• 02/20/2020 2:19 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    Job posted here: https://ama-assn.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=2&id=1192

    "The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.  To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. 

    As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness.   

    Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization.  Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA. 

    We have an opportunity at our headquarters in Chicago for a Director, Health Equity Data Use & Research on our Strategy team. As part of the team, you will support building a Center for Health Equity which will be an organizational home designed to elevate the importance of and to sustain the AMA’s health equity efforts. The role of the Center for Health Equity is to embed health equity across the AMA so that health equity becomes part of the practice, process, action, innovation, and organizational performance and outcomes. The best measure of our long-term success and most desired outcome is meaningful, relevant, and impactful inclusion of health equity into the strategic and operational objectives of the AMA.  You will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for multiple data and research related projects focused on establishing AMA reputation as a trusted source of data and knowledge of Health Equity.  Identify and manage relationships with key collaborators and external stakeholders who can provide access to large public and private health databases and reporting capabilities relevant to Health Equity’s strategic plan.  


    Provide leadership and build the roadmap for Health Equity data, research, and evaluation related projects:

    • Define and lead the overall development and infrastructure of Health Equity’s data and technical roadmap
    • Build a team to support data, research, and evaluation needs that will inventory existing enterprise-wide health equity data, evaluation, and research efforts; work with the VP to assess data resources and gaps in the context of the VP’s organizational goals/vision and the AMA’s strategic goals, and develop and implement an evaluation and research agenda that advances the work of the unit and the AMA at large
    • Develop an overall strategy and manage enterprise standards for identifying, assessing, accessing, analyzing and publishing relevant information from data sources
    • Lead efforts to develop and publish relevant manuscripts, fact sheets, and data reports
    • Translate and use data to strengthen advocacy/policy opportunities

    Data collection, analysis, and technical support:

    • Build a database to house, track, and evaluate progress on enterprise-wide efforts to embed equity in metrics and performance plans
    • Provide technical assistance in implementing an equity lens for Enterprise-wide multiple data-related projects involving large public and private health databases 
    • Provide technical and analytical expertise on epidemiologic and statistical methods to lead the development and implementation of multivariate statistical analysis to evaluate the social, system, and structural level drivers of Health Equity
    • Conduct ‘data for equity’ trainings to build and strengthen organizational capacity of other data, research, and evaluation staff across the enterprise
    • Lead and carry out multiple data-related projects involving large public and private health databases in support of Health Equity’s strategy by gathering requirements, developing solutions, building reports, sharing findings and providing support to Health Equity project teams, AMA senior management and external collaborators

    Identify and manage relationships with key collaborators:

    • Identify and manage relationships with key collaborators, external stakeholders and consultants relevant to Health Equity
    • Develop relationships with internal groups to embed health equity across the AMA focusing on data use, analysis and reporting

    Staff Management:

    • Lead, mentor and provide management oversight for professional staff 
    • Responsible for setting objectives, evaluating performance and developing staff
    • Identify opportunities for advancing staff skills and expertise 


    • Master’s degree (MA/MS) or PHD with specialization in public health, social epidemiology, health economics or other related field required
    • Minimum 10 years of experience in the field of data analytics, with knowledge of healthcare and/or public health information required; minimum 5+ years in health equity data, research and/or evaluation; must have a social and structural analysis to advance health equity withspecific expertise in race, gender identity, and sexual orientation data collection and analysis
    • Minimum 5 years of managing people and all facets of complex solution development projects to timeline and budget, including resource allocation management and resource modeling.
    • Substantive experience in the analysis of complex health related studies, including, panel, cross-sectional, uni-variate and multivariate statistical techniques
    • Substantive experience analyzing primary and secondary data, and a variety of data modalities (eg, surveillance data, claims, registries, electronic health records, survey responses, patient reported outcomes, observational studies and clinical trials, and national public health and/or health care databases)
    • Proven track record in organizational leadership - preferably in complex, multi-disciplinary organizations and team-building and collaboration
    • Experience establishing and maintaining collaborations with national stakeholders
    • Ability to demonstrate understanding of machine learning and artificial intelligence in relation to predictive models.
    • Experience with Big Data trends, tools, analytic, and modeling methodologies; experience with Big Data cloud based solutions a plus.
    • Comfortable with presenting to others in a clear, concise, convincing manner.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills, including ability to accurately gauge project duration, deliver on deadlines, and manage a workload with possible conflicting priorities.

    The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance.  The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago. "

  • 01/30/2020 12:30 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    Available jobs for Chicagoland Evaluators:

    Evaluator Advocate/Evaluation Project Lead @ BECOME

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Posting: Evaluator Advocate position_BECOME.pdf

    Senior Manager Research & Evaluation @ Weikart Center

    Location: Ypsilanti, MI
    Job Posting: Senior Manager Research Evaluation job description FINAL.pdf

    Consulting Opportunity with OneGoal

    "OneGoal is a national postsecondary access and success nonprofit. In 2017, OneGoal staff consulted internal stakeholders and external literature to identify nine non-cognitive / socio-emotional learning skills (Pillars) that we believed to be essential in supporting students (Fellows) throughout their postsecondary journeys.

