Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 23 June 2008

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 23 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. Administrative Assistant; State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta, GA

2. Meetings and Special Programs Coordinator; American Society of

Landscape Architects; Washington, DC

3. Director, Expositions & Corporate Relations; American College of

Rheumatology; Atlanta, GA

4. Conference Coordinator; National Governors Association; Washington,

DC

5. Senior Manager Event Management; RE/MAX International, Inc.; Denver,

CO

6. Senior Associate Conference and Hotel Services; KPMG LLP;

Philadelphia, PA

7. Director, Meetings & Conventions; Utilities Telecom Council;

Washington, DC

8. Event Producer/Manager; TSP; Los Angeles, CA

9. Meeting and Event Planner; Humana Inc.; Louisville, KY

10. Temporary Events Coordinator; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Exton, PA

11. Meeting & Events Planner; American Board of Medical Specialties;

Evanston, IL

12. Corporate Event Staff – Intern; Glow Media; New York, NY

13. Corporate Event Staff; Glow Media; New York, NY

14. Event Planner; Project Management Institute; Newtown Square, PA

15. Meetings Assistant; FASEB; Bethesda, MD

16. Manager, Conference Logistics & Exhibit Sales; Electronic Components

Association; Arlington, VA

17. Registration Coordinator; National Association of Broadcasters;

Washington, DC

18. Registrar; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

(ASCRS); Fairfax, VA

19. Director, Conferences & Membership; Association of Zoos and

Aquariums; Silver Spring, MD

20. Event Marketing Representative; ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research

Hospital; Phoenix, AZ

21. Conference Assistant; American Enterprise Institute; Washington, DC

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

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

24. Evening Manager; THE QUINCY; Washington, DC

25. Strategic Account Manager; Experient; Arlington, VA

26. Meeting Planner; Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ

27. Conferences and Events Intern; National Middle School Association;

Westerville, OH/Denver, CO

28. Senior Events Manager; Chief Executives Organization; Bethesda, MD

29. Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Wilmington, DE

30. Meeting Manager; Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI);

Wayne, PA

31. Regional Sales Manager – Midwest Region; Dallas Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Dallas, TX

32. Event Coordinator; Leading Authorities, Inc.; Washington, DC

33. Meetings Assistant; American Society of Hematology; Washington, DC

34. Resort General Manager; Wintergreen Resort; Nellysford, VA

35. Event Coordinator / Content Planning; Leon & Lawrence Inc.; Norwalk,

CT

36. Global Manager, GTME Meeting Services; Cisco; San Jose, CA

37. Conference Coordinator; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

38. Conference Services Intern; SAIC; McLean, VA

39. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

40. Manager, Conferences and Outreach; American Psychological

Association; Washington, DC

41. Meetings and Travel Manager; US Pharmacopeia (USP); Rockville, MD

42. Director – Interior Design; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

43. Senior Manager – Competitive Analysis; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL;

Bethesda, MD

44. Trends Analyst, Research and Market Information; Choice Hotels

International; Silver Spring, MD

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

Spring, MD

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

Spring, MD

47. Director, Brand Standards; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

48. Manager, Travel Industry Market-Agent; Choice Hotels International;

Silver Spring, MD

49. Regional Director, Procurement Services; Choice Hotels

International; Silver Spring, MD

50. Conference Coordinator; NGA Center for Best Practices; Washington,

DC

51. Director Of Conference services; Westin Tysons Corner; Falls Church,

VA

52. Director Of Marketing; The Holiday Inn Georgetown; Washington, DC

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1. Administrative Assistant; State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta, GA

Downtown non-profit association seeks administrative assistant to work

with meetings director on all aspects of meeting planning and execution.

