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) is seeking a senior leader to serve as Director of Impact in Maryland. The Director should bring knowledge of the regional political landscape, a deep network of relationships with influential leaders in the local policy and advocacy arena, experience in elected leadership (campaigns or candidates), and the energy and enthusiasm to grow and organize our base of members in the region through engagement in the LEE collective action network.
Directors bring an entrepreneurial spirit to drive our local impact in regions across the country by: (1) actively building a base of civically engaged members and (2) helping our members develop into and assume senior leadership roles in policy, in advocacy and as elected official and (3) developing the organizing skills of our members leading local community organizing efforts. Directors collaborate with our national expert teams at LEE in Elected Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, and Organizing Leadership to bring national gold-standard support in these areas; they partner with our LEE Leadership Development and Design team to develop best-in-class programming in support of the developmental needs and interests of our members; and they work with our partner organizations - i.e. Teach For America - to advance the regional vision and maximize our impact on the ground. The Director serves as the face of LEE and the primary point of contact for members in their region.
LEE is looking for a strategic leader with strong relationship building skills, a history of collective action success, a thorough understanding of and relationships within the political and education policy landscape of the Maryland Region with particular focus on Baltimore City, the skills to support a LEE member led community organizing effort in the region, and the ability to inspire and recruit members to run for office. As LEE’s digital engagement initiatives grow, the Director will be tasked with managing members’ journeys through blended learning - digital and in-person engagement and action. The Director will be charged with building a movement that leverages the collective strengths of our members to achieve educational equity for all children in Maryland. This position will report to a Senior Director of Impact.
The Maryland Director will manage a Director of Program and Organizing, who takes the lead on local community organizing efforts and strategy.
Position Location: Maryland
Travel Requirements: 20% minimum outside the region (which could increase at times based on interest/onboarding needs); frequent travel throughout the region, including but not limited to Baltimore City, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties.
Regional Vision and Strategy (10%)
Build and Manage Relationships (20%)
Program Management and Implementation (20%)
Landscape Knowledge and Partners (10%)
Team Management (10%)
Candidate Recruitment (20%)
Manage and Support Regional Strategy Team (10%)
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