Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) fpr 8 September 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) fpr 8 September 2008

Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and

relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the

hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Conference Intern; American Camp Association, NY; Baltimore, MD

2. Conferences Service Manager; Austin Marriott North at Round Rock;

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3. Meeting Planner; NCCI Holdings, Inc.; Boca Raton, FL

4. Be a Host Coordinator; Tourism Vancouver; Vancouver, BC, Canada

5. Events Manager; The Canadian Institute; Toronto, Canada

6. Coordinator of Events; University of Chicago – Medical Center

Development; Chicago, IL

7. Event Assistant; Diversity Best Practices; Washington, DC

8. Senior Meeting Planner Dispute Resolution; American Bar Association;

Washington, DC

9. Marketing Director – Hospitality Events; Questex Media Group;

Cleveland, OH/Newton, MA

10. Secretary II – Hotel & Parks Banquets; Disney; Anaheim, CA

11. Senior Planner; The Louis Berger Group; Washington, DC

12. Tourism Development Director; Office of the Mayor_City of Niagara

Falls; Washington, DC

13. Vice President, Conventions; Denver Metro CVB; Denver, CO

14. Executive Director; Cabell-Huntington CVB; Huntington, WV

15. Assistant Director of Sports Business Development; Oklahoma City

Convention and Visitors Bureau; Oklahoma City, OK

16. National Sales Manager; Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Pasadena, CA

17. Sales Manager; Chippewa Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau; Eau

Claire, WI

18. Sports Sales Manager; Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation;

Knoxville, TN

19. Tourism Sales Manager; Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Sacramento, CA

20. Conference Event Manager; Willow Creek Association; South

Barrington, IL

21. Senior Conference Planner; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;

Berkeley, CA

22. Event Planner 1; Case Management, Inc.; Little Rock, AR

23. Senior Account Executive; Hospitality Performance Network; Multiple

Locations

24. Banquets Manager; Museum of Latin American Art; Long Beach, CA

25. Events Administrator; SRA International, Inc.; Arlington, VA

26. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

27. Revenue Manager; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

28. Senior Director, Recognition Svcs & Special Events; University of

Chicago; Chicago, IL

29. Events Manager (part-time): North Ryde, NSW Australian College of

Health

Service Executives; North Ryde, NSW, Australia

30. Director, Event Operations; 1105 Media; Falls Church, VA

31. Director of Sales and Marketing; NYLO Hotels; Dallas/Las Colinas, TX

32. Progam Coordinator; MedAccess; San Diego, CA

33. EVENT MANAGER; Associated Students UCLA; Los Angeles, CA

34. Catering Sales Manager; Chase Park Plaza; St. Louis, MO

35. Assistant Event Producer; Aflac; Columbus, GA

36. Meeting Planner II – Washington DC; FINRA; Washington, DC

37. Client Services Manager; Cvent; McLean, VA

38. Convention & Tradeshow Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

39. Direct Sales,Account Executive; Cvent; McLean, VA

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

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

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

brief paragraph to

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

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

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

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

next newsletter.

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1. Conference Intern; American Camp Association, NY; Baltimore, MD

The American Camp Assocation, NY (www.aca-ny.org) is looking for dynamic

interns to help us market and network our services with members of the

National Recreation and Park Association at their 2008 Conference

(www.nrpacongress.org), taking place Oct 15 (Wednesday) – Oct 17

(Friday) at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

If you are interested in networking with people associated with the

Summer Camp and Recreation & Park Industries, this is a great place to

do so.

If interested, please contact Scott Rothschild at scott@aca-ny.org.

Parking and Lunch will be reimbursed and it is not necessary to work all

three days. We will also extend a letter of recognition for your

services.

Contact: Scott Rothschild

Phone: 212-391-5208 Ext. 1014

Fax: 212-391-5207

scott@aca-ny.org

2. Conferences Service Manager; Austin Marriott North at Round Rock;

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Winegardner & Hammons is clearly recognized as one of the most

successful full-service, independent hotel management companies in the

nation. We've built this reputation on 35 years of outstanding

performance and service, and with the help of dedicated people who share

our view of excellence.

