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Resource Sharing Project: Publications Specialist

Essential Responsibilities
The RSP Publications Specialist works collectively with a team to create publications for staff at state/territorial sexual assault coalitions and sexual assault advocacy programs. This position coordinates development and distribution of publications for the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP). The RSP Publication Specialist has knowledge of victim advocacy and sexual violence, excellent writing skills, and a commitment to ending sexual violence. The Publications Specialist researches and creates a variety of products, including newsletters, instruction manuals, issue briefs, and podcasts to meet the project’s objective of informing the field of best practices and emerging trends.

This encompasses:
Creation and distribution of resources
• Coordinate and execute internal and external writing activities associated with the creation of RSP products on promising practices, trends, and current issues in advocacy for the field of sexual assault service providers and state and territorial coalitions
• Develop and design various publications formats, including newsletters, issue briefs, instruction manuals, fact sheets, and others
• Coordinate collaborative writing for the team, including the receipt, collation, and incorporation of review comments
• Gathers information from technical assistance staff and conducts research to create publications
• Translates technical information into clear, readable documents for the field
• Ensures consistency, clarity, and quality in and across all types of documentation
• Engages in formatting, editing, and quality assurance on own work and work of others
• Coordinate distribution of publications to appropriate audiences, using print and electronic formats

Project management
• Completes grant management tasks and reporting as requested
• Actively participate project team meetings to provide input regarding writing deliverables, timelines, and any process(es) needed for the completion of documents
• Travels to national conferences, meetings, and trainings as needed
• Participates in IowaCASA staff meeting and duties as requested
• Works well in a team and completes other activities as requested
• Has a commitment to and practices direct and ethical communication

Desired Qualifications

The Resource Sharing Project is a fast-paced, creative, and productive project. Our staff members are self-starters who take initiative and think critically about nationwide issues in sexual violence services. The Publications Specialist must possess a thorough knowledge of sexual assault, issues affecting rural sexual assault service providers, and issues affecting dual/multi-service advocacy agencies. Preferred candidates will be familiar with the work of state and territorial sexual assault coalitions. Proven editorial planning, reporting, writing and editing skills, including an ability to adapt tone and style for different media and target audiences, will lead to success in this position.

The Publications Specialist:
• Is familiar with issues surrounding sexual violence, anti-oppression, and social justice
• Has excellent oral and written communication skills
• Shows the ability to handle multiple priorities and projects under critical timeframes
• Brings a flexible approach to problem-solving and communication
• Demonstrates organizational skills and attention to detail
• Has a commitment to critical self-reflection and growth
• Initiates and follows through on projects with a minimum of supervision
• Ability to work in an open, collaborative environment with a team-writing approach
• Has experience delivering information to diverse audiences and stakeholders
• Has understanding of and experience with creating accessible publications
• Demonstrates experience in designing publications, utilizing multiple platforms

Status: Exempt

Hours per week: full-time

Minimum starting salary: $50,000

Position reports to: RSP Assistant Director

Other requirements: Requires national travel. Proof of valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, and auto insurance required; or ability to use alternate transportation.
Benefits: Health, dental, life, and disability insurance are offered under a group plan. Retirement plan is available. Flexible hours, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to the position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties