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Data Specialist (JR 1310)

Los Angeles, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JOB ID: 1310
Full Time
Wage: DOE


The Data Specialist will work in conjunction with the Data Manager to support the data needs of the CES for Families program for Service Planning Area (SPA) 4, Los Angeles. The data specialist, in collaboration with other team members and PATH’s QA department, will aggregate and track program performance. This position will work with the Data Manager on contract compliance, records management, and program invoicing. Additionally, they will work with the CES for Families SPA 4 management team to identify opportunities for performance improvement and the resources necessary to help attain that.
The data specialist will also help coordinate with the team to help develop tools and identify system enhancements that will further support improvements in data collection, report generation, and overall data access and implementation.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Maintain and monitor SPA 4 CES for Families data systems.
  • Help develop and implement training programs aimed at developing partner capacity.
  • Track outcomes and monitor progress against established goals
  • Analyze programmatic data to determine strengths and gaps
  • Complete reports for timely submission as required by funders (LAHSA, HACoLA, HACLA)
  • Provide back-up outreach and case management support to region as needed
  • Administer client databases including generating and analyzing reports, user management, and adherence to Homeless Management Information Systems policies and procedures.
  • In collaboration with the Data Manager, document data management policies and procedures.
  • Analyze program results and progress towards specific outcomes and goals.
  • Design, develop and implement regular reports for various audiences including staff, funders, and board members, etc.
  • Perform other tasks and special projects as required.


  • Posses a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Previous experience with social services and/or homeless programs
  • Demonstrated partnership capabilities in similarly complex environment
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure and time sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers and high proficiency in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel, and HMIS system
  • Project a professional demeanor and possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Capability to work in a fast paced, professional environment
  • Must maintain and execute confidential information

Required Qualifications

  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Reliable transportation
  • Successful completion of background screening
  • Able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification as provided by PATH
  • Updated tuberculosis test
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Computer literacy required. Must be proficient in Internet research, Word, Excel and database programs and be willing to learn other applications. Experience with Homeless Management Information Systems highly desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and the ability to make decisions independently and in collaboration with staff across your region and external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to manage detailed reports, pay close attention to detail, and work under deadlines by multi-tasking and appropriately prioritizing while maintaining flexibility
  • Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly present data to a variety of audiences
  • .Driving is an essential function of this position
    • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
    • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
    • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage

Work Environment 

The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How to apply Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1310 to submit your application. A resume is required
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