Events and Communications Associate

Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), UC Berkeley

About the organization

CEGA is a West Coast hub for research on global development, with a network of 120+ academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates design and test solutions for the problems of poverty, generating actionable evidence for policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and research dissemination 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:


We are looking for a self-directed and pro-active events manager and communications lead who can confidently manage logistics and communications for local, international and virtual convenings. As Events & Communications Associate, you will be the Center’s primary resource and point person for event planning, contracting, on-site coordination and staffing, videography/media, communications, and follow-up. You will further help develop and streamline internal processes related to events and external communications. Your contributions will amplify CEGA’s work and allow us to deepen relationships with researchers, policy-makers and other important stakeholders.

You should have events management expertise. Ideally you are also familiar with international development and/or social science research, with the ability to comprehend and clearly explain academic work for a public audience. You will work with staff, students, and faculty across the Center to develop multimedia content, disseminate through social media, monitor and advance press coverage, and manage website operations. You demonstrate expertise communicating and connecting with a variety of actors—from vendors and the media, to policymakers and researchers.

This is a full-time 1 year contract position with the possibility of extension. A two-year commitment is desired for this position. See our website for Responsibilities details:


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Application instructions

Online application is required. Please visit and search for Job ID# 14357. Please submit a brief cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment when applying. The cover letter should be no more than one page, and include (1) your specific interest in working with CEGA, (2) your main qualifications for the responsibilities listed above, and (3) how you will contribute to diversity and inclusion on the UC Berkeley campus and within CEGA, including through life experiences and activities you have been involved in. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Hiring staff will first review applications by 3/15/2021 and applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please note this position is not eligible for US visa sponsorship, though foreign nationals with permission to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

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