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Director, Regional Member Engagement

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About Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) 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 alumni of several partner organizations including Teach For America, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), New Leaders, Latinos for Education, Urban Teachers, and Public Allies. 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: 

This position is on the Regional Impact (RI) team at LEE. The RI team is comprised of field staff all over the country responsible for the development and coaching of members across multiple pathways - including policy, advocacy, community organizing and elected leadership.

The Director, Regional Member Engagement plays an integral role on the team by leading member development initiatives and programs in our existing regions across the country. They are a dynamic partner to staff in those regions to amplify impact of critical programs through member cultivation (and connection with LEE resources), training/event development & execution, and coaching (specifically for elected leadership and community organizing). While this role reports directly to the Chief of Staff of RI, they will work closely with different regions throughout the year and may be managed for specific program outcomes by other colleagues as well. Additionally, the director may take leadership in regions with staff vacancies, and support initiatives with expanded membership bases as LEE brings on new partners.

This role requires exceptional relationship building skills and strong project management, as well as demonstrated experience in creative problem solving. The Director must be a strong and flexible collaborator who excels in proactively identifying opportunities to connect and innovate. 

Position Location: Flexible 

Travel Requirements: 30% for team events and conferences and trips to regions throughout the year

Responsibilities:

Regional Programs & Member Development (70%)

  • Lead initiatives in regions where additional capacity is needed to maximize impact - including but not limited to:
  • (40%) Cultivate LEE membership in regions through meetings, connecting members with online and in-person resources, and coaching to promote civic engagement (specifically in the areas of policy & advocacy, elected leadership, and community organizing)
  • Support regional vision to inspire and agitate members into elected leadership
  • Conduct strategic analyses and implement decisions to support strong outcomes
  • (20%) Manage event execution across all programs in regions, including design and facilitation
  • (10%) Collaborate with LEE National Impact teams to develop and deliver quality trainings and provide quality resources and support to members

Team Wide Initiatives (20%)

  • Manage projects across the team that relate to cultivation of LEE members, especially with new partners and implementation with these new partners
  • Collaborate with partner teams, as needed

Special Projects (10%)

  • Additional projects as assigned by manager

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate work experience 
  • Baseline level of knowledge and skills in Elected Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, and Community Organizing
  • Experience designing and implementing project plans
  • Attentive to detail, thorough and organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in relationship building with internal and external constituents
  • Strong experience communicating and collaborating within a geographically dispersed team
  • Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some familiarity with Salesforce suite of tools (member database and tools)
  • Certification in Project Management (i.e.: PMP) or comparable training/certification
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team
  • Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change

About Leadership for Educational Equity

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

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 16, 2021

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.  

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.


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, United States

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