Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 29 June 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 29 June 2009

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hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Director of Catering and Events; Hilton McLean Tysons Corner; McLean,

VA

2. Senior Sales Manager; Hiltons of San Diego Sales Complex; Washington,

DC

3. Event & Trade Show Coordinator; Goodman Manufacturing Company;

Houston, TX

4. Sales Manager, State Association Market; Hyatt Regency Sacramento;

Sacramento, CA

5. Meeting Assistant; Mathematical Association of America; Washington,

DC

6. Meetings and Office Administrator; Association of American Law

Schools; Washington, DC

7. Director of Human Resources; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

8. Event Coordinator; MED-EL Corporation; Durham, NC

9. Regional Director USA / Kanada; German Convention Bureau; New York,

NY

10. VP of Membership Services, Conference & Bus Dev; American Wind

Energy Association; Washington, DC

11. Coordinator Conferences, EDS; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

12. Event Manage;r ACG (Assoc for Corporate Growth) Chicago; Chicago, IL

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

14. Communications Coordinator; United Educators; Chevy Chase, MD

15. Conference Coordinator; J. Spargo & Associates; Fairfax, VA

************* 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. Director of Catering and Events; Hilton McLean Tysons Corner; McLean,

VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5673569

2. Senior Sales Manager; Hiltons of San Diego Sales Complex; Washington,

DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5673247

3. Event & Trade Show Coordinator; Goodman Manufacturing Company;

Houston, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5673650

4. Sales Manager, State Association Market; Hyatt Regency Sacramento;

Sacramento, CA

At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and

attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and

meaningful experiences.

The Sales Manager is a fully competent individual who has experience in

the hotel sales process and function. The ideal candidate has 1-3 years

of Hotel sales experience, as this market is the highest revenue

producing role in the department. Responsibilities include selling

guest rooms, meeting space and other Hyatt services, managing accounts,

and conducting site inspections, solicits and generates business. Duties

also include preparing and presenting effective proposals, maintaining

well organized documentation and reports, utilizes Hyatt systems and

coordinates customer service requirements as appropriate. The Sales

Manager also works as a team member with the sales and catering staff

and supervises an Administrative Assistant and other support staff.

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional

performance yet reaps great rewards. Whether it's career opportunities,

job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for

this challenge, then we are ready for you.

You're more than welcome.

Job Requirements

* A minimum of 1-3 years of hotel sales experience required

* A true desire to satisfy the needs of others in a fast paced

environment

* Refined verbal and written communication skills

* Proficient in general computer knowledge

* Well organized, able to handle multiple tasks at once

* Self-motivated

Contact: Betsy Olwine

betsy.olwine@hyatt.com

http://www.sacramento.hyatt.com

5. Meeting Assistant; Mathematical Association of America; Washington,

DC

Duties include managing on-line convention registration, including

customer service and housing reservation system, for a meeting with

approximately 1,400 participants. The Meeting Assistant also assists

with logistics for small- to mid-size events in the association's

Carriage House, a state-of-the-art meeting and conference center.

The ideal candidate for this position has a college degree and 2-3 years

relevant work experience, strong communication and organizational

skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently.

Experience with database systems and knowledge of current online

programs related to the meetings industry is necessary. Some travel is

required. The Meetings Assistant reports to the Assistant Director for

Meetings.

The mission of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences. The MAA,

with more than 27,000 members, is the largest professional association

with a focus on mathematics that is accessible at the undergraduate

level. Membership includes college and university faculty and students;

high school teachers; individuals from business, industry, and

government; and others who appreciate mathematics.

hr@maa.org

6. Meetings and Office Administrator; Association of American Law

Schools; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3140480

7. Director of Human Resources; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28297511&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

8. Event Coordinator; MED-EL Corporation; Durham, NC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5683317

9. Regional Director USA / Kanada; German Convention Bureau; New York,

NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5677651

10. VP of Membership Services, Conference & Bus Dev; American Wind

Energy Association; Washington, DC

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. Wind power

will supply an estimated 73 billion kilowatthours (kWh) in 2009, enough

to serve the equivalent of close to seven million average U.S. homes.

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:

The VP of Membership Services, Conference & Business Development will be

responsible for managing and providing strategic direction for member

relations at AWEA in order to generate high member satisfaction and meet

annual targets for membership participation and revenues. Tasks will

include: managing the Member Service Center; planning and executing

strategic marketing efforts, planning and executing member research and

performance measurement efforts; ensuring that membership data has

integrity and is as comprehensive as possible; overseeing selected

member engagement programs; and serving as a representative of AWEA to

the membership and leadership of the organization. In addition,

incumbent will plan and execute AWEA fundraising programs for

legislative, policy and communication initiatives.

Other responsibilities include: direct membership recruitment/retention

programs and customized core member services, developing member

communication programs, leading new member outreach, both domestic and

international, assuming responsibility as liaison to such AWEA

committees as legislative, transmission and siting committees. The

incumbent will also lead the development and implementation of a

comprehensive Core Member Services Program in support of the Board of

Directors and Leadership Council activities.

Qualifications: Degree plus five years experience in similar position is

desirable. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of nine years of directly

related, increasingly responsible experience enabling incumbent to learn

principles and practices needed for job success is required. Applicants

should demonstrate the ability to coordinate all phases of the

association's member service and benefit programs and be able to work in

a team environment. Qualified applicants must have: experience working

in an association with committees and volunteers; proven budgeting and

financial experience, strong membership and marketing background;

supervisory and exceptional written and oral communication skills;

familiarity researching non-dues revenue sources. Knowledge of IMIS

desirable. Occasional travel.

To apply: Send resume and salary requirements to conferencejobs@awea.org

(please use “VP of Membership Services, Conference & Business

Development” in subject line) or mail to AWEA, 1501 M Street NW, Suite

1000, Washington, DC 20005, attention HR.

AWEA is Metro accessible and provides a generous benefit package. To

learn more visit www.awea.org.

11. Coordinator Conferences, EDS; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3144108

12. Event Manage;r ACG (Assoc for Corporate Growth) Chicago; Chicago, IL

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3144215

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28296236&jobSummaryIndex=79&agentID=

*** From Judy Galliher, Via Ned Lundquist ****

14. Communications Coordinator; United Educators; Chevy Chase, MD

Hi, Ned:

I've appreciated JOTW-what a great service you provide!

United Educators (based in Chevy Chase, Maryland), has an opening for a

communications coordinator with meeting planning experience. Interested

candidates can go to this link and apply:

http://www.ue.org/about_careers.asp#link34

Thanks!

Judy

Judy Galliher

Director, Communications

United Educators

2 Wisconsin Circle

Chevy Chase MD 20815

(301) 215-9575

Fax: (301) 907-4830

jgalliher@ue.org

***********

15. Conference Coordinator; J. Spargo & Associates; Fairfax, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28310507&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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