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Global Engagement Assistant (6298U) - 2530 - 2530
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 1, 2019
Title Global Engagement Assistant (6298U) - 2530 - 2530
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
    Administrative Support/Services

Global Engagement Assistant (6298U) - 2530 - 2530

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: November 13, 2019

Departmental Overview

The Global Engagement Office facilitates and coordinates global engagement at UC Berkeley by:

  • Serving as a central hub for global activity and clearinghouse for international resources.
  • Bridging international conversations across campus through the International Activities Coordination Group (IACG) and the Berkeley International Group (BIG).
  • Liaising with international partners to facilitate engagement with campus units.
  • Hosting and connecting international delegations to UC Berkeley faculty and staff.
  • Advising units on best practices and guidelines to ensure the success and sustainability of international partnerships.Serving as a central hub for global activity and clearinghouse for international resources.

  • Assists with negotiations, plans, and facilitations of visits to campus by international partners. Coordinates meeting or events logistics between institutional and outside constituencies. Liaises with international institutions, governments, and their representatives to arrange the aspects of the visit. May guide general campus tours for international delegations or serve as a campus tour guide for targeted constituencies, requiring specialized skills such as in-depth knowledge of campus history, architecture, and/or handling important campus visitors.
  • Represents UC Berkeley to international constituencies and scan for opportunities that advance Berkeley's strategy in the global arena. Involves activities associated with reaching, serving, and engaging external global and internal campus constituencies through organized delegation visits, programs, events, products, and services not related to fundraising. Constituencies include international partners (and potential partners), local, state, federal, and international government agencies, campus faculty, departments, and entities that are associated with (or could potentially be associated with) international partners, as well as the general public.
  • Gathers, compiles, and summarizes issues, policies, and topics; provides background information, talking points, and briefing materials for the Vice Provost, the Chancellor, and the EVCP and other members of the senior administration. Prepares confidential reports for senior staff, system-wide and other officials. Provides advice to faculty, academic and research units, and administrative offices on where to locate current international policies and best practices.
  • May provide front-line customer service to campus visitors and answer routine inquiries, including questions received on-line via the internet. Prepares and/or assists in preparing written and visual materials.
  • Assists with International Protocol for the UC Berkeley campus. This position will assist in maintaining Berkeley's reputation among international universities, government agencies, and similar institutions.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the database on international MOUs and assists in creation maintaining and storing of non-binding agreements and MOUs.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal campus and external global constituencies.
  • Thorough knowledge or ability to learn of the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure, and issues of concern.
  • Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact, and political acumen to effectively represent the campus.
  • Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all level of the campus and external constituencies.
  • Effective research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identifying real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective, strategic resolutions.
  • Demonstrated skills with event planning with ability to work autonomously and with others to achieve program goals.
  • Analytical /problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to use high-level of discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with government officials and their roles.
  • Knowledge of international protocol and the practice of diplomacy. Preferred experience working with international students, administrators, and faculty.
  • Knowledge of world geography and international university rankings.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some experience writing press releases and public affairs announcements preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, hourly paid position within the range of $26.34 - $33.52 per hour, 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.

Other Information

This is a full-time, two-year contract position.

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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