To build an education system that works for every student, we depend on a diverse, multi-talented team whose expertise and experiences push our thinking of what’s possible. We believe in strong teams in our work and our organization, and we’re looking for candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who share our vision for a more just world.
Ignite YOUR Potential
Being a part of Team LE means joining a diverse national community of thought partners, problem solvers, innovators, and learners. We wake up every day eager to discover solutions that turn potential into progress. We’re ready to listen as much as we share what we know, because learning is an ever-evolving, never ending pursuit.
I Am, We are LE
Senior Director of Networks
“My public school education in Chicago was a game-changer that put me on a different trajectory than what the statistics in my life might have dictated. It’s important that we understand what makes these ecosystems unique and help them build on their strengths through authentic collaboration and relationships.”
Director of People and Culture
“Equity requires me to be a learner, seek multiple perspectives, reflect constantly, act justly, and lead with love.”
Instructional Leadership Coach
“We are standing on and benefiting from the blood, sweat, tears, joys and achievements of my Black ancestors who built this land. My desire is for students to be truly seen for their brilliance and for them to govern, own and be catalysts for change in the land that their ancestors worked tirelessly for.”
Instructional Leadership Coach
“I want every teacher to feel like they can bring their authentic self to their schools and classrooms. I want every teacher to have the resources they need to make each school a safe and exceptional place for every student to have an awesome education. I’m here now to see progress happen no matter how long that takes.”
Program Manager for Grand Rapids
“Ms. Marla Gibbs taught me that most Black history is not written in books and that we have to question everything, especially systemic oppression. Our students deserve spaces to learn that don’t conform to White Supremacist Culture.”
Managing Director of Networks
“When teachers are getting the support they need, the classroom becomes a place that nurtures students’ innate joy and creativity, helping them learn to love and better understand themselves, each other, and the world. That is exactly the kind of learning I want for my two young children, Fletcher and Rose.”
Be a part of igniting change that lifts up generations of students with us.
Whether you’re a passionate educator who wants to make an even bigger difference or someone who is just beginning a career in education and social change, there’s a place for you at LE.
We’re committed to building a diverse, healthy team and creating an environment where growth and development happens every day. We offer competitive benefits, flexible work opportunities, inclusive support spaces, and individualized professional development.
Our values are our North Star. They guide us to take actions that advance our mission while challenging us, as individuals, to become the allies our partners need us to be.
We challenge historical and current gaps in opportunity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism.
We affirm and begin with the unique and collective talents, experiences, and wisdom of ourselves and others.
We build trust and reflect upon the impact of different perspectives and intersectional identities.
We develop ourselves and others. We apply new learning and deepened self-awareness to our relationships and practices.
Be "The Marigold"
Jennifer Gonzalez uses companion planting, placing certain vegetables and plants near each other to improve growth for one or both plants, as a metaphor for how teachers can support one another. “If you plant a marigold beside most any garden vegetable, that vegetable will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its marigold.”
We’ve carried this idea into how we work with one another. LE team members aspire to “be the marigold” for each other every day so everyone feels they have others to count on.
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