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Managing Associate
Full Time (Salary)
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States - 20877

Managing Associate for Evaluation & Capacity Building
Washington, DC Area

About Community Science:

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.

We are specifically looking for persons with content knowledge in systems theories, methods, and change strategies related to community development economic, workforce, social, community organizing, youth leadership, juvenile justice, or child or family support systems.


  • Professionally manage Community Science projects and tasks people and budgets;
  • Provide evaluation and evaluation capacity building services;
  • Ensure technical quality control over assigned research, evaluation, and other services or tasks;
  • 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 senior staff on business development including proposal writing and conducting marketing activities.



  • 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 community development, economic equity, or systems of care for children and families;
  • Project management experience and skills budgets, timelines, and people;
  • Successful business development experience with federal government or philanthropies;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mixed methods evaluation i.e., both qualitative and quantitative research skills;
  • Analysis skills, including the 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; and
  • Ability to travel.


  • Doctoral degree with ten years or more experience mid-career;
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross-culturally on initiatives promoting changes in communities and other systems;
  • 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; and
  • Adult education, facilitation, and group dynamics training and experience.
  • Reside in Washington, DC area.

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.

No phone calls, please.

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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