• 03/12/2021 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    Hello CEA Members,

    Education Development Center (EDC) is looking for someone based in Chicagoland with familiarity with urban planning or city planning in Chicagoland. Experience with spatial mapping is a huge plus. If that sounds like you or someone you know and you'd be willing to have a brief conversation about your experiences that could potentially lead to come consulting work, please reach out to Camille Lemieux at clemieux@edc.org. 

    Thank you,

    Camille Lemieux

    Research Associate

    Education Development Center (EDC)

  • 03/03/2021 8:11 PM | Anonymous

    Common Threads

    Intern, Research, Evaluation & Analytics (Part-Time)

    Department: Research & Evaluation

    Research, Evaluation and Analytics Intern Position Overview: 

    Common Threads is seeking a part-time, unpaid Research, Evaluation and Analytics Intern for the summer term (approximately June – August). Interns seeking academic credit are preferred. This is a work from home/remote position for approximately 20 hours per week. Applications will be accepted through March 22, 2021, or until the position is filled. The position reports primarily to the Vice President of Research and Evaluation and the Evaluation Manager.

    This intern will support the Common Threads’ Research, Evaluation and Analytics team with achieving their goals and objectives. This team is collecting, analyzing and reporting insights and data about our programs, participants, and community partners to internal stakeholders, as well as external funders and partners. Furthermore, this team is developing relationships with academic researchers to scope future research studies.

    At Common Threads, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in applied research, including program evaluation, while learning how a national nonprofit operates and exploring a career in nutrition education, food security and wellness.

    How to Apply? 

    You can click on link  below and jump to the Common Threads website to start the application: Intern Research Evaluation & Analytics PartTime - Careers At Common Threads (hrmdirect.com)

  • 12/22/2020 3:28 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Enlace Chicago: Education Evaluation and Data Specialist

    The Education Evaluation and Data Specialist works with the Enlace evaluation team to support staff in data management and building structures to support continuous quality improvement practices for education programs and initiatives. Specifically, they support education team members in developing data tracking systems, with data extraction and analysis, and identifying and developing data collection tools. The Specialist also develops data visuals for interpretation with teams as well as assists with data collection and analysis for education grant reports. The Education Evaluation and Data Specialist is also responsible for developing a year-long evaluation timeline, monitoring data collection and developing the local annual evaluation reports for 21st Century Community Schools Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants.


    Enlace Education Evaluation and Data Specialist job description_Dec 2020.pdf
  • 12/17/2020 6:28 AM | Anonymous


    Evaluator and Evaluation Blogs

    Evaluators are blogging! Some focus on evaluation, some do not. Look for the  to identify AEA members. If you are a blogger, or on Twitter, send an email to info@eval.org to have your blog or twitter name considered for adding to the aea365.org/blog/ page.

  • 12/09/2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Special Events

    CEA Annual Members' Meeting & Party


    December 9, 2019 | 12:00-1:00PM

    Celebrate the end of CEAs year with virtual fun, wine, great people, and a little CEA business, too. Open to all CEA members.

  • 12/04/2020 8:45 AM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    Manager of Strategic Planning - posted 11/20/20

    Reporting to the Director of Strategic Planning, the Manager of Strategic Planning is responsible for supporting the structures and professional capacity necessary for leading continuous improvement (CI) work to help fulfill CPS’ vision - Success Starts Here. The Manager of Strategic Planning will project manage components of the CI process, including but not limited to the development of CI plans, professional development delivery within the arc of learning, and alignment with data strategy. This includes contributing to a strategy for data informed best practices, as well as supporting internal collaboratives and teams in supporting their continuous improvement work.

    Equity Program Manager - posted 11/12/20

    The Equity Program Manager reports directly to the Chicago Equity Officer in the Office of Equity at Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The program manager serves as a public face of the initiatives that support boys and young men of color, establishing and ensuring the integrity and impact of the initiatives within CPS and the community. The EPM will assist with building a strategic plan that builds coherence for student programming.The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective advocate for structural change, grounded in principles of racial equity and social justice; a creative thinker; and an effective collaborator, supervisor and project manager.

  • 12/01/2020 3:19 PM | Brad Krueger (Administrator)

    The Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) is pleased to announce the following candidates who are running for CEA leadership positions.

    CEA Vice President Candidate Statements (1)

    Sheila Rodriguez

    I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the position of Vice President-Elect of the Chicago Evaluation Association. For the past 2 years I have been an active member of the CEA.  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 research associate at Education Development Center (EDC) in Chicago, IL. I have extensive experience in evaluation and education research.  I started my career, over 12 years ago, as a researcher and was given the opportunity to do some evaluation work, specifically in the afterschool realm and I fell in love with evaluation and have not looked back ever since. I continue to grow in my understanding and experience in evaluation work and the importance of evaluation in education. 

