Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 7 July 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 7 July 2008

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Conference Assistant; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

2. Operations Manager; The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Dana Point, CA

3. Manager, Events & Travel; IAC/InterActiveCorp; New York, NY

4. Manager, Business Development and Special Events; Gerson Lehrman

Group; Austin, TX

5. Meetings Coordinator; Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP);

Alexandria, VA

6. Assistant DOS, Crowne Plaza; B.F. SAUL COMPANY; Tysons Corner, VA

7. Manager, Conference Services; American Society of Civil Engineers;

Reston, VA

8. Event Services Manager; US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Washington,

DC

9. Director, Conventions & Events; American Hotel & Lodging Association;

Washington, DC

10. Internship; PCMA; Chicago, IL

11. Registrar; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery;

Fairfax, VA

12. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; American Dental Education

Association; Washington, DC

13. Event Coordinator; Infor; Alpharetta, GA

14. Manager, Sponsorship & Events; Union Bank of California; Los

Angeles, CA

15. Operations Manager; The Meeting Manager – TMM; San Diego, CA

16. Event Manager; Christian Union; Anywhere in U.S.

17. Account Manager; Ubiqus; New York, NY

18. Group Sales Manager (Multi-line); Almond Resorts; Midwest preferred

19. Travel Account Manager; Excellence In Motivation, Inc.; Dayton, OH

20. Conference/Meetings Manager; Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf;

Alexandria, VA

21. Convention & Tradeshow Department; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

22. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

23. Senior Meeting Planner; The Roberts Group; Washington, DC

24. Meeting Logistics Manager; MENTOR; Alexandria, VA

25. Meetings Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists;

Washington, DC

26. Membership and Meetings Manager; Directors of Health Promotion and

Education; Washington, DC

27. CVB Sales Supervisor; Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau; Santa

Fe, NM

28. Director of Media Relations; California Travel and Tourism

Commission; Sacramento, CA

29. President/CEO; Lake Havasu Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lake Havasu

City, AZ

30. Vice President, Marketing; Denver Metro Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Denver, CO

31. Vice President of Facilities; Las Vegas Convention & Visitors

Authority; Las Vegas, NV

32. REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – MIDWEST REGION; Dallas Convention &

Visitors Bureau; St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, or Minneapolis, MN

33. Vice President of Sales; Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Mobile, AL

34. Director of Sports Development; Syracuse Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Syracuse, NY

35. Executive Director; Longmont Area Visitors Association; Longmont, CO

36. Marketing Director; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

37. Spokesperson / PR / Event Planning; Confidential; San Diego, CA

38. Special Events Coordinator; Prevent Child Abuse – NJ; New Jersey

39. Sales & Marketing Assistant; Alyeska Resort; Girdwood, AK

40. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

41. Events Manager; Atlantic Media Company; Washington, DC

42. Conference Coordinator / Administrator; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

43. Event Manager; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

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

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

brief paragraph to

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

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1. Conference Assistant; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

The Associated Writing Project (AWP), a national nonprofit organization

serving creative writers, seeks a Conference Assistant for one of the

largest literary conferences in North America. This position is

entry-level. Duties include: assisting director of conferences with

registration, mailings, reception planning, general office support,

onsite management and customer service. Interest in creative writing a

plus, M.F.A. preferred, and customer service experience and experience

with nonprofit organization is strongly desired. Some travel required.

Casual work environment, great benefits including education. Salary:

$25,000-$30,000, commensurate with experience. Deadline: July 11, 2008.

To apply for 10408z, go to http://jobs.gmu.edu. AA/EOE

2. Operations Manager; The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Dana Point, CA

Experience genuine renewal at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Situated

atop a 150-foot bluff, this peaceful sanctuary soars above the standard

Laguna hotels with refined elegance, a graceful atmosphere, and

impeccable service. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego,

this AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel in Laguna has catered to the world's

most discriminating guests for more than 20 years. Discover a

time-honored haven, which has raised the traditional standard of service

to an entirely new level, blending unexpected luxuries with the timeless

elegance of the sea.3+ years experience in Destination Management

Services, Catering/Convention Services or hospitality sales, at least 2

in a management position. Extensive knowledge of local area preferred.

