Associate-Research & Capacity Building-Health Equity

Jun 12, 2015

Associate-Research & Capacity Building-Health Equity

(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 time? Do you have a burning desire to learn more about how to make change and what changes will really make a positive difference? If so, then this might be the opportunity for you!

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.


[if !supportLists]·         [endif]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;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Master’s or doctoral degree (preferred) in a public health or community health related social science;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Knowledge or research experience in health disparities and health equity at the community or systems level. Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Prior task management and staff supervisory experience and skills;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Demonstrated proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research skills, including data collection and management;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Analysis skills, including the use of proficient computer analysis tools (e.g. STATA, MS ACCESS or ArcGIS) ;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Ability to travel;

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Strong communication (written and verbal) skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets and

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Ability to multi-task, attend to detail, and meet strict deadlines



To Apply:

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

Community Science – Associate Health Equity

438 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 315

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Fax: (301) 519-0724



About Community Science

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.  To learn more about what it’s like to work at Community Science click here .

Community Science staff provide 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.

Visit our website for a more detailed description of our organization.

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