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Budget Analyst

  • Date Posted
    • 10.30.17
  • Organization
    • EL Education
  • Region
    • New York
  • Role
    • National HQ
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • NYC/NJ area

NYC/NJ area

About the Organization

EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country, ensuring that all students master rigorous content, develop positive character, and produce high-quality work. We create great public schools where they are needed most, inspiring teachers and students to achieve more than they thought possible.

Created over 20 years ago through the collaboration of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound, EL Education’s research-based approach challenges and empowers teachers and students. We transform education in thousands of schools and districts across the country through a unique combination of rigor and joy in learning. Students’ impressive results encompass high academic achievement and college readiness, pride in the mastery of complex, authentic work, and a passion and  capacity to contribute to a better world.

As a mission-driven, nonprofit organization, we work with all kinds of schools: district and charter, from pre-K through 12th grade, serving populations that reflect the diversity of our country. We create powerful resources--including an open-access literacy curriculum downloaded by teachers over eight million times--provide masterful coaching and professional development, and share a portfolio of award-winning, educator-developed materials.  Our curriculum is in use in more than 600 districts across 44 states. One reason for our success: our work is informed by decades of learning in our national network of over 150 high-achieving public schools.

About the Position

The Budget Analyst position is part of the Product Management team which manages development of EL Education’s curriculum.  EL Education’s  curriculum combines rigorous, standards-aligned content with effective instructional practice, bringing together the “what” and “how” of Common Core. Reporting to the Curriculum Product Manager and working across the team, the Budget Analyst will be an integral part of the team.   S/He will be responsible for organizing and managing systems to track, analyze, and report on budget expenditures and revenue related to curriculum product development and launch.  Based in our NYC office.

Support Curriculum Product Manager in management of Product Team’s Curriculum Budget including tracking overall budget, creating internal reports, and spending analysis.

Partner with Finance and Product Team to proactively track/monitor budget spending to ensure forecasting and provide rationale for any new budgets needs identified.

Coordinate vendor / consultant contract development to ensure consistency and track and maintain vendor  / consultant contracts, and expenditures and payments

Prepare monthly and adhoc financial and performance reports to support internal management and external stakeholders needs and requirements

Develop financial models to support revenue forecasting and partnerships and identify potential risks and rewards, in coordination with the Product Team and input from Finance Team

Present financial and performance data for briefings and presentations for various stakeholders


A Bachelor’s in finance or business or relevant field

3-5 years experience in data analysis and forecasting methods,  including experience in working with financial analysis programs, databases, and analytical software

Comfortable with financial software

Experience with small educational publishers is a strong plus

Detail-oriented, ensuring accuracy and consistency, as well as an enjoyment of detailed work

Proven experience in communicating technical information in writing, in-person, and video conference (e.g. emails and presentations) for a variety of audiences

Experience with Microsoft Office Tools, Google Drive and Dropbox

Ability to manage complex tasks and tight deadlines independently and proactively

Outstanding time-management skills: efficient, concise, and able to work quickly with minimal supervision

High efficacy, high flexibility, and a sense of humor

A strong collaborative, team-oriented, and flexible approach


Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.


Please apply online at in the Careers section.  No phone calls or emails please. Thank you


EL Education seeks individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, disability, or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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