Job: Director of Communication Science

The Center for Communication Programs is seeking a Director for Communication Science (Research & Evaluation Officer II) who provides senior leadership at CCP in the use of social and behavioral communication research to support global, regional, national and local social and behavior change communication programs in international settings. This role will independently design and supervise research and evaluation activities and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary program teams in Baltimore and staff in CCP field offices to adapt and apply theories of communication and behavior change to program strategies aimed at improving outcomes in public health and social development. They will be a thought leader in the development of innovative research approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, and in the development and application of advanced statistical analysis to meet the needs of donor-funded projects.  They also independently supervise the work and build the capacity of staff and in-country partners in effective research, evaluation and learning approaches for SBCC programs.

The Director for Communication Science is also expected to teach at least one course per year; for example, on the design, implementation, and evaluation of Health Communication Programs at the graduate level in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. They represent CCP at national and international forums and support the CCP research function globally through interactions with local, governmental, and international partners in the field, including Ministries of Health and other national health authorities, donor agencies, private sector research contractors, international NGOs, and universities. They develop and participate in data use and translational activities and help advance health communication science through publications, participation in professional meetings, and technical reports. They also work with the CCP Business Development division on the preparation of grant proposals.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Theory, Frameworks & Models

Research & Evaluation

  • Research Design
    • Conceptualizes R&E study designs and prepares IRB protocols, independently.
    • Leads the implementation of R&E studies and IRB protocols, independently.
  • Tools Development
    • Independently conceptualizes and develops Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (RMEL) systems that incorporate appropriate quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, as required by projects.
    • Advises technical teams on the development of mobile and electronic data collection tools to meet project needs.
  • Field Work
    • Develops RFPs/proposals for R&E data collection and reviews competitive proposals from research contractors, independently.
    • Develops and implements field training for data collection and study teams, including adherence to human subjects research ethics, independently.
    • Manages and supervises the implementation of R&E studies and data quality assurance, independently.
  • Dissemination
    • Contributes to and/or leads the development of R&E reports and manuscripts, conference presentations and posters, blogs, and other products.
    • Demonstrates strong writing and speaking skills and an ability to adapt their dissemination style for different audiences, independently.
    • Develops data visualization resources for reports and other products, independently.
    • Presents research findings at external and internal meetings and conferences, independently.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

  • MEL Design
    • Identifies needs for MEL activities that fit the larger R&E program agenda, independently.
  • MEL Data Analysis
    • Oversees development and execution of final MEL plans, data analysis, and interpretation, independently.

Statistics & Analysis

  • Quantitative Analysis
    • Develops R&E analysis plans per research goals, independently and in collaboration with other members of the CCP research and program teams.
    • Conducts and/or coordinates R&E data cleaning and data preparation for analysis, independently.
    • Conducts quantitative analysis using advanced statistical methods (PSCORE, Path, Multilevel, MCA, Multidimensional, Latent variable, Fixed/Random, DiD), independently and in collaboration with other members of the CCP research and program teams.
  • Qualitative Analysis
    • Develops integrated and triangulated R&E analysis plans per research goals, independently and in collaboration with other members of the CCP research and program teams.
    • Conducts and/or supervises R&E data preparation and codebook development for analysis, independently.
    • Conducts and/or supervises qualitative analysis using sophisticated methods (semantic, axial coding, conceptual mapping, complexity aware methods), independently.

Business Development

  • Leads drafting of respective sections of funding and grant proposals (includes suggesting original ideas for theoretical frameworks, MEL, program models, research, and performance monitoring plans), independently and in collaboration with other members of the CCP research and program teams.

Leadership & Professional Development

  • Participates in and/or leads internal CCP, R&E and MEL technical groups.
  • Contributes to and participates in CCP’s stakeholders’ and partners’ meetings, independently.
  • Mentors and supervises staff, with support.

Collaboration & Communication

  • Proactively seeks input from team members (in-country and at headquarters) to develop comprehensive R&E plans and documents, independently.
  • Contributes to open dialogue and candid discussions that motivate and foster the growth of the team.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Doctoral Degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in Communication, Public Health, or related behavioral science with at least 6 years of relevant experience including at least 5 years of relevant international experience.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Foreign language ability a plus in French, Spanish, Arabic, or other common national/regional languages of Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Teaching experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel internationally (approximately 25% on an annual basis).

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Two-three direct reports; advising and mentoring Student Research Assistants.

Budget Authority:

  • Varies; works with finance/administrative staff to track expenditures.

