US Trans Survey Project Manager

National Center for Transgender Equality
Washington-position is fully remote
Mission Statement: 

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a strong voice for transgender people in our nation’s capital. NCTE advocates for policy change at federal, state, and local levels and works to increase societal understanding and acceptance of transgender people. NCTE has a serious commitment to approaching and engaging in its work with an awareness of how racial and economic justice is intertwined with transgender justice, and a commitment to ensuring that policymakers and society understand the connection as well.

Position Description: 

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills to make a significant contribution to the knowledge base about transgender people? NCTE currently has two different positions open for the US Trans Survey, a Project Manager and an Outreach Coordinator. Please be sure that you are applying for the position(s) that you are interested in. The National Center for Transgender Equality is hiring a full-time Project Manager to coordinate the preparation and fielding the U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) in 2021, which will update and build on the 2015 USTS. The position is expected to last approximately one year, through the completion of the field period (in summer or fall of 2021) and may extend into 2022 (to include the reporting/writing period). The Project Manager will coordinate this complex endeavor, ensuring that stakeholders’ input is received by the research team, scientific decisions are made with all needed input, outreach materials are designed and produced, the survey website is updated, and that the survey is properly hosted online. They will work with a full-time Outreach Coordinator, several scientific and community experts, a range of consultants (such as the survey hosting vendor), as well as the research team to get the survey into the field. This position is designed to be remote.The ideal candidate brings strong interpersonal skills to interact with the over 100 people who will be providing input on this project. We seek a detail-oriented project manager and people person, who enjoys speaking with others by phone and Zoom. Previous experience with survey research is a plus, but not required.This is an incredible opportunity to help increase understanding of transgender people, including those who are non-binary. The survey research team has already begun designing the survey, which will be online and will be again offered in English and Spanish.About the National Center for Transgender Equality and the US Transgender SurveyThe National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a strong voice for transgender people in our nation’s capital. NCTE advocates for policy change at federal, state, and local levels and works to increase societal understanding and acceptance of transgender people. NCTE has a serious commitment to approaching and engaging in its work with an awareness of how racial and economic justice is intertwined with transgender justice, and a commitment to ensuring that policymakers and society understand the connection as well.With almost 28,000 respondents, the USTS fielded in 2015, is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. The survey is quoted daily by news outlets throughout the US, and is the main source of data about transgender people for the general public and the transgender community itself. The main report, separate reports on the experiences of Black, Latinx, Asian, and American Indian respondents, and state-based reports are all available at http://ustranssurvey.org.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the project and project timeline: Ensure that all tasks relating to the survey project are on track, coordinating activity by staff, consultants, community members, partner/colleague organizations, stakeholders and others, identifying and overcoming obstacles to keep the project on time.
  • Coordinate revision process for the survey questionnaire: Work with the research team to update the previous questionnaire, seeking feedback from colleague organizations, community members, experts, and researchers on how to improve the questionnaire.
  • Work with the Outreach Coordinator: Work as a team to ensure that transgender people throughout the U.S. take the survey. This includes reaching out to trans, LGBTQ, and allied organizations and influencers, especially those who reach people of color communities.
  • Oversee the update of the USTS website and loading of the online survey: External vendors will do the technical work of the website updates, with the Project Manager providing instructions and guidance on the content and user interface.
  • Coordinate key committees: Provide the support necessary to ensure full participation of the Research Team, Scientific Advisory Committee (already established), and potentially a Community Advisory Committee.
  • Other duties as needed to ensure successful development and distribution of the USTS.
Qualifications: 
  • Project management: Experience in leading and managing projects, including working with colleagues (internal and external to the organization) who have a variety of perspectives.
  • Detail orientation: A deep commitment and talent for avoiding any oversights, mistakes, or other omissions, through tracking and other methods. Being willing and able to track details for others when they do not have these skills.  
  • Prioritization and time management: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, and manage and complete work on deadlines, using excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • People orientation and interpersonal skills: Enjoying talking to other people on the phone or via Zoom to get their thoughts and ideas, willing to have open conversations when there is conflict or disagreement between different parties on how to proceed.
  • Survey experience (preferred but not required):  Experience in or academic study of survey design and implementation is preferred.
  • Familiarity with transgender communities: A deep understanding of issues affecting transgender people in the United States, as well as an understanding of how racism, classism and other systems of inter-connected oppressions affect trans people.
  • Understanding of 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 impact an individual’s ability to complete a survey, such as the USTS. 
  • Communications: Skilled in creating compelling written and oral communications.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as an integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a diverse group of colleagues.
  • 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 given the nature of our work and how it can change quickly. 
  • Education: Candidates can be qualified for the position, regardless of the level of education achieved. A degree is not required for this position.  

 Salary and BenefitsFor many years, NCTE has maintained high-level benefits and competitive salaries. For this position, the salary range is $60,000 to $80,000 with the candidate’s skills and experience determining where they fall in the range. However, for candidates with more than 10 years of experience, salaries above this range may be considered. NCTE offers a strong, generous benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, employer contributions to retirement, pre-tax Metro benefits, paid holidays, vacation, sick and volunteer time off. For information about salary, benefits, and working at NCTE, see https://transequality.org/about/jobs. Location The US Trans Survey Project Manager is a full-time position working remotely.

Salary: 
$60,000 to $80,000
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Application Instructions: 

Apply via our Applicant Portal at: https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/NCTE.careers?CareersSearch.Please, no calls. For more information about timeline and what to expect during the application process, see https://transequality.org/about/jobs Equal OpportunityThe National Center for Transgender Equality is an equal opportunity employer. For our full EEO policy, see https://transequality.org/about/jobsNCTE is committed to creating a diverse staff made of people who are hardworking, kind, optimistic and committed to social justice from all segments of transgender and allied communities.Transgender people, including non-binary people, people of color, people who were formerly incarcerated, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.NCTE provides reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspect of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please contact us via our confidential medical email at accommodations [at] transequality.org so your request can be handled appropriately and confidentially.

State: 
DC
Country/US Territory: 
United States