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.
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:
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:
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.
Data Analytics & Research
Flexible Fund Data Infrastructure
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
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:
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
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:
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.
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