Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 31 March 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 31 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

*** Change the world through spring cleaning.

1. Meetings Coordinator; Utilities Telecom Council; Washington, DC

2. Meeting Planner; American Health Information Management Association;

Chicago, IL

3. Assistant Director of Dining Services/Catering; University of

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana-Champaign, IL

4. Meetings Administrator; The Sherwood Group, Inc.; Deerfield, IL

5. Director of Conferences & Exhibits; ASPPA; Arlington, VA

6. President/CEO; Fairfax County CVB; McLean, VA

7. Meeting Planner; Confidential; Baltimore, MD

8. Business Development Specialist; Experient, Inc; Twinsburg, OH

9. Director, Meetings & Exhibits; Assocation for Healthcare

Philanthropy; Falls Church, VA

10. Meeting Planner; Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Ridgefield, CT

11. Business Development Manager / Account Executive Consultant; Meeting

Sites Pro, Inc.; Flexible location

12. Manager of Events; Interactive Advertising Bureau; New York, NY

13. Account Manager (Supplier); StarCite, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

14. Director of Community Development; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

15. Member Care Sales Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

16. Specialist/Senior Specialist (Meeting/Event Planner); Southwest

Research Institute; San Antonio, TX

17. Account Executive – Destination Management; TBA Global, LLC; San

Francisco, CA

18. Senior Director of Events; TPSA, Inc.; San Diego, CA

19. Director of Events & Education; Oregon Association of Nurseries;

Wilsonville, OR

20. Assistant Director – Exhibition Sales; Water Environment Federation;

Alexandria, VA

21. Global Learning Director; Entrepreneurs' Organization; Alexandria,

VA

22. Education & Program Services; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

23. MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

24. Director, Meetings and Educational Services; International Dairy

Foods Association; Washington, DC

25. Registration Coordinator; Association Management Group, Inc.;

McLean, VA

26. Director, Education; Food Marketing Institute; Washington, DC

27. Event Coordinator; Taylor Grey Inc.; Norwalk, CT

28. Education Programs Coordinator; National Strength and Conditioning

Association; Colorado Springs, CO

29. Director of the University Reception Centers; Lamar University;

Beaumont, TX

30. Director of Operations; PRA Destination Management; Costa Mesa and

Los Angeles, CA

31. National Sales Manager; PRA Destination Management; San Diego, CA

32. Special Event Coordinator; Banner Day Camp; Lake Forest, IL

33. Events Planning Team Lead; The Mitre Corporation; McLean, VA

34. Special Events & Publications Coordinator; The Progress & Freedom

Foundation; Washington, DC

35. Internship- Onsite Conference Planner; Meeting Sites Pro; New Bern,

NC

36. Senior Level Meeting Planner; Association for Advanced Life

Underwriting (AALU); Falls Church, VA

37. Events and Marketing Manager; Arlington County (Virginia)

Government; Arlington, VA

38. Event Management and Training; National Community Reinvestment

Coalition; Washington, DC

39. Senior Director, Sales Intermediary Analysis; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

40. Director, Corp. Communications; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

41. Director, Training Logistics; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

42. Regional Director Of Revenue Mgmt; Interstate Hotels & Resorts;

Washington, DC

43. Manager – Operations Training; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

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

************* Change the world through spring cleaning.

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Change the world through spring cleaning.

Want to make a difference to fellow communicators halfway around the

world?

Take a moment to do a little spring cleaning and donate some of your

communications resources (books, manuals, CDs, DVDs) for the first media

and

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The resource center, sponsored by the Population Media Center (PMC), is

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to any professional communicator in Ethiopia and serves the general

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improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the

use

of entertainment-education strategies. To learn more, visit

WHO

Donations are accepted by PMC's Vermont office at the following address:

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P. O. Box 547

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Take a few minutes to share your knowledge with fellow communicators

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1. Meetings Coordinator; Utilities Telecom Council; Washington, DC

Coordinate event registration, logistics, and speakers for all UTC

events, oversee UTC's monthly webinars.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinate event logistics for UTC meetings.

* Assist Director of Meetings in developing staging guides and

master schedules for selected meetings.

* Ensure credit is established, master accounts are set up and other

financial arrangements are made.

* Work with hotel staff and other vendors pre-event, on-site and

post-event.

* Maintain accurate room block history reports and meeting files.

* Coordinate UTC staff travel arrangements for meetings and events.

* Maintain supplies for meetings and events.

* Coordinate shipping of UTC meeting materials to and from events.

2. Coordinate registration process for UTC meetings.

* Create event registration forms.

* Set-up all meetings in the database so that registrations can be

processed and tracked.

* Make sure information from database is linked correctly to the UTC

website including registration fees and deadlines, confirmed speakers,

session descriptions, and meeting schedules.

* Process event registrations and payments, and attendee badges.

3. Serve as a speaker liaison for UTC meetings and webinars. Invite

speakers to present.

