Manager, Analytics & Strategy

Posted by
Year Up
New York, NY
Published 20 days ago


Reporting to the Senior Director, Financial Planning & Strategic Analysis, the Manager, Analytics & Strategy will be a key contributor to all long-range financial planning efforts within Year Up - you will be heavily involved in the modeling of financial projections for new and existing sites, and the vetting and evaluation of alternative and cost-effective approaches to promote financially sustainable growth for the organization. In partnership with the Director of Corporate Development, you will provide a high level of service and analytical support to the National Finance team and internal cross-functional teams, as well as Year Up senior management. In addition to developing long-range financial projections, the Manager, Analytics & Strategy will be responsible for providing ad hoc reporting and analysis, and improvements to existing modeling practices and other financial processes.

As a successful candidate, you already have a strong analytical foundation and you are looking to apply your experience to solve complex challenges within a dynamic and growing non-profit organization. You are detail-orientated and naturally analytical - you excel at demonstrating logical thinking when gathering, analyzing, and presenting financial projections and analysis. You are a natural self-starter and take initiative when faced with complex and ambiguous questions. You are adept at prioritizing your workload and you feel empowered when navigating time-sensitive and competing requests. You have an adaptable communication style and feel comfortable conveying key financial concepts to both financial and non-financial audiences. You approach your responsibilities to your teammates and cross-functional partners with a service mindset.

This position will provide you with a strong foundation in the comprehensive economics of Year Up's Direct Service model. Your ability to deliver consistent results will lead to broader and more complex responsibilities.

In keeping with Year Up's values, the Manager, Analytics & Strategy will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.

The location for this role is flexible and is open to candidates in New York, NY and Boston, MA.


Financial Modeling

  • Prepare accurate and timely financial projections on new and existing sites, as well as emerging strategies
  • Develop models to test hypothetical strategies and overall financial impact related to staffing, pricing, student admissions, and other operational variables
  • Identify and analyze cost-effective approaches to promote financially sustainable growth for the organization
  • Provide monthly visibility into the organization's future financial needs by maintaining our consolidated projections model

Financial Analysis & Reporting

  • Prepare and present variance analysis and reporting to identify historical trends and major drivers
  • Consolidate data from disparate sources including Adaptive, Salesforce, Tableau, NetSuite
  • Identify and implement improvements to existing modeling practices and other financial processes
  • Support the preparation of quarterly board materials and other key deliverables

Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
  • Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students


  • At least 3 years' experience in accounting, finance and/or financial planning and analysis; ideally including prior experience with for-profit enterprise organizations
  • At least 1-2 years' experience working with quantitative models, as well as preparing financial reports and forecasts
  • Advanced Excel and pivot table skills for analysis and modeling; prior experience with Adaptive is a plus
  • Exceptionally organized, demonstrated resourcefulness and initiative with a "can do" attitude
  • Excellent at workload prioritization, resource management, and project management
  • Strong adherence to a professional code of conduct with excellent written and verbal communications
  • Detail-oriented but can see both the forest and the trees with a demonstrated foundation in qualitative business analysis
  • Intellectually curious and comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment and desire to better understand diversity and inclusion


Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization that enables motivated young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year by providing the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their full potential. Through a one-year, intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high-expectations, high-support model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, coursework eligible for college credit, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to enable young adults with a viable path to economic self-sufficiency and meaningful careers. Year Up has served more than 30,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up has a presence in 27 U.S. cities, including Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.


Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.


Reporting to the Senior Director, Financial Planning & Strategic Analysis, the Manager, Analytics & Strategy will be a key contributor to all long-range financial planning efforts within Year Up - you will be heavily…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021




New York, NY, United States

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