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Title
Alexandria-Pineville CVB Executive Director/CEO
Submission Date
11/07/2022
Description
The Executive Director/CEO oversees and is accountable for all activity for the Bureau and the Randolph Riverfront Center and is responsible for management and oversight of the budgets and staff of both.

The Executive Director/CEO is responsible for leading the organization to fulfill its mission to market and sell Alexandria/Pineville as a destination and to strengthen the local economy by increasing travel to the Alexandria/Pineville Area.

This highly visible position interfaces with key community, government, media, and convention and tourism leaders, serving as the key spokesperson for the organization, ensuring ongoing and active communication and collaboration with all stakeholders to communicate and fulfill the Bureau’s mission, make a positive economic impact, and raise awareness of the organization and its impact on the region.

Requirements:
This position requires a combination of education and/or experience equivalent to five years in sales and marketing leadership, with a preference for experience in tourism or hospitality sales. Demonstrated skills and experience in operational management, strategic planning, financial management, and marketing are essential. Previous experience in a Convention and Visitors Bureau and/or a Convention Center is preferred, but not required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to tico@tourismtactics.com. The Bureau provides competitive compensation and benefits, based on each team member’s experience and qualifications. Starting salary is $120,000 with full benefits for qualified candidates who meet education and experience requirements.

Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with Federal and State law with applicants for employment positions, including but not limited to age, race, color, gender, or creed.

Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (APACVB) Mission Statement:
The APACVB is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to strengthen the economy by increasing visitation and visitor spending in the area. The APAVB is a political subdivision for the state of Louisiana, and full oversight authority rests with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Contact Information
For more information on the Bureau, visit: www.alexandriapinevillela.com.

Tico Soto
tico@tourismtactics.com
Title
LTA Finance and HR Manager
Submission Date
09/19/2022
Description
The primary role of the Finance and Human Resources Manager is to oversee and direct all financial functions for Louisiana Travel Association "LTA", which are directly related to LTA's general business operations and managing some Human Resource functions.

Duties & Responsibilities
(Include, but are not limited to)

Finance:
Maintain a computerized accounting system on an ongoing basis for all three business entities, including but not limited to cash disbursement, cash receipts, general ledger, accounts receivables, and accounts payable.

Reconciles monthly accounts payable to general ledger, prepares monthly accounts receivable statements and follows up on aging invoices through QuickBooks and membership software.

Manage accounts payable process through bill-paying software.

Coordinate and facilitate annual audits to ensure a non-qualified opinion.

Coordinate budget planning, approval process, and produce and publish LTA's annual budget.

Oversee ensuring timely payments and annual tax filing.

Process LTA payroll twice per month through 3rd party service.

Reconcile quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns, including W-2's prepared by 3rd party software providers for the regulatory agencies and taxing authorities.

Prepare monthly financial statements for the Executive Committee/Finance Committee consisting of a balance sheet and related statements of revenue and expenses, budgets, and budget variances.

Review and monitor purchasing activities of all departments.

Based on past, present, and expected operations, monitor the budget and prepare reports that summarize and forecast activity and financial position in income, expense, earnings, fund balances, assets, and liabilities.

Supervise complete and up-to-date records of fixed assets.

Retains records of all contracts and cooperative endeavor agreements.

Ensure that payroll and accounts payable can continue from an off-site location.

Respond to requests for financial information from management team and assist with interpretation and budget management issues.

Develop an effective Accounting Policy and Procedure Manual to ensure compliance with applicable state laws. Work with all levels of management to ensure that LTA's Accounting Policy and Procedure Manual is followed as set forth by the Board of Directors.

Handle LTA's general liability and property insurance policies.

Ensure we are tax and ethics board compliant by reporting and paying taxes monthly.

Uses discretionary judgment regarding monthly financial statements, purchases, advising vendors and/or industry partners of tax exemption, maintains confidentiality and ensures that budgetary guidelines are met and other matters of significance.

Involvement in professional and/or civic organizations to enhance networking opportunities.

Maintain association filing and compliance with state agencies, including Division of Administration, Secretary of State, etc.

Human Resources:
Oversee personnel records, medical files, compensation data, performance evaluations, hiring/termination, etc.

Oversee the retirement plan.

Oversee payroll process, including timekeeping and timely tax reporting.

Maintain an effective Employee Policy & Procedure Manual to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal employment laws.

Oversee personnel reports related to employee leave, personal time off, absenteeism, bereavement, etc., to ensure accuracy for annual audit.

Supervise the benefits program for LTA relating to medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, workers compensation and long-term care.

Exercise discretion and independent judgment as it relates to administrative issues with respect to human resource issues, including maintaining employee confidentiality.

Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned by the President/CEO.

