Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 27 October 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) 27 October 2008

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*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Assistant General Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

2. Manager of Special Events; Lansdale Associates; Washington, DC

3. Event Planner; SourceMedia; New York, NY

4. Director of Meeting Planning Operations; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

New London, CT

5. Senior Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New London, CT

6. Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New London, CT

7. Site Manager; Cavalia Production; European tour, Spain

8. Catering Sales Manager; Aramark; Birmingham, AL

9. Events and Media Specialist/Qatar; Weill Medical College of Cornell

University; Doha, Qatar

10. Senior Director of Education Center; JDG Associates, Ltd.; Reston,

VA

11. Manager, Conference Services Operations; American Association of

Homes and Services for the Aging; Washington, DC

12. Events Manager; Solar Electric Power Association; Washington, DC

13. Business Development Manager; Publicis Meetings USA; Orlando, FL

14. Chief Operating Officer; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

15. Director, Alumni Programs (Associate Director – Alumni Events); Penn

State Alumni Association; University Park, PA

16. Workshop Administrator; Society of Petroleum Engineers; Richardson,

TX

17. Project Manager, Sales Meeting Planning; Sepracor Inc.; Marlborough,

MA

18. Manager, Meeting & Event Operations; Experient; San Jose, CA

19. Director of Sales and Marketing; Trump SoHo; New York, NY

20. Sales Manager; StarHotels Intl Corp d/b/a The Michelangelo; New

York, NY

21. Events and Communications Coordinator; University of Minnesota

Rochester; Rochester, MN

22. Sales Manager; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

23. Area Dir-Sales; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

24. Education Manager; American Hospital Association; Washington, DC

25. Meetings Rep Firm; Kissimmee CVB; Chicago, IL/Washington, DC/New

York, NY

26. Senior Sales Representative; City of Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA

27. Account Executive; SEI Meetings & Incentives; Irving, TX

28. Sales; Theme Party Productions; Menlo Park, CA

29. Global Travel, Meetings and Events (GTME), Program Manager; Cisco;

San Jose, CA

30. Travel Event Coordinator III; Disney; Bristol, CT

31. Exe Asst & Meeting Planner; CA Assn of RV Parks & Campgrounds;

Auburn, CA

32. Manager of Special Events; Strayer University; Arlington, VA

33. Catering Manager; Aramark; Charleston, SC

34. Meeting Planner/Program Planner; Confidential; Stamford, CT

35. SENIOR MEETING PLANNER; Circle Solutions, Inc.; McLean, VA

36. Executive Assistant / Meeting Coordinator; CropLife International;

Washington, DC

37. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

38. Convention & Tradeshow Senior Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

39. Event Coordinator; Costar Group; Bethesda, MD

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1. 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.

**** From Kristin M. Rohr ****

2. Manager of Special Events; Lansdale Associates; Washington, DC

Hello — please post the following opening at Lansdale Associates in

Washington, DC. Thanks!

For twenty-five years, Lansdale Associates has designed and produced

historic galas, shows, movie premieres, receptions, concerts, award

ceremonies, opening events and fundraising events. Services range from

the creation of overall event strategy to coordination and execution.

The principals involved in our events include international and national

government leaders, business executives and media, art and entertainment

personalities. Clients include non-profit organizations and

corporations. Further information regarding Lansdale Associates is

available at www.lansdaleassoc.com.

MANAGER OF SPECIAL EVENTS POSITION

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2008

The Manager of Special Events will:

? Help coordinate special events, including helping design the

structure and content of the event, overseeing design of printed

materials, contacting individual and corporate donors, management of

correspondence and mailings, maintenance of records and

financial/ticketing ledgers, dealing with VIPs and celebrities, as well

as arrangements for honorees and participants, etc.

? Help recruit, brief and manage volunteer staff at events.

Prepare staff scenarios.

? Coordinate event logistics with all vendors involved. Prepare

written timelines, schedules and scenarios.

? Schedule and conduct planning meetings and walkthroughs with

clients and vendors. Create agendas and follow-up notes.

? Help with writing contracts, scripts, scenarios, press

releases, copy for printed invitations and programs, etc.

? Manage event on-site.

? Research and create various fund-raising and other lists

customized for the specific event or cause.

? Extensive proofreading of documents and lists. Accuracy is

critical.

? Perform some clerical tasks such as filing, answering phones,

monitoring faxes, and ordering supplies, etc.

? Research information and background on subjects relating to

events, as needed.

? Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

? College graduate with 1 or 2 years of experience, with some

event, public relations or conference planning skills.

? Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.

? Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required –

ability to merge and sort data, create tables and data files, handle

some graphic design as it relates to reply forms, invitations, etc., and

knowledge of Access and FrontPage is a plus.

? Accuracy in creation, tracking, editing and communication of

data and copy is essential.

? Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and meet

deadlines is crucial.

? Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner

with colleagues, clients, volunteers, organizations and corporations.

? Capability to handle fund-raising follow-up is helpful.

? Flexible schedule helpful to accommodate occasional evening and

weekend work (in addition to regular hours).

Salary:

? $37,000 – $40.000 – depending on experience and qualifications

(paid on the 15th and last day of the month)

Benefits and Vacation:

? Lansdale Associates offers a comprehensive compensation and

benefits package including health care and dental coverage which we will

discuss further during the interview, along with our vacation policy.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES to

kitty@lansdaleassoc.com

Kristin M. Rohr

Communication Strategies

301-526-8465

***********

3. Event Planner; SourceMedia; New York, NY

SourceMedia, a Financial Information Publisher, is seeking an individual

with 3+ years experience in conference/trade shows and special event

venues. Average attendance of each show is from 300-500

attendees/exhibitors.

The Event Planner will be responsible for 8-10 annual events from

300-500 attendees/exhibitors. Must be organized, have budgetary

experience, excel in multi-tasking and have the ability to travel

extensively (including weekends.) Proficiency in Microsoft Office a

must. Reports directly to Group Meeting Manager.

To apply, Please email you resume to eventsjobs@sourcemedia.com, please

indicate the position title on the subject line. Only resumes with

salary requirements will be considered! EOE M/F/D/V.

4. Director of Meeting Planning Operations; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

New London, CT

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7477

5. Senior Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New London, CT

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7478

6. Program Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives; New London, CT

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7479

7. Site Manager; Cavalia Production; European tour, Spain

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4867749

8. Catering Sales Manager; Aramark; Birmingham, AL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4865369

9. Events and Media Specialist/Qatar; Weill Medical College of Cornell

University; Doha, Qatar

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4862845

10. Senior Director of Education Center; JDG Associates, Ltd.; Reston,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27267311&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

11. Manager, Conference Services Operations; American Association of

Homes and Services for the Aging; Washington, DC

AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through

quality people can trust (www.aahsa.org). We seek a Conference Services

Manager to be responsible for the logistical and financial management

for many of AAHSA's meetings/seminars, including all registration

operations; hotel negotiation; food and beverage planning; budget

management; coordination of all logistical details (meeting space,

exhibit space, audio visual, food and beverage, etc.); crisis

management; supervision of on-site personnel; and, management of on-site

operations. The manager will also be responsible for all the

registration systems management for AAHSA's three (3) large conventions.

In addition, this individual will handle book purchasing negotiations

and contracts and will track revenue for AAHSA's conference bookstores.

The position requires a BA, and/or equivalent education and experience,

including course work in convention and/or hospitality administration.

And, at least 3 years, hands-on citywide convention experience,

including a minimum of 2 years experience with distance learning events.

Other requirements include excellent verbal, written, negotiation,

financial management, leadership and supervisory skills; strong

organizational ability and attention to detail; ability to manage

multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines; ability to function

independently or a part of a team; and outstanding customer service

orientation for diverse audiences including members, vendors, staff and

others. Periodic overnight travel required.

AAHSA provides a dynamic, collegial work environment, competitive salary

and benefits and a Metro location. For consideration, please send cover

letter/resume w/salary requirements to:

Manager, Conference Services Operations/attn: HR

American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Or email to careers@aahsa.org – subject line: “Manager, Conference

Services Operations”

Principals only. No phone calls please.

AAHSA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed

to attracting and maintaining a diverse work force – EOE M/F/H/V

12. Events Manager; Solar Electric Power Association; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4868633

13. Business Development Manager; Publicis Meetings USA; Orlando, FL

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7484

14. Chief Operating Officer; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

Description Meeting Professionals International is the largest

association for the global meetings industry and is committed to

delivering success for its 25,000 worldwide members by providing

innovative professional development, generating industry awareness and

creating business development opportunities. As the global authority and

resource for the $102 billion meetings and event industry, MPI empowers

meeting professionals to increase their strategic organizational value

through education and networking opportunities. Its strategic plan is

designed to elevate the role of meetings in business via: creating

professional development levels to evolve member careers to positions of

strategic understanding and influence, influencing executives about the

value of meetings, and ensuring MPI is the premier marketplace for

suppliers and planners. Established in 1972, the Dallas-based

organization delivers success through its offices in Singapore,

Luxemburg and Canada and 69 chapters and clubs in 87 countries around

the world. The Association budget is approximately $24 million.

