Culture & Benefits
First and foremost, we’re committed to building a fully diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where anyone can do their best work. With that comes a commitment to continuous interrogation and learning, collaborative planning and problem solving, and a healthy mix of feedback and celebration.
We know educational equity is a deeply personal calling, so we strive to celebrate the humanity of each other and those we serve—even if our geographic footprint makes us get creative. At LE, expect to be challenged because we’re working to reach an intersectional and equitable future we’ve never seen before. But you’ll also find joy and laughter along the way. We can’t wait to see what’s possible when we work together.
Healthy, happy, supported teams are better prepared to give their best for students. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that meets or surpasses industry standards. We also know your needs change over time, so we’re committed to annually reviewing our policies with your input.
86% of LE works from home, allowing you to contribute to national impact from the place you value most.
Invest in Yourself
LE offers a 4% matching 401k plan, Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, childcare and commuter expenses, plus an employer-sponsored HRA and EAP.
New parents are eligible for up to 14 weeks of leave (8 paid) because you deserve quality time at home with new loved ones.
We offer 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employees. Additional premium costs are covered 60% for partners and dependents.
Every LE staff member has a dedicated professional development budget to pursue ongoing learning and skill-building of their choosing. Whether it’s coaching, attending conferences and workshops, or opportunities to present to peer learning communities, LE is a place where you can expect the support to grow.
Support and Community Building
At Leading Educators, all are welcome. To ensure you experience a sense of belonging that honors all of your identities, we have a number of autonomous affinity groups that offer community-building, interrogation and exploration of power, and action.
- African American, African, Afro Caribbean, Black
- Asian American and Pacific Islander
- Interrogating Whiteness
- Mi Gente (Latino/Latina/Latinx+, Hispanic, Puertorriqueño, Chicano)
- Middle Eastern and North African
- LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Warriors for Social Justice
Though we have team members in 18 states, we hold dedicated time for in-person collaboration when safe and possible. LE provides several team, department, and organization-wide retreats each year.
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