Job Opportunities

NCTE welcomes applications for the following positions:

Survey Outreach Coordinator

The National Center for Transgender Equality seeks an outreach coordinator for the new US Transgender Survey (USTS) for a period of six months. The USTS will be the second iteration of and follow up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (published in 2011 in a report called "Injustice at Every Turn"). The Survey Outreach Coordinator will work with the USTS Survey Project Manager to develop, coordinate, and implement an outreach plan to ensure that transgender people throughout the U.S. take the survey. The candidate will collaborate with transgender and allied individuals and organizations nationwide to establish a network to distribute the survey.

Located in Washington, DC, this position presents an incredible opportunity to ensure the successful implementation of a survey that will significantly contribute to the knowledge base about transgender people. The survey will include all kinds of people on the trans spectrum, including those who identify as non-binary, and will be conducted in English and Spanish. The ideal candidate will be bilingual and will be an outgoing, self-starter with strong experience in field organizing and coalition building.

About NCTE

NCTE is a strong voice for transgender people in our nation's capital and fills a unique niche in the overall movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. NCTE's primary role is to support and advocate for policy change at the local, state and federal level, as well as to use the media to educate society about transgender people. We are known to approach our work with enthusiasm, optimism and good humor. NCTE has a serious commitment to approaching and engaging in its work with an awareness of how racial and economic justice is intertwined and connected to transgender justice and a commitment to ensuring that policymakers and society understand the connection as well.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a survey outreach plan: Work with the Survey Project Manager and research team to develop an outreach plan to ensure that transgender people throughout the U.S. take the survey. This will include reaching out to trans, LGBTQ, and allied organizations and individuals in advance of the survey fielding period to gather support for the survey and ask that they push out the survey to their lists and networks.
  • Implement the outreach plan and coordinate outreach efforts:Utilize a variety of methods to connect with individuals and organizations to describe the purpose of the USTS and benefits to trans community, including social media and in-person meetings. Engage diverse communities in efforts to build support for completing the survey, including communities of color and communities of faith.
  • Maintain good relationships with organizations:Manage relationships with organizations that will be distributing the survey to their lists throughout the outreach period to ensure the successful implementation of the survey.


  • Experience: Experience in community organizing, coalition building, education, and/or policy advocacy (in a paid or volunteer position).
  • Cultural competency: Ability to work in and with a range of diverse transgender communities
  • Creativity and innovation: Ability to see opportunities and develop new approaches for any task or activity
  • 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 discrimination faced by the trans community. Ability to discuss the benefits of data collection within the trans community to address issues of discrimination and other aspects of societal oppression. Must be willing to serve as a bridge-builder between people and organizations who may not see issues related to research and advocacy efforts similarly
  • Collaborative spirit: Ability to work as a part of a team of hard-working, assertive, and energetic professionals, giving and taking input with a variety of staff
  • Prioritization: Ability to independently set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, and manage and complete work on deadlines
  • Time management: Excellent 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 oppression is critical
  • Education level: No specific educational degree is required
  • Language Ability: Fluency in Spanish and English preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is consistent with experience. NCTE has a benefits package that includes fully paid dental, vision and health insurance, and retirement matching.

Application and Timeline

We are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our community. We strongly encourage people of color and people with disabilities to apply.

Send a résumé and letter of interest to: This position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.

NO CALLS, unless your application is not acknowledged within 5 business days.


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, 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.


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