Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 22 June 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 22 June 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Asst. Meetings Manager; ACMA; Arlington, VA

2. Coordinator, Medical Meetings; BroadWater; Wheaton, IL

3. Director of Education; American Biological Safety Association;

Mundelein, IL

4. Director of Sales; Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau Inc.;

Wisconsin Dells, WI

5. Government Event Manager; Experient; Arlington, VA

6. Manager, Meeting Sales; American Society of Travel Agents;

Alexandria, VA

7. Events Coordinator; The Walt Disney Family Museum; San Francisco, CA

8. Volunteer Opportunity – Event Coordinator; Phoenix Bikes; Arlington,

VA

9. Director of National Accounts – Citywide Midwest Region; San Diego

Convention Center Corporation; Chicago, IL

10. Director of Meetings; Meetings Management Group; McLean, VA

11. Account Manager / Business Development; Global Cynergies;

International Locations

12. Account Manager / Business Development; Global Cynergies; U.S.

Locations

13. Member Care Sales Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

14. Director Special Events; Oncenter Complex; Syracuse, NY

15. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Princeton; Princeton, NJ

16. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Bellevue; Bellevue, WA

17. Associate Director of Sales; Hyatt Regency San Francisco at

Embarcadero Center; San Francisco, CA

18. Sales & Catering Manager; Hyatt Regency Curacao Resort; Curacao,

Netherlands Antilles

19. Education and Event Program Specialist; Craft and Hobby Association;

Elmwood Park, NJ

20. TCF Bank Stadium Operations Intern; University of Minnesota Twin

Cities; Minneapolis, MN

21. Volunteer Opportunity – Conference Staffer; Idealist.org;

Washington, DC

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

23. Volunteer Opportunity – Event Planner; Alexandria Jaycees;

Alexandria, VA

24. Manager of Event Marketing, Senior; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

25. Dir-Global eCommerce Services – Asia Pacific; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

26. Director, Global eCommerce Services, North America; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

27. Sales Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

28. Group Sales Manager; The Westin Annapolis; Annapolis, 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 *************

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

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

next newsletter.

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1. Asst. Meetings Manager; ACMA; Arlington, VA

This position manages the registration process for all ACMA events

including our annual convention and tradeshow. The position also

manages educational seminars and workshops, committee meetings, and

region/division meetings, and assists with the annual trade show and

convention. The sucessful candidate will have some experience in the

meetings industry and with databases, a strong desire to learn and a

team player attitude, and attention to detail.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Manages the entire attendee and exhibitor registration process for

all events and webinars including the annual convention and trade show.

* Manages the housing process for all educational events and the

annual convention and trade show.

* Primary point of contact for all aspects of regional workshops and

conferences, as well as other small meetings. Responsibilities

includelogistics, housing, marketing, budgeting, and registration. Works

with the education department on education program and speaker

management.

* Develops and manages budget and accounting for regional meetings

and events.

* Communicates association logistics requirements to various

vendors, such as: hotel, catering, audiovisual, security, housing, DMC,

shuttle, signs, awards, decorator, airlines, car rental, audio taping,

etc. as appropriate for regional conferences and workshop and, in-house

meetings. Assists with negotiation of hotel and other vendor contracts

as appropriate for these meetings.

* Works with the database and membership department to ensure the

association database meets the needs of the convention and meetings

department.

* Assists with various aspects of annual trade show and convention

as assigned.

* Generates registration, housing and financial reports for all

meetings and events.

* Travels to meetings as necessary (approximately 4-6 times a year).

* Provides excellent customer service to member and nonmembers.

Promotes benefits of association membership to non-members participating

in educational programs; or routes to other staff for such promotion.

* Other responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

* College Degree with one year related experience

* Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and Outlook

* Strong attention to detail

* Familiarity with and understanding of databases and website

organization.

* Strong interpersonal skills.

* Willingness to learn and be a part of a team environment.

* Ability to interpret, analyze, organize and apply company

policies, objectives, and operations requirements

* Familiarity with electronic communications/web sites

* Communicate and present ideas effectively orally and in writing

* Establish working relationships and interact effectively with a

wide range of people

Contact: Heather Rhoderick

hrhoderick@acmanet.org

2. Coordinator, Medical Meetings; BroadWater; Wheaton, IL

Overview:

BroadWater – a Vertical Health Company, is a growing medical education

company in Wheaton, IL. BroadWater is seeking a full-time meetings

coordinator, to assist the Meetings Director with management of several

medical education courses annually in the US and internationally. The

qualified candidate will have highly developed organizational, customer

service, and project management skills, with at least one year of

hands-on meeting planning experience.

Tasks:

– Process registrations and manage on-line registration website

– Oversee hotel reservation process & manage rooming lists and

hotel blocks

– Prepare and send correspondence to faculty and attendees

– Collect and develop course syllabus materials

– Assist with contract development and negotiation

– Assist with hotel research & recommendations

– Coordinate brochure development & meeting promotion

– Work with hotel personnel and AV vendors to develop

specifications & floorplans

– Prepare course signage, supplies and badges

– Make faculty and staff travel arrangements

– Prepare and track AR and AP

– Travel to and provide on-site management (5-6 trips per year,

weekends required)

– Assist Director and other staff with office management and

special projects as needed.

