Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 September 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 September 2008

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

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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. Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Manager; American Society of

Anesthesiologists; Park Ridge, IL

2. Vice President Sales; Seattle Hospitality Group; Seattle, WA

3. Meeting Planner; American Intellectual Property Law Association;

Arlington, VA

4. Housing & Registration Manager; S&D Productions, Inc.; Home Office

5. Sourcing & Registration Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New York,

NY

6. Meeting/Event planner/marketing; Smart Meetings; Sausalito, CA

7. Director of Operations; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New York, NY

8. Meeting/ Exhibits Coordinator (Part time); Society of Nuclear

Medicine; Reston, VA

9. LEARNING SERVICES MANAGER; National Assembly of State Arts Agencies;

Washington, DC

10. Meetings Coordinator; The Food and Drug Law Institute; Washington,

DC

11. Director of Sales and Marketing; Garrett Creek Ranch Conference

Center; Paradise, TX

12. Managing Director, Worldwide Sales; Best Western International,

Inc.; Phoenix, AZ

13. Conference Opportunities; WALTON-THOMAS; Washington, DC

14. Reservations Manager; Omni Shoreham Hotel; Washington, DC

15. Sales Manager; Sheraton Washington; Washington, DC

16. Director, Meetings & Conferences; Association of Fundraising

Professionals; Arlington, VA

17. Seniro National Sales Executive; Orlando/Orange County Convention &

Visitors Bureau, Inc.; Orlando, FL

18. Surgery Course Manager; American Physician Institute; Oak Brook, IL

19. Conference Event Manager; Willow Creek Association; South

Barrington, IL

20. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

21. Event Coordinator; Herbalife International; Van Nuys, CA

22. Events Coordinator (Entry Level); AdvoCare International; Dallas, TX

23. Director of Sales; Hard Rock International; Orlando, FL

24. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Atlanta, GA

25. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Orlando, FL

26. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Boston,

MA

27. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Indianapolis, IN

28. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Houston,

TX

29. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Venice, Italy

30. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Madrid, Spain

31. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; London, United

Kingdom

32. Director, Meetings & Conferences; Association of Fundraising

Professionals; Arlington, VA

33. Intern; Meeting Sites Resource; Irvine, CA

34. Client Relations Consultant for TMM; Universal CIT/Trifecta

MultiMedia; Stamford, CT

35. Meeting Planner; National Retail Federation; Washington, DC

36. Program Manager; Cisco; Bedfont Lakes, London, United Kingdom

37. Sales and Events Internship; Disney; Lake Buena Vista, FL

38. Sales and Travel Public Relations Internship; Disney; Lake Buena

Vista, FL

39. Sr. Education & Training Support Associate; NRECA; Arlington, VA

40. Associate DIrector, Meetings; Advisory Board Company; Washington, DC

41. Manager of Convention, Education and ACE Marketing; American Water

Works Association; Denver, CO

42. Professional Development Director; ADEA; Washington, DC

43. Senior Sales Manager; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors

Association; Alexandria, VA

44. Audio Visual Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visual; Boston, MA

45. Onsite Operations Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

46. Conference Producer; Washington Business Information; Falls Church,

VA

47. Convention and Meeting Assistant; Council for Exceptional Children;

Arlington, VA

48. Dir-Engineering; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

49. AsstMgr-Front Office; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

50. SrMgr-Global Sales; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

51. Sr Manager-Interior Design; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

52. Dir-Interior Design; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

53. Manager, Intermediary Partner Programs & Serv; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

54. Special Events Manager; Helen Keller International; New York, NY

55. Meetings Coordinator; American Association of Neurological Surgeons;

Rolling Meadows, IL

56. Manager of Meetings; AALU; Falls Church, VA

57. Meetings Director; PHADA; Washington, DC

58. Meeting and Event Planner; ShoreBank – CFSI; Chicago, IL

59. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; American Dental Education

Association; Washington, DC

60. Director of Events MC&A, Inc.; Honolulu, HI

61. Sales Manager; Ruth's Chris Steak House; Westchester, NY

62. Conference Manager; American College of Emergency Physicians;

Irving, TX

63. Coordinator, Planning & Costing; Fusion Performance Marketing;

Plano, TX

64. Project Manager, Planning & Costing; Fusion Performance Marketing;

Plano, TX

65. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

66. Operations Manager; Bring it On! Dallas; Carrollton, TX

67. Special Events Technician; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Washington, DC

68. Catering Manager; Hilton Crystal City; Arlington, VA

69. Specialist, Reward Programs Marketing; Choice Hotels International;

Silver Spring, MD

70. Director, National Sales; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

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

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

brief paragraph to

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. Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Manager; American Society of

Anesthesiologists; Park Ridge, IL

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is the largest

organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the

practice of anesthesia. With over 42,000 members, both nationally and

internationally, ASA offers a variety of activities that promote

excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy. We

currently have an opportunity for an experienced Exhibit and Sponsorship

Sales Manager to join our headquarters team in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Essential Job Functions

* Develop and implement a comprehensive sales plan for exhibit and

sponsorship sales.

