Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 6 July 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 6 July 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Sourcing & Registration Meeting Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

New York, NY

2. Group, Business Meeting & Incentive Travel Specialist; Sterling

Jewelers; Akron, OH

3. Meeting Coordinator/Assistant; Confidential; Phoenix, AZ

4. Director of Meetings; Independent Petroleum Association of America;

Washington, DC

5. Meetings Registrar\Assistant; Independent Petroleum Association of

America; Washington, DC

6. Meetings Director; Confidential; Alexandria, VA

7. International Conference Marketing Intern; Association for

Experiential Education; Boulder, CO

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

9. Manager, Meeting Services; Heart Rhythm Society; Washington, DC

10. Professional Development Director; American Dental Education

Association; Washington, DC

11. Executive Director; Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Spartanburg, SC

12. Web Master; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau; Newport

Beach, CA

13. Convention Center Director; Town of Ocean City; Ocean City, MD

14. Assistant to the Social Secretary; British Embassy; Washington, DC

15. Dir-eCommerce; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

16. Conference Assistant Manager; International Baccalaureate; New York,

NY

17. Account Manager/Coordinator; Confidential; San Fernando Valley, CA

18. Director of Meetings; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.;

Arlington, VA

19. Conference and Meeting Support Specialist; CACI; Arlington, 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. Sourcing & Registration Meeting Manager; BCD Meetings & Incentives;

New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5453219

2. Group, Business Meeting & Incentive Travel Specialist; Sterling

Jewelers; Akron, OH

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5699635

3. Meeting Coordinator/Assistant; Confidential; Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5697136

4. Director of Meetings; Independent Petroleum Association of America;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3145239

5. Meetings Registrar\Assistant; Independent Petroleum Association of

America; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3145261

6. Meetings Director; Confidential; Alexandria, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3145618

7. International Conference Marketing Intern; Association for

Experiential Education; Boulder, CO

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5690372

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28296236&jobSummaryIndex=157&agentID=

9. Manager, Meeting Services; Heart Rhythm Society; Washington, DC

The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science,

education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and

patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm

disorders. In alignment with our Employer of Choice program, our

organization values trust and open communication, is committed to

continuous improvement, is focused on innovation and risk taking, and

offers a fun and rewarding environment.

The Society has an immediate opening for a Manager, Meeting Services to

manage meetings-related services and logistical aspects of Society

meetings. The manager is responsible for developing all specifications

and details for the Society's Annual Scientific Sessions and

approximately 5 – 10 other meetings. This includes writing and

disseminating RFPs, evaluating proposals and making recommendations,

contract negotiation, managing logistical arrangements, preparing

facilities documentation/function sheets and preparing schedules for

other related services. The manager will also serve as the primary

liaison for the Society's Registration and Housing vendor(s) for the

Annual Scientific Sessions and other assigned meetings, oversee

registration and housing history and maintains and analyzes housing and

registration statistics and reporting for all meetings, and oversee

General Services Contractor vendor.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree and/or five to seven years of experience in meeting

management and operations, preferably at a senior level for large

medical meetings; proven track record of successful execution of

meetings and events and on-site meeting management; familiarity with

industry partnerships; CMP preferred. Must have excellent customer

service, verbal and written skills and strong proofreading skills;

proficient with MS Office and familiarity with Access, other database

software programs and/or events management and online registration

software programs. Must be able to maintain professionalism in attitude

and demeanor while working under pressure, build relationships with

convention services, catering personnel and other service providers, pay

consistent attention to detail, and meet and manage deadlines and

prioritize and work independently. Must be able to do minimal lifting

of boxes and distance walk through convention centers. Must be able to

travel 6 – 10 times per year and work long hours and weekends as

necessary.

To apply for this position, please email your salary requirements, cover

letter and resume to jobs@HRSonline.org. In the subject line of the

email, please specify which job you are applying for.

For more information about the Heart Rhythm Society and see a full

description of this position, please visit our website at

www.HRSonline.org.

10. Professional Development Director; American Dental Education

Association; Washington, DC

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), a successful mid-sized

association in DC is seeking an experienced Professional Development

Director. The Professional Development Director, a significant

contributor to ADEA's professional development initiative, works closely

with the Senior Director for Meetings and Professional Development to

develop integrated curricula and programs that enhance the professional

expertise of ADEA members.

The incumbent's key responsibilities will include: working with the

Senior Director for Meetings and Professional Development to develop and

implement professional development plans, managing the evaluation

process for programs, identifying trends and analyzing feedback from all

professional development activities, implementing teaching and learning

techniques, technologies, and delivery methods, attending professional

development events and providing expertise to presenters, trainers, and

instructors, identifying subject matter experts and facilitating

meetings with internal and external subject matter experts, working with

ADEA staff to develop program structure, agendas, and timelines and

managing the accreditation process for all educational activities.

