Call for Members: Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Consultant Hiring and Transition Ad-Hoc Committee

Sep 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you again to our members for your continued communication and commitment to see our organization change. A central aspect of the SCRA response to the Call To Action on Anti-Blackness is to contract with a consultant(s) with expertise in guiding organizations as they transform their policies, practices, and culture toward anti-racism, anti-oppression in pursuit of liberation.

The consultant(s) will work directly with the Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive Working Group and the Anti-racist, Anti-oppressive Advisory Board (as outlined in the SCRA response to the Call To Action). One of the first tasks of the consultant(s) will be to work with the Executive Committee in determining the composition and recruitment process for those groups.

At this time, we are seeking to form an Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Consultant Hiring and Transition Ad-Hoc Committee of 6-8 SCRA members with experience in hiring and working with anti-racism, anti-oppression consultants. The tasks of the committee will be to:

  • Review sample RFPs for consultants and develop a RFP specific to the needs of SCRA
  • Help to circulate the final RFP
  • Review the responses to the RFP
  • Make a recommendation to the SCRA Executive Committee regarding the selection of the consultant(s)
  • Serve as a short-term oversight committee working with the consultant(s) until the Working Group can be established.

All members of the hiring committee will receive a $400 honorarium in appreciation of their time, effort and expertise. The time period is expected to be 2-4 months.

Our goal is to assemble a committee that is reflective of our diverse membership. Members who are interested in serving on the committee are asked to complete a brief survey here.

Thank you all for your involvement in SCRA.


Jean Hill, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Society for Community Research and Action

Division 27 of the American Psychological Association

Category: Call to Action