* Manage all aspects of exhibit and sponsorship sales, including

prospecting, reporting, strategic planning, recommending innovative

concepts, and sponsorship package development.

* Recommend pricing, sponsorship packages and other marketing

opportunities. Work closely with internal Marketing department on the

development of materials.

* Sell exhibit booth space and sponsorships for the Association's

annual meeting, regional trade shows and conferences, educational

programs and any other applicable opportunities.

* Prospect and develop new exhibitors and sponsors to grow events

and increase revenue.

* Prepare annual budget, including projected exhibit and sponsorship

sales and projections. Develop and maintain sales/variance reports and

prepare written reports, including sales history.

* Assist Special Events Planner with booth assignments and space

management.

* Create and maintain relationships with clients to ensure high

quality service.

* Develop and implement procedures to survey and evaluate exhibitor

and sponsor satisfaction and provide written analysis of evaluations.

* Assist exhibitors with sponsorship fulfillment.

Minimum Requirements

* Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related field.

* Minimum 3 – 5 years in sales/marketing with proven sales record

trade show exhibits and sponsorships, preferably for a medical

association.

* Proficient in standard software productivity tools such as

Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of layout programs. e.g. (Quark

Xpress or PageMaker) a plus.

* Comfortable with high volume of public and member contact.

* Ability to attend meetings at national, regional or local venues.

* Fulfill evening or weekend obligations.

Fax: 847-268-9199

jobs@asahq.org

2. Vice President Sales; Seattle Hospitality Group; Seattle, WA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4747101

3. Meeting Planner; American Intellectual Property Law Association;

Arlington, VA

Professional Association seeking a candidate with a minimum of 2+ years

experience in convention management and meeting planning, with

outstanding communication, organizational and time-management skills.

Must be able to work with a mixture of staff, volunteers, association

members, vendors and exhibitors. Candidate should be self-motivated,

highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and rapidly changing

priorities. Reports to the Manager of Meetings & Events.

Duties include: demonstrated knowledge of RFP preparation; spec writing;

contract negotiations; logistics planning and managing vendors and

suppliers; coordinating food and beverage; room sets; AV, program

speakers, and other logistical needs. Assist with sponsorship and

marketing for meetings. Provide on-site staff support as needed at

meetings. Organize ancillary meeting activities such as golf

tournaments, spouse programs, etc. Create & distribute marketing

materials; coordinate annual awards and competitions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Database familiarity a plus.

Travel required and the ability to work weekends as needed. BA preferred

and a minimum of 2+ years meeting planning experience preferably in an

association or non-profit organization. Strong organizational and

communications (both written and oral) skills and proofreading skills.

Able to juggle many tasks with accuracy and speed, prioritize, retrieve

information, and meet deadlines with a high level of attention to

detail. Must be resourceful, have experience that demonstrates

initiative and problem-solving abilities.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a

dynamic work environment. For more information, please visit our website

at http://www.aipla.org/.

CONTACT:

Interested candidates should send salary requirements with a cover

letter including a description of your most significant accomplishment

to date and resume to cathleen@aipla.org or fax to 703-415-0786 to the

attention of Cathleen Clime, CMP, Manager of Meetings & Events.

4. Housing & Registration Manager; S&D Productions, Inc.; Home Office

Want to work in an exciting industry for a fast growing company?

Corporate Meeting and Event planning company is seeking a highly

organized self starter with excellent communication skills to support

the Senior Housing & Registrations Manager. We offer competitive

compensation and growth opportunities.

Formed in 1998, S&D Productions, Inc. is your full service event and

meeting planning company. Our talented staff prides itself on developing

successful and memorable events for our clients. We are dedicated to

providing exemplary customer service which is accomplished through the

efforts of a hard working team.

