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


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

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*** Upcoming Conferences

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

York, NY

2. Special Events Coordinator; THE WISTAR INSTITUTE; Philadelphia, PA

3. Event/Registration Assistant; Dynamic Events, Inc.; Vancouver, WA

4. Registration Services Manager; The Meeting Source, Inc.; Atlanta

Metro, GA

5. Chapter Business and Community Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

6. Manager of Web Experience; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

7. Conference Planner; Point Carbon; Washington, DC

8. Region Meetings Coordinator; BICSI; Tampa, FL

9. Member Care Sales Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

10. Event Planners (Account Managers); WorldEvents; Lambertville, NJ

11. Event Planners (Account Executives); WorldEvents; Lambertville, NJ

12. Event Planners (Account Coordinators); WorldEvents; Lambertville, NJ

13. Catering Event Coordinator; Patrick David's, Inc.; San Ramon, CA

14. Corporate Event Experience/Coordinator; Fogarty Knapp & Assoc.;

Wilton, CT

15. Exposition Operations Manager ; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

16. Director, Meetings & Operations; Biotechnology Industry

Organization; Washington, DC

17. Events Associate; Solar Electric Power Association; Washington, DC

18. Conference Producer; Incisive Media; New York, NY

19. General Manager; Destination Services; Dallas, TX

20. Sales Director; Confidential; Woodburn, OR/Salem, OR/Portland, OR

21. Media Intern; LA INC.; Los Angeles, CA

22. Meeting Support Specialist; SENTEL Corporation; Alexandria, VA

23. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

24. Programs & Events Manager; National Breast Cancer Coalition;

Washington, DC

25. Sales Executive; Cvent; McLean, VA

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

York, NY

The American Camp Association (ACA-NY) 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 Scott Rothschild with any questions at scott@aca-ny.org

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

about the organization.

Contact: Scott Rothschild

Phone: 212 391 5208 Ext. 1014

Fax: 866-553-9264

scott@aca-ny.org

***** From Bill Seiberlich: via Ned Lundquist *****

2. Special Events Coordinator; THE WISTAR INSTITUTE; Philadelphia, PA

From Bill Seiberlich:

Special Events Coordinator, THE WISTAR INSTITUTE, Philadelphia, PA

THE WISTAR INSTITUTE is seeking a Special Events Coordinator to:

– Oversee all aspects of fundraising events, including strategic

planning, budgeting, implementation, and involvement of key Wistar

leadership.

– Organize and oversee cultivation and recognition events for the

purpose of introducing individuals to The Wistar Institute and

increasing the Institutes visibility and name recognition.

– Develop new relationships and maintain existing ones with appropriate

third party fundraising groups.

– Participate in the selection of chairpersons, scheduling of event

dates and locations, as well as solicitation of underwriting.

– Develop, cultivate, manage and provide staff support and leadership

to a team of volunteer chairpersons for flawless event execution.

– Directly supervise corporate and individual fundraising solicitations

relating to special events. Create written solicitation proposals and

either participate in, or manage, personal solicitations conducted by

the Director of Institutional Development or volunteer leadership.

– Supervise all donor benefits for special events.

– Supervise the solicitation of in-kind contributions for special

events.

– Maintain effective working relationships with all special events

fundraising volunteers (internal and external).

– Coordinate all event publicity through the Institutes Communications

office.

QUALIFICATIONS:

– High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree or

equivalent work experience highly preferred.

– At least four years of previous experience in organizing and

coordinating major events; two years of previous experience in

fundraising required. Excellent written and verbal skills, particularly

in persuasive writing and communication. Experience in writing

proposals for corporate and individual contributions. Position requires

oversight of detailed record keeping and file management. Some

experience in working with the press and creating event publicity is

helpful.

– Flexibility in regards to working evening and weekend hours is

required. Must reflect a solid understanding of fund-raising concepts

and event planning.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including tuition assistance.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Contact: To apply visit:

http://www.wistar.org/humanresources/employment.htm and submit your

resume and cover letter online.

***********

3. Event/Registration Assistant; Dynamic Events, Inc.; Vancouver, WA

This is a position that requires a mature, enthusiastic and professional

individual with strong customer service skills who can interact well

with the public at all levels from administrative staff to CEO. The

position requires flexibility, creative problem solving and the ability

to manage multiple projects. This position requires a team player

attitude, self-starter and self-motivated traits and the ability to take

direction for a variety of sources.

