- Work with NCTE’s policy team to establish a portfolio of work including two or more of the following areas: health care and insurance; employment; education; housing and homelessness; federal or state legislation; state administrative policies.
- Track, analyze, and write policy recommendations and public comments on state and federal legislation, regulations, guidance documents, and other policies.
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships with congressional and federal agency staff to provide technical assistance and support policy advocacy.
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships with national partner organizations and actively participate in coalitions to advance NCTE’s policy goals.
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships with state and local advocate partners to provide legislative and policy analysis, draft policy language, talking points, and other technical assistance.
- Develop and provide training and educational presentations for government, educational, and business organizations and for conferences around the country.
- Work with NCTE’s communications team to produce publications, website and blog content, action alerts, op-eds, and similar materials, and to respond to press inquiries and interview requests.
- Supervise NCTE interns and law fellows on policy tasks.
- Familiarity with transgender communities: Strong understanding of the issues and needs of transgender people in the United States and familiarity with a spectrum of transgender communities including trans people of color and low or no-income trans people.
- Experience in policy change: Experience advocating for and analyzing policies or legislation at the local, state, or federal level, with two years of experience preferred, which may include unpaid/volunteer work.
- Project leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing projects, involving multiple people in various roles
- Self-direction: Ability to take initiative and be self-sufficient in a small organization environment
- Communications: Skilled in absorbing and communicating information effectively and to a variety of audiences, public speaking skills or experience a plus.
- Understanding of racial and economic justice: An understanding of racial and economic justice and systems of inter-connected oppressions
- Collaborative spirit: Ability to work as an integral 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, manage, and complete work on deadline
- Time management: Excellent organizational and time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently
- Language: Fluency in more than one language is desired but not required
- Education level: A law degree is preferred but no specific degree is required.
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, and paid holidays, vacation, sick and volunteer time off.
The Policy Counsel/Policy Associate works out of our national office in Washington, DC. The position will involve occasional travel.
Email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com (a single PDF document is preferred), with the subject line “Policy Counsel/Policy Associate” Inquire over email if an acknowledgement of your application is not received after one week. Please no calls. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact Patrick Paschall, Director of Finance and Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.