Director, Regional Programs

Director, Regional Programs

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 Teach For America corps members and alumni. LEE believes that when a diverse group of leaders, grounded in a commitment to equity, are in leadership roles, they will serve as a transformative force for and with students and communities.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: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, Regional Programs plays an integral role on the team by leading member development initiatives and programs in our existing regions across the country. They are a dynamic partner to staff in those regions to amplify impact of critical programs through member cultivation (and connection with LEE resources), training/event development & execution, and coaching (specifically for elected leadership and community organizing). While this role reports directly to the Chief of Staff of RI, they will work closely with different regions throughout the year and may be managed for specific program outcomes by other colleagues as well. Additionally, the director may take leadership in regions with staff vacancies, and support initiatives with expanded membership bases as LEE brings on new partners.This role requires exceptional relationship building skills and strong project management, as well as demonstrated experience in creative problem solving. The Director must be a strong and flexible collaborator who excels in proactively identifying opportunities to connect and innovate.Position Location: FlexibleTravel Requirements: 30% for team events and conferences and trips to regions throughout the year (when travel resumes)Responsibilities:Regional Programs & Member Development (70%)Lead initiatives in regions where additional capacity is needed to maximize impact - including but not limited to: (40%) Cultivate LEE membership in regions through meetings, connecting members with online and in-person resources, and coaching to promote civic engagement (specifically in the areas of policy & advocacy, elected leadership and community organizing) - Support regional vision to inspire and agitate members into elected leadership - Conduct strategic analyses and implement decisions to support strong outcomes (20%) Manage event execution across all programs in regions, including design and facilitation (10%) Collaborate with LEE National Impact teams to develop and deliver quality trainings and provide quality resources and supports to membersTeam Wide Initiatives  (20%)Manage projects across the team that relate to cultivation of LEE members, especially with new partners and implementation with these new partners Collaborate with partner teams, as neededSpecial Projects (10%)Additional projects as assigned by manager Minimum Qualifications:5+ years relevant work experience Bachelor’s Degree Baseline level of knowledge and skills in Elected Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, and Community Organizing Experience designing and implementing project plans Attentive to detail, thorough and organized Strong written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated success in relationship building with internal and external constituents Strong experience communicating and collaborating within a geographically dispersed team Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of changePreferred Qualifications:Some familiarity with Salesforce suite of tools (member database and tools) Certification in Project Management (ie: PMP) or comprable training/certification