Experience in creating, planning, and executing themed events. Knowledge

of forecasting, budgeting, and scheduling. Well organized, detail

oriented, and ability to multi-task. Ability to develop and lead a

professional destination services team and to meet the targeted sales

goals. EOE M/F/D/V

Please email resume to: Karen Smiley- karen.smiley@ritzcarlton.com or

Jennifer Berman – jennider.berman@ritzcarlton.com

3. Manager, Events & Travel; IAC/InterActiveCorp; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7185

4. Manager, Business Development and Special Events; Gerson Lehrman

Group; Austin, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7186

5. Meetings Coordinator; Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP);

Alexandria, VA

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), a national professional

association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who

practice in managed care settings, is seeking a Meetings Coordinator.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Meetings, the

Meetings Coordinator assists with the planning and implementation of all

logistical portions for the organization's two national meetings with an

attendance of 2,500-4,000. Responsibilities include coordination of

catering, audio visual, shuttle, floral, signage, shipping etc.;

producing rooming lists and function sheets; processing of meeting-space

requests for all industry affiliate meeting operations conducted during

AMCP meetings; responding to requests for meeting-related information;

facilitating communications with exhibitor contacts for booth

confirmations and details regarding booth set-up and service kit

dissemination and completion; processing exhibitor applications and

payments; proofreading and editing of promotional copy for conference

promotional material; and assisting with the preparation and receipt of

and RFPs for ancillary service vendors for meeting-related services.

Successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 – 3 years experience in

meeting/event planning with direct and relevant hands-on experience in

the successful coordination of association meetings; have knowledge and

understanding of exhibition and sponsorship programs; the ability to

compose well-written promotional and sales literature; be self-motivated

and self-directed; have the ability to manage and follow through on

multiple, often unrelated projects in a team oriented, deadline driven

environment with an excellent working knowledge of standard computer

applications.AMCP offers an excellent salary and benefits package which

includes, health and dental insurance, life insurance, long term and

short term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) plan after one year

of service, parking, flexible spending account, vacation, medical and

personal leave, and an attractive holiday schedule.

Please respond with a cover letter (with salary requirements) and résumé

via email to: HR@amcp.org; Human Resources, AMCP, 100 North Pitt Street,

Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314.

6. Assistant DOS, Crowne Plaza; B.F. SAUL COMPANY; Tysons Corner, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26332486&jobSummaryIndex=15&agentID=

7. Manager, Conference Services; American Society of Civil Engineers;

Reston, VA

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the oldest national

civil engineering society in America, is currently seeking a conference

manager to work in our fast-paced Conference Services Department. The

Manger, Conference Services position is located at our World

Headquarters in Reston, VA. Responsibilities include: pre-conference

logistics management, including the creation of the meeting

specifications and communication of conference requirements to all

vendors (a/v, catering, hotel, housing, special events, field

trips/tours, etc.); determining what sponsorships have been sold by our

Foundation and ordering items / publicizing sponsors in final program

and conference signage; coordinating with exhibit sales staff;

implementing conference management timeline duties as assigned;

implementing marketing campaigns, including working with designers on

collateral, distribution of collateral, and tracking of response rates

for each piece; on-site conference management, including vendor

management such as a/v, catering, housing, tours, special events, and

other vendors as appropriate to the conference; and post conference

reconciliation with vendors and speakers and creating final reports.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree with 3-4 years meeting

planning experience, and the ability to travel frequently. Association

and/or volunteer management experience and CMP or similar designation a

plus. Must have excellent writing, proofreading, and research skills

and a thorough command of MS Office.

ASCE offers competitive salaries, a convenient location, and a

comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter

w/salary requirements and history to ASCE, Attn: AR/PC, 1801 Alexander

Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191, e-mail: jobbox@asce.org

EOE M/F/D/V

Contact: Pete Bowen

Phone: 703-295-6168

Fax: 703-295-6337

jobbox@asce.org

8. Event Services Manager; US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Washington,

DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4584012

9. Director, Conventions & Events; American Hotel & Lodging Association;

Washington, DC

Position Title: Director, Conventions & Events

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

Basic Function of Position: Responsible for managing AH&LA's and

AH&LEF's conventions, meetings, and special events.

Conventions & Events Include:

The Americas Lodging Investment Summit

AH&LA Legislative Action Summit

AH&LA Summer Summit AH&LEF Golf Classic

AH&LA Fall Conference (held in conjunction with the International

Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show – IH/M&RS) AH&LA CEO Dinner (held in

conjunction with the Fall Conference)

AH&LA Inaugural Gala (held in conjunction with the Fall Conference)

AH&LEF Dinner Tribute

EXPECTATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

Professional (CMP) designation preferred

Minimum six years experience in all aspects of meeting management.

College Degree Required

Detail oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time

management skills

Superior project management skills with the ability to operate as a self

starter, team player in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

Exceptional writing and communication skills

Experienced computer and software knowledge, including MS Suite (Word,

Excel, Power Point, Outlook), and IMIS preferred

Strong negotiating skills with hotel and vendor partners

Ability to travel

Association background preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinate convention/conference bid procedures for future AH&LA events,

site selection & visits, and contract negotiations.

