Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 8 December 2008


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 8 December 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. Meetings & Convention Manager; NACS; Alexandria, VA

2. Parking Services Manager; Austin Convention Center; Austin, TX

3. Vice President of Marketplace Performance; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

4. Director of Sales; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

5. Meeting Planner; Conference Incorporated; Reston, VA

6. Membership Program Manager; Conference Incorporated; Reston, VA

7. Business Development; Opus Solutions; Beaverton, OR

8. Manager, Meetings and Conferences; American Political Science;

Washington, DC

9. Meetings and Program Coordinator; (c) Management, Inc.; Rockville, MD

10. Meetings and Special Programs Coordinator; American Society of

Landscape Architects; Washington, DC

11. Convention Sales Manager; Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Tulsa, OK

12. SENIOR TOURISM SALES MANAGER; Experience Columbus; Columbus, OH

13. Vice President of Sales; Visit Jacksonville; Jacksonville, FL

14. Director of Marketing and Domestic Product Development;

Americantours International; Los Angeles, CA

15. President; Oneida County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Utica, NY

16. Events Specialist; Hull Child and Family Services; Calgary, AB,

Canada

17. Complex Director of Sales %26 Marketing; Starwood Hotels & Resorts;

Houston, TX

18. Executive Meeting Specialist; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; San Diego,

CA

19. Regional Conference Coordinator; National Council of Teachers of

Mathematics; Reston, VA

20. Sr. Sales and Marketing Director – LA Convention Center, Los

Angeles, California;

Aramark; Los Angeles, CA

21. Training and Development Manager; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

22. Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events; Minnesota State

University, Mankato; Mankato, MN

23. Senior Account Director; ARGI; Montvale, NJ

24. Internship Opportunities; Aramark; United States

25. Account Executive; Destination Concepts inc; San Diego, CA

26. Freelance Project Manager; GO West Events & Multimedia; Westlake

Village, CA

27. Special Events Coordinator; APEGGA; Edmonton, AB, Canada

28. Assistant Director of Conference & Meetings; National Association

for College Admission Counseling; Arlington, VA

29. Senior Director, Business Operations & Events; Women's Executive

Network; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

30. Event Planner; JP Morgan Chase; New York, NY

31. Catering Director; Aramark; Harrisonburg, VA

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

Shawn M. Quish, CMP, ACC – Free-lance Meetings and Events Planner adept

in creation of meetings, conferences, incentives and conventions from

concept through execution with experience in the direct sales, telecom

and pharmaceutical industries. Highly motivated in planning,

organization, conceptual, creativity and budgeting. Expertise includes:

· Contract Negotiations

· Budget Development & Management

· Database Management

· Food & Beverage Design & Coordination

· On-site Management

· Cruise specialist

· Microsoft Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook

· FileMaker Pro

· Sabre Airline Computer System – In house flight reservations with

own Sabre connection and ticketing capability.

· Travel background

· World Destination Knowledge

If you are in need of a Free-lance Meeting & Events Planner or know of

anyone who had a need please contact me. You can view my services and

contact me through my web site WWMeetings.com.

Regards,

Shawn M. Quish, CMP, ACC

Squish@WWMeetings.com

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

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

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

brief paragraph to sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each

week.

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

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

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

next newsletter.

*******

1. Meetings & Convention Manager; NACS; Alexandria, VA

NACS, the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing, has an

immediate opening in Alexandria, Virginia for a Meetings & Convention

Manager to play a key role in the planning and execution of NACS

conventions and meetings.

Core Responsibilities:

1. Manage logistical operations for the NACS Show (25,000 attendees)

and NACStech (1,500 attendees).

2. The ability to handle all aspects of meeting planning from site

selection, contract negotiations, budget planning, event order

preparation, on-site logistics and registration.

3. A strong collaborative and team building attitude with an ability

to communicate effectively with all staff, members and vendors.

4. This team player should have a minimum of 7 years experience with

convention center events, event order preparation and management,

logistics, food & beverage arrangements, on-site management of meetings

& conventions, and budget and invoice reconciliation.