The Chief Operating Officer will activate and own the delivery and

execution of the operations plan which includes elevating content,

increasing membership satisfaction and retention, effectively utilizing

chapter business management plans, and implementation of our brand

strategy. The COO will provide leadership to the operations within the

guidelines established by the President and Chief Executive Officer and

International Board of Directors. Two fundamental success elements are:

. Leading enterprise-wide operational integration of

marketing/communications, knowledge and membership functions across

business lines; and,

. Entrenching a deep competency and commitment to internal and external

strategic communication.

The successful candidate is a proven, personally accountable team-leader

with a track-record for executing operational plans remarkably and

delivering value for stakeholders. He or she focuses on operational

performance and is approachable by team members and stakeholders alike.

This individual makes horizontal and vertical communications (projecting

and listening) a priority and cornerstone approach to getting the job

done. There are 95 global employees and approximately 60 employees

report up to this position, including operations in Europe.

The candidate may or may not have NPO experience but must have

familiarity and established relationships within the meetings industry.

C-suite experience is not essential but a track-record of increasingly

rich executional triumph is.

Education – Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Business

Management or related discipline required.

Experience – Minimum of ten years of executive management, supervisory

experience and operational management experience, fiscal accountability,

and association and some global management experience preferred.

Approximately 20% annual travel required.

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

Operating Officer” 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.

15. Director, Alumni Programs (Associate Director – Alumni Events); Penn

State Alumni Association; University Park, PA

The Penn State Alumni Association is looking to hire the Associate

Director of Alumni Events to develop, plan and implement a comprehensive

array of programs and events that engage a diverse alumni constituency.

Primary responsibilities include managing a team of program planners and

support staff; developing strategic and tactical plans for the unit;

administering the alumni events budget; implement marketing strategies;

establishing relationships with constituents (alumni, students,

University departments, association staff and vendors). In addition,

this job will manage the scheduling of and the planning of events at the

Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus three years of

work-related experience. Excellent communication, organizational, and

interpersonal skills, judgment and attention to detail are required. A

background in both program development and marketing is desirable. The

successful candidate must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and

demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences.

Electronically submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume at

www.psu.jobs or mail to Employment & Compensation Division, Job #:

A-28969, The Pennsylvania State University, Fifth Floor, James M.

Elliott Building, University Park, PA 16802 or fax to 814-865-3750.

Resumes accepted until November 21. Penn State is committed to

affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its

workforce.

16. Workshop Administrator; Society of Petroleum Engineers; Richardson,

TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7481

17. Project Manager, Sales Meeting Planning; Sepracor Inc.; Marlborough,

MA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7482

18. Manager, Meeting & Event Operations; Experient; San Jose, CA

Experient is currently seeking a Manager, Meeting and Event Operations

to be located in San Jose, CA. As a Manager, Meeting and Event

Operations, you will have direct responsibility for organizing and

managing meeting details with clients along with supervising an event

planning staff. This position will be located at our client's location

in San Jose. Duties include consulting with our clients to improve

their meeting experience, recommending and managing supplier products

and services, and providing on-site meeting leadership and support. This

position will supervise a staff of meeting planners. Requirements

include: 3 years of prior management experience, ability to travel 30%,

exceptional interpersonal skills, strong leadership skills and

decision-making abilities. EOE

To be considered for this position at Experient, please submit your

resume on our website at http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

19. Director of Sales and Marketing; Trump SoHo; New York, NY

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3014428

20. Sales Manager; StarHotels Intl Corp d/b/a The Michelangelo; New

York, NY

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3013578

21. Events and Communications Coordinator; University of Minnesota

Rochester; Rochester, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4878245

22. Sales Manager; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27284641&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

23. Area Dir-Sales; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27228546&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

24. Education Manager; American Hospital Association; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4881418

25. Meetings Rep Firm; Kissimmee CVB; Chicago, IL/Washington, DC/New

York, NY

The Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau, a department of Osceola

County Government in the state of Florida, is seeking a representation

firm to promote Kissimmee/Osceola County as a destination of corporate,

association, government and related group meeting planners located in,

some or/all; but not limited to, the following:

1. Washington, DC (to include Maryland and Virginia)

2. Chicago, IL

3. New York City

For a complete RFP package and instructions on submitting an official

response, or for any question regarding this posting, contact Lorrie

Crowe, Procurement Specialist, Osceola County, at lcro@osceola.org, or

call 407-742-0927

Closing date is November 18, 2008.

