Washington Trafficking Prevention Community Outreach Specialist Tacoma, WA · Remote · Full time

The Community Outreach Specialist is a collaborative position that works closely with executive and program staff. A key component of this job will be volunteer management and community engagement at WTP. This position will work closely with the Executive Director to provide professional trainings and host events to engage communities, businesses, and law enforcement throughout King and Pierce Counties. In collaboration with Prevention Specialists, this position will engage youth to develop community events focused on improving community relations and raising awareness to prevent violence.

Description

Community Outreach Specialist Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Leads 4 community volunteer programs throughout Puget Sound Area
  • Organizes and coordinates the recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, and scheduling of new volunteers.
  • Matches skills, experiences, and expectations of volunteers to available positions.
  • Assists with curriculum development and delivers training for volunteers.
  • Maintains updated records on all volunteers including hours served, interests/skills, contact information, etc.
  • Recommends and develops ongoing volunteer utilization.
  • Completes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required by funding.
  • Manages volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service.
  • Community Engagement
  • Engage young people in partnership with the Prevention Specialist to participate in local community events and organizing.
  • Manage community calendars and attend volunteer meetings.
  • Develops and implements a volunteer recognition program and special events.
  • Creates and distributes communications of information relevant to programs and speaking engagements.


Requirements:

  • Professional experience or education in community organizing and volunteer management
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise, and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles
  • Ability to work collaboratively with law enforcement, people from diverse backgrounds, and survivors through a lens of social justice, anti-colonialism, and antiracism.
  • Commitment to WTP mission, values, programs and goals.
  • Event organizing and management skills
  • Proficiency in Canva, Zoom, SlidesGo, and Google Suite. etc.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends.
  • Produce high-quality work that is thoughtful, well written, and organized.
  • Familiarity with human trafficking, youth-development, and trauma-informed practices.
  • Ability to pass a background check


Desirable Experience and Skills

  • Strong community connections throughout Greater Puget Sound area
  • Available nights and weekends as needed for interaction with volunteers and organizations for the promotion of WTP. 
  • 1-2 years of experience working with adults and young people across diverse populations on virtual meeting platforms and in-person.


Transportation, Location, and Vehicle Requirements:


Applicants must reside within Pierce or King Counties and will be required to drive their own vehicle and maintain liability insurance. This position does have the ability to work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Benefits: 

  • Work from home stipend $100 (to offset personal phone and internet costs)
  • Holidays: WTP has a total of 26 days off for holidays/office closures
  • Vacation: Employees have 21 days off after 90 days of employment
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision after 90 days of employment
  • Technology equipment will be provided to employees


WTP’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity:

We encourage survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, womxn, immigrants, and people of color to apply. At Washington Trafficking Prevention we know that preventing human trafficking will take the skills, expertise, and knowledge from people from every community in our state. We are committed to including Survivors and those most marginalized by this type of violence in all areas of our organization and leadership to create a better world together. The work we do at WTP gets better when we cultivate a culture that supports individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. When we come together, we create communities that are unified against violence and exploitation in all of their iterations. Only together can we prevent human trafficking.


WTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to provide opportunities for all persons without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected under the law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



Salary

$20 - $25 per hour