Few companies have higher standards or more complete training than

Winegardner & Hammons, and few can deliver a higher level of guest

service. And with over 25 hotels in our portfolio, we are continuing our

plan of developing new upscale, full-service hotels. Point your career

in our direction, and you will find a career path that exceeds even your

level of expectation.

Qualified individual will have two years event planning and/or

conference service experience and at least one year experience in the

hotel industry. Individual will demonstrate successful achievement of

customer service and event planning sales goals or quotas. A degree is

required.

How to Apply

Contact: Mily Kennison

Email: mily.kennison@marriott.com

Phone: 512-634-4604

3. Meeting Planner; NCCI Holdings, Inc.; Boca Raton, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7351

4. Be a Host Coordinator; Tourism Vancouver; Vancouver, BC, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7353

5. Events Manager; The Canadian Institute; Toronto, Canada

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7347

6. Coordinator of Events; University of Chicago – Medical Center

Development; Chicago, IL

Medical Center Development (MCD) at the University of Chicago is in the

silent phase of a $1B-plus campaign, which is a part of a

University-wide campaign. MCD just completed a campaign raising $815M –

48% over the campaign goal. During this campaign, three donor families

made extraordinary gifts – of $25M and greater – to the University of

Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). Their gifts are emblematic of the pace

and success of our work and campaigns.

MCD seeks a Coordinator of Events to plan and execute events. When

meeting the needs and expectations of – or problem solving for –

individual clients and client groups, employ sound thinking, creativity,

sound fiscal management, and excellent communication skills. Implement

solutions and next steps with minimal supervision. Collaborate closely

with two colleagues on the Events team. Together, the Events Team

conceives, plans, coordinates, and implements of 100-125 events

annually. The Coordinator will have primary responsibility to be a

liaison to the Administration and Alumni team -these will be key client

groups within Medical Center Development (MCD). As such, build an

understanding of the key client group's objectives for events and

meetings and provide creative, appropriate, timely, and unique

solutions. Additionally, assist the Associate Director and the Assistant

Director with event execution for their key client groups (e.g. Reunion,

The CEO/Dean of the Medical Center, and Principal and Major Gifts

teams). The Coordinator's primary individual clients will be MCD staff

on the teams mentioned above. From time to time, produce events for the

Associate Dean and Vice President of MCD. Working partners will be MCD

colleagues, who are planning staff meetings and retreats, or

cultivation, solicitation, and recognition events for donors,

prospective donors, and Pritzker Medical School students and alumni.

Attendees at these events will be all these listed above as well as

principal and major gift donors and prospective donors, and Medical

Center leadership and Biological Sciences Division (BSD) Divisional

faculty. Report to the Associate Director of Events and be responsible

to fellow MCD staff for flawless event execution and management.

Negotiate pricing and contracts with vendors and for operating within

budget limits.

A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in public relations,

marketing, advertising, management or a related field; minimum one year

of professional experience or equivalent volunteer experience preferred;

experience and success working with a professional fundraising

organization and/or in events preferred.

Please see a complete posting (including all qualifications) on line at:

http://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=200627

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Employer

7. Event Assistant; Diversity Best Practices; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2974816

8. Senior Meeting Planner Dispute Resolution; American Bar Association;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2973797

9. Marketing Director – Hospitality Events; Questex Media Group;

Cleveland, OH/Newton, MA

Job Description

Responsible for developing and executing integrated marketing plans,

which include direct mail, print advertising and web based initiatives.

Set strategic marketing efforts for all programs. Establish and manage

marketing budgets. Manage marketing personnel for event group's

programs. Oversee PR initiatives for the group. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develop and execute marketing plans and strategies

* Develop and maintain dynamic database

* Manage attendee based marketing and exhibitor marketing

* Direct marketing efforts to drive attendance to the programs

* Direct marketing efforts to support the sale of vendor / supplier

based exhibit space and sponsorships

* Manage marketing personnel

* Develop and manage marketing budget

* Manage and effectively utilize a internal databases and develop

external list strategies

* Pursue and establish collaborative relationships with synergistic

associations and organizations

REsponsibility Details:

* Collaborate with sales staff to understand and be responsive to

the goals of the attendee, exhibitor and sponsor customer groups

* Manage results reporting, tracking of projects, and budget

tracking

* Interact with external vendors and internal clients to ensure

deadlines and requirements are met

* Oversee all market research activities

* Create and oversee the implementation of public relations plans

and programs

* Oversee the coordination of print production of promotional

pieces; monitor inventory of letterhead, envelopes and other direct mail

materials.

