Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 16 June 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 16 June 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. Marketing Event Manager; Arrow; Alpharetta, GA

2. Conference Producer; Washington Business Information; Falls Church,

VA

3. Event Planner, African Leadership Connection, Washington, DC

4. Manager, Delegation Services; 2009 Special Olympics World Winter

Games; Boise, ID

5. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

6. Meeting Planner; National Association for the Education of Young

Children (NAEYC); Washington, DC

7. Director of Scheduling, Sales and Marketing; The George Washington

University; Washington, DC

8. Conference Manager; American College of Emergency Physicians; Irving,

TX

9. Meetings and Events Manager; National Center for Victims of Crime;

Washington, DC

10. Meeting Coordinator; Society of Critical Care Medicine; Mt Prospect,

IL

11. Regional Director of Accounts – East; Hawai'i Convention Center/SMG;

Washington, DC

12. Strategic Account Manager – Govt; Experient; Washington, DC

13. Account Coordinator; Unparalleled Productions; San Francisco, CA

14. Business Development/Account Executive; Meeting Sites Pro, Inc.;

Virtual

15. Director, Meeting Planning; OvationTravel Group, Inc.; New York, NY

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

17. Director of Sales-DMC (Lake Tahoe); DSC; Incline Village, NV

18. Manager of Sales Administration; Minding Your Business, Inc.;

Chicago, IL

19. Event Manager; Keller Williams Realty International; Austin, TX

20. Events and Meeting Services Manager; KPMG LLP; Dallas, TX

21. Events Manager; Gerson Lehrman Group; Austin, TX

22. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Irvine, CA

23. ASSISTANT PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Irvine, CA

24. Senior Event Manager; TMSi Event Management; Woodstock, GA

25. Assistant Manager, Strategic Professional Relationships; Paul,

Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York, NY

26. Editor in Chief; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

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

Consumer Electronics Association; Arlington, VA

28. Conference Manager; Thompson Management Associates; Annapolis, MD

29. Sr. Director, National Sales; Carey International, Inc.; New York,

NY

30. Sr. Operations Manager-Event Operations; Disney; Bristol, CT

31. Catering Sales & Event Specialist; Capital City Catering Inc.;

Sacramento, CA

32. Event Manager; Paula LeDuc Fine Catering; Emeryville, CA

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

34. Meetings Associate; American Chemical Society; Washington, DC

35. Meetings Program Coordinator; Society of Research Administrators

International; Arlington, VA

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

37. ASSOCIATION MEETINGS REGISTRAR; American Society of Cataract and

Refractive Surgery; Fairfax, VA

38. Specialist II, Marketing Progs; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

39. Senior Manager – Competitive Analysis; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL;

Bethesda, MD

40. Director Of Sales & Marketing, Executive Chef; Dulles Hilton Hotel;

Herndon, VA

41. SP / MGR, Field Support; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

42. Dir-Marketing Strategy; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

43. Director, Visitors Services; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,

Inc.; New York, NY

44. Director of Economic Development and Tourism; Town of Killington,

Vermont; Killington, VT

45. Convention Services Manager; NYC & Company; New York, NY

46. Regional Convention Sales Manager; Shreveport-Bossier Convention and

Tourist Bureau; Shreveport, LA

47. Account Manager; The Event Planning Group, LLC; Washington, DC

48. Conference and Events Manager; Employee Assistance Professionals

Association, Inc. (EAPA); Arlington, VA

49. Design Specialist (Sales Manager); Room Service – Furniture & Event

Rentals; Miami, FL

************* 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.

*********

1. Marketing Event Manager; Arrow; Alpharetta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4512221

2. Conference Producer; Washington Business Information; Falls Church,

VA

FDAnews is the premier provider of domestic and international

regulatory, legislative and business news and information for executives

in industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and The

European Commission. Visit us at www.FDAnews.com.

Falls Church publishing company seeks detail-oriented person to manage

all aspects of producing audio conferences, from creation of ideas, to

speaker selection and execution. Duties also include budget management

and achieving sales goals. The ideal candidate is an industrious,

motivated hard worker with 2-5 years experience. MS Office skills a

must. Benefits include health insurance, dental, 401k, vacation, etc.

Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to

bludden@fdanews.com. No phone calls please.

*** From Ned Lundquist ***

3. Event Planner, African Leadership Connection, Washington, DC

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=217100008

*** From Laurie Weissenberger via Ned Lundquist ***

4. Manager, Delegation Services; 2009 Special Olympics World Winter

Games; Boise, ID

Sonja,

I am forwarding this position that may be a good fit for the HEPN

Newsletter from Laurie Weissenberger

in Boise.

Ned

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Delegation Services

The Delegation Services Manager is responsible for all aspects of

Delegation Services at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games (the

“Games”) and its related test events. This includes the recruitment and

management of the Delegation Services Committee and management of all

Delegation Assistant Leaders (DAL); production of the Head of Delegation

manual; organization of all relevant Delegation meetings, and

coordination with any other organizing committee functional areas needed

to provide for any and all Delegation services.

DEPARTMENT: Delegation and Event Services

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Press Operations and Event Services

. Design, organize and execute Delegation Services Department

. Oversee the Delegation Services Committee in its planning and

execution of all Delegation Services

. Develop and manage the Delegation Assistant Leader (“DAL”) program for

the Games

. Identify Games-time Delegation levels of service

. Produce a Delegation Services Operations Plan, including all necessary

Policies and Procedures

. Prepare a monthly progress report for the Senior Director, Delegation

& Event Services

. Design and develop the Head of Delegation (“HOD”) manual for the Games

. Coordinate the operation of the HOD meetings during the Games

. Develop and deliver all services to Delegations attending the Games

. Submit a comprehensive Games After Action Report

Qualifications:

. College degree with a background in sport, logistics, and/or project

management

. Outstanding organizational skills

. Experience in the planning and execution of major sporting events

. Familiarity with concepts of international protocol and cultural

sensitivities

. Excellent management and leadership skills

. Personal Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office Suite)

. Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal),

including public speaking ability

. Commitment of time necessary to accomplish goals and is prepared to

work with a sense of urgency

. Can work independently and as part of a team

Please send your letter of intent, resume and salary expectations, in

confidence, by 20 June 2008, to:

Laurie Weissenberger

Director, Human Resources

2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games

3150 Main Street, Boise, Idaho, USA 83704

Email: Laurie.Weissenberger@2009WorldGames.org

Fax: +1 (208) 939-5508

*** From Ned Lundquist ***

5. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

http://careers.cooperative.com/c/job.cfm?str=51&site_id=227&jb=4502707

*****

6. Meeting Planner; National Association for the Education of Young

Children (NAEYC); Washington, DC

NAEYC, an early childhood educational association is seeking a meeting

planning professional to join our outstanding Conference Department.

The successful candidate will be the point person for NAEYC's annual

2000 attendee Professional Development Institute.

The position requires a team player with excellent interpersonal and

organizational skills who has the ability to work under pressure to

achieve and produce a seamless event. Experience with catering and

audio-visual coordination for multi-hotel meetings is required. Must

be able to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects. BA degree

required with 3-5 years of association conference planning experience

necessary, CMP is preferred. Salary $45-50K with excellent benefits, a

pleasant work environment and near the Metro.

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to HR/Conference, NAEYC,

1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005-4101 or e-mail

hr@naeyc.org or fax 202-328-1846.

7. Director of Scheduling, Sales and Marketing; The George Washington

University; Washington, DC

The George Washington University is the largest institution of higher

education and the largest private employer in the District of Columbia.

The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning,

communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest

private employers in the District of Columbia, the University seeks

employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission

of the University. The Director of Scheduling, Sales and Marketing will

work for the Office of Marvin Center and University Conferences. The

Marvin Center serves as the hub for student life and as the primary

conference and event facility for The George Washington University.

Marvin Center and University Conferences hosts over 15,000 events

annually. These events support student organizations, academic and

administrative staff, and external corporate organizations. In addition

to the facility, the department oversees various outdoor event space as

well as two other locations on the Foggy Bottom campus.

The Director of Scheduling, Sales and Marketing will be responsible for

managing and administering the scheduling, sales, and marketing of

conference, event, and meeting space in University Conference venues.

