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For 20 years, CITRIS has been advancing technology for the public good in such areas as sustainable energy; water and transportation systems; robotics and artificial intelligence; civic engagement; and health care. CITRIS supports faculty researchers and students from four UC campuses - Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz and Merced - through seed-grant funding, as well as staff, space and postdoc support for research activities. CITRIS offers laboratories and makerspaces, houses the CITRIS Foundry accelerator, and curates signature events throughout the year designed to foster dialogue in the tech community and beyond. CITRIS aims to bring these same values into the workplace, with a collaborative, supportive environment that inspires creativity and innovation and promotes inclusion and a healthy work-life balance.
CITRIS has events of varying sizes throughout the year. The CITRIS Events Coordinator will be responsible to ensure these events are organized and administered to the standards CITRIS has established through the years. This includes planning, organizing ad implementing activities. Some of the smaller events will be handled independently, while others will be handled under the guidance of the CITRIS Director of Events.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 4/27/22 - Open unitl filled
60% In partnership with the Director of Events plans, organizes and implements small and large events such as symposiums, conferences, program events, banquets and VIP briefings. Responsible for specific event segments as assigned by the Director of Events. Some examples for specific event segments:
Plans organizes and implements small events or portions of larger events such as symposiums, conferences, program events, banquets, and VIP briefings, in partnership with the Director of Events. Duties may include:
Creation and management of EventBrite and Aventri registration platforms (or other) communications/invites
Catering, including permit, security, and custodial compliance if necessary
Event signage/branding, may include program, flyers, directional signs, badging and other
Organize AV requests for in-person, virtual or hybrid meetings & events
Booking venue location
Speaker/guest accommodations if necessary
Staffing to work the event - students, volunteers, staff members
Procures marketing materials for use on all CITRIS campuses for events as well as other occasions
Manage event inventory & restock as needed
30% Manages small events. This will require ensuring venues are secured, agendas are created, food is ordered, if applicable, clean-up is planned and executed. Some examples of these small meetings are:
Monthly department meetings
Weekly speaker series (lunch may be provided if not virtual)
Initiative donor meetings.
Overseas operational support staff, students & volunteers
5% Scouts potential locations and / or vendors for future events.
5% In partnership with the director of events and financial manager reconciles and pays expenses related to events.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Working organizational skills, including skill in effectively coordinating and organizing multiple details.
Excellent organizational abilities appropriate to effective calendar management and student and / or volunteer scheduling.
Good interpersonal communication skills and political acumen, including skill in effectively representing the campus, medical center or other university organization to its publics.
Ability to work in diverse groups, including but not limited to students, staff, faculty, general public, production personnel, technical operators and performing artists.
Proficient in various platforms such as Eventbrite, Aventri, Canva, Microsoft (Word, Excel), Google Suite, Zoom meeting, Zoom Webinar.
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.
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.
Ability to work professionally under pressure and under tight deadlines ensuring excellent customer service support.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
The hourly salary range designated for this position: Up to $30.17; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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