The incumbent's primarily responsible for providing internal and

external customer service and for learning how Dynamic Events operates

and create system solutions for our office environment.

Responsibilities may include:

o Providing customer service to all callers and visitors

o Manage incoming phone communications and handle appropriately

o Greet and direct in-person visitors

o Manage mail communications (incoming and outgoing)

o Responsible for opening and closing of office facility

o Handle shipping

o Maintain all office equipment and facilities

o Responsible for inventory and maintaining office & event supplies

o Keep office neat and presentable for visitors

o Maintaining, organizing warehouse, build room, lunch room and all

other office areas

o Maintain variety of documentation and record keeping

o Accountable for creating and maintaining infrastructure to office

procedures with emphasis on efficiencies and cost-efficiencies

o Manage day-to-day technology operations; establish systems for

maintenance; asset tracking systems

o Maintain a complete computer asset/warranty inventory list in a

single file

o Update Dynamic Events web site (content only) in select areas

o Attend and take notes at staff and training meetings; write and

post notes within 24 hours

o Provide assistance for event logistics such as running reports,

creating name badges, organizing show boxes, etc

o Proficiency in welcome packet design, text and production

o Proficiency in F&B worksheets and menu planning

o Assist with research projects as requested, including analysis

reports as appropriate

o Assist event managers with event reconciliation tasks

o Complete administrative tasks as requested

o Assist with new employee/new hire activities

o Assist with registration calls and reporting

o Assist with fulfillment projects as requested

o Run errands as needed

o Filing vendor & venue information

o Maintain Dynamic Events database

o Maintain Dynamic Events contact list

o Assist with customer marketing mailings

o Assist President and Director of Operations as requested

o Represent Dynamic Events with the utmost professionalism providing

quality customer service while maintaining strong ethical work standards

Job Requirements

Key traits for success:

· Strong customer service and people skills

· Good computer skills working in Microsoft products

· Strong phone skills

· Ethical work standards

· Positive and enthusiastic attitude

· Willing and quick to learn

· Resourceful

· Project management skills

· Strong critical thinking skills

· Excellent organizational skills

· Strong time management skills

· Ability to prioritize tasks

· Ability to alphabetize and file

· Flexibility to adjust to constantly changing priorities; open

to constant change

· Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

· Ability to concentrate in a busy environment

· Ability to take direction and follow guidelines and

instructions; good listening skills

· Flexible and willing to help with all hands activities

· Ability to get along with office co-workers and clients

· Willing to step in and help where needed

· Self-starter, self-motivated to search out projects and assist

when and where needed

· Proactive – take initiative & ownership, make suggestions,

make things happen

· Strong desire to contribute to the company and to the success

of Dynamic Events and the success of our clients

Contact: Jennifer Siharath

Phone: 360.253.2971

Fax: 360.254.1667

Jen@dynamicevents.com

4. Registration Services Manager; The Meeting Source, Inc.; Atlanta

Metro, GA

BACKGROUND:

The Meeting Source, Inc. (TMSi) is a leading provider of high quality

Event Management Services. Our singular focus is managing sales and

marketing programs.

We are seeking a full-time registration services manager with a positive

and proactive attitude to lead the company's registration services

initiatives. In this strategic role, this individual will be fully

responsible for managing the client registration team and processes. The

person in this role will need to have a unique mix of experience and

personality traits, being able to manage the meeting registration team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Registration Management Responsibilities

¨ Assess the need for, and create, company-wide registration management

processes and procedures.

¨ Responsible for staffing and training of the registration services

team for the timeframe agreed upon for registration. This includes phone

and email support, and collections follow up.

¨ Manage the business processes for all aspects of the registration

experience.

¨ Understand and communicate registration software requirements to

vendors, staff and client.

¨ Coordinate with client all pricing and special programs around

registration.

¨ Handle all escalations and questions from the registration team and

attendees.

¨ Provide reporting information to Event Planning team, including

registration numbers and counts. Coordinate with technology vendors on

advanced reporting requirements.

¨ Manage all data cleaning and updates to ensure that the registration

data is accurate and valuable to client.

¨ Manage all infrastructure components, in conjunction with technology

partner, for call routing, email support, chatting software, etc…

¨ Coordinate all central billing of registrations for an event with

controller.

