Public Education & Research Coordinator

  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Washington, DC
  • Jul 06, 2020
Full time Research

Job Description

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


Position Summary:

The HRC Foundation is in search of a versatile, curious, and energetic Public Education & Research Coordinator who exhibits a can-do attitude, strong attention to detail, sharp writing skills, emotional intelligence, and a commitment to intersectional work. The coordinator will be responsible for producing and managing publications and educational content for the Public Education & Research team and collaborate with the Research Manager in supporting quantitative and qualitative research initiatives that explore the lived experiences of LGBTQ people. The coordinator will also be responsible for supporting key initiatives (ex. tracking anti-transgender violence) and coordinating select internal working groups (exs. Global Programs Working Group, Immigration Working Group). Critical administrative support for senior staff will also be required.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Write crisp, engaging public education materials (e.g. reports, guides, blogs, infographics, fact sheets, etc.).
  • Coordinate distribution of public education materials internally and externally, and manage how public education materials are displayed and accessed online.
  • Update existing public education materials and manage the process for keeping materials up-to-date.
  • Edit written material for HRC Foundation programs.
  • Manage the approval process for written products.
  • Build buy-in and solicit feedback across programs for new public education materials.
  • Work with the Research Manager to develop and conduct research projects and write resulting reports.
  • Coordinate select cross-organizational projects, strategic initiatives, and internal working groups, including meeting prep, scheduling, meeting support, meeting follow-up, tracking progress, and communicating with relevant stakeholders effectively.
  • Support senior staff with budget management, check requests, expense reports, creating/executing contracts, and other critical administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned, including support for programs across the HRC Foundation.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with one to three years relevant work experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, possess a strong work ethic, and be self-motivated.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • Exceptional attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Outstanding organizational, task management and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and manage work under tight deadlines.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office/Google Suite required; experience with statistical tools including STATA, SurveyGizmo, Qualtrics, and advanced Excel is a plus.
  • Experience utilizing social media for advocacy and engagement is a plus.
  • Experience with qualitative research is a plus.
  • Experience with international affairs is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of LGBTQ issues and demonstrated commitment to intersectional work.


**Please include a writing sample with your application; preferably a non-academic writing sample (e.g., op-ed, blog post, informative article, persuasive essay).**


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.


No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.


Administrative Support


Please apply via the website with your resume and cover letter.