Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 April 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 April 2008

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

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hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Trade Show Supervisor; Sperian Protection; Smithfield, RI

2. Exhibits Manager; International Association of Chiefs of Police;

Alexandria, VA

3. Regional Vice President/Sr. Account Executives; Hospitality

Performance Network; New York, NY/Washington, DC

4. Senior Director of Conventions, Education and Events; SIGMA; Fairfax,

VA

5. Meetings Manager; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; New York,

NY

6. Meetings Assistant; Mathematical Association of America; Washington,

DC

7. Director – Conferences & Travel; Healthcare Financial Management

Association (HFMA); Westchester, IL

8. Conference Director; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

9. Convention Facility Manager; Austin Convention Center; Austin, TX

10. Associate Director, Meetings and Convention Services; AWHONN;

Washington, DC

11. Exhibitor Care Supervisor; TradeshowLogistics; Marietta, GA

12. Program Coordinator; The Erickson School, UMBC; Baltimore, MD

13. Intern; Marketing Challenges International Inc; New York, NY

14. Event Planning Supervisor; Confidential; Toronto, ON, Canada

15. Event Planner; Henry V Events; Charlotte, NC

16. Account Executive – for Top Destination Management; TBA Global, LLC;

San Francisco, CA

17. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Stamford, CT

18. Manager Communications; American Express; New York, NY

19. Meetings and Travel Planner; U.S. Pharmacopeia; Rockville, MD

20. Exhibition Manager; MP Associates, Inc.; Boulder, CO

21. Program Manager; Barton G.; Miami, FL

22. Manager, Revenue Planning Systems; Norwegian Cruise Line; Miami, FL

23. Senior Events Manager; The Castle Group, Inc.; Boston, MA

24. Meeting and Event Planner; Greater Washington Board of Trade;

Washington, DC

25. Seminar Specialist; National Automobile Dealers Association; McLean,

VA

26. Meeting Manager; Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; Wayne,

PA

27. Program Assistant; American Public Gas Association (APGA);

Washington, DC

28. Events & Education Coordinator; Modular Building Institute;

Charlottesville, VA

29. Sales Professional; Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau; Saratoga

Springs, NY

30. Virtual Instructors: Recreation Sport and Tourism; University of

Illinois Global Campus; Champaign, IL

31. Tour Program Manager; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.;

New York, NY

32. President and CEO; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association;

Indianapolis, IN

33. Vice President of Marketing; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City

Beach, FL

34. Vice President of Sales; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City Beach,

FL

35. Interactive Marketing Manager; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City

Beach, FL

36. Communications Manager; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City Beach, FL

37. Regional Convention Sales Managers; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; New Orleans, LA

38. Conference Services Intern; SAIC; McLean, VA

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

The HEPN offers a special feature: the Short Self-Pitch (SSP). If you

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

brief paragraph to

sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each week.

************* Upcoming Conferences *************

Do you know of an upcoming conference that the HEPN readers should be

aware of? Send the details to sonjahepn@comcast.net for inclusion in the

next newsletter!

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1. Trade Show Supervisor; Sperian Protection; Smithfield, RI

Job Description

Oversee the planning, coordination and execution of all external

marketing events to promote product and services of Sperian Protection,

including trade shows, special events, press conferences, special

interest groups, etc. Manage all exhibit design and venue logistics.

Develop budget and participate in short- and long-range planning to

support sales and brand needs. Manage all accounting and billing

activities to assure timely and accurate payment of services. Position

is located in Smithfield, RI.

Requirements

* B.A. in related field.

*A minimum of 5-7 years' hands-on exhibit management and business

event production experience.

*A minimum of 2 years' supervisory experience.

*Excellent organization and attention to detail, with the ability to

juggle several high priority projects simultaneously.

*Strong diplomacy and negotiation skills, with the ability to build

effective, credible internal and external relationships.

*Strong customer service focus.

* Professional presentation skills.

*Complete familiarity with Microsoft Office platform of products.

*Willingness to travel more than 25%, often without much lead time.

Responsibilities

*Ensure effective signage, graphic production, corporate

consistency, maintaining corporate identity.

*Approve designs, layout, cost estimates and construction of

exhibits and trade show displays.

*Direct exhibit design vendors, maintain exhibit inventory and

develop an online reference library.

