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									                             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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