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Events Specialist 2 (0006291), International House, 27403
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2020
Title Events Specialist 2 (0006291), International House, 27403
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Events Specialist 2 (0006291), International House, 27403

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: August 20, 2019.

Departmental Overview

International House is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus. Since its founding in 1930 with a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., it has housed more than 90,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines. I-House provides nearly 1,100 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together. I-House's rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community

The Events Department supports all I-House programs and departments which serves approximately 600 residents, over 3500 international students and scholars, and produces over 1200 events annually for the general public, community organizations, campus departments, student groups along with members and residents of the International House, Berkeley.


  • Under the direction of the Events Manager, the Events Coordinator supervises student staff who provide comprehensive public event management services; plans and implements contracts for events, facilitates logistical arrangements, recruits, hires, create weekly schedules, train and complete payroll and hiring transactions.
  • Provides logistical, scheduling and planning support to the I-House Program Office.
  • Meets with clients to facilitate and implement specialized public events; facilitates all logistics for in-house and public events. Plan and arrange the rental of public rooms and operation of audio-visual equipment.
  • Confers with broad based constituencies regarding logistics, guest lists, room selection, vendors, event goals and objectives, etc. Serves as event consultant as needed for in-house events.
  • Weekly billing of clients, internal communication of event schedules to relevant departments, book and supervise master guestrooms and equipment inventory.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and/or equivalent experience/training. A typical combination would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related field, plus a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience in events management in an event planning role.
  • 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.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal communication skills and political acumen, including skill in effectively representing I-House to its constituencies; i.e., campus and public clients.
  • 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.
  • Excellent customer service skills, mature judgment and the ability to interact with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office. Familiarity with events management and/or hotel reservation software a plus.
  • Must be able to occasionally move or lift up 50 pounds and perform repetitive hand movement. Position will require some evening and weekend work.

Salary & Benefits

$50,400.00 - $72,800.00 annual salary (commensurate with experience)

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.

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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