Proficient in Word, Excel, Access. Experience with meetings, events

and trade shows a must. Candidate must demonstrate initiative, work

independently, have the ability to multitask and process a “can-do”

attitude. Requires some overnight travel. Degree preferred and minimum

3-5 years experience in senior level secretarial position. Cover letter

and resume to michelleg@gabar.org by June 27, 2008. EOE

Contact: Michelle Garner

Phone: 404-527-8790

Fax: 404-287-4985

michelleg@gabar.org

http://www.gabar.org

2. Meetings and Special Programs Coordinator; American Society of

Landscape Architects; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4540826

3. Director, Expositions & Corporate Relations; American College of

Rheumatology; Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4530556

4. Conference Coordinator; National Governors Association; Washington,

DC

The NGA Center for Best Practices seeks a conference coordinator to

provide assistance with the development, planning, implementation and

follow-up of NGA Center for Best Practice's meetings, seminars,

conferences, and related events. Bachelor's degree preferred plus

experience in all aspects of meeting coordinator. Preference given to

candidates with working knowledge and exp with FTR. FAR is helpful.

CMP a plus. The actual hiring salary is dependent upon the exp and

qualifications of the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Must apply online at www.nga.org/careers

5. Senior Manager Event Management; RE/MAX International, Inc.; Denver,

CO

About RE/MAX:

Experienced professionals come here for the opportunity to work for an

organization that is on the cutting edge of real estate franchising.

RE/MAX International, Inc. is one of the world's largest real estate

franchise organizations on the planet! With over 100,000 agents in 65

different countries, you can count on endless opportunities to learn and

stay for many challenges you might encounter along the way.

Our strategy is simple: We hire energetic, innovative individuals who

see beyond the obvious and who can think broadly and deeply, bringing

greater value to the business as well as the business bringing greater

value to the employees.

Among the perks: business-casual attire, a generous leave and vacation

policy, a new headquarters building that includes a jam-packed exercise

room available before, during and after work and Saturdays. Health

coverage includes comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage. It

also offers life insurance and short-term and long-term disability

insurance at no cost to employees.

The Position:

Under the direction of VP, responsible for the strategic planning,

marketing, direction and execution of RE/MAX International events,

conferences and conventions.

. Organize and drive event planning meetings/events

. Develops and manages detailed line item budgets and analysis for

international convention and summer conference

. Works on program content with VP of department

. Collaborates on program design, event pricing, and talent management

acting as key point of contact for marketing campaign for summer

conference and international convention

. Oversee registration process

. Room block management and contract fulfillment to ensure all

contractual obligations have been fulfilled.

. Negotiate with vendors for each meeting/event

. Maintain post-event evaluations including affiliate

participation/feedback, identify opportunities for improvement

. Manage 3 direct reports

. Performs other related duties as assigned by management

. Ability to travel for site inspections, industry events and other

assigned events as needed

Qualifications:

. 4- year college degree

. 5 years hotel sales/convention services/operations experience at a

4-star 400 room +

. Meeting planning/ special event experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

. Exceptional organizational, management & communication skills

. Good written communication and marketing expertise

. Quantitative skills to monitor budgets and financial

. Extensive knowledge of meeting planning guidelines

. Ability to work with all levels of management

Go now to www.remaxjobs.com, click on “career opportunities”, type in

1277 in the keywords section, and hit “search”.

6. Senior Associate Conference and Hotel Services; KPMG LLP;

Philadelphia, PA

At KPMG LLP, you can count yourself among some of the best and the

brightest. We're proud of our talented people. And proud, too, of how we

nurture that talent along the way. We are currently seeking a Senior

Associate Conference and Hotel Services to join us in our Philadelphia

office.

Responsibilities:

* Lead Conference Center/Hoteling department including departmental

policy, procedure, budget, coverage, training, and service standards

* Establish relationships with existing and new catering vendors to

effectively manage costs while providing and exceptional product to our

internal clients

* Oversee meeting space/hoteling software including implementation,

maintenance, upgrading, reporting and training

* Develop working knowledge of various audio visual equipment used

in the office

* Establish and maintain relationships with various vendors

* Manage various audio visual equipment, maintenance, acquisition

and disposal

* Implement new programs, as needed

Qualifications:

* Five years experience in customer service, preferably within a

professional services firm or large corporate environment

* Three years of direct supervisory experience in hospitality or

office services overseeing internal customer service

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or

equivalent and relevant work experience

* Experience developing relationships with multiple vendors

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability

to interact with various levels of personnel and work independently

* Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications to include Word, Excel,

and Outlook

* Fundamental knowledge of audio visual equipment

* Excellent organizational, time and project management skills to

balance multiple duties

* Ability to be flexible with work hours

* Ability to work overtime as needed

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

www.kpmgcareers.com and search for requisition 18597 or click the job

link below.