Job Requirements

Skills:

* High attention to detail & accuracy

* Excellent project management & organizational skills, including the

ability to prioritize and manage concurrent tasks efficiently

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* High level of professionalism and strong customer service orientation

* Ability to both work independently and to cooperate with a team

* Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet deadlines during

busy conference seasons

* Proficiency in Word and Excel

* 4 year degree preferred

* Minimum of one year of meeting planning experience

* Experience working with medical professionals a plus

Benefits: BroadWater offers an excellent work environment and a

competitive salary, based on experience. Comprehensive benefit plan

includes medical and dental coverage, pension plan, vacation, paid

holidays, and casual dress code in office.

Please provide salary history along with resume when applying by e-mail,

on-line, or fax. No phone calls, please.

Contact: Lori Lee, CMP

Fax: (630) 682-5811

lori.lee@broad-water.com

3. Director of Education; American Biological Safety Association;

Mundelein, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5501544

4. Director of Sales; Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau Inc.;

Wisconsin Dells, WI

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5632465

5. Government Event Manager; Experient; Arlington, VA

Experient is currently looking for an Event Manager to service the

government sector. This new position will be based out of our

Arlington, VA office and be responsible for the full scope of services

outlined in all government event CSAs; consulting with our clients to

improve their meeting experience, recommending and managing supplier

products and services, providing on-site meeting leadership and support

and client satisfaction metrics.

To be successful in this role we are looking for the following

qualifications:

College degree or equivalent experience is required. 5 years of Meeting

Industry experience required and prior Government event experience is

required. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational, time

and project management skills along with strong communications skills.

CMP certification is preferred. Travel requirements include ability to

travel approximately 50 days per year.

To be considered for this position at Experient, please submit your

resume on our website at http://www.experient-inc.com/careers.html. EOE

6. Manager, Meeting Sales; American Society of Travel Agents;

Alexandria, VA

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), located in Old Town,

Alexandria, seeks an energetic, creative and motivated person with

Marketing and Sales experience to fill the position of Manager, Meeting

Sales.

The Manager, Meeting Sales is responsible for developing, implementing

and managing sales and marketing campaigns to include various marketing

mediums such as: html, print and electronic trade press advertising,

fax, and direct mail campaigns to meet registration attendance goals for

ASTA two annual meetings and trade shows (one international and one

domestic meeting). Specific duties will include the development of

strategic marketing plans for each meeting, creation of promotional

campaigns, execution of these campaigns, lead database management, sales

tracking and execution within expense guidelines.

The Meeting Sales Manager will also create and execute various

partnership agreements with travel industry partners. This includes

renewing existing agreements while negotiating the addition of new

elements to create a mutually beneficial partnership. The Sales Manager

will also seek out new partnerships with the ultimate goal to expand the

marketing reach while generating new sales for ASTA's two annual

conferences. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring all

elements included in said agreements are executed in the time period

specified within the agreement.

Located in Old Town Alexandria near the King Street Metro, the

association offers a competitve salary/benefits package. Interested

candidates should must submit a cover letter containing salary

requirements along with a resume to resumes@astahq.com; or fax to

703-739-8798.

7. Events Coordinator; The Walt Disney Family Museum; San Francisco, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5639304

8. Volunteer Opportunity – Event Coordinator; Phoenix Bikes; Arlington,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28269231&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

9. Director of National Accounts – Citywide Midwest Region; San Diego

Convention Center Corporation; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5645753

10. Director of Meetings; Meetings Management Group; McLean, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5649194

11. Account Manager / Business Development; Global Cynergies;

International Locations

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5654577

12. Account Manager / Business Development; Global Cynergies; U.S.

Locations

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5654571

13. Member Care Sales Coordinator; Meeting Professionals International;

Dallas, TX

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

14. Director Special Events; Oncenter Complex; Syracuse, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5649496

15. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Princeton; Princeton, NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5644609

16. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Bellevue; Bellevue, WA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5644612

17. Associate Director of Sales; Hyatt Regency San Francisco at

Embarcadero Center; San Francisco, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5644730

18. Sales & Catering Manager; Hyatt Regency Curacao Resort; Curacao,

Netherlands Antilles

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5644712

19. Education and Event Program Specialist; Craft and Hobby Association;

Elmwood Park, NJ

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3140197

20. TCF Bank Stadium Operations Intern; University of Minnesota Twin

Cities; Minneapolis, MN

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5643737

21. Volunteer Opportunity – Conference Staffer; Idealist.org;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28274706&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28202716&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

23. Volunteer Opportunity – Event Planner; Alexandria Jaycees;

Alexandria, VA

Help plan events large & small. Make a difference in the Alexandria, VA

area – meet new people and have fun. Need men and women aged 21 to 40 to

volunteer at monthly Jaycees or other events, such as the ALIVE! food

drive, Waterfront Festival, community service projects, Christmas Tree

Sales, Holiday Shopping Tour, community concessions, and more. Unpaid.

Visit us online at www.alexjaycees.org or email Amy at

president@alexjaycees.org.

24. Manager of Event Marketing, Senior; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28287201&jobSummaryIndex=188&agentID=

25. Dir-Global eCommerce Services – Asia Pacific; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28246411&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

26. Director, Global eCommerce Services, North America; MARRIOTT

INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28246391&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

27. Sales Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

The Washington Plaza Hotel, a 340-room hotel with over 13,000 sq ft. of

function space, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales

Manager. The position's primary responsibility is to increase profitable

sales volume for the hotel by increasing room sales and increasing the

sale of meeting space by servicing various markets. The preferred

candidate will have 2 years of hotel sales experience.

Please email resumes with salary history to:

LKurowski@rbpropertiesinc.com

28. Group Sales Manager; The Westin Annapolis; Annapolis, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28291036&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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