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.
LEE's Technology Team seeks a curious, dynamic, problem solver with excellent management skills to lead the Office of Response & Innovation (ORI). The ideal candidate possesses a commitment to educational equity and a track record of developing, configuring, and deploying tools and processes to solve challenging problems. As the team leader, you will inspire and directly manage 2 full time staff (out of 7-10 on your team), as well as partner with 3-4 key contractors.
The Senior Director, ORI will comfortably wade through ambiguity to find and focus resources on opportunity, while improving the existing diverse portfolio of software platforms (e.g. Salesforce, Qualtrics, Drupal, MySQL). The Senior Director will balance business and partner needs with technical constraints. They will develop innovative, cutting edge solutions and act as a partner and consultant to those they are working with. The Senior Director will also be able to utilize resources to build tools, automate products, oversee the technical execution and business operations of LEE’s divisions.
Along with the Senior Director of the Office of Strategic Impact and the Vice President of Technology, the Senior Director, ORI will scale the nation's only civic leadership development platform for educational equity.
Position Location: New York preferred. Strong preference for LEE Hub City: New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, and the Bay Area.
Travel Requirements: 20% travel to join LEE teams on retreat, nurture industry relationships and meet periodically with your staff and consultants.
Functional Area of Responsibility 1: Team Management (20%)
Functional Area of Responsibility 2: Vendor Management (20%)
Functional Area of Responsibility 3: Strategic Planning (15%)
Functional Area of Responsibility 4: Infrastructure Management & Innovation (20%)
Functional Area of Responsibility 5: Industry & Organizational Relationships (15%)
Functional Area of Responsibility 6: Special Projects (10%)
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, 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.
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.