Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 July 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 14 July 2008

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Meetings Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists;

Arlington, VA

2. Conference Director; B L Seamon, Corporation; Greenbelt, MD

3. MEETING SERVICES COORDINATOR; KAWASAKI MOTORS; IRVINE, CA

4. Event Management/Planning Internship; The Vizion Group; Berwyn, PA

5. Meeting Coordinator; Futures Industry Association; Washington, DC

6. Manager, Meetings and Conferences; NACHA – The Electronic Payments

Association; Herndon, VA

7. Meeting Planner/Executive Assistant; Federal City Council;

Washington, DC

8. Director of Banquet Operations; National Press Club; Washington, DC

9. Professional Development Intern; The American Camp Association; New

York, NY

10. Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships; Association of Legal

Administrators; Lincolnshire, IL

11. SMERF/National Association Sales Manager; Ontario Convention and

Visitors Bureau; Ontario, CA

12. Senior Program Manager; HRG North America; Mississauga, ON, Canada

13. Manager, Site Selection & Contracting; Minding Your Business, Inc.;

Chicago, IL

14. Regional Manager; HRG North America; Montreal; QC, Canada

15. Restaurant Event Coordinator; Tommy Bahama; Orlando, FL

16. Director of Chapter Business Management; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

17. Chapter Business Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

18. Corporate Events Manager; Ingram Micro; Mississauga, ON, Canada

19. Marketing Event Manager; Kroll Ontrack; Eden Prairie, MN

20. Tradeshow Sales Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

21. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Coordinator; American Society of

Catarct and Refractive Surgery; Fairfax, VA

22. Exhibits Coordinator; Helicopter Association International;

Alexandria, VA

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

24. Project Manager, Event Planning; Prudential Financial; Hartford, CT

25. Events Monitor (Part-Time); Senior Services; Bothell, WA

26. Director of Special Projects; Western Washington University;

Bellingham, WA

27. Travel Operations Manager; Cisco; Dubai, United Arab Emirates

28. Special Events Coordinator; USO of Metropolitan Washington; Fort

Meyer, VA

29. Internship in International Marketing; Bedouk Meetings & Events

Media; Paris, France

30. Catering Sales Manager; Margaritaville-Mohegan Sun; Uncasville, CT

31. Congress and Convention Manager; Universal CIT; Stamford, CT

32. Meeting Planner; American Institutes for Research; Washington, DC

33. Director of Private Dining/Special Events/Banquet Director; Sam's

Chowder House; Half Moon Bay, CA

34. Internship in International Sales & Marketing; Bedouk Meetings &

Events Media; Paris, France

35. Event Manager; CNET Networks; San Francisco, CA

36. Director, Media Relations; Wyndham Hotel Group; Parsippany, NJ

37. Event Manager; Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA);

Washington, DC

38. Manager 3 – Catering; Sodexo; Washington, DC

39. Manager 2 – Catering; Sodexo; Washington, DC

40. Manager 3 – Catering; Sodexo; Chicago. IL

41. Meetings Assistant; Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine;

Washington, DC

42. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

43. Meeting Planner; American Institutes for Research; Washington, DC

44. Event Manager; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

45. Executive Director; SGMP; Alexandria, VA

46. Director, Association Account; Marriott International, Inc.;

Bethesda, MD

47. Revenue Manager; Marriott International, Inc.; Bethesda, MD

48. Manager, Conferences and Outreach; American Psychological

Association; Washington, DC

49. Director Of Sales & Marketing; Sheraton National Hotel; Arlington,

VA

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

Good afternoon,

I have included a pitch to be published in your newsletter. Thank you

for this opportunity.

I am a highly adaptable Communication Specialist who is looking for an

opportunity to get back into Event planning. I am based in the North

Carolina area, but am willing to relocate. I have a background in

organizational communication with 2 years experience in public relations

and communications. I have planned and organized various events for many

non profit organizations including the Reynolda House of Art. I also

have a bachelor and masters of arts in Communication. I know I can bring

forth my creative personality, strong educational background, and

diverse job experiences to your organization. Please feel free to reach

me at the following e-mail address. Thank you!

Olu Ariyo

oariyo82@hotmail.com

********

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

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

brief paragraph to

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

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

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

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

next newsletter.

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

1. Meetings Manager; American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists;

Arlington, VA

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. 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.

2. Conference Director; B L Seamon, Corporation; Greenbelt, MD

B L Seamon is currently seeking an organized, highly motivated,

detail-oriented leader with proven experience to manage our conference

department. The Conference Director will report directly to the Vice

President of Operations and will be empowered to develop the department

by defining technical processes and procedures to ensure all conference

services are properly and successfully delivered while also leading and

motivating department staff to perform at peak levels.

