Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 July 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 July 2008

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Client Services Manager; Travel Technology Group; Chicago, IL

2. Director, Washington DC Regional Sales; Chicago Convention & Tourism

Bureau; Washington, DC

3. Intern; Minding Your Business, Inc.; Chicago, IL

4. Event Manager (Temporary-Part-Time); CNET Networks; San Francisco, CA

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

6. Show Manager; New Hope Natural Media/Penton Media; Boulder, CO

7. Rainmaker / Business Development Executive; PMPN; Durham, NC

8. NATIONAL SALES MANAGER; FLIK INTERNATIONAL; anywhere near major

airport

9. Global Meeting & Event Manager; Baker & McKenzie; Miami, FL

10. Manager of Global Corporate Meetings and Events; Celanese; Dallas,

TX

11. Director, Conference Services; UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center;

Houston, TX

12. Manager, Special Events & Projects; NRG Energy, Inc.; Princeton, NJ

13. Trade Show Manager Assistant (Part-Time); JBS & Associates; Laguna

Beach, CA

14. Registrar & Meetings Assistant; Direct Selling Association;

Washington, DC

15. Event Planner; Project Management Institute; Philadelphia, PA

16. Operations Manager; USA Hosts, Ltd.; Dallas, TX

17. Conference Manager – Marketing/Communications; Federal Computer

Week; Washington, DC

18. Meeting Coordinator; The Health Management Academy, Inc.;

Alexandria, VA

19. Maketing Manager, B2B Events; Federal Computer Week; Washington, DC

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

21. Exposition Operations Manager; J. Spargo. and Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

22. Meeting Coordinator; ION; Frisco, TX

23. Executive Director, Angel fire Community Development Corporation;

Village of Angel Fire, New Mexico; Angel Fire, NM

24. Events Facilities Executive Director; City of Sioux City; Sioux

City, IA

25. National Sales Manager; Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Scottsdale, AZ

26. Director of Sales; Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB; Galena, IL

27. Marketing Manager; Global Management Services Inc.; Chicago, IL

28. Client Services Manager; TIG Global (Hospitality Internet

Marketing); Chevy Chase, MD

29. President/CEO; Bryan-College Station CVB, Texas; College Station, TX

30. Visitor Concierge; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau;

Newport Beach, CA

31. Freelance Registration Manager; ProActive, A Freeman Company; New

York, NY

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

York, NY

33. Board Committee Coordinator; Ottawa-Carleton District School Board;

Ottawa, ON, Canada

34. Global Account Director; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; San Francisco,

CA

35. Chapter Business Manager – Canada; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX/Canada

36. Global Account Manager- Atlanta; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Atlanta,

GA

37. Global Account Director- NY; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; New York, NY

38. Global Account Director- DC; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Washington,

DC

39. Travel/Conference Coordinator; CALEA; Fairfax, VA

40. Meetings Manager; American Association of School Administrators;

Arlington, VA

41. Executive Sales Administrator/Analyst; Hawai'i Convention

Center/SMG; Washington, DC

42. Senior Director, Conventions & Meetings; The Optical Society;

Washington, DC

43. Director, Marketing and Communications; PCMA; Chicago, IL

44. Catering Sales; Main Event Caterers; Arlington, VA

45. Special Events Associate; Rainforest Alliance; New York, NY

46. Conference Associate; The Association of Performing Arts Presenters;

Washington, DC

47. Web & Graphic Designer; Bowhead Science & Technology; Alexandria, VA

48. Assistant Marking Communications Manager; Bowhead Science &

Technology; Alexandria, VA

49. Event Planner; Bowhead Science & Technology; Alexandria, VA

50. Sr. Conference Planners; B L Seamon Corporation; Greenbelt, MD

51. Conference Managers; B L Seamon Corporation; Greenbelt, MD

52. Meeting Registrar; Not Listed; Washington, DC

53. Event Planner; FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL ZOO; Washington, DC

54. Event Manager; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

55. SENIOR MEETING PLANNER (Administrative); Circle Solutions, Inc.;

McLean, VA

56. Sales Manager / Hotel; State Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

57. Hotel Assistant General Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington,

DC

58. Sr Dir-Human Resources; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

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

Profile: Trade Show sales and marketing executive with proven

expertise in positively impacting the bottom line. Effective leader and

innovator with broad in-depth experience encompassing sales, operations,

international and domestic markets. Successful track record in sales

team building, troubleshooting, problem solving and achieving goals on

time and within budget.

David Tunick

davidntunick@yahoo.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. Client Services Manager; Travel Technology Group; Chicago, IL

Travel Tech provides the events industry with the most dynamic solutions

in hotel services andtravel reservations. Acting as official provider

for over 200 events worldwide annually, TravelTech's Client Services

department is charged with strategically communicating with clients to

promote value-added event services mainly focused on event housing. A

unique work environment fosters growth and creativity within a driven

and energetic team.

REPORTS TO:

Assistant VP of Sales & Client Services/Director of Client Services

SCHEDULE:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm CST

Position Summary: A Client Services Manager is a customer service

veteran with a strong background in the hospitality industry. Client

Services is the ultimate point of contact for each Travel Tech client.

Responsibilities include aiding the sales team in attracting potential

clients: at tradeshows, industry events and/or sales calls; facilitating

and negotiating all hotel contracts for the client, overseeing the

implementation of each event with internal Travel Technology Group team

members, as well as providing consultative assistance for the client in

all aspects of travel and event management.

Overall Responsibilities:

· Manage hotel sourcing for several clients, including the presentation

of recommended hotel packages based on demographics/budget/history of

client/show

· Negotiate hotel contracts in all major US markets on behalf of client

· Assist Travel Tech Operations Department when contractual terms are

not being met by a client, i.e. walk situations, change in ownership

etc.

· Assist in the creation of sales proposals and materials as well as

coordinate sales call logistics

· Assist in the internal and external implementation of clients

· Generate and distribute miscellaneous client correspondence

· Assist in the logistics management of industry tradeshows

(approximately 3 per year)

· Travel on-site to various shows as needed to interface with the client

and assist in the operations of on-site Travel Assistance Desk

· Assist in post-event wrap-ups – including the preparation of

appropriate documents and planning of said wrap-up meetings

· Assist other internal departments as needed

· Coordinate client gifts

· Manage announcement of new clients, client renewals or other note

worthy information via Travel Techs internal Intranet

· Manage bulk mailings, mail merges etc.

Requirements:

· College Degree

· 3+ years of travel/hospitality industry experience preferred

· Excellent Customer Service skills are required

· Excellent communication and analytical skills are required

· Strong interpersonal and management skills are required

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

· Requires strong written and verbal communication skills

· Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and deadlines

· Ability to learn additional software as needed, with appropriate

training

If interested, please contact Kevin Panetta at kpanetta@ttgonline.com

Contact: Kevin Panetta

Fax: 312-329-9972

kpanetta@ttgonline.com

2. Director, Washington DC Regional Sales; Chicago Convention & Tourism

Bureau; Washington, DC

The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau is seeking a high-profile

Director of Sales for the Association market to be responsible for

aggressively soliciting large national accounts and non-profit trade

shows that have 1,000 peak rooms or more, selling all Bureau services

and creating awareness and competitive distinctness of McCormick Place,

Navy Pier and the city of Chicago as a global destination.

