Jobs: Nonprofit Jobs

Anchor Community Initiative Data Manager, A Way Home Washington

Seattle, Wash.
Jun / 14 / 2018

The Organization

A Way Home Washington (AWHWA), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks, 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.

About the Anchor Community Initiative

AWHWA is excited to launch the Anchor Community Initiative (ACI) in 2018 as a central pillar of our mission and activities. The ACI will help the first four communities in Washington state end youth and young adult homelessness by 2022. Success will include creating clear, believable proof points that demonstrate it is possible to solve this problem; learning what a sustainable system to end youth homelessness looks like; and generating progress and new action throughout Washington. Most importantly, young people struggling with homelessness will know our state values their wellbeing and is able to help them find safety and stability.  The ultimate vision is that ACI will include 12-15 communities.  We are currently funded for the first cohort of 4 communities.

Job Summary

Reporting to AWHWA’s Project Director, the Data Manager will be responsible for analyzing data and performance management support to ACI communities as they work towards their goals of ending youth and young adult homelessness. AWHWA has a commitment to equity, thus all data will be analyzed through an equity lens.  This position will work as part of the AWHWA team to design and implement this statewide initiative, including developing, data collection strategies and tools to assist communities in setting, tracking and achieving goals, as well as providing data and reporting support to the Lead Coach throughout the ACI process.

Occasional travel throughout the state will be required.

Essential Functions

ACI Strategic Planning

  • Collaborate with AWHWA Project Director, Executive Director and other AWHWA staff to plan and implement the ACI initiative;
  • Work with the Project Director and Lead Coach to develop data infrastructure and performance management tools to support the first four Anchor Communities;
  • Provide input on AWHWA workplans to ensure measurement and performance metrics are on track;
  • Provide leadership and support to AWHWA’s data driven culture;
  • Present data reports and presentations to key funders, board members, and stakeholders.

ACI Implementation

  • Serve as the data and evaluation point-of-contact for all Anchor Communities;
  • Develop appropriate strategies, implement support plans, and monitor outcomes and improvements in community- and initiative-wide data;
  • Support ACI communities to establish clear measures for success over time and ensure they are supported in their pursuit of data and technology goals associated with their improvement goals and measures;
  • Help communities collect and use their data to develop, test, implement and spread changes that will support communities to reduce the number of YYA experiencing homelessness;
  • Ensure all ACI communities have an appropriate data reliability threshold and understand how to clear any data or technology barriers keeping communities from tracking an end to YYA homelessness;
  • Support and train ACI staff on data and performance management concepts and solutions needed to provide effective coaching and technical assistance;
  • Develop and produce monthly dashboards;
  • Provide individual support to communities, as needed, through in-person and remote technical assistance;
  • Participate and lead webinars, as needed;
  • Streamline outcomes and measurements to align with federal, state, and local requirements;
  • Collaborate with AWHA and other entities working to end youth homelessness; to ensure alignment with measurement strategies.


  • Participation in team meetings, supervisions, and retreats;
  • Partner with consultants and other contract entities;
  • Develop strong relationships with non- selected anchor communities, and other key communities;
  • Participate in the ACI’s local coalitions and stakeholder meetings;
  • Support a mission-driven, “can-do” respectful work culture and team.  


Minimum Requirements

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills;
  • Database management proficiency;
  • Expert Microsoft Office suite proficiency, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
  • Advanced understanding of data collection and quantitative research methodology;
  • Clear ability to assess the relative importance, urgency, and risks as situations arise;
  • Track record of skilled problem solving to make recommendations or decisions for action as appropriate;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, set priorities, monitor progress toward goals, and track details;
  • Familiarity with local, state and national issues related to youth and young adult homelessness, and/or knowledge of youth-serving systems and homelessness in general;
  • Demonstrated ability working with diverse communities and commitment to supporting inclusion, both internally and across our efforts to serve all youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in Washington State.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years’ experience in a nonprofit or professional setting, with three years in a senior leadership position, including staff supervision and management;
  • Experience/understanding of coordinated entry systems and/or the use of community By-Name Lists;
  • Experience working on a local, statewide, or national-level systems-change initiative or campaign AND/OR experience providing data support/technical assistance to communities;
  • Efficient and self-motivated;
  • Demonstrated professionalism, good humor, patience, and the ability to handle stress;
  • Experience with project management software, such as Trello or Asana;
  • Experience with Tableau Software;
  • Experience applying collective impact, improvement science, user-centered design, or other large-scale problem-solving approaches.

Physical Requirements

Little or no exertion, may require extended periods at a computer. May occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Hours and Travel

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 required; the data manager position will be expected to visit the four Anchor Communities on a regular basis, which may require overnight travel.

To Apply

Please include a resume and cover letter in your online application.

Hiring Timeline

First Round Interviews: July 10
Second Round Interviews: July 18

This position will remain open until filled.

Apply online here


TSNE MissionWorks and A Way Home Washington envision a society grounded in principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors each individual as a whole person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work. We value the unique talents and contributions of each of our employees.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/AWHWA will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other factor prohibited by law.