• 03/11/2022 9:07 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    About the job:

    EDC is looking to hire a Research Assistant II who will support privately and federally funded projects at EDC related to the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (REL-NEI) program and The Quality Measures™ Center (QM) for Program Assessment and Technical Assistance. This position requires extensive experience with quantitative research and the ability to manage large data sets, contribute to the preparation of recommendations based on data analysis findings, and prepare written materials. This position will also include tasks related to the development of visual content, including data visualizations and assistance with quality assurance.

    Position could be remote or based in Chicago, IL, Waltham, NY, or Washington, DC.

    About the company:

    EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (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.

    Learn More and Apply Here!

  • 02/25/2022 3:02 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    For both positions:

    Please email your cover letter and curriculum vitae to info@becomecenter.org by 3/15/2022 or call 312-278-1049 ext. 702 with any questions.

    Community Advocate and Co-Creator

    With a commitment to the vision of BECOME, the Community Advocate and Co-Creator will be responsible for organizing, coordinating, planning and designing proposals and projects for and with BECOME’s nonprofit partners, applying Culturally Responsive Practices and ensuring the values of BECOME are infused throughout proposals, projects, and community engagement processes. The team member will lead and engage in program evaluation, strategic planning, facilitation, and community engagement, in addition to other organization strategies with partner organizations and foundations as well community residents.

    Full job description here.

    Community Transformation Coordinator

    The Community Transformation Coordinator (CTC) serves as a project coordinator, community recruiter, and one of the Community Interest Group Interviewers and Facilitators for the Culturally Responsive Community Transformation (CRCT) model developed by BECOME. CRCT is an innovative model designed to bring residents together to identify their collective goals for social transformation within the boundaries of their neighborhood and collaboratively create pathways to turn their community insight into action. The implementation of a Culturally Responsive Community Transformation Hub will serve to build community capacity and neighborhood transformation with community-driven strategic planning, facilitation, and systems building. The CTC will play an integral role in the development and sustainability of the Community Transformation Hub and CRCT model by organizing community engagement, conducting outreach and recruiting community members for interviews and focus groups, facilitating listening sessions, including interviews and focus groups with community members, and supporting data collection and analysis activities. This work will take place in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, IL and is a part-time position with an estimated 20-25 hours per week.

    Full job description here. 

  • 02/11/2022 11:18 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    About SGA:

    SGA Youth & Family Services leads positive change for children and families in Chicago's most challenged and underserved neighborhoods. The non-profit has provided free, comprehensive services since its founding in 1911. SGA believes that sustainable community change results from a focus on early childhood, educational support, parenting, and workforce development. Collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and measurable outcomes fuel SGA’s efforts to replace the cycle of poverty with the Cycle of Opportunity®.

    Job Description: https://www.sga-youth.org/careers/

  • 02/11/2022 10:16 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Originating in Chicago, Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education, and ultimately succeed in school and life. Our organization is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving more than 13,000 youth.

    At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they can do anything with the proper support. Our professional staff are trained to work with schools, parents, and families to meet kids where they are, so they stay on the right path toward a bright future.

    We are looking for an Evaluation Specialist II (hybrid work model) to enhance our Evaluation and Quality Improvement team by being responsible for coordinating, managing, and implementing internal program evaluation activities for one or more Youth Guidance programs. This function is key to supporting program quality and sustainability through a data-driven learning culture.

    Website: https://www.youth-guidance.org/

    Job Posting: https://youthguidance.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=160&source=aWQ9Nw%3D%3D

  • 02/07/2022 3:25 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 Description

    The Research Associate at PIE Org will be responsible for moving evaluation and research projects forward through data entry, note-taking, data collection, literature reviews, qualitative analysis, scheduling, and other administrative tasks, as assigned. This position is also responsible for attending various program meetings and preparing follow-up documentation. As a person grows and learns in this position, there will be opportunities to lead their own evaluations and conduct quantitative analysis, as appropriate. This job requires travel to partner organizations around the Chicagoland area and prioritization of tasks to balance the 10-15 different projects assigned throughout the course of a year. Considerable flexibility and accommodation is needed. Client priorities, needs, and expectations often change throughout the course of a project; therefore, the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, prioritize time, and be responsive is critical to success. This position will work remotely a majority of the time. We are looking for somebody who organized, detail-oriented, and is excited to learn about how evaluation and strategic planning help build stronger nonprofit organizations.

    Learn more and apply here!

  • 02/04/2022 8:54 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Position: Violence Prevention Evaluation and Data Specialist

    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.

    Purpose: Supports Violence Prevention team in tracking data and outcomes as well as developing tools and reports/visuals to assess impact.

    Status: Full-time

    Enlace Violence Prevention Evaluation and Data Specialist job description_Feb 2022.pdf

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@enlacechicago.org, using the title “Violence Prevention Evaluation and Data Specialist” in the subject line.

  • 01/31/2022 8:05 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Director of Data and Learning

    Thrive Chicago is seeking an experienced data professional who is committed to young people and who understands and enjoys the complexities of the human services field. Thrive’s data team focuses on developing internal measurements and results, and continuing to resource the youth-serving community with insights, tools, and actionable data. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply here.


