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At Polaris our staff members have the opportunity to make a daily impact towards ending human trafficking. Please take note that any individual seeking employment at Polaris must successfully complete a criminal background check and be in agreement with Polaris's values. If you have any questions, please email hr@polarisproject.org.

Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate (Part-time)

The Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate is primarily responsible for answering the hotline. This primary task occupies 85-100% of the Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate’s work day. The Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate will also respond to online tips, SMS text message conversations, and conduct case follow up. 

Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate (Full-Time)

The Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate is primarily responsible for responding to all signals (call, text, chat, online tips, and email) on the National Hotline and conducting case follow-up. This primary task occupies 75-100% of the Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate’s work day. This is a full time position (working 40 hours a week), with full benefits. 

Chief Program Officer

Based in Washington, DC, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) will report to the Chief Executive Officer (Bradley Myles) and be an integral member of the leadership team implementing Polaris’ vision for change. Specifically, the Chief Program Officer will: manage and coordinate a portfolio of inter-related multidisciplinary programs and the efforts of a talented team as they advance Polaris’ Data-Strategy-Action theory of change and Systemic Change Matrix model; drive on-going analysis of trends in the rapidly evolving field of trafficking; and ensure Polaris is well-positioned to navigate and optimize strategic opportunities.

Major Gifts Officer

Polaris seeks a Major Gifts Officer to join a six person development team and help build the organization’s financial support base from a wide range of funding sources including foundations, government, corporate, individual and earned revenue sources. Currently there are more than 40 donors who give at the Freedom Circle level ($10,000+). Polaris seeks a Major Gifts Officer to significantly grow this area to more than 100 donors in the next two years by systemically and proactively attracting new support with a focus on engaging community foundations and donor advised funds. She/he brings demonstrated experience successfully running a major donor program, personally oversees a portfolio of Freedom Circle donors and prospects, and implements systems and processes to bring a major gifts program to scale. In doing so, the Major Gifts Officer works closely with staff on the program, finance and the Executive Team.

Director of Foundation Relations

Polaris seeks a Director of Foundation Relations to join a six person development team charged with building organization’s financial support base from a wide range of funding sources including foundations, government, corporate, individual and earned revenue sources. The Director of Foundation Relations devises, leads and implements a comprehensive foundation and government funding strategy. In addition to being the lead architect of the foundation strategy, she/he develops solicitation and reporting materials, oversees engagement and communication with institutional funders and personally manages a portfolio of high value foundation and government donors and prospects.  In doing so, the Director of Foundation Relations works closely with staff on the program, finance and the Executive Team. Current institutional funders include the Kellogg, Walmart and NoVo foundations and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The total foundation and government portfolio represents more than $5m.

Media Research (Contractor)

Polaris seeks a candidate to conduct research into media across city, county and state papers and media outlets to assist the Disruption Strategies team. The team is designed to attack the systems in place that enable human trafficking and cause disruption at the systemic level so as to create sustainable, lasting change. Media provides a lens into local and national trends and can help gather knowledge and identify potential impact points for disruption. Media research will focus on media in 15 priority states, predominantly doing analysis of media collected through Google alerts, and cataloging the data from that media into spreadsheets for later use as base datasets.