* Examine and approve all marketing bills – maintain budget, keeping

within budgeting parameters

* Oversee the management of lists for each event and track source

codes per marketing campaign.

* Manage the production of direct mail pieces, postcards, conference

brochures, expo hall passes, and show directory for the event.

* Manage marketing invoices and submit them for payment

* Coordinate the creation and production of Sales and marketing

materials, coordination of and participation in trade shows and special

events; direct marketing (on-line and off-line) and utilizing databases

to monitor results.

* Oversee ad placements, event calendars listings and banners ads

related to the events.

* Maintain the official event website's content and make edits and

on-going updates.

* Ad hoc projects as required

* Travel as required

OTHER KEY SUCCESS ATTRIBUTES: Four year college degree in marketing

and 7+ yrs marketing experience in a fast-paced environment. Prior

management experience. Prior technology event marketing experience a

plus. Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

database software, preferably Goldmine or compatible. Proficient in

Adobe or Quark. Individual must have a demonstrated ability to work

independently, communicate effectively in both written and verbal form,

and possess a high degree of organizational and detail & creativity

oriented skills. Individual must also have a well-established track

record of working effectively and successfully within group settings, as

well as of managing marketing personnel. Exceptional time management

skills, ability to handle multiple projects.

Please send salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to

jobs@questex.com.

10. Secretary II – Hotel & Parks Banquets; Disney; Anaheim, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4724498

11. Senior Planner; The Louis Berger Group; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27008196&jobSummaryIndex=45&agentID=

12. Tourism Development Director; Office of the Mayor_City of Niagara

Falls; Washington, DC

The City of Niagara Falls is seeking a Director of Tourism Development

for a “Smart Growth” community that is diverse, vibrant, progressive and

growing rapidly. Reporting to the Mayor and City Administrator, the

successful candidate we seek will have at least five (5) years of

project management and/or infrastructure development experience and

proven track record of achieving results in a tourism environment.

Qualifications: Five or more years of experience in project management

and/or infrastructure development. Equivalent education or experience in

Business, Economics, Tourism Management, Engineering, Project

Management, while a Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Compensation: Up to $100K

Contact: Gregory Davis

PRM Consulting

1814 13th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

2027453709 (phone)

2027453700 (alt. phone)

2027453701 (fax)

Gregory.Davis@prmconsulting.com

http://www.prmconsulting.com

13. Vice President, Conventions; Denver Metro CVB; Denver, CO

Responsibilities: Responsible for developing, directing and executing

all convention & meeting sales and service strategies and activities.

Will have persuasive relevant industry sales and negotiation skills with

strong overall leadership skills including sales management, strategic

planning, financial and resource planning/management, coaching and

counseling.

Qualifications: Strategic thinker who is fully autonomous with proven

problem analysis. Minimum 8 years sales management; an emphasis on

convention/meeting sales, advertising and promotional development within

the hospitality and/or tourism industry. Broad functional knowledge and

experience. Bachelor's degree in related field.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: Jim Carra

SearchWide

109 South Union Street, Suite 305

Traverse City, MI 49684

231-995-0567 (phone)

231-995-0569 (fax)

carra@searchwide.com

SearchWide

14. Executive Director; Cabell-Huntington CVB; Huntington, WV

The bureau is seeking a highly motivated candidate with excellent verbal

and written communication skills who possesses extensive knowledge of

tourism, budgeting, marketing, development, media placement and

promotions.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a four-year degree from

an accredited academic institution, marketing or business degree

preferred and a minimum of 5 years of tourism executive management

experience

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover

letter, resume, employment and salary history before 10/01/08

Contact: Michael Stephenson

Cabell Huntington CVB

P O Box 347

Huntington, WV 25701

exesearch@wvvisit.com

http://www.wvvisit.org

15. Assistant Director of Sports Business Development; Oklahoma City

Convention and Visitors Bureau; Oklahoma City, OK

The Assistant Director directs and performs the sales and marketing

required to solicit and book athletic events for Oklahoma City,

resulting in increased hotel occupancy and media exposure.

