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.
Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is seeking a senior leader to serve as Director, Nevada. The Director should bring experience, curiosity and creativity to grow, engage, and organize our base of members in the region.
Directors bring an entrepreneurial spirit to drive our local impact in regions across the country by: (1) actively building a base of civically engaged members and (2) helping our members develop into and assume senior leadership roles in policy, in advocacy and as elected official and (3) developing the organizing skills of our members leading local community organizing efforts. Directors collaborate with our national expert teams at LEE in Elected Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, and Organizing Leadership to bring national gold-standard support in these areas; they partner with our LEE Leadership Development and Design team to develop best-in-class programming in support of the developmental needs and interests of our members; and they work with our partner organization Teach For America to maximize our impact on the ground. The Director serves as the face of LEE and the primary point of contact for members in their region.
LEE is looking for a strategic leader with strong relationship building skills, a thorough understanding of and relationships within the political and education policy landscape of Nevada with particular focus on the Las Vegas Metro area and the skills to launch and support a LEE member led community organizing effort in Las Vegas. The Director will be charged with building a movement that leverages the collective strengths of our members to achieve educational equity for all children in Nevada. This position will report to a Senior Director of Regional Impact.
Travel Requirements: 20% outside of the Las Vegas metro area (which could increase at times based on interest/onboarding needs); frequent travel throughout the Las Vegas metro area; occasional travel to Reno/Carson City
Position Location: Las Vegas, NV
In sum, the responsibilities of the role generally equate to the following use of time:
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.