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.
The Supporter Relations (SR) team fuels LEE's growth and success by ensuring that the organization has a stable network of donors, supporters, and champions. The Director, Development is responsible for managing an exciting new initiative supporting LEE’s work to build a diverse movement of elected leaders. The Director will manage a plan, develop, and maintain a development program and lead inspiring events on behalf of LEE to enhance the mission and vision of the organization. The Director coordinates the efforts of the SR team as it relates to this portfolio of donors and special events, as well as supports management and growth of our portfolio of national and regional level partners. The Director oversees significant program and project management efforts for the SR team, as well as providing analytics and reports to LEE’s Board of Directors.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles and strong relationship-building skills to support cross-team partnerships within LEE, as well as with external facing partners and donors. This candidate will have excellent verbal communications skills to convey information accurately and interact effectively and diplomatically with donors, and superior writing skills to compose compelling stories that incorporate multiple inputs, and drafting a variety of business correspondence in different mediums (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint). The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated track record of excellent project management; strong organizational skills, superior attention to detail, and ability to organize material and information in a systematic way to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication effort. Additionally, this candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Position Location: Flexible; New York or Los Angeles preferred
Travel Requirements: 15-25%
Individual Donor Management and Special Events with an emphasis on c4 fundraising (55%)
Management of National and Regional Partners and Prospective Funders (35%)
Special Projects (10%)