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  • 01/30/2023 2:11 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    The Pediatric Practice & Health Care Delivery team at the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare seeks an expert in evaluation to provide extensive data and analytic expertise to the National Pediatric COVID-19 Training Center in coordination with the internal and external project team, as well as identify areas for quality improvement (QI).

    TITLE:

    Manager, Infection Prevention and Control Evaluation (Grant Funded)

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

    Sr Manager, Infection Prevention and Control (GF)

    BASIC FUNCTIONS:

    Provide extensive data and analytic expertise to the National Pediatric COVID-19 Training Center in coordination with the internal and external project team. Identify areas for quality improvement (QI).


    Job posting and application can be found here


    Mgr, Infection Prevention.docx


  • 12/09/2022 10:29 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)
    The Executive Board of CEA has two items for your consideration on the ballot this year. The ballot will close at 10:00pm CST on Saturday, December 17th. Active CEA members each may cast one vote.

    The two items on the ballot are the election of a Secretary and Treasurer. Elections for these positions are decided by a simple majority of votes cast.

    CEA Members will receive the ballot in their inbox on 12/12/22.


    The slate of candidates for each position includes:

    Secretary (2):

    Toi Wise

    As a member of CEA who has been with the organization for just over a year, I am truly honored to be nominated for the Secretary position. My true engagement in CEA began as a 2021 scholarship recipient, which afforded me the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual CREA conference. From this initial introduction, I felt welcomed and truly as if I was now a part of the evaluation community. Since then, I have continued my membership through engagement in numerous CEA events. It is my hope that I will be given this opportunity to become even more involved in CEA to support this organization, and both learn with and learn from others in this field.

    While it is essential for the nominee to be able to handle all of the tasks of this position, it is also essential for them to be passionate about this work. I currently serve as an Evaluation and Data Specialist, where I lead the planning and execution of an annual evaluation, analyze various data for grant reporting, foster evaluation capacity building, and support general evaluation and data needs. I was also recently a 2022 member of Evaluation Pathways Initiative’s first cohort of the Emerging Evaluators program. My other experiences include working with a consulting firm to assess youth programs and serving as a member of a research group to study evaluation methods for measuring program quality and success. I also hold a Master of Education in Youth Development from UIC. Prior to entering the evaluation field I worked for CPS in various capacities. I now strive to continue to foster positive youth development and promote equitable opportunities for success through my work as an evaluator. I am truly eager to grow in this field and I know that that comes from engaging more and being open to learning.

    I feel that I am the right candidate for this position because I will be taking on this role with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a proactive mindset. In my current role as an Evaluation and Data Specialist, I am engaged in many of the tasks associated with the secretarial responsibilities. For example, collaboration is also an essential aspect of the Secretary position; I regularly engage in collaborative meetings and conversations with my team to support them in their work. I believe that this collaborative approach is critical to this role, as it will assist with ensuring that I am supporting this organization and its members from a position that truly seeks to meet their needs. Additionally, I am required to create agendas and take notes for monthly meetings that I facilitate with my team. I also effectively manage my day-to-day calendar keeping it up-to-date with tasks pertaining to my work and also engaging others who I need to collaborate with; which would assist with creating and/or maintaining a master calendar for the organization. I also understand that being proactive is important, and it is my goal to bring that mindset to this position in hopes of finding ways to better support CEA members. Serving as CEA Secretary would be an opportunity for me to serve the Chicagoland evaluation community while also growing within it, and I hope that I am given the opportunity to do so.


    Margaret Halquist

    Margaret Halquist is an artist and researcher currently situated in Chicago. She has an MA in Arts Administration and Policy ('21) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Her interests are at the intersection of cultural programming, philanthropic strategies, and impact evaluation. From 2016-2018 she collaborated with asylum seekers, the UNHCR, and UK nonprofit, Refugee Info Bus in Greece to create a comprehensive video series of pressing issues for new arrivals. Since arriving in Chicago, she's been working with consultants as they create equity roadmaps for foundations and other nonprofit organizations. She is also currently the volunteer coordinator for English language classes at C.LA.D.O where language, culture, and diversity are celebrated. She also maintains a studio practice focusing on public sculpture and installation, periodically showing at alleys around the city.

    Fulfilling the Secretary Leadership role is an exciting opportunity as a new member of the Chicago Evaluation Association. As an unceasing notetaker and learned project manager, I will be able to create ease and flow in the programming, membership updates, and the many pieces that aid this volunteer-run association. In addition, I hope this can be an opportunity for me to engage with CEA on a new level.


