1805 7th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
About Leadership for Educational Equity
Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership development organization dedicated to developing its members’ potential to ensure every child has the opportunity to receive an outstanding education. Our kids and communities need more leaders who believe that educational inequity is a solvable problem. We believe that when our members are organized and reach positions of leadership, they’ll serve as a transformative force for students, communities and the broader movement for educational equity. LEE is a diverse team of passionate and talented individuals committed to making a difference. We are a high-growth, results-oriented organization that operates in an entrepreneurial environment deeply invested in continuous improvement. If you would like to become part of our team and join the fight for educational equity, or if you would simply like to learn more about what we do, please visit educationalequity.org.
The Manager, Regional Impact - San Francisco Bay Area (MRI) will be part of a regional team working to inspire and support the civic leadership of LEE members. This individual will support the Regional Director’s efforts to identify, train, and make LEE members more effective in the pipelines to policy leadership, elected leadership, organizing, and advocacy leadership.
This role will involve meeting individually and building relationships with LEE members in order to inspire them about their own leadership potential and connect them to training and experiential opportunities that match their desired impact. The MRI will significantly support the planning and execution of regional training opportunities and initiatives to grow the regional LEE membership and will also assist in organizing efforts led by LEE members and the Regional Director. The MRI will also help members lead collective organizing efforts around education policy issues in the region.
Throughout execution of these responsibilities, the MRI will prioritize increasing the diversity of LEE member leadership in the region, as well as maintaining meaningful and productive partnerships with partner organizations and community groups. As a team member in a growing and dynamic organization, the MRI will adapt to evolving understandings of the most effective path to impact
Travel Requirements: 30-40% outside of Bay Area with regular commuting between San Francisco, the East Bay, and South Bay
Engaging the LEE membership base in the Bay Area (50%)
- Conduct one-on-one meetings with members
- Coach members and connect them to opportunities to engage civically in the region
- Plan and execute regional programming and events
- Recruit LEE members for National Program opportunities that align with their vision of leadership and impact
- Collaborate with Leadership Development and Design team around regional member trainings
Supporting and guiding LEE’s collective action efforts in SF Bay Area (30%)
- Cultivate a movement of civically engaged LEE members by conducting individual meetings and building public relationships with LEE members in the region
- Coach and support members as they move through the early stages of the community organizing cycle
- Facilitate trainings and workshops to support member development around policy, advocacy, organizing, and elected leadership
- Inspire and coach LEE members to investigate policy, advocacy, organizing, and elected leadership as a path to their desired impact
- Oversee the logistics and execution of regional trainings and fellowships.
Building strong public relationships with other organizations and community leaders working in the advocacy and education space in SF Bay Area (10%)
- Connect and cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to advance SF Bay Area LEE member engagement and leadership development
- Engage local community members in one-on-one meetings
- Meet regularly and develop strong collaborative relationships with leaders from partner organizations
- Actively seek opportunities to build partnerships or coalitions with like-minded civic organizations
Administrative and Team Meetings (10%)
- Prepare for weekly check-ins with Director and other bi-weekly with LEE National Team members (as appropriate per goals associated with Manager of Regional Impact role)
- Participate in weekly team calls and bi-weekly LEE All Staff Calls
- Attend quarterly RI Team Conferences
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 3-5 years of professional experience
- Experience working in communities of color
- Experience working in under-resourced communities
- Experience working or volunteering meaningfully in electoral politics, policy, or advocacy and organizing
- Understands the interconnectedness of electoral politics, community organizing, and advocacy in the creation of equitable public policy
- Thrives and adapts in an entrepreneurial and dynamic professional environment with the ability to take initiative
- Possesses strong interpersonal skills
- Possesses excellent organizational, communications, and project management skills
- Exemplifies Leadership for Educational Equity’s core values
- Access to a car and a valid driver’s license. Due to the large geographic layout of the Bay Area, aspects of this role will entail significant amounts of time commuting to and from member/community meetings throughout the Bay Area. Utilization of public transportation, Uber, or Lyft may be an option for multiple meetings within the same city.
- Working knowledge of San Francisco Bay Area educational landscape
- Ability to connect and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
- Some experience or comfort facilitating trainings/workshops
- Familiar with 21st century leadership development theories and practice
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Leadership for Educational Equity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, age, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.
An affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.
The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.
Minimum Education Required