Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 9 June 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 9 June 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. Project Specialist-Educ & Specialist Projects; American Organization

of Nurse Executives; Washington, DC

2. i2 Summit Specialist; American College of Cardiology; Washington, DC

3. Audience Development/Event Marketing Manager; NewBay Media, LLC; New

York, NY

4. Conferences Assistant; Water Environment Federation; Alexandria, VA

5. Exhibit and Sponsorship Project Manager (Full-Time or Contractor);

Woodberry Events Inc.; San Francisco, CA

6. Be a Host Coordinator; Tourism Vancouver; Vancouver, BC, Canada

7. Full-Time Temp Meeting Registration Assistant; Association of

American Law Schools; Washington, DC

8. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

9. Meeting Planner/Conference Coordinator; American Association of

Colleges of Nursing; Washington, DC

10. Director, Meetings; Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP);

Arlington, VA

11. Director of Education; Congress of Neurological Surgeons;

Schaumburg, IL

12. Logistics/Conference Coordinator; American Mathematical Society;

Providence, RI

13. Part Time Project Manager; Cheil Worldwide; Ridgefield Park, NJ

14. Program Manager; Wray Group; North Vancouver, BC, Canada

15. Sr. Meetings Manager; CMPMedica; Jersey City, NJ

16. Sales Manager; Ocala/Marion County VCB; Ocala, FL

17. Sr. Sales Manager; Hilton Head Island-Bluffton COC; Hilton Head

Island, SC

18. Internet Services Manager; Hilton Head Island-Bluffton COC; Hilton

Head Island, SC

19. Manager, Marketing Communications – with “E-initiatives” emphasis;

Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lansing, MI

20. Tourism Development Manager; Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Fayetteville, NC

21. International Sales Manager; Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors

Authority; Reno, NV

22. Travel Trade Representative; Development Counsellors International;

New York, NY

23. Sr. Director of Member Development; San Diego Convention & Visitors

Bureau; San Diego, CA

24. National Sales Manager – Multicultural & Religious Markets; Tampa

Bay & Company; Tampa, FL

25. Special Events Director; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Melville, NY

26. Event Designer; Haute on the Hill; Washington, DC/Annapolis, MD

27. Sr. Manager of Event Registration & Strategic Attendee Tracking;

Consumer Electronics Association; Arlington, VA

28. Meetings Coordinator; Society of Research Administrators

International; Arlington, VA

29. National Sales Assistant; Omni Hotels – Atlanta Global Sales Office;

Atlanta, GA

30. Meeting & Event Planner (PT); JBS & Associates; Laguna Beach, CA

31. Meeting Planner II; Hill-Rom; Batesville, IN

32. Coordinator, Trade Shows; Canadian Institute for Health Information;

Ottawa, ON, Canada

33. National Sales Manager; Riviera Resort & Spa; Palm Springs, CA

34. Sales Account Executive; CORT Event Furnishings; Westchester, NY

35. Sales/Catering Task Force; PHM Hospitality Inc.; Texas

36. Event & Meeting Services Associate; KPMG; Montvale , NJ

37. Coordinator, Professional Development; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP;

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

38. Senior Travel Counselor; Disney; Glendale, CA

39. Development Assistant for Special Events and Public Relations;

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences; Santa Monica, CA

40. Associate Advisor; Conference Advisors, Inc.; Home Office

41. Catering Sales Manager; Historic Sunset Station at St. Paul Square;

San Antonio, TX

42. Meeting/Conference Planner; People & Systems; New York, NY

43. Event & Registration Management; Jack Morton Worldwide; San

Francisco, CA

44. Sourcing Manager; Experient; Alfreda, GA

45. Associate Director, Meetings & Convention Service; Association of

Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); Washington, DC

46. Meetings & Operations Coordinator; United Motorcoach Association;

Alexandria, VA

47. Manager of Events Marketing; TechInsights (a division of United

Business Media); San Francisco, CA

48. Meetings Manager; Council for Adult & Experiential Learning;

Chicago, IL

49. Senior Exhibits Manager; American Chemical Society; Washington, DC

50. Exhibits Coordinator; National Rifle Association; Fairfax, VA

51. Public Relations Manager, International PR; Marriott International;

Bethesda, MD

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

I'll keep this short and sweet – like me. /cheese

I am a freelance writer specializing in web content, press release

creation and distribution, and internet marketing. I have worked in the

Public Relations and Internet Marketing departments of Caesars Palace

and Harrah's Entertainment and also have experience with online ad

networks and internet start-ups. My internet experience ranges from

interactive media buying and planning to search engine optimization and

everything in between. I'm always interested in new opportunities and

can be contacted at any time – seriously, I don't sleep.

