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  • 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!


  • 05/25/2022 10:44 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of residents of the Little Village community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.

    Job Title: Community Health Evaluation and Data Specialist

    Purpose: Supports community health team in tracking data and outcomes, data input, and database training as well as developing reports and tools to assess impact.

    Reports to: Evaluation and Data Director 

    Accountable to: Director of Community Health, Assistant Director of Community Health, Health Supervisors, Enlace leadership team, Evaluation and Data team

    Communicates with: Community health team members, community health partners and funders

    Informs: Enlace staff

    Status: Full-time

    Learn more and apply here!

    Or here:

    https://www.enlacechicago.org/jobs

  • 04/18/2022 9:33 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    The RFP (Request for Proposals) is OPEN for the 2022 Annual CQI Conference: Nurturing Your CQI Garden

    Due 5/6/22

    The CQI Community invites you to submit a proposal for the 2022 Annual CQI Community Conference. This year's theme is Nurturing Your CQI Garden. The conference will be held November 15 & 16, 2022 at the IHotel in Champaign, IL. 

    This year’s conference will highlight innovative strategies for building, maintaining, and reaping the benefits of an effective 21st century CQI system. CQI systems in the 21st century should reflect an organization's policy, objectives and commitment to quality. This includes authentic engagement of the work force and service recipients throughout the CQI process, engaging in CQI activities that center race, equity and inclusion, and applying well developed quality tools and techniques throughout the organization. 

    We are seeking proposals for 75-minute workshops that feature innovative quality improvement strategies, methods, and tools that are practical, proven, or promising. Preference will be given to workshops that speak to the impact and/or practical application of the chosen topic and provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss how the information shared might be applied in their own settings. Providing attendees with concrete examples and opportunities for hands-on application is highly encouraged.

    Please click this link to our website for more information on what we are looking for, suggested topics, and how to submit your proposal: https://cqi.cfrc.illinois.edu/con_info.php

    Submit questions and proposals to: CQICommunity@gmail.com    

    RFP’s are due Friday, May 6, 2022. The selected proposals and the presenters will be notified in late June 2022.

    cqi2022_RequestForProposals.docx

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