* Send out speaker kits, process speaker registrations, collect

speaker bios and presentations.

* Fulfill speaker requirements.

4. Oversee Webinars

* Assist Director of Meetings with scheduling webinars, and tracking

webinar revenues.

* Process webinar registrations, and send out webinar

invitations/instructions to registered webinar attendees.

* Serve as the UTC webinar host.

5. Additional Responsibilities

* Process attendee continuing education credit (CEU) applications.

* Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following combination of

experience, skills and education:

* Bachelors Degree

* Excellent written and oral communications skills

* Strong customer service skills

* Acute attention to detail

* Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities

* Ability to effectively balance multiple competing projects and

issues

* Team oriented and able to foster a cooperative work environment

* A high degree of integrity and professionalism

* 1-2 years association/event planning experience

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office

* Experience using association management software a plus (netForum)

* Desire to work in an environment that requires flexibility and

adaptability.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@utc.org

2. Meeting Planner; American Health Information Management Association;

Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4314122

3. Assistant Director of Dining Services/Catering; University of

Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana-Champaign, IL

The Assistant Director of Dining Services/Catering is a full-time, 100%

academic professional appointment within University Housing at the

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Assistant Director is

responsible for general administration, supervision, coordination, and

fiscal planning of the University Housing's catering service program and

operation of the Illini Union Ballroom cafeteria. Dining Services

Catering has over 100 full-time and student employees and an annual

operating budget of approximately $4 million. As the flagship public

institution in the State of Illinois, the University serves over 35,000

students and offers degrees up to and including the doctorate in a wide

variety of fields.

Reporting to the Associate Director of University Housing for Dining

Services, and as a member of the senior management team, the Assistant

Director supports the organization's mission by providing high quality

meal service, outstanding customer service, and being responsive to the

diverse needs of the University community as a whole. The person in this

position will ensure responsible, fair and consistent practices when

implementing policies and procedures and actively promote a positive

work environment and department image. The Assistant Director of Dining

Services/Catering participates in the development and management of the

Dining Services Master Plan including marketing, business and service

plans. This position provides leadership and strategic direction to

Catering Managers and staff by establishing fiscal and programmatic

benchmarks, goals and objectives. This position is key in establishing a

structure for managing processes that identify problems, prioritize

goals, and report progress and solutions. This is a highly collaborative

position and the Assistant Director will work with a variety of key

university offices and stakeholders.

A bachelor's degree is required, with a minimum of five years catering

experience at management level in a high volume, high end operation. The

successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in planning and

execution of conference services and special events for large

populations (preferred 1000+), strong interpersonal skills, strong

budget development and management skills, demonstrated success in

leading a large and diverse staff, and excellent oral and written

communication skills. Preferred qualifications include: a degree from an

accredited culinary institution or additional work experience combined

with certification as a Certified Executive Chef; five years in a high

volume production kitchen (preferably in an educational environment);

five years of progressive supervisory experience; proficiency with

window-based PCs and menu management systems; a vision of effective

delivery systems for dining and catering services; strong demonstrated

commitment to maintaining high-level production standards and the

ability to instill this commitment in the team; strong leadership,

management, administrative and communication skills; ability to develop

plans to resolve issues in a proactive manner; ability to teach, coach,

mentor and assess performance and take corrective action and

disciplinary action if necessary; familiar with higher education

environment; knowledge of University business procedures, staff policy

and rules, and Civil Service statutes and rules.

Review of applications begin immediately will continue until the

position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter,

including an email address, may be submitted via the SJG website at

www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Open Positions. Nominations for

this position may be emailed to pwr@spelmanandjohnson.com.

Electronic submissions are encouraged. Paper submissions may be sent to:

SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group

UIUC – Dining/Catering (PCMA)

Peter W. Rosenberg, Search Associate

193 Northampton Street

Easthampton, MA 01027

If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at

413-529-2895. The hiring range is competitive and commensurate with

experience, and includes a competitive benefit package. Applicants may

be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will

be made until after that date. The starting date will be negotiated.

Visit the University of Illinois website at www.uiuc.edu or the UIUC

Housing website at www.housing.uiuc.edu

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Employer.

4. Meetings Administrator; The Sherwood Group, Inc.; Deerfield, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4313803

5. Director of Conferences & Exhibits; ASPPA; Arlington, VA

We are ASPPA, a national, non-profit company with a rich diversity of

perspectives, backgrounds and ideas, and we are looking for a Director

of Conferences & Exhibits to join our team. Based in Arlington, we

offer a competitive salary, (commensurate with experience), a

comprehensive benefits package, a supportive environment, and the

opportunity to be a part of a professional team.

