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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

Director of Outreach and Education

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a Director of Outreach and Education. This position manages the Outreach and Education Department and the organizations’ overall outreach and education strategy to advance transgender equality, including storytelling and advocacy training programs, lobby day, state legislative engagement, election-related mobilization and the U.S.

  • Management Experience: Preferably at least 3-5 years of experience in managing others at a non-profit of similar or larger size than NCTE. We are open to candidates who have a range of management experience, from just a little experience to decades of experience.
  • Experience: Direct experience with at least one of the following: conducting training programs, running large events, community organizing or outreach, or policy advocacy at the local, state or federal level
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues
  • Commitment to Social Justice: A commitment to issues affecting transgender people as well as the interconnected issues of racism, classism and other systems of oppression is critical to this work
  • Understanding Racial and Economic Justice: A deep and nuanced understanding of racial and economic justice and systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical, including how these issues arise inside the transgender and LGBT rights movements
  • Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on time while maintaining optimum quality
  • Self-direction: Takes initiative and is ambitious to ensure that all projects are moving forward
  • Optimism: An optimism that is unwavering, with a can-do attitude and a problem-solving orientation, and the assumption that most people are also trying to improve the world
  • Strength and persistence: The ability to be exposed to transphobia and other kinds of discrimination or stress on a daily basis and keep fighting hard for transgender equality
  • Flexibility: Ability to shift one’s one work and expectations and generally be willing to fill any role needed for success of the organization or project
  • Language: Spanish ability is a plus

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.

US Trans Survey Outreach Coordinator

The National Center for Transgender Equality is seeks a full-time Survey Outreach Coordinator for the US Trans Survey (USTS) project for a period of approximately 12 months (mid 2019 to mid 2020).

  • Experience: Experience in community organizing and/or coalition building is required (in a paid or volunteer position). Experience in conducting outreach and recruitment for research studies among communities of color is a plus, but not required.
  • Cultural competency: Ability to work in and engage with a range of diverse transgender communities and organizations.
  • Creativity and innovation: Ability to see opportunities and develop new approaches for any task or activity.
  • Self-direction: Takes initiative and is ambitious to ensure that all projects are moving forward. Ability to work both independently and with team members.
  • Communications: Skilled in speaking directly but sensitively about issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and discrimination faced by the trans community. Ability to discuss the benefits of the USTS survey and data collection within the trans community to address issues of discrimination and other aspects of societal oppression. Must be willing to serve as a bridge-builder between people and organizations who may not see issues related to research and advocacy efforts similarly.
  • Collaborative spirit: Ability to work as a part of a team of hard-working professionals, giving and taking input with a variety of staff.
  • Prioritization and attention to detail: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on time while maintaining optimum quality.
  • Time management: Excellent organizational and time-management skills, including ability to manage multiple tasks independently.
  • Flexibility: Ability to shift one's one work and expectations as needs change.
  • Commitment to social justice: An understanding of issues affecting transgender people as well as an understanding of racism, classism, and other systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical to this work.
  • Education level: No specific educational degree is required.
  • Language ability: Spanish language ability is preferred but not 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, paid holidays, vacation, sick and volunteer time off.

Policy Advocate (or Counsel)

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) seeks a Policy Advocate to lead NCTE’s state and federal policy advocacy in one or more key areas, likely focusing on health care, including private health insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.

  • Experience: Two years of demonstrated policy or governmental advocacy experience is required, which can be shown through volunteer roles. We are open to candidates who have a range of work experience, from just a little experience to decades of experience.
  • Education: A college degree is NOT required. (If a candidate is a lawyer, the title will be Policy Counsel instead of Policy Advocate.)
  • Expertise: A knowledge of the health care system and/or health insurance system is preferred, but NOT required.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues
  • Commitment to Social Justice: An understanding of issues affecting transgender people as well as an understanding of racism, classism and other systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical to this work
  • Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on time while maintaining optimum quality
  • Self-direction: Takes initiative and is ambitious to ensure that all projects are moving forward
  • Optimism: An optimism that is unwavering, with a can-do attitude and a problem-solving orientation, and the assumption that most people are also trying to improve the world
  • Strength and Persistence: The ability to be exposed to transphobia and other kinds of discrimination or stress on a daily basis and keep fighting hard for transgender equality
  • Flexibility: Ability to shift one’s one work and expectations as the policy advocacy landscape changes
  • Language: Spanish ability is a plus but not required

The Policy Advocate (or Counsel) 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.

Deputy Executive Director for Policy And Action

The National Center for Transgender Equality seek a Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Action. The Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Action is a member of the Executive team responsible for ensuring the smooth operation NCTE and NCTE Action Fund’s political, policy advocacy, and program activities.

  • Experience: Preferably at least 3-5 years of experience in management roles with a non-profit of similar or larger size than NCTE (20-25 staff members)
  • Experience: Direct experience in elections and/or campaigns, preferably at least some work on the national level
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues
  • Commitment to Social Justice: An understanding of issues affecting transgender people as well as an understanding of racism, classism and other systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical to guiding NCTE and the Action Fund’s work
  • Understanding Racial and Economic Justice: A deep and nuanced understanding of racial and economic justice and systems of inter-connected oppressions is critical, including how these issues arise in social justice non-profit environments
  • Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on time while maintaining optimum quality
  • Self-direction: Takes initiative and is ambitious to ensure that all projects are moving forward
  • Optimism: An optimism that is unwavering, with a can-do attitude and a problem-solving orientation, and the assumption that most people are also trying to improve the world
  • Strength and persistence: The ability to be exposed to transphobia and other kinds of discrimination or stress on a daily basis and keep fighting hard for transgender equality
  • Flexibility: Ability to shift one’s one work and expectations and generally be willing to fill any role needed for success of the organization or project
  • Language: Spanish ability is a plus

The Deputy Executive Director for Policy And Action 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.

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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