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18 Dec 2020

Freelance TEXAS CASA SEEKS DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT / EDUCATOR (CONSULTANT ROLE)

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TEXAS CASA SEEKS
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT / EDUCATOR

(CONSULTANT ROLE)

 

Location: Remote, reachable by phone and email.

Reports to: Learning and Awareness Specialist / Consultant Instructional Designer

Effective: December 15, 2020­–Sept. 1, 2021

 

Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 in Seattle when a juvenile court judge conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of children who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect. Today, the CASA movement has evolved into one of the largest volunteer organizations in the country. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for these children in court, school and other settings to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened child protection system. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed with the goal of ensuring these children are kept safe and have the opportunity to thrive and grow.

In Texas, there are 72 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs with nearly 11,000 volunteers serving more than 30,000 children in 219 counties across the state. Texas CASA is the statewide organization that provides funding, resources, training and support to these local programs to ensure they can operate effectively and seek out the best possible volunteers who will advocate passionately for the children they serve. Texas CASA is committed to advancing equity and justice in our organization, as well as in our statewide advocacy and leadership. For more information, read our Guiding Principles.

Texas CASA is an inclusive, welcoming and affirming organization that values, celebrates and actively seeks out diverse candidates. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any individual, employee or applicant on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, sex, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran or citizenship status. People of all identities are encouraged to apply.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Subject Matter Expert/Educator: Expert educator/content designer with extensive experience effectively educating adults on at least one of the following topics: anti-racism, LGBTQ-affirming advocacy, disability justice, economic equity.

 

Texas CASA is looking to contract an individual who will provide:

 

Expert, dynamic written and spoken content for an online learning course which expands adult knowledge, changes beliefs and inspires action on at least one of the following topics:

  • anti-racism,
  • LGBTQ-affirming advocacy,
  • disability justice, and
  • economic equity.

Consultant should regularly train adults on at least one of these topics. Understanding of how the topic(s) intersect with the Texas child welfare system, and knowledge of the CASA model, preferred.

 

This contract opportunity will require:

 

Weekly check-in calls, up to 5-10 working hours weekly (work may be consolidated into more hours at specific times and less or zero hours at other times, with content development work concentrated in February through June 2021), collaborative work with an instructional designer and other subject matter experts until September 1, 2021.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend weekly calls with Texas CASA staff and instructional designer.
  • Create written and spoken training materials for an online course on at least one of the following topics: anti-racism, LGBTQ-affirming advocacy, disability justice, economic equity. Materials can include appropriate videos.
  • Written training materials: Use learning objectives and other project information provided by Texas CASA staff to write content for at least one dynamic, engaging and comprehensive online learning module addressing at least one of four central topics. Each module should take about 30-45 minutes for the learner to complete.
  • Each module will include short, dynamic videos of the DEI Subject Matter Expert (and others speakers that the SME may coordinate) sharing compelling stories about the topic and/or examples of how the topic intersects with the child welfare system. Texas CASA will be responsible for the video production and editing, and the DEI Subject Matter Expert will be responsible for the content.
  • Engage in editing and revisions process with Texas CASA staff and coordinating Instructional Designer. (No video editing experience required.)
  • The video modules will be loaded into an e-learning course format using Articulate Rise by Texas CASA.
  • These online learning modules should be non-academic in tone and designed for a general audience with varying levels of exposure to and understanding of the topic. The primary audience will be CASA volunteers as well as staff and board members at CASA programs across Texas.
  • Content can include and build on short videos or other existing content pieces that address the topic as long as Texas CASA is able to freely license the existing content.
  • Correspondence via email and phone as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; extensive experience effectively educating adults on the designated topic(s); working knowledge of the child welfare system; experience developing engaging video or online training content.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

 

Preferred:

  • Understanding of how these topics intersect with the child welfare system in Texas.
  • Priority will be given to people with lived experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including the ability to motivate people, negotiate among multiple parties, resolve conflicts, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Ability to manage and maintain confidential information.
  • Must possess a focused and disciplined work ethic, be detail oriented and be comfortable working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion; as well as willingness and openness to learning, growing and having discussions around this arena.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents no later than close of business on

1/4/21 to Learning and Awareness Specialist Sarah Ritch at sritch@texascasa.org:   

 

About the Applicant (Consultant or Company):

 

  • Complete Mailing Address (street address is required)
  • Website homepage screenshot
  • References

 

About the Proposed Work:

  • A practical approach that describes how you will carry out the tasks outlined above.
  • Why are you the best person or firm to serve as a consultant in this role?

 

References and Sample:                              

  • A summary of your recent and relevant instructional projects. Resumes accepted.
  • Visual sample(s) of your related work (video, PowerPoint, curriculum, lesson plan, online course, flowchart, infographics, etc.)
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals whom we can contact as references.

 

Fees and Quotation

  • A firm estimate of the fees to be charged and an estimate of expenses that would be incurred.

 

For questions regarding the contract or proposal please email sritch@texascasa.org.

Selection will be completed by m

TEXAS CASA SEEKS
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT / EDUCATOR

(CONSULTANT ROLE)

 

Location: Remote, reachable by phone and email.