Developing and managing all meeting budgets.

Develop and supervise marketing plans and promotion for all conventions.

Contract and manage all outside vendors (audio-visual companies, DMCs,

production companies, etc.)

Responsible for assisting with programming, speaker selection and

communication.

Supervise all on-site logistics and execution of all AH&LA conventions,

conference, and special events including vendors, meting space, hotel

and association staff, staging and production, food & beverage, and

speakers.

Fulfill sponsorship responsibilities as determined in sponsorship

contracts as it relates to AH&LA's Conventions & Meetings.

Contact: Alice Laughlin

Phone: 202-289-3102

Fax: 202-289-3118

alaughlin@ahla.com

10. Internship; PCMA; Chicago, IL

PCMA is seeking an intern to work in the Sales and Strategic

Partnerships department. Responsibilities will include but are not

limited to; creating fulfillment binders, minor research, and general

office duties. Analytical skills, computer proficiency and efficient

work habits are required. This is an unpaid internship position. The

right individual can begin working right away! Please send resumes to:

resumes@pcma.org or via fax at 312-423-7294.

11. Registrar; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery;

Fairfax, VA

Job Responsibilities

* Coordinate with the Web Designer and the Registration Vendor to

design and implement an effective web based and print registration form.

* Manage all activities of the registration process; liaise with

other members of the Society.

* Direct and manage the Registration Vendors and temporary staff on

site.

* Reconcile accounts received and allocate registration and

membership dues to the proper accounts.

* Respond to members inquiries on site at the meetings.

* Prepare analyses of registration data and make appropriate

recommendations to management.

* Back-up the Department Director at smaller meetings on site.

* Assist Meetings Department staff as needed through interfacing

with exhibitors, attendees and vendors.

resumes@ascrs.org

12. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; American Dental Education

Association; Washington, DC

Growing successful mid-sized association in DC is seeking an

experienced, organized, and highly responsible curriculum development

expert to fill the role of Professional Development Director.

The incumbent will be responsible for the development of integrated

curricula and programs that enhance the professional portfolios of

members of the Association. Based on a strategy that s/he develops in

consultation with staff and volunteers, the Professional Development

Director will enhance the reach of ADEA's existing professional

development programs, services, and products, while at the same time

building a plan for new programs, services, and products. Duties

include developing a needs assessment process to gather information from

the Association's 260-plus institutional members and 15,000 individual

members, assessing current professional development opportunities

provided for members, using technology to enhance curricula and

programming, identifying subject matter experts for various professional

development programs, developing delivery methodology suited to the

programs, and coordinating with meetings staff and publications and

production staff to deliver each program, service, and product. The

incumbent will also develop systems for evaluating all programs,

services, and products in conjunction with the Senior Director for

Meetings and Professional Development,

A doctorate in education, curriculum development, extended learning, or

organization and human development is preferred, and at least 10 years

experience in teaching, curriculum development or association program

development are required. Candidates with a master's degree in related

field with superior experience in curriculum development, program

development, and adult learning may also be considered. Candidates must

have a track record of success in developing professional education

programs and curricula, preferably in a health professions association

or higher education milieu; the incumbent must have an extensive

expertise in developing curricula for adult learners and be

knowledgeable about the latest methodology and practical application of

the theories for developing such programming for adult learning.

The incumbent must be adept at pulling together working groups of

volunteers, subject matter experts, and staff to analyze data and needs

for professional development enterprises. S/He must be able to identify

new techniques and technologies that will enhance learning outcomes and

show evidence of editorial skill in organizing and presenting

information.

The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits

package, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown DC.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing

how applicant's experience provides a match for the requirements of the

position. Salary requirements must be included. Submit applications to:

hrjobs@raffa.com (subject: PD Director).

13. Event Coordinator; Infor; Alpharetta, GA

Position Overview:

Infor's Corporate Events department, a division of Corporate Marketing,

is seeking a full-time Event / Meeting Coordinator to support all areas

of department and event operations.

Job Duties:

*Assist corporate events team in all aspects of event planning and

management.

*Provide support in researching, designing, coordinating, and

evaluating internal and external meetings and events.

*Provide on-site logistics support at assigned events, as well as

support in the office during non-event periods.

*On-site event duties may include managing event set-up,

registration, on-site logistics, receptions, breakdown and load-out by

contractors and vendors in accordance with company policies and

guidelines.

*Assist with department operations, which may include tracking

department and event budgets, event contracts, and processing and

tracking invoices and contracts.

