Postsecondary Leadership Coach – priority for KY, MI, IN and WI applicants (Rolling Application)

Anticipated Position: Postsecondary Leadership Coach (National Program Team)

Position Type: Internal/External

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Managing Director of Program Implementation

Location strongly preferred within the following OneGoal states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin; flexible within the following states only: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and Washington D.C.

  • When applying for this role, given our preference for applicants located in specific states, please be sure to choose the position that reflects the specific state that you are located in.

Application Deadline: see note below 

Salary Range: $92,500 – $110,000 is the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate would be offered to start)



Please note that we expect to begin reviewing applications as we receive them and conduct ongoing interviews with qualified candidates. We anticipate more clarity on when and if positions become available for this role as early as May/June 2024.

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. 81% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution, and 73% of those students persist one year after high school graduation. 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

You are driven by a strong belief that all students deserve an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations. There are three distinct areas of focus for this role:

  • Execution of the core components of OneGoal’s Leadership Network: Leadership  Coaching, Cross-District Communities of Practice, Application  Review & Partnership Launch, Rubric Assessment(s) across a portfolio of districts partners across your assigned region
  • Collaboration with our partnerships and growth team to team to retain current partner as well as collaboration  on additional  new partnership opportunities
  • Support the ongoing expansion, improvement and impact of the OneGoal’s system level offerings through cross-team [Data Solutions, Design, Marcomm, Partnerships and Growth] collaboration and stewardship 


Your primary responsibilities include:

Execution of the core components of OneGoal’s Leadership Network: Leadership  Coaching, Cross-District Communities of Practice, Application  Review & Partnership Launch, Rubric Assessment(s) across a portfolio of districts partners across your assigned region (70%)

  • Leadership Network goals achieved at some/most partner schools and districts across most/some metrics
  • Build strong relationships with each members of your partner leadership team at partner districts
  • Consistently prepare for and follow up from individual coaching meetings in a way that advances postsecondary readiness with each partner
  • Conduct regular, virtual/on site coaching meetings with partners and use a variety of coaching techniques to improve leader capacity
  • Completion of 1-2 Coaching Logs per month, an average of 3-4 hours per month
  • Completion of Leadership Network  Coaching Plan with each partner district
  • Review a variety of metrics to facilitate your own continuous improvement cycles as a coach with partners
  • Create coherence and alignment between the Leadership Network  and school and district  and state improvement priorities
  • Execute, facilitate and support the design of OneGoal’s system level program innovations (eg. Diagnostic)  grounded in user needs and program learnings
  • Facilitate and prep for our cross-district communities of practice
  • Facilitate and prep for app reviews and launch/assess of districts within your portfolio and other new districts as needed
  • Complete required data entry surveys regularly (coaching logs, time trackers, etc) as well as any other system tracking responsibilities 
  • Participate and engage in relevant team meetings and 1:1s 
  • Engage in goal-setting and in-field coaching cycles with managing director (4x) and peers (2x)
  • Leadership Network goals achieved at a majority of partner schools and districts across a majority of metrics


Collaboration with our partnerships and growth team to team to retain current partner as well as collaboration  on additional  new partnership opportunities (15%)

  • Partner retention goals are achieved, in collaboration with partnerships and growth, for majority of partner districts
  • Diagnosis any partner retention risks and communicate to team leadership 
  • Assist team leadership in understanding motivations and barriers to service expansion in each partner; take lead in communicating these opportunities to partners at the end of FY23
  • Track and communicate this information appropriately 
  • Join pitch calls and webinars with interested districts 
  • Co-facilitate Partnership Health conversations, in collaboration with partnerships and growth, for each partner district 2x a year


Support the ongoing expansion, improvement and impact of the OneGoal’s system level offerings through cross-team [Data Solutions, Design, Marcomm, Partnerships and Growth] collaboration and stewardship (15%)

  • Serve as Regional Partner Lead for at least one OneGoal Region; OR engage in the development of staff trainings and reciprocal learning sessions; OR join cross-team spaces to support org-wide design/ learning re: the Leadership Network 
  • Collaborate with other teams and regional leadership to design and plan sessions for regional Leadership Network onboarding and implementation
  • Partner with regional leadership to lead onboarding and internalization of Leadership Network program and processes
  • Support development and execution of communication collateral and thought leadership with our Marketing and Communications Team OR support our data solutions team in the stewardship of our measurement plan/tools and data visualizations. 


The Postsecondary Leadership Coach  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 build the capacity of others. 

  • You recruit, engage, develop, and retain talented, diverse team members
  • You believe in empowering others where you can, as opposed to doing it all yourself
  • You have multiple strategies to coach your team with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to improve the design of our system impact service offerings 
  • You backwards plan team goals, strategies and benchmarks and manage progress accordingly 
  • You provide direction, ongoing feedback, and support to enable your team’s collective ability to reach its goals


You are a champion of adult learning principles. 

  • You take a problem-centered approach to support adult learning
  • You develop multiple ways to have adults practice a new skill or concept in the design of professional learning and coaching sessions 
  • You narrowly focus your support around a discrete set of objectives because you know adults must master one concept before moving onto the next  


You are a strong communicator and relationship-builder. 

  • You are a people person and you know that clear and consistent communication is important to maintaining and building  relationships. You build rapport and maintain engaging relationships with all of your stakeholders, including our staff. You consider the perspectives of others as you craft your communication and your solutions to problems.
  • You are willing to bring in the voice and perspective of partners to our internal team deliberations


You are a planner and an operator.

  • You are a strong planner and are constantly assessing your priorities to manage diverse projects, competing deadlines, and unexpected requests. You have experience managing a large number of requests and completing those projects on time and with quality. 
  • You have the ability to break-down and sequence projects into manageable pieces for yourself and others.
  • While you are process-oriented, you are not discouraged when things don’t go as planned because you’ve built contingency plans and are excited by problem solving.


You are a learner 

  • You identify ways to engage in rapid cycles of improvement (test-iterate) to learn what parts of our new products/supports are working well, and which of those need improvement through data-driven decisions. 
  • You strive to fix areas that are not working.  
  • You use  data (quantitative and qualitative) to make  short- and long-term improvements and to inform future analysis and learnings. 
  • Your decisions are grounded in what is best for Fellows and the educators striving to support them



  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree (Required)
  • 3+ years of school or district  leadership [administrator/counselor/central office leader]  experience  (Required)
  • Experience with data systems and tools (i.e Naviance, Xello, Schoolinks, PowerBI, Infinite Campus, Skyward) (Preferred) 
  • Ability to travel a few days every month (approximately 20-35% of the time)
    • Familiarity and knowledge of and experience with postsecondary systems and structure in your assigned region [eg. FASFAs, common application, NSC etc.] (Required)
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills


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 on the “Apply For This Job Now” link below to submit 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.