Facilitator/Equity Consultant - Snoqualmie Valley Social Services

Job Type

Part Time




Details: Fee Proposal Requested: up to $48k over 18 month project



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States



A Supportive Community for All

Snoqualmie Valley

Project Overview

A Supportive Community for All (SCFA) is a two-year project designed to facilitate the coordination of human

services throughout the Snoqualmie Valley from Duvall to North Bend. The project is led by the Partner Team

that represents the different geographies of the upper and lower Snoqualmie Valley: Hopelink, Encompass, Mt Si

Senior Center, Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.

Project Summary

A Supportive Community for All will strengthen community connections by building an inclusive coalition of

service providers and key community stakeholders around a shared vision of coordinating human services across

the Snoqualmie Valley. Specifically, the goal of the broad-based, inclusive Work Group is to decrease the

inequities in housing, health, economic opportunity and connectedness through the coordinated delivery of

human services. The Partner Team will work with a project coordinator, facilitator/equity consultant and

stakeholders to identify community needs, assets, gaps and capacity to develop innovative models for connecting

needs with opportunities in the community and develop a sustainable implementation plan with broad

community support.

Scope of Work

The Partner Team is seeking to hire a Facilitator/Equity consultant for an 18-month period who will advise and

facilitate in the development of a diverse Work Group of a maximum of 30 participants. The framework for this

project is based on an adaptive leadership model. The facilitator will support the Work Group to develop skills in

adaptive leadership, equity and inclusion, as well as identify gaps in current human services coordination as

presented in a community needs assessment. Once gaps have been identified, the facilitator will lead the Work

Group to develop small breakout Impact Groups.

Specific duties are as follows:

• Work with Partner Team to develop scope and agendas for Work Group meetings.

• Lead kick-off summit for the “A Supportive Community for All” project Work Group.

• Facilitate collaborative process, team building and leadership development.

• Conduct equity and inclusion training for Work Group and Partner Team.

• Facilitate and lead 7 monthly Work Group meetings (January 2019 – July 2019).

• Facilitate and lead four (4) bi-monthly Work Group meetings (September 2019 - March 2020).

• Advise and assist with the needs assessment and asset inventory using equity lens.

• Engage and facilitate dialogue with diverse populations and advise on equity issues that arise.

• Attend monthly meetings with Partner Team October 2018- April 2020.

• Conduct final Work Group meeting to report core components of Actionable Plan.

Proposed Project Timeline

Project planning with Partner Team October 2018

Lead Kick off Summit January 2019

Monthly Work Group meetings January 2019 - July 2019

Bi-monthly Work Group meetings (4) September 2019 – March 2020

Work Group reports Actionable Plan March 2020

End of project celebration April 2020

Information to be Submitted with Proposal

1. Letter of Interest. The letter of interest should briefly summarize the consultant’s approach and

qualifications. Please include:

a. A brief description of the organization and other general information that describes the

consultant’s qualifications and capacity to undertake this work.

b. Identify other relevant and/or comparable projects undertaken by the consultant.

c. Discuss projected workload for this and explain the consultant’s capacity to support the project.

d. Provide a copy of resumes and professional credentials for the personnel who will be responsible

for and assigned to work on this project. Clearly identify the individuals who will lead and perform

key elements of the work and roles or services provided by each, if applicable.

2. Fee Proposal. Explain the consultant’s proposed fee arrangement including

a. Estimates of fees by month and year, or not to exceed $48,000 over the 18-month period, with

the bulk of the work in the first year.

b. Billing rates.

Completed proposals should be submitted to director@snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org

Timeline for proposal process

Submission deadline September 7, 2018, 5:00 pm

Submission review September 2018

Applicants notified October 2018

Questions regarding this request for proposal and any information outlined herein should be directed to:

Heidi Dukich | Executive Director




Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Completed proposals should be submitted to director@snoqualmievalleyfoodbank.org