    Treasurer (1):

    Christina Iyengar

    Christina Iyengar, Dr.PH, MPH is the lead evaluator for Building Early Connections (BEC) at Rush Medical University in Chicago. She leads with expertise in providing public health grant evaluations strategies and alignments for federally funded programs. Before joining Rush's BEC team, she worked as an Evaluation Strategist for Public Health Consulting and has several years of experience supporting the CDC evaluation team on a collaborative chronic disease prevention grant. She provided technical assistance to grantees and contributed to the national evaluation plan. Her career has been very diverse, being able to work for academia, non-profit, state and federal agencies. She describes herself as a passionate qualitative experimental evaluator, adding rich contextual data to quantitative evaluation methods, which a focus on culturally responsive evaluation approaches. Christina leads a health equity study at Rush and is always ready to learn more about people, places, and life. 

    Christina has greatly enjoyed working with CEA in professional development, networking and leadership opportunities and would like to support CEA's community by serving as a Treasurer.

  • 11/18/2022 8:55 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

    EDC’s approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion is grounded in EDC’s commitment to respect the dignity of each individual. EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.

    The School Improvement Portfolio in EDC’s US division has an opening for a Senior Research Associate, reporting to a Senior/ Research Scientist/Project Director. This position can be based out of one of our offices located in Washington, D.C., Waltham, MA, New York City, NY, and is open to US-based telecommuter candidates. 

    Job Description

    The School Improvement portfolio is one of five portfolios of work in the US division, and is focused on understanding, improving and transforming education systems and educational practice through the use of evidence and continuous learning. We do so by conducting research and evaluation and providing technical assistance in K-12 education, higher education, and adult education in both formal and informal settings in partnership with federal and state agencies, schools and school districts, community-based organizations, foundations and other research and non-profit organizations. We anticipate that the Senior Research Associate will support both privately and federally funded projects at EDC, including the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (REL-NEI) program.

    Learn more and apply here!

  • 11/18/2022 8:43 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    The Evaluation Center is developing an Evaluation Lab where undergraduate and graduate students will develop evaluation and social research skills by working on community-based projects.

    The Evaluation Lab director will play a lead role in developing the Lab’s structure and engaging community and academic partners to ensure the Lab is valuable to them. Once the Lab is operational, the Lab director will:

    • Develop and sustain relationships with community organizations and academic programs
    • Secure contracts for community projects
    • Assemble teams of students to work on small-scale evaluations of community-based projects
    • Supervise, coach, and support students to (1) develop practical evaluation and social research skills; and (2) ensure the technical quality, relevance, and cultural appropriateness of evaluations conducted by the Lab
    • Develop or contribute to grant proposals to secure additional funding for Lab operations.


    Learn more and apply here!



  • 09/07/2022 12:56 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Are you junior? Do you want to learn about the field of evaluation?

    The Pathways Initiative (PI) is a program and collaborative to strengthen the diversity of the Chicago area evaluation field by increasing the recruitment, training and retention of culturally responsive and equity-focused evaluators of color in the Chicago region. We are accepting applications for our new cohort, which begins in January 2023. PI is a coordinated and resourced approach engaging local evaluators, colleges, universities and funders to support students of color to become outstanding evaluators, required to meet he emerging market demand for evaluations in our community. This is a unique opportunity to participate in the first of its kind evaluation training program in the US that focuses on undergraduate students. Our participants are prepared to enter the field of evaluation after completing the program.

    See the attached flyers for more information (including application materials and contact info!). 


    Pathways Initiative Cohort 2_ Student Application (9.6.22).pdf

    Pathways Cohort 2 Recruitment Flyer_9.6.22.png


  • 09/06/2022 3:55 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    About Crown Family Philanthropies

    Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) is the philanthropic division of Henry Crown and Company and supports the Crown Family’s philanthropic and grantmaking endeavors. In 2009, after more than 60 years of family grantmaking under the name Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, CFP was developed to represent an array of family grantmaking practices. Today the legacy of Arie and Ida Crown lives on in the work continued by their descendants, who remain dedicated to the Jewish tradition of tikun olam, or “repairing the world.” Supported by a professional staff of experts, CFP is led by more than 40 family members across multiple generations who come together to set strategy and make grantmaking decisions.


    About the Position

    The Program Analyst: Health and Human Services/Data reports to the Program Director of Health and Human Services and serves as a key thought partner on the team. The entire team works closely with trustees through an HHS Committee structure to execute the Foundation’s HHS portfolio.

    Review the attachment to learn more and apply!

    July 30 HHS Program Analyst_Data Job Description (2) (2).pdf


  • 08/31/2022 9:53 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, based in Chicago, is the living legacy of William G. McGowan.  As a family foundation, the McGowan Fund addresses poverty with extensive grant-making programs in three areas: Education, Human Services, and Healthcare & Medical Research. Programs are supported in five geographic regions of the country. Throughout its work the McGowan Fund values evidence based practices, sustainable results and principled leadership.  The Board and staff leadership believe in organizational mapping to define strategies and benchmarks of success; they know that measurement and tracking strengthens programs and organizations.

     

    This is an exciting opportunity to continue building the body of research to ensure that the McGowan Fund has the necessary mechanisms in place to effectively assess current strategies and use the insights gathered to optimize impact.   The ideal candidate will have technical expertise from the field of strategy, evaluation, impact and the ability to act as a thought partner. 

    Learn more and apply here!

  • 08/31/2022 9:51 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    This position is located in Evanston, Illinois.

    Description: The Impact and Data Strategy Director leads an organization-wide effort to thoughtfully utilize data to improve the programmatic impact and operational functions of the organization in our collective efforts to advance the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. The Director guides the YWCA towards becoming an innovative and equitable data-forward organization, ensures mission impact is measured and reported in a compelling and useful manner, and looks across the organization to identify efficiency and process problems that can be solved with digital solutions. The position must demonstrate technical acumen and analytical thinking while at the same time creatively use data visualization to support authentic and effective storytelling. The position requires extensive collaboration across departments and must skillfully exert influence to build buy-in to data forward and digital transformation.


    The position is responsible for developing and implementing department strategies that align with and advance organizational goals, directs all daily activities, advises on agency policies, and directly develops department-level protocols and procedures in alignment with agency policy.

    Learn more and apply here!


  • 08/31/2022 9:49 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Position Title: Community Data Manager

    Job Overview:

    Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Community Data Manager leads community-based research and evaluation projects of the Institute through the development of evaluation plans, implementation of database training and data fidelity checks, the creation of reports, and the presentation of results to stakeholders. The Community Data Manager provides thought-leaderships to the university while leveraging industry knowledge and best practices to promote the mission and vision of the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice and the institution. Supports culture development and management efforts.


    Learn more and apply here!

  • 08/23/2022 1:28 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    About PIE

    Planning, Implementation & Evaluation Org (PIE) is a Chicago-based, national provider of evaluation, capacity building, and strategic planning services. Our mission is to build the capacity of our clients to evaluate impact, promote learning, and facilitate equitable change. We are a growing, dynamic organization, and looking for a somebody who can support our growth in a fast-paced environment. This role has significant room for growth and professional development.

    Job Descriptions

    The Director of Evaluation role at PIE Org is responsible for leading a diverse array of projects, staff, and clients through multiple evaluation cycles in a culturally competent and responsive manner. Primary work includes the strategic leadership of external evaluation work(i.e., formative, summative, process), evaluation coaching to help organizations build their internal evaluation capacity, and the supervision and management ofPIE Org staff to do this work. Most evaluation work will be conducted in the content areas of educational and social service programs and collaborative networks. All work will follow PIE’s evidence-based framework to ensure equitable delivery of high-quality processes and deliverables. It is essential to develop and maintain a good rapport with our clients. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical for this role. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work independently, multi-task, prioritize and expedite job responsibilities to complete work in a timely manner. Because much of our work is completed on-site in the neighborhoods where partner organizations are located, this position will work remotely a majority of the time and will frequently travel across the greater Chicagoland area, and occasionally the state, for projects. This is a full-time position and includes a substantial compensation and benefits package with health-care, retirement, and a generous vacation policy.

    Learn more and Apply!


    An Evaluation Coach of PIE Org is responsible for leading a diverse array of projects, staffand clients through multiple evaluation cycles in a culturally competent and responsive manner. Primary work includes the strategic leadership of external evaluation work (i.e., formative, summative, process), evaluation coaching to help organizations build their internal evaluation capacity, and the supervision and management ofPIE Org staff to do this work. Most evaluation work will be conducted in the content areas of educational and social service programs and collaborative networks. All work will follow PIE’s evidence-based frameworks to ensure equitable delivery of high-quality processes and deliverables. It is essential to develop and maintain a good rapport with our clients. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical for this role. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work independently, multi-task, prioritizeand expedite job responsibilities to complete work in a timely manner. Because much of our work is completed on-site in the neighborhoods where partner organizations are located, this position will work remotely a majority of the time and will frequently travel across the greater Chicagoland area, and occasionally the state, for projects. This is a full-time position and includes a substantial compensation and benefits package with health-care, retirement, and a generous vacation policy.

    Learn more and apply!


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