NOTES: US Residents Only

Requirements

The person in this position must have a track record of success in

developing professional education programs and curricula, preferably in

the health professions or higher education milieu. S/He must have

extensive expertise in developing curricula for adult learners and be

knowledgeable about continuing education and professional development. A

master's in education, curriculum development, or a related field is

preferred. This position requires a minimum of 5 – 7 years of

experience in adult learning curriculum development or program

development, preferably in professional education at an educational or

health care association. Solid technology skills with Microsoft Office,

database management, web content authoring, online learning, and

abstract management systems experience are required. The position

requires excellent judgment, strong oral and written communication

abilities, and exceptional organizational skills. The position requires

the availability for travel outside the DC area.

The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits

package, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown DC.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing

how applicant's experience provides a match for the requirements of the

position. Salary requirements must be included. Applications will ONLY

be accepted via the following email address: hrjobs@raffa.com (subject:

PD Director). No calls or direct inquiries to the Association will be

accepted.

11. Executive Director; Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau;

Spartanburg, SC

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

.Leadership of a comprehensive visitor or tourism related organization

.Successful experience in marketing and sales in the visitor economy

.Ability to develop harmonious and productive relationships with the CVB

Advisory Board, government, community and business leaders, the Chamber,

and attract supporters to the goals of the CVB.

.Proven ability to lead and manage staff

.Ability to develop vision, goals and strategies, and to inspire their

implementation

Compensation: Compensation in accordance with experience.

Contact: David Cordeau

Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 1636

Spartanburg, SC 29304

dcordeau@spartanburgchamber.com

12. Web Master; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau; Newport

Beach, CA

Responsibilities: Manages all aspects of the web site including user

interface, site architechture & content. Researches, evaluates &

implements appropriate promotional programs to drive more users to the

site. Up to date on latest technologies and trends including scripting,

security issues, e-commerce, authoring and graphic design tools.

Qualifications: Creativity! Mktg experience (in hosp/travel industry a

plus) Experience in UI design, website architecture, content mgmt

systems,SEO & PPC, Google analytics, smarter stats & open source

technology to integrate social media content throughout website design.

Compensation: 50-60K w/ full benefits package(inc. matched 401K)

8:00-5:30 hours w/ every other Fri off.

Contact: Kim Severini

Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

1200 Newport Center Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

949-719-6100 (phone)

800-942-6278 (alt. phone)

949-719-6101 (fax)

kim@visitnewportbeach.com

http://visitnewportbeach.com

13. Convention Center Director; Town of Ocean City; Ocean City, MD

Ocean City, MD Roland E. Powell Convention Center is seeking an

experienced Convention Center Director to lead the Town's modern 250,000

square foot facility. Work is performed with independence, initiative,

and wide latitude of judgment under the administrative review of the

City Manager. Visit our web site for job description and details. Submit

Town's application with resume by 7/31/09.

Qualifications: 6 years of highly responsible management experience in

directing and managing the operation, marketing, sales and maintenance

of a convention center, or a similar public assembly facility, and a

bachelor's degree in public or business administration, or related

field.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Contact: Roger Weseman

Town of Ocean City

301 Baltimore Ave

P.O. Box 158

Ocean City, MD 21843, Maryland 21843

410-289-8776 (fax)

http://www.town.ocean-city.md.us

14. Assistant to the Social Secretary; British Embassy; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28318322&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

15. Dir-eCommerce; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Bethesda, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28246391&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

16. Conference Assistant Manager; International Baccalaureate; New York,

NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5713432

17. Account Manager/Coordinator; Confidential; San Fernando Valley, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5713763

18. Director of Meetings; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.;

Arlington, VA

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), a national trade

association representing more than 25,000 member firms in 79 chapters,

is seeking a Director of Meetings for our National office located in

Arlington, Virginia (next to Ballston Metro).

The qualified candidate would manage the daily activities of two staff

members to ensure the successful implementation, execution and

completion of a number of programs throughout the year including the

association's annual convention, education conference, webinars,

board/committee meetings and other annual conferences (ranging in size

from 50 – 2000 attendees). This position reports to the COO.

Responsibilities include developing and managing the meetings with a

cumulative budget in excess of $1.8M (which entails making site

selections, issuing RFP's, negotiating contracts and all aspects of

meeting planning and trade show production), creating and developing new

programs, and overseeing the team's activities: meeting websites,

registration, speakers, hotel logistics, AV, registration database, and

the marketing of the meetings. Individual and group travel is required.

Expected start date is mid-August.

Requirements

Requirements include CMP designation, minimum of 10 years experience in

meeting management, with three years direct supervisory experience;

excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with

great attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to multi-task and work

under strict deadlines while remaining calm and flexible.

ABC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package

including health, dental, and 401k. Please fax, email or send cover

letter and resume with salary requirements to:

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Attn: Human Resources

4250 North Fairfax Drive, 9th Floor

Arlington, VA 22203

Fax (703) 812-9194

Email: jobs@abc.org

ABC is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)

19. Conference and Meeting Support Specialist; CACI; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28324057&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

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