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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 27, 2019
UC. Berkeley's School of Optometry is internationally recognized for its excellence in patient care as well as its leadership in vision research. The School offers several clinics that provide comprehensive eye care to members of the Berkeley campus and the local community. More than 80,000 patients visit each year. Learn more at http://www.caleyecare.org/
The Coordinator of Continuing Education (CE) & Events is responsible for executing the administrative and operational responsibilities of the Continuing Education and Events Office. This position reports to the Continuing Education & Events Director. The Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and identifying event locations and vendors; developing and coordinating registration and guest lists; develops and implements individual event budgets; and contributes and participates in long-range unit event planning.
Participates in the planning, organizing and implementing CE activities. Coordinates with off-site vendor services and staff including multi-media, venue, catering, parking, and other services as necessary. Attends events and participates in set-up and tear-down with appropriate activities.
Manages small events. Coordinates with other School of Optometry departments for the successful execution of events (non-CE). Includes venue and room reservations, media, invitations, registration, catering, AV, set-up and tear-down, etc.
Responds to management inquiries regarding CE and events: provides customer service inquiries about the conference, CE hours, hotels and accommodations; Phones calls with venues and caters outreach to optometrists, speakers, alumni, internal and external stakeholders.
Responsible for financial stewardship of events including, but not limited to, registration management and reporting, processing of revenue deposits, vendor and honoraria payments, speaker travel arrangements.
Other projects and duties as assigned.
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.
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.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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