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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 Finance and Operations

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a Director of Finance and Operations to serve as a senior leader responsible for ensuring the operational efficiency and fiscal health of the organization by overseeing all financial and operations-related needs. This includes supervising two full-time staff members and being ultimately responsible for human resources, staff development, finance, budgeting, technology, and other aspects of NCTE’s day-to-day operations.

  • Experience: Preferably at least 3 years of experience in finance/operations with a non-profit of similar or larger size than NCTE (17 staff members) as well as having supervised at least two staff in previous positions

  • Prioritization and detail orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on time while maintaining optimum quality in a fast-moving environment

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills: Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently

  • Project leadership: Experience in planning and executing initiatives within and across departments

  • 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

  • Collaborative spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues

  • Optimism and humor: Ability to deal with routine work as well as any urgent situation with humor and enthusiasm

The Director of Finance and Operations works out of our national office in Washington, DC.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is competitive and based in part on the candidate’s experiences and skills. NCTE offers a robust benefits package including dental, vision, and health insurance, pre-tax transit benefits, and matching retirement program, in addition to holidays and paid vacation.

 

Racial and Economic Justice Policy Advocate

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Familiarity with transgender communities and communities of color: Strong understanding of the issues and needs of transgender people in the United States, particularly trans people of color and low- or no income trans people, as well as familiarity with connected issues such as poverty, racism, policing, criminal justice, and immigration. 
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice: A deep and nuanced understanding of racial and economic justice and systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical, with experience in racial and economic justice work preferred.
  • Experience in policy change: Experience in advocating for and analyzing policies or legislation at the local, state or federal level, with two years of experience preferred, which may include unpaid/volunteer work.
  • Project leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing projects, involving multiple people in various roles.
  • Creativity and innovation: Ability to see opportunities and develop new approaches for organizing across difference.
  • Self-direction: Ability to take initiative and be self-sufficient in a small organization environment.
  • Communications: Skilled in speaking directly but sensitively about issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other aspects of diversity and oppression within an intersectional framework. Must be willing to serve as a bridge-builder between people and organizations who may not see issues related to racial and economic justice similarly.
  • Collaborative spirit: Ability to work as an integral part of a team of hard-working, assertive, and energetic professionals, giving and taking input with a variety of staff.
  • Coaching: Interest in and ability to coach, support, and advise others in being allies in racial and economic justice work.
  • Prioritization: Ability to independently set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline.
  • Time management: Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently.
  • Language: Fluency in Spanish is desired but not required. 
  • Education level: No specific educational degree is required. Study in public policy, public health, political science, public administration, law, or related areas is a plus but not required.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is competitive and based in part on the candidate’s experiences and skills. NCTE offers a robust benefits package including dental, vision, and health insurance, pre-tax transit benefits, and matching retirement program, in addition to federal holidays and ten paid vacation days in the first year of employment.

 

The Racial and Economic Justice Policy Advocate works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position will involve occasional travel.

Manager of Development – Sponsorships/Events/Major Gifts

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks an experienced Development staff person to work with the Director of Development to manage and implement the organization's development plan overall. Applicant will lead or support work in the following areas: 1) corporate sponsors, 2) events, and 3) major donors.

Fellowships & Internships

Intern Testimonial

Jessica Davis-Ricci, Fall 2015

"I applied to intern at NCTE because I plan to focus my legal career on trans rights advocacy, and I wanted to learn more about the policy side of things. My semester as a legal intern at NCTE was one of the most exciting, engaging and informative experiences I have had throughout law school. Because of the team's focus on ensuring I got the most out of my experience I was able to attend meetings with several federal agencies and partnering advocacy organizations, and sit in on conference calls regarding trans rights advocacy at the local, state and federal level. Because of NCTE's comprehensive approach to trans equality I had the opportunity to advance my legal research and writing skills through a variety of formats: legal briefs and memoranda, policy advocacy letters, blog posts, and federal regulation comment drafting. Besides the incredible practical learning experience, the most rewarding aspect of my internship was not just feeling like I was genuinely a part of the national movement for trans equality, but actually being able to make meaningful contributions to its progress."

Equal Justice Works Fellowship

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a social justice advocacy organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education, advocacy and collaboration on national issues of im

  • Familiarity with transgender community: Strong understanding of the issues and needs facing transgender people in the United States. 
  • Commitment to social justice: Familiarity with systems of inter-connected oppressions and issues such as poverty, racism, policing, criminal justice, and immigration. 
  • Project leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing projects, involving multiple people in various roles. 
  • Creativity and Innovation: Ability to see opportunities and develop new approaches for organizing. 
  • Self-direction: Ability to take initiative and be self-sufficient in a small organization environment. 
  • Communications: Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with others who may work differently. 
  • Prioritization: Ability to independently set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline. 
  • Time management: Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently. 

Proposed Project: Ensuring Access to Name and Gender Change Resources 

  • Court Advocacy: Work with state and local courts to develop standardized procedures and forms to obtain court orders for gender change; develop state by state instructions for individuals to access to court orders for gender change for NCTE’s ID Document Center. 
  • Legal Resources: Identify legal resources and guides needed, particularly in the area of ID updates, to assist transgender individuals and organizations across the country; partner with pro bono law firms to manage creation of those guides and see the projects through completion; manage and update the ID Document Center to provide accurate legal information for people in each state. 
  • Support Trans Legal Services Providers: Manage and expand NCTE’s Trans Legal Services Network, including planning and leading conference calls and in-person meetings on various topics. 
  • Community engagement: Create blog posts, webinars, and other informational events to provide legal information and resources for trans communities and advocates across the country. Connect network members and individuals to facilitate legal support. 
  • Technical assistance: Field individual and organization questions and provide appropriate resources and referrals in the areas of ID documents, healthcare, schools, and various other legal inquiries. 

Have a different project proposal? Let us know! 

Undergraduate or Graduate Intern (including MSW Placements)

NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students (including MSW).

  • 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 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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