Qualifications: BS in marketing, PR, business or meeting destination

management. Min. 4 years experience in sports marketing, special events

or hospitality sales and marketing. Knowledge of amateur sports market.

Must be willing to travel as required and work a flexible schedule.

Self-starter with the ability to set and achieve sales goals.

Compensation: Compensation in the $45-$55,000 range plus we offer a

competitive benefit package.

Contact: Karen Springer

Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau

189 West Sheridan

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

4052978900 (phone)

4052978986 (fax)

kspringer@okcchamber.com

16. National Sales Manager; Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Pasadena, CA

The Pasadena CVB has an opening for a National Sales Manager to promote

Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention Center. The NSM will develop a

client base for corporate and association markets o Attend tradeshows &

client events o Possess strong interpersonal skills, and the drive to

achieve goals.

Qualifications: Bachelorfs degree preferred w/3 years in CVB,

convention, or hotel sales. Must be willing to travel.

Compensation: Generous compensation/incentive/ benefit package. Submit

resume to hr@pasadenacenter.com. Use CVBNSM in subject line. Background

checks and drug screenings conducted on final candidates. No relocation

provided. For more information visit:www.pasadenacal.com. EOE

Contact: Shari McCormick

Pasadena Center Operating Company

300 E. Green St.

Pasadena, CA 91101

626-793-2122 (phone)

626-844-1421 (fax)

smccormick@pasadenacenter.com

http://www.pasadenacal.com

17. Sales Manager; Chippewa Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau; Eau

Claire, WI

Responsibilities: Seeking a team player with excellent interpersonal

skills who enjoys inside and outside sales. Must be well organized;

detail oriented and possess strong initiative. Creativity, flexibility,

and dedication are crucial to achieving success.

Qualifications: Candidate must possess prior experience in Sales &

Marketing, experience in the Hotel, Attractions, Tourism or Meeting

Industry preferred. Travel required. Submit resume, salary history and

references by Sept 30, 2008 to: Pam Haller Dir of Sales & Marketing

Chippewa Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. 3625 Gateway Drive,

Suite F – Eau Claire, WI 54701 FAX # 715-831-2340 Email:

pam@chippewavalley.net

Compensation: $30-40,000 / year

Contact: Pam Haller – Director of Sale & Marketing

Chippewa Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

3625 Gateway Drive

Suite F

Eau Claire, WI 54701

1715-831-2340 (fax)

pam@chippwavalley.net

18. Sports Sales Manager; Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation;

Knoxville, TN

The KTSC has an opening for a sports sales manager. Responsibilities

include developing leads in the sports market through personal contact,

telephone solicitation & participation at industry functions, room night

goals & generating revenue. Develop working relationships with sports

meeting planners and maintain high visibility in the meeting planning

community.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from 4-year college or

university or 1-2 years related experience and/or training or equivalent

combination of education & experience. Preference given to candidates

with 2 years experience with a sports authority/commission or sports

sales for CVB.

Compensation: Commensurate upon experience

Contact: Teresa Hall

Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation

301 S Gay Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

865-342-9118 (phone)

865-673-4400 (fax)

thall@knoxville.org

http://www.knoxville.org

19. Tourism Sales Manager; Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Sacramento, CA

Responsibilities: Solicit new and maintain existing files of tourism

sales activities, promote Sacramento as a tourist destination to

wholesalers, tour operators, travel agents and group leaders. Establish

a cooperative and synergistic relationship with local business community

for the overall benefit of the Sacramento economy.

Qualifications: . Bachelors Degree preferred . Minimum three years

tourism or hospitality sales experience . Excellent customer service

skills, and verbal, written, and interpersonal communication and

presentation skills . Ability to travel

Compensation: Outstanding compensation package

Contact: Sheri Graciano

Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau

1608 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-808-8676 (fax)

sgraciano@cityofsacramento.org

http://www.discovergold.org

20. Conference Event Manager; Willow Creek Association; South

Barrington, IL

The Willow Creek Association (WCA) is a not-for-profit ministry, founded

in 1992, with more than 12,000 Member Churches from 90 denominations and

45 countries. We work to link like-minded, action-oriented churches with

each other and with strategic vision, training, and resources. We are

driven by a calling to serve Christ-following leaders as they build

biblically functioning churches. Our goal is to seek out and share

God-given breakthroughs with widespread potential from churches around

the world, supporting a rapid diffusion of innovation through the local

church for the sake of Christ and His Kingdom.

