HMIS Specialist / System Administrator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $46,000
Maximum: $56,000
Details: A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Published

09/17/2018

Address

4415 Harrison Street
Suite 228
Hillside
Illinois
60162
United States

Description

The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County is seeking a full-time Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Specialist / System Administrator who, as part of a team, will maintain a data system and analyze data to evaluate homeless needs in our county.


About the Alliance

The Alliance is a passionate, hard-working team dedicated to making homelessness in suburban Cook County rare, brief, and a one-time occurrance. Our role is to lead the Cook County Continuum of Care in realizing this vision by:

  • Creating and implementing a community-wide plan to prevent and end homelessness.
  • Strategic use and equitable distribution of federal funding and leveraging new resources to end homelessness across the region.
  • Measuring results, monitoring performance, and tracking progress towards our goals.


Responsibilities

  • Understands all aspects of the ServicePoint Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) product and the Alliance's policies and procedures for the system's usage;
  • Supports the overall data and evaluation strategy for the organization;
  • Analyzes data, prepares and submits reports on programmatic measures as well as HMIS system usage;
  • Consults with member agencies and provides small group training for end users to facilitate maximum benefit of using various system features;
  • Meets frequently with various member groups to understand and develop strategies to accomplish Alliance goals;
  • Completes member agency Site Visits as needed to provide support and monitor compliance;
  • Audits access to and usage of the HMIS to ensure full participation and compliance by member agencies authorized to use the system;
  • Audits data quality, recommends corrective action, training topics, etc;
  • Analyzes aggregate data to inform Alliance strategic goals and to evaluate outcomes;
  • Collects and communicates user feedback on software functionality;
  • Provides support to individual users and agencies in use of the system;
  • Performs system administration tasks, including user management, maintenance of provider records, development of system mechanisms, and coordination with regional partners;
  • Oversees and enforces client privacy and data security procedures;
  • Prepares datasets for use in external research projects and cross-sector data analysis;
  • Assists with office network and computer equipment troubleshooting.


Qualifications

  • Minimum one-year experience in a related position. Evidence of experience in system administration, client database management, user training, and/or data migration is desired.
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical personnel within member agencies.
  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Knowledge of relational database management and associated reporting tools.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit setting with significant information reporting requirements strongly desired.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, advanced training, or equivalent experience.
  • Must be a self-directed, highly organized person who can effectively prioritize and follow through on multiple projects, who take pride in producing quality work and is willing to learn new things.
  • Interpersonal skills and flexibility within a small office.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and use of an insured car for moderate local travel within county.

Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD, Flexible Spending Account

Level of Language Proficiency

English must be spoken.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

info@suburbancook.org

To apply, email your resume and cover letter describing your interest in and relevant skills for the position to info@suburbancook.org with "HMIS Specialist" in the subject line.

Please address your cover letter to:

Peggy Troyer

Director of Information Systems

Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County

4415 Harrison Street, Suite 228

Hillside, IL 60162-1904

We seek a diverse fiield of applicants. While we have a set of qualifications listed, if you have other experience that you think is related, please apply.

Position is open until filled. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis; to ensure consideration, please reply by September 28, 2018. We will contact only those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


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