AIM/Google Chat/Yahoo Messenger: rachelkuptz

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelkuptz

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Rachel Kuptz

rachelkuptz@gmail.com

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

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. Project Specialist-Educ & Specialist Projects; American Organization

of Nurse Executives; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4497998

2. i2 Summit Specialist; American College of Cardiology; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4497880

3. Audience Development/Event Marketing Manager; NewBay Media, LLC; New

York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4497764

4. Conferences Assistant; Water Environment Federation; Alexandria, VA

Water Environment Federation is seeking an individual with CAN-DO

attitude and top notch skills for terrific entry level opportunity in

the meetings management field. This new position provides a variety of

support for small (<500 attendee) and large (>19,000 attendee)

conferences to include processing and providing customer service for

registration, assisting individuals and groups with hotel and travel

arrangements, and providing support for logistical planning and other

conference activities.

We are seeking candidates with 3+ yrs high-level admin experience that

includes some prior experience with registration and travel arrangements

in a business setting. Candidates must have great organizational skills

and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously to tight

deadlines while remaining calm and collected. Job demands computer

literacy w/ Word, Excel & database proficiency, detail-orientation,

polished written/verbal communication skills and excellent customer

service skills.

Some travel, overtime, and occasional weekends required. Salary: To

mid-$30K DOE; great benefits and work environment. To apply, send cover

letter & resume to:

WEF HR Director

Conferences Assistant Search

601 Wythe Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

FAX: 703-684-2489

Email: wef-jobs@wef.org

5. Exhibit and Sponsorship Project Manager (Full-Time or Contractor);

Woodberry Events Inc.; San Francisco, CA

The primary role of the Exhibit and Sponsorship Project Manager is to

manage fulfillment and execution of the exhibit area for a LARGE

technology conference. Responsibilities to include, but are not limited

to managing the layout and logistics of the tradeshow floor, providing

proactive consultation on exhibit management and manage multiple vendors

to ensure customer satisfaction. The Exhibit and Sponsorship Project

Manager also must offer exceptional customer service to sponsors,

vendors, clients and all internal team members.

Areas of Responsibilities:

Exhibit Project Management

* Assist in development of exhibit and sponsor packages

* Participate in site inspections when necessary

* Provide/gather information for show guide, signage and other

exhibit materials

* Ensure adherence to all contracts

* Oversee exhibit budget

* Manage people flow, security, shipping and handling of exhibit

pieces within exhibit areas

* Assist in the design and implementation of booths and show floor

* Negotiate with vendors

* Manage billing reconciliation

* Participate in internal and client meetings, as required

* Manage logistical elements of the tradeshow, including

* Floor plan

* A/V, power, internet, etc.

* Production and decorator company liaison

* Coordination of Load-in and Load-out schedules

* Inventory of all booth, signage, and exhibit materials

* Marketing and Exhibitor communication plan and timeline

* Obtain Fire Marshall approval of all floor plans

* Manage all sponsor fulfillment needs

* Liaise with client on overall marketing and branding opportunities

for exhibitors & sponsors

* Collaborate with Operations Project Team

Qualifications:

*

MUST have experience in large conferences

* A minimum five years event planning experience, with an emphasis

on exhibit management

* Tradeshow experience a MUST!

* Strong sense of leadership

* Excellent negotiation skills

* Strong budgeting skills and superb customer service

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to multi-task

* Deadline driven

* High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

* Proficiency in Excel

* Ability to work effectively with all types of individuals

* Positive attitude and team player

All interested and qualified candidates should e-mail their cover

letter, salary history and resume to careers@woodberryevents.com. Please

enter “Exhibits and Sponsorship Project Manager” in the subject line. No

phone calls please. Thank you.

6. Be a Host Coordinator; Tourism Vancouver; Vancouver, BC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7115

7. Full-Time Temp Meeting Registration Assistant; Association of

American Law Schools; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25965011&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

8. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26011046&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

9. Meeting Planner/Conference Coordinator; American Association of

Colleges of Nursing; Washington, DC

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing seeks an experienced

meeting planner to provide management and support of conference

logistical activities.

Responsibilities include onsite meeting management, abstract/speaker

coordination, exhibits management, conference communications and

overseeing meeting registration process. Bachelors degree and at least

one year previous work experience in similar role. Salary low 40's.

Send resume to Deputy Executive Director, AACN, One Dupont Circle, NW,

Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036 or jahearn@aacn.nche.edu.

10. Director, Meetings; Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP);

Arlington, VA

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is seeking a dynamic

Meetings Director to be responsible for the planning and logistics for

the International Conferences and all International meetings as well as

oversight of the Governance and small association meetings. This

includes: site visitation, site selection, negotiation with hotels,

convention centers, and other conference suppliers; assists in the

development of conference materials and supports these functions as

required. Collects information and writes for Conference promotional

materials including the Preliminary Schedule and the Conference Program;

develops and manages budget including revenue and expenses for the

International Conference, which nets $700,000 – $1M each year.

