Data Evaluation Fellow

Job Locations US-WA
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/1/2022 10:29 AM)
Job ID
2022-2124
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
A Way Home Washington

Overview

A Way Home Washington (AWHWA), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org), is mission-driven to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness across Washington State. AWHWA partners with the state Office of Homeless Youth, philanthropic foundations, advocates, and service providers who support over 13,000 unaccompanied young people experiencing homelessness in Washington. 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.

 

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) and AWHWA’s Homelessness Prevention and Diversion Fund, where we support communities in Washington to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness. 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. 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.

 

Responsibilities

About the Fellowship Cohort

We believe that young people with lived expertise should be leading the way to ending youth homelessness in our state, and A Way Home Washington is thrilled to welcome a cohort of Fellows to work across our primary departments: Data & Evaluation, Training & Engagement, Anchor Community Initiative, and Strategic Communications. Over the course of this Fellowship, this cohort will work alongside sector experts to build their expertise and networks, while shaping the next phase of statewide work to end youth homelessness.  The fellowship positions are intended for young people between the ages of 18-24 (at the time of applying) who have lived experience in housing instability and/or homelessness. These four fellows will start at the same time and will collaborate over the course of the project in the following ways:

 

  • Attend regular cohort convenings to build professional skills and sector expertise
  • Engage & collaborate across teams in peer-learning
  • Access one-on-one coaching from experts in the field
  • Opportunity to travel and attend state or national conferences
  • Engage in mentorship for connecting, support and networking opportunities
  • Collaborate on a cumulative cross-team project
  • Identify and participate in a variety of professional development coaching opportunities as a cohort

Job Summary

The Data & Technology Fellowship at AWHWA is a unique and exciting opportunity for a young adult with lived experience of homelessness or housing instability to join the AWHWA Data Team. The Fellow does not require any professional training or experience in data analytics as they will learn everything they need to know on the job. However, we are seeking a fellow who is passionate about numbers, technology and using data to tell powerful stories. They should also be excited to dive into learning new data skills and software.

 

Reporting to the Data Solutions Manager, the Fellow will assist with data analysis and research, including drafting reports, case studies, knowledge capture materials and creating a professional portfolio of data visualizations and data projects. Their major projects will be:

 

  • Supporting the team to use various homeless system and student data sets to estimate the number of unaccompanied young people who experienced homelessness in 2021, and drafting a report that outlines the findings
  • Coordinating the launch and implementation of data infrastructure for a new flexible fund project that provides housing stabilization for young people exiting public systems of care into homelessness
  • Learning how to update, maintain and eventually add to A Way Home Washington’s Impact of COVID-19 on Young Adults in WA dashboard

 

This fellowship will provide opportunities to learn about the cutting edge intersections of technology, data and ending youth homelessness, build core professional skills that can be applied across the field of data analytics, and lead exciting projects with the support of an exceptional team. By the end of the fellowship, the Fellow will have a portfolio of data analysis work and visualizations that will showcase what they learned throughout the experience. The ideal candidate will be a young professional between 18-24, with lived experience of homelessness or housing instability, and will be passionate about using data to end youth homelessness in Washington.

 

This position is time limited for 1 year.

 

Essential Functions:

 

Data Analytics & Research

  • Build skills in data analysis using Tableau, Excel and other analytics platforms by attending trainings and workshops and learning directly from the Data Solutions Manager
  • Create a portfolio of data visualizations and data analytics projects
  • Assist with research projects, report and case study writing
  • Work with Data Team to effectively visualize both quantitative and qualitative youth homelessness data and tell the story of young people experiencing homelessness in WA
  • Inform the Data Team’s dashboard and data tool design processes by advising on appearance, functionality, and alignment with equity/justice principles
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research by collecting data (through focus groups, surveys, interviews, etc.) and organizing it to find meaning
  • Tableau dashboard maintenance, support, and troubleshooting

 

Flexible Fund Data Infrastructure

  • Learn how to develop, deliver and monitor a project management plan for successful program implementation, under supervision of the Data Solutions Manager
  • Create spreadsheets and other monitoring and evaluation tools for the flexible fund project
  • Regular data cleaning and data entry for ensuring accuracy/completeness of flex fund data
  • Collaborate with the Training & Engagement team to ensure that fiscal administrators and fund users are trained in data collection procedures and data infrastructure

Qualifications

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

 

  • Age 18-24 years at the time of hire;
  • Sense of curiosity and excitement for learning new skills
  • Passion for preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness, and belief that it is possible;
  • Personal experience of homelessness in youth or young adulthood;
  • Passion for data, using data for storytelling, and sharing it with others
  • Familiarity with local, state, and national issues related to youth and young adult homelessness, and/or knowledge of youth-serving systems (foster care, juvenile courts, behavioral health, etc.) and homelessness in general;
  • Willingness to build facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to organize, set priorities, monitor progress toward goals, and track details;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment;
  • Deep analysis of intersectional systems of oppression and ability to support others on their journey towards more liberated practice;
  • Strong writing skills, or ability to grow writing skill;
  • Demonstrates professionalism, good humor, patience, and the ability to handle stress;
  • Appreciative of feedback, excitement and willingness to learn and grow as a professional

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Hours

This is a full-time position lasting for one year. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST and may include occasional evening or weekend hours for special events or travel. 

 

 

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

Hybrid/Remote Workplace

All AWHWA staff either work remotely, (if they live outside of the Greater Seattle Area), or hybrid-remote, meaning that if staff lives in the Seattle area, they work both from the office and from home. At times, all staff are required to travel as part of their job, including to Seattle. AWHWA provides support for travel from remote locations, work from home, including a laptop, a wifi and cell phone allowance, and other in-home equipment as approved.

 

Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $26.41/hr and is commensurate with experience.

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

  • 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 MetLife 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/AWHWA strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 

All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/AWHWA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/AWHWA celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.

 

TSNE/AWHWA's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.

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