Newsletter: August 2010Vol 10, Issue 8

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Election Update & New Ops for Member Input

cooksy2Dear Colleagues,


Since the last newsletter, election results have come out and I want to welcome new Board members Tina Christie, Jenny Jones, and Victor Kuo as well as new president-elect, Rodney Hopson. Brian Yates was also re-elected as AEA Treasurer, an important role that he has filled exceptionally well for the past three years. They are a fantastic group of AEA supporters and advocates and I look forward to working with them. I also want to thank our other candidates on this year's ballot for your willingness to serve the association. I hope I will get to work with you in other ways.

 

In addition to the election of new Board members, Treasurer, and President, this year's ballot included a referendum on the revised bylaws. I am happy to report that the bylaws revisions sucessfully passed. Because they are very dry, I can't in good faith encourage you to read them, but I do encourage you to know where they are so that you can consult them when you have a question. I do recommend reading the association policies, which spell out the commitments we make in the bylaws. Anytime you have concerns or ideas associated with the policies, you can share via the "click here" link online or feel free to contact me or any member of the Board directly.

 

Another opportunity to give your input is also available via AEA's statement on the Importance of Culturally Competent Evaluation. Recently, member input improved the Evaluation Road Map from AEA's Evaluation Policy Task Force and the Board's bylaws revisions. Please take some time to look at the statement and give your feedback. Your comments are greatly valued.

 

Looking forward to fall, I'd like you to keep your eyes open for the next installments of AEA's Thought Leaders series that was initiated last year. Many of the old-timers (like me) joined AEA when it was a small community. In those days, it was pretty easy to meet the authors who wrote the books and articles you revered. Now that the association is larger, I think it is more difficult to make the same connections. Feeling the same way, Deb Rog started the Thought Leaders discussion series with the goal of creating an avenue for personal interaction (as personal as asynchronous electronic dialogue can be, anyway!) between the newer members of AEA and our gurus. While I encourage everyone to be active participants in the series, I especially invite the newer members of the association to join the conversation and use the opportunity to explore your ideas, ask questions, raise concerns, and express your beliefs about evaluation with some of the most-respected members of our profession. 

 
Our September Thought Leader will be Laura Leviton, past president of AEA, one of the authors of Foundations of Program Evaluation, and Special Advisor for Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In October, Tom Schwandt, Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation, recipient of AEA's Paul Lazarsfeld award for contributions to evaluation theory, and professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will facilitate the discussion.

 

Next newsletter, I'll be back to raving about the coming attractions at Evaluation 2010! In the meantime, I wish you the best!

 

Leslie

 
Leslie Cooksy
2010 AEA President
In This Issue
Statement on Cultural Competence
Policy Watch with George Grob
Meet Maureen Wilce
AEA Election Results
2010 Plenary Speakers
2010 Program Online
In the News
TechTalk with LaMarcus Bolton
Book: Evaluation Essentials
Upcoming Conferences
Volunteer Opportunities
New Jobs Postings
Get Involved
About Us
Quick Links
Weigh in on AEA's Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation

AEA is seeking member input on a critical document that culminates five years of work and that stems from a joint initiative with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to address the complexity of needs and expectations of evaluators working across cultures and in diverse communities. The intent of AEA's Building Diversity Initiative was (1) to improve the quality and effectiveness of evaluation by increasing the number of racially and ethnically diverse evaluators in the evaluation profession, and (2) to improve the capacity of all evaluators to work across cultures.

 

AEA's Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation affirms the importance of cultural competency in evaluation practices and informs readers of AEA's expectations for culturally competent evaluation. The Statement was crafted by the Task Force on Cultural Competence in Evaluation, a Task Force of the Diversity Committee  You can read the statement and submit your feedback here. You'll need to log into the AEA website, review the statement and provide input on or before Wednesday, September 9. Your log-in info is below.

