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As a reminder, make sure to submit a cover letter, resume or C.V., and any other required materials indicated in the position description. Applications lacking any of the required documents will not be considered.

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Who should apply to work at A4TE?

  • We are committed to creating a diverse and intersectional team made up of people who are kind, optimistic, talented and committed to social justice.
  • You don’t need to have experience as a “trans activist.” While being an “activist” of any kind is great and relevant, so is working or volunteering to serve the trans community, or other communities, in many other ways, whether that is through a service group, a community group, or in another kind of way. People coming from the for-profit world are also welcome. Just be sure to tell us how your life experience translates to what we need in the position we are hiring for.
  • Most roles at A4TE are remote, though some may have regional requirements. Because of this, our applicant pool consists of people from across the country. A4TE can assist with relocation expenses for candidates who are offered the position, if the position’s location requires it. Please don’t let the cost of moving stop you from applying. 
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Diversity and Racial Justice

Advocates for Trans Equality affirmatively values diversity and seeks to hire and retain staff that reflects the diversity of our communities.

At A4TE, we strive to create an environment where all employees know they are valued. In particular, we work to address anti-Black racism as it greatly impacts our organization and our community. We work to address racism whether it is coming from the inside or from outside and whether it is manifesting on personal or systemic levels. We continuously challenge ourselves to understand and address inequities and are committed to the learning process, both personal and professional. As a social justice organization, we will only succeed in creating a just and equitable society for all trans people if we focus our work on the needs of the most marginalized trans people, especially trans people of color. We are deeply committed to transformation and invite our community to hold us accountable in this crucial work. 

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Pro-Labor, Pro-Employee 

A4TE is proud to be a unionized workplace, and its collective bargaining unit is affiliated with UAW Local 2325 - Association of Legal Aid Attorneys

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Salary Transparency

As part of our commitment to economic justice, A4TE strives to provide a competitive and equitable wage for all staff, regardless of position. All job descriptions posted by A4TE include the range of anticipated pay. Management and confidential employee salaries will be listed on each individual job posting. Salaries for union positions are dependent on years of experience and subject to our collectively-bargained salary scale, which can be accessed here for more information.

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  • Health Care: As trans people and allies, we know how important quality health care is for our physical and mental health. A4TE has and continues to advocate at the state and federal level to improve access to health care, especially transition-related health care. For almost ten years, A4TE has provided staff with a platinum-level health care plan with a zero deductible, which is 100% employer covered. Our plan covers transition-related care. Vision and dental insurance are also 100% covered. Spouses/partners and dependents can be added to health, vision and dental plans at 30% of cost. Follow these links to find information about our health plans: Kaiser PermanenteUnited Health Care, and Care First.
  • Retirement: A4TE contributes 3.5% of each employee’s salary to a 403(b) retirement account regardless of whether the employee contributes. 
  • Paid time off: Employees are provided 20 paid holidays; 4 weeks of paid vacation; 96 hours of sick and safe time; up to 12 weeks of medical leave; and 7 days of bereavement per event. 
  • Flexible work structure: Employees have a flexibly scheduled 32-hour work week;
  • Stipends: Employees receive a monthly $50 stipend toward internet bills; a seniority based reimbursement for professional development costs; and monthly $100 stipend for cooling costs in the months of June, July, and August; 
  • Some positions are eligible for comp time related to weekend travel, speaking engagements, or certain projects. However, we strive to ensure that staff are regularly only working 32 hours per week, as we want all staff to enjoy their life outside of work too.

For full details on all A4TE offers, please see our Collective Bargaining Agreement

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What should I expect during the hiring process?

  • After reviewing applications, those who advance will be invited to do a short, 30-minute phone interview. Those who go to the next round can expect a video interview.
  • Our hiring philosophy strongly centers accessibility. For this reason, we provide all candidates with a copy of the questions they will be asked in advance of all interviews. 
  • After receiving an offer, all candidates have the option for a culture-focused meet and greet with members of the broader organization. This meet and greet is designed for candidates to get to know A4TE, and is not scored by the hiring team. 
  • A4TE strives for the hiring process to be complete within 8 weeks of the initial posting of an open position. Because people apply from all over the country, sometimes 8 weeks is not achievable, especially if there is a need for travel. Our commitment to you is to keep you informed of our process and timeline every step of the way.
  • A4TE provides reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspects of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please contact us via [email protected] so your request can be handled appropriately and confidentially.
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Internships and Fellowships

Post-graduate legal internships, fellowships and other internships are often set up months or even over a year in advance. If you are interested in becoming a post-graduate fellow, graduate or undergraduate intern, or non-academic intern, you will be able to apply here through our applicant portal once these positions become available. You will be able to include your resume, cover letter and other information about why you want to intern with us. A4TE has hosted numerous post-graduate fellows who have brought their own funding from their law school or other granting organization. Our internship program is growing, as part of our commitment to increase work opportunities for those most impacted by inequities. 

A4TE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Advocates for Trans Equality is an equal opportunity employer. A4TE is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on 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. This policy applies to all employment practices including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, benefits, promotions, training, disciplinary action, and termination.

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