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Communications Manager - Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Description
POSITION OVERVIEW
Works closely with the President on all JCVB public relations/communications matters relative to key industry, community and government stakeholders and tourism advocacy generally. Appropriate plans, strategies and programs consulted and prepared within a team environment and performed in a reliable and confidential manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
* Responsible for all JCVB communications to advance the parish tourism industry and destination marketing practice
* Prepares and executes a research-based, targeted local communications/community relations plan in conjunction with the President
* Works in a support role to the Vice President and Director of Marketing on travel media relations to secure earned media attention
* Works closely with the President’s Executive Assistant on Board of Directors activities
* Acts as the destination/corporate brand identity custodian to ensure higher usage and proper compliance
* Serves as the primary public information contact for local media inquiries
* Support to Board Government Affairs/Advocacy Committee
* Prepares analytical positions on external tourism and JCVB issues of importance
* Develops appropriate correspondence, news releases, reports and presentations with follow-up on communication needs of the President and JCVB
* Coordinates and oversees a multiyear JCVB research program
Contact Information
Send resumes to Rebecca Buras at rebecca@visitjeffersonparish.com
Title
Leisure Manager - Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau
Description
POSITION OVERVIEW
Responsible to develop and/or maintain and implement programs, projects and activities, that sell and market the Jefferson Parish tourism brand through leisure travel trade and direct consumer awareness and sales. Works in a team environment and must perform in a reliable and confidential manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
* Co-develops and implements in conjunction with the Director of Marketing an annual leisure travel sales-oriented program
* Submits the above sales plan with required budget allocations to the Director of Marketing and Vice President
* Works closely with the Digital Marketing Manager on all online leisure travel content needs and regional/feeder market programming
* Strong focus on attending and doing follow-up relative to leisure travel trade (tour operator and travel agent) and/or consumer leisure-based travel shows
* Liaise and partner on appropriate programs with the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Louisiana Coast Tourism Coalition, Louisiana Duty Free Tax Shopping and Brand USA
* Identify and develop special interest/niche markets through themed itinerary development such as medical tourism, outdoor/nature and adventure travel, food tourism, etc.
* Liaise and/or partner with airlines and cruise companies on origin market inbound leisure visitor traffic programming
* Continued product development and marketing of Louisiana/Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail program including business plan in conjunction with the Membership Manager
* Investigate, develop and initiate a dedicated innovative visiting friends & relatives (VFR) program
* Full sales support to Family Gras and other best visitor potential Parish events
Contact Information
Send resumes to Rebecca Buras at rebecca@visitjeffersonparish.com
Title
Director of Online Engagement
Description
Overview:
The Director of Online Engagement will be responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining, analyzing and reporting an annual digital engagement strategy to grow Lafayette Travel’s online audience utilizing social media, creative content, email marketing and web.

Roles & Responsibilities:
 Create daily digital routines to monitor, listen and respond to users in an engaging way that creates a unique identity/voice for each of Lafayette Travel’s social media accounts.
 Develop, maintain and monitor a multi-year comprehensive social media strategy to create an engaging online presence using analytics and metrics to drive success.
 Define key performance indicators based on the Communication departments overall goals to develop monthly measurement, analytics, and reporting to gauge success of overall strategy.
 Monitor trends in online tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
 Develop and expand online media contacts, influencers and partnership outreach efforts.
 Assist in the development of planning blog content and editorial calendar as well as deadlines.
 Work with Creative Director to conceptualize creative collateral needed.
 Lead the development of organization-wide social media management standards, policies and rules of engagement for employees.Roles & Responsibilities
 Create daily digital routines to monitor, listen and respond to users in an engaging way that creates a unique identity/voice for each of Lafayette Travel’s social media accounts.
 Develop, maintain and monitor a multi-year comprehensive social media strategy to create an engaging online presence using analytics and metrics to drive success.
 Define key performance indicators based on the Communication departments overall goals to develop monthly measurement, analytics, and reporting to gauge success of overall strategy.
 Monitor trends in online tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
 Develop and expand online media contacts, influencers and partnership outreach efforts.
 Assist in the development of planning blog content and editorial calendar as well as deadlines.
 Work with Creative Director to conceptualize creative collateral needed.
 Lead the development of organization-wide social media management standards, policies and rules of engagement for employees.

Experience:
 BS/BA degree from an accredited college or university.
 Experience in advertising, communications, marketing, or public relations.
 Advanced knowledge of how social media is developed, managed and used in brand reputation.
 Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing related to tourism.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Experience with online monitoring and measurement platforms.
 Experience developing and launching email and social media campaigns.
 Ability to work effectively under deadlines and juggle several assignments simultaneously.Roles & Responsibilities
 Create daily digital routines to monitor, listen and respond to users in an engaging way that creates a unique identity/voice for each of Lafayette Travel’s social media accounts.
 Develop, maintain and monitor a multi-year comprehensive social media strategy to create an engaging online presence using analytics and metrics to drive success.
 Define key performance indicators based on the Communication departments overall goals to develop monthly measurement, analytics, and reporting to gauge success of overall strategy.
 Monitor trends in online tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
 Develop and expand online media contacts, influencers and partnership outreach efforts.
 Assist in the development of planning blog content and editorial calendar as well as deadlines.
 Work with Creative Director to conceptualize creative collateral needed.
 Lead the development of organization-wide social media management standards, policies and rules of engagement for employees.