Classified Title: Research & Evaluation Officer II
Working Title: Director of Communication Science  
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MH 
Starting Salary Range: $96,601 – $132,810 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/JH at 111 Market Place 
Department name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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job: Translation Services Manager (WMATA)

About the job

Job Description

Are you a professional Spanish translator looking to make a difference? Metro is seeking a translation services expert to help improve how we communicate with diverse customers and communities. At Metro, we’re always striving to eliminate barriers to transit. In this new role, you will work with a team of communications and outreach professionals to manage the translation process and ensure all customers have meaningful access to the system.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, Linguistics, Communications, Social Sciences or related field.


  • A minimum of seven (7) years of translation/interpretation or relevant experience.


  • The employee must be certified at hiring or acquire the following certification within one (1) year of their hire date and maintain it while in this job. Certified Interpreter and/or Translator with documentation indicating the certifying assessment body (Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR), American Translators Association (ATA), etc.), subject matter expertise, proficiency level, specific language combinations, proof of valid certification, and direction of translation (e.g., Spanish -> English, English -> Spanish)

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation

In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

The Translation Services Manager will direct all of Metro’s non-English language communications, including managing all translation services and contracts. The ideal candidate is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish, to convey ideas and concepts from one language to another. In addition, the incumbent prepares written translations of customer-facing materials such as brochures, webpages, and signage. The incumbent possesses an understanding of the non-English market, identifies knowledge gaps to improve communications that resonate with Metro’s diverse, non-English customers.

Essential Functions

  • Translates a variety of written, technical, legal, and other informational material from English to Spanish and coordinate requests for language services.
  • Ensures accuracy of translated materials by proofreading and implementing quality control edits for English to Spanish language documents.
  • Provides translation support to audiences that is clear, reflective of meaning with appropriate tone and intent, to Metro departments on special projects, and community outreach events.
  • Serves as a COTR for translations contracts and manages the procurement process as the agency representative for service, to ensure compliance.
  • Establishes and develops processes within the organization for the administration and implementation of language policies and procedures for the Authority.
  • Demonstrates expertise coordinating multiple translation projects and overseeing budgets exceeding $1M.
  • The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

Read What Color is Your Parachute with Linguists this summer!

We here at Career Linguist like to re-read the career classic “What Color is Your Parachute?” from time to time. This summer, we’ll be reading it as part of the wonderful activities being coordinated through Linguistics Career Launch. We here at Career Linguist like to re-read the career classic “What Color is Your Parachute?” regularly. This summer, we’ll be reading it as part of the wonderful activities being coordinated through Linguistics Career Launch (LCL-2)!


Sign up here to read the 2022 edition – with Nancy Frishberg and Anna Marie Trester

Mark your calendar for the next meeting:

Wed, July 13 2022 at 8am pdt / 11am edt

(zoom link will be sent to email you sign up w/ on google form)


to get in the zone, read some of our past reviews:

2018 review of What Color is Your Parachute?

2017 review of the book, with a focus on LinkedIn  

Networking Oppy: Accessibility and Design

Accessible Design-Portland Design Thinkers Group

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM pdt

Accessible Design: Forget WCAG, Here Are Some Common Ways You’re Leaving People Out & How to Remedy.

Accessibility basics to help designers better understand accessibility as a person-first design opportunity versus a compliance task at the end of a product build. The goal of this talk is to empower others to feel more confident in creating a better accessible product, to be able to better think through all user needs, as well as where and how to change existing design practices without the intimidation of complex language and guidelines.

More about our speaker Kate:

Kate Murphy (they/them) brings nearly a decade of fashion and functional design experience to their role as Product Designer at Coforma. Kate focused their early career on the fashion and costume industries with globally known brands such as Urban Outfitters, Express, Lucky Brand, and Forever 21, while also developing a costume portfolio working in opera houses and on films. Kate was part of the costume team for Black Panther that won an Oscar for Best Costume. They earned a Master’s degree in design, focusing on how form and function merge seamlessly to create products that enhance a user’s experience. Today at Coforma, Kate works through design solutions by putting the user’s needs first, while synthesizing business needs and optimizing strategy for the client, the working team, and the user.

job: Director of Research -Race Forward (remote)

About the job

Title: Director of Research

Reports to: Deputy Director of Federal Programs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $95,000 to 100, 000

Location: Remote

Tentative Start Date: As Soon as Possible

About Race Forward

Race Forward’s mission is to catalyze movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial democratic society free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.

Since 1981, Race Forward has brought a systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. In 2017 Race Forward united with the Center for Social Inclusion to become the new Race Forward.

