Skip to main content


  • Careers
    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.

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

User's picture
Sally Mayes
Senior Director, Organizing Leadership
Working at LEE enables me to do work that I love with passionate, smart people. It also allows me to travel to amazing places around the country, and when I'm home, I can work in my sweats. #Lovemyjob
User's picture
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
User's picture
Shukurat Adamoh-Faniyan
Regional Director - DC Region
Imagine a place where everyone is aligned and moving toward the same goal. Imagine a place where you are able to lean on the brilliance of your teammate to have an impact on your work. That is what LEE is. My colleagues are truly brilliant and humble. They all truly believe that every child deserves a fair shot. #WhyLEE

Current Openings

Denver, CO

This temporary position will provide administrative and operational support for the Elected Leadership team.


The Senior Director will lead the Advancement and Development team in designing and delivering high-impact national programs to advance LEE members’ skills and effectiveness in policy and advocacy.


The Manager, Supporter Relations is responsible for a portfolio of current and prospective donor accounts throughout the donor cultivation cycle, from prospecting through stewardship.


The Director, Talent Development is responsible for identifying and facilitating key learning and development experiences leading to transformative experiences that make our managers of people effective and impactful.

Washington, DC

The Manager of Technical and Salesforce Support will provide technical support for and management of LEE’s systems in order to support LEE staff and enable the organization to function efficiently and effectively.


The Manager of National Research and Regional Communications will specialize in thorough research techniques to generate research and information and will will help team members understand and utilize research to build LEE member campaign plans.


The Manager of National Data, Targeting and Field will utilize advanced data management tools and techniques to conduct voter targeting and analysis for issue and electoral campaigns.

Chicago, IL

The Director of Regional Partnerships for the Policy & Advocacy Team works with and supports LEE members to influence the development and implementation of education policies by identifying high-impact professional opportunities and coaching members.

Washington, DC

The Database Assistant will primarily focus on completing data entry and clean-up tasks to ensure data integrity and user adoption of the Salesforce system.


The Coordinator will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and improving the systems and processes that enable the Strategic Partnerships team to achieve its goals. They will also manage communication and create data reports and analyses.

New York, NY

The Coordinator will provide the support needed to execute a set of leadership development programs for current and former teachers interested in starting or already leading new organizations to change education policies and systems around the country.


The Director will develop strategies and systems to analyze the impact of our programming, set and track ambitious goals, conduct ongoing evaluation, and create new strategies for scaling programming and increasing our impact.


The Manager of Organizing Strategy will be responsible for the successful execution of community organizing leadership development toward collective action for educational equity in two regions: Memphis, TN and Denver, CO.

Houston, TX

The Regional Director will be charged with building a movement that leverages the collective strengths of our members to achieve educational equity for all children in Houston.

On Twitter
14 hours 12 min ago Reply Retweet Favorite
"'Do you fix education to cure poverty or do you cure poverty to cure education?'...You have to address both."
1 day 13 hours ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Thank You to our members for their continued leadership in and out of the classroom!
1 day 15 hours ago Reply Retweet Favorite
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Here's a look at how TFA is celebrating and promoting equity