*Conduct venue inspections, selection, agenda development, staffing

and logistics (food & beverage, A/V, housing blocks.

*Negotiate with vendors (ex: hotels, restaurants, exhibition

services, etc.) to obtain best pricing for Sperian;

*Develop standards for each type of meeting to ensure a consistent

look and feel for all Sperian events.

*Evaluate event program impact and re-evaluate objectives and

outcomes; plan for continuous improvement.

*Research and recommend events by providing costs estimates,

resource analysis, potential ROI, competitors, partners, etc.

*Work with participating brands to create as much value as possible

from an event including: analysis and distribution of attendee lists,

facilitating meetings and/or onsite meeting space at event; development

and distribution of event surveys.

*Oversee the daily activity and project activity of one non-exempt

employee, delegating work, establishing standards and setting goals and

objectives and conducting performance reviews.

*Oversee supervision of booth personnel (at times up to 100+ at

largest event). Responsibilities include housing assignments, work

assignments/accountabilities.

If this position interests you and you meet the qualifications, please

click on the link below to apply:

http://fr3.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_BacouDalloz01.asp?newms=jj&id=20996&aid=15114

2. Exhibits Manager; International Association of Chiefs of Police;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4374439

3. Regional Vice President/Sr. Account Executives; Hospitality

Performance Network; New York, NY/Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4345181

4. Senior Director of Conventions, Education and Events; SIGMA; Fairfax,

VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4372614

5. Meetings Manager; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; New York,

NY

ASME is a 127,000 member professional organization focused on technical,

educational and research issues of the engineering & technology

community. We currently have an outstanding opportunity for a Meetings

Manager.

Under the direction of the Director of Events Management, the Meetings

Manager is primarily responsible for the planning, organizing, and

execution of assigned conferences and meetings. Conference management

responsibilities include site selection, contract negotiations, air and

ground transportation, budget preparation and forecasting, registration

(including pre and post registration procedures), hotel specs and

banquet orders, audio-visual requirements, signage, special events,

on-site conference management,guest/spouse programs, hiring of temporary

meeting personnel, invoice processing, post-conference evaluation,

maintaining a historical database, and financial reporting. Overseeing

sponsorship and exhibits will also be necessary. In addition, the

Meetings Manager must have experience and work closely with the

Marketing Department with respect to the development of promotional

material, including copywriting , production procedures, and

advertisement as well as the Publishing Department with respect to the

web-tool. This person will also act as a liaison with the conference

planning committee, staff members in other directorates, and related

suppliers.

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent prior work

experience and a minimum of five years of meeting planning experience. A

complete knowledge of the meetings industry is essential along with a

good overall understanding of site destinations, and hotel contract

negotiations. Candidate must possess good communication and

organizational skills, and have the ability to juggle multiple

responsibilities. Some travel is required.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be

contacted. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send resume, along with

salary requirements, to trecruitment@asme.org.

6. Meetings Assistant; Mathematical Association of America; Washington,

DC

National educational association in beautiful, historic buildings near

Dupont Circle seeks

Meetings Assistant

This position primarily supports Mathfest, our annual meeting in August

with approximately 1,400 participants. You will assist with all the

logistics for MathFest and other meetings, manage and track convention

registration and housing information through our online system

(including customer service and housing reservation system), provide

detailed and accurate information for all marketing pieces, manage

on-site registration at MathFest, and monitor and process bills.

The ideal candidate for this position has a college degree and 2-3 years

relevant work experience, strong communication and organizational

skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently.

Experience with database systems as well as online registration and

housing programs is necessary. HTML experience is desirable. Some travel

is required. The Meetings Assistant reports to the Assistant Director

for Meetings.

The mission of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences. The MAA,

with more than 24,000 members, is the largest professional association

with a focus on mathematics that is accessible at the undergraduate

level. Membership includes college and university faculty and students;

high school teachers; individuals from business, industry, and

government; and others who appreciate mathematics. Excellent benefits,

salary mid 30's to mid 40's, depending on experience and skills. Email

cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Calluna Euving, Chief of Staff

Mathematical Association of America

Email: hr@maa.org

More info at: http://www.maa.org/

Phone: 202.387.5200

7. Director – Conferences & Travel; Healthcare Financial Management

Association (HFMA); Westchester, IL

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's

leading personal membership organization for over 34,000 financial

management professionals employed by hospitals, health systems, other

providers, payers and those serving the industry. Membership in HFMA

helps members meet challenges by providing professional development,

networking opportunities, information, and critical technical data.

