Fighting for Women's Equality

Request for Proposals: Digital Hub – Project Manager

TITLE: Equal Rights Advocates Digital Hub – Project Manager
ISSUING AGENCY: Equal Rights Advocates

Services Required

Equal Rights Advocates seeks a savvy, results-oriented project manager to help us meet specific deliverables for a new philanthropic partnership. Our goal is to launch a digital resource ‘hub’ for policy advocates within the year so that advocates in other states can share information, model legislation, and make strategic decisions without reinventing the policy wheel. This hands on project entails herding many cats but in the end, it will help other states pass legislation to boost women’s economic thriving – so it’s worth it.

Overview

For over 40 years, Equal Rights Advocates has been a champion for gender justice. Through impact litigation, public policy, and public education we have defended the civil rights of people experiencing sex and gender based discrimination in workplaces and in education. We work on behalf of people from all walks of life and in all industries, from professors to farm workers to young girls in public schools.

We are the only gender driven legal organization that tackles gender injustice at every possible juncture, from our Legal Advice/Counseling program to trial to Supreme Court appeals. Because we know our unjust systems work disproportionately against low paid, black and brown women, and LGBT women on the margins, we center their experiences first (i.e., our lens is intersectional.)

Over the past five years we have advanced a women’s economic policy agenda in California that has made California stronger and:

  • Ensured Fair Pay, Job Opportunities, & Workplace Justice;
  • Expanded Access to Affordable, Quality Early Childhood Care & Education;
  • Built Economic Security by Addressing Poverty; and
  • Supported Family-Friendly Workplaces.

With five years of success in California, we want to take our winning strategy to states in the southeastern region of the U.S, where economic conditions for working women are among the least favorable. Our digital resource hub will be key to achieving the same success there as in California.

An equitable future is possible for working women and their families – and we have a vision for getting there.

Project Challenge: Keep us on track.

Equal Rights Advocates is requesting proposals from qualified parties interested in being our project manager. This project manager (PM) will be our project anchor, connecting Team ERA with the website development team and project stakeholders. The PM will coordinate schedules, team communications, and facilitate decision making, ensuring milestones are achieved and deadlines met. The PM will also work with our internal team member to coordinate the migration of content onto the new digital hub. The PM will be integral to collecting & sharing feedback with stakeholders at every stage of the project.

This project will involve stakeholders in other locations so comfort teleworking is key. Using communication tools that enable the engagement of others across time zones is also key. This project will also require steady communication and oversight of another consultant team. The PM’s main point of contact on the client side will be Delia Coleman and Noreen Farrell.

Outcomes of this project include:

  • Policy and advocacy content that is easy to find and use by advocates around the country
  • A process that is collaborative yet focused
  • An effective digital resource that meets user needs
  • Deadlines are met without blowing our budget
  • Development and Client teams are in shared agreement on scope and results

The successful PM is responsible for the following deliverables:

  • A completed resource hub brought in on budget – and on time
  • A kick off meeting and feedback meeting before the hub goes ‘live’
  • Regular meetings/calls with client to keep them informed of progress
  • Content is successfully migrated to the hub

Consultant Team Competencies/Characteristics

The characteristics of the consultant team, critical to the success of this initiative include:

  • Experience in and an understanding of nonprofit website development similar in scope to this initiative, both in process and content
  • Some experience working with public policy organizations
  • A proven ability to coordinate projects focused on stakeholder engagement
  • Strong competency in project management (and project management tools), consultant management, and group facilitation
  • An ability to translate developer needs in terms the client can understand and help make recommendations to move things along
  • The patience of Job but the focus of Batman

Timeframe and Fee Range

  • By May 21, 2019 please email Delia Coleman at dcoleman@equalrights.org with your resume, 2-3 references, and a brief cover letter with your proposed bid.
  • Work will begin immediately upon execution of the contract with the successful bidder
  • This is a 3-4 month engagement
  • The entire consulting agreement will not exceed costs of $20,000

To Submit a Proposal

Interested consultants are invited to submit a resume, 2-3 references, and a brief cover letter with your proposed bid that outlines how your amazing project management skills are in alignment with this proposed scope of work, as well as your hourly rate and number of hours anticipated for this project.

Your experience should reflect the following:

Experience in and an understanding of nonprofit website development similar in scope to this initiative, both in process and content

  • Some experience working with public policy organizations
  • A proven ability to coordinate projects focused on stakeholder engagement
  • Strong competency in project management (and project management tools), consultant management, and facilitative leadership
  • An ability to translate developer needs in terms the client can understand and help make recommendations to move things along

Contact

The official contact for the Equal Rights Advocates Digital Hub – Project Manager project is:
Delia Coleman
Deputy Director
Phone: 415.575.2396
dcoleman@equalrights.org
@DeliaChristina

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