Job Responsibilities

* Recommend staff changes based upon resource demands and

performance assessments

* Oversee the development of all teams' strategic operating plans

* Manage department Project Directors to ensure assigned contracts

are executed properly

* Recruit, retain, develop and motivate staff, developing

performance goals for each area of responsibility and assure delivery of

those goals

* Work closely with colleagues within other departments to execute

assigned tasks and objectives and effectively synthesize Conference

staff activities and processes

* Interact on a regular basis with department staff through formal

and informal meetings and discussions at all levels

* Interact with external clients in an advisory role to provide

solutions, maintain relationships and identify potential growth areas

for BLS service delivery

* Proactively anticipate the needs of clients and integrate new

ideas and technology as appropriate

* Lead internal teams to continue to perform to meet and exceed

client expectations

* Analyze department data to track and respond to changing labor

trends and needs

* Oversee performance evaluations for the department

* Troubleshoot with creative solutions for both internal and

external challenges

* Train staff on industry and relevant technology trends

* Participate in high level management meetings

* Create a healthy work environment for all department staff

* Lead and guide department actions related to write-ups, probation,

and terminations

* Lead the department in interpreting federal and contract

guidelines, and ensure proper adherence by all staff

Job Qualifications

* College degree preferred or equivalent work experience (minimum of

15 years)

* 3+ years experience in planning government meetings

* 3+ years managing a department or team in a government contract

environment

* Proven oral and written communication skills to effectively

communicate with internal and external audiences

* Proven leadership skills

* Excellent management of people through coaching and delegation

* Demonstrated skills in complex decision making, problem-solving

and planning

* Strong process and project management skills

* Previous experience working in a fast-paced business environment

* Ability to think strategically in order to set direction and lead

complex projects and/or problems to resolution

* Ability to maintain a positive attitude

* Ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to recommend

solutions

All qualified candidates should apply by visiting our website at

www.blseamon.com under our Careers section, or e-mail your resumes to

careers3@blseamon.com. B L Seamon Corporation is an Equal Opportunity

Employer.

3. MEETING SERVICES COORDINATOR; KAWASAKI MOTORS; IRVINE, CA

Excitement is built into Kawasaki careers. If you share our core values

of energy, innovation, camaraderie, and dedication, we're ready to talk

to you, now!

We are seeking a very organized, detail-oriented professional to assist

and support all aspects involved with the quality execution of meetings,

special events and conferences. Responsibilities include creative,

budgetary, logistical and administrative support related to these

programs. Will assist with performing administrative tasks for Kawasaki

team as well as other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include high school grad, AA preferred, with minimum 3-5

years Corporate Meeting Planning experience. CMP a plus. Must have

demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint and

Excel along with strong interpersonal, analytical, negotiation, customer

service and written/verbal communication skills. Ability to travel and

work some weekends mandatory.

In return, we offer competitive compensation and superior benefits

including medical/dental, 401(k), training development, education

assistance, growth opportunities, business casual workplace, and much

more.

Looking for a big, successful corporate office with a small family

feeling? You found it! To apply, please forward your resume to:

careers@kmc-usa.com

For more information on this position, please visit us on the web at:

www.kawasaki.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

***** From Ned Lundquist *****

4. Event Management/Planning Internship; The Vizion Group; Berwyn, PA

The Vizion Group offers full-service management, consultation, marketing

and fundraising services to the non-profit, tourism, and event

industries. The principals of Vizion Group have extensive experience

producing and promoting over 1500 special events including fundraisers,

celebrity charity events, meetings, conventions, festivals, concerts,

theater, professional sports, benefit galas and grass roots events. Our

professionals offer a diverse and wide-ranging blend of production,

marketing, public relations and business experience. We are good idea

people who apply practical knowledge, experience and fiscal controls to

the process. We are result-driven and resourceful. Our goal is to create

the opportunity for our client's vision to be realized through our

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The following internship position is available:

1. Event Management/Planning Internship

Responsibilities:

· Participation in the event planning process

· Sourcing vendors

· Marketing

· Sales

· Volunteer Coordination

· Administrative tasks

Skills Required: Microsoft Programs, self starter, excellent

communication and project management skills.

For further information about Vizion Group, visit www.viziongroup.net.

*********

5. Meeting Coordinator; Futures Industry Association; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2927431

6. Manager, Meetings and Conferences; NACHA – The Electronic Payments

Association; Herndon, VA

Summary of Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of this position encompass the planning and

management of select council meetings, in-house meetings and staff

special events; the overall management of the registration process for

all of NACHA's conferences and educational events; and the coordination

and preparation of conference materials, signs and shipments for

conferences and educational events produced by the association.

Primary Responsibilities:

Logistics

· Coordinate, plan and manage out-of town council meetings as

well as local committee meetings. Duties include developing, sending and

collecting RFPs, selecting sites with supervisor's input, menu

selection, banquet event order review, onsite meeting management, and

bill payment.

· Participate in site visits for assigned meetings.

· Oversee set-up, catering and room blocks for in-house meetings

and staff special events.

· Negotiate contracts, utilizing supervisor's input, with

limited signing authority.

