Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 7 April 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 7 April 2008

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

relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the

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. Senior Meeting Planner – P1316; American Bar Association; Washington,

DC

2. Director, Conference Services (Meeting Planning); Alzheimer's

Association; Chicago, IL

3. Director of Strategic Event Management; Intern'tl Facility Mng't

Association; Houston, TX

4. Meeting Planner; Slack Inc.; Thorofare, NJ

5. Meeting Planner; Aramark; Philadelphia, PA

6. Sales Executive; Georgia World Congress Center; Atlanta, GA

7. Meeting Analyst; Meeting Sites Pro, Inc.; San Diego, CA

8. Meeting Coordinator; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS; Chicago, IL

9. Special Events and Corporate Relations Coordinator; The Phillips

Collection; Washington, DC

10. Manager of Meetings and Marketing; National Multi Housing Council;

Washington, DC

11. Destination Marketing Account Manager; StarCite; Philadelphia, PA

(or Virtual)

12. Director, International Supplier Operations; StarCite; Philadelphia,

PA (or Virtual)

13. Sales Manager-Americas; StarCite, Inc.; Miami, FL

14. Sales Manager–Destination Solutions; StarCite; Philadelphia, PA (or

Virtual)

15. Sales Representative; Tropical Incentives DMC, Mexico; Dallas, TX

16. Director of Meeting Services; MedAccess; San Diego, CA

17. Education & Meeting Services Intern; National Association of

Corporate Directors; Washington, DC

18. Incentive Planner; Galactic Meetings & Incentives; Arlington, TX

19. Events Manager; Vistage International; San Diego, CA

20. Temporary Event Assistant; Taylor Grey Inc.; Norwalk, CT

21. Coordinator, Conference Services; American Society of Civil

Engineers (ASCE); Reston, VA

22. Executive Director; Oconee County Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Walhalla, SC

23. Executive Director; Kankakee County CVB; Bradley, IL

24. National Sales Director – Wash DC; VisitPittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA

25. President/CEO; Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation;

Fairfax, VA

26. Director of Marketing; Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Raleigh, NC

27. Destination Guru; Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Asheville, NC

28. President and CEO Position; French Lick / Orange County Convention &

Visitors Bureau; French Lick, IN

29. Associate Director of Sales; Hyatt Regency Bellevue; Bellevue, WA

30. Director of Meetings; American College of Radiology; Reston, VA

31. Director of Event Services; San Jose Convention Center; San Jose, CA

32. Account Manager; InVision Communications; Walnut Creek, CA

33. Associate Director – Meetings; National Defense Industrial

Association; Arlington, VA

34. Event Manager; Herbalife International; Los Angeles, CA

35. Events/Production Assistant; Herbalife International; Los Angeles,

CA

36. Knowledge Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

37. Manager, Training Site Logistics; BICSI; Tampa, FL

38. Manager of Special Events; Strayer University; Arlington, VA

39. Manager, Meetings; American Association of Airport Executives;

Alexandria, VA

40. Meetings Assistant/Registrar; Solid Waste Association of North

America; Silver Spring, MD

41. College Education Program Coordinator Internship; Disney; Lake Buena

Vista, FL

42. Conservation/Environmental Sustainability Intern; Disney; Lake Buena

Vista, FL

43. Admin Asst I; Disney; New York, NY

44. 4th Annual HBCU eFair-Marketing Coordinator; Disney; Bristol, CT

45. (Part-Time) Work Experience- Special Events; Disney; New York, NY

46. (Part Time) Work Experience – ERT – Events; Disney; Charlotte, NC

47. Education Internship; Apple; London, United Kingdom

48. Meetings/Special Events Mgr; University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; Ann

Arbor, MI

49. Account Manager; PRA Destination Management; Beverly Hills, CA

50. Events and Outreach Manager; University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

51. Meeting Planner Technology Specialist; National Association of

Community Health Centers; Washington, DC

52. Continuing Ed. Coordinator/Meeting Planner; AIHA; Dunn Loring, VA

53. Conference Coordinator; SAIC; McLean, VA

54. Meeting Planner; Walton-Thomas International; Silver Spring, MD

55. Meetings Manager; Biophysical Society; Bethesda, MD

56. Meetings & Events Coordinator; National Business Travel

Association; Alexandria, VA

57. Events Manager; Africare; Washington, DC

58. Reservations Manager; ONE WASHINGTON CIRCLE HOTEL; Washington, DC

59. Conference Operations Director; Lincoln Healthcare Events; Norwalk,

CT

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

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are looking for a job opportunity or offer free-lance services, send a

brief paragraph to

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. Senior Meeting Planner – P1316; American Bar Association; Washington,

DC

Salary starts at $44,000 to 55,100 per year, depending on experience and

qualifications, with excellent benefits package including 401(k).

The American Bar Association Meetings Planning Services Department is

recruiting for a Senior Meeting Planner to manage the site research and

contract negotiations for its Washington (DC) Office. This position will

report to the Director of Meeting Planning Services in Chicago, but the

Planner will work in the Washington (DC) Office.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

* Manage all site research and contract negotiations for assigned

ABA Entities

* Work closely with Entity Meeting Planners to ensure all meeting

and budgetary requirements are met, and proper concessions are offered

* Provide full meeting services for ABA entities when needed,

including advance planning, and/or on-site meeting management of ABA Day

in Washington

* Act as liaison to the ABA Annual and Midyear Meetings Unit

* Plan and execute the DC Office Holiday Party and Staff Picnic

* Oversee set-up and catering for all In-House Meetings in the DC

Office

To apply online, go to http://www.abanet.org/hr/ (find P1316 in

Washington, DC). You may submit your résumé and cover letter, or other

inquiries to: American Bar Association, HR-P1316, 740 15th St. NW #900,

Washington, DC 20005. Fax to: 202-662-1998. If sending by e-mail, please

include “P1316” in subject line and address to: abajobsdc@abanet.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

2. Director, Conference Services (Meeting Planning); Alzheimer's

Association; Chicago, IL

The Alzheimer's Association is making a difference and so can you!

As the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, we rely on

individuals dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and,

eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia through the advancement of

research and enhanced care and support for individuals, their families

and caregivers. Our vision – A world without Alzheimer's.

At our National Office located in Downtown Chicago, we are seeking an

highly experienced conference director to provide strategic direction

and team leadership in oversee the planning, design and implementation

of all Association conferences, including international research and

prevention conferences, national dementia care, leadership and public

policy conferences, and other Association meetings and symposia for a

variety of audiences according to long term objectives, specifications,

on schedule and on budget.

Essential Job Functions:

. Lead the development and implementation of an Association-wide plan

for conferencing that drives an agenda internationally, nationally,

regionally and locally.

. Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of an

Association-wide team for International Research Conference,

International Prevention Conference, and Dementia Care Conference.

. Work with CFO and legal counsel to negotiate contractual agreements

and preparation of proposal request (RFPs) for convention centers,

hotels, resorts, and conference centers, drayage companies,

transportation, destination management companies, professional

convention organizers, audio-visual suppliers, exhibit managers and

production companies

. Develop and manage multi million dollar conference budgets, working in

close alignment with internal association departments – divisions to

assure conference activities stay within budgeted expenses and adjusting

accordingly. Reconcile conference budget.

. Strategically market, and build new revenue streams by generating

advertising and exhibit sales, commissions and revenue co-shares with

vendor partners.

