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Leadership for Educational Equity


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October 1, 2020
August 21, 2020
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.

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 all Teach For America corps members and alumni. LEE believes that when a diverse group of leaders, grounded in their classroom experience, are in leadership roles, they will serve as a transformative force for and with 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. 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:

LEE seeks to maximize its reach as it supports and inspires members to pursue civic engagement and eradicate the injustice educational inequity. The Director, Compliance plays the critical role of managing government reporting for LEE and its related entities. The Director manages a portfolio of systems, databases, and vendors to ensure LEE and its related entities file on-time and accurate governmental registrations, reports, and renewals. The Director ensures that LEE and its related entities meet their compliance obligations related to all levels of government. 

The Director’s portfolio will primarily consist of managing all corporate registrations and reports, such as state business registrations, charitable solicitation registrations, and state contractor registrations. To ensure that all required information is collected and reported, the Director will develop and administer systems, databases, and resources, including staff trainings. Also, the Director, Compliance will manage campaign finance databases and reporting on behalf of LEE and its related political action committees. The Director will research campaign finance regulations and other compliance related questions, as needed.

The Director will be responsible for managing the corporate insurance portfolio, its renewal process, certificate requests, and compliance with contract requirements. 

The ideal Director candidate will demonstrate a passion for compliance to build and maintain an enduring institution, a successful track record of developing systems and managing information, thrive in a collaborative virtual environment, and be a proven self-starter. The Director will report to the General Counsel and work closely with the Vice President, Elected Leadership.

Position Location: Flexible; NYC preferred

Travel Requirements: Up to 15%

Responsibilities:

Database and Systems Management (30%)

  • Manage information in various databases such as NGP VAN, Everyaction 8, and Salesforce 
  • Develop and administer systems that will ensure organization behaviors are compliant and efficiently capture all required information
  • Manage corporate insurance portfolio, including completing insurance certificate requests, reviewing contract insurance requirements and managing corporate insurance renewal process

Government Reporting (30%)

  • Manage organization’s governmental filing responsibilities, including campaign finance, state registrations, and vendor registrations
  • Complete and document required filings, including alerting appropriate teams to upcoming deadlines and coordinating compilation of responses
  • Work directly with outside vendors to support this process

Research (20%)

  • Research contribution and compliance requirements for all LEE member candidates, fellows, and organizing actions and other compliance related questions

Special projects (20%)

  • As assigned, including assisting the General Counsel and other team members with delivering staff trainings and developing staff resources on compliance topics

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5 years relevant professional work experience
  • Experience with database management
  • Experience with contract management and a passion for paperwork and details
  • Demonstrated ability to design systems that drive toward compliance
  • Excellent research skills
  • Strong attention to detail and a strong skill in proofreading as well as a high-level of accuracy in work
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan strategically, prioritize, and manage implementation of plans in fast-moving, changing environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive and confidential information with discretion and in a professional manner
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to provide logical, next steps towards action items
  • Flexible and committed to continuous learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years experience and confidence engaging with campaign finance regulations and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to research campaign finance contribution limits and reporting requirements
  • Prior experience working on a state campaign for elected office
  • Prior experience designing systems for optimal database management and government reporting 
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
  • 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

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

A comprehensive benefits package is included. LEE offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes health, dental and vision coverage for spouses, families and domestic partners; life insurance; a retirement package with employer match; family and parent benefits; generous paid time off and an organization-wide winter break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  

A comprehensive benefits package is included. LEE offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes health, dental and vision coverage for spouses, families and domestic…

Location

New York, NY

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