HFMA's Director of Conferences and Travel is responsible for managing

the meeting planning function by providing meeting planning and

consultation in areas related to the annual conference, educational

offerings and other seminars. The Director of Conferences and Travel

supervises all other program delivery activities conducted by the

Meeting Coordinators. The director provides expertise in meeting

planning, audio visual production, site selection, volunteer activities,

negotiation of vendor and hotel contracts, budgeting and financial

management of meetings and provides on-site coordination for the annual

conference, educational offerings and other seminars throughout the

year. Additionally, the director will oversee travel management for the

association. It is very important for the qualified candidate to

initiate and support concepts for new activities and stay abreast of

industry trends by attending industry related continuing education. The

qualified candidate will have five to ten years of major conference and

meeting planning experience. Bachelor's degree required. Excellent

written and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a

team with all levels of staff and various external publics required.

Strong spreadsheet skills required. Analytical skills with high degree

of detail orientation required. Masters preferred. Association

experience preferred. Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation a

plus. Please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@hfma.org

Fax: 708-492-4370

8. Conference Director; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4365662

9. Convention Facility Manager; Austin Convention Center; Austin, TX

Job Responsibilities:

1. Manage the operations of a public assembly or event facility such as;

event management, facility sales and marketing programs, maintenance,

custodial services, security and parking services, utility services,

telecommunication services,booking, scheduling events, etc.

2. Develop and manager sales of a myriad of facility services to clients

and potential clients of the Convention Center, including generating

leads using national and international business sources.

3. Develop and maintain the client database and Breeze booking systems.

4. Develop, implement and manage facility's operating and Capital

Improvement Project budgets and oversee Capital Improvement Projects

5. Manager the sales and marketing relationship between the Austin

Convention Center and the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB).

6. Develop and evaluate long range market plans and strategies for the

Department and its facilities

7. Negotiate contracts and lease agreements for services and facilities,

food, beverage and audiovisual, and develop room rental rates and

packages

8. Responsible for the development, approval, negotiation and compliance

of client contracts and contract services.

9. Develop and maintain budget for all divisions and monitor all

departmental/facility purchases and expenditures

10. Resolve conflicts and difficult situations related to employees,

clients, contractors, etc.

11. Manage department organizational development for training, staffing

and planning.

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including

selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for

dismissal.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or

related field plus seven (7) years experience in a managerial capacity

in a convention center, public assembly/event facility or other related

facility/industry. One (1) year of experience may substitute for one

(1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four

(4) years.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Experience in convention or hospitality industry sales and marketing.

– Experience in leading a sales team for convention or hospitality

industry sales and marketing.

– Experience in managing a marketing budget.

– Experience in other convention or hospitality industry operations,

e.g., event management.

– Skilled in site presentations and presentations to Boards of Directors

and client groups.

– Demonstrated ability to self-start and self-motivate toward

accomplishment and closure of sales goals.

MUST APPLY THROUGH CITY OF AUSTIN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/hr/default.htm

