Manager of Data and Operations – Metro Atlanta

Position:  Manager of Data and Operations, Metro Atlanta 

Position Type: Internal-External

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director, Taylor Ramsey 

Apply By: June 4, 2023

Start date: July/August 2023 

Location: Metro Atlanta 

Salary Range: $53,000-$54,500 the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate would be offered to start).


About OneGoal

A postsecondary education unlocks opportunities and economic mobility not only for students, but entire communities. Yet for millions of underserved students, it remains out of reach: only 22% of students in low-income communities earn a postsecondary degree compared to 67% of students from high-income communities. This is not for lack of ambition or talent, but for lack of opportunity and support. OneGoal’s model, honed over 15 years, delivers a culturally relevant experience that works: 82% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 73% of those persist one year after high school graduation. We are looking for individuals to join us in our pursuit of equity.

The Person


The Manager of Data and Operations is charged with leading high quality data and operations work for the Metro Atlanta region.  As a critical member of the Metro Atlanta regional team, you will play an important role in our data management strategy in support of our work with students, schools, partners and funders.  In addition, you will be responsible for making the operational vision of key events come to life, planning and executing the logistics for events that span the year (e.g., 700-person student summit, donor events, smaller student events, etc).   In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of systems and protocols, and to innovate as needed. You obsess about the details, are an executor at heart, and love working behind the scenes to ensure systems and events run beautifully and maximum impact is achieved. 

 As the Manager of Data and Operations, key aspects of your role include:


  • Event Planning + Logistics (45%) – Envision, plan and execute key operational and logistical aspects of regional events across the year. Work alongside event leads to ensure our events are executed seamlessly and in ways that lead to project objectives. 
    • Provide critical support for execution of regional events, including vendor and venue research, subsequent books, budget tracking, external communications, collateral creation and day-of event execution (e.g. student events, donor events, board events, school partner events).  Work across the team with different event/project leads. 
    • Run the operations and logistics for the region’s flagship event, The OneGoal Student Summit. Work with our university partner host and MATL team  on all operational aspects of this event.


  • Data Management and Reporting (35%)-  Support OneGoal Metro Atlanta’s data collection and management strategy  to support our team in meeting  goals related to fellow enrollment in postsecondary pathways and college, school recruitment and fellows served. 
    • Serve as team-wide data administrator to support OneGoal staff, teachers and students in accessing program data and using it to inform their practice and demonstrate impact 
    • Lead data collection, entry, and management in order to provide progress to goal updates, data reporting, and staff support
    • Collaborate with our development team to share program impact data for grants, reports and external communications
    • Collaborate intentionally with  regional and national team members to meet data collection benchmarks and maintain regional reporting systems (Salesforce and PowerBI Dashboards). 
    • Work alongside functional team leads on school reporting and creating quarterly stakeholder newsletters 


  • Regional Team Responsibilities (20%) Work to achieve meaningful outcomes, contribute to building a strong team and culture, and commit to individual learning + development aligned to OneGoal’s Core Values. 
    • Serving as an active member of the OneGoal Metro Atlanta team and participate in regular region-wide team meetings, stepbacks, and retreats
    • Assist on ad-hoc projects across the year 
    • Building strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and to represent our team strongly 


The Manager of Data and Operations 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 love organization, systems and bringing efficiency and beauty to projects and experiences 

  • You love to organize people, systems and processes 
  • You live for the details and can track to-dos methodically 
  • You like to work behind the scenes to ensure that a project runs smoothly


When it comes to data, you believe that actionable insights drive learning, efficiency and improvement.

  • You value rigorous data preparation (collecting, cleaning & organizing raw data in preparation for report development or analysis).
  • You enjoy figuring out what end users need and designing reporting products to meet those needs.
  • You value the power of both qualitative and quantitative data–and you understand that data only tells part of the story.
  • You are excited to train and support others to more easily access and use the data they need.


  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 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 value working collaboratively and innovatively.

  • You are passionate about supporting the needs of others and pride yourself in providing best in class support. You are proactive in managing up to others to build capacity laterally and vertically. 
  • You constantly strive to learn from and share learnings with your teammates, no matter your current knowledge or experience.
  • You thoughtfully evaluate the OneGoal program and identify ways to elevate our program’s effectiveness.


You are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • You share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
  • You seek to understand and celebrate the unique identities of the individuals with whom you interact; you advocate for and elevate the voices of marginalized people and communities especially those from which our Fellows come; you interrogate your own understandings, bias, and privilege and reflect on how they play out in your work. 
  • You see becoming a more equitable and inclusive leader as a lifelong journey and regularly pursue opportunities that will cause you to reflect, learn, and grow. 



  • Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)
  • Live in the Metro Atlanta area with the ability to travel to Midtown Atlanta and areas within 35 miles by car (Required) 
  • Attend weekly meetings in person and meet with stakeholders in person across the week (Required) 
  • Occasional evening or weekend work 
  • Prior experience in data management, event planning, project management or operations (Strongly Preferred) 
  • Interest in or experience with data systems and tools as end-user (i.e Salesforce or other CRMs, PowerBI, Google Suite, Microsoft Word & Excel) (Preferred)

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” at the bottom of the page to start your application!


Our Team 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 190 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 anytime according to business need. 

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.