Financial Analyst

Reports to: Rob Chmielewski, Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Start date: April 2022

Location: Chicago, IL

Salary Range: $54,200 – $63,000

About OneGoal


Despite decades of work and millions of dollars invested, the degree divide continues to be one of our nation’s most complex and critical injustices, with deep roots in systems of oppression and racism.  Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas. 

COVID-19 further exposed and exacerbated inequity, with communities of color and those in low-income areas impacted at disproportionately high rates. We are looking for individuals to join us in our fight for equity during this extremely critical time.

  • OneGoal has grown from a small afterschool program serving just 32 students in Chicago to a nationwide movement that is serving some 12,500 students in six communities.
  • Our model, honed over 14 years, has three core differentiators: A rigorous, culturally relevant content and experience, cohorts of students who can support each other over the course of three years, and a teacher who supports our most vulnerable students long-term ambitions.
  • 88% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 79% of those who enroll persist one year after high school.

The Person


You believe – and your work has demonstrated your belief – that all students can achieve their highest postsecondary aspirations and the life that comes with it. The Financial Analyst is a member of the Finance and Operations team, which is charged with building and managing the systems, processes, and policies necessary to become a scalable, sustainable, and enduring organization over the next five years.

As the Financial Analyst, your mission is to report on, analyze, and synthesize financial-focused data across the organization. Your primary responsibilities will include:

Reporting, Analysis & System Optimization (60-70%)

  • Preparing monthly financial reports for all departments
  • Improving timeliness of reporting through increasing automation 
  • Analyzing & interpreting organizational performance
  • Developing foundational forecast models for various KPI’s
  • Leveraging systems to track & retrieve information

Budget Planning Support (20-25%)

  • Aiding in the annual planning/budgeting process
  • Preparing select board & finance committee presentation data

Project Administration (10-15%)

  • Supporting the development team with grant work, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Though the Financial Analyst is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples, these are not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.   


You are a compelling and effective communicator.  

  • You have a tremendous ability to adapt messages to different audiences in order to inspire stakeholders. 
  • You discern the appropriate mode of communication, depending on the situation and audience, to build champions and convert skeptics. 


You are a coalition builder.  

  • You are driven both by data and experience, recognizing that decision-making and strategy require evidence as well as a drive to dream big.
  • You are both humble and optimistic about the role OneGoal can play within a partner school, with a commitment to serving more students, better.


  You excitedly identify and confront challenges and opportunities.

  • You see challenges as opportunities to take your critical thinking skills and impact to the next level. You operate with a strong sense of personal responsibility when it comes to solving challenges.
  • You analyze data and marshal resources to ensure our students and school partners have what they need to make college possible.


You value working collaboratively and innovatively.

  • You constantly strive to learn from and share learnings with your teammates, no matter your current knowledge or experience.
  • You know when and how to engage other key stakeholders that have the insight and positional authority to help you and others overcome obstacles and seize viable beneficial opportunities in a timely way.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics or another related field (Required)
  • 1-3 years of finance & analytical experience (Required)
  • Experience in reporting, budgeting, forecasting (Required)
  • Skilled in spreadsheets & comfortable navigating systems (Required)
  • Ability to work independently with good time management skills (Required)
  • Strong attention to detail and track record of achieving ambitious results (Required)
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to turn data into insights (Preferred)
  • Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)


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. 

Our Team 


Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 150 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?” 


The Tangible Good 


We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, holidays and 6 wellness days (flexible sick time). 

*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need.  


You believe in people and the promise of humanity and are committed to equity and inclusion 


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.


Throw Your Hat in the Ring


Please use the “Apply For This Job Now” link at the bottom of this page to complete an application, which includes attaching an updated resume and brief cover letter explaining your passion and alignment to this position.

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


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.