KPMG. A great place to build your career.

No phone calls or agencies please. KPMG Affirmative Action, Equal

Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace.

@2008 KPMG LLP, a U.S. limited liability partnership and a member firm

of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG

International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.

7. Director, Meetings & Conventions; Utilities Telecom Council;

Washington, DC

The Utilities Telecom Council, a not-for-profit organization, is looking

for a dynamic leader to help direct and grow its Events Department. This

position has primary responsibility for directing and executing UTC's

national and regional conferences, seminars, expositions/trade shows,

meetings and webinars (Web-based events), including marketing,

programming, logistics, staff development, new event development and

budgeting.

The ideal candidate will possess the following combination of

experience, skills and education:

- Bachelor's degree

- 5 or more years event planning experience

- 5 or more years marketing experience

- 3 or more years supervisory experience

- 3 or more years budget development and administration experience

- Excellent oral and written communications skills

- Strong attention to detail

- Ability to work in an environment that requires flexibility and

adaptability

Travel required 30-50%.

Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio

spectrum for power utilities, the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a

global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business,

regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own,

manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of

their core business.

Send cover letter, resume AND salary requirements to HR@UTC.ORG.

8. Event Producer/Manager; TSP; Los Angeles, CA

Live Event Production Company is seeking an Event Producer/Manager with

a minimum of 8 years direct event production and management experience

to develop and oversee community expos, symposiums, and town hall

meetings, and business conferences for a radio and television

personality. Fast paced environment. Must have strong management skills,

be highly organized with attention to detail, have marketing and

promotions experience, and some technical experience. Must have

experience working with union labor and general service contractors.

Internet savvy, Microsoft Word and Excel software proficiency a must.

Must have ability to travel. College graduate and references required.

Please email résumés to hr@tavistalks.com.

9. Meeting and Event Planner; Humana Inc.; Louisville, KY

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the

nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies. Humana

offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related

services – through traditional and consumer-choice plans – to employer

groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.

Today, Humana is a leader in consumer engagement. Throughout its

diversified customer portfolio, the company provides guidance that can

both help lower costs and lead to a better health plan experience.

DESCRIPTION

Are you a strategic thinker and a proven leader? Would you enjoy using

your business knowledge to develop and manage corporate meetings and

events?

Major responsibilities include:

* Coordinate, facilitate and manage all travel, meeting, and special

event activities for business groups within the enterprise.

* Provide proactive consultation on related budgetary and logistic

issues to senior business leaders, managers and associates.

* Conduct negotiations and maintain relations directly with vendors

relating to all travel, meeting and event activities (excluding

airfare).

* Provide post-event reporting and budget analysis to meeting

sponsors, business and HR leadership.

Role Essentials

* Three to five years of meeting and event planning experience

* MS Office and web/internet technology skills

* Strong organizational skills

* Can effectively prioritize and multitask

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

Role Desirables

* Bachelor's Degree

* CMP/CMM certification

* Corporate meeting/event planning experience

* Familiar with meeting software applications

* Hospitality management experience

Additional Information

* Some travel to site locations for special events (10-20%).

* Occasional extended hours when required by early morning or

evening meetings and events.

TO APPLY: Submit resume to http://www.humana.com/careers and select

Requisition #25659 or email resume to: btrail@humana.com.

10. Temporary Events Coordinator; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Exton, PA

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7159

11. Meeting & Events Planner; American Board of Medical Specialties;

Evanston, IL

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit

organization, assists 24 approved medical specialty boards in the

development and use of standards in the ongoing evaluation and

certification of physicians. ABMS, recognized as the “gold standard” in

physician certification, believes higher standards for physicians means

better care for patients. Learn more about us at http://www.abms.org/!