Responsibilities: Qualified applicants must be able to manage

multiple deadlines, work independently, travel (up to 15%), support

senior housing manager with housing and registration for meetings and

tradeshows ranging in size from 25 to 2,000 people. Must demonstrate

excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Required Qualifications: Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office

Applications (specifically Excel). Previous experience in hotel

reservations and/or tradeshow housing bureau preferred. Equipped home

office within the United States.

Compensation: $33,000 – $38,000 (based on experience)

Please email resume and salary history to careers@sndproductions.com (no

phone calls). Salary history must be included for consideration.

5. Sourcing & Registration Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New York,

NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7362

6. Meeting/Event planner/marketing; Smart Meetings; Sausalito, CA

Smart Meetings magazine is looking for a full time meeting/event

planner. The qualified candidate will have minimum 5 years meeting

planning experience and know how to set the department from ground up

and have great contacts. We are looking for a strategic, high energy

planner who gets in and rolls their sleeves up to make things happen.

The right person will possess strong organizational skills, be an

effective communicator, and strong negotiator. We want someone with “out

of the box” thinking and creative ideas.

You will be planning 6-8 events in 2009, to include FAMs, focus groups,

and company events in the Western US. You will help market these events,

as well as items related to our overall brand. This will require a great

deal of coordination and organization and will be fun and industry

changing.

You should know how to work within bugets and work alone to exceed

expectations to create phenomenal events.

Please send your resume and salary history to marin@smartmeetings.com No

phone calls please!

7. Director of Operations; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New York, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7363

8. Meeting/ Exhibits Coordinator (Part time); Society of Nuclear

Medicine; Reston, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2977178

9. LEARNING SERVICES MANAGER; National Assembly of State Arts Agencies;

Washington, DC

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is recruiting a

Learning Services Manager to coordinate both in-person and virtual

learning programs for our members, the nation's state arts agencies.

NASAA offers a portfolio of high-quality opportunities to help our

members expand their knowledge, strengthen their leadership abilities

and expand their professional networks. Responsibilities include:

* Coordinate a year-round series of Web seminars for state arts

agencies.

* Administer Web seminar/conferencing systems used for virtual

convenings. Train staff, presenters and participants to use those tools.

* Coordinate presenter recruitment, scheduling and communications.

* Manage speaker contracts and reimbursements.

* Identify presenters' A/V, equipment, supply and room setup needs.

* Organize documentation, including agendas, speaker bios, handouts,

session transcripts, presentations, etc.

* Assist field volunteers who organize peer-to-peer networking

activities.

* Assist with session design for in-person and on-line learning

sessions.

* Collaborate with NASAA staff to develop dynamic service plans that

address the strategic goals of NASAA and its members.

* Encourage exemplary instructional design and facilitation

practices in all learning services.

This position offers candidates the chance to launch new programs; to

manage projects that have national visibility and influence; and to

learn about a wide variety of cultural affairs and public policy issues.

This is a career building opportunity for anyone interested in

leadership development, adult education/training, distance learning or

association services. Growth potential exists for an individual who

excels at the work and gains knowledge of the state arts agency field

over time. NASAA's offices are located in downtown Washington, near

Metro. This is a full-time position (including benefits) in a small

nonprofit with an enjoyable working environment.

NOTES: North American Residents Only. Salary range mid 40s and up,

depending on experience.

Requirements

Excellent project management abilities, conscientious attention to

excellence/detail, and organization skills are all essential, as are:

* A Bachelors degree plus 2-5 years of work experience.

* Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communications.

* Fluency with multiple technologies. Proficiency with document

formatting (Word) and presentation design (Power Point) is required, as

is the ability to quickly master new Web conferencing and on-line

communications/training systems.

* A commitment to public service and teamwork.

Some experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:

association work, adult education, professional training, instructional

design, leadership development, meetings management or communications.

Topical knowledge of the arts or public policy will be a plus.

TO APPLY:Visit http://www.nasaa-arts.org/aboutnasaa/employment.shtml or

send applications to cpirtle@csi.com. Application deadline: September

26, 2008. All applications must include:

*A resume.

*A letter discussing your interest in the position, as well as your

applicable skills and experience. This cover letter serves as your

initial writing and communications sample.

* “LSM Search” in the subject line.

No phone calls. EOE.

