CCRAB is looking for motivated, innovative and self-directed individuals to join our small but growing team. We highly encourage individuals with ties to our base communities, or from other low wealth communities of color to apply. 

Community Research Director

The Community Research Director will manage the organization’s daily operations

and activities and position the organization to excel through a period of transition

and growth. The Community Research Director will report directly to the Board of


Key duties include:

● Establish and implement systems and policies for compliance,

transparency and accountability; rooted in values and principles of

equity and justice

● Create and manage work plans for all projects to ensure deliverables are

met on the required timelines

● Prepare documents and presentations for monthly board meetings to

ensure the board is well informed on progress of projects, budgetary items

and administrative matters

● Serve as the primary point of contact for key partners and community

members related to funding, timelines and any contracts/agreements

● Design and implement community engagement activities such as discussion

groups and survey data collection

● Manage the organization’s operations

● In collaboration with university partners, consultants, and partners,

establish and oversee the organization’s data management and

communications plan

● Develop and implement a strategic communications plan (branding,

website, social media and newsletters)

● Work with key partner organizations and community groups to

implement programs and research activities

● Plan and facilitate all community meetings and events

Required Qualifications

● At least 3 years of related project management experience, preferably with a

non-profit or community organization

● Experience in research, outreach, communications, education, and/or

stakeholder engagement

● Budget development, tracking and reporting

● Developing and implementing grassroots fundraising campaigns

● Grant writing, compliance and management, preference for managing federal


● Ability to create communications plans targeting diverse populations,

including written, verbal and social media

● Ability to attend meetings and events during the evenings and weekends

● Passion for and experience with environmental justice and grassroots

community-led initiatives

● Candidate must be located in the greater Charleston area

Preferred Qualifications

● A degree or certificate in nonprofit management, public health or related field

● Development and design of marketing materials

● Experience with social media platforms

● Experience, either lived or working, with underserved communities on

justice or equity issues

● Experience applying principles of equity to organizational development

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 Strong written and verbal communication skills

 Google Suite

 Zoom/Microsoft Teams/etc

 Advanced Excel/Sheets skills

 Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and community members

 Ability to work with community members of various socioeconomic


 Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality

 Group presentation and public speaking skills


 Salary 65,000-75,000 (commensurate with experience)

 Generous Paid Time Off - PTO - 14-17 holidays, 15 vacation days, 12 sick

days, and 3 personal days (all, except holidays, to be accrued during the

first year.)

 Stipend for health care coverage

● Flexible hours/work schedule - full-time (40 hrs/week) hybrid of remote/in person

● Computer/laptop and other equipment can be provided if needed

How to apply:

Send the following to

● Resume

● Cover Letter outlining interest in the position and CCRAB’s mission

● List of References (at least 2)

Deadline to apply December 1, 2023

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