POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT WABASH COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION Executive Director Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau ADDRESS 36 East Market Street Wabash, IN 46992 POSITION SUMMARY The Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) is seeking a highly motivated, energetic and creative person to serve as a full-time executive director of the Wabash County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The successful candidate will be a lead person in the development of a successful plan to promote Wabash County to outside tourists. The ED will do this by building relationships with, and supporting the tourism efforts of, the major tourism attractions, festivals, lodging facilities, and communities through tourism promotion efforts. The Executive Director is also responsible for managing the tourism office in a professional manner, answering tourism inquiries and successfully promoting the Wabash County Area to tourists while maintaining a positive and professional image of the CVB. The Executive Director serves at the direction of the Wabash County Tourism Commission (WCTC) PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Executive Director is responsible for developing the annual budget and working within the established budget Plan, implement and manage approved marketing programs and related activities designed to promote awareness of, interest in, and support for Wabash County’s tourist attractions and destinations Work with tour operators to bring tour groups to Wabash County by assisting with arrangements, developing tour itineraries, and completing tour plans Manage the development and preparation of brochures/marketing/advertising and other collateral materials by coordinating their production, printing and distribution Promote tourism and increase exposure to tour groups and receptive operators, travel writers and editors and film industry through professional memberships and participation in appropriate sales and trade development programs, travel shows and conventions Provide monthly and annual reports on tourism activities and programs to the WCTC and keep board members updated and informed on matters relevant to the mission and operations of the WCCVB Maintain relationships with all segments of the County’s hospitality industry and its stakeholders, including active participation with local lodging and restaurant associations, attractions, chambers of commerce, historic sites, museums and other related organizations. Coordinate regional and state promotions in conjunction with Indiana State tourism, and other state agencies Administer office operations including hiring, training and supervising staff and supervising recruitment of volunteers Establish and maintain positive working relationships between CVB office, county, city and community leaders, tourism related businesses and stakeholders, media outlets and related local, state and federal businesses for the purpose of coordinating, supporting and promoting Wabash County tourism RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION – This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in tourism, public relations, destination marketing or related field SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE - A minimum of two years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry is desired Demonstrate successful experience in marketing, administrative and communication skills Applicant must demonstrate ability in Microsoft Office Suite including Word/Word Perfect, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher, HTML code, and Quickbooks Be available to work weekends and evenings as needed The position will require lifting of heavy boxes when stocking brochures and moving storage Salary commensurate with experience SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES – Responsible for managing part-time administrative person, interns and volunteers Please submit cover letter, resume, references and salary history to: Wabash County CVB Search Committee P.O. Box 195 Wabash, IN 46992 Resumes will be considered until August 31, 2011.
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