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Human Trafficking Project Coordinator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #155
Monday, January 13, 2020
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:            January 31, 2020 @ 8:59 p.m. PST


Department:   Community Domestic Violence Advocacy Program (CDVAP)
Reports To:    CDVAP Director 
Hours:             40 Hrs/Wk – Full time           

Salary Minimum:   $30.03/Hour + Benefits*                       


Note: This position is grant funded.
*The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.
Position Summary: 

The Human Trafficking Project Coordinator will work within the Community Domestic Violence Advocacy Program (CDVAP). This position is part of a comprehensive response and service system within the Puyallup Tribal Community for those who have experienced, or at risk of, human trafficking. This position will be responsible for prevention and awareness outreach, facilitating training related to human trafficking and exploitation, and establishing a coordinated community response. This position will collaborate inter-departmentally within Puyallup Tribal Administration, as well as with Law Enforcement, Chief Leschi Schools, Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, Kwawachee Counseling and Treatment Center, Emerald Queen Casino, and Marine View Ventures, in addition to outside service providers, organizations, and those with lived experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Per Community Domestic Violence Advocacy Program policies and procedures, maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

  2. Coordinate with subject matter experts to enhance existing human trafficking efforts within the CDVAP and more effectively meet the needs of victims of human trafficking

  3. Work collaboratively with tribal service providers to develop coordinated case management and comprehensive victim’s services that are client driven and follow a wellness recovery model.

  4. Attend trainings to develop trafficking response protocols, comprehensive victim’s services, and coordinated case management.

  5. Stay up-to-date on resources, trends, best practices, legislation, and advocacy efforts regarding human trafficking and missing and murdered indigenous people.

  6. Ensure services to victims/survivors of human trafficking are client driven, follow a wellness and recovery model that is strength based, culturally relevant, and trauma informed.

  7. Promote community awareness on human trafficking, intersections, prevention, and bring awareness to the specific challenges of missing and murdered indigenous people.

  8. Provide advocacy services, including poster creation and distribution, to families of missing persons.

  9. Assist with the development of policies for how CDVAP will assist with families of victims of human trafficking.

  10. Develop and facilitate human trafficking training and awareness presentations. Provide training or workshops to youth, at risk populations, the tribal community, and social service partners.

  11. Provide resources to direct service providers that work with victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

  12. Establish and maintain working relationships with law enforcement, probation, runaway and homeless youth shelters, group homes, domestic violence providers, schools, and other tribal and community organizations. 

  13. Develop and distribute educational and outreach material.

  14. Attend and participate in MDT, wrap around, and planning meetings.

  15. Identify and seek partnership opportunities for prevention and awareness within the tribal community, at-risk populations and local businesses.

  16. Maintain documentation on trainings and outreach efforts.

  17. Maintain a high professional standard.

  18. Maintain calendar of events and contacts for community agencies, referrals and partners.

  19. Distribute outreach and anti-trafficking information to the community and in the tribal paper.

  20. Other duties as required or assigned.       


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not supervise staff.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Social Work, Human Services, Social Services or a related degree or combination of Education and relevant training and experience
  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft office
  • Experience working in Native American communities
  • Knowledge of sexual assault, domestic violence, and gender issues
  • Knowledge of human trafficking with specific focus on tribal communities
  • Exhibit sensitivity when working with survivors of trauma
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Experience delivering presentations and public speaking
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Language Skills

Employee must demonstrate the ability to interact tactfully and positively with community members, all levels of staff and management. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to effectively present information to management, employees and groups of people.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Licenses or Certificates

Must pass a criminal background check.

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license. Driver’s license must not contain any restrictions that would prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.


  1. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication;

  2. Works well under pressure, within deadlines, with limited direction and independently;

  3. Exceptional ability to work cooperatively and respectfully on a team;

  4. Knowledge and understanding of Domestic Violence dynamics.

  5. Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals, children and groups.

  6. Ability to persuade and problem solve.

  7. Regular travel required to attend conferences, trainings, and MMIW network events.

  8. Must be willing to work outside normal work hours.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.

  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

  3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  4. The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.

  5. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  6. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  7. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level is low to moderate.

  2. The physical exertion is low to moderate.

  3. Work is performed in an office setting with outreach occurring outside the office.

  4. There are frequent employee, client and customer contacts during the day.

  5. Position may be stressful at times due to the sensitive or confidential issues being addressed.

  6. Requires occasional travel using employee’s own transportation.

  7. Requires out of state travel.


    The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law



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Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA