Job Announcement: Project Manager for CBSM Consulting Firm
2021-01-26 04:20:29 UTCAction Research, a community-based social marketing consulting firm based in Oceanside, CA is NOW HIRING for a full-time PROJECT MANAGER position. This is an immediate opening in our Oceanside, CA office (telecommute options are available).The Project Manager position is intended to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based social marketing programs in the domains of environment, health, and public safety. Details of the position are attached and also below.To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to: firstname.lastname@example.orgApplication Deadline is Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00pm Pacific Time
About the CompanyAction Research is a behavior change consulting firm that specializes in the application of social science research to outreach programs that promote safe, healthy, and sustainable communities. Since its founding in 2001, Action Research has gained international attention as a pioneer in developing effective community-based social marketing programs. We have a global clientele that includes dozens of governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies who are seeking to promote sustainability. Our work has been highlighted through numerous press releases, presentations and publications including recognition in the 2011 book, Social Marketing to Protect the Environment: What Works. All our senior staff members have graduate-level degrees in the behavioral sciences, with extensive experience in survey and sampling methods, strategy development and research designs.
- Master’s degree in behavioral sciences (e.g., social psychology, conservation psychology, behavioral economics, or closely related discipline);
- Graduate-level training in statistics and applied research design or program evaluation;
- Extensive experience developing, implementing, and evaluating behavior change programs for government or private entities (minimum 3 years, experience in health, safety, or environment is preferred);
- Advanced training or academic coursework in community-based social marketing or social marketing;
- Demonstrated proficiency in project management, budgeting, planning, execution, delivery, quality assurance, and reporting; and,
- Technically competent with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc).
- Apply behavioral science theory and concepts to the development of programs aimed at changing behavior for the public good;
- Develop and manage all aspects of project engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risk, and issues
- Oversee the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects;
- Assemble, coach, and supervise project teams;
- Establish and cultivate client relationships; communicate business and research requirements and processes, project status, obstacles, and make actionable recommendations to clients and stakeholders
- Review and summarize peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, and other relevant documents;
- Develop a research tools including focus group guides, surveys, and observational research protocols;
- Coordinate fieldwork initiatives including training, scheduling, execution, and reporting;
- Develop field research designs to test strategies;
- Identify metrics that adequately assess program success;
- Analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and prepare technical reports;
- Disseminate program results to internal and external audiences in written and spoken formats; and,
- Ensure timeliness, quality, and satisfaction of project deliverables to clients.
Position Pay: Competitive salary, Based on experience
Benefits: Includes company contributions to vision, dental, health, and 401k; Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Volunteer Time Off, and Employee Assistance Program
Application InstructionsPlease submit the following documents by email to Melanie Stubblefield: email@example.com
Position will close on February 5, 2021 at 5:00pm PSTCOVID-19 considerations:
- Resume or CV
- Cover Letter describing your interest and fit for the position
All staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Equal Opportunity EmployerJennifer J. TabanicoPresident
Re: Seeking Covid-19 Protocols During Pilot Phase
2020-06-06 21:54:21 UTC
Hi Martha. It is exciting to hear about your CBSM pilot progress. These are definitely interesting times. We do a lot ot CBSM work across a wide range of audiences and the impacts have varied. Our CBSM projects that are in implementation/pilot phases have been temporarily paused as we work to figure out whether and how strategies are going to need to adapt to new safety standards. The pilot that will be most impacted for us is one addressing littering behavior at skate parks. The pilot was planned for launch in June, but since most skate parks are still closed, we have been in a holding pattern. Once we are cleared to resume, it is likely that there will have to be some modifications. Like you, our current strategy involves obtaining a signed commitment and then placing this commitment on a board at the park. Participants will also be provided with a sticker to immediately apply to their board or helmet. I think we can manage the social distance piece for the verbal communications, but the exchange of materials is difficult. To some extent, we will be taking our lead from the standards set by state and local jurisdictions in making determinations about how to proceed. There are other issues for us to consider as well such as whether it will be cost-effective to do in-person outreach on site if park attendance is limited to allow for social distancing.
The most immediate adjustment to our work has been in our methods of research for behavior selection and barrier/benefit analysis. For example, we have some food waste work where we are looking at prioritizing behaviors through waste characterizations and that work has been completely paused due to COVID-19 concerns. Planned in-depth interviews have shifted to a virtual format which has introduced challenges in scheduling, response, and connecting with interviewees. Much of the non-verbal communication is lost in the virtual format, but our interviewers are adapting and building confidence in this revised format. We have also been following discussions in the AAPOR network (American Association for Public Opinion Research) around the human subjects protection implications of conducting research (such as focus groups) in person. For example, there is some discussion as to whether it is ethical to expose participants to risk, even if social distancing measures and other protective efforts (e.g., PPE) are in place. It is likely that this type of research work will be transitioning to a virtual space for now until we more fully weigh the risks and benefits. Virtual focus groups have worked well for us, but there are also limitations in the ability to interpret non-verbal information as well as concerns about tech access for some groups. But, there are also some advantages such as the ability to draw people from a wider geographic area as well as those who may not otherwise be able to attend because of childcare and transportation. On the bright side, we have had continued success with mail surveys during this time with no adjustments to our normal protocols. Thank you for starting this dialogue. There is certainly much to learn from eachother as we adapt to changing circumstances.
President, Action Research