¨ Serve as the central liaison with other organizations and departments

around event registration, including client team.

¨ Provide registration software testing prior to the event go live date

to validate the software, to learn how it works prior to going live, and

to support the registration services team.

¨ Create onsite staffing, training, process documentation and

coordination with event planners around hours of operation, and

logistics.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

¨ Minimum 3 years of online registration management experience.

¨ Registration management experience with large events (1,500+

attendees).

¨ Registration management experience with events.

¨ Self-starter that can schedule workload to meet deadlines.

¨ Proactive and positive attitude and working style.

¨ Ability to multi-task at a very fast pace.

¨ Strong customer service and communication skills are required.

¨ Experience in dealing with executives, sub-contractors and other

technology professionals.

¨ Excellent working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and

Word.

¨ Excellent attention to detail.

¨ Minimum of 3 professional references are required.

TO APPLY:

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to:

Marina Dixon, CMP, mdixon@mtgsrc.com

AND

Chris Shuffett, cshuffett@mtgsrc.com

Applications without salary expectations or a cover letter will not be

considered for the position.

No phone calls.

5. Chapter Business and Community Manager; Meeting Professionals

International; Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event

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

thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas,

relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more

than 24,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.

The Chapter Business and Community Manager is responsible for the

management of MPI chapters/clubs through communication, partnership and

consultation with chapter leaders to drive growth of chapters, advance

the member experience and act as “face of MPI” for our members. This

position is located in Dallas, Texas, and only local candidates will be

considered.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

* Chapter Organizational Growth and Development – Ensures growth and

development of assigned MPI chapters by developing and driving chapter's

progress and effectiveness in strategic planning, business planning,

finance/budgets, and leadership/organizational development.

* Membership Growth and Development – Focuses on positive growth and

retention of the chapter's membership.

* Education & Program Development – Researches and recommends

educational topics and member programs that meet the needs of the

membership.

* International Representation – Represents the interests of MPI and

provides chapter leadership with current information about the policies,

issues and program offerings of the association to its international

membership.

* Communication – Acts as the primary communication liaison between

MPI and chapters.

* Reporting – Prepares formal assessment on chapter growth and

development after each visit, summarizing goals/plans versus performance

to Chapter Leadership and MPI management.

* Required to travel approximately 60% annually.

* Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year College or

university or equivalent.

* Three or more years' related association and/or franchise

management.

* Experience in hospitality or association a plus.

* Valid driver's license.

* Advanced Computer proficiency.

* Ability to motivate and energize volunteers and manage multiple

deadlines and priorities.

* Ability to lead through influence.

* Experience working in a volunteer position.

* Prior experience working with field units, satellite offices or

subgroups of an association.

* Industry certification preferred, i.e., CAE, CMP, CMM.

* Excellent communication, presentation, critical thinking,

analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

* Strong team player

* Professional demeanor and flexibility in dealing with volunteers.

* Ability to manage multiple priorities, set goals and meet

deadlines.

* Fluent/semi-fluent in at least one other language

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

employment@mpiweb.org with “Chapter Business and Community Manager” 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

6. Manager of Web Experience; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event

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

thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas,

relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more

than 24,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.

The Manager of Web Experience oversees the creation of a sustainable

digital content development strategy based on business needs and goals;

sets roadmap and strategic direction for Website and e-commerce

initiatives; and coordinates the release of information to the Websites

with support from various departments.

The ideal candidate for the Manager of Web Experience will be

responsible for the direction, design, development, testing, and

implementation of the internet-communication initiatives. In addition,

the individual will provide online subject matter expertise to the

organization along with keeping up with current technology and its

inclusion within the overall global communications strategy.

This position requires excellent communication skills and a creative

approach for identifying solutions to a wide-range of online challenges.

The Manager of Web Experience must have the ability to manage multiple

projects, lead cross-functional teams, and potentially to outside

vendors.

The successful candidate will be able to lead the corporate global

online digital strategy through visual and technical solutions that will

meet business unit objectives including the corporate websites,

corporate intranet, email deployment systems, various digital

initiatives and externally hosted chapter websites. Additionally, this

candidate will be required to be current on industry news, trends and

technology and be able to incorporate and position such learning into

the overall communications plan.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

* Creates a unified online strategy for content creation,

maintenance and publication process

* Provides final approval for publishing content to the Web,

including, but not limited to, websites, newsletters, social networking

integration, blogs, wikis, wedges, web badges, message boards,

calendars, tagging, etc.

