Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 9 March 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 9 March 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Director of Publication and Events; Meeting Planner Resources; San

Francisco, CA

2. EVENT LOGISTICS MANAGER; Environmental communications consulting

firm; Arlington, VA

3. Centennial Hall Convention Center Manager; City & Borough of Juneau;

Juneau, AK

4. Director of Marketing, Strategic Events and Visitor Centers; Philips;

Andover, MA

5. Administrative Assistant – Meetings & Travel; Financial Industry

Regulatory Authority (FINRA; Washington, DC

6. Marketing Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

7. Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

8. Meetings Planner; NAVA, Inc.; Reston, VA/Washington, DC

9. Online Events Manager; CommPartners, LLC; Elkridge, MD

10. San Jose Destination Specialist; Miles Media; San Jose, CA

11. Sponsorship & Exhibition Associate; U.S. Green Building Council;

Washington, DC

12. Director of Premium Seating Stewardship and Events; University of

Minnesota Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN

13. Program Manager; FM&A Events (Faith Moore & Associates Ltd.);

Boston, MA

14. CME Program Coordinator; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

15. Program Assistant, CME; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

16. Sr. Director, CEA Events and Conferences; Consumer Electronics

Association; Arlington, VA

17. Conference & Events Plnr II; Raytheon; Herndon, VA

18. Education Meetings Manager; American Society of Hematology;

Washington, DC

19. Hotel Performance Support Director; Choice Hotels International;

Silver Spring, MD

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

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

next newsletter.

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

1. Director of Publication and Events; Meeting Planner Resources; San

Francisco, CA

Are you a sales talent looking to get to the next level of the game?

Well here it is…. We are currently looking for an energetic, talented

and ambitious Director of Publications and Events to work on Business

Meetings and More/Meetings And Events San Francisco.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of business-to-business

sales experience or relevant experience in the hospitality industry.

Although experience in advertisement sales is a plus, excellent

communications and closing skills are more relevant.

We are offering a position that requires independent, constructive,

creative and a pro-active approach to sales and marketing. We are

looking to work with the Bay Area's most prestigious hospitality

businesses and organizations to help us promote the various businesses

involved in the hospitality industry to the rest of the state of

California and beyond. Our publications are presented as an integrated

media buy with corresponding websites:

www.MeetingsAndEventsSanFrancisco.com and

www.BusinessMeetingsAndMoreSF.com.

Compensation consists off base plus commission along with a competitive

benefits package. We have a professional, energetic and stable work

environment and allow our Directors to work from home. First year

earnings range from $ 70K to $ 90K. We are looking forward to receiving

your resume.

Please contact: Carlo van der Burg at carlo@MeetingPlannerResources.org

***** From Terri Kaufman via Ned Lundquist *****

2. EVENT LOGISTICS MANAGER; Environmental communications consulting

firm; Arlington, VA

Hi, Ned–Here's a job description for this Monday's JOTW if I am still

in

time for that. Please help me find a great person for the position, and

soon–Thanks! I'm a subscriber for many years under my personal email

and

have helped a number of friends and acquaintances search for jobs or

employees through your service. I've also been fooled by your annual

April

Fool's issue last couple of years, but this year I'm mentally prepared

(only

one month away!).

EVENT LOGISTICS MANAGER

Environmental communications consulting firm is looking for an Event

Logistics Manager with at least 10 years experience. Must have worked

with

large sets and set dressing, display and signage production, multiple

location tours, overseeing tour production companies and event staffing,

and

working in tandem with site managers and local event companies. Must be

able

to demonstrate process knowledge including data tracking, costing and

estimating, and attention to minute levels of detail. Prefer experience

in

government contracting nuances but will consider all parallel experience

including theatrical tour production. Must be available to travel and

work

weekends. Personality is important-must be able to work diplomatically

with

clients, and collegially and collaboratively with co-workers. This is

currently a term position, for several weeks March-April and 4-5 months

summer-late fall. Work also available in 2010 tour cycle. Email resume

and

cover letter to Terri Kaufman, Senior Associate, The Cadmus Group,

Arlington, VA tkaufman@cadmusgroup.com

Please, no phone calls.

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

3. Centennial Hall Convention Center Manager; City & Borough of Juneau;

Juneau, AK

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5272252

4. Director of Marketing, Strategic Events and Visitor Centers; Philips;

Andover, MA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7644

5. Administrative Assistant – Meetings & Travel; Financial Industry

Regulatory Authority (FINRA; Washington, DC

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7642

6. Marketing Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International; Dallas,

TX

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meetings and events

industry's largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members

thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas,

relationships, and marketplaces. Total MPI membership is comprised of

more than 24,000 members belonging to 70 chapters and clubs worldwide.

