Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 October 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 October 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Director of Regional Sales, NY; Sonesta International Hotels

Corporation; New York, NY

2. Director of Corporate Outreach; Saks Fifth Avenue; New York, NY

3. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Lodging and/or Event Planning;

Grand Valley State University; Allendale, MI

4. Event Director; dmg world media; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

5. Convention Sales Manager; Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Spokane, WA

6. Sales Manager; St. Louis Union Station Marriott; St. Louis, MO

7. Inside Sales Assistant; Classic Party Rentals; El Segundo, CA

8. Event Specialist; Loyola Law School; Los Angeles, CA

9. Events Coordinator 18-20 Week Assignment; Gerson Lehrman Group;

Austin, TX

10. Special Event Manager; Oncenter Complex; Syracuse, NY

11. Meetings Coordinator; Toastmasters International; Rancho Santa

Margarita, CA

12. Meeting Planner; Tupperware Brands Corporation; Orlando, FL

13. Event Specialist; Longwood Events; Boston, MA

14. Cultural & International Tourism Sales Manager; Sarasota Convention

& Visitors Bureau; Sarasota, FL

15. Executive Director; Conventions and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody;

Dunwoody, GA

16. Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Communications; Cabarrus County,

NC Convention and Visitors Bureau; Kannapolis, NC

17. Sales Associate; simpleview, inc.; Tucson, AZ

18. Director of Asia Marketing; California Travel & Tourism Commission;

Sacramento, CA

19. Director of Public Relations; California Travel & Tourism

Commission; Sacramento, CA

20. National Sales Manager-Washington, DC Region; Indianapolis

Convention & Visitors Association; Washington, DC

21. Executive Director; Prince William County/Manassas Convention and

Visitors Bureau; Virginia

22. Director of Marketing; Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Monterey, CA

23. Meeting Planning Coordinator; Washington Hospital Center;

Washington, DC

24. Event Planning Supervisor; NRI; Washington, DC

************* 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 Regional Sales, NY; Sonesta International Hotels

Corporation; New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6081325

2. Director of Corporate Outreach; Saks Fifth Avenue; New York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6070889

3. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Lodging and/or Event Planning;

Grand Valley State University; Allendale, MI

For several years in a row, the Department of Hospitality and Tourism

Management at Grand Valley State University has continued to experience

considerable growth. The number of students enrolled in our program

(500+) continues to rise and we once again need to underpin that growth

with the recruitment of additional talented faculty to complement our

expanding team. This increase in our student numbers has necessitated

the addition of seven new faculty to our team over the last five years

each adding significant value to our student experience. The expansion

of our majors and minors is projected to continue, and with that comes

the opportunity for new faculty to conduct research, develop courses,

and lead industry related projects to further the growing reputation of

the program as a premium provider of quality HTM education in the State

of Michigan and beyond.

A pivotal component of our program's expansion is our faculty. Their

unique blend of sound practical experience, outstanding teaching skills,

and applied scholarship facilitates an engaging, contemporary learning

environment for our students. The successful candidate will have the

ability and interest in joining a team that has a student-centered focus

and values quality teaching, mentoring and applied scholarship. The

ideal candidates should have a collection of skills and experiences to

contribute to our team including an earned doctorate, prior work

experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, a proven record of

higher education teaching, and a record of scholarship in the HTM field.

Our program offers a curriculum which develops a number of emphasis

areas for our students to pursue including those in Lodging, Meeting

Planning & Event Management. Preference will be given to candidates

with experience in teaching these subjects within a higher education

setting. The successful applicant will join the Department at an

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with

experience and qualifications.

The starting date is August 2010.

Apply online at www.gvsujobs.org. Include a letter of application,

vitae, and a list of references. The online system will allow you to

attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have

questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Review of applications

will commence October 29, 2009, and continue until the position is

filled. For further information,

e-mail Paul Stansbie, search committee chair at stansbp@gvsu.edu or call

616-331-3160.

Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal

opportunity institution.

The Princeton Review named Grand Valley one of the best universities in

the Midwest in a 2009 Web site feature. In addition, for the 13th year

in a row, Grand Valley was named one of America's 100 Best College Buys

by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc.