Along with your superior communication and presentation skills, you

should have 7-10 years related, progressive sales experience in the

hospitality or convention bureau environment with sound knowledge of

associations, trade shows, exhibit facilities and hotel capabilities.

Must be able to effectively use MS Office products including, Word,

Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook; knowledge of D3000 helpful.

Your time-management skills will be important for managing multiple

projects/priorities.

If you're interested in joining a winning team, forward your

confidential resume, with desired salary, to Brien Zamperetti at

bzamperetti@choosechicago.com.

Learn more about us at www.choosechicago.com.

3. Intern; Minding Your Business, Inc.; Chicago, IL

Do you enjoy the excitement associated with planning meetings and

producing events? Minding Your Business (MYB) is offering Fall Semester

internships to those students that want the experience that the

classroom just can't provide. Interns will get hands-on experience and

exposure in all aspects of meetings and event production. They will get

to know the joy and the sense of accomplishment when a program has

successfully been produced and they were a key part of making it happen.

Internships are available year round. This experience will provide the

opportunity to assist with a variety of corporate and association

events. In addition, interns will learn valuable skills in program

coordination, time management, multi-tasking and communication.

Job Duties

Interns will be responsible for assisting in managing the tactical

requirements of producing multiple programs including pre-event, on-site

and post event details. Including but not limited to:

* Assist with proposal development

* Assist with program planning and coordination. Students will

receive experience in, but not limited to:

o Budgeting, scheduling, and contracting events.

o Support in the coordination of collateral materials

including such items as: invitations, event programs, nametags, breakout

assignments, marketing materials, etc.

o Assist with ancitipating logistical challenges or needs

before, during, and after events.

* Assist with preparation and reporting

* Assist with outreach to vendors

* Assist with event Registration and the maintaining database of

meeting participants along with running appropriate reports

(attendance, financial and special needs, etc)

* Assist the Meetings and Experiential departments with any special

projects.

* Maintain and update event files, event calendars and other

spreadsheets.

* Assistance with basic office administration as necessary

(mailings, phone coverage, etc.)

Requirements

* Enrollment in a hotel/meeting/tourism management, marketing or

public relations accredited degree program

* Basic knowledge of event and meeting management industry

* Willingness to travel for programs, including weekends

* Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

* Articulate, positive communications (written and verbal) with all

levels of clients.

* Well organized with ability to prioritize and handle multiple

assignments.

* The internship will be paid for office hours. Work a minimum of

10-20 hours per week including evening and weekend hours, as necessary

* Must have reliable transportation (public transportation nearby)

* Office is located in River North neighborhood in Chicago

* Must have a flexible schedule.

* Assertive, outgoing, team player, creative, hard-working,

innovative, independent thinker who is greatly interested in working in

the meeting and events industry.

Schedule:

* 10-20 hrs/week

To find out more about Minding Your Business (MYB) visit our website at

www.myb.net

To apply, send resume and cover letter/email to: internships@myb.net

4. Event Manager (Temporary-Part-Time); CNET Networks; San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

6. Show Manager; New Hope Natural Media/Penton Media; Boulder, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4613819

7. Rainmaker / Business Development Executive; PMPN; Durham, NC

PMPN is the nation's foremost provider of on-site meeting planning

services to health care and other industries. We have one current

rainmaker and we're keeping her, but there are more market opportunities

than any one person can tackle, and that's why we're looking for a

second business development professional to help penetrate new markets

and further our goal to double corporate revenues in the next two to

three years.

We're looking for a rainmaker who looks like this:

* A proven winner selling B-to-B services in contract sizes at $50k

and above.

* A sales executive who expects to earn a six figure income, and

knows how to work smart and hard until it gets done.

* An organized and goal-oriented achiever who pushes the envelope on

quality and quantity of sales contacts.

* An excellent listener who understands the value of patience and

empathy.

* A proven team player, who creates win-win-win situations with

clients and colleagues.

* A strong communicator by phone and email, on paper, and in person.

* An entrepreneur excited about working in a small-company

environment, prepared to help us build a program of accelerating

success.

* An ethical professional who will not compromise the company or the

client in pursuit of short-term gains.

* An experienced professional in selling services to the healthcare

or technology markets. A background in hotel sales considered a plus.

* An intelligent marketer who can identify and pursue opportunities

to provide new offerings outside our existing client sectors.

* An enthusiastic provider who rejoices in our client's successes.

* A balanced and positive colleague with whom the rest of our firm

will look forward to working with.

If you believe there's a strong match between your career plans and our

corporate opportunity, we encourage you to contact us immediately.

Company Background

PMPN has a twenty-year history working with medical

education/communication firms and pharmaceutical manufacturers to

provide logistical support to continuing medical education, product

launches, conventions, and more. Our services include on-site

management, AV and equipment management, site selection and other

services. Our healthcare client base is growing steadily, and we are

also expanding into the technology arena and other markets.

Additional Requirements

This position requires 10-20% travel, including tradeshow work and

visits with clients which will require physical mobility.

Compensation

Salary. $30k base with uncapped compensation – targeting $100k+

Contact

Tell us why we ought to talk further, in your cover letter tell me about

a great sales experience you have received. Please email inquiries to

James Montague (jmontague@pmpn.com) no later than July 31, 2008. No

phone calls, please. Principals only. NOTE: relocation is not

available.

8. NATIONAL SALES MANAGER; FLIK INTERNATIONAL; anywhere near major

airport

The National Sales Manager will be responsible primarily for promoting

Flik Conference Centers by generating sales leads and conducting

personal sales calls and presentations. Will also have account

management responsibility, focusing on achieving guest satisfaction and

ensuring all revenue goals are achieved or exceeded. Target accounts

will include Compass Group, Compass Clients, Compass Vendors and Compass

Partners.

This is a remote position (preferably based near major airport).

National Sales Manager will report to the Vice President of Conference

and Training Centers.

Responsibilities will include:

*Handling account details so that all pertinent aspects of

solicitation and closing are complete and documented.

* Traveling to conduct outside calls, promote FLIK managed

conference centers.

* Preparing information for, meeting with and entertaining clients

as deemed appropriate by potential business from that account.

* Conducting phone solicitation in order to generate new prospects

for new meeting potential.

* Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry,

professionals may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the

business needs of the hotel and/or department

* Other duties as assigned by management

* Attend all meetings as required by management

Job Requirements:

* Comprehensive knowledge of all FLIK managed conference centers

* Leadership and self management skills

* Good communication skills both written and verbal

* Ability to communicate on various levels to include management,

customers, client and associate

* Ability to establish solid relationships within the Compass

organization and its vendors.

* Knowledge of financial and budgetary practices

* Proficient computer skills to include; various computer programs,

Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet

* Membership and participation in the IACC organization and its

activities

Qualifications:

*

Four year college degree preferred

* Minimum five years conference center or hotel sales experience

* National Sales Management experience desired, selling multiple

properties

* Delphi, MS Word, MS Excel experience preferred

Please send resume w/salary requirements to Jeanne.Lane@compass-usa.com

9. Global Meeting & Event Manager; Baker & McKenzie; Miami, FL

We are Baker & McKenzie, the world's leading global law firm, serving

many of the world's most dynamic, demanding and global organizations. We

are more than 3,000 friendly and talented lawyers and 5,000 supporting

professionals and staff in 70 offices in 38 countries. We currently have

an opening for an Meeting and Event Manager supporting the Global

Services organization from our office in Miami.

