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National Center for Lesbian Rights

Born Perfect Program Associate

Youth · San Francisco, California
Department Youth
Employment Type Full-time Permanent
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $55,000-58,000 DOE

Summary of Position

This is an opportunity to work closely with the entire Born Perfect legal and policy team to end conversion therapy in every state in the nation and to defend these lifesaving laws against legal challenges by anti-LGBTQ groups. The Born Perfect Program Associate reports to the Born Perfect Co-Founder & Chief Strategist. The Born Perfect Program Associate will help to develop and implement advocacy strategies relating to litigation, legislation, media coverage, and social science research, and will also develop and maintain relationships with survivors and collaborating organizations. This individual will work closely with other departments at NCLR, including legal, development, and communications. This position requires frequent travel.


Primary Responsibilities:

Work with Born Perfect team to develop and implement strategies for defending against legal challenges to laws that protect youth from conversion therapy

Work with Born Perfect team to develop and implement strategies for advancing legislation to protect youth from conversion therapy throughout the country

Monitor media coverage and relevant social science research relating to conversion therapy and work with communications and legal team to develop communications strategies to amplify survivor voices and elevate the harms caused by conversion therapy

Develop and maintain relationships with medical and mental health organizations

Coordinate outreach to organizations filing friend-of-the-court briefs                     

Organize and facilitate meetings of advocates and legal experts

Work with the Born Perfect team to implement public education efforts on the local, state and federal levels

Identify survivors of conversion therapy who are interested in working with Born Perfect and support the existing network of survivors

Identify and track active conversion therapists and organizations

Travel to legislative hearings and court hearings to testify, support survivors & local advocates, and coordinate media & public education

Coordinate travel and meeting logistics for team members, including staff and survivors/volunteers

Establish and manage an overall project calendar for the team, including appearances, speaking engagements, volunteer/survivor needs and deadlines

As needed, write copy for print and online fundraising appeals to support current case work and long-term organizational goals


Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

3-5 years experience in policy advocacy

Highly organized and able to multi-task

Strong writing and creative skills

Intermediate knowledge of project management tools and communication systems

Work well in teams and independently. 

Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

Familiarity with LGBTQ movement and groups working to end conversion therapy

Excellent computer skills. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel


Required Qualities:

Commitment to NCLR’s mission and programs and knowledgeable about LGBTQ communities and issues

Knowledge of and interest in conversion therapy and the work of public interest law

Excellent project management skills; able to balance multiple competing priorities

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required

Resourceful and flexible

Strong communication skills and the confidence and sensitivity to work with trauma survivors

A team player who is willing to take on additional duties and responsibilities as needed

Ability to exercise independent judgment


Wage and Benefits

This is a remote full-time, exempt position with preference for applicants located in the Bay Area. The range for this position is $55,000-58,000 annually.  Excellent benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee and dependents; three weeks of vacation per year, sick time and holidays; short-term and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending plans for qualified health care, dependent care, transportation and parking benefits; and participation in a 403(b) retirement plan.


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:



Please submit your resume and cover letter through Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  No telephone calls or emails please. 

The National Center for Lesbian Rights affirmatively values diversity and seeks to hire staff that reflects the diversity of our communities. Transgender people, non-binary people, intersex people, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

NCLR provides reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspect of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please e-mail to request an accommodation.

NCLR is an equal opportunity employer. NCLR is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex, sex stereotype, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, weight, height, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices including hiring, benefits, promotions, training, disciplinary action, and termination.





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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-time Permanent
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,000-58,000 DOE