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Strategy and Planning Manager

Business Operations | Remote - Pacific Standard Time Zone | Full Time | Opened about 1 month ago | From $155,000.00 to $170,000.00 per year

Job Description


Founded in 2015 by former K-12 educators and administrators, Swing Education is one of the leading platforms assisting school districts in sourcing dependable, highly qualified substitute teachers. At the core of our company stands a diverse and visionary leadership team. In the face of a nationwide teacher shortage, Swing believes that every classroom should have a teacher, and every student deserves uninterrupted learning. By establishing a marketplace that facilitates seamless connections between substitute teachers and schools, Swing aims to streamline the pathway for K-12 schools and districts to access reliable, top-tier substitute teachers when they're needed most.

At Swing, we champion a fundamental belief: for our schools and students to thrive, our team must reflect the rich diversity of the thousands of students and educators we are privileged to serve. This belief is deeply ingrained in our organizational identity, embodying Living DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) as one of Swing's Four Core Values. We committed to creating a work culture that embraces inclusivity and belonging for every member of our present and future team. To learn more about Swing Education, and our Core Values please click here.


As a Strategy and Planning Manager you will play a key role in enabling Swing to achieve its objectives. You will bring to the company a strong strategic thinking and analytical skill-set along with an ability to build trusted relationships across the organization. This role involves managing critical tasks such as OKR updates, board meeting preparation, financial analysis, and leading important cross-functional initiatives to drive the company's growth and impact.


  • Define and lead strategic cross-functional projects to improve key areas of the business, driving execution to meet company goals.

  • Develop and maintain financial models to analyze the impact of initiatives, measure company unit economics, and forecast future growth

  • Facilitate the design and execution of annual and quarterly planning processes, ensuring strategic alignment and clarity across all departments.

  • Improve and manage the OKR tracking system, including collection, aggregation of updates, and facilitation of review meetings to ensure strategic alignment.

  • Create and refine presentation materials to communicate business performance and strategic initiatives to key stakeholders, including the board of directors, investors, and senior leadership


  • Strong background in strategy and planning, with minimum of 3 years of experience in management consulting, business operations, or corporate strategy preferred. Experience in a high-growth or startup environment is highly valued.

  • Highly organized with solid project management and interpersonal skills along with demonstrated ability to manage and execute complex projects

  • Proficiency in financial modeling and analysis, with a strong understanding of Excel/Google Sheets and P&L management

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with experience presenting to senior leaders.

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate high-level objectives into actionable plans

  • Preferred: intermediate SQL experience (or a willingness to learn)


Salary is commensurate on experience and is adjusted for cost of living standards dependent on position location. Swing Education offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following perks:

  • Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options
  • Professional development reimbursement program
  • Co-working membership reimbursement
  • Mission-driven work
  • Fun, collaborative, balanced culture

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Swing is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Swing is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.