The primary role of this position is to plan and manage global firm

meetings and events. This includes:

*Manage and establish domestic and international hotel and vendor

relationships.

* Negotiate contractual terms and conditions for meeting space.

* Direct and manage logistical arrangements for meetings and events.

* Liaise with Principals, Local & National Partners, Chairman, COO,

Executive Committee members, Regional Operating Officers, Global Service

Directors & Manager, Marketing Professionals and Staff relating to the

organization of the operational side of meeting and events.

* Develop and implement policies and procedures for the meeting

department.

* Develop comprehensive business plans required to ensure the smooth

flow of information and staffing essential to meeting strategies and

objectives.

* Develop and execute department's Alignment Plan.

* Approximately 15-20% domestic and international travel.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or substantial

equivalent work experience with at least 10 years experience in meeting

and event planning, preferably having held a senior position of

responsibility in a professional services environment. Must have

well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with complete

fluency in Spanish, and a proven ability to manage key relationships at

varying levels of multi cultural organizations. The ability to negotiate

and work with vendors and suppliers across the world with proven skills

in driving down costs while maintaining or increasing quality is

essential.

Our office is ideally located in downtown Chicago, and we offer an

outstanding benefits package including, but not limited to: a generous

paid time off policy, 401(k), dental, vision, and first-day medical

insurance coverage.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

No phone calls please!

Baker & McKenzie Global Services LLC

Attn: Wilbert Williams

One Prudential Plaza, Suite 2500

130 E. Randolph Dr.

Chicago, IL 60601

Fax: 312-938-4979

E-mail: Wilbert.W.Williams@BakerNet.com

10. Manager of Global Corporate Meetings and Events; Celanese; Dallas,

TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7222

11. Director, Conference Services; UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center;

Houston, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7226

12. Manager, Special Events & Projects; NRG Energy, Inc.; Princeton, NJ

Description

Responsible for project management and event planning coordination and

implementing a variety of Communications projects as well as other

corporate department and regional requested projects; plan, develop, and

implement special projects such as annual report and events such as

investor and employee conferences; manage charitable giving program.

Responsibilities:

* Work closely with the Vice President, Communications to implement

communications strategy and plans.

* Plan and execute logistics for large and small scale meetings,

including but not limited to annual shareholder meetings, board

meetings, investor/analyst conferences, and employee annual leadership

meetings and employee teambuilding events.

* Coordinate the meeting planning and execution process with a wide

variety of internal and external client groups. Negotiate event-related

contracts to maximize value and minimize costs; coordinate travel needs

related to events; track and reconcile event budget and expenses;

concept program content.

* Project management, from concept to completion, of various major

projects including the annual report.

* Job entails project and event management for NRG's expanding

community relations program and regional events.

* Manage Global Giving program, NRG's charitable giving program and

community outreach program including soliciting, evaluating and

cultivating new charity partners. Serve as liaison with charity partners

and manage payments to and progress reports from those partners.

* Write event and charity-related correspondence including project

plans, letters and speech talking points, etc.

* Edit and orchestrate videos for events.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree required; major in English, liberal arts,

business, or related field, and five or more years of experience in

communications project management, including three years managing event

programs.

* Extensive history of working with all levels of organizational

staff, including senior management and Board of Directors.

* Creativity and ability to concept and execute high quality events

demonstrating extreme attention to detail.

* Must be able to develop an event/project budget and keep expenses

within budget.

* Demonstrated superior writing and presentation skills.

* Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service to all

levels of employees.

* Ability to work well both independently and with others.

* Strong vendor management skills.

* Ability to travel when required. (Estimated at less than five

percent of the time.)

* Must be a good team player.

Email resume with salary requirements to andrea.mameniskis@nrgenergy.com

13. Trade Show Manager Assistant (Part-Time); JBS & Associates; Laguna

Beach, CA

Responsibilities:

* Assist senior meeting planner approximately 24-35 hours per week

on national tradeshow. Hours heavier in Jan-May than June-Dec.

* Interface with exhibitors, vendors and client association as

needed

* Assist in selling booth space via on-line software, and maintain

exhibitor database

* Create, execute and track mailings and e-mail communications and

data that pertains to various aspects of event

* Respond timely and professionally to exhibitor inquiries and

requests

Qualifications:

* 1-2 years experience in tradeshow, meetings or events industry

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

other customer relationship software a plus

* Keen attention to detail and follow-up

* Positive work ethic with eagerness to take initiative

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

* Strong organizational, customer service, telephone and

interpersonal skills

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

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

or ccohn@jbsassociates.ws. Sorry, no relocation assistance. Please do

not apply if you are interested in a Full Time position

14. Registrar & Meetings Assistant; Direct Selling Association;

Washington, DC

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Meetings

Registrar handling the overall registration effort for four annual

seminars, multiple on-line seminars and one convention. The ability to

handle data entry and perform proofreading work to assure accuracy is a

must. Ideal candidate will travel to meetings to manage on-site

registration, which includes processing on-site registrants,

distributing name badges and meeting materials, responding to questions

from constitutents, and assisting the meeting manager in various

activities as requested. Additional duties include but are not limited

to: opening and sorting mail, organizing files, verifying information on

registration forms against payments received, processing payments,

handling shipping arrangements, ordering meeting signage and preparing

income reports.

Requirements

Prior registration and/or association experience preferred. Requirements

include Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Typing, word

processing, computer and data base entry experience required;

proficiency with Word and Excel preferred. Must be well-organized,

detail-oriented and possess above-average organizational and

interpersonal skills and professional telephone manner; must be

accustomed to producing a high volume of work; must be familiar with

basic accounting and bookkeeping principles. Travel required.

Salary mid-30s w/excellent benefits. Send cover letter with salary

requirements, resume and writing sample to hr@dsa.org; no phone calls.

15. Event Planner; Project Management Institute; Philadelphia, PA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2931797

16. Operations Manager; USA Hosts, Ltd.; Dallas, TX

SA Hosts, the nation's largest and oldest Full Service Destination

Management Company (DMC) is currently seeking a seasoned Operations

Manager to join our Dallas team.

This highly motivated person must be extremely organized with very

strong operational, logistical skills to manage programs of all sizes.

The candidate will be responsible for managing all assigned programs,

managing on-site staff, build and maintain strong relationships with

clients, vendors and suppliers. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word,

Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint as well as company database. You must be

able to quickly adapt and respond to last minute changes and challenges.

Must be able to work long/late hours as this is not a 9-5 position.

Hours are determined by the scope of the program current operating. A

full summary of functions, duties and responsibilities will be provided

at interview. USA Hosts provides full benefits package,(health, dental

& vision) 401K and incentive packages. We also encourage and will

absorb costs for all employees to obtain their CMP and CSEP

certifications.

Contact: Chris Chung

Phone: 214-219-6900

Fax: 214-219-6905

chrisc@usahosts.com

http://www.usahosts.com

17. Conference Manager – Marketing/Communications; Federal Computer

Week; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26656241&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

18. Meeting Coordinator; The Health Management Academy, Inc.;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26663551&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

19. Maketing Manager, B2B Events; Federal Computer Week; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26656256&jobSummaryIndex=23&agentID=

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26332486&jobSummaryIndex=25&agentID=

21. Exposition Operations Manager; J. Spargo. and Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

We have an opening for an experienced Exposition Operations Manager to

join our Trade Show Team.