5. Strong organizational and planning skills, excellent attention to

detail and the ability to handle numerous projects and issues under

tight deadlines.

6. Ability to exercise strong judgment in analyzing, appraising,

evaluating and solving problems of complex, procedural, organizational,

administrative and technical nature.

7. Strong skills in PC applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel

with some database knowledge.

Successful Candidate Will Have:

1. 7+ years experience in convention center meetings and events, with

association experience preferred.

2. Positive, upbeat, service-oriented attitude.

3. Ability to juggle multiple projects with both short and long term

timeframes.

4. Bachelor's degree and CMP preferred or equivalent combination of

education and experience.

5. Excellent customer service skills including the ability to

interface with staff, vendors and members.

6. Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, strong computer skills

and frequent travel.

Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS

is an international trade association representing more than 2,200

retail and 1,800 supplier companies in the convenience store and

petroleum retailing channel of trade. The U.S. convenience store

industry, with over 146,000 stores across the country, posted $577

billion in total sales in 2007.

Applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and salary history in

MS Word to:

Sherry Romello, CMP

Vice President, Meetings and Conventions

NACS

1600 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

sromello@nacsonline.com

http://www.nacsonline.com/ and http://www.nacsshow.com/

NACS is an EEOC employer, and offer a competitive compensation package

of salary and benefits, including health and life insurance, 401(k) with

company match, tuition reimbursement, public transportation allowance

and more. Salary will be commensurate with experience, but relocation

will not be offered for this position.

2. Parking Services Manager; Austin Convention Center; Austin, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4997279

3. Vice President of Marketplace Performance; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7542

4. Director of Sales; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7543

5. Meeting Planner; Conference Incorporated; Reston, VA

Conference, Inc., a 22-year old convention, trade show, special event

management firm located in Reston, VA, is looking to fill a key position

in our rapidly expanding business.

Meeting Planner – Requirements:

* 3+ years experience in the meeting planning industry – previous

experience with an association or membership organization a plus

* 3+ years experience planning, budgeting and monitoring of event

catering – must have excellent budgeting skills

* Must be proficient with Word and Excel; Meeting Matrix and PowerPoint

skills are a plus

* Possibility of travel

* Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; act as main

contact for member services; assist in recruitment and retention; work

with board members to administer member events; attention to detail and

strong organizational skills; comfort working independently and in a

team environment; ability to provide excellent customer service;

professional manner; ability to multitask.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary

history and expectations to bookkeeping@conferenceinc.com.

Information MUST include salary history to be considered.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

6. Membership Program Manager; Conference Incorporated; Reston, VA

Conference, Inc., a 22-year old convention, trade show, special event

management firm located in Reston, VA, is looking to fill a key position

in our rapidly expanding business.

Membership Program Manager – Requirements:

* 2+ years experience in membership program management

* 2+ years experience meeting planning – must have excellent budgeting

skills

* 2+ years experience with program registrations

* Must be proficient with Word, Excel, experience with EventRebels

registration software a plus

* Possibility of travel

* Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; act as main

contact for member services; assist in recruitment and retention; work

with board members to administer member events; attention to detail and

strong organizational skills; comfort working independently and in a

team environment; ability to provide excellent customer service;

professional manner; ability to multitask.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary

history and expectations to bookkeeping@conferenceinc.com.

Information MUST include salary history to be considered.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

7. Business Development; Opus Solutions; Beaverton, OR

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7541

8. Manager, Meetings and Conferences; American Political Science;

Washington, DC

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is seeking an

enthusiastic professional to provide key marketing, promotional,

development, logistical and management support for APSA's annual meeting

(7,000 attendees) and smaller conferences and meetings (up to 400

attendees).

