Share Email Opening

Data & Evaluation Specialist (Homeless Management Information System) 


The Cloudburst Group is seeking a Homelessness Data and Evaluation Specialist who LOVES data and evaluation and has experience using it to influence Federal and State/Local decision makers whose mission is to improve homeless systems. Here is an opportunity to work on a variety of projects with the mission to prevent and end homelessness. Cloudburst has a growing portfolio of data and evaluation programs with state, local, and federal government clients, including funding from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) to support local communities to effectively use data to drive strategic decision-making and homeless system performance improvements.

This position will provide technical direction, quality assurance oversight, and management of evaluation and applied data analytics projects—managing and conducting large-scale and rigorous studies focusing on homelessness and providing technical assistance to HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grantees. Proficiency in a range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies is required. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in HUD homeless assistance programs, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data standards, as well as key strategies for improving efforts to end homelessness including Housing First and Coordinated Entry.


  • Lead evaluation and applied data analytics projects, providing technical oversight and quality assurance.
  • Oversee the technical design and implementation of evaluations, including evaluation designs, sampling strategies, instrument development, data collection, implementation of mixed methods analysis (econometrics, qualitative, etc.), and dissemination of results through written reports, conference presentations, etc.
  • Advanced capabilities in at least one statistical package (STATA, R) and experience using analytical software packages.
  • Provide guidance, capacity building and training directly to CoC Program grantees to support the strategic directions of HUD’s Data TA Strategy to Improve Data and Performance.
  • Provide technical support to CoCs on using data in strategic decision-making and performance management.
  • Work within a dynamic team of other like-minded professionals committed to developing solutions to prevent and end homelessness.
  • Stay current on HUD requirements and policy priorities (i.e. using data to improve local systems of care; Coordinated Entry; Housing First; rural and unsheltered homelessness; and Rapid Re-housing and diversion strategies, etc.).
  • Exercise independent initiative to learn new skills as part of a fast-paced team-centered environment.
  • Domestic travel is required (on average 4 nights a month).
Position Requirements
  • Ph.D. in a related field preferred, but will consider a Master’s with 6 to 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with homelessness programs and conducting evaluations or research projects that leverage academic training and practical experience in quantitative research/evaluation and statistical methodologies.
  • Proficient understanding of HUD’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and CoC Programs; familiarity with HUD’s housing, community, and economic development programs.
  • Demonstrated competence in managing and implementing complex projects, client relations, and project and contract management.
  • Ability to travel to oversee program implementation and provide technical expertise (est. 10-20% time).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and/or independently respond to situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be flexible, working within a small company (including in a telecommuting relationship) are essential.


The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) is commited to hiring highest qualified candidates whatever their location. Fifty percent our employees work remotely.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
About the Organization The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) is a mission-driven, Economically Disadvantaged, Women-Owned Small Business whose staff strive to create impact, empower communities, and build resiliency. Cloudburst works at the intersection of domestic and international development with the goal of improving the effectiveness of programs and investments targeted to build social, economic, and environmental resilience in the U.S. and abroad. Starting with a problem statement, theory of change, desire to increase effectiveness or better measure impact of investments, we work to capture and generate data that empower people, organizations, and communities to effect change and provide the foundation for a more positive and sustainable future.  
EOE Statement The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The Cloudburst Group participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Cloudburst is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Cloudburst can only use E-Verify once a job offer is accepted and the employee has completed the Form I-9.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to


Other Jobs Within Same Category
Research and Evaluation Lead - Global Development in United States, US
Posted on: 9/26/2019
[Apply Now]

Research and Evaluation Lead, Global Development in Landover, MD
Posted on: 8/28/2019
[Apply Now]

Other Jobs Within 60 Miles
-- None found --


Click here for technical assistance.