* Works in a leadership role in tandem with marketing, communication

and technology teams on site design, functionality and content

* Works with software development team to evaluate technical and

architectural alternatives

* Develops a universal corporate strategy and implementation plan

for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques on all corporate sites

* Leads cross-functional team to provide and oversee ongoing

development of interesting, insightful and informative content for our

members and suppliers to help with acquisition and retention, click

through, and dwell times

* Prioritizes business requirements based on customer needs and web

analytic learnings

* Monitors progress of the Website through the product development

life cycle, identifying risks and opportunities and keeping senior

management informed

* Performs systems analyses to depict work flows, data flows,

systems interactions and linkages

* Pursues user feedback on a continuous basis through use of web

analytics and all other feedback mechanisms

* Oversees reporting of web statistics, recommending/implementing

improvements based on usage

* Turns web statistics into actionable information to enhance

business performance

* Develops a collaborative working environment with direct-reports,

peers, and supervisory staff

* Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience:

* Bachelors degree in relevant technical and/or business field, such

as marketing, communications, information science, CMS or equivalent

* Five plus years of experience as a web developer, product manager,

content manager or equivalent

* Advanced Technical Skills with:

o Microsoft Visual Studio Web Development (ASP.NET)

o .Net Framework 2.0 or above

o Microsoft SQL 2005/2008 Database Technology

o SOE Technology

o Advanced Programming/Software skills in:

o HTML, XHTML, DHTML

o CSS 2.0

o VB.NET and/or C#

o JavaScript/ECMAScript

o AJAX

o Flash and/or Silverlight

o Adobe Creative Suite

* Experience managing online marketing, email marketing and

e-commerce initiatives

* Experience in a web-based editorial environments, including

content management systems

* Mac computer proficiency

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

employment@mpiweb.org with “Manager of Web Experience” 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. Conference Planner; Point Carbon; Washington, DC

Point Carbon is looking for a Conference Planner to join our Conference

Department in Washington D.C. The Conference Planner will join an

international conference team of 7 based in Oslo, Kiev and Washington

D.C. This position will be a part of a two person team in Washington

D.C. and report to the North American Conference Team Manager. The

Conference Planner will assist with the organization of Point Carbon's

conferences and workshops in the North American market.

Point Carbon is a world-leading provider of independent news, analysis

and consulting services for European and global power, gas and carbon

markets. The company has expanded rapidly in recent years and now has an

international team of more than 150 employees. Point Carbon has offices

in Oslo (head office), London, Kiev, and Washington D.C.

Main tasks and responsibilities

· Coordinate and organize workshops and conferences

· Negotiate contracts with suppliers

· Negotiate and sell sponsorships and exhibitor packages

· Secure speakers for the events

· Attract delegates to conferences and workshops

· Assist with marketing of the different events

Qualifications

· Minimum of 3 years experience in conference organization or

project management

· Reliable, efficient and a team player

· Experience and interest in sales

· Able to multi-task and work under tight deadlines

· Fluent English – written and oral

· Interest or experience working on carbon markets an advantage

· Must be a US citizen or hold a US work permit

We can offer

· Competitive compensation package

· Interesting tasks in an international market

· Friendly work environment

Please send your resume and cover letter marked “Conference Planner” to

jobs@pointcarbon.com before Friday, June 12, 2009.

For further information about the position and organization please see

our website: www.pointcarbon.com.

8. Region Meetings Coordinator; BICSI; Tampa, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5535166

9. Member Care Sales Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5530479

10. Event Planners (Account Managers); WorldEvents; Lambertville, NJ

Due to the continued growth of our New Jersey office, we are looking to

recruit experienced meeting planning staff at all levels, including

Account Managers, to join our team as we continue to build on our

pharmaceutical client base.

With a minimum of 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical meeting

planning field, you will deliver exceptional customer service while

ensuring that our clients business objectives are not only met, but

exceeded.

Accountable for every aspect of our meetings, you will oversee a team of

planners to deliver logistical excellence throughout the planning and

execution of the meeting. You'll actively look for, and act upon

opportunities to improve processes, service offerings as well as develop

relationships with clients and suppliers.

