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Manager, Bay Area Impact

Organization Name: Leadership for Educational Equity
Job Post Date: 16 Jan 2020
Job Terms: Full Time
Salary: Depending on Experience
Anticipated Start Date: 30 Nov -0001

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Manager, Impact will be part of a regional team working to inspire and support the civic leadership of LEE members. This individual will support the Director of Impact’s efforts to identify, train, and make LEE members more effective in the pipelines to policy leadership, organizing, and advocacy leadership, along with a specialized focus on elected leadership.

This role will involve meeting individually and building relationships with LEE members in order to inspire them about their own leadership potential and connect them to training and experiential opportunities that match their desired impact. The Manager will significantly support the planning and execution of regional training opportunities and initiatives to grow the regional LEE membership and will also assist in organizing efforts led by LEE members and the Director of Program and Organizing in the region. Additionally, the manager will dedicate efforts to inspiring and coaching potential candidates of elected office through LEE’s unique framework of candidate cultivation.

As a team member in a growing and dynamic organization, the Manager will adapt to evolving understandings of the most effective path to impact.

Position Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Travel Requirements: 20-30%; includes travel between communities/areas in region and occasional travel out of state for conferences


Engaging the LEE membership base in the Bay Area (40%)

Conducting one-on-one meetings with members
Coaching members and connecting them to opportunities to regional and digital opportunities
Inspire and coach LEE members to investigate policy, advocacy, organizing, and elected leadership as a path to their desired impact

Recruit and coach members for elected leadership positions (30%):

Identifying, cultivating, and influencing members to act on their interest in elected leadership
Coach members through LEE’s candidate coaching curriculum to learn essential campaign competencies

Lead event execution across all programs, including supporting LEE’s collective action efforts in the region (20%)

Facilitate trainings and workshops to support member development around policy, advocacy, organizing, and elected leadership
Oversee the logistics and execution of regional trainings and fellowships.

Administrative and Team Meetings (10%)

Preparing for weekly check-ins with Director and other bi-weekly with LEE National Team members (as appropriate per goals associated with the role)
Participating in weekly team calls and bi-weekly LEE All Staff Calls
Attending quarterly RI Team Conferences


Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 4 years
Skills: Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required
4+ years of professional experience, with 2+ years of relevant experience in electoral politics, policy, or advocacy and organizing
Experience working in communities of color
Experience working in under-resourced communities
Understands the interconnectedness of electoral politics, community organizing, and advocacy in the creation of equitable public policy
Thrives and adapts in an entrepreneurial and dynamic professional environment with the ability to take initiative
Possesses strong interpersonal skills
Possesses excellent organizational, communications, and project management skills
Exemplifies Leadership for Educational Equity’s core values
Access to a car and a valid driver’s license. Due to the large geographic layout of the Bay Area, aspects of this role will entail significant amounts of time commuting to and from member/community meetings throughout the Bay Area.
Utilization of public transportation, Uber, or Lyft may be an option for multiple meetings within the same city.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Bay Area’s electoral and education landscape
Experience coaching members for elected leadership positions

Organization Description

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

How to Apply

Please apply using the link:

Contact: Ashley Ellington
Application Due: Sat, 29 Feb 2020
Job Post Online Expiration: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 01:21am


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