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Fearless Futures (FF) serves daring organisations – across sectors – ready to actively challenge inequities by addressing their roots, intersections, and lived realities. We do this as an ambitious group of multi-disciplinary specialists by facilitating transformative, experiential equity and inclusion education and partnering with our clients through consultancy to re-design their policies and processes to operationalise equitable ecosystems for their people and products. 

Contact Email: jobs@fearlessfutures.org

Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF document via email to the contact above. Please see proposal submission guidelines at the end of this document. 

Staff are available to assist you with any questions as you prepare your response during east coast business hours, Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Assistance may not be available shortly before deadlines. 

Contractor(s) may respond to one or both Projects in this RFP. 

TIMELINE 

Release Date: 19th November 2021

Responses Due: 20th December 2021 at 11:59 PM EST 

Interviews with finalists: Week of 17th January 2022 

Anticipated Contract Start Date*: Project 1: February 2022. Project 2 : February 2022

Anticipated Contract End Date*:  Project 1, ideally concluded in its entirety by the end of April 2022. Project 2, ideally concluded in its entirety by late May 2022.

Project 1: Social Researcher

PROJECT BACKGROUND: 

Since 2014, FF has been engaging in transformative education for organisations globally. We do this through a variety of programming including our flagship Design for Inclusion programme. We provide deep, complex and nuanced work to challenge inequities deeply designed into our world and embedded into our organisations. Our vision is of a world where Fearless Futures does not need to exist. Therefore we believe in providing senior leaders and other stakeholders with the capacities needed not only to visibilise persistent invisible inequities, but to have a robust systemic analysis to diagnose its dynamics such that subsequent action is impactful. 

As a result of engaging in even deeper and more impactful work across organisational ecosystems, we are in need of support to make sure we are continuously maximizing our surveying efforts pre and post programmes. To do this we need to understand how our programmes have gone on to make a difference in how participants go on to engage in the world. We have highlighted the need to bring in contracted expert(s) with experience working with organisations around social research, inclusion and equity, data analysis and aggregation so that we can deepen our surveying approach to better determine the effectiveness of our programming. The contractor(s) will work directly with and report into our operations and pedagogy team. 

Phase 1: Assessment 

  • Assess FF’s current surveying processes with regards to all of our programming including our shorter workshops and our deeper programming with senior leadership.
  • Assess our existing survey data to determine programme effectiveness and impact.
  • This review should include suggestions of ways to strengthen our current surveys to better understand participant learning and the impact of our programming.
  • A review of the processes we use to ensure we are capturing and tracking the data we need for ourselves and our partnering clients to ensure better survey data collection going forward. 
Deliverable 1: A report that captures: 
  • Trends among participant feedback and aggregates previous participant feedback 
  • Illustration of current outcomes and results of folks attending our programmes 
  • Summarize relevant opportunities and gaps in our current surveying approach, including but not limited to: 1) identifying key ways to engage our participants in pre- and post- programme survey completion – thinking through what barriers/opportunities there are to deepen our surveying efforts and use them to improve our offerings, operations, and serve our partner clients better;  and 2) opportunities to strengthen our surveying practices within the surveys themselves. 
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Phase 2: Redesign 

Using the report in Deliverable 1, Create new participant surveys. 

Deliverable 1: 

  • Redesign of our existing pre- and post- programme surveys
  • Establishment of mechanism to routinise survey collection
  • Development of a formalised reporting system (with new software use as a possibility) that can be shared with our partner clients post programme 
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Phase 3: Global Virtual Fieldwork 

We have a few partner clients whose senior leadership we have been working with extensively for a few years in a variety of ways including educational programming (especially our flagship Design for Inclusion programme) and advisory. To date, we only have occasional word of mouth and ad hoc long term feedback. We want to uncover long term and additional outcomes connected to the education they received or the advisory we provided to use in our iteration of the programmes with a view to improving our impact. 

Deliverable 1: The creation of an action plan that will include the steps and process to interviewing and or surveying past participants of our Design for Inclusion programme 

Deliverable 2: Using the contact details of previous participants, directly interviewing people touching on various parts of our programme, documenting and recording your observations in order to assist with research. 

Speaking with a wide range of participants to study patterns and analyze what causes certain key changes off the back of attending our programme.

Deliverable 3: Report what you found in the field 

  • Highlighting both qualitative and quantitative feedback 
  • Including the development of common themes related to the impact of our work. 
  • Recommendations from participants for long-term additional education programming and or support 

Deliverable 4: A mechanism and process to gather such data beyond this particular project so that we can build in this type of data gathering into our ways of working post-programme. 

