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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in our nation’s movement for transgender rights. The Legal Director is a creative, driven, and strategic thinker with a collaborative and community-centered approach to advocacy. In partnership with the Executive Director, the Legal Director will design and spearhead TLDEF’s legal strategy with a focus on those most pushed to the margins. The Legal Director will be responsible for building, leading, and mentoring an in-house legal team upon TLDEF’s completion of a strategic plan. The Legal Director will represent TLDEF in a variety of activist, legal, and public spaces in service of TLDEF’s goals and priorities. The Legal Director reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of TLDEF’s senior team.
A competitive salary commensurate with experience. TLDEF offers a benefits package that includes transgender-inclusive medical, vision, and dental insurance, three weeks of paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick days, and employer contributions to retirement.
Submit a compelling cover letter and resume with the subject line “Legal Director.” Applications submitted without a cover letter and C.V. or resume will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
TLDEF is an equal opportunity employer. People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; and people with disabilities, including HIV, are all strongly encouraged to apply.
Founded in 2003, the Transgender Legal Defense & Educational Fund (TLDEF) is committed to ending discrimination based on gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts. Along with its signature Name Change Project, which provides free legal name change services to community members through partnerships with some of nation's premier law firms, TLDEF's legal programs bring test-case litigation with wide impact in all areas of transgender equality.