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Jobs & Fellowships

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

Job Opportunities

Campaign Associate (Temporary)

Individual  Giving Manager

Public Interest Associate

Law Clerk

C. Edwin Baker Clerkship

Connie Moore Family Law Clerkship

Campaign Associate (Temporary)

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) seeks a Campaign Associate to play a key role in ensuring the success of the Fall Giving Campaign, the primary fundraising campaign of NCLR’s calendar. The Associate will be an independent worker who can own all areas of portfolio management: donor solicitation, contact management tracking in Raiser’s Edge, and report running and analysis. The Associate will have strong administrative, organizational and communication skills, with a high level of attention to detail and strong experience with excel, mail merges, customer service and data entry. The Associate will work closely with and provide key support to all leaders of the Campaign, such as the Major Gifts Officer, Events Manager, and Development Systems Administrator.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive administrative support throughout the Fall Giving Campaign
  • Work with Director of Development & Community Engagement on volunteer training
  • Work with Director of Development and Database Manager to create and manage a portfolio of donors; proactively manage all aspects of portfolio cultivation
  • Assist Major Gifts Officer in campaign record keeping
  • Collaborate with Gift Processing staff to ensure gifts are coded and acknowledged properly
  • Events Management support: Work with Events Manager on donor event planning, follow up and record tracking

Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of development experience
  • 1-2 years data entry experience in Raiser’s Edge (data entry experience in Salesforce or equivalent is acceptable)
  • Computer proficiency with a strong understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with Access and PowerPoint a plus
  • Proven ability to make sound decisions independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to solve problems with creativity and flexibility
  • Professional demeanor and demonstrated poise in working with a variety of people
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in handling confidential information and use discretion in communications with others
  • Willingness to work some evenings and flexibility with hours as required by the position
  • A positive outlook with a sense of humor and a passion for continued learning and growth

About the National Center for Lesbian Rights

NCLR is a national legal organization dedicated to achieving full civil and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families through impact litigation, public policy work, direct legal services, and community and public education. NCLR also provides support and technical assistance to attorneys who represent LGBT clients, and educates the legal profession, the LGBT community, and allied constituencies on issues affecting LGBT people. NCLR advocates for more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families in all fifty states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth. Our impact litigation serves all LGBT people in the United States. For more information about NCLR, please visit our website: www.NCLRights.org.

Compensation

This is a full-time, temporary position. The Campaign Associate position runs from August 1st through December 31st and will be compensated at a rate of $20 per hour.

Application

Please go to https://nclr.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=5 to submit your resume and cover letter online. No telephone calls please.

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

Individual Giving Manager

About the National Center for Lesbian Rights

NCLR is a strong and effective national legal organization dedicated to achieving full civil and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families through impact litigation, public policy work, direct legal services, and community and public education. NCLR values team and community collaboration and fosters an engaged and dynamic work culture where staff are valued and thrive. The Development, Legal and Program teams work closely together to communicate and elevate the mission and advocacy of the organization.

NCLR advocates for more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families in all fifty states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth. Our impact litigation serves all LGBT people in the United States. For more information about NCLR, please visit our website: www.NCLRights.org.

Summary of Position

This is an opportunity to work closely with a committed donor base and community and a passionate and dedicated team that values humor, hard work and justice. The Individual Giving Manager, will report to the Director of Development & Community Engagement and responsible for overseeing all aspects of NCLR’s individual giving program, including direct mail and online giving, planned giving, and workplace giving. This position manages all administrative aspects of the Major Gifts Campaign, which raises over $2 million annually with the help of 30 volunteer solicitors.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in creating an annual budget and fund development plan.
  • Oversee all administrative aspects of identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of all individual donors, including working closely with the Director of Development & Community Engagement on end-to-end planning and management of the Major Gifts Campaign.
  • Plan, implement and manage all direct mail and online campaigns.
  • Create strong fundraising and cultivation messaging that appeals to current and prospective donors.
  • Manage all administrative aspects of state and federal workplace giving programs, including annual registration and reporting.
  • Analyze, evaluate and prepare reports on progress and success of individual giving against annual goals.
  • Work with Database Manager to facilitate donor recognition and ensure that all donor information and activities are accurately and timely recorded.
  • Work with Events & Corporate Relations Manager to support of successful event fundraising and cultivation strategies.
  • Train and oversee volunteers, interns and temporary staff as needed.

Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of development or related experience.
  • Planning and management of multi-channel giving campaigns.
  • Intermediate knowledge of online giving and website content management systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or equivalent systems.
  • Excellent computer skills. Proficiency in MS Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Personal Qualities:

  • Commitment to NCLR’s mission and programs and knowledgeable about LGBT communities and issues.
  • Excellent project management skills; able to balance multiple competing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Resourceful and flexible
  • Excellent communication skills; diplomatic.
  • Ability to maintain a healthy sense of humor in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player who is willing to take on additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience within the guidelines of NCLR’s scale. Excellent benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; vacation and holidays; eligibility to participate in a 403(b) plan; short-term and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; flexible spending pre-tax plans for qualified medical and child daycare expenses; and commuter pre-tax benefits.

Application

Please go to https://nclr.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=4 to submit your resume and cover letter online. No telephone calls please.

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

Public Interest 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 Emily Haan at EHaan@NCLRights.org.

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

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Law Clerk

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

Please apply through our online application form.

Questions? Contact info@nclrights.org or call 415.392.6257

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.

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

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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 NCLR at info@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 affirmative action employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply.

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Connie Moore Family Law Clerkship

The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a full-time, ten-week summer law clerk interested in LGBT family law to assist with its national family law 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 with family law questions and handling their questions from start to finish under the supervision and training of NCLR staff attorneys. The clerk will also conduct case research, update publications, and draft memos on a wide range of issues affecting LGBT families.

The position is available in NCLR’s National Office in San Francisco, CA.

Qualifications

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

Compensation

The Connie Moore Family Law Clerkship provides a stipend of $5000 for a full-time, ten-week summer law clerk in the position. The clerkship honors the memory of Connie Moore, who was an LGBT family law attorney and activist in Texas and a longtime member of NCLR’s National Family Law Advisory Council (NFLAC). The Clerkship is funded by members of NFLAC and other friends and family members. Find more information about Connie’s life and legacy 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

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

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