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Director of Sales and Marketing, Luskin Conference Center

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University of California, Los Angeles
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Director of Sales and Marketing, Luskin Conference Center
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: 35970
Salary: $5,558 - $14,225 monthly

Position Description:
The Luskin Conference Center (LCC) is designed as a 300,000 square foot, 7-story, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) certified property on the UCLA campus. The LCC is comprised of 254 guest rooms, approximately 25,000 square feet of meeting space, a 160-seat restaurant, a fitness center, and a business center. The total staff anticipated for the LCC is approximately 165-180 FTE, with total revenue projected at $30 million annually. The LCC is an academic meeting and conference destination supporting UCLA's education and research mission.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, for UCLA Hospitality, the Director of Sales and Marketing provides overall leadership, guidance, and direction to the sales and marketing team. The Director of Sales and Marketing has responsibility for maximizing the conference center profitability by aggressively and strategically selling the features of the establishment to both the internal campus guests and outside contingencies, including international guests and optimizing the leads and revenue of sales opportunities received for short term as well as long term benchmarks. Must be able to understand how to sell a meeting rooms environment, transient and group room accommodations and have a good understanding of rooms to space ratio and booking with the intent of maximizing net income.

Provides day to day leadership to sales associates to achieve property sales objectives with overall responsibility for achieving booking goals and property revenues. Works extensively with group-based hospitality business including the association/education conference market segment as well as gives direction regarding OTA, FIT, Leisure and Corporate sales initiatives. Responsible for the leadership and management of all aspects of revenue generation at the property to include direct sales, catering sales, room sales, food & beverage sales, and for managing all public relations, promotions and advertising efforts to optimize profit potential and further enhance the property's image. Implements the brand service strategy and applicable brand initiatives in all aspects of the sales process and focuses on building long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of the hotel's sales objectives. Manages the marketing budget to enable development of property specific campaigns, promotions and collateral to drive revenue and meet property objectives. Develops and implements property wide and UCLA Hospitality-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of LCC guests and stakeholders. Requires strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and demonstrates outstanding leadership to guide a team of catering, and sales staff. Experience in group-based hotel of similar size is preferred.


For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=83623

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction






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Working at University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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