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Senior Program Manager, Center on Human Trafficking & Slavery

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 12 Feb 2020

Expires on 11 Feb 2020

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Senior Program Manager, Center on Human Trafficking & Slavery

The Senior Program Manager supports the Executive Director of the Center on Human Trafficking & Slavery at United Way Worldwide and will be responsible for developing and implementing regional and national community impact strategies that mobilize communities to combat human trafficking. This position is a grant funded position, which will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

The Manager will be responsible for designing and delivering programs, products, tools, and resources to help local United Ways mobilize individuals and organizations in their community to combat human trafficking, including management of the organization’s signature grant program to combat human trafficking. The Manager should be familiar with the design and delivery of anti-human trafficking programs for both sex and labor trafficking at the community level, including how such programs are evaluated for effectiveness.

The Manager will work in coordination with other teams across United Way Worldwide and with United Ways across the U.S. Network. This position is generally responsible for the overall delivery of assigned work projects within United Way Worldwide’s Impact team, with a focus on human trafficking. The Manager will participate in the development of team action plans, work processes and systems.



An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level:

  • Manage United Way Worldwide (UWW) grant program to develop comprehensive, community-level anti-trafficking programs, which includes developing criteria to select grantees, managing the selection process, drafting grant agreements, facilitating payments to grantees, and monitoring progress against objectives
  • Develop infrastructure to support and evaluate impact of community level grants
  • Connect local United Ways to national and local anti-trafficking experts that can provide guidance as United Ways develop comprehensive strategies to combat human trafficking 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local anti-trafficking groups, especially survivor-led organizations, to connect with local United Way infrastructure
  • Partner with local United Ways to conduct community-based human trafficking trainings; adapt training materials for use with corporate partners
  • Support the Executive Director in developing additional anti-trafficking programs and strategies that local United Ways can execute which provide impact and growth
  • Develop and implement communications strategy to better inform United Way network and other stakeholders of the Center’s anti-trafficking efforts
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing fundraising strategies and tools for United Way’s anti-trafficking work
  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 or more years of experience in the anti-trafficking field; work with survivors or survivor-led organizations desirable
  • Understanding of the anti-trafficking field, including intricacies of both labor and sex trafficking in the United States
  • Experience managing grants to anti-trafficking or other similar nonprofits
  • Understanding of United Way and role of local United Ways at the community level

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.



United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail or call 703-836-7100, ext. 324 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.



We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.


Approved by the United Way U.S.A. Board of Trustees on March 6, 2019.


Thank you for your interest in employment with United Way Worldwide. You will be contacted if your qualifications are a good match and you are selected for an interview.