To promote South Padre Island in the Austin, TX area 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.
Conducts 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.
Develops creative sales techniques, ideas and solutions.
Prepares and presents oral presentations, as needed, to conventions, organizations and meetings about the City of South Padre Island.
Works independently with little direction to meet deadlines and schedules, plans and organizes work; prepares and maintains files, records and reports.
Responsible for assessing situations and developing strategies to achieve desired results.
Establishes and maintains harmonious and effective working relationships with fellow employees, Board members, City officials, hospitality partners and other Austin, TX entities.
Administers special projects and other duties as requested by the Director.
Coordinates effectively with SPI-based sales team to host site visits and venue inquiries in a timely fashion.
Performs the ground work for cooperative opportunities with South Padre Island partners for sales calls and CVB events in the Austin, TX area.
Responds to and resolves 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.
Represents the City of South Padre Island in area, regional and state organizations when assigned.
Responsible for large volume account management.
Performs all other duties as required or assigned.
Responsible for supervision of other sales staff or accounts when requested.
Responsible for event account management when requested.
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 40% of time.
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.
Five (5) to eight (8) years of related experience or any equivalent combination of related education and experience to be determined appropriate by the City.
Specific experience related to State of Texas association market segment and or government market segment.
Bilingual: Spanish and English preferred.
To apply for a City of South Padre Island available position you must submit a completed application form by mail, fax or email to:
The City of South Padre Island
Attn: Human Resources
4601 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Fax: (956) 761-3888
City application forms are available on the City’s website at www.MySPI.org, located in the front lobby of City Hall, or requested by phone at (956) 761-6456.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Plus Sales Incentive 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.