Responsible for $2.5 M in revenue and $1.7 M in expenses on average each

year. Controls expenses for the International Conference; selects sites

for future conferences by researching, sending out Request for Proposals

(RFP), evaluating RFPs, developing a short list of selected sites,

talking to the sites on short list, analyzes, discussing short list

findings with VP. This position will also document and implement all

logistic arrangements for over 400 events/sessions; represent AFP at

professional events and supervise the Associate V, working title:

Governance and Small Meetings Planner.

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of and experience with

databases and Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Access and File Maker

Pro is helpful; must have personal selling and persuasion skills and

highly developed negotiation skills; the ability to communicate well and

effectively, both written and interpersonal with individuals –

internally and externally – and at all level; must be well organized and

have the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, follow through

with details and meet tight deadlines; must be self-directed and work

independently; ability to research data from databases, web and other

venues for potential meeting sites. Bachelor's degree or comparable

business experience, certificates business, communications, and

marketing. Minimum of eight years experience in all aspects of

meeting/convention planning and logistics for meetings at least as large

and complex as that of AFP required. Hotel experience a plus. CMP

preferred. Non-profit meeting management experience strongly preferred.

Prior budget responsibility and committee liaison experience strongly

preferred. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover

letter, salary requirements and resume to bhill@afpnet.org. EOE

11. Director of Education; Congress of Neurological Surgeons;

Schaumburg, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4474367

12. Logistics/Conference Coordinator; American Mathematical Society;

Providence, RI

This highly visible staff position is responsible for providing all

logistical support for the national meetings and organizing at least

three conferences a year while interacting and working with third-party

vendors and the network of volunteers and committees actively involved

in the Society's meetings and conferences.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Logistics for national meetings of 5500+ from prospective site

evaluation through on-site coordination and post meeting details.

All aspects of organizing at least three conferences a year from

preplanning through to event conclusion. This includes, but not

exclusively, budget preparation/control, letters of invitation,

coordination of responses, and compilation of pertinent local

information for brochure preparation. This also includes processing

abstracts, producing a program, processing vouchers, verifying bills,

timely processing of payments, and writing final reports.

Assisting the Director of Meetings with special projects as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills

with a strong working knowledge of an electronic office. AMS uses the

Microsoft suite of Office products, and mastery of these will be

required, including database and web functions. Strong analytical

skills and attention to detail are essential.

Domestic travel required.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Degree preferred. Minimum 5 – 6 years in meeting planning and/or

hospitality industry required.

The AMS provides excellent benefits. Interested applicants should send

cover letter, resume and salary requirement to:

Human Resources – Code 0301.02

American Mathematical Society

201 Charles Street

Providence, RI 02904-2294

e-mail: resumes@ams.org

13. Part Time Project Manager; Cheil Worldwide; Ridgefield Park, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7117

14. Program Manager; Wray Group; North Vancouver, BC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7118

15. Sr. Meetings Manager; CMPMedica; Jersey City, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7119

16. Sales Manager; Ocala/Marion County VCB; Ocala, FL

Responsibilities:

Market and sell Ocala/Marion County (FL) as a destination for sports

events and meetings. Primary responsibility is to attract youth and

amateur sports events to the County but also assist in SMERF market.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in hospitality, recreation, sports management or

related field. Minimum 2 years experience in sports related marketing.

Previous CVB experience preferred.

Compensation:

$39,998-$62,088.

Contact:

Ann Sternal

Ocala/Marion County VCB

2102 SW 20th Place, Unit 302

Ocala, FL 34471

352-873-1368 (phone)

352-291-9169 (alt. phone)

352-291-9170 (fax)

ann.sternal@marioncountyfl.org

http://ocalamarion.com

17. Sr. Sales Manager; Hilton Head Island-Bluffton COC; Hilton Head

Island, SC

Responsibilities:

.Generate group business leads from national and regional markets for

the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton resorts

.Create/maintain close working relationships with area resorts

.Coordinate and conduct site tours for meeting planners, showcasing

facilities and what area has to offer

.Attend industry tradeshows, sales trips, networking events and local

meetings

Qualifications:

.Minimum 3 years sales experience in the hotel/CVB industry

.Degree preferred

.Computer skills with ability to learn new programs; effective use of MS

Office products .Conduct meetings and make presentations, develop

strategies and procedures

Compensation:

Attractive compensation and benefit package commensurate with

experience.