Reports to: Learning and Awareness Specialist / Consultant Instructional Designer

Effective: December 15, 2020­–Sept. 1, 2021

 

Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 in Seattle when a juvenile court judge conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of children who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect. Today, the CASA movement has evolved into one of the largest volunteer organizations in the country. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for these children in court, school and other settings to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened child protection system. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed with the goal of ensuring these children are kept safe and have the opportunity to thrive and grow.

In Texas, there are 72 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs with nearly 11,000 volunteers serving more than 30,000 children in 219 counties across the state. Texas CASA is the statewide organization that provides funding, resources, training and support to these local programs to ensure they can operate effectively and seek out the best possible volunteers who will advocate passionately for the children they serve. Texas CASA is committed to advancing equity and justice in our organization, as well as in our statewide advocacy and leadership. For more information, read our Guiding Principles.

Texas CASA is an inclusive, welcoming and affirming organization that values, celebrates and actively seeks out diverse candidates. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any individual, employee or applicant on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, sex, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran or citizenship status. People of all identities are encouraged to apply.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Subject Matter Expert/Educator: Expert educator/content designer with extensive experience effectively educating adults on at least one of the following topics: anti-racism, LGBTQ-affirming advocacy, disability justice, economic equity.

 

Texas CASA is looking to contract an individual who will provide:

 

Expert, dynamic written and spoken content for an online learning course which expands adult knowledge, changes beliefs and inspires action on at least one of the following topics:

  • anti-racism,
  • LGBTQ-affirming advocacy,
  • disability justice, and
  • economic equity.

Consultant should regularly train adults on at least one of these topics. Understanding of how the topic(s) intersect with the Texas child welfare system, and knowledge of the CASA model, preferred.

 

This contract opportunity will require:

 

Weekly check-in calls, up to 5-10 working hours weekly (work may be consolidated into more hours at specific times and less or zero hours at other times, with content development work concentrated in February through June 2021), collaborative work with an instructional designer and other subject matter experts until September 1, 2021.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend weekly calls with Texas CASA staff and instructional designer.
  • Create written and spoken training materials for an online course on at least one of the following topics: anti-racism, LGBTQ-affirming advocacy, disability justice, economic equity. Materials can include appropriate videos.
  • Written training materials: Use learning objectives and other project information provided by Texas CASA staff to write content for at least one dynamic, engaging and comprehensive online learning module addressing at least one of four central topics. Each module should take about 30-45 minutes for the learner to complete.
  • Each module will include short, dynamic videos of the DEI Subject Matter Expert (and others speakers that the SME may coordinate) sharing compelling stories about the topic and/or examples of how the topic intersects with the child welfare system. Texas CASA will be responsible for the video production and editing, and the DEI Subject Matter Expert will be responsible for the content.
  • Engage in editing and revisions process with Texas CASA staff and coordinating Instructional Designer. (No video editing experience required.)
  • The video modules will be loaded into an e-learning course format using Articulate Rise by Texas CASA.
  • These online learning modules should be non-academic in tone and designed for a general audience with varying levels of exposure to and understanding of the topic. The primary audience will be CASA volunteers as well as staff and board members at CASA programs across Texas.
  • Content can include and build on short videos or other existing content pieces that address the topic as long as Texas CASA is able to freely license the existing content.
  • Correspondence via email and phone as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; extensive experience effectively educating adults on the designated topic(s); working knowledge of the child welfare system; experience developing engaging video or online training content.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

 

Preferred:

  • Understanding of how these topics intersect with the child welfare system in Texas.
  • Priority will be given to people with lived experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including the ability to motivate people, negotiate among multiple parties, resolve conflicts, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Ability to manage and maintain confidential information.
  • Must possess a focused and disciplined work ethic, be detail oriented and be comfortable working in a team-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion; as well as willingness and openness to learning, growing and having discussions around this arena.

 

 

 

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit the following documents no later than close of business on 1/4/21 to Learning and Awareness Specialist Sarah Ritch at sritch@texascasa.org:      About the Applicant (Consultant or Company):  
  • Complete Mailing Address (street address is required)
  • Website homepage screenshot
  • References
  About the Proposed Work:
  • A practical approach that describes how you will carry out the tasks outlined above.
  • Why are you the best person or firm to serve as a consultant in this role?
  References and Sample:                              
  • A summary of your recent and relevant instructional projects. Resumes accepted.
  • Visual sample(s) of your related work (video, PowerPoint, curriculum, lesson plan, online course, flowchart, infographics, etc.)
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals whom we can contact as references.
  Fees and Quotation
  • A firm estimate of the fees to be charged and an estimate of expenses that would be incurred.
  For questions regarding the contract or proposal please email sritch@texascasa.org. Selection will be completed by mid-January 2021 by a committee at Texas CASA.   Please email requested documents with attachments in PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position. id-January 2021 by a committee at Texas CASA.   Please email requested documents with attachments in PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Freelance. Job Tags: EDI Diversity, Educator, Equity, inclusion, and Subject Matter Expert.

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