 

Says Cindy Crusto, chair of AEA's Task Force on Cultural Competence in Evaluation: "Input from membership is critically important given the diversity of disciplines, settings and geographic regions of the U.S. in which members practice, commission, teach and write about evaluation. And the statement is relevant in that it affirms the importance of cultural competence as a criterion for assessing the quality of evaluation efforts. It also confirms the importance of practicing evaluators attending to relevant dimensions of culture and illuminates important elements of cultural competence relevant to the interpretation and use of evaluation findings. The statement was commissioned by AEA as an expression of the importance of cultural competence in evaluation. It is grounded in AEA's Guiding Principles and moves beyond the principles to further explore and expand cultural competence and its significance in evaluation. It also clearly expresses a basic stance of AEA that cultural competence in evaluation practice must be improved for the greater good of society and the profession."

 

If you are attending this year's annual conference in San Antonio, consider attending Think Tank Session 242 sponsored by the Presidential Strand. This highly interactive think tank is the capstone event in the association's member review of AEA's Public Statement on the Importance of Cultural Competence in Evaluation. Member input will help shape the final version of this Statement and create a vision for moving toward wider attention to culture in evaluation. The session is scheduled for Thursday, November 11, 10:55 a.m. in San Antonio.

 

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Policy Watch - Weighing the Evidence on Home Visiting Programs
From George Grob, Consultant to the Evaluation Policy Task Force
 
GrobThe recently enacted health care reform legislation contains a provision authorizing a Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The law requires that to be eligible for funding, a program must meet a number of stringent conditions. Among them is that it has been evaluated using rigorous, evidence based methods. It further stipulates that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review the evaluations that have already been performed on various home visiting models in order to determine which ones have been proven successful using rigorous evaluation methods and that the methodology for conducting that review be transparent and subject to public comment. True to the law, HHS published for comment its methodology for conducting that review.

 

The proposed methodology, among other things, automatically reserves its "high" level rating to randomized assignment studies and relegates all other methods to "moderate" or low levels. You can read the announcement requesting public comments online.

 

The AEA Board and the Evaluation Policy Task Force worked together in preparing comments which were signed by our "three presidents" - Leslie Cooksy, President, Debra Rog, Immediate Past President, and Jennifer Greene, President-elect.

 

In summary, AEA's comments recognize the importance of using "evidence based" models as a basis for distributing funds available under the home visiting program and that the proposed criteria and methodology for a systematic review of such models represents a thoughtful starting point for assessing the evidence of their effectiveness. However, the AEA comments raise concerns about how the studies upon which the evidence is based are rated. They include recommendations to 1) forego assigning an automatic high rating for random assignment designs and automatically relegating all other evaluation designs to moderate or low ratings, and avoid using the label "gold standard" in connection with random assignment designs in the rating methodology, 2) use additional criteria to assess the value of impact evaluations, 3) more specifically identify alternative impact evaluation methods, and 4) emphasize the value of multiple studies and mixed methods.

 

The relative value of randomized control, quasi-experimental, and other study types has been a matter of intense interest among evaluation professionals. The AEA Board, including its three presidents, and the Evaluation Policy Task Force recognize that there is much more to be said about such evaluation methodologies than is included in its comments on the HHS home visiting program. However, it was important to offer balanced advice in response to a formal invitation for public comments from a Federal Government agency on a topic of such relevance to the evaluation community.

 

For anyone interested in this topic, I wish to emphasize the importance of reading the HHS notice and the AEA comments in their entirety. For those interested in further discussion of these issues, I would like once again to invite you to join the evaluation policy discussion group.

 

Go to the Evaluation Policy Discussion List and Join the Conversation

Meet Maureen Wilce - CDC Evaluator and Local Affiliate Liaison 
AEA's 6,300 members worldwide represent a range of backgrounds, specialties and interest areas. Join us as we profile a different member each month via our Questions and Answers column. This month's profile spotlights Maureen Wilce, a longtime evaluator, CDC employee and local affiliate representative. 
 
WilceName: Maureen Wilce
Affiliation: Evaluation and Community Interventions Team Leader, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Degrees: B.A. in Anthropology, M.S. in Urban Studies (Georgia State University)
Years in the Evaluation Field: 21
Joined AEA: 1998
AEA Leadership: Treasurer for three years with the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association (AaEA) affiliate of AEA; have served on its leadership council for eight years. AaEA actively promotes the AEA/CDC Summer Institute and annual conference and provides on-site assistance. 
 