Contact:

Jack Reed

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 5647

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29938

843-341-8361 (phone)

18. Internet Services Manager; Hilton Head Island-Bluffton COC; Hilton

Head Island, SC

Responsibilities:

Manage website and e-communications, and serve as an in-house graphic

designer .Set/meet deadlines by managing resources across departments

.organize website content .Manage online marketing

Qualifications:

.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects

.Acute attention to detail

.graphic design skills

.Copywriting skills

.Strong experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, Dreamweaver and

MS Office and systems and tools

.Bachelor's degree

.Minimum 3 years experience with web development, internet application,

or e-commerce

.Hospitality/CVB experience a plus

Compensation:

Salary and comprehensive benefits package, with health, dental and

401(k).

Contact:

Susan Thomas

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 5647

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29938

sthomas@hiltonheadisland.org

http://hiltonheadisland.org

19. Manager, Marketing Communications – with “E-initiatives” emphasis;

Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lansing, MI

Responsibilities:

Writing, design, & management of content for websites and kiosks;

E-newsletter coordination; writing and design of marketing communication

materials; back-up to other marketing team specialists; a variety of

other assignments as needed

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Journalism,

PR or related field very strongly preferred. Minimum 3-5 years

experience required, preferably in the hospitality tourism industry.

(For a complete position listing, please visit www.lansing.org under

“contact us.”) To Apply Qualified candidates should send resume, cover

letter, and salary history to employment@lansing.org.

Compensation:

Comensurate with qualifications and experiece.

Contact:

Jill Roragen

Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

1223 Turner Street

Suite 200

Lansing, MI 48906

employment@lansing.org

http://www.lansing.org

20. Tourism Development Manager; Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Fayetteville, NC

Responsibilities:

Manages current and develops future Cultural Heritage Tourism products

and programs, secures grants for tourism development efforts,

distributes heritage e-newsletter, maintains cultural tourism products

on website, coordinates bureau's participation with external tourism

marketing initiatives.

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with a major in

communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or a related

field. Have a demonstrated ability to prepare marketing materials and

programs.

Compensation:

competitive

Contact:

Melody Foote

FACVB

245 Person Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

http://www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com

21. International Sales Manager; Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors

Authority; Reno, NV

We are searching for an experienced International Sales Manager.

Candidates should be versed in international relationships, contacts,

wholesalers, receptive operations, airlines, and be able to work closely

with the tourism arms of the State of Nevada as well as local

stakeholders. This position will be based in Reno, NV, and will entail

international travel.

Qualifications:

Bi-lingual, B.A. degree & 5 yrs. experience.

Compensation:

Competitive salary & excellent benefits, incl. NV PERS. Nevada has no

state income tax. EOE

Contact:

Jan Martin

Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

P.O. Box 837

Reno, NV 89504

775-827-7687 (phone)

775-827-7733 (fax)

jmartin@rscva.com

http://www.visitrenotahoe.com

22. Travel Trade Representative; Development Counsellors International;

New York, NY

Responsibilities:

Support the development of a South American destination brand through

the creation and implementation of a travel trade marketing program that

stimulates demand for the destination within target markets. Fluency in

Spanish preferred. For details: www.aboutdci.com

Qualifications:

Candidates should have 3-5 years of travel trade marketing experience at

an agency or DMO, be highly organized, and possess solid verbal and

written communication skills. Some travel required.

Compensation:

– Competitive salary, based on experience

– Unique “open book” management system with performance-based incentives

– Medical/dental

– 401-K

– Professional training budget

– Flexible start times/summer hours

Contact:

Karyl Leigh Barnes

Development Counsellors International

215 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10003

karyl.barnes@dc-intl.com

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23. Sr. Director of Member Development; San Diego Convention & Visitors

Bureau; San Diego, CA

Responsibilities:

Lead the organization to maximize member engagement & private source

income through valued business opportunities. Directly oversee member

svces, event mgt, pub's, ad sales. Strategically design and monitor

programs to drive core member engagement at its highest levels.

Aggressively lead sales team to meet membership & advertising goals.

Qualifications:

.Ideal candidate has exceptional people skills & be a relationship

builder; Must have public speaking exp; have high integrity & be team

oriented; 10 yrs sales/marketing exp req'd; exp supervising sales mgrs;

developing strategic partnerships & managing integrated mrktg programs;

Exp in advertising sales & customer service is a plus

Compensation:

$ 7,080 mo plus benefits

Contact:

Althea Salas

San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau

2215 India Street

San Diego, CA 92101

http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors

24. National Sales Manager – Multicultural & Religious Markets; Tampa

Bay & Company; Tampa, FL

Responsibilities:

Based in Tampa. Responsible for direct sales and marketing activities

that promote the Tampa Bay area to meeting planners and trade show

managers as a destination for conventions, meetings and trade show

conferences.

Qualifications:

Four year degree and/or 4 years of hotel/hospitality industry sales

experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability

to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and efficiently achieve goals.

