Achieving LGBT Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

Jobs & Fellowships

The National Center for Lesbian rights is currently looking to fill the following positions.

Job Opportunities

Digital Marketing & Design Manager

Policy Clerk: Washington D.C.

Public Interest Associate

Law Clerk Position

C. Edwin Baker Clerkship

Development Internship (Major Gifts)

Development Internship

Digital Marketing & Design Manager

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is seeking a Digital Marketing & Design Manager to continue elevating the organization’s online and social networking presence. The Digital Marketing & Design Manager will report to the Director of Communications and will manage the organization’s digital marketing plan, including developing social networking campaigns that engage key audiences, promoting the organization’s work through emails and NCLRights.org, and designing graphics, advertisements, and publications.

Candidates must have a background in graphic design, with experience developing innovative digital marketing campaigns that improve online visibility. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record leveraging digital marketing to further organizational objectives and goals.

The Digital Marketing & Design Manager will be joining NCLR at a pivotal time in the movement for LGBT equality and must be committed to social justice.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with the Director of Communications to build and manage a digital marketing plan for the organization
  • Developing and overseeing social media campaigns, including designing memes, staying on top of LGBT news, breaking news across social networking platforms, monitoring what constituents are saying about the brand, and keeping an eye on social media activity, etc.
  • Monitoring trends in social media tools, trends and applications and appropriately apply that knowledge to increasing the use of social media.
  • Ensuring tracking, collecting, and analyzing relevant social media, website, and email metrics, and ensuring timely, effective, and efficient reporting to key staff.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive organizational website that both highlights NCLR’s work and provides movement resources.
  • Determining where new web content is needed, including when existing content needs updating, and working with staff to craft content.
  • Overseeing content updates on website, including updating press releases, and managing blog calendar, etc.
  • Managing monthly email calendar, including working across departments to produce and distribute high-quality emails.
  • Designing social networking memes, web images, advertisements, publications, event invitations, and other marketing collateral as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum two years of digital marketing experience.
  • Minimum two years of graphic design experience.
  • Experience with digital marketing—specifically emails, social networking, and web—required.
  • Highly adept in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Convio, Outlook, design software (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), and WordPress.
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholder requests and day-to-day operations to achieve success.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple demands and meeting deadlines.
  • Outstanding written communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and to manage projects in a timely manner.
  • Must be a self-starter, excellent initiator.
  • Must have an acute attention to detail.

Personal Qualities:

  • Has a “can do” attitude,
  • Always brings an “A” game” to every aspect of work.
  • Committed to and enthusiastic about NCLR’s mission and programs with knowledge of LGBT communities and issues.
  • Able to maintain composure in high stress situations and a sense of humor.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is full-time and exempt. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience within the guidelines of NCLR’s scale. Excellent employer-paid benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage for staff members and significant coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents; vacation, sick leave, and personal days; a 403(b) plan with employer contributions; short-term and long-term disability insurance; life insurance;Section 125 flexible spending pre-tax plans for qualified health expenses; and Section 132 transportation and parking pre-tax benefits.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be considered immediately. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials as promptly as possible.

Submit:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter telling us about your skills, experience with LGBT issues, as well as samples of your design work. Please include “NCLR Digital Marketing & Design Manager Position” in the email subject line. Send to NCLR Director of Communications Erik Olvera at EOlvera@NCLRights.org.  No phone calls please.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will receive a response.

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Policy Clerk: Washington D.C.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is seeking a policy clerk to assist in NCLR’s federal and state policy and legislative work in Washington, D.C. The clerk’s responsibilities will include: legal and factual research and writing related to policy advocacy; tracking developments in pending LGBT-related legislation; reviewing and analyzing pending regulations, policy proposals, and legislative language; and participating in various coalition meetings related to law and policy changes and proposals.

The position is in NCLR’s Washington D.C. office located at 1100 H St. NW. During the fall and spring semesters, the position runs throughout the semester and requires a commitment of at least 12 hours per week. During the summer, the position is 40 hours per week and a commitment of at least 10 weeks is requested.

Qualifications

Candidates must be current law students and must have completed their 1L year. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with LGBT-related issues, federal and/or state policy, and a dedication to social justice. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential as is the ability to take initiative and see projects through completion.

Compensation

The policy clerk position is unpaid, though matching work study funds may be available. NCLR encourages clerks to obtain outside funding or academic credit through their law school.  Current law students who have financial need, and who are committed to practicing social justice and progressive civil rights law may apply for the C. Edwin Baker Clerkship.  For more information visit here.

Applications

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, 3-5 page legal writing sample, and three work references by e-mail to Policy Counsel Ashland Johnson, AJohnson@NCLRights.org or fax at 415.392.8442.

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Public Policy Associate

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is now welcoming applications from current or incoming law firm associates who have been offered a “deferral” to work in public interest law for a period of time with financial support from their employer. The public interest associate would assist with all aspects of NCLR’s national impact litigation, public policy, and educational work, acting in a role similar to that of NCLR staff attorneys at a level commensurate with the applicant’s experience as a practicing attorney. The role of the public interest associate will involve some or all of the following work:

  • Participating in NCLR’s wide-ranging litigation docket, including, but not limited to, performing legal research, drafting pleadings, motions, briefs and other case-related documents, investigating and developing potential new matters; and participating in all aspects of NCLR’s legal advocacy work.
  • Analyzing potential legislation and other public regulations and policies.
  • Developing publications and other legal resources.

Some of the public interest associate’s time will also be devoted to providing legal information about LGBT civil rights issues to members of the community who contact NCLR’s legal information helpline.

One full-time position is available in NCLR’s National Office in San Francisco and one full-time position is available in NCLR’s Los Angeles office. Some travel is required.