We host six major conferences annually on our South Barrington campus,

totaling 24,000 conference guests each year.

We currently have an opening for a Conference Event Manager. This

position is responsible for the operational execution of designated

conference events at Willow Creek Community Church and other off-site

locations. Primary responsibilities include:

* Strategically planning conference operations from beginning to end

in conjunction with market segment team.

* Preparing a schedule of operational details during an event

* Leading the WCCC Conference Operations Team which includes

representatives from multiple ministries as well as the WCA Operations

Team through the execution of each event

* Working with hotels and outside vendors to plan and execute events

* Leading event debriefing sessions after each event with WCCC

Service Departments and WCA Conference Operations Team and Segment Team

* Monitoring event budgets

* Developing key volunteers to assist the conference operations team

with various tasks and responsibilities

* Preparing debrief documentation to communicate with WCA Staff on

events

* Proofing of collateral materials for conference

* Creating communication tools for events

The qualified individual will have a college degree and a minimum of 3-5

years Event Planning experience on events of 500 guests or more; be

aligned with the vision of the WCA and a passion for conference guests

and WCA churches; and be fluent in Microsoft Office Applications. The

abilities to multi-task, attend to detail while also seeing the big

picture, trouble-shoot, track large amounts of information, lead

meetings and speak publicly are among the essential requirements.

Please visit www.willowcreek.com/wca_jobs for full job description and

application instructions.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

21. Senior Conference Planner; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;

Berkeley, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7356

22. Event Planner 1; Case Management, Inc.; Little Rock, AR

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2975612

23. Senior Account Executive; Hospitality Performance Network; Multiple

Locations

http://careers.site-intl.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=554&jb=4738550

24. Banquets Manager; Museum of Latin American Art; Long Beach, CA

The Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), in Long Beach, CA is searching

for a Banquets Manager. This is a sales position but also responsible

for facilitating all banquets and parties from start to finish with

banquets staff. This position offers a benefit package, including paid

holidays, health, dental insurance, and Simple IRA plan. Salary DOE-

plus commission.

Essential Functions:

* Sell and market all areas of the facility that include a

multi-purpose room and an outdoor event Sculpture Garden.

* Develop strategic planning for selling and marketing of banquets

and parties

* Directs, coordinates, and continually evaluates banquet operations

* Facilitate all banquets and parties form start to finish with

assistance of banquets staff

* May be available to answer any questions and deal with any

problems the customer may have during the events with assistance of

banquets staff

* Coordinates and staffs accordingly for each event

* Oversee the set up and tear down of every event, making sure

everything the client ordered has been delivered and/or performed and

that staff is breaking down in a timely manner with the assistance of

banquets staff

* Meet with potential clients on a continual basis and closing the

sales based on the services provided

* Maintain all records and contracts

* In charge of cash control and reporting on all events in a timely

manner

* Follow-up on all signed contracts guaranteeing deposits and final

payments from the clients before each event occurs

* Guarantees all services ordered form client are correct and has

been properly coordinated

* Required to work a varied schedule that include evenings, nights,

and weekends

* Required to spend much of the time out of the museum ensuring

sales of banquets and parties

Knowledge /Skills/Experience Required:

* Bachelor's degree required or an AA, plus 2-4 years experience in

banquets, sales or catering.

* Strong sales skills

* Experience Microsoft Office Suite

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

* Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

* Maintain a strong presence at all times

* Demonstrate team building experience.

* Excellent time management skills.

* Exceptional detail in follow-up.

If you are interested in this position please send resume, cover letter

and salary history to: jobs@molaa.org. No phone calls please.

