We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and
non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer
and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our
The Director of Community Engagement for HRC’s Transgender
Justice Initiative is responsible for coordinating with
community-based and trans-led organizations to direct multi-year
projects that advance transgender justice. Initiatives include work
related to economic empowerment; capacity building; targeted task
forces advancing public safety; and expanded public education
campaigns -- with specific attention to work improving the lives of
community members deeply impacted by racism, sexism and
transphobia. The Director will be responsible for building and
maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and providing
organizational leadership engaging stakeholders in dialogue that
informs and advances the work.
- Strategic Community Engagement: Provide
leadership for HRC’s Transgender Justice Initiatives, engaging
community stakeholders, HRC staff and volunteers, and partner
organizations in designing projects that address community needs,
particularly Black and Latinx transgender communities.
- Capacity Building: Develop and lead HRC’s
ACTIVATE program -- a professional development fellowship program
for transgender advocates that launches in 2020 and will focus on
enhancing the core skills needed to access and succeed in
leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, particularly in areas
experiencing high-documented anti-trans violence. Work will include
curriculum development, training, relationship management and
partner collaboration. Collaborate with HIV & Health Equity
staff on HRC’s ELEVATE program – a professional and leadership
development program for transgender women of color in public health
- Project Management & Teamwork: Work
with key partners and HRC staff to manage the creation and
execution of new strategies and various campaigns that address the
current realities of transgender people, especially Black and
Latinx women. This work includes collaborating with community
leaders, HRC staff and volunteers to establish task forces urging
public safety and government officials to address the disparities
that put transgender people at risk of violence. Bring expertise
and capacity around transgender justice to colleagues across the
organization and movement, identifying opportunities to complement
programmatic work and maximize resources.
- Communications & public
education. Work closely with HRC staff to amplify the
voices of individuals and advocates with a keen eye toward reducing
stigma facing transgender people, increasing awareness and
encouraging action among key stakeholders. Maintain subject matter
expertise and serve as an internal expert. Serve as one of several
spokespeople for HRC’s work to advance transgender justice to
external stakeholders, including press.
- Budgeting: Determine the costs and
benefits of various initiatives. Maintain accurate financial
records and work with colleagues to steward supporters. Develop and
monitor annual program budgets.
- Management: May supervise staff, interns
and volunteers, including when applicable interviewing, hiring,
training, conducting performance reviews, coaching, motivating, and
- Other duties as assigned.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience is required
with at least five to seven years of equivalent experience working
directly with transgender people – particularly communities of
color – to advance community advocacy goals is required.
- Experience developing and managing budgets preferred.
- Two to three years of staff and/or volunteer management
- Highly organized, self-motivated, able to manage multiple
projects, and have strong attention to detail.
- Strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Previous experience with budget development.
- Willing to go above and beyond to get results.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience writing website and blog content is strongly
preferred, as is experience with public health, public policy and
- Strong interpersonal skills are required
- Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
- Strong commitment to and interest in the rapidly changing LGBTQ
equality movement, and knowledge of LGBTQ issues.
- Flexibility with work schedule; must be willing to travel and
work evening and weekend hours. Must be willing and
able to travel at least 25% of work time.
All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require
travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises
for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the
Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume
of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries
about application status.
Location/Region: Washington, DC (20036)