Why do you belong to AEA?
"I belong to AEA because it allows me to be part of a dynamic professional community. While I am very thankful to have a job that brings continual learning opportunities, being part of AEA and the local affiliate allows me to share my skills and love of evaluation with other evaluators and my community."

Why do you choose to work in the field of evaluation?
"I get to work with the nicest people -both fellow evaluators and staff from the programs we support with our evaluation skills."
 
What is the most memorable or meaningful evaluation that you have been part of  - and why?
"For almost 10 years, AaEA has partnered on evaluation with a local nonprofit housing agency, Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM). Working closely with DCM staff, AaEA volunteers have evaluated its homeless shelter, its transitional housing program, and its emergency assistance program. We've also focused considerable effort on building the staff's evaluation capacity. DCM has used the evaluation findings to direct program changes, sustain effective services, and advocate for resources (successfully!). AaEA member evaluators have built new skills and best of all, we've seen our evaluation findings used to better our community. Through the partnership, DCM has become a recognized leader in promotion and use of evaluation by nonprofit organizations, and was highlighted at AEA's Evaluation 2008 in a think tank session with Hallie Preskill and Shanelle Boyle presenting. I've been fortunate enough to be a part of this effort since its inception. I've been mentored by exceptional evaluators and have had the chance to share my skills with those newer to the field. The AaEA team is now working with DCM to evaluate its volunteer program and, in the process, we are learning new skills in survey development, qualitative analysis, and integrating mixed-use designs. Our next challenge will be to think about ways to evaluate "shadowing" as a method for volunteer training." 

What advice would you give to those new to the field? 
"Don't worry that you don't know every theory, method, or technique. Listen to what the program stakeholders really need and can use and help them find ways to answer their critical questions. You can learn the rest along the way."   

If you know someone who represents The Face of AEA, send recommendations to AEA's Communications Director, Gwen Newman, at [email protected].
AEA 2010 Election Results

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating AEA's 2012 President, AEA's Treasurer and three new board members at large - and thank you all for taking the time to participate in AEA's online election. AEA's new officers will be sworn in at our annual conference in San Antonio this fall. If you know them, take a moment to welcome them aboard. And if you don't, take time out at Evaluation 2010 to attend their official swearing-in. In a subsequent issue, we'll speak with each of them more personally. They begin their three-year terms in January.

 
AEA President-elect-elect
  • Rodney Hopson (Pennsylvania)

AEA Treasurer

  • Brian Yates (District of Columbia)

AEA Board Members at Large 2011-2013

  • Christina Christie (California)

  • Jenny Jones (Virginia)

  • Victor Kuo (California)

An Exciting Line Up for Evaluation 2010

Planning a trek to the Evaluation 2010 conference in San Antonio? This year's theme is Evaluation Quality and we have an exciting array of speakers to add to the experience. Read further to learn more about the event's four plenary speakers, including a famed actress, two authors, and six AEA presidents. Check out some of the highlights below. In next month's issue we'll share more.

SmithAn Hour with Anna Deavere Smith, American Actress, Playwright, and Professor. The conference opens with an exceptional opportunity to see Anna Deavere Smith in person. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and two Tony Awards, among many other honors, Deavere Smith is best known for her documentary theatre style based on material solely from interviews that she conducts. Her works include Fires in the Mirror, Twilight: Los Angeles, and, most recently, Let Me Down Easy. She also has many television and film credits, including the roles of the National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing and hospital administrator Mrs. Akalitus in Nurse Jackie. In this plenary, she will start with a brief description of her research process, perform some excerpts of her work, and conclude with comments about the importance of authenticity in quality. Wednesday, November 10, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Evaluation Quality. This plenary brings two unique perspectives on the idea of quality. Psyche Williams-Forson is a professor of American Studies, is particularly interested in the ways that power functions in our everyday lives and the ways objects like food are used to perform cultural work. Her writings include the award-winning book, Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power. Crispin Sartwell is a philosopher and journalist, who has written on anarchist political theory, epistemology, and aesthestics, including the book, Six Names of Beauty. In a conversation facilitated by James Davis, member of AEA for over 20 years and co-founder of the Multi-ethnic Issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group, the two presenters will help us think about evaluation quality in new ways. Thursday, November 11, 8-8:45 a.m.