. Identify and form collaborative partnerships with other national and

international organizations to promote awareness and market

international science conferences and professional care conferences and

research grant programs. Identify potential exhibitors, increase

conference attendance, upgrade and maintain conference databases

. Manage exhibit sales program, sales forecast and creation of marketing

strategy to identify potential exhibitors, and renew booth at

conferences.

. Develop post show market analysis and feedback on the exposition

Requirements

# Degree in Business Administration

# Experience in program design, development, implementation and

evaluation

# 4 years experience in professional conference management

# Previous supervisory experience

# Experience managing contracts and vendors

# Experience in coordinating volunteer committees and staff workteams.

# Able to manage multi-million dollar budgets

# Able to manage multiple priorities effectively

# Able to lead, develop and support a professional staff

# Able to travel nationally and internationally

# Able to travel approximately 50 percent

Benefits: Business Casual Work Environment, Health Insurance, Life

Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, Direct

Deposit, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance

Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement,

Eldercare Leave and more!

The Alzheimer's Association is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity

Employer and we'd love to hear from you!

Fax your resume and cover letter to 312-335-4051.

3. Director of Strategic Event Management; Intern'tl Facility Mng't

Association; Houston, TX

POSITION

Tryon & Heideman has been retained by The International Facility

Management Association (IFMA) in their search for the new Director of

Strategic Event Management. IFMA , based in Houston, is the largest and

most widely recognized professional association for facility management,

supporting more than 19,000 members. The Director of Strategic Event

Management is a member of IFMA's senior management team and will be

responsible for strategically advancing IFMA's already well-recognized

worldwide events and programs to even greater levels of participation,

influence, prominence and revenue. The focus of the position will be to

take IFMA's events and programs to the next level within a

collaborative, creative and supportive environment with the financial

resources necessary to achieve objectives. The Director has specific

responsibility for strategic and long-range planning for all existing

and new events and meetings and will work collaboratively with the

Corporate Connections group on strategic and long-term planning of

exhibits, expos and sponsorships. The Director will have a key

leadership role working with the World Workplace Program Committee on

IFMA's premier annual event, as well as the European Facility Management

Conference Committee, on this event co-produced by IFMA and Euro FM.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the Director of Strategic Event Management position must

have experience overseeing multiple events, including an educational

event with gross revenues, excluding exhibitions, of $1M. Strong

financial acumen managing both the revenue and cost side of events is

required, as is experience conducting significant negotiations that lead

to greater value for the association. Candidates will have worked in an

environment where they have been in touch with industry trends and

attractors to the wide age range that covers the demographics of IFMA's

members. Experience working with the technology necessary to connect

with participants is required. The ideal candidate will have experience

internationally and be a CMP or CMM.

A track record working in a team environment effectively is required.

Success leveraging knowledge, both internally and externally, will be

necessary to be successful at IFMA. Candidates will be

solutions-focused and creative. The ideal candidate will anticipate

future needs and be flexible and open to change and growth. An

individual who thinks long-term and is visionary and assertive is

sought. The ability to see the vision of what “can be” and share it

with others is required if IFMA is to take their events to the level

they desire. A Bachelor's degree is required.

ORGANIZATION

IFMA supports more than 19,000 members from its Houston headquarters.

The association members are represented in 123 chapters in 15 councils

throughout 63 countries worldwide. The 2006-07 fiscal year was

exceptional for IFMA and marked the fourth straight year where a

combination of IFMA's traditional and emerging core competencies

provided solid reasons for members, customers and other stakeholders to

commit time and financial resources with the organization. Revenues

exceeded $10M, up from just over $9M the previous year. Growth was

robust in key areas such as membership, seminars, on-line courses,

I-sessions, sponsorships, advertising, publications and exhibitions.

Strong sales, combined with sound management of the association's

investments enabled IFMA's long-term reserves to increase by nearly

$1.3M.

CONTACT

For more information, contact search consultants Katey Tryon or Mary

Heideman at (816) 822-1976. To make application, email your resume in

confidence to ifma@tryonheideman.com

To learn more about IFMA, please visit their website at www.ifma.org

4. Meeting Planner; Slack Inc.; Thorofare, NJ

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced meeting planner.

Applicant must be able to manage multiple tasks ranging from site

selection, negotiations, communications, budgeting, marketing and

audio/visual. CME knowledge is desirable. Travel is required.

Send resume and salary requirements to: SLACK Inc., 6900 Grove Rd.,

Thorofare, NJ 08086, fax 856-848-6091 or e-mail to resume@slackinc.com.

EOE.

5. Meeting Planner; Aramark; Philadelphia, PA

Description

Responsible for the planning and execution of various Company events and

conferences held for the purposes of operational review, training,

recognition and incentive. Responsible for overseeing small meetings

and group air reservations.

Essential Functions:

* Responsible for site selection, contract negotiations, monitoring

and controlling expenditures to stay within approved budgetary and

operational guidelines.

* Work closely with internal customers to thoroughly understand the

business purpose for each event in order to ensure that meeting planning

and logistical support helps achieve desired outcome.

* Follow company guidelines and department procedures for contract

language approvals and contract finalization securing legal assistance,

when necessary.

* Manage event logistics including room layout, technical

requirements, food & beverage, transportation and all other activities

or services.

* Responsible for evaluating and recommending the most efficient and

cost effective way to handle the travel reservation process.

* Oversee and direct delivery of service during event. Manage

on-site service delivery teams and serve as key contact and

decision-maker for suppliers and customers. Assumes lead role for pre

and post convention meetings with key hotel contacts.

* Assess production, staging, entertainment and audio visual

requirements and coordinate such services as needed. Acts as key liaison

between outside production suppliers and hotel.

* Maintain process and databases to track all meeting requests,

scheduled events and ROI analysis for each event.

* Develops and maintains relationships with suppliers (national

hotel contacts, CVBs).

* Key resource for other meeting planners.

* May be asked to supervisor direct reports (Group Agent)

Requirements:

# Certified Meeting Professional designation required

# Management of customer service activities.

# Excellent verbal and communication skills, including the ability to

interact with a broad range of organizational contacts.

# Critical thinking and analytical ability to make thorough written and

verbal recommendations

# Typing skills (minimum 30 wpm)

# Working knowledge of computers; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Lotus Notes)

# Current management and meeting planning laws, skills and theories

# Problem-solving techniques and processes

# Financial skills sufficient to perform cost/benefit, savings, and ROI

analyses

www.aramark.com/careers

Job ID#DOM39800

6. Sales Executive; Georgia World Congress Center; Atlanta, GA

The Georgia World Congress Center has an exciting career opportunity

available for a dynamic Sales Executive. The Georgia World Congress

Center is one of the five largest convention centers in the country.

The Sales Executive's responsibilities include implementation and

execution of the sales functions for assigned segments of the Georgia

World Congress Center's national and international convention, trade

show, corporate, public and special markets. Strong interpersonal and

communication skills are required. Applicant should possess sound

planning and organization skills with the ability to effectively present

information and respond to managers, clients, customers, and the general

public. Bachelor's degree with emphasis in marketing, business or

related fields. Minimum one (1) year marketing or sales experience,

preferably in convention, hospitality, multi-purpose facility or service

organization. Competitive salary & excellent State benefits.

Applications may only be submitted through the Company website. For

detailed information on this position and to apply online, please visit

our website at http://www.gwccajobs.com/.