The Director will be charged with maximizing space utilization by

providing for resourceful space allocation for our constituents.

Additionally, the Director will develop and manage revenue, budget,

policies, and systems related to space utilization. In this position,

the Director will also supervise three exempt staff, including the staff

and activities of the Hippodrome, to include all programmatic and

operational aspects. We are looking for a candidate who is very detail

oriented, possesses excellent communication skills, both written and

oral, strong analytical skills, and maintains a high standard of

customer service. A minimum of four years of progressively responsible

management experience in the Hospitality industry, to include at least

four years event management experience in a senior level capacity is

required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative

Action Employer.To apply for this position, go to The George Washington

University's Human Resource Services (HRS) website

(http://www.gwu.jobs/) and apply for Posting Number 0600424.

8. Conference Manager; American College of Emergency Physicians; Irving,

TX

This position plans and manages all site selection activities for the

College and plans, manages and implements educational

meetings/conventions, and negotiates vendor, hotel, and convention

center contracts. This position also supervises the Planning and

Implementation Coordinator.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in related field or

equivalent related experience; five years experience in conference

management with exposure to multi-hotel/city-wide events totaling 3,000

or more attendees; experience in contract negotiation, supervisory

experience; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; and the

ability to travel extensively throughout the year. Association

management experience is a plus.

Local candidates only – no relocation assistance available.

Located in Las Colinas, we offer competitive salary, paid insurance

plans, flextime, retirement plan and more. Forward your resume and

salary history/requirements to: HR Manager, ACEP, P.O. Box 619911,

Dallas TX 75261-9911, FAX (972) 550-9207; e-mail: employment@acep.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a tobacco free

environment.

9. Meetings and Events Manager; National Center for Victims of Crime;

Washington, DC

Title: Meetings and Events Manager

Reports to: Director of Education

Responsibilities: The Events Coordinator is responsible for planning,

implementation, management, and evaluation of all events (seminars,

courses, trainings, conferences, and fundraisers) that include outside

community participation. The Events Coordinator manages, tracks, and

responds to all requests for National Center consulting, training, and

outside services. The Events Coordinator supports the development

department in coordinating fundraising activities and events. Specific

tasks include:

* Site selection

* Contract negotiation

* Vendor liaison

* Budget preparation

* Meeting specs preparation

* On-site events management

* Billing review

* Marketing and advertising

* Registration processes

* Report preparation

* Speaker management, including consultant processing

* Preparation of meeting materials

* Managing exhibitor requests

* Supervising volunteers and interns

Number and type of events annually:

· National conference with 700+ attendees, 20+ tabletop

exhibitors, and over 70 speakers

· Four three-day regional trainings with 100-150 participants

throughout the country

· 20 + one-day trainings throughout the country

· One annual fundraiser held in New York City

Special Considerations: Travel approximately 20 days a year.

Qualifications:

* A minimum of four years of meeting-planning experience, including

at least one conference with 500+ attendees (preferably in an

association environment planning diverse meetings and events)

* Extremely detail-oriented

* Excellent organizational and communication skills

* Strong customer service skills

* Ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and on-line

registration systems Exhibit-marketing experience is a plus

Salary Range: $45,000- 52,000

The position is located in our office in Washington, DC. We are located

near several Metrorail stations on the red, blue, and orange lines.

Generous benefits are offered, including health insurance, 401(k) plan,

disability insurance, and life insurance.

Send résumé and cover letter to:

Training Institute

National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street NW, Suite 480

Washington, DC 20036

traininginstitute@ncvc.org

10. Meeting Coordinator; Society of Critical Care Medicine; Mt Prospect,

IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4523126

11. Regional Director of Accounts – East; Hawai'i Convention Center/SMG;

Washington, DC

Based in Washington DC. Duties include sales, reservation, conversion &

booking process of Center's product line to maximize revenue/strategy

goals. Destination sales include coordination of citywide room blocks &

amenities w/ the Hawai'i hotel partners & hospitality community.

