Data Manager/MIS Project Coordinator – Community Health Councils Inc – Los Angeles, CA

Organization Summary

Community Health Councils (CHC) is a non-profit, community-based health education, advocacy and policy organization established in 1992 in response to the growing health and healthcare crisis. CHC is dedicated to social justice and equity in community and environmental resources for underserved communities. CHC has been on the cutting edge of public policy and program development, working to strengthen community participation and inform state and local policies that: (1) improve community health and education to achieve optimal health and healthy lifestyles; (2) ensure equitable access to quality healthcare services; (3) provide universal access to quality healthcare coverage and (4) eliminate health disparities. Our four policy and programmatic areas include Healthcare Coverage, Healthcare Systems, Nutrition Resources, and Environmental Health. Each area represents a unique opportunity to engage members of impacted communities in program and policy development through a wide variety of community interventions and strategies as well as representation and leadership through the coalitions and collaborations convened.
Position Summary

The Data Manager/ MIS Project Coordinator (DM/PC) is an important member of the Research and Evaluation Team and reports directly to the Director of Research & Evaluation. DM/PC supports all internal research and evaluation related work and is responsible for managing a wide range of data sets and data systems that support the agency-wide policy objectives. The DM/PC facilitates the storage, cleaning and analysis of information and data collected by and for CHC projects, partners and external funding sources. DM/PC will acquire in-depth knowledge of CHC projects in order to identify ways to improve internal data management systems.

Description of duties and responsibilities

The Data Manager/ MIS Project Coordinator primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Data Supervision & Data Analysis

Monitors data systems to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of results.
Completes data entry into external reporting systems as required by funders.
Acts as liaison between the interns, part-time data collectors, entry and consultant staff.
Assists in planning and timing of data collection, analysis and reporting.
Preparation of maps, tables & reports as requested.
Data entry, compiling, and mapping data from all community field assessments and evaluation activities.

Information Systems Coordination

Maintains and updates the internal data information system and MIS instruction manual to meet the changing needs of the organization.
Trains all personnel in the use of the MIS and monitoring quality control of data forms and system operation.
Assists in planning and timing of system enhancements
Acts as liaison between consultants, developers, and other IT professionals
Develops and monitors implementation timelines and deliverables
Prepare MIS summaries as requested including quarterly reports on program activity and staff productivity.
Supports data entry into MIS as required by funders
Generates quarterly reports on program activity and staff productivity for program evaluation.
Other duties as requested.

Skills and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. Strong consideration will be given for candidates with a Computer Science background. Master’s degree preferred
Minimum 3 years of project management experience required including information systems and/or other technology based projects
Demonstrated experience managing technical professionals (software developers, programmers and other network specialists)
Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills including familiarity with evaluation methods for social sciences and community based organizations
Ability to interact with diverse communities and organizations
Professional demeanor; able to function independently and within a team
Ability to work in a multi-task environment at a quick pace; highly organized
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Skilled in SQL, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Access, Word
Skilled in GIS and mapping data, SPSS/SAS or other statistical database software applications and features

To be considered for employment with CHC, all applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and complete salary history When applying, please use the following subject line format: “First Name Last Name – Data Manager/MIS Project Coordinator – Research & Evaluation – Idealist Application.”