Position Qualifications & Requirements:
• College degree in finance/accounting or related field
• Minimum 3 years of experience
• Knowledge of all aspects of accounting operations required
• Proficiency in QuickBooks preferred
• Must maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality
• Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and negotiating skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Basic knowledge of employment law
• Ability to work flexible hours, including overnight travel
• Ability to set and meet multiple deadlines
• Exhibits flexibility and adaptability
• Demonstrate ability to plan strategically
• Working knowledge of the most current technologies and products used in the industry
• Possess valid driver's license and have reliable transportation
• Regularly required to talk or hear, see, sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers or feel, reach, bend, stoop, climb stairs, and lift up to 25 lbs. (The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.)

Disclaimer: Nothing in the job description restricts management's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Contact Information
Please send resume to laura@louisianatravelassociation.org by Oct. 31.
Title
Natchitoches CVB - Director of Sales & Marketing
Submission Date
09/06/2022
Description
Provide proactive and strategic direction in the development and management of major marketing, communications and sales initiatives required by the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau to reach its goals and to fulfill its mission as the destination marketing organization for Natchitoches Parish.

ESSENTIAL DUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Collaborate with other staff to secure advertising, collateral and creative materials, website and mobile sites enhancements, which support the sales and marketing efforts.
• Development short and long-term content management strategies with the objective of increasing tourism, hotel stays and attraction visits.
• Manage and oversee the development of the annual visitors’ guide.
• Manage external vendors such as advertising agencies, photographers, video suppliers and website vendors to complete projects within set deadlines and budgets.
• Development and manage the annual marketing plan and content, including strategies for advertising, publication, collateral and creative materials, website and mobile site development and enhancements.
• Implement the assigned programs and projects of the marketing plan, according to the established timelines, goals, standards, and expectations of quality, integrity and customer service.
• Maintain accurate project records statistics, and data on ROI of marketing programs and provides appropriate information for monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
• Create, implement and evaluate research-driven communications strategy, public relations and community relations campaign.
• Develop strategic corporate communications plans to advance the prominence of the tourism industry in Natchitoches Parish; including writing media plans, press releases, op-eds, newsletters, speeches and talking points.
• Develop media strategies including proactive pitching, media missions, press trips, media visits and interviews.
• Cultivate and mange relationship with traditional and non-traditional media to position Natchitoches Parish as a regional and national leisure travel, group, reunion and special event destination.
• Track appearances in media, communications with media and marketplaces contacts.
• Use research to evaluate the LOT/LACVB marketing activities, establish and monitor marketing goals, and budget items and provide recommendations on periodic revisions to the marketing plan.
• Manage all CVB social media platforms.
• Build and maintain relationship with communications and public relations staff through regional meetings and tourism industry.
• Maintain a well-informed working knowledge of the attractions and services available in the area to visitors and act as a liaison between these entities and the visitors.
• Maintain a working database of travel industry journalists and manage the CVB video and photography library.
• Stay up to date on industry best practices, standards and benchmarks by reading publications and attending continuing education classes.
• Represent the company at various community and industry events.
• Prepare annual sales budget for trade shows/travel for group tours and sports tradeshow and attend approved marketplaces.
• Attends trade shows and conferences for the purposes of building and maintaining relationships with event organizers, prospecting for new business and industry educational opportunities.
• Identifies and targets events available for bid and procures Request for Proposal (RFP) for any events that are deemed a good fit for the destination.
• Evaluates RFP’s and compiles and/or submits bid proposals.
• Follows up on all proposals. Coordinates and conducts site visits as needed.
• Develops relationships with domestic and international tour operators, travel agents, wholesalers, and online travel agency representatives providing them with destination information and connecting them directly with lodging partners and/or attractions to facilitate business to business interaction.
• Attends travel professional and/or consumer trade shows to raise awareness of and/or distribute destination information regarding the area’s attractions, lodging, and other amenities.
• Performs basic administrative duties including written reports, memorandums, letters, and electronic correspondence, interaction with others, and communication through telephone and meetings.
• Provide exceptional customer assistance, problem-solving, and/or complaints by all forms of communication.
• Develop itineraries as needed by clients.
• Create and maintain sales files.
• Oversee all servicing of groups.
• Perform other duties assigned by the Executive Director

REQUIRED SKILLS
• Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
• Management & Supervisor Experience
• Highest Ethical Standards
• Planning and Organizing
• Interpersonal Skills
• Time Management
• Professionalism
• Team Building
• Presentation Skills
• Multi-tasking & Prioritization
• Utilizing Research & Data for Analysis

EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Business Communications or Tourism/Hospitality Management
• Three to five years of Marketing/Communications and or/Sales
• Or an equivalent combination of relevant training, education and experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to lift and carry 40 lbs.
in addition, this position requires some travel; including overnights.

