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 Assistant, Policy & Advocacy is responsible for supporting the operational success of LEE’s Policy & Advocacy fellowships, the Public Policy Fellowship and Policy Advisor Fellowship, in addition to supporting the organization’s national Policy & Advocacy workshops. They will manage logistical, operational, communication, and technical details for the Advancement & Development subteam, which sits on the larger Policy & Advocacy team, and executes much of the Policy & Advocacy team’s national programming, through workshops and fellowships. This role reports to the Senior Director, Advancement and Development.
This role is an excellent opportunity for individuals who possess strong organizational and project management experience. Additionally, this role provides many opportunities to hone professional skills, build knowledge, and gain unique perspectives by working alongside ambitious colleagues and dynamic senior leaders in a fast-paced, virtual environment.
This role requires exceptional attention to detail, as well as an ability to execute on logistically complex projects and document best practices to ensure that we are constantly learning, improving, and developing ways to work more efficiently. The Assistant needs to exercise strong judgment in responding to questions, troubleshooting problems, and flagging issues for other team members as needed.
In order to be successful, the Assistant will also need to build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including other staff at LEE, our members, and other partner organizations. This position is an ideal fit for an entrepreneurial individual who values building their professional experience in a collaborative environment.
Travel Requirements: Up to 25%
Position Location: Washington, D.C.
Operational and logistical support for LEE’s Policy and Advocacy national fellowships and programs (70%)
Administrative support for the Policy & Advocacy subteam, Advancement & Development (20%)
Support and assist with 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.
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.