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.
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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.
Position Title: Community Data Manager
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.
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.
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.
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An Evaluation Coach of 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 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, 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.
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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
The RFP (Request for Proposals) is OPEN for the 2022 Annual CQI Conference: Nurturing Your CQI Garden
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.
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.
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For both positions:
Please email your cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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.
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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/
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.
Job Posting: https://youthguidance.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=160&source=aWQ9Nw%3D%3D