7. Meeting Analyst; Meeting Sites Pro, Inc.; San Diego, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4326319

8. Meeting Coordinator; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS; Chicago, IL

The National Association of REALTORS® is “The Voice for Real Estate,”

and America's largest trade association involved in all aspects of the

residential and commercial real estate industries, representing 1.3

million members (including NAR's institutes, societies and councils)

This position will produce and coordinate meeting resumes and summaries

for 5 – 6 annual meetings (including room setup, catering, audio visual,

signage and miscellaneous needs) with attendance ranging in size from

300 – 25,000. You will contribute to meeting success by serving as

on-site floor manager for 5 annual events. Convert schedule of function

space to flow charts for all annual meetings. Coordinate off the show

floor table displays with NAR staff, hotels and vendors for one annual

meeting. Reconcile vendor and hotel invoices for goods and services

rendered for all annual meetings. Develop daily menus, review and

implement banquet event orders for all annual events.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years' experience in full time meeting

planning or hotel convention service preferred. Association management

or hospitality background a plus. Position will travel 4-5 times per

year for 3-10 days. Other requirements include: ability to prioritize

multiple projects and timelines. Must possess excellent oral and written

communication skills. Proficiency in Office XP, especially Excel, is

required. Experience with Microsoft Office 2007 and Delphi desirable.

HRJob12@realtors.org

9. Special Events and Corporate Relations Coordinator; The Phillips

Collection; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4325713

10. Manager of Meetings and Marketing; National Multi Housing Council;

Washington, DC

Leading Washington, DC-based trade organization representing prominent

apartment firms seeks a full-time Manager of Meetings and Marketing to

plan and manage all aspects of meeting planning, on-site logistics, and

marketing for up to 14 meetings annually. The largest meeting includes

1600 attendees. The ideal candidate will have no less than 5 years

experience in meeting management, hold a college degree, preferably have

achieved a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, be

extremely well organized, demonstrates a high level of effective

communication both written and orally, and able to work independently

and within a team environment. Excellent benefits and compensation,

which includes fully paid health, dental, 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan,

and life insurance premiums. Travel required.

Contact: Jennifer Angebranndt, CMP

Fax: 202/775-0112

jangebranndt@nmhc.org

11. Destination Marketing Account Manager; StarCite; Philadelphia, PA

(or Virtual)

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: This is a virtual position preferably based in the

U.S.; the UK and Germany will be considered for the right candidate.

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:

* Bachelor's degree in preferred, related experience acceptable

* Ability to travel up to 40%.

* Second language is required, either Portuguese, French, German or

Spanish.

* Would prefer previous hospitality background – preferably in

hotels, DMCs, cruise lines, or airlines.

* Candidate will be highly driven, able to work independently to

meet goals and technologically adept.

* Must not be afraid to deliver potentially negative news in a

positive/truthful light and must have basic sales skills.

* Candidate must be able to feel comfortable working in and with

multiple cultures and be willing to represent in the best possible light

assigned destinations.

* 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.

Please send a confidential resume to sostrich@starcite.com or apply via

our website at www.starcite.com.

12. Director, International Supplier Operations; StarCite; Philadelphia,

PA (or Virtual)

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: Work with the VP/MD International Supplier with

international supplier operations – namely providing support to sales,

marketing, and customer operations staff through project management and

supervision and monitoring. This position requires excellent

organizational skills, project management skills, communication skills

as well as marketing and software solution selling skills to manage all

aspects of the supplier relationship cycle, resulting in helping the

unit meet or exceed the assigned sales quota. In this position, you will

be responsible several long and short term concurrent projects as well

as day-to-day duties which you will be held accountable to deliver

desired results (or communicate clearly any potential failure points

prior to failure.) You will assist the international management team in

a very wide variety of tasks – some purely administrative but many

strategically important. The management team will place a great deal of

trust in your ability to deliver quality results from assigned duties

and projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Additional

duties may be added.

* Manage multiple special projects and daily work objectives

concurrently.

* Learn and maintain in-depth knowledge of StarCite products and

services.

* Ability to work with management both International and Domestic to

improve customer service and operations performance by suggesting and

implementing process efficiencies.

* Maintain current and accurate account information and contact

information within customer database.

* Weekly activities reporting

* Deliver sales presentations and product demonstrations using

web-based remote demo technology as necessary.

* Manage internal and external resources – often remotely and often

internationally.

* Develop superior customer service relationship with prospects,

internal and external customers.

QUALIFICATIONS

* 2+ years of hotel, cruise line, dmc or high-tech sales experience.

* Proven track record in meeting/exceeding individual quota/revenue

targets.

* Demonstrated career stability.

* Proven ability and/or capacity to sell electronic marketing,

software or computer technology and close opportunities. Strong

hotel/dmc sales backgrounds will be considered.

* Acumen for understanding software technology associated to

customers business needs.

* Ability to manage a complex sales cycle.

* Excellent communication, organization and time-management skills.

* Ability to be flexible and self-sufficient.

* Good written communication and presentation skills.

* Positive attitude, self-motivated, confident and tenacious.

* Bachelor's degree preferred, equivalent experience acceptable.

* A second language a plus.

* Experience with SalesForce helpful.

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

our website at www.starcite.com.

13. Sales Manager-Americas; StarCite, Inc.; Miami, FL

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: Work within a designated territory (Caribbean, Central

and South America) to contact, qualify, and close new and existing

accounts for StarCite supplier online marketing products. This position

requires excellent marketing and software solution selling skills to

manage all aspects of the sales cycle, resulting in meeting or exceeding

the assigned individual software sales quota. You will be responsible

for achieving revenue goals by closing opportunities in a designated

territory and passing prospects to the field for opportunities over a

set amount. Also, you will be expected to cold call targeted accounts

and build a pipeline.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Additional

duties may be added.

* Achieving revenue quota by prospecting and qualifying prospects to

close.

* Learn and maintain in-depth knowledge of StarCite products and

services.

* Proactive cold calling into identified prospects across

territories to achieve revenue targets.

* Maintain current and accurate account information and contact

information within customer database.

* Weekly forecasting – know the $ amounts, status, decision makers

and next steps in closing opportunities.

* Deliver sales presentations and product demonstrations using

web-based remote demo technology.

* Manage/overcome prospect objections.

* Develop superior customer service relationship with prospects.

QUALIFICATIONS

* 2+ years of hotel, cruise line, dmc or high-tech sales experience.

* Proven track record in meeting/exceeding individual quota/revenue

targets.

* Demonstrated career stability.

* Proven ability and/or capacity to sell electronic marketing,

software or computer technology and close opportunities. Strong

hotel/dmc sales backgrounds will be considered.

* Acumen for understanding software technology associated to

customers business needs.

* Ability to manage a complex sales cycle.

* Excellent communication, organization and time-management skills.

* Ability to be flexible and self-sufficient.

* Good written communication and presentation skills.

* Positive attitude, self-motivated, confident and tenacious.

* Bachelor's degree preferred equivalent experience acceptable.

* Experience with SalesForce helpful.

* Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus.

