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Director, National Organizing Leadership Development

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About Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring and supporting a network of civic leaders to eradicate the injustice of educational inequity.


Through one-on-one coaching, fellowships, workshops, and resources, LEE works to develop and inspire its members individually and collectively, across all disciplines – as policy makers, advocates, elected leaders and community organizers. LEE membership is free and currently open to all Teach For America corps members and alumni. LEE believes that when a diverse group of leaders, grounded in a commitment to equity, are in leadership roles, they will serve as a transformative force for and with students and communities.


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. LEE is honored to have been selected as a LATINA Style 50 Award recipient and a “When Work Works” award recipient. We are also an Employer of National Service.


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, please visit educationalequity.org.

Position Summary:

The Director, National Organizing Leadership Development is responsible for building the necessary organizing tools, training, and tactics for members across the country to realize policy and systemic change through community organizing. Our members work to end the injustice of educational inequity through the power of organized people locally and nationally. Accordingly, the Director, National Organizing Leadership Development works with the Leadership Development and Design (LDD) team to create content and facilitate national organizing training to ensure that members are equipped to win systems-level policy changes. Internally, this role also works in partnership with the Regional Impact (RI) team to support and develop the skills of organizing leads to coach their members to build effective and enduring organizing alliances that can grow in base and impact in their local communities. 

As a part of the National Impact team, this position partners closely with the other National Impact Teams (Elected Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, and Learning, Design and Development) and the Regional Impact team, ensuring a cohesive, cross-team strategy with members early in their civic leadership development journey. This role does not direct members to work on specific policy issues since LEE is a nonpartisan organization that does not prescribe a particular issue agenda. LEE’s theory of change is around building the leadership of our members to listen deeply and develop community-driven agendas and organizing campaigns, and this role will share the lessons from work around the country and help staff and members understand its application to their communities. The Director, National Organizing Leadership Development reports to the Senior Director, Organizing Leadership.

Position Location: Flexible Location

Travel Requirements: 20% travel including team conferences and national trainings. All travel is pending due to current restrictions on in-person engagement due to COVID-19.

Responsibilities:

Leadership Development Design and Facilitation (40%)

  • Develop content in coordination with other teams in the organization for regional and national organizing trainings for members spanning from entry-senior level community organizers
  • Serve as a facilitator for regional and national trainings  
  • Design and facilitate an advanced organizing cohort for members across the country to successfully implement community organizing actions that result in systems and policy change
  • Design and implement organizing team leadership development frameworks
  • Create tools and resources for use in developing organizing knowledge and skills
  • Evaluate and continuously improve tools, resources, and learning experiences based on review of performance metrics

Member Support (30%)

  • Support development of mid and senior level organizing leaders through national member-to-member networking and learning opportunities and/or innovations
  • Provide professional development opportunities to regional organizing staff based on LEE’s organizing models and frameworks
  • Streamline regional organizing practices, policies, supporting documents and other supports that lead to efficiency and scale for regional organizing alliances

Online Learning (20%)

  • Design and create online learning content for the development of entry, mid, and senior level leaders
  • Evaluate and continuously improve online offerings to support members successfully developing their community organizing skills and using collective action to make systems and policy change

Special Projects (10%)

  • As assigned by the Senior Director, Organizing Leadership

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate years of work experience
  • 6 years of relevant, professional experience
  • 4 years of community organizing experience locally and/or nationally and a track record of success
  • 2 years of experience designing and delivering curriculum, tools, and resources on community organizing 
  • Strong program design skills, including a thorough understanding of adult learning and blended learning principles, especially from a diversity, equity and inclusion lens and in a virtual context
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Highly effective communication abilities and demonstrated experience working across lines of difference
  • Prior coaching experience and ability to translate organizing experiences to coaching guidance
  • Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing and implementing online tools, resources, and learning experience
  • Experience collaborating within a geographically dispersed team
  • Experience in digital organizing and strategies
  • Experience with SalesForce, Slack and blended learning tools such as Thought Industries

Benefits and Pay

Pay for this position is competitive and based upon relevant experience and cost of labor for your location. Please use the following link to learn more about compensation for this position: https://educationalequity.org/applicant-resources#sec3. In addition, LEE offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision coverage for spouses, families and domestic partners; employer-paid basic life and AD&D insurance and short and long-term disability insurance; a retirement package with employer match; family and parental leave benefits; generous paid time off and an organization-wide winter break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  

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, 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.

 

About Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring and supporting a network of civic leaders to eradicate the injustice of educational inequity…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$73,320 - $88,920

Benefits

Benefits and Pay

Pay for this position is competitive and based upon relevant experience and cost of labor for your location. Please use the following link to learn more about compensation for this position: https://educationalequity.org/applicant-resources#sec3. In addition, LEE offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision coverage for spouses, families and domestic partners; employer-paid basic life and AD&D insurance and short and long-term disability insurance; a retirement package with employer match; family and parental leave benefits; generous paid time off and an organization-wide winter break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  

Benefits and Pay

Pay for this position is competitive and based upon relevant experience and cost of labor for your location. Please use the following link to learn more about…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1805 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

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