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05/31/2022 Staff Civil and Environmental Engineering

Berkeley CEE is seeking a Director of Outreach and Communications.

CEE is a complex academic department within the College of Engineering.  The Department is composed of 7 graduate programs: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; Environmental Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Engineering and Project Management; Geosystems; Systems Engineering; and Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate.

CEE is a place of intellectual vitality and diversity in which all students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity and the impetus to achieve their highest potential. Signs of this vitality and diversity are seen in innovative research conducted by students and faculty; creative, flexible, adaptable, and forward-looking curricula; outstanding classroom teaching; attentive academic mentoring; and a shared sense of a community that is inclusive and respectful of all members. We are proud of our contributions to the public mission of the University of California, as demonstrated for example by our role in providing access to higher education for students from low and middle-income families.

The incumbent will work with the Department Manager, Vice Chair and Chair’s Assistant, and the Academic Affairs Office to advance efforts to engage students, alumni, donors, and various external partners aligned with the department’s mission and values. The incumbent uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures, to develop and implement strategies for specific programs, events, policies, and constituency groups. Assignments typically include a wide range of external and alumni relations issues and constituencies.




  • Provides high-level strategic editorial, design, and analytical-level duties centering on developing content and implementing communication and political strategy for departmental informational vehicles.
  • Serves as the communications hub for the department. Writes, edits, and assembles content and implements coherent content, as well as quality control, for CEE website, social media accounts, online newsletters, campus Big Give and crowdfunding campaigns, video display monitors, Davis Hall directories, and miscellaneous signage as needed.
  • Manages, and escalates the visibility of CEE Connections, our networking platform for students and alumni. Works with our Academic Affairs Office and Chair to develop strategic plans for increasing the number of participants and user activity. Explores functionality and assists in developing networking and career opportunities.
  • Proactively brainstorms creative approaches, engaging stories and the best technology for promoting the department to new students, College, campus, alumni, and other outside constituents.
  • Acts as the department liaison with the College Marketing and Communications staff, College Relations, and the College Relations Alumni Database staff.


  • Leads coordination and implementation of the annual Academy of Distinguished Alumni banquet, including logistical arrangements, catering, parking, audio-visual, registration and participant list, sponsorship solicitation, payment problem-solving, and acknowledgment, program creation, commemorative plaque and certificate orders, and communications related to the event.
  • In collaboration with department leadership, implements a variety of department, alumni, and student-related programs and events designed to engage alumni/potential donors and current/prospective students.
  • Coordinates department Distinguished Lectures, Departmental Lightning Talks, as well as special ad hoc seminars and celebratory events (e.g. receptions for recently elected faculty to the NAE). Arranges logistics, catering, publicity, and AV. Oversees event set up and break down, processes reimbursements, and archives materials.


  • Plans, schedules and coordinates CEE events supporting “career placement and opportunities” including career fairs, info-sessions, and other industry visits, as well as handling special projects/assignments involving direct  interaction with alumni, donors, and prospective employers.
  • Attends and engages with undergraduate and graduate students on their fundraising efforts. Assists in directing efforts to avoid over solicitation of donors and alumni. Coordinates efforts with department plans regarding donors, companies, and alumni.


  • Seeks out and participates in opportunities for career growth and professional development, including but not limited to: UC Berkeley Annual "Next Opportunity at Work" Conference, University Extension Sponsored Tuition program, Communities Practice, and staff fellowships.
Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

*This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $56,800.00 - $82,400.00.




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