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.
The Director, Elected Leadership Fellowships is responsible for designing and executing fellowships that inspire and develop a diverse pipeline of future candidates to run for office. The director will refine and iterate the Elected Leadership Experience as well as design and launch additional fellowships. The director reports to the Senior Director, Elected Leadership Discern. This leader designs programming and experiences designed to inspire diverse members to run for elected office. The director will be responsible for designing the schedule, objectives, and cadence of the all fellowships. The director will also be responsible for securing the fellowship hosts, recruiting the fellows, creating a clear plan and community for alumni engagement, and maximizing the number of fellows who run for office within 1-2 years. Furthermore, the director will work with the Elected Leadership Discern subteam to contribute to the development of a robust, diverse, predictable, and standardized pipeline of future candidates. The director will be expected to bring new ideas to evolve on our recruitment model and help the program grow at scale.
Position Location: Flexible, Preferred Locations: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, Phoenix, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis
Travel Requirements: 10% - All travel is pending due to current restrictions on in-person engagement due to COVID-19. When travel returns there will be 2-3 team retreats a year and travel may be necessary during the launch of different fellowships.
Launch, Run, and Develop Elected Leadership Fellowships (65%)
Program Analysis (20%)
Team Strategy and Innovation (10%)
Special Projects (5%)
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…