Compensation:

Dependent upon experience and within DMAI salary range, additional 15%

of salary is based on incentive compensation plan. We offer a rich

benefits package including 100% paid health, dental, & life insurance;

401k)plan with a 5% co. match; 11 paid holidays, and more.

Contact: JoLynn Lokey

Tampa Bay & Company

401 E Jackson Street

Suite 2100

Tampa, FL 33602

813-342-4089 (phone)

813-223-1111 (alt. phone)

HR@VisitTampaBay.com

http://VisitTampaBay.com

25. Special Events Director; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Melville, NY

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a leading non-profit health care

organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of

life for those with CF, is seeking an experienced fundraiser for a key

position in our Long Island Office.

Responsibilities: recruit sponsors and event participants, build and

manage volunteer core, provide strategic direction and oversee all

aspects of fundraising plans, events may include golf tournament,

walk-a-thon and gala.

Ideal candidate: 3+ years non-profit experience with a proven track

record of salesmanship and a full range of special events/fundraising

experience.

This is a unique opportunity to direct your energy and talents toward

achieving a “life enhancing” mission, while benefiting from the

resources and full support of our prestigious organization. Interested

candidates should submit resume and cover letter including salary

history on our website www.cff.org under employment opportunities.

Contact: Lisa Simpers

Phone: 410-939-2471

lsimpers@cff.org

26. Event Designer; Haute on the Hill; Washington, DC/Annapolis, MD

Are you our next outstanding achiever? Haute on the Hill is looking for

an Event Designer. This is the perfect position for someone with a

catering/event planning background. In this position you will sell

catering and event planning services to a variety of corporate,

government and social clients throughout the Annapolis and DC areas. In

this role, you will be preparing and distributing catering proposals;

developing menus and special event décor; coordinating and sourcing

vendors for event supplies; planning and communicating event logistics,

set-up and special needs with internal departments.

Applicants should desire working in a team environment where priorities

change rapidly, and customer service and effective communication are

considered essential. To succeed in this role, you must have superior

communication and customer service skills; excellent organizational

skills; and the ability to prioritize work, multitask and be

detail-oriented. Previous experience working in a catering or sales

environment is strongly desired, as is experience in a high-volume,

fast-paced office environment. Experience with MS Word and Excel, e-mail

and navigation of the Internet, and Web Applications are required.

Position offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. If this

sounds like the right job for you, send your resume and cover letter to

jobs@hauteonthehill.com.

Contact: Eric Conroy

Fax: 202-225-5575

jobs@hauteonthehill.com

27. Sr. Manager of Event Registration & Strategic Attendee Tracking;

Consumer Electronics Association; Arlington, VA

The Consumer Electronics Association has an exciting opportunity for

aSr. Manager of Event Registration & Strategic Attendee Tracking.This

person will be responsible for all aspects of registration for theannual

International CES trade show, as well as registration for otherCEA

meetings, forums, and retreats. The incumbent will also trackattendee

demographic trends and make recommendations to the CESStrategic Team.

You will be responsible for:

* Supervising full-time registration coordinator and one/two seasonal

temporary employees

* Strategicplanning and implementation of comprehensive registration

plans foradvance/online registration and onsite registration for

domesticattendees, international attendees, exhibitors, press,

conferenceprograms and special interest groups.

* Negotiation contracts and manage registration vendors.

* Overseedevelopment of online registration content for the CES website

tocreate a user-friendly experience for our customers as they

registerand inquire about show information.

* Oversee production of registration materials (forms, badge mailers,

badge holders, etc.)

* Develop training plan and materials for onsite information and

registration personnel.

* Act as liaison to the third party company hired to complete

International CES attendee audit.

* Direct budgetary and data reporting requirements for CEA/CES

conferences and events.

* Oversee development of work orders and floor plans for onsite

registration locations

* Strategic planning and implementation of comprehensive registration

plans for CEA meetings and events.

* Serveas in-house expert on attendee demographic trends,

makingrecommendations to the CES Strategic Team and Marketing Department

ontarget categories and areas requiring focus.

* Perform other duties as required by business needs.

Work Experience:

As our ideal candidate you willpossess knowledge of the event

registration process – databaseexperience a plus. You will possess at

least 7 years event managementexperience or equivalent combination of

education and experiencerequired. Prior supervisory responsibility

required.

Education/Training:

BS/BA in related field or equivalent combination of education and

experience.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade

association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through

technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of

business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,200

corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing,

distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics,

wireless and landline communications, information technology, home

networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related

services that are sold through consumer Channels. Combined, CEA's

members account for more than $161 billion in annual sales. CEA also

produces and manages the International CES – the worlds largest consumer

technology tradeshow held in Las Vegas each January.

CEA was voted as one of the top 50 companies to work for bye the

Washingtonian Magazine. CEA offers unique and excellent benefits

including leading edge PPO health insurance, six percent mach on

401k,pension plan, 10 percent incentive bonuses, 35 hour work week,

onsite boot camp, yoga, weight training, training programs, $25,000

mortgage assistance, and much more. Learn more about our unique employee

culture.

To apply for this position click (or cut and paste) the link below:

http://www.ce.org/AboutCEA/CEAInitiatives/238_5443.asp

28. Meetings Coordinator; Society of Research Administrators

International; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26019761&jobSummaryIndex=9&agentID=

29. National Sales Assistant; Omni Hotels – Atlanta Global Sales Office;

Atlanta, GA

Omni Hotels is searching for a National Sales Assistant with experience

in our Atlanta Global Sales Office.

In this position you will be responsible for the following: interfacing

with internal and external customers; Delphi data management; large

volume of data input; general administrative duties to include routine

correspondence, communication, and filing; creating and maintaining

organized filing systems; monthly reporting; expense management; and

special projects as necessary.

Job Requirements:

Delphi experiences a plus; experience in a sales or administrative role

supporting multiple managers a plus; strong computer skills required –

must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook;

strong verbal and written communication skills.

Must be highly organized and have the ability to multi-task.

Professionalism a must.

Contact: Melissa Mitchell

Phone: 404-818-4415

Fax: 404-818-4417

mmitchell@omnihotels.com

http://www.omnihotels.com

30. Meeting & Event Planner (PT); JBS & Associates; Laguna Beach, CA

Responsibilities:

* Assist and work with Show Manager approximately 30 hours/week on

national tradeshow

* Interface with exhibitors, vendors and client association as

needed

* Sell booth space via on-line software and maintain exhibitor

database

* Respond timely to exhibitor inquiries and requests

* Create and track communications and data that pertains to various

aspects of the event

Qualifications:

* Two years experience in tradeshow, meetings or events industry

* Strong experience in Word, Excel, Internet and Outlook; ACT or

other customer relationship software a plus

* Keen attention to detail and follow up

* Positive work ethic with eagerness to take initiative

* Ability and willingness to work well with others to meet deadlines

* Bachelor's degree preferred

Mail, e-m or fax resume and salary requirements to Cindy Cohn at JBS &

Associates, 954 LaMirada St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Fax 949-497-2623

or ccohn@jbsassociates.ws. Sorry no relocation assistance available.

31. Meeting Planner II; Hill-Rom; Batesville, IN

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7121

32. Coordinator, Trade Shows; Canadian Institute for Health Information;

Ottawa, ON, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7122

33. National Sales Manager; Riviera Resort & Spa; Palm Springs, CA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2902544

34. Sales Account Executive; CORT Event Furnishings; Westchester, NY

As a proven salesperson results are what you live for – and at CORT

Trade Show and Event Furnishings you can earn an above average

compensation package consisting of a base salary with generous

commissions. We invite an ambitious, energetic and results-oriented

individual to join the industry leader who offers an 'exclusive'

territory, growth opportunities, cell phone and laptop resources and

more for the Connecticut, Westchester and Long Island Territory.

As our District Account Executive you are responsible for:

. Working with the Sales Manager to establish selling strategies and

tactics

. Achieving annual sales targets and monthly revenue quota's

. Developing customer relationships and prospect needs, and meeting

those needs by means of proposals, negotiations and business contracts

. Developing new accounts and obtaining orders from current customers

. Developing and implementing territory sales plans

. Providing dependable customer support

Qualifications:

. Minimum 2 years successful B2B outside sales experience. Experience in

the service and/or events industry preferred.

. Demonstrated ability to meet sales goals and overcome obstacles

. Enthusiastic drive to succeed with obvious confidence and competitive

nature

. Solid prospecting abilities, time management and customer relationship

skills

. Skillful negotiation, presentation and demonstrated closing ability

. Bachelors degree in Business, Sales or Marketing preferred

. Local candidates to the sales territory only need apply

CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings offers a base salary plus

commission plan, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401K, performance

sharing, top sales performance award trip and more.

At CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings we know that our employees are

our most important asset. We invest in our people and encourage them to

reach their highest potential. For full consideration, email your resume

to Robert Doud at robert.doud@cort.com.

EOE/AAP/M/F/D/V

35. Sales/Catering Task Force; PHM Hospitality Inc.; Texas

PHM, the premier direct sales consultant to the hospitality industry, is

currently seeking experienced sales and catering managers/directors

available to travel to our client hotels throughout the country. These

assignments are for a two week period on-site at properties ranging from

select service to five star convention and resort hotels. Our team

specializes in excellent prospecting and direct sales skills, as our

clients are looking to us to close incremental business for their hotel

the day we arrive on-site. If you are that special sales star that has

the ability to prospect and close business at the highest level, this

may be the opportunity of a lifetime!