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

via our website at www.starcite.com

14. Sales Manager–Destination Solutions; StarCite; Philadelphia, PA (or

Virtual)

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: Work within the Destination Solutions unit to sell

StarCite products and services to Destination Management Companies,

National and Regional Tourist Boards and Meeting/Convention Bureaus,

Cruise Lines, Airlines, etc. This position requires excellent marketing

and software solution selling skills to manage all aspects of the sales

cycle, resulting in meeting or exceeding the assigned individual

software sales quota. You will be responsible for achieving revenue

goals by closing opportunities in a designated territories (spanning the

globe) and passing prospects for smaller sales over to a regional field

force. You will be expected to cold call targeted accounts and build a

pipeline.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Additional

duties may be added.

* Achieving revenue quota by prospecting and qualifying prospects to

close.

* Learn and maintain in-depth knowledge of StarCite products and

services.

* Proactive cold calling into identified prospects across

territories to achieve revenue targets.

* Maintain current and accurate account information and contact

information within customer database.

* Weekly forecasting – know the $ amounts, status, decision makers

and next steps in closing opportunities.

* Deliver sales presentations and product demonstrations using

web-based remote demo technology.

* Manage/overcome prospect objections.

* Develop superior customer service relationship with prospects.

QUALIFICATIONS

* 2+ years of hotel, cruise line, dmc or high-tech sales experience.

* Proven track record in meeting/exceeding individual quota/revenue

targets.

* Demonstrated career stability.

* Proven ability and/or capacity to sell electronic marketing,

software or computer technology and close opportunities. Strong

hotel/dmc sales backgrounds will be considered.

* Acumen for understanding software technology associated to

customers business needs.

* Ability to manage a complex sales cycle.

* Excellent communication, organization and time-management skills.

* Ability to be flexible and self-sufficient.

* Good written communication and presentation skills.

* Positive attitude, self-motivated, confident and tenacious.

* Bachelor's degree preferred, equivalent experience acceptable.

* Ability to speak at least one additional language.

* Experience with SalesForce helpful.

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

via our website at www.starcite.com.

15. Sales Representative; Tropical Incentives DMC, Mexico; Dallas, TX

The Company: Tropical Incentives DMC is a leading full service

Destination Management Company in Mexico with three offices in the

country (Cancun & Riviera Maya, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta)

specializing in meetings, conventions,logistics for inbound groups to

Mexico.

The Position: Sales Rep. Part of a US based team that covers a

geographical territory and generates group leads to the three Mexican

destinations mentioned above.

Essencial Responsibilities: Serve as the sales contact of Tropical

Incentives within the territory, represent the three Mexican

destinaitons (Caucun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta) Attend events as

requested to represent the company, plan and execute one in market event

per year within the territory, provide a monthly activity report,

participate in conference calls.

Qualifications: Minimun 5 years hospitality sales experience to include

hotel, convention bureau and DMC's. BA or BS degree preferred, industry

affilations MPI, SITE , ADME and PCMA. Strong client service orientation

and ongoing client database. Minimal travel.

The salary/retainer is $1000 per month and commissions paid on booked

definate business.

www.tropicalincentives.com

16. Director of Meeting Services; MedAccess; San Diego, CA

Join our Team!

Located in beautiful La Jolla, California, MedAccess is a fully

integrated promotional advertising agency specializing in the

pharmaceutical industry. Delivering strategic brand marketing solution

is what we do best. Our roster of prestigious clients count on us for

their marketing communications, medical education, accredited CME, and

meeting services.

The highly strategic account and creative teams of MedAccess work

together to make sure we're the strategic partner our clients deserve.

So, if you think you have what it takes to join our growing team, keep

reading.

Position Overview:

The Director of Meeting Services is responsible for the overall

management of the Meeting Services department. In addition, this

individual will be responsible for achieving financial objectives by

forecasting staff levels, accurately forecasting hours and pass through

costs on all projects and preparing annual operating budget. Accountable

to contribute and supervise both strategically and tactically on all

MedAccess accounts, as appropriate for Meeting Services.

Position Requirements:

* Ensure that meetings are coordinated and planned within the

allocated budget and notifies project team of any anticipated overages

in time and costs

* Work as liaison between Partners, Client Services, meeting

services, Venue & Vendors

* Excellent written and verbal communication, and organizational

skills

* Strong management, accounting and negotiation skills

* Demonstrated ability to handle conflict, resolve problems and

manage well in a dynamic environment

* Must be able to routinely meet tight deadlines and meet high

quality standards in a cost effective manner

* An understanding and general knowledge of the various business

segments and therapeutic categories that meetings are planned for

* Knowledge of hotel, air travel and event planning industry

* Ability to “think outside the box” and take a creative approach to

problem solving

* 4-year college degree

* A minimum 6 – 8 years meeting planning experience, preferably

within the pharmaceutical industry

* Hotel industry experience background a plus

* CMP certification preferred, but not required

* Adheres to and awareness of PhRMA, FDA, OIG, ACCME and ADA

guidelines

* Required travel up to 30%

If you're someone who thrives in a high energy, fast paced environment

please send your resume to mpeda@acinj.com.

17. Education & Meeting Services Intern; National Association of

Corporate Directors; Washington, DC

The Education & Meeting Services Intern will gain knowledge and

experience of the internal operations of a non-profit, 501(c)3

organizations' education department. The candidate will broaden his or

her meeting planning and educational programming knowledge, obtaining

hands-on experience working with a team of meeting and educational

services professionals. The intern will focus on providing registration

support, speaker support, logistics support and continuing education

credit reporting, and will be an instrumental part of the association's

annual conference and seminar team.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with management

to develop a flexible schedule that fits with his or her school

schedule. Position is available immediately and will run through

October 31, 2008. There is a possibility the assignment will be

extended past the October 31 date.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Provide general support to department staff

* Assist with event registration and confirmation processing

* Respond to member inquiries regarding NACD seminars, customized

programs, and conferences

* Assist with all annual conference and seminar duties to include

speaker and database maintenance, program development, housing, space

allocation, VIP events, food & beverage, audio visual and production,

transportation, shipping, printing services, etc.

* Assist with materials; prepare correspondence mailings for

Certificate holders and potential Certificate holders (mail merges,

sorting, collating, postage, et.)

* Assist with travel planning for faculty and staff

* Prioritize tasks, monitor deadlines, and communicate with

education and meeting services team

* Maintain complete and current work files and records, both paper

and electronic, as appropriate

* Perform additional duties and accepts other responsibilities as

may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate must have excellent computer skills and experience with

Microsoft Office suite (proficient in Word, Excel, Access and

PowerPoint). Database experience a plus! Ability to organize,

prioritize, and coordinate tasks; monitor the progress of tasks and

projects. Position requires basic math skills; must be comfortable with

numbers and basic data analysis. Must have excellent oral and written

communication skills. Coursework reflecting an interest in meeting

planning and curriculum development is preferred. Salary is $13/hour.

Please forward your letter of interest, current resume, and references

by fax, e-mail or mail to:

Education & Meeting Services Intern

National Association of Corporate Directors

1133 21st Street, NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-775-4857

Email: hr@nacdonline.org

18. Incentive Planner; Galactic Meetings & Incentives; Arlington, TX

POSITION PURPOSE:

Design, develop, negotiate and organize incentive travel programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Designs, compiles and prepares costed program models that support the

final sales proposal· Researches, evaluates, negotiates with,

establishes and maintains relationships with preferred vendors· Assists

in the selection of program destinations to be proposed to the client·

Reviews all cost models and sales proposals by proof reading all

estimated budgets· Negotiates with vendors to assure contracts are

completed according to best practices · Ensures that all cost models

and sales proposals are completed timely and accurately· Must be able

to multi-task (manage several projects at a time).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

General knowledge of travel planning and various destinations; knowledge

of travel program logistics preferred· Proficient in Microsoft Excel,

Word, Outlook and basic internet skills. Ability to establish and

maintain effective relationships with management staff, team members,

and the general public; ability to present facts and recommendations

effectively in oral and written form; ability to accept constructive

criticism from supervisor; ability to follow company policies. Some

travel required.

