Manager, Elected Leadership Development

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Benefits and Salary Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.



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United States


Position Summary

The Manager, Elected Leadership Development (ELD) will serve on the Elected Leadership (EL) team. The Elected Leadership team is responsible for inspiring, developing and supporting our members to effectively pursue elected office as a path to help kids and their community. This position reports to the Director, Elected Leadership Development (ELD). The mission of the ELD team is to develop and support a diverse body of elected leaders with the knowledge, skills, and resources to chance laws and policies to increase educational equity for all children in their communities.


The Manager will be responsible for executing the strategic plan of the ELD team and developing solutions for day-to-day needs. This person will focus their efforts on ensuring ELD goals and priorities are being tracked and met. Additionally, this person will develop and implement data collection methods to best understand the work of our members, and how members can best be connected to each other. This person will collect and quantitatively and qualitatively analyze program data to ensure ELD is meeting its goals through dashboards and other tools.


This person will also help elected members articulate their vision, identify goals and actions, and help leverage LEE’s resources in pursuit of meaningful impact through individual coaching and coordinating cohorts of learning groups. This includes developing, implementing, and leading convenings of members regionally, by issue, and by their elected capacity to create communities of practice. The ELD Manager will assist on special projects as needed.


Qualified candidates will have a clear commitment to our mission and theory of change, as well as a community-driven approach and organizing philosophy. This person must also be able to incorporate the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion concepts of power, privilege, oppression, and liberation into our work with members.


Direct Data Operations, Analysis, & Reporting (40%):

·      Collect and qualitatively and quantitatively analyze program data to develop and implement strategy for the ELD team

·      Create regular reports and analyze progress to goals, elected member impact, and advise on/direct shifts in strategy as needed

·      Develop, identify, and/or source for important systems and technologies that impact team needs

·      Scale data collection methods and means of dispersement to achieve results and ensure our elected leaders are creating impact for kids

·      Work across teams at LEE, especially with Tech, to scale and expand data collection and analysis

Coaching & Developing Elected Leaders (30%):

·      Help elected members articulate their vision, identify goals and actions, and help leverage LEE’s resources in pursuit of meaningful impact

·      Co-lead or assist in member program development and coaching

·      Develop, co-lead, and implement convenings of elected members and communities of practice for ELD and across teams at LEE

·      Manage the completion of and analyze the effectiveness of ELD national and regional programs

Special Projects (15%):

·      With guidance from, and in partnership with, team leadership working to scope, structure and manage projects as the need arises

Team Operations and Scaling (15%):

·      Manage the ELD Master Calendar, coordinating member convenings, travel, and yearly programming

·      Provide updates and elected member data for LEE requestors, as needed

·      Create systems as needed to scale ELD’s work

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of professional work experience
  • Experience utilizing complex data analytics and developing recommendations based on quantitative strategies
  • Experience utilizing qualitative research methodologies to organize and analyze data
  • Experience innovating structures and creating new systems for achieving ambitious goals
  • Advanced Excel, Salesforce, research, and PowerPoint skills
  • Non-profit work experience
  • Highly effective communication, coaching, and relationship-building skills
  • Comfortable in and desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Record of results when analyzing programming to identify and address challenges and opportunities to improve efficiency
  • Experience developing and cultivating relationships and networks in order to achieve results
  • Effectively works across lines of difference with colleagues and constituents
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time and to work occasional weekends and evenings


Preferred Qualifications

  • Any of the following advanced degrees: MA, MPA, MPP, MBA, JD
  • Experience managing in a non-profit and/or geographically dispersed work environment
  • Experience developing and executing qualitative and quantitative research projects
  • Experience working with communities of color or in under-resourced communities
  • Experience working for elected officials
  • Experience coordinating and executing events for various sized groups


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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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