    If elected, in my role as Vice President I will promote the advancement of CEA’s mission through inclusive practices. I vow to listen intently and act purposefully in the best interest of the CEA membership to support and expand the range of diversity within CEA. I will engage in more dialogue that encourages collaboration and unify us in achieving a shared vision. Be a collaborative thought partner to the CEA President in creating a stronger and more viable leadership structure and provide any administrative supports, as necessary, that will move the work and vision of the CEA forward. Additionally, I will assist the President in expanding membership, events and activities throughout the full-term of this position. If I am fortunate enough to be elected, I pledge that I will honor my commitment to serve CEA with integrity, honesty and care for all in supporting the continued growth and development of CEA as a stronghold in evaluation.

    CEA Secretary Candidate Statements (1)

    Linda Galib 

    Hello Chicagoland Evaluation Association members! My name is Linda Galib (pronouns she/her), and I’m running for the position of CEA Secretary. I currently serve as Research and Evaluation Director at Urban Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that implements youth development programs in Chicago Public Schools. I’m also a full-time doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Research Methodology at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education. I strive to keep equitable evaluation practices at the center of my work, and am interested in developing strategies for making participation in evaluation as fun, equitable, and inclusive as possible for youth. Prior to Urban Initiatives, I was a Senior Analyst for the Government Accountability Office, where I evaluated federal health care programs and policies. I have master’s degrees in public health and public policy from the University of Michigan. In my spare time, I love experimenting with new sourdough recipes, running, yoga, anything involving the outdoors, and playing board games.

    I truly appreciate CEA as an organization for serving as a valuable resource to build our networks and skills. I would love to become more active in CEA and would be honored to serve you all as CEA Secretary. In addition to my general love of evaluation and appreciation for this organization, I would bring strong communication, collaboration, and organizational skills, as well as dedication and commitment to the role. Thank you for your consideration!

    Each candidate has been invited to introduce themselves and share their candidate statement at the CEA annual members’ meeting on December 9. Please RSVP here and join us for the meeting!

    Voting will take place online from December 14 through 18. You will receive an email with a link to cast your ballot. Results will be announced by December 31, and the new officers will serve a 2-year term from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.

    Please feel free to contact any member of the Nominating Committee if you have questions or would like additional information: Ada Gomero (acgomero@gmail.com), Camille Lemieux (clemieux@edc.org) or Rebecca Teasdale (rteasd2@uic.edu).

  • 11/30/2020 6:33 AM | Anonymous

    Education Development Center

    Education Development Center is hiring for a Senior Research Associate.
    This is a great opportunity for research and evaluation folks with experience working on racial equity issues, as well as a deep understanding of the needs of local neighborhoods, communities, non-profits and community-based organizations in Chicago.

    This position could also be a great opportunity for an ABD student or PhD graduate with experience in evaluation, philanthropy, and/or working with community organizations in Chicago.


    Senior Research Associate in Chicago, IL, USA.



    Please note that we are looking for candidates who share EDC’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and who understand the importance of cultural responsiveness in today’s context. Candidates with lived experience of marginalized populations are encouraged to apply.

  • 11/17/2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) is seeking nominations for the positions of Vice President and Secretary. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in CEA. Both positions will serve a 2-year term from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. 

    Use the form below to nominate yourself or another CEA member by Friday, November 13, 2020. Nominees will be contacted by the Nominating Committee to discuss the role and confirm their candidacy. Voting will take place online in mid-December.


    About the positions:

    • The Vice President performs the duties of the President in the absence of, or at the request of the President. In the absence of the Treasurer and the President, the Vice-President is authorized to sign checks for disbursements as authorized by the Board. The Vice-President is a member ex-officio of the Program Committee and may be appointed to chair that Committee by the President. This is a new position that was added to the CEA board per the new CEA bylaws that were approved by the membership in December 2019.

    • The Secretary performs, or causes to be performed, the following tasks: maintains a master calendar for the organization, maintains the membership list, takes minutes at Board meetings, takes minutes at the Annual Business Meeting and makes them available to members, authenticates corporate records and maintains official corporate documents except those held by the Treasurer, verifies the security of ballots and of any Web site used for voting, and handles official correspondence for CEA.

    Please feel free to contact any member of the Nominating Committee if you have questions or would like additional information: Ada Gomero (acgomero@gmail.com), Camille Lemieux (clemieux@edc.org) orRebecca Teasdale (rteasd2@uic.edu).

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