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


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 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. Assistant Director of Conference & Meetings; National Association for

College Admission Counseling; Arlington, VA

2. Meeting Manager; Water Environment Federation; Alexandria, VA

3. Senior Coordinator; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD

4. Program Coordinator/Event Planning; Duke Clinical Research Institute;

Durham, NC

5. Intern, Education & Training; National League of Cities; Washington,

DC

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

7. Director of Revenue Management; The Liberty Hotel; Boston, MA

8. Sr. Sales Manager, Travel & Tourism; Empire State Building

Observatory; New York, NY

9. Group Sales Manager; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Maui, HI

10. Director of Group Sales; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Atlanta, GA

11. Assistant Director of Catering/Convention Services – RH; Starwood

Hotels & Resorts; Oahu, HI

12. Customer Service Coordinator; Life Sciences Conference Group;

Alexandria, VA

13. Communications and Marketing Intern; PCMA; Chicago, IL

14. Meeting and Event Planner; TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION; Austin, TX

15. NATIONAL SALES MANAGER; FLIK INTERNATIONAL; remote location

16. Assistant Director – Exhibition Sales; Water Environment

Federation; Washington, DC

17. Catering Sales Manager, Convention Center; Aramark; New Orleans, LA

18. Event Planner; JP Morgan Chase; Chicago, IL

19. Sales Manager; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Alexandria, VA

20. Meetings Assistant; Drohan Mgmt.; Herndon, VA

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

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

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

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

week.

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

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

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

next newsletter.

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1. Assistant Director of Conference & Meetings; National Association for

College Admission Counseling; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5022720

2. Meeting Manager; Water Environment Federation; Alexandria, VA

Water Environment Federation, an educational association for

environmental professionals, is seeking a detail oriented,

self-motivated Meeting Manager to manage site selection activities and

logistical arrangements for meetings ranging in size from 50 – 2,000

attendees. Position will also work with team to develop/maintain

promotional materials/website for conferences. We are seeking

candidates with:

College degree and 5+ years experience managing meetings in an

association environment OR

combination of school and experience that is equivalent.

Excellent communication/ interpersonal and problem solving skills

Experience working with convention centers

Knowledge of contract negotiation, AV, electrical and related meeting

services

Strong Microsoft Office skills

Ability to travel approximately 30-40% of time

Postive, can-do attitude

Floor planning software experience desired

Salary negotiable depending on experience; terrific benefits! To apply,

send resume and letter listing salary requirements to:

Julia Eller

Human Resources Director

WEF

601 Wythe Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Email: wef-jobs@wef.org

FAX: 703-684-2489

3. Senior Coordinator; Travel Destinations Mgmt Group; Owings Mills, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5016815

4. Program Coordinator/Event Planning; Duke Clinical Research Institute;

Durham, NC

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7551

5. Intern, Education & Training; National League of Cities; Washington,

DC

The National League of Cities is seeking an Education and Training

Intern to provide assistance in the Center for Conferences and Training.

Internship activities and duties will include assisting with the

development and implementation of leadership education and training

seminar programs for local elected and appointed city officials.

Activities will also include working with trainers to coordinate program

details, preparation of training program materials, and educational

articles for use in the NLC Nation's Cities Weekly newspaper distributed

to over 30,000 public officials across the United States.

Intern candidates should have a strong knowledge of adult education and

training concepts, along with excellent writing and analytical skills

and a keen interest in municipal government or urban affairs issues.

This is a paid internship, up to 37.5 hours per week at $12.00 per hour.

This position is currently open and a successful candidate is welcome to

start immediately with the opportunity to continue thru May 2009.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample of three

pages or less, to:

Human Resources

National League of Cities

1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

employment@nlc.org

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

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3039974

7. Director of Revenue Management; The Liberty Hotel; Boston, MA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3040459

8. Sr. Sales Manager, Travel & Tourism; Empire State Building

Observatory; New York, NY

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3040144

9. Group Sales Manager; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Maui, HI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5019457

10. Director of Group Sales; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Atlanta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5019453

11. Assistant Director of Catering/Convention Services – RH; Starwood

Hotels & Resorts; Oahu, HI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5019449

12. Customer Service Coordinator; Life Sciences Conference Group;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5032494

13. Communications and Marketing Intern; PCMA; Chicago, IL

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is a membership

organization for meeting planners and suppliers to the meetings

industry, including CVBs, Convention Centers, Audio Visual companies,

etc. The mission of the Professional Convention Management Association

is to deliver superior and innovative education and promote the value of

professional convention management.

A Communication and Marketing Intern is a part-time, temporary,

internship position, requiring completion of or enrollment in a related

bachelor-degree level education program at an accredited college or

university. This position introduces individuals to the business of

communications and marketing with the opportunity to apply coursework to

real world situations and be involved in daily activities. An intern

works under the supervision of PCMA staff that will train and evaluate

them.

