Who We Are

Founded in 2021, Leading Now equips K-12 superintendents with responsive support to improve strategic communication and public engagement with community organizations, school board members, families, students, teachers, and principals. We believe that with this support, superintendents will be better positioned to ensure that ALL of their students learn in classrooms where they can thrive.

The need: 13,000 superintendents across the country serve as the bridge among key players within and surrounding public schools in highly visible environments that call for intentional and adept communications skills with a wide range of constituents. More about our beliefs:

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We support superintendents and system leaders to navigate political complexity and strengthen public trust as they advance their commitment to all students.

The Opportunity

At Leading Now, we will operate as a creative and resourceful team in service of superintendents and all their students. As an emergent organization, we seek to be both entrepreneurial and intentional—balancing the acute needs of our current clients with long-term considerations to build an initiative that will be durable at scale. We aim to engage hundreds of superintendents in a range of opportunities in 2023—from in-person events and virtual learning cohorts to a dynamic virtual community with resources and toolkits that can be customized and applied in local contexts.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Membership Director to oversee the experience of approximately 200 K-12 superintendents across the country, with plans to reach 1,000 by 2026. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the end-to-end experience of superintendent members, from onboarding to renewal, and ensuring that their needs and expectations are met. This role will report to Leading Now’s Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities