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Careers at Community science

Community Science is currently recruiting for the following positions.

If you are a self-motivated individual with outstanding research, analytical, and communication skills (both verbal and written) and are interested in helping government agencies, foundations, and nonprofits use knowledge to solve social problems, review the details on the positions and submit your resume as appropriate. 

Click here to find out what it's like to work at Community Science.

Associate/Analyst for Research & Capacity Building - Health Equity

Do you want to use knowledge to make a difference? Do you want to work on the most important social issues of our time? Do you have a burning desire to learn more about how to make change and what changes will really make a positive difference? If so, then this might be the opportunity for you!

We are seeking a full-time Associate or Analyst (depending on experience and skills) to lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiative across the U.S. You will work with public agencies and non-profit representatives, community leaders, evaluators, and others on federal, state, and foundation initiatives. We will rely on your knowledge, skills, and experience in community development and systems change to foster healthy communities, families, and children in order to address the social determinants of health disparities and promote effective strategies to promote large scale health equity. You must be well organized, have high standards for your work, and be committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through community capacity building.

Qualifications:        

  • 4+ years of experience in the implementation of research or evaluation of community based or systems change projects that promote improved health for diverse communities, preferably on government contracts
  • Master’s or doctoral degree (preferred) in a public health or community health related social science
  • Knowledge or research experience in health to health disparities and health equity at the community or systems level. Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable
  • Prior task management and staff supervisory experience and skills
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research skills, including data collection and management
  • Analysis skills, including the use of proficient computer analysis tools (e.g. STATA, MS ACCESS or ArcGIS)
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and meet strict deadlines

To Apply:
Send resume, writing sample (single authored), and references to:

Community Science- Associate/Analyst-Health Equity
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

careers@communityscience.com
Fax: (301) 519-0724

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Associate/Analyst in Community Development Evaluation

Do you want to use knowledge to make a difference? Do you want to work on the most important social issues of our time? Do you have a burning desire to learn more about how to make change and what changes will really make a positive difference? If so, then this might be the opportunity for you!

We are seeking a full-time Associate or Analyst (depending on experience and skills) to lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiative across the U.S. You will work with public agencies and non-profit representatives, community leaders, evaluators, and others on federal, state, and foundation initiatives. We will rely on your knowledge, skills, and experience in community development and systems change to promote healthy communities, families, and children in order to address social problems such as poverty and promote income equity, inadequate systems of care, health disparities, homelessness, substance abuse, violence, and crime. You must be well organized, have high standards for your work, and be committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through community capacity building.

Qualifications:        

  • 3+ years of experience in the implementation of research or evaluation of community based or systems change projects
  • Master’s or doctoral degree (preferred) in a Social Science, Urban Planning,  or related field
  • Prior knowledge or research experience in at least one area of community change (e.g. housing and economic development, early childhood development, workforce development, systems change through advocacy, or community capacity building). Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable
  • Prior task management and staff supervisory experience and skills
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research skills, including data collection and management
  • Analysis skills, including the use of computer analysis tools (e.g. STATA, MS ACCESS or ArcGIS) Proficiencies in MS ACCESS and ArcGIS is a big plus
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and meet strict deadlines

To Apply:
Send resume, writing sample (single authored), and references to:

Community Science - Associate/Analyst
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

careers@communityscience.com
Fax: (301) 519-0724

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 

Associate in Research & Capacity Building, (Jackson, MS Area)

Community Science is looking for a full-time Associate located in Mississippi (within driving distance of Jackson for meetings) to provide research and technical assistance services for a Mississippi-based project and possibly, other initiatives outside of Mississippi. You will be working with public, nonprofit, and private sector leaders; community leaders, evaluators, and others primarily in Mississippi but also on federal and other foundation initiatives. We are looking for an individual to join us in taking the professional practice of social change through science and capacity building to a higher level. We promote teamwork, excellence in our work, and the professional development of all of our community members.

We are looking for someone with the knowledge, skills, and experience in: 1) basic evaluation and research; 2) data collection and evaluation capacity building, training, and support to nonprofit organizations; and 3) evaluation of community-based or systems-change initiatives. The successful candidate must be committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through community capacity building. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • Three years prior experience (minimum) in providing technical assistance or training to community-based organizations on research or evaluation (Evaluation Capacity Building). Evaluation and data capacity building experience is highly desirable.
  • Two years prior experience (minimum) in the implementation of research or evaluation of community-based or systems-change projects.
  • Knowledge of Mississippi context and experience working in African American and diverse communities as well as nonprofit organizations in the state.
  • Masters or doctoral degree (preferred) in a social science, public health, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research skills, including data collection and management.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to work in different community and cultural settings.
  • Ability to multi-task, attend to details, and meet strict deadlines.

To Apply:
Send resume, writing sample (single authored), and references to:

Community Science – MS
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Fax: (301) 519-0724
careers@communityscience.com
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Managing Associate for Research & Capacity Building-Health Equity

If you like challenges, have a great attitude, a commitment to excellence, and are looking to join a fun, profitable, and growing organization committed to social justice this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

We will rely on your strong quantitative research background and research industry experience as you lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiative across the US that focus on eliminating health disparities and promoting health equity. You will work with public agency and nonprofit representatives, community leaders, evaluators and others on federal, state and foundation initiatives.

We are seeking someone with the knowledge, skills and experience in community and systems change to promote healthy communities, families and children in order to address the social determinants of health disparities and promoting effective strategies to promote large scale health equity. You must be well organized, have high standards for your work and be committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through increasing the use of knowledge and community capacity building.

Qualifications:        

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the implementation of research or evaluation on community based or systems change projects that promote improved health for diverse communities, preferably  on government contracts
  • Masters or Doctoral degree (preferred) in a public health or community health related social science
  • Knowledge or research experience in health to health disparities and health equity at the community or systems level. Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable
  • Prior task management and staff supervisory experience and skills
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both  qualitative and quantitative research skills, including data collection and management. Very strong statistical analysis knowledge and skills preferred.
  • Analysis skills, including the use of computer analysis tools (e.g. STATA or other statistical software, Atlas-ti)
  • Ability to travel
  • Experience working directly with government and foundation clients
  • Strong communication skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to details and meet strict deadlines in order to produce top quality work

To Apply:
Send resume, writing sample (single authored), and references to:

Community Science – MA-MS
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fax: (301) 519-0724
careers@communityscience.com
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Benefits:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation to commensurate with skills and experience, and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, prescription drug and vision plans; retirement plan with company match; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; opportunities and funds for professional development. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture. We always have chocolate around.  Click here for more details on benefits.