Working at LEAP Innovations

We are a group of pragmatic idealists. The vision of a future born from every learner’s unlimited potential energizes us to work relentlessly on the ground. As we grow, we’re constantly looking for passionate, team-driven people who are as determined as we are to bring the ideal learning experience to life.

"Everyone here–from the leadership, to the staff, to the amazing educators we work with–is completely mission driven, and committed to creating better learning experiences for all students."

Beth Herbert

Chief of Staff

Major Gifts Officer
The Major Gifts Officer will support LEAP’s rapid growth, helping to revolutionize education and dramatically strengthen the academic performance of elementary and high school aged children and will play a key role in helping LEAP to meet its significant goals for local and national expansion and will be responsible for both direct solicitation and supporting the Director and CEO as they solicit donors.
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Associate Managing Director, Development
The Associate Managing Director, Development is an accomplished development leader with a proven track record of creating and implementing strategies to cultivate donors and multi-million dollar contributions in support of mission-based organizations. Success in this role is dependent on the cultivation of both a strong personal local donor network in Chicago and key national foundations, close coordination with the LEAP Board, and a strategic mindset to identify new revenue-generating channels, including government contracts and grants.
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Associate Managing Director, Product
The Associate Managing Director, Product is responsible for developing a suite of products that allows LEAP to scale its innovative model nationwide. The Associate Managing Director is responsible for leading the development of solutions from ideation through proof of concept and playing an active role in the creative development process from implementation through go-to-market launch to include product strategy, product design, and the delivery of customer-centric solutions. The role will partner closely with LEAP’s Programs, Research, Professional Development and Market Development teams to codify LEAP’s current highly innovative practices, leveraging these practices to design a technology-enabled product suite and successfully launch them into that market. The Associate Managing Director, Product will be accountable for scaling LEAP’s model and generating a sustainable revenue stream that will eventually reduce LEAP’s dependence on philanthropic funding.
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Diversity reflects our world, strengthens our efforts and honors our mission. We are committed to cultivating a work environment that is rich in diversity—including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, sex, gender identity and country of origin.