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Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator



Location: St Louis, Missouri
Department: Social Work
Posted: 10-03-2018
Location Name: IISTL
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full time
Shift: Standard

Reports To

The Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator reports to BJA, OVC Grantee; day to day supervisor is the Project Manager

Job Overview

The Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator is a grant-funded employee position charged with the responsibility of managing the Eastern District of Missouri’s human trafficking efforts. The Task Force’s mission is to prevent and respond to human trafficking in the St. Louis metro area through seamless collaboration between law enforcement, service providers, and community members. We use a victim-centered approach to provide comprehensive, high-quality services to all survivors of human trafficking; and to proactively investigate and prosecute all forms of human trafficking crimes.

The Task Force Coordinator will work with the International Institute and St. Louis County Police Department in tandem to seamlessly coordinate the operations of the Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force among service providers and law enforcement agencies. The Task Force Coordinator works closely with Project Managers to lead Task Force initiatives.

Responsibilities and Duties

·         Coordinate and facilitate meetings of the Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force.

·         Oversee the objectives and progress of the task force subcommittees;

·         Facilitate interactions with stakeholders with regards to Task Force activities and upcoming events.

·         Develop, provide and facilitate outreach, awareness and training events for the Task Force.

·         Assist with data collection, data evaluation, and grant progress reports of the Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force;

·         Research best practices on law enforcement protocols for proactive investigations and victim-centered, trauma-informed responses.

·         Provide support to the Team members as needed.

·         Gather needed data for required grant reporting

·         Assist with requests for development and coordination of training;

·         Coordinate efforts to better inform and educate the Greater St. Louis community about the prevalence, scope, and nature of human trafficking within the region and the collaborative efforts of social service providers and law enforcement to care for human trafficking victims;

·         Assist in development and implementation of MOUs for stakeholders of the Task Force.

·         Help reinforce effective communication with stakeholders, and coordination of outreach, awareness, and training events, under the direction of the Project Managers;

·         Serve as community liaison with partnering service providers, businesses, schools, and community groups for outreach purposes;

·         Organize best practice trainings for service providers, law enforcement agencies, and other key stakeholders on human trafficking identification, investigation, and service delivery.

·         Work with Project Evaluator in the evaluation of the task force effectiveness

 

Qualifications

·         B.S. or B.A. required; Masters preferred (Public Health, Social Work, Public Policy, or Human Rights)?

·         Experience with community organizing required

·         Must be able to work with a diverse range of community partners in an engaging manner  

·         Strong communication skills required

·         Experience with data collection and analysis preferred

Bi-lingual abilities preferred

Position will remain open until filled.

Fulltime salaried position with benefits. EEO/AA