As a member of the three-person meetings team, the manager will build

current exhibitor/sponsor relationships, cultivate potential partners,

and assist with APSA marketing efforts. The manager will develop and

coordinate exhibit prospectus and contracts; solicit and sell exhibit

space; develop the exhibitor directory and all exhibitor materials; and

develop and manage related web content. The manager will manage all

aspects of sponsorships. Other responsibilities include onsite meetings

management and logistical support; calls for vendor proposals, selection

and contract negotiation; marketing plan development and facilitation;

inhouse meetings logistics and database management.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be an energetic team player who is highly

motivated, detail oriented and accurate, and able to work independently.

This position requires excellent written, communication, organization,

marketing and computer skills, superior time management, the ability to

problem solve, a strong customer service focus and attitude, and the

ability to work within deadline. The manager should have a strong

understanding of the hospitality industry and its relevance to scholarly

societies, as well as knowledge of the language and trends within the

field.

To be considered for this position, the candidate must have a minimum of

two years of related professional experience in meeting planning and

marketing, as well as proven success in a supervisory role. The

candidate must have a bachelor's degree and experience in database

management. Some travel is required.

In the heart of Dupont Circle, APSA offers a great location two blocks

from Metro, a positive staff and pleasant work environment, excellent

compensation, a generous leave package and a great opportunity to excel

in all aspects of meeting management. Salary in the low to mid forties.

To be considered, please submit documents in PDF format by e-mail to

hr@apsanet.org. No phone calls, please. APSA is an equal opportunity

employer committed to workplace diversity.

9. Meetings and Program Coordinator; (c) Management, Inc.; Rockville, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3041125

10. Meetings and Special Programs Coordinator; American Society of

Landscape Architects; Washington, DC

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) located 2 blocks from

the Gallery Place Metro seeks an experienced Meetings Coordinator to

work directly for the Director of Meetings and Special Programs. The

position:

Coordinator provides logistical and administration support for onsite

and offsite meetings and programs, as well as the annual meeting. Helps

develop meeting specifications including catering, room set-up,

audio/visual requirements. Organizes the collection and shipping of

annual meeting materials. Helps secure and manage hotel room blocks and

helps to identify and manage potential meeting and event suppliers.

Reconciles all meeting and event invoices and helps track meeting

expenses. Administers the Council of Fellows program and events that

support the program. Handles non-routine meeting and special program

inquiries. Supports the department director in the administration of

ASLA meetings and programs.

Requirements

BA degree required, minimum 2-3 years meetings experience

To apply please submit cover letter, resume with salary history and

requirement to aklages@asla.org. No phone calls, all items must be

included to be considered.

Fax: 202-898-0342

11. Convention Sales Manager; Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Tulsa, OK

Responsibilities: Researches and develops new prospects in assigned

meeting markets utilizing established procedures. Develops and executes

presentations for groups responsible for site selection. Develops and

implements promotional events targeted to the meetings, convention and

trade show market; Participates in industry related organizations.

Maintains level of accomplishment necessary to achieve/surpass goals as

established by the CVB.

Qualifications: Excellent knowledge of sales and marketing techniques.

Thorough knowledge of hotels and convention services; excellent written

and verbal skills. Working knowledge of industry software, i.e.

Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Compensation: Salary based on experience.

Contact: Amy Huntley

Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau

Two West Second Street

Suite 150

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103

918-560-0266 (phone)

800-558-3311 x0266 (alt. phone)

918-592-6244 (fax)

amyhuntley@tulsachamber.com

http://visittulsa.com

12. SENIOR TOURISM SALES MANAGER; Experience Columbus; Columbus, OH

Responsibilities: Promotes and sells Columbus as a leisure destination

for group tours to tour operators, bus companies and wholesalers.

Achieves specific individual and team sales quotas. Works on product

development in response to current industry trends when necessary.

Qualifications: A minimum of five years experience in hotel or

convention bureau sales; sales account management experience; degree

from an accredited institution in hospitality management or marketing

preferred. Keen awareness to developments in the community and

hospitality industry; strong knowledge of Columbus and Ohio in the

tourism and travel industry. Ability to travel, attend local, regional,

national events on evenings and/or weekends.