Contact: Martha Wilson

mwilson@galacticltd.com

19. Events Manager; Vistage International; San Diego, CA

The Events Manager is a member of the Corporate Events Team and is

responsible for planning and executing on a variety of conferences,

meetings, and special events. This position supports planning of

national and regional events, sponsored events, Exhibits/Trade shows and

other events as required in support of the company's priorities and

strategy. The Event Manager executes event logistics and details

according to the master meeting and event plan and may be assigned as

the “go-to” person at conferences, meetings and special events.

Maintains familiarity and comprehensive knowledge of the organization's

event priorities to include goals, objectives, services/products offered

as well as roles and responsibilities of others. This position

interfaces directly Chairs, members, sponsors and prospects to

communicate event details and ensure satisfaction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other

duties may be assigned.

* Work closely with the Manager III, Corporate Events to prioritize

department goals, review and analyze both new and re-occurring events.

* Manage the planning and execution of multiple, simultaneous

meetings and events including venue sourcing, meal functions, meeting

room set-up, audiovisual, communications, shipping, budget, RSVP's and

other duties as needed.

* Manage process of development of event communications,

invitations, collateral and displays.

* Establish and maintain an up-to-date database of sites specifics,

locations and accommodations of different venues.

* Coordinate event marketing efforts including collateral, ads,

invitations and advertising.

* Develop detailed pre-meeting budget estimates, track related

expenses and negotiated savings, post event invoice reconciliation and

final budget reports for each meeting/event.

* Update and distribute logistics documents for event owner and

traveling staff for each meeting/event.

* Work with internal customers based on projects assigned by Manager

III, Corporate Events to support the meetings and events calendar.

* Create a good team spirit both with in the staff team and with the

client and provide leadership by encouraging cooperation and

communication between team members.

* Understand and utilize company's Salesforce.com software to track,

monitor and report event outcomes.

* Actively contribute to the improvement of event standards and

office processes.

* Monitor and ensure quality of all event components to ensure

compliance with Vistage brand standards and event protocol.

* Review event related invoices to ensure accuracy before submitting

them for approval.

* Stay current with specific changes in the meeting industry,

including contracts, sites, negotiations, hotels as well as trends in

the industry based on economic changes

* Collect RSVP's and print name badges, table tents and other items

as needed for events

* Produce budget proposals, determine budgetary limitations and

monitor on-going expenses to ensure an event stays within the allocated

budget.

* Pack and ship meeting supplies for events including signage,

give-aways, collateral, etc. and ensure delivery prior to event

QUALIFICATIONS

* B.A. in Communication, Marketing, Hospitality or related field

required

* Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a corporate events

professional with increasing responsibility

* Experience to include large scale events (greater than 500

attendees) for a professional corporation.

* Strong oral and written communication skills.

* Strong project management skills

* Demonstrated organizational, budgeting and supervisory skills.

* Knowledge of computer systems and the ability to use them as

tools.

* Event Management Certification, CMP and/or CSEP certification

preferred.

Jobs@vistage.com

20. Temporary Event Assistant; Taylor Grey Inc.; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4294954

21. Coordinator, Conference Services; American Society of Civil

Engineers (ASCE); 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

22. Executive Director; Oconee County Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Walhalla, SC

Responsibilities:

Develop/manage CVB Develop strategic plan Create/implement PR strategy,

budget, measurable objectives, marketing plan, group sales plan/visitors

guide/map Represent CVB in community Supervise PT staff

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in travel/tourism admin./marketing/related field

Experience: CVB start-up/management, hotel, convention center and/or

tourism management Extensive knowledge of tourism industry

practices/procedures/group marketing/sales Work w/min. supervision

Effective written/oral communications Excellent public speaking skills,

work history/attendance record Reside in Oconee Co. w/in 6 mo. of start

date

Compensation:

Competitive salary based on exp. Excellent benefits pkg. ADA

compliant/EOE

Contact:

Jim Gadd

Oconee Alliance

502 E. Main Street

Walhalla, SC 29691

(864) 718-1077 (phone)

(864) 638-4209 (fax)

jgadd@oconeesc.com

23. Executive Director; Kankakee County CVB; Bradley, IL

Job Summary

Responsible for managing the Bureau's day-to-day operations. Works with

the board of directors on policy/procedures or implementation of new

programs. Directs and leads the Bureau toward its mission. Represents

the Bureau at public functions. Develops and maintains operating budget.

Minimum Qualifications Required

.Bachelor's degree in sales/marketing or related field.

.Four years experience in tourism sales/marketing or related field.

.Possess skills in customer service,communications and computation.

.Knowledge of budget development and implementation.

.Previous Director experience preferred but not required.

Compensation:

DOQI Competitive Benefit Package Open

Contact:

Kelly LaMore

Bourbonnais Park District

770 East Franklin St

Bradley, IL 60915

815-935-7390 (phone)

815-935-5169 (fax)

24. National Sales Director – Wash DC; VisitPittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA

Responsibilities:

Manage the development, coordination & implementation of sales

strategies to identify, solicit, sell, promote and market to Wash DC the

Gr. Pittsburgh areas as a convention and tradeshow site.

Qualifications:

BA in hotel/restaurant/sales management/business or related field;3-5

years sales/marketing experience. Analytical, results-oriented,

self-starter, thrive in fast-paced hi-tech environment, strong

understanding of meeting industry, superior communication,

organizational & time-mgmt. skills.

Compensation:

Position offers an excellent and comprehensive benefit package and

salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact:

Mary Grasha Houpt

VisitPittsburgh

425 Sixth Avenue

Suite 30

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-281-0482 (phone)

412-215-2469 (alt. phone)

mary.houpt@visitpittsburgh.com

http://visitpittsburgh.com

25. President/CEO; Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation;

Fairfax, VA

The Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation (FXVA) is seeking

qualified candidates for the position of President/CEO. For a detailed

discription of the opportunity, please send an expression of interest to

Dave Radcliffe, dave@daveradcliffe.com.

Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years senior level leadership/administrative/sales and

marketing experience.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

Contact:

David Radcliffe

TRC

448 W. Wilson Avenue

Spokane, WA 99208

509-466-1797 (phone)

509-466-2893 (fax)

dave@daveradcliffe.com

http://daveradcliffe.com

26. Director of Marketing; Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Raleigh, NC

Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing the Bureau's marketing efforts, including day

to day work with the marketing partners, advertising; marketing

programs;photography and video resources, community awareness; research;

and Internet presence.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 years marketing experience; hotel,DMO or hospitality

experience preferred. Visit

http://www.visitraleigh.com/media/about_grcvb

Compensation:

Competitive

Contact:

Loren Gold

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville Street

Suite 1505

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 645-2669 (phone)

(919) 834-5900 (alt. phone)

(919) 831-2887 (fax)

lgold@visitraleigh.com

http://www.visitraleigh.com/media/about_grcvb/

27. Destination Guru; Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Asheville, NC

Responsibilities:

Represent a beautiful mountain destination to prospective customers.

