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Media Coordinator (6291U), Berkeley Law - 39208

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Media Coordinator (6291U), Berkeley Law - 39208 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's School of Law is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing new intellectual boundaries while tackling urgent, real-world issues. The law school is also known for its vibrant and engaged community of students and scholars who are committed to providing leadership and making a difference on problems of local, national and global import. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the country, the School of Law has ambitious development goals as it looks to continue producing leaders in law, government, and society.

Both BCLT and BJI are Centers within the UC Berkeley Law School. 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 Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) is widely recognized as providing the nation's #1 program in intellectual property law. For more than 25 years, BCLT has been the focal point at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law for teaching, research, convening, and student activities on issues at the intersection of law and technology. The mission of BCLT is to foster the beneficial and ethical advancement of technology by guiding the development of intellectual property law, information privacy law, and related areas of law and public policy as they interact with business, science, and technical innovation.

Established in 1995 with a focus on intellectual property, BCLT has expanded over the years to encompass privacy, cyber-crime and cybersecurity, digital entertainment, biotech, telecommunications regulation, and many other areas of constitutional, regulatory, and business law that are affected by new technologies. As the focal point at the UC Berkeley School of Law for activities focused on the role of technology in society, we acknowledge and seek ways to further explore and address the intersections of technology, race, and justice.

The Berkeley Judicial Institute (BJI), directed by former Judge Jeremy Fogel, seeks to fill a long-standing need to establish an effective bridge between the legal academy and the judiciary for the primary purpose of promoting judicial integrity and judicial independence. Judicial integrity encompasses professional competence, high ethical standards, objectivity, impartiality, respect for due process, and judicial wellness. BJI will also focus on supporting and expanding innovation in education for and about the judiciary and developing best practices for efficient case management and judicial administration. BJI and BCLT work together on a number of projects, including working with the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) to continue and refine the long-standing collaboration of the FJC and BCLT on technology programs and resources for federal judges.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 10, 2022

  • Independently plans, organizes, and implements small events or portions of larger events such as symposiums, conferences, program events, banquets, and VIP briefings.
  • Participates in planning, organizing and staffing larger or more complex events, including being assigned responsibility for a specific event segment such as remote webinar set-up and implementation, parking/transportation, catering, etc.
  • Researches and proposes event budgets, processes expenses, handles various aspects of the procurement process and identifies and resolves errors through timely reconciliation of post-event budgets.
  • Manages pre-event and post-event planning and implementation activities:
    • Scouts, identifies and secures appropriate event locations, accommodations, and parking/transportation.
    • Identifies caterers and vendors and negotiates cost-saving arrangements.
    • Secures equipment for guest speakers; engages with event sponsors as appropriate.
    • Monitors guest registration and assesses the need for additional outreach.
    • Proactively anticipates and resolves problems and conflicts,
    • Serves as onsite event manager with oversight and direction of event staffing and vendors.
    • Serves as virtual event manager with oversight and direction of A/V needs and speaker presentations.
    • Prepares and submits post-event evaluations and makes recommendations for future budget and logistical improvements.
  • Helps manage an array of communication strategies designed to engage students, faculty, alumni, current and future sponsors, and the broader BCLT and BJI communities. Activities include but are not limited to:
    • Prepares and/or assists in preparing written and visual materials
    • Creates newsletters and targeted correspondence
    • Updates and maintains listservs and databases and produces reports and mailing lists
    • Prepares and/or assists in developing content for the website and social media
  • Helps direct and coordinate the work of operational support staff, including student workers, during events.

Required Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and production and public relations.
  • 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.
  • 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 in diverse groups, including but not limited to students, staff, faculty, general public, production personnel, technical operators and performing artists.
  • Ability to work professionally under pressure and under tight deadlines ensuring excellent customer service support.
  • Solid computer skills with proficiency in common application software, such as Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and video conferencing platforms.
  • Ability to learn new computer programs and software systems.
  • Must be committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.
  • Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn the campus, its programs, policies, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
  • UC Berkeley Event Planning Certificate or equivalent certification is a plus.
  • 2 years 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 $29.45 - $32.00.
  • This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), Contract (temporary) appointment with the possibility of renewal.
  • This position is eligible for full UC benefits.

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. 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.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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