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LCHT Position Opening: Program Coordinator

Applications for the following full-time position are no longer being accepted.

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, candidates with nontraditional professional or educational backgrounds, and members of marginalized communities, among them BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and differently abled individuals.


Reporting to the Hotline and Advocacy Manager, the Program Coordinator will be LCHT’s primary point of contact for developing relationships with and supporting volunteers who greatly contribute to our programs: interns and hotline advocates. This individual will coordinate our Leadership Development Program intern cohorts (three sessions per year). This individual will also be responsible for management of volunteer advocates for Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline. Approximately 50% of the role will be dedicated to the Leadership Development Program and 50% to the Hotline and Resource Directory Program.


Leadership Development Program

  • Recruit, interview and select participants for the Leadership Development Program 
  • Ensure completion of all evaluations (internal and academic), maintain current and develop new relationships with college and university internship coordinators
  • Coordinate and foster alumni connections and feedback loops through intentional events, programs and networks 
  • Expand recruitment efforts to include Leadership Development participants with a variety of identities and lived experiences
  • Coordinate delivery of Leadership Development Curriculum, facilitate weekly cohort meeting/debrief and provide individual supervision to interns

Hotline and Resource Directory Program

  • Recruit, interview, select, supervise and retain volunteer advocates for Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline
  • Coordinate and facilitate quarterly continuing education meetings including content development and recruitment of guest presenters; work closely with Hotline and Advocacy Manager to facilitate biannual training of volunteer advocates 
  • Explore opportunities for increased community, support and pathways for advocates 
  • Provide 24/7 emergency backup on-call support on a rotational basis

Overall Program Support

  • Contribute to communication materials that articulate both programs’ purpose and accomplishments with impact
  • Deliver introductory trainings/presentations on human trafficking
  • Support overall operations of the organization (i.e., admin, financials, communications, development, etc.)

Meet Our Team


LCHT is committed to growing leaders in the HT movement and we welcome applicants with leadership and growth potential as evidenced by education, work, volunteer, and project history.

  • Approachable, empathic leader with high energy and enthusiasm for the work, who possesses the ability to motivate and inspire a large team of colleagues/volunteers, and who works effectively with a diversity of people and constituencies from a standpoint of non-judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including relationship and trust building, communication and listening, and personal engagement/networking
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, human rights issues; personal awareness of privilege(s)
  • Self-awareness and ability to discern how one’s own lived experiences can impact sustainability in human rights work; demonstrated commitment to self-care and access to/willingness to access a community of support and/or resources that promotes longevity in the field
  • A team player who can work effectively and cohesively alongside staff and board members; commitment to making positive contributions to LCHT’s team culture 
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills 
  • Solid computer skills; eagerness to learn and quickly adapt to new communications platforms and program management tools 
  • Willingness to roll up their sleeves and “do the work”


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required; will consider alternative education pathways or equivalent experience, skills, and competency
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in human rights issues, adult learning, direct service, crisis work, or volunteer management
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking candidate a plus, but not required


Denver, CO. Full-time position, 40 hours/week. Flexible work hours, including some weekend and evening hours. Position requires 24/7 emergency backup on-call availability on a rotational basis.


$43,000 + Medical (100% premium paid by LCHT), dental and vision insurance (75% premium paid by LCHT) + paid time off


Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and list of references from three supervisors to

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking’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. Through our efforts, LCHT influences and shapes the anti-human trafficking movement at the local, state, regional, and national levels.