• 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).

  • 10/16/2020 10:00 AM | Anonymous
    Registration and more information about the training can be found here: https://indianaevaluation.org/Events

    Ripple Effect Mapping (REM) is an evaluation method designed to assess the intended and unintended impacts of community-engaged programs and initiatives. In other words, it allows us to better understand the effect we have in a community beyond surveys and quantitative data. REM combines the use of appreciative inquiry and mind mapping to identify how a program impacted or influenced the community it serves.

    We will use an interactive format to immerse participants in a virtual REM session. Because of the high level of engagement required, we request that all participants agree to turn on both their video and audio during the participatory parts of the virtual session.

    Sarah Goletz, MPH is the Associate Director of Evaluation at the Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network office at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Her background includes working with underserved communities and refugee populations to improve health outcomes. She has prior research experience in xeno-transplantation and the educational attainment of rural and disadvantaged populations.

    Jennifer Taylor, DHEd, MPH is the Executive Director of the Indiana AHEC Network and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her background includes over a decade of experience working on a variety of health-related topics including health workforce development, program evaluation, workplace wellness, interprofessional education, behavioral health, and primary prevention.

    Networking Opportunity

    After the REM session, you are invited to stay on the Zoom call to network with other participants and IEA members. We will utilize breakout rooms to keep the groups smaller and conversations flowing.

    Registration and more information about the training can be found here: https://indianaevaluation.org/Events

  • 09/17/2020 10:41 PM | Anonymous

    Chicagoland Evaluation Association members, the associate board of the CEA, are looking for opportunities to support our member network. If you have any opportunities (webinars, job postings, etc.) for individuals or a group (we have 99 members),  you can get in touch with me at connect@evalchicago.org and we can talk more. 

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