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LCHT Position Opening: Leadership and Engagement Manager

Applications for the following full-time position are NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. This position was filled in December 2019.

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 program areas include training and education, leadership development, research and hotline. Since 2005, LCHT has trained more than 30,000 community members, law enforcement, and social service providers; conducted four major research projects; and over 150 interns and community leaders have participated in our leadership development program. 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 connecting with anti-trafficking partnership leaders around the state as well as develop program strategy for LCHT’s leadership development initiatives. Approximately 40% is internal leadership development, 60% of the role is engaging with external partnerships.


Manage the Leadership Development Program (40%) 

  • Recruit, interview, select, supervise and mentor participants for the Leadership Development Program; including weekly meetings and individual check-ins 
  • Review, update and deliver program curricula 
  • 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 
  • Explore framework for educational opportunities for additional audiences, including survivors and particularly what is required to provide an inviting and trauma-informed environment 

Support Anti-Trafficking Partnership Leaders (40%) 

  • Establish and maintain relationships with partnership leaders and survivors in Colorado’s anti-trafficking movement 
  • Facilitate forum/convening of Colorado’s anti-trafficking partnership leaders to discuss challenges, promising practices
  • Steward LCHT’s commitments to Action Plan Partnership recommendations 
  • Represent LCHT in coalition meetings, train/present on topic of human trafficking 

Create Long-term Strategy for Community Initiatives (20%) 

  • Partner with academic institutions and others to develop sector-specific training programs (learning objectives and outcomes), including a certification program for targeted industries
  • Identify sectors that could be interested in human trafficking trainings to enable them to become leaders in their industry, community or area of expertise.  

Meet Our Team


  • The ideal candidate is an exceptional problem-solver, an organized, energetic leader and a team player 
  • Program management experience, including development, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of leadership program and sector initiatives  
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge or experience in various learning delivery options and technologies, i.e. classroom, online, and others 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
  • Awareness, experience or the ability to develop a framework for educational opportunities for diverse audiences, including survivors and particularly what is required to provide an inviting and trauma-informed environment
  • Skills in providing an inclusive learning space, supportive of diverse learning styles, and knowledge of trauma-informed principles
  • Experience developing and supporting emerging leaders
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, human rights issues; self-reflective of awareness of privilege(s) with a Feminist lens
  • Strong interpersonal skills including relationship and trust building, communication and listening, and personal engagement/networking
  • Ability to learn quickly and engage with the human trafficking movement to best identify where LCHT can make a meaningful difference toward ending human trafficking
  • Willingness to roll-up their sleeves and “do the work” 


  • At least 5 years in various levels of leadership; ideally with a focus on development programs and engaging with community, business and organizational leaders 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred 


Denver, CO, although travel across the state will be required.  Full time position, 40 hours/week.  Flexible work hours, including some weekend and evening hours


$50,000 (negotiable) + Medical (100% premium paid by LCHT), dental (75% premium paid by LCHT) insurance + paid time off 


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 individuals.