Coordinate sales efforts; sales calls/prospects, client interaction &

participation at trade shows/industry events, effective promotions,

public relations, advertising/special events for effective results. A

minimum of 3 yrs experience in hotel sales, CVB or Center Sales,

graduation from accredited college/university w/degree in business,

mktg, communication, advertising, public relations; or any combination

of applicable education & experience is necessary for position.

jobs@hccsmg.com

12. Strategic Account Manager – Govt; Experient; Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7151

13. Account Coordinator; Unparalleled Productions; San Francisco, CA

Unparalleled Productions is a global, meeting and event planning

production company that produces meetings and special events for small

to mid-size companies.

We are currently seeking a full-time Account Coordinator. The Account

Coordinator's primary role is to manage the office and assist our

Account Managers with the planning and execution of events.

Responsibilities will include:

* Answer phones and greet visitors

* Manage office supply inventories and order when necessary

* Manage website and any changes that need to be made

* Communicate with regular vendors

* Packing and Shipping

* Generate multi-piece Mailings

* Mail merge documents, labels and envelopes

* Set-up deliveries, couriers, etc.

* Coordinate and track all shipments for each program

* Develop PowerPoint presentations

* Cross-check reports, rosters, rooming lists

* Proofread mailings and invitations

* Develop custom invitations for client events

* Develop and print menus for dinners

* Create binders for each program

* Help sort invoices and reimbursements

* Coordinate printing of all name badges, signage, artwork, etc.

with vendors

* Review and approve proofs from printer

* Print on-site materials for each program

The ideal candidate will have:

* Ability to take charge and be pro-active

* Strong sense of leadership

* Superb customer service

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to multi-task

* Deadline driven

* High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

* Ability to work effectively with all types of individuals

* Positive attitude and team player

* Excellent Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

* Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, PowerPoint and

Filemaker Pro

All interested and qualified candidates should e-mail their cover

letter, resume, salary history and references to

bbarr@unparalleledproductions.com. No phone calls please. Thank you.

14. Business Development/Account Executive; Meeting Sites Pro, Inc.;

Virtual

Business Development Manager/ Account Executive Consultant

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

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

are seeking a Business Development Manager/ Account Executive

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

confident and persistent with a successful sales track record and

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

consistent service that exceeds our clients' expectations while putting

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

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

USA.

Minimum Requirements

. Established industry relationships

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

applications

. Successful sales track record

. Entrepreneur spirit, drive and work ethic

* Hotel sales background or third party meeting planning background

Professional appearance and demeanor

* Persuasive presentation and communication skills

Effective negotiation skills

In depth industry knowledge and skills

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

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

For consideration, please email your confidential resume to

jobs@meetingsitespro.com. Thank you

15. Director, Meeting Planning; OvationTravel Group, Inc.; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7144

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

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7145

17. Director of Sales-DMC (Lake Tahoe); DSC; Incline Village, NV

Do you have proven event sales and supervisory success? Do you enjoy

working in a mach speed environment? Would you like to work in a fun,

Incline Village location? We are seeking an experienced individual to

spearhead the Lake Tahoe Office growth.

Responsible for:

*Forging and developing relationships throughout the North and South

Lake Tahoe areas as well as on a national basis with Fortune 500

corporate clients considering the Lake Tahoe region for meetings or

incentive programs.

*Establishing and meeting Lake Tahoe sales revenue targets, devising

budgets, participation in management meetings and providing key

direction.

*Developing and strengthening Key Accounts and Hotel Relationships.

*Will set and maintain job guidelines, procedures and policies for

the sales managers and coordinators.

Qualifications:

*5 years minimum progressively responsible Event Sales Management or

Director Level experience.

*Plus 2-3 years supervisory experience managing a staff of 2 or

more.

*Direct Sales & Quota Experience. Proposal & Client Presentation

experience.

* Preferring a strong knowledge of the Lake Tahoe region, familiar

with ski areas, lake activities, golf courses, airports, restaurants,

and suppliers that support the tourist industry.

*Strong MS Office Skills.

*Current Driver's License and satisfactory driving record

Offering competitive compensation – $55-65k plus additional 10-20%

commission plan; health, dental, flexible spending account, 401k, STD,

LTD, VC & PTO.

