Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 July 2013


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 July 2013

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. The objective of
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This week’s edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Sales Account Manager – Exhibits; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,
VA

2. Director Convention & Meetings; National Propane Gas Association;
Washington, DC

3. Temporary Special Events Planner (part-time); Pitzer College; Claremont, CA

4. Convention Sales Manager; Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Madison, WI

5. Conference & Registrar Coordinator; International Baccalaureate;
Bethesda, MD

6. Convention Sales Manager; Visit Spokane; Midwest/Spokane, WA

7. Manager, Meeting Services; HIMSS; Chicago, IL

8. Registration and Event Coordinator; Society of Actuaries; Schaumburg, IL

9. Sr. Meeting Planner; American Academy of Pediatrics; Elk grove, IL

10. Conference and Meetings Assistant; ICMA; Washington, DC

11. Event Coordinator; Faneuil Hall Merchants Association; Boston, MA

12. Associate Manager, Events & Publications; Composite Can & Tube
Institute; Alexandria, VA

13. Events Facilities Executive Director; City of Sioux City; Sioux City, IA

14. Event Coordinator; Confidential; Phoenix, AZ

15. Associate Program Planner, Event Content; U.S. Green Building Council;
Washington, DC

16. Conference Planning & Marketing Coordinator; Tax Executives;
Washington, DC

17. Events Coordinator; National Catholic Educational Association; Arlington,
VA

18. Marketing & Events Coordinator; Vidacare Corporation; Shavano Park, TX

19. Annual Meeting Coordinator; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics;
Reston, VA

20. Event Planner & Admin. Internship; Church World Service; New York, NY

21. SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT – Office of Special Events; Tufts University;
Medford, MA

22. Event Planner; City of Gladstone Job; Gladstone, MO

23. Event & Conference Consultant; MassMutual; Springfield, MA

************ 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.

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

1. Sales Account Manager – Exhibits; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,
VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14148035&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

2. Director Convention & Meetings; National Propane Gas Association;
Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14054937&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

*** From Kiara Canjura ***

3. Temporary Special Events Planner (part-time); Pitzer College; Claremont, CA

Pitzer College, located in the beautiful city of Claremont on Southern
California, seeks a talented and experienced individual for a temporary
positions as Special Events Planner for our Office of College Advancement and
our 50th year celebrations.

Founded in 1963 as a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium, Pitzer
College is focused on its core values of intercultural understanding, social
responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action,
interdisciplinary learning, and student autonomy.  With an enrollment of
approximately 1,000 men and women, Pitzer has been recognized as one of the
nation’s most effective colleges in fostering social responsibility and public
service.  For more information on Pitzer, please visit us at http://www.pitzer.edu/.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  This is a temporary, part-time, staff position that
will work 19 hours per week for approximately 12 months.  This is a
limited description of the duties/responsibilities.  For a full listing,
please visit our recruitment site at the address listed below.  The
incumbent will:

1.     Provides oversight, leadership and expertise to plan
effective relationship-building, fundraising and donor recognition events.

2.     Schedule and facilitate department meetings to
strategically plan, coordinate and evaluate events.

3.     Assist in maintaining the department calendar for
internal communications.

4.     Ensure that events follow an established standard of
excellence, quality and protocol. Assist with collateral materials (e.g. place
cards, name tags, signage, etc.).

5.     Manage event production process (e.g. conduct event
consultations, facilitate production meetings).

6.     Develop and manage event budgets; assist with
reconciliations, billing and payments.

7.     Plan, produce and flawlessly execute various events.

8.     Build partner relationships, negotiate and manage
corporate rates and contracts for travel, premiums, gifts, etc.

9.     Oversee of major campaign and donor celebration
logistics.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.     Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to
work with high professionalism in a diverse community of alumni, students,
faculty, parents and staff.

2.     Excellent written and oral communication skills in
English, both in person and by phone.

3.     Excellent organizational and event planning skills.

4.     Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented
environment.

