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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Call for Applicants: NASIG Conference Coordinator in Training. Due July 29

The NASIG Executive Board seeks a person to train under
Joyce Tenney as NASIG’s Conference Coordinator. We are now
accepting applications for that position – Conference
Coordinator in Training. (See complete job description
below.) If you’d like to apply, please send the following
to Katy Ginanni (ksginanni@wcu.edu<mailto:ksginanni@wcu.edu>):

•       A current CV or résumé
•       A cover letter indicating why you're interested in the
•       A summary of your experience negotiating contracts or
licenses, and your experience with meeting and/or conference
planning. This can be as little as 2 paragraphs, but not
more than one page, please.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately; the
deadline for submissions is July 29, 2011. The search
committee will conduct phone interviews in August. We hope
to make a recommendation to the Executive Board by Labor
Day. The successful candidate will begin to work with Joyce
immediately as she negotiates for our 2014 conference. You
must be a NASIG member to serve in this position, but not to

NASIG Conference Coordinator in Training

NASIG seeks a candidate for Conference Coordinator in
Training. The successful candidate will serve an initial
term of one to two years as an apprentice to the
organization’s current conference coordinator with
possible reappointments to follow. The conference
coordinator is a key appointment of the NASIG Executive
Board, with significant responsibility and discretion in
staging the annual NASIG Conference. The NASIG president
serves as the executive board’s liaison with the
conference coordinator and coordinator in training.

The primary duties of the conference coordinator are:
•       Gather information and formal proposals from potential
conference sites
•       Analyze the proposals using various criteria to create a
short list of possibilities for the NASIG executive board
•       Coordinate site selection trips (usually in the late
summer or fall)
•       Maintain awareness of meeting trends and legal issues
(via free webinars, free meetings, listservs, etc.),  and
keep NASIG president informed of impending concerns
•       Negotiate contracts with conference hotels, convention
centers, special events venues, etc.
•       Serve as an ex-officio member of the Conference Planning

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and
•       Proximity to a major metropolitan area (to facilitate
attendance at meeting planners meetings)
•       Experience negotiating contracts or licenses; tenacity
•       Experience with meeting and/or conference planning
•       Familiarity with NASIG organizational structure and
needs of its members
•       Ability to commit time, including some evenings and
•       Highly organized
•       Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•       Flexibility
•       Able and willing to travel, including some weekends.
(Official site selection travel paid by NASIG; some scouting
travel paid by various properties and/or Convention &
Visitors Bureaus.)

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