Revised 3-3-23

Lead Project Specialist – Human Trafficking Initiatives

HOURS: Full time (40 hours per week)

Bilingual Preferred

HOURLY RATE: $22/hour +.50 cent bilingual incentive

Experience with public speaking, reporting, presentations, writing and technology

Currently working from home and onsite temporarily due to Covid, however employees will be expected to work at their assigned worksite in Ventura County as needed or when we are able to return to offices.

 JOB OVERVIEW: The Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention department (HTPI) helps prevent, educate, and address human trafficking of individuals by providing education, outreach, and supportive services. This position is part of the HTPI department and reports to the HT Initiatives Program Manager. The Lead Project Specialist is part of the Lighthouse Project and is responsible for leading the development, coordination, and provision of specialized training, education, outreach and technical assistance to community members, medical providers, law enforcement, and other social service providers on human trafficking. This position will also support the coordination and engagement of local and regional partners in training and technical assistance, particularly related to labor trafficking of foreign nationals.


  1. Supports program manager in leading project activities, communicating project goals, problem solving, identifying areas for new training or skill building, and hiring and training of new team members.
  2. Under direction of program manager, assist in the planning, development, implementation and coordination of regional trainings, collaborative networks, and technical assistance for the Central Coast Lighthouse Project partners and HTPI department.
  3. Develop an outreach strategy and maintain strong working relationships with regional partners as well as schedule and facilitate regional trainings and meetings. Serve as a liaison between partnering agencies.
  4. Represent Interface and the Central Coast Lighthouse Project in collaborative settings and build relationships with partners to coordinate services and participate in assigned activities that support the prevention and intervention of human trafficking.
  5. Prepare agendas for regional meetings, document key decisions and collaborate with team members to develop project collateral.
  6. Work collaboratively to develop and facilitate specialized trainings, outreach, and media content on human trafficking for the HTPI department.
  7. Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of human trafficking education, awareness, and outreach efforts for HTPI
  8. Provide crisis counseling that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to assist potential victims.
  9. Assist with data collection and grant reporting. Complete program documentation, statistics, and evaluations in a timely manner including pre and post evaluations, volunteer activities, outreach events and community involvement.
  10. Maintain accessible and complete records regarding resources, key contacts, evaluation data and organized records of all meetings and events.
  11. Assist with the 60-Hour Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Caseworker trainings and outreach activities both internally and externally as needed.
  12. Support a positive working environment and work successfully as a member of a team.
  13. Develop and maintain appropriate relationships and boundaries with clients, colleagues and partnering agencies
  14. Participate in staff meetings, supervision, in-service training and agency activities as applicable.
  15. Serve as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse as required.
  16. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field.
  2. Minimum 2 years of experience with public speaking and ability to engage a wide range of audiences required.
  3. Must possess strong crisis intervention skills and have firm knowledge of reporting laws.
  4. Ability to handle emergency/crisis situations, manage multiple staged projects from vision to completion, concurrently.
  5. Must be sensitive and competent to serve clients from diverse cultures and languages. Must be able to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  6. Must have ability to present and train effectively individually and with a co-presenter.
  7. Must be able to work independently and maintain flexibility.
  8. Self-Motivation, initiative and strong relationship building skills required.
  9. Excellent written/verbal communication skills, time management and organizational skills required.
  10. Experience with private and/or public social service agencies desirable.
  11. Extensive knowledge of family systems, human trafficking, substance abuse, child abuse, motivational interviewing and/or stages of change preferred
  12. Flexibility of schedule required, evening and weekend work may be required.
  13. Spanish fluency, both oral and written is preferred.
  14. Requires computer literacy with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Zoom, Canva, Outlook and the internet.
  15. Requires completion of 60HR Domestic Violence Counselor and Human Trafficking Caseworker Training (CA Evidence Code Section 1037.1 & 1038.2) within 3 months of hire.
  16. Successful background and criminal clearance required, including but not limited to, California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Motor Vehicles (OMV). Proof of a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, proof of automobile insurance (listed as covered) and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer.


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