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Recruiting Organization: International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG)


The mission of the National Human Trafficking & Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG) is a collective of 50+ anti-human trafficking and disability professionals, organizations, advocates, and allies, committed to advancing the intersection of anti-trafficking and disability through research, policy, education, and capacity building. Its mission is to promote a survivor-centered, collaborative approach steeped in disability and racial justice for the prevention of trafficking of people with disabilities and Deaf individuals and ensure an accessible and appropriate response to survivors.

NHTDWG’s values are focused on:

  • Centering survivors of trafficking and people with disabilities
  • Racial Justice/Disability Justice
  • Intersectional Collaboration
  • Advocacy for Action

The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) is the host organization for the working group. IOFA is an independent, non-partisan, international organization with 501(c)(3) status in the United States. IOFA was founded in 1999 by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Students in response to a gap in programs and services for adolescents worldwide.

IOFA was the first organization dedicated to addressing the trafficking of children and youth in the United States. Since its inception, IOFA has worked to end the trafficking and exploitation of young people across 5 continents and in more than 23 countries.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG) is looking for a Professional Volunteer Grant Writer to volunteer their time to assist NHTDWG’s mission by securing government and private grants to sustain longevity of the group. The main goal of the Grant Writer is to help the working group by completing and submitting proposals for available private or federal grants, including preparing proposals and completing grant applications to assist NHTDWG in obtaining needed finances to continue its work. This opportunity is fully remote, and you can make your own hours, with the minimum time commitment of 10hrs/month.

Please note that this position is unpaid. In addition to helping an important cause and gaining experience with an established non-profit, the Volunteer Grant Writer will gain access to NHTDWG database of resources and can participate in NHTDWG meetings, member education sessions and NHTDWG trainings.

Duties / Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare grant proposals and supporting materials for various grant opportunities, ensuring grant deadlines are met.
  • Research and identify funding opportunities, including government and private grants. Maintain knowledge of all proper protocols, grant criteria and application requirements for each grant for the proper proposal submission process.
  • Act as a liaison between NHTDWG and funding agencies/organizations. Keep track of pending grant proposals and follow up with proposals as needed. Report updates on pending grant applications and other fundraising efforts.
  • Coordinate with other grant writers and fundraising interns to ensure a smooth proposal process and up to date knowledge of grant proposal efforts.
  • Develop funding strategies and look for new ways to raise funds to support NHTDWG initiatives, such as speaker honoraria, conference opportunities, and research efforts. Develop strategies to fund accessible platforms, including closed-captioning, interpreters, etc.


  • Experience in either the disability and/or anti-trafficking fields preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in grant writing, project management and securing funding, preferably for non-profit organizations.
  • Knowledge of fundraising sources and grant research skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write strong, well-structured, persuasive grant proposals with high attention to detail.
  • Independent self-starter, able to complete proposals and meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • The goal of NHTDWG is to amplify the voices and center the lived experiences of survivors with disabilities. Survivors and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

What you’ll gain:

  • Channel your passion and learn new skills while making a difference and helping our mission to prevent trafficking of persons with disabilities and ensure appropriate response to survivors.
  • Be a part of a diverse team of experts from all over the United States, build your network and gain valuable experience in the intersection of human trafficking and disabilities to enhance your professional career.
  • Work part-time, fully remotely, with flexible hours.
  • Gain access to a variety of NHTDWG network and resources, member education opportunities and NHTDWG trainings for professional growth.

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to nhtdgw@iofa.org. In your cover letter, please specify your availability, relevant work history and examples of significant grants you’ve secured previously. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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