About Leadership for Educational Equity
Leadership for Educational Equity 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 anti-racism and 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.
Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is seeking a senior leader to serve as Director of Impact in the Los Angeles region. 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, 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.
The Director in Los Angeles will lead a team of 2 in the region - (1) a Director of Program and Organizing, who takes the lead on local community organizing efforts and strategy, and (2) a Manager of Impact who supports the region programmatically, with an emphasis on recruiting and coaching candidates seeking elected roles. The Director will be responsible for reallocating time, effort and priorities of direct reports to ensure effective strategy in meeting region-wide goals.
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 Los Angeles Region, which includes membership in Los Angeles and adjacent counties, 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 the Los Angeles region. This position will report to a Senior Director of Impact.
Position Location: Support for /engagement with members living across Los Angeles city and county, as well as members in adjacent counties.
Travel Requirements: 10% minimum outside the region (for team events and national programming; this could increase at times based on interest/onboarding needs); frequent travel throughout the region
NOTE: All travel is pending due to current restrictions on in-person engagement due to COVID-19.
Connect Members to Resources & Supports (25%)
Elected Leadership (EL) Coaching (20%)
Support Collective Action Workstreams (15%)
Landscape Knowledge and Partners (15%)
Team Management (15%)
Special Projects (10%)
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