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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

Racial and Economic Justice Initiative Manager (or Policy Analyst/Counsel)

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Experience in policy analysis: Experience in advocating for or 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: Execellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently
  • Commitment to social justice: A deep and nuanced understanding of issues affecting transgender people, racial and economic justice, and systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical
  • Education level: No specific educational degree is 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 Initiative Manager (or Policy Analyst/Counsel) works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position will involve occasional travel.

Director of Communications

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience leading a communications program for a national 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.

Director of Development

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • 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

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 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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