Director of Conferences and Exhibits

The incumbent will organize and provide overall direction for exhibit

and sponsorships sales, as well as coordinate logistics for exhibits at

all conferences to produce significant non-dues revenue. The Director

will oversee the conference planning team who work under the direction

of the Senior Conference Manager, and have responsibility for

cultivating relationships with outside organizations for the purpose of

planning various conferences from beginning to end.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

*This position is responsible for coaching the exhibits sales

manager in researching and contacting new companies, logistical

arrangements, contracts, creative floor plans and vendor relations;

*This position is also responsible for assessing trends for

exhibitions, including new technologies used by service contractors and

other exhibition vendors; as well as having responsibility for providing

direction in developing marketing and promotional strategies and

materials to attract attendees to the exhibit hall;

*Negotiate and administer appropriate contracts with vendors who

provide services for the various conferences, including entertainment,

audio-visual services, catering, decorator service, security and

telecommunications;

* Oversee all on-site management, including supervision, coaching

and training of staff; and

*Provide guidance to sales team for developing marketing strategy to

sell exhibit space and sponsorships and development of the vendor

prospectus.

Job Requirements:

*At least 7 to 10 years experience in vender sales, meeting

planning, project management and supervision of staff;

*4-Year Degree in related field strongly preferred;

*CMP and/or CEM designation preferred;

*Must be technologically savvy, computer literate, and experienced

in Microsoft Office Suite, (with strong Excel, Word, and Adobe skills)

and Internet research. Working knowledge of iMIS database management

helpful;

*Demonstrated understanding of creative floor plans for exhibit

halls, and ability to negotiate contracts with vendors and exhibitors;

and

*Strong interpersonal skills necessary to work cooperatively on a

team as well as the ability to lead teams in work directives.

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If you are looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, non-profit

company with a great working environment, while ready to advance further

into your career, rush a cover letter, your resume (written in Word

format) and salary history to: hr_ASPPA@sbcglobal.net. No phone

inquiries, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

ASPPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

6. President/CEO; Fairfax County CVB; McLean, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4311267

7. Meeting Planner; Confidential; Baltimore, MD

Under general supervision, oversee and coordinate the planning,

facilitation, and administration of conferences associated. Negotiate

and facilitate all travel and vendor needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

· Coordinate the financial/operational support of conference activities

by various commercial organizations; serve as liaison between supporting

organizations and conference leaders.

· Review conference budgets; prepare financial statements and reports;

authorize payment of accounts, and review conference financial

closeouts.

· Assist in the annual budget planning process as required and

regularly monitor departmental expenditures, problems related to

transactions handled by the department; serves as a liaison with other

departments or units in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and

operational issues.

· Participate in the development of department goals and objectives;

recommend, implement, and administer policies and procedures to enhance

operations.

· Regularly evaluate and determine the most efficient and economical

conference site options and forms of travel; report findings to staff,

as necessary.

· Maintain confidential information, including client credit card

numbers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Knowledge of conference management principles and practices.

· Skill in analyzing and selecting efficient and cost-effective travel

and lodging alternatives.

· Knowledge of travel/lodging planning and scheduling, policies and

procedures.

· Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports,

statements and projections.

· Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

· Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments

on sensitive, confidential issues.

· Skill in budget preparation and management.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work

effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree preferred plus two to four years related experience.

Working Conditions:

Work is normally performed in a typical business office environment.

Moderate overnight travel (30%) by land or air is required.

Physical Effort:

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis required.

Contact: Caitlin Howard

Fax: 410-324-4439

hr@successforall.org

8. Business Development Specialist; Experient, Inc; Twinsburg, OH

Experient is the largest and most professional event management resource

company in the world today.

Our Vision: Perfecting the event experience.

Our Mission: Helping bring people together to drive business.

Come work for an exciting, high-growth work environment. We have

regional offices in the Cleveland area, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,

Denver, Frederick, St. Louis, and Metro Washington D.C. area.

Experient produces the highest quality meetings for some of the

country's most prestigious corporations and associations.

Experient offers a variety of rewarding positions, traveling and

non-traveling.

Experient employees are energetic team players that pride themselves in

accomplishment and have the highest standard for ethics and integrity.

We are looking for a full time Business Development Specialist. This

person should be able to:

* Generate leads for Experient Strategic Sales and ESN Teams

* Provide accurate and timely data management

* Identify new prospects in the association market vertical

established by the Sales Leadership campaigns and web research

* All other duties and responsibilities as required

Requirments:

* Bachelors Degree or equivalent

* Strong command of Microsoft Office, Saleslogix and online tools

* Adept at web research

* Sales experient preferred

Experient offers a full package of benefits that start the first day of

hire. We also offer a generous PTO policy. Please apply on line at

www.experient-inc.com/careers EEO

9. Director, Meetings & Exhibits; Assocation for Healthcare

Philanthropy; Falls Church, VA

Small professional associations seeks a senior level individual to

manage annual convention of 1000 attendees, annual regional meetings and

exhibit program. Must possess strong communication and time management

skills, and the ability to work independently.

