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    Why Work Here?
    We have a diverse, inclusive and collaborative work environment that encourages creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the professional growth of each team member.

Our Team

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is comprised of talented, passionate people who are ready to lead in innovative ways that make a difference. Each of us is committed to working together to end educational inequity nationwide.

Our Culture and Values
 

Meaningful Impact
We work to meaningfully and measurably ensure that all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education and achieve their potential. We understand there is no single set of solutions that will work in every community. We encourage our members to critically engage and develop impactful, thoughtful solutions. Ultimately, our guiding question is, “How will this create life-changing opportunities for all children in our communities?”

Member Driven
We exist to help our members have the greatest possible impact on opportunities available to children in their communities. Our programming, resources and strategies are designed to increase the engagement and effectiveness of our members working at all levels to pursue educational equity.

Leadership
Achieving educational equity requires bold solutions from informed and purposeful leaders grounded in the experience of teaching in low-income communities and the deep belief in the potential of all children. We believe that when our members reach positions of influence, they will help to change policies to ensure all children can receive an excellent education.

Collective Action
All of us have a role to play in achieving educational equity and our impact will be greater if we are organized and connected. We help our members to build power and amplify their collective voice. We also work to connect our members with partners in the broader movement for educational equity.

All Voices
We will succeed in our mission only if we actively engage all of our members and work side by side with communities to bring the full diversity of solutions and perspectives to these challenges. In particular, we actively seek the voices of the individuals who share the racial and economic backgrounds of students most impacted by pervasive inequality, because they can bring an essential perspective to education policymaking that has traditionally been under-represented.

Continuous Learning
As a young organization, we operate with an entrepreneurial spirit, learn from our experiences and continuously improve. As we work to build the leadership capacity of our members and their impact, we operate with a sense of urgency and an emphasis on action and learning.

Staff Testimonials

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Sarah Cusick
Director, Leadership Development and Coaching
All famiLEE members live out our core values each and every day—from truly embracing continuous learning in a willingness to try and learn from new things, to being member driven in every goal set and program planned. Our members are inspiring, and it is energizing to know everyone else at LEE is working equally hard to develop the leadership of our base so we can see real change for kids. #WhyLEE
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Peter Nalli
Director, Field Engagement
Working at LEE means that you are working to activate a diverse, thoughtful, intelligent and inspirational group of individuals to change the world. There is tremendous pleasure in supporting the leadership of people who are committed to social justice and to continuing to act on the values that led them to join Teach For America in the first place. #WhyLEE
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Mehreen Nayani
Manager, National Supporter Relations and Events
I work at LEE because of its mission. As a former teacher in an unprivileged community, I know the realities of what happens in classrooms across the country, and LEE's work pushes to make sure those injustices stop. The dedication we have to our members is like nothing I've ever experienced or seen. #WhyLEE

Current Openings

Flexible

LEE seeks a Senior Director to build relationships with high-priority external organizations that create paths into policy roles to increase LEE members’ awareness and interest in those opportunities.

Bay Area, CA

The Director of Organizing Support will be responsible for the successful execution of community organizing and leadership development of LEE members toward collective action for educational equity in Los Angeles and the Bay Area in California.

Denver, CO

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), a Teach For America partner organization, seeks an organized, detail oriented, and flexible Coordinator for the Career Leadership Team.

Flexible

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), a Teach For America partner organization, seeks a Manager of Online Services to provide the technical and strategic leadership for online platforms.

Dallas, TX

LEE seeks a Manager of Community Organizing who will be responsible for the successful execution of community organizing leadership development toward collective action for educational equity.

Miami, FL

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) seeks a Coordinator to provide support to the Vice President, Policy Leadership and this team with logistics, operations and communications.

Flexible

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) seeks a Manager, Accounts Receivable to manage all of LEE’s accounts receivable transactions as well as inter-company invoicing, accounting and monthly reconciliation process.

New York, NY

LEE seeks a temporary, part-time Manager of Report Design to support the Elected Leadership, Platforms Development Team. This person will develop reports and dashboards for the Elected Leadership team.

New York, NY

LEE seeks a temporary part-time Junior Developer to support the Elected Leadership, Platforms Development Team. This person will develop numerous of our minimum viable products for testing, as well as manipulate and automate data flow on the team.

New York, NY

LEE is hiring a part-time temporary Manager of Data Science who possesses strong SQL, R, MapReduce skills to support the Elected Leadership, Platforms Development Team. This person will develop numerous data analyses for the team.

Boston, MA

We are seeking a strategic leader with strong relationship building skills, a thorough understanding of the education policy landscape of Massachusetts and proven community organizing experiences, to serve as our Regional Director in Boston.

Chicago, IL

LEE seeks a bright, creative and highly-motivated Director of Communications to help develop and execute strategies aimed at enhancing LEE’s communication engagement with members and external audiences.

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