Coordinator of Public Affairs

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers


Organization: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)Organization Designation: Non-Profit 501 (c)3Job Title: Coordinator of Public AffairsReports to: Executive DirectorFLSA Status: 30 hours/week, Travel Expectations: Occasional/overnightLocation: Beaverton, Oregon: Virtual Office: Considered

About ATSAThe Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is an international, multi-disciplinary organization of professionals dedicated to preventing sexual abuse and achieving professional excellence. Through research, education, and shared learning ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.ATSA promotes the philosophy that empirically based assessment, practice, management, and policy strategies will: enhance community safety, reduce sexual recidivism, protect victims and vulnerable populations, transform the lives of those caught in the web of sexual violence, and illuminate paths to prevent sexual abuse. Visit our website at

SUMMARYThe position of Coordinator of Public Affairs is responsible for promoting the goals and objectives of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) through: establishing media contacts, providing leadership for the development and production of educational materials, interpreting and analyzing current policy issues to shape ATSA’s policy agenda and influencing ATSA’s messaging to the public. This position consults with the ED, ATSA’s Board of Directors, and ATSA members about communication strategies including talking points and editorials in response to current events. This position also works with ATSA staff planning social networking strategies, website development and other electronic communications. Ongoing dialogue at the national and international level with key stakeholders in the field is important in this positions as it provides leadership on framing issues related to research, management and treatment of sexual abusers. The Coordinator of Public Affairs provides support to the ATSA ED and specific ATSA committees in developing and disseminating quality and consistent position statements, articles and analysis for ATSA members and key stakeholders.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPolicy and Publications:  •

Development and roll out of communications strategies including developing media packets and activities;•

Respond to public policy requests from ATSA members, ATSA Chapters and non-member practitioners and policymakers;•

Work with the ED as primary contacts for media questions/contacts;•

Development of cross-disciplinary collaborative relationships for the advancement of social and policy change;•

Public policy advocacy, strategic planning and analysis;•

Research writing, copyediting reports, grant proposals, articles, web-based content, and other knowledge products;•

Work with ATSA committees to develop position statements and critical analysis on identified topic areas. Assist with writing and editing as needed;•

Work with ED to develop and disseminate an organizational annual report;•

With the ED, oversee the production of ATSA’s conference abstract, brochure; •

Work with ED to establish and maintain alliances with key stakeholders within and outside the field of sexual abuse. This will include both government and non-governmental organizations;•

Work with the Public Policy Committee (PPC) to develop proactive policy initiatives and manage the PPC website pages.  

Education and Training Coordination

Work with identified staff to develop/maintain social networking plans;•

Support the development and production of ATSA educational materials working with ATSA committees;


Maintain current knowledge of relevant government discussions/policies and help determine appropriate responses;•

Attend and/or conduct sessions in national conferences, workshops, meetings and focus groups;•

Takes on special projects as directed;•

Other duties as assigned.


A minimum of a four year degree in public policy, public health, public affairs, communications, journalism or three years’ experience in related field(s). Experience working with non-profit organizations is an asset; •

Experience in the field of sex offender treatment, management, research, criminal justice, victim advocacy or related fields is preferred;•

Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to express self clearly to both expert and more public audiences;•

Social media management experience;•

Project scheduling and management is an asset;•

An outstanding relationship builder with existing ties to a broad and diverse range of organizations;•

Proven successful experience working in a variety of diverse contexts and communities with the ability to interact professionally and thoughtfully with a wide array of people, and a record of success as a positive and high energy leader;•

Proven skills and experience in meeting facilitation and training, providing technical assistance to organizations and committees;•

Proficiency with Windows-based word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and the Internet.

Benefits: Paid Time Off, Medical and Dental, Employee PensionSalary:

Dependent on experience. Starting salary$60,000

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