10. Meetings Coordinator; The Food and Drug Law Institute; Washington,

DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2976258

11. Director of Sales and Marketing; Garrett Creek Ranch Conference

Center; Paradise, TX

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2977470

12. Managing Director, Worldwide Sales; Best Western International,

Inc.; Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2977845

13. Conference Opportunities; WALTON-THOMAS; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27037261&jobSummaryIndex=29&agentID=

14. Reservations Manager; Omni Shoreham Hotel; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27035801&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

15. Sales Manager; Sheraton Washington; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27039006&jobSummaryIndex=7&agentID=

16. Director, Meetings & Conferences; Association of Fundraising

Professionals; Arlington, VA

Reports to: Vice President, Meetings

Budget Size: $2.5 M revenue, $1.7 M expenses

FLSA Status: Exempt

Function:

Full-time position within the Meetings department responsible for the

planning and logistics for the International Conference and all

International meetings as well as oversight of the Governance and small

association meetings.

Major Responsibilities:

Direct the planning and preparation for the International Conference and

small meetings to include site visitation, site selection, negotiation

with hotels, convention centers, and other conference suppliers.

Assists in the development of conference materials and supports these

functions as required. Collects information and writes for Conference

promotional materials including the Preliminary Schedule and the

Conference Program. Develops and manages budget including revenue and

expenses for the International Conference, which nets $700,000 – $1M

each year. Solicits and evaluates bids form vendors and makes final

selection of service providers including onsite temporary help, printing

services, office equipment, translation services, and audio recording

services. Supervise housing block, refund requests, and invoicing for

rebates and/or commissions. Research and recommend future sites for all

meetings. Represents AFP at professional events and promote membership

and participation at industry events. Participate in a leadership role

in professional societies that raise AFP's profile within the non-profit

community. Supervise the Coordinator of Governance and Small meetings.

Effects on End Results:

The International Conference and Exposition on Fundraising and

Philanthropy generates about one third of the Association's total

revenue. This position is instrumental in generating that revenue and

in presenting AFP International to our members and to the interested

public as the premier professional organization in fundraising and

philanthropy.

Contact: Lynn Smith

Phone: 703.519.8485

Fax: 703.647.2993

vriley@afpnet.org

17. Seniro National Sales Executive; Orlando/Orange County Convention &

Visitors Bureau, Inc.; Orlando, FL

Experienced convention sales professional needed for our Orlando-based

city wide team handling the geographic territory west of the

Mississippi. Will be responsible for the solicitation, booking &

servicing of major national conventions & trade shows. In addition to a

strong understanding of the meetings industry & previously proven

abilities in convention sales, candidates must have a high level of

motivation, strong time management skills, excellent organizational &

communication skills, be adept at multi-tasking and thrive in a fast

pace. 6-10 yrs. min. related experience required. Prev. CVB exp.

strongly preferred. Work & Outlook a must. Some travel.

Fax: 407-370-5006

human.resources@orlandocvb.com

18. Surgery Course Manager; American Physician Institute; Oak Brook, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4752988

19. Conference Event Manager; Willow Creek Association; South

Barrington, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4752947

20. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4752787

21. Event Coordinator; Herbalife International; Van Nuys, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7369

22. Events Coordinator (Entry Level); AdvoCare International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7370

23. Director of Sales; Hard Rock International; Orlando, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7371

24. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Atlanta, GA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7372

25. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Orlando, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7373

26. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Boston,

MA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7374

27. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Indianapolis, IN

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7375

28. Senior Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Houston,

TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7376

29. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Venice, Italy

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7378

30. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; Madrid, Spain

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7377

31. Sales & Marketing Manager; Hard Rock International; London, United

Kingdom

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7379

32. Director, Meetings & Conferences; Association of Fundraising

Professionals; Arlington, VA

Reports to: Vice President, Meetings

Budget Size: $2.5 M revenue, $1.7 M expenses

FLSA Status: Exempt

Function:

Full-time position within the Meetings department responsible for the

planning and logistics for the International Conference and all

International meetings as well as oversight of the Governance and small

association meetings.

Major Responsibilities:

Direct the planning and preparation for the International Conference and

small meetings to include site visitation, site selection, negotiation

with hotels, convention centers, and other conference suppliers.

Assists in the development of conference materials and supports these

functions as required. Collects information and writes for Conference

promotional materials including the Preliminary Schedule and the

Conference Program. Develops and manages budget including revenue and

expenses for the International Conference, which nets $700,000 – $1M

each year. Solicits and evaluates bids form vendors and makes final

selection of service providers including onsite temporary help, printing

services, office equipment, translation services, and audio recording

services. Supervise housing block, refund requests, and invoicing for

rebates and/or commissions. Research and recommend future sites for

all meetings.

