Data Analyst

Job Locations US-WA
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/11/2021 9:32 AM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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A Way Home Washington


A Way Home Washington (AWHWA) ( a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (, is mission-driven to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness across Washington state. In the state of Washington, 13,000 unaccompanied youth and young adults experience homelessness, and young people of color and LGBTQ+ young people disproportionately experience homelessness. AWHWA partners with the state Office of Homeless Youth, philanthropic foundations, advocates, and service providers who support these young people. AWHWA leads and coordinates these stakeholders as we work collectively to build a statewide system so that local communities can respond to youth and young adult homelessness in their areas. In our work, we are committed to racial and LGBTQ+ equity, positive youth development, trauma-informed practices and a data-driven culture.


About the AWHWA Data & Evaluation Team


We are a diverse, action-oriented team, united in our passion for using humanistic data and technology to drive an end to youth and young adult (YYA) homelessness. We develop and implement data strategy for the Anchor Community Initiative (ACI), a central pillar of AWHWA’s mission and activities. The ACI will help the first four communities in Washington state end youth and young adult homelessness by 2022 and is currently expanding. The best part of a Data Team member’s day is usually providing hands-on data coaching to community partners or building a data tool to help communities reach their goals.


A significant ongoing body of work is supporting communities to reach and maintain quality, real-time data on the number of unaccompanied youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in their community. The team also plays a key role with respect to the Centralized Diversion Fund and both qualitative and quantitative data tracking and reporting. Data systems and analysis must be able to reflect the dynamic nature of YYA homelessness and be rooted in achieving equitable outcomes for young people of color and LGBTQ+ young people who experience homelessness at higher rates (disproportionality). To reach this end state, the Data Team also maintains a portfolio of ongoing data science projects that are specifically designed to drive system change, especially on racial disproportionality.


The Data Analyst (internally: Data Solutions Manager) will be responsible for supporting and maintaining AWHWA’s data systems. This includes but isn’t limited to: our Centralized Diversion Fund and other databases, establishing client relationship management software [CRM], Tableau Server deployment, and creating training materials and processes. This is a new position that has been created in response to the growing need internally at AWHWA and in our communities for more streamlined data and performance management tools and systems. This position is supervised by the Data & Evaluation Director to support the design and continuous improvement of data systems that empower our staff, communities, and partners to use quality, real-time data to end youth and young adult homelessness.


Data & Systems Management

  • Developing and improving data extraction/collection and validation processes;
  • Automating Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes to prepare data for analysis;
  • Creating new tools, web apps, and visualizations that solve for emergent measurement challenges;
  • Maintain and continuously improve on current tools, including ACI Performance Trackers and Centralized Diversion Fund dashboards;
  • Design, implement, and administer a client relationship management tool (CRM);
  • Managing our Tableau Server deployment;
  • Designing a fit for purpose AWHWA database/data warehouse solution;
  • Strengthen integrations and build data flows between platforms wherever possible;
  • Moderating user accessibility for different platforms and managing the quality of data within our systems.

User Training & Documentation

  • Co-developing and sharing clear training materials and processes for communities, partners, and internal staff
  • Performing human-centered requirements gathering, design, and feedback collection for new tools, metrics, and frameworks
  • Ensure that data processes are sustainable by creating cheat sheets, standardization and maintenance documentation

Data Strategy

  • Providing strategic and implementation support for internal data challenges
  • Further developing, implementing, streamlining ACI outcomes and measurement frameworks
  • Support Data Team members to implement and scale data tools across existing and new communities

Planning & Collaboration

  • AWHWA and ACI workplans, ensuring that all data infrastructure is in service of meeting overall goals;
  • Embed AWHWA’s data driven culture;
  • Collaborate with young people with lived experience, partners, consultants and other entities working to end youth homelessness.

Other duties as assigned by the Data & Evaluation Director.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


Minimum Requirements

  • Experience with Tableau or other business intelligence tools;
  • Experience creating data pipelines and familiarity with the Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process;
  • Proficient in creating organized, easy-to-read data tables and spreadsheets;
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting/coding language or data prep tool (R, Python, JavaScript, Google Apps Script, etc).
  • Passion for justice, equity, and ending homelessness;
  • Enthusiasm for learning new software, systems, and processes;
  • Clear ability to assess the relative importance, urgency, and risks;
  • Experience with Salesforce or other client relationship management tools (CRMs);
  • Track record of skilled problem solving to make recommendations or decisions for action as appropriate;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, set priorities, monitor progress toward goals, and track details;
  • Experience working with diverse communities and commitment to supporting equity and inclusion, both internally and across our efforts to serve all youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in Washington state.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with survey/data collecting tools such as Google Forms, Survey Monkey, JotForm etc;
  • Receives and relays criticism constructively;
  • Excellent communication skills (both interpersonal and written);
  • Ability to work independently and self-manage to achieve goals while being a strong team player;
  • Ability to cope with and embrace change, risk, and uncertainty;
  • Willingness to embrace and actively support the culture and values of AWHWA;
  • Experience applying collective impact, improvement science, user-centered design, or other large-scale problem-solving approaches;
  • Familiarity with homeless services or public health is a plus;
  • Experience with the following equipment/software:
    • Project management (Asana, Google Suite, Outlook);
    • Data prep and visualization (Google Apps Script and Python, Tableau Desktop/Prep/Server Utilities);
    • Data Storage and management (Google Sheets, Tableau Server);
    • Web Development (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.js/npm, GitHub/Git Bash, Squarespace).

Physical Requirements

Little or no exertion; may require extended periods at a computer.


Additional Information

This is a full-time, exempt position. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST and may include occasional evening or weekend hours for special events (on pause due to COVID-19). Local and national travel required when safe to do so; this position will be expected to visit Anchor Communities semi-regularly, which may require overnight travel. This position can be located anywhere in Washington State and provides for the flexibility to work from a remote location without the standard support available at an office if desired.


Compensation and Benefits


Compensation: The salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/AWHW envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE/AWHW actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/AWHW will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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