Events Manager, CMG (6292U), Haas School of Business - 36908
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The MBA Career Management Group (CMG) serves the entire MBA student population (approximately 1500 students) and thousands of alumni. The CMG has two roles: 1) to prepare students for their job searches by offering workshops, advising, and training programs and 2) to solicit and support employers looking to recruit Berkeley Haas MBA talent to their firms and increase the quality and quantity of relationships recruiters have with Berkeley Haas.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 06/17/2022.
- Consults with CMG and other Haas departments on all details regarding events and event planning. Acts as the central point of contact for all event-related activity, and represents the CMG for all school-wide event planning purposes. Plans and manages medium to moderately complex events involving guests from multiple sources such as other public institutions, private sector corporate partners, alumni, and interested parties identified by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR). Responsible for strategic design and tactical delivery of CMG's key events, including Career Week, Tech Networking Night, Employer Round Table, and Career Days. Plans, organizes and identifies real and potential event locations and vendors, within the scope of UC Event Management policies and guidelines, and designated event budgets. Determines and coordinates staffing needs. Develops and implements event budgets. Leverages historical data, UC policies, and vendor RFPs to create event budgets ahead of the annual department budget planning cycle, and then manages these budgets when events are held. Commits the financial resources of the University through contracts or agreements and is responsible for reconciliation of department purchasing card. Contributes to and participates in long-range unit event planning. Leads the annual CMG planning process around events, and provides recommendations for improvements and changes based on pre-determined event objectives that this person has developed in partnership with the Assistant Dean of CMG and other members of the leadership team. Ensures smooth-running, effective events, including successfully recognizing and resolving potential and real problems in a timely manner using tact, sensitivity, discretion and political acumen.
Professional Learning and Growth
- Embraces the principle of being a "student always" by engaging in opportunities for training, workshops, seminars, continuing education pertinent to the position, or at the suggestion of the supervisor. Actively contributes to a team environment that fosters and promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the unit and at Haas. Engages in ongoing education to promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging by completing University sponsored certifications & training sessions (Ie: MEP Workshop, Implicit Bias Certification, LinkedIn Learning workshops, and other workshops & seminars offered by the University or Haas, as they are made available) or by engaging in external seminars & resources related to DEIB. Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude; (3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself. Keeps up with the professional field of event management through personal research, training, building relationships with event management professionals across campus and attending workshops or conferences where relevant.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production, volunteer recruitment, and management. Demonstrates good judgment in making decisions and managing events. Experience effectively managing and successfully meeting project & event budgets and project time constraints. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate in a positive and influential manner with internal and external constituents. Highly developed decision-making, problem recognition and resolution skills. Strong organizational & multi-tasking skills and effectively prioritizing & setting workload deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students and team members. Exemplifies Haas' four Defining Leadership Principles: (1) Question the status quo; (2) Confidence without attitude;(3) Students always; and (4) Beyond yourself Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a business, organization or public university setting. Flexibility to work evening & weekends as needed.
- UC Berkeley Event Management Planning Certificate Program. Can quickly learn University policies and procedures relating to the use of University facilities, event management and presentation.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% time (40-hrs a week), monthly paid, exempt position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $70,000.00 - $90,700.00.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
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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