Evaluation Quality: The Good, The Bad, the Beautiful, and the Ugly. As evaluators coming from a variety of disciplines and working in a wide range of cultural and professional contexts, we have myriad ways of thinking about evaluation quality. In her Presidential Address, AEA's Leslie Cooksy will reflect on these different ways of thinking and discuss how they influence our views about how to improve our practice. Friday, November 12, 8-8:45 a.m.

Reflections on the Conference and the Conference Theme by Recent Past AEA Presidents. AEA's 2005-2009 AEA Presidents will reflect on the theme of evaluation quality and comment on how the conference did (or did not) illuminate it. Hear from Melvin Mark, Hallie Preskill, Sharon Rallis, Debra Rog and William Trochim. This plenary will end with a celebratory toast of bubbly (champagne and sparkling cider). Saturday, November 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

To register for this year's conference, click here. And stay tuned for more specifics. We look forward to seeing you there!

AEA's 2010 Conference Program Online - And You Can Customize!

2010 ConferenceThe 2010 Annual Conference Program is now online. Search by presenter, session type, keyword or sponsor to find the information most relevant to you. With over 600 sessions, the 2010 program truly explores the breadth and depth of the field as well as the Presidential Strand theme of Evaluation Quality. Even if you are unable to attend the conference itself, the program is a resource for learning about new work in the field and identifying colleagues with common interests.

 

To make the most of the program, login to the AEA website using your username and password. This may be done from anywhere on the AEA website or right from the program search page itself. Logging in will allow you to create a custom program guide, saving those sessions of interest to you for future retrieval and reference. Don't worry, you'll still receive the hardcopy program on site if you attend the conference. However, as always, the onsite program will not include the full abstracts that may be found online. The detail available in the online program allows for more in-depth exploration of the session content.

 

The program is searchable in multiple ways. You can use the "View all Sessions" button to see a list of all sessions in order. The sponsor menu will allow you to view sessions sponsored by a particular Topical Interest Group (TIG) or as part of the Presidential Strand. Want to know when AEA's business meeting is scheduled, who's headlining the four plenaries or when the opening and closing reception will be held. Want to find all of the presentations offered by your favorite presenter, a colleague or a well-known luminary in the field. You can do a quick search for all of the above.

 

Take a moment to search the program to plan your conference attendance, build your professional network, or identify how to connect with colleagues. Of course, we also hope that you will join us the week of November 8 for AEA's Annual Conference in San Antonio. 

 

Go to the Evaluation 2010 searchable online program

In the News
art.cezanneMuseum Evaluators How do museums ensure their displays are a success? And how do they document their discoveries? That's the topic of a recent Wall Street Journal article that showcased the work evaluators are conducting at museums across the country. Their people-watching work has led to shorter copy blocks, changes in traffic flow, on-site signage and art arrangement and underscores the importance of data when it comes to funding some of our more popular downtime pursuits. A paragraph from the article entitled The Museum is Watching You: Galleries Quietly Study What People Like, or Skip, to Decide What Hangs Where. "More museums are paying to send stealth observers through their galleries. Based on what they see, the museums may rearrange art or rewrite the exhibit notes. Their efforts reflect the broader change in the mission of museums: It's no longer enough to hang artfully curated works. Museum exhibits are expected to be interactive and engaging. As well, many foundations and donors are requiring proof that their funding is well-spent, and the studies provide data to show a rise in traffic or exhibit engagement." Two AEA members are quoted. To read the article, click here 
 
Social Media bookAEA Spotlighted AEA is featured twice in a new social media book published by the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership. Social Networking for Nonprofits: Increasing Engagement in a Mobile and Web 2.0 World explores the popularity - and practicality - of new social media platforms and its ability to bring people together. Two examples: AEA's LinkedIn membership grew from fewer than 150 to more than 2,000 in just nine months. And its popular Coffee Break Demonstration Series - 20-minute webinars that feature tools, websites and software of interest to AEA members - was an instantaneous success with 400 participants in its first online session. Social Networking for Nonprofits cites both as examples where the organization was attentive to the needs of its members - and responsive to emerging trends. For more information, visit the ASAE bookstore.
 