Represents AFP at professional events and promote membership and

participation at industry events. Participate in a leadership role in

professional societies that raise AFP's profile within the non-profit

community. Supervise the Coordinator of Governance and Small meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of and experience with databases and Microsoft Office

Suite. Experience with Microsoft Access and helpful.

* Must have both selling and persuasion skills. Must have highly

developed proven negotiation skills.

* Must communicate well and effectively, both written and

interpersonal with individuals both internally and externally – and at

all levels.

* Must be well organized and have the ability to manage multiple

tasks, prioritize, follow through with details and meet tight deadlines.

* Must be self-directed and work independently with minimal

supervision while being expected to perform in a highly stressful

environment with a demanding workload.

Education, Experience, and/or Training Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or comparable business experience required. Five to

eight years experience in all aspects of meeting/convention planning,

logistics, and operations for meetings at least as large and complex as

AFP meetings. Hotel experience and non-profit/association meeting

management experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with volunteer

lead associations desired. Prior budget responsibility strongly

preferred. The CMP certification is desirable.

Effects on End Results:

The International Conference and Exposition on Fundraising and

Philanthropy generates about one third of the Association's total

revenue. This position is instrumental in generating that revenue and

in presenting AFP International to our members and to the interested

public as the premier professional organization in fundraising and

philanthropy.

Please submit cover letter and resume, including salary requirements to

Lynn Smith via the Meetings Assistant, Virginia Riley at

vriley@afpnet.org.

33. Intern; Meeting Sites Resource; Irvine, CA

Description

* RFP – reminders to hotels (only)

* Phone calls to hotels as assigned (training first (as needed) on

phone etiquette, etc.)

* Space Holds

* Specs & Room Assignments

* Packets (copy collateral & collate)

* Follow-up phone calls with hotels as assigned

* Type Site Inspection Itineraries

* Prepare Meeting Specifications

* Gather CSM Info

* Power Point Presentation Preparation

* Collating handouts

* PowerPoint

* Labels for files

* Special Projects

We currently have two intern positions available, apply as soon as you

are able! The internship is unpaid, however, we offer a gas

reimbursement based on the miles driven to and from work. It is an

excellent opportunity to gain industry experience.

Email your resume and cover letter to Robyn Russell at

rrussell@meetingsites.net

34. Client Relations Consultant for TMM; Universal CIT/Trifecta

MultiMedia; Stamford, CT

Company Description:

Part of the Universal Group of companies: Trifecta MultiMedical is one

of the leading players in the Clinical Training software and services

category. We are dedicated to helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO

and medical device organizations maximize their clinical research

investments. We offer customer-driven, web-based solutions for those

companies that conduct life changing clinical research. Due to growth we

are seeking a proven sales rep in the clinical area to help expand our

footprint within existing accounts and win new accounts.

Position Description:

Primary responsibilities include identifying and developing a pipeline

of viable opportunities from new and existing accounts. Finding solution

driving opportunities, which aid our clients to work faster, cheaper and

with a vision towards the future.

Additional responsibilities include:

* A drive to succeed

* Ability to accurately identify and forecast revenue

* Ability to orchestrate corporate resources to keep deals moving

forward

* Comfort level managing long complex sales cycles that include

multiple decision makers

Qualifications/Requirements:

Qualified candidates will have verifiable track record selling clinical

services into the pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences and /or medical

device domain.

Other requirements include….

* College degree

* Board room presence

* Excellent presentation skills

* Ability to work remotely from a virtual office

* Knowledge of clinical trial and virtual meeting solutions

Compensation Structure:

* Base Salary commensurate with experience

* Achievable Commission structure

* Medical and Dental Insurance

* Life and Disability Insurance

* Flexible Spending Plan

* 401K Option

* Generous vacation allowance

Please contact Dax Kiger, Director of Client Relations, at

dax.kiger@universalcit.com.

