Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau Seeking First Executive Director and Sales Director

The Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCCVB) today announced that they are seeking the bureau’s first Executive Director and Director of Sales and Marketing.

“We are excited to continue to move the new County Convention and Visitors Bureau forward as we search for an energetic team that will work with our board of community partners and position Schenectady County as a true tourism destination,” said Jeff McDonald, Schenectady County Legislator and President of the SCCVB.  “Our Board and the new staff members will build a dynamic organization that will showcase our events and world-class entertainment venues, help attract conventions and meetings and welcome the hundreds of thousands of new visitors that will be coming into our community.”

The Executive Director candidate will be a high energy, experienced tourism and convention bureau leader excited to be part of the major redevelopment happening in Schenectady County.  The new Director will be responsible to develop and grow the vision of the Convention and Visitors Bureau; to build an agency that will quickly and successfully bring conventions, conferences, visitors, and residents to take advantage of the unique arts, entertainment, cultural, leisure, and other offerings throughout the County and the region.  Candidates must have five years of tourism/convention bureau experience of which two shall have been in a leadership and management role involving programs and funding management and staff supervision.

The Director of Sales and Marketing candidate will promote Schenectady County as a leisure, meetings, and conventions destination.  Candidates must have five years of tourism/hospitality industry sales experience, with strong analytical skills to be able to determine the best business opportunities for Schenectady County tourism partners.

Those interested in either position are asked to submit their resume with a cover letter by February 1, 2017 to:

Jeff McDonald
President of the Schenectady County CVB
c/o Ryan Gregoire at ryan.gregoire@SchenectadyCounty.com

The Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit corporation expressly chartered to coordinate conferences, conventions and other tourism initiatives and to promote the many arts, cultural, entertainment, and leisure activities that Schenectady County has to offer.  The bureau Board of Directors is made up of various stakeholders with interests throughout the County representing different segments of the County’s hospitality, arts, cultural, and entertainment sectors, both big and small.  The Bureau will bring planning, leadership, and an enhanced cohesiveness to the County’s tourism efforts.