You'll prepare and maintain budgets, negotiate with vendors and

financially track the events in order to maximize profits. You must be a

proven leader and motivator who is able to manage and develop a team.

Job Requirements

Ideally, candidates will have previous events experience, while

knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector would be advantageous.

Travel for all positions (primarily domestic) is required.

All positions will be based in our Lambertville, NJ office which is

located approximately 50 minutes from center-city Philadelphia and 90

minutes from New York City.

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2009.

Contact: Neil Barwise

Phone: ++44 1274 854100 Ext. 198

Fax: ++44 1274 854110

neil.barwise@worldevents.com

http://www.worldevents.com

11. Event Planners (Account Executives); WorldEvents; Lambertville, NJ

Due to the continued growth of our New Jersey office, we are looking to

recruit experienced meeting planning staff at all levels, including

Account Executives, to join our team as we continue to build on our

pharmaceutical client base.

With a minimum of 3 years experience in the pharmaceutical meeting

planning field, you will be a key driver in the planning, organizing

and management of the events from start to finish.

You will have the ability to communicate confidently with clients on a

day-to-day basis, while demonstrating sound financial management skills

in the preparation of budgets and reconciliation. You will be a strong

communicator and will manage the team to ensure logistical excellence

and surpass our client's business objectives.

You will have knowledge of domestic and international destinations and

venues and assist in the preparation of proposals.

Job Requirements

Ideally, candidates will have previous events experience, while

knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector would be advantageous.

Travel for all positions (primarily domestic) is required.

All positions will be based in our Lambertville, NJ office which is

located approximately 50 minutes from center-city Philadelphia and 90

minutes from New York City.

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2009.

Contact: Neil Barwise

Phone: ++44 1274 854100 Ext. 198

Fax: ++44 1274 854110

neil.barwise@worldevents.com

http://www.worldevents.com

12. Event Planners (Account Coordinators); WorldEvents; Lambertville, NJ

Due to the continued growth of our New Jersey office, we are looking to

recruit experienced meeting planning staff at all levels, including

Account Coordinators, to join our team as we continue to build on our

pharmaceutical client base.

Supporting the Account Executives and Managers, you'll have the ability

to communicate confidently with meeting attendees while demonstrating

exceptional organizational skills in managing the logistical aspects of

our events. You will assist in the preparation of budgets and

proposals.

You will be an effective communicator and have experience in managing

multiple tasks, with precise attention to detail. Some knowledge of

domestic and international destinations and venues would be advantageous

and basic IT skills are crucial. Ideally you will have previous meeting

planning experience, although entry-level candidates will be considered.

Job Requirements

Ideally, candidates will have previous events experience, while

knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector would be advantageous.

Travel for all positions (primarily domestic) is required.

All positions will be based in our Lambertville, NJ office which is

located approximately 50 minutes from center-city Philadelphia and 90

minutes from New York City.

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2009.

Contact: Neil Barwise

Phone: ++44 1274 854100 Ext. 198

Fax: ++44 1274 854110

neil.barwise@worldevents.com

http://www.worldevents.com

13. Catering Event Coordinator; Patrick David's, Inc.; San Ramon, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5526491

14. Corporate Event Experience/Coordinator; Fogarty Knapp & Assoc.;

Wilton, CT

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5504404

15. Exposition Operations Manager ; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.;

Fairfax, VA

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

in Fairfax, VA, has an opening for an experienced Exposition Operations

Manager to join our Trade Show Team. This position entails managing

operations from the initial development of theme and floor plan to

staging and execution of 6-10 expositions. In addition, this position

will be responsible for working with exhibitors, show vendors, venues

and assist in the overall look and feel of the event.

Requirements

* HS diploma or equivalent; degree in related field preferred

* Minimum 2 years exposition operations experience

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Ability to work independently

* Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access and Outlook

* A2Z experience helpful

* Up to 25% travel required

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please fax resume

with salary requirement and history to Attn: HR – fax: 703-818-9177 or

email: jsajobs@jspargo.com. Please visit our website at www.jspargo.com

for more information and job opportunities.

16. Director, Meetings & Operations; Biotechnology Industry

Organization; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3125853

17. Events Associate; Solar Electric Power Association; Washington, DC

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is a nonprofit organization

representing electric utility, solar industry, and stakeholder members.