Contact: Joanne Edge

Phone: 512-404-4015

Fax: 512-404-4013

joanne.edge@ci.austin.tx.us

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/hr/default.htm

10. Associate Director, Meetings and Convention Services; AWHONN;

Washington, DC

Innovative, dynamic professional nursing membership association is

seeking experienced individual to oversee the entire meeting function

for association. Individual will direct and manage the meeting related

activities for local and national meetings, work closely with volunteer

committees, staff and suppliers, negotiate contracts for hotels, meeting

space, speakers, audio visual, registration and other third party

suppliers. Responsible for logistical planning and onsite meeting

management which includes multiple educational tracks, multiple

speakers, spouse programs, exhibits, off-site programs and numerous

ancillary meetings. Also will participate in the development of the

program content and coordinate the management of the convention program

content. Incumbent will also develop and manage convention budget and

track and reconcile all expenses. . Individual will supervise meetings

department staff. . Candidate must have Bachelor's degree or equivalent

with at least 5 years experience as a team leader or supervisor and with

at least 10+ years related professional experience with experience in

all aspects including budgeting, contract negotiations, site selection,

catering, meeting room setups, outside meeting suppliers and special

events. Individual should possess excellent interpersonal skills as

well as the ability to clearly and effectively communicate both verbally

and written. Demonstrated ability to negotiate terms and conditions

with vendors and demonstrated ability to facilitate relationships and

work successfully with other organizational units. Must be strategic

thinker and possess ability to develop standardized operating procedures

and give clear directions. Demonstrated ability to remain flexible,

compromise, manage multiple priorities and stay highly organized;

influence others; work well under pressure; meet deadlines and

priorities and coordinate workflow of others a must. Great benefits

package.

Please submit resume indicating SALARY REQURIEMENTS to: Director, Human

Resources, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036 or fax to

(202) 728-1864 or email recruitment@awhonn.org.

11. Exhibitor Care Supervisor; TradeshowLogistics; Marietta, GA

Job Summary:

The primary focus of the Exhibitor Care Supervisor is to provide world

class service to our clients by handling client needs and planning,

implementing and coordinating the details of trade show events

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Exhibitor care – key responsibilities include handle client inquiries,

resolve issues and make recommendations relative to the set up of trade

show events. Provide quotes and determine best pricing for services.

Investigate, analyze and solve client issues. Participate at trade show

events to provide on-site exhibitor support. Own the client

relationship.

Customer Service experience is essential. Prefer experience in trade

show industry or related industry.

Logistics – Perform all activities involved in management of product

movement. Provide quotes and determine best pricing for shipments.

Responsible for relationship with carriers. Maintain and coordinate

invoicing details. Also responsible for collections

Supervisory responsibilities include the day-to-day oversight of

exhibitor care department. Schedule and monitor work assignments. Ensure

proper staffing levels for trade show events

Performs other related duties as assigned

Skills & Abilities/Level of Skills:

Service Oriented / Client Focus: Wide Experience, Resolves Complex

Issues

Organizational Skills: Seasoned, Resolves Complex Issues; Manage

multiple tasks

Communication Skills: Seasoned, Resolves Complex Issues; Clearly convey

information and ideas effectively

Technical Knowledge: Seasoned, Resolves Complex Issues; PC knowledge,

Microsoft Office

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing the workflow and assignments of associates.

Coaches without direct supervisory authority

Establishes goals and objectives, and manages the activities of others

toward achievenment

Other Job Consideration:

Extensive travel during peak times

Contact: Deidre Jefferson

Phone: 877.857.2838 Ext. 105

Fax: 770.432.8410

contactus@tradeshowlogistics.com

http://www.tradeshowlogistics.com

12. Program Coordinator; The Erickson School, UMBC; Baltimore, MD

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6986

13. Intern; Marketing Challenges International Inc; New York, NY

Marketing Challenges International, an international destination

marketing firm seeks enthusiastic college student with an interest in

the travel industry to assist with marketing and administrative

projects. This is an incredible learning opportunity as well as a great

opportunity to jump start your career in the international travel

industry.

Intern must have:

. a desire to break into the international travel industry

. some previous work experience in a professional office setting

. attention to detail

. the ability to manage his/her time productively while working on

numerous projects

. a positive work ethic

. a great sense of personal initiative

. excellent presentation skills

. Internet savvy and computer proficient, specifically with Microsoft

Word, Excel and PowerPoint

. a good knowledge of geography!

Intern will:

. attend and participate in marketing meetings

. take an active part in team projects

Join an international team of dedicated professionals and promote

world-leading destinations to the North American travel trade markets.

Work in a unique office environment.

Visit us at www.mcintl.com

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Email resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for

the position to info@mcintl.com.

This is a fulltime unpaid internship. You must be able to commit at

least twelve weeks.

14. Event Planning Supervisor; Confidential; Toronto, ON, Canada

At The Bagg Group, we are as selective with our candidates as we are

with our own staff and our chosen clients. We offer temporary, contract,

full-time and IT placements at leading employers throughout the GTA.

Interested in being a part of our team? Put our 35-year reputation to

the test and contact us today.