Contact Information
Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and work samples to Jesse Guidry, VP of Communications via email jesse@lafayettetravel.com.
Title
Carmel Inn & Suites: Front Desk Agent (Part Time)
Description
The Historic Carmel Inn & Suites - Thibodaux seeks a qualified front desk agent with a high level of professionalism and effective decision making.
Applicant must have strong interpersonal skills.

Key Requirements:
• Please have solid references
• Successful history as a front desk agent or related hospitality experience
• Must have a flexible work schedule
• Flexible schedule
• Task-driven individual

Responsibilities:
• Register & process guests and their assigned rooms
• Accommodate guest requests
• Communicating with hotel staff on the status of guest rooms
• General knowledge of office equipment use
• Handling payments
• Maintain a clean and neat front desk area

Contact Information
Submit resume detailing your experience to: Rhonda@carmelinnofla.com or in person at 400 E. First Street, Thibodaux, LA
Title
Account Executive, Sales – Louisiana Life Magazine LouisianaLife.com and MyNewOrleans.com
Description
DESCRIPTION:
The Account Executive is responsible for all aspects of selling advertising via print, online, event sponsorship, and social media outlets to local businesses that target the lifestyle community. The position is responsible for generating revenue through advertising sales. Expertise in developing the sales process, obtaining leads and managing the sales funnel, maintaining existing client relationships, and providing detailed reporting and sales forecasting is required. This position reports to the Vice President of Sales.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Direct and manage customer development activities, including face-to-face customer contact to create and develop a good business relationship with existing and inactive customers and retain and build additional revenues in sales
• Utilize consultative sales skills to assess client needs and educate on the power of Louisiana Life Magazine, LouisianaLife.com and MyNewOrleans.com to enhance business opportunities
• Work directly in the field to research and cultivate leads to build a strong pipeline of qualified prospects in order to maximize conversion
• Utilize entrepreneurial mindset to manage accounts through creative communication and marketing strategies to engage local businesses
• Conduct outside sales and service calls to ensure a quality customer experience
• Conduct outside sales and service calls to reactivate inactive customer accounts
• Manage follow-up process including ad materials and monthly proofing of magazine
• Ensure customer ad placements are executed flawlessly
• Facilitate company collection policies and procedures
• Prepare monthly sales forecasts
• Maintain a strong focus on continuously meeting and exceeding sales goals on a monthly basis
• Travel Statewide required

DESIRED SKILLS & EXERIENCE
• BA required
• 3+ years of a proven track record in a sales role

COMPENSATION:
• Salary, Commission, Bonuses & expense reimbursement
• Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision & 401(k)

SKILLS:
Excellent communication and follow-up skills, outstanding written and oral skills, superior business and negotiation skills, extensive industry contacts, outstanding organizational skills, high attention to detail, consistent professional image, tenacity
Contact Information
If interested, contact Colleen Monaghan at Colleen@myneworleans.com or 504.830.7215.
Title
Sales Manager - The Hampton Inn and Suites Baton Rouge Downtown
Description
The Hampton Inn and Suites Baton Rouge Downtown is currently looking for a Sales Manager. The Sales Manager position will report to the Director of Sales and General Manager and will manage a variety of existing accounts, as well as solicit future business.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Must have the ability to solicit, qualify, and secure new business and effectively maintain and monitor the productivity of existing accounts.

Ensure continuing long-term revenue maximization while adhering to the philosophy of the brand and cultures.

The Sales Manager will blend effective time management, organization, communication, strategic planning and follow-up to transform prospects into buyers and then "service effectively" ensuring a smooth and efficient flow between the closing of a sale and servicing the account.

The Sales Manager will bring all of the following:
o Minimum 2 years in hotel sales, preferably corporate sales
o Strong interpersonal skills
o Computer skills - Internet, MS Office, and ACT proficient
o Attention to detail and organization
o High motivation and high energy
o Must be aggressive and enjoy competition
o Excellent time management skills
o Clear, concise verbal and written communication skills
o Ability to manage change effectively
o Fiscal responsibility, maintain Sales Department sales expense budget
o Participative management style
o Knowledge of local market area and contacts desirable
o Networking skills to maintain an active and visible position in the local business community.

Management Position: Yes

Entry Level Position: No

Work Permit Needed? Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered

Compensation / Salary Range: TBD

Bonus Plan: TBD

Accommodation: No

Other: 100% Family Health, Dental, 401K, Vacation, Hilton Travel Benefits
Contact Information
Candidates with strong networking and interpersonal skills are encouraged to apply directly by sending resume to Ben Blackwell, General Manager, ben@hospitalityamerica.com.
Title
Program and Administrative Coordinator for Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Description
The primary component of this job involves the coordination of programs, grants and general administrative duties. This is a full-time 40 hours/week, salaried position that reports to the Executive Director. This position is based in Covington, Louisiana. Regular work hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with occasional weekend and after hours required. Some in-state and overnight travel required. Work performed with minimal supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Affiliate Support —
Maintain knowledge and understanding of national Keep America Beautiful (KAB) program standards and practices.
Support KLB affiliates by providing technical and program assistance and training.
Assist in the certification of new KAB affiliates and improve the state’s Good Standing rating.
Conduct bi-monthly affiliate support webinars and/or conference calls.
Monitor, track and manage the Circle of Excellence Award for affiliates.

