Internal Project Manager

Position:  Internal Project Manager <Internal title: Director, Project Management, Business Operations> 

Position Type: Internal-External

FLSA Classification: Exempt 

Reports to: Jennifer Spurlin, Chief of Staff to the COO (Remote)

Start date: November 2023

Location: Preferred within a OneGoal region: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Bay Area, CA, but flexible within the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Application Deadline: October 1

Salary Range: $71,000-$76,000 is the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate would be offered to start). Please note: OneGoal aligns salaries to Cost of Labor, so the actual salary offered would be dependent on the Cost of Labor in the candidate’s living location.

About OneGoal

OneGoal transforms postsecondary advising and support so that every student can define their own future. Together with our partners, we’re building a movement to close the opportunity gap. We work side-by-side with partner schools and districts to build their knowledge and capacity. The result is more equitable and effective support for all students. Our unique approach, honed over 15 years, prioritizes strong human relationships. And it’s proven to deliver real student impact. 82% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution, and 73% of those who enroll persist one year after high school. An independent study by the University of Chicago found that OneGoal students are about 40% more likely to earn their postsecondary degrees than students from similar backgrounds. We are looking for individuals to join us in our pursuit of equity. 

The Person
The Internal Project Manager works in collaboration with others and is ultimately responsible to ensure our most consequential cross-functional work is moving forward on-time, on-budget, and with clear and accessible communication. In addition, they are responsible for overall project management norms and expectations including organization-wide information sharing. This role operates with a keen eye towards our Operational Culture and ensures their work embodies and reinforces our core values and mission-alignment.

You will do this by:

  • Developing and executing the systems and actions to ensure key org-wide projects are managed to completion.
  • Clear, accessible, and effective standard operating procedures and accountability systems are in place for internal communications and information-sharing processes.
  • Completing tactical ownership of a set of consequential cross-functional projects, e.g. annual planning, strategic must wins.
  • Project-managing a monthly all-staff day of learning and information.
  • Working collaboratively within a matrix organization and in a way that supports and upholds OneGoal’s values and furthers our mission.


The  Internal Project Manager is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples as they are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion, purpose, skills, and experiences.   


You believe deeply in the brilliance of all students and in their ability to earn a postsecondary degree.

  • You believe that our Fellows face real systemic barriers to postsecondary completion and that empowering families, teachers, and students to own their unique path will help them to overcome those barriers.


You thrive in complex and nonlinear systems.

  • You like to explore and build innovative approaches and have designed new ways of doing things. 
  • You make connections, determine fits, and build plans that are responsive to interlocking and evolving challenges and opportunities. 
  • Contingency-planning and problem-solving excite you, and working to streamline and improve systems give you energy. 


You care about the details. 

  • You know that thoughtful, well-crafted communication materials are considered a reflection of our organization’s health and management and ensure that everything we share across the organization is accurate and without errors. 
  • You get energy from planning and from moving a project from start to finish and you are constantly thinking about the potential for impact with each action you take.  


You  are a strong project manager.

  • You are obsessed with considering stakeholders’ and end user perspective and infuse it into your work at every turn. 
  • You have the ability to break down and sequence large projects into manageable pieces for yourself and others. You see the big picture, but you enjoy the details (i.e. developing and implementing project plans; creating and testing data collection instruments, writing and reviewing reports). 




  • Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)
  • 5+  years of professional work experience (Required)
  • Two years of experience in project management and/or expertise in project management tools and frameworks 
    • Certification or degree in project management and/or communications (Preferred)
    • Experience with internal communication platforms (specifically, Slack, Happeo, Google environments) (Preferred)
  • Occasional required travel (up to 10%)


This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before the start date.  Consistent with applicable laws, OneGoal will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability (as defined by applicable law) or sincerely-held religious beliefs, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship on OneGoal. 


Thinking Of Applying?

Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you are excited about the role and see connection with what we are looking for, but don’t meet every single requirement, we’d encourage you to apply anyway. Please click “Apply For This Job Now” below to complete an application.


Our Team 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 200 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?” You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.


The Tangible Good 

OneGoal offers competitive compensation based on the market for nonprofits our size. Our benefits package* includes: over eight weeks of paid time off (or 43 business days), between vacation days, wellness time, and holidays; paid medical or parental leaves should you have need; medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance; as well as a 401(k) with a 3% match. 

We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, OneGoal does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the hiring process.


*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at any time according to business needs. 


If you require a reasonable accommodation to submit an application or to participate in the application or interview process, please reach out to our Human Assets Team to request an accommodation. Our Human Assets Team can be contacted at 773-321-2630 or


OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of actual or perceived sex, race, color, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability (mental or physical), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, parenthood, genetic characteristic or information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.