4. Event Director; dmg world media; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6066349

5. Convention Sales Manager; Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Spokane, WA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6053734

6. Sales Manager; St. Louis Union Station Marriott; St. Louis, MO

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5847146

7. Inside Sales Assistant; Classic Party Rentals; El Segundo, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6075928

8. Event Specialist; Loyola Law School; Los Angeles, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6070763

9. Events Coordinator 18-20 Week Assignment; Gerson Lehrman Group;

Austin, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6064556

10. Special Event Manager; Oncenter Complex; Syracuse, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6063993

11. Meetings Coordinator; Toastmasters International; Rancho Santa

Margarita, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6059196

12. Meeting Planner; Tupperware Brands Corporation; Orlando, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6066287

13. Event Specialist; Longwood Events; Boston, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6057608

14. Cultural & International Tourism Sales Manager; Sarasota Convention

& Visitors Bureau; Sarasota, FL

The Sarasota FL CVB has created the new position of cultural and

international sales manager responsible for promoting the area as a

culturally rich destination. Responsible for promotion of Sarasota

County as a major cultural and high-end international leisure

destination. Individual needs to serve as key liaison and leader for the

cultural community. Will represent Sarasota at major international trade

shows, sales missions and develop strong relationships with

international tour operators and airlines.

Qualifications: College Degree. Five years experience in travel

destination promotion/marketing any/or any equivalent combination of

relevant training experience.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits.

Contact: Virginia Haley

Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau

766 Hudson Avenue, Ste A

Sarasota, FL 34236

941 955 0991 (phone)

941 955 1929 (fax)

vhaley@sarasotafl.org

15. Executive Director; Conventions and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody;

Dunwoody, GA

Responsibilities: To provide enthusiastic and professional leadership

assistance to a cohesive and dedicated nine-member board of directors

for a newly-incorporated CVB in the City of Dunwoody, Georgia. Qualified

candidates please send resume, cover letter with your salary history to

jobs@calvin-giordano.com

Qualifications: Must be a dynamic, passionate and experienced

professional with the ability to create new ideas and implement the

plans and vision of the board of directors.

Compensation: Compensation will be shared with qualified candidates once

they've successfully completed a qualifying interview.

Contact: Roma Rowland

City of Dunwoody

PO BOX 888074

Dunwoody, Georgia 30356

678-382-6700 (phone)

678-382-6701 (fax)

roma.rowland@dunwoodyga.gov

16. Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Communications; Cabarrus County,

NC Convention and Visitors Bureau; Kannapolis, NC

Responsibilities: Responsible for identifying market opportunities and

developing short and long-term strategies including advertising and

public relations. Develops and implements communications and media

strategies that successfully deliver information and key messages to the

local community as well as the visitor. Develops and maintains a strong

relationship with both print and electronic media.

Qualifications: Degree in business, communications or an equivalent

combination of education, training, and expertise. minimum of five years

combined senior management and communications experience. Experience

must include strategic planning, communications planning, marketing and

media relations.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Contact: John Mills

Cabarrus County CVB

3003 Dale Earnhardt Blvd

Kannapolis, NC 28083

john@cabarruscvb.com

17. Sales Associate; simpleview, inc.; Tucson, AZ

Responsibilities: . Responsible for generating business from existing

customers and assist in generating new business . Prospect for sales

through networking, tradeshows, warm & cold calls . Liaise with project

teams to ensure projects progress and the clients' best interests are

achieved . Assist with RFP responses, demonstrations, training, research

and reporting

Qualifications: . Willingness to travel (6-12 trips per year) . Highly

organized; follow-up and follow-through are paramount . Ability to

coordinate multiple clients and tasks . Experience in one or more of the

following areas desired: website and software development, interactive

marketing or travel/tourism

Compensation: . Salary plus commissions . Benefits

Contact: Torie Grammar

simpleview, inc

7458 N La Cholla Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85741

520.575.1151 (phone)

520.575.1171 (fax)

tgrammar@simpleviewinc.com

www.simpleviewinc.com

18. Director of Asia Marketing; California Travel & Tourism Commission;

Sacramento, CA

Responsibilities: Responsible for managing all aspects of the tourism

marketing programs that are initiated in-market. These programs include

consumer-oriented advertising, brand and co-op, travel trade programs

designed to influence travel trade organizations, and public relations

programs.