We currently have a need for a Meeting & Events Planner who will be

responsible for all facets of ABMS' meetings, conferences, retreats and

tradeshows. Working with senior management, marketing and communications

staff, this position will effectively plan and carry out meetings and

events for the association. Key responsibilities include:

* Manage logistics for meetings including space, technical, and food

& beverage needs, work onsite during events, coordinate activities with

the conference registrar, review billing, etc.

* Utilize electronic communications to send invites, execute

surveys, provide necessary information about meetings and conferences,

ensure updates to web site, etc.

* Develop, implement and achieve a successful organizational

meetings strategy

* Coordinate mailings for announcements of meetings and conferences;

working with copywriters to ensure message and copy is accurate

* Prepare and organize materials for meeting agenda books and/or

conference handouts

* Manage budgets for meetings and conferences and calculate ROI for

events

* Maintain calendars showing ABMS meetings and events and the

participation of ABMS staff

* Participate in brainstorming creative messages, promotions and

themes to be used for events

* Manage ABMS tradeshow participation including show logistics,

scheduling of business development staff, marketing promotions at shows,

pre- and post-show mailings, etc.

* Identify enhancements and efficiencies to produce high-quality,

successful meetings

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree with emphasis in marketing, management or

business

* At least 5 years experience in event planning; preference with

Boards and Committees proceedings

* Proven ability to communicate with all levels of organizations

from senior management to representatives

* Solid negotiation, organization, detail, and client focused skills

* Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and CRM database

software

* Experience with online registration software; C-Vent preferred

* Certified Meeting Professional certification highly desired!

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

abmscareers@ameritech.net

12. Corporate Event Staff – Intern; Glow Media; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7154

13. Corporate Event Staff; Glow Media; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7156

14. Event Planner; Project Management Institute; Newtown Square, PA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2916251

15. Meetings Assistant; FASEB; Bethesda, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2916384

16. Manager, Conference Logistics & Exhibit Sales; Electronic Components

Association; Arlington, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2910073

17. Registration Coordinator; National Association of Broadcasters;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2909261

18. Registrar; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

(ASCRS); Fairfax, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2905551

19. Director, Conferences & Membership; Association of Zoos and

Aquariums; Silver Spring, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2909408

20. Event Marketing Representative; ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research

Hospital; Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4531980

21. Conference Assistant; American Enterprise Institute; Washington, DC

The American Enterprise Institute, a leading nonprofit public policy

research organization, seeks a full-time, highly motivated, and

detailed-oriented conference assistant.

AEI hosts over 400events and private meetings every year. Special events

include the AEI World Forum, AEI Annual Dinner (large black-tie event),

and monthly Bradley Lectures. This position is responsible for assisting

staff and scholars with conference planning and execution.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in public policy, be

self-motivated, and have strong multitasking abilities. Must have a high

degree of discretion. Database skills a plus.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter,

unofficial academic transcripts, and 500 word writing sample on any

topic with their on-line application at www.aei.org/jobs.

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26100326&jobSummaryIndex=33&agentID=

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26100401&jobSummaryIndex=61&agentID=

24. Evening Manager; THE QUINCY; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26089476&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

25. Strategic Account Manager; Experient; Arlington, VA

Experient is currently seeking a Strategic Account Manager at our

Arlington, VA Office. Our Strategic Account Managers partner with our

government clients to produce the highest quality meetings for some of

the country's most prestigious corporations and associations. The duties

include: providing leadership and account management to all of their

accounts, maximizing revenue opportunities for Experient, and consulting

with clients to maximize meeting objectives. Minimum of 5 years of hotel

industry sales experience, however, consideration will be given for CVB,

association, meeting planning or other industry-related work experience.

Proven track record planning government meetings, soliciting and

prospecting for new government accounts and for establishing and

maintaining government and supplier relationships. Effective negotiation

and customer service skills are a must. This position requires the

ability to travel 30% of the time.

