United States (work remotely)
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action. We are the only national organization led by trans youth and the only one focusing specifically on trans students. Learn more about our history or our services.
Description and Responsibilities
The financial director will take a key role at TSER directing our financial and fundraising resources. Responsibilities include:
• Hiring and paying employees and taking emails regarding payment
• Working closely with other TSER directors in expanding the organization
• Researching funding sources
• Keeping track of revenue and expenses
• Creating estimated budgets beginning in the 2018 year
• Attending TSER board meetings
• Covering legal forms including federal 990’s, 1099’s, and California hiring
• Working with foundations to access revenue
An ideal candidate is knowledgeable about liberation-focused transgender activism. We are able to train new employees with managing funding/fundraising, legal forms for 501©(3) organizations, grantwriting, and general organizational responsibilities and welcome applications from people who have experience as well.
As with all our jobs, we prioritize trans youth of color (particularly Black and Indigenous trans youth) in our selections. Applicants can reside anywhere in the United States.
60 hours in 2017, 275-300 per year after (2018)
$1000 for 2017 and $5000 for 2018.
Funding for attending queer and trans conferences and events, optional access to Trans Youth Leadership Summit, option to represent TSER in media.
Email 1-2 writing samples related to fundraising, a resume, and a short cover letter to tser [at] transstudent.org (a single PDF document is preferred), with the subject line “Application.” Email us if an acknowledgement of your application is not received after three weeks. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis so the sooner you get your application in, the better. Please apply by October 11th.