Qualifications

Candidates must be current or incoming associates at law firms who will receive financial support and employment benefits, including health coverage, from their employer to work in-house at NCLR. Preference will be given to applicants who possess:

  • A demonstrated awareness of and commitment to a broad range of social and racial justice issues and an understanding of the multiple communities NCLR represents.
  • Enthusiasm for the work of the organization and its potential, including a demonstrated commitment to public interest legal advocacy.
  • A high level of independence and initiative, good judgment, and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong legal research and writing capabilities.
  • The ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, and a willingness to work with others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights.
  • Minimum education or equivalent experience – Bachelor’s degree in communications or related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum experience – one to two years working in communications and/or public relations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, HTML code, media databases, such as Cision MediaSource, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with basics of overall media functions.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks independently and/or with a team.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability interact with all levels of staff in a small and friendly office environment, where each employee assumes multiple responsibilities.

Application Process

Email a brief statement of interest (including your potential start date and the length of your availability) and your resume to Ming Wong at MWong@NCLRights.org.

NCLR is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply.

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Law Clerk Position

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is seeking law clerks to assist with all aspects of its national impact litigation, public policy, and educational work. Much of the clerk’s time will be devoted to interacting with members of the community who contact NCLR’s legal information helpline and handling their questions from start to finish under the supervision and training of NCLR staff attorneys. Clerks also conduct case research, update publications, and draft memos on a wide range of issues affecting LGBT people and their families.

Positions are available in NCLR’s National Office in San Francisco, CA. Summer clerks work full time, and semester clerks may work full or part-time (minimum 12 hours per week).

NCLR hires law clerks for the summer as well as the fall and spring semesters.

Qualifications

Candidates must be current law students. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with LGBT-related issues and a dedication to social justice. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential as is the ability to take initiative and see projects through completion.

Compensation

The policy clerk position is unpaid, though matching work study funds may be available. NCLR encourages clerks to obtain outside funding or academic credit through their law school.  Current law students who have financial need, and who are committed to practicing social justice and progressive civil rights law may apply for the C. Edwin Baker Clerkship.  For more information visit here.

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, 5-10 page legal writing sample by e-mail to info@nclrights.org or fax at 415.392.8442

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C. Edwin Baker Clerkship

NCLR is proud to offer the C. Edwin Baker Clerkship, providing stipends for student law clerks and fellows who have financial need, and who are committed to practicing social justice and progressive civil rights law. Law students who would find it difficult for financial reasons to work full time as a clerk at NCLR are encouraged to apply for this funding.

Learn more about the C. Edwin Baker Clerkship

Deadline

The deadlines to apply are: summer, January 20; fall, August 10; spring, December 10, though applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Application Process

Interested law students should contact Ming Wong at MWong@NCLRights.org. Please include your resume, cover letter, and writing sample, and let us know which semester you are applying for (Summer, Spring, or Fall).

No phone calls please.

NCLR is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply.

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Development Internship (Major Gifts)

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) seeks a focused, computer-savvy, and motivated part-time or full-time Development Intern to work with the Major Gifts Officer in the National Headquarters Office in San Francisco, California.

NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Development Interns are needed throughout the year. We ask for applicants to be able to commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week for no fewer than three months. The Intern works with the five-person Development team, and reports directly to the Major Gifts Officer. Days and hours of internship are flexible within a standard work week. A small stipend of $500 is available for interns able to commit to 20 hours a week for 12 weeks.  Reimbursement for transit to NCLR’s office is available.

This is a rare opportunity to gain experience and exposure to all facets of non-profit fundraising, and will be an excellent résumé-builder. Anyone with an interest in non-profits, particularly fund development and fundraising, would do well to apply.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Major Gifts Officer on large fundraising campaign.
  • Data entry in Raiser’s Edge donor database.
  • Assist with a variety of mailings including event invitations, gift acknowledgements, etc..
  • Assist with responding to donor inquiries via email.
  • Assist the Development Department on various projects, including data analysis, research, major gifts campaigns, event planning, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency, comfort, and familiarity with PC computers
  • Outstanding data entry skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to adapt to ever-changing landscape and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Interest and experience in data entry, donor databases, or fundraising preferred, but not required.

To Apply:

Email your résumé with a letter of interest to development@nclrights.org. Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line of your email or submit by fax to 415.392.8442.

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Development Internship

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) seeks a focused, computer-savvy, and motivated part-time or full-time Development Intern to work in the Development Department in the National Headquarters Office in San Francisco, California.

NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

Development Interns are needed throughout the year. We ask for applicants to be able to commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week for no fewer than three months. The Intern works with the five-person Development team, and reports directly to the Senior Development Assistant. Days and hours of internship are flexible within a standard work week. A small stipend of $500 is available for interns able to commit to 20 hours a week for 12 weeks. Reimbursement for transit to NCLR’s office is available.

This is a rare opportunity to gain experience and exposure to all facets of non-profit fundraising, and will be an excellent resumé-builder. Anyone with an interest in non-profits, particularly fund development and fundraising, would do well to apply.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Data entry in Raiser’s Edge donor database.
  • Assist with a variety of mailings including event invitations, gift acknowledgements, etc..
  • Assist with responding to donor inquiries via email.
  • Assist the Development Department on various projects, including data analysis, research, major gifts campaigns, event planning, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency, comfort, and familiarity with PC computers
  • Outstanding data entry skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Interest and experience in data entry, donor databases, or fundraising preferred, but not required.

To Apply:
Email your resumé with a letter of interest to Senior Development Assistant Melissa Higuchi at development@nclrights.org. Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Or submit by fax to 415.392.8442, attn: Melissa Higuchi.

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