MOVEON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Exec Search Partner for COO Search

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MOVEON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  (Independent contractors and firms)

Project title: Exec Search Partner for Chief Operating Officer Search

Submission: Submit to and put “MoveOn exec search partner” in the subject line. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis until October 4, 2021.

Project begins: October 13, 2021

MoveOn Overview:

MoveOn is one of the largest independent progressive advocacy groups in the United States. MoveOn is where millions mobilize for a better society—one in which everyone can thrive. Whether it’s supporting a candidate, passing legislation, or changing our national culture, MoveOn members are committed to an inclusive and progressive future. We envision a world marked by equality, sustainability, and justice. And we mobilize together to achieve it.

Project Overview: The current Chief Operating Officer at MoveOn will be leaving at the end of 2021 and we are going to engage with an executive search partner/firm for the search.

Scope of work:

  • Lead search for Chief Operating Officer hiring.
  • Conduct outreach to build pool for Chief Operating Officer hiring.
  • Commitment to equity in recruiting and ensure diversity of pool, reflecting the U.S. population and communities MoveOn works with.
  • Manage candidate relationships and process.
  • Project manage search including reviewing and managing candidates in Greenhouse (applicant tracking system) and weekly updates with the hiring team.

MoveOn contact:, Director of Talent and Org Dev

Criteria for selection: All applicants will be judged on the basis of criteria including:

  • Experience in leading and closing executive searches (plus for progressive advocacy and/or operations/fundraising/finance executives)
  • Demonstrated experience working with value-driven organizations of similar national scale and complexity
  • Track record of exercising the highest level of judgment and confidentiality
  • Relationship building and ability to build strong pool of candidates
    Strong equity lens and commitment to equity in your work

Proposal submissions: To be considered for this role, please submit a brief proposal which includes the following information below. Please make sure to include the following information:


Background: Firm name, title and contact information including information on individual(s) who will be leading and working on this search.

Experience: Tell us about your relevant experience.  Additionally, please list 3 similar searches that you have worked on, including the role, the organization, the hired candidate, the lead search person, and the approximate date the search closed.  Please specify which searches the respective individuals have worked on.

Timing and availability: Please share you/your firm’s availability to work on this search and response to the suggested timing.

Equity: Please explain how your firm/you has advanced the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in your work.  Please include how you have done this within your firm including how diversity is reflected in the leadership and ownership of the firm and how you advance equity within the searches you work on.

References: Past clients that MoveOn may reach out to as references, with organization, role you worked on, and contact info.

Location: Please note the location(s) of consultants.  Consultant may be based anywhere in the contiguous US.

Fee: Please share your fee/rate for the Chief Operations Officer search.

Most-favorable terms:

MoveOn reserves the right to make an award without further discussion of the proposal submitted. Therefore, the proposal should be submitted initially on the most favorable terms that the vendor could propose. There will be no best-and-final-offer procedure. MoveOn does reserve the right to contact a vendor for clarification of its proposal.
The vendor should be prepared to accept this request for proposal for incorporation into a contract resulting from this request for proposal. Contract negotiations may incorporate some or the vendor’s entire proposal. It is understood that the proposal will become a part of the official procurement file on this matter without obligation to MoveOn.
No obligation to contract

This request for proposal does not obligate MoveOn to contract for services specified herein.


Rejection of proposals

MoveOn reserves the right at its sole discretion to reject any and all proposals received without penalty and not to issue a contract as a result of this request for proposal.



The vendor will adopt and disseminate a policy that the vendor, in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, ethnic identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.