We're Hiring! BEA Strategic Planning Consultant!

May 3, 2021

BEA seeks an experienced strategic planning consultant to develop a five year strategic plan for the BEA with input from all participants -- prioritizing input from grassroots participants -- to strengthen alignment across the three sectors (grassroots, national organizations, and philanthropy). The consultant will design and facilitate the strategic planning process including the following steps:

  • Developing a project timeline and project plan, with clear goals, roles and responsibilities outlined 
  • Securing input from BEA’s stakeholders, especially our grassroots members, through focus groups, key informant interviews, and surveys
  • Working with BEA leadership to define strategies and timeframes and to develop outcome and process indicators for monitoring and evaluation of the strategic plan
  • Writing the strategic plan in partnership with BEA for approval from the BEA Steering Committee 

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Title: Strategic Planning Consultant

Reports to: Project Director 

Location: remote, anywhere in the U.S. 

Building Equity and Alignment for Environmental Justice (BEA), a fiscally sponsored project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), seeks an experienced individual to serve as a Strategic Planning Consultant. 

About BEA: 

BEA’s mission is to foster authentic cross-sector relationships to advance the progress of the environmental movement towards a just transition. We shift power and resources from institutions to grassroots leadership to transform the environmental movement. BEA generates courageous collaborations and open communication by bringing together grassroots organizations, national organizations, and philanthropy. BEA invites philanthropy and national organizations to listen loudly to truths from communities of color, enabling the breakdown of historical barriers that exclude frontline groups from accessing resources and power. 

About our fiscal sponsor, SEE: 

The mission of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) is to empower, encourage, and catalyze projects so that we can collaborate and facilitate progressive change in areas of social and environmental justice. As a fiscal sponsor, SEE incubates projects that will make a cultural impact by creating progressive, social, and environmental change. To learn more, visit: https://saveourplanet.org/ 

 

About the position

BEA seeks an experienced strategic planning consultant to develop a five year strategic plan for the BEA with input from all participants -- prioritizing input from grassroots participants -- to strengthen alignment across the three sectors (grassroots, national organizations, and philanthropy). The consultant will design and facilitate the strategic planning process including the following steps:

  • Developing a project timeline and project plan, with clear goals, roles and responsibilities outlined 
  • Securing input from BEA’s stakeholders, especially our grassroots members, through focus groups, key informant interviews, and surveys
  • Working with BEA leadership to define strategies and timeframes and to develop outcome and process indicators for monitoring and evaluation of the strategic plan
  • Writing the strategic plan in partnership with BEA for approval from the BEA Steering Committee 

 

Position Requirements: 

  • Experience facilitating strategic planning processes for non-profit organizations, including experience working with member-based/volunteer-led organizations and a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges inherent to working with such organizations
  • Experience supporting organizations to develop strategic plans that are grounded on anti-racist, equity, and anti-oppression principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Leadership and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google documents
  • Experience working with grassroots and the environmental justice field required
  • Experience and familiarity with BEA preferred

Compensation, Position Length and Location: 

We estimate this project to cost out at $20,000, and invite candidates to submit best estimate of time and cost 

Work to be completed from approximately June-December 2021 

Remote / Location Flexible 

To Apply: Submit a resume along with a Cover Letter detailing a 2 page proposal with samples or portfolio to: @email with the subject: Strategic Planning Consultant. PDF files only, please. 

Racial Justice 

BEA strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. BEA provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We strongly encourage applicants of color to apply for this position. 

Details at a glance 

How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to @email