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SRLP Seeks Director of Operations

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.

The Director of Operations will work directly with SRLP Staff and Collective to manage the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of the organization’s mission. This position guides and manages the overall provision of Office Management and Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire organization. The Director of Operations is part of the SRLP Collective and will participate in Collective decision making processes, staff meetings, retreats, and share organizational responsibilities with other Collective members.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Human Resources

  • Help ensure a healthy, supportive, and sustainable work environment that adheres to both legal requirements and SRLP’s values.
  • Coordinate recruitment, hiring, and orientation of new staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Keep all HR files up to date.
  • Ensure accountability and support as staff and Collective Members transition out of SRLP.
  • Administer and process salaries and benefits.
  • Support regular Staff and Collective Member supervision and evaluations.
  • Coordinate staff and Collective trainings to increase skills and address growth areas.

Organizational Development

  • Work with Collective Development Team to:
  • Coordinate Board Meetings and annual collective retreats.
  • Improve and maintain our infrastructure and the capacity for us to do our work in a sustainable and non-hierarchical way.
  • Increase the participation, decision-making, and leadership of low-income trans people and trans people of color in organizational governance.
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as an officer of the organization.
  • Participate in other Collective-wide responsibilities including attending Monthly Meetings, Retreats, Supervision, and Team meetings.
  • Participate and follow-through on other staff responsibilities, as agreed to.

Office Management

  • Implement and coordinate emergency and safety planning protocols.
  • Manage maintenance and support for office equipment and technology.
  • Order and maintain office supplies.
  • Coordinate utilities, insurance, and office cleanings.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational development skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and respond quickly to new opportunities
  • Attention to detail and strong ability to work independently
  • Tech savvy with preferred proficiency in Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and CiviCRM
  • Commitment to gender self-determination centered in racial and economic justice
  • Two years administrative and/or operational experience in small non-profit sector
  • Experience with budgeting
  • Ability to work in a non-hierarchical collective
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Hours and Compensation:
This position is part-time with an annual salary of $43,729.92, along with medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as three weeks paid vacation. This exempt position will require 32 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Consistent with our values as a collective, all staff receive salaries based on the same hourly rate.

To support staff development and ensure a seamless leadership transition, this position will begin with a 2 month paid training period, depending on hire’s level of experience.

How to Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to FFT Hiring Committee, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, 147 W. 24th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011 or to (email application is preferred).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; we prefer to receive all applications by March 31, 2017.

SRLP is an equal opportunity employer. ***People of color, trans and gender non-conforming people, women, people with intersex conditions or DSDs, people who have lived in poverty, people with disabilities, people who have experienced incarceration, and immigrants are strongly encouraged to apply***

No phone calls please.  We will only contact applicants we intend to interview.


The Sylvia Rivera Law Project does not have open internship spots at this time. If you missed the deadline to apply for a summer legal internship with our Direct Services Team we invite you to apply again next year. We generally accept applications from December 1 – February 1 for the summer term.