Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 January 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN)

12 January 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Director of Sales – South Atlantic; GES Exposition Services; Orlando,

FL

2. Director of Sales – Chicago; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL

3. Meetings & Scientific Session Coordinator; American Public Health

Association; Washington, DC

4. National Sales Manager; Confidential; Philadelphia, PA

5. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HOSPITALITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT; Lasell

College; Newton, MA

6. Business Development Director; Carlstrom Productions; San Mateo, CA

7. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,

VA

8. Director, Meetings & Conventions; The Optical Society; Washington, DC

9. Meeting Manager; Avalere Health; Washington, DC

10. Marketplace Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

11. Meeting Planner, CMF; Synthes; West Chester, PA

12. Registration/Event Manager; International Association of

Exhibitions/Events; Dallas, TX

13. Marketing Events Specialist; Bullivant Houser Bailey PC; Portland.

OR

14. Convention and Meetings Coordinator; Radio-Television News Directors

Association; Washington, DC

15. Executive Meeting Manager; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Litchfield

Park, AZ

16. Events and Conference Lead Coordinator – Houston; Johnson Controls;

Houston, TX

17. Senior Sales Manager (Mid West Market), Sheraton Denver Downtown

Hotel; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Denver, CO

18. Sales Manager, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; Starwood Hotels &

Resorts; Denver, CO

19. Sales Manager; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

20. Director of Catering; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Birmingham, AL

21. Special Events Manager, Grand Central Terminal; Jones Lang LaSalle

Americas, Inc.; New York, NY

22. Business Travel Sales Manager (BTSM); Starwood Hotels & Resorts;

Miami Beach, FL

23. Food %26 Beverage Intern (Seasonal Position May – August); Starwood

Hotels & Resorts; Hilton Head Island, SC

24. Rooms Division Intern (Seasonal Position) ); Starwood Hotels &

Resorts; Hilton Head Island, SC

25. Director of Sales %26 Marketing; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; San

Diego, CA

26. Associate Director for Event Management; Virginia Tech; Blacksburg,

VA

27. Food & Beverage Manager; Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel; Jackson,

CA

28. Catering Administrative Assistant; Starwood Hotels & Resorts;

Atlanta, GA

29. Senior Meeting Planner; American Bar Association; Washington, DC

30. Event Planner; SAIC; McLean, VA

31. Sales Position; Poplar Springs The Inn Spa; Washington, DC

32. Sr. Manager, Recognition Programs; IABC; San Francisco, CA

************* 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. Director of Sales – South Atlantic; GES Exposition Services; Orlando,

FL

GES Exposition Services, a leading tradeshow and event marketing

company, is seeking a high-energy, growth-oriented professional with

demonstrated leadership abilities, integrity and passion for hassle-free

service for the position of Director of Sales for our South Atlantic

division in Orlando, FL.

General Responsibilities:

This position directs and leads the administration and operation of a

regional sales office for the tradeshow/convention industry. Job

responsibilities include managing the daily activities of the sales

department including establishing and managing sales targets/goals.

Build, develop and motivate a high-performance sales team of 5+ people;

manage sales planning, forecasting, budgeting, tracking and reporting.

Generate leads and manage contracts. Drive sales strategies and business

growth.

Experience and Qualifications:

· 5+ years sales experience.

· 3+ sales management experience.

· Tradeshow sales experience a plus.

· Proven track record building, developing and motivating high

performance sales team.

· Strong overall business acumen.

· Strategic planning experience.

· Ability to drive and architect change.

· Proven team builder and coach.

· Proven excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal

skills.

· Customer focused.

· Proven ability to hire, develop and retain “A” players.

· Ability to direct cross-functional teams.

· Ability to drive best practices/standardization.

Education:

Bachelors degree in Business or related field MBA a plus

Give yourself the opportunity to grow with a progressive company

offering excellent compensation and benefits. To discover the advantages

that come with industry leadership, apply today.

