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Event Planning and Communications Coordinator (6290U), Berkeley Law - 2131 - 2131
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2019
Title Event Planning and Communications Coordinator (6290U), Berkeley Law - 2131 - 2131
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Communications/Public Relations

Event Planning and Communications Coordinator (6290U), Berkeley Law - 2131 - 2131

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 28, 2019

Departmental Overview

Berkeley Law is one of the nation's premier law schools, located at one of the world's great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. As one of the 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley, it is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation.

The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, American civil rights activist Pauli Murray, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, president and founder of the Equal Justice Society Eva Paterson, United States Northern District of California Judge Thelton Henderson, and Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese.

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) and the Berkeley Judicial Institute (BJI) at the University of California, Berkeley are currently seeking a highly organized self-starter to fill the role of Coordinator for Event Planning and Communication. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic group. BCLT works with faculty, students, law firms, and leading tech companies to address cutting-edge legal and policy issues posed by rapidly changing technologies. Working with judges, faculty, and students, BJI aims to promote judicial integrity and independence. It offers judicial education, engages in research on the judiciary, and hosts a range of events related to judging.

Both entities are centers within the UC Berkeley Law School. BCLT is widely recognized as providing the nation's #1 program in law and technology. A new Institute directed by former Judge Jeremy Fogel, BJI's mission is to build bridges between judges and academics and create an ethical, resilient, and independent judiciary. Berkeley Law is known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to making a difference on problems of local, national and global import.
The Event Planning and Communications Coordinator assists with the planning, organization and execution of conferences, workshops and other activities, including researching and helping with logistics such as facilities, registration, caterers and vendors, reimbursement, facilitation of travel, and interaction with faculty, speakers, and other Law School staff. This position also helps facilitate communication with the BCLT and BJI communities of students, faculty, alumni, sponsors, scholars, judges and other interested parties in support of these activities. This is a shared position that supports both the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) and the Berkeley Judicial Institute (BJI).

  • Under close supervision, assists as assigned in planning, organizing, and ensuring the smooth implementation and effectiveness of small and large internal and external events such as symposiums, conferences, workshops, and banquets.
  • Assists with all aspects of pre- and post-event planning, identifying and helping to secure event locations, accommodations, parking/transportation, catering and other vendors.
  • Helps coordinate communications, monitor speaker and guest registration, and meet speaker needs, utilizing Salesforce and related database management tools.
  • Staffs all events, and assists with all aspects of pre- and post-event support.
  • Provides support for research projects. Under close supervision, assists in coordinating and transcribing recorded interviews, compiling and organizing other pertinent research, and preparing materials for reports to research sponsors.
  • Assists in processing event budgets, expenses and reimbursements, identifying and resolving errors through timely reconciliation of post-event costs.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of concepts and principles of effective event planning and production.
  • Basic knowledge of the campus, its mission, vision, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • Good organizational and time management skills to effectively coordinate and track multiple details, including ability to move between diverse projects with ease.
  • Written and interpersonal communications skills, including tact and political acumen, ability to use discretion and sound judgment in managing sensitive information and responding to issues and concerns, and skill in effectively representing the campus to its publics.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of UC Berkeley accounts processing systems and infrastructure preferred.
  • One year or more of event planning experience preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $24.90 - $26.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a 12-month, full-time, 40-hours per week, temporary (contract) position. This position is eligible for full UC benefits, including, but not limited to vacation & sick leave accrual.

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

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