Qualifications:

Background in CVB or hotel/attraction sales preferred but not as

important as an energized attitude and a willingness to enjoy work.

Compensation:

Salary will depend on experience, relocation assistance possible for the

right candidate.

Contact:

Tim Lampkin

Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau

36 Montford Ave

Asheville, NC 28805

828-258-6105 (phone)

tlampkin@exploreasheville.com

http://www.exploreasheville.com

28. President and CEO Position; French Lick / Orange County Convention &

Visitors Bureau; French Lick, IN

Responsibilities:

Seeking the right tour and travel professional to assume the important

role of President/CEO of their Convention and Visitors Bureau. The ideal

candidate requires the maturity & confidence to create a collaborative

environment with the organization's Staff, Board of Directors and

multiple stake holders groups.

Qualifications:

Individuals should have the ability to move quickly and capitalize on

the excitement surrounding the re- opening of the French Lick Resort

Casino & West Baden Springs Hotel. With a $400 million dollar renovation

completed; French Lick offers modern spas,world class golf courses and a

brand new 109,000 square foot conference & event center.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact:

Craig Molitor

SearchWide

109 S. Union Street

Suite 305

Traverse City, MI 49684

231-775-8840 (phone)

molitor@searchwide.com

SearchWide

29. Associate Director of Sales; Hyatt Regency Bellevue; Bellevue, WA

The Associate Director of Sales is an experienced senior level hotel

sales role that reports directly to the Director of Sales.

Responsibilities include managing and leading the sales staff as well as

managing select key accounts. The position is typically an 18 – 24 month

commitment with a clear goal to experience the training and developed

necessary to become a future Director of Sales for Hyatt.

The ADOS responsibilities include but are not limited to the mentoring

and training sales staff, recruitment and hiring of sales staff, leading

sales meetings, working with catering and convention services,

involvement with the annual business plan process, forecasting, owners

meetings, systems training, report analysis, P&L management, business

travel and tradeshows, customer entertainment, community involvement and

networking. This position may be required to serve as Director in the

absence of the Director of Sales. Hyatt Regency Bellevue is currently

undergoing an expansion. The hotel will grow from 382 guestrooms and

17,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to 733 guestrooms and 60,000 sq. ft. of

meeting space. The expansion is slated for completion August 31, 2009.

Note: Relocation is negotiable.

Job Requirements

# A minimum of 5 years previous sales experience

# Proficient in general computer knowledge

# Supervisory experience, and able to train and monitor the process of

sending referrals, setting traces and profiling accounts

# Excellent customer relations, communication, presentation and

organization skills of utmost importance

# National Association market experience preferred.

Contact: Moses Garcia

Phone: 425-698-4046

Fax: 425-698-4081

mgarcia1@hyatt.com

http://www.bellevue.hyatt.com

30. Director of Meetings; American College of Radiology; Reston, VA

The American College of Radiology, the premier professional association

for radiologists, seeks a Director of Meeting Services for our

Association & Meeting Services department. The director will support the

Senior Director of Association & Meeting Services with all activities

and manage the growing meetings area.

The director provides general oversight, direction and management for

the department; coordinates the logistics/planning for all ACR or ACR

managed society meetings, manages on-site meeting logistics; acts as

liaison with staff and vendors and negotiates contracts; solicits

proposals for future meetings from eligible sites and analyzes and

reports data with recommendations to decision makers; conducts site

visits; and develops and monitors department budgets.

Qualified candidates will typically have a:

. Bachelor's degree; Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) desirable.

. Management/Supervisory experience

. Minimum of 4 years meeting planning experience including logistics,

food & beverage, AV, housing, budgeting, exhibit management, and

shipping; on- site meeting management and contract negotiation

experience.

. Strong MS Office proficiency; knowledge of Filemaker Pro and/or TIMMS

desired.

. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

. Strong organizational skills, customer service approach, and attention

to detail.

. **Must be available for travel**

If you would like to put your experience to great use in a family

friendly, professional, and team-oriented environment, please apply

online by clicking on the link below:

https://www1.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/acr/PublicJobs/canviewjobs.cfm?

ACR offers competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package

including a defined contribution pension plan, 403B, paid vacation, paid

personal days, paid holidays and sick days, all major insurances – life,

health, dental, prescription, AD&D, short and long term disability, LTC,

flexible spending, tuition reimbursement, physical fitness benefit, a

business casual/people friendly work environment and more! ACR Is an EOE

M/F/D/V

31. Director of Event Services; San Jose Convention Center; San Jose, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4335072

32. Account Manager; InVision Communications; Walnut Creek, CA

Leading Bay Area Communications Company specializing in Global Event and

Media Production is seeking an experienced Account Manager. We are

looking for a strong energetic professional to join our account

management team. This position will be responsible for managing

accounts, growing the business within accounts and acquiring new

accounts. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years account

management and business development experience. People with strategic

account management skills, strong business knowledge, strong

communication skills both written and oral, self-motivated, ability to

present to Senior Management, ability to work well under pressure,

ability to multitask and prioritize as well as, ability to work in a

fast paced environment, a proven track record, ability to work well

independently as well as part of a team will prove an ideal candidate.

If the above is a description of you send your resume to: InVision

Communications, Human Resources, 1280 Civic Drive, 3rd floor, Walnut

Creek, CA 94596 or HR@iv.com

33. Associate Director – Meetings; National Defense Industrial

Association; Arlington, VA

Major educational/trade Association near Courthouse Metro, supporting

national security and legal and ethical forums between the government,

the military services, and the defense industry, seeks Associate

Director-Meetings to assist Director in coordinating multiple symposia

annually. This advanced position requires the ability to lead a team of

one to three meeting planners in the planning and coordinating the

logistics of conferences and symposia and on-site management of events.

The Associate Director also works to help develop new meetings within

the scope of the assigned Division charters; and serves as a liaison

between Government and Industry in assigned areas. Is expected to

exercise discretion and independent judgment in carrying out specific

responsibilities. Duties include design & distribution of meeting

announcements and on-site program materials, site visits, hotel

negotiations to reserve meeting and event space, and coordinating

related activities with the Exhibits Department. Experience in contract

preparation/negotiation, event budget development, hotel room block and

catering management required. Successful candidate must possess sound

record of past work performance, have the ability to execute multiple

tasks concurrently, work effectively in a team environment, demonstrate

individual and professional maturity, and exhibit exceptional

communications skills, with advanced writing and editing abilities. In

depth knowledge of Windows PC environment required, and Desktop

publishing knowledge a plus. Minimum of three years relevant, full-time

work experience preferred. Familiarity with military/defense issues and

protocol helpful. Salary commensurate with skills, experience, and

professional credentials, supplemented by attractive profit share

program. Excellent benefits (401k, health, etc.) Travel required.

Position is classified exempt.

Qualified applicants should go to http://www.ndia.org/jobs/ and follow

instructions therein for submitting an application and resume.

34. Event Manager; Herbalife International; Los Angeles, CA

Founded in 1980, Herbalife International is the premier wellness company

dedicated to simplifying the path to healthy living.

Herbalife's high-quality products and programs offer:

* successful weight loss

* improved nutrition

* enhanced personal care

* the opportunity for financial reward

The company's sales are driven by more than one million independent

distributors selling Herbalife products in over 62 countries worldwide

and annual retail sales of over $2 billion and employs more than 1,200

full-time corporate employees.

