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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.

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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Neeta Sonalkar
Director, Leadership Development & Design
The fact that we are a newer organization creates an atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to bring their ideas to the table to solve problems. As a young professional, it's been really empowering to be able to propose and implement new ideas for programs, systems and resources that directly impact the organization's work and our members. I appreciate that there are high expectations for every person in the organization to take initiative to actively make their teams and the organization more impactful. #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
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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

Current Openings


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.


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.

New York, NY

LEE seeks a Coordinator to support the Policy Strategy and Development team. The Coordinator will help to plan and execute a set of policy trainings and fellowships and will provide ongoing administrative and operational support to the team.


We seek dedicated Coordinators to support one of many teams. Coordinators are a central member of any team, as they will manage the logistical, operational and communication details for our entire team and directly support the team's senior leadership.

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