Event Planning Supervisor

Promotion has created an opening with our client, a professional

association. They seek an Event Planning Supervisor to be responsible

for contract negotiations, event planning and execution. The successful

candidate will have demonstrated negotiation skills and supervisory

experience.

Salary up to $52,000 PLUS Bonus, Benefits and Vacation!!!

Specifically, the successful candidate will:

* Research, evaluate and contract with facilities, based on event

specifications

* Manage all event support contracts

* Supervise a staff of 3

* Support conference-specific committees

* Manage event administration (delegation and hands-on), including

faculty engagements, reference materials and on-site team

* Development and maintenance of the Web Community and its

event-specific areas for future projects.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and

skills:

* Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

* 5 years of related experience

* Strong interpersonal and organizational and project management

skills

* Demonstrated negotiation skills

* Supervisory experience

* A good verbal and written communicator

If you are qualified for this role and feel that it is a good fit for

you, please submit your resume to JTCresume@bagg.com Quoting job #

25582MPI. Please provide appropriate contact information, including a

contact number or e-mail address where you can be reached between 9:00am

and 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday.

15. Event Planner; Henry V Events; Charlotte, NC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6988

16. Account Executive – for Top Destination Management; TBA Global, LLC;

San Francisco, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6989

17. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Stamford, CT

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

professional advantage … respect. Join our team in Stamford!

In this key role, you will coordinate all logistical details, including

travel, incentives, exhibits and conventions in a busy on-site

environment. Meetings range in size from 10 to 2,000 participants.

Qualifications:

* 3-5 years meeting planning experience

* Thoroughly familiar with travel and hospitality industries

* Excellent verbal/written communication skills

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects

* CMP certification highly preferred

We offer top compensation and exciting benefits including

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

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

enter req # 102525BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

18. Manager Communications; American Express; New York, NY

This position manages or works as a team member on projects supporting

the communication needs of senior executives in the organization

(specifically for Client Events, Large Internal Business Meetings,

Employee Incentive Events, Off-site Town Halls, and other company events

for the Office of the CEO and Global Staff Groups). the incumbent will

provide guidance to American Express Executives and key CA&C business

representatives in the design and strategic execution of high level

meetings and events. He/She must have strong project management skills

and demonstrated expertise in corporate meetings and events. He/She

will be a key client contact on high level events and may be assigned to

several projects at one time. He/She will most often manage teams

comprised of outside vendor and freelance support staff to complete the

projects.

Responsibilities:

* Managing a full scope of meetings and events in support of

company-wide initiatives or business unit goals.

* Managing internal business partners, employees and external vendor

staff through project scope changes, scheduling changes, shifting

project priorities, seasonal ups and downs to meet business unit

objectives. The incumbent is able to not only provide project

management oversight for team members but can also manage the details

when problems/issues arise.

* Providing ongoing information, direction and advice to business

unit leadership regarding event execution. Counsel clients on all

relevant policies and procedures to assure their compliance.

https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=505&siteid=216&AReq=101075BR

19. Meetings and Travel Planner; U.S. Pharmacopeia; Rockville, MD

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6982

20. Exhibition Manager; MP Associates, Inc.; Boulder, CO

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=6979

21. Program Manager; Barton G.; Miami, FL

The Program Manager will produce and create all destination management

proposals for their assigned account executives. This position will

assume dual roles as proposal writer and a lead to the Destination

Management Department. This includes but is not limited to staffing,

transportation, booking and reconfirming activites and entertainment,

dine arounds, staff manuals, grids and contact information.

This position requires detail orientation, strong written and verbal

communication skills. Must have strong organization and time management

skills. This position requires a team player with a willingness and

ability to work with multiple groups in a fast paced, high energy

environment. Manager must be able to meet multiple deadlines in a

multi-task environment. Excellent communication, presentation and

customer service skills a must.

