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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

Survey Project Director

The National Center for Transgender Equality seeks a research project director to oversee the new U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS). The USTS will be the next iteration of and follow-up to the 2015 USTS. The position is expected to last through the completion of the primary survey report (2020) and may extend into 2021.

  • Project Leadership: Experience in leading and managing projects, including working with colleagues who have a variety of energetic and strong perspectives.
  • Experience: Significant experience working with survey construction and implementation. Understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • 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 partnership 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.
  • 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, criminal justice, and immigration and how these issues might impact an individual’s ability to complete a survey, such as the USTS.
  • 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.
  • Data Analysis: Strong understanding of statistical analysis is needed. An ability to use STATA or SPSS is preferred.
  • Language Ability: Fluency in both Spanish and English is preferred.

 

The Survey Project Director will work from our national office in Washington, DC.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is consistent with experience. NCTE offers a strong, generous benefits package that includes dental, vision and health insurance, employer contributions to retirement, pre-tax Metro benefits, paid holidays, vacation, sick and volunteer time off.

 

National Organizer

National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. NCTE is devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education, advocacy and collaboration on national issues of importance.

Experience: At least one cycle of experience in field operations or as a community organizer for non-profit or political campaigns, or other community mobilization experience is desired. Familiarity with state and/or national campaigns highly desired. 

Community Familiarity: Experience working with both the transgender and broader LGBT communities, as well as an understanding of the dynamics between different communities within the overall progressive and LGBT movements is desired

People Person:  Enjoys talking to people, listening to people talk, and helping people through decision-making and generally counseling them through challenges in their work

Project Leadership: Experience in planning and executing projects or initiatives, including collaborating with colleagues to ensure projects are completed on time

Self-direction: Takes initiative in what can sometimes feel like chaotic or ambiguous environments, and motivated to figure out solutions instead of waiting for directions

Communications: Strong overall written and oral presentation skills, and the ability to communicate with people of various backgrounds and experiences

Knowledge: Understanding of community organizing and campaigns, and ideally, planning events.

Resilience: Able to withstand being exposed to biased beliefs and incidents, including anti-transgender bias, from external sources and help community members facing similar challenges in their own advocacy

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 and commitment to issues affecting transgender people, as well as an understanding of racism, classism and other systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical

Language Ability: Spanish language ability is a plus

The National Organizer is works from our national office in Washington, DC. The position will likely involve occasional travel, and potentially significant travel at times.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is consistent with experience. NCTE offers a strong, generous benefits package that includes dental, vision and health insurance, employer contributions to retirement, pre-tax Metro benefits, paid holidays, vacation, sick and volunteer time off.

Fellowships & Internships

Intern Testimonial

Carsen Beckwith, Fall 2017

"I applied to intern as an undergraduate at NCTE to gain more knowledge about the functions and day-to-day responsibilities of advocacy organizations. Through my time at NCTE, I have learned plenty about not only the non-profit world, but about my own goals, skills, and plans for the future. Every staff member that I worked with did an incredible job of helping me to take on tasks that interested me, providing advice and guidance, and fostering a welcoming and energetic environment. I consistently felt like a valuable team member at NCTE and know that my experience pushed me to grow both as a professional and as an activist in the trans community."

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 in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Ability to excel at working both independently and collaboratively
  • A commitment to transgender and broader LGBTQ equality required; demonstrated interest in health care policy, privacy, civil rights or related issues is a plus
  • Strong research and writing skills are not a strict requirement for all internships, but a background or interest in developing those skills is highly preferred

Interns report to our national office in Washington, DC during regular business hours. Typically interns spend 15-20 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters and 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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