Details: Salary for this position is based on a variable 20 hour/week and depends on prior experience. In addition, a medical benefits package is included.
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 (MRI) will be a part-time position on the regional team working to inspire and support the civic leadership of LEE members. This individual will lead efforts to identify, train, and support LEE members to be 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 plan and execute regional training opportunities and initiatives to grow the regional LEE membership.
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.
Position Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Travel Requirements: 15%; includes travel between communities/cities throughout Rhode Island and occasional airplane travel for regional or nationwide conferences (10%)
Engage the LEE membership base in Rhode Island by conducting individual meetings, connecting them to national and regional trainings, and coaching them to engage civically in the region (60%)
- Conduct individual relational meetings (IRMs) with members
- Coach members and connect them to opportunities to engage civically in the region
- Inspire and coach LEE members to investigate policy, advocacy, organizing and elected leadership as a path to their desired impact
- Collaborate with internal teams to plan, facilitate, and execute regional member trainings and events
- Recruit LEE members for National Program opportunities that align with their vision of leadership and impact
Building strong public relationships with other organizations and community leaders working in the advocacy and education space in Rhode Island (25%)
- Engage local community members in IRM’s
- Meet regularly and develop strong collaborative relationships with leaders from Teach for America and other partner organizations
- Actively seek opportunities to build partnerships or coalitions with like-minded civic organizations
Engaging in administrative and team meetings (15%)
- Prepare for weekly check-ins with Director and other LEE National Team members
- 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 relevant professional experience
- Understands the interconnectedness of electoral politics, community organizing, and advocacy in the creation of equitable public policy
- Experience working in communities of color
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience working or volunteering meaningfully in electoral politics, policy, advocacy, or organizing
- Thrives and adapts in an entrepreneurial and dynamic professional environment with the ability to take initiative
- Excellent organizational, communications, and project management skills
- Exemplifies LEE’s core values
- Working knowledge of Rhode Island (city and state) educational landscape
- Ability to connect and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
- Experience facilitating trainings/workshops
- Familiar with 21st century leadership development theories and practices
- Teach For America alumni and/or experience with LEE membership base
Minimum Education Required