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PCADV Seeks Proposals for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant

August 20, 2020

Posted: August 20, 2020
Proposals Due: September 18, 2020

Project Overview

Since our inception, PCADV has had a long-standing commitment to what we refer to as our Principles of Unity.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), established in 1976, is incorporated in Pennsylvania as a non-profit membership organization.  Since 1980, PCADV also has served as the administrator of domestic violence funding in the commonwealth, through a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). In furtherance of PCADV’s mission, the board of directors has defined and supported the development of statewide initiatives that focus on prevention, intervention and systems change as the work of the organization.

PCADV recognizes the importance of considering DEI in the context of our work environment and internal policies and practices. How DEI is operationalized in our internal practices begins with our mission and Principles of Unity, which inform the work we do and how we work together. As the organization moves forward on its DEI journey, it recognizes the importance of creating and maintaining a work environment and internal practices that encourage efforts, actions and behaviors to advance DEI.

PCADV is seeking the services of a consultant (individual or firm) to design and implement a comprehensive workplan to inform how we can best approach diversity, equity, inclusion (including implicit bias,) and anti-racism in PCADV’s internal policies and practices. The consultant selected must have proven expertise and demonstrated hands-on experience guiding non-profit agencies through the implementation and successful completion of organization-wide DEI transformation. The scope of work outlines the phases and deliverables of the project. However, PCADV may consider an alternative approach to the project if proposed by the consultant. The consultant will also understand the environmental context in which our approach should be delivered both internally and externally within a now virtual workforce. The workplan must align with our mission, values, programs, our audience and those we serve, staff, and our Board of Directors.

Currently, PCADV has a full-time employee count of 36 employees (Executive Team 5, Directors and Managers 10, Staff 20). Until recently, most staff were based in our one office in Harrisburg, PA. In the context of COVID-19, PCADV is temporarily a fully remote organization. In consideration of public health and safety and staff-specific support, PCADV expects to conduct its work remotely for the foreseeable future.

View the full RFP.