*Assist with development, implementation and tracking of general

pre-event marketing activities, including material development, email

campaigns, website development, etc.

*Update and distribute Master Corporate Event Schedule

*Assist with development of key department reports, including budget

updates, event status, contracts, as well as implementation and analysis

of event surveys.

*Coordinate and prepare conference materials, including name badges,

handouts, promotional items, etc.

*Manage Corporate visits & New Hire training logistics

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

* College degree, preferably in marketing, communications or liberal

arts

* Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

* Self-motivated with attention to detail and the ability to

multi-task

* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

* Ability to travel, as well as work outside traditional business

hours as required to facilitate meetings and events.

* Ability to multi-task and respond to changing situations while

exhibiting good judgment

Send resumes to rachelle.nall@infor.com

14. Manager, Sponsorship & Events; Union Bank of California; Los

Angeles, CA

Invest in your career. Invest in your future. At Union Bank of

California, our people are our greatest asset. We are one of the largest

banks in California with a longstanding reputation for professional

training and career development. In addition to investing in our

employees, Union Bank has established a generous community reinvestment

program that works to uplift communities and watch them grow. We invest

in a diverse workforce as our employees come from many different

backgrounds, bringing with them different experiences and perspectives.

Become part of a team where community, diversity, and exceptional

service are part of everyone's job. Invest in you!

The incumbent will be responsible for the identification, formulation,

and successful executions of events, sponsorships programs and related

marketing strategies. Provides strategic direction and day to day

management of 5 direct reports.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Provide management, leadership and guidance to special event and

sponsorships team members and colleagues to execute events and

sponsorship including strategy development, project management, budget,

agenda and content, registration, on-site logistics and collateral and

advertising. Independent project management of high profile, important

projects, and management of sponsorship relationships;

* Build and maintain strong relationships with various levels of

management for assigned client groups, understand their business

strategy and objectives, and ensure that marketing strategy and service

delivery is aligned and fully supports business priorities and goals;

* Create, manage and be accountable for project and department

budgets. Perform cost benefit analysis and exhibit sound fiscal

judgment and responsibility;.

* Establish and implement metrics and methodology to measure the

success of events and sponsorships: cost per attendee, supplier fees,

expenses, budget reconciliation, and return on objectives;

* Monitor and enforce compliance with departmental and company

processes pertaining to client communication, metrics and timely post

event reporting;

* Manage team members in either a project or performance management

capacity;

* Manage vendor performance including facility vendors, production

companies, ground transportation vendors and entertainment;

* Identify evaluate and mitigate risk management issues that arise

with the planning and execution of a meeting or event;

* Other duties as assigned by SVP.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree 10 to 15 years of experience in the area of

meeting or event marketing management with increasingly responsible

positions;

* Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) preferred;

* Strong motivational ability;

* Excellent project management ability;

* Excellent negotiating skills;

* Driven to and results oriented, with a strong commitment to

quality and service;

* Able to prioritize projects and lead team members to meet

deadlines in a high volume, fast-paced environment;

* Able to demonstrate excrement organizational, leadership and

people management skills;

* Able to establish relationships within a matrix organization; work

with various levels of management, including business partners and

leadership;

* Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.

Union Bank of California offers a competitive compensation and benefits

package including a 401K plan. Pre-employment background screening is

required for all positions. Union Bank of California is an equal

opportunity employer.

Please apply: www.uboc.com/careers

Req. # 05374

15. Operations Manager; The Meeting Manager – TMM; San Diego, CA

TMM is seeking 1 full-time Operations Manager for their San Diego

office. The Operations Manager oversees the execution of all aspects of

program management. Need to develop a strong working rapport with the

client and vendors to secure the services and/or products needed to

fulfill the program requirements. The ideal candidate must have a

minimum of 2 years of previous experience within the industry; possess

strong communication and computer skills; possess strong organizational

and time-management skills; work well in a team environment; and have a

complete working knowledge of the surrounding area.

TMM offers a competitive compensation package.

Please view our website at www.tmmdmc.com

Salary Range: $36,000 – $50,400/per year

Please respond by Wednesday, July 15, 2008

Please send resumes to aej@tmmdmc.com

16. Event Manager; Christian Union; Anywhere in U.S.

The Christian Union was formed in 2002 for the purpose, by God's power

and with the help of other ministries, to change the world by bringing

sweeping spiritual transformation to the Ivy League Universities,

developing and mobilizing godly leadership for all sectors of society.

For more information, see http://www.christian-union.org/.

The Christian Union seeks a qualified Event Manger to manage the

strategy and planning of meetings, special events, and conferences for

the ministry. The Event Manager will coordinate all amenities,

accommodations, and programming for the events, and will monitor and

control event budgets, negotiating all necessary contracts. Types of

events include fundraising dinners in cities across the U.S., student

conferences, vision trips, and internal training and management events.

