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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.

Senior Associate in Community Change Research & Practice

Community Science is seeking a full-time Senior Associate to lead and manage community and other systems change research and technical assistance projects for national and local initiatives across the U.S. 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 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 health, economic development,  crime and violence or housing for  youth, and families;
  • Eliminating inequities and achieving health, economic, or social  equity; or
  • Community organizing and development, advocacy, community capacity building, or community building.

The successful candidate must be 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 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 in Research & Capacity Building

Community Science is looking for a full-time Managing Associate to lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiative across the US. You will be working with public agency and nonprofit representatives, community leaders, evaluators, and others on federal, state, and 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) community and systems change to promote healthy communities and families in order to address social problems such as poverty, health inequities, substance abuse, violence, HIV, and crime as well a healthy human development; and 2) community organization and development, community capacity building, or community building. The successful candidate must be committed to scientific rigor and progressive social change through community capacity building.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the implementation of research or evaluation on community based or systems change projects, preferably  on government contracts
  • Masters or Doctoral degree (preferred) in a public health or community health related social science
  • Prior knowledge or research experience in at least one area of community change (e.g. community organizing, collaboration, advocacy, public will building and 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. 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:

careers@communityscience.com

Community Science - MA
438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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 technical assistance services in evaluation and data use for a Mississippi-based project and possibly, other initiatives outside of Mississippi. You will be working primarily with nonprofit leaders and staff, evaluators, and foundation representatives in Mississippi.  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 are committed to cross-cultural competency, collaboration, and high quality work and products.

We are looking for someone with the knowledge, skills, and experience in: 1) basic evaluation; 2) training, coaching, and supporting nonprofit organizations in the use of evaluation and data to inform their work; and 3) substantive topics such as community change, early childhood education, health equity, and/or economic development.

Qualifications:

  • Two years prior experience (minimum) in providing technical assistance, training, or coaching to community-based organizations on research, evaluation, or data use. Knowledge of Mississippi context (or demonstrated proficiency in learning about and becoming culturally competent in a new context) and experience working in racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse settings.
  • Masters or doctoral degree in a social science, public health, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research skills, including data collection and management.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in program evaluation.
  • Ability to travel within Mississippi at least twice a month and outside of Mississippi at least once a month.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, attend to details, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.

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

careers@communityscience.com

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Associate in Research & Capacity Building

  • Do you want to use knowledge to make a difference?
  • Do you want to work on the most important social issues of our times?
  • Do you have a burning desire to learn more about how to make change and what changes will really make a positive difference?

Community Science is looking for a full-time Associate to lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiatives 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, inadequate systems of care, homelessness, substance abuse, violence, HIV, 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.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Two to four years of experience in the implementation of research or evaluation of community based or systems change projects;
  • Masters or doctoral degree (preferred) in a social science 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;
  • 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 GIS) Proficiency in MS ACCESS is a big plus;
  • 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.

 

To Apply:

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

careers@communityscience.com

Community Science - A-DC
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.