PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Taskforce Coordinator (TC) position is under the Empowerment Department. The Taskforce Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce, in which CAST co-leads with the LA Sheriff's Department. The TC will coordinate all day-to-day activities of the taskforce, develop and conduct training with service providers and law enforcement agencies, and work with the taskforce to develop policies, protocols, and strategies in addressing human trafficking in Los Angeles County.
This position requires thorough knowledge and understanding of a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, human rights, strengths-based approach in working with survivors of human trafficking. This position requires strong project management skills, strong partnership building skills, demonstrated experience in program development and management skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are a must. This position requires some travel throughout Los Angeles County, and occasionally state-wide and/or national travel. This position requires occasional after-hours and weekend work. This position is based in Los Angeles, and is a full-time exempt position.
- Coordinate day-to-day functions of the task force and manage administrative duties.
- Develop and maintain clear operational protocols for the task force with taskforce leadership team, and review or update at least annually. Communicate the protocols with CAST and necessary stakeholders.
- Facilitate taskforce leadership team meetings.
- Manage taskforce membership process and facilitate member orientation training.
- Manage and oversee the Taskforce Program including special projects and grant deliverables.
- Ensure task force membership and structure is broad and includes a comprehensive array of local, state, and federal prosecutors, law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and system- and community-based victim service providers and other collaborative partners working to combat human trafficking.
- Ensure compliance with contract and grant agreements.
- Provide progress and final reports to funding agencies, and coordinate on the submission of semiannual progress reports and TIMS reporting.
- Develop and maintain a professional and coordinated working relationship with partner agencies and CAST staff to coordinate research, outreach, and training.
- Manage volunteers, subcommittee chairs, and taskforce intern(s).
- Conduct strategic planning for all subcommittees (except law enforcement subcommittee) and overall taskforce goals.
Community Training and Outreach:
- Jointly develop training and public awareness materials for the entire taskforce with the taskforce leadership team members
- Provide ongoing training for law enforcement and service provider agencies on trauma-informed care principles and practices and additional trainings that contribute to overall strategic plan of taskforce
- Review and evaluate training materials and reports on trafficking
- Establish functional subcommittees to assist the task force in meeting goals and objectives
- Plan and organize taskforce meetings (general community meetings and three subcommittees labor, victim services, training and outreach)
- Collaborate with law enforcement on the delivery of training curricula and other educational materials as needed. Contribute to CAST conference/training materials, website content information and other written materials as needed.
- Build strategic partnerships with community agencies/members to assist in meeting taskforce goals.
- Lead the coordination of operations with law enforcement and other service providers, liaises between the relevant parties, and is present at operations that are related to the taskforce (after-hours or weekend operations included).
- Provide victim service assistance to potential victims at operations related to the taskforce as needed
Data Collection and Evaluation:
- Develop a process for collecting, sharing, analyzing, and jointly reporting data.
- Contribute to the professional tone and approach of the organization within the constructs of the agency mission and philosophy.
- Evaluate the efforts of the task force in meeting task force goals and objectives.
- Oversee the Taskforce Grant Evaluation process including but not limited to locating the evaluator and coordinating the evaluation
Other Duties: Perform other duties in line with Empowerment Program and/or CAST goals
- Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred. Extensive experience and demonstrated skills and aptitude will be considered in lieu of formal education.
- Experience serving as a coalition leader, working with local and federal law enforcement, prosecution units (USAO, DA), and community service providers. Experience training law enforcement preferred.
- Experience, minimum two years, in a project management position at a social services agency (rape crisis/domestic violence shelter, refugee assistance agency, or community-based agency). Experience in program management, development, implementation and evaluation.
- Extensive knowledge of issues related to human rights, violence against women, as well as advocacy and policy issues for immigrant and/or refugee populations. Knowledgeable of federal funding requirements and service standards as well as program operations including intervention services, multidisciplinary response team operations, community education programming, counseling and multicultural approaches and more.
- Ability to be proactive in identifying emerging trends, and translating trends into program development and training materials. Strong assessment skills to determine program needs and the capability to design program to respond to those needs. Must have excellent critical thinking skills, strategic planning skills, and research skills. Has the willingness to "go the extra mile" to shape solutions and identify resources.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral are essential. Ability to communicate and build trust with diverse groups. Bilingual/multilingual preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in managing a multifaceted and fast-paced program. Must be organized, neat, flexible, and multi-task oriented, and detail oriented. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities. A self-starter that can work within a team environment and handle a variety of tasks with urgent deadlines. Able to manage time effectively and make independent decisions.
- Experience in developing and conducting trainings and knowledge of adult learning methods. Experience in designing workshops and presentations to diverse professionals and audiences.
- Ability to maintain positive, cooperative and professional demeanor with clients, community partners, CAST staff/board, vendors, consultants, and members of the public. Skill and enjoyment in interacting with people and creating an accessible work environment.
- Ability to travel, including overnights and some weekends. Must have own vehicle including a valid California driver's license and insurance.
- Ability to operate computer systems, including Internet, email, databases, and word processing software (Microsoft Office Suite).
- Accept and abide by the mission and philosophy of CAST.
Physical demands are typical for an office environment, including sitting, reaching, lifting, speaking, hearing, and seeing reasonable accommodations can be made.
CAST offers a generous benefit package; medical, life, disability, paid sick/vacation time, professional development opportunities, and a 403(b) plan. All benefits are 100% company paid for employee, and 80% paid for dependents. We also offer an employee assistance program, and a SEP IRA retirement at 3% non-matching contribution. Additionally, we offer you an opportunity to work with a team of committed individuals in an innovative culture that values its employees, where you are supported and given every chance to succeed.
Please visit https://castla.applicantpro.com/jobs/ to apply for this position. Due to the high volume of resumes received only qualified candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CAST complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
CAST expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CAST's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Medical, Life, Disability, Paid Sick/Vacation time, Professional Development Opportunities, and a 403(b) plan.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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