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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.

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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.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum seven years of experience in the implementation of research or evaluation on community based or systems change projects that promote improved health and well-being for diverse communities;
  • Masters or doctoral degree (preferred) in a social science, public health or related field;
  • Strong evaluation experience in health disparities, childhood trauma, cultural competence, immigrant integration, or systems of care for children and families using place-based, systems change, or environmental approaches;
  • Managerial 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;
  • Prior project management (e.g., resource utilization, budget management) and staff supervisory experience and skills;
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mixed methods evaluation (i.e., both qualitative and quantitative research skills);
  • Analysis skills, including the use of computer analysis tools (e.g., STATA or other statistical software, Atlas-ti);
  • Ability to travel; and
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets

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

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Associate - Research & Capacity Building - Health Equity

We are seeking a full-time Associate to lead research and technical assistance tasks for national and local initiative across the U.S. You will work with public agency leaders 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 (at least two years’ experience post graduate degree) 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 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 and
  • Ability to multi-task, attend to detail, and meet strict deadlines


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

careers@communityscience.com

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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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

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Research Assistant - Research & Capacity Building-Health Equity

We will rely on your exceptional time management, organizational skills, and knowledge of evaluation and research methods which will be valuable as you coordinate projects, review literature, collect and analyze data, write reports and proposals and help manage meetings and travel logistics. You will be part of a team that supports national and local projects involving large systems and community 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 demonstrate a commitment to scientific rigor, progressive social change and community capacity building.

Qualifications:       

  • 2 years of experience in the implementation of research on or evaluation of projects related to community and environmental health, health disparities, human service systems or other community and systems changes
  • Master’s degree preferred in public health or community health related social science;
  • Demonstration of prior relevant organizational experience and detail orientation and skills
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and any data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Atlas or GIS)
  • Demonstrated ability to write, produce reports and present information clearly and effectively under time constraints
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects at the same time
  • Ability to work with multiple supervisors at the same time
  • Fluency in Spanish or another language is strongly preferred, but not required

To Apply:
Send resume and references to:

careers@communityscience.com

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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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.