Job Posting: Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator 


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JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:  Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator 

WORKING HOURS:  40 hours per week

QUALIFICATIONS:           

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in the social work, criminal justice, public administration, legal or related field required, Master’s degree preferred

Experience:       

  • Leadership experience in building community collaborations (minimum 5 years)
  • Leadership experience facilitating multidisciplinary teams (minimum 5 years)
  • Experience in working with survivors of human trafficking and/or victims of crime (minimum 2 years)

Additional Requirements:           

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including administrative and time management
  • Ability to work cooperatively with member organizations
  • Ability to meet short timelines, under pressure
  • Public speaking experience
  • Familiarity with execution of victim-centered, trauma-informed practices

JOB SUMMARY:

The role of the Task Force Coordinator is to serve as a primary point of contact for two regional Task Forces:

  • Western District of New York – Encompassing the 17 western-most counties of New York as defined by the federal jurisdiction, this well-established Task Force has been in operation since 2006, focuses on all types of human trafficking and is funded by the Department of Justice.
  • Specialized Task Force – This newer task force is at a capacity building stage and prioritizes the identification, investigation and prosecution of labor trafficking within Erie and St. Lawrence counties and at the state level. This Task Force is a pilot project funded by a private foundation.

The Coordinator will serve as primary point of contact for task force leadership, membership, and funded partnerships and members. Members include representatives from local, state, and federal investigative and prosecutorial law enforcement entities and local and state-wide social and legal service providers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, coordinating and facilitating quarterly task force and committee meetings, as well as following up on action items;
  • Serving as a resource and co-coordinator with task force partners for large and/or complicated, multi-jurisdictional human trafficking cases;
  • Managing and improving collaborations between multidisciplinary partners, especially with entities that are often siloed or lack experience in working across disciplines;
  • Work with Task Force evaluator to implement funder approved Time-Task plan focused on building capacity to increase trauma-informed identification, investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases;
  • Develop and implement Task Force member orientation;
  • Lead efforts to consistently review and evaluate task force policies and procedures, ensuring fidelity to these procedures in case practice and modifying as needed;
  • Ensure consistent communication amongst task force members and between funders and members;
  • Develop and share expertise in “Who Does What” within the community so as to make appropriate linkages between member organizations and in responding to community inquiries;
  • Assist in developing, presenting and coordinating community-based public awareness events and professional trainings on human trafficking;
  • Serve as initial point of contact for professional technical assistance requests from entities outside of geographic project areas, and provide coordination of task force members to respond to all requests;
  • Working collaboratively with Erie County Sheriff’s Office and International Institute of Buffalo to ensure timely, appropriate, and responsive grants management. This includes communication with grant specialists regarding logistical grant requirements, gathering information from all task force members to prepare and submit quarterly statistical and qualitative data to funders;
  • Work collaboratively with Task Force evaluator(s) to evaluate performance metrics and engage in action research to re-evaluate objectives based on project progress or missteps;
  • Attend in-person and/or remote funder orientation meetings, trainings and webinars, actively engage in task force coordinator working groups and listservs so as to engage in topical discussions, recent trends and promising practices within the field;
  • Serve as mediator as necessary to ensure all members are contributing and adhering to task force policies and procedures;
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate post-case reviews with relevant partners to identify on-going best practices and lessons learned;

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION:

This position reports to the Director of Survivor Support at the International Institute of Buffalo and works in collaboration with the Task Force Facilitator from the Sheriff’s Office, which is the other funded organization under these grants.

As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that the Institute is a diverse and inclusive workplace where we welcome the unique contributions that our staff bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, and more. This includes fostering an inclusive work culture and proactively addressing bias within our organization through intentional dialogues, trainings, and community connection. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@iibuff.org