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Coordinator - National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG)

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Recruiting Organization: International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

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 centered on:

  • Being Survivor-Centered
  • Disability Justice
  • Racial 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 and perhaps the world. 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 Disability Working Group (NHTDWG) seeks a coordinator for its working group. NHTDWG’s mission is to prevent the trafficking of individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals and to advance the health and well- being of trafficking survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors of trafficking through research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and training. NHTDWG’s goal is to amplify the voices and center the lived experiences of survivors with disabilities. The NHTDWG Coordinator MUST lead the working group in this mission.


  • At least 2-3 years of experience in either the disability and/or anti-trafficking fields
  • At least 2-4 years of project management and coordination experience
  • High competence in written and verbal communication skills
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in human rights, social work, sociology, disabilities studies, or a related field
  • Ideal candidate would either have or are currently enrolled to gain a master’s degree in human rights, social work, sociology, disabilities studies, or a related field

Tasks may include:

  • Communication with steering committee and general membership body, including routinely monitoring NHTDWG’s general email
  • Coordinating new member application process and distribute to steering committee for approval process
  • Organizing and co-facilitating monthly steering committee meetings
  • Organizing and co-facilitating quarterly general member meetings
  • Overseeing progress of subcommittees
  • Supporting grant acquisition process for funding
  • Managing NHTDWG Member Portal and website
  • Managing NHTDWG social media and monthly newsletter

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.

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