26. Senior Sales Representative; City of Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7490

27. Account Executive; SEI Meetings & Incentives; Irving, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7487

28. Sales; Theme Party Productions; Menlo Park, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4881631

29. Global Travel, Meetings and Events (GTME), Program Manager; Cisco;

San Jose, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4880083

30. Travel Event Coordinator III; Disney; Bristol, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4879811

31. Exe Asst & Meeting Planner; CA Assn of RV Parks & Campgrounds;

Auburn, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4879726

32. Manager of Special Events; Strayer University; Arlington, VA

We have an immediate opening for a manager of special events with 2-4

years experience executing mid to large scale events.

Under limited supervision he/she will manage University events programs

including the logistics and communications related to commencement

ceremonies, campus grand opening events, corporate meetings, special

receptions, and other University or corporate events. The manager will

oversee event logistics and communications planning for regional

commencement ceremonies including management of internal and external

on-site staff and vendors. This also includes interfacing and

negotiating with selected venues, vendors, special guests, stage

participants, faculty. The manager will develop and update stakeholder

communications pieces (postcards, posters, letters, email, etc.) with

the assistance of external graphic designer and maintain commencement

website updates. The manager will respond to student, staff and faculty

inquiries related to commencement. The manager will process and maintain

organized records of all events-related invoices and work closely with

finance department in tracking and ensuring invoice payment. The manager

will also support the overall efforts of the Communications Department.

QUALIFICATIONS

* 2-4 years experience executing mid to large scale events. Proven

ability to craft detailed communication pieces to various event

stakeholders (e.g., attendees, vendors, staff, speakers, etc.)

* Ability to manage multiple detailed projects to timely and

accurate completion within budget.

* Bachelor's degree in communications, business or related field

required

* Excellent proofreading skills. Excellent written and oral

communication skills.

* Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Office products including

Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

* Position will be located at Strayer University, Arlington Campus

Location (directly above Courthouse Metro)

* No relocation

Submit resume to Shaune Gokey, Director of Special Events

shaune.gokey@strayer.edu

No phone calls please.

33. Catering Manager; Aramark; Charleston, SC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4870031

34. Meeting Planner/Program Planner; Confidential; Stamford, CT

At a dynamic, growing company your role would be to:

* Plan and implement meetings, conferences and special functions,

which include recommending site locations that fall within defined

constraints of the budget and geographical requirements.

* Manage logistics, which include preparing meeting specifications,

contracts, food and beverage, room block management, room set-up,

audiovisual, and internet.

* Handle all aspects of program planning from concept to completion.

Correspond with Faculty and attendees. Act as key liaison with all

speakers, ensuring all travel needs are met and honoraria are processed

after the event.

* Maintain the database: data entry & data integrity of attendees in

the program registration system (Filemaker or online web site).

* Manage the registration process.

* Prepare program materials. Develop invitation, confirmation and

welcome packets. Perform other administrative functions such as

coordinating mass mailing, and monitoring responses.

* Generate reports, letters, badges, tent cards.

* Ship meeting supplies to site.

* Manage the event on site, including registration, monitoring F&B

functions, general session set up, and evening affairs such as

receptions and dinners.

Requirements:

* Minimum of 1 year meeting planning experience. Medical ed

experience preferred, but not required.

* Ideal candidate is mature, discreet and professional.

* Extremely organized with ability to multi-task.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Attention to

detail in proofing materials.

* High level skills in Word and Excel and comfort level with

learning new programs. Filemaker Pro experience a plus.

* Travel required.

Compensation is $55K.

Contact: Kathryn Sollmann

ksollmann@womenatworknetwork.com

35. SENIOR MEETING PLANNER; Circle Solutions, Inc.; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27286931&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

36. Executive Assistant / Meeting Coordinator; CropLife International;

Washington, DC

CropLife America, the nations leading association representing the crop

protection industry seeks a seasoned EA to assist the COO. Handle travel

arrangements, conferences, meeting planning and so much more! This is a

position that completely exposes you to all facets of executive

administrative assistance. Bachelors degree, with 5+ years of EA

experience to include meeting planning required.

Will be proficient in MS Office and have strong verbal and written

communication skills. Candidate should be a proactive individual able to

function effectively in a deadline oriented and fast paced environment,

with the ability to work with minimal direction.

Qualified candidates please forward cover letter outlining experience as

it relates to the position, resume and salary requirements to:

ldismuke@croplifeamerica.org.

37. Convention & Tradeshow Coordinator; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

SmithBucklin is the world's largest association management and

professional services company providing flexible, tailored full-service

management and function/project-specific services to more than 225 trade

associations, professional societies, technology user groups, government

institutes/agencies and corporations. SmithBucklin's mission is to drive

growth and build sustained competitiveness for client organizations.

