Job Requisition Number: 26396. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkeley is a stimulating community of inquiring adults, age 50 and above, exploring new areas of knowledge and traditional disciplines through courses, lectures, and events. There are no examinations or grades. OLLI faculty are experts in their fields and enthusiastic about teaching OLLI members, who bring a broad range of life experiences and knowledge to enrich the exchange of ideas. OLLI @Berkeley invites members to discover new friends, new knowledge, new capacities, and new ways to bring meaning and enjoyment to life.
OLLI @Berkeley offers an ongoing program of six-week courses, weekly lecture series, and special events for the community and provides a creative forum for new ideas and expressions. The OLLI classroom is a place where Berkeley's distinguished faculty and other leading experts share their research and interests.
OLLI @Berkeley is:
•A forward-thinking curriculum of courses, events, creative workshops, and lectures •An interdisciplinary forum for Berkeley faculty •An ongoing learning community of peers •An intellectual and cultural connection to the university and the city of Berkeley
Under supervision, assists in organizing internal and external business-related functions, courses, lectures, and program and social events; coordinates the instructional technologies and accessibility measures needed; coordinates and provides technical support to faculty, speakers, and staff in courses and events at multiple on- and off-campus venues, primarily at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Oversees the work of volunteer Class Hosts in cooperation with the OLLI volunteer leader charged with recruiting, placing, and training them. In coordination with other staff, provides onsite support for most programs.
Generates, maintains, and distributes class rosters, and guest lists
Assist with course registrations, record maintenance, routine correspondence, and related business transactions and other duties as needed, including handling of cash and checks, and processing credit card transactions.
Research equipment and software and recommend policies and procedures that will maximize resource utilization for managing multiple events and overall administration.•Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and production and public relations. •Working knowledge of the campus, its programs, policies, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure or ability to learn them. •Working organizational skills, including skill in effectively coordinating and organizing multiple details. •Good interpersonal communication skills and political acumen, including skill in effectively representing the campus to its publics. •Good judgment and effective decision-making and problem resolution skills, including skill to recognize and deal effectively and appropriately with real and potential problem areas, including skill to determine the issues/problems that need to be brought to the attention of higher level staff and/or management. •Experience with/interest in working with older adult learners. This is a 2 year contact appointment at 75%.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.