To be considered for this position at Experient, please submit your

resume on our website at http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

26. Meeting Planner; Vindico Medical Education; Thorofare, NJ

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced meeting planner.

Applicant must be able to manage multiple tasks ranging from site

selection, contract negotiation, on-site management, budgeting and

professional education recruitment. CME knowledge is desirable. Travel

is required. Send resume and salary requirements. EOE.

Contact: Robin Czapla

Fax: 856-848-6091

resume@vindicomeded.com

27. Conferences and Events Intern; National Middle School Association;

Westerville, OH/Denver, CO

National Middle School Association is seeking an intern to assist part

time with its Conferences and Events Team. The schedule will require

8-10 hours per week and will be flexible to fit in with the intern's

class and/or work schedule. For the right candidate – this position can

supply more hours and travel with hands on event experience.

Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

* Assisting with the conferences and events online databases and

resources

* Research (mainly online) on other organizations and their staff

development opportunities

* Assisting with discussion and planning of NMSA conferences and

workshops

* Assisting with mailings (both print and electronic) for NMSA

conferences and workshops

* The possibility of assisting onsite with NMSA's annual conference

and/or other NMSA events

The successful candidate will have the following:

* Understanding of and experience with Microsoft Office tools

* Outgoing and friendly personality

* Self-motivated worker

* Must be at least a 3rd year student in a qualified business or

hospitality management program with previous event experience

NMSA will provide:

* Working space and equipment in a positive, energetic office

* Experience that will enhance any future work in hospitality

management

* All travel and related expenses should the intern work on-site at

any NMSA events

* In collaboration with the interns college/university, credit for

the internship

Available positions:

Fall 2008 – start date – August 15, 2008

Duration 3-4 months

sdebolt@nmsa.org

28. Senior Events Manager; Chief Executives Organization; Bethesda, MD

International organization seeks experienced, high-caliber senior level

individual to manage the development and execution of world class events

in a demanding, high energy environment. Responsible for the planning

and execution of the organization's events with minimal direction from

Director of Events. Acts as the staff liaison with the CEO members

involved in these events.

* Responsible for the coordination and execution of all arrangements

and event oversight for assigned CEO events including social events,

off-site activities, transportation, hotel arrangements, charter

contracts event budgets and registration.

* Responsible for assisting other CEO Event Managers with other CEO

events primarily in the areas of off-site activities and transportation.

* Responsible for the coordination and execution of logistical and

program arrangements for high profile, complex events (those involving

multiple locations, venues, charters, etc.).

* Responsible for researching vendors, suppliers, ground operators,

etc.

* Responsible for overall communication with CEO chairs and

committee members as well as coordinating internal communications

between these members for assigned events.

* Responsible for the content for all external communications

including promotion pieces, registration forms, event Web pages,

e-newsletters, profile books, etc.

* Where needed, responsible for negotiations with hotels, airlines,

ground operators and tour operators for assigned events.

* Responsible for providing committee members and Director of Events

with input and assistance in the preparation of creative and innovative

ideas primarily in the area of social events and off-site events to

create a premiere event product.

* Responsible for preparation of documentation for assigned events

including function sheets, specification documents, conference reports,

agendas, budgets, etc.

Applications: Please forward resume and cover letter to Natalie Noakes

via email at nnoakes@ceo.org or fax to 1.301.280.2577.

Contact: Natalie Noakes

Phone: 301.280.2569

Fax: 301.280.2577

nnoakes@ceo.org

http://www.ceo.org

29. Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Wilmington, DE

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7164

30. Meeting Manager; Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI);

Wayne, PA

Responsible for exhibit coordination and managing all aspects of meeting

logistics for internal and external meetings, and education programs to

produce an efficient and excellent meeting/learning experience. The

ability to communicate effectively with members, customers, and

volunteers is required. Strong customer orientation, attention to

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

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

31. Regional Sales Manager – Midwest Region; Dallas Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Dallas, TX

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2916783

32. Event Coordinator; Leading Authorities, Inc.; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26111391&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