Either fax or email your resume and completed application including

salary history to Human Resources @ DSC. Fax 970-328-2331. Email your

resume (MS Word or Adobe PDF file format) to: hr@dsc-co.com

Download an application at:

http://www.dsc-co.com/dsc/contact-us/careers/223

18. Manager of Sales Administration; Minding Your Business, Inc.;

Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7141

19. Event Manager; Keller Williams Realty International; Austin, TX

The Event Manager will report to the Manager of Keller William's Family

Reunion Annual Convention and will serve in a key planning and

management position on the Family Reunion Convention team.

Job Description: This position will assist in planning and managing the

annual convention for Keller Williams Realty, Inc. This person will be

a part of a planning team that is responsible for all aspects of this 5

day convention for over 8000 attendees. Individual responsibilities may

include but are not limited to:

*Serving in a key position on the convention planning team with

duties often involving consulting with executives and serving as a

liaison to various internal departments to implement their goals and

facilitate their needs for the convention.

* Negotiation of various vendor and supplier contracts.

* Identification of food and beverage needs. Menu development.

Review and approval of BEOs.

* Development of AV requirements, supervision of AV Production

Company. May serve as client producer for large sessions.

* Development of room set-up plans and equipment requirements

* Identification of staffing needs. Development and implementation

of onsite staffing plans.

* Management of speaker and entertainer agendas. Research and

contracting of outside speakers and entertainers as necessary

* Making travel and rooming arrangements for staff and speakers as

necessary

* Onsite management of various elements of the event. Areas may

include but are not limited to registration, breakout and general

session spaces, exhibit hall and shipping of materials.

* Contribution to the strategic vision and marketing plan for the

event and assistance in monitoring overall ROI of event

* Maintaining detailed financial data and contributing to overall

event reconciliation and financial statements.

* Assisting in monitoring financial and registration trends and

patterns

* Travel 10-15%

Job Qualifications:

* 4-6 years successful Event Management experience

* Experience planning conventions for 5,000+ attendees

* Excellent written and oral communication and organization skills

* Great attention to details

* Ability to work under pressure and time constraints

* Bachelor's degree

* CMP preferred

Submit resume and salary requirements to jobs@kw.com. Please reference

Event Manager position in subject line.

20. Events and Meeting Services Manager; KPMG LLP; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7134

21. Events Manager; Gerson Lehrman Group; Austin, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7135

22. PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Irvine, CA

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

professional advantage … respect.

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

travel, site selection, contract negotiations for various meetings,

exhibits and conventions. Meetings range in size from 10 to 3,000 or

more.

Qualifications:

* A minimum of 5 years in the meeting planning industry is required.

* A college degree in hospitality, marketing or a related field, is

preferred.

* CMP certification required

* Must be proficient in Microsoft software and literate with other

computer applications.

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects simultaneously.

* Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

are essential.

* Detailed oriented and able to work under pressure.

* Ability to handle meetings ranging from 10 to 3,000 people, with

varying degrees of importance.

* Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

* Estimated travel – approximately 30%

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/careers

and enter req # 101086BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

23. ASSISTANT PLANNER – MEETINGS & GROUPS; American Express; Irvine, CA

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

professional advantage … respect.

In this role, you will assist in the management of room blocks and

housing requests. You will work very closely with the travel team and

serve as the direct contact with venues for housing arrivals and

departures.

Qualifications:

* Minimum of 1-2 years' reservation/meetings experience.

* Must possess excellent computer skills to include Sabre, Word,

Excel, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes

* Ability to work within budgetary parameters and handle multiple

projects simultaneously.

* Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

are essential.

* Detail oriented and able to work under pressure while maintaining

a heavy workload.

* Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

* Estimated travel – approximately 10%.

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/careers

and enter req # 105387BR in the keyword field.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.

24. Senior Event Manager; TMSi Event Management; Woodstock, GA

Major Responsibilities

* Manages all aspects of meeting and event logistics including food

& beverage, Audio Visual, DMC's, Registration, Transportation. Travel

to on-site locations as needed.

* Creates budgets, forecasts, history reports, RFPs, timelines and

other various reports.

* Reconciles invoices against budgets.

* Direct client interaction on all aspects of meeting planning.

* Participate and attend regular conference calls with customers.

* Provide status reports on a weekly basis to customer and company

management.

* Write professional, high quality reports for customer

communication.

