Director, Policy Leadership (Washington, DC area)
Teach For America - San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), a Teach For America partner organization, is seeking a seasoned leader to serve as a Director, Policy Leadership.

The Policy Leadership team at LEE is responsible for generating resources and developing programs to help inspire, inform LEE members about careers in policy leadership and issues in education policy and for making our policy leaders more effective as they work to bring about transformational change for low-income communities.

Among the key priorities for this position are: working with our Field Engagement Team to ascertain the needs of our regions and helping them to develop and execute programming that addresses those needs; and developing and building out key programs aimed at improving the effectiveness and policy knowledge of our mid-level policy, elected, and organizing and advocacy leaders.

This position will be a key member of our Policy Leadership team, working closely with others on the team and throughout LEE to better understand how we can deepen the knowledge of our members and leaders about education policy.

                • Partner with the Field Engagement team at LEE to support their members' desire to learn more about education policy and to succeed in policy leadership jobs.
                • Develop and execute effective and innovative programming, such as regional policy summits, that deepen participants knowledge about and interest in education policy
                • Develop and execute national programming aimed at developing mid-level policy leaders into senior policy leaders
                • Inform the growth and direction of the Policy Leadership team
                • Be comfortable in using data, making decisions, and demonstrating judgment in new contexts and within an entrepreneurial organization where collaboration and alignment is highly valued.
                Skills and Experience
                • Bachelor's Degree required;
                • MPA, MPP, JD, MBA, or PhD preferred but not required
                • Experience in education policy at the federal, state or local level, advocacy, and/or non-profit organizations (501(c)(4) and 501(c)(3)) is preferred;
                • Experience successfully managing leaders to produce measurable and ambitious results required
                • At least 5 years of work experience preferred
                • Teach For America alumni or prior staff experience preferred but not required
                Benefits and Salary

                Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

                Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

                Leadership For Educational Equity seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

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                Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter with your application. Apply now at .

                For more information, please contact .

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