• 11-Jun-2019 to 10-Sep-2019 (EST)
  • Training
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Contingent Upon Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health/Dental/Vision; 403b(7); paid sick and vacation time; onsite gym free of charge

As a key member of the victim services team, the  Senior Training Curriculum Developer will support the victim services and training team by writing content (and/or revising) for new self-paced and online blended training modules, training materials, and other ongoing training for RAINN staff, volunteers, and clients. This position will conduct focused research to identify the appropriate content and write specific curriculum content based on the identified training needs. This position will also review and edit training content to deliver high quality tailored final products by the specified deadline based on feedback.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an expertise in training staff to provide services to victims of sexual violence. Training and services must be research-based and consistent with best practices in the fields of crisis intervention and sexual violence prevention and response.
  • Lead the development of curricula for e-learning training products that are delivered on time and in budget.
  • Write engaging instructional materials including assessments and quizzes, practice exercises with appropriate feedback, simulations, demonstrations, case studies, worked examples, procedural steps, descriptions of concepts/processes/principles, opportunities for reflection and self-explanation, and overviews.
  • Review and edit training materials for content, clarity, consistency, grammar, format, organization, and instructional efficacy.
  • Ensure overall editorial quality of training materials developed to include:
    • Compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines and adherence to internal and client standards
    • Critical thinking about cultural diversity to include race, gender, ethnicity, nation and nationhood, class, and religion and their intersections.
  • Conduct formative research to identify content to include in training modules.
  • Integrate findings from research studies into message and product development.
  • Research a variety of health/wellness and crisis response related topics related to sexual violence, and distill the most relevant actions and recommendations.
  • Work with training team staff  on information architecture, content strategy, and content layout for each training module.
  • Develop work plans for and supervise 1-3 intern(s) and/or work-study student(s) each semester to create and deliver effective and engaging instructional content.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Position Specifications/Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in curriculum development, training/education, and writing course content.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a project management role, with an ability to establish and document processes.
  • Experience implementing health education theories and principles and user-centered design methods when developing content or tools for web and print.
  • Experience conducting user or audience research.
  • Experience editing instructional training content that conforms to stated learning objectives.
  • Demonstrable experience designing elearning that is accessible to people with disabilities
  • Experience developing content for audiences with limited crisis support experience into plain language
  • Familiarity with federal plain language guidelines and best practices.
  • Experience executing high-level editing and writing with limited supervision.
  • Advanced grammar skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to confidently make independent editorial decisions and be responsible for assigned tasks and work products.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of highly integrated teams.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to proactively resolve issues in a diplomatic, flexible, and constructive manner.
  • Provide "all-hands-on-deck" support to training team as needed.
  • Must be comfortable discussing issues surrounding sexual violence.
  • Must be able to attend meetings and trainings on-site as required.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check (administered by RAINN).


  • Master's degree in communication, public health, social service, or a related field.
  • Previous education/ training or certification on sexual violence issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Veterans will be given priority.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Proven experience developing content for comprehensive anti-sexual violence trainings.
  • Experience in crisis hotline/intervention.
  • Experience in the fields of health education, workforce development, and/or social justice or human rights.
  • Master Training Specialist Certification, ASTD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), and/or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Physical Activities

The following physical activities described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the individual is regularly required to walk; sit, possess manual dexterity sufficient for use with computer/keyboard; talk and hear.  
  • Must have vision correctable to a level where individual can operate a computer; visualize text on a computer monitor.

Environmental Conditions

There are no harmful environmental conditions that are present for this position.  The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities and/or requirements.

TO APPLY:  Submit resume, cover letter with salary requirements, a writing sample, and a work sample of a training curriculum to the Training Director at https://rainn.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please no phone calls.


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