Job Title: Director of Collective Impact

Reports to: President/CEO

Status: Full Time


General Description:

The Director of Collective Impact will be responsible for building and directing Collective Impact Initiatives focused on solutions to address Human Trafficking in Northeast Ohio. This includes driving the Initiatives internal and external functions, strategy, community assessments, communications, community engagement, and data functions. The Director is responsible for building the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking’s backbone identity as a respected, neutral convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide visionary, adaptive leadership, modeling the Collaborative’s guiding values at all times and fostering a culture that reflects them
  • Develop systems to share organizational decisions with the Greater Cleveland’s Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking (GCCR2HT), Steering Committee and community members
  • Oversee and guide community asset and gap analyses leading to comprehensive service delivery map of human trafficking programming


Strategic Coherence:

  • Maintain understanding of current implementation challenges and develop comprehensive solutions to address them
  • Provide direction and support to partner organizations in aligning their work to the Common Agenda/Strategic Plan (e.g., identifying opportunities for program work to support specific goals)
  • Act as a neutral arbiter and help resolve disputes or disagreements in direction among workgroups and Steering Committee
  • Develop advocacy priorities and coordinate supporting activities of partners


Working with community partners:

  • Coordinate research and other activities with initiative partners to minimize redundancies and align strategies and actions, including conducting individual outreach and education as needed
  • Update outreach strategy as new needs emerge
  • Coordinate with other projects and coalitions in the same field to maintain a full understanding of the current landscape of local, regional and national activities, and integrating their work into Steering Committee and Working Group processes
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners



  • Communicate the objectives of GCCRT2HT to the community and potential partners, including sharing the Common Agenda, Blueprint, or other collateral
  • Facilitate communication between GCCR2HT partners and other organizations by hosting regular conference calls, in-person meetings, or coordinating regular email updates to ensure alignment of activity
  • Create or manage creation of yearly summary reports of progress for Steering Committee, Partnership Board, and external audiences


Facilitation and Stakeholder Management:

  • Build the Backbone’s identity as a respected, neutral convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders
  • Cultivate excellent working relationships with senior community leaders involved in this initiative in a way that can inspire collective action without formal authority
  • Help identify and recruit additional cross-sector stakeholders to participate in the GCCR2HT work


Shared Strategy and Measurement:

  • Oversee the development of a regional set of strategies that will drive transformative change in the region
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a shared measurement system that will track common outcomes and indicators across the initiative and use results to inform learning and continuous improvement


Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting:

  • Coordinating indicator refinement with Working Groups and Steering Committee
  • Ensuring all partners are aware of targets and indicators
  • Overseeing work of data consultant



  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, including at least 3 years managing teams in a fast-paced and high-growth nonprofit, social enterprise, or business start-up environment
  • The presence to inspire confidence and passion in both internal and external audiences
  • Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels
  • Strong data acumen and ability to oversee shared-measurement systems
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences
  • Experience with complex project management and stakeholder management
  • Ability to build relationships with a cross-sectoral range of stakeholders in the local or regional area
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment; willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work
  • Advanced degree in business, education, policy, or related field
  • Familiarity with the local area and/or Human Trafficking


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.