Description of the Position: The Chair is responsible for providing overall guidance and leadership to the OCEHT, including:

  • decision-making regarding the design, development and implementation of all activities, including special projects and initiatives;
  • delegating and monitoring activities of members, committees and volunteers to ensure that the mandate of the OCEHT is being advanced;
  • decision-making regarding all aspects of the organization based on consultation with membership;
  • overseeing the Volunteer Recruitment Process;
  • overseeing new membership registration;
  • reaching out to, and working with, community organizations;
  • networking;
  • performing a conflict resolution function, as required;
  • enforcing organizational policies and regulations;
  • representing the OCEHT at conferences and special events;
  • chairing monthly meetings; and
  • performing a management function over the Vice Chair, Communications Administrator and Secretary.

Length of Commitment: A period of 3 years, with the option to renew.

Education: Post-secondary education in victimology, law, sociology, psychology, criminology or human rights

Qualifications: Posses significant volunteer or employment experience in the area of human trafficking or a related field (i.e violence against women, shelters, etc.) and/or possess significant experience in establishing and/or leading an organization of more than 15 employees/volunteers in the area of human trafficking or a related field.


  • Knowledge of the crime of trafficking in humans, along with knowledge of the current situation of this issue in the National Capital Region, is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the structure, mandate and communications platforms of the OCEHT.

Professional Experience:  Experience in a supervisory position is required. Project management experience is an asset.

Volunteer Experience:  2 years’ of volunteer experience and/or 1 year leading a project.

Skills and Abilities:

  • ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude;
  • time-management, planning and organizational skills, including the ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously;
  • ability to prioritize tasks, work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • ability to work without close supervision or constant direction;
  • excellent leadership skills and an effective ability to delegate;
  • accuracy and attention to detail;
  • tact, discretion and the ability to use judgement in dealing with confidential information;
  • diplomacy and negotiation skills;
  • the ability to work independently, and as part of a team;
  • reliable, committed and highly motivated; and
  • flexible.

Please send your resume with a covering letter to the Chair of the OCEHT at Please ensure that your documents clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined. (NOTE: You will be required to provide a Police Records Check from the Ottawa Police; undergo an interview, and a day-long training session.)