Monday, June 8, 2015

RAO Opportunity: Communications Liaison

The RAO Steering Committee is seeking applications for the RAO Communications Liaison position. The position description is included below and details the essential functions of this volunteer opportunity. To apply, please send a resume/CV and a brief letter of interest that describes your skills and experiences to Lisa Sjoberg ( and Rachael Dreyer ( by Monday, June 22, 2015. Please let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

All best,

Lisa Sjoberg, RAO Chair
Rachael Dreyer, RAO Vice-Chair/Chair Elect

Position Description for RAO Communications Liaison

The communications liaison is appointed by the RAO chair, with the advice of the Steering Committee, for a term of two years, which may be renewed indefinitely. The communications liaison serves as a member of the RAO Steering Committee. The communications liaison is responsible for issuing two newsletters annually to the Section membership. The communications liaison is also responsible for using various communication modes, such as the Section listserv, Facebook, and SAA publications, to communicate with the membership about news, events, and other items of interest to the Section. To do so, the communications liaison collaborates closely with the web liaison and interns to distribute consistent, clear messages to the Section membership and to the archival community more broadly. Specific duties of the communication liaison include:

·         taking minutes at steering committee meetings and distributing them for review and approval,

·         soliciting content for the RAO newsletter,

·         creating and distributing the RAO newsletter,

·         soliciting and posting content for the RAO blog,

·         distributing announcements and messages to the RAO membership through a variety of channels including, but not limited to, RAO listserv, Facebook, Twitter, RAO Blog, etc.

Desired knowledge base:  Knowledge of publishing platforms, such as Microsoft Publisher or InDesign. Experience with social media tools, such as Facebook and blogs, is beneficial though not required.