Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 September 2010


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 September 2010

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This week’s edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Events and Design Director; Epic; Madison, WI 2. Sales Manager; The Peninsula Chicago; Chicago, IL 3. Entry Level Meeting Planner; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC 4. Meeting Planner; Slack Incorporated; Thorofare, NJ 5. Conference Meeting Planner; American Library Association; Chicago, IL 6. Exhibits, Sponsorship and Meetings Manager; International and American Association for Dental Research; Alexandria, VA 7. Account Manager; Ridgewells; Bethesda, MD 8. Meetings Coordinator; American Society for Radiation Oncology; Fairfax, VA 9. Director of Sales; Ridgewells; Bethesda, MD 10. Account Executive; Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc; Orlando, FL 11. Senior Sales Manager – DC Association Market; Hilton New York; New York, NY 12. Meetings Manager; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville, MD 13. Director of Meetings & Expositions; AGA; Alexandria, VA 14. Contracts Meeting Manager; Envison EMI, LLC; Vienna, VA 15. Regional Conference Meeting Planner; NCTM; Reston, VA 16. Events Sales Manager; Team San Jose; San Jose, CA 17. Senior Sales Manager; Oak Ridge, a Dolce Conference Hotel; Minneapolis, MN 18. Public Affairs Coordinator; Team San Jose; San Jose, CA 19. Event Designer; Haute Catering; Washington, DC 20. Registration Coordinator; FINRA; Washington, DC 21. Manager, Meetings and Conferences; Public Risk Management Association; Alexandria, VA 22. Roadshow Coordinator; Moody's Corporation; New York, NY 23. Event Planner; Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.; Charlottesville, VA 24. Conservation Events Coordinator; Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin; Madison, WI

************* 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

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1. Events and Design Director; Epic; Madison, WI

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7178528

2. Sales Manager; The Peninsula Chicago; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7173240

3. Entry Level Meeting Planner; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7180196

4. Meeting Planner; Slack Incorporated; Thorofare, NJ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7169399

5. Conference Meeting Planner; American Library Association; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7166331

6. Exhibits, Sponsorship and Meetings Manager; International and American Association for Dental Research; Alexandria, VA

Job Description

Manage domestic and international exhibitions, sponsorships, and

advertising sales for conventions and meetings. Manage meeting logistics

for specific meetings. The position reports to the Direct of Meetings

and will serve as a customer service representative to exhibitors,

advertisers, members, presenters, and sponsors.

Job Requirements

CEM preferred. At least three years experience managing and marketing

exhibit and sponsorship sales in convention center facilities.

Experience planning international meetings and exhibitions will be given

primary consideration. A valid passport and international travel are

required.

When submitting resume, please detail total number of exhibits sold for

each show, sponsorship revenues for each show, and total number of

convention and or show attendees for each show. Please list all

international destinations in which you have managed exhibitions. Please

list salary requirements.

Submit resume to exhibits2@iadr.org, attention Director of Meetings. No

phone calls.

7. Account Manager; Ridgewells; Bethesda, MD

Ridgewells is seeking an Account Manager for its Major Events Division

who will be responsible for servicing existing and potential client

accounts for all hospitality events. Responsibilities will include

developing and providing product and service information to customers,

understanding and identifying customer needs, and preparing and

presenting proposals and contracts to customers. Other duties include,

resolving product and/or service problems in a professional and

efficient manner, and acting as liaison between customers and various

departments to ensure that orders and event contracts are fulfilled.

Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or related field is

desirable, or equivalent education or experience; and at least two (2)

years experience in sales, customer service, or catering and event

management. Applicant should have effective communication skills, a

pleasant and helpful personality, and knowledge of food, equipment and

event management. Proficient in MS Office and ability to learn new

programs. Must be willing to travel.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or related field is

desirable, or equivalent education or experience; and at least two (2)

years experience in sales, customer service, or catering and event

management. Applicant should have effective communication skills, a

pleasant and helpful personality, and knowledge of food, equipment and

event management. Proficient in MS Office and ability to learn new

programs. Must be willing to travel.

How to apply: E-mail: chernandez@ridgewells.com

Fax: (301) 907-3733

Mail: Ridgewells

Human

Resource Department

5525 Dorsey

Lane

Bethesda, MD

20816

8. Meetings Coordinator; American Society for Radiation Oncology;

Fairfax, VA

The American Society for Radiation Oncology, ASTRO, is looking for a

very organized and detail oriented individual to support our Meetings

Department in arranging the logistical aspects of our Annual Meeting and

smaller meetings held throughout the year. The main responsibilities of

this position will include coordinating the logistics of our annual

Advocacy Day and other small meetings, handling exhibit sales and

operations for the exhibit halls at our small meetings as well as

handling VIP/faculty registration, housing and transportation; logistics

for committee meetings; temporary staffing needs and exhibitor related

functions for our Annual Meeting. In addition, individual will provide

administrative support for the department. Position will involve

travel.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have proficiency in MS Office suite and

experience working with a membership database, preferably Aptify.

