Research Assistant

Community Science Washington , DC 20319

Posted 6 months ago

Research Assistant-Research & Capacity Building

(Washington, DC Area)

Community Science is looking for a full-time Research Assistant with exceptional time management skills, organizational skills, and basic knowledge of evaluation and research methods to coordinate projects, review literature, collect and analyze data, contribute to reports and proposals and help manage meetings and travel logistics. You will be part of a team that supports national and local projects involving large systems and community change to foster healthy communities, families, and children. You must demonstrate a commitment to scientific rigor, progressive social change and only doing great work.


  • Prior experience in the implementation of research on or evaluation of projects related to at least one area of community change (e.g. health equity, housing and economic development, early childhood development, racial equity, food justice, workforce development, systems change, or community capacity building).

  • Bachelor's degree in public health or community health related social science is a minimal requirement.

  • Demonstration of prior relevant organizational experience and detail orientation and skills.

  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative analysis methods.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and data analysis software (e.g., Stata, ATLAS.ti, or ArcGIS).

  • Proficiency in designing attractive and effective presentation materials, especially in data visualization (a big plus)

  • Demonstrated ability to write well and verbally communicate effectively.

  • Fluency in Spanish or another language is strongly preferred, but not required.

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.

Go to Community Science Careers to apply and communicate with us.

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.

Visit our web site for a more detailed description of our organization and where we are going.

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