Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 27 March 2011

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 27 March 2011

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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. Director, Conference & Meeting Planning; Council on Foundations; Arlington, VA 2. Meetings Specialist; The American Institute of Architects; Washington, DC 3. Meetings Coordinator; Licensing Executives Society; Alexandria, VA 4. Director, Chicago Area Office; Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau; Chicago, IL 5. Manager, Programs; BIO; Washington, DC 6. Manager, Exhibits & Registration; LSCG/AdvaMed 2011; Alexandria, VA 7. Coordinator, Events; Herbalife International; Los Angeles, CA 8. Meeting Coordinator and Project Assistant; The Education Trust; Washington, DC 9. Meeting Planner/Event Support (Temporary); R G & Associates; Oakland, CA 10. Manager of Continuing Education; Pediatric Nursing Certification Board; Gaithersburg, MD 11. Meetings Manager; The Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD 12. Specialist, Chapters & Member Relations; PCMA; Chicago, IL 13. National Sales Manager; Hershey Entertainment & Resorts; Hershey, PA 14. Conference Services Manager; Terranea Resort; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 15. Conference Coordinator; EUCI; Denver (Tech Center), CO 16. Event Planning and Distributor Incentives Manager; Deluxe Corporation; Dallas, TX 17. Director, Event Management; Opus Solutions, LLC; Beaverton, OR 18. Facility/Event Management Interns; James Madison University; Harrisonburg, VA 19. Events and Group Sales Senior Manager; Reuben H. Fleet Science Center; San Diego, CA 20. Temporary Event Planner; MicroStrategy, Inc.; Vienna, VA 21. Director of Special Events, WAMU; American University; 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, Conference & Meeting Planning; Council on Foundations; Arlington, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7759292

2. Meetings Specialist; The American Institute of Architects; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7759976

3. Meetings Coordinator; Licensing Executives Society; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7717061

4. Director, Chicago Area Office; Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7794363

5. Manager, Programs; BIO; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7791126

6. Manager, Exhibits & Registration; LSCG/AdvaMed 2011; Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7783047

7. Coordinator, Events; Herbalife International; Los Angeles, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7760103

8. Meeting Coordinator and Project Assistant; The Education Trust; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=6817018

9. Meeting Planner/Event Support (Temporary); R G & Associates; Oakland, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7783704

10. Manager of Continuing Education; Pediatric Nursing Certification Board; Gaithersburg, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7772100

11. Meetings Manager; The Endocrine Society; Chevy Chase, MD

The Endocrine Society, a rapidly growing membership association with more than 14,000 scientist and physician members, seeks an experienced Meetings Manager. Under the direct supervision of the Director, Meetings, this individual is responsible for logistics at our annual meeting/expo with 8,000 attendees and for smaller education meetings throughout the year.

Responsibilities:

• Manages and oversees all logistics of meeting services

including function sheets and resumes, food & beverage, decorating and audio visual, etc.

• Implements and manages on-site logistics and team staff efforts

at the events including: room-check procedures, placement of signage, F&B, AV and registration.

• Responsible for equipment rental (other than AV) for annual

meeting, including RFP process, contract negotiation, on-site contact for delivery/pickup and performance.

• Coordinates special conference services such as Internet Café,

Communication Centers, Placement Services, Lead Retrieval, etc.

• Serves as liaison with staff, vendors, hotels, convention

center and CVB for all areas contributing to or affecting logistics.

• Participates in the RFP process for future cities/years as well

as all vendor contracts.

• Contributes to the development, implementation and management

of budgets.

• Responsible for maintaining and updating annual meeting and

education meeting historical data.

• Contributes expertise to other assigned meetings or projects as

required.

Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills and ability to work

independently.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically in Outlook, Word,

PowerPoint, Excel and database applications required.

• Excellent verbal and written capabilities. Strong customer

service, organization, presentation and project management skills.

• Excellent interpersonal and consensus building skills required

to work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders (staff, vendors, collaborators, etc.).

• Must be highly motivated, results-oriented, and able to

prioritize team efforts to use resources efficiently.

• College degree required. CMP certification highly preferred.

5-7 years experience in coordinating meeting logistics and meeting management required. Previous medical society/association experience is preferred.

• 15% – 20% travel required.

The Endocrine Society offers a convenient, metro-accessible Chevy Chase location, collegial work environment, competitive salaries, free on-site exercise facility, and excellent benefits including a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution. Qualified candidates should send resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jboynton@endo-society.org or mail to Human Resources, The Endocrine Society, 8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste 900, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disab.

12. Specialist, Chapters & Member Relations; PCMA; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7772095

13. National Sales Manager; Hershey Entertainment & Resorts; Hershey, PA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7768022

14. Conference Services Manager; Terranea Resort; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7783170

15. Conference Coordinator; EUCI; Denver (Tech Center), CO

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7794462

16. Event Planning and Distributor Incentives Manager; Deluxe Corporation; Dallas, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7794354

17. Director, Event Management; Opus Solutions, LLC; Beaverton, OR

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7794391

18. Facility/Event Management Interns; James Madison University; Harrisonburg, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7791191

19. Events and Group Sales Senior Manager; Reuben H. Fleet Science Center; San Diego, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7787732

20. Temporary Event Planner; MicroStrategy, Inc.; Vienna, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7783670

21. Director of Special Events, WAMU; American University; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t735=&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t737=&jb=7780101

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