    The selection of these Pillars of Fellow Success guided our decision to embark on a program overhaul aligned with Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP).

    Two years into the CRP program overhaul, we have learned that the array of socio-emotional / non-cognitive skills we are focusing on may not be sufficiently narrow to effectively guide practitioner focus, curriculum design, partner communication, and measurement.

    We are therefore seeking a consultant who can provide expert guidance in education psychology (theory and measurement) as we refine the set of nine Pillars to a  smaller subset that is meaningful, measurable, and malleable, aligned with the content and structure of our program, and proven to support the long-term outcomes our program is designed to foster.

    Please reach out to me directly at suzanne.wulach@onegoalgraduation.org if you are interested in this opportunity. Thank you!"

  • 01/20/2020 3:25 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    Scope of work for Evaluation Consultant for Instructional Equity Working Group Change Ideas funded by the McDougal Family Foundation

    If interested, please reply to this scope of work to equity@cps.edu with your resume, rate, and cover letter detailing relevant experience by January 28, 2020. Please use email subject line “Change Idea Evaluation Consultant - Your Name”. The maximum compensation for this project is $4,500.


    Chicago Public Schools’ Instructional Equity Working Group (IEWG) is composed of teachers, school administrators, partners, and central office staff. In 2019, the IEWG designed high impact change ideas (or shifts in practice) based on their experiences as equity champions at their schools and/or organizations. Students were consulted as to the feasibility and relevance of these change ideas.

    In September 2019, the CPS Office of Equity partnered with the McDougal Foundation, which granted $60,000 to support the implementation of change ideas at schools. Six schools were awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. The CPS Office of Equity would like to engage a consultant to document the implementation of six change ideas at six CPS schools across Chicago.

    Reporting and Work Relationships

    The consultant will work in close collaboration with the CPS Office of Equity and the six change idea designers to determine location, dates, and methodologies.

    Deliverables and Estimate of Days

    The time period for this contract would be from February 1 to July 15, 2020. This project is estimated to take 12 days of work time.

    Deliverable/Month (Estimated Number of Days)







    Documentation of subgrant selection process
    (1 day)


    Baseline assessment capturing student and teacher voice
    (3 days)


    Monitoring follow-up visits 
    (3 days)


    Endline interviews capturing student and teacher voice
    (3 days)



    Monitoring and evaluation report
    (1 day)


    Co-present findings at change idea convening
    (1 day)


    Additional meeting times with CPS Office of Equity team and writing time expected to take no more than 3 days.

  • 10/07/2019 12:22 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    JUF is hiring an Evaluation and Data Manager. This new position will work in coordination with the Assistant VP of Evaluation and Quality Improvement to support and expand external data and evaluation efforts for JUF’s partner agencies, individually and collectively, in addition to supporting internal JUF evaluation and ongoing research activities. Please share this job posting with any interested candidates. https://lnkd.in/gXwERju

  • 09/11/2019 11:40 AM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Position in Evaluation
    Department of Educational Psychology – College of Education
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a position for an outstanding emerging or established scholar in evaluation.  The successful candidate will have a strong record of intellectual contributions to evaluation, substantial field experience as an evaluator, and expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods. For more information, please go to www.education.illinois.edu/cbo/human-resources/available-positions

    To ensure full consideration, we ask that applications be submitted by October 10, 2019. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

  • 08/14/2019 8:47 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    The Lindau Lab at the University of Chicago is hiring for the following positions:
    JR05888 (Research Assistant);
    JR05884 (Research Assistant);
    JR05882 (Research Analyst);
    JR05923 (Director of Operations)

    To learn more type the JR codes above in the search bar here: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External 

    About the Unit: The Lindau Laboratory at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary, fast-paced laboratory performing human-level observational, interventional (clinical trials), health services, geospatial and computational/simulation research motivated by a fundamental concern for the principle of justice or fairness in health and health care. The lab is actively growing, presently with 3 concurrent NIH-funded studies (two are new 5 year, R01-funded clinical trials) and funding from AHRQ and other sources. The Lab, funded predominantly and continuously by agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services along with private philanthropy for more than 15 years, currently employs about 15 full and part-time researchers across disciplines including epidemiology, gerontology, anthropology, public health, and health care communications. The lab routinely and widely collaborates across disciplines, University of Chicago units, and with investigators at other institutions including experts in the fields of computer science, social services administration, psychology, geriatrics, oncology public health and other medical and social science fields. In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Lindau is a practicing gynecologist with specialized expertise in prevalence, prevention and treatment of sexual disorders in women. The work of the lab focuses in two main areas: 1) urban health and population health improvement, with a particular concern for women and older adults living in high-poverty communities and 2) preservation and treatment of female sexual function in the context of aging and cancer and other common diseases. The two main programs of research include the South Side Health and Vitality Studies (CommunityRx, MAPSCorps, Feed1st) and the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine (PRISM) (Bionic Breast Project, WomanLab, Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer). SSHVS is a >10 year collaborative effort led by the Lindau Lab including university researchers and community members that aims to understand how community assets and information and communication technologies can be used to improve health and vitality. The Lab has spun out two companies: NowPow, LLC and MAPSCorps, 501c3, both based in Hyde Park, that are active collaborators with the Lab’s research program.

