Apply to Join Casey Network of Diverse Evaluators and Researchers

Posted August 10, 2017
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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The Casey Foun­da­tion seeks qual­i­fied experts to join the Advanc­ing Col­lab­o­ra­tive Eval­u­a­tion (ACE) Net­work, a group of expe­ri­enced eval­u­a­tors from his­tor­i­cal­ly under­rep­re­sent­ed racial and eth­nic groups.

The ACE Net­work is a pro­gram of the Foundation’s Expand­ing the Bench® ini­tia­tive, which aims to increase diver­si­ty with­in the Foundation’s cur­rent pool of expert researchers and eval­u­a­tors, includ­ing eval­u­a­tors with exper­tise in Results-Based Account­abil­i­ty™ (RBA). Casey wel­comed 65 eval­u­a­tors and eval­u­a­tion firms to the net­work after its first Call for Qual­i­fi­ca­tions in 2014.


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. Qual­i­fied can­di­dates will be inde­pen­dent eval­u­a­tors, lead­ers of small eval­u­a­tion firms or researchers in acad­e­mia who are expe­ri­enced eval­u­a­tors, rep­re­sent­ing a wide range of method­olog­i­cal back­grounds and skills.

We believe that con­nect­ing more researchers and eval­u­a­tors from under­rep­re­sent­ed groups with fun­ders of ini­tia­tives brings help­ful per­spec­tives and skills to our work to ensure that those ini­tia­tives make a dif­fer­ence,” said Kan­tahya­nee Mur­ray, a senior asso­ciate on the Foundation’s Research and Eval­u­a­tion team. Groups under­rep­re­sent­ed in the research and eval­u­a­tion field include African Amer­i­cans, Lati­nos, Native Amer­i­cans, Pacif­ic Islanders and Asian-Amer­i­can groups such as Hmong, Cam­bo­di­an and Laotian.

Accept­ed can­di­dates will be list­ed in a data­base for Casey and oth­er fun­ders to con­sult dur­ing the selec­tion process for eval­u­a­tion con­tracts, and will receive invi­ta­tions through­out the year to par­tic­i­pate in eval­u­a­tion-relat­ed pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment and oth­er eval­u­a­tion-relat­ed opportunities.

Mem­bers of the ACE Net­work also may receive infor­ma­tion about eval­u­a­tion-relat­ed RFPs, job announce­ments and oth­er pro­fes­sion­al or con­tract­ing opportunities.

Appli­ca­tions are due by 5 p.m. ET on Fri­day, Oct. 27. Appli­cants will be noti­fied of accep­tance by Feb. 12018.

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