Introduction and Background
Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, envisions a society free of family and community violence, and works to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and their communities.
The Domestic Violence Empowerment (DOVE) Initiative is the New York City Council’s primary investment in bolstering the response to domestic violence in communities across New York City. As part of the DOVE Initiative, Safe Horizon supports community responses to domestic violence through capacity building and evaluation activities. Each spring, Safe Horizon hosts workshops focused on bringing together community-based organizations and researchers in the field of domestic violence to strengthen partnerships focused on moving forward the field of domestic violence in our capacity to increase and measure our impact. As per the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops will be facilitated and attended online, via Zoom webinar. Should the state of the pandemic change, we will work with the contractors to consider the possibility of in-person workshops.
Safe Horizon seeks to hire three independent contractors, each of whom will prepare and instruct one online workshop on program evaluation in domestic violence programs. The timing and scheduling of the workshops can be decided by the contractors but must occur prior to June 10, 2022. The workshops will be delivered to a consortium of participants representing those domestic violence service agencies that have been selected by the City of New York to receive funds in connection with the DOVE Initiative. Selected consultants will be compensated at a rate of $2,500 per workshop.
Potential topic areas for the workshops include: speaking to the breadth and depth of current COVID-19 responsive practices in DV programming and evaluation; adapting to and incorporating everchanging client needs; identifying existing internal evaluation tools and measures; collecting and using client participation/feedback data; engaging successfully and efficiently with external evaluators. Consultants are expected not only to share past successes and best practices from leaders in the field, but also to facilitate brainstorming to come up with new ideas and tools for evaluation.
Consultants should be prepared to:
· Create a safe, anti-oppressive learning environment;
· Be able to utilize the Zoom online platform and convey information virtually;
· Lead the Workshop by modeling desired behavior (i.e. engaging participants, using examples relevant to material, and using strength-based feedback);
· Adapt to developmental and learning needs of participants, to help participants advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities;
· Represent Safe Horizon in a professional and positive manner;
· Facilitate the Workshop in a manner that is encouraging of diverse opinions, culture, and viewpoints; and
· Actively create space for participation and encourage productive discussion.
Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Proposal Instructions and Requirements
Interested parties should submit a proposal that includes: (1) a draft workshop outline/agenda, (2) learning objectives of the workshops, and (3) a resume or CV highlighting professional teaching and workshop experience; experience with participant engagement in a live, digital space; experience with domestic violence program evaluation; experience with trauma-informed practice; and experience working with diverse communities and excluded groups.
Please submit any questions to Vrinda Trivedi at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10, 2021. Safe Horizon will return answers to all questions we receive by December 17, 2021.
Please submit completed proposals via the Safe Horizon career portal by January 14, 2022.
Effective October 29, 2021, as a private contractor of The City of New York all Safe Horizon employees, interns and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons.
Introduction and Background
Safe Horizon, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States, envisions a society free of family and community violence, and works to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice…