Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 28 September 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 28 September 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. Manager, Med Ctr Marketing and Events; Geo Washington Univ;

Washington, DC

2. Events Coordinator; Washington Animal Rescue League; Washington, DC

3. Intern, Meetings & Events; Professional Convention Management

Association; Chicago, IL

4. Meeting Manager; RAPS; Maryland

5. Manager, Convention Administration; EAA; Oshkosh, WI

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

York, NY

7. Manager, Site Selection and Meeting Services; PlanNet

(YourMeeting.com); Arlington, VA

8. Senior Corporate Meeting Planner; Genentech, Inc.; South San

Francisco, CA

9. Meeting and Travel Planner; PETCO; San Diego, CA

10. Regional Director USA / Kanada; German Convention Bureau

Location(s): New York, NY

11. Director of Meetings; American Anthropological Association;

Washington, DC

12. Wedding Coordinator/Office Mgr.; Monte Verde Inn, Inc.; Foresthill,

CA

13. Sales Executive – Higher Education; American Hotel Register Company;

Vernon Hills, IL

14. Conference Assistant; SUNY Institute of Technology; Utica, NY

15. Meeting Planner; National Aircraft Resale Association; Washington,

DC

16. Annual Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition; Booz

Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

17. Meetings (On-Site) Fall Internship; Council on Foreign Relations;

Washington, DC

18. Senior Events Coordinator; Atlantic Media Company; Washington, DC

19. Manager, Co-Branded Credit Cards, Visa; HILTON HOTEL CORPORATION;

McLean, 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.

**********

*** From Joel Ranck via Ned Lundquist ***

1. Manager, Med Ctr Marketing and Events; Geo Washington Univ;

Washington, DC

Hi Ned,

I have a position to fill here at The George Washington University

Medical Center in the Office of Continuing Education in the Health

Professions. The job title is Manager, Medical Center Marketing and

Events. The incumbent will have strong event management, organizational,

client management and marketing skills. If the person has had health

care or continuing education experience even better. This position will

basically be one of shepherding continuing education events for doctors,

nurses and other health care professionals from concept through

execution. There will be work with hotels and caterers as well as with

writers and graphic designers. Since this is at GW it's an awesome

opportunity for someone who wants to pursue a graduate degree while

working in a growing department. The salary range is $52,471 to $91,830.

Go to

.gwu.jobs/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1248286299017

and search for position # 0601413. You have to apply online.

Also, there are a number of interesting positions here at GW that

marketing communications pros might find interesting. Just go to

www.gwu.edu and look at the Careers section.

Take care,

Joel

********

*** From Ned Lundquist ***

2. Events Coordinator; Washington Animal Rescue League; Washington, DC

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=19142

***********

3. Intern, Meetings & Events; Professional Convention Management

Association; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6021991

4. Meeting Manager; RAPS; Maryland

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6019691

5. Manager, Convention Administration; EAA; Oshkosh, WI

The Manager, Convention Administration performs a critical

administrative role for EAA's annual convention, AirVenture Oshkosh

(www.airventure.org). This full time, year round position works with

staff and volunteer leaders of all AirVenture teams to define, procure

and deliver necessary credentials, equipment and supplies for their

operational and administrative needs. The position is integrally

involved in all aspects of planning and execution for the event to

ensure standards, policies and business rules affecting event quality

are properly supported.

Job Requirements

This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Business

Administration or related field. A combination of education and

experience may be considered. A minimum of three years of experience in

a leadership role that includes management responsibility for mission

critical operational and administrative systems and processes, sound

understanding of principles and tools of continuous improvement are

required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including

the ability to address groups and deliver effective presentations,

proficiency in MS Office tools including using database software used to

input, analyze data and generate reports. Proficiency with MS Visio and

Access is a plus.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and customer focused

individual that is able to build relationships based on mutual respect

and understanding, can lead under pressure, and is someone who

continually looks for ways to improve processes.

For consideration, submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements

to hr@eaa.org.

www.eaa.org

EAA is an equal opportunity employer.

