- Coordinator, Strategy and Operations, USA

Coordinator, Strategy and Operations
Leadership for Educational Equity

Position Location: Washington, DC

About Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership development organization dedicated to developing its members’ potential to ensure every child has the opportunity to receive an outstanding education. Our kids and communities need more leaders who believe that educational inequity is a solvable problem. We believe that when our members are organized and reach positions of leadership, they’ll serve as a transformative force for 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. 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 about what we do, please visit educationalequity.org.

Position Summary:

LEE seeks Coordinator(s) to support our team(s) as they play a critical role in our ability to serve our members and achieve our mission. Coordinator(s) typically report to a staff member who sits on the team’s leadership and works to support both the Vice President and the team. They manage logistical, operational, communication, and technical details for the team(s). This role is an excellent opportunity for individuals who possess strong organizational and project management experience. Additionally, this role provides many opportunities to hone professional skills, build knowledge, and gain unique perspectives by working alongside ambitious colleagues and dynamic senior leaders.

This role requires exceptional attention to detail, as well as an ability to create systems and document best practices to ensure that we are constantly learning, improving, and developing ways to work more efficiently. The Coordinator needs to exercise strong judgment in responding to questions, troubleshooting problems, and flagging issues for other team members as needed. In order to be successful, the Coordinator will also need to build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including other staff at LEE, our members, Teach For America staff, and other partner organizations.

Position Location: Varies based on team

Travel Requirements: 15%


Support the Vice President and potentially other team members with scheduling, travel, and expense reports
Manage and enhance efficiency of team-wide organizational systems, including contracts and invoices, team communications, and technology set-up
Conduct regular data audits in Salesforce, manage input of organizing career data, and perform data analysis as needed
Coordinate logistics for all team meetings and calls, and support logistics for team programming
Support the team’s infrastructure and culture by assisting with team meetings and retreats
Works on special projects, ranging from research to supporting the team in hiring for open roles

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required
Demonstrated interest or experience in organizing, civic engagement, policy and advocacy, or politics, at any level
Exceptional organizational skills and orientation to detail
Ability to draft effective, streamlined and error-free communications
Experience coordinating multiple projects with diverse stakeholders and tight deadlines
Strong relationship-building skills with internal and external stakeholders
Strong research skills
Strong creativity and ability to implement innovative ideas to improve process management
High proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Salesforce
Experience supporting a senior leader
Two years of work experience in a fast-paced, geographically dispersed work environment
Benefits and Salary

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

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Leadership for Educational Equity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.Affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

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Job posted on 28th August 2017
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