Contact: Karie Hoelzer

Phone: 702-263-3439

khoelzer@ges.com

http://www.ges.com

2. Director of Sales – Chicago; GES Exposition Services; Chicago, IL

GES Exposition Services, a leading tradeshow and event marketing

company, is seeking a high-energy, growth-oriented professional with

demonstrated leadership abilities, integrity and passion for hassle-free

service for the position of Director of Sales at our office in Chicago,

IL.

General Responsibilities:

This position directs and leads the administration and operation of a

regional sales office for the tradeshow/convention industry. Job

responsibilities include managing the daily activities of the sales

department including establishing and managing sales targets/goals.

Build, develop and motivate a high-performance sales team of 5+ people;

manage sales planning, forecasting, budgeting, tracking and reporting.

Generate leads and manage contracts. Drive sales strategies and business

growth.

Education/Experience:

Experience and Qualifications:

* 5+ years sales experience

* 3+ sales management experience.

* Tradeshow sales experience a plus.

* Proven track record building, developing and motivating high

performance sales team.

* Strong overall business acumen

* Strategic planning experience

* Ability to drive and architect change

* Proven team builder and coach

* Proven excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal

skills

* Customer focused

* Proven ability to hire, develop and retain “A” players

* Ability to direct cross-functional teams

* Ability to drive best practices/standardization

* Education:

* Bachelors degree in Business or related field MBA a plus

Give yourself the opportunity to grow with a progressive company

offering excellent compensation and benefits. To discover the advantages

that come with industry leadership, apply today.

Contact: Karie Hoelzer

Phone: 702-263-3439

khoelzer@ges.com

http://www.ges.com

3. Meetings & Scientific Session Coordinator; American Public Health

Association; Washington, DC

The American Public Health Association, dedicated to the advancement of

the public's health and of public health professionals, seeks an

experienced Meetings & Scientific Session Coordinator to handle

administrative and planning duties associated with a citywide convention

of 13,000 attendees. It is essential that candidates have a working

knowledge of meetings management, database applications, and abstract

management software (i.e., OASYS, Panorama, iMIS, Excel, Microsoft

Word/Outlook). This position provides administrative support, meeting

planning and logistics management, and technical and computer assistance

to the APHA conventions department; assists the Manager, Scientific

Session Development with the coordination of the abstract submission

process; direct communication with 4,000 scientific session presenters;

assists with organizing details for 1,400 scientific sessions and

events; manages food & beverage functions; and performs other duties as

assigned. Some travel required.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and salary

history to: Human Resources/MSSC, APHA, 800 I St., NW, WDC 20001-3710.

Fax: 202-777-2418 or E-mail: resume@apha.org. APHA is strongly and

actively committed to diversity in its workplace.

4. National Sales Manager; Confidential; Philadelphia, PA

Premier Hospitality Leader in Center City Philadelphia seeks a dynamic

National Sales Manager to secure future events for its world-class

facility.

The National Sales Manager will conduct sales activities to include but

not limited to: Generating customer contact with new and existing

clients within a defined market segment, selling short-term events and

national accounts, preparing licenses, coordinating filing and follow-up

activities, and such other functions and duties that will maximize

revenue for the organization. This is a unique opportunity to showcase

our facility and client offerings to respected organizations and

companies, and build strategic relationships for future meeting,

convention, and tradeshow business. The National Sales Manager reports

to the Director of Sales. Background in hotel or convention sales is

preferred.

Requirements: Minimum two (2) year of related experience in a hotel,

convention, or hospitality environment strongly preferred; proficient in

MSOffice; familiarity with event management software is a plus. A

college degree is preferred with emphasis in business or management.

Additional years of experience may be substituted for formal education.

Must possess ability, flexibility, and willingness to work irregular

hours in a fast-paced environment.

Position offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits

package. Please forward cover letter, salary history, and resume in

MSWord format to adepartment77@yahoo.com.

