Want to use your research, consultation, and capacity-building skills to impact social justice efforts nationwide? Join Us!

We’re growing and have multiple open positions, from research assistants to thought leaders in equitable community development, health and behavioral health equity, youth leadership and engagement, powerful citizenry, and developing more effective organizations.

If this is you

You are motivated to use your knowledge and skills as part of a team that uses scientific knowledge and methods along with lived experience to change systems and communities so they are more equitable and promote collective wellbeing.

You’re a self-motivated learner who is never satisfied with what you know and what you can do to make a difference. You embrace the complexity of social change and believe it is your place to work with government agencies, foundations, non-profits, corporations, and grassroots community organizations to make that change.

You also realize that change and professional success comes from focus and commitment. Most of all, when you see a problem or injustice, you seek to address it using your knowledge and communication skills to help grassroots organizations, leaders, and practitioners.

Then you should meet us

Community Science continues its 25-year commitment to a singular focus on developing healthy, just, and equitable communities. Because of this long-term and deep commitment, we are recognized leaders in equity-promoting strategy development and improvement.

We work on large-scale community engagement systems that shift power to traditionally disenfranchised groups.

We’re internationally recognized for our evaluation of the kinds of initiatives that lead to increased impact on communities and systems. This recognition creates many new opportunities to work with leading national and local organizations.

Our work immediately impacts what’s going on nationwide to address racial and other inequities.

We’re a team of highly skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds who are committed to social change, equity, and justice.

We value teamwork, cooperation, innovation, problem-solving, and people passionate about this work.

What knowledge, skills, and experience do we need you to bring to Community Science?

Our positions have different requirements, which are reflected in each posting at the bottom of the page.

You should have the following qualifications:

  • Degree in a social science, urban planning, or public health.

  • Prior knowledge or research experience in at least one area of community change (e.g., health equity, housing and economic development, early childhood development, workforce development, systems change, racial equity, or community capacity building). Evaluation capacity building experience highly desirable.

  • Proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative analysis methods and software (mixed methods).

  • Direct experience or familiarity with working in a professional services firm.

  • Experience in the implementation of evaluations of community-based or systems change projects among diverse communities.

  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills including publications in scientific or practitioner outlets.

  • Ability to thrive in a busy environment, where attention to detail and meeting deadlines are critical to success.

  • Prior experience and evaluation capacity building and other forms of knowledge and skill building.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Proficiency in foreign languages and cultures is an advantage.

Our commitment to our employee community includes:

  • Ethical and equitable practices in everything we do.

  • A focus on professional development and success.

  • Policies and practices that are responsive to a variety of family and other life circumstances.

  • Benefits that promote physical, mental, and financial well-being.

  • A caring community of peers.

  • A relentless pursuit of making a bigger difference.

Join us, and let’s do some good work together!

Community Development Managing Associate
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States -

Managing Associate for Equitable Community Development Research and Evaluation


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 research and evaluation, strategy development, capacity-building products, and assistance such as consultation, training, webinars, applications, and guides for practitioners.

The Equitable Community Development Managing Associate position is a remote role that will work closely with our team in Gaithersburg, MD. This role requires someone who is passionate about supporting and creating equitable communities through strong evaluation, research, and capacity building. Competencies and experience is expected in strategies that use place-based, systems change e.g. community organizing or advocacy, or environmental approaches intended to advance economic and housing equity in urban and/or rural settings and promote a healthy quality of life for all community members. Expertise specifically around small business development, community economic development, wealth building, and connecting young persons to employment and economic opportunities are of particular interest We lead with integrity and honesty in our scientific methods and in our business practices. Our priority is to advance equity and justice by transforming foundations, government agencies, and nonprofits nationwide and beyond through our work.


  • Provide evaluation and evaluation capacity building services to government, foundations, nonprofits and other organizations.
  • 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 public; and work with other senior staff on proposal writing and conducting marketing activities.



  • Masters in a social science, or related field with a minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
  • Strong evaluation, research, and capacity building competencies and experience in strategies that use place-based, systems change, or environmental approaches intended to advance equitable economic and housing, opportunities in urban and/or rural settings and promote a healthy quality of life for all community members.
  • Staff supervisory experience and skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mixed methods evaluation i.e., both qualitative and quantitative research skills.
  • Analysis skills, including ability to supervise the use of computer analysis tools e.g., STATA or other analytic software, Atlas.ti, Arc GIS, R;
  • Successful experience conducting research or evaluation cross culturally
  • Strong communication written and verbal skills; and
  • Ability to travel.


  • Doctoral degree
  • Knowledge and experience with community organizing and other power building approaches
  • 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
  • Adult education, facilitation, and group dynamics training and experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Community Science offers a competitive total compensation package that, for this position, includes base pay with an annual target between $115,000 and $135,000 negotiable, based on qualifications, along with a comprehensive benefits program. Community Science's benefits include health, dental, prescription drug and vision plans; retirement plan with company match; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; opportunities and an extensive professional development program that includes funding and other opportunities

Community Science is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culturally diverse staff to enhance our ability to work with different communities.

How to Apply:

This search is being managed by our Executive Search Partner, Insight Executive Search.

For more information or to apply for the position, please contact:

Aaron Schmidt, President aaron.schmidt@insightexecutivesearch.com

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