NCTE welcomes applications for the following positions:
The National Center for Transgender Equality seeks a researcher to serve as the project manager for the new US Transgender Survey (USTS). The USTS will be the second iteration of and follow-up to the National Trans Discrimination Survey (published in 2011 in a report called "Injustice at Every Turn"). The position is currently funded through 2016. The candidate will act as a project manager, working with the rest of the survey research team, and will lead the development, fielding, analysis and presentation of the USTS.
Located in Washington, DC, this is a new position and an incredible opportunity to 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 survey team has already begun working and has made some significant improvements over the last iteration, including enhanced story collection.
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
- Manage the project and project timeline: Develop and keep all tasks relating to the survey project moving, identifying and overcoming obstacles to keep the project on time. An initial timeline has already been developed.
- Assist with developing the survey questionnaire: Work with the research team to finish the questionnaire, seek feedback from colleague organizations and researchers on how to improve the questionnaire, and help guide the survey through pilot testing.
- Manage the outreach and field period: Lead the outreach portion of the project, with assistance from a short-term bilingual outreach staff person, to ensure that transgender people throughout the U.S. take the survey. Reach out to trans, LGBT, and allied organizations in advance of the field period to ask that they push out the survey to their lists.
- Maintain good relationships with colleague organizations: Manage relationships with organizations that need specific data for their geographical area or demographic sub-group.
- Analyze data: Working with the research team and project consultants, analyze the data using STATA or SPSS, for the final report as well as other reports that will be issued, including those related to people of color, many state-specific reports, among others.
- Evaluate stories collected: Though the survey will be anonymous, we have planned an innovative opportunity for survey respondents to share their discrimination stories through a related initiative. The project manager will aggregate the stories and work with allied organizations to engage volunteer respondents in sharing their stories.
- Write report(s): Lead the drafting of the final report, as well as several smaller, targeted reports that will need to be written, in collaboration with the rest of the research team. Work with the report designer to graphically represent the findings.
- Present the findings: Develop a presentation of the findings and present the findings throughout the U.S., in collaboration with the research team.
- Share the dataset: Collect and process requests for the dataset from qualified researchers and colleague organizations.
- Media spokesperson: Serve as an NCTE spokesperson for the project including media interviews, sharing findings, etc.
- 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 or SPSS is strongly preferred (please state in cover letter whether and how you have used STATA or SPSS already).
- Creativity and Innovation: Ability to see opportunities and develop new approaches for any task or activity.
- Self-direction: Ability to be self-sufficient in a small staff environment.
- Communications: Skilled in creating compelling written and oral communications, including presentation of research.
- 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.
- Commitment to Full Social Justice: A deep understanding of racism, classism and other systems of oppressions is critical.
- Language Ability: Fluency in both Spanish and English is preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is consistent with experience. We offer a strong, competitive 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: NCTE@transequality.org. 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 committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our community. We are 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 hardworking, kind, optimistic and committed to social justice from all segments of transgender and allied communities.
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.