Herbalife Events represent probably the most important interaction that

the Company has with it's Independent Distributors, presenting the

opportunity to train, motivate and recognize these Distributors and to

launch new products for maximum impact. Our Distributors MUST come away

from these Events informed and energized to sell Herbalife products,

grow their businesses and become more successful than ever before.

A member of the events team must be willing and able to travel to

various regions and countries around the world.

The EVENT MANAGER is responsible for planning and managing ALL aspects

of the event including but not limited to:

Site Selection, RFP Development, Vendor Selection, Budget Development

and Tracking, Contract Processing, Meeting Management, Catering for

events, Special Events, Transportation, Hotel Selection and Rooming

Lists, Production Elements, Signage, Registration. Also must manage a

team of support Event Coordinators, Independent Contractors and Event

Partners.

Qualifications:

* 5 years minimum experience in Event/Meeting Management

* Associate degree or above required

* Strong Microsoft skills

* Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task

* Willingness to work overtime and travel and in posession of a

passport

* Ability to solve practical problems

* Ability to organize workload for effective implementation

* Strong organizational skills

* Ability to interact effectively at all levels with sensitivity to

cultural diversity

* Ability to function as an effective team member

* Ability to adapt as the external environment and organization

evolves

* CMP a plus

Please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Erica

Poulos at erican@herbalife.com.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! NO RELOCATION PACKAGE OFFERED!

Visit our website at www.herbalife.com for more information regarding

the company.

35. Events/Production Assistant; Herbalife International; Los Angeles,

CA

Founded in 1980, Herbalife International is the premier wellness company

dedicated to simplifying the path to healthy living.

Herbalife's high-quality products and programs offer:

* successful weight loss

* improved nutrition

* enhanced personal care

* the opportunity for financial reward

The company's sales are driven by more than one million independent

distributors selling Herbalife products in over 62 countries worldwide

and annual retail sales of over $3 billion and employs more than 1,200

full-time corporate employees.

Herbalife Events represent probably the most important interaction that

the Company has with it's Independent Distributors, presenting the

opportunity to train, motivate and recognize these Distributors and to

launch new products for maximum impact. Our Distributors MUST come away

from these Events informed and energized to sell Herbalife products,

grow their businesses and become more successful than ever before.

A member of the events team must be willing and able to travel to

various regions and countries around the world.

The EVENT/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT will be supporting the Events Team and

Event Managers on various projects including but not limited to:

Signage, Event Credentials, Shipping, Travel Arrangements, Technical and

Catering Riders, Contract Processing, Rooming Lists or other

administrative documents.

Skills/Education/Experience:

* Administrative support experience 3+ years.

* Strong Microsoft skills

* Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task.

* Willingness to work overtime and travel.

* Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities

under general supervision

* Ability to organize workload for effective implementation

* Strong organizational skills.

* Ability to interact effectively at all levels with sensitivity to

cultural diversity

* Ability to function as an effective team member

* Ability to adapt as the external environment and organization

evolves

* Spanish speaking a plus

* Light physical work may be required

This is a contract position to start with potential for full time

employment. The contract would be full time through the end of July and

at that time evaluated for a permanent position or contract renewal.

Compensation is a day rate – not salary or hourly.

MUST BE A LOCAL CANDIDATE

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to the attention of

Erica Poulos at erican@herbalife.com. No phone calls please!

36. Knowledge Manager; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6948

37. Manager, Training Site Logistics; BICSI; Tampa, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6945

38. Manager of Special Events; Strayer University; Arlington, VA

Strayer University has an immediate opening for a Manager of Special

Events with 3-5 years experience executing mid to large scale events.

Under limited supervision the manager of special events will manage

University events programs including the logistics and communications

related to commencement ceremonies, campus grand opening events,

corporate meetings, special receptions, and other University or

corporate events.

Management of Strayer University Commencement

* Oversee all event logistics and communications planning for

regional commencement ceremonies including mangerment of vendors,

interfacing and negotiating with selected venues, special guests, stage

participants faculty

* Develop and update communications pieces (postcards, posters,

letters, email etc.) with the assistance of external graphic designer.

* Maintain commencement website updates. Respond to student, staff,

and faculty inquiries related to commencement.

Management of Campus Grand Opening Events

* Manage all events and communications coordinaton for campus grand

opening events by coordinating with outside vendors on invitation

design/printing, develping community/politcal guest list, managing RSVPs

selection and coordination of caterers and on-site set-up.

Administrative Support

* Process and maintain organized reports of all events-related

invoices.

* Work closely with finance department in tracking and ensuring

invoice payment.

* Provide adminsitrative support as needed to special events team.

Qualifications

* 3-5 years of events planning experience

* Proven ability to craft detailed communications pieces

* Ability to manage multiple detailed projects to timely and

accurate completion within budget

* Bachelor's degree

* Excellent proofreading skills. Excellent oral and written

communication skills.

* Proficiency in MS Office including Ecel, Wrd, PowerPoint

* Position will be located at Strayer University, Arlington Campus

location (directly above Courthouse Metro)

* No relocation

Please email resume to Shaune Gokey, Director of Special Events, Strayer

University shaune.gokey@strayer.edu

No phone calls please.

39. Manager, Meetings; American Association of Airport Executives;

Alexandria, VA

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position of Meetings

Manager at the American Association of Airport Executives in Old Town

Alexandria

Summary of Responsibilities:

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) seeks an

experienced meetings professional for a seven person department that

handles 100 meetings annually in a very fast-paced environment. Position

will have direct responsibility for a minimum of 20 meetings annually

(domestic and international) with attendance ranging from 25 to 3,000

people.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

.Handles RFP process and negotiates all requisite contracts with hotels

and vendors.

.Coordinates food and beverage, room sets, AV and other logistical

needs.

.Works with program staff on budget preparation and management.

.Assists with sponsorship and marketing for meetings.

.Liaison with accounting department for registration process. .Creates

badges, signs, speaker tent cards and other related materials.

.Provides on-site staff support as needed at meetings. .Organizes

ancillary meeting activities, such as golf tournaments, spouse programs,

etc.

.Maintains history of performance for all meetings.

.Handles all post conference meeting duties, such as surveys, bills,

final rosters and pick up performance.

.Liaison with all meeting attendees.

.Performs other related duties and assignments as required.

Requirements for Position:

Bachelor's degree; minimum of 5 years direct meeting planning and

contracting experience; excellent communication, customer service,

organizational, and team-working skills; ability to multi-task and

manage details a must! Proficiency with MS Office is required and Page

Maker or desktop publishing computer skills strongly preferred. Travel

is required along with the ability to be flexible with schedule to stay

late or work weekends.

Applications:

If you are qualified please apply online by pasting this website address

into the browser, https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=12599 (you will

receive an acknowledgement) or you may send your cover letter (with

salary requirements) and up-to-date resume to hr@aaae.org. Sorry only

responses that are selected for interview will be contacted.

NOTES:

Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). Benefits: AAAE offers a competitive

compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and life

and disability insurance, two retirement savings plans, vacation, sick

leave, free parking, gym subsidy and more.

