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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

Executive Assistant

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks an Executive Assistant to help ensure the operational efficiency of the organization by supporting the Executive and Operations departments.

  • Enthusiastic about administrative and operations work as the backbone of a non-profit organization, including working on weekends and evenings when needed
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to create and maintain order within a fast-moving environment, requiring pivoting and adapting, while ensuring consistent quality in work product
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with superior attention to detail, consistent follow-through, strong task tracking skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to represent the organization to a variety external audiences
  • Proactive problem identification/solving: ability to apply sound thinking to problems and communicate using constructive criticism to resolve issues
  • Comfort exercising judgment and discretion, and maintaining confidentiality, while routinely handling sensitive information
  • Enjoys speaking to members of the public, including regular phone conversations
  • Collaborative spirit and the ability to work as an integral part of multiple teams
  • Ability to quickly absorb, apply, and summarize written and spoken information
  • Flexibility in attending to tasks during weekends and in the evenings when needed
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • 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
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

NCTE will consider applicants with a range of experience and education levels. 

Salary

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.

Workplace Inclusion Manager

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a Workplace Inclusion Manager to help support the development and policy departments to provide training and policy review for employers.

 

  • Desire and demonstrated ability to create and maintain order within a fast-moving environment while ensuring consistent quality in work product.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven experience and excellence drafting professional content for external audiences. 
  • Experience with training and/or public speaking preferred, with the ability to integrate fun/humor for maximum impact.
  • Knowledge of workplace nondiscrimination laws and policies preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, anticipate actions, and use creative means to complete tasks on a daily basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organization to donors as well as interface with all levels of staff and volunteers while maintaining tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal with trainees and others expressing ignorance or biased beliefs, by responding with patience and understanding.
  • Creative thinker with the ability to prioritize, execute and manage multiple projects through to completion while meeting tight deadlines. Excellent organizational skills, with superior attention to detail and strong follow-through are essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with Prezi or other presentation software a plus.
  • Self-motivated troubleshooter with exceptional resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and thrive in rapid-paced environment while managing multiple projects and high email volume under consistently tight deadlines.
  • Pivot and adapt to quickly shifting needs and priorities.
  • Enthusiasm for non-profit development work.
  • 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.
  • Spanish language ability is a plus.
  • Commitment to the mission of NCTE.
  • NCTE will consider applicants within a range of experience and education levels.

 

The Workplace Inclusion Manager works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position will involve some travel.

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.

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.

Director of Communications

About the National Center for Transgender Equality

  • Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience leading a communications program for a non-profit or political campaigns. 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. 
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Salsa, Drupal, Adobe, or similar databases and technologies is helpful.
  • 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.

The Director of Communications works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position will involve occasional travel.

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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