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  • Grant Funded Educator Part-time/Full-time (Des Moines, Iowa)


Grant Funded Educator Part-time / Full-time (Des Moines, Iowa)

The Set Me Free Project ® began in 2014 after much training, research, and education on the evils of human trafficking. The mission of The Set Me Free Project (SMFP) is to stop human trafficking before it starts by providing prevention education to all ages. Our desire is to reach as many facets of the community and as many people with trafficking prevention education. 

Are you comfortable speaking in front of others? Do you have the gift of bringing people into discussions and holding their attention? Would you like to empower youth by teaching them to protect themselves from trafficking? Would you like to equip the adults in children’s lives to better guide and protect them? If so, we want you on our team!

This grant-funded position is educating students in the Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS). Ideal candidates are comfortable speaking in front of an audience, don’t take themselves too seriously, and are able to read an audience and adjust their speaking style, if necessary, for the benefit of audience members. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and foreign-born residents to apply.

We speak on various topics using separate curricula, which will be used to educate high school students. We facilitate presentations in a classroom setting (preferred) or larger groups, assembly style when requested on: 

  1. Sex Trafficking

  2. Social Media Safety

  3. Healthy Relationships & Sexual/Dating Violence

  4. School Climate and Bystander Intervention

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with the scheduling assistant to assist in creating your speaking schedule

  • Educate youth on the dangers of human trafficking and more and empower them to protect themselves

  • Learn and understand the various presentations we offer and effectively communicate details to those who ask

  • Direct speaking requests received while working with the scheduling assistant

  • Perform research to stay updated on the industries of sex trafficking and social media

Skills and Requirements:

  • Proficient in basic computer skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Experience with public speaking

  • Ability to navigate audience questions and/or concerns in a respectful manner

  • Ability to maintain composure while going “off-topic” and/or changing teaching style, if needed, to bring audience members to an understanding of the material​


You must fulfill all the following:

  • Be 18 years of age

  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Be a citizen of the United States or have proper visa documentation

  • Demonstrate a desire to participate in the program and abide by The Set Me Free Project’s guidelines, policies, and procedures

  • Give permission for The Set Me Free Project to conduct periodic criminal background checks and child/adult abuse inquiries during employment.

  • Give permission for The Set Me Free Project to conduct random drug tests during employment.

Not eligible to educate if you:

  • Have an open warrant for a felony or misdemeanor offense.

  • Are currently under indictment.

  • Have any felony convictions for a crime involving violence, terroristic threats, weapons, sexual offenses, crimes against nature or any felony relating to the welfare of a child.

  • Have any other felony charge under 10 years ago.

  • Have a serious misdemeanor conviction involving violence, theft, drugs, terroristic threats, crimes against nature, weapons, any misdemeanor relating to the welfare of a child in the last 10 years.

  • Have a record of child abuse or neglect.

  • Have a conviction for which you have not yet completed court-ordered disposition (you will need to request court documents showing the completion of these necessary things): still on probation, unfinished community service, unpaid fines.

  • Have been charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol in the last 3 years.

  • Have more than one charge of Driving Under the Influence. May be eligible if there have been no alcohol-related charges in the last 10 years.

  • License currently suspended or revoked for any reason

  • Have more than one conviction of Driving Under Suspension or without a license.

You may provide an explanation of the following offenses to determine educator eligibility:

  • A police record indicating a minor misdemeanor offense or infraction offense.

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol over 3 years ago

  • More than one charge of Driving Under the Influence if both charges are over 10 years old.

  • More than one Non-driving alcohol-related offense over 3 years old.

  • One alcohol-related charge in the last 3 years.

  • A serious misdemeanor conviction if the incident occurred more than 10 years ago including assault, fighting, weapons, drugs.

  • Obstruction of justice in any way including obstruct an officer, obstruct law, resisting arrest.

  • Theft of any kind including theft by deception, theft of services, theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting.

  • Any other misdemeanor conviction that constitutes moral turpitude including: possession or use of drugs or drug paraphernalia, public intoxication

  • Motor vehicle offenses including a consistent pattern of numerous violations in the past, but license not currently suspended or revoked, consistent convictions of no insurance or no proof of financial responsibility.

  • Felony conviction if the incident occurred more than 10 years prior to the date of application.

****If you feel any of aforementioned offenses pertain to you, you may provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the incident and any action taken after the incident where prompted later in the application. Please note that the confidentiality of your information will be strictly maintained. 


  • Flexible hours

  • Two-week furlough (end of December to the beginning of January)


Please email your resume to:


We are a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description reflects The Set Me Free Project’s best effort to describe this position's essential functions and qualifications. It is neither an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or qualifications nor is it a contract.



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