Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
 

Internship, Marketing Communications Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is to positively impact the area’s economy by marketing the region as a travel destination.  We are a non-profit organization that markets Greater Lansing as a destination for meetings and conventions, sporting events, and leisure travel.

Position Description

We are seeking a paid, part-time intern to join our marketing communications team. This position reports to the vice president of marketing communications and tactically supports the marketing communications department with its strategies to effectively promote Greater Lansing as a destination.

Desired Qualifications

Our potential candidate will be self-driven, motivated, and results oriented, with the ability to work as a team player.  Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and graphic design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite. At least Junior status at institute of higher learning with an emphasis in communications, marketing, or related field preferred. Reliable transportation is required.

Responsibilities
  1. Utilizes graphic design skills to support the creation of GLCVB and GLSA promotional materials.
  2. Works in conjunction with MarCom staff to capture and catalog photos/videos.
  3. Works in conjunction with MarCom staff to maintain content and appearance of GLCVB & GLSA websites and e-marketing projects.
  4. Supports promotional efforts for special events such as: Be A Tourist In Your Own Town, March Magic Hoopfest, etc.
  5. Work in collaboration with MarCom staff to help support engagement to Bureau’s social outlets.
  6. Supports media relations efforts. Ensures that all media lists are up-to-date and maintains relevant MarCom contacts in Simpleview database.
  7. Administrative duties including: mailings, printing/copying/collating, data entry and maintenance of Simpleview database.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.
To Apply

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to tpadot@lansing.org with "Internship" in the subject line.


Sales Manager

Mission Statement

The mission of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is to positively impact the area’s economy by marketing the region as a travel destination.  We are a non-profit organization that markets Greater Lansing as a destination for meetings, sporting events, and leisure travel.

Position Description

We are seeking an experienced sales manager to join our sales team in selling Greater Lansing as a destination for meetings and events. This position is responsible for prospecting new business in defined markets, including the Michigan State University market.  It requires developing and fostering relationships with meeting planners to create new business and to sustain existing business.   Our Sales department works in collaboration with our Marketing and Convention Services departments to provide an excellent experience for clients. 

Desired Qualifications

Our potential candidate will be self-driven, motivated, and results oriented, with the ability to work as a team player in achievement of sales goals.  Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required.  Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy internally and in a variety of public contact situations.   A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Minimum of 5 years in experience in sales and relationship building preferred.  Experience in the hospitality industry strongly preferred.

Benefits

The Bureau offers an excellent, team-focused environment with competitive compensation and benefits package which includes:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Company paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability
  • 401K with employer contribution
  • Paid time off, including paid holidays
  • Education reimbursement program
To Apply

Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary history to employment@lansing.org with “Sales Manager” in the subject line.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to contribute and get involved with the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. Volunteers are needed for events throughout the year such as, Be A Tourist In Your Own Town. For more information, email Jennifer Hagen

Greater Lansing Sports Authority 

Assist the Greater Lansing Sports Authority with various athletic tournaments and events throughout the community. Events are primarily on weekends. Duties range from registration assistance to supporting athletes' needs. These events provide the perfect backdrop for corporate team building or high school community service credits.

Please contact Miranda Coleman at mcoleman@lansing.org for details.