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JBA is a small business that delivers big results. Driven by a shared passion for improving the lives of others, staff collaborate on an array of challenging projects with local and national significance.

An equal opportunity employer, JBA offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package that includes excellent health care coverage, a 401(k) plan with an above-average company match, and reliable profit sharing. Bonuses are awarded annually for exceptional performance. We are committed to excellence and inclusion in our work and in our practice, and we encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds with multidisciplinary experience to apply. Browse our current opportunities below.

Current Opportunities

Senior Research Associate, Child Welfare

This full-time position may be located in Arlington, Virginia, or in another location by telecommuting. Responsibilities include developing proposals for funding, providing evaluation technical assistance, conducting interviews and designing surveys and site visit protocols, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, preparing reports and other written deliverables, and making professional presentations.  Some travel required.

Qualifications 

A minimum of a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a behavioral or social science and 7+ years of experience in program evaluation are required. Candidate should possess a demonstrated track record of developing proposals for contracts and/or grants and a history of securing funding for research and evaluation projects, as well as managing these projects. Must have knowledge and experience with rigorous designs and methodologies and be able to provide technical assistance to human services programs to build their evaluation capacity. Professional qualifications include solid management experience and strong organizational, analytical, and group facilitation skills; qualitative and/or quantitative analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to collaborate and build strong working relationships with others; and ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.  Familiarity with state and federal child welfare legislation, programs, and policy issues is helpful.

Excellent salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

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Research Assistant, Tribal Evaluation

This full-time or part-time position will support evaluations of tribal health and human services programs and projects that build the capacity of tribal communities to collect and use data. The position may be located in Arlington, Virginia, or in another location by telecommuting.Tasks include assisting with planning webinars, meetings, and site visits; organizing and tracking information related to research approvals; supporting in-person data collection; developing training materials; tracking data collection; analyzing qualitative data; and preparing reports and presentations. Some U.S. travel is required.

Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in a behavioral or social science plus at least 2 years of experience working with tribal programs and interventions, preferably in a research or evaluation capacity. Candidates should have strong organizational skills, experience with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Access); excellent communication skills (both verbal and written); project support experience; and understanding of basic research and evaluation methods. Candidates should be self-directed and able to work independently and as part of a team. Exceptional candidates will have prior professional experience supporting research and evaluation projects with tribal programs and knowledge of community-based participatory research.

Excellent salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

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Communications Associate

This full-time position will report to the Communications Director and will be located in Arlington, Virginia. Responsibilities will include designing and formatting documents, including briefs, fact sheets, and presentations; creating data visualizations for documents, Web sites, and social media; maintaining Web site and social media content (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn); providing quality control for publications and Web sites; tracking and reporting analytics; maintaining e-newsletter subscriber database; serving as communication liaison as needed; and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, graphic design, or related field; 3 to 5 years of relevant experience; proficiency in design software such as InDesign and Illustrator; ability to write clearly and concisely; experience with social media; experience with content management systems, such as WordPress; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and knowledge of or interest in health and human services topics, such as child and family development, child welfare, health care, and behavioral health. Experience with data visualizations, federal contracting, and 508 compliance is preferred.

Excellent salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

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Finance Accounting Associate

This full-time position will report to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and will be located in Arlington, Virginia. Responsibilities will include projects on financial analysis, forecasting, and reporting as required. This position will also include some accounting functions, such as bank reconciliation and management of accounts receivable and accounts payable. Candidates must have experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and developing and monitoring budgets.

Qualifications

​Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, statistics, math, business administration, or a related field and 5+ years of experience; advanced Excel skills; ability to create tables, graphs, and detailed spreadsheets; excellent organizational and communication skills; and ability to work independently and as a team member.

Excellent salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

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Business Development Associate

This full-time position will provide strategic vision and support for marketing and business development; support the production of key sections of proposals; and build, maintain, and manage the firm’s extensive collection of corporate qualifications, project descriptions, resumes, bios, proposals, and collateral marketing materials.

Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, marketing, business, communications, or journalism; minimum of 3 years previous experience (research and evaluation preferred); and prior experience with proposals for federal and state government agencies and foundations preferred.

Excellent salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

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