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 Director of Organizing Strategy will be responsible for successfully developing strategies around and execution of community organizing leadership development toward collective action for educational equity in two regions: Newark, NJ, and Atlanta, GA. Primarily, the Director of Organizing Strategy will develop strong relationships with and among LEE members in those regions and lead those members through the stages of the organizing cycle to drive meaningful impact for kids.
This work will involve identifying strong leadership and leadership potential in LEE’s regional membership and developing those members as highly skilled volunteer community organizers. The Director of Organizing Strategy will design and implement effective programs, group trainings and one-on-one coaching to support members’ development of foundational community organizing skills that build on the strong foundation of our community organizing model.
Through the successful design and execution of regional organizing events, the Director of Organizing Strategy will ensure that LEE’s work occurs in strong partnership with local communities, while bringing to this work the sense of urgency and indignation necessary to create equitable opportunities for all students.
As part of the Organizing Leadership team at LEE, the Director of Organizing Strategy will be an integral part of the training staff at National Organizing Workshops. The Director of Organizing Strategy will be responsible for accurately tracking and reporting on regional metrics and progress to goals.
The Director of Organizing Strategy will also be responsible for tracking emerging best practices, innovating new approaches to tackle challenges that are relevant across organizing contexts as well as those that are unique to our membership, and supporting efforts to scale the work of the Organizing Strategy subteam within the Organizing Leadership team.
Position Location: Newark, NJ (preferred) or Atlanta, GA
Travel Requirements: 60%
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
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, age, 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.