Title: SaaS Development Director
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 https://educationalequity.org.
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
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
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 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.