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.
Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) seeks a Coordinator to support the Office of the Executive Director, which consists of General Counsel, the Executive Director and the Chief of Staff, to whom the Coordinator will report. This person will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and manage communications as well as general project management to support the team. This role is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning more about politics and civic leadership and possess exceptional writing, analytical and organizational skills. Additionally, this role provides many opportunities to build knowledge and gain unique perspectives by working alongside ambitious colleagues and dynamic senior leaders.
The Coordinator in the Office of the Executive Director largely produces documents (PowerPoint presentations, grants, board report, memos, one-pagers, etc) to support engagement of donors and partners. This work requires strong communication skills, exceptional attention to detail and an ability to leverage reporting systems to ensure we are constantly learning, improving, and developing ways to work more effectively. The Coordinator also needs to exercise strong judgment in responding to internal and external partners, troubleshooting problems, and flagging issues for 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, Teach For America staff, and other partner organizations.
Application Requirements: This role requires outstanding writing skills. Please upload a 250 - 500 word writing sample with your application.
Travel Requirements: 10%
Communications and Data Analysis (50%)
- Work with the Executive Director, Supporter Relations (fundraising) team, and other designated staff to produce high-quality external documents (PowerPoint presentations, board reports, grants, memos and one-pagers)
- Write and manage team and some partner communications including newsletters, updates, team calendars and memos
- Create and pull Salesforce reports quickly and accurately; provide data roll-ups and analyses as needed
- Partner with TechLabs team to develop expertise in existing tools (spreadsheets, reports, etc.) and serve as the central resource for these tools on the team; suggest and/or develop enhancements based on needs
- Appropriately code time and expense for the Executive Director
- Coordinate travel and meeting schedules, book and manage travel for all team members
- Ensure the timely reconciliation of corporate credit cards
- New York office support (e.g. liaise with our Teach For America partner, maintain supplies and resources, monitor access to storage closet, etc.)
Discretionary Projects (20%)
- Manage projects and coordinate events internally and externally
- Other duties as assigned by manager
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2 years of work experience
- Exceptional ability to create and copy edit communications for a variety of audiences on multiple platforms in a rapid-response environment
- Strong analytical abilities and outstanding judgment
- Desire to learn about civic leadership and politics
- Passion for our mission and vision
- Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple urgent and competing priorities
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- Development or grant-writing experience
- Experience with SQL
- Entrepreneurial spirit as demonstrated by experience leading a project or initiative from concept to execution
- Experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume, results-oriented office
- Calendar management experience, preferably in Microsoft Outlook
- Experience using design-thinking
- Social media fluency
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.
Minimum Education Required