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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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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
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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

Current Openings

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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.

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

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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.

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LEE seeks an entrepreneurial and innovative Vice-President of Policy Leadership (VP-PL) responsible for guiding LEE’s efforts to grow the leadership and effectiveness of members who are growing their policy knowledge.

Denver, CO

LEE seeks a Coordinator to support the Elected Leadership team. The Coordinator, Elected Leadership will manage logistical, operational and communication details and will directly support the team's senior leaders.

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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.

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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.

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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 Coordinator to support the Office of the Executive Director. The Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director will manage logistical, operational and communication details and will directly support the organization's senior leadership.

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The Talent, Learning, Culture team at LEE seeks at Director to help develop a portfolio of trainings towards the sustained growth and development of the LEE Team.

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LEE seeks a strategic leader to manage a portfolio of 5-7 Regional Directors of Regional Impact drive their impact in their communities by helping to secure funding and building a robust and active movements of members advancing educational equity.

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LEE seeks a senior leader to serve as a Regional Director building a robust and active movement of members in multiple sites including: Philadelphia, Ohio, Miami-Dade, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Buffalo, NY.

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.

New York, NY

The Policy Leadership team at LEE seeks a Manager of Policy Research to support LEE members as they seek and pursue leadership opportunities in education policy that will help to achieve educational equity and excellence for all children.

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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.

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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.

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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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LEE seeks an Analyst, Talent Acquisition to support recruitment and hiring through sourcing diverse talent, maintaining schedules and tracking progress on open pools, and managing communication with candidates and internal staff.

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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