Senior Director, Community Organizing

Senior Director, Community Organizing

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 Senior Director, Organizing Leadership (SD, OL) is responsible for ensuring that excellent organizing tools, training, and tactics resulting in significant policy change for kids are provided nationally and in all LEE regions. The SD, OL accomplishes this by being a strategic planner in building community organizing, issue advocacy and campaign program development to be made available to Regional Impact (RI) team and LEE members.In partnership with Directors of Develop and Discern on the Organizing Leadership team they will offer strategic thought partnership and guidance on specific campaigns and professional development. As a liaison to other national teams at LEE to direct the necessary communications and training resources to RI staff and the member-led Organizing Alliances across the country they support. The Senior Director, Organizing Leadership sits on the Organizing Leadership Team, where they contribute to the overall team strategy by leading and managing organizing strategy with LEE’s colleagues, other streams of leadership development.This position partners closely with LEE’s National Impact Team (Elected Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, and Learning, Design and Development) and the Regional Impact leadership team, ensuring a cohesive organizing vision, strategy and outcomes. This role will also manage a team of four people, and must have the skills to be able to build and run diverse and inclusive teams while managing toward strong results.  This position reports to the Vice President, Organizing Leadership.Position Location: Flexible; Los Angeles, Denver, Bay Area, Washington, DC preferredTravel Requirements: 50%; Regional and national travel as neededResponsibilities:Strategic Thinking & Content Development (35%)Manage development and execution of Develop and Discern plans for Collective Organizing Action work Supervise development of online/blended tools for Develop and Discern organizing leadership platform Work with Regional staff across 21 regions to develop consistent leadership development ladders relevant to local campaigns Work collaboratively across the matrix of other departments within LEE to ensure communication and cooperation in alignment to goals and outcomesCoaching & Collaboration (30%)Provide content facilitation and contribute content development for all Train the Trainer, National Organizing Workshops (NOWs) and regional training  in partnership with LDD as needed. Facilitate and support Community of Practice meetings and trainings in tandem with Directors of Organizing Leadership and other National Impact teams Supervise development of the digital organizing program and digital leadership engagement programOrganizing Content Development & Facilitation (25%)Provide high-level strategy support coaching to the Regional Impact team with support of regions with tools and training content Utilize and devise systems and supports for data entry, data tracking and impact analysis across goals and towards outcomes Build and manage a diverse and inclusive team of 4 toward impactful and measured results.Special Projects (10%)Additional projects as assigned by the Vice President, Organizing Leadership Minimum Qualifications:7 years professional work experience 5+ years’ experience in community organizing and leadership development with community-based organizations managing complex workstreams towards successful outcomes, building successful relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and leading to equity-driven policy changes 4 years of management experience as a supervisor, developer of organizers, and institution builder Strong track record in base-building, campaigning (issue and electoral), and leadership development Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change Highly effective communication, coaching and team building skills, with demonstrated experience across lines of difference Demonstrated expertise and success driving teams to goals and impact Ability to work remotely to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion Demonstrated ability to identify and develop strategies to drive policy changePreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or commensurate years of work experience Advanced degree in a relevant field (MPA, MPP or PhD) Demonstrated success in innovative practices that leverage resources and enable significant growth Management of geographically dispersed team, with evidence of strong team culture and outcomes Experience in digital organizing and strategies Experience with SalesForce, Slack and blended learning tools such as Thought Industries