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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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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
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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, Regional Impact
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

Chicago, IL

The Director of Digital Communications will help develop and execute strategies aimed at enhancing LEE’s digital and social presence and outreach.


The Director, Regional Impact serves as an impact multiplier and is responsible for supporting the strategy, operations, and development of the Regional Impact team along with a portfolio of special projects.


The Director, Strategy and Operations will serve as an impact multiplier and as a chief of staff to the Vice-President of Strategy and Operations.

Baltimore, MD

The Coordinator, Organizing Strategy will manage logistical, operational, communication, and technical details for the Organizing Strategy team

Bay Area, CA

The Regional Impact team is seeking part-time temporary support during the summer and early fall months to help maintain the systems and structures for Regional Impact work in the Bay Area.

Baton Rouge, LA

The Manager, Regional Impact will be part of a larger team working to inspire and support the civic leadership of LEE members in South Louisiana.

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.

Washington, DC

The Help Desk Technician/Database Support Specialist 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.

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.

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