The Regional Director of Convention Sales (Southwest Region- So. California, Arizona and Utah.) is responsible for effectively soliciting, selling and booking the Reno, Sparks, and North Lake Tahoe area as a convention destination and for achieving the sales targets and objectives of the Reno Sparks Convention & Visitor's Authority. The optimum candidate will have convention and meetings market knowledge. The Regional Director of Convention Sales is responsible for the booking of business with potential and established customers to utilize hotels and RSCVA facilities for their conventions and meetings including, but not limited to, conventions, exhibits, trade shows, sports, corporate meetings, incentive programs, association activities and special events. This position is also responsible for interfacing with the RSCVA Marketing and Sales department, various “stakeholder” and property owners ensuring that the RSCVA’s activities are coordinated and meeting their requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Development, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in Conventions, Tourism and or Hospitality.
Familiar with a variety of the Convention and Tourism concepts, practices, and procedures.
Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships, foster trust and cooperation among team members as well as customers. Must have an outgoing personality and able to make instant connections.
Proficient with computers and in MS office.
Ability to communicate proficiently in English both verbally and in writing.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Reno Tahoe USA
The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority was established in 1959 as the Washoe County Fair and Recreation Board. The RSCVA acts as a marketing organization for the county to promote convention and tourism business.
The RSCVA employs approximately 50 people. While most reside in the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe area, we have several satellite locations across the United States. For full-time employees the RSCVA offers excellent career opportunities and an outstanding benefit package including employer paid NVPERS (Public Retirement System of Nevada).