LCHT Position Opening: Leadership and Engagement Manager

Position OPEN: Leadership and Engagement Manager
Applications for the following full-time position are currently being accepted. If the status of this opening changes, it will be reflected at the top of this post. 

About the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT)

LCHT’s mission is to inform social change that eliminates human exploitation; our vision is the end of human trafficking. Our programs areas include training & education, research and action, a hotline & resource directory, and leadership development.  Since 2005, LCHT has trained more than 30,000 community members, law enforcement, and social service providers, conducted two state-wide research projects and over 150 interns and community leaders have participated in our leadership development programs.  Through our efforts, LCHT influences and shapes the anti-human trafficking movement at the local, state, regional, and national levels.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Leadership and Engagement Manager will have responsibility to enhance and expand our current leadership development program. This individual will also be responsible for outreach to leadership of anti-trafficking organizations, building partnerships, maintaining relationships and organizing forums for capacity building.  Approximately 60% of the role is focused on the leadership and development program and 40% is supporting statewide partnerships.


Create the long-term plan and strategy for a leadership development institute (20%)

  • Develop the program strategy including design curriculum, delivery methods, measurement as well as recruiting, retention and mentoring of program participants

Manage the Leadership Development Program (40%)

  • Recruit, interview,  select, supervise and mentor participants for the Leadership Development Program; including weekly meetings and individuals check-ins
  • Support the development of communications materials and new outreach strategies
  • Review and update current program curricula, which is informed by LCHT’s research with an emphasis on the lived experiences of survivors
  •  Ensure completion of all evaluations (internal and academic), maintain relationships with college and university internship coordinators
  • Coordinate and foster alumni connections and feedback loops through intentional events, programs and networks

Support Anti-Trafficking Partnership Leaders (40%)

  • Engage with those in the anti-trafficking movement to increase understanding of sector needs; share research from the Colorado Project and Action Plan recommendations
  • Foster a team environment, increasing momentum within the anti-trafficking movement
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partners in the anti-trafficking movement
  • Educate partners on promising practices based on LCHT’s research


  • The ideal candidate is an exceptional real-time thinker and problem-solver, an organized, energetic leader and a team player.
  • Extensive background and experience in the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of learning and development programs, including curriculum development
  • Skills in collaborating with others to develop and drive solutions that meet goals and objective; leads through influence
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge or experience in various learning delivery options and technologies, i.e. classroom, online, virtual, etc. in order to best achieve learning objectives
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills, including working with people from diverse backgrounds, working with medium to large groups, and managing difficult dialogues
  • Skills in facilitating an inclusive learning space, supportive of diverse learning styles, able to teach a range of intersectional and intersecting identities
  • Ability to motivate and engage volunteers and support a strong, functional team
  • Experience developing and supporting emerging leaders
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, human rights issues; self-reflective of awareness of privilege(s) with a Feminist lens
  • Approachable leader with enthusiasm; ability to work with professionals and community members, staff and Board members
  • Strong interpersonal skills including relationship and trust building, communication and listening, and personal engagement/networking
  • Willingness to roll-up their sleeves and “do the work”


  •  At least 5 years in various levels of leadership; ideally with a focus on learning and development programs
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred


Denver, CO


Travel across the state
Flexible work hours, including some weekend and evening hours.


$50,000 (negotiable) + Medical (100%), Dental (75%) , PTO


Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to References from three supervisors and writing samples will be requested from finalists.

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to represent all of our community members. We strongly encourage applications from survivors, those with lived experiences, and members of historically oppressed communities, among them people of color, LGBTQ+, and differently abled.

Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking


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