(Senior) Associate, Operations and People

Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)

About the organization

The Center for Effective Global Action (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: https://cega.berkeley.edu/values/


The generalist operations team maintains essential functions at CEGA providing critical support to our staff in an effort to boost overall organizational productivity. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Associate executes and advises others on procurements, vendoring, and customer service relationships and helps to cultivate a culture of workplace safety, camaraderie, and fun. You will lead general office management activities including coordinating space use/planning, ergonomics, IT, software, and equipment maintenance. The Associate will also support and implement CEGA's talent management strategy, including support for recruitment, diversity, student services, and onboarding. You will work closely with campus People and Culture (HR) to ensure CEGA’s adherence to campus policies and processes and will develop internal process improvements, guidelines and information resources; support organizational learning; and promote staff productivity. We think this role might be a great fit for someone interested in gaining a big-picture view of the operations work required to run an effective organization.

See here for more details: https://cega.berkeley.edu/career/operations-and-people-senior-associate/


See here for more details: https://cega.berkeley.edu/career/operations-and-people-senior-associate/

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

All applications must be submitted through the UC Berkeley jobs website: careers.berkeley.edu. Please visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu and search for Job ID# 28455. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. In addition to a current CV, candidates should submit a cover letter outlining (1) qualifications for the responsibilities listed above, (2) specific interest in the position, and (3) three academic and/or professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please note CEGA will only hire individuals who are eligible to work in the US, either through an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa or as a result of being US citizen or permanent resident.

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