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'19 Fellows Travis Ghirdharie, Lorenzo Johnson, Trevaughn Latimer, Alfredo Dominguez, and John Cooper

Lead For America is one of the fastest growing nonprofits in the country. From the organization’s founding as a dorm room startup just four years ago, we have created more than 200 new, full-time Fellowships in nearly 40 states and more than 150 communities nationwide. Going forward, we expect to continue to grow, while also ensuring that we are building a world-class team and operation that ensures our program quality only continues to increase.


We are looking for team members who are excited about being a part of this growth and helping shape a nationwide movement that will be enlisting thousands of leaders every year. We are seeking people who will see this role as a path to leadership development and professional growth. The right team additions will feel energized and excited by enormous responsibility and opportunities for creative autonomy and must be disciplined, self-motivated, highly organized, and have excellent oral and written skills.


In 2020, to embody our values and best serve communities that struggle to attract and retain talent, we relocated our headquarters to Dodge City, Kansas (to learn more about our planned work in Dodge City, see here). Dodge City is a community with so much to offer — rich history, a tradition of farming and agriculture, remarkable diversity as an immigrant and refugee town, welcoming people, and forward-thinking collaborative leadership. We are a remote-first team and will prioritize hiring the best people we can, without respect to geographic location. For those who do not have a strong preference on location or who are excited to relocate, we encourage folks joining the team to consider relocating to Dodge City, whether now or in the medium to long term, to help us contribute to the vibrancy of the community. Those who relocate to Dodge City will receive assistance finding housing and being connected to like-minded individuals in the community. Those who join the team but do not relocate will visit Dodge City once a year and will be invited to participate in an extended site visit so we can show why we and so many other teammates have fallen in love with it!


We'd love to have you join us. See below for open positions and feel free to reach out to jacquita.smith@leadforamerica.org with any questions!

Current Openings

While we currently don't have any position openings right now, Lead For America accepts and reviews submissions through our candidate portal below.


If you are interested in serving on our staff, please register your interest below. You may also contact our hiring director, Jacquita Smith, with any specific questions: jacquita.smith@leadforamerica.org