Careers at Community science
Managing Associate in Research & Capacity Building
(Washington, DC Area)
• 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 Managing 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, 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.
About Community Science
Connecting Knowledge with Social Change
Community Science is an organization involved in research & capacity building initiatives locally & nationally to develop the health, economic equity, & social justice of communities. We have developed a community of practice and are strongly committed to the professional development of our members.
Community Science staff provides award winning services to government agencies, foundations, non-profit organizations and community based organization such as: research and technical assistance on community capacity building; evaluation technical assistance, participatory research and learning evaluations; training and consultation on community development, community building, and collaboration; and identification and replication of successful community strategies.
Community Science is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culturally diverse staff to enhance our ability to work with different communities.
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Community Science – Summary of Benefits
Community Science offers full-time employees a generous and comprehensive fringe benefits program including health, retirement and professional development benefits.
The following information highlights our current benefits program for regular employees working at least 30 hours per week.
Personal Leave. Eligible employees accrue personal leave days depending on the length of their Community Science service. Employees in their first year of service accrue 15 days of leave.
Retirement. Community Science’s contributions to employee retirement savings are a major attraction of our benefits package. All employees are eligible to participate in Community Science’s 401K Plan after three months of service. Community Science matches employee contribution dollar for dollar up to 3% of the employee’s income and $.50 for every dollar up to 5%. Ideally, 5% of an employee’s income will be matched 4%. Contributions to the Plan are fully vested after four years of Community Science service.
Health Insurance. Community Science pays a significant share of the cost of health insurance coverage for eligible employees and their covered dependents. The employee's cost of coverage will vary with the medical plan selected. Community Science currently offers employees living in Maryland three different plans including a PPO plan, a self-referring Health Maintenance Organization plan and a “High Deductible” plan. Health insurance plans are also available to employees who do not reside in Maryland. All the plans include both retail and mail-order pharmacy networks as well as preferred provider hospital and physician networks. Eligible employees may select the type of coverage they prefer from these options.
Dental Insurance. Community Science also offers eligible employees' and dependents' a comprehensive dental insurance plan. The plan covers a wide range of dental procedures and services, including preventive and diagnostic, basic (restorative), major (prosthodontic) and orthodontia. Employees are encouraged to use an in-network provider. There is no reduction in benefits provided by an out-of-network provider; however, these claims are paid at reasonable and customary levels and the participant is responsible for any charges above customary and reasonable limits. Community Science pays a significant portion of this coverage.
Vision Insurance. Community Science offers eligible employees' and dependents' coverage vision coverage. Community Science pays a significant portion of this coverage.
Life Insurance. Community Science pays the full cost of eligible employees' coverage in an amount equal to 1x employee’s base salary up to $50,000.
Supplemental Life Insurance. Additional coverage is available for eligible employees and their families on a voluntary basis, paid for by the employee. This additional coverage is available at group rates through CIGNA Insurance Company
Personal Accidental Insurance. This is also available, paid for by the employee.
Disability Insurance. Community Science pays the full cost of eligible employees' coverage for both short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Workers' Compensation. Workers Compensation, which covers occupational illness or injury, and Unemployment Insurance are paid by Community Science.
Professional Development. Community Science is dedicated to the professional development of its employees. Eligible employees may, upon approval, receive reimbursement for up to $1,500 per calendar year for courses taken and satisfactorily completed, provided that the courses are required for an academic degree or are directly related to the employee’s professional development. Unused amounts remaining at the end of the calendar year may be carried over to the following year.
These funds may, upon approval, also be used for attendance at professional conferences and workshops.
Community Science offers eligible employees two “floating holidays” for these academic/professional development opportunities.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Non-Community Science counselors and nurses may be contacted directly by eligible employees and members of their households for confidential, short-term counseling as well as assistance with family issues and with locating care for family members. The full cost is paid by Community Science.
Holidays. Employee’s are entitled to 10 paid holidays each year. One holiday can be used to meet religious/personal needs.
Sick Leave. Sick leave (up to 10 days annually) is available on an annual basis for occasional illness. Sick leave can also be used for medical appointments.
Flexible Spending Accounts (Pre-Tax). Employees may contribute toward the cost of care for eligible dependents on a pre-tax basis. Employees may also contribute toward expenses not covered by health, dental and vision plans on a tax-favored basis.
Telecommuting. Following three months of employment, employees may request telecommuting as a possible work arrangement. Eligible employees may telecommute up to two days per week.
Other Benefits: Community Science provides other benefits including Adoption Assistance, a Commuter Benefits program, information on 529 College Savings Plans, access to the People’s Trust credit union and an employee MarketPlace, offering employee’s and their families opportunities for discounts on a variety of products and services.
This brief summary is intended as an overview of Community Science benefits.
Note: All coverage is governed by the benefit plan documents and summary plan descriptions shall govern in the event of any discrepancy.