Our Washington, D.C. office has an opportunity available for a

Convention and Tradeshow Coordinator responsible for achieving excellent

customer service and satisfaction by implementing all Client convention

needs, coordinating the work of self and others in a fast paced

environment and demonstrating the ability to manage projects and people

resources to meet strategic objectives.

Demonstrated Experience:

. Coordinating all aspects of annual conferences and seminars

(pre-planning, on-site execution, and post event wrap up, research and

recommendations for future sites, and conference promotions).

. Financial management including budget creation, monitoring

revenue/expense performance, fee collection, and staff time and fees

. Allocating time according to budget while ensuring that work meets

specifications and deadlines.

. Adapting to crisis situations, changing procedures, methods or

processes.

. Developing and maintaining solid relationships with

exhibitors/sponsors.

. Contributing effective ideas to client strategic planning and analysis

processes.

. Travel and work overtime as needed to attend events and client

meetings

. Assuming lead meeting planning responsibilities for multiple accounts.

. Contributing to overall team success by identifying problems and

proactively seeking out methods to improve self-performance and/or

efficiency of an operation or task.

Qualifications:

. Bachelors degree required

. Minimum of 3-4 years experience in convention/tradeshow industry or

event/meeting planning

. PC experience with Windows operating system and a variety of software

programs (Microsoft Office, and/or exhibit software)

. Excellent knowledge of meeting industry terminology and comprehensive

knowledge of meeting planning processes

. Ability to self start as well as work as part of a team

. High level of professionalism

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

. Strong time management and ability to manage concurrent tasks

efficiently

. High level of detail orientation

. Strong customer service skills

SmithBucklin is proud to offer the following benefits which include but,

are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k),

Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Assistance. To learn more about

SmithBucklin Corporation, visit www.smithbucklin.com.

Please note! To be considered for this opening:

. Salary requirements must be included

. Attach resume as either a MS Word doc or pdf

. Submit resumes either via recruiting website or e-mail

We are an EOE M/F/D/V affirmative action employer.

HR Recruiter

SmithBucklin Corporation

2025 M Street, N.W. Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20036

Email: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

38. Convention & Tradeshow Senior Associate; SmithBucklin Corporation;

Washington, DC

Our Washington, D.C. office has an opportunity available for a

Convention and Tradeshow Senior Associate responsible for achieving

excellent customer service and satisfaction by supporting and meeting

all client convention needs in a fast paced environment and

demonstrating the ability to manage projects to meet strategic

objectives.

Demonstrated Experience:

. Assist and Coordinate all aspects of annual conferences and seminars

(pre-planning, on-site execution, and post event wrap up, research and

recommendations for future sites, and conference promotions).

. Financial management including budget creation, monitoring

revenue/expense performance, fee collection, and staff time and fees

. Allocating time according to budget while ensuring that work meets

specifications and deadlines.

. Negotiate contracts, agreements and terms with suppliers, vendors,

hotels, etc. that consistently protect the client, SmithBucklin, and the

Convention and Tradeshow Service Unit.

. Demonstrate ability to learn adapt to changing procedures, methods or

processes and assist in teaching others.

. Developing and maintaining solid relationships with

exhibitors/sponsors.

. Contributing effective ideas to client strategic planning and analysis

processes.

. Travel and work overtime as needed to attend events and client

meetings

. Contributing to overall team success by identifying problems and

proactively seeking out methods to improve self-performance and/or

efficiency of an operation or task.

Qualifications:

. Bachelors degree required

. Minimum of 2 years experience in convention/tradeshow industry or

event/meeting planning

. PC experience with Windows operating system and a variety of software

programs (Microsoft Office, and/or exhibit software)

. Ability to self start as well as work as part of a team

. High level of professionalism

. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

. Strong time management and ability to manage concurrent tasks

efficiently

. High level of detail orientation

. Strong customer service skills

SmithBucklin is proud to offer the following benefits which include but,

are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k),

Tuition Reimbursement and Educational Assistance. To learn more about

SmithBucklin Corporation, visit www.smithbucklin.com.

Please note! To be considered for this opening:

. Salary requirements must be included

. Attach resume as either a MS Word doc or pdf

. Submit resumes either via recruiting website or e-mail

We are an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

Human Resources Recruiter

SmithBucklin Corporation

2025 M St. NW

Washington, DC 20036

E-Mail: WashingtonHR@smithbucklin.com

39. Event Coordinator; Costar Group; Bethesda, MD

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