Please forward resume to sean@bartong.com

22. Manager, Revenue Planning Systems; Norwegian Cruise Line; Miami, FL

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2871494

23. Senior Events Manager; The Castle Group, Inc.; Boston, MA

http://careers.site-intl.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=554&jb=4363759

24. Meeting and Event Planner; Greater Washington Board of Trade;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2872354

25. Seminar Specialist; National Automobile Dealers Association; McLean,

VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2869838

26. Meeting Manager; Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; Wayne,

PA

Description

Responsible for exhibit coordination and managing all aspects of meeting

logistics for internal and external meetings, and education programs to

produce an efficient and excellent meeting/learning experience. The

ability to communicate effectively with members, customers, and

volunteers is required. Strong customer orientation, attention to

detail, and pleasant and professional demeanor is a must. Please forward

your resume along with salary requirements to: customerservice@clsi.org

27. Program Assistant; American Public Gas Association (APGA);

Washington, DC

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) seeks an energetic,

detail-oriented person to provide broad administrative support to a

small team of energy professionals. APGA's office is located on Capitol

Hill. This position offers even greater opportunities for growth for a

successful candidate who demonstrates consistency and superior

performance.

Responsibilities include general reception and front desk support plus

significant administrative duties. In addition this person will assist

with the maintenance and integrity of the membership database; financial

administration, web management, surveys and preparation for events.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Familiarity with

association work is not necessary but preferred.

Salary range is in the low 30's with very generous benefits. Please

e-mail resume/cover letter to: Mr. Todd Brady at tbrady@apga.org or fax

(202) 464-0246.

28. Events & Education Coordinator; Modular Building Institute;

Charlottesville, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2867397

29. Sales Professional; Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau; Saratoga

Springs, NY

Responsibilities:

Represent one of the best-known, most beautiful and extraordinary

destinations in the Northeast as our lead sales person for groups.

Qualifications:

Connected, experienced, energetic and willing to commit to thoroughly

enjoying Saratoga in a supportive team environment.

Compensation:

Very competitive; deadline to apply: April 30

Contact:

David Zunker

Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau

60 Railroad Place, Suite 100

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

518-584-1531 (phone)

518-584-2969 (fax)

david@discoversaratoga.org

Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau

30. Virtual Instructors: Recreation Sport and Tourism; University of

Illinois Global Campus; Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois Global Campus plans to offer a Master of

Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism beginning in September

2008. Part-time virtual instructors are needed to teach courses that are

completely online. Instructors can reside anywhere in the U.S.

Qualifications:

* Terminal degree preferred; Master's degree with professional

experience in the course topic area acceptable

Please see additional requirements, at:

http://global.uillinois.edu/instructors/instructor-qualifications.php

Apply at:

https://employ.global.uillinois.edu/public/UniversityOfIllinoisGlobal/default.cfm?&CFID=61399&CFTOKEN=99385109

Compensation:

$950 per credit

Contact:

Iris Stovall

University of Illinois Global Campus

510 Devonshire Dr., Suite H

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-9531 (phone)

istovall@uillinois.edu

http://global.uillinois.edu/

31. Tour Program Manager; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.;

New York, NY

Responsibilities:

Reports to the Director, Visitor Services. Manage the guided tour

operation at Lincoln Center, one of NYC's greatest tourist attractions.

Develop new tours; i.e. Art & Architecture tour and Self-guided tour.

Develop evaluation system with national and international tour

operators. Schedule daily public, group and special tours. Supervise

assistants & tour guides. Attend tour guide contract negotiations. More

info: www.lincolncenter.org

Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills; ability to interface effectively with

the public; Ability to work varied hours, including weekends. Exp. in

the tourism and hospitality industry. Excellent Word, Excel. Foreign

language skills pref.

Compensation:

based on exp.

Contact:

Stacey Tunks

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY 10023

humanresources@lincolncenter.org

www.lincolncenter.org

32. President and CEO; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association;

Indianapolis, IN

The CEO is responsible for the growth of tourist and convention business

segments by developing and executing effective marketing and sales

strategies as well as providing strategic leadership and oversight of

the organization.

Qualifications:

A minimum of 10 years direct experience at the executive level and 20

years overall experience in the travel, tourism or hospitality industry

required. Extensive knowledge of the meetings and tourism industry, its

distribution channels, its customer base and the key channels that drive

the business. An entrepreneurial spirit, team player and motivator with

the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience

Contact:

Mike Gamble, President and CEO

SearchWide

320 Myrtle Street W

Stillwater, MN 55082

888-386-6390 (phone)

gamble@searchwide.com

SearchWide

33. Vice President of Marketing; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City

Beach, FL

Responsibilities:

Responsible for the development, implementation and execution of

advertising, PR & interactive programs. Has management responsibility

for interactive marketing, communications & visitor services staff

Qualifications:

.College degree in marketing, PR, tourism administration, a related

field.

