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Lead Research Scientist

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Company Name
Committee For Children



Committee for Children (CFC) is a nonprofit working globally to prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse. Our research-based social-emotional learning programs are used in more than 25,000 schools in 70 countries around the world. These programs have helped more than 9 million children stay safe, respect themselves and others, succeed in school today, and build a better world for tomorrow.


We’re looking for an experienced lead research scientist to join our team in Seattle! Our ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge in social-emotional learning and/or research/evaluation methodology and have a PhD in a related field of psychology or education, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and experience translating research into programs. Above all, this person should demonstrate advanced knowledge in the field.


Lead Research Scientist

The lead research scientist is responsible for providing research expertise to our development and evaluation projects. In addition, this position will manage and supervise our team of research scientists. We’re looking for someone who is team-focused and collaborative, with excellent organizational skills.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage and supervise all research scientists

  • Provide oversight and support on all research related tasks
  • Manage workload, allocates resources

Plan, design, implement, and manage scientifically rigorous applied research and evaluation studies of our programs

  • Identify organizational evaluation needs and develop plans to execute on these evaluations.
  • Identify, develop, and manage partnerships with contract evaluators.
  • Collaborate in developing scientifically rigorous applied research and evaluation funding proposals.
  • Collaborate in writing research reports for sponsoring agencies, public presentations and scientific publications.

Provides research expertise for development projects

  • Conduct literature reviews and translate current research into school-based prevention programs
  • Assist development teams in incorporating research appropriately into programs

Effectively provides information about CfC programs to a variety of audiences.

  • Travels on business related to obtaining knowledge for the development of programs or work-related skills, conference presentations, and/or professional development.
  • Provides information or training to clients and other external individuals about the content of our program

Contributes collaboratively with other department members in support of general program development content

  • Review and provide content for other departments (i.e. Marketing, Communications, International, NMV)



  • PhD. in clinical, social or developmental psychology, education, or related field
  • Advanced knowledge in translating research into intervention programming
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with evaluation research methodologies, database management, measurement and data analysis
  • A minimum of 7-10 years’ experience translating research and/ or designing and conducting applied research and program evaluation, preferably in the area of prevention
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of supervising/managing staff
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • A publication record with at least 3 first author publications, preferably in the area of prevention
  • A proven track record of obtaining grant funding for research and evaluation projects
  • Ability to develop expertise in new issue areas quickly
  • Experience developing relationships and partnerships with other organizations
  • Excellent computer skills are required: Microsoft Office programs, SPSS, HLM, AMOS and other data bases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Position requires local travel and occasional out-of-state overnight travel (up to) 25% of the time


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