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive benefits package including medical insurance.
Contact Information
Please send resume and cover letter to: director@natchitoches.com
Title
Front Desk, Engineers and Housekeeping needed at NOLA hotel
Submission Date
07/01/2022
Description
New Orleans hotel seeing front desk agents, housekeeping agents, and maintenance engineers. Flexible schedules, dependable and friendly people needed.
Contact Information
Title
Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director
Submission Date
04/05/2022
Description
The Executive Director/CEO oversees and is accountable for all activity for the Bureau and the Randolph Riverfront Center and is responsible for management and oversight of the budgets and staff of both.

The Executive Director/CEO is responsible for leading the organization to fulfill its mission to market and sell Alexandria/Pineville as a destination and to strengthen the local economy by increasing travel to the Alexandria/Pineville Area.

This highly visible position interfaces with key community, government, media, and convention and tourism leaders, serving as the key spokesperson for the organization, ensuring ongoing and active communication and collaboration with all stakeholders to communicate and fulfill the Bureau’s mission, make a positive economic impact, and raise awareness of the organization and its impact on the region.

Requirements:
This position requires a combination of education and/or experience equivalent to five years in sales and marketing leadership, with a preference for experience in tourism or hospitality sales. Demonstrated skills and experience in operational management, strategic planning, financial management, and marketing are essential. Previous experience in a Convention and Visitors Bureau and/or a Convention Center is preferred, but not required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to cathy@apacvb.org. The Bureau provides competitive compensation and benefits, based on each team member’s experience and qualifications.

Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with Federal and State law with applicants for employment positions, including but not limited to age, race, color, gender or creed.

Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (APACVB) Mission Statement:
The APACVB is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to strengthen the economy by increasing visitation and visitor spending in the area. The APAVB is a political subdivision for the state of Louisiana, and full oversight authority rests with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.

For more information on the Bureau, visit: www.alexandriapinevillela.com.
Contact Information
Cathy Coplin
cathy@apacvb.org
(318) 442-9546
Title
Executive Director - Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF)
Submission Date
04/04/2022
Description
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF) is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of executive director. Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, has been retained by the foundation to facilitate this executive search and hiring process.

This position represents an unprecedented opportunity for an experienced leader, fundraiser, and communicator to take the helm of a foundation that, in collaboration with the leadership teams and staff of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC), is leading a signification transformation of the Baton Rouge Zoo in coordination with the reimagination of the adjacent Greenwood Park. The scale and magnitude of these investments and the impact they will generate, along with the ongoing operational and other support the BRZF provides to the Zoo in myriad ways, underscores the importance of and need for strong and capable day-to-day leadership at the BRZF to help the Zoo meet current and future demands. To that end, the BRZF is seeking an executive director who can fill this role and scale the BRZF’s impact alongside the continued growth of the organization it exists to support.

The BRZF exists to support the Baton Rouge Zoo, a department of the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the BRZF is governed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors consisting of business and community leaders dedicated to the same conservation, education, and engagement principles that are fundamental to the Baton Rouge Zoo.

The executive director is tasked with carrying out strategic and fundraising strategies to promote the image and awareness of the Baton Rouge Zoo, cultivating relationships with key donors and community stakeholders, and serving as a team builder and accessible, seasoned leader who leads daily operations for the foundation. It is crucial this leader builds and maintains an organizational culture of transparency and accountability, teamwork, and openness to change.

Job Description
The ideal candidate will have significant leadership and fundraising experience, a track record of developing strategic relationships to spur fund development activities, experience building a robust donor base, and a history of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders such as board members, staff, donors, volunteers, elected officials, and partner organizations.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundraising & Donor Management
• Lead all fundraising initiatives for the BRZF, including securing event sponsors, promoting financial stewardship, and managing large gift efforts
• Develop and implement plans for comprehensive and robust capital campaigns in support of the Zoo Master Plan
• Build relationships with Zoo department leaders to form and promote effective strategic partnerships that help secure event sponsors, fund the Zoo Master Plan’s implementation, and foster other community relationships that help increase the BRZF’s visibility and impact
• Lead the solicitation of sponsors for all Zoo and BRZF events and educational programs
• Exhibit strong donor relationship management by identifying opportunities to generate new sponsors while improving relationship with current sponsors
• Build and sustain working relationships and communication with the philanthropic community
• Identify and inventory capital naming opportunities and solicit donors to meet BRZF revenue goals.