The position reports to the Vice President and is directly responsible

for:

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

association meetings

*Oversees registration and exhibit program

*Negotiates and discusses options for future meeting sites

*Manages marketing and meetings web site

*Manages certification process

*Primary liaison to meeting related volunteer committees

*Manages and supervises two staff

*Work to develop and implement strategies to improve AHP programs

The ideal candidate will have five to seven years experience in

association conference planning and working with volunteer committees.

Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work

effectively with volunteer staff. Attention to detail, excellent

organization and negotiation skills, independent worker and the ability

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

activities as required by position. Position available April 15.

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

monika@ahp.org. No phone calls.

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy is an international

professional organization that is recognized as the source for

education, networking, information and research for health care

philanthropy. AHP is a not-for-profit organization with more than 4,600

members – more than 2,000 are from the largest health care facilities in

the US and Canada.

10. Meeting Planner; Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Ridgefield, CT

Responsible for all facets of meeting preparation and execution.

Responsibilities include negotiating with hotels and meeting suppliers,

coordination of all meeting-related details, and on-site supervision of

meetings.

1. Responsible for assigned meetings including communicating with

Internal Clients, Travel, Vendors, and Attendees

2. Database management & Website creation

3. Hotel Sourcing/Venue Selection/Inspection

4. Select menus & plan Audiovisual

5. Air/ground transportation arrangements

6. Manage spend to Budget, Coordinate payments & reconcile meeting card

7. Ensure all meeting materials are complete and accurate and delivered

on time

8. Work closely with other team members

9. Ensure that all activities are aligned with Company ethics and

compliance standards

10. Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Position Requirements

* A minimum of 3 years experience in the Meeting Planning field.

Ability to perform under stress.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to problem solve and develop solutions to problems.

Knowledge of proper Meeting Planning Practices.

Knowledge of Planning systems.

Ability to manage Budgets.

Experience negotiating with vendors.

Proficiency in MS-Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook

Superior customer service and organizational skills

Ability to travel domestically & internationally, weekends when

required.

Position Attributes

* Teamwork & Collaboration

Communicates Effectively

Customer Orientation

Integrity & Trust

Values Diversity & Inclusion

Delivering Results

Fast & Focused Execution

Accountability & ownership

Please email bploeg@carlson.com.

11. Business Development Manager / Account Executive Consultant; Meeting

Sites Pro, Inc.; Flexible location

Meeting Sites Pro is a full service worldwide meeting and event planning

company located in San Diego. We are a small woman owned business and

are seeking a Business Development Manager/ Account Executive

Consultant. The ideal candidate will be self motivated, driven,

confident and persistent with a successful sales track record and

existing relationships. Our company's overall goal is to provide

consistent service that exceeds our clients' expectations while putting

a sense of urgency in everything we do. This position is very flexible

allowing you to control your schedule and work from anywhere around the

USA.

Minimum Requirements

. Established industry relationships

. Knowledge of Excel, MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and internet-based

applications

. Successful sales track record

. Entrepreneur spirit, drive and work ethic

* Hotel sales background or third party meeting planning background

Professional appearance and demeanor

* Persuasive presentation and communication skills

Effective negotiation skills

In depth industry knowledge and skills

If you have industry experience and want to control your schedule, work

load, and earning potential, this is the perfect job for you.

For consideration, please email your confidential resume to

jobs@meetingsitespro.com. Thank you.

12. Manager of Events; Interactive Advertising Bureau; New York, NY

Summary: Our Manager of Events is responsible for supporting the Event

Operations function and the Conference Programming function within the

IAB Events Team. The position supports our Directors of Events in the

planning and production of our conferences, events, and peripheral IAB

events.

The Manager of Events is responsible for planning, coordinating,

managing, and delivering world-class conferences for interactive

advertising industry association professionals. The position works

across the entire organization to build and manage the IAB's conferences

and to assist with onsite logistics to ensure a smooth and flawless

execution of events. The Manager of Events will support two aspects of

the events business:

Event Operations Responsibilities:

* Provide operations and logistics support including the preparation

of venue logistics documents, facility contracts and BEOs

* Venue/restaurant sourcing

* Assist with outsourced vendor relations (AV, decorator, premiums)

* Contract negotiation, venue logistics documents, facility

contracts,

* Liaise with sponsors and exhibitors and obtain all required

information, documents and service orders

* Database management on sponsorship deliverables

* Relay pertinent information to web designer to ensure website

information is accurate and up-to-date.

* Other tasks as required

Conference Programming Responsibilities:

* Conference program support, planning, and execution

* Agenda development support

* Assist with speaker confirmations & communications and relay

speaker information to web designer to ensure website information is

accurate and up-to-date.

* Manage VIP travel, on-site speaker logistics and act as speaker

liaison during all conferences & events

* Manage and maintain a growing speaker database

* Manage all post-program activities including surveys and

assessments

* Other tasks as required

This is an excellent opportunity for a hard worker with 2-3 years events

experience to join a great team and continue to develop skills across

event and conference management.

