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What is LEE?

Visit the homepage to learn more about who we are and what we do.

How can I learn more about careers at LEE?

Please visit us on LinkedIn and listen to our recent LEE Careers Information Session.


Which team is right for me?

LEE has both internal and member-facing teams. Each team focuses on a different aspect of our work, such as elected leadership, policy, or advocacy and organizing. The most qualified applicants often have experience in one of those fields. Visit the Teams page to learn more.

Which level position is right for me?

LEE has positions for people at every stage of their career. Refer to the job description of your position of interest to determine if you meet the qualifications for a particular role.

Where do LEE staff members work?

See the Where We Work page to learn more.

What are "flexible" and "preferred" locations?

Some job descriptions may state that the location of the position is flexible, which means it can be performed from a home office or LEE office anywhere in the country. In some cases, positions that have a flexible location may also list preferred locations. These positions would not be limited to one location, but would rather specify locations that would minimize travel and increase opportunities for in-person collaboration.  

If a job description lists a specific location for a position, the staff member will be required to work from the designated location. To see the location requirements for each position, click into the job description and review the locations listed under "Position Location."

We provide relocation compensation for candidates who are offered a position on our team and are required to relocate.

What is the application process like?

Visit the How We Hire page to learn more.

How can I learn about compensation and benefits?

We value our staff by offering competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Each salary quote we provide to selected candidates takes into account a variety of factors, such as work experience and educational background, the responsibilities of the position, and the location. We do not provide salary quotes or ranges before an offer is made. Learn more about our benefits here.

Where can I find job openings at LEE?

Take a look at Current Career Opportunities to view all of our openings. If you see one that’s a good fit for you, you can apply directly from the job page. If you cannot locate a position on our website that you found advertised elsewhere, we are no longer accepting applications for that position. Please submit your application online; due to the volume of applications we receive, using our online application system is the only way to be considered for the position.

New positions are posted regularly. Also follow us on LinkedIn to receive regular updates on our newest opportunities.

I see several positions I am interested in. How many should I apply to?

We encourage you to apply to the position that interests you most and suggest submitting no more than two applications at a time.

Do you provide feedback on interviews?

Out of fairness to all candidates, we do not provide feedback to individual candidates.

Should I submit a cover letter?

Yes, please submit a cover letter with your application. A cover letter is your opportunity to share with us how your experiences and interests align with the position.

I saw a job I'm interested in, but now I don't see it on your site. Can I still apply?

Only positions posted on Current Career Opportunities are currently open and accepting applications. Positions that are no longer listed on our site are closed. We encourage you to check back regularly for other openings.   

I am not a LEE member. Can I apply for a staff position?

Yes! LEE staff members have diverse professional backgrounds. Membership is not a prerequisite to be considered for a staff position.

If I am a prior applicant, do I need to create a new login?

Yes, please create a new login though the new site. We will have access to your prior applications.

Is it possible for me to access my previous applications?

Your application is in the system but it may not populate on your screen given that we are still migrating application data from our old application system.

If I’ve applied in the past, should I submit a new application if a role interests me?

If you have applied in our previous system, you do not need to apply to that job again. However, please submit a new application for any additional roles that are of interest to you.

If I'm a LEE member applying to a job, do I need to set up a new profile? If so, are there any guidelines that I should I follow?

While we value our members being interested in positions here at LEE, our application system runs separately from our membership system. You will need to set up a different profile in our application system, and please note in your profile that you are a LEE member.

I applied to a role before the LEE careers page changed, but I no longer see that job posting. Is the role still open?

Due to our careers page transition, if you do not see a role on Current Career Opportunities that was posted at the end of January, it does not necessarily mean the role has been filled. You should still receive communication about your application if you meet our selection criteria.

I submitted my application and would now like to make edits.

Unfortunately, once an application is submitted, no edits can be made.

Not finding the answer to your question? 

Please contact our Talent Team at


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Anthony Adorno
Manager, Policy & Advocacy Strategic Partnerships
The best part of working at LEE is being part of an organization that is not only willing to take on the monumental challenge of educational equity, but that approaches that vision in a very inclusive and practical way. Working alongside such a diverse group of individuals all committed to achieving this goal is not only very satisfying but incredibly inspirational. LEE truly gives me an opportunity to do work worth doing.
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Lildella Douglas
Manager, Illinois
Working at LEE allows me to do the work I am passionate about in a collaborative environment. We truly believe that all children deserve a fair chance. I am inspired by the talent of my colleagues and the grit of our members. I am grateful to be a part of the team.
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Brooke Schwartz
Manager, Strategic Planning
I love my job because I am challenged daily, and everyone at LEE is passionate about the mission of the organization. It’s rare to work somewhere where you’re supported by staff at all levels, and there’s still room for flexibility and input in your work. Being able to work from home or move to another city easily is a huge plus as well!

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