Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 26 January 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 26 January 2009

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***Greetings from the historic Hotel del Coronado in the San Diego

area. Escaping the winter for 5 days is nice, even if those days are

spent in windowless meeting rooms!***

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.

The objective of this network is to build relationships and help each

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Professional Development Intern; The American Camp Association; New

York, NY

2. Senior Global Hospitality Account Executive; Kohler Co.; New York, NY

3. Senior Global Hospitality Account Executive; Kohler Co.; Los Angeles,

CA

4. Senior Global Hospitality Account Executive; Kohler Co.; Washington,

DC

5. Catering Sales Director; 1st & Fresh Catering; Philadelphia, PA

6. Events and Sponsorships Manager; Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc.; Monroe,

CT

7. Meeting Planner / Event Manager; National Conference Services, Inc.;

Washington, DC

8. Manager, Choice Service Center; Choice Hotels International; Grand

Junction, CO

9. Rooms Service Manager; Comfort Inn; Falls Church, VA

10. Event and Meetings Planner; International Association of Forensic

Nurses; Arnold, MD

11. Meeting Planner; International Association of Fire Chiefs; Fairfax,

VA

12. Meeting Planner; SOCIETY FOR BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES; Danbury, CT

13. Sales Manager; EMG; Any Location

14. Global Sales Director, Corporate Group, Chicago; Wyndham Hotel

Group; Chicago, IL

15. Knowledge (Education) Manager; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

16. Registration & Logistics Associate; American Wind Energy

Association; Washington, DC

17. Marketing & Sales Coordinator; NAVA, Inc.; Reston, VA / Washington,

DC

18. Director of Sales & Marketing; Embassy Suites Hotel / PM Hospitality

Strategies; Ashburn, VA

19. Group Sales Manager; Embassy Suites Hotel / PM Hospitality

Strategies; Ashburn, VA

20. Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships; Society for Human Resource

Management; Alexandria, VA

21. Meeting Planner / Event Manager; National Conference Services, Inc.;

Washington, DC

22. Hotel Sales Coordinator; Hotel Lombardy; Washington, DC

23. Banquet Service Manager; University Club of Washington; Washington,

DC

24. Catering Sales Manager; University Club of Washington; Washington,

DC

25. Catering Manager; The Metropolitan Club; Washington, DC

26. P/T SMERF Manager; Pyramids Hotel; Allen, TX

************* 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.

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

1. Professional Development Intern; The American Camp Association; New

York, NY

The American Camp Association is a non-profit organization focused on

working with camp professionals to share our knowledge and experience

and to ensure the quality of camp programs. As a professional

development intern you will play an integral part of this process.

Although this is a small organization, there is a lot happening at once

so the ability to multi-task is crucial. The majority of this internship

will be geared towards all aspects of event management. However, some

days will be spent researching a variety of specialty camps online,

creating databases, and contacting members. Basic computer skills are

necessary (word, outlook, excel). ACA-NY is a casual environment but

professionalism is expected. If you're interested in learning about

event management or how non-profit organizations operate and are looking

for someplace to work hard but have fun then this internship is for you.

Please contact Dave Malter with any questions at dave@aca-ny.org

also, check out the website http://www.aca-ny.org/ for more information

about the organization.

2. Senior Global Hospitality Account Executive; Kohler Co.; New York, NY

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3063351

3. Senior Global Hospitality Account Executive; Kohler Co.; Los Angeles,

CA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3063350

4. Senior Global Hospitality Account Executive; Kohler Co.; Washington,

DC

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3063353

5. Catering Sales Director; 1st & Fresh Catering; Philadelphia, PA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5127204

6. Events and Sponsorships Manager; Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc.; Monroe,

CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5127290

7. Meeting Planner / Event Manager; National Conference Services, Inc.;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27650006&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

8. Manager, Choice Service Center; Choice Hotels International; Grand

Junction, CO

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27650416&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

9. Rooms Service Manager; Comfort Inn; Falls Church, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27649191&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

10. Event and Meetings Planner; International Association of Forensic

Nurses; Arnold, MD

The full time position has primary oversight for the administrative and

logistical aspects of the Annual Scientific Assembly (averages 600

attendees) and other educational events.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to

Carey Goryl, Executive Director at careygoryl@iafn.org.

In addition to the below specified duties, the expectations of this

position requires managing their own work schedule so that all duties

below will be performed in a time sensitive manner. It requires working

cohesively with all staff (presently 6 staff), in addition to dealing

with all members (presently 3200 members) and other contacts on a daily

basis in a professional manner that reflects well on the organization.

