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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.

When Work Works

LEE is honored to be selected for the 2016 When Work Works Award recipient, which  acknowledges how LEE’s commitment to employee health, well-being, and engagement is supporting our mission to end educational inequity! Read more on the blog.

Staff Testimonials

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Brooke Schwartz
Manager, Strategic Planning
I love my job because I am challenged daily, and everyone at LEE is passionate about the mission of the organization. It’s rare to work somewhere where you’re supported by staff at all levels, and there’s still room for flexibility and input in your work. Being able to work from home or move to another city easily is a huge plus as well!
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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. #WeAreLEE
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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. #WeAreLEE

Current Openings


The Manager of Research & Support will develop resources that will develop LEE members interested in education policy and advocacy, both civically and professionally and will manage LEE’s member-driven policy resource request system.


The Program Manager, Community Organizing will be responsible for the development and execution of the overarching programmatic strategies for inspiring, developing and supporting members to pursue and sustain careers in community organizing. 


The Manager, Accounts Receivable manages all of LEE’s accounts receivable transactions as well as inter-company invoicing, accounting and monthly reconciliation process, ensuring that transactions are kept to the highest of standards.


The Director, Policy Advancement and Development will work to design and deliver high-impact policy and advocacy programs and fellowships to refine entry, mid- and senior-level members’ policy content, advocacy knowledge and skills.

Newark, NJ

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: Newark, NJ and Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta, GA

The Coordinator will assist Research & Support team members in the creation, maintenance, and improvement of the systems and processes that enable the team to provide quality support and resources to our members.


The Manager, Elected Leadership Development will develop strong relationships with our members, document their stories, and support them in their work.


The Senior Director will manage the Strategy & Analysis team and is responsible for identifying, developing and driving long-term strategies and initiatives on key programmatic and operational questions.

Denver, CO

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


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

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