The Marketing Coordinator is a temporary position for approximately six

weeks.

Duties & Responsibilities

. Provide support to the Marketing Events and Knowledge Manager in the

development of marketing promotions for Meeting Professionals

International's Conferences

. On a daily basis, manage the development cycle of multiple marketing

programs and projects – collect, prep, assign, proof, edit, stage, and

track project status

. Collaborate with cross-functional teams around the globe about project

requests and deliverables.

. This position will involve but is not limited to creating projects

such as direct mail, brochure, advertisements, web, eblasts, social

networking tools, event planning, copy editing and proofing

. Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience

. Bachelor Degree in marketing, communications or business

. Three (3) years in a marketing environment

. Content Management System or html experience a plus

. Agency and International experience a plus

. An understanding of various art files such as jpegs, gifs, psd, vector

files, htm

Skills

. Ability to manage multiple projects in a face-paced, deadline-oriented

environment

. Excellent project management and business relationship skills

including strong collaboration and teamwork

. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously from start to

finish

. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

. Strong organizational skills

How to Apply Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary

requirements to employment@mpiweb.org with “Marketing Coordinator” as

the subject. If your qualifications match our current needs, we will

contact you. Thank you for your interest in Meeting Professionals

International.

You can learn more about us by visiting www.mpiweb.org.

EOE

7. Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meetings and events

industry's largest and most vibrant global community, helps our members

thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas,

relationships, and marketplaces. Total MPI membership is comprised of

more than 24,000 members belonging to 70 chapters and clubs worldwide.

The Manager of Strategic Partnerships oversees the development,

deployment and fulfillment of cash and in-kind sponsor and partner

programs on behalf of MPI.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Develops and oversees the execution of overall

sponsorship/partnership product strategies.

2. Oversees sponsorship/partnership development processes by identifying

internal or external requirements, preparing product development plans

and pricing, presenting product opportunities and plans to the

Leadership Team, and managing the implementation of approved plans.

3. Develops and centrally maintains all sponsorship program information

including, definitions, features, benefits, fulfillment methodology,

pricing, competitive analysis, etc.

4. Assists the Regional Sales Team with sourcing potential sponsors and

partners, negotiating sponsorship and partnership agreements.

5. Develops proposal and presentation templates for the sales team as

related to sponsorships and partnerships.

6. Assists in the ongoing training of all field sales personnel

regarding sponsorship/partnership products.

7. In conjunction with the Vice President, develops and presents

integrated business plans for potentially large sponsors and partners.

8. Collaborates with the MPI Foundation on project/product development

and account management for mutual relationships that span partner/donor

agreements.

9. Leads the negotiation and management of in-kind sponsorship programs.

10. Develops and oversees the sponsorship/partnership marketing plan,

ensuring the Regional Sales Managers (RSMs) have relevant sales tools

and ongoing marketing support.

11. Develops and oversees budget to include the allocation of funds,

projection of revenue and expenses, invoicing of sponsors and partners,

etc.

12. Administers contracts, ensures fulfillment plan is developed and

tracked, and oversees invoicing determinations for all

sponsorship/partnership programs.

13. Oversees receivables tracking and monitors action plans with sales

staff or as directed by VP.

14. Conducts and maintains a cost-benefit (tangible and intangible)

analysis for each sponsorship program.

15. Ensures the fulfillment of promised benefits to sponsors and

partners.

16. Evaluates and analyzes all partnership and sponsorship arrangements

to determine and recommend appropriateness in continuing mutually

beneficial relationships.

17. Prepares weekly, monthly or ad hoc reporting regarding

sponsorship/partnership revenues, goal achievement, sales, costs, etc.

18. Collaborates with the Events Team and with the event host committee

to coordinate product development and sponsorship solicitation efforts

for event related sponsorships.

19. Stays abreast of industry trends and competitive offerings to ensure

all sponsorship and partnership arrangements are relevant and based on

current knowledge and research to effectively seek out new business

opportunities.