Stakeholder Engagement
• Meet regularly with the Zoo director and BREC Superintendent to align missions, communicate transparently about developments or needs impacting both organizations, and achieve mutual goals
• Build the BRZF board of directors’ capacity and support the board’s decision making by promoting proactive board development, education, and BRZF communications, including working with board leadership on identifying, recruiting, selecting, and onboarding new board members
• Represent the BRZF effectively in building alliances with external stakeholders and the general public in a manner that reflects the BRZF’s mission and objectives
• Work supportively and collaboratively with the BRZF board to support regular board meetings, including providing materials, preparing for meetings, and giving updates on progress toward achieving strategic and fundraising goals
• Prepare regular reports to the BREC Commission at the request of the Zoo director and/or BREC Superintendent

Operational Leadership
• Champion the development and implementation of a strong and consistent platform that galvanizes support and maintains a strong focus on the BRZF’s mission.
• Develop and implement strategies that support funding the implementation of the Zoo Master Plan, which will increase the number of individuals served by the Zoo, drive Zoo attendance, and increase Zoo revenues
• Lead the BRZF in advocating for the Zoo throughout the Baton Rouge community and coordinating with BREC on supporting future tax renewals that may support the Zoo Master Plan
• Lead BRZF staff members to achieve the goals of the BRZF by inspiring them through personal dedication to the organization, creating a work environment that attracts and retains top talent, developing staff through the mutual creation of personal and group goals, and identifying training needs and promote professional growth
• Ensure the adequacy and soundness of the BRZF’s financial structure and review projections for BRZF’s working capital requirements
• Develop, review, and monitor budgets to ensure efficient financial operations and stewardship of the organization
• Manage and direct the day-to-day responsibilities of BRZF staff

Education and Experience Qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree in business management, nonprofit management, marketing, public relations, mass communication, or a related field is required, with a master’s degree in any of these fields considered a plus; a combination of experience and education that clearly demonstrates comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities may be suitable in lieu of a master’s degree
• A minimum of five-to-seven years of professional experience in a related field demonstrating strong project management, administration, and capital fundraising abilities
• Experience cultivating and managing relationships and leading effective fundraising at all gift levels, specifically large gifts
• Experience managing and overseeing fundraising and sponsorship initiatives with measurable achievement towards goals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Able to motivate and support board members, staff, and partners to set and reach targeted annual fundraising and sponsorship goals
• Strong management skills, emotionally intelligent, and self-aware with an ability to listen effectively to others and learn from their best ideas
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills and comfortable speaking in front of a public audience
• Able to perform effectively under pressure and use strong organizational skills when faced with competing priorities
• Able to develop and sustain productive and mutually beneficial working relationships with diverse stakeholders including board members, staff, public officials, foundations and community leaders
• Able to foresee and evaluate potential issues with programs or initiatives and prepare alternative solutions
• Possesses an inclusive, inspiring, and empowering leadership style that endorses teamwork, encourages an entrepreneurial culture, and promotes and open, transparent communication

Compensation
The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $130,000, which is commensurate with experience. In addition to base compensation, a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.
Contact Information
Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to brzf@emergentmethod.com.

Additional Information
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis or any protected class under federal, state, or local law.
Title
Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission - Marketing & Events Coordinator
Submission Date
02/16/2022
Description
The Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission (Toledo Bend Lake Country) is seeking a Marketing & Events Coordinator. The Commission is a quasi-governmental organization. The mission of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission is to provide leadership in marketing Toledo Bend Lake Country as a highly desirable tourist and meeting destination and engage in tourism promotions, which result in increased overnight stays and in activities that improve the quality of stay of the visitor.

Position qualifications include excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to work in fast-paced, ever-changing environment. A strong applicant should have demonstrated experience in developing and managing an annual budget, event planning, development of a tourism product, and knowledge of marketing including digital and print advertisement, and social media. A bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications, hospitality management or similar field is preferred.
Contact Information
For more information or to apply for the position, please submit resume to sptc@toledobendlakecountry.com.
Title
General Manager Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria
Submission Date
10/17/2021
Description
Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria is the premier convention hotel in central Louisiana that reopened with much fanfare in 2016. Over the last five years HIDA has established itself as a host to many statewide and regional meetings as well a nightly stop for many corporate guests traveling to CenLa. For our new General Manager, we are looking for the following:

Functions as the primary strategic business leader of the property with responsibility for all aspects of the operation, including guest and employee satisfaction, human resources, financial performance, sales and revenue generation and delivering a return on investment. Verifies implementation of service strategy and initiatives with the objective of meeting or exceeding guest expectations, increased profit and market share.

Holds property leadership team accountable for strategy execution, and guides their individual professional development. The position verifies that sales engines are leveraged and initiates independent and proactive sales activities, when appropriate, to generate demand. Verifies that the objectives and goals of Sharpco Hotels Group to work to achieve long term success.

General Manager experience in limited or full-service property.

Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and late nights.

Property industry work experience, demonstrating progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance.

Contact Information
please send resumes to hr@sharpcohotels.com and/or msmith@sharpcohotels.com
Title
Convention Sales Manager - APACVB
Submission Date
04/20/2021
Description
The Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for a Convention Sales Manager. The ideal candidate will need strong communication skills and sales experience.
Contact Information
Please send your resume to sherry@apacvb.org if interested in applying for the position.