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Chief Operating Officer

National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: commensurate with experience

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) seeks a passionate and enthusiastic innovator, with strong organizational and management skills, to serve as our Chief Operating Officer. The COO will continue to build, lead, and strengthen our team in order to stop systems and corporations from enabling sexual exploitation.


This is a hybrid position that will help us strategically and operationally to meet our audacious goal of creating a world where people can live and love free from sexual abuse and exploitation. This is a critical role at an important time in the history of NCOSE and for the movement defending human dignity, and as such we are excited to find the perfect person to help us all succeed.


This is a new role to help oversee the day-to-day elements of running the organization, and for accelerating the professionalization of the organization and building the infrastructure as we continue to scale and grow into an unstoppable team. NCOSE’s objectives are to dismantle the pornography industry; stop demand for sex trafficking and prostitution; and to create a safer Internet where youth can connect and thrive. We need someone with the skill set not only for today, but to create the foundation for the organization that we hope to become.


The ideal applicant will be a fast learner and highly adaptable, great with people, highly organized, and both process-oriented and strategic. They will be a self-starter, extremely detail-oriented, and have extensive management experience. We seek someone to partner with the President and CEO, who can manage a large portfolio of responsibilities that will enhance and improve our organization’s operations, culture, and approach.


We want people who like finding solutions to hard problems. We are an optimistic, passionate, forward-looking, and solutions-oriented global organization that is transforming the approaches to solving sexual abuse and exploitation.

The COO will translate our vision and strategies into an actionable business plan. The COO is responsible for ensuring that the company's day-to-day operations are aligned with the business model and long-term goals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting and retaining the best leaders to be on our team
  • Preserving and building a healthy and strong internal culture
  • Motivating team members to exceed our goals
  • Providing clarity of goals, purpose
  • Analyze team progress, metrics
  • Improving and facilitating team-to-team communication
  • Identifying urgent opportunities and reshuffling priorities
  • Setting the short-term agenda
  • Minimize risk and ensure department growth
  • Strengthen our infrastructure
  • Manage our DC Office
  • Strengthening and leading our HR processes
  • Organizational structure
  • Ensuring nonprofit compliance
  • Monitor expenditures and resources to ensure budgets are met
  • Oversee negotiations with agreements and contracts



  • Passionately opposed to sexual exploitation and be in alignment with the values and objectives of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
  • Exceptional communication, written, interpersonal, and strategic skills.
  • Management Experience: Demonstrated exceptional management experience with a complex, fast-moving organization.
  • Experience: 5+ years in a business or executive management role focused on operations for a complex organization.
  • Must be a self-starter and highly adaptive to take advantage of opportunities for high impact
  • Candidate must have requisite computer and technological skills.
  • Government grant accounting and non-profit experience is preferred.


Compensation: commensurate with experience


  • NCOSE offers a competitive benefits package including dental, vision, medical insurance, 401K, paid time-off, including 10 extra paid time-off when the entire office is closed, and paid holidays.


Location: You are expected to be in our Washington, DC office Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with the opportunity to work from home on the remaining days.

Expected Start Date: February or March 2023


To Apply:

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Please apply through the NCOSE website:

Include a detailed, personalized cover letter that explains your interest in joining NCOSE and resume or CV. Please also include any supporting material that speaks to your experience in management. 



About the National Center on Sexual Exploitation


National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is an equal opportunity employer.


NCOSE is passionate about building a diverse team (and movement) committed to a world free from sexual abuse and exploitation. We love people and fight for the human dignity of all. We have a global and multicultural impact. Our work is premised on the following principles.

  1. We view the commodification of people for sex as inherently harmful,
  2. We support laws which seek to decrease and ultimately end demand by strongly penalizing those who pay to use the bodies of other people for sex,
  3. We work to create robust services for those seeking freedom from organized systems of sexual exploitation,
  4. We prevent sexual exploitation by opposing policies and reforming systems which facilitate harm, and
  5. We support legal reforms that decriminalize victimization.


If you share our principles and hope for a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, come put your mind, background, and experience to work for us.


Our Vision
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) believes in a world free from sexual abuse and exploitation. We believe every human being deserves the opportunity to live life to its fullest potential: to pursue dreams; express creativity and hone talents; seek beauty, truth, and faith; experience hope, joy, and love with family and friends—to thrive. Such a vision requires not only individuals and institutions that work towards its realization, but also a culture that embraces its responsibility to preserve and protect human flourishing. We aspire to create that culture.


Our Mission
People should be free to live and love without sexual abuse and exploitation.


How Do We Behave?

  • Unifying – We love people and partnerships.
  • Aspiring – Being in this work is a deep-seated calling to justice.
  • Unrelenting – With hope, we persevere with enduring determination.
  • Dignifying – We recognize and uplift the inherent human dignity of all.
  • Innovating – We seek thoughtful, inventive, cutting-edge tactics and methods.
  • Inspiring – We elevate others with our vision and coalesced passion.


Our Approach

NCOSE inspires society to end sexual abuse and exploitation through corporate advocacy, public policy, research, training, litigation, and by catalyzing a global movement to defend human dignity.

Our Work
NCOSE’s portfolio of issues encompasses child sexual abuse, child-on-child harmful sexual behavior, image-based sexual abuse, online sexual exploitation, demand for prostitution, prostitution, sex trafficking of adults and children, sexual harassment and assault, sexual objectification, the public health harms of pornography, compulsive sexual behaviors, harms of the commercial sex industry, stripping, illicit massage, and more.

*bold are the issues of current focus

National Center on Sexual Exploitation


Washington, DC
20004 USA



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