Position includes the following requirements:

* Advanced PC skills including Word, Excel, Power Point and ability

to learn new software as needed. Advanced software skills a plus.

* Must have at least 3 years experience in the hospitality industry.

* Must have a sense of urgency and accuracy. Exceptionally well

organized with a track record that demonstrates self-motivation,

creativity and initiative to achieve both personal and corporate goals.

* Must be willing to travel as needed – approximatley 25%-50%

travel.

Other

* Living in the Cobb/Cherokee area a plus.

* Very busy, fun, casual office atmosphere.

Reply to careers@mtgsrc.com

25. Assistant Manager, Strategic Professional Relationships; Paul,

Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York, NY

Under the direction of the Communications Manager, the Assistant

Manager, Strategic Professional Relationships serves as the principal

contact within the Practice Development Department with conference and

seminar sponsors, and manages strategic relations with primary

professional organizations, including trade associations, universities,

bar associations, publishers, and other international law firms, for the

purpose of promoting the firm and its partners/practice groups. Works

independently with third parties as mentioned above, with the Practice

Development team, and with partners, in identifying and implementing

appropriate opportunities. Will develop and leverage contacts within the

seminar and conference arena that are significant to the firm's primary

practice areas, and recommend appropriate conferences within established

guidelines. Cultivate key strategic relationships with professional

organizations as mentioned above. Develop strategic conference plans for

primary practice areas and partners and develop and implement

conferences and seminars, including ad creation, invitations, mailings,

and marketing materials.

Requirements Include:

* Minimum of five years related experience, including acting in a

lead role in identifying and organizing conferences

* Bachelor's degree

* Knowledge of the conference landscape in the law firm or

professional services environment, with specific knowledge of financial

conferences (i.e., private equity, hedge funds, capital markets, M&A)

* High-level of attention to detail and excellent organizational

skills

* Ability to act proactively with constituents inside and outside

the firm

* Ability to communicate effectively with partners and other

high-level constituents

* Ability to function independently in developing and implementing

projects, and in making decisions appropriate to the situation

* Ability to meet with universities, associations, and conference

managers outside the firm.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Knowledge of Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office Suite, Power Point, and

various research tools

* Ability to evaluate information and produce comprehensive reports

* Ability to travel and attend conferences as needed

Please email cover letter and resume to jeiskowitz@paulweiss.com.

26. Editor in Chief; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

Responsibilities:

* Oversees strategic direction of MPI's monthly printed and digital

magazines and ancillary publications (on-site event dailies and event

guides)

* Elevates MPI's magazine content and design to create a magazine

that is relevant to the meetings and events community

* Directs the editorial development and production of MPI's

publications

* Works with advertising sales to assist in the establishment of

print and online advertising rates for media kits and communications

* Develops and finalizes annual publication budget

* Oversees communications and contracts with feature writers and

columnists

* Requires travel up to 20% annually

Requirements

* Bachelor's degree in related field

* 7 to 10 years related writing and/or editing experiences

* 5 years of that experience in publication, especially in magazines

or journals

We welcome applicants from outside our local area.

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

“Editor in Chief” as the subject. Please include your salary

requirements. Resumes without salary requirements will not be

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

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

Thank you for your interest in Meeting Professionals International.

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

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

Consumer Electronics Association; Arlington, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2906902

28. Conference Manager; Thompson Management Associates; Annapolis, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2905596

29. Sr. Director, National Sales; Carey International, Inc.; New York,

NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4524516

30. Sr. Operations Manager-Event Operations; Disney; Bristol, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4520851

31. Catering Sales & Event Specialist; Capital City Catering Inc.;

Sacramento, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4523039

32. Event Manager; Paula LeDuc Fine Catering; Emeryville, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4520717

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26083331&jobSummaryIndex=33&agentID=

34. Meetings Associate; American Chemical Society; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26083296&jobSummaryIndex=34&agentID=

35. Meetings Program Coordinator; Society of Research Administrators

International; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26073251&jobSummaryIndex=130&agentID=

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=21263231&jobSummaryIndex=135&agentID=

37. ASSOCIATION MEETINGS REGISTRAR; American Society of Cataract and

Refractive Surgery; Fairfax, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26045931&jobSummaryIndex=164&agentID=

