Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 March 2010

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 March 2010

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Meetings Manager; Federation of American Societies for Experimental

Biology (FASEB); Bethesda, MD

2. Corporate Meeting Planning Internship #84542; Educational Testing

Service; Princeton, NJ

3. Director of Convention Services; San Antonio Convention & Visitors

Bureau; San Antonio, TX

4. Meeting Manager; The Sherwood Group, Inc.; Deerfield, IL

5. Associate Conference Planner; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

6. Meetings Manager; Confidential; Atlanta, GA

7. Trade Show Marketing Coordinator; ESRI; Redlands, CA

8. Director of Marketing and Events; Nonprofit Jewish community

organization; Oakland, CA

9. Meeting Planner; Smart Meetings; California

10. Sales Manager; Margaritaville Nashville; Nashville, TN

11. Event Coordinator, Central Canada; The Fraser Institute; Toronto,

Ontario, Canada

12. Meeting & Event Specialist; Natl Assn of County and City Health

Officials; Washington, DC

13. Senior Meeting Planner; American Psychiatric Association; Arlington,

VA

14. Event Operations Intern; Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

15. Events Intern; Genetic Alliance; Washington, DC

16. Director of Meetings and Conferences; JDG Associates, Ltd.;

Washington, DC

17. Conference Planner; Lincoln Healthcare Events; Norwalk, CT

18. Special Events Coordinator; Save the Family; Mesa, AZ

************* 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. Meetings Manager; Federation of American Societies for Experimental

Biology (FASEB); Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6636707

2. Corporate Meeting Planning Internship #84542; Educational Testing

Service; Princeton, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6635133

3. Director of Convention Services; San Antonio Convention & Visitors

Bureau; San Antonio, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6635536

4. Meeting Manager; The Sherwood Group, Inc.; Deerfield, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6631179

5. Associate Conference Planner; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6602499

6. Meetings Manager; Confidential; Atlanta, GA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6636703

7. Trade Show Marketing Coordinator; ESRI; Redlands, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6508736

8. Director of Marketing and Events; Nonprofit Jewish community

organization; Oakland, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6635276

9. Meeting Planner; Smart Meetings; California

Smart Meetings Media is looking for a savvy professional meeting planner

who has at least 5 years experience. The right person will be able to

think on thier feet, be collaborative, thrive in a fast pace, have an

eye for detail, accept nothing less than top quality, come with ideas

and creativity, as well as a solid understanding of meetings logistics

and want to grow with an amazing event department. We are located in

Sausalito and this is an “in office” full time job. You must be able to

travel and demonstrate a history of planning great events.

Please send your resume and cover letter to marin@smartmeetings.com

salary and benefits

10. Sales Manager; Margaritaville Nashville; Nashville, TN

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6635520

11. Event Coordinator, Central Canada; The Fraser Institute; Toronto,

Ontario, Canada

The Fraser Institute has an opening for a full-time Event Coordinator in

its Toronto office. This position is ideal for someone who thrives in a

fast-paced environment and who is able to take the lead on multiple

projects. It requires a consummate professional who is hands-on,

detail-oriented, and who takes a team approach.

Role & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director of Events, the job responsibilities

for the Event Coordinator, Central Canada are as follows:

. Acts as Project Manager of all aspects of planning the Institute's

events, from start to finish as assigned by supervisor

. Organizes all logistical aspects of program, including speaker

details, registrations and venue specifics

. Acts as primary liaison with high-level speakers, including domestic

and international heads of state, politicians, senior business and

community leaders

. Designs and executes event marketing and promotional plans

. Liaises with sponsors and supporters

. Manages on-site details including food and beverage, AV, guest

relations, etc. to ensure that every detail is covered and high quality

results are achieved

. Is accountable for and maintains event budgets

. Carries out pre- and post-event administration

. Responsible for augmentation and management of Events Department

database

. Is highly organized, pro-active and deadline-driven

. Is able to work closely and communicate with all departments and

levels within the organization

. Proposes new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation

process

. Is willing to travel and is willing to work occasional evenings and

weekends

. Is willing to assist other departments as assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements

Required Skills

. Bachelor's degree or Event Management diploma preferred

. Two years experience in event planning required

. Superior communication and interpersonal skills

. High level of proficiency with MS Office, particularly Excel

. A positive attitude in all that you do

. An ability to multi-task and work closely in a team environment

. Skill at anticipating project needs, discerning work priorities, and

meeting deadlines and budgets with minor supervision

. A genuine interest in economics, public policy and current affairs

. Working knowledge of French an asset

. Knowledge of the Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal events market helpful

How to apply

Resumé and cover letter including salary expectation, should be

submitted in confidence to: Director of Administration & Human Resources

via email (with “Event Coordinator 007″ in the subject line) to

careers@fraserinstitute.org or via mail to The Fraser Institute, 4th

Floor, 1770 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3G7. We thank all

candidates who wish to apply, however, only those selected for an

interview will be contacted. Application deadline: March 31, 2010.

Remuneration, including an attractive benefits package, is commensurate

with experience.

12. Meeting & Event Specialist; Natl Assn of County and City Health

Officials; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29044767&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

13. Senior Meeting Planner; American Psychiatric Association; Arlington,

VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29032332&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

14. Event Operations Intern; Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28977382&jobSummaryIndex=12&agentID=

15. Events Intern; Genetic Alliance; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28977342&jobSummaryIndex=107&agentID=

16. Director of Meetings and Conferences; JDG Associates, Ltd.;

Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28934992&jobSummaryIndex=126&agentID=

17. Conference Planner; Lincoln Healthcare Events; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6635020

18. Special Events Coordinator; Save the Family; Mesa, AZ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6601238

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