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Director Training and Advocacy - Anti-Trafficking

Our Vision:

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence. 

Our Mission:

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. 


The Training and Advocacy Director develops and implements the training, outreach and advocacy efforts of the Anti-Trafficking Program (ATP), in coordination with the Senior Director of ATP, with the goal of enhancing the ability of the victim service field, law enforcement, other first responders, and key stakeholders to understand human trafficking and effectively identify and respond to survivors. This position requires extensive hours working as organizational liaison for policy networks in Washington D.C., particularly the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST). 


Essential Job Functions:


  • Develop and implement the program’s local and national policy and advocacy strategy.
  • Monitor, analyze and assess federal, state, and city laws and policies affecting human trafficking survivors.  Propose and advocate for legislative and policy changes that promote client-centered, trauma-informed, and rights-based approaches to preventing and responding to all forms of human trafficking. 
  • Create rapid response strategies to respond to time-sensitive developments in the trafficking field.
  • Draft policy documents for internal and external audiences including major media sources and policy-makers.
  • Liaise with Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project and Child Advocacy Centers on anti-trafficking issues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key policymakers and other influential stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance to federal and state government agencies, federal and local law enforcement agents, and service providers.
  • Represent ATP in key anti-trafficking initiatives and actively participate in networks and task forces.
  • Manage all aspects of training and advocacy contracts and grants from government and institutional sources, including work plans, relationships with sub-grantees and financial planning.
  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings with a small and dynamic team.
  • Develop and maintain training and outreach materials, as well as technical assistance resources for multi-disciplinary audiences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required travel to Washington D.C. for up to one week every month


Supervisory Reports:              


  • Training and Outreach Manager
  • Oversee discrete projects, as needed.



Knowledge and Skills:


  • Master’s Degree in a related field (e.g. public policy, international development); JD useful but not required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. 
  • Knowledge of training curricula development; ability to integrate engaging training techniques for diverse audiences (e.g. government officials or potential clients) and update existing trainings.
  • Dynamic public speaker and presenter with ability to engage diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent cross-cultural and facilitation skills.
  • Computer skills.




  • In-depth knowledge of anti-trafficking legislation and policy development at state and federal levels.
  • Strong relationships with and/or knowledge of law enforcement agencies, community based organizations, and international organizations most likely to come in contact with trafficked persons.
  • 3-5 years’ experience lobbying policy-makers at a state and/or federal level.
  • 3-5 years’ experience conducting training, outreach and community organizing activities, preferably around human rights issues (human trafficking, immigration and/or workers’ rights issues very desirable), with demonstrated results.
  • 3-5 years’ experience conducting advocacy activities for a non-profit or similar organization around human trafficking or related issue, specifically within networks

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply
Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.


Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.