Data & Evaluation Director

Job Locations US-WA
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/26/2023 10:50 AM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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A Way Home Washington


Over 13,000 unaccompanied young people are surviving homelessness on their own in Washington State at disproportionately higher rates for Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color and young people identifying as LGBTQ+. Lack of housing stability, supportive connections and necessary services significantly impacts a young person’s transition to adulthood leaving their economic, social, civil, and political rights unrealized. But what can be done? Is it possible to not just prevent but ultimately end youth and young adult homelessness in Washington?


A Way Home Washington answers that question with an unequivocal “yes.”


Who We Are

A Way Home Washington (“AWHWA”) is a statewide movement to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness prioritizing the existing disproportionality of homelessness rates among young people of color and LGBTQ+ youth. We partner with communities, agencies, and leaders across Washington State to connect youth with stable housing and employment, education, and health services. By engaging on a local level and creating a statewide network, we connect communities and provide opportunities to discuss common barriers and solutions for ending youth and young adult homelessness.


Throughout our history, we have focused on integrating evidence-based practices and applying Continuous Quality Improvement to test, learn from, and develop further innovative solutions. Ending youth homelessness won’t be achieved by maintaining the status quo; we think outside the box resulting in cutting-edge initiatives. We know that young people believe “nothing about us without us” and as a result, we have a duty to ensure that youth and young adults hold key roles in shaping and influencing effective systems change that leads to ending homelessness.


A Way Home Washington is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (



What We Need


AWHWA is currently seeking a Data & Evaluation Director to provide strategic oversight to the Data Team’s efforts of creating and implementing data management and evaluation strategies grounded in racial and LGBTQ+ equity. A leader in cross-departmental collaboration, the Data & Evaluation Director uses their expertise to guide each department’s application of data and data trends towards the shared goal of ending youth and young adult homelessness in Washington.


Building strategy from justice-driven, real-time data is what sets AWHWA apart from other organizations. The Data & Evaluation Director is responsible for the management of this data and in doing so plays a critical role in protecting the communities we serve. Application of expert-level data analysis protects the civil rights of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. And direct protection of our community’s sensitive information is ensured by their development and continuous quality improvement efforts to safeguard our humanistic data.


Responsibilities of the Data & Evaluation Director include:

  • Sitting on the AWHWA leadership team, collaborate with other Directors and Executive Director on developing organizational strategy and building an inclusive, equity-centered culture.  
  • Develop and lead AWHWA’s data, evaluation, and research agenda to advance the movement to end YYA homelessness in Washington state by designing, implementing, and tracking equity-driven measurement strategies for the ACI, HPDF, and YDIP.
  • Collaborate with the ACI Director in developing ACI strategy and projects by designing and implementing data coaching strategies for data literacy, reliable and quality By Name List data, and continuous improvement for the ACI model.
  • Partner closely with the Training & Engagement Team to develop strategy for expanding ACI model and other data tools across the state.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team on data storytelling and content to implement plans for knowledge capture and sharing.
  • Oversee creation of data dashboards and performance management tools that identify and clear data and technology-related barriers at both local and state levels.
  • Recruit, hire, onboard, and train Data Team members. Provide direct and indirect supervision to the Data Team emphasizing mission-alignment, professional development, and growth.  
  • Manage program budget to meet Data program needs and ensure alignment with AWHWA goals. Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures and report variance to the Executive Director and senior staff regularly.  
  • Engage the community representing AWHWA as a vocal spokesperson for the organization’s data strategies. Participate in public presentations and fund development for AWHWA. 
  • Foster and contribute to a positive, respectful, trauma-informed, collaborative workplace culture that allows for building an integrated workplace community united in fulfilling AWHWA’s mission. 
  • Contribute to organizational development and betterment by leading and participating in collaborative engagements and unified organizational projects.  
  • Ability to travel to service areas through Washington State.


Who You Are


We recognize that no one person will embody every quality and attribute that defines success for this position. Examples of professional and personal abilities a successful incumbent has, or can demonstrate the ability to obtain, include:

  • Belief that preventing and ending YYA homelessness in Washington state is possible. 
  • Demonstrated strategic-level data analysis and/or data systems management experience. Data management experience within homelessness and/or youth-serving systems preferred, but not required.
  • Advanced understanding of data collection and quantitative/qualitative research methodology.
  • Strong critical data analysis skills, specifically applying ingenuity and curiosity to data evaluation rather than accepting data unquestionably.
  • Willingness to learn and stay abreast on issues pertaining to youth and young adult homelessness. Existing knowledge of related issues preferred, but not required.
  • Exceptional people management and development skills, specifically encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and cross-departmental collaboration from the supervised team. Previous supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Emotional intelligence and trauma-informed sensibilities pertaining to professional interactions in a work environment shared by those with lived experience. 
  • Motivated by creativity and contributing forward-thinking, innovative strategies towards AWHWA’s mission. 
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to understand the needs of your audience and adapt your communication style accordingly. 
  • Willingness to learn and become proficient with applicable data software and tools including Tableau, dashboard visualization and design, coordinated entry systems, and community By-Name Lists. Previous experience with software and tools preferred, but not required. 


In the spirit of “nothing about us without us,” we strongly encourage BIPOC, persons with disabilities, persons with lived homelessness experience, and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply. We are a non-discriminatory workplace and equal employment opportunity employer committed to building an organization reflective of the community it serves. We believe that everyone has their own superpower that brings niche expertise into their work. We value the unique lived experiences of every individual, and we hope you’ll share your superpower with us.


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.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remote in Washington State or Seattle, WA. Work is eligible for some remote work.

Compensation: The starting salary range for this position is $103,000 - $133,600 annually, dependent on experience and internal equity within AWHWA. The full salary range possible within the role in the future is $103,000 - $159,650, dependent on experience and performance.

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 health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • 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!

How To Apply


If this job sounds like a fit for you, please submit your application via the “Apply for this job online” button at the top of the TSNE page. A complete application includes a resume and cover letter. 


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for interviews as applications are received and reviewed over the next few weeks. While we hope our open application process allows candidates ample time to prepare their application, we want to respectfully acknowledge that we will likely schedule fewer interviews with new applicants as we get further along in the interview process.


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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