Primary experience and functions include, but are not limited to, the

following:

· Aid in the execution of various marketing projects, including products

and services as well as marketing events

· Aid in creation of marketing pieces including direct mail, e-mail,

press releases, web copy, and more.

· Work with the marketing team and analysts to understand campaign

results and assist with campaign analysis to determine the effectiveness

of individual campaigns and marketing channels.

* Update and maintain lists for e-mail campaigns and mailings

* Track statistics of all marketing projects

· Perform web-based research for upcoming and potential projects

Education/Experience:

* Excellent written and oral communications experience

* Bachelor's degree or enrollment in a bachelor-degree program in

public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism, or English

* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple

tasks at one time

· Ability to effectively relate to and build relationships with all

levels of staff

* High level of self-direction, self-motivation, and energy

Compensation: Coordinator will be unpaid, but may work for course

credit, depending on university requirements.

Hours: Coordinator will work 10-15 hours per week during normal business

hours (9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.) Coordinator may work more if schedule

allows.

Location: This position is at Chicago's McCormick Place and is

accessible by public transportation.

Questions? Please contact Mary Reynolds Kane at mkane@pcma.org or

312.423.7243.

14. Meeting and Event Planner; TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION; Austin, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7554

15. NATIONAL SALES MANAGER; FLIK INTERNATIONAL; remote location

The National Sales Manager will be responsible primarily for promoting

Flik Conference Centers by generating sales leads and conducting

personal sales calls and presentations. Will also have account

management responsibility, focusing on achieving guest satisfaction and

ensuring all revenue goals are achieved or exceeded. Target accounts

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

Partners.

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

National Sales Manager will report to the Vice President of Conference

and Training Centers.

Responsibilities will include:

* Handling account details so that all pertinent aspects of

solicitation and closing are complete and documented.

* Traveling to conduct outside calls, promote FLIK managed

conference centers.

* Preparing information for, meeting with and entertaining clients

as deemed appropriate by potential business from that account.

* Conducting phone solicitation in order to generate new prospects

for new meeting potential.

* Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry,

professionals may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the

business needs of the hotel and/or department

* Other duties as assigned by management

* Attend all meetings as required by management

Recipe to Succeed:

* Comprehensive knowledge of all FLIK managed conference centers

* Leadership and self management skills

* Good communication skills both written and verbal

* Ability to communicate on various levels to include management,

customers, client and associate

* Ability to establish solid relationships within the Compass

organization and its vendors.

* Knowledge of financial and budgetary practices

* Proficient computer skills to include; various computer programs,

Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet

* Membership and participation in the IACC organization and its

activities

Necessary Ingredients:

* Four year college degree preferred

* Minimum five years conference center or hotel sales experience

* National Sales Management experience desired, selling multiple

properties

* Delphi, MS Word, MS Excel experience preferred

Please apply online at www.compassgroupcareers.com, Job Code JL12100805

or email resume and salary requirements to Jeanne.Lane@compass-usa.com

16. Assistant Director – Exhibition Sales; Water Environment

Federation; Washington, DC

Water Environment Federation is seeking a seasoned exhibition sales

professional to direct the planning, income budget, sales ad marketing

for WEFTEC and all other WEF exhibitions. This position will have

responsibility and/or oversight for booth sales, banner/advertising

sales, and sponsorships and will supervise a sales assistant. This

critical revenue generating position demands that candidates be a team

player and have a demonstrated track record of successful exhibit sales.

Requirements

Candidates must have experience with leading/managing floor plan

development, marketing strategy and promotional piece development, booth

sales, sponsorships and banner advertising. We are seeking candidates

with the following:

*College degree in Business Administration or comparable experience

*10+ years experience with major trade shows in an association

environment with responsibility for sales income budgets and direct

leads

*Experience or exposure to exhibition operations preferred

*Demonstrated face-to-face and direct mail exhibit booth sales

experience

* Demonstrated budgeting and financial management skills

*Experience working in major convention facilities

*Strong contacts within the exhibition industry

*Excellent verbal/written communication, presentation, negotiation &

facilitation skills

*Floor plan layout expertise

* Strong computer skills including expertise with MS Office, Expocad

or similar layout software, and AMS database or similar

*Strong customer service orientation

*Excellent organizational, problem solving and project management

skills

*Detail oriented

*Local Candidates Preferred

To Apply:

For consideration, please send your resume, and a cover letter that

includes salary history/requirements to:

Julia Eller, Human Resources Director

WEF

601 Wythe Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax: 703-684-2489

Email: jeller@wef.org

EOE

Principals Only

17. Catering Sales Manager, Convention Center; Aramark; New Orleans, LA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5031093

18. Event Planner; JP Morgan Chase; Chicago, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5023251

19. Sales Manager; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Alexandria, VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5023785

20. Meetings Assistant; Drohan Mgmt.; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27519726&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

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