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Working at LEE

  • People-driven. Results-driven. You-driven.

Our staff is a kaleidoscope. We recognize and value our differences while working toward our common goals.

LEE’s full-time, permanent staff is around 150 people; add in other types of staff members and we are about 200 people strong. Our size requires us to be collaborative, while our young tenure requires innovation. Our staff come from many different professional backgrounds including the private sector, the nonprofit sector, community organizing, policy, advocacy, elections and campaign work, the classroom, and more. They have one unifying passion: to solve educational inequity. Our staff members possess a few distinct qualities, such as:

  • Being comfortable with both ambiguity and navigating process-oriented structures
  • Operating independently and autonomously
  • Thriving in ambiguity and change
  • Sharing a generosity of spirit and assuming the best in others
  • Focusing on continuous learning, unlearning, and both giving and receiving feedback
  • Prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in our work
  • Demonstrating strong verbal and written communication and technological proficiency

#WeAreLEE

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Keisha Barnard
Coordinator, Team Support
LEE pushes me to have agency over my work. I appreciate the flexibility that allows me to learn skills and work on projects not officially defined in my role responsibilities. I am encouraged to grow and learn, and I feel like a crucial member of my team. I love the energy that I feel from every team member, even though we connect virtually.
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Jonathan Mansoori
Director, MA Program & Organizing
LEE is a truly unique place to work. It combines the opportunity to work alongside and develop incredible leaders as we work towards the movement and hope for educational equity with the space to develop your own professional and leadership development alongside an incredible team of truly talented individuals. We are intentional on building an inclusive and flexible work environment, as well as encourage creativity as we collectively build groundbreaking programming.
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Anthony Adorno
Manager, MME Communications and Data Support
The best part of working at LEE is being part of an organization that is not only willing to take on the monumental challenge of educational equity, but that approaches that vision in a very inclusive and practical way. Working alongside such a diverse group of individuals all committed to achieving this goal is not only very satisfying but incredibly inspirational. LEE truly gives me an opportunity to do work worth doing.

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