Manager of Data Solutions – National

Reports to: Cassie Supilowski, Senior Director of Data Solutions

Start date: February 2020

Location: Chicago, IL

Position Filled By: January 2020

About OneGoal


Potential and talent are equally distributed, but opportunity is not. Nearly identical percentages of 10th graders from low- and high-income communities aspire to complete a postsecondary education. Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas. At OneGoal, we believe that all students – not just those with the best grades or the most resources – have the ability and deserve the opportunity to earn a postsecondary degree. What’s more, we have developed a solution that works, and we believe this problem is solvable within our lifetime.

We are looking for individuals who will join OneGoal during this unique window in time:

  • In just 10 years, OneGoal has grown from 32 students in one city to some 13,000 students in six regions.
  • OneGoal’s teacher-led,  in-school, three-year college access and success model is game-changing. While nationwide, only 22% of kids in low-income communities earn a postsecondary degree, 81% of OneGoal Fellows (students) enroll in a postsecondary institution and 86% of those who enroll persist one year later.
  • Over the next five years we have set our sights on unprecedented goals: first to attain a 60% graduation rate among Fellows and to develop new delivery models to dramatically grow our reach.

The Person


The Manager of Data Solutions (MDS) contributes to the evolution of OneGoal’s technology platform (strategy, architecture, integration, and information management) to help OneGoal achieve its strategic goals for the current phase of our organizational development.  Your role involves the application of technical knowledge to the hands-on execution of data management and data system development. You are excited to be part of a team that provides others with the tools and resources to have increased agency in the decisions and choices they need to make in their roles.  

Key problems your role exists to help us solve:

  1. Managing and maintaining a robust and evolving Salesforce instance.
  2. Developing user-facing data tools that are flexible, scalable, and responsive to evolving business needs and learnings.
  3. Engaging with end users to ensure that our systems meet the needs arising from the local context.


You will do this by:

    • Manage fields and page layouts on standard and custom Salesforce objects 
    • Manage user profiles and permissions
    • Upload data in bulk from external and internal sources and empower others to do so  
    • Support efforts to improve data quality and fidelity
    • Monitor & support end users in troubleshooting issues
    • Develop new declarative features and processes for program, fundraising, talent acquisition, and external affairs, utilizing agile methodologies
    • Build reports and dashboards that meet complex business requirements
    • Provide direct training and support to staff in six OneGoal regions and on national teams in order to increase capacity to access & leverage data to drive decisions 
    • Connect staff to resources and each other
    • Create system documentation for staff (handbooks, videos, learning modules, etc.)

Though the Manager of Data Solutions is likely to see 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 passionate about the Salesforce product ecosystem.

  • You eagerly and actively seek out new functionality as it becomes available and can evaluate the potential benefits of new features for an organization.
  • You are familiar with the Salesforce community, know how to leverage available resources  to find answers and seek to contribute to the Salesforce community
  • You are developing your Salesforce skills and want to apply them as you learn


You are a continuous learner.

  • You put more energy into learning, collaboration and innovation, always asking the question “is there a better way?” and being willing to try something new.
  • You have a natural curiosity about how things work and have an ability to see the big picture and the details.


You love the big picture but are obsessed with the details.

  • You love managing the details and have systems/processes that insure that things don’t fall through the cracks 
  • You thrive on creating, maintaining, evaluating and enhancing systems to maximize efficiency and deliver quality outputs in a fast-paced environment.


You believe that actionable insights drive learning and improvement.

  • You are excited about working with databases. 
  • You are able to implement user-friendly data tools that solve chronic challenges with data collection and quality.
  • You consistently operate with the end user in mind.


You value working collaboratively and innovatively.

  • You do not operate as a blind executor of pre-existing practices; instead, you thoughtfully evaluate the current solutions and identify ways to elevate our team’s effectiveness.
  • You constantly strive to learn from and share learnings with your teammates, no matter your current knowledge or experience.


You build the capacity of others.

  • You are energized by responding to the needs of others and pride yourself in providing best in class support. 
  • You are proactive in building others’ capacity laterally and vertically and take the initiative to find “teachable moments.”
  • When you share your learning with others, your natural curiosity is infectious and you often influence others to join you on your quest for knowledge.
  • You value people over process and recognize that great support starts with strong relationships. 


You are an effective communicator.  

  • You prescribe and differentiate your methods and modes of communication based on the greatest potential for impact.
  • You strike a balance between messaging that requires swift and short clarity, as well as those that would benefit from greater detail and depth of explanation.



  • At least 1 year of experience with the Salesforce platform (Required)
  • Became a Certified Salesforce Administrator within the past 12 months or actively working toward becoming a Certified Salesforce Administrator within the next 12 months (Required)
  • Some experience as a Salesforce administrator or delegated administrator (Preferred)
  • Familiarity with or interest in learning and using Nonprofit Success Pack (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of user experience/user-centered design principles (Preferred) 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office and G Suite skills (Preferred) 
  • Note: This role will require traveling to OneGoal locations up to 6 times per year to provide in-person training and support and/or to meet the rest of the Strategy + Learning team. 

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, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, 13 holidays and 6 wellness days.

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


You Believe in People 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


Apply by following the link below to submit an online application which includes attaching an updated resume.

OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.