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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

Administrative and Development Assistant or Associate

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Desire and demonstrated ability to create and maintain order within a fast-moving environment while ensuring consistent quality in work product.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, anticipate actions, and use creative means to complete tasks on a daily basis.
  • Collaborative spirit and the ability to work as an integral part of multiple teams.
  • Ability to quickly absorb and apply information, written and orally.
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office suite.
  • Experience with SALSA, strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to full social justice and understanding of issues affecting transgender people.
  • Working knowledge of and experience in racial and economic justice work.
  • Spanish language ability is a plus.

NCTE will consider applicants within a range of experience and education levels.

The Administrative and Development Assistant or Associate works out of our national office in Washington, DC.

Digital Media Manager

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Knowledge of digital campaign strategies and implementation techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge on Adobe Creative Suite programs like InDesign, Illustrator, and PhotoShop.
  • Strong experience with Drupal, HTML, CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript or similar technologies.
  • Solid experience with SALSA and Microsoft Access a plus.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for popular audiences.
  • Understands web design and graphic design best practices.
  • Commitment to full social justice and understanding of issues affecting transgender people.
  • Working knowledge of and experience in racial and economic justice work.
  • Two or more years of work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Experience in managing website redesigns or data migrations is a plus.
  • Spanish language ability is a plus.
  • NCTE will consider applicants within a range of experience and education levels.

The Digital Media Manager works out of our national office in Washington, DC. 

Director of Communications

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience leading a communications program for a non-profit. One year of experience managing full-time staff.
  • Track record of success: Successfully manage media for issue campaigns including identifying/coaching spokespeople, pitching reporters, and securing placements in national media outlets.
  • Project Leadership: Experience in planning and executing initiatives within and across departments, and with consultants.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Ability to leverage opportunities for growth.
  • Self-direction: Takes initiative and ambitious in a small, unstructured environment.
  • Communications: Skilled in creating and proofreading powerful, compelling written communications for advocacy and public education.
  • Knowledge: Possess a refined sense of design for marketing and advocacy in print and online. Technically trained designers with experience using Adobe CS6 software highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Salsa, Drupal, or similar databases and technologies is highly recommended.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues.
  • Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline and in optimum quality.
  • 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.

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

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."

U.S. Trans Survey Intern

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks full-time and part-time paid interns for immediate hire to assist with the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) throughout the post-data collection phase, including data analysis, research, report writing, and other tasks leading to the release of the survey results.

  • Experience: Experience working with short- and long-term research projects. Experience with quantitative analysis and interpretation of data is preferred but not required.
  • Self-direction: Ability to take initiative and be self-sufficient in a small organization environment.
  • Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to independently set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, and manage and complete work on time while maintaining optimum quality.
  • Time management: Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently.
  • Communications: Skilled in creating compelling written and oral communications, including presentation of research.
  • Data Analysis: Understanding of statistical analysis. Ability to use STATA or SPSS is preferred (please state in cover letter whether and how you have used STATA or SPSS).
  • Commitment to social justice: An understanding of issues affecting transgender people, racial and economic justice, and systems of inter-connected oppression is critical.
  • Collaborative spirit: Ability to work as a part of a team of hard-working, assertive, and energetic individuals.
  • Education level: No specific educational degree is required. Experience with Excel and word processing preferred.

USTS interns work out of our national office in Washington, DC on a full-time or part-time basis.

Undergraduate or Graduate Intern (including MSW Placements)

Applications are now closed for Summer 2016 internships. We encourage applicants for Fall 2016 to apply by May 20, 2016.

  • 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 2016 to apply by May 20, 2016.

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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