Responsibilities:

* Will serve as the first and leader of a growing team of event

planners to meet the ministry's increasing needs

Strategy

* Develop tools and processes to improve the effectiveness of our

events and increase the number of events that can be held

* Provide insight and expertise into the implementation of our

recently acquired event management software, Raiser's Edge Event Module

* Collect lessons learned from events and turn those into best

practices

Event Management

* Oversee the overall project plan of events, ensuring that there

are no conflicts, that all events are on-time and on budget, and that

they meet our standards of excellence

* Schedule and manage all logistics associated with events including

accommodations, contract negotiation, amenities, and food and beverage

* Coordinate and oversee involvement of all program participants,

including speakers, musicians, and emcees

Event Communications

* Develop and execute a strategy for communicating events via our

website, e-mail, and postal mail

* Work closely with our ministry media personnel to ensure that

appropriate printed, electronic, and multi-media collateral is developed

for the events

Reporting

* Report to V.P of Operations with status reports, success measures,

and other forms of tracking deliverables

Qualifications:

Education

* Bachelor's degree required. An alumnus (undergraduate or

graduate) of an Ivy League University helpful, but not required

Christian

* Love and zeal for Jesus Christ, a devotion to holiness, and a

sincere enthusiasm for the mission of the Christian Union

* Agreement with the ministry's statement of faith

Professional

* 5-year minimum relevant work experience

* Experience with Raiser's Edge Event Module preferred, but can be

learned

* Excellent, proactive, verbal and written communication and

organizational skills

* Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently to

complete tasks

* Self-confidence and ability to professionally interact with

accomplished people

* Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and ability

to learn the basics of our on-line database, Convio, for reference and

input

Compensation is based on a number of factors, with a range from $65,000

to $75,000. The position includes 4 weeks of vacation, health plan, and

employer retirement matching. This is a full-time paid position, so no

support-raising is required. The event manager has the option of

working from our Princeton, New Jersey headquarters or from home

anywhere in the U.S. as long as it is close to a major airport. The job

requires travel 5 days a month and occasional evenings and weekends.

Interested applicants should send a résumé and cover letter to

Opportunities@Christian-Union.org.

17. Account Manager; Ubiqus; New York, NY

Ubiqus Reporting, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a senior sales

and marketing professional in our audience response system (ARS)

division. The ARS division is a small but growing component of our NY

office and offers the opportunity for rapid professional growth and

advancement, including a competitive compensation plan, commissions,

IRA, health benefits, and a pre-tax commuter deduction plan. Our office

is located in downtown Manhattan, overlooking the Freedom Tower site.

The successful candidate will have strong communication and consultative

selling skills. Our service is very customer focused and will require

an individual who is willing to learn our technology and services and

who is comfortable with providing live demonstrations to prospective and

existing clients. Strong verbal and presentation skills a must,

experience in the meeting planning industry a plus. This position

offers the unique opportunity to work alongside the department Director

with over 10 years of experience in the industry.

Other responsibilities include:

– Develop new business initiatives.

– Planning and execution of direct mail and email campaigns.

– Top-level client service and follow-up.

– Developing and maintaining relationships with current and future

clients.

– Interfacing with production department for project fulfillment.

– Database entry of client orders.

– Identify and pursue new leads.

– Create presentations, proposals, and contracts.

– Field incoming customer calls.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a base salary

plus commissions. Benefits include medical and IRA.

Ubiqus is one of the world's leading providers of services for corporate

meeting planners, including audience response voting systems, live

language interpretation, and professional transcription services.

Founded in France in 1991, Ubiqus expanded into the UK in 1999 and the

US in 2001. Ubiqus now has over 200 full-time employees, including 30 in

our Manhattan office. Our New York office is currently the

fastest-growing market of the group. For more information, please visit

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

Ubiqus is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to

hr@ubiqus.com. Please be sure to include your salary requirements in

your cover letter.

18. Group Sales Manager (Multi-line); Almond Resorts; Midwest preferred

Almond Resorts, the Caribbean's Premier All-Inclusive resort chain,

seeks a Group Sales Manager for the US and Canada. Must have own

company with proven track record in Group Sales. Established

relationships with meeting planners and incentive companies a must.

Position is for a multi line, contract position only. Full time

placement not available and need not apply.

Minimum 5 years experience in Hotel Group sales with emphasis on

Resorts. Highly motivated. Self starter. Excellent presentation skills.

College degree or equivalent, and valid driver's license. Frequent

travel is required.

Almond Resorts offers an attractive compensation package including

salary, performance incentives. Interested candidates are to forward

resume with references (these will be checked) and compensation requests

to: HR@almondresorts.com. No phone calls please.

19. Travel Account Manager; Excellence In Motivation, Inc.; Dayton, OH

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7187

20. Conference/Meetings Manager; Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf;

Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2926366

21. Convention & Tradeshow Department; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2925155

22. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2925170

23. Senior Meeting Planner; The Roberts Group; Washington, DC

The Roberts Group, a mid-size association management firm located in

Washington D.C., seeks a motivated individual to join our fast paced

Meetings Division as a Senior Meetings Planner. This position will

report directly to the Director of Meetings and Member Services. The

successful candidate will perform a broad spectrum of duties which

include but are not limited to:

* Coordinating all aspects of client meetings, educational programs

and membership luncheons. This includes the pre and on-site registration

process, hotel negotiations, room set ups (AV, food and beverage) and

any other special requirements for a successful event.

* Researching and securing local transportation, florists,

photographers and interesting venue activities for each meeting.

* Invoicing and processing of payments for client meeting expenses.

* Work closely with in-house Communications regarding print

materials and notices for all events.

* Assist Director in preparing and monitoring budgets for all events

* Database management including web registrations

Requirements

* Minimum of five years experience in event/meeting planning

preferred.

* Knowledge of select meeting planning industry software and

database programs (IMPAK a plus)

* Thorough knowledge and understanding of meeting industry

terminology and experience in all phases of the meeting planning process

* Strong computer knowledge in Web registration applications, MS

Word, Excel and PowerPoint

* Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment within

time sensitive deadlines.

* Ability to anticipate, recognize and adapt to unforeseen

circumstances requiring last minute changes

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Flexibility, attention to detail and ability to multi-task a must

* Ability to work efficiently both individually or as part of a

team.

* Position may require occasional travel

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter

stating salary requirements to ksavitz@therobertsgroup.net. No phone

calls please.

24. Meeting Logistics Manager; MENTOR; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2925378

25. Meetings Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists;

Washington, DC

MEETINGS MANAGER: Professional Association near Courthouse Metro in

Arlington, Virginia seeks a Meetings Manager. Incumbent is responsible

for planning, designing, executing, and directing all aspects of

approximately 5-6 meetings, 150 to 2,000 in attendance. Acts as liaison

between planning committees, hotel and association staff.

Requirements

Must be able to travel several times a year. Customer service

orientation a priority, as is a proven ability to work with volunteers

and staff. Needs tact, diplomacy and top notch verbal and written

communication skills. Applicant must be proficient in Access, MS Word, &

Excel. Working knowledge of iMIS data base a plus. Successful applicant

will have an undergraduate degree and 2 – 4 years of experience in

meeting planning or hotel convention services, be a self-starter and

able to work under pressure with little supervision.

Please send resume & salary requirements via email to hr@aaps.org, fax

to (703)647-1543, or mail to HR, 2107 Wilson Blvd, Ste 700, Arlington,

VA 22201. EOE.

26. Membership and Meetings Manager; Directors of Health Promotion and

Education; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2924370

27. CVB Sales Supervisor; Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau; Santa

Fe, NM

Responsibilities:

Sales staff supervision; solicitation of conventions and meetings;

strategies for all sales endeavors, promotional activities and action

plans; implementation of marketing and solicitation programs; and

advising on advertising programs and media schedules.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in business administration, marketing, public

relations, economics or related field and 5 years experience in

hotel/motel sales or management, or convention sales or management.

Compensation:

$44,869 – $80,321 DOE For more information and to apply online: See Job

Opportunities at www.santafenm.gov.

Contact:

Human Resources

City of Santa Fe

P.O. Box 909

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909

505-955-6601 (phone)

505-955-6810 (fax)

http://www.santafenm.gov

28. Director of Media Relations; California Travel and Tourism

Commission; Sacramento, CA

www.visitcalifornia.com/jobs

29. President/CEO; Lake Havasu Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lake Havasu

City, AZ

Responsibilities:

Oversee the operations, marketing, budget preparation and staffing of a

progressive Convention & Visitors Bureau

Qualifications:

4 year college degree with emphasis on hospitality or marketing. 5 years

experience working for a CVB on a management level

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience. A full benefit package will be

offered.

Contact:

Search Committee

Lake Havsu Convention & Visitors Bureau

314 London Bridge Road

Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

928 453-3444 (phone)

928 453-3344 (fax)

jparrott@colddwellbanker.com

http://www.golakehavasu.com

30. Vice President, Marketing; Denver Metro Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Denver, CO

The individual will manage and lead Denver's marketing, communication

and interactive efforts. This is not your traditional senior level

marketing position, the individual must be a strategic thinker AND a

“doer”.