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APA Selects Fellow The American Psychological Association has selected AEA member Cheri Hoffman as its 2010-2011 Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellow. In this role, Cheri will spend one year working on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee. Her specific focus will be on policies that affect the psychological development of children. Congratulations Cheri!
TechTalk - Looking for work/employees? AEA's Online Career Center can help
From LaMarcus Bolton, AEA Technology Director
 
Bolton

Job openings, job opportunities, job shortages. Perhaps more than ever, searching through news sources will bring to your attention discussions about jobs. Various websites are dedicated to helping job seekers and employers in their search. Sites such as Careerbuilder.com, Monster.com and Indeed.com, just to name a few, are expansive in their breadth. However, they can be equally as overwhelming as they are helpful. Typing "evaluation" into a search field can yield thousands of results. What's worse, few of the listings are typically relevant.

 

AEA has made the search for evaluation-related careers simple - via our online career center. The career center is a "one-stop shop" for all positions with a research and/or evaluation focus. AEA maintains both job and resume banks as a service to the evaluation profession. Use of the Career Center is free for viewing, but costs $50 to submit a listing. This fee may be waived for those groups for whom it would present a financial hardship and prevent posting.

 

As an individual seeking evaluation-related employment - whether you are a recent graduate looking for your first position in the field, or are a seasoned evaluator looking for new opportunities - AEA's career center can be an invaluable asset. If you have a specific type of position in mind, the simplest approach would be to enter applicable keywords into the search box. However, if your skills are broad, you can easily browse our extensive database of available openings. If you do not initially find the type of position you are seeking, there is no need to fret! AEA's career center also allows users to post resumes. Doing so enables your information to be on file, so that employers can also seek you out!

 

As an employer, the career center can assist you in finding the ideal candidate for a position within your respective organization. When an employer has a list of competencies in mind, searching through the resume bank is an excellent method of finding ideal candidates who match your criteria. To make searching even easier, employers can target candidates by such factors as years of experience. Employers may also post listings of openings, similar to those found on Careeerbuilder or Monster, ensuring that you are casting the widest possible net.

 

Although AEA's career center contains a wealth of information and is easy to use, it can be quite time-consuming to constantly search through the listings. The use of our automatic notification alerts by email or via RSS will help ensure that you stay abreast of all new postings!

 

To find or post employment opportunities, visit AEA's online career center. For additional questions, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z
AlkinAEA member Marvin Alkin is author of a new book published by Guilford Press. Evaluation Essentials From A to Zdraws upon more than four decades of experience as well as lessons learned along the way to walk readers through the critical steps of evaluation.

From the Publisher's Site:
"Written in a refreshing conversational style, this text thoroughly prepares students, program administrators, and new evaluators to conduct evaluations or to use them in their work. The book's question-driven focus and clear discussions about the importance of fostering evaluation use by building collaborative relationships with stakeholders set it apart from other available texts. In 26 concise sections, Marvin C. Alkin explores how to: articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Student-friendly features include handy bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, annotated suggestions for further reading, and an in-depth case study that provides the basis for end-of-chapter exercises."
 
From the Author:
"I didn't want to do another typical textbook," explains Alkin. "In part, this is related to my view that most textbooks are like lectures. My style of teaching is more interactive. And so, Evaluation Essentials is written in the format of my having a conversation with readers about evaluation. Writing this book was fun. I just pretended that the reader was standing in front of me and we were conversing. I didn't hear the reader's responses but imagined what they might be saying. This book is written as a basic textbook and can be used for a beginning audience. In fact, I plan to use the text in the Winter quarter in teaching an undergraduate class. Tina Christie used the text materials in teaching a class in the Educational Leadership program. This was supplemented with more real world examples from their experience. We will use the text in a graduate Ph.D. level course relying on thorough use of the case example and focusing more heavily on the suggested additional readings."

About the Author:
Marvin C. Alkin is Emeritus Professor in UCLA's Social Research Methodology Division of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. A professor at UCLA for over 40 years, Alkin was one of the founders of the Center for the Study of Evaluation and is a leading authority in the field of evaluation. His publications list includes five books on evaluation, and over 150 journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and technical reports. Books include Using Evaluations, Debates on Evaluation, and Evaluation Roots. He is currently Associate Editor of Studies in Educational Evaluation and is Co-Section Editor for the American Journal of Evaluation. 