Contact: Angela Case

Phone: 214-521-0002 Ext. 309

Fax: 214-521-0080

acase@phmhospitality.com

36. Event & Meeting Services Associate; KPMG; Montvale , NJ

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (http://www.us.kpmg.com)/, is

the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member

firms have 123,000 professionals, including more than 7,100 partners, in

145 countries. We offer our clients industry insights and a

multidisciplinary range of services. We are currently seeking an Event

and Meeting Services Associate to join us in our Montvale office.

Responsibilities:

* Support the development and execution of meetings, events,

conferences, tradeshows, and seminars that support firm and industry

objectives

* Support the client's initiatives and contribute with guidance and

support meeting or event conception and development including goals,

objectives, budget, and outcomes

* Gain a general understanding of firm culture, industry and

business objectives and apply this understanding by building client

relationships and working collaboratively to plan and execute meetings

and events

* Support the client relationship by handling the logistics involved

with the flawless execution of meeting or event details; for small

meetings, this execution would be handled independently and for larger

meetings, this role would work as part of a team

* Research venues, negotiate contract terms, support content and

agenda development, plan menus, and handle tradeshow requests

* Oversee registration and/or housing process associated with firm

meetings and events

* Work independently or as part of a project team following

guidelines and processes in accordance with firm and departmental

policies, procedures, and regulations

* Collaborate with clients and colleagues to create and maintain

budgets, display fiscal responsibility, and obtain approvals as

appropriate

* Support collaborative relationships with internal departments such

as Learning and Development, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources

and Recruiting, and Global Service Center to effectively meet deadlines

established with the execution of a specific meeting or event

* Provide on-site support during execution of meetings, events, or

tradeshows

* Track and report on metrics involved with meetings or events, and

provide timely post-event reporting

Qualifications:

* Three years of experience in the area of meeting or events or the

hospitality industry

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university

* Able to prioritize projects and work with other team members to

meet deadlines in a high volume, fast-paced environment

* Strong effective communication skills

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications and

knowledge of, or commitment to learn, Meeting View software system

* Able to travel 15-35 percent of the time depending on client

assignment

KPMG offers and supports flexible work arrangements as well as part-time

schedules. We also offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits

package.

Interested? We strongly encourage you to apply online at

http://www.kpmgcareers.com/ and search for requisition 18479 or click

the job link below.

37. Coordinator, Professional Development; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP;

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4505065

38. Senior Travel Counselor; Disney; Glendale, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4503021

39. Development Assistant for Special Events and Public Relations;

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences; Santa Monica, CA

Fast-paced position in development and community relations office of

non-profit K-12 school. We are seeking an energetic special events and

public relations coordinator.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree

3-5 years experience in development or special events

Ability to work evenings and weekends as required for eventsFluency with

Microsoft Word, Outlook, ExcelWorking knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser's

Edge preferred Must demonstrate great attention to detail and be highly

organizedAbility to manage multiple projects and deadlinesStrong

interpersonal skillsExcellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work collaboratively with facilities crew, volunteers and

donors

Sound judgment and discretion

Experience in an independent school or non-profit setting a plus

Duties

Special Events

Works with the three Assistant Directors in supporting special events.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

* Beginning and end of year Headmaster speech and lunch

* 20th/30th anniversary tea

* 10th anniversary/employee appreciation lunch

* Headmaster Coffees

* Headmaster Dinners

* Alum reunions and class notes

* Senior parent farewell dinner

Also provides:

* General assistance with Parent Association events

* General assistance with daily office tasks (data entry, filing,

photocopying, etc.)

* Other duties as requested by the Director of Development

Public Relations

Works with the Advancement Associate to provide general public relations

assistance. Specific areas of responsibility include:

* Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI)

* Sam Francis Art Gallery

* Book dedications

* Donor Plaques

* Hall of History

* Collection of information for all-school news and community

announcements sections of the website

* Archiving of articles, press releases and other public relations

materials

* Other duties as requested by the Director of Development.

This position reports to the Director of Development.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: cschulman@xrds.org

40. Associate Advisor; Conference Advisors, Inc.; Home Office

Conference Advisors, Inc. is a Meeting and Conference Management firm

based in San Luis Obispo, CA. We are looking for experienced

professionals to fill the position of Associate Advisor, Business

Development. Successful candidates will either work in the corporate

office in San Luis Obispo, CA or independently from a home office

anywhere in the US.

