Associate Director, Communications and Policy Engagement

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley

About the organization

CEGA is a hub for research on global development, headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley. CEGA’s large, interdisciplinary network—including a growing number of scholars from low and middle-income countries (LMICs)—identifies and tests innovations designed to reduce poverty and promote development. CEGA researchers use rigorous evaluations, tools from data science, and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts of large-scale social and economic development programs. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and integrated research dissemination and policy engagement activities, CEGA ensures that the scientific evidence we produce improves the lives of people living in poverty.

CEGA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion—please read our values statement here:


CEGA seeks a creative, ambitious, and mission-driven communications professional to develop and implement a new communications and policy engagement strategy for CEGA. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director of Communications and Policy Engagement will work closely with CEGA leadership (especially the Director of Operations), program staff, faculty, and partners to increase CEGA’s sustainability and impact by developing and disseminating high-quality content for priority audiences and collaborating with them to proactively position and time communications. The Associate Director should be familiar with CEGA audiences, including policymakers, researchers, and the media, constantly leveraging and updating insights about each to design savvy communications and events. They will further enhance the center’s digital communications platforms—including our website, blog, and social media channels—to ensure a cohesive narrative, timely and meaningful commentary, and clear internal processes.


Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent years experience and/or training. Minimum 7 years of experience in a similar role or function. Success in the Associate Director of Communications role will depend on a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Application instructions

To apply, visit and search for Job Opening: #21719.

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

This is a full-time, 1-year contract position with possibility of extension.

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