  • 06/20/2019 12:52 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) has reached out to request volunteers to serve as reviewers for proposals submitted through its Chicago Early Learning RFP. The RFP invited current funded Delegate Agencies and Partners to apply for a continuation of funding to serve children and families birth-5 across a variety of program models.

    In short, DFSS is asking for assistance in reviewing and “rating” proposals submitted. There is no compensation involved; this is purely an act of good citizenship. Both experienced and novice proposal reviewers are welcome to participate. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the proposal review process and to better understand the landscape of early childhood services in Chicago.

    Volunteers will need to set aside time to:

    • View a recorded DFSS-led training on the scoring matrix
    • Sign a confidentiality agreement form 
    • Score between 4 to 10 proposals before 7/19 

    If you would like to volunteer (or learn more), please reach out to Rima Malhotra, Manager of Family Support Programs at rima.malhotra@cityofchicago.org.

    Many thanks for considering this opportunity to support DFSS's investments in the city.

  • 06/20/2019 12:23 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    YMCA Evaluation of Early Learning QI System
    Due: July 29, 2019

    Over the last three years at the Y we have worked to implement, scale, and refine the YQ (Y-Quality) Early Learning Initiative. The Y's systemic professional development initiative is focused on elevating instructional quality to improve educational outcomes for Chicago's children, many of whom are misserved by inequitable systems.

    We are incredibly excited to report that thanks to the support and partnership of the McCormick Foundation, we will be expanding the current evaluation and assessment work.  In the next phase of this initiative, we are looking to build on the learnings from these first few years. Attached please find RFPs for both a lead evaluation partner and an assessment partner (two-year project, subject to review after year one) -- We would greatly appreciate it if you share with your networks.

    Please reach out with any questions and thank you in advance for your willingness to spread the word!

    RFP Early Learning Programming_Evaluation Partner_June 2019.pdf

    RFP Early Learning Programming_Assessment Partner_June 2019.pdf

  • 04/29/2019 4:00 PM | Cara Karter (Administrator)

    Did you know that Chicagoland Evaluation Association members get a special rate on Evaluators' Institute courses this April in Chicago? Contact us at connect@evalchicago.org for the discount code.

    Program Dates: April 29-May 4, 2019
    Location: Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Area5615 N. Cumberland AvenueChicago, IL 60631


    Social and Organizational Network Analysis (2-day course, April 29-30)
    Instructor: Kimberly A. Fredericks, PhD
    Category: Analytic Approaches

    Linking Evaluation Questions to Analysis Techniques (3-day course, April 29-May 1)
    Instructor: Melvin M. Mark, PhD
    Category: Evaluation Approaches and Techniques

    Strategy Mapping (2-day course, April 29-30)
    Instructor:John Bryson, PhD
    Category: Using Evaluation – Strategies and Capacity

    Developmental Evaluation: Systems and Complexity (2-day course, April 29-30)
    Instructor: Michael Quinn Patton, PhD
    Category: Evaluation Approaches and Techniques

    Culture and Evaluation (1-day course, May 1)
    Instructor: Leona Ba, EdD
    Category: Using Evaluation – Strategies and Capacity

    Using Non-experimental Designs for Impact Evaluation (2-day course, May 1-2)
    Instructor: Gary T. Henry, PhD
    Category: Evaluation Theory, Design and Methods

    Qualitative Evaluation Methods (2-day course, May 1-2)
    Instructor: Michael Quinn Patton, PhD
    Category: Evaluation Theory, Design and Methods

    Presenting Data Effectively: Practical Methods for Improving Evaluation Communication(2-day course, May 2-3)
    Instructor: Stephanie Evergreen, PhD
    Category: Using Evaluation – Strategies and Capacity

    Monitoring & Evaluation: Frameworks and Fundamentals (2-day course, May 3-4)
    Instructor: Ann Doucette, PhD
    Category: Evaluation Foundations

    Sampling: Basic Methods for Probability Sampling and Non-Probability Samples (1-day course, May 3)
    Instructor: Gary T. Henry, PhD
    Category: Evaluation Theory, Design and Methods

    Designing, Managing, and Analyzing Multi-Site Evaluations (2-day course, May 3-4)
    Instructor: Debra J. Rog, PhD
    Category: Evaluation Theory, Design and Methods

  • 04/17/2019 4:57 PM | Jillian Papa

    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is accepting applications for a Research Project Specialist starting in summer or fall 2019 with rolling admission. Applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree are encouraged to apply.  Applicants interested in a gap year before graduate school are welcome. Qualified candidates will have experience in the research process including identifying related articles, applying for grants, collecting data, and analyzing data. Candidates must have interests that align with one of our divisions (a) Human and Community Development, (b) Epidemiology and Biostatistics, or (c) Health System Science. Past projects include the topics of obesity, HIV, cancer, and mental/ behavioral health.  For full description, see the link below and the attachment. For further questions, contact Nicole Summers at nsummers91@siumed.edu.


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