Director, Houston Program & Organizing
About Leadership for Educational Equity
Leadership for Educational Equity is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring and supporting a network of civic leaders to eradicate the injustice of educational inequity.
Through one-on-one coaching, fellowships, workshops, and resources, LEE works to develop and inspire its members individually and collectively, across all disciplines – as policy makers, advocates, elected leaders and community organizers. LEE membership is free and currently open to all TFA corps members and alumni. LEE believes that when a diverse group of leaders, grounded in their classroom experience, are in leadership roles, they will serve as a transformative force for and with 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. LEE is honored to have been selected as a LATINA Style 50 Award recipient and a When Work Works award recipient. We are also an Employer of National Service. 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, please visit educationalequity.org.
This position is on the Regional Impact (RI) team at LEE. The RI team is comprised of field staff all over the country responsible for the development and coaching of members across multiple pathways - including policy, advocacy, community organizing and elected leadership.
The Director, Program and Organizing reports to the Director, Impact in the region. They will be responsible for the successful execution of community organizing and leadership development of LEE members toward collective action in the region, while also supporting the region in various programming initiatives (i.e. regional trainings, member coaching, etc.).
The Director plays an important role in the region with the primary focus being developing strong relationships with and among LEE members and leading those members through the stages of the organizing cycle to drive meaningful impact for kids.
Position Location: Houston, TX
Travel Requirements: 30% including some travel around the region and travel to team meetings and national workshops
Lead LEE’s collective action work in the region (75%):
- Build upon and continue developing a strong foundation for LEE’s collective action work in the region by coaching and training members in the region through LEE’s relational organizing cycle to public action
- Identify, support, develop and train member and community leaders in the region to lead the collective action work through one-one-one coaching and group trainings
- Plan and execute effective actions to achieve wins with meaningful impact for kids and to build the Regional Strategy
- Team’s (RST) power, setting up the RST to take on and win on progressively impactful issues
- Successfully execute regional organizing events
- Strategically set vision to achieve goals; accurately track data to ensure progress towards ambitious goals
Additional regional responsibilities, as determined with Director of Impact (25%):
- Support cultivation of LEE membership in region through meetings, connecting members with online and in-person resources, and coaching to promote civic engagement
- Support event execution across all programs in region, including the design and facilitation of regional programming
- Additional special projects and supports to ensure regional success of programming and member cultivation
- 5+ years professional experience
- 2+ years organizing experience, either as a volunteer or professional organizer
- Deep alignment with LEE’s mission
- Highly effective communication, facilitation, coaching and relationship building skills
- Experience applying a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability to accurately track metrics and progress to goals efficiently and effectively
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
- Access to reliable transportation. Position requires travel to meetings with members on a regular basis.
- Proficiency with LEE’s model of community organizing
- Experience working with LEE members
- Sophisticated knowledge of political and education landscape in the region
About Leadership for Educational Equity
Leadership for Educational Equity is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring and supporting a network of civic leaders to eradicate the injustice of educational inequity…