Notes:

US Residents Only. Salary will be determined by applicable education and

experience.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of progressive experience in

meeting/event planning, management and delivery. Previous work

experience planning and delivering professional development/training

events for associations is preferred. Travel and some overtime and

weekend work is required, as needed.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

eventHR@iab.net

13. Account Manager (Supplier); StarCite, Inc.; Philadelphia, PA

StarCite, Inc. is the largest on-demand global meetings management

company in the $300 billion global marketplace for corporate meetings

and events. Processing more than 3 million attendee registrations a year

and delivering over $7.5 billion in revenue opportunities annually to

meeting suppliers, StarCite brings together buyers and suppliers of

meeting-related services on an unprecedented scale; delivering value

through world class technology and services to both audiences.

StarCite was founded in 1999 by a team of industry leaders who share a

passion for helping customers and suppliers realize the huge

opportunities available in the effective management of meetings and

events, whether it's cost savings and control, or customer acquisition

and loyalty.

POSITION SUMMARY: Concentration on client retention and expansion – for

specific geographical destinations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Additional

duties may be assigned.

* Responsible for maintaining, achieving and exceeding growth goals

in an existing account base of geographical destinations, analyzing

customer needs to uncover product opportunities while focusing on

building customer relationships and promote product training.

* The position is responsible for generating additional business

within their customer portfolio, providing customers with a total sales

solution to ensure ongoing positive relationships.

* Must Globally with other Regional, Operational, Engineering and

Sales Associates to ensure proper customer support takes place after

sale.

* Develop and consistently improve understanding and expertise in

use of Company systems.

* Maintain professional relationships with customers.

* Manage and Coordinate the delivery of services from StarCite to

Geographical customer base.

* Promote and Drive RFP business to customers within customer

portfolio.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Must have a high level of initiative, work well in a team

environment and possess excellent communication, client relation and PC

skills.

* Must have a desire to excel in a fast-paced environment, be a team

player and possess outstanding communication skills, client relation and

PC skills.

* Very strong project management, marketing and sales skills are

required for this position.

* Strong knowledge of world geography and sensitivities to different

cultures required.

* Bachelor's degree is preferred, related experience acceptable.

* Second language preferred-either Portuguese, French, German or

Spanish

Please email a confidential resume to sostrich@starcite.com or apply on

our website at www.starcite.com.

14. Director of Community Development; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International, the global community for meeting

and event professionals, is committed to delivering success for its

nearly 23,000 members by providing innovative knowledge and learning

experiences, connecting people and ideas and creating rich marketplace

opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Dallas-based organization delivers

human connections through its 68 chapters and clubs in 20 countries.

The Director of Community Development is responsible for the strategic

direction, development, recruitment, engagement and retention of MPI's

Global Communities. This position also manages the relationship with

internal departments that support member community activities: member

value and services, communications, marketing, technology, campaigns,

etc.

Responsibilities:

* Develops and implements a successful comprehensive recruitment,

value proposition, and marketing strategy to expand global student

community.

* Develops and maintains value proposition to increase student

membership and retention.

* Creates and activates marketplace for MPI around workforce of

tomorrow.

* Initiates and maintains relationship with college/university

faculty as a distribution channel to students and also provides

resources to student programs.

* Initiates and manages strategic partnerships that support

leadership opportunity for students.

* Develops value proposition for Global Faculty Community to engage

with MPI.

* Researches and recommends educational topics and member programs

that meet the needs of student, faculty and other communities as

assigned (Pharma, Gay & Lesbian, Faculty, etc).

* Analyzes member needs and demographics to assist knowledge staff

with development of educational programs, learning objectives, and

community education plan.

* Partners with knowledge staff to ensure qualitative measures of

success in educational programming are achieved.

* Acts as the primary communication liaison between MPI and its

communities.

* Communicates MPI policies, procedures, standards of service, and

community policy changes to community champions and members as needed.

* Stays abreast of MPI's global program offerings to ensure that the

community champions and general community membership are informed of the

services available to them.

* Oversees development and update of student and Pharma communities'

website pages.

* Serves as staff liaison to the Student Faculty Committee.

* Partners and manages relationships with internal departments to

develop marketing materials and communications that highlight the value

and services of community membership, to build relevant content for the

communities and, if necessary, create community events.

* Provides feedback and recommendations on the enhancement of the

technology platforms supporting the communities

* Supports and monitors the creation for student clubs.

* Develops with Director of Member Care a budget to support

community activities.

* Ensures that monthly community recruitment and retention reports

are prepared and distributed in a timely manner to the Vice President,

Member Care & Chapter Business Management.

* Supports the overall goals of the department by performing duties

as assigned.

Required Experience:

* Minimum of 4 years experience in marketing/communication and/or

membership development capacity required.