· Manage hotel room blocks and organize hotel rooming lists for

educational events, local and in-house meetings – needs vary by program.

· Order conference materials and signs.

· Schedule and manage registration bag stuffing for conferences

and educational events.

· Schedule and coordinate shipments for conferences and

educational events.

Registration

· Effectively manage the registration process from start to

finish for NACHA's annual conference – includes assuming the role of

primary contact with the registration vendor; overseeing all aspects of

the registration process including quality control, database maintenance

and transfer, and badge distribution.

· Manage on-site registration for conferences and educational

events including training and supervision of registration staff.

· Create registration confirmation correspondence for

conferences and educational events.

· Generate, verify and distribute requisite registration reports

and materials for conferences and educational events and coordinate with

accounts receivable staff on database and registration matters.

· Prepare, proof and print name badges for conferences and

educational events.

Requirements:

Candidate must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

and at least 2 years of meeting planning experience. Successful

candidate must possess:

· proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office applications and

strong database skills,

· ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet

deadlines,

· ability to professionally and respectfully interact with

individuals of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds,

· commitment to quality of work and customer service,

· attention to detail and strong organizational skills,

· effective written and verbal skills,

· must be able to handle stress.

Travel is required as well as some evening and weekend hours.

NACHA employees receive an annual bonus in addition to salary. Salary

range is contingent upon qualifications and experience. Please send your

resume to sniemczyk@nacha.org.

NACHA offers a competitive benefits package that includes annual bonus,

free parking, medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement

savings plan, vacation and sick leave, health club subsidy and more.

7. Meeting Planner/Executive Assistant; Federal City Council;

Washington, DC

The Federal City Council, a non partisan organization, and its

subsidiary organization, is seeking an energetic, self-starting team

member for a unique opportunity planning and organizing events for a

Washington DC-based membership organization. The Federal City Council is

a membership based organization whose focus and mission is to enhance

community development in Washington in the areas of Education,

Transportation, and Economic Development. In addition to meeting and

event planning responsibilities, the candidate will provide

administrative and managerial support to the Executive Director of the

Economic Club of Washington in the areas of membership development,

budgetary planning, program planning support for the new sponsorship

program and education scholarship program. Excellent opportunity to

meet and interact with the movers and shakers of Washington DC.

Position responsibilities include the following:

* Set-up, plan and organize monthly Executive Committee meetings and

other periodic Committee meetings

* Set-up, plan, and organize annual Board meeting and Spring Board

meeting with attendance of 200

* Manage and coordinate up to five large events with a third party

meeting planner with attendance of up to 500

* Supervise event logistics, hiring assistance where needed

* Responsible for event contract negotiations, manage communications

with event managers and coordinate public relations outreach with the

Executive Director

* Prepare event packets and materials for distribution and mailing

* Prepare correspondence, reports, and materials for publication and

presentation

* Meet with event managers and coordinate logistics with venders

* General clerical and office manager-type duties on an as-needed basis

* Supervise and assign tasks to full time Intern

*Assist Project Director of the Federal City Council with specific

research tasks

*Attend and take minutes for Committee meetings on a wide range of

issues including Education, Transportation, and Economic Development.

* Answer phones with assistance from year-round, full time Intern.

* Maintain and update membership files, matrices and lists including

data on dues, member status and prospects

* Hire additional temporary help on an as-needed basis within budget

constraints

* Organize, manage and monitor membership renewal process

* Manage member database

* Communicate with members regarding news and events

*Respond to phone calls, letters and electronic inquiries in a timely

manner. Date and file inquires as necessary

*Organize and participate in regular staff meetings

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree

* One to three years of experience in executive assistance or in the

field of meeting and event planning or in a related area.

* Candidate should be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and

procedures within events industry

* highly-skilled organizational capabilities

* Strong verbal and written communications, analytical and people skills

are required

*Experience with database management

*Well organized and attentive to detail

*High level of focus and ability to deal effectively with day-to-day

issues in context of annual goals and organizational priorities

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and

the Internet

*Knowledge of and interest in the Washington, DC community development

* Excellent oral and interpersonal skills

A strong candidate will have initiative, a desire to work in a small

team environment while achieving individual goals, be creative, a

positive attitude, and willing to take on a wide range of tasks with a

desire to succeed.

Salary: $35,000 – $40,000 depending on demonstrated experience.

Excellent benefits including fully paid health care plan; 3 weeks

vacation; generous pension plan; up to $110 towards monthly transit

benefits.

E-mail resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format to the

attention of Meghan McDonough to hr@federalcitycouncil.org. Please put

“Meeting & Event Planner/Executive Assistant –FCC-0708” in the subject

line. Or you may fax to 202-659-8621.

For more information, please visit www.federalcitycouncil.org and

www.economicclub.org

8. Director of Banquet Operations; National Press Club; Washington, DC

Experienced manager needed for a busy meeting and press conference

facility located one block from Metro Center. Experience in a leadership

position is required, preferably in a union atmosphere. Your job will be

to successfully execute each event to the satisfaction of each client.