35. Meeting Planner; National Retail Federation; Washington, DC

National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade

association, is seeking a Meeting Planner to assist with the management

of logistics and space management for NRF's conferences. Duties also

include independently managing logistics for smaller meetings and

seminars to include RFP, site selection, budget management, and contract

negotiation, as well as supervision of vendors. Manages assigned aspects

of conference budgets including budget development, monthly financial

report reconciliation, timely budget projections, and

management/reduction of expenses. Proofs/edits conference and meeting

marketing promotional materials and assists with speaker management as

needed.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 years meeting planning

experience; CMP is preferred. Must have excellent time management and

organizational skills; the ability to multi-task and consistently meet

deadlines; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work both

independently and as part of a team. Superior communications skills are

essential, along with strong negotiation skills. Proficiency in MS

Office and database management. Must be able to travel and work varied

and extended hours. Commitment to a very high level of customer service

is a must.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirement to

Human Resources, National Retail Federation, 325 7th Street, NW, Ste.

1100, Washington, DC 20004, or email hr@nrf.com. EOE

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo). NRF offers a competitive

salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a dynamic work environment.

36. Program Manager; Cisco; Bedfont Lakes, London, United Kingdom

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4752013

37. Sales and Events Internship; Disney; Lake Buena Vista, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4750294

38. Sales and Travel Public Relations Internship; Disney; Lake Buena

Vista, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4750293

39. Sr. Education & Training Support Associate; NRECA; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27048221&jobSummaryIndex=10&agentID=

40. Associate Director, Meetings; Advisory Board Company; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27042816&jobSummaryIndex=81&agentID=

41. Manager of Convention, Education and ACE Marketing; American Water

Works Association; Denver, CO

If you join us at the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the

authoritative resource on safe water, you will be part of a team that

advances public health by serving the water industry. Located next to

beautiful Marston Reservoir in Denver, Colorado, we're one of the

world's leading providers of technical and educational resources to the

water industry. We rely on this position to: Lead the direction and

development of the overall marketing plan, strategies and tactics for

AWWA's Annual Conference. Be the project lead for the development and

delivery of the on-site annual conference program. Manage international

promotional strategies, tactics and programs for AWWA's Annual

Conference and other international efforts for assigned events. Manage

concept development and timelines/schedules for print and web marketing

campaigns. Identify target-market and, in conjunction with in-house

database expert and list brokers, select lists that promote member and

non-member registration at AWWA events. Identify trade opportunities

and plan for external print and online advertisements. Write copy for

direct mail, e-mail, web pages, and advertisements. Manage web content

for events pages. Manage the marketing budget for assigned conferences

and education events and ensure promotional campaigns are on schedule,

within budget and consistent with quality standards of AWWA. Analyze

financial, customer and competitor data to measure effectiveness of

promotions. Using this research, formulate recommendations for

marketing strategies and tactics for new and existing conference and

education events. Identify opportunities to cross promote and integrate

AWWA's products and services internally and externally. Coordinate and

provide comprehensive competitive analysis for assigned AWWA events.

Lead the implementation of approved event recommendations. Facilitate

on-going, collaborative relationships with internal staff, AWWA members

and outside vendors.

Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor's degree in

marketing, communications or a related field and five years of

business-to-consumer or business-to-business marketing experience

including a combination of web and event marketing. International

marketing experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education

and experience may be substituted for degree.

This position will also be eligible to participate in our highly

competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision,

life, AD&D, short term and long term disability insurance, various paid

time off benefits including vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) plan

with generous company match. Additionally, AWWA provides paid time off

for volunteer activities, on-site chair massages, on-site flu

vaccination (including access for family members), on-site consultation

with a Certified Financial Planner, and a host of other opportunities to

enhance one's health and work/life balance. More information about our

association is available at http://www.awwa.org/. As an employer

dedicated to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity,

minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For immediate consideration please e-mail a resume, in Word format,

along with compensation requirements to resume@awwa.org and include Mgr

of Conference, Education & ACE Marketing in the subject line.

42. Professional Development Director; ADEA; Washington, DC

Growing successful mid-sized association in DC is seeking an

experienced, organized, and highly responsible curriculum development

expert to fill the role of Professional Development Director. The

incumbent will be responsible for the development of integrated

curricula and programs that enhance the professional portfolios of

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

consultation with staff and volunteers, the Professional Development

Director will enhance the reach of ADEA's existing professional

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

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

include developing a needs assessment process to gather information from

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

members, assessing current professional development opportunities

provided for members, developing appropriate program delivery

methodology,, identifying subject matter experts for various

professional development programs, coordinating with meetings staff

and publications and production staff to deliver programs, managing

abstract process for the Association's annual meeting, and managing the

accreditation process for all educational activities. The incumbent will

also develop systems for evaluating all programs, services, and products

in conjunction with the Senior Director for Meetings and Professional

Development, A Master's in education, curriculum development, extended

learning, or organization and human development is preferred, and at

least 7 – 10 years experience in adult learning curriculum development

or association program development are required. Association experience

is highly desired. Candidates must have a track record of success in

developing professional education programs and curricula, preferably in

a health professions association or higher education milieu; the

incumbent must have an extensive expertise in developing curricula for

adult learners and be knowledgeable about the latest methodology and

practical application of the theories for developing such programming

for adult learning.

