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.
NCTE seeks a well-rounded community organizer and project manager, who will be developing and executing various strategies to mobilize transgender people, their families, and allies, and creating a diverse network of local advocates throughout the country that NCTE can reliably reach out through to take action to press for transgender equality. Over the course of a typical year, NCTE prioritizes organizing community members to respond to anti-transgender and pro-transgender bills during state legislative sessions, take action related to federal legislation and policies, participate in elections, and participate in national lobby days in Washington, DC and other events. The National Organizer will also provide various trainings for advocates throughout the country. Throughout all of their work, the National Organizer will apply values of racial and economic justice and ensure diversity amongst communities we are organizing and training. The National Organizer will be overseen by the Director of External Relations and will work collaboratively with staff across both organizations (NCTE and NCTE Action Fund).
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 desiredPeople Person: Enjoys talking to people, listening to people talk, and helping people through decision-making and generally counseling them through challenges in their workProject Leadership: Experience in planning and executing projects or initiatives, including collaborating with colleagues to ensure projects are completed on timeSelf-direction: Takes initiative in what can sometimes feel like chaotic or ambiguous environments, and motivated to figure out solutions instead of waiting for directionsCommunications: Strong overall written and oral presentation skills, and the ability to communicate with people of various backgrounds and experiencesKnowledge: 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 advocacyCollaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleaguesPrioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline and in optimum qualityCommitment 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 criticalLanguage Ability: Spanish language ability is a plus
Email a resume and cover letter to apply [at] transequality.org (subject: National%20Organizer) , with the subject line “National Organizer.” 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.