Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project Support

CSH is seeking a subcontractor, for approximately 12 months, to provide key support related to the Supportive Housing Community Advocates program. The subcontractor will provide coordination and administrative support for the Speak UP! and Tenant Knowledge Exchange (Speak Up! Alumni) programs, deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development, social media, and self-care,  and oversee participant (volunteer coaches, trainee’s and alumni) engagement/debriefing and coordination.

Planned activities:

Coordination meetings and activities
Participate in regular scheduled team check in meetings with program manager, volunteer coaches, and alumni advocates as requested.

Program Development support
In consultation with Program Manager, assist in development and expansion of alumni network and advocate training. Coordinate volunteers and provide feedback, documentation and collateral material for workshop trainings.

Coach / Advocate support
Participate in coach orientation, conduct monthly coach debriefing, monitor coach/advocate interactions and provide additional support as needed.

Workshop Support/ Facilitation
Support monthly trainings including agenda development, coordination of coaching sessions, and facilitation. Develop and deliver three 1.5 hour workshops covering narrative development, social media, and self-care.

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development, social media, and self-care.

Deliverable 2: In collaboration with program manager, Oversee coordination and delivery of training content, coaching practices, and external advocacy opportunities. Cultivate leadership skills of both alumni and volunteers through strategic planning and mentoring.

Deliverable 3: Ensure consistency and integrity of program in alignment with established best practices of Speak Up! program.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $15,000 (approximately 150 hrs.) is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before November 24 .

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Experience with volunteer management and diverse populations
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise (Masters level training in Narrative Therapy required)
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

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