The individual also has to establish and maintain professional working

relationships with hotel sales managers and convention services.

The position requires a high energy, versatile and self-directed person

with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and handle diverse details.

This person must be able to function well under pressure and have

excellent customer/member service skills.

Job Duties

Scientific Assembly

* Identifies and develops event sponsorship opportunities.

* Identifies, solicits and develops relationships with exhibitors

for exhibit hall (currently about 35 exhibitors)

* Facilitate abstract solicitation (averages 130 submitted abstracts

* Lead in all aspects of the event coordination

* Speaker Management (averages about 70 speakers)

* Work with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to

establish dates and locations for future conferences

Other

* Identifies prospective organizational opportunities through

non-IAFN events and education programs.

* Coordinate all or most aspects of IAFN Symposiums and if

co-sponsored with IAFN Chapters

* Coordinate all or most aspects of Webinars or other virtual

education offerings (both IAFN and grant funded).

* Assist Executive Director in any in-person Board Meeting planning

logistics.

* Coordinate with Certification/Education Coordinator as appropriate

for content planning and files.

* Coordinate and mange the IAFN online Continuing Education

opportunities.

* Market IAFN's events and trainings.

* Update Trainings and Events listing on the IAFN website as needed.

* Stay apprised of association activities, policies, forensic

educational opportunities and services to respond to inquiries.

* Performs additional duties as required.

Position Requirements

1. Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience.

2. Understanding of association management cycles and nuances.

3. Experience in event planning and other educational activities.

4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

5. Marketing experience preferred.

6. Excellent, articulate, personable and diplomatic customer service

skills.

7. Ability to multitask, work independently and work efficiently

under deadline.

8. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

9. Proficient in web navigation and learning web-based management

systems.

10. Proven project management skills.

11. Ability to attend seminars and off-site meetings, including air

travel and/or driving oneself.

12. Ability to work extended hours as necessary.

11. Meeting Planner; International Association of Fire Chiefs; Fairfax,

VA

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is the nation's

premiere fire service organization. For the past 136 years, the IAFC

has provided leadership, education and support to Chief Fire Officers

and Emergency Services Managers. The IAFC is looking for an experienced

meeting planner to play a vital role in our city-wide annual and other

related meetings throughout the year at our Fairfax, VA headquarters.

We seek a proven team player to manage and grow our annual meeting and

several smaller events throughout the year. As a member of the meetings

team, the manager will be responsible for: managing the attendee

experience, negotiating hotel contracts, coordination of service

contractors, convention centers or host facility, food and beverage;

audio visual and special events within the conference and expositions;

coordinating call for presentations and speaker management; responsible

for the production of function books for assigned events. In addition,

the manager acts as lead of event team and manages weekly/monthly

meetings with team and committee members; assists in the budget

development process and is responsible fiscally for meeting budgeted

revenue goals and serves as a staff liaison to relevant IAFC committees

and sections.

The ideal candidate will be an highly-motivated team player who is able

to manage multiple priorities. The position requires a bachelor's

degree and at least five years work experience in conference/meeting

planning. CMP preferred. Must possess excellent negotiating skills,

with the ability to manage multiple activities and diverse priorities

simultaneously as well as strong writing, communications and

organizational skills. An intense sense of customer care, particularly

through innovative technologies are highly-sought traits.

IAFC provides excellent benefits and supports work/life balance. For

consideration, please send cover letter and resume with salary

requirements to Personnel Dept., IAFC, 4025 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax,

VA 22033; fax: 703-991-9125 or e-mail: jobs@iafc.org (emails are

preferred). We are an EOE employer.

12. Meeting Planner; SOCIETY FOR BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES; Danbury, CT

The Society for Biomolecular Sciences Inc., (SBS) a world-wide,

501(c)3, highly-respected organization has an immediate opening for a

motivated, high achiever to become part of our meetings and exhibitions

team. The ideal candidate, along with a five-person department, will be

responsible for the successful planning, promotion and production of all

our meetings in the US, Europe and Asia. In keeping with our core

ideology, SBS is an entrepreneurial-spirited organization which embraces

progressive technology and program models.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years experience in

international or domestic meetings management, including experience in:

project planning, budget preparation and management, site selection,

contract negotiations, vendor selection, staff supervision and

development, outside contractor supervision, meeting promotion and

marketing, sponsorship and overall event management.

