Request for Proposal

Western New Mexico Program Rural Organizing Contractor

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) believes that protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. We do this by engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values of protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities. We do this by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.

Scope of Work:

The role of the Rural Organizing Contractor is to implement specific grassroots activities that involve increasing the ability for families in McKinley County including Dine (Navajo) communities to engage in decision-making process and support community in creating a solutions-oriented vision to address environmental justice concerns and problems, especially threats to public lands like uranium mining. The contractor will also assist CVNM EF in growing the list of volunteers and supporters through outreach and community engagement strategies, like petitions or surveys.

Contract Activities:

  • Recruit, develop, and train a grassroots base of dedicated Western New Mexico volunteers from the community served by the program that will have a long-term voice for environmental justice and community health policies and values in the community.
  • Identify and implement strategies that successfully recruit and develop grassroots leaders, and influence decision-makers and media, including public events, press events, meetings or presentations, canvassing, tabling, public forums.
  • Identify new activists and nurture their involvement by conducting one-on-one meetings, presentations, storytelling, lobby trainings and other outreach methods.
  • Support volunteer leaders in the development and sustaining of talking circles, which are involved in advancing community input and campaign goals.
  • Conduct skills building and leadership trainings for high-level volunteers to grow their advocacy skill set, including petition collection and delivery.

Proposal Requirements & Contact Information:

Your proposal should include the following components:

  1. Qualifications: Applicant profile including length of time engaged in community work and examples of recent relevant projects.
  2. Approach: Description of the consultant’s interest in this project and proposed approach to complete the work described herein.
  3. Budget: Please submit a sample budget and/or budget narrative confirming use of funds. Funds may be applied toward core administrative and operating costs, salaries, stipends, travel time/mileage, and meeting materials (including catering or room reservations), as needed.
  4. Biographies for key individual(s) leading the project.
  5. Two References. Please include name, affiliation/relationship, address and phone number.

Contract Point of Contact:

CVNM Education Fund’s Western New Mexico Program Director, Talia Boyd

To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and a brief explanation or proposal of how you would approach this work to Talia Boyd at Talia@CVNM.org. No calls please.

Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer