Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 20 December 2010

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 20 December 2010

Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the 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. Special Events Manager; Thurgood Marshall Academy; Washington, DC 2. Meetings Manager (Sr. Meeting Planner); American Bankers Association; Washington, DC 3. Global Director of Sales, Los Angeles; Omni Hotels; Beverly Hills, CA 4. Exhibit Coordinator; Nat'l Petrochemical & Refiners Assn. ; Washington, DC 5. Sales Executive – Convention Housing and Registration; Wyndham Jade; Chicago, IL/ Washington, DC 6. Event Services Internship; National Association of Secondary School Principals; Reston, VA 7. Trade Show Coordinator; Pearson; Bloomington, MN 8. Events Manager; General Services Administration; Burr Ridge, IL 9. Event Manager; Par Fore the Cure; Boston, MA 10. Exhibit and Meeting Coordinator; Confidential; Ft Myers/Naples, FL 11. Special Events Facilitator; Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL 12. President; Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lexington, KY 13. Conference Planner; Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants; Glen Allen, 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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*** From Jennifer Crawford ***

1. Special Events Manager; Thurgood Marshall Academy; Washington, DC

I am writing to post a position in the Events & Hospitality weekly job newsletter. Could you please post the attached job description for a Special Events Manager in the Development Office of Thurgood Marshall Academy, a public charter high school in DC? Please direct all questions to Jessica Sher, Director of Development, 202.563.6862 x149.

Job text is also provided below signature. Thank you,

Jennifer L. Crawford

Special Events Manager

Thurgood Marshall Academy

2427 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE | Washington, DC 20020

Phone: 202.563.6862 x107 | Cell: 202.270.3225 | Fax: 202.563.6946 jcrawford@tmapchs.org | www.thurgoodmarshallacademy.org

Celebrating a Decade of Quality Education in Washington DC’s Ward 8 Community

SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER – THURGOOD MARSHALL ACADEMY PUBLIC CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

Thurgood Marshall Academy—a public charter high school located in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C.—seeks a dedicated and qualified Events Manager to join its Development team. Thurgood Marshall Academy has a proven track record of preparing students to succeed in college and to actively engage in our democratic society.

The law-themed school combines a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with education about law, democracy, and human rights. Further information about the school may be found at http://www.thurgoodmarshallacademy.org

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Special Events Manager’s primary responsibilities are to:

* Manage the school’s annual fundraising gala;

* Coordinate donor acknowledgement events throughout the year; and

* Plan and implement a wide range of special events both independently and in collaboration with key partners, including national charter associations, other schools, nonprofits, corporations, and partner law firms.

The specific elements of the job include, but are not limited to, duties listed below:

* Plan, direct, and implement the school’s annual fundraising gala and other special events;

* Solicit individual and corporate sponsorships for the gala and other special events;

* Recruit, train and support volunteers to assist with the gala and other special events;

* Coordinate the production of all event-related materials, including invitations, programs, signage, etc.;

* Manage event contracts, billing and budgets;

* Maintain accurate and clear records, files and correspondence for each event; and

* Report to the Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor’s degree;

* At least 2 years of event planning experience;

* Strong organizational and time management skills;

* Excellent oral and verbal communication skills;

* High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;

* Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access;

* Willingness to work longer hours, as necessary; and

* Fundraising experience preferred, but not required.

COMPENSATION:

Competitive salary and benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send a resume and cover letter to:

Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School

Attn: Jessica Sher, Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

2427 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20020;

Fax: 202-563-6946; or E-mail: info@tmapchs.org

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2. Meetings Manager (Sr. Meeting Planner); American Bankers Association; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7441240

3. Global Director of Sales, Los Angeles; Omni Hotels; Beverly Hills, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7417699

4. Exhibit Coordinator; Nat'l Petrochemical & Refiners Assn.; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7398867

5. Sales Executive – Convention Housing and Registration; Wyndham Jade; Chicago, IL/ Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7469199

6. Event Services Internship; National Association of Secondary School Principals; Reston, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7141353

7. Trade Show Coordinator; Pearson; Bloomington, MN

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7460811

8. Events Manager; General Services Administration; Burr Ridge, IL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7476879

9. Event Manager; Par Fore the Cure; Boston, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7217509

10. Exhibit and Meeting Coordinator; Confidential; Ft Myers/Naples, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=7475572

11. Special Events Facilitator; Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&str=26&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7469162

12. President; Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lexington, KY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=51&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7466619

13. Conference Planner; Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants; Glen Allen, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=101&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7460598

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