Seattle Against Slavery - Executive Director

Seattle, WA - Preferred | Full-time | COVID-19 remote



The Organization

Seattle Against Slavery is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to end sexual exploitation in our communities by changing culture through prevention, intervention, and transformation. We envision a world where no one is exploited for sex.  We work towards this vision through our three flagship programs: Education, Technology, and Men’s Accountability.

Our three strategic priorities are:

  • Prevention: We engage youth in the anti-violence movement, increasing the number of people who are educated about exploitation. 
  • Intervention: We create technology that connects victims and survivors with advocates who offer help and hope. 
  • Transformation: We establish pathways for justice and accountability among men who have caused harm.

Founded in 2009, Seattle Against Slavery is based in Seattle and just celebrated its 12-year anniversary!  We are proud of our growth and impact over this time, starting out as a grassroots community mobilization agency to a now stable and thriving organization poised for growth in the coming years.  Seattle Against Slavery has a current team of 8 staff and is forecasting $850,000 in revenue for 2021.  Upon a year of reflection, in October 2021, we will launch a new identity to update our brand to better align with our mission and aspirational vision. To learn more about our new mission and values, visit here

The Position

Seattle Against Slavery is seeking an Executive Director to lead and advance the impact of the organization and amplify its new brand. The Executive Director will oversee and manage all aspects of the organization, including day-to-day operations, administration, facilities, finance and budget management, branding and marketing, people management, fund development and long-term funding strategies, and serves as a leader in the wider anti-trafficking community in Washington State and nationally. The Executive Director partners with, reports to, and is accountable to the Board of Directors, currently at 8 members, and fosters the relationship between the Board and the Staff.

This position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced leader with a passion and commitment to anti-trafficking and skilled in systems thinking, social justice work and growing an agency. Seattle Against Slavery is unique in its priority program areas of Education, Technology and Men’s Accountability.  This, along with 12 years of demonstrated impact, a committed and mission-driven staff, a dedicated and engaged board, and strong partners, makes for an exciting and gratifying place in which to lead and grow. 

Opportunities for Impact

  • Foster professional development of a high-performing staff; promote and continuously uplift the staff as leaders in the work and the organization.
  • Work with the Board of Directors and Staff to finalize and lead the execution on a 3-year strategic plan.
  • Elevate Seattle Against Slavery’s new brand profile in the community towards increasing private funds, developing new communications strategies, and deepening relationships with supporters, partners, and funders.
  • Bring systems thinking and process knowledge to an organization that is primed for growth.
  • Implement consistent accounting and budget management policies and procedures.
  • Engage a diverse Board of Directors, supporting committee development to leverage current board members’ skills and experience and deepen Board involvement.
  • Be a champion of social justice within the organization and in service to the communities, and in all that we do. 

Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, professional background, volunteer activities and direct and transferable skills. Seattle Against Slavery seeks candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated experience and skills in some or all the following areas: 

  • Experience serving as a CEO, Executive Director or senior staff member of an organization, division, or department of similar size with preference given to those with exposure to anti-trafficking and anti-exploitation movements or related human rights causes such as gender equity, criminal justice reform, or social services.
  • A relevant degree in business or social work or equivalent combination of work and lived experiences.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $95,000 - $130,000, depending on experiences.  Seattle Against Slavery offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, 401K, and generous vacation and sick leave.

Location: Seattle Preferred. The organization is currently working remotely during the pandemic with hopes to return to an office space in the future. Most of its staff is in the Seattle area, but they also have remote workers as a core part of their team.

To Be Considered:

The position is open until filled with a priority application deadline of June 25, 2021.  Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as is practical. The Lead Search Consultant will begin initial interviews by early/mid-June.  Please submit a resume and a two-page (or less) cover letter that describes how your work or lived experience makes you a good fit for this role.  Address to the ED Search Committee and apply at:

Please upload the resume and cover letter as a single, combined WORD or PDF document.

You may direct questions to Liz Swanson at or 425.761.6721.