Coordinator, Fellowships

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



1805 7th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


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

Position Summary:

The Coordinator, Fellowships provides administrative and program support to the Leadership Development & Design (LDD) team’s fellowship programs and works to create, maintain, and improve the systems and processes that enable fellowship staff to provide the highest quality leadership development experiences to our members. The Coordinator’s fellowship responsibilities include conducting regular outreach to and managing communication with LEE members, coordinating program logistics, and implementing systems and processes to support LDD and its collaboration with other teams.

In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for managing resources and supporting systems that advance LDD’s vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through impactful member programs and approaches. The Coordinator ensures that fellowship sub-team staff are able to smoothly execute programming, and ultimately, that all program participants have high-quality program experiences and positive interactions with LEE. The Coordinator will also provide scheduling and other operations/administrative support for the fellowships sub-team.

This role requires exceptional attention to detail, and an ability to proactively create systems and document best practices to ensure we are constantly learning, improving, and developing ways to work more efficiently. The Coordinator needs to exercise strong judgment in responding to questions, troubleshooting problems, and flagging issues for other team members as needed. Finally, the Coordinator will need to successfully build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including other staff at LEE, our members, and partner organizations. The Coordinator to reports to the Senior Director, Fellowships.

Position Location: Washington, DC (strongly preferred) or San Francisco Bay Area

Travel Requirements: 20%


Programming Support, Operations, and Coordination (50%)

  • Conduct outreach for LEE’s fellowship programs, including identifying members who might be suitable for these opportunities, building targeted recruitment lists, drafting and disseminating recruitment materials, and tracking progress to goals
  • Support logistics of fellowship programs and workshops, including identifying and securing space and arranging travel, lodging, meals, and transportation
  • Help manage application and registration processes, including updating and monitoring applications, setting up application trackers and participating in selection processes
  • Support individual program participants by tracking submission of assignments, setting up online communities, and coordinating group conference calls and webinar
  • Develop and format materials for fellowships and workshops, including PowerPoint presentations, online surveys, workshop pre-work, and other documents

Sub-team Operations, Communications and Administrative Support (25%)

  • Organize and maintain leadership development and program design resources and toolkits to improve efficiency and standardize processes
  • Support team members on research and special projects, as needed
  • Manage scheduling logistics for sub-team and Senior Director
  • Track, code, and monitor program and sub-team expenses

​Data and Evaluation Support (15%)

  • Modify and distribute pre and post surveys
  • Track and analyze pre and post program survey data from fellowship and workshop participants to inform program changes
  • Ensure program data is accurate and up to date in LEE’s Salesforce database
  • Pull Salesforce reports quickly and accurately; provide data roll-ups and analyses as needed

​​Other special projects, as needed (10%)

  • To be determined by the Senior Director or other designee

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two years prior work experience in a fast-paced, independent work environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Experience drafting and editing effective, streamlined and error-free communications
  • Strong research skills
  • Creativity and ability to implement innovative ideas to improve process management
  • Strong relationship-building skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, prioritize time, and manage implementation of plans in fast-moving, changeable environments
  • Comfort with large data sets and operating data systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience coordinating logistics for events or programs
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in education, politics, policy, advocacy, organizing or civic engagement, at any level
  • Campus/extracurricular leadership experience
  • Previous leadership training, fellowship, or learning community experience
  • Experience working with an online content management system (e.g. Salesforce) or another database
  • Work experience in a geographically dispersed work environment
  • Deep alignment with the LEE mission

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, 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.



A comprehensive benefits package is included.  

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree