Website Leadership for Educational Equity
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.
The Technology team seeks a justice-minded, equity-driven, full stack Junior Developer to play a key role in building the nation’s first civic leadership development platform. This role will assist in managing and executing the development of LEE’s web-based applications, assist our data science explorations, and other technology solutions.
This is a growth opportunity for the right solution-oriented individual to work closely with our experienced outside developers and backend administrator as the internal technical lead for advanced and large-scale projects. They will be required to use technical knowledge and creative thinking to come up with innovative solutions to help our organization use technology to scale both our internal processes and member-facing engagement. The Junior Developer will grow all aspects of our in-house development, playing a critical role in design, planning, best practices, programming, and deployment.
The Junior Developer will sit on the Tech Operations team and will often be asked to quickly prototype new solutions in an agile environment. Our ideal candidate will bring a balance of creativity, curiosity, flexibility, drive, and passion for LEE’s mission.
Position Location: Flexible
Travel Requirements: 15%
Managing and executing new projects related to the implementation of new or improved web-based technology platforms and processes. (50%)
Examples of work may include building a web application to track candidate election results reporting, building a mobile travel logistics app, building a program application process into Salesforce, or rapidly developing a fundraising website.
Working with LEE Technology team platform owners and support staff to troubleshoot issues and implement new functionality. (15%)
Owning structures, process, and guidance around development for LEE Technology and external teams. (10%)
Owning documentation, expertise and support for platform integrations within the LEE ecosystem. (10%)
Working closely with other Technology team members to ensure infrastructure and data integrity success. (5%)
Implement and integrate machine learning for the Technology team and broader organization. (5%)
Through our professional development fund and building relationships and connections in related industries, stay on top of technical developments, trends, approaches, and updates. (5%)
2 years of relevant experience with full stack development is preferred
3 years of professional work experience
Boot camp certification or equivalent minimum
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to balance extreme attention to detail with swift execution
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Ability to set and consistently meet deadlines and commitments
Ability to create meaningful relationships and partnerships within and across teams
Comfort working n a geographically dispersed organization
Ability, curiosity, and desire to learn new applications/processes/environments
Willingness to adapt and be flexible
Familiarity with design-led processes
Demonstrated skills among a full stack web environment:
Server side scripting languages, preferably Java based (node.JS) and Python
SQL and relational database architecture (MS SQL Server, MySql, etc.)
CSS3, UI Frameworks
Object Oriented programming
Version Control (Git)
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
Experience communicating and collaborating within a geographically dispersed team
Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change
Salesforce (apex + SOQL)
Data visualization experience (D3 libraries)
API Restful Services + JSON/XML data structures
Deploying through cloud infrastructures (AWS)
SDLC Methodology Experience (Agile)
To apply for this job please visit educationalequity.csod.com.