Project 2: Data Analyst

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

As a growing organisation Fearless Futures are in an exciting phase as we develop our consultancy and advisory products and services. To enhance our capacity to serve organisations to challenge inequities deeply designed into our world and embedded into our organisations, we are designing a unique and highly expert equity and inclusion auditing service. Our Ecosystems Audit will use a robust and innovative research methodology to enable us to understand the landscape of equity and inclusion in organisations, and therefore provide tailored recommendations for (where change needs to happen (change language). 

 

There is a strong emphasis on the use of triangulation in our methodology to enable us to gain deep, qualitative understanding of the experiences and lived realities of equity,   all levels of organisation including qualitative surveying, focus groups, analysis of policy and desk based research into the organisation’s product and service. The project team leads both share a background in social and policy based research which will heavily inform the structure and design of the research, but we have identified the need for a contractor with expertise in data analytics in two key phases of this project: to provide consultation on the data collection methods and process and to conduct analytics of the raw data. The contractor(s) will work directly with and report into our Facilitation and Consulting Manager, Rubie Clarke (she/her) who is directly responsible for this project. They will also engage with our CPO, Sara Shavisi (she/her) and our CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey (she/her).

 

PHASE 1: Research design 

We are currently in the research design phase of the project, developing our primary data collection tools and methodology – namely surveying as well as focus groups/interviews. Both the organisation-wide and leadership specific survey will be qualitative and rely on free-form answers. To optimise our data collection process and capacity to gain deep insight into large data sets, we have highlighted the need for the consultation of an experienced and innovative data analyst(s). 

Deliverable 1: Consult the project team lead on primary data collection and data analytics solutions via live meetings

This will include presenting and summarising strengths and considerations of different options  

Deliverable 2: Produce a report that:

  • Details considerations for survey design in relation to robust data collection
  • Provides recommendations and suggestions for the most effective and suitable analysis software for this project 
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PHASE 2 : Data Analysis 

Our first audit will pilot in March 2022. The organisation we are partnering with is a large organisation of over 4,000 people, with offices located all over the world. The surveys will be distributed internally by the organisation and the responses (in the form of raw data) passed over to us/the contractor for analysis. These large data sets will need to be cleaned, organised and analysed to present key findings, patterns and themes to FF team leads for secondary analysis, in line with our data methodology which you will have contributed to (see above). 

Deliverable 3: Perform analysis of large and heavily qualitative data sets

  • Implementing data analytics solutions determined following deliverable 2 

Deliverable 4: Produce a detailed and highly expert insights report

  • Present findings in a clear and accessible format, with strong use of data visualisations tools, to support secondary analysis by the team leads.

PHASE 3 : Redesign

Following the completion of the pilot audit, we will engage in a review of the entire process in order to refine and strengthen our service

Deliverable 5: Produce a report with suggestions and recommendations for improving, scaling and replicating our audit methodology both in terms of research design and data analysis.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Please include the following as a single PDF document as your response to project 1, 2 or both:   

1. Project approach, background, and experience: Please provide a history of you/your organization, a list of relevant clients, a description of your/firm’s experience with delivering against the needs of the project and approach taken, notable examples of successful outcomes, and what makes your organization the right fit for this project. 

2. Resumes of project team leader and any other team members.  

3. Proposed work plan, proposed activities, associated deliverables, reporting measures, and timeline.  

4. Project budget: Please submit a budget that is both realistic and reasonable to complete the scope of services. Budget must tie specific activities to deliverables, with clear costs associated with each component of the proposal. Proposals should include all relevant costs to complete the work as detailed in Projects 1 and/or 2, should note any travel requirements (which we don’t anticipate), and all proposals should include necessary costs to meet requirements. 

 

Learning Design Senior Manager

 
Who are we?

Fearless Futures (FF) serves daring organisations – across sectors – ready to actively challenge inequities by addressing their roots, intersections, and lived realities. We do this as an ambitious group of multi-disciplinary specialists by facilitating transformative, experiential equity and inclusion education and partnering with our clients through consultancy to re-design their policies and processes to operationalise equitable ecosystems for their people and products. 

The role

Location: Remote, with access to co-working spaces. We are an entirely ‘remote’ organisation. We invite applicants located in the UK and East Coast of the US only (due to team timezone needs), who have the right to work in either of these locations as unfortunately we are not sponsoring work visas at this time. 

Role Type: Full Time, permanent. 

Deadline to apply: 31st January, midnight EST.

Start date: March-May 2022. 

Salary: Senior Manager pay band.  

£45,000-£55,000* per annum, if UK-based. 

$65,000-$75,000* per annum, if East-Coast based. 

*Precise salary will be decided within the band on the basis of experience and skillset. 

