1133 19th Street NW
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops relationships with local and state transgender, LGBT, and other allied organizations, as well as individual transgender and allied advocates, to support their work and be able to communicate and activate them to press for transgender equality
Works with state and national organizations to defeat anti-transgender legislation at the local, state, and federal levels as well as pass pro-transgender legislation at these levels by engaging in organizing and mobilizing transgender and allied communities, occasionally traveling to different parts of the country
Organizes and mobilizes transgender people, their families, and allies to vote and otherwise engage in elections, including specific elections that NCTE Action Fund has prioritized
Organizes the programming, recruitment for, and logistics of Transgender Lobby Days or similar Congressional education activities in Washington, DC
Organizes community protests, typically in coalition with other organizations, against anti-transgender or other governmental actions
Along with the Communications and Outreach & Education departments, helps create written and video content to mobilize and train trans people, their families, and allies to take action at the local, state and national levels
Responds to constantly shifting daily events and priorities with strategic thinking and planning and humor and enthusiasm
Manages tracking systems for supporters
Represents the organizations in coalition work
Other duties, as assigned
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 desired
People Person: Enjoys talking to people, listening to people talk, and helping people through decision-making and generally counseling them through challenges in their work
Project Leadership: Experience in planning and executing projects or initiatives, including collaborating with colleagues to ensure projects are completed on time
Self-direction: Takes initiative in what can sometimes feel like chaotic or ambiguous environments, and motivated to figure out solutions instead of waiting for directions
Communications: Strong overall written and oral presentation skills, and the ability to communicate with people of various backgrounds and experiences
Knowledge: 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 advocacy
Collaborative Spirit: Ability to work as integral part of a team of hard-working, energetic professionals, taking input from a variety of assertive colleagues
Prioritization and Detail Orientation: Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan, manage, and complete work on deadline and in optimum quality
Commitment 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 critical
Language Ability: Spanish language ability is a plus
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.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish language ability is a plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, 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.
The NCTE and NCTE Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We are 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.