* Marketing, communications, and association management experience,

with specific emphasis on membership development, recommended.

* Minimum of 2 years of experience at Institution of Higher

Education in Student Affairs, Public Relations, Community Development,

and/or Administration capacity.

* Ability to multi-task and work independently, efficiently, and

under deadline.

* Strong customer service and excellent written and verbal skills

are required.

* Ability to use and maximize Web 2.0 tools like blogs and wikis.

* Knowledge of the meetings and events industry is an advantage

Education:

* Bachelor Degree in Business, Marketing or Communications from an

accredited university required.

* Graduate Degree in Business or Marketing is helpful

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

“Director of Community Development” as the subject. Please include your

salary requirements. Resumes without salary requirements will not be

considered. No phone calls please. If you meet the requirements and are

selected for an interview, we will contact you via phone or email.

Thank you for your interest in Meeting Professionals International.

Please visit us at www.mpiweb.org to learn more about our organization.

15. Member Care Sales Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International, the global community for meeting

and event professionals, is committed to delivering success for its

nearly 23,000 members by providing innovative knowledge and learning

experiences, connecting people and ideas and creating rich marketplace

opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Dallas-based organization delivers

human connections through its 68 chapters and clubs in 20 countries.

The Member Care Sales Coordinator will be articulate, assertive with

strong communication skills, problem solving skills, outbound sales

experience, and customer care for our members in a sincere and

professional manner via phone and email. The successful individual must

be comfortable making 80-150 outbound calls per day in addition to

receiving inbound calls. Individual must be dedicated to client/member

satisfaction, energetic, self-motivated, and willing to have fun.

This position is responsible for prospecting, profiling, qualifying,

introducing and setting appointments for MPI Foundation and Sales team.

In addition, the candidate is responsible for increasing new and renewal

membership levels through outbound prospecting and presenting the value

proposition of membership with MPI.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

* Prospects customers from database and/or list to secure

appointments for sales or foundation representatives and to promote MPI

Membership.

* Responds to member/customer inquiries received via telephone,

emails and/or via facsimile regarding membership, meeting registrations,

or other MPI products and services.

* Makes outbound sales recruitment and collection calls on lapsed or

soon to lapse memberships.

* Assists in collection of market and competitive intelligence and

report to supervisor.

* Must be willing to exceed performance expectations in prospecting,

profiling, qualifying and all other goals set by supervisor.

* Records all prospecting activities and collects customer profile

information in MPI database such as MMS, Ad. Sales, Foundation, etc.

* Coordinates and researches inquiries either through internal

resources or through external third party vendor.

* Performs quality assurance of MPI Member System (database) by

executing reports, reviewing data and checking for errors.

* Assists customers and members with inquiries about MPI values and

MPIWEB.org (creates user ID and password; updates member profiles; and

troubleshoots log-in issues).

* Maintains membership and sales database and paper files.

* Responds to requests for information from members and tracks

fulfillment of request.

* Responds to inquiries about MPI membership and up-sells on MPI

products and services.

* Resolves members' complaints or concerns following established

policies and procedures in a courteous and professional manner.

* Interfaces with other team members and departments to ensure

challenges are resolved and MPI values are understood and offer to

members/customers.

* Assists the department with projects and special requests as

needed.

* Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

* High School diploma or equivalent

* 2 to 4 years of customer service and/or help desk experience.

* Minimum of 1 year of high-volume outbound telemarketing or call

center experience

* Computer literacy and experience in customer database.

Other Desired Qualifications:

* Strong team player

* Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

* Ability to listen and ascertain the needs of customers/members

* Ability to respond to customers tactfully and courteously

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with

general public, co-workers and members of diverse cultural backgrounds

* Ability to solve routine problems

* Ability to multitask

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

Care Sales Coordinator” as the subject. Please include your salary

requirements. Resumes without salary requirements will not be

considered. No phone calls please. If you meet the requirements and are

selected for an interview, we will contact you via phone or email.

Thank you for your interest in Meeting Professionals International.

Please visit us at www.mpiweb.org to learn more about our organization.

EOE

16. Specialist/Senior Specialist (Meeting/Event Planner); Southwest

Research Institute; San Antonio, TX

SUMMARY: Consult with Institute staff in order to determine objectives

and requirements for events, meetings, conferences, and conventions;

confer with staff at a chosen event site in order to coordinate details;

review event bills for accuracy and approve payment; plan and develop

programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer

requirements; coordinate services for events such as accommodation and

transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage,

displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security;

arrange the audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays and other

event needs in conjunction with exhibits; inspect event facilities in

order to ensure that they conform to customer requirements; maintain

records of event aspects, including financial details; negotiate

contracts with such service providers and suppliers as hotels,

convention centers, and speakers; evaluate and select providers of

services according to customer requirements; read trade publications,

attend seminars, and consult with other meeting professionals in order

to keep abreast of meeting management standards and trends; organize

registration of event participants.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Requires a BS degree with 5 or more years

experience with meeting, coordination, social planning, hospitality,

communications, exhibits or a related field with 5 years experience with

administration or clerical background. Meeting Planner Certification or

Hospitality Industry Certification desired. Must have background in

related industry; experience in conference and meeting planning

preferred; must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills

and be able to maintain precise record-keeping; must be able to

multi-task, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure; excellent

verbal and written communication skills are necessary; Bi-lingual is a

plus. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website at www.swri.jobs (Job Code: 67-0521)