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

York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=4598888

7. Manager, Site Selection and Meeting Services; PlanNet

(YourMeeting.com); Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6005808

8. Senior Corporate Meeting Planner; Genentech, Inc.; South San

Francisco, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6013282

9. Meeting and Travel Planner; PETCO; San Diego, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6023835

10. Regional Director USA / Kanada; German Convention Bureau

Location(s): New York, NY

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

11. Director of Meetings; American Anthropological Association;

Washington, DC

The American Anthropological Association a national non-profit scholarly

organization located in the DC-metro area seeks to hire a Director of

Meetings who is high energy, motivated and results oriented.

This position provides leadership to the AAA in conceptualizing,

planning, and directing its 5,000 attendee annual meeting and other

smaller meetings, and the development of new meetings associated

products.

If you are creative, highly productive, and enthusiastic about new ideas

and technologies this is the perfect opportunity for you. This position

has oversight of all facets of the scholarly meetings including

promotion, site evaluation, abstracts submissions, scheduling, on-site

logistics, evaluation, and budget.

AAA is an Equal Opportunity employer with an excellent

compensation/benefits package

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)

Requirements

7+ years of progressively responsible experience in meeting development,

planning and management in multiple non-profit settings to include

contract negotiations, marketing, program design, and evaluations.

Bachelor's degree required. CMP a plus.

Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to

AAAjobs@aaanet.org. Subject line: Director of Meetings. No calls please

12. Wedding Coordinator/Office Mgr.; Monte Verde Inn, Inc.; Foresthill,

CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6019777

13. Sales Executive – Higher Education; American Hotel Register Company;

Vernon Hills, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6019710

14. Conference Assistant; SUNY Institute of Technology; Utica, NY

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6019202

15. Meeting Planner; National Aircraft Resale Association; Washington,

DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6010552

16. Annual Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition; Booz

Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28597892&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

17. Meetings (On-Site) Fall Internship; Council on Foreign Relations;

Washington, DC

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan

membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a

resource for its members, government officials, business executives,

journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and

other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the

world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other

countries. Founded in 1921, CFR carries out its mission by maintaining a

diverse membership, with special programs to promote interest and

develop expertise in the next generation of foreign policy leaders;

convening meetings at its headquarters in New York and in Washington,

DC, and other cities where senior government officials, members of

Congress, global leaders, and prominent thinkers come together with CFR

members to discuss and debate major international issues; supporting a

Studies Program that fosters independent research, enabling CFR scholars

to produce articles, reports, and books and hold roundtables that

analyze foreign policy issues and make concrete policy recommendations;

publishing Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international

affairs and U.S. foreign policy; sponsoring Independent Task Forces that

produce reports with both findings and policy prescriptions on the most

important foreign policy topics; and providing up-to-date information

and analysis about world events and American foreign policy on its

website, CFR.org.

In the nations capital, the Councils Washington Program provides a

nonpartisan forum for informed foreign policy debate by bringing CFR

members together with policymakers, world leaders, academic experts, and

prominent thinkers to discuss a wide range of international issues. The

Meetings intern provides valuable support for the department in all

aspects of meeting programming.

The responsibilities of the intern will include (but are not limited

to):

Assisting with all facets of meeting organization, including drafting

invitation and confirmation letters, compiling biographies, and making

follow-up calls to member participants.

Providing Washington program staff with logistical support during event

preparation.

Under the direction of Washington Program staff, conducting research on

current topics in U.S. foreign policy to help shape upcoming programs.

Assisting with other administrative support upon request, including

document editing, compiling statistics, and database entry.

Qualifications:

Academic major in international affairs, political science, regional

studies, or economics is preferred, though students with a relevant

academic, extracurricular or intellectual commitment to international

affairs are encouraged to apply

Relevant experience in organizing events

Extremely detail-oriented

Ability to work in a pressured environment

Excellent communication and Microsoft Office skills

A modest stipend is offered upon completion of the internship.

Council on Foreign Relations

Human Resources Office

1777 F Street NW, Washington DC 20006

Fax: fax 202.509.8490

humanresources@cfr.org

www.cfr.org

18. Senior Events Coordinator; Atlantic Media Company; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28504262&jobSummaryIndex=141&agentID=

19. Manager, Co-Branded Credit Cards, Visa; HILTON HOTEL CORPORATION;

McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28574022&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

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