Responsibilities Include:

Operations and logistics for 8-10 events each year

Working with exhibitors

Assisting the selection of and coordinating with show vendors

Working with venues

Assist in the overall look and feel of the event

Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years exposition operations experienceExcellent communication

and interpersonal skillsThe ability to work independentlyCollege degree

is a plusKnowledge of Word, Excel, Access and Outlook A2Z experience is

a big plus Compensation:Competitive salaryExcellent benefits About J.

Spargo & Associates, Inc.:J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is a full service

event management company with a solid 30+ year history of providing

clients with innovative, attentive management and sales services,

nationally and internationally.

For more information, visit http://www.jspargo.com/. Please fax resume

with salary history to 703-818-9177 attn: HR manager or email

jsajobs@jspargo.com.

22. Meeting Coordinator; ION; Frisco, TX

Position Description Summary:

Under general direction of the Director – Meetings, responsible for

planning various IPN Meetings ranging from dinner programs to symposiums

for less than 200 people.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the management of outside telemarketing firm as

needed when applicable to meeting.

2. Handles budgeting – development, management, reconciliation.

3. Responsible for RFP development, hotel contract negotiating and

site selection.

4. Handles various other meeting planning (various other meetings for

all networks); responsibilities include the full management of various

other meetings.

5. Provides new options and ideas to Director of Meetings on how to

increase impact of meetings or control costs associated with meetings.

6. Provides input into long-range plan to meet growing number of

obligations to support increased number of pharma partners.

7. Provides input into the optimization and utilization of external

and internal resources/vendors.

8. Travels to Programs to manage meetings onsite.

9. Interacts frequently with both internal and external customers,

including but not limited to pharma partners and ION members, as well as

meeting industry vendors. Performs related duties as assigned.

10. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience and Education Requirements:

The Meeting Planner position requires completion of a two-year

associate's degree program or equivalent combination of experience and

education. It also requires a minimum of two (2) years significant

meeting planning experience. This individual must have proven success in

planning and organizing programs and events at least small meeting;

including some knowledge of hotel negotiation and contracting, and a

limited knowledge of audio visual and meeting requirements for various

sized programs.

Minimum Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements:

1. Good leadership and decision making abilities

2. Excellent communication and time-management skills

3. Ability to work with individuals while successfully executing

various meeting programs simultaneously

4. Must be able to work extremely well in a team environment

5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

6. Strong interpersonal skills

7. Strong relationship building skills

8. Good oral communication and written communication skills

9. Good group presentation skills

10. Good analytical and mathematical skills

11. Strong organizational skills; attention to detail

12. Strong leadership and developmental skills

13. Ability to resolve associate issues effectively and efficiently

Send resume and salary requirements to kidde.kelly@iononline.com

23. Executive Director, Angel fire Community Development Corporation;

Village of Angel Fire, New Mexico; Angel Fire, NM

Angel Fire, NM is seeking an individual to direct the activities of the

Economic Development Corporation. This position will provide leadership

to both the Community Development Corporation and the Chamber of

Commerce and oversee all economic development and tourism activities,

including recruitment and development of targeted businesses and

services, plus manage all activities of the Convention and Visitors

Bureau.

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree and Chamber or Economic Development accreditation and

at least seven years experience developing and managing economic

development activities and tourism/visitor services, preferably in a

rural setting.

Compensation:

$70,000-$90,000

Contact:

Patricia Galliher

Village of Angel Fire

POB 610

Angel Fire, NM 87710

575-377-3232 (phone)

575-377-3280 (fax)

pgalliher@afgov.org

24. Events Facilities Executive Director; City of Sioux City; Sioux

City, IA

Responsibilities:

Perform administrative and supervisory duties in the administration,

management, marketing and promoting the use of the Tyson Events Center,

Convention Center, IBP Ice Center, Orpheum Theater and Tourism Bureau

and managing Sports Authority.

Qualifications:

Minimum of eight years of experience in the administration/management of

public assembly facilities at the Executive Director/General Manager.

Graduation from accredited college with a minimum of a Bachelors degree,

Masters degree preferred in business administration.

Compensation:

$78,024-$111,533/Annually/DOQ The City of Sioux City offers an excellent

benefit package. Application available at www.sioux-city.org

Contact:

Sandy Blevins

City of Sioux City

PO Box 447

405 Douglas Street

Sioux City, IA 51102

712-279-6205 (phone)

712-279-6200 (alt. phone)

712-279-6911 (fax)

sblevins@sioux-city.org

25. National Sales Manager; Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Scottsdale, AZ

Responsibilities:

Generate leads and bookings in assigned market (currently NE), which may

be revised annually,to achieve annual lead and booking goals. Coordinate

and conduct site inspections, FAM tours, attend trade shows, sales

missions,and client events to generate business. Create, increase and

maintain client base in assigned region.

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree from accredited acedemic institution, business or

hospitality preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills;

strong knowledge of meeting, convention and hospitality industry.

Compensation:

Compensation D.O.E. and includes excellent benefits package. Position

not eligible for relocation reimbursement.

Contact:

Genia Kehayes

Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

4343 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 170

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-421-1004 (phone)

hr@scottsdalecvb.com

26. Director of Sales; Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB; Galena, IL

Responsibilities:

Direct the strategic marketing and group sales of the destination; plan,

organize and coordinate all functions related to the meeting and motor

coach program; and actively participate in trade shows and other events

reuired to succesfully implement the CVB sales program.

Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, tourism or related

field and a minimum of two years tourism/hotel related sales experience.

Full job description and application available at www.jodaviess.org

Compensation:

Jo Daviess County pay grade nine and competitive benefit package.

Contact:

Betsy Eaton

Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB

720 Park Ave

Galena, IL 61036

815-777-3557 (phone)

815-777-4390 (alt. phone)

815-777-3566 (fax)

director@galena.org

Home

27. Marketing Manager; Global Management Services Inc.; Chicago, IL

Chicago based Destination Management Company seeks Marketing Manager;

B.A. plus two years marketing or market research analysis required;

apply with copy of this ad to Global Management Services Inc., 360 N

Michigan, Ste. 1001, Chicago, IL 60601. No calls.

28. Client Services Manager; TIG Global (Hospitality Internet

Marketing); Chevy Chase, MD

Responsibilities:

Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. .Develop, sustain client relationships

.Manage lifecycle of website development .Provide intelligent analysis

and reporting .Facilitate email-marketing campaigns .Maintain proactive

account management

Qualifications:

.Minimum three years interactive/online agency experience is preferred

.History of successful strategic customer account management .Strong

project management, problem solving, and organizational skills

.Experience creating and delivering presentations .Excellent oral and

written communication skills .Self-motivated, energetic

Compensation:

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, with health,

dental and 401(k).

Contact:

Catherine Swezey

TIG Global

5550 Friendship Blvd.

Suite T100

Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

(301) 841-4722 (phone)

(301) 841-4750 (fax)

careers@tigglobal.com

http://www.tigglobal.com

29. President/CEO; Bryan-College Station CVB, Texas; College Station, TX

Responsibilities:

Key business leader in community. A visionary who works closely with the

Board to develop and implement long and short term strategic, program

and financial objectives. Responsible for all general directions,

management and policy oversight of the CVB and all human and fiscal

resources.