Contact: Mirella Romero

Phone: 562-216-4145

Fax: 562-951-3395

jobs@molaa.org

25. Events Administrator; SRA International, Inc.; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27014011&jobSummaryIndex=87&agentID=

26. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27011186&jobSummaryIndex=104&agentID=

27. Revenue Manager; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27001631&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

*** From Angela Jacobs, via Ned Lundquist ***

28. Senior Director, Recognition Svcs & Special Events; University of

Chicago; Chicago, IL

From Angela Jacobs, Recruiter

http://www.linkedin.com/in/angelajacobs

Senior Director, Recognition Svcs & Special Events – Requisition 080346

General Summary:

Support the long-term development and alumni relations goals of the

University to foster lifelong relationships between the institution and

its key constituencies by developing and implementing a comprehensive

plan for donor stewardship, recognition and special event programs at

the University of Chicago. Create sophisticated

marketing-communications-based events and programs to achieve the

University's strategic engagement and fundraising goals and develop

metrics to measure success.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher required; a minimum of seven years of

development, communications, and marketing experience, including senior

management experience required; event planning and higher education

donor recognition experience preferred; proven leadership and strategic

planning capabilities required; strong written, oral, and listening

skills required; strong organizational skills and attentiveness to

details required; ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a

team setting, and an enthusiasm for, and ability to make a positive

contribution to the institution as a whole required.

For more information and to apply:

http://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=200619

To be considered, all job seekers must meet the requirements and apply

online.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity

Employer.

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

*** From Ned Lundquist ***

29. Events Manager (part-time): North Ryde, NSW Australian College of

Health

Service Executives; North Ryde, NSW, Australia

The Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACHSE) is

Australia's largest professional body in health management. It aims to

develop and foster excellence in health service management through

education and ongoing professional development for health and aged care

managers.

The NSW Branch of ACHSE currently has an exciting opportunity for an

Events Manager. The focus of this position is to organise Professional

Development activities for the Branch. Activities include conferences,

seminars and workshops in Sydney and regional NSW.

Responsibilities of the role include:

* Sourcing and liaising with venues, caterers, AV suppliers

* Liaison with speakers and delegates

* Processing of event registrations using IMIS

* Design of event flyers and news bulletins to market events

* Budget and financial management of events.

Essential Experience required:

* Competence in the use of IMIS Events

* At least 2 years' event management experience with track record of

delivering high quality events

* Excellent time management skills

* Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal

* Detail oriented and able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously

* Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a small team

* Fully experienced in Microsoft Office products.

This position is available 4 days a week. Working hours will be

negotiated with the most suitable applicant. Salary is pro rata

$59,280pa + super.

Please forward your resume and a covering letter to:

Dr Sarah Mott, NSW State Director

ACHSE (NSW Branch)

PO Box 341, North Ryde, NSW, 1670

Phone: 02-9878-1222 / Fax: 02-9889-3099

Email: smott@achsensw.org.au

Closing date Monday 15 September 2008.

***********

30. Director, Event Operations; 1105 Media; Falls Church, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4745273

31. Director of Sales and Marketing; NYLO Hotels; Dallas/Las Colinas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7358

32. Progam Coordinator; MedAccess; San Diego, CA

Join our Team!

Located in beautiful La Jolla, California, MedAccess is a fully

integrated promotional advertising agency specializing in the

pharmaceutical industry. Delivering strategic brand marketing solution

is what we do best. Our roster of prestigious clients count on us for

their marketing communications, medical education, accredited CME, and

meeting services.

The highly strategic account and creative teams of MedAccess work

together to make sure we're the strategic partner our clients deserve.

So, if you think you have what it takes to join our growing team, keep

reading.

Position overview:

Under the general direction of Program Managers/ Associate Directors,

Program Coordinators are responsible for assisting in the planning and

execution of both small (under 50 attendee) and large (over 50 attendee)

meetings and events. Accountable for updating internal systems in timely

manner and communicating program details to all necessary internal

departments.

Position Requirements:

* 4-year college degree or equivalent education and experience.

* 1 year meeting planning experience preferable

* Assist in the coordination of all program logistics including but

not limited to venue/ site selection, contract negotiations, travel,

food and beverage, meeting room sets, audio-visual, rooming lists, and

ancillary vendors (i.e. entertainment, activities, décor and/or

photographer)

* Responsible for audience generation (recruitment) and attendee

data management

* Coordinate outsourced ground transportation arrangements for

attendees, faculty, client, & staff and update and manage an accurate

Arrival and Departure manifest

* On-site: work as part of the meeting services team to coordinate

meeting logistics/actives with Client Services, venue & vendors and

offer assistance to team members

Please send your resume with salary requirements to MPeda@acinj.com.

