Contract Position Open: State Preemption and LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Project Coordinator

Title:  State Preemption & LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Project Coordinator

Type:  Contract

Duration:  Month-to-month until December 2018 as needed

Rate:  $1250 per month

Reports to:  Tennessee Equality Project Foundation executive director

Description:  The State Preemption & LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Project Coordinator will research  and reach out to individuals across Tennessee who have faced LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace.  The coordinator will also assist the executive director in setting up public events around the state to provide education about “preemption,” or state interference with local laws and policies that protect members of the community, like anti-discrimination protections. In addition, the coordinator will help assemble a cross-movement coalition of state partner organizations for regular discussion of strategies around state interference with local laws on a diverse range of issues.  At the end of the project, the coordinator will develop a webinar and prepare an op-ed on these issues.


Tennessee Equality Project Foundation will provide Form 1099-MISC. The contractor is responsible for filing and payment of all taxes associated with the contract.


Preferred Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree and higher.  Research background and some event coordination experience are recommended for applicants.  Legal research experience is a plus, but not required.  Applicants called for interviews will be required to submit a writing sample.

Contact:  Submit resume and cover letter (pdf preferred) to [email protected]  by June 1, 2018.  No phone calls.

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