The successful candidate will have experience leading banquet waiters

and bartenders, housekeepers and housemen/porters and be able to direct

other managers. The job requires the ability to think quickly and

communicate instructions clearly. The candidate will also have or be

able to quickly obtain managers' licenses for food and alcohol service

from the DC government agencies.

We offer a 401(k) with a tremendous matching , vacation eligibility

after 6 months, paid federal holidays, disability, sick, medical, dental

and life insurance and an in-house fitness center.

Send inquiries, resumes and cover letters to jobs@press.org

9. Professional Development Intern; The American Camp Association; New

York, NY

The American Camp Association is a non-profit organization focused on

working with camp professionals to share our knowledge and experience

and to ensure the quality of camp programs. As a professional

development intern you will play an integral part of this process.

Although this is a small organization, there is a lot happening at once

so the ability to multi-task is crucial. The majority of this internship

will be geared towards all aspects of event management. However, some

days will be spent researching a variety of specialty camps online,

creating databases, and contacting members. Basic computer skills are

necessary (word, outlook, excel). ACA-NY is a casual environment but

professionalism is expected. If you're interested in learning about

event management or how non-profit organizations operate and are looking

for someplace to work hard but have fun then this internship is for you.

Please contact Mr. Dave Malter directly at dave@aca-ny.org

Contact: Dave Malter

Phone: 212 391 5208 Ext. 1018

Fax: 212 391 5207

dave@aca-ny.org

10. Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships; Association of Legal

Administrators; Lincolnshire, IL

The Association of Legal Administrators, located in Chicago's Northern

suburbs, is an international organization providing support to

professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal

departments, and governmental legal agencies. We currently have an

exciting opportunity for an experienced Exhibits and Sponsorships

Manager.

As the Manager of Exhibits & Sponsorships you will develop, implement,

manage and evaluate strategic marketing and sales plans for all ALA

exhibit and sponsorship programs. Responsibilities include exhibit booth

and sponsorship sales, new market development and prospecting of sales

leads, and establishment of financial goals and budgets for exhibit

booth and sponsorship sales. You will have comprehensive responsibility

for full on-site exposition management including floor plan design,

booth assignment, development and implementation of exhibit contract

policies and ALA exhibitor rules and regulations.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in public relations or

other relevant discipline plus 5 to 7 years exhibit/tradeshow management

experience. Current certification as a CMP, CMM or CEM is preferred.

We're looking for someone with a proven sales ability that understands

basic marketing concepts. Excellent interpersonal skills required to

communicate effectively and develop and build relationships with

exhibitors, members and staff. Strong financial management and computer

skills, including Microsoft Office and database software, are essential.

Frequent travel required. Send resume, including cover letter and

salary history to careers@alanet.org

Working at the Association of Legal Administrators: We currently have 38

employees working out of one location, Lincolnshire, Illinois. We offer

a 37.5 hour workweek, excellent medical benefits with Blue Cross Blue

Shield of Illinois, comprehensive dental benefits with Principal as well

as life insurance, short-term and long-term disability benefits. We have

a generous time off policy and flexible work schedules as well as a

401(k) plan. We work in individual offices (no cube farm here), have

unlimited free coffee, tea, and pop, with access to an on-site fitness

facility. Other benefits include continuing education opportunities and

casual Fridays!

Fax: 847-267-1329

careers@alanet.org

11. SMERF/National Association Sales Manager; Ontario Convention and

Visitors Bureau; Ontario, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4594346

12. Senior Program Manager; HRG North America; Mississauga, ON, Canada

Through our parent company Hogg Robinson Group, HRG has a long and

prestigious history: more than 160 years of experience specializing in a

range of high quality corporate services for multinational and national

clients throughout the decades.

Our comprehensive portfolio of services includes Corporate Travel

Management, Consulting, Expense Management, Sports Travel Management and

Events and Meetings Management.

HRG encourages people to learn and grow, to realize their full potential

and to make valuable contributions. We understand that our business is

only as strong as our people and we are committed to providing a

stimulating and rewarding work environment where every employee is

recognized and rewarded for their achievements.

Candidates must possess the following skills and qualifications:

* Minimum six (6) years meeting planning or related experience;

* Ability to negotiate effectively;

* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;

* Ability to work effectively within a team environment and accept

direction;

* Superior written and verbal communication skills;

* Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and

e-mail;

* Creativity and flair for hospitality an asset;

* Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with

clients;

* Assist in development of operational improvements;

* Bilingual (French/English) required;

* Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry.

