P.O. Box 65323
District of Columbia
Position: Law Enforcement Engagement Manager
Department: Disruption Strategies
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Director of Disruption Strategies
Direct Reports: N/A
Location: Washington DC
Date Issued: April 4, 2018
Date Revised: N/A
About the Program
Polaris knows that human trafficking is a complex business and in order to end it, we need tools to understand the scope, size, and systems of modern slavery. We cannot effectively eradicate an industry that generates $150 billion in profits and victimizes some 21 million people if we don’t fully comprehend the trafficking networks that are leading people into forced labor or commercial sex against their will. We’re building the most accurate maps possible of human trafficking networks, using publicly available information and insights learned from hotlines. We look beyond seemingly isolated incidents and reveal nationwide patterns that lead us to the top of the human trafficking pyramid. Using this information, Polaris then designs campaigns to disrupt human trafficking networks. Attacking these networks at their core gives more survivors the chance to reach the help they want and need, and prevents vulnerable people from becoming victims of modern slavery. With the right tools, we can root out and eradicate modern slavery to create a world where all people are free.
About the Position
The Law Enforcement Engagement Manager will work closely with Director of Disruption Strategies in mobilizing and equipping law enforcement stakeholders from dozens of jurisdictions across the country to improve their investigations and prosecutions of nuanced human trafficking situations across the 25 types of human trafficking that occur in the United States. The Manager will be the primary point of contact for law enforcement partners, identifying and devising strategies to fill gaps in knowledge and resources. An ideal candidate should be strategic and able to effectively communicate complex ideas and convince stakeholders of the utility in adopting new approaches and developing best practices for eradicating trafficking.
· Manage relationships (proactively as well as reactively in response to incoming requests) with criminal and civil enforcement stakeholder groups, serve as point of contact for law enforcement and prosecutors, connecting and communicating with criminal and civil enforcement stakeholders, facilitating data sharing and feedback loop as appropriate;
· Cultivate and maintain relationships with stakeholders in targeted industries, navigating bureaucracy in the anti-trafficking field, with the intention of connecting relevant issues and initiating opportunities for further engagement;
· Conduct formal and informal focus groups to surface needs, resource and knowledge gaps within the field of human trafficking;
· Develop and administer training to law enforcement and law enforcement adjacent (e.g. civil code and health enforcement) audiences regarding the various types of human trafficking Polaris is disrupting;
· Manage the law enforcement relationship management platform that is web based and streamlines maintenance and training of key partnership stakeholder groups of law enforcement and service providers for training and resource sharing.
· Design and deliver a wide variety of analysis and consulting materials, including, but not limited to: briefings, guides/manuals, toolkits, publications, trainings, and other materials to aide counter-trafficking disruption methods;
· Provide reactive engagements to anti-trafficking work with agencies that are new to anti-trafficking focused investigation work;
· Assist with other duties related to the work of the team as directed; and
This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position. Incumbents may be asked to perform other tasks not specifically written in this job.
Minimum Education Required