Responsibilities include:

* Prospecting and developing new business accounts

* Participating on account teams

* Establishing responsiveness to clients' needs and building lasting

relationships

* Conducting site selection searches and maintaining long term

successful relationships with those accounts

* Further penetrating accounts and developing customized proposals

to meet needs of individual clients in areas of meeting management,

registration and sponsorship programs

Professional requirements:

* College Degree

* Four to six years of sales and business development experience

(preferably in the meeting and travel incentive industry)

* Knowledge of hotel meeting contract terms, legal language and

meeting planning process

* The ability to work well both independently and as a team member

* Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

* Business maturity

jobs@conferenceadvisors.net

http://www.conferenceadvisors.net

41. Catering Sales Manager; Historic Sunset Station at St. Paul Square;

San Antonio, TX

We are looking for a dynamic catering sales person who has an energetic

personality and excellent selling skills.

Must have outstanding written and oral communication skills, effective

time management skills, with strong organization and prioritizing

abilities.

Ability to effectively present ideas and information in a professional

business environment and evaluate business profitability by utilizing

interaction with external clients and internal operations.

Strong knowledge of PC software programs, specifically Microsoft Word,

Excel and Power Point.

Responsibilities

*Effectively communicate the customer's needs to the operations team

through event orders and weekly meetings.

*Oversee the execution of events personally booked.

*Create customized menus and write proposals for clients and follow up

to definite business.

*Network within market and utilize appropriate trade show attendance to

build account base.

Required Qualification

Food and Beverage Catering knowledge required.

A minimum of 3 years experience in hotel catering or convention service

and sales. The best candidate will have a strong catering and sales

background in banquet service and have high energy. Must be able to

multi-task in a fast paced environment.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business or Hospitality, or equivalent work

experience

Email: jobs@sunset-station.com

42. Meeting/Conference Planner; People & Systems; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7131

43. Event & Registration Management; Jack Morton Worldwide; San

Francisco, CA

Jack Morton Worldwide is the leading experiential marketing agency.

They help clients build brands and relationships with consumers,

employees and business influencers. Our Norwalk, CT office supports

logistics & registration for large conferences. They are working with

our San Francisco office on a large conference and looking for someone

with extensive experience to be in SF.

Do you have extensive logistics and web registration experience?

Are you interested in a contract position for a large conference?

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

rachel_vingsness@jackmorton.com

44. Sourcing Manager; Experient; Alfreda, GA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7126

45. Associate Director, Meetings & Convention Service; Association of

Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (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.

Requirements

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.

46. Meetings & Operations Coordinator; United Motorcoach Association;

Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2903959

47. Manager of Events Marketing; TechInsights (a division of United

Business Media); San Francisco, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4502970

48. Meetings Manager; Council for Adult & Experiential Learning;

Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4505287

49. Senior Exhibits Manager; American Chemical Society; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26036821&jobSummaryIndex=37&agentID=

50. Exhibits Coordinator; National Rifle Association; Fairfax, VA

Our Exhibits Coordinator plays a key role on the show management team,

responsible for coordinating exhibitors' participation in the NRA Annual

Meeting & Exhibits. Serves as the primary contact for exhibitors and

provides outstanding service using excellent communication and

organizational skills. Coordinates NRA's participation as an exhibitor

in 65+ trade and consumer shows.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Central coordinating point for all planning and preparation for the

exhibit hall at the Annual Meeting & Exhibits. Manages the exhibitor and

prospective exhibitor databases to maintain accurate and updated

information including historical records, billing and logistical

information. Generate and processes exhibitor contracts, manages space

assignments on floorplan and responds to exhibitor questions regarding

display regulations, show service forms and exhibitor rules and

regulations. Manages the exhibitor payment process including invoicing,

collection call scheduling and follow up on collections when necessary.

Ensures the maintenance of the booth point system for space selection

process and maintains the wait list of prospective exhibitors. Oversees

the exhibitor services manual contents and production in coordination

with the general service contractor. Oversees the printing and

distribution of exhibitor badges and complimentary passes both preshow

and onsite, and the production of exhibitor listings for the show

directory. Completes space contracts, show service forms and purchase

requisitions in coordination with all departments exhibiting at trade

and consumer shows. Produces quarterly display and literature support

shipping schedules for shows attended by NRA staff. Produces monthly

spreadsheets to track show related expenses and revenues.

College degree preferred plus one to three years experience coordinating

or planning trade or consumer shows. Directly related experience may be

substituted for college degree. Must be detail oriented and highly

organized with a proven ability to accurately maintain computer and hard

copy files. Requires strong multi-tasking skills, ability to work well

under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Able to work

independently with minimal supervision while being a dynamic team

player. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.

To apply, send resume with cover letter to careers@nrahq.org or fax:

703/267-3938. The National Rifle Association offers an excellent

benefits package and outstanding work environment.

51. Public Relations Manager, International PR; Marriott International;

Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26042881&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

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