17. Account Executive – Destination Management; TBA Global, LLC; San

Francisco, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6923

18. Senior Director of Events; TPSA, Inc.; San Diego, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6920

19. Director of Events & Education; Oregon Association of Nurseries;

Wilsonville, OR

The Oregon Association of Nurseries seeks a Director of Events and

Education. We want a person who desires the challenge of managing large

events, which provide our members important marketing and educational

opportunities and generate substantial revenue for the association. The

successful candidate will have the business savvy, management skills and

leadership qualities necessary to manage complex events and industry

volunteers, to grow the success of existing programs and to identify new

opportunities for commercial success.

The Director of Events and Education has responsibility for planning and

production of a 1,400-booth industry trade show and an annual consumer

garden show, both of which take place at the Oregon Convention Center.

In addition, the director is responsible for educational seminars and

programming, and the association's annual convention. The successful

candidate must be detail oriented, able to handle deadlines, manage

staff and develop and maintain a budget. Experience with Microsoft

Office programs and database management software required.

The association has seventeen staff and offers a relaxed office

environment and the opportunity to work for a great industry. The

position offers a competitive compensation package and benefits. For a

complete position description, go to http://jobs.oan.org

How to Apply

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to the

attention of Director of Finance and Administration via e-mail to

careers@oan.org. Accepting resumes until April 7, 2008.

Please do not contact the Executive Director regarding this position.

20. Assistant Director – Exhibition Sales; Water Environment Federation;

Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2850806

21. Global Learning Director; Entrepreneurs' Organization; Alexandria,

VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2850767

22. Education & Program Services; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2849380

23. MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2849421

24. Director, Meetings and Educational Services; International Dairy

Foods Association; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2848508

25. Registration Coordinator; Association Management Group, Inc.;

McLean, VA

Association Management Group, Inc., is seeking a Registration

Coordinator to support our meetings management department (MMG.)

Candidate will be able to fulfill all registration duties including

database management, handling lockbox services, process online

registration and assist with onsite registration. This position

requires strength and interest in people skills as well as in

technology.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong ability to diagnose

and resolve data and user entry problems while maintaining the utmost

respect for the caller. He/she must be detailed oriented and accurate,

have the ability to multi-task, have great follow through, demonstrate

excellent skills in customer service, great verbal and written

communication skills, organization, and problem solving. Salary

commensurate with experience. Submit cover letter and resume to

employment@amg-inc.com.

26. Director, Education; Food Marketing Institute; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2848545

27. Event Coordinator; Taylor Grey Inc.; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4313664

28. Education Programs Coordinator; National Strength and Conditioning

Association; Colorado Springs, CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4313705

29. Director of the University Reception Centers; Lamar University;

Beaumont, TX

The Director of the University Reception Centers will work

collaboratively with the University staff and Community to plan and

execute events and programs. Promotes the use of campus facilities for

both University and Community events, client consultation, coordinating

the bookings and managing the contracts, collecting fees, ensuring all

event arrangements and duties are handled with promptness and

professionalism.

A bachelor's degree is required. Preferred qualifications/experience

includes comprehensive event planning experience; excellent oral/written

communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent

computer skills including online and social networking tools, databases,

spreadsheets, and word processing applications; meticulous attention to

detail, deadlines and organization; ability to handle multiple tasks and

projects simultaneously; ability to interact well with and market to a

variety of constituencies including alumni, staff, students, parents,

volunteers and donors; ability to work independently, and with teams,

with minimum supervision; flexibility and adaptability in work schedule

to permit evening and weekend commitments; a creative and open mind; a

positive “can do” attitude.

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the

provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215.

EEO/AA Employer.

Phone: 409-880-8375

http://www.lamar.edu

30. Director of Operations; PRA Destination Management; Costa Mesa and

Los Angeles, CA

Position Focus: Directs and manages all operations of the Los Angeles

and Orange County offices including selection and development of staff,

directing program management and assignments, and ensuring that programs

are successful within budget guidelines. Directs activities of both

operations departments so that contracted programs are completed as

scheduled and within quality standards and cost objectives. Is

responsible for exceeding client expectations and superior service

levels.

1. Responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day office

operations including program management, budget

development/implementation for operations and employee management.

2. Responsible for hiring, training, performance goals and management

of Operations Manager(s) (1), (2), Senior Operations Manager(s),

Operations Coordinator, and administrative office staff.

