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Data Specialist - Homeless Services (JR 2261)

Los Angeles, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR 2261
Data Specialist                                        
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Salary: $26.24/hr - $28.85/hr DOE
Full Time

PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking qualified candidates with data base administration and non-profit experience to join our Quality Assurance and Compliance Department as a Data Specialist.

In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 

Our Quality Assurance and Compliance Department (QAC) oversees both contract and programmatic compliance by ensuring standards are outlined and implemented according to internal and external compliance expectations. The QAC supports 11 programmatic departments and over 100 government contracts, collaborating with program teams to develop, implement and analyze program performance to ensure the quality and compliance of PATH programs.

Working under the supervision of the Chief Compliance & Administration Officer, the Data Specialist handles and administers agencywide data systems, data collection, reporting, and evaluation. Responsibilities of the Data Specialist include:
  • Data & Systems Management
    • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and training of all Homeless Management Information Systems and internal data systems
    • Providing database training and updates to staff
    • Coordinating with program staff and database vendors around development and revision of program set-ups, program forms, and protocols
    • Completing and submitting user access and termination forms
    • Providing database support and problem-solving issues for staff and managers
    • Analyzing reports produced from the data base system regularly
    • Working with program staff to complete and correct data and ensure a high level of data quality and accuracy
    • Managing and serving as a the agency administrator for data systems to ensure agency and funder compliance
  • Reporting & Performance Evaluation
    • Monitoring and analyzing data on programmatic and contractual goals and outcomes
    • Reporting on program evaluation data elements to leadership by collecting information on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
    • Collecting and summarizing program outcomes and goal achievement
    • Conducting program evaluations through both qualitative and quantitative analysis
    • Producing monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports for all program departments
    • Supporting program staff with the interpretation and application of analysis findings to make improvements
    • Producing data for report requests, proposals, and inquires

We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Effectively analyzing problems and perform needs assessments
  • Demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment within accepted practices and make recommendations to achieve desired results
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and project management, time management, and organizational skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop successful business relationships both internally and externally while brokering buy-in from all stakeholders
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment

This role gives preference to candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in a related field with at least 2 years of related job function or industry experience such as data management, database administration, performance evaluation, research, or non-profit administration
  • Experience with administration, reporting and troubleshooting homeless services database management systems (e.g. HMIS, EHR)

In lieu of a master’s degree, the minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with at least 4 years of related job function or industry experience such as data management, database administration, performance evaluation, research, or non-profit administration

  • At least 6 years of experience in data management, database administration, performance evaluation, research, and non-profit program administration

For this role the Data Specialist must:
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technology as a work tool including strong working knowledge of database systems and Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test

Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.

If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 2261 to submit your application. A resume is required.

PATH 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.

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