Benefits: 

US Only

  • Full health benefits package. 
  • Personal leave allowance: 20 days inclusive of 8 federal holidays. The FF offices close at year end, giving all staff a further c4 days of leave. 

UK Only

  • Personal leave allowance: 25 days plus all bank holidays. The FF offices close at year end, giving all staff a further c4 days of leave. 

Globally: 

  • 10% pension contributions by Fearless Futures
  • Team Away Days
  • Birthday present
  • Potential for international travel to our U.K. or US offices (depending on location) 
  • State of the Art IT equipment and necessary home working equipment 
  • Work from home financial supplement 
  • £/$360 a year towards any wellness/entertainment/relaxation offerings of your choosing
  • Friendly, collaborative, highly-connected team in the UK and US

What will the role involve?

  • Exceptional facilitation of Fearless Futures Learning Programmes
  • Designing, building, testing and executing on Fearless Futures transformational anti-oppression learning design content
  • This includes creating new anti-oppression learning design content as well as innovating, extending and improving existing content.
  • This role involves both ideating as well as executing – creating the necessary documents and resources for roll out of content changes
  • Liaising with our clients about learning design content, our pedagogical framework and working with them to develop content in line with their needs. 
  • Highly effective mentorship of 1 or 2 trainee facilitators. This requires observing them, offering feedback and supporting them to prepare to deliver programmes. 
  • Proactively engaging with feedback from participants, facilitators and other staff to iterate on our learning design content and approach for sustained excellence. 
  • Close collaboration with the CEO and CPO at Fearless Futures and the wider pedagogy team. 

The role will report into our Chief Programmes Officer, Sara Shahvisi (she/her) based in London, UK.

Role requirements 

  • At least 5 years work experience
  • Strong experience in delivering dynamic educational journeys, this could be classroom teaching with children/young people or workplace training.
  • Some training in teaching/facilitation principles. 
  • Strong experience in delivering effective educational journeys and resources. Again, this could be classroom teaching with children/young people
  • or workplace training.
  • Some robust training in learning design principles. 
  • Extremely deep and up-to-date anti-oppression knowledge across nine systems of oppression: colonialism, racism, islamophobia, anti semitism,
  • sexism, hetertosexism, cissexism, disablism and classism.
  • Familiarity with “diversity and inclusion” trends and themes in the workplace. Extremely strong written and verbal communication.
  • Creative and adaptable when unexpected challenges occur.
  • High standards.
  • Tenacity and perseverance. 

How to apply

If you’d like to apply for this role, please complete this application form, which includes space to upload your CV/Resume. 

Deadline: Midnight EST, January 31st 2021.

If you have any questions about the role, you can contact us on:  jobs@fearlessfutures.org.

Interview process

Round 1: week commencing 7th February, 2022.

This will involve a live assessment of your facilitation skills and your learning design capabilities and a short interview. This will be with our CEO, Chief Programmes Officer and Chief Relationships Officer.  All assessment activities will be live so you will not be required to prepare anything outside of the hours of the interview. 

Approx. duration: 3 hours. 

Round 2: week commencing 21st January, 2022.

This will involve another live assessment of your learning design skills and an interview. This will be with our CEO, Chief Programmes Officer and Chief Relationships Officer. All assessment activities will be live so you will not be required to prepare anything outside of the hours of the interview. 

Approx. duration: 2 hours.

Round 3: week commencing 28th February, 2022. 

This will be an interview with our CEO and Chief Programmes Officer. 

Approx. duration: 1 hour. 

Accessibility and inclusion 

We take inclusion and accessibility very seriously at Fearless Futures, in order to live our values. Know that we will be prioritising this throughout the application and interview process in a range of ways, including:

We request phonetic pronunciation of your name to enable us to say your name correctly, throughout interviews. 

You are free to share with us your preferred name rather than your legal name. 

We share our pronouns before each interview and during the application process.

We will request your pronouns before each interview and during the application process: please share what you’re comfortable with at this juncture of the process. 

We do not request your address.  

We will ensure all interviews have the captions function on. 

All interviews have a short 5 minute break embedded in them. 

All questions asked by interviewers will be shared verbally and in written format posted in the chat, when posed during the interview. 

Detailed information will be shared ahead of the interview regarding the structure and content. 

All documents related to this process will be formatted such that backgrounds will be grey and font will be size 12+, with 1.5 spacing to make them as readable as possible. 

No interviews will take place in-person. Our interviews will take place on Zoom.

There will be space to share more regarding your specific accessibility needs at the application stage in a freeform manner and we will also create space for this before each interview also. 

Fearless Futures is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.