3. Develops and tracks Operations budget, maintaining office within

budget parameters.

4. Assists in the design and drafting of business plan objectives.

5. Develops supplier/partner business relationships, negotiating

contracts and setting terms of contracts.

6. Provides guidance to staff to find solutions to

challenges/opportunities that arise on a daily basis.

Must have at least 5 years experience operating and managing programs

for a DMC, event planning, or related business in the hospitality

industry in a senior level position. College degree or certificate

helpful in Business Management, Event Planning, Project Management or

related field. Ability to manage and motivate Operations, Guide and

Office staff. Knowledge of human resource laws, regulations and strong

background in employee relations and training in a diverse work

environment. Knowledge of industry trends. Must be able to develop

department strategically in areas of business development, budget

development, and employee development. Must be able to define and

document complex program requirements. Must be able to work flexible

hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays and able to travel to

different Orange County and Los Angeles venues, client sites, and PRA

offices as needed.

Understand the sales process for a DMC and support sales process through

active participation in industry networking, site inspections, and

client relations.

Interested candidates must be familiar with the Los Angeles and Orange

County area, venues, and hotels.

Contact: Ann Fitzgerald

Phone: (619) 236-3300 Ext. 230

Fax: (619) 236-3305

afitzgerald@pra.com

http://www.pra.com

31. National Sales Manager; PRA Destination Management; San Diego, CA

Responsible for selling PRA Destination Management's outstanding service

to corporate direct, incentive houses, and association clients. Is

responsible for developing a client base, maintaining gross profit

margins, and designing events.

Major Areas of Responsibility

1. Responsible for developing client base by developing relationships

with hoteliers, prospecting, referrals, etc.

2. Responsible for developing a great relationship with clients to

ensure a lasting relationship.

3. Ensure that all proposals and other sales correspondence are correct,

proofed, and meets client's needs and budget.

4. Responsible for finalizing and “closing” program contracts with

clients, arranging for deposit and signed program summary.

5. Responsible for qualifying leads and developing program ideas for

leads.

6. Must be able to attend industry networking events as needed and

represent PRA at community events.

Our ideal candidate must have at least three years sales experience in a

DMC, hotel environment, or similar industry organization. The candidate

we are seeking should possess exceptional organizational skills, have

high integrity, excellent sales and client service skills, and

leadership skills. Also required.prospecting experience, ability to

build a client base, and knowledge of San Diego venues. A college degree

in Business Management, Marketing or related degree is helpful. Must

have knowledge of program design and development, from inception through

contract. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to meet sales goals

consistently.

Must live in the San Diego area and also be familiar with San Diego. No

relocation provided.

Please include a cover letter, compensation expectations. Only those

candidates being considered will be contacted.

PRA Destination Management offers a competitive compensation package and

a comprehensive benefit package.

Contact: Ann Fitzgerald

Phone: (619) 236-3300 Ext. 230

Fax: (619) 236-3305

afitzgerald@pra.com

http://www.pra.com

32. Special Event Coordinator; Banner Day Camp; Lake Forest, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4307493

33. Events Planning Team Lead; The Mitre Corporation; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25635316&jobSummaryIndex=73&agentID=

34. Special Events & Publications Coordinator; The Progress & Freedom

Foundation; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25619216&jobSummaryIndex=126&agentID=

35. Internship- Onsite Conference Planner; Meeting Sites Pro; New Bern,

NC

Onsite Conference Internship available. Meeting Sites Pro will be onsite

for a government conference and need an intern who is willing to learn

about onsite management, BEOs, negotiations, hotel blocks, exhibitors,

conference set, onsite meeting collateral, and much more. The position

will require long hours but will help the individual get their feet wet

and learn about the industry. The meeting is scheduled to take place in

the New Bern Convention Center in New Bern, NC. Attendees will be coming

from all around the country.

Dates: Sunday, May 18, 2008 11 AM- 5 PM

Monday, May 19- Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6 AM-3 PM

Thursday, May 22, 2008- 6 AM- 3 PM (optional)

* All meals will be provided while onsite.

For further information please call Sarah Hill at 858.831.0800 or email

at ops1@meetingsitespro.com.

36. Senior Level Meeting Planner; Association for Advanced Life

Underwriting (AALU); Falls Church, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2853226

37. Events and Marketing Manager; Arlington County (Virginia)

Government; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25651606&jobSummaryIndex=59&agentID=

38. Event Management and Training; National Community Reinvestment

Coalition; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25644896&jobSummaryIndex=94&agentID=

39. Senior Director, Sales Intermediary Analysis; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25652351&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

40. Director, Corp. Communications; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25649746&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

41. Director, Training Logistics; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25649741&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

42. Regional Director Of Revenue Mgmt; Interstate Hotels & Resorts;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25645851&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

43. Manager – Operations Training; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25652396&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

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