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Title: SaaS Development Director

Team: Technology

Sub Team: Technology Labs

Location: Flexible, Washington DC or NYC preferred.


About Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership development organization dedicated to developing its members' leadership potential to ensure that 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 who are committed to making a difference.  We are a high-growth, results-oriented organization that operates in an entrepreneurial environment and we are committed to deep investment 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


Position Description:

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) seeks a SaaS Development Director to provide project management for cross-team and cross-functional SaaS projects and programs that support core business requirements and key LEE initiatives.  The Director will function as a communication channel, a change agent, a project manager, and process innovator.  

The Director’s projects will involve Software-As-A-Service Platforms, primarily Salesforce. Responsibilities will include both vendor management and direct development, in both declarative and programmatic tools.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Technology Labs, the Director will play a crucial role in connecting the sub-team’s agile, design thinking driven approaches to problem solving and scale to LEE’s core Salesforce connected tools.



  • Manage projects from start to finish, including requirements gathering, communication management, stakeholder management, user adoption, build execution, and rollout

  • Serve as a technical resource: developing builds and integrations on SaaS platforms as needed across the Tech^x Team

  • Facilitate cross-team communication within technology projects.  Help ensure all stakeholders are appropriately involved.

  • Have a high level understanding of all technology projects LEE has underway.  Help identify and communicate the impact projects have on each other.  Look for areas where projects overlap and efficiencies can be affected.

  • Be engaged as a change agent to aid in project outcome adoption, and overall project success

  • Define and track technology project success factors

  • Serve as an engaged and involved team member, supportive of the varied experiences and perspectives of colleagues

  • Support and actively build an office culture dedicated to superior customer service that exceeds staff expectations

  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with frontend JavaScript or Apex

  • Possess a strong sense of curiosity and willingness to learn

  • Proven project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders

  • Excellent communication skills (strong written, oral, and interpersonal), for cross-team collaboration

  • Ability to prioritize competing responsibilities

  • Ability to explore solutions, fail fast, and iterate to better solutions

  • Ability to set and consistently meet deadlines and commitments

  • Thrives in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, “Yes and…” environment

  • Ability to work in a geographically dispersed (i.e. virtual) organization

  • Ability to travel ~ 10% and work flexible hours with occasional weekends and evenings


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Math related field, or  similar industry certification (Bootcamp, Salesforce, etc.)

  • Technical qualifications preferred: Salesforce, Qualtrics, SQL, knowledge of API’s, workflows, and triggers

  • Experience developing in backend JavaScript

  • Experience developing with OAuth, SAML, and OpenID SSO and provisioning frameworks

  • Proven Change Management Skills

  • Experience managing projects using both agile and critical path methods


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, 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.

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.

  Metro Area Washington DC
  Job Location City Washington
  Job Location State District of Columbia
  Job Category Computing and Internet
  Prefered Experience 4 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Apr. 14, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Leadership for Educational Equity
  Organizational Focus Education and Academia
  Contact Person Jenny Peddycord
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email Please Apply At Our Website
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