Director of Advocacy and Outreach
Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT), works to unite and equip Knoxville and upper East Tennessee to end modern-day slavery while providing survivors of human trafficking with individualized, relational care through our program Grow Free Tennessee. We accomplish our mission through four primary initiatives: raising overall awareness; training and equipping primary responders; bolstering intervention efforts via our locally focused, collaborative, counter-trafficking task force; and providing wraparound aftercare services to survivors.
At CCAHT, we choose love first. When it comes to serving our clients, we understand that healing takes time. Each client’s needs and journey toward restoration will be different, which is why our aftercare programming is survivor-centered and grounded in industry best practices and research. We know that it takes people to serve people, and we are seeking a passionate, qualified individual to join our team as we work to empower survivors and foster positive change in upper East Tennessee.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy and Outreach is the liaison with numerous state and community based agencies, our Anti-Trafficking Task Force and other community groups on issues of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Relationship building and engagement is essential. This position is responsible for representing CCAHT throughout the 21 county service area, hosting trainings and awareness events, fostering collaborative efforts in Upper East Tennessee, and utilizing relationships to advocate on behalf of CCAHT clients.
- Demonstrates strong organizational and documentation skills
- Oversees administrative duties as assigned by Executive Director
- Facilities coordination, cooperation and (ultimately) collaboration amongst stakeholders in the counter-trafficking sector within Upper East Tennessee
- Works with CCAHT staff and partner agencies in the area to develop strategies for combatting human trafficking and raising awareness about the problem
- Works with state and national entities to further the mission of the CCAHT
- Works closely with law enforcement, state and local agencies, collaborative partners, and CCAHT Anti-Trafficking Task Force team members for case coordination and response
- Develops and conducts outreach and awareness opportunities within community organizations and state agencies where survivors of trafficking are being served
- Conducts trainings for primary responders
- Contributes to the analysis and reporting of programmatic outcomes
- Submits weekly reports to Supervisor
- Attends CCAHT Anti-Trafficking Task Force Team meetings
- Ensures ongoing compliance with strategic plan, grant requirements, agency standards
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; researching best practices; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Possesses the ability to effectively build and maintain collaborative relationships with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds (e.g. – professionals in the social service field, law enforcement, criminal justice, and the general public)
- Holds strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
- Approaches business planning in an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative way
- Brings passion, idealism, integrity, a positive attitude, and a mission-driven, self‐directed work ethic
- Maintains willingness to stay abreast of and use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology
- Possesses strong computer skills including: word processing, data management, financial reporting, and presentation
The Director of Advocacy and Outreach will be thoroughly committed to the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking’s mission. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Communications, or other related field. Masters Degree preferred
- Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience in the field of law enforcement, criminal justice, advocacy, or related field
- Experience in assistance to victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and/or related programs strongly preferred
- Demonstrated experience with public speaking, community outreach and working in a task force or working group environment
- Successful completion of criminal background checks
HOW TO APPLY / CONTACT
No phone calls. Please submit resume along with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, August 9, 2017.