Qualifications:

Senior experienced professional with proven sales, marketing and

management skills. Excellent communication skills. Board and Management

experience. A change agent with proven consensus building skills.

Bachelor Degree. Five to ten years of related senior level management

experience.

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience. Comprehensive and generous

benefits package.

Contact:

Mr. Steve Moore

Bryan-College Station CVB

715 University Drive East

College Station, TX 77840

smoore@bcscvb.org

http:// www.visitaggieland.com

30. Visitor Concierge; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau;

Newport Beach, CA

Responsibilities:

Oversee, train, maintain brochures, log and improve NBCVB Visitor

Services at Fashion Island. Enthusiastically, confidently greet

Visitors, answer questions related to the destination.

Qualifications:

Familiar with Newport Beach as a travel destination and knowledgeable of

NBCVB publications. Friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic personality.

Enjoy being the face of Newport Beach to visitors Excellent

communication, organization, self-initiative, problem solving skills.

Background in hospitality field Word processing/computer proficiency.

Professional attire. Wed-Sun workweek

Compensation:

$35-40k/year, depending on experience.

Contact:

Loretta Walker

Newport Beach CVB

1200 Newport Center Drive

Suite 120

Newport Beach, ca 92660

949-467-2741 (phone)

949-719-6109 (fax)

loretta@visitnewportbeach.com

http://www.visitnewportbeach.com

31. Freelance Registration Manager; ProActive, A Freeman Company; New

York, NY

Experienced Freelance Registration Manager with expert skills in

MicroSoft Office and Cvent. Project duration is August – November

(part-time August through mid-October; full-time mid-October through

project completion). Requirements include:

* Must be able to work designated hours in our Manhattan office

* Demonstrated expertise with MicroSoft Office and Cvent

registration system

* On site program experience with managing registration and

attendees

* Experienced in consumer events and financial reconciliation

* Skilled at training on site and pre-event teams

To be considered for this freelance position, send your resume with

hourly rate (pre-event) and day rate (on site) to:

ProActive, A Freeman Company Recruiting

careers@proactiveinc.com

Resumes with salary requirements should be received no later than 31

July for consideration. Local candidates only.

Only those individuals we wish to interview will be contacted.

32. 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 Dave Malter with any questions at dave@aca-ny.org

also, check out the website http://www.aca-ny.org/ for more information

about the organization.

Contact: Dave Malter

Phone: 212 391 5208 Ext. 1018

Fax: 212 391 5207

dave@aca-ny.org

33. Board Committee Coordinator; Ottawa-Carleton District School Board;

Ottawa, ON, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7231

34. Global Account Director; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; San Francisco,

CA

POSITION PURPOSE

To solicit business for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Responsible for

developing relationships with a core of 20-25 key accounts and be the

primary source for all group business at Starwood. At all times it will

be necessary to keep records of the solicitation process, lead

referrals, confirmations and cancellations. As a spokesperson of

Starwood, must have integrity, knowledge of Starwood properties and a

drive to succeed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

*

Build and grow existing relationships with assigned key clients to

help insure current and future use of Starwood for group business.

* Generate leads for all brands within Starwood. Help move the

process of leads to confirmed business with emphasis on need periods and

need hotels.

* Maintain proper records of lead status through eSales. Computer

knowledge and use of technology meeting with the standards set forth by

the Global Sales Office.

* Direct sales effort: Personal sales calls in territory, site

visits with client when appropriate, participation in trade shows, 24

hour responses to leads, increase awareness of Starwood destinations,

new properties and renovations

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

EDUCATION

High school or equivalent education required. College degree preferred.

Experience

5 years of hotel or global sales experience required.

Job Knowledge Skills/Abilities

* Proven track record of hotel sales successes.

* Hotel property experience and complete understanding of hotel

structure (sales, rooms and conference planning).

* Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook preferred and any past hotel

software (Delphi, Miracle) helpful.

* Experience and understanding of working with key national

accounts.Knowledge of destinations/hotels and use of collateral

available to assist in helping clients choose Starwood properties for

their programs.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

* Competent in making decisions regarding account challenges.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job

functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from

time to time.

All Applicants who would like to be considered for a position with

Starwood must complete the mandatory online application. Apply for job

number 60066776 at www.starwood.jobs

35. Chapter Business Manager – Canada; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX/Canada

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 Manager – Canada is responsible for the growth and

development of MPI's chapters through chapter business planning,

delivery of chapter programs and services to support chapter growth in

membership and retention through direction, and communication and

consultation with chapter leaders to promote a positive brand

association with MPI. The primary objective of the successful candidate

is to manage MPI's relationship 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.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to interact

successfully with diverse constituents and possess the expertise

necessary to react quickly and appropriately to demanding situations. In

addition, it is vital that this person have a proven success record in

driving business development. He or she will be held accountable for

producing results and working effectively with volunteer management.

This position requires a high-touch approach to our members and

therefore the ideal candidate will seamlessly adapt to their changing

needs; however this position must also 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. Also, the ideal candidate will have prior experience

in being held accountable for a group that he/she does not directly

manage.

* Works with director to ensure growth and development of assigned

MPI chapters by assisting in the development and monitoring of the

chapter's progress and effectiveness in strategic planning, business

planning, finance/budgets, and leadership/organizational development.

* Focuses on positive growth and retention of the chapter's

membership.

* Researches and recommends educational topics and member programs

that meet the needs of the membership.

* Represents the interests of MPI and provides chapter leadership

with current information about the policies, issues, and program

offerings of the association to its international membership.

* Acts as the primary communication liaison between MPI and the

chapters.

* Prepares formal assessment on chapter growth and development after

each visit, summarizing goals/plans versus performance to Chapter

Leadership and MPI management.

Required Education and Experience:

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

or equivalent.

2. Three or more years related association and/or industry experience.

3. Driver License.

4. Computer proficiency.

Preferred Education and Experience:

1. Five years work experience in the hospitality or association field.

2. Experience working in a volunteer position.

3. Prior experience working with field units, satellite offices or

subgroups of an association.

4. Industry certification preferred, i.e., CAE, CMP, CMM.

5. Ability to motivate and energize volunteers.

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

“Chapter Business Manager – Canada” 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

36. Global Account Manager- Atlanta; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Atlanta,

GA

POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for the solicitation and total penetration of accounts to

generate group business for all brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Solicit new accounts through prospecting, research and qualifying

sales leads

* Generate definite revenue from targeted accounts utilizing

deployment reports.

* Develop strong internal/external customer relationships with the

focus on lifetime value of accounts.

* Negotiate and book business through property sales executives at

Starwood properties.

* Develop action plans against targeted accounts as required to

achieve sales goals.

* Manage account activity as outlined in sales operating manual.

* Participate in trade shows and conferences as required.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

High school or equivalent education required. College degree preferred.

Experience

Sales experience required, hotel experience preferred.

Job Knowledge Skills/Abilities

* Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook preferred.

* Ability to track and maintain all pertinent account activity

utilizing existing sales program.

* Possess strong sales and negotiation skills.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

* Strong organizational and follow-through skills.

* Competent in making decisions regarding account challenges.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job

functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from

time to time.

