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.
It is an exciting time with our organization growing significantly to lead and transform systems that both prevent and end homelessness for young people. You will know you are the right fit for AWHWA if you thrive in dynamic work environments and are goal driven, collaborative, and unabashedly dedicated to our mission. You will also be an equity- and justice-driven person who seeks to end the unjustly disproportionate amount of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ young people experiencing homelessness.
AWHWA deems lived experience of homelessness by young people to be a form of expertise and seeks this skill in our workforce. We also encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other People of Color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with different levels of abilities.
About the AWHWA Data & Evaluation Team
We are a diverse, action-oriented team, united in our passion for using humanistic data and technology to end 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. 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.
The Data Team works with Washington communities to attain and maintain quality, real-time data on the number of unaccompanied YYA experiencing homelessness in their communities. They are proud of the significant body of work they have created in support of this mission, and of the ongoing innovations of their all-star team.
Data systems and analysis must be able to reflect the dynamic nature of YYA homelessness. They must 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.
A foundational knowledge of quantitative data analysis and the homelessness system is critical for success in this position. Experience providing technical assistance and/or coaching to communities is highly valued. A strong candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong attention to detail and will possess: a passion for using data and technology to end homelessness; an understanding of youth homelessness; quantitative/qualitative research methodologies; deep racial and LGBTQ+ system analysis; and experience with improvement science.
The Data & Evaluation Director will work closely with the ACI and Training & Engagement programs to ensure program strategies align with overall AWHWA goals of ending, not just managing, YYA homelessness through a justice-driven lens.
Strategic Planning & Agenda Setting
ACI and Other Project Implementation
Staffing and Internal Culture
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:
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
Location:This position can be located anywhere in Washington State and provides for the flexibility to work from a remote location if desired. It can also be performed from AWHWA’s office space in Seattle if preferred.
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. Local and national travel occasionally required; the Data and Evaluation Director will be expected to visit the Anchor Communities semi-regularly, which may require occasional overnight travel.
Compensation: The salary for this position is $105,000/year and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
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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