Qualifications:

Minimum four-year degree from an academic institution; 7 – 15 years

related experience

Compensation:

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package commensurate

with experience and competitive market surveys. For consideration,

please apply online at: http://www.denver.org/about-dmcvb/careers

NOTE: Only online applications will be accepted; resumes/applications

received outside of this process will not be included in the applicant

pool or kept on-file.

Contact:

Human Resources

Denver Metro CVB

1555 California Street, #300

Denver, CO 80202

3035719412 (phone)

31. Vice President of Facilities; Las Vegas Convention & Visitors

Authority; Las Vegas, NV

Responsibilities:

Fiscally and administratively manage the staff of the Facilities

Department.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and

fifteen or more years related experience in managing public assembly

facilities, including building systems and services or equivalent

combination of education and experience.

Compensation:

LVCVA is a governmental agency. Extraordinary Benefits: Insurance

premium paid 100% for employee and dependants, includes health, dental,

vision, and life insurance; ability to accrue personal time off up to 6

weeks per year; employer-paid Public Employees Retirement System; no

Social Security taken out of paycheck. Salary $101,192.00 – $151,798.40.

Contact:

Brenda Williams

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

3150 Paradise Rd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

702-892-7590 (phone)

702-892-7545 (alt. phone)

702-892-7555 (fax)

careers@lvcva.com

http://lvcva.com

32. REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – MIDWEST REGION; Dallas Convention &

Visitors Bureau; St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, or Minneapolis, MN

Responsibilities:

Primarily responsible for the active solicitation of corporate and

association based companies and organizations in the Midwest for the

primary purpose of bringing their national and international meetings,

conventions and tradeshows to Dallas. Candidate must be based in St.

Louis, Kansas City or Minneapolis Areas.

Qualifications:

Five (5) years of Convention Sales and Meeting Planning experience

required. Bachelors' degree preferred.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience, plus incentive opportunities.

Ooffers a very competitive benefit package.

Contact:

Sherry K Andrus

Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

325 N. St. Paul St., Suite 700

Dallas, TX 75201

214-571-1013 (phone)

214-665-2913 (fax)

sandrus@dallascvb.com

33. Vice President of Sales; Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Mobile, AL

Responsibilities:

Creates and implements all sales department strategies and tactics to

promote and sell the destination to conventions and tradeshows in a

manner which maximizes the economic impact on the area. May also oversee

services department. At times, may serve as second-in-command of the

organization when needed.

Qualifications:

4 yr degree;7 to 10 yrs sales experience at management level; experience

as Sales Director/VP of another bureau, hotel or convention related

industry preferred; excellent communication & organizational skills;CRM

skills a plus

Compensation:

Competitive salary with excellent benefit package

Contact:

Jay Garraway

Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau

P O Box 204

Mobile, AL 36601-0204

251-208-2000 (phone)

251-208-2060 (fax)

jay-garraway@mobile.org

www.mobilebay.org

34. Director of Sports Development; Syracuse Convention & Visitors

Bureau; Syracuse, NY

The Director of Sports Development will direct and perform the sales and

marketing required to solicit and book sports and athletic events as

well as hobby groups for the destination, resulting in increased hotel

occupancy and media exposure.

Qualifications:

“« Four-year degree “« Four years experience in related sports

marketing, special events or hospitality industry sales and marketing.

“« Able and willing to travel “« Knowledge of the amateur sports market

“« Excellent command of the English Language “« Willingness to work

weekends and evenings “« Own transportation necessary.

Compensation:

$40,000 – $48,000 company benefits

Contact:

Tracey Kegebein

Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau

572 South Salina St.

Syracuse, NY 13202

315-470-1908 (phone)

800-234-4797 x 1908 (alt. phone)

315-471-8545 (fax)

Tkegebein@visitsyracuse.org

http://www.visitsyracuse.org

35. Executive Director; Longmont Area Visitors Association; Longmont, CO

Responsibilities:

Fiscal Management: Develop & manage budget

Staff Development: Recruits, hires & supervises staff

Financial Development: fundraising programs & events

Marketing & PR: Develop marketing plan Membership: Directs quality

member services & programs.

Strategic Planning: Guides & manages planning for long & short term

goals. Participate in regional, state, ntl and int'l organizations

Qualifications:

. Strong background in tourism industry

. Excellent written, oral &presentation communication skills.

. Strong organizational skills

. Working knowledge of the community

. Provide support to the hospitality industry, restaurants and cultural

events.

