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CWEALF Legal Education Peer Advocacy Curriculum

The Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a statewide nonprofit that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. We work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.

CWEALF’s Legal Education Program increases access to legal justice in Connecticut. We primarily serve low-income and marginalized women and families with legal and social service issues in family law, employment discrimination and civil rights. We empower individuals with legal information, legal advocacy, and connect them to low-cost attorneys and social services to meet their needs holistically.

She Leads Justice is a new project under Legal Education, and the Peer Advocacy component of this project is expected to launch at the end of 2019. Peer Advocacy will develop former Legal Education clients into volunteer legal advocates. Many CWEALF clients experience empowerment and transformation through the support of our services and express a desire to empower other women in similar circumstances. The Peer Advocacy Program will provide these clients customized training and development to successfully advocate for their peers in legal and social service systems as well as advocate for systemic change in their communities

CWEALF seeks an experienced individual to design a peer advocacy program curriculum and evaluation tools in partnership with CWEALF staff. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of and professional experience with low-income and diverse populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather feedback from CWEALF clients to assess curriculum and evaluation needs.
  • Design a 9-12-month peer advocacy curriculum in conjunction with CWEALF staff to provide women of low-income, Spanish speaking, and diverse backgrounds with training and tools to be successful peer advocates. The curriculum should be customizable to support each participant to meet their current needs and abilities.
  • Design evaluation tools that measure participant goals, progress, and success.
  • Maintain clear and ongoing communication with CWEALF staff about the status of work progress.
  • Develop an application process for peer advocate candidates.
  • Draft a job description for a part-time peer advocacy coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and elevating marginalized communities.
  • Excellent listening and comprehension skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Greater Hartford community preferred.

The target project completion date is the beginning of October 2019.  Maximum budget is $8,000, including travel.

Send a brief proposal, timeline, and proposed fee and payment structure with resume to cwealf@cwealf.org with subject line “Program Development Consultant.” Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.

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