Compensation: TBD

Contact: Vice President, Finance & Administration

Experience Columbus

277 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 125

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-222-6143 (fax)

resumes@experiencecolumbus.com

http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/about-jobs.cfm

13. Vice President of Sales; Visit Jacksonville; Jacksonville, FL

Responsibilities: Seek innovative, creative and dynamic VP. This is a

highly visual position in the community and requires excellent selling,

relationship building, presentation and communication skills. The ideal

candidate will promote and sell the destination in a manner that

maximizes the economic impact on the destination.

Qualifications: Individual candidate must have a thorough understanding

of strategic planning implementation and be able to lead, develop and

direct the sales and services teams. Experience with hotels and

DMO/CVB's essential.

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications. Includes base

pay, incentive, and benefits package.

Contact: Kellie Henderson

Searchwide

Unlisted

Washington, DC 20036

703-942-6465 (phone)

Henderson@searchwide.com

SearchWide

14. Director of Marketing and Domestic Product Development;

Americantours International; Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities: o Developing relationships with product departments

of key AAA/CAA partners as well as US/Canadian suppliers. o Creating

products specifically designed for the US & Canadian markets. o

Negotiating supplier contracts o Developing relationships with targeted

destinations, CVB's to secure joint marketing funds and campaigns with

AAA/CAA clubs

Qualifications: 1. 10 yrs experience in travel/tourism industry,

previous contact with AAA/CAA clubs and connections with offices of

tourism or CVBs. 2.Minimum BS/BA degree or equiv 3.Excellent written and

spoken Business English

Compensation: o Salary commensuate with experience & full benefits

Contact: Kathy Dodge

AmericanTours International

6053 W Century Blvd # 700

Los Angeles, California 90045

3106419953 (phone)

kdodge@americantours.com

http://www.americantours.com

15. President; Oneida County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Utica, NY

Responsibilities: The next President will be able to quickly assess the

landscape and then turn to aggressively promoting the area's natural

resources and attractions to travelers from across the region.

Qualifications: Of particular interest will be individuals with a

proven track record in Tour & Travel, Hospitality or Attraction and

Cultural Institution management.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: Craig Molitor

SearchWide

109 South Union Street, Suite 305

Traverse City, MI 49684

231-775-8840 (phone)

231-357-4464 (alt. phone)

molitor@searchwide.com

SearchWide

16. Events Specialist; Hull Child and Family Services; Calgary, AB,

Canada

As part of a well established fund development team, and reporting to

the Director of Resource Development, the Events Specialist is

responsible for researching, designing, planning,

coordinating/implementing and evaluating numerous, diverse special

events that are part of our annual fundraising strategy.

This position is a part time role, based on 20 hours per week. The

position includes some occasional weekend and evening work. During peak

periods, flexibility is required and may involve a higher concentration

of hours per day.

Qualifications

* Experience organizing large fundraising events

* Experience recruiting and working with volunteers

* Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office

* Experience with budgeting and critical path development

* Previous supervisory skills would be an asset

* Demonstrated experience with dissemination of information to the

public through such media as publications, broadcasting and public

speaking

* Experience using computer based database programs. Experience

with Raiser's Edge is an asset.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and

verbal)

* Creative, imaginative, and innovative

* Highly organized

* Ability to prioritize work, work well under pressure and have a

critical eye for detail

* An excellent team player

Examples of work duties:

Special Events:

* Organize, co-ordinate, execute and evaluate a variety of

Fundraising Events serving both funding objectives and community

relations (Casinos, Swinging for Supper, Hullelujah, Big Hearted

Cowboys).

* Designing, managing and implementing critical paths and budgets

for each event.

* Monitor and maintain detailed reporting for the events –

budgeting, critical paths, committee meeting minutes, auction

information, donor and ticketing information, including input of

critical data into the Raiser's Edge Database (on site training will be

made available).

* Work with committee and department members to enhance the Agency's

pool of event sponsors.

* Engage and steward sponsors through development of sponsor benefit

packages, recognition, recruitment, participation and follow-up.