Pre-employment reference and background check is required of all

successful applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**** From Ned Lundquist ****

5. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HOSPITALITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT; Lasell

College; Newton, MA

The Department of Management/Marketing at Lasell College in Newton, MA

seeks an Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Event Management for a

Fall 2009 appointment. More senior rank will be considered based on

experience and other credentials.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities could include undergraduate

and graduate courses in a range of areas including Introduction to

Hospitality and Tourism; Introduction to Special Events; Food and

Beverage Management; Special Events Management as well as other

Hospitality/Event Management core courses. Candidate must have

experience in college teaching and industry work experience is

preferred.

Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate students, being

involved with student organizations, serving on committees,

participating in curriculum development, working with learning outcomes

assessment, participation in program marketing and promotion, and

networking with community and professional contacts. The successful

candidate will have the ability to shape the on-going development of

this program in response to new potential markets and improvements in

program curriculum.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in hospitality management or

related area is preferred; ABD or a Master's degree in Hospitality

Management with significant hospitality/event management experience will

be considered. Prior college teaching experience preferred. The

successful candidate must be able to work cooperatively and productively

with faculty, staff and students, show evidence of excellent teaching

and student advocacy, professional development and productivity and a

commitment to department and college service.

Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the

position is filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, a philosophy

of teaching, resume and names of three (3) references to:

employment@lasell.edu.

http://www.lasell.edu/about/faculty_positions.asp

**********

6. Business Development Director; Carlstrom Productions; San Mateo, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5090586

7. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,

VA

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is a fast-paced convention company located

in Fairfax, VA. We have an opening for a Registration Account Manager

to handle registration services for multiple clients. The ideal

candidate must be able to plan, coordinate, and manage all aspects of

Registration for expositions/conferences with 200 to 25,000 attendees.

Requirements:

BS degree in related field

*3+ years trade show/meeting planning or project management experience

*2+ years database experience

*Excellent verbal and written communication skills

*Must be proficient with Word, Excel, and Access

*Travel required: 25%

We offer a casual work environment and excellent benefits. Please send

resume with salary requirement to Attn: HR — Fax: 703-818-9177 or

jsajobs@jspargo.com.

8. Director, Meetings & Conventions; The Optical Society; Washington, DC

International scientific membership organization seeks meetings

professional. Overall responsibility includes overseeing team of 7+

meetings staff focused on national/international meeting logistics for

15+ meetings hosting 50-20K attendees. Expertise in meetings logistics

management and in developing/implementing budgets; Strong

organizational/analytical skills; Ability prioritize among multiple

projects with set deadlines; Effective negotiation skills; Solid

management, coaching , and leadership skills; Experience

building/maintaining positive relationships with volunteer committees,

peer organizations and vendors; Ability to act, react and solve

problems quickly/effectively in pressure situations; Excellent customer

service, interpersonal skills and presentation skills; Team player.

Successful candidate must have a bachelor degree and a minimum 10 years

of meetings industry experience. CMP designation a plus. Please send

resume with salary expectations to resumes@osa.org.

9. Meeting Manager; Avalere Health; Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7575

10. Marketplace Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7576

11. Meeting Planner, CMF; Synthes; West Chester, PA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7572

12. Registration/Event Manager; International Association of

Exhibitions/Events; Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7570

13. Marketing Events Specialist; Bullivant Houser Bailey PC; Portland.

OR

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7571

14. Convention and Meetings Coordinator; Radio-Television News Directors

Association; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3057676

15. Executive Meeting Manager; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Litchfield

Park, AZ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5096532

16. Events and Conference Lead Coordinator – Houston; Johnson Controls;

Houston, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5095791

17. Senior Sales Manager (Mid West Market), Sheraton Denver Downtown

Hotel; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Denver, CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5089371

18. Sales Manager, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; Starwood Hotels &

Resorts; Denver, CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5089368

19. Sales Manager; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5090078

20. Director of Catering; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Birmingham, AL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5085891

21. Special Events Manager, Grand Central Terminal; Jones Lang LaSalle

Americas, Inc.; New York, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5087715

22. Business Travel Sales Manager (BTSM); Starwood Hotels & Resorts;

Miami Beach, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5085885

23. Food %26 Beverage Intern (Seasonal Position May – August); Starwood

Hotels & Resorts; Hilton Head Island, SC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5085898

