Community Science’s mission is to help build the capacity of organizations and institutions to develop healthy, just and equitable communities. We study and promote equitable community and system change. Our evaluation and research services are designed to develop the knowledge necessary to address social problems in a way that benefits all communities. Our other primary services include capacity-building products and assistance such as consultation, training, webinars, applications, and guides for practitioners.
The Managing Associate position is located in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Our office is in Gaithersburg, MD. We are specifically looking for persons with content knowledge in health (behavioral or physical) equity, community development, juvenile justice, or child or family support systems. More than one position are currently available.
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 (people and budgets);
Organize and analyze complex data and summarize and present findings;
Write and produce reports and presentations for scientists, practitioners, and the general public; and
Work with other senior staff on proposal writing and conducting marketing activities.
Salary and Benefits:
Community Science offers full- time employees a comprehensive benefits program 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. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
Master’s degree in a social science, public health, planning, or related field with a minimum of eight years of full time relevant work experience;
Strong experience evaluating strategies that use place-based, systems change, or environmental approaches for addressing health disparities, community development, economic equity, or systems of care for children and families;
Project management experience and skills (budgets, timelines, and people);
Demonstrated proficiency in mixed methods evaluation (i.e., both qualitative and quantitative research skills);
Analysis skills, including ability to maintain quality control over the use of computer analysis tools (e.g., STATA or other statistical software, Atlas.ti);
Strong communication (written and verbal) skills;
Ability to travel; and
Must be able to reside in the Washington, DC area.
Project management training and experience in a professional services or consulting organization – PMP certification a plus
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.
Please submit resume, writing sample (single authored) and references.
At Community Science, our mission is to develop and use the knowledge that can change communities and other systems. Our group practice of social change professionals is committed to building healthy, just, and equitable communities. We are strongly committed to the professional development of our own community members.
Community Science staff provide award winning services to government agen...cies, 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.
Visit our website http://www.CommunityScience.com for a more detailed description of our organization. Connecting knowledge with social change.