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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 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 part-time position.

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.

Director of Public Policy and Strategic Advocacy

Polaris is hiring a Director of Public Policy and Strategic Advocacy to lead the organization’s public policy and government relations strategy and department.  The Director will develop and execute comprehensive policy strategies to achieve the organization’s goals on combating human trafficking.In partnership with the Executive team, Senior Leadership Team, program staff and key partners and coalitions, the Director is responsible for co-developing and representing Polaris’ positions on relevant legislation, appropriations and policies directly with national government policymakers (legislative and executive branch) and where strategic, local policymakers and elected officials.  The Director will have the opportunity to structure and build the Public Policy and Strategic Advocacy team to meet the organization’s long-term goals, and their strategy for the PPSA function.

Director of Learning, Innovation, and Data Systems (LIDS)

Polaris is hiring a Learning, Innovation, and Data Systems (LIDS) Director to join the leadership of the Program team and serve on the Senior Leadership Team of the organization.  This position will lead the newly formed Learning, Innovation, and Data Systems team which serves as a data science and learning hub for Polaris and the broader anti-trafficking field.  The LIDS team analyzes information from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and other key data sources to create the largest human trafficking dataset in the United States and shares this critical information with the anti-trafficking field to facilitate a data-driven understanding of the evolving crime and generate new ideas about how to respond to, prevent, and disrupt it. The Director also leads the organization’s measurement and learning efforts, ensuring that Polaris’ programmatic work yields the greatest possible positive impact. 

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications is a member of Polaris’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and is responsible for leading Polaris strategy on public release of major Polaris research and achievements. This position also directs entertainment relations for Polaris and leads on most national media requests. The Director should be a strategic communications leader who understands the media landscape, an exceptional writer, and a self-starter who is passionate about finding creative and innovative ways to increase support for policies that end trafficking and support survivors. The position currently reports to the Chief Communications Officer and is located at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. Some travel will be required.

Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist will design and implement communications strategies and tactics for Polaris, including but not limited to earned and digital media outreach and content creation. The goal of this role is to expand the organization’s ability to use traditional earned and social media to educate key populations about Polaris’s work and about human trafficking, raise smarter, more targeted awareness about the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, support policy and advocacy agendas, and add value to campaigns and programmatic work throughout the organization.