The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits

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

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing

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

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

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

43. Senior Sales Manager; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors

Association; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4759506

44. Audio Visual Sales Manager; Swank Audio Visual; Boston, MA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7380

45. Onsite Operations Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7381

46. Conference Producer; Washington Business Information; Falls Church,

VA

Falls Church publishing company seeks a candidate to secure industry

thought leaders to serve as audio, web and physical conference

presenters. Candidate would manage all aspects of developing and

producing conferences; from creation of ideas, writing event proposals,

speaker selection and event execution. Duties also include budget

management and achieving quarterly objectives.

The ideal candidate is proactive, industrious, and has a history of

achievements. Candidates with 2+ years of publishing or conference

planning experience are a plus. Must be comfortable working the phones,

detail-oriented, collaborative, and hold a passion for accuracy and

thoroughness. MS Office skills a must.

Benefits include health, dental, 401k, vacation, etc.

Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to

bludden@fdanews.com. No phone calls please. Resumes without a cover

letter will not be considered.

47. Convention and Meeting Assistant; Council for Exceptional Children;

Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27058276&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

48. Dir-Engineering; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27052971&jobSummaryIndex=90&agentID=

49. AsstMgr-Front Office; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27052966&jobSummaryIndex=91&agentID=

50. SrMgr-Global Sales; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27052976&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

51. Sr Manager-Interior Design; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27042741&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

52. Dir-Interior Design; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27042746&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

53. Manager, Intermediary Partner Programs & Serv; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26977731&jobSummaryIndex=5&agentID=

54. Special Events Manager; Helen Keller International; New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4761735

55. Meetings Coordinator; American Association of Neurological Surgeons;

Rolling Meadows, IL

Located in the Northwest suburbs, the American Association of

Neurological Surgeons is seeking the position of Meetings Coordinator to

interact with medical professionals, hospitality industry professionals

and association staff effectively and manage multiple projects

simultaneously.

Reporting to the Director of Meetings, the qualified candidate will

coordinate various areas of the association's annual meeting. Specific

duties include contract negotiations, preparing marketing materials,

logistics, housing, social activities, prepare for and conduct site

visits, budgets, bill reconciliation, post-conference evaluation and

maintaining historical records.

The qualified candidate will possess good organizational and problem

solving skills, independent decision-making, good financial planning

skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and professional

presence. Preferably three or more years meeting planning experience in

a nonprofit, healthcare environment or hotel convention services or

catering community. CMP designation preferred.

Please submit your resume along with salary history via email to

pla@aans.org with the subject line Meetings Coordinator. Resumes

without salary history will not be considered. No phone calls please.

56. Manager of Meetings; AALU; Falls Church, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4761499

57. Meetings Director; PHADA; Washington, DC

National housing association located on Capitol Hill seeks full-time

Meetings Director. Duties include all aspects related to the

coordination of conferences including: solicitation of hotel bids; site

inspection and selection; hotel contract negotiations; audiovisual and

meeting room coordination; securing sponsorships; food and beverage

planning; budgeting; entertainment; and working closely with speakers,

exhibitors, registrants. Additional functions include arranging travel

for staff and presenters, and working with decorating and drayage

companies. Prior meetings experience and attention to detail is a must.

Travel required. Salary mid-50s plus excellent health insurance

coverage and fringe benefits. Candidates should fax resume and cover

letter to: (202) 546-2280, Attn: PHADA, 511 Capitol Court NE Washington,

DC 20002. EOE.

Contact: Tim Kaiser

Phone: 202-546-5445

Fax: 202-546-2280

tkaiser@phada.org

58. Meeting and Event Planner; ShoreBank – CFSI; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4756624

59. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; American Dental Education

Association; Washington, DC

Growing successful mid-sized association in DC is seeking an

experienced, organized, and highly responsible curriculum development

expert to fill the role of Professional Development Director.

