LEE seeks to be a place where top, diverse talent contributes to our mission as effective builders and facilitators of member development, support, and impact. Our staff grow their own leadership in service of this impact in a supportive, equitable, and inclusive environment.
Our staff come from many different professional backgrounds including the private sector, the nonprofit sector, community organizing, policy, advocacy, elections and campaign work, the classroom, and more. We have one unifying passion: to develop leaders who change laws.
We aim to foster a workplace rooted in the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that we also seek in our communities. As such, we value each LEE member and staff member’s unique background and experiences and believe these differences will help develop the leadership of our members.
LEE was honored to be selected as a LATINA Style 50 Award recipient. The LATINA Style 50 Report acknowledges companies whose mission of diversity and inclusion has been reflected in the way they recruit, promote, provide benefits, and create programs for the betterment of their employees.
We’re also proud to be an Employer of National Service, which connects national service alumni with opportunities in the workforce.
Can you provide information regarding compensation for positions?
We value our staff by offering competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Pay for each position is competitive and based upon relevant experience, educational background, the responsibilities of the positions, and cost of labor for your location. A specific compensation quote is only made at the end of the hiring process to the candidate being offered the job. Click here for the starting pay bands associated with each position level. Starting pay is for new offers only and staff pay can increase beyond the maximum based on performance over time.
I just submitted my application, what can I expect?
Thank you for applying! You should receive email communication about your application within 10 days of applying, sharing whether you are moving forward to the interview stage.
How long does the hiring process take?
The hiring process usually takes 6-8 weeks from application submission to job offer. The processes for more senior roles may take longer. The hiring process typically includes three interviews (with hiring manager, a panel of peers, and a senior leader) and submission of brief pre-work.
Do you provide feedback on interviews?
One of LEE’s values is continuous learning. Therefore, if requested, we offer brief feedback to candidates not selected to move forward in the process.
Can I work from home?
If you apply to a job that states the location is flexible, the job can be performed from a home office or LEE office anywhere in the country. If you live close to the LEE national office in New York City, you may have the option to work from the office or from home.
What are minimum and preferred qualifications?
Each job description includes minimum and preferred qualifications.
Minimum qualifications refer to years of experience, content knowledge, and skills that are required to perform the job adequately. Applicants for a role who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.
Preferred qualifications list the experience and skills we believe will be beneficial to an applicant’s success in the role. While these qualifications are not required in order to be considered for a position, applicants who possess the preferred qualifications are more competitive than those who do not.
I am not a LEE member. Can I still apply for a staff position?
Yes! LEE staff have diverse professional backgrounds. Membership is not a prerequisite to be considered for a staff position.
I see several positions I am interested in. How many should I apply to?
We encourage you to apply to the position that interests you most and suggest submitting no more than one application at a time.
I saw a job I am interested in but it’s no longer on the site. Can I still apply?
Only positions posted on Current Career Opportunities are currently open and accepting applications. Positions that are no longer listed on our site are closed.
I’m having trouble creating a login or logging into my existing profile.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are experiencing technical issues logging in.
Can I update my resume or cover letter after applying?
You may log in to the applicant center using your login credentials and upload your documents. However, if your resume has already been reviewed by a staff member, we cannot guarantee the new version will be reviewed.
Can I email or mail my resume?
Please submit your application online. Due to the volume of applications we receive, the online application system is the only way to be considered for the position.