Director, Candidate Development

Director, Candidate Development

About Leadership for Educational EquityLeadership 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.Position Summary:The Elected Leadership team is responsible for inspiring, developing and supporting our members to effectively pursue elected office as a path to help kids and their community. This position reports to the Director, Candidate Development that manages the team and will be responsible for developing and executing the strategic campaign elements of the candidates in their portfolio. They will work closely with other members of the Elected Leadership team and will be responsible for specialized campaign expertise such as fundraising, targeting and analytics as well as media and communications to best support the members and run high quality campaigns. In addition, this position will monitor, coach and track data on campaign progress, and handle the day-to-day tactical needs of a portfolio of campaigns. The Director, Candidate Development will be the point person for any day-to-day needs of candidates, providing high-impact expertise to advance our members’ skills, personal leadership development, and campaign effectiveness.We are hiring for multiple Director, Candidate Development positions on our nation-wide team.Position Location: FlexibleTravel Requirements:  40%; dependent on position location. Travel will fluctuate based on election support cycles, and will depend on geographic distribution of candidates in the portfolio.Responsibilities:Campaign Management/Execution (40%)Coach, develop, and support a portfolio of candidates on all aspects of campaigns and political operations Serve as a consultant with candidates in execution of their campaign plans; connect candidates to resources, campaign specialists, and coaching to develop their ability to run high quality effective campaigns Assist candidates in rapid response and immediate tactical needs High-level Campaign Strategy/Development (35%)Develop relationships with member candidates and the outcome of campaign plans, success and innovation Provide insight and expertise on cutting-edge campaign tools and modern campaign ideas Support candidates in reviewing public messaging documents, for accuracy and effectiveness Track and maintain individual and team data (15%)Monitor internal data system, enter campaign data and create regular campaign progress reports Special Projects (10%)Special projects as assigned by the Director, Candidate Development that manages the team Minimum Qualifications:5 years of relevant professional work experience Experience with at least three election campaign cycles Experience with at least two election campaign cycles as a campaign manager or senior leadership role Expansive experience in campaign strategy and campaign development Highly effective communication, coaching, and relationship building skills Ability to track and analyze metrics efficiently and effectively Proven ability to manage high quality, high-impact driven people Comfortable operating and contributing in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment Effective 1:1 skills focused on building relationships Team-oriented, flexible, and collaborative mindset Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion Ability to work occasional weekends and eveningsPreferred Qualifications:Experience with at least four election campaign cycles Bachelor’s degree Experience in managing teams to data driven results Ability to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change