All Applicants who would like to be considered for a position with

Starwood must complete the mandatory online application. Apply for job

number 60066780 at www.starwood.jobs

37. Global Account Director- NY; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; New York, NY

POSITION PURPOSE

To solicit business for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Responsible for

developing relationships with a core of 20-25 key accounts and be the

primary source for all group business at Starwood. At all times it will

be necessary to keep records of the solicitation process, lead

referrals, confirmations and cancellations. As a spokesperson of

Starwood, must have integrity, knowledge of Starwood properties and a

drive to succeed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Build and grow existing relationships with assigned key clients to

help insure current and future use of Starwood for group business.

* Generate leads for all brands within Starwood. Help move the

process of leads to confirmed business with emphasis on need periods and

need hotels.

* Maintain proper records of lead status through eSales. Computer

knowledge and use of technology meeting with the standards set forth by

the Global Sales Office.

* Direct sales effort: Personal sales calls in territory, site

visits with client when appropriate, participation in trade shows, 24

hour responses to leads, increase awareness of Starwood destinations,

new properties and renovations

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

High school or equivalent education required. College degree preferred.

Experience

5 years of hotel or global sales experience required.

Job Knowledge Skills/Abilities

* Proven track record of hotel sales successes.

* Hotel property experience and complete understanding of hotel

structure (sales, rooms and conference planning).

* Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook preferred and any past hotel

software (Delphi, Miracle) helpful.

* Experience and understanding of working with key national

accounts.

* Knowledge of destinations/hotels and use of collateral available

to assist in helping clients choose Starwood properties for their

programs.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

* Competent in making decisions regarding account challenges.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job

functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from

time to time.

All Applicants who would like to be considered for a position with

Starwood must complete the mandatory online application. Apply for job

number 60067670 at www.starwood.jobs

38. Global Account Director- DC; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Washington,

DC

POSITION PURPOSE

To solicit business for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Responsible for

developing relationships with a core of 20-25 key accounts and be the

primary source for all group business at Starwood. At all times it will

be necessary to keep records of the solicitation process, lead

referrals, confirmations and cancellations. As a spokesperson of

Starwood, must have integrity, knowledge of Starwood properties and a

drive to succeed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* Build and grow existing relationships with assigned key clients to

help insure current and future use of Starwood for group business.

* Generate leads for all brands within Starwood. Help move the

process of leads to confirmed business with emphasis on need periods and

need hotels.

* Maintain proper records of lead status through eSales. Computer

knowledge and use of technology meeting with the standards set forth by

the Global Sales Office.

* Direct sales effort: Personal sales calls in territory, site

visits with client when appropriate, participation in trade shows, 24

hour responses to leads, increase awareness of Starwood destinations,

new properties and renovations

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

Education

High school or equivalent education required. College degree preferred.

Experience

5 years of hotel or global sales experience required.

Job Knowledge Skills/Abilities

* Proven track record of hotel sales successes.

* Hotel property experience and complete understanding of hotel

structure (sales, rooms and conference planning).

* Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook preferred and any past hotel

software (Delphi, Miracle) helpful.

* Experience and understanding of working with key national

accounts.Knowledge of destinations/hotels and use of collateral

available to assist in helping clients choose Starwood properties for

their programs.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

* Competent in making decisions regarding account challenges.

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job

functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from

time to time.

All Applicants who would like to be considered for a position with

Starwood must complete the mandatory online application. Apply for job

number 60066775 at www.starwood.jobs

39. Travel/Conference Coordinator; CALEA; Fairfax, VA

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

(CALEA®) an international, not-for-profit credentialing organization for

public safety agencies located in Fairfax, Virginia, is seeking a

full-time Travel/Conference Coordinator.

This FLSA exempt position is primarily responsible for making travel

arrangements for persons conducting business on behalf of the

Commission. This includes confirming travel agendas, purchasing

tickets, and making hotel reservations.

In addition, this position is responsible for planning and coordination

of three conferences a year and other meetings, including but not

limited to site selection, negotiating hotel and/or convention center

contracts, providing for all meeting and function room requirements, and

conference support.

This position requires five years of travel and conference management

experience. An undergraduate degree and professional credentialing are

desired.

The salary is commensurate with experience and includes excellent

benefits.

The closing date for applications is August 8, 2008.

Send letters of application and resumes to:

James Brown, Associate Director

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 352-4225 Extension 26

jbrown@calea.org

40. Meetings Manager; American Association of School Administrators;

Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4629642

41. Executive Sales Administrator/Analyst; Hawai'i Convention

Center/SMG; Washington, DC

The selected individual will have 1-2 years finance and/or office

management experience or any combination of education and experience,

graduated from an accredited business school. The position will handle

financial data which includes preparing sales forecasts, analysis,

evaluating statistics and providing recommendations. The position will

also be responsible for various projects, marketing promotions, supports

the Executive Director of Sales & Marketing and manages the regional

administrative assistants. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

programs especially Excel, other programs include Word, Outlook, Access,

Powerpoint. No relocation provided.

jobs@hccsmg.com

42. Senior Director, Conventions & Meetings; The Optical Society;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4628519

43. Director, Marketing and Communications; PCMA; Chicago, IL

PCMA is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communications. This

individual will be responsible for the marketing and communications

strategies of the association. Marketing responsibilities include but

are not limited to: developing and executing marketing plans for all

products and services produced for the Education, Member Relations and

Meetings & Events departments, as well as Education Foundation events.

Communications responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing

internal and external public relations efforts; leadership

communications, Web site content; and association branding. The right

individual will have extensive experience in writing, editing and full

circle production; excellent public speaking skills; excellent

interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and experience

with computer software applications and desktop publishing programs.

Requirements include: Bachelor's degree (or higher) in marketing,

journalism, communications, public relations or English; ten plus (10+)

years of related experience in marketing and communications showing

progressive growth and responsibilities, staff management, budgeting,

marketing and measurement, preferably in associations; background in

meeting planning / hospitality industry and association areas are

desired. Some travel required.

Fax: 312-423-7294

resumes@pcma.org

44. Catering Sales; Main Event Caterers; Arlington, VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4628694

45. Special Events Associate; Rainforest Alliance; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4628842

46. Conference Associate; The Association of Performing Arts Presenters;

Washington, DC

Position Description: Under the supervision of the Conference Director,

the Conference Associate is responsible for supporting the Conference

team with logistical and production support for the Arts Presenters'

Conference NYC 2009. The Conference Associate will provide support for

the Conference Manager and Production Manager as assigned. This is a

full-time temporary position for the period of August 2008 through

January 2009.

Position Responsibilities

* Support the planning, development and implementation of Arts

Presenters' Conference NYC 2009, to include all logistical needs for

professional development and plenary sessions, as well as scheduled

meeting sessions.

* Pre-conference data input to conference planning program

* Assisting with member calls as related to the annual conference

* Participate in the coordination of volunteer recruitment and

onsite coordination

* Maintain a database of conference and related programmatic

information

* Assist Conference Director with speaker contracts and payments

* Responsible for the coordination of shipping conference materials

to and from Annual Conference

* Assist Conference Director and Production Manager with conference

timeline, staff tasks and onsite staff meetings

* Other duties as assigned

Requirements//Skills

* Bachelor's degree preferred.

