About Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP)
Founded in 1984, LAEP was the first nonprofit in Los Angeles to focus exclusively on educational equity and among those at the forefront of the educational transformation movement nationwide. Over the decades, LAEP’s cutting-edge efforts in smaller learning communities, pilot schools, interdisciplinary curriculum, career-themed instruction, inquiry-based teaching, and educator well-being became recognized best practices.
For four decades, LAEP has been at the forefront of creating equitable educational opportunities for all children – from diapers to diplomas. LAEP’s forward-thinking, innovative programming has set the standard around equity and inclusion to ensure that every child has the support they need to thrive. What sets LAEP apart is their ability to come alongside communities, as thought partners and collaborators, empowering them to drive transformation and liberation.
LAEP believes that the strongest supports for a child’s education already exist within the homes and communities they serve. LAEP focuses on building on these strengths and breaking down silos or obstacles through strategic planning, skill-building, and partnering directly with families, teachers, principals, and community-based organizations to ensure sustainable progress. Everything LAEP does is community-centered, trauma-informed, healing-focused, and culturally relevant.
Los Angeles Education Partnership seeks a visionary, equity-minded, and collaborative leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This executive will provide overall leadership for a cutting-edge organization working at the intersection of practice and policy change, and the implementation of the newly adopted Strategic Plan.
As an ambassador of LAEP on the local and national stage, the CEO will have the opportunity to work at the forefront of educational equity and systems change for an organization that has been a pioneer and trusted leader in this space. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an organization on its journey from educational transformation to cultivating liberating ways of educating, learning, and interacting in individual communities that collectively shape how the whole education system operates.
The CEO will be responsible for LAEP’s consistent achievement of its mission, programmatic goals, administration, and financial objectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will have oversight for a staff of 100+ mission-driven and highly talented professionals at its headquarters in Los Angeles and an annual budget of approximately $16.5 million. The CEO will also serve as the primary spokesperson and relationship builder for LAEP with school district partners, community members, city, county, state, and federal agencies, funders, and other key partners.
Compensation & Benefits
The starting annual base salary for this role is $190,000 – $230,000 with a competitive benefits package.
Koya Partners has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Express interest in this role by filling out our Talent Profile or emailing the search team directly at LAEP_CEO@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions are strictly confidential.