20. Travels as required for job responsibilities.

21. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or equivalent

. Three to five years of related industry sponsorship experience

. Three or more years of product management/marketing experience

. Computer proficiency

. Association or non-profit experience

. Product development experience

Other Desired Qualifications:

. Comfortable with project tracking software

. Familiar with association management systems

. Familiar with advertising management systems

. Familiar with contact management software

. Excellent communication skills

. Good business acumen

. Ability to manage multiple projects

. Strong team player

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

employment@mpiweb.org with “Manager of Strategic Partnerships” as the

subject. If your qualifications match our current needs, we will contact

you.Thank you for your interest in Meeting Professionals International.

You can learn more about us by visiting www.mpiweb.org.

EOE

8. Meetings Planner; NAVA, Inc.; Reston, VA/Washington, DC

Note: Our office is currently located in Reston, VA and will relocate to

Washington DC in April

. Responsible for the planning of all NAVA conferences and events.

Working under the constraints of the meetings budget, negotiates

contractual agreements and prepare proposal requests for convention

centers, hotels, and airlines.

. Takes charge of key duties involved in arranging meetings logistics.

Ensures that meetings are logistically sensible and feasible.

. Oversees the planning and implementation of the set-up and

registration processes for meetings. Coordinates with the Marketing &

Sales Coordinator to ensure that the registration processes run

smoothly.

. Maintains organizational calendar for meetings and conference

planning. Ensures that all meetings and conferences are planned in a

timely manner. Sets deadlines for the completion of tasks.

. Working with marketing and communications staff, produces written

materials associated with meetings and conferences. Ensures that all

written materials maintain a high level of quality and accuracy.

. Assists in implementing strategies for increasing member participation

in conferences, including strategies to limit the cost to members of

attending meetings and conferences.

. Other duties related to meetings planning, as may be assigned.

Requirements

. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent experience and a minimum of five

years experience in meetings planning. Professional designation(s)

preferred.

. Demonstrated ability to plan and execute meetings and conferences of

the highest quality and value to members in a timely, effective and cost

efficient manner.

. Outstanding organizational and project management skills and the

ability to work under strict deadlines.

. Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service

skills.

. Experience in managing budgets.

e-mail to: job6@navanet.org

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).

Additional Salary Information: Full benefit package: paid leave, health

insurance, short and long term disability, life, 401(k) with match

9. Online Events Manager; CommPartners, LLC; Elkridge, MD

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3087658

10. San Jose Destination Specialist; Miles Media; San Jose, CA

http://careers.hsmai.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3086354

11. Sponsorship & Exhibition Associate; U.S. Green Building Council;

Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5272179

12. Director of Premium Seating Stewardship and Events; University of

Minnesota Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5269516

13. Program Manager; FM&A Events (Faith Moore & Associates Ltd.);

Boston, MA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5259666

14. CME Program Coordinator; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27821821&jobSummaryIndex=10&agentID=

15. Program Assistant, CME; American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27821801&jobSummaryIndex=11&agentID=

16. Sr. Director, CEA Events and Conferences; Consumer Electronics

Association; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27816991&jobSummaryIndex=54&agentID=

17. Conference & Events Plnr II; Raytheon; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27809656&jobSummaryIndex=56&agentID=

18. Education Meetings Manager; American Society of Hematology;

Washington, DC

The American Society of Hematology, a prestigious DC-based medical

society, seeks an experienced, results-oriented Education Meetings

Manager to serve as project manager in all aspects of the development

and delivery of ASH's small continuing medical education (CME) programs

(such as the State-of-the-Art Symposia, Highlights of ASH, and

consultative hematology) both domestically and internationally. The

Education Meetings Manager also assists the Senior Manager of Education

with tasks associated with development of the Annual Meeting program and

with maintaining ASH's compliance with the Accreditation Council for

Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) criteria. The Education Meetings

Manager also provides governance and administrative support to related

committees and subcommittees.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree and a minimum of

three (3) year's experience in association meeting planning, preferably

CME programs. Familiarity with the ACCME criteria for the development

and delivery of CME programs is strongly desired. Proficiency with MS

Office applications (Word, Excel) and Internet required. Experience

with association management systems (especially TIMMS) highly desirable.

Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to handle

multiple tasks in an active work environment; detail-orientation with

excellent organizational and follow-through skills are essential.

Strong interpersonal skills including professionalism and ability to

work well with ASH staff and ASH leadership. Strong member service

orientation. Foreign language skills (especially Spanish) highly

desirable. Travel (both domestic and international) and flexibility

during meeting periods required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements

to jobs@hematology.org with the subject line “ED MTG MGR.”

19. Hotel Performance Support Director; Choice Hotels International;

Silver Spring, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27804046&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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