38. Specialist II, Marketing Progs; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26073481&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

39. Senior Manager – Competitive Analysis; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL;

Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26059346&jobSummaryIndex=9&agentID=

40. Director Of Sales & Marketing, Executive Chef; Dulles Hilton Hotel;

Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26043886&jobSummaryIndex=12&agentID=

41. SP / MGR, Field Support; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26046146&jobSummaryIndex=10&agentID=

42. Dir-Marketing Strategy; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26046141&jobSummaryIndex=11&agentID=

43. Director, Visitors Services; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,

Inc.; New York, NY

Responsibilities:

Oversees four primary programs relating to the visitor experience at

Lincoln Center – 1) Meet the Artist Series, 2) Tour Program, 3) Group

Sales and 4) National and International Trade Shows. The position

manages the Visitor Services department budget and oversees a staff of

approximately 30 employees, including 3 managers, 3 part-time admin.

staff and tour guides. For more info, please visit

wwww.lincolncenter.org

Qualifications:

7-10 years exp. in tourism and/or arts management, including marketing,

production, artist relations and tour operations. Must also have sig.

supervisory experience. Exp. in a union environment is a plus. Ability

to work varied hours, inc. weekends.

Compensation:

based on experience

Contact:

Human Resources

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY 10023

humanresources@lincolncenter.org

44. Director of Economic Development and Tourism; Town of Killington,

Vermont; Killington, VT

Responsibilities:

A new Department to generate additional four season business activity

through diversification and expansion of entertainment, special events

and infrastructure. The Director shall be responsible for the planning,

marketing, organizing, management, and directing of the economic

development, events and tourism activities, plans, programs and services

for the Town. The Department annual budget is expected to be about

$650,000.

Qualifications:

BA/BS degree three years of upper level management experience in

tourism, special events, marketing and/or economic development.

Compensation:

$55,000 to $70,000 exc. fringe benefit pkg. inc. retirement and full

family medical and dental insurance.

Contact:

Kathleen Ramsay

Town of Killington

Town Manager

P.O. Box 429

Killington, Vermont 05751

802-422-3241 (phone)

802-422-3030 (fax)

dave@town.killington.vt.us

http://www.killingtontown.com

45. Convention Services Manager; NYC & Company; New York, NY

Responsibilities:

Serve as the primary contact for meeting planners following site

selection of New York City. Define customer auxillary service and

information needs, actively develop service lead referrals to

appropriate memeber businesses and bring forth all available resources

that can contribute to a successful New York meeting experience.

Qualifications:

Minimum two years experience in the hospitality industry. Persuasive and

concise verbal and written communicator. Able to independently manage

projects. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint BS

Degree

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact:

Toronda Miller

NYC & Company

810 Seventh Avenue – 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10019

hrconventionsales&services@nycvisit.com

http://nycvisit.com

46. Regional Convention Sales Manager; Shreveport-Bossier Convention and

Tourist Bureau; Shreveport, LA

Responsibilities:

To secure citywide business for that consist of 450 or more room nights

that also include meeting and exhibit space. Report directly to VP of

Convention Marketing.

Qualifications:

Four year degree preferred or 5 years in sales/marketing. 3 to 5 years

of convention center sales, hotel sales, or destination management

organization sales experience required.

Compensation:

Salary and incentive based on experience level, great benefits package

available with health, dental, and 457(k).

Contact:

Kim Brice

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

629 Spring Street

Shreveport, LA 71101

318-222-9391 (phone)

318-429-0629 (alt. phone)

318-222-0056 (fax)

kbrice@sbctb.org

http://shreveport-bossier.org

47. Account Manager; The Event Planning Group, LLC; Washington, DC

http://www.pmpi.org/jobs/index.php?ct=help_wanted&md=details&id=638

48. Conference and Events Manager; Employee Assistance Professionals

Association, Inc. (EAPA); Arlington, VA

http://www.pmpi.org/jobs/index.php?ct=help_wanted&md=details&id=637

49. Design Specialist (Sales Manager); Room Service – Furniture & Event

Rentals; Miami, FL

http://www.pmpi.org/jobs/index.php?ct=help_wanted&md=details&id=636

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