Resumes, including salary desired, to: tmonahan@sbsonline.org

13. Sales Manager; EMG; Any Location

EMG is a Hotel/Convention site selection company. We are seeking

experienced hospitality Sales and Meeting Planning Professionals to

develop and maintain new business relationships. This commission only

position is responsible for assisting our clients with:

* Site search and selection

* Site inspection assistance

* Contract negotiation

* Meeting management services

Qualifications for this position include:

* 5+ years professional hospitality industry experience

* Strong knowledge of conference and convention planning industry

(deep rolodex)

* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

* Computer skills to include word-processing, spreadsheet and

presentation software

* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

* Have a professional appearance and demeanor

* CMP designation preferred

Contact: Phill Eisenberg, CMP – 702.616.7262

Phill@eisenbergmeetingsgroup.com

14. Global Sales Director, Corporate Group, Chicago; Wyndham Hotel

Group; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7599

15. Knowledge (Education) Manager; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7594

16. Registration & Logistics Associate; American Wind Energy

Association; Washington, DC

How would you like to help promote the expansion of clean wind energy?

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade

association that represents all elements of the wind industry, promoting

wind power through advocacy, communication, and education. In 2008,

AWEA's efforts helped the United States become the world's leader in

wind electricity generation. Just like the wind energy industry, AWEA is

growing fast. If you would like to join a dynamic team of individuals

committed to helping power a cleaner, stronger America, please consider

the following opportunity:

Registration & Logistics Associate

AWEA's Conference & Education team works to educate industry

constituents and the public at large about the wind industry through

workshops, meetings, and WINDPOWER – the largest annual wind energy

conference in the world. As the Registration & Logistics Associate, you

will be an integral part of this effort. Working under the direction of

the Deputy Director of Conference & Education, you will: assist in the

conference and workshop registration process; provide customer service

to registrants; assist with on-site registration at the annual

conference and workshops as needed; assist with logistics projects for

the annual conference and workshops, including compiling event

statistics after the events, updating event surveys, and researching

content for event websites. Your work will help ensure the wind

industry's continued growth and long term success.

Qualifications: Must have: a Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant

experience, or four years relevant experience, education and training.

Previous experience with registration services in associations or

non-profit organizations preferred. Must have: excellent communications

skills, both written and verbal; proficiency with Microsoft Office

software, the ability to multitask; excellent customer services skills;

and the ability to self-start and work well in teams.

Travel: This position requires travel to various cities within the U.S.

for approximately 2-4 conferences/meetings a year that last anywhere

from approximately 2 days to 1 ½ weeks, which may include some weekend

and evening travels. Staffing events during evening and weekend hours

will be required and may be outside of normal 8AM to 5PM, Monday through

Friday work hours.

To apply: Send resume with salary requirements by email to

conferencejobs@awea.org

AWEA is located near several Metro lines in downtown Washington, DC, and

provides a generous benefits package to all regular staff. To learn more

about AWEA, please visit our website at www.awea.org.

The American Wind Energy Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

17. Marketing & Sales Coordinator; NAVA, Inc.; Reston, VA / Washington,

DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3065734

18. Director of Sales & Marketing; Embassy Suites Hotel / PM Hospitality

Strategies; Ashburn, VA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3065696

19. Group Sales Manager; Embassy Suites Hotel / PM Hospitality

Strategies; Ashburn, VA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3065703

20. Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorships; Society for Human Resource

Management; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27667576&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

21. Meeting Planner / Event Manager; National Conference Services, Inc.;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27650006&jobSummaryIndex=72&agentID=

22. Hotel Sales Coordinator; Hotel Lombardy; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27676936&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

23. Banquet Service Manager; University Club of Washington; Washington,

DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27677071&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

24. Catering Sales Manager; University Club of Washington; Washington,

DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27677151&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

25. Catering Manager; The Metropolitan Club; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27676616&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

26. P/T SMERF Manager; Pyramids Hotel; Allen, TX

The Pyramids Hotel, Allen is a limited service, 59 room boutique hotel

located off I75 in Allen. We are accepting applications for the position

of Part Time SMERF Sales Manager. The ideal candidate MUST have prior

hotel sales experience in the SMERF market. This is a great opportunity

to work 2-3 days a week for an individual who may have other

commitments. A salary TBD based on experience.

Please e-mail your resume to sales@pyramidshotel.com along with salary

expectations. Applicants without prior experience in the Hotel SMERF

market will not be considered.

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