33. Meetings Assistant; American Society of Hematology; Washington, DC

The American Society of Hematology, a prestigious medical society

located in downtown Washington, DC, seeks a Meetings Assistant to

provide administrative support to the Director of Meetings and the

Meetings Department. Key responsibilities include filing; database

management; coordinating in-house meetings with the Meetings

Coordinator, including ordering food and beverage, making hotel

reservations, reserving meeting rooms, and setting up audio and visual

equipment as needed; providing information to constituents via mailings,

telephone, and e-mail; responding to logistical questions regarding the

annual meeting; and assisting with the production and compilation of

materials related to the annual meeting. The ideal candidate will have

an associate's degree (or equivalent experience), one year of meeting

planning experience, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills,

experience using a database, and proficiency in Microsoft Office,

including Excel, Word, and Outlook. To apply, send your cover letter,

salary requirement, and resume to jobs@hematology.org with the subject

line “Meetings Assistant.”

34. Resort General Manager; Wintergreen Resort; Nellysford, VA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2907716

35. Event Coordinator / Content Planning; Leon & Lawrence Inc.; Norwalk,

CT

Leading Information Provider has newly created postion. You will

correspond and communicate directly with members via email and phone.

Responsible for developing the content for networking events both on and

offline. Speaker selection and identification for events and

communicating with members in order to encourage event participation.

Individual must have 3 -5 years experience planning the content of

events, and speaker selection. Excellent written communication skills a

must. Online Community exper a big plus. BS required.

Contact: Beverly Biddinger

Phone: 203-331-1114 Ext. 11

bev.b@snet.net

36. Global Manager, GTME Meeting Services; Cisco; San Jose, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4542336

37. Conference Coordinator; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

The Associated Writing Project (AWP), a national non-profit organization

serving creative writers and academic writing programs, seeks a

motivated, organized individual to assist in planning and executing its

annual conference and book fair. Duties: Coordinating all aspects of

AWP's book fair, featuring 500+ exhibits from literary magazines, trade

presses and publishers; and performing customer service, collection of

information from 1,000+ participants, coordinating volunteers on-site,

mailings, proofreading and general assistance to the Director of

Conferences. Great working environment with good benefits. Interest or

involvement with creative writing a plus; and M.F.A. degree preferred,

not required.

Special Instructions:

MasonAd : George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial

institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields.

Enrollment is 30,000, with students studying in over 150 degree programs

at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and the

United Arab Emirates.

Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity

employer encouraging diversity.

Job Close Date : 07-07-2008

Apply at http://jobs.gmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73901

38. Conference Services Intern; SAIC; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26145661&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

39. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS:

The Meeting Planner reports to the Director, Corporate Events.Works with

travel agencies and conference/meeting centers, members, contractors,

vendors, internal staff members and affiliates in general support of the

meetings bringing a creative element to meetings process.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Meeting Planner is responsible for managing corporate meetings,

conferences and trade shows, and coordinating travel for the

organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Assist internal NRTC staff to articulate meetings needs and

departmental objectives.

*Plan, coordinate and implement multiple off-site, multi-day meetings

*Manage every aspect of meeting, conference and trade show planning and

implementation.

*Support all program details, including venue selection, contract

negotiations, food and beverage, and logistical planning.

*Develop and manage budgets, working closely through event development

and execution to manage costs

*Develop strong relationship with vendor partners in order to build

networks and provide cost savings opportunities.

*Collaborate and communicate regularly with vendors and management.

*Negotiate hotel, travel and other vendor contracts.

*Develop, monitor, control and track meeting and travel plans and

budgets.

*Generate and analyze post-meeting evaluations and distribute

appropriately.

*Serve as department's purchasing system facilitator, working directly

with Accounts Receivable/Payable team members.

*Assist with developing and implementing meeting and travel policies and

procedures.

*Other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

*Bachelors' degree in related field and four (4) years experience in

meeting, conference and trade show and management.

