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Stephen Montagna
1441 East Johnson Street
Apartment D
Madison, WI 53703
montyland@gmail.com

Summary of Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills in spoken, written, and electronic media; well versed in marshaling content between modes of communication to reach a variety of audiences
  • Experience working in academic environments and interfacing with high schools, non-profits, community organizations, and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Extensive computer experience across platforms with a variety of applications

Relevant Experience

Safety Net
Technical Assistance
& Training Specialist

May 2013—November 2013
full time

National Network to End Domestic Violence
1400 16th St. NW, Suite 330, Washington, D.C.


  • Facilitate training on the safe use of technology to local, state, and national advocates, law enforcement, and other allied organizations, covering data security, high-tech stalking, and victim confidentiality
  • training, public speaking, group facilitation, copyediting, research
  • Provide technical assistance to state coalitions and local programs via phone, email, video conference, and site visits
    project management, copywriting, public speaking, training
  • Assist with agency communications and outreach including web site management, social web, brochures, talking points, press releases, fact sheets, training manuals, curricula and presentations
    copywriting, editing, marketing, design, photo manipulation, graphics creation, Illustrator, Photoshop, Scrivener, Pages, Keynote, PowerPoint, Numbers, Excel, MindNode Pro, Omnigraffle, Mail, Joomla
  • Participate in securing grant funding and marshaling funded projects through toward a successful conclusion
    grant writing and management, budgeting, data collection, reporting
  • Assist as needed with special projects
    event planning, press relations, photography, reporting, promotions

Violence Prevention
& Communications
Coordinator
Oct 2009— May 2013
full time

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
600 Williamson Street, Suite N-2, Madison, WI 53703


  • Coordination of agency communications and outreach including web site management, social web, weekly e-newsletter, pamphlets, brochures, talking points, press releases, and annual reports; supervise the production of educational and training materials including fact sheets, training manuals, and presentations
    copywriting, editing, marketing, design, photography, scanning, photo manipulation, graphics creation, HTML, CSS, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Scrivener, Pages, Keynote, PowerPoint, Numbers, Excel, MindNode Pro, Omnigraffle, Mail
  • Promote primary prevention of inter-personal violence via workshops, advocacy, and collaborative projects with member organizations and other stakeholders; provide expertise in the area of how violence impacts men
    group facilitation, collaboration, project management, gender dynamics, safe space
  • Participate in securing grant funding and marshaling funded projects through toward a successful conclusion
    grant writing and management, budgeting, data collection
  • Provide Technical Assistance and training via phone, email, video conference, or in person covering communications, public relations, outreach, and technology issues
    marketing, project management, copywriting, public speaking, training
  • Assist as needed with special projects such as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Annual Training Institute, Annual Member Meeting, and others; provide communications and advertising support
    event planning, press relations, photography, reporting, promotions

 

Creative Consultant
Spring/Summer 2008
freelance
UW-Madison Office for Equity & Diversity
Learning Communities Promotional Materials Project

179A Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706
  • Assisted staff with re-evaluating current state of text and visual elements and set goals for revisions and broadening audience
    audience selection, needs assessment, project planning
  • Revised and reconstructed public relations materials; generated text, created and manipulated graphic elements, created slogan and marketing concepts
    copyediting, branding, design, layout, marketing, MS Word, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, VectorDesigner
Application Trainer
August 2006—May 2007
full time
Epic Systems
1979 Milky Way, Verona, WI 53593

  • Instructed staff and customers in fundamental and administrative level classes
    public speaking, presentation, Prelude, ADT, Identity, BedTime app’s in Epic suite
  • Proctored and graded certification exams and certification projects; maintained a database of staff project and exam scores
    MS Access, filing, copy editing, QA
  • Maintained instructional materials including training manuals, presentation slides, quizzes, diagrams, and flowcharts
    copy editing, graphics, Powerpoint
Media Specialist
May 2000—July 2006
full time
University of Wisconsin Center for Women’s Health Research 700 Regent Street, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53715
  • Created public presence for U.S. DHHS funded academic women’s health center; designed, created, and maintained content for three web sites, promotional, educational, and institutional publications
    InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
  • Assisted staff with computer hardware and software support; provided staff training when appropriate
    technical writing, supervision of interns
  • Directed, and edited an educational video on gender equity; wrote grant to secure production funding
    scriptwriting, Final Draft, Final Cut Express, grant writing
Coordinator
October 1991—present
volunteer
Men Stopping Rape, Inc.
P.O. Box 2361, Madison WI 53701-2361

  • Presented countless workshops on UW-Madison and Edgewood College campuses and throughout the Dane County community
    public speaking, public relations, group facilitation, non-violent intervention
  • Contributed to community leadership via committee meetings for CCR-SA (Community Coordinated Response task force on Sexual Assault), the UW-Madison Campus Sub-committee of the CCR-SA, and planning committees for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Take Back the Night, and other coalitions
  • Represented the organization to the community
    web site maintenance, public relations, media appearances, database management
Program Assistant
April 1997—May 2000
full time
William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital – GEM Study 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI 53705
  • Supported the Research Assistant and Principal Investigator in a nation-wide, ten site, five year Geriatric Evaluation & Management survey
    research, note taking, medical terminology
  • Enrolled patients in study
    database usage, medical record review, healthcare team consultation, patient interviews
  • Maintained patient study database and coordinated data sheets with the national coordinating site
    database maintenance, faxing, QA
Program Assistant 2
October 1995—March 1997
full time
University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 52792
  • Ameliorated clinic operations, supported nursing staff
    reception, filing, faxing, record handling, ordering supplies, patient and staff schedule coordination
  • Handled sensitive patient information and coordinated communication during medical emergencies
    confidentiality, call triaging, discretion
Teaching Assistant
Fall/Spring 1991—1994
full time equivalent
University of Wisconsin-Madison – Department of Theatre & Drama 6173 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
Theatre 150: The Fundamentals of Acting
  • Expanded the horizons of over one hundred students over six semesters by leading them in the exploration of acting techniques, improvisation, two person scenes, character building, and text analysis
    public speaking, curriculum planning, coordinating written and performed assignments, group facilitation
  • Monitored student progress by reviewing daily journal writings and meeting with students individually
    grading, advising, directing

University Service

  • Office for Equity & Diversity Leadership Institute participant 2004—’05
  • Office for Equity & Diversity Leadership Institute Co-facilitator 2007—’08

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI • Master of Fine Arts in Acting, 1994
  • Roger Williams College, Bristol, RI • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, 1991

Skills

Twenty plus years combined experience using the following software: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, & Fireworks; Quark Xpress; FileMaker Pro; Final Cut Express, iMovie; Soundtrack Pro, Garageband, iTunes, Amadeus Pro; Microsoft Office Suite; iWork Suite; Scrivener; Mac and Win Operating Systems.

Creative solutions to vexing problems.