Compensation:

$50,000 to $65,000 benefits

Contact:

Sue Henderberg

LAVA

630 Coffman

Longmont, CO 80501

303-776-9011 (phone)

staff@VisitLongmont.org

Home Page

36. Marketing Director; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading international event management

organizer is looking to hire the “best of the best” to work out of our

office in Norwalk, CT. We are currently seeking a Marketing Director who

will be responsible for development and execution of the marketing

strategies for our PGA Shows. Responsibilities will involve oversight of

our event's related communication, promotion and publicity strategies

and tactics to meet goals and objectives set forth for exhibitor,

attendee and conferee participation. Responsible for developing,

implementing and monitoring show marketing strategy, and budget, and for

management of the creative process including innovative campaign process

and improved efficiencies in all areas.

Qualifications:

College degree in Business Management, Advertising, Marketing, or

Communications preferred. MBA is a plus. 5+ years progressively

responsible marketing positions in a business-to-business environment

and Golf industry experience required. Experience in developing and

implementing promotion/advertising support programs required. Ability to

assess and recommend areas for overall improvement to the business is

essential. Strong Direct Mail and Internet marketing knowledge

preferred. Computer proficiency is required (i.e., Microsoft Office

Suite). Strong writing skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal

skills. Comfortable using the Internet to do web-based research (i.e.,

competitive shows, potential areas for new growth on existing events,

business development and opportunities for partnerships). Travel

required – Varies depending upon portfolio (approximately 3-6/per year.)

We offer competitive compensation, a convenient location, and excellent

benefits, which includes tuition reimbursement and 401(k) plan.

Please send resume with salary history and requirement in confidence to

Reed Exhibition Companies, email: hr@reedexpo.com (Microsoft Word). Only

those resumes with salary history will be considered. No calls or

agencies please. For additional information, visit our website at

http://www.reedexpo.com EOE/m/f/d/v

37. Spokesperson / PR / Event Planning; Confidential; San Diego, CA

An international leader in the wedding-planning industry seeks a highly

motivated individual to act as the spokesperson for the company. This

person's primary duty will be to offer wedding-planning seminars for

brides at locations around the country. This person will coordinate

these seminars, find venues, schedule accommodations, handle the

promotion and ticket sales, and create partnerships or find co-speakers

for the seminars. Seminars will cover such topics as destination

weddings, green weddings, choosing flowers, planning a honeymoon,

negotiating with vendors, and more. In addition, there will be

opportunities to attend media events and appear on radio and TV to

discuss weddings and wedding planning. This is a wonderful opportunity

for an individual who is interested in travel, speaking engagements, and

media appearances.

Qualifications:

· Must be a very engaging speaker and presenter, comfortable

delivering a presentation of up to 8 hours

· PR/marketing experience is a plus, but not required

· Experience in event planning a plus, but not required

· Background in the wedding/wedding-planning industry is a plus,

but not required. This individual will be trained on all materials;

however, an interest in the wedding industry is a must.

· Ability to coordinate many facets of a project at onc

· Comfortable appearing on-camera and on radio shows

· Willing to travel 50-75% of weekends

· Motivated, highly organized, driven, well-spoken, personable are

all a must

Contact: Tim Heredia

Phone: 800-606-9200 Ext. 112

Fax: 619-589-1908

Tim@weddingsolutions.com

38. Special Events Coordinator; Prevent Child Abuse – NJ; New Jersey

Prevent Child Abuse – NJ, a statewide not-for-profit leader in the

efforts to strengthen families and prevent child abuse/neglect, is

currently seeking a full time professional to generate new, and expand

existing, sources of revenue by conceptualizing, planning, and managing

events to support our mission. Bachelor's degree or equivalent

combination of relevant education and experience required. 5+ years of

planning/execution of corporate events, ability to manage multiple

projects, strong relationship building, communication, analytical and

organizational skills are all key. Creativity and the ability to work

independently with all levels inside and outside the organization

essential. Knowledge of vendors in NJ community preferred. Schedule must

be flexible and allow for some evening/weekend events. Some (NJ) travel

required; car and valid drivers license required.

Send resume and salary requirements to: hr@preventchildabusenj.org or

fax to (732) 246-1776. EOE. Visit us at

http://www.preventchildabusenj.org/

39. Sales & Marketing Assistant; Alyeska Resort; Girdwood, AK

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4567545

40. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26433026&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

41. Events Manager; Atlantic Media Company; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26432451&jobSummaryIndex=73&agentID=

42. Conference Coordinator / Administrator; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26471096&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

43. Event Manager; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26470056&jobSummaryIndex=7&agentID=

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