SEPA's mission is to facilitate solutions for the use and integration of

solar electric power by utilities, electric service providers, and their

customers. More information about SEPA is available at

www.solarelectricpower.org.

The Events Associate will be responsible for coordinating logistics for

organizational events. This position provides an excellent opportunity

for the right candidate to grow and excel in the field of event

management in a thriving organization.

This position provides direct support to the events department and

reports to the Events Manager. The ideal candidate will have superior

Microsoft Office skills, be responsive, approachable and possess

excellent communication skills. Interest in event management,

renewable energy, and experience with association management software

systems are a plus.

Position Responsibilities:

· Coordinates logistics for regional workshops, and monthly

webinars including preparation and management of AV requests, food and

beverage orders, interaction with venue contacts, managing the

registration process, webinar set up and attendee communication.

· Coordinates logistics for Annual Fact Finding mission;

including international transportation companies, hotels, conference

centers, and creating event packet for attendees

· Responds to general inquiries about all events including Solar

Power International

· Coordinates logistics for staff meetings and Board of

Directors meetings including logistical arrangement and preparation of

materials

· Assists in coordinating relationships with event non-profit

partners and implementation of non-profit partner agreements

· Data management, reporting, registration and event support

utilizing the organization's Customer Relations Management system (AMS –

netFORUM)

· Provides administrative support to the events department.

· Other tasks as assigned

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).

Additional Salary Information: SEPA provides employees a competitive

benefits package including fully paid individual health and dental

insurance, short and long term disability coverage, and life insurance,

up to 24 days of Paid Time Off per year with an annual paid holiday

break, and paid government holidays. Metro benefit and health club

memberships are available to eligible employees. After one year of

service, employees are eligible for a contribution of up to 5% of their

annual salary to a designated retirement account.

Requirements/Skills:

· Bachelor's degree with one to two year event experience

preferred

· Experience with event logistics and working with contracted

vendors

· Working knowledge of MS Office® and general knowledge of AMS

or CRM systems; experience with netFORUM a plus.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to analyze data and to develop comprehensive reports

· Ability to complete a combination of short-term needs, while

managing long-term projects

· Ability to work independently and as a team member

· Strong organizational skills

· Excellent attention to detail

· Quick learner, self-starter and a strong work ethic

· Excellent time management and prioritization skills

· Willingness to undertake occasional travel

· Interest in working in a fun, flexible and quickly growing

office environment

Interested applicants may email their cover letter, resume, references,

and salary requirements for confidential consideration to

jobs@solarelectricpower.org. Please include the title of the position in

subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Direct applicants only

No fee based search or placement firms

18. Conference Producer; Incisive Media; New York, NY

The RealShare Conference Series, part of Incisive Media's Real Estate

Division, is looking for a Conference Producer to join its highly

successful series of commercial real estate conferences. This position

will be responsible for planning and executing from beginning-to-end a

number of RealShare events over the course of the year.

As a conference producer you will be required to gain industry knowledge

of the commercial real estate industry and what makes it tick, in

addition to getting to know and forming relationships with leading

industry figures in the cities or market niches you will coordinate

events in. Among the responsibilities of a conference producer will be

to identify and secure appropriate speakers, coordinate partnership with

media partners and associations, write brochure and promotional copy to

generate interest in the event and promote registration, identify

potential sponsors and travel to your events to manage onsite

activities.

This unique career opportunity involves:

* Producing and creating cutting-edge commercial real estate

networking conferences

* Research conference topic ideas via phone, Internet and trade

publications to assess viability and identify hot new trends and ideas

* Recruit top industry speakers

* Write conference brochure copy as well as advertising, marketing

and direct mail copy

* Work with an entrepreneurial team of sales, marketing and product

professionals to create market leading events in commercial real estate

meetings and conferences

We are looking for a professional with strong written and verbal skills

to join our team. You must have an ability to multi-task and handle many

moving pieces of an event, and more than one event at a time. You will

also need to be able to spot “what's hot” in a constantly changing

marketplace, and “who's hot” as a potential speaker or sponsor, through

your telephone research and in-person meetings. The ability to conduct

accurate research is paramount, as is the need to network and interact

with highly respected industry icons. You must be able to work under

pressure and have the ability to meet strict deadlines. An

entrepreneurial spirit is desired as bonus and career potential is vast.

