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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

Digital Strategist

The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in communications or marketing, preferably including experience measuring, managing, and analyzing data to improve digital programs
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a highly collaborative team
  • Hunger to constantly learn and grow
  • Ability to work quickly and be flexible in an environment influenced by an unpredictable and never-ending news cycle
  • Planning and time management, including the ability to independently manage multiple streams of work and keep to deadlines
  • Ability to write in a clear and engaging manner that emulates the organizational voice
  • Understanding of the issues affecting transgender people in the United States, particularly how race and socioeconomic status impact the experience of being transgender
  • Some knowledge of website maintenance (e.g. prior experience with a content management system like Drupal or WordPress, knowledge of HTML and CSS)
  • Some knowledge of graphic design principles; experience in graphic design and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Video editing knowledge is a plus
  • Experience with customer-relationship management tools like Blackbaud, Salsa, or EveryAction is a plus
  • Experience with social media management tools like HootSuite, Buffer, or SproutSocial is a plus
  • Spanish language ability is a plus

 

The Digital Strategist works 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.
 

Finance Associate (Part Time)

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a part-time Finance Associate to assist with processing weekly and monthly financial activity, including paying invoices, processing staff reimbursements, reconciling credit cards, writing check requests, providing information for the annual 990 filing and audits, and other finance-related activities.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently
  • At least two or more years of experience in a finance-related role preferred
  • Desire and ability to create and maintain order within a fast-moving environment, without sacrificing accuracy or dropping details; finds satisfaction in balanced spreadsheets and smoothly running processes
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, solve problems, anticipate actions, and use creative means to complete tasks
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet programs, and the ability to learn other software applications quickly
  • Commitment to full social justice and an understanding of issues affecting transgender people, including trans people of color and those with low- or no-income is preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Location/Hours

The Finance Associate works out of our national office in Washington, DC. This is a part-time position expected to work 15-25 hours per week, and reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.

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.

Operations Manager

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a full-time Operations Manager to ensure the efficiency of the organization by executing operations-related tasks under the supervision of NCTE’s Director of Finance and Operations.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently
  • At least two or more years of experience in an operations, human resources, or administrative role is strongly preferred
  • Desire and ability to create and maintain order within a fast-moving environment, without sacrificing accuracy or dropping details; finds satisfaction in balanced spreadsheets and smoothly running processes
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, solve problems, anticipate actions, and use creative means to complete tasks
  • Commitment to full social justice and an understanding of issues affecting transgender people, including trans people of color and those with low- or no-income is preferred
  • Understanding of basic Microsoft Office is required, and understanding of Microsoft 365 products, including One Drive and Sharepoint, is preferred
  • Experience troubleshooting basic IT and office equipment issues, including working with cloud-based software, is preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

The Operations Manager works out of 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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