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EEOC Statement:
The National Center for Transgender Equality is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to age, citizenship, color, creed, physical or mental disability, economic status, education, ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender identity and expression, genetic information, health status including HIV status, height, housing status, marital status, matriculation, national origin, physical appearance, race, religion, political affiliation, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, union membership, veteran status or other unlawful factors, with respect to recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, discipline, discharge, compensation, training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment and contracting. NCTE is committed to creating a diverse staff made of people who are hard working, kind, optimistic and committed to social justice from all segments of transgender and allied communities.

Jobs

Director of Development

The National Center for Transgender Equality seeks an experienced Development Director to manage and implement the organization's development plan, including grants, major donors, individual donors, corporate sponsors and events. The Development Director will work closely with the management team and Board of Directors to ensure ample funds are generated to support NCTE's mission.

  • Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience as a fundraising professional in a nonprofit organization
  • Track record of success: Successful track record in donor acquisition and cultivating new funders, and securing major grants and gifts
  • Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing development
  • Creativity and Innovation: Ability to see opportunities and develop new approaches for development
  • Self-direction: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones. Ability to be self-sufficient in a small staff environment
  • Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues
  • Coaching: Interest in and ability to coach, support, and advise others in becoming effective fundraisers
  • Prioritization: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadlines
  • Time Management and Detail Orientation: Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently
  • Commitment to Social Justice: An understanding of issues affecting transgender people as well as an understanding of racism, classism and other systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical

The Director of Development works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position will involve occassional travel.

Fellowships & Internships

Intern Testimonial

Jay Wu, Summer 2014

“THANK YOU. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do actual substantive work, for teaching me so much about the way policy making works, for your generosity in time and knowledge despite how busy you all are… I can’t imagine that anything else I could have done this summer would have been quite as incredible as the 3 months I spent at NCTE.”

General Intern

NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students (including MSW). Applicants may apply as a general intern or social work intern.

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to excel at working both independently and collaboratively
  • A commitment to transgender equality
  • Demonstrated interest in transgender, LGBT, health care, privacy, civil rights or related issues is a plus

Interns work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for 15-20 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters or for 40 hours per week during the summer.

Andrew S. Cray Law Fellowships, Legal Internships, and Post-Graduate Legal Fellowships

NCTE offers legal internships for law students year-round and post-graduate legal fellowships for recent law graduates. Summer legal interns are Andrew S. Cray Law Fellows, named in memory of trans health advocate Andrew Cray.

We encourage applicants for Fall 2015 to apply by May 22, 2015.

We welcome applications from students currently enrolled in law school or recent graduates. Andrew Cray Law Fellowships are awarded for summer, full-time interns, and come with a stipend to cover living expenses. Legal interns during the academic year are generally unpaid unless they are working full-time. NCTE will work with a student's university to assure academic credit is received if eligible for credit. Post-graduate fellows are encouraged to bring their own funding from their law school or other granting organization. NCTE is happy to work with schools so that fellows or interns can receive academic credit.

  • Strong research and writing skills are absolutely critical
  • Ability to excel at working both independently and collaboratively
  • A commitment to transgender equality
  • Demonstrated interest in transgender, LGBT, health care, privacy, civil rights or related issues a plus

Andrew S. Cray Law Fellows work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours over the summer for 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

Spring/Fall Legal Interns work out of our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours for at least 12 hours per week. Full-time legal interns are also desired for Spring and Fall semesters.

Post-Graduate Legal Fellows work various hours, depending on the requirements of their fellowship funds.

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