Travel is involved to the events. A college degree and at least 2 years

of experience involving conference events, market research, product

development, or related experience with finance or general business is

required. Any commercial real estate experience is a bonus.

Incisive Media places a high value on employees and strives to be an

employer of choice. To that end we offer competitive salaries,

professional growth opportunities, and a comprehensive selection of

benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, 401(K) and life

insurance options.

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary

requirements to opportunities@incisivemedia.com for immediate

consideration. Only candidates selected for interviews will be

contacted. No phone calls or agencies please. Incisive Media is an

equal opportunity employer that encourages and values diversity.

M/F/D/V

Incisive Media is a leading global provider of specialized business news

and information, in print, in person and online. The company's principal

markets include commercial real estate, financial services, legal

services, marketing services and risk management. Incisive Media's

market-leading brands include Accountancy Age, Computing, Investment

Week, Legal Week, Professional Pensions, Real Estate Forum and The

American Lawyer. For more information, visit www.incisivemedia.com.

19. General Manager; Destination Services; Dallas, TX

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5530352

20. Sales Director; Confidential; Woodburn, OR/Salem, OR/Portland, OR

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5518070

21. Media Intern; LA INC.; Los Angeles, CA

The Media Intern has the opportunity gain hands-on experience and learn

the public relations business by getting to know how media works and

supports teams on a variety of projects in the travel industry. The

experience incorporates writing, research, media relations support,

compiling and researching press clippings, updating contact databases,

brainstorming, assisting on special projects and administrative

assignments.

Job Requirements

Start in June and work for three months. Strong interest in public

relations and to further pursue a career in the field. Excellent written

communicatio and research skills are a must; good organizational skills

and attention to details and deadlines. Enthusiastic and eager to

learn; professional, ability to multi-task, flexible, courteous

telephone manner, accuracy and thoroughness are especially important.

Contact: Diane Krueger

dkrueger@lainc.us

http://www.discoverlosangeles.com

22. Meeting Support Specialist; SENTEL Corporation; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28202716&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

23. Program Assistant, Education Meetings; American Society of Clinical

Oncology; Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28204751&jobSummaryIndex=17&agentID=

24. Programs & Events Manager; National Breast Cancer Coalition;

Washington, DC

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), a grassroots advocacy

organization, seeks a full-time Programs & Events Manager for its Center

for Advocacy Training.

NBCC is a grassroots advocacy organization, with hundreds of member

organizations and tens of thousands of individuals dedicated to ending

breast cancer through the power of action and advocacy. Our main goals

are to increase federal funding for breast cancer research; improve

access to high-quality health care and breast cancer clinical trials for

all women; and expand the influence of breast cancer advocates wherever

breast cancer decisions are made.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center for Advocacy Training,

the Programs & Events Manager and the rest of the Center staff develop

and manage NBCC's programs in science and advocacy education for breast

cancer advocates throughout the country and the world.

The Programs & Events Manager will manage all operational aspects of the

Center's training programs including outreach, registration, database

management, venue selection and any other processes that cross over

multiple programs. The Manager will also specifically oversee and manage

all aspects of the Annual Advocacy Training Conference, including

development of workplans, budgets and timelines; speaker coordination;

communication with vendors and consultants; monitoring promotions and

publicity; and managing post-event evaluation.

Bachelor's degree in related field and minimum of five (5) years

experience with events management, including experience as a manager for

an event with 500+ attendees, required. Strong management, communication

and organizational skills necessary. Candidates should have experience

in the field of education specifically managing, evaluating and

coordinating education and training programs. Knowledge of and

experience with spreadsheet and database programs is essential. Must

possess ability to perform tasks with limited supervision and to manage

multiple priorities. Willingness to undertake frequent travel required.

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. Fax cover

letter with resume and salary requirements to NBCC/F, Attn: Human

Resources at (202) 973-4650; mail to 1101 17th St. NW, Suite 1300,

Washington, DC 20036; or e-mail jobs@stopbreastcancer.org with “Programs

& Events Manager” in the subject line. No calls please. NBCC/F is an

equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and especially welcomes

applications from breast cancer survivors, women and people of color.

25. Sales Executive; Cvent; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27838151&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

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