* Coordinate the sales of tickets

* Coordinate and develop selected on-site fundraising activities

such as raffles and auctions

* Coordinate and maintain all aspects of event volunteer roles and

participation, including role descriptions, recruitment, supervision and

recognition

* Work in conjunction with other team members to develop a yearly

special events strategic plan for the Agency

* Work in conjunction with the Communications Specialist in all

related aspects of event marketing and Agency promotions as well as

necessary internal communication.

* Collaborate with team members to engage special events

participants into longer term individual or corporate donors for the

Agency

To apply for this position or to view the other opportunities available,

visit http://www.wrhull.com/

Please direct your Resume and cover letter to:

Hull Child and Family Services

Human Resources

Fax: 251-4518

Email: jstabler@wrhull.com

Contact: Julia Stabler

Phone: 403-251-8000

Fax: 403-251-4518

jstabler@hullservices.ca

http://www.hullservices.ca

17. Complex Director of Sales %26 Marketing; Starwood Hotels & Resorts;

Houston, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5001799

18. Executive Meeting Specialist; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; San Diego,

CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4999133

19. Regional Conference Coordinator; National Council of Teachers of

Mathematics; Reston, VA

If working a 37.5 hour work week in a wooded, campus like setting

environment in Reston, VA appeals to you, this may be what you've been

looking for! The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a

nonprofit educational association, is currently seeking a Regional

Conference Coordinator. Duties include assisting coordinating regional

conferences; maintaining conference database; providing instruction and

supporting volunteer users; assisting in preparation of preview and

program books. This position will assist the annual meeting program

coordinator as needed (conference database, speaker mailing, planning

preparation for meetings and general office duties.) Travel required.

1-2 years conference work experience preferred. Ideal candidate will

have the ability to take initiative, pay attention to detail, work well

with others; possess strong communication/organizational skills;

knowledge of Microsoft office and familiarity with conference related

application and relational database tool preferred.

NCTM offers an outstanding benefits package, including 100% immediate

vesting in generous retirement plan, tuition assistance, medical (PPO)

and dental insurance and much more. Send cover letter, resume and salary

requirements to: careers@nctm.org Attn:RCC.

NCTM is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Fax: 703-476-9027

careers@nctm.org

20. Sr. Sales and Marketing Director – LA Convention Center, Los

Angeles, California;

Aramark; Los Angeles, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4991246

21. Training and Development Manager; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4815526

22. Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events; Minnesota State

University, Mankato; Mankato, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4997473

23. Senior Account Director; ARGI; Montvale, NJ

ARGI, a leader in Audience Management solutions is seeking a Senior

Account Director to manage and grow a base of subscription fulfillment

and database marketing clients. This position reports to the SVP of

sales and marketing, is located in Montvale, NJ and has a competitive

salary and incentive-based compensation package.

Skills and Qualification Requirements:

· Prior experience managing account teams, with responsibility

for customer satisfaction and revenue growth

· Magazine Publishing, Controlled Circulation, BPA/ABC

Compliance, Digital Media, Conferences/Events management and promotions

· Direct Marketing, Business Intelligence, Campaign Management,

Data Processing Services (i.e. Alterian, Business Objects, Unica,

Aprimo, etc.)

· Bachelors Degree

Join a fast-growing team helping to transform the publishing industry.

If you have expertise in B2B publishing, direct marketing, circulation,

and account management, send your resume and salary requirements to

Carol Heller at: cheller@callargi.com.

24. Internship Opportunities; Aramark; United States

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=4991252

25. Account Executive; Destination Concepts inc; San Diego, CA

Destination Concepts, inc. is seeking an experienced full time Account

Executive for their San Diego office. The Account Executive is

responsible for developing new business and managing client

relationships to ensure 100% client retention. The Account Executive

will oversee the RFP process and be intimately involved with the initial

proposal, sales presentation and site inspection processes, subsequently

collaborating with Account Management to ensure program development and

delivery to successful completion. In addition, the Account Executive

will coordinate with the internal Marketing Staff as part of the process

of developing and maintaining a solid client base.

DCi is seeking a candidate with sales experience a Bachelors Degree and

a minimum of 3-5 years industry experience with a DMC or Event

Management Company. Specific DMC experience is much preferred.

