Status: Independent Contractor / Average 20 hours per month (flexible)
Reports to: Executive Director
Responsible for: Assistant Editor, Freelancers, Volunteers
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Lead a strategy for the Foundation’s semi-annual OUTLOOK magazine in alignment with the mission and objectives of the Foundation: to foster healing and wellbeing through the IFS paradigm and practice.
- Plan and develop magazine content, in the context of an overall editorial calendar, in collaboration with the Executive Director (serving as publisher) and Senior Associate Director for Development & Communications.
- Work with the Executive Director, Senior Associate Director for Development & Communications, and Assistant Editor to build and produce a web-based version of the magazine.
- Oversee the work of editorial staff, freelancers and volunteers engaged in content-creation and the production process.
- Assign articles, and other content-creation activities, in discussion with editorial team and Executive Director.
- Conduct research and interview members of the IFS community for magazine articles.
- Draft, revise and edit magazine copy, following established style guidelines.
- Ensure all magazine and website content is reviewed; correct errors and suggest revisions before publication.
- Coordinate review of the magazine layout with Executive Director and other stakeholders.
- Interface with freelance graphic designer, and printer/mail house, to ensure the quality of both design and production is upheld.
- Collaborate with website administrator to produce ongoing web-based version of the magazine.
- Serve as a brand manager, building awareness and the reputation of the Foundation through all communications.
- Maintain OUTLOOK magazine files on shared drives and submit specified files for archiving.
- Propose tactics to increase the visibility and readership of the magazine.
- Support the Executive Director in OUTLOOK-related outreach efforts and activities as needed.
- Keep the Executive Director fully engaged and informed.
- Stay actively engaged on the team of Foundation staff associates.
- Demonstrated research, writing and copyediting skills
- Understanding of editorial responsibilities, from ability to conceptualize content to ability to maintain balance between content and design
- Sensitivity to readership needs and trends in the Foundation’s and IFS operating spaces
- Ability to create clear, concise, compelling stories
- Ability to manage and apply style guidelines
- Great attention to detail
- Ability to work collaboratively
- Ability to give constructive feedback
- Competency with software needed to perform duties and share content, including MS Word, PDF files and Dropbox
- Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and high degree of professionalism
- Aspiration to the ideals of Self leadership.
The Foundation for Self Leadership advances emotional and relational healing and wellbeing in our world, which contributes to greater social harmony and peace, through the practice of Self-leadership as identified by the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of the human psyche.
We envision and strive to support a world in which individuals and society behave and interact using the inner resources of Self Leadership as a new paradigm for healing and living, bringing acceptance, compassion and safety and, by extension, to the communities in which we live, including and especially marginalized communities.
As a not-for-profit public charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation for Self Leadership advances the mission as we work to:
- Underwrite independent, scientific research that examines and expands empirical evidence on the efficacy of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of the human psyche in transcending trauma and building emotional resiliency.
- Catalyze proof-of-concept projects that provide access to Internal Family Systems (IFS) beyond the traditional psychotherapeutic model as a practice for fostering inner healing and wellbeing, especially for underserved populations.
- Provide resources, informed by the lens and language of IFS, to help navigate challenges in our society, paying special attention to the needs of at-risk populations.