  • 01/27/2022 6:10 PM | Anonymous

    Sr. Director of Research and Innovative Thought

    Research Team · Portland, Oregon

    Background of National Crittenton 

    National Crittenton is a 137-year-old national advocacy organization with a mission to advocate for social, economic, and political justice working with and for cis and trans girls, young women and gender expansive young people impacted by chronic adversity, trauma, and various intersecting forms of social and systemic oppression. We envision a world in which young people can achieve their potential and live unapologetic lives. Our overlapping goals are to achieve collective power to advance justice and establish affirming social narratives and build ecosystems of support with and for cis and trans girls, young women, and gender expansive young people. 

    Organization: National Crittenton 

    Position: Senior Director of Research and Innovative Thought 

    Status: Full-time, Exempt 

    Deadline: Until position is filled 

    Link to this job: https://nationalcrittenton.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25 

  • 01/24/2022 10:04 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Research Associate:

    Are you excited about creating meaningful policy and program change through research and data? Join our Social IMPACT Research Center research and evaluation team at Heartland Alliance as a Research Associate (RA). The RA provides support on and occasionally leads a broad spectrum of research and evaluation projects intended to directly inform programs and policy related to human rights, equity, and social justice. We are looking for someone with a commitment to community-driven research practices and experience in mixed methods. 


    Senior Research Associate:

    Are you excited about creating meaningful policy and program change through research and data? Join our Social IMPACT Research Center research and evaluation team at Heartland Alliance as a Senior Research Associate (SRA). The SRA leads a broad spectrum of research and evaluation projects intended to directly inform programs and policy related to humans rights, equity, and social justice. We are looking for someone with a commitment to community-driven research practices, strong project management skills, and experience in mixed-methods.

  • 12/14/2021 8:49 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    The Executive Board of CEA has three items for your consideration on the ballot this year. The ballot will close at 10:00pm CST on Saturday, December 18th. Active CEA members each may cast one vote.

    The three items on the ballot are the election of a President, Vice President, 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 12/15.

    The slate of candidates for each position includes:


    Sheila Rodriguez

    I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the position of President-Elect of the Chicago Evaluation Association. For the past 3 years I have been an active member of the CEA and for the past 10 years an active American Evaluation Association member.  For the past year I have had the honor of being the Vice President of CEA, which was a new role for the association. My passion lies in education, evaluation, and research. My thinking about evaluation has been expanded by the knowledge shared and by my interactions with established and emerging evaluators who are as passionate, if not even more, about the importance of evaluation work.

    I am currently a Senior Technical Assistance and Training Associate at Education Development Center (EDC) in Chicago, IL. I have extensive experience in evaluation, conducting research studies, project management and developing professional development for educators.  I started my career, over 13 years ago, as a research assistant for the American Institutes for Research (AIR)and worked my way through the research and evaluation career path. It was when I started at EDC, over 8 years ago, where I was introduced to evaluation and given the opportunity to do some evaluation work, specifically in out of school time.  This is where my love for evaluation began. I continue to grow in my understanding and experience in evaluation work and the importance of evaluation in education. For the last six years, I have been the statewide evaluator for a state education agency’s federally funded afterschool program and manage the data collection activities and relationship-building with the client and its grantees. In the last 3-4 years I have been involved in various evaluation projects, which focus on STEM education, Science education for girls of marginalized groups and 

    I have extensive experience providing coaching and building the capacity of state-, district- and school-level educators. I co-authored a continuous improvement toolkit designed to help school- and district-based practitioners in a continuous improvement effort and I provide extensive coaching to schools and districts in implementing the continuous improvement process. I am involved in EDC’s EDI Committee and facilitate trainings on implicit biases, all on a voluntary basis. I am fully bilingual in Spanish and English and I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Studies from Brown University and a Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University-Schaumburg.  

    Vice President:

    Casey Solomon- Filer

    Casey Solomon-Filer (she/her) is an evaluator with BECOME Center for Community Engagement and Social Change, and also works as a consultant for national and international projects. Her passion for the field stems from the potential for evaluation to support the redistribution of power towards a more just world. She has a particular interest in culturally responsive evaluation, feminist evaluation, and systems change. Her evaluation experience includes programs on civic engagement, training, informal learning, community organizing, STEM, and conservation. Casey dabbled in evaluation for years before fully stepping into the profession in 2016. She has a Master of Arts in Program Evaluation from Michigan State University and another in Arab Studies with a concentration on Culture and Society from Georgetown University. 

    Casey has served as a programming committee co-chair with Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) for three years. During her involvement she sought to open opportunities for more CEA voices to steer programming decisions while also showcasing the work and talents of more of our members. She is grateful for the opportunity she had to serve the organization and CEA community, and is currently running for the position of Vice President of CEA.

    Casey’s recent pastimes include hiking, visiting museums, staying up way too late doing very little, and trying to convince her soon-to-be two and five-year olds to find games they can play together that do not involve high-pitched screaming.


    Rebecca Teasdale

    I am an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and have served as Treasurer of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) for the past 2 years (2020-2021). As a researcher, I investigate and develop strategies evaluators use to define success for educational and social interventions and represent those definitions as evaluative criteria. I aim to help evaluators pursue multidimensional definitions of success, center the voices of program participants and community members, and advance equity and social justice in evaluation. My evaluation practice focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in formal and informal contexts, and I teach graduate-level courses in evaluation and research methods. Previously, I served as a Senior Evaluation and Research Associate with Garibay Group, where I conducted culturally responsive and equity-focused evaluations of informal STEM education. I hold a PhD in educational psychology with specialization in evaluation methodology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a CEA member since 2013, I have benefited greatly from my participation in CEA’s professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities. I hope to continue to support CEA’s growth and development by serving an additional 1-year term as Treasurer.

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