* Good computer skills, knowledge and experience with MS Office®

* Familiarity with meeting planning programs, a plus

* Excellent communication skills (oral, written and electronic)

* Detail-oriented, self-starter

* Able to work under pressure

* Team player

* Good customer service skills

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters currently seeks a

candidate for the position of Conference Associate. This is a full-time

temporary position beginning August 2008 through January 2009. Under the

supervision of the Conference Director, the Conference Associate is

responsible for supporting the Conference team with logistical and

production support for the Arts Presenters' Conference NYC 2009. This

position requires good computer and communications skills and the

ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment. Work experience in

the creative industries, including the performing arts and in a national

organization preferred. For more information on Arts Presenters and a

detailed job description, visit www.artspresenters.org. Interested

applicants should email a cover letter outlining qualifications, resume

and references for confidential consideration to hr@artspresenters.org.

Please include “Conference Associate” in the subject line. No phone

calls please. Principals Only

***** From Amy Abernathy, via Ned Lundquist *****

47. Web & Graphic Designer; Bowhead Science & Technology; Alexandria, VA

The Events Management Division of Bowhead Science & Technology is

seeking candidates for several open positions to join a dynamic and

growing department in our Alexandria, VA office. This individual will

be part of a fast-paced environment and enthusiastic team that works

well together and does not hesitate to roll-up its sleeves to get the

job done! The positions we currently have available are:

Web & Graphic Designer

Tracking Code

BST-DHS-09

Job Description

As Web & Graphic Designer for this growing Alaska Native Corporation,

you will be working on a variety of promotion and event-related

projects. You must be able to create and layout all manner of print

promotion materials (including brochures, e-blasts, signs, fact sheets,

newsletters, invitations, booth banners, web pages, and more!). Here's

what else we are looking for: exceptional graphic design ability and

interpersonal skills to interact and work with staff at all levels.

strong editing, writing, design, and development skills for web and

print projects; ability to track and report on web site/page statistics

[such as how many times site is viewed] and conducts quality assurance

of web sites to ensure proper functionality/user-friendliness; web

coding and design skills

Required Skills

5-7 years design experience; Bachelor's Degree from accredited

university; Experience with content management systems for web

preferred; Experience with .ASP, XML, HTML, Flash, Cold Fusion, and

Adobe Go Live a plus; Experience with graphic and image applications

such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign);

Strong written and verbal communications skills; Excellent

organizational, analytical, and time management; Ability to work in

fast-paced and collaborative environment plus juggle multiple projects;

Must be team player, self-starter, and highly-motivated and

self-confident; Minimal travel and/or evening/weekend hours required;

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and

PowerPoint Please send up to 5 pdf samples, portfolio sites, and/or

website URL with your resume application for review.

To apply to any of these positions, please visit our job listings page

on our online Careers Center and enter the applicable Tracking Code into

the “search terms” field.

Bowhead is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must be eligible to work in the US.

48. Assistant Marking Communications Manager; Bowhead Science &

Technology; Alexandria, VA

Assistant Marking Communications Manager

Tracking Code

BST-DHS-12

Job Description

Under the direction of the Supervisor, develop appropriate marketing

collateral to include layout, revisions, proofing and production of

materials such as: direct mail, invitations, Save-the-Date cards,

e-blasts, web content, brochures, signage and posters, PowerPoint

presentations, and packaging; Assist with/create promotion projects as

merchandising, telemarketing, advertising, tradeshows, and sponsorship

activities; Conduct market research and competitive analyses as

assigned; Work with vendors to ensure timely completion of projects;

Provide reports/update on planned marketing activities; Develop and

maintain invitation/prospect/special project database lists; Write

clear, vibrant copy for web content, external communications,

advertising, promotion, and event projects; Proofread and edit all

documents; Draft public relations/communications pieces such as

newsletters, briefings, news releases, and event dailies; Must be able

to estimate costs and manage/track project budgets; Assist with any

aspect of event planning and production, as necessary; Other duties, as

assigned.

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree from accredited university, preferably in Marketing;

3-5 years marketing experience, special events a plus; Superior written

and verbal communications skills; Excellent organizational, analytical,

time management, negotiating, and copywriting skills; Strong sense of

style, trends, and creative talent; Ability to manage budgets; Ability

to work in fast-paced and collaborative environment plus juggle multiple

projects; Must be a dedicated team player, self-starter, and

highly-motivated; Minimal travel required; Working knowledge of

Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

To apply to any of these positions, please visit our job listings page

on our online Careers Center and enter the applicable Tracking Code into

the “search terms” field.

Bowhead is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must be eligible to work in the US.

49. Event Planner; Bowhead Science & Technology; Alexandria, VA

Event Planner

Tracking Code

BST-DHS-13

Job Description

Under the direction of the Supervisor, coordinates and assists with the

production of trade shows, conferences, seminars, workshops, and/or

special events as assigned; Proactively manages event logistics such as:

food & beverage, transportation, audio/visual, teleconferencing, decor,

entertainment, exhibits, handouts/participant material, photographers,

webcasting, badging, registration, and room blocks; Conducts location,

vendor, and supplier research; Assists with the creation of registration

forms, event Web pages, and other written materials; Schedules and

manages registration bag stuffing; Responsible for preparation of all

appropriate event documentation including onsite logistics plan;

Develops relationships with internal service departments and external

vendors to ensure timely and flawless execution of events; Manages event

tasks as assigned and resolves event-related problems as they arise;

Responsible for pre-event coordination [such as spec development] and

post-event reconciliation; Creates final reports, compiles event data

and ensures all event clean-up is completed; Tracks event expenses,

reviews invoices and BEOs, monitors project budgets, and maintains files

as appropriate; Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

5-7 years event planning experience; Bachelor's Degree from accredited

university; Superior written and verbal communications skills; Excellent

organizational, analytical, time management, negotiating,

follow-through, and customer-service skills; Must be able to handle

stress and possess strong diplomatic/interpersonal skills – particularly

in pressure situations; Ability to manage project budgets, maintain

records/files, and use databases; Ability to create and work with

spreadsheets in Excel and other event software; Ability to work in

fast-paced and collaborative environment plus juggle multiple projects;

Must be team player, self-starter, highly-motivated and self-confident;

Some travel and/or evening/weekend hours required; Some heavy lifting

required; Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel;

Access, and PowerPoint.

To apply to any of these positions, please visit our job listings page

on our online Careers Center and enter the applicable Tracking Code into

the “search terms” field.

Bowhead is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Must be eligible to work in the US.

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50. Sr. Conference Planners; B L Seamon Corporation; Greenbelt, MD

B L Seamon Corporation is currently seeking experienced Sr. Conference

Planners to plan and execute meetings and conferences of various sizes

and complexities.

Job Requirements

* A minimum of three years prior related experience in federal

government meeting planning.

* A Bachelors' degree preferred, but not required.

* Certifications in Meetings/Events Planning are a plus.

* Must be completely fluent in English, both written and oral. Must

be well spoken and fully comprehensible by English-speaking audiences.

* Ability to make oral and prepare written presentations.

* Proficiency with MS Word, Power Point, MS Outlook, and Excel. MS

Project is a plus.

* Must be able to conduct research using the Internet.

Responsibilities

* Provide full-cycle management of client meetings of various sizes

and complexity.