.5 years experience in destination marketing

.Demonstrated verbal & written communication skills.

.Must possess the ability to analyze project needs, focus on

achievement, manage detail & think creatively

.Thorough understanding of Internet technologies is preferred

.Working knowledge of Destination 3000 is preferred

.Ability to travel as needed.

Compensation:

Depending on experience. Email resume, cover letter to

jobs@800pcbeach.com

Contact:

Dan Rowe

Panama City Beach CVB

PO Box 9473

Panama City Beach, FL 32417

8502335070 (phone)

8502335072 (fax)

jobs@800pcbeach.com

http://www.thebeachloversbeach.com

34. Vice President of Sales; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City Beach,

FL

Responsibilities:

Responsible for development, implementation, management of convention &

meeting sales; tour & travel sales; SMERF, winter resident, consumer

sales activities. Development of annual sales budget & has management

responsibility for all sales staff

Qualifications:

.4-yr degree

.Min. 5 yrs sales leadership experience w/in the hospitality/destination

management .Highly developed organizational skills

.Possess ability to communicate w/ tourism industry

.Must be able to travel, sometimes extensively in the fulfillment of

duties

.Previous convention center development experience preferred

.Previous int'l destination sales experience preferred

Compensation:

Depending on experience. Email resume, cover letter to

jobs@800pcbeach.com

Contact:

Dan Rowe

Panama City Beach CVB

PO Box 9473

Panama City Beach, FL 32417

8502335070 (phone)

8502335072 (fax)

jobs@800pcbeach.com

http://www.thebeachloversbeach.com

35. Interactive Marketing Manager; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City

Beach, FL

Responsibilities:

Responsible for interactive marketing programs, electronic communication

programs, research projects. Maintains industry partner website;

Oversees CVB's consumer websites; ensures CVB's information on VISIT

FLORIDA and other partner sites are maintained and up-to-date

Qualifications:

.4-yr degree in tourism, marketing, or interactive technologies required

.Thorough understanding of Internet technologies is preferred

.Working knowledge of Destination 3000 is preferred

.Prior destination marketing experience is preferred.

Compensation:

Depending on experience. Email resume, cover letter to

jobs@800pcbeach.com

Contact:

Dan Rowe

Panama City Beach CVB

PO Box 9473

Panama City Beach, FL 32417

8502335070 (phone)

8502335072 (fax)

jobs@800pcbeach.com

http://www.thebeachloversbeach.com

36. Communications Manager; Panama City Beach CVB; Panama City Beach, FL

Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing & coordinating publicity through media

placement & press releases, writing content for local press releases,

newsletters, other communications; manages CVB's Visitor Service

activities

Qualifications:

.College degree in marketing, PR, tourism administration or related

field

.3 yrs experience in multi-faceted communications position

.Must possess experience in creation of press releases & media contacts

.Prior destination marketing experiences is preferred

.3 years of direct management experience is preferred

.Must possess good communication skills needed to interact with visitors

and business representatives

Compensation:

Depending on experience. Email resume, cover letter to

jobs@800pcbeach.com

Contact:

Dan Rowe

Panama City Beach CVB

PO Box 9473

Panama City Beach, FL 32417

8502335070 (phone)

8502335072 (fax)

jobs@800pcbeach.com

http://www.thebeachloversbeach.com

37. Regional Convention Sales Managers; New Orleans Metropolitan

Convention & Visitors Bureau; New Orleans, LA

Responsibilities:

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

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

Orleans CVB through personal contact, telephone solicitation and

participation at industry functions. Develop working relationships with

corporate and association meeting planners and maintain high visibility

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

clients' requests for information, assist in developing proposals and

service existing accounts.

Qualifications:

Five to seven years of related experience.

Compensation:

Salary will vary on previous experience and location of position.

Contact: John V. Tiano

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bur

2020 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-556-5828 (fax)

hr@neworleanscvb.com

http://www.neworleanscvb.com

38. Conference Services Intern; SAIC; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25780021&jobSummaryIndex=9&agentID=

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