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Events Specialist 3 – Davis, CA, Job ID 68015

County Locations: Sacramento County, Yolo County
Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: April 19, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

Department Summary:

The University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is a statewide organization that includes Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and UC’s Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).

UCCE is a statewide network of academics and programs, with offices/facilities located in most every California county, on multiple UC campuses, and at nine UC ANR Research and Extension Centers across the state. UCCE personnel engage with their local communities to solve problems, shape public policy, and strengthen community and environmental sustainability. Through classes, field days, workshops, and other types of extension, UC ANR delivers science-based information to address California’s most pressing challenges. AES is comprised of faculty/academics, facilities, and programs housed at five Colleges and at the School of Veterinary Medicine on five UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, Santa Cruz, and Riverside).

UC ANR’s event management team – the Program Support Unit (PSU) – was created in January 2010 to support UC ANR academics, staff, and programs by producing exceptional events on their behalf. Demand for PSU services has grown significantly since inception and the unit has recently been restructured into two sub-units to better serve UC ANR’s diverse needs: 1) External & Executive Events, and 2) Internal Research, Extension & Programmatic Events. Each sub-unit is led by a separate director.

PSU collectively coordinates approximately 200 in-person and virtual meetings, events, tours, symposia, workshops, and conferences each year for academic and administrative units across the UC ANR statewide system. This team handles every aspect of event planning, including registration, marketing, site contracts and logistics, catering, equipment, budgets, travel arrangements, and more.

The PSU team is integral to UC ANR’s mission delivery and is a highly sought-after service partner. PSU has received some of UC ANR’s highest client satisfaction scores over the past two years and is an integral part of UC ANR’s mission delivery.

Position Summary:

Under supervision of the Internal Research, Extension & Programmatic Events Director, this position will function as an integral part of a fast-paced team. The incumbent will be expected to independently plan, organize, and implement meetings, events, symposia, workshops, conferences, etc. for UC ANR programs, staff, and academics. This includes planning and coordinating all communication, financial and logistical aspects of the event. The incumbent will also help facilitate the smooth functioning of the unit and ensure that all relevant University policies and regulations are followed.

This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.

Pay Scale: $64,300.00/year to $89,300.00/year

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities. UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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