Position Summary

The Federal Strategies Team Director of Research is integral to the Federal Initiative to Govern for Racial Equity. The Director will work with the Federal Strategies Deputy Director in shaping and executing the research vision of the Federal Initiative. Research on racial equity at the federal level is a landmark endeavor. Race Forward is focusing on “government as an institution” as well as “governance within institutions”. The Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating research for the federal team; developing research and policy fact sheets, issue papers and reports that align with racial equity and governance for featuring in reports, presentations, media outreach, and curricula; and assisting with the development and execution of Race Forward’s research and policy agenda broadly. The position requires a keen understanding of the relationship between racial equity and public policy issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Works under the direction of the Deputy Director of Federal Strategies to:

  • Conducts research and consults with stakeholders on racial equity topics, such as social impact assessment, community engagement, implementing equity analyses, and data collection.
  • Research racial equity efforts at the federal level as well as transferable practices from state and local jurisdictions.
  • Shares research, findings, strategies, and best practices as well as makes recommendations to the federal initiative team.
  • Identifies opportunities to elevate or recognize past and present solutions for advancing racial equity that are catalyzed by the federal government.
  • Leads special projects that may be politically sensitive and complex which may require preparation of requests for proposals; selection of consultants; ensuring compliance; monitoring project budgets; and tracking project results.
  • Compiles, analyzes, interprets, and tracks data (qualitative and quantitative) and determines pertinent issues and trends.
  • Conducts research related to racial equity for inclusion in reports, presentations, media outreach, and curricula, including documenting utility of the GARE model to facilitate repurposing it for the federal pilot.
  • Confers with representatives of government agencies, vendors and others as required by project assignments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills and abilities identified below:

● Ability to research relevant case examples and translate them into compelling narratives.

● Ability to prepare clear, concise, and complete reports and other written materials.

  • Ability to rise above siloes and to work across stove-pipes in order to realize optimal outcomes.
  • Ability to prepare research products that reflect a mature sense of cultural intelligence and sensitivity.
  • Ability to think critically and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing institutions.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.

Qualifications and Experience

● Education or experience commensurate to 10+ years of work in the fields of public policy, racial equity, social justice, equitable development, public administration, research, or consultation.

● Demonstrated thought leadership and subject matter expertise in the area of racial equity.

● Experience analyzing policy trends and data trends to inform changes in strategies and tactics to achieve goals.

● Experience providing subject matter expertise to, and lead the development of new, forward-thinking policies and program initiatives related to racial equity that respond to changing conditions.

● Possess the balance of interpersonal and communication skills as well as technical, research, and analytical skills.

● Experience discussing issues of race and institutional and structural racism.

● Experience with project management and oversight.

● Experience writing articles and blogs for the purpose of promoting results as well as marketing to new agencies and partners.

Additional Information

This position requires long periods of time at a desk on a computer up to 8 hours daily. This position will be required to travel quarterly when safe to do so. Additional travel as necessary.

How to Apply

External Applicants: To apply for this position, please click the link below. To ensure full consideration, please be sure to include both a cover letter and resume with your application.

EEO Statement

Race Forward provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Celestial Navigation launches Tuesday!

 Register here

At our Tuesday check-ins (starting May 17th at 11am pdt / 2pm edt), we will make a plan for the week, share what we are learning, and hold one another accountable – touching on themes like using informational interviews to externalize introspection, finding our sparks, building sparks into stars, finding patterns: using our constellations to navigate, BRIGHTENing for career.

jobs @ MDRC

MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social

policy research organization based in NYC and is currently hiring for a number of roles including quantitative and qualitative researchers and DEI strategists!


About MDRC:

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. We work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners — all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.


know a linguist who works there? Have them get in touch with Career Linguist, we would love to do a profile!!!

Using LinkedIn like a Researcher is tomorrow!

Friday May 6th2pm pdt / 5pm edt

Free, must register to attend

Bring all your questions, and resistance (if you’ve got some) – we’ll think about what it might mean to approach the platform as researchers.

What if we thought about LinkedIn as a database of the world’s largest repository of information about work? How might we click into research mode to tackle that? What questions might we bring? As descriptivists, we’re not looking for the “right way” to use the resource – we want to think generatively, expansively, creatively, adopting a growth and abundance mindset.

This will be much more of a discussion and idea-sharing than a lecture – we’ll have two special guests Amy Santee and Sonia Checchia sharing some of their brilliant ideas and strategies. Finally, for anyone looking for more career support, I’ll share a bit of info about my two upcoming programs in May:


Career Camp – Cohort 15 – launching Friday, May 13th Register here for Career Camp

5 weeks of story activities and exercises from Bringing Linguistics to WorkFridays 2pm pdt / 5edt


Celestial Navigation – Register here

Five weeks of networking, working with the Charting the Stars metaphor from Employing LinguisticsStarting May 17th – weekly get-togethers on Tuesdays at 11am pdt / noon mdt / 1pm cdt / 2pm edt