Program Management —
Assist in planning and implementing KLB’s programs and events.
Coordinate and monitor the Healthy Communities and Trash Receptacle grant

Administrative Support —
Review and disseminate KAB and KLB materials.
Compile data, prepare reports, research and write materials for internal and external use.Update and distribute affiliate directories and other reference materials.
Prepare, maintain and manage a variety of data Excel spreadsheets including donors, volunteers, grant recipients, conference attendees, KLB affiliates and partners.
Prepare agendas, summary and action points for meetings and conference calls as directed.
Create webinars, Power Point presentations and print materials as needed.
Undertake other responsibilities as needed and directed by Executive Director.
Represent KLB by exhibiting at conferences, making presentation and participating in other marketing opportunities as directed by the Executive Director.
Keep updated Constant Contact list and manage account.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, communications, marketing or a related field. At least 3 years in transferable experience required.
Background in environmental studies or sustainability desired.
Non-profit experience desired.
Special event and program coordination experience required.
Experience with Excel, Word, Powerpoint required.
Marketing and public relations desired.
At least three references required.

Additional Skills and Abilities —
Congenial, helpful with a willingness to accept new challenges.
Abiliity to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Creative thinker with good problem solving skills.
Highly motivated, self-starter.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Works well independently or as part of a team.
Knowledge of basic business/office practices.
Has a driver’s license and a good driving record.

Physical Demands —
Must be able to hear, speak and see.
Must be able to sit five (5) to eight (8) hours daily.
Must be able to stand for two (2) to five (5) hours daily.
Must be able to drive a car.
Must be able to bend, stretch and carry up to 20 pounds.
Must be able to assemble and disassemble exhibits.
Contact Information
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, three references and the salary range you are seeking to srussell@keeplouisianabeautiful.org.
Title
Natchitoches Sales Manager
Description
The position reports directly to the management of the Chateau St. Denis Hotel http://www.chateausaintdenis.com/ and Managing entity of the Natchitoches Events Center http://natchitocheseventscenter.com/. The ideal candidate will reside in the Baton Rouge area.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
o Pursue leads for the Natchitoches Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Natchitoches Events Center through personal contact, telephone solicitation and participation in industry functions
o Develop working relationships with corporate and association meeting planners and maintain high visibility in the meeting planning community
o Identify potential leads; respond to clients’ requests for information, assist in developing proposals and service existing accounts
o Meet established room night goals, lead goals, outreach goals and other established departmental goals and objectives
o Respond to service requests and ensures that the client is introduced to the local establishments that are hosting their event or stay
o Prepare and present presentations, as needed, to conventions, organizations and meetings about the offerings of the City of Natchitoches
o Responsible for staying abreast of new trends and innovations in the hospitality and convention industry
o Coordinate, manage and execute special events related to group markets including individual and group familiarization trips, trade shows and marketplaces, sales missions and other sales enhancement events
o Maintain accurate records in the customer relationship management system
o Compile statistical information for required reports and special projects, including reports detailing the effectiveness of completed initiatives and marketing efforts
o Attend Convention and Visitor’s Bureau board meetings as required and report on sales initiatives, sales outreach, tentative and confirmed new bookings with associated room night’s generated and the economic impact related to the group booking
o Available to travel as needed

Job Requirements:
o Three years of Convention & Visitor Bureau, hotel, hospitality sales experience
o Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
o Visual/Design experience preferred
o Strong organizational skills
o Strong sales skills, including but not limited to cold-calling and presentation skills
o Strong closing skills
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Ability to multi-task
Contact Information
For more information contact human resources office at (504) 212-3268 or fax (504) 212-3273.
Title
President/Chief Executive Officer - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation
Description
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, a registered 501-c-3 non-profit, self-sustaining entity, is seeking a President/Chief Executive Officer with a strong focus on development and revenue generation. The ideal candidate will possess administrative abilities, including experience in event management.

This position reports to the chairman of the Foundation’s 26-member Board of Directors. It requires excellent communications skills and interpersonal abilities, and a strong sports aptitude. The job entails significant in-state travel. Salary and benefits package is negotiable.
Contact Information
Applicants should submit a resume including education and experience, a cover letter, and a list of references with contact info and including the reference’s association with the candidate, via e-mail to FoundationChair@LaSportsHall.com.

Telephone inquiries from potential candidates can be made to Foundation Board chairman Brian Cheramie at 985-691-7810. References will be contacted by the search committee. Unsolicited reference/recommendation calls to board members are not welcomed. Application deadline is Aug. 5. Information on the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is at LaSportsHall.com. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.