40. Meetings Assistant/Registrar; Solid Waste Association of North

America; Silver Spring, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2856015

41. College Education Program Coordinator Internship; Disney; Lake Buena

Vista, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4337159

42. Conservation/Environmental Sustainability Intern; Disney; Lake Buena

Vista, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4337167

43. Admin Asst I; Disney; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4337045

44. 4th Annual HBCU eFair-Marketing Coordinator; Disney; Bristol, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4337002

45. (Part-Time) Work Experience- Special Events; Disney; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4336988

46. (Part Time) Work Experience – ERT – Events; Disney; Charlotte, NC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4336982

47. Education Internship; Apple; London, United Kingdom

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4333330

48. Meetings/Special Events Mgr; University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; Ann

Arbor, MI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4334096

49. Account Manager; PRA Destination Management; Beverly Hills, CA

PRA Destination Management is a full-service DMC working with clients

for over 26 years nationally. Our employees are innovative, caring,

ethical, creative, and dedicated professionals. We are looking for an

Account Manager to join our Los Angeles Team. This position is

responsible for planning, producing and supporting, a client's program

proposal within budget guidelines, client time expectations, and gross

profit parameters to attain the annual sales gross profit goal. This

position works with the team of National Sales Managers.

Major Areas of Responsibility

1. Assists with program development according to specifications of

client, working with the National Sales Manager.

2. Assists with developing and maintaining new and existing work

relationships supplier/partners, negotiating rates and placing them on

“hold” as needed.

3. Plays an active role with the sales team to ensure the sales and

gross profit goals for their team are met or exceeded.

4. Prepares, proofs, edits and completes all sales proposals and

correspondence before being sent to client.

5. Issue Client Agreement with the responsibility of collecting

payment for program before the program file is routed to Operations.

6. Provides assistance to clients when NSM or DOS is not available,

returning phone calls or e-mails promptly.

7. Attends industry networking events as needed.

Our ideal candidate is a flexible team participant with strong

organizational skills, is detail-orientated, has excellent computer

skills, and wants to be part of a successful team. The candidate must

have a commitment to provide exceptional client service levels that are

expected from our employees. The successful candidate we are seeking

has previous industry work experience, with at least 2 years as an

account manager for a DMC, hotel or related industry. A college degree,

certificate or work experience in our industry is helpful. Must have

strong mathematical skills. Very helpful to have a working knowledge of

Los Angeles area venues and ability to locate new venues and

supplier/partners. Must be willing to work some late hours when

deadlines demand it.

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

50. Events and Outreach Manager; University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4332418

51. Meeting Planner Technology Specialist; National Association of

Community Health Centers; Washington, DC

National health care association is seeking an experienced person to

ensure that the organization's electronic meeting and marketing efforts

effectively support the organization's objectives. Position is

responsible for all aspects of the electronically submitted education

abstracts, certification and CEU program. Individual is also responsible

for the content of the meeting web sites, tracking web and email

marketing efforts, and providing assistance to team members in the

development of electronic marketing collateral. Successful candidate

will also be responsible for the speaker ready room, managing all

conference materials, continuing education questions and monitoring the

workshops while onsite. Requirements include BA/BS degree or equivalent

related experience in meetings, communications or electronic marketing.

Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the internet

(experience with iMIS a plus) as well as with proof-reading and editing

a must. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong planning and

organizational skills, exemplary customer service, the ability to manage

multiple projects, work independently and as part of a team, ability to

troubleshoot technology issues and come up with creative, efficient

solutions, and proficiency in Web graphics creation/production also

required. Familiarity with the association environment and knowledge of

health care industry preferred.

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, salary history and brief writing sample to

employment@nachc.com.

52. Continuing Ed. Coordinator/Meeting Planner; AIHA; Dunn Loring, VA

Scientific professional association in Dunn Loring/Fairfax, VA

(www.aiha.org) seeks Continuing Education Coordinator to plan various

educational events. Duties include working with printers, hotels,

caterers, suppliers and other vendors to negotiate contracts and

coordinate arrangements for events; provide administrative support and

coordination for instructors and course personnel; assist in recruiting

and securing instructors for events; assist with general program

development; coordinate all logistics prior to and during educational

events; work with marketing and communications departments to develop

and execute marketing and promotional materials; and budget tracking,

processing attendee registrations, approving invoices and other

accounting tasks.

Qualified candidates should have a bachelor or associate degree and at

least one year of experience planning multiple meetings (including, but

not limited to, hotel contract negotiations). Other qualifications

include attention to detail, strong organizational and time management

skills, negotiation, administrative and planning skills. Must be

proficient in all Microsoft Office software. Some travel required.

Benefits include Metro access (Dunn Loring/Merrifield), free parking,

401(k), tuition reimbursement, business casual, work/life benefits and

other great benefits. Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary

requirement to jobs@aiha.org or fax to (703) 207-7266. No calls please.

EOE.

53. Conference Coordinator; SAIC; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25685576&jobSummaryIndex=22&agentID=

54. Meeting Planner; Walton-Thomas International; Silver Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25139306&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

55. Meetings Manager; Biophysical Society; Bethesda, MD

The Biophysical Society, an 8,000-member professional association, is

seeking a Meetings Manager. The position reports to the Executive

Director. Responsibilities include: overseeing the meetings department

and staff; planning, directing, and onsite logistics for the Society's

annual meeting (6,000 attendees) and smaller topical meetings;

negotiating all contracts; soliciting proposals and conducting site

visits for future meetings; preparing and analyzing reports on meeting

data; preparing and monitoring the department budget; working with other

departments in promoting the meetings. Requirements include:

Bachelor's degree; Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) desirable;

Minimum of 3 years meeting planning and onsite meeting logistics;

management and supervisory experience; excellent oral and written

communication skills; strong customer service attitude and interpersonal

and organizational skills. E-mail cover letter, resume, and salary

requirements to jwittig@biophysics.org.

Contact: Julianna Wittig

jwittig@biophysics.org

http://www.biophysics.org

56. Meetings & Events Coordinator; National Business Travel

Association; Alexandria, VA

National Business Travel Association seeks an event planner to provide

administrative support for meetings and events with various logistics

and organizational functions.

The candidate will assist with data entry of meeting and event

registrations, transportation, food & beverage and personnel.

Qualified candidates for this position should possess at least two years

of event planning experience and must have strong organizational and

intrapersonal skills with the ability to multi-task. Knowledge of

Government Relations a plus.

Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.

Located in Old Town Alexandria, NBTA offers excellent benefits and

competitive compensation. Travel is required. Send resume, salary

requirements to info@nbta.org or fax to 703-684-0263.

57. Events Manager; Africare; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25706946&jobSummaryIndex=8&agentID=

58. Reservations Manager; ONE WASHINGTON CIRCLE HOTEL; Washington, DC

Our successful all-suite hotel needs a reservations manager who can

generate revenue. The right candidate will have 1-3 years hotel revenue

mgmt, Internet booking experience and the ability to close a sale on the

phone.

Part of a growing local company we offer good wages plus bonus and

benefits including health insurance, vacation and 401(k) with match.

Please fax or mail resume to:

General Manager

One Washington Circle Hotel

1 Washington Circle, NW

Washington, DC 20037

Fax (202) 785-6642

exec@thecirclehotel.com

59. Conference Operations Director; Lincoln Healthcare Events; Norwalk,

CT

http://204.202.2.177/jobs/view.php?job_id=5692&auth_sess=ff9a89b944dce7c753a1576c31b9e30b

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