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Advancing Collaborative Evaluation Network: 2017 Call for Qualifications

The Annie E. Casey Foundation seeks qualified experts to join the Advancing Collaborative Evaluation (ACE) Network, a group of experienced evaluators from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. ACE Network members are available to pursue contracts to conduct evaluation work for foundations, think tanks, nonprofits, research institutes and other producers and consumers of evaluation who share our desire for a more diverse and inclusive sector. They represent a wide range of methodological backgrounds and possess substantive skills. Qualified candidates will be independent evaluators, leaders or principal investigators of small evaluation firms or researchers in academia who are experienced evaluators.

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We are soliciting qualifications of evaluators from historically underrepresented groups with evaluation expertise in juvenile justice, child welfare, family economic opportunity, community change, education, environment, public health, immigration and other program areas.

You or your firm may apply as an “independent evaluator,” a “university/college-affiliated evaluation researcher” or an “evaluation firm.” In each category, applicants must reside in the United States and be from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic group.

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Application Process

Candidates will be asked to submit:

  • an online application (log-in to the right)
  • a cover letter that includes relevant content and methodological expertise
  • a resume or CV; and
  • an example of a recent evaluation report or relevant publication on which you are a lead author.

Due to resource limitations, only the first 100 applications received will be reviewed in 2017.

Important Dates and Questions

We will provide all applicants with the status of their applications after the application period is closed. Applications are due by 5 pm ET on Friday, Oct. 27. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Casey staff and external reviewers. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 1, 2018.

Casey is working with Keecha Harris and Associates, Inc. (KHA, Inc.) to facilitate the 2017 Call for Qualifications process. For more information or questions, please contact Sara Padilla.

To begin your application, create an account in the top right corner; or, if you’ve applied in the past, sign into your existing account.