Responsibilities will include:

*

Research hotel/venue availability for meetings/events;

* Negotiate rates seeking added value enhancement opportunities;

* Blocking space and confirm all requirements with suppliers (hotel,

venue, ground transportation, DMC etc.) and send confirmation of details

to client;

* Accurate preparation of budget and fees for client;

* Provide high level of customer service to client contact and

participants;

* Ensure VIP arrangements are prioritized and expertly handled;

* Timely and accurate submission/reporting of all required

administrative reports;

* Timely and accurate preparation of program reconciliations;

* Process reconciliations and supplier payments within 30 days;

* Assist other team members as required;

* Contribute to the ongoing process improvements of the department;

* Adhere to departmental processes and procedures;

* Be respectful of the client policies and procedures.

In addition to Health and Dental benefits and group RRSP, we offer a

competitive base salary and the possibility of pay for performance

increases, additional bonus, and agent incentives. We also have travel

benefits such as FAM trips and agency discounts, and, we offer learning

and advancement opportunities

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their resume directly

to employ.ca@hrgworldwide.com quoting the job title and location in the

subject line

13. Manager, Site Selection & Contracting; Minding Your Business, Inc.;

Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7208

14. Regional Manager; HRG North America; Montreal; QC, Canada

Through our parent company Hogg Robinson Group, HRG has a long and

prestigious history: more than 160 years of experience specializing in a

range of high quality corporate services for multinational and national

clients throughout the decades.

Our comprehensive portfolio of services includes Corporate Travel

Management, Consulting, Expense Management, Sports Travel Management and

Events and Meetings Management.

HRG encourages people to learn and grow, to realize their full potential

and to make valuable contributions. We understand that our business is

only as strong as our people and we are committed to providing a

stimulating and rewarding work environment where every employee is

recognized and rewarded for their achievements.

Candidates must possess the following skills and qualifications:

* Five to ten years experience in the management of a team

* Proven management expertise;

* Strong customer service both internal and external;

* Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;

* Good organizational skills and ability to work well under

pressure;

* Strong financial acumen and strategic thinking;

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Responsibilities will include:

* Responsible for all planning, growth and corresponding profit and

loss on all programs;

* Management of all staff under the EMM Pfizer and Merck accounts;

* Ensures operational processes and procedures deliver a standard of

excellence and is continually evolving to meet the growth of the account

exceeding client expectations;

* Responsible for leadership, training and mentoring operational

staff and ensuring we consistently deliver a standard of excellence;

* Works in partnership with the Operations Managers and the Director

to support client reporting and draft/present operational reporting;

* Develops/leads initiatives to sustain strong customer

relationships and promotes the operation with new potential customers;

* Develops relationships with all suppliers and negotiates preferred

rates/contracts;

* Manages performance evaluations of direct reports;

* Manages training and development;

* Manages recruitment and selection of Operations Managers;

* Support Operations Managers in the recruitment and selection of

staff;

* Provides leadership, development and coaching;

* Responds to management requests with reports/updates on

operational performance;

* Monitors and approves all department expenses;

* Manages and administers business plan for the year;

* Tracks/measures service levels and measures customer satisfaction

levels;

* Monitors/reports savings levels accomplished;

* Lead sales initiatives to increase awareness and growth;

* Responds to management requests with reports/updates on

operational performance;

* Spear heads national launch client programs/incentives;

* Facilitate the quarterly and yearly reports;

* Present the quarterly and yearly reports

* Lead and mentor the team;

* Responsible for delivering against the service goals set out for

the account;

* Develop client relationships

* Assist in the development of new business within the accounts.

In addition to Health and Dental benefits and group RRSP, we offer a

competitive base salary and the possibility of pay for performance

increases, additional bonus, and learning and advancement opportunities

Qualified and interested applicants should submit their resume directly

to employ.ca@hrgworldwide.com quoting the job title and location in the

subject line

15. Restaurant Event Coordinator; Tommy Bahama; Orlando, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7207

16. Director of Chapter Business Management; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the meetings and events

industry's largest and most vibrant global community. By providing human

connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships and marketplaces, it

helps its members thrive. Total MPI membership is comprised of over

24,000 members who belong to 69 chapters and clubs worldwide..

The Director of Chapter Business Management oversees the strategic

growth of North American chapters through chapter business planning,

delivery of chapter programs and services to support membership

retention growth and overall health of chapter operations. The primary

objective of this position is to manage the Chapter Business Team and

MPI's relationships with its chapters to facilitate good working

relationships in business planning, setting and achieving chapter

business goals based on historical performance, act as a resource to the

current chapter system and enhance the experience of our members at the

chapter level. This person must have proven past success in driving

business development, being held accountable for results and effectively

working with volunteer management. Must be able to direct and influence

chapters to achieve established business objectives. The most relevant

experience is being able to create and maintain positive successful

relationships with people who are not directly within the position's

scope of control.

Bachelor in Business, Marketing or Communications plus seven years of

progressive experience in association management, including chapters or

affiliates or in franchise management of multiple locations. Five or

more years of proven development in team management and leadership

experience, preferably in managing a remote team. Expected travel is

approximately 20-25%.

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

“Director of Chapter Business Management” 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.

