slide 1

Careers at Community science

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, we want to hear from you! Review the details on our staff positions below.

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

Senior Associate in Community Change Research & Evaluation

We are looking for a Senior Associate to join the leadership of our organization and enhance our ability to generate the knowledge and tools to strengthen communities and promote progressive social change.  We are particularly looking for someone who, in addition to the qualifications below, has expert level experience in evaluation capacity building as well as general training and technical assistance in their content area of expertise.  Persons with nationally recognized expertise in one of the desired content areas and experience in developing financial support for their work are the most desirable.

Senior Associates lead and manage community and other systems change research and technical assistance projects for national and local initiatives across the U.S., working with public agency and nonprofit representatives, community leaders, evaluators, and others on federal, state, and foundation initiatives.

Senior Associates have expert level knowledge, skills, and experience in systems and community change approaches to work on projects related to:

  • Placed based  or community change initiatives focused on youth or early childhood development, workforce or economic development,  substance abuse prevention, health, crime and violence, or housing;
  • Eliminating inequities and achieving health, economic, or social  equity; or
  • Community organizing and development, advocacy, collaboration, community capacity building, or community building.
  • Community Science Senior Associates are committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through community capacity building.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in research, evaluation and the practice of community change;
  • Successful track record in leading federal  and foundation proposals and other business development activities;
  • Minimum 10 years prior leadership (e.g. Project Director, PI) experience in the implementation of research or evaluation of community or systems change projects;
  • Masters or doctoral degree (preferred) in social science, public health, or related fields;
  • Prior project management and staff supervisory experience, particularly in a contracting environment;
  • Successful past experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research skills;
  • Ability to travel; and
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets, facilitation, and professional development programs (e.g. workshops).

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

careers@communityscience.com

Community Science - SA
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fax: (301) 519-0724

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

**********************************************

Managing Associate for Evaluation & Capacity Building

We are looking for a full-time Managing Associate to lead, manage, and contribute to evaluation and capacity building projects and tasks for national and local initiatives across the US that focus on eliminating disparities and promoting equity. You will work with public agency and nonprofit representatives, community leaders, evaluators, and others on federal, state, and foundation initiatives.

This position is ideal for a person who enjoys being both a technical expert and a project manager. We are seeking someone with the knowledge, skills and experience in community and systems change to promote healthy communities, families and children using environmental, place based and system change approaches. We are especially looking for someone with passion for and experience with using such approaches to address health equity, childhood trauma, cultural competence, and immigrant integration or systems of care for children and their families. You must be proficient in the management of public or private contracts and grants as well as being well organized and have high standards for your work. We’re going to be especially pleased to see your application if you have demonstrated experience in successful evaluation capacity building and learning, as this is a big part of our work.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide evaluation and evaluation capacity building services;
  • Ensure technical quality control over assigned research, evaluation, and other services or tasks;
  • Professionally manage Community Science projects and  tasks;
  • Organize and analyze complex data and summarize and present findings;
  • Write and produce reports and presentations for scientists, practitioners, and the general public; and
  • Assist senior staff in proposal writing and conducting marketing activities as well as monitoring business and other opportunities

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Masters in a social science, public health or related field with a minimum of seven years of relevant experience;
  • Strong evaluation experience of strategies that use place-based, systems change, or environmental approaches in addressing health disparities, childhood trauma, as well as promoting, immigrant integration, community development,  economic equity, or systems of care for children and families;
  • Staff supervisory experience and skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mixed methods evaluation (i.e., both qualitative and quantitative research skills);
  • Analysis skills, including ability to supervise the use of computer analysis tools (e.g., STATA or other statistical software, Atlas.ti);
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills; and
  • Ability to travel.

Preferred:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Experience in a professional services or consulting organization
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational learning through evaluation capacity building as well as familiarity with this field of practice
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally
  • Adult education, facilitation, and group dynamics training and experience.

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

careers@communityscience.com

Community Science - MA
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fax: (301) 519-0724

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

************************************

Associate - Research & Capacity Building

Community Science is looking for a full-time Associate to lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiative across the US. You will work with public agency and nonprofit representatives, community leaders, evaluators, and others on federal, state, and foundation initiatives. We are looking for someone with the knowledge, skills, and experience in community and systems change to promote healthy communities, families, and children in order to address social problems such as poverty, structural racism, immigrant integration, inadequate systems of care, homelessness, substance abuse, violence, and crime. The successful candidate must be well organized, have high standards for their work, and be committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through community capacity building.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead small projects and advanced project tasks under senior staff supervision;
  • Ensure technical quality control over assigned research, evaluation and other tasks;
  • Summarize findings and write major sections of reports pertaining to findings and their implications with minimal supervision; and
  • Write technical sections for proposals

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Masters in a social science or related field;
  • Four years of experience in the implementation of evaluations of community based or systems change projects (minimally two years post-graduation);
  • Prior knowledge or research experience in at least one area of community change (e.g. health equity, housing and economic development, early childhood development, workforce development, systems change, racial equity, or community capacity building). Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable;
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally;
  • Prior task management and staff supervisory experience and skills;
  • 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 GIS);
  • Ability to travel;
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets; and
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to details, and meet strict deadlines.

Preferred:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Experience in a professional services or consulting organization
  • Proficiency in foreign languages and culture
     

To Apply:
Send resume and references to:

careers@communityscience.com

Community Science - Associate
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fax: (301) 519-0724

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

************************************************

Analyst - Evaluation & Capacity Building

We are seeking a full-time Analyst to support research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiatives 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 the evaluation of community development, and systems change that intend to foster healthy communities, families, and children in order to address social problems such as poverty, inadequate systems of care, 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 the use of knowledge to support decision making and community capacity building.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, urban planning, sociology or other social science and two to five years of post-graduate experience in the implementation of research,  evaluation, or capacity building of community or systems change projects;
  • Prior evaluation or research experience as well substantive knowledge in at least one area of community change (e.g., public health, housing and economic development, early childhood development, workforce development, or juvenile justice).
  • Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable;
  • 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; and
  • Ability to multi-task, pay attention to detail, and meet strict deadlines

To Apply:

Send resume and references to:

careers@communityscience.com

Community Science - Analyst
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fax: (301) 519-0724

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.