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Join Our Team 2019-01-17T20:53:49+00:00

The Cloudburst Group offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities for talented technical, managerial, and support professionals in the United States and Internationally. We encourage staff growth and advancement, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to enable us to stay abreast of new developments, especially in science, research, and technology.

We do most of our work in teams, giving all staff the opportunity to explore new ideas, inform product development, and participate in discussions on the strategic direction of our company.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our workforce reflects a cultural diversity that gives us a broad and valuable spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

The Cloudburst Group is seeking a Research and Evaluation Practice Area leader to provide technical direction, quality assurance oversight, and management of a portfolio of Impact, Performance, and Process evaluation projects. Cloudburst has a growing line of Research and Evaluation programs internationally with MCC and USAID and domestically with HUD and HHS. This position will provide technical expertise and oversight designing and managing large-scale, highly complex and rigorous evaluations and conducting innovative socioeconomic research and evaluation studies across multiple development fields, such as land tenure; democracy, human rights, and governance; environment and natural resources; global health; labor; water; and cross-cutting issues such as gender, youth, and urban development. Proficiency in a range of evaluation design and data collection methodologies, including experimental (Randomized Control Trial) and quasi-experimental (Difference in Difference, Regression Discontinuity, Instrumental Variables) methods and non-experimental methods is required. Preference would also be to have experience conducting rigorous final evaluations in the context of missing or flawed baselines, ex-post or retrospective evaluations, and meta-evaluations. International travel (short-term assignments) is required to conduct pilot and scoping studies, impact and performance evaluations, needs assessments, and environmental scans.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads Cloudburst’s evaluation team, providing technical oversight, direction, and quality assurance on multiple complex simultaneous projects.
  • Oversees the technical design and implementation of evaluations, including evaluation designs, scoping trips, sampling strategies, developing instruments, overseeing data collection, designing and carrying out mixed methods analysis (econometrics, qualitative, etc.), and disseminating results through written reports, peer-reviewed journal article publication, and conference presentations.
  • Supports the growth and development of Cloudburst’s evaluation staff providing guidance, mentoring, direction and troubleshooting issues on projects.
  • Advanced capabilities in at least one statistical package (STATA, R) and experience using several analytical software packages, including qualitative analytical software packages such as NVIVO or Atlas.ti.
  • Ability to effectively work in teams and embrace participatory approaches.
  • Works with clients and local institutions to design and implement Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans, processes, and activities, including integrating M&E frameworks into Missions’ strategic plans and overall objectives.
  • Identifies and cultivates new business opportunities, establishing and maintaining key relationships with clients, partners, and industry organizations.
  • Serves as technical writer in response to Request for Proposals or other types of solicitations.
  • Supports recruitment efforts to identify technical and subject matter experts for proposal and project efforts, including identifies technical experts and team leaders to be included on proposals.
  • Recognized as a thought leader in the industry, can represent Cloudburst at industry events (conferences, forums, events) and with clients.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Political Science, Applied Statistics, or related field with 6 years’ experience strongly preferred, but may consider a Master’s with 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant international experience with progressive responsibilities in oversight of impact evaluations funded by bilateral (USAID, MCC, DFID) or multilateral (World Bank, UN) research and evaluation projects that leverages academic training and practical experience in quantitative research/evaluation and statistical methodologies.
  • Significant experience conducting econometric analysis in the context of experimental or quasi-experimental research designs.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing and implementing complex projects and working collaboratively with a broad range of government officials, international donors, and private sector stakeholders.
  • Experience with impact evaluation approaches that incorporate analysis of large administrative or geospatial datasets.
  • Prior experience designing curricula and teaching or training on evaluation methodology a plus.
  • Field experience in international development research is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in leadership, client relations, and project and contract management.
  • Ability to work and travel internationally to oversee program implementation and provide technical expertise (est. 10-20% time).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
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COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Are you passionate about preventing and ending homelessness? Are you experienced with using data and evaluation to improve homeless systems? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced environment, on a variety of projects that influence Federal and State/local policy and practice? If so, we’re looking for someone just like you to join our team.

The Cloudburst Group is seeking a Homelessness Data and Evaluation Specialist to join its Homeless Assistance Team. Cloudburst has a growing portfolio of data and evaluation programs with state, local, and federal government clients, including funding from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs to support local communities to effectively use data to drive strategic decision-making and homeless system performance improvements.