24. Rooms Division Intern (Seasonal Position) ); Starwood Hotels &

Resorts; Hilton Head Island, SC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5085913

25. Director of Sales %26 Marketing; Starwood Hotels & Resorts; San

Diego, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5085894

26. Associate Director for Event Management; Virginia Tech; Blacksburg,

VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5084787

27. Food & Beverage Manager; Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel; Jackson,

CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5084568

28. Catering Administrative Assistant; Starwood Hotels & Resorts;

Atlanta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5083668

29. Senior Meeting Planner; American Bar Association; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27610381&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

30. Event Planner; SAIC; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27612521&jobSummaryIndex=37&agentID=

31. Sales Position; Poplar Springs The Inn Spa; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27599451&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

*** From Angela Franta ***

32. Sr. Manager, Recognition Programs; IABC; San Francisco, CA

Hi Sonja,

For the next HEPN newsletter.

Thanks,

Angela

Angela Franta

Director, Business Development

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

+1 415.544.4745

afranta@iabc.com

Division/Department: Education

Job title: Sr. Manager, Recognition Programs

Reports to: Chris Grossgart, Senior vice president

Level/Grade:

Mid-level manager Type of position:

Full time Hours: 40 plus/week

Exempt

Description: Direct all activities of IABC's recognition programs –

Gold Quill Awards, EXCEL award, Chairman's award and Fellow selection.

Responsibilities

. Manage relationships with volunteer committee members in developing

strategic direction and action plans for Gold Quill, EXCEL, Fellows and

Chairman's Award with annual review

. Develop annual budget for all recognition programs in conjunction with

senior staff leaders that align with IABC's strategic plan

. With marketing/communication staff, create and implement marketing

plan for each program

Specific duties include:

. Manage the writing, production and distribution of the Gold Quill call

for entries and nomination forms for EXCEL and Fellow awards with

appropriate volunteer chairs

. Recruit and manage Gold Quill regional/category coordinators and

determine judging assignments

. Support divisional/regional coordinators at local chapters during

first tier Gold Quill judging; ensure finalist entries arrive in San

Francisco by deadline

. Organize and facilitate Blue Ribbon Panel judging in San Francisco in

March (assignments, schedule, meals, room block)

. Manage all communications to award entrants, finalists and winners

(including fielding inquiries on the award process, entrant status and

winner instructions)

. Author external communication for recognition programs in various

publications, e-mail including monitoring/updating web site copy for

recognition programs

. Provide case-studies and coordinate the publication of Gold Quill book

with Knowledge Products staff

. Direct and coordinate Gold Quill gala dinner and awards ceremony event

at IABC world conference, including décor, food/beverage, script

writing, video production, securing emcee/entertainment and awards

. Post-event survey to determine improvements for the following year's

event

. Select and recruit four speakers for Gold Quill case studies to speak

at world conference

. Manage the ordering and distribution of recognition awards for all

programs

. Oversee and manage EXCEL and Fellow committees including providing

them with nomination information and scheduling a conference call to

determine recipients

Qualification Requirements:

. Proficiency and experience in program management with ability to

prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with strict

deadlines

. Strong volunteer board or committee management

. Relationship building and persuasive skills

. Events-based or program marketing background preferred

. Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills with collaborative

work style

. Superior organizational abilities with attention to detail

. Solid verbal and written communication skills

. International work experience and cultural sensitivity

. Experience developing and managing budgets effectively

. Ability to work under pressure with grace and diplomacy

. Supervisory experience helpful

. Excellent computer skills

Education Requirements

. BA/BS degree required

. Minimum related experience 5 years

Salary

$50,000 – $55,000 annual salary plus benefits

(Local residents only, no relocation assistance.)

A cover letter and resume should be submitted to:

Angela Franta

IABC

afranta@iabc.com

No phone calls, please.

About IABC

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

headquartered in San Francisco is a global network of communication

professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness

through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more

than 16,000 members in 70 countries and 100 chapters. For more

information, visit www.iabc.com.

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