Candidates must have strong project management ability, be a team player

and have exceptional customer service skills. One to 2 years of work

experience required, preferably in the meetings area of an association

or nonprofit organization. Exhibit sales experience preferred.

Bachelors’ degree preferred.

ASTRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which

includes:

• Flexible work arrangements

• Medical, dental and vision insurance, majority company paid

• 401K with immediate company contribution

• 26 days of Paid Time Off annually

• 9 Paid Holidays

• On site fitness center

• Employer paid short and long term disability insurance

• and more

Please see our website www.astro.org for more information about ASTRO.

To apply: email or fax your resume with salary requirements to:

humanresources@astro.org or 703-839-7317.

EOE

9. Director of Sales; Ridgewells; Bethesda, MD

Ridgewells is seeking a Director for Sales to oversee the management,

budget, operations and business development of the Sales Department and

work on a consistent basis with the Sales Team to generate new business

and maintain contact with present accounts. Other responsibilities

include, developing sales strategies by identifying customers current

and future needs, establishing sales development goals and objectives

with the CEO, generating sales by identifying potential clients,

establishing relationships with sites, maintaining relations with

customers by organizing and developing specific customer-relations

programs, and participating in local social events. Candidate should

have a minimum of seven years of catering/food service sales experience,

including a minimum of five years managing a sales team, strong

management, organization, sales, problem solving and communication

skills and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Marketing,

Food and Beverage, or related field.

Salary: Compensatory with experience

Job Requirements

Candidate should have a minimum of seven years of catering/food service

sales experience, including a minimum of five years managing a sales

team, strong management, organization, sales, problem solving and

communication skills and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration,

Marketing, Food and Beverage, or related field.

How to Apply: E-mail: chernandez@ridgewells.com

Fax: (301) 907-3733

Mail: Ridgewells

Human Resources

Department

5525 Dorsey Lane

Bethesda, MD 20816

10. Account Executive; Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors

Bureau, Inc; Orlando, FL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7165601

11. Senior Sales Manager – DC Association Market; Hilton New York; New

York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7166164

12. Meetings Manager; Management Solutions Plus, Inc.; Rockville, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7154637

13. Director of Meetings & Expositions; AGA; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7154704

14. Contracts Meeting Manager; Envison EMI, LLC; Vienna, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7155013

15. Regional Conference Meeting Planner; NCTM; Reston, VA

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is a nonprofit

association that serves as a public voice of mathematics education,

providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support

teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all

students. Serving over 100,000 members, NCTM is the world’s largest

organization dedicated to improving math education. Conveniently

located in Reston, VA, NCTM is currently seeking a Regional Conference

Meeting Planner. This position reports to the Senior Manager of

Conference Services.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

• Regional Conference management; manage planning process of assigned

regional conference tasks in accordance with committee objectives,

departmental procedure and established budgets.

• Housing management.

• Budgeting management in relation to the Regional Conferences.

• Assistance with Annual Meeting; manage planning process of assigned

tasks (on-site management) in accordance with committee objectives,

departmental procedures and established budgets.

• Database development, training and maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Bachelors/College Degree. Meeting Planning Certificate desired.

• 2-4 years conference/hospitality industry work experience preferred.

• Comprehensive knowledge of professional meetings management.

• General familiarity with hospitality industry resources and practices.

• Basic account processing and financial reporting skills.

• Ability to take initiative, pay attention to detail, work well with

others; possess strong writing/editing skills and strong

communication/organizational skills; knowledge of Microsoft office and

familiarity with conference related application and relational database

tool required; experience working with web content management systems.

• Ability to travel as required to support NCTM meetings and

conferences.

NCTM offers a 37.5 hour work week; an outstanding benefits package

including 100% immediate vesting in a mandatory, generous retirement

plan; comprehensive health/dental insurance; tuition assistance; free

parking; and much more. NCTM is a three time recipient of the CARE

Award (Companies as Responsive Employers).

Serious candidates will include their salary requirements with their

resume. Respond to: careers@nctm.org , ATTN: RCMP-PCMA in the subject

line.

No phone calls please. NCTM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

16. Events Sales Manager; Team San Jose; San Jose, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7180553

17. Senior Sales Manager; Oak Ridge, a Dolce Conference Hotel;

Minneapolis, MN

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7172933

18. Public Affairs Coordinator; Team San Jose; San Jose, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=6976002

19. Event Designer; Haute Catering; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7169093

20. Registration Coordinator; FINRA; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7166269

21. Manager, Meetings and Conferences; Public Risk Management

Association; Alexandria, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7165473

22. Roadshow Coordinator; Moody's Corporation; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7074867

23. Event Planner; Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.; Charlottesville,

VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&str=26&max=25&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7160613

24. Conservation Events Coordinator; Natural Resources Foundation of

Wisconsin; Madison, WI

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7169102

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