* Establish and maintain a positive, professional relationship with

clients through effective, accurate, timely, and reliable communication.

* Ensure complete and regular follow-up with all details to ensure

that client requirements and expectations are being met.

* Communicate with the appropriate staff/vendors in advance to

ensure any deficiencies are corrected.

* Communicate client requirements and requests to appropriate

parties.

* Communicate regularly with clients via telephone contact, written

correspondence, and in person.

* Provide timely response to phone calls and messages, ensuring the

messages are returned.

* Address all client concerns as they develop ensuring prompt

resolution.

* Manage project files and keep organized and current with all

information.

* Prepares and submits invoices for approval in a timely manner.

Other Job Related Requirements & Skills

* Excellent skills developing approaches to meet client

needs/demands while staying within project budget guidelines.

* Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.

* Strong customer service orientation and associated skills.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

* Must be able to conduct research using the Internet.

B L Seamon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All interested candidates

should submit their resumes on our website at www.blseamon.com.

May Reid

Human Resource Manager

Phone: (301) 577-0244, ext. 44

Fax: (301) 577-5261

E-mail: mreid@blseamon.com

Web: www.blseamon.com

51. Conference Managers; B L Seamon Corporation; Greenbelt, MD

B L Seamon Corporation is currently seeking highly experienced

Conference Managers to plan and execute meetings and conferences of

various sizes and complexities.

Job Requirements

* A bachelors degree in the areas of business, communications,

management or human resources preferred, but not required. Exceptions

can be made for appropriate levels of experience.

* Certifications in Conference/Event Planning are a plus.

* A minimum of three years of strong management experience within

the conference and hospitality arena.

* A minimum of seven years of direct conference, logistics, program

service, and project administration experience.

Responsibilities

* Manage and oversee day-to-day activities of assigned

meeting/conference planning activities

* Monitor and provide assessment and analysis of project performance

throughout execution

* Interface with other company components, such as web, database and

accounting management, to ensure that all resources necessary for

comprehensive meeting management are in place.

* Ensure that sufficient materials and services are ordered/secured;

delegate as necessary

* Conduct review of hotel contracts for submission to Project

Directors for final signature.

* Lead project performance efforts to ensure successful execution of

pre-meeting, on-site and post-meeting activities that are consistent

with client and industry trends

* Prepare on-site staffing plans and provides oversight and

management of meetings and conferences

* Conduct on-site inspections of staff performance

* Negotiate and develops consultant and subcontract agreements

* Manage and monitors project budgets to ensure proper spending and

use of funds-resulting in no cost overruns

* Perform as lead planner on large and/or high profile projects and

meetings, as assigned

Other Job Related Requirements & Skills

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

* Keen quantitative reporting capabilities and budget management

skills

* Good organizational skills

* Working knowledge of federal regulations, and familiarity with

standard employment regulations

* Strong leadership skills

If you are interested in our Conference Manager position please feel

free to apply on our website at www.blseamon.com. B L Seamon is an Equal

Opportunity Employer.

May Reid

Human Resource Manager

Phone: (301) 577-0244, ext. 44

Fax: (301) 577-5261

E-mail: mreid@blseamon.com

Web: www.blseamon.com

52. Meeting Registrar; Not Listed; Washington, DC

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Meetings

Registrar handling the overall registration effort for four annual

seminars, multiple on-line seminars and one convention. The ability to

handle data entry and perform proofreading work to assure accuracy is a

must. Ideal candidate will travel to meetings to manage on-site

registration, which includes processing on-site registrants,

distributing name badges and meeting materials, responding to questions

from constituents, and assisting the meeting manager in various

activities as requested. Additional duties include but are not limited

to: opening and sorting mail, organizing files, verifying information on

registration forms against payments received, processing payments,

handling shipping arrangements, ordering meeting signage and preparing

income reports.

Prior registration and/or association experience preferred. Requirements

include Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Typing, word

processing, computer and data base entry experience required;

proficiency with Word and Excel preferred; must be well-organized,

detail-oriented and possess above-average organizational and

interpersonal skills and professional telephone manner. Must be

accustomed to producing a high volume of work; must be familiar with

basic accounting and bookkeeping principles. Travel required. Salary

mid-30s w/excellent benefits. Send cover letter with salary

requirements, resume and writing sample to hr@dsa.org; no phone calls.

53. Event Planner; FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL ZOO; Washington, DC

Friends of the National Zoo, a nonprofit organization dedicated to

supporting the education, research, conservation, and recreation mission

of the National Zoo, is seeking a Corporate/ Special Events Planner to

market, plan, and execute corporate picnics and parties at the Zoo. Reqs

2 yrs exp, degree & valid drivers lic w/ clean MVR. Excellent benefits &

free parking! Send resume to: FONZ, HR/ SEP, PO Box 37012, MRC 5520,

WDC, 20013, fax: 202-633-6659 or email jlevi@fonz.org. EOE

54. Event Manager; SAIC; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26687771&jobSummaryIndex=24&agentID=

55. SENIOR MEETING PLANNER (Administrative); Circle Solutions, Inc.;

McLean, VA

Circle Solutions, Inc. (Circle), a employee-owned government contractor,

is seeking a Senior Meeting Planner to join the Conference department.

The successful candidate will manages and coordinates large and complex

meetings/events, manages and coordinates framework and timelines for

meetings, researches meeting sites based on client specifications,

prepare logistical, registration, and confirmation materials, coordinate

meeting support activities with other service areas, such as

Publications, Graphics, Writing/Editing, Databases, and Web, and

coordinates with hotel staff for meeting arrangements, menus, and other

requirements. This position requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent

experience, CMP, CGMP or qualified for application in next available CMP

examination, plus at least 5 years experience coordinating meetings and

events, including 3 years experience organizing large, complex

meetings/events. Must be a U.S. Citizen

Located in Tyson's Corner, Circle focuses on health, criminal justice,

and other social issues. We have supported federal, state, and private

sector clients since 1980. Circle has been recognized by the Washington

Business Journal as one of Washington's Top 25 women-owned businesses.

We offer a beautiful modern office, a friendly corporate culture, a

competitive salary and excellent benefits. Send resume and cover letter

to careers@circlesolutions.com. Visit our website at

www.circlesolutions.com. EOE/M/F/V/D

56. Sales Manager / Hotel; State Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

The State Plaza Hotel has an excellent opportunity for a qualified Sales

Manager. The positions primary responsibility is to increase profitable

sales volume for the hotel by increasing room sales and increasing the

sale of meeting space by servicing various markets. Please FAX resumes

with salary history and title of desired position to: 202/342-0973 or

email to lkurowski@rbpropertiesinc.com. Resumes without salary history

will not be considered. EOE-M/F/H/V

57. Hotel Assistant General Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington,

DC

The Washington Plaza Hotel, a 340 room hotel located at 10 Thomas

Circle, has an excellent opportunity for a qualified Assistant General

Manager. The Assistant General Manager will be responsible for

overseeing the daily operations of the Hotel. The successful candidate

will have a strong Rooms Division Operations background and customer

service skills. A Hotel/Hospitality or Business Mgmt degree is

preferred. Please FAX resumes with salary history to: HR@202/342-0973 or

email to lkurowski@rbpropertiesinc.com. EOE-M/F/H/V

58. Sr Dir-Human Resources; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26680996&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

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