ABOUT TSER

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 here.

WORKING AT TSER

We’re thrilled to continue hiring trans people to work with us! All of our current positions are part time and most are flexible in location (you will be working remotely). Applicants must reside within the United States. We encourage you to apply to them as soon as they are available. We will be doing selections on a rolling basis. If you feel you are qualified, you may apply to multiple positions. We make sure our employees are paid at least $20/hour (or equivalent), regardless of their locations, given our current financial restrictions. Once we have the funds we intend to raise this average hourly wage. As with all our jobs, we prioritize trans youth of color (particularly Black and Indigenous trans youth) in our selections, but applications are open to all.

Not sure if you’re qualified or eligible? Please feel free to contact us at TSER [at] transstudent.org.

CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is a great way to get involved! We’re currently seeking board members, members, and other tabling/booth volunteers, and other positions. Learn more about volunteering here.


There are no other open positions at this moment. Please check back later to see new positions.

 

 

Please do not apply to the following positions at this time. You can sign up for our mailing list to stay tuned for when these applications open!

UPCOMING POSITIONS

Past Positions

Description and Responsibilities
This position is a part-time job managing TSER’s outreach, marketing, and social media. The position title is subject to change. Responsibilities include:

    • • Representing TSER in media
      • Creating dynamic fundraising, outreach, and social media campaigns
      • Designing graphics for TSER
      • Posting on our Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram approximately once a day
      • Creating additional social media accounts at the request of the organization
      • Sending updates via emails to our email list once a month
      • Managing physical mail campaigns
      • Working with celebrities, influencers, and possibility models promoting TSER’s services or mission
      • Other responsibilities designated by TSER’s directors and board members.

Qualifications
An ideal candidate is knowledgeable about radical transgender activism with proven experience running media campaigns for organizations. We also prioritize those with graphic design and video skills. Past experience working with trans people of color communities is preferred.

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.

Hours
Approximately 150 hours/year (subject to change)

Pay
$3000 contracted

Applicant Information
Email a resume and 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.

Shipping Manager

Location
Anywhere

Description and Responsibilities
The shipping manager will be tasked with handling all of TSER’s merchandise and tabling shipping. The shipping manager will be tasked with the following responsibilities:

    • Working with WordPress, WooCommerce, and PayPal to manage TSER’s merchandise, sales, and shipping
    • Putting together packages for conferences
    • Mailing individuals through our mailing list
    • Making buttons for the organization

Qualifications
No experience is required. You must have the ability to send out shipments at least once a week.

You will be working from home and must have space for boxes of TSER shipping supplies, buttons, stickers, and infographics (this will take approximately 8’ x 6’ x 6’ of space). There is additionally some physical labor involved in the shipping process including lifting boxes up to 45 lbs of infographic prints. You also must be able to receive packages at your location.

Hours
150/year (times is flexible but shipments must be made about once a week)

Pay
$3000 contracted (you’ll also get some cool buttons and stickers!)

Applicant Information
Email a resume and 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. 

Location: Remote

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
    • Grantwriting
    • 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 

Qualifications
An ideal candidate is knowledgeable about radical transgender activism with experience managing funding/fundraising, legal forms for 501(c)(3) organizations, grantwriting, and general organizational responsibilities. They would be a quick learner and sufficient in programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.

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.

Hours
275-300 per year

Pay
$5000 per year

Other benefits
Funding for attending queer and trans conferences and events, optional access to Trans Youth Leadership Summit, option to represent TSER in media.

Applicant Information
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.

The program director is a key position with in TSER managing TSER’s day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading hiring new staff members and managing applications
  • Organizing conference and event attendance with members
  • Representing TSER in media
  • Making sure staff, volunteers, and board members fulfill their responsibilities
  • Writing contracts and agreements for staff members
  • Removing staff, volunteers, or board members if necessary
  • Selecting new board members for approval
  • Managing volunteers, staff, and board members
  • Soliciting volunteers
  • Attending TSER board meetings
  • Answering emails directed to TSER in a timely manner 
  • Working closely with other TSER members to expand the organization 
  • Researching funding sources 
  • Keeping track of programs, projects, budget, members/volunteers, website, email, social media, and other aspects of the other organizations 
  • Organizing and attending TSER board meetings 
  • Familiarizing yourself with TSER’s bylaws and history
  • Making social media posts
  • Posting content to the website and making press releases 
  • Organizing TSER events such as TJA and TYLS
  • Ensuring legal and financial paperwork is completed in a timely manner
  • Other responsibilities necessary to grow the organization successfully