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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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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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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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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

Current Openings

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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.

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The Manager, Program Data and Evaluation works to ensure that LEE members experience the highest quality leadership development programming through ongoing evaluations and analysis.

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The Director, Talent Acquisition will support full life cycle recruiting to include sourcing, screening and talent selection. They will be a strategic coach to hiring managers through the hiring process and will implement our partnerships initiatives.

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The Manager of Email Communications will develop and manage LEE national, regional, and team-based email campaigns and strategies. They will also will be responsible for email optimization and automation and will use data analysis to evaluate campaigns.

Indianapolis, IN

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 Indianapolis.

Denver, CO

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 Colorado.

New York, NY

The Assistant will provide administrative support to a cohort of LEE members who are planning, launching, and leading new ventures. This is a part-time, temporary position.

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The Director is responsible for overseeing a set of programs and staff to inspire, develop and increase the number of LEE members successfully pursuing and serving in public leadership roles with a particular emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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

Memphis, TN

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 Memphis.

Chicago, IL

The Director of Elected Leadership Communications will help develop and execute strategies aimed to develop members interested in running for elected leadership positions to have a greater impact on education.

Chicago, IL

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

Chicago, IL

The Assistant, Communications will support and execute execute strategies aimed at enhancing LEE’s communication engagement with members and external audiences through digital/social media.

Flexible

LEE seeks a 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.

New Orleans, LA

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 Louisiana.

San Antonio, TX

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is seeking a senior leader to serve as a Regional Director, San Antonio, TX. The Regional Director should bring experience and creativity to the need to grow, engage, and organize our base of members in the region.

Denver, CO

Leadership for Educational Equity seeks a Senior Director, Candidate Development to collaborate, evaluate, partner and develop high performing talent in preparation for elected leadership.

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.

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