Project title: Equity Training and Facilitation Consultant
Proposals accepted until: August 13, 2021
Project begins: September 1, 2021
Submission: email@example.com with “Equity Facilitation Consultant” in the subject line.
Rate and availability: We anticipate this project will require ~10 hours of work per month, with an initial period of ~3 months and a possibility of extension beyond that date.
MoveOn is the largest independent progressive advocacy group 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.
Identity Caucus and Working Group Facilitators
We are looking for an outside consultant(s) or firm to support the next phase of MoveOn’s equity work, September through the end of November 2021. We are seeking a cohort of facilitators who represent the diversity of our staff and membership. They’ll report to the Director of People.
Scope of work
Facilitate and provide hands-on staff support for MoveOn’s caucus and working group spaces and convenings.
Caucuses and working groups: Build on current plans and implement for race, gender, sexual orientation, and class-based caucuses and working groups;, ensure that there are topics or plans for each call; determine need for additional caucuses or working groups (such as a men’s working group); schedule these groups and ensure necessary logistical support is provided; and ensure these agendas and topics are aligned with the broader organizational equity goals, department objectives, and identified learning outcomes. Current regularly meeting groups are the POC Caucus, Non-Black POC Caucus, Black Caucus, and Anti-Racist White working group, and there’s an interest in expanding to other identity groups, including gender, sexuality, etc.
Virtual trainings: Project-manage and drive decision-making around additional virtual trainings, including internal coordination.
Other equity projects: Project-manage and drive decision-making around prioritizing other tasks, projects, and ideas.
Team environment: Work closely with MoveOn’s equity program consultant on design and implementation when appropriate, as well as coordination with internal MoveOn teams.
This role reports to the Director of People, with close consultation with the Executive Director and the Equity Working Group.
Criteria for selection: All submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Experience partnering with organizations seeking to advance their internal and external equity work. The consultant(s)/firm should have experience evaluating organizational needs, proposing work plans and streams, and implementing curriculum and conversations with identity-based groups of staff.
Previous work in organizing/community work and/or progressive work and/or political advocacy work and/or social impact communities.
Experience facilitating challenging conversations around race, ethnicity, religion, gender and gender identity, sexuality, and other differing or marginalized identities.
Strong understanding of anti-Black racism, white supremacy culture, colonialism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression.
Demonstrated experience working with value-driven organizations of similar national scale and complexity.
Track record of exercising the highest level of confidentiality and judgment in high-risk political and/or organizational environments.
Strong competency and high engagement in a fully virtual delivery.
Strong equity analysis and commitment to equity in your work/firm.
Proposal submissions: To be considered for this role, please submit a brief proposal (1-2 pages) which includes the following information:
Background: Name, title, and contact information.
Experience: Tell us about your relevant experience, including 1) experience in community/organizing and/or progressive and/or political advocacy work, 2) experience developing equity curriculums and training, and 3) addressing the needs of staff with varying experiences, identities, and opinions.
Equity: If you’re part of a firm, please explain whether and how your firm has advanced the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the firm and state how that is reflected in the leadership, ownership, and work of the firm. Please share how you will center equity in your work for this project.
References: Past clients that MoveOn may reach out to as references, with contact info.
Cost and availability: Include an estimate for hourly rate or project rate in your proposal and any limitations on your availability.
Location: Please note the location(s) of consultants. Consultant(s) may be based anywhere in the continental U.S.
MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.