33. EVENT MANAGER; Associated Students UCLA; Los Angeles, CA

EVENTS! EVENTS! EVENTS!!! Do you have excellent communication skills?

Are you a high energy individual? Great Customer Service? Would you

describe your organizational and leadership skills as “stellar”? If you

answered yes to these questions, then we want to hear from you!

The UCLA Student Union is an integral part of the Associated Students

UCLA which operates the nationally recognized UCLA Store and UCLA

Restaurants. The UCLA Student Union's focus is student programming and

services. This visible position is responsible for general execution

and oversight of all student group events for the Student Union Event

Services Office. Provides cost estimates for services, ensuring that

proper paperwork and authorizations are completed. Assists with

monitoring venue maintenance and equipment inventory. Ensures maximum

customer service delivery levels, and adherence to established policies

and procedures. Assist with budgets and perform financial tracking and

reconciliation. Assists in coordinating Division wide programs and

events. Supervises and counsels student staff in all activities.

Requires 2+ years related management experience in event planning.

Experience must demonstrate effective: customer service skills;

handling of multiple priorities and timelines; supervisory skills.

Requires Word/Excel proficiency. Prior experience monitoring and

reconciling budgets. BA/BS or the equivalent combination of education

and experience is required.

Premier Benefits include:

* 3 weeks paid vacation per year

* Medical/Dental/Vision insurance

* 12 days sick and 13 paid holidays per year

* University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting

Resumes MUST include salary history. No relocation assistance is

available.

ASUCLA is an EOE/AA employer

Visit our website at: http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/

http://www.asucla.ucla.edu/jobs/career.asp

34. Catering Sales Manager; Chase Park Plaza; St. Louis, MO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4744976

35. Assistant Event Producer; Aflac; Columbus, GA

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

* Assists with the management of high profile sales and employee

event productions to include; designing the event stage, lighting and

sound and coordinating the staff and contractors to successfully support

complex technical requirements; selects the appropriate video equipment

system, audio equipment, lighting equipment, and labor to effectively

produce the event while staying within the confines of the production

budget; conducts testing of audio, video, lighting and other components;

negotiates production proposals including obtaining competitive bids in

accordance with procurement policy

* Works with the second vice president to ensure that the activities

and objectives of the department are accomplished in a timely,

efficient, and professional manner; assists with the coordination of

production crews, equipment, and cast in the studio and on location by

determining the placement and movements of speakers, crewmembers,

lights, camera, microphone, props, and sets; provides training to

departmental staff regarding the proper use and maintenance of

equipment, and acts as a consultant to the company in matters relating

to corporate events and audio/visual productions

* Serves as the assistant event director/stage manager and may

coordinate the show by giving command cues to all stage positions such

as, teleprompter operators, video technicians, graphics operators, sound

engineers, lighting technicians etc.; directs the production of a wide

variety of mediated materials (e.g., overhead transparencies, slides,

audio tapes, slide tapes, videotapes, etc.); operates and supervises the

operation of a wide variety of audio visual equipment

* Coordinates event designs based on requirements, defines project

scope, budgets, timelines, milestones and resource allocation to ensure

successful project delivery; acts as liaison and event consultant to

executives, field force, and other staff; assists with the coordination

of the creative and technical aspects of photo shoots for company

officials and company-related functions and activities both in and out

of town, including photographs for newsletters and products/brochures

* Performs other related duties as requested

Education & Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in communications, event production,

communications technology, or a related field and five years of work

related experience in an event production environment or an equivalent

combination of education and experience

*Two years of professional experience in lighting systems and audio

and video technologies

Job Knowledge & Skills:

* Demonstrated ability in photography, video, and sound recording

(preferred)

* Photoshop/Illustrator (preferred)

Contact: Keyla Cabret

Phone: 706-660-7445

Fax: 706-660-7253

kcabret@aflac.com

http://www.aflac.com

36. Meeting Planner II – Washington DC; FINRA; Washington, DC

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37. Client Services Manager; Cvent; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27021296&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

38. Convention & Tradeshow Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=21058156&jobSummaryIndex=15&agentID=

39. Direct Sales,Account Executive; Cvent; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27021406&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

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