*Two (2) years of full life cycle event planning, including, but not

limited to idea generation, execution and budget maintenance including

experience with contract negotiations.

*Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

*Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to understand

oral and written instructions.

*Excellent organizational, problem solving, decision-making skills with

strong attention to details.

*Excellent presentation skills.

*Excellent ability to manage, prioritize and bring to completion

multiple projects.

*Strong contract negotiation skills and knowledge of contract law.

*Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

*Ability to interact in a positive manner with internal and external

contacts.

*Ability to complete multiple tasks within critical deadlines.

*Ability to handle defined periods of extreme stress level and long

hours (i.e. annual meeting planning, extreme travel).

*Ability to operate computer and related equipment and general office

equipment.

*Knowledge and ability to use various software programs such as MS

Office, Excel, Word, and email.

*Ability to travel (30%).

*Ability to lift at least 45 lbs.

*Ability to fulfill requirements specific to this job such as bending,

stretching, reaching, lifting, and carrying objects (i.e. boxes).

*Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.

*Basic math skills.

To apply for this position please send an email with your cover letter

attached to resume@nrtc.coop.

Resumes should be in the following formats: Microsoft Word (Mac or

Windows), RTF, Works, Write or Excel,WordPerfect (Mac or Windows),Lotus

Word Pro, AMI Pro or 1-2-3,ASCII or Unicode text (plain text) Note:

QuarkXpress and PageMaker files cannot be accepted. Compressed documents

(Zip, BinHex, TAR, UUencode, etc.) are not recommended.

NRTC is an equal opportunity employer.

40. Manager, Conferences and Outreach; American Psychological

Association; Washington, DC

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field

* Three-five years of progressively responsible experience in

program development and administration, preferably in an academic or

association environment

* Three-five years of additional work experience as mentioned above

may substitute for a degree

* Advanced skills using MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

* Ability to establish priorities and work independently

* Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills

* Excellent communication and writing skills

Description:

* Develop and implement Science Leadership Conference (SciLC)

correspondence and database system. Work closely with other staff as a

member of the SciLC management team. Serve as liaison to group

recommending all logistical aspects of the meeting. Work closely with

Convention Office staff on hotel, catering, and other special

requirements

* Serve as contact point in the Science Directorate for the regional

psychological associations. Negotiate and schedule the Distinguished

Scientists Lecturers for meetings. Work closely with staff in the

Education Directorate to provide supportive activities for regional

associations. Manage the Science Directorate grants to regional

associations. Schedule Science Directorate staff to attend the regional

meetings; attend regional meetings when required

* Manage the Master Lecturer and other programs for the APA

Convention, including scheduling, program details, and financial aspects

of the program

* Manage the Scientific Conferences program. Including arranging for

publicity, responding to inquiries, staffing the conferences committee,

and managing all correspondence with applicants. Responsible for

managing all contractual and financial activities

* Manage the Science Directorate booth at the APA Convention. This

involves determining the design elements, deciding necessary staffing,

and managing the entire effort while on site

Qualified candidates should send resumes indicating requisition number,

cover letter and salary requirements to: American Psychological

Association, Human Resources, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC

20002-4242, or via email to Human Resources or fax to 202-336-5501.

http://www.apa.org/jobs/

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52. Director Of Marketing; The Holiday Inn Georgetown; Washington, DC

DOM needed for 285 room hotel in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate

will have:

2+ years experience as Director of Marketing for a full service hotel or

resort

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Strong Revenue Management and revenue optimization skills.

Successful experience in all markets, particularly corporate/business

transient, group and all leisure markets.

Strong business writing skills.

The Director of Marketing is responsible for short and long term

planning and day-to-day operations of the group sales division.

Holiday Inn Georgetown offers a competitive salary, health benefits, and

401K and lucrative bonus plan.

Apply Mon. – Fri. 8:30am 5pm, or fax your resume (please put job of

interest on resume) to Human Resources at 202-338-0909.

No calls please.

The Holiday Inn Georgetown

2101 Wisconsin Ave NW

Washington, DC 20007

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