EOE

17. Chapter Business Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the meetings and events

industry's largest and most vibrant global community. By providing human

connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships and marketplaces, it

helps its members thrive. Total MPI membership is comprised of over

24,000 members who belong to 69 chapters and clubs worldwide.

The Chapter Business Coordinator will be responsible for coordination of

committee meetings, chapter newsletter, conferences, website elements,

chapter compliance, rebates, communications and reports. This person

will also provide administrative support to the Chapter Business

Department, its chapters, and its leaders.

The Chapter Business Corodinator assists Chapter Business Managers to

ensure growth and development of MPI Chapter; acts as a liaison between

MPI Headquarters, the Chapter Business Team, and MPI Chapters; and

communicates with and assists Chapter Business staff, chapter leaders

and members on behalf of the department. This position researches and

recommends education topics and member programs that meet the needs of

the membership, and prepares reports based on requests from chapters

with assistance from the Membership Operations Manager and Chapter

Business Managers. This position also provides administrative support to

Business Managers as necessary.

Required Education and Experience:

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus some

college

2. Five years of progressive administrative and/or industry experience

3. Computer proficiency

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

“Chapter Business Coordinator” 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.

EOE

18. Corporate Events Manager; Ingram Micro; Mississauga, ON, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7202

19. Marketing Event Manager; Kroll Ontrack; Eden Prairie, MN

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7199

20. Tradeshow Sales Manager; SmithBucklin Corporation; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2929005

21. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Coordinator; American Society of

Catarct and Refractive Surgery; Fairfax, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2928980

22. Exhibits Coordinator; Helicopter Association International;

Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2927934

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

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2929475

24. Project Manager, Event Planning; Prudential Financial; Hartford, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4590599

25. Events Monitor (Part-Time); Senior Services; Bothell, WA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4590539

26. Director of Special Projects; Western Washington University;

Bellingham, WA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4576624

27. Travel Operations Manager; Cisco; Dubai, United Arab Emirates

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4589847

****** From Carole Chandler, via Ned Lundquist *****

28. Special Events Coordinator; USO of Metropolitan Washington; Fort

Meyer, VA

USO Metro is the largest affiliate of the World USO Organization which

provides services, special events, and many programs to serve the human

needs of military personnel and their families. The Coordinator will

report to the Special Events Manager to provide administrative support,

coordinate special events, solicit in-kind donations, recruit & train

volunteers.

This is an entry level position requiring a degree in communications.

Understanding of the military and nonprofit worlds as well as exposure

to special events are pluses.

Carole A. Chandler

Human Capital Advisors LLC

Talent Aquisition-Executive Advisory-Organization Development

www.humancapitaladvisors.com

carole@humancapitaladvisors.com

703-448-8994

***********

29. Internship in International Marketing; Bedouk Meetings & Events

Media; Paris, France

Internship within the marketing department of Bedouk Meetings & Events

Media, leading publisher of directories, magazines and websites for the

meeting, congress, incentive and events industry. In addition, Bedouk

Meetings & Events Media, organises the Bedouk Exhibition MC&IT, held in

Paris, on February 4th & 5th 2009.

We are seeking an independent, lively, and enthusiastic candidate for

the following tasks:

*Building and upkeep of reader databases for the Bedouk

International guide and the accompanying website

* Executing diverse marketing operations including, preparation of

e-mailings, and sending of direct mailings

* Researching prospective readers and validating existing contacts

Required for this position:

* Fluent English

* Strong and dynamic communication skills

* A 'convention de stage'

Please visit http://www.bedouk.com/ for more information.

Please send us your CV and cover letter to m.castel@bedouk.com

30. Catering Sales Manager; Margaritaville-Mohegan Sun; Uncasville, CT

Margaritaville is seeking an experienced and customer focused

hospitality catering manager for our Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino

location. Responsibilities include managing and developing group

business accounts in the leisure and convention market segments and

handling of the booking process from inquiries to final details before

handing over to operations.

The catering manager must be comfortable and enjoy conducting a

proactive sales effort though prospecting, sales calls, site visits,

client entertainment, trade shows and attending regional and national

industry meetings and events.

Requirements:

* A self-starter who is well-organized and detail-oriented

* Professional and a team player, ability to lead by example

* Customer service focused and good listening skills

* Minimum 2 – 4 years hospitality sales in a managing or supporting

role

* Able to travel and work some evenings and weekends

* Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Power

Point)

* Full service hotel catering sales experience a plus

Specific job responsibilities include:

* Develop business contacts with organizations that bring group business

to the area

* Liaison with hotel sales colleagues to solicit and build referral

business

* Represent the destination in the national market in conjunction with

Margaritaville national sales initiatives

* Maintain accounts with meeting planners, tour operators and local

corporate event planners

* Servicing and detailing of all contracts before turning over to

operations department for execution

*Administrative office duties including weekly/monthly reporting

Please visit www.margaritaville.com to submit your resume in the Career

Link section (located at the bottom of the web-site).

