Curriculum Developer Sought
Posted by on April 20, 2009
Opportunity for a Request for Proposal: Training Curriculum Developer
The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) seeks a Training Curriculum Developer consultant to re-engineer the Asset Building Service Delivery System (ABSDS) training curriculum by using quantitative and qualitative results and feedback from the three participating programs that utilized the ABSDS during the 2009 tax season, and connecting this information to the prior rollout in Chicago during the 2008 tax season and other research findings from the literature scan and survey of the field conducted in 2007. The consultant will collaborate with the CEP staff and PolicyLab to determine the appropriate re-design of the curriculum and the need for supplemental training tools.
The development of the ABSDS Training Curriculum will be a fast-paced project. The contracted date for the Curriculum Developer will begin on Monday, May 4, 2009 and commences on Friday, July 31, 2009. The selected consultant will also be expected to participate in a post tax season event with the three pilot programs on Thursday, May 7, 2009. Only candidates that can make this time commitment will be considered.
The Training Curriculum Developer will be tasked with the following scope of work under the facilitation of CEP and its consultant, PolicyLab Consulting Group, LLC. Policy Lab has provided the following services to CEP and is available to work with the consultant and provide training curriculum development, training consultation and support, development of evaluation and management tools, and data analysis and collection for the project. All deliverables will be completed by July 31, 2009.
SCOPE OF WORK:
• Actively participate in the Post-Tax Season Event with the three national pilot programs in Chicago, IL on Thursday, May 7, 2009.
• Conduct individual and group interviews with the three pilot programs (Rochester, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Detroit, MI) to gain insight and information on their experiences and to improve the existing curriculum. Individual and group interviews can occur via audio-conferences.
• Produce final versions of the ABSDS Training and Operation Guide. The Training Curriculum Developer will create two different versions of the training guide, including a full version to take programs step-by-step in implementing the Asset Building Service Delivery System at their tax sites and an abbreviated version for programs looking to enhance existing services. These curriculum guides will be made available in hard copy as well as be able to be downloaded from our website http://www.tax-coalition.org. Note that the final layout and design will be completed by the Center for Economic Progress.
• Craft two PowerPoint presentations to demonstrate the steps for implementing the ABSDS model referring and two PowerPoint presentations to enhance existing services with referring to the manual. The Training Curriculum Developer will be responsible for providing the content for the PowerPoint, determining the modules and the order that the material is delivered. The Center for Economic Progress staff is responsible for the layout and design of the PowerPoint slides.
• Conduct a train-the-trainer with the CEP national training team using the four PowerPoint presentations.
For a full description of the RFP please refer to the documents available at http://www.tax-coalition.org/materials/2009/fopRfp.cfm.
Proposals are due by 5:00 pm (Central time) on Friday, May 8, 2009. All proposals and supporting documents must be submitted via email to Catherine Ro at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note, this is a deadline extension and may affect other dates listed above.)
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