Must be

flexible, goal-oriented, quick learner and able to manage multiple

deadlines and deliverables across many events.

And yes, we have benefits too! Health insurance, 401(k) program, Paid

Time Off (PTO) and fresh pressed coffee daily!

If this sounds like the job for you, please send your resume and salary

requirements to: iwantajob@opus-solutions.com

Please include Event Manager in your subject line.

39. Project Manager; Harith Productions Ltd.; Willow Grove, PA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6888

40. Area Business Travel Sales Manager; Denihan Hospitality Group; New

York

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2827375&keywords=&ref=1

41. Corporate Director of Brand Marketing; Denihan Hospitality Group;

New York

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2830908&keywords=&ref=1

42. Catering Sales Manager; L'Enfant Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2838924&keywords=&ref=1

43. Sales Manager; L'Enfant Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2838927&keywords=&ref=1

44. Assistant Event Coordinator; Confidential; Providence, RI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4279994

45. Supervisory, Hospitality; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Toronto,

Ontario, Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4276288

46. Director of Events & Promotions; Greater Chicago Food Depository;

Chicago, IL

Greater Chicago Food Depository seeks a Director of Events to plan,

implement, and evaluate all fundraising events for corporate and

individual audiences, including in-house events. The successful

candidate will manage all aspects of the Greater Chicago Food

Depository's special events and any new donor development or fundraising

events, including the establishment of event strategies, implementation

of all event details, and the evaluation of each event. This individual

serves as the primary liaison to volunteer steering committees and

partners for each event, prepares written proposals and/or

solicitations, and develops long-term strategies to maximize public

awareness of GCFD.

Qualifications/Experience:

* Bachelor's degree required

* 4-6 years experience with special events management and/or

marketing and promotions

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and

verbal

* Exceptional presentation and negotiation skills

* Detail-oriented

* Ability to handle multiple projects/events simultaneously

* Proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

* Raiser's Edge experience a plus

To apply for the this position, please go to http://jobs-gcfd.icims.com/

Greater Chicago Food Depository is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Charlie Burkart

Phone: 773-843-2654

Fax: 773-247-9349

cburkart@gcfd.org

http://jobs-gcfd.icims.com/

47. Conference Center Coordinator; SAIC; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25574211&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

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