31. Congress and Convention Manager; Universal CIT; Stamford, CT

For more than 30 years, Universal's dedicated planners have provided our

clients with extraordinary quality. Universal is proud of the strong,

strategic business relationships that have been built primarily with our

prestigious Pharmaceutical clients.

Who we are seeking: A passionate, high-energy Project Manager with a

solid background in planning corporate meetings and congresses. We need

a TEAM PLAYER with an eye for detail, the ability to problem-solve, with

a great sense of humor, who is willing to work hard, but in a fun

environment with a team of people who are inspired to deliver

exceptional service in an exceptional way -the “Universal Way”

What we would need you to do: Deliver exceptional, successful,

profitable events. Your ability to translate your clients' brief into

accurate and inspiring solutions will help take this company into

continued areas of growth.

The skills we need you to have:

* Minimum of 2-4 years meeting/conference/congress planning

experience

* Excellent organizational skills

* Management of onsite teams and associate planners

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Produce accurate budgets and manage client expenditure

* Ability to work on multiple events simultaneously whilst retaining

your sense of humor, level of accuracy and team spirit

* Creative effective and long term relationships with clients and

suppliers alike

* Willingness to go that 'extra mile' to ensure we are continuing to

work towards our vision of being the 1st choice partner in providing

inspirational face to face events and communication solutions

* Some knowledge of Audio Visual requirements, to allow you work

effectively with our Audio Visual and Production partners

* MS Office (Word, Excel) proficiency

* Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time, including some

weekends (note: a valid passport is required)

We offer an extraordinary workplace with an excellent benefits package,

a strong performance development process, and a fun work environment.

Join us at an exciting time in our growth!

If you believe that you can meet our needs and provide the skills and

personality we require, please email stephanie.machin@universalcit.com

or visit http://www.universalcit.com/ for a view into our world!

32. Meeting Planner; American Institutes for Research; Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7215

33. Director of Private Dining/Special Events/Banquet Director; Sam's

Chowder House; Half Moon Bay, CA

Award winning oceanfront restaurant Sam's Chowder House, in Half Moon

Bay, Ca.(near Ritz Carlton) is looking for an energetic,

customer-oriented star to lead our busy Private Dining Program. Thanks

to Sam's incredible views, outdoor dining and delicious seafood, along

with some of the best sunsets on the planet, we were named “Best Outdoor

Dining in the Bay Area” by S.F Magazine, and featured on NBC's “The

Today Show”.

We have six outstanding oceanfront private dining options for both

indoor and outdoor events. Your role is to promote, present, and book

these private dining rooms for corporate, social, and charitable events.

This includes event planning, contract negotiation, generating menus,

event coordination and follow up. It also includes expanding Sam's

private dining business through outbound sales and marketing activities,

building referrals, networking, etc.

You should have a sales orientation, and a minumum of 4 years experience

in the hospitality/sales/marketing arena. You should be passionate about

guest service, have experience with special events/private dining, and

have a positive and enthusiatic, customer oriented style, high energy,

and have exceptional communication skills.

Position includes salary, medical benefits, bonus plan, vacation pay,and

employee meal discounts. But don't come just for that- we are looking

for someone who LOVES what they do (we do!), and wants to work with a

top-notch team.

Send resume to jobs@samschowderhouse.com.

34. Internship in International Sales & Marketing; Bedouk Meetings &

Events Media; Paris, France

Internship with the international department of Bedouk Editions, a

leading publication and Trade Show in the Business Tourism Industry.

We are seeking an independent, lively, and enthusiastic candidate for

the following tasks:

* Updating internet information on http://www.bedouk.com/

* Building and upkeep of client and prospect databases for the

Bedouk International guide and the accompanying website

* Writing and editing of external and internal communication

* Executing diverse marketing operations including publication of

online press releases, preparation of e-mailings, and sending of direct

mailings

* Researching prospective clients and validating existing contacts

Required for this position:

* Fluent English

* Strong and dynamic communication skills

* Possibilty of attaining a 'convention de stage'

Please send your application to marketing@bedouk.com

35. Event Manager; CNET Networks; San Francisco, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4606203

36. Director, Media Relations; Wyndham Hotel Group; Parsippany, NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4603809

37. Event Manager; Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA);

Washington, DC

The Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA) is seeking to fill an

Event Manager position. The Event Manager provides responsible

professional customer services in the Event Services Department of the

WCCA. Employees in this classification must have professional work

experience in planning, organizing and controlling events to allow them

to assume substantial responsibilities with minimal orientation. At

this level, the Event Manager manages the success of meetings requiring

facilities of the Washington Convention Center by coordinating and

directing the delivery of service to stand alone meetings, small

banquets, Ballroom events, medium to small conventions and consumer

shows, OR coordinates meeting room and exhibit hall services for larger

events under the direction of senior event managers. Work is performed

under the general direction of the Assistant Manager and Manager of

Event Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS·

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major

coursework in Business Administration, Public Relations, Hospitality or

Hotel Management, or a related field; AND two (2) years of significant

customer-oriented hospitality industry experience, preferably in a

convention hotel, conference or convention center, or significant

operating experience with multi-management of meetings and/or

expositions.

