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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

Media Relations Manager

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a Media Relations Manager to be responsible for real-time monitoring of news, conceptualizing and implementing media tactics for specific projects and initiatives, building and maintaining media relationships, reaching out to the press around newsworthy initiatives and content, and managing inbound media inquiries.

  • Experience: Preferably at least three years of experience in communications, preferably with a non-profit of similar or larger size (no specific educational degree is required).
  • Outstanding listening, awareness and superior conversational skills, to elicit the right information from a variety of sources.
  • Must be well-versed in developing communication materials, be media savvy, and must be eager to pitch extensively, have exceptional creative skills and writing talent. 
  • Strong understanding of the issues and needs of transgender people in the United States, including trans people of color and those with low- or no income, and have skill in speaking directly but sensitively about issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and other aspects of diversity and oppression within an intersectional framework.
  • 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.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently, set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage and complete work on deadline.
  • Personality: The ideal candidate will typify intellectual curiosity and gregariousness, as well as the ability to remain calm and focused during crisis situations, while also possessing a sense of urgency.
  • Must be comfortable working in a high-volume environment and have the ability to closely follow the messaging of the organization on a wide variety of issues.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office, Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive), and social media required; Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires frequent irregular evening and weekend work to respond to breaking news/developments.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is consistent with experience. NCTE offers a strong, competitive benefits package that includes dental, vision and health insurance, as well as IRA matching.

This position works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position may involve occasional travel.

Research Manager

The National Center for Transgender Equality seeks a researcher to serve as the manager for the U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) project. The Research Manager will manage all activities related to the 2015 USTS, the largest survey ever conducted to examine the experiences of transgender people in the United States.

  • Survey Experience: Significant experience working with survey construction and implementation. Understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Project Leadership: Experience in leading and managing projects. 
  • Data Analysis: Strong understanding of statistical analysis. Ability to use STATA, SPSS, or another statistical package is strongly preferred (please state in cover letter whether and how you have used STATA, SPSS, or other statistical software already).
  • Familiarity with transgender communities and communities of color: Strong understanding of the issues and needs of transgender people in the United States, including trans people of color and low or no-income trans people. Familiarity with connected issues such as poverty, racism, policing, criminal justice, and immigration and how these issues might impact an individual’s ability to complete a survey, such as the USTS. Ability to work with a variety of communities to ensure representation in the survey.
  • Commitment to racial and economic justice: A deep and nuanced understanding of racial and economic justice and systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical, including how related issues show up in research communities and projects and impact trans people whose experiences the USTS seeks to capture.
  • Communications: Skilled in creating compelling written and oral communications, including presentation of research to the media, lawmakers, educators, advocates, and others. Skilled in speaking directly but sensitively about issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other aspects of diversity and oppression that may impact potential survey respondents. Ability to connect with a wide range of individuals and organizations to address issues that might affect particularly marginalized people’s ability to complete the USTS.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of fun-loving, hard-working professionals, taking input from a variety of staff. Ability to work in conjunction with colleague organizations and researchers.
  • Prioritization: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, and manage and complete work on deadlines.
  • Detail Orientation: A deep commitment and talent for avoiding any numerical or other mistakes. 
  • Time Management: Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently.
  • Language Ability: Fluency in both Spanish and English is preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is consistent with experience. NCTE offers a strong, competitive benefits package that includes dental, vision and health insurance, as well as IRA matching.

 

Research Assistant (Part-Time)

Experience: Experience managing projects and handling large volumes of information. Experience responding to and resolving multiple requests in a timely fashion. 
Data Analysis: Experience with quantitative analysis and interpretation of data is preferred but not required. Ability to use STATA, SPSS, or another statistical package is preferred (please state in cover letter whether and how you have used statistical software).
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: Ability to communicate effectively with people inside and outside of the organization to ensure that research requests are properly submitted and managed.
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 Microsoft Excel and Word preferred.

Salary/Pay

Research Assistant will be a temporary, hourly, part-time employee whose work hours will depend on the needs of various projects, for an approximate 8-12 week period. The period of employment may be extended. 

The Research Assistant position is located at our national office in Washington, D.C. and will be a part-time position. Working out of the D.C. office is preferred, but remote work may be considered.

Rapid Response Communications Manager

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a Rapid Response Communications Manager. The position works within the Communications Department, reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for real-time monitoring of news, issues, and events; advancing organizational messaging, images and resources across the organization; drafting internal and external materials; and managing rapid response with new media and social media and around key campaigns, especially those related to transgender law and policy.

  • Experience: Preferably at least two years of experience in organizational communications/advocacy/social media, preferably with a non-profit of similar or larger size (no specific educational degree is required)

  • Outstanding listening, awareness and superior conversational skills, to elicit the right information from a variety of sources

  • Must be well-versed in developing communication materials, be social media savvy, and must be eager to pitch extensively, have exceptional creative skills and writing talent

  • Strong understanding of the issues and needs of transgender people in the United States, including trans people of color and those with low- or no income, and having skill in speaking directly but sensitively about issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, and other aspects of diversity and oppression within an intersectional framework

  • 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

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently, set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline

  • Personality: The ideal candidate will typify intellectual curiosity and gregariousness, as well as the ability to remain calm and focused during crisis situations, while also possessing a sense of urgency

  • Must be comfortable working in a high-volume environment and have the ability to closely follow the messaging of the organization on a wide variety of issues

  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office, Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive), and social media required; Adobe Creative Suite preferred

  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires frequent irregular evening and weekend work to respond to breaking news/developments

  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred (not required)

This position works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position may involve occasional travel.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is consistent with experience. NCTE offers a strong, competitive benefits package that includes dental, vision and health insurance, as well as IRA matching.

 

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.

 

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."

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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