This position will provide technical direction, quality assurance oversight, and management of evaluation and applied data analytics projects—managing and conducting large-scale and rigorous studies focusing on homelessness and providing TA to HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grantees. Proficiency in a range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies is required. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in HUD homeless assistance programs, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data standards, as well as key strategies for improving efforts to end homelessness including Housing First and Coordinated Entry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ph.D. in a related field preferred, but will consider a Master’s with 6 to 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with homelessness programs and conducting evaluations or research projects that leverage academic training and practical experience in quantitative research/evaluation and statistical methodologies.
  • Proficient understanding of HUD’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and CoC Programs; familiarity with HUD’s housing, community, and economic development programs.
  • Demonstrated competence in managing and implementing complex projects, client relations, and project and contract management.
  • Ability to travel to oversee program implementation and provide technical expertise (est. 10-20% time).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.Ability to take initiative and/or independently respond to situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be flexible, working within a small company (including in a telecommuting relationship) are essential.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in a related field preferred, but will consider a Master’s with 6 to 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with homelessness programs and conducting evaluations or research projects that leverage academic training and practical experience in quantitative research/evaluation and statistical methodologies.
  • Proficient understanding of HUD’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and CoC Programs; familiarity with HUD’s housing, community, and economic development programs.
  • Demonstrated competence in managing and implementing complex projects, client relations, and project and contract management.
  • Ability to travel to oversee program implementation and provide technical expertise (est. 10-20% time).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and/or independently respond to situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be flexible, working within a small company (including in a telecommuting relationship) are essential.
Apply Now

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Are you passionate about making a difference in communities and helping them to make smart and targeted strategic planning investment decisions for housing and community development? The Cloudburst Group, a mission driven organization, striving to create impact, empower communities and build resilience, is looking to attract passionate and self-motivated leaders to design, implement and manage housing, community and economic development and disaster resilience/recovery programs.

As a national leader in provision of Housing and Community Development technical assistance, Cloudburst is looking for a full time Senior Housing and Community Development professional to join a dynamic team in translating regulatory and policy priorities into action with communities.

The ideal candidate would have served at either the Federal, State, or local government level and been responsible for oversight of HUD Community Planning and Development programs, especially CDBG and/or HOME and familiar with program design, program implementation, program monitoring and/or strategic planning. We are looking for candidates who can identify strategic growth opportunities and work with the leadership team and program managers to establish an action plan to contribute to the growth of new business opportunities with state and local governments.

In the ever-evolving world of shifting community dynamics, familiarity with preparing for and responding to disasters or administration of CDBG-DR funding is also preferred. Strong professional networks and relationships with key officials in the industry or at HUD also preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight to project teams through quality control review, regular team meetings, and team coaching.
  • Develop and oversee staff assignments, budget planning, and deliverable schedules.
  • Manage relationships with clients, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Serve as a programmatic subject matter expert in provision of assistance, including playing key leadership roles in politically charged or challenging assignments.
  • Provide leadership for business development, including growing new lines of business, seeking out new opportunities and contributing to proposal development.
  • Stay abreast of policy, regulatory, and best practices in the field.
  • Provide thought leadership to the field through writing and speaking engagements.
  • Partner with the leadership team to support the organization’s growth and establish short- and long-term strategic plans.
  • Represent the firm at events, convenings and conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten years of Housing and Community Development experience at the Federal, State or local level
  • Comfort and knowledge of HUD CPD and cross-cutting program requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to multi-task and support multiple projects and teams at one time
  • At least 3 years of staff and project management experience
  • Flexibility to travel as needed (estimated at 1-2 trips per month)
Apply Now

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

  • Holiday
  • Bereavement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Jury Duty

INSURANCE

  • Medical Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Accident/Hospital
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Dental Insurance
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Vision Insurance
  • DBA/Med Evacuation

RETIREMENT

  • 401k Safe Harbor Plan

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT

  • Medical
  • HRA
  • Dependent
  • Transit/Parking

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

EMPLOYEE WELFARE

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Discount

Request for Qualifications: Housing and Community Development 2018

The Cloudburst Group is seeking qualified consultants and subcontractors to join our growing team in our Housing and Community Development (HCD) practice area.

To respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), please:

  1. Complete and return the Cloudburst HCD Matrix; and,
  2. Using the examples in the Cloudburst HCD RFQ, submit a brief biography. The biography should include fully loaded hourly rates for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Note: Organizations responding to this RFQ must include a brief biography of the organization as well as biographies of each individual providing services under this RFQ.

Responses should be remitted to [email protected].

Please email Denise Lomuntad if you have any questions.

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