Candidates should have proven success in the sales arena and be

extremely self directed. Must be creative, excellent with numbers, have

the ability to multi-task and possess a positive attitude. Excellent

Benefits.

Please email resumes to: 411@destinationconcepts.com

26. Freelance Project Manager; GO West Events & Multimedia; Westlake

Village, CA

National Award Winning Creative, Event, & Multimedia Production Company

seeking a seasoned industry player to join our team as a Project

Manager. The Project Manager role must have at minimum 3-4 years

experience working in the areas of event and project management,

logistics, vendor negotiations and management, client relations, problem

solving/troubleshooting, and some technical knowledge.

In the role of Freelance Project Manager, exceptional people skills are

required. Regarding communication skills, the candidate must possess

the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with team members and

clients- impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail are a

must.

Creativity and Technical saviness are highly desired.

This is a highly creative, fast-paced environment where everyone works

together in team mode. Candidate must be highly motivated, flexible and

able to multi-task. Travel is a must, both domestically and

internationally.

minimum of 3 years event/project management experience

must be an excellent communicator with team, client and vendors

must be highly organized

must have experience in negotiating with vendors and unions

Please send resumes and references to: cfrost@gowestevents.com

27. Special Events Coordinator; APEGGA; Edmonton, AB, Canada

The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists

of Alberta (APEGGA) is seeking a Special Events Coordinator. The

successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of related

experience and a relevant post-secondary designation. Candidate should

be able to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and produce timely and

accurate work with the ability to interact diplomatically with

associated stakeholders. Relevant event planning experience is

essential. We require competence in the Microsoft Office Suite and

strong administrative skills. APEGGA values strong teamwork skills and

in particular a high degree of professionalism. In addition to a

competitive salary, APEGGA provides an exceptional benefits package.

Please apply by December 18 via email to Nancy Toth, MA, CHRP at

ntoth@apegga.org

28. Assistant Director of Conference & Meetings; National Association

for College Admission Counseling; Arlington, VA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7548

29. Senior Director, Business Operations & Events; Women's Executive

Network; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Women's Executive Network (WXN) is Canada's most influential female

audience and the country's leading organization dedicated to the

advancement and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace.

With events across Canada, WXN provides a forum for women leaders to

convene at exclusive events, recognition ceremonies and professional

development workshops. WXN is well-known for its annual appointment of

'Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100', among other events.

SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS & EVENTS

As a new addition to the senior management team, the Senior Director,

Business Operations & Events will support the internal operations of the

Network, including Events Management, Human Resources, Administrative

Services, I&IT, Procurement and Finance.

Specifically, the Senior Director, Business Operations & Events will be

responsible for:

· Managing WXN events, including sourcing vendors, liaising with

speakers and exhibitors, and overseeing the execution of events

· Ensuring effective and compliant Human Resources practice;

managing the performance management process

· Office management – maintaining IT equipment, maintaining

service operations (i.e. reception coverage), and managing the

procurement process

· Participating in strategic planning, program development, and

the development of corporate/service policies and procedures

· Daily financial management – preparing financial policies and

processes, monitoring expenditures/cash flow, banking, and financial

records management

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a university degree

in a related field (i.e. human resources, finance, etc.) or a

combination of post-secondary education and work experience. S/he will

have experience in project and event management, corporate services

management and financial management. In addition, s/he must have

superior communication skills and a strong ability to liaise with

different levels of staff, management, and service providers, including

sponsors, exhibitors, and key speakers. An ability to work under tight

deadlines and respond quickly to changing priorities is also required.

If you have the above qualifications and wish to join an influential and

diverse organization, we encourage you to forward your application to

wxn-sd@hrassociates.ca or visit www.hrassociates.ca/wxn.

For more information, please contact Genevieve Fernandes at 416-237-1500

ext. 228.

30. Event Planner; JP Morgan Chase; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5008350

31. Catering Director; Aramark; Harrisonburg, VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5004925

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