All AEA members receive 20% off the retail price of all books and journals ordered directly from Guilford Press as part of AEA's Publishing Partners program. To receive your 20% discount, use the promotional code "AEA" online or call 1-800-365-7006.

Go to the Publisher's Site
Upcoming Conferences 

OPEN Conference, September 22

PattonMichael Quinn Patton will be the keynote speaker at this fall's annual conference of the Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN), to be held at the World Trade Center in Portland on Wednesday, September 22. The conference theme is Advances in Evaluation Theory and Practice and in this forward-looking spirit, Patton will be introducing his new book Developmental Evaluation, which conference attendees can purchase at a discounted price. The conference will also feature a networking luncheon and the opportunity to choose from six professional development workshops offered during two separate afternoon sessions. The event will conclude with a late afternoon reception and book signing opportunity. Early registration ends September 1. For more information or to register, visit the OPEN website

H-PEA Conference, September 9-10

The Hawai'i-Pacific Evaluation Association will hold its 2010 conference September 9-10 at the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel. This year's theme is Making Evaluation Work: Participatory Evaluation & Capacity Building with J Bradley Cousins and Maenette Benham are featured as the keynote speakers. Cousins, a professor and co-director of the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services at the University of Ottawa, is the 2008 recipient of AEA's Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for theory in evaluation. Benham is dean of the Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawai'i-Manoa. She has worked extensively with the W.K.Kellogg Foundation on youth and education initiatives, is the national evaluator of the Kellogg Leadership for Community Change Initiative and the principle investigator for Engaging Communities in Education Project. For more information or to register, visit the H-PEA website.

 

EN4MRB Hosts First Conference, September 24

The Evaluation Network for the Missouri River Basin - a new mid-western affiliate for Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri - is hosting its first annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska on September 24, 2010. Keynotes include Heather Weiss and other national evaluation experts. For more information or to register, visit the EN4MRB website.  

Volunteer Opportunities - Summer Institute Advisory Council
Looking for ways to get involved in the life of the association? AEA's new Member Involvement Initiative (MII) has the following updates related to new volunteer opportunities within AEA.
 
Institute Advisory Council: AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute. The Council will be a small group of CDC staff and AEA members who will provide input, generate ideas, and serve as a critical friend to the Institute, its Program Co-chairs, and the AEA Executive Director. Council members should anticipate approximately quarterly phone meetings and periodic email traffic. Note that we do not anticipate that the Council will have a role at the Institute itself. Involvement may be more intensive in the early stages as we review what we know from the first decade of Institutes and make refinements. We are seeking AEA members who have participated in either of the past two Institutes and have interest in contributing to the Institute's success. We are not seeking CDC staff, as CDC Council members are being solicited via CDC channels. To note your interest, send an email to [email protected] with "Institute Advisory Council" in the subject line. Include (a) some information on your general background and (b) thoughts on improving or refining the institute. Deadline is September 3. We'll notify selected participants by September 10, and arrange time to meet by phone in mid September.
New Jobs & RFPs from AEA's Career Center  
What's new this month in the AEA Online Career Center? The following positions and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) have been added recently:

  • Assistant Professor, Program Evaluation at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA, USA) 
  • Advanced Researcher at OMNI Institute (Denver, CO, USA) 
  • Consultant - Literacy Program Assessment at Women for Women International (AFRICA)  
  • Research Associate (PT) at Comprehensive Research & Evaluation Services (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Senior Continuous Quality Improvement Analyst at Community Behavioral Health (Philadelphia, PA, USA) 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at International Training and Education Center for Health (Seattle, WA, USA) 
  • Research and Evaluation Advisor at REDF (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at International Training and Education Center for Health (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • Senior Program Officer: Modeling Specialist/MLE at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • USAID-Flagship Project in West Bank seeking M&E Manager/Director at Chemonics International (Ramallah, West Bank)
Descriptions for each of these positions, and many others, are available in the AEA Online Career Center. According to Google analytics, the Career Center received over 4300 unique visitors in the past month. It is an outstanding resource for posting your resume or position, or for finding your next employer, contractor or employee.
 
Job hunting? You can also sign up to receive notifications of new position postings via email or RSS feed.
 
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