The incumbent will be responsible for the development of integrated

curricula and programs that enhance the professional portfolios of

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

consultation with staff and volunteers, the Professional Development

Director will enhance the reach of ADEA's existing professional

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

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

include developing a needs assessment process to gather information from

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

members, assessing current professional development opportunities

provided for members, developing appropriate program delivery

methodology,, identifying subject matter experts for various

professional development programs, coordinating with meetings staff

and publications and production staff to deliver programs, managing

abstract process for the Association's annual meeting, and managing the

accreditation process for all educational activities. The incumbent will

also develop systems for evaluating all programs, services, and products

in conjunction with the Senior Director for Meetings and Professional

Development,

A Master's in education, curriculum development, extended learning, or

organization and human development is preferred, and at least 7 – 10

years experience in adult learning curriculum development or association

program development are required. Association experience is highly

desired. Candidates must have a track record of success in developing

professional education programs and curricula, preferably in a health

professions association or higher education milieu; the incumbent must

have an extensive expertise in developing curricula for adult learners

and be knowledgeable about the latest methodology and practical

application of the theories for developing such programming for adult

learning.

The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits

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

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing

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

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

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

60. Director of Events MC&A, Inc.; Honolulu, HI

MC&A, Inc. is the largest destination management company (DMC) in

Hawaii, offering a complete range of meeting and event planning services

to over 100,000 corporate guests per year and over 300 programs and

events annually. We are a unique DMC in that all events are created,

built and executed by our dedicated team of event professionals.

Major Responsibilities:

*Manage events department and achieve departmental goals.

* Acquire, maintain and secure events department inventory and

equipment.

* Collaborate with the sales team to create and develop customized

day and evening events, general session sets, business sessions

openings, cultural events, and corporate community projects to meet

clients' organizational needs and objectives.

* Create and develop standard evening and team building events that

meet client and destination requirements that could be sold as “off the

shelf” products and maintain events' tariff.

* Support Sales, Program Development and Operations teams with price

quotes, event customization, proposal development and review, sales

calls and sales tool development.

* Plan and manage more than 300 events a year on five different

islands in Hawai`i.

* Build and maintain relationships with all suppliers and negotiate

complex service contracts.

* Manage six professional event managers and an event designer by

providing performance expectations, feedback, training and development.

* Manage Warehouse Manager with crew of up to 20 and maintain 10,000

square feet of warehouse space with props and decor.

* Plan, implement and execute major events to include site

selection, customize events and provide on-site management.

* Expand business to non-MC&A clients with off-peak season events.

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree or comparable business experience required.

* Five to eight years experience in all event planning logistics,

and operations for meetings and events at least as large and complex as

MC&A events.

* Proven ability to communicate with all levels of organizations

from senior management to front line workers.

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

* Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

* Proficient in MS Office

Submit resume to mcahawaii@verizon.net.

61. Sales Manager; Ruth's Chris Steak House; Westchester, NY

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7385

62. Conference Manager; American College of Emergency Physicians;

Irving, TX

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is a medical

specialty society headquartered in Dallas, Texas that represents over

25,000 emergency physicians.

The Conference Manager position plans and manages assigned site

selection activities for the College and plans, manages and implements

educational meetings; negotiates vendor and hotel contracts; and

oversees ACEP travel agency services. This position also supervises the

Meeting Registration Manager.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in related field or

equivalent related experience; five years experience in conference

management with exposure to multi-hotel/city-wide events totaling 3,000

or more attendees; experience in contract negotiation, supervisory

experience; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; and the

ability to travel extensively throughout the year. Association

management experience is a plus.

Local candidates only – no relocation assistance available.

Located in Las Colinas, we offer competitive salary, paid insurance

plans, flextime, retirement plan and more. Forward your resume and

salary history/requirements to: HR Manager, ACEP, P.O. Box 619911,

Dallas TX 75261-9911, FAX (972) 550-9207; e-mail: employment@acep.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a tobacco free

environment.

63. Coordinator, Planning & Costing; Fusion Performance Marketing;

Plano, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7386

64. Project Manager, Planning & Costing; Fusion Performance Marketing;

Plano, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7387

65. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2982548

66. Operations Manager; Bring it On! Dallas; Carrollton, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4759178

67. Special Events Technician; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27058956&jobSummaryIndex=7&agentID=

68. Catering Manager; Hilton Crystal City; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27068981&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

69. Specialist, Reward Programs Marketing; Choice Hotels International;

Silver Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27065741&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

70. Director, National Sales; Choice Hotels International; Silver

Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27065751&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

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