To promote South Padre Island as a meeting and Convention destination to potential and established accounts. Increase hotel occupancy by being a liaison between local event planners, organizations, hotels, businesses and clients.
Conduct direct sales efforts through convention and meeting bids.
Responsible for the collection of bids for potential and established clients.
Responds to many service requests and ensures that the clients are personally introduced to the local establishments that are hosting their event or stay.
Develops relationships with identified entities who may be interested in hosting meetings at South Padre Island Convention Centre or hotels.
Develop creative sales techniques, ideas and solutions.
Prepare and present oral presentations, as needed, to conventions, organizations and meetings about the City of South Padre Island.
Work independently with little direction to meet deadlines and schedules, plan and organize work; prepare and maintain files, records and reports.
Responsible for assessing situations and developing strategies to achieve desired results.
Establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with fellow employees, Board members, City officials, hospitality partners and other outside agencies and the public.
Administer special projects and other duties as requested by the Director.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen and vendor inquiries and complaints.
Responsible for representing the City in a professional manner to create a positive image for the City.
Responsible for staying abreast of new trends and innovations in the tourism and convention industry.
Represent the City of South Padre Island in area, regional and state organizations when assigned.
Responsible for specific market segments as assigned by Sales Director.
Perform all other duties as required or assigned.
Capital and/or Fiscal Responsibility
Responsible for adhering to all City of South Padre Island Purchasing Policies while performing purchasing tasks.
Credentials (minimum preferred)
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to establish successful working relationships with employees, other departments, officials and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Skill in the use of all listed tools and equipment.
Ability to work under pressure and/or with frequent interruptions.
Ability to maintain accurate records; type and enter data accurately.
Ability to travel
Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in marketing, tourism or a closely related field.
Valid state driver’s license.
Three (3) to Five (5) years of related experience or any equivalent combination of related education and experience to be determined appropriate by the City.
Bilingual: Spanish and English preferred.
Additional Salary Information: This position is also eligible to receive Sales Commission Pay and CVB Staff Incentive Bonus Pay.
About City of South Padre Island
City of South Padre Island - Convention and Visitors Bureau - Destination marketing to Convention groups and General Tourism. The CVB currently has approximately 25 employees.