5.     Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel and
PowerPoint. Knowledge of HTML and Raiser’s Edge preferred.

6.     Ability to drive (e.g. off-campus events).

EDUCATION:    A bachelor’s degree, or any combination of
education/training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills
and abilities.

EXPERIENCE:   A minimum of two years related experience, preferably
in development, events or communication in a college environment or closely
related area. Work experience gained during college years may qualify.

LICENSES:  Valid California driver’s license and a driving record
acceptable to the College’s insurer. Must be able to provide own transportation
for local travel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This is generally a sedentary position.  Must
be able to sit for prolonged periods of time and the manual dexterity to
operate a computer for prolonged periods of time.  Ability to stand for
prolonged periods of time, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist,
stretch, lift up to 40 pounds from ground to waist level without assistance,
and work on feet for prolonged periods of time.  The final candidate will
be required to successfully pass a post-offer physical capacity test.

TO APPLY:  For details and to apply please visit https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/311
and have the following documents ready to upload:

(1) A Letter of Interest expressing your reason(s) for applying to this
position and any relevant qualifications not captured in the application form.

(2) A document listing three professional references, including their names,
business titles, contact information, and how you are acquainted with them.

***

4. Convention Sales Manager; Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Madison, WI

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=13884111&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

5. Conference & Registrar Coordinator; International Baccalaureate;
Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14144525&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

6. Convention Sales Manager; Visit Spokane; Midwest/Spokane, WA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14089757&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

7. Manager, Meeting Services; HIMSS; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14124895&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

8. Registration and Event Coordinator; Society of Actuaries; Schaumburg, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14124882&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

9. Sr. Meeting Planner; American Academy of Pediatrics; Elk grove, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14089556&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

10. Conference and Meetings Assistant; ICMA; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?job=14082003&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=518

11. Event Coordinator; Faneuil Hall Merchants Association; Boston, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&job=14034456&msessid=BxJyd&CFID=21442772&CFTOKEN=b90e312a7188a708-02DD5C47-5056-8F3A-DCE40AF426250FE7&jsessionid=2a30f61df600f4e4c7d2

12. Associate Manager, Events & Publications; Composite Can & Tube
Institute; Alexandria, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14172045/Associate%20Manager,%20Events%20&%20Publications/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

13. Events Facilities Executive Director; City of Sioux City; Sioux City, IA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14172279/Events%20Facilities%20Executive%20Director/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

14. Event Coordinator; Confidential; Phoenix, AZ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14161546/Event%20Coordinator/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

15. Associate Program Planner, Event Content; U.S. Green Building Council;
Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14158009/Associate%20Program%20Planner,%20Event%20Content/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

16. Conference Planning & Marketing Coordinator; Tax Executives;
Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14158574/Conference%20Planning%20&%20Marketing%20Coordinator/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

17. Events Coordinator; National Catholic Educational Association; Arlington,
VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14133231/Events%20Coordinator/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

18. Marketing & Events Coordinator; Vidacare Corporation; Shavano Park, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14132711/Marketing%20&%20Events%20Coordinator/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

19. Annual Meeting Coordinator; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics;
Reston, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/12252513/Annual%20Meeting%20Coordinator/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

20. Event Planner & Admin. Internship; Church World Service; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14133794/Event%20Planner%20&%20Admin.%20Internship/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

21. SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT – Office of Special Events; Tufts University;
Medford, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/jobseeker/job/14125464/SPECIAL%20EVENTS%20ASSISTANT%20-%20Office%20of%20Special%20Events/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

22. Event Planner; City of Gladstone Job; Gladstone, MO

http://careers.ises.com/jobseeker/job/14144575/Event%20Planner/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

23. Event & Conference Consultant; MassMutual; Springfield, MA

http://careers.ises.com/jobseeker/job/14048622/Event%20&%20Conference%20Consultant/__company__/?vnet=0&max=25

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