Director of Advocacy & Communications

Job Title: Director of Advocacy & Communications

Reports to: President/CEO

Status: Full Time

General Description

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is seeking a visionary leader to fill the role of Director of Advocacy & Communications. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director plays a crucial role in shaping our external relations strategies and fostering a culture of impactful communication and policy advocacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership:

  • Provide visionary, adaptive leadership, modeling the Collaborative’s guiding values at all times and fostering a culture that reflects them
  • Collaborate with the CEO and senior leadership to develop communications and public relations strategies that will enhance the organization’s credibility & influence so the community unites to effectively respond to human trafficking

Strategic Coherence:

  • Proactively assess and maintain an acute understanding of current implementation challenges within the anti-trafficking landscape, leveraging insights to develop innovative and comprehensive solutions that drive measurable impact
  • Lead the identification and prioritization of advocacy initiatives, strategically aligning them with the Collaborative’s overarching goals and effectively coordinating supporting activities across partner organizations to maximize collective impact

Public Policy:

  • Conduct tracking and analysis of policies impacting human trafficking survivors and coalition constituents, synthesizing findings into actionable insights to inform strategic decision-making
  • Provide expert counsel on the Collaborative’s stance and advocacy priorities, crafting persuasive content for internal and external audiences that resonates with our mission, values, and common agenda.
 

Government Relations:

  • Strategically position the Collaborative as a respected and influential convener within the human trafficking field, cultivating strong relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to drive collaboration and foster collective action
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with representatives at all levels of government, effectively advocating for policies and initiatives that advance the Collaborative’s mission and goals
  • Assist in planning and executing special events and community forums, leveraging them as strategic platforms to raise awareness, engage stakeholders, and drive meaningful dialogue
  • Serve as a compelling ambassador for the Collaborative at meetings and events, articulately representing our organization’s vision, values, and priorities.
 

Communications:

  • Lead and execute the Collaborative’s comprehensive communication plan, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the organization’s website, including regular updates, content creation, and maintenance to ensure accuracy and relevance
  • Develop and implement a dynamic social media and paid media strategy to engage and expand the organization’s online community, including content creation, scheduling, and analysis of metrics to measure impact and effectiveness
  • Coordinate the creation and distribution of regular newsletters to internal and external stakeholders, highlighting key achievements, upcoming events, and relevant news in the field of human trafficking
  • Collaborate with internal team and external partners to develop compelling content across various mediums, including articles, reports, videos, infographics, and social media posts, to educate the public and stakeholders about human trafficking issues
  • Ensure all communication materials are accurate, consistent, and aligned with the organization’s branding and messaging guidelines
  • Develop and maintain crisis communication plans to address potential challenges or crises related to the organization’s work, including media inquiries and public statements

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in the field of Communications and Public Affairs

Leadership Skills:

  • Strong leadership abilities with the capacity to inspire and mobilize diverse stakeholders
 

Communication:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences
  • Proficiency in using communication tools and platforms, including social media, email marketing, and virtual meeting software
  • Deep experience in communications, messaging, and digital marketing

Relationship Building:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including community members and public officials
  • Ability to listen
  • Curiosity to learn
 

Organizational Skills:

  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and deliver high-quality work under pressure
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy in all aspects of work, including data management, documentation, and reporting
 

Adaptability and Resilience:

  • Flexibility and adaptability to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, and willingness to embrace change and innovation in pursuit of organizational goals
  • Resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges, with the ability to maintain a positive attitude and motivate others in challenging situations

Cultural Sensitivity:

  • Cultural sensitivity to work effectively with individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion principles, and the ability to promote a culture of respect, belonging, and accessibility within the network
 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or a related discipline. A master’s degree is preferred but not required

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in an inclusive environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

E-mail or mail your resume and cover letter to info@collabtoendht.org or 2515 Jay Ave. UNIT 102, First Floor, Cleveland, OH 44113

No phone calls, please. Specify which position you are interested in.