Destination Partners is a travel management company dedicated to helping universities, non-profits and corporations source, plan, manage and execute enriching travel programs and experiences all over the world, from groups of tens to hundreds. We apply a high-touch management approach to ensure successful programs that will connect people from around the world, making us all better global citizens.

Destination Partners Minneapolis, MN
Aug 20, 2018
Full time
Company Profile Destination Partners is the Group and Events division of the travel management company Vacations Consulting Inc ., established in 1984 in New York, NY and currently based in Naples FL.   We work with a wide variety of institutions (universities, corporations NGOs, associations and others) to deliver and execute customized group travel programs and events for dozens of institutions in over 50 countries worldwide.   Our success derives from our emphasis on: Assessing and understanding the specific needs of our group clients; Finding and developing unique programming content and Providing outstanding service and logistics in the management and execution of these   DP is conducting a search to fill an Operations Coordinator to join our team in September 2018. The profile is as follows:   Position: Operations Coordinator Responsibilities Working closely with the Destination Partners Account Executive team, the accounting staff, our airline and international ground suppliers and our institutional and direct clients, The Operations Coordinator provides a wide range of operational and sales support functions critical to the successful commercialization and execution of over 100 group travel files each year. The Operations Coordinator’s oversees a wide variety of tasks, functions, deadlines and   procedures that can be grouped into three main arenas: Management of the company’s back office sales and operations platforms, such as Group Center, SalesForce, etc; Support of the Account Executive team in preparation and delivery of client and supplier documents and reports; Administration of selected group (alumni, affinity, conferences, etc) requiring individual client handling   This position is ideal for someone looking to join a leading and progressive special interest travel company in a position that will provide excellent exposure, training and growth opportunities.   Requirements The broad range of tasks, multiple files and varied points of contacts the position entails requires a distinct set of technical skills and personal characteristics.   Technical: Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills Mastery of key programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Familiarity with higher level systems such as SalesForce, Constant Contact, Wix and others High proficiency working with internet and using it as resource US Residency Preferred: Knowledge of or experience in travel or industry Familiarity with airline procedures and ability to liaise with airline reservations staff Characteristics: Outstanding organizational skills High level of motivation without need for office structure or constant supervision Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks Excellent attitude and desire to grow Creativity, ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities NOTE: Destination Partners is located in Naples FL, and we prefer the candidate to be based at our main office or in proximity to other team members in Minneapolis, MN. Many DP staff members, however, do reside elsewhere and work remotely which may be an option for a very highly qualified and self-starting candidate.   Compensation/ Benefits Salary starting from $37K depending on experience and profile Monthly Wellness Stipend after vetting period Company Sponsored IRA after vetting period Periodic travel (domestic and/or international)   Application Process Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, minimum of two professional references, and a writing sample to with the subject line of “Operations Coordinator Application”. The cover letter should include pertinent information on why you are interested in the position, what special skills you possess that are applicable to this position and your salary requirements   Vacations Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation or any category protected by federal or state legislation. Applicants from diverse