Qualifications:

tourism.visitcalifornia.com/Industry/TravelIndustry/CareerOpportunities/

Compensation: In addition to salary, CTTC offers medical, dental,

vision, disability, sick and vacation leave, and a 401k plan.

Contact: Matthew Sabbatini

California Travel & Tourism Commission

980 9th Street, Suite 480

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-444-4429 (phone)

916-444-0410 (fax)

marketingjobs@visitcalifornia.com

http://www.visitcalifornia.com

19. Director of Public Relations; California Travel & Tourism

Commission; Sacramento, CA

The Director of Public Relations is responsible for developing and

executing a global media relations program for the CTTC with the goal of

publicizing California as a premiere travel destination to the

international, domestic trade and lifestyle media.

Qualifications:

tourism.visitcalifornia.com/Industry/TravelIndustry/CareerOpportunities/

Compensation: In addition to salary, CTTC offers medical, dental,

vision, disability, sick and vacation leave, and a 401k plan.

Contact: Matthew Sabbatini

California Travel & Tourism Commission

980 9th Street, Suite 480

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-444-4429 (phone)

916-444-0410 (fax)

communicationsjobs@visitcalifornia.com

http://www.visitcalifornia.com

20. National Sales Manager-Washington, DC Region; Indianapolis

Convention & Visitors Association; Washington, DC

Responsibilities: An experienced, self-motivated, goal oriented,

convention sales professional focusing on the D.C., Maryland and

Virginia area. The focus will be account management, developing

relationships and producing convention business 1000-3999 peak. The

position is responsible for solicitation, generating leads and booking

goals and will be based in the D.C. area to generate awareness of

Indianapolis as a premier meeting and convention destination.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a high level of motivation, strong

industry contacts, and excellent time management skills and ability to

thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Compensation: Commensurate with market and experience.

Contact: P.L. Demaree

Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association

30 S. Meridian Street

Suite 410

Indianapolis, IN 46204

317-684-2590 (fax)

pdemaree@visitindy.com

21. Executive Director; Prince William County/Manassas Convention and

Visitors Bureau; Virginia

Responsibilities: See full job description at

www.searchwide.com/jobpostings

Qualifications: A visionary leader with extensive experience in

destination marketing is being sought. The person should have excellent

communication skills and proven abilities to partner with media, the

political environment, industry and staff. A dynamic personality to

represent tourism to the community and consumer markets is necessary-

comfortable with public speaking and ability to inform and educate on

the economic benefits of tourism. A bachelors degree and minimum of five

years experience in a leadership role within a tourism related entity is

required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: Jim Carra

SearchWide

109 South Union Street Suite 400

Traverse City, MI 49684

231-995-0567 (phone)

carra@searchwide.com

SearchWide

22. Director of Marketing; Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau;

Monterey, CA

Responsibilities: . Directs and manages leisure advertising program;

including managing ad agency. . In charge of all research-related

programs. . Develops and implements online marketing activities.

Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience . Bachelors or Masters

degree in Marketing . Significant experience with all primary marketing

disciplines with emphasis in internet marketing . Involvement with an ad

agency and evaluation of paid media plans . Successful experience

managing employees, outside resources, budgets and schedules Please send

resumes and a cover letter to HR@mccvb.org For a full position

description go to http://www.seemonterey.com/marketingdirector

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience

Contact: Steve Wille

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

765 Wave Street

Monterey, CA 93940

831-657-6400 (phone)

831-648-5373 (fax)

http://seemonterey.com

23. Meeting Planning Coordinator; Washington Hospital Center;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28631377&jobSummaryIndex=1&agentID=

24. Event Planning Supervisor; NRI; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28601242&jobSummaryIndex=71&agentID=

*** From Monica Myhill ***

25. Operations Associate, The Broad Residency in Urban Education,

Oakland, CA

http://www.broadcenter.org/about/careers.html

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