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability or

sexual orientation.

Fax: 202-249-3116

careers@dcconvention.com

38. Manager 3 – Catering; Sodexo; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4601612

39. Manager 2 – Catering; Sodexo; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4601534

40. Manager 3 – Catering; Sodexo; Chicago. IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4601655

41. Meetings Assistant; Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine;

Washington, DC

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine seeks an individual to join

the educational programs team responsible for managing eight national

conferences and 10 small leadership meetings. Duties will include

interacting with speakers and meeting participants, developing online

registration and meeting information websites, maintaining registration

databases, developing meeting material, and providing administrative

support. This individual will travel twice a year.

This entry-level candidate will have strong skills in MS Office and time

management as well as a knack for learning tasks quickly and a strong

sense of “customer service.” Attention to detail is vital. Strong

skills in editing, organization, communications, and research as well as

the ability to work independently and on multiple projects are

essential. College degree required. Salary is $37,000 and excellent

benefits, including 403(b) and health coverage, are provided.

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@im.org. Faxed and mailed

applications will not be reviewed.

42. Meeting Planner; NRTC; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26551776&jobSummaryIndex=29&agentID=

43. Meeting Planner; American Institutes for Research; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26594506&jobSummaryIndex=30&agentID=

44. Event Manager; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26569146&jobSummaryIndex=35&agentID=

45. Executive Director; SGMP; Alexandria, VA

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) seeks an

Executive Director. Candidate will possess extensive experience in

association management, strategic planning, financial acumen, and the

ability to work in conjunction with the Board of Directors to achieve

the organizations' mission and directives. Candidates should posses a

proven ability to lead and manage a team with a vision (currently 3-4

staff positions). Experience in the government meetings and hospitality

industries a plus. Salary $100K +. Position located in Alexandria, VA.

Please send resume and references to SGMPHQ@gmail.com.

46. Director, Association Account; Marriott International, Inc.;

Bethesda, MD

Marriott International, Inc., named by Fortune Magazine as one of the

“100 Best companies to Work for in America”, has an immediate

opportunity for a Director, Association Account at its Corporate

Headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

JOB SUMMARY

The Association Account Director is responsible for leading and managing

a team of Association Account Executives, as well as, providing total

account management for approximately twenty (20) association partner and

customer accounts to increase Marriott's preference, loyalty and

profitable share in these accounts. By applying the principles of

strategic account management and team-based sales as well as a strong

focus on relationship building, this position provides overall

leadership and direction in the development and implementation of

business to business strategies to build long-term, value-based

relationships between Marriott International and the association segment

accounts. As total account manager, this individual will develop

strategic relationships with the largest buyers in primary buying

locations and identify, qualify and convert account prospects for all

brands, assigned geographies and revenue streams (primarily group and

extended stay) to grow market share and generate superior business

results and create and execute Association segment specific strategies

which differentiate Marriott International and add value to the overall

customer base. Specific areas of responsibility include establishing,

managing, executing and communicating overall account strategies in

alignment with overall segment priorities, mapping buyers to accounts,

defending and growing market share and revenue targets for assigned

accounts, owning the return on invested capital (ROIC) for their

accounts and liaising with relevant cross-discipline resources

(corporate, regional, market, property) to ensure pull-through of

account strategies to achieve property level results.

Additionally, this individual will be responsible for providing

leadership and management oversight to 8-9 Association Account

Executives (AAEs) & 2-3 hourly sales support associates assigned to this

segment. This person will have a direct reporting relationship to the

Vice President Sales, Association and will be responsible for

maintaining high performance levels by setting clear objectives for the

team, maintaining day-to-day operational excellence, and hiring,

developing, and retaining high caliber talent who will make a positive

impact on the organization.

Experience

· 5-8 years of hotel industry work experience, demonstrating

progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance.

· Previous industry sales experience with Associations

preferred.

· Account management experience preferred.

· Experience evaluating business trends and developing and

successfully implementing new business programs or strategies that

enhance business performance

· Previous experience in supervising either managers of

individual contributors or managers of managers.

· Demonstrated ability to deliver results under difficult

conditions, even when faced with complexity and ambiguity.

Education or Certification

* College degree and related experience required.

Marriott offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For

immediate consideration, please go to Marriott's resume posting site at

http://www.marriott.com/careers and post your resume on our site.

Please include the following ad code on your resume and in the field

requested on our site to be considered for this job. Ad Code

WPOST/LOD/516454 EOE M/F/V/D

47. Revenue Manager; Marriott International, Inc.; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26553351&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

48. Manager, Conferences and Outreach; American Psychological

Association; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26551341&jobSummaryIndex=25&agentID=

49. Director Of Sales & Marketing; Sheraton National Hotel; Arlington,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26655916&jobSummaryIndex=13&agentID=

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