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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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Jerry Gonzales
Senior Director, Talent, Learning, Culture
Imagine a place where the people are so mission-aligned that they start most conversations by aligning on how their job ultimately impacts the students and communities they serve...that place is LEE. As an immigrant and product of Los Angeles public schools, I am so proud to work at an organization that inspires the courageous leadership necessary to ensure every child has access to a great education. #WhyLEE
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Ashanti Murdock
Coordinator, Advocacy and Organizing / Office of the Executive Director
We are truly a staff that cares about each other, our members and most importantly, our kids and communities we are serving. Each staff member has a genuine passion for the work that they do in an effort to close the opportunity gap and provide a quality education to all children in this nation. #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

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.

Flexible

LEE seeks a Manager & Coach to provide project management and support to the entire New Ventures team, as well as directly support LEE members interested in launching new ventures.

Flexible

LEE is seeking a Director of Regional Programs to design and deliver high-impact regional programming to advance our members’ skills and effectiveness in politics, policy, advocacy and organizing.

Flexible

LEE seeks a Manager, Candidate Development to support LEE members interested in pursuing elected leadership.

Flexible

LEE seeks a Senior Director, Collective Action to oversee LEE’s work to organize our members and broader community toward collective action for educational equity.

Flexible

Leadership for Educational Equity seeks elected leadership development managers who will exert the leadership necessary to cultivate a conviction for elected leadership and develop effective candidates for electoral office across the United States.

Flexible

Leadership for Educational Equity seeks elected leadership development managers who will exert the leadership necessary to cultivate a conviction for elected leadership and develop effective candidates for electoral office across the United States.

Flexible

LEE seeks a Director, Venture Growth to lead LEE’s New Ventures work aimed at launching, proving, and scaling member ventures dedicated to effecting changes to policies and priorities furthering educational equity.

New York, NY

LEE seeks a Manager, Regional Supporter Relations to provide project management and expertise to advance complex programs and projects that strengthen donor confidence, advance the donor experience, and Incease donor satisfaction and retention.

Flexible

LEE seeks a Director to develop and execute coaching, training, and other learning opportunities for staff throughout the organization to build their diversity and equity leadership skills and their capacity to train members to do the same.

Flexible

LEE seeks a director to develop and lead programming to cultivate and advance mid- and senior-level LEE members’ policy leadership goals that will allow them to secure and succeed in policy leadership positions.

Flexible

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.

New York, NY

LEE seeks a Senior Director, Supporter relations to lead a small team to manage a portfolio of national and regional donors and prospects, aiming toward a vision of maximizing opportunities to develop and cultivate partners who share LEE's vision.

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