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Social Determinants of Health Data Specialist 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.
Position Social Determinants of Health Data Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Reporting to the Program Evaluation Manager, the Social Determinants of Health Data Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of data collection, monitoring, reporting, and quality improvement initiatives for Social Determinants of Health Programs.

Representative Duties:

  1. Designs and implements data collection, monitoring, and reporting plans for Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Programs
  • Coordinates with program staff, funders, and other external parties to ensure program activities and project data collection are progressing according to protocol and timelines
  • Maintains a functional understanding of existing data sources and maintains a Public Health Department level perspective on data management, evaluation, and quality assurance.
  • Assists with development and maintenance of databases and tools for data collection for Public Health Department, specifically SDoH Programs.
  • Assists in the preparation, and submission of reporting requirements to government and private funding sources for public health initiatives.
  • Assists the PEM in coordinating and consulting with internal and external stakeholders to gather information about program needs, objectives, functions, features, input and output requirements, and maintenance of project plans.
  • Assists in implementation and planning of Health IT systems as related to projects.
  • Looks for opportunities to leverage work across multiple projects and create efficiencies across programs and projects.
  • Manages, works cooperatively and nurtures relationships with Medical Department and other Fenway Departments outside of Public Health Department.
  • Develops and implements QC protocols
  1. Provides data management and evaluation support to the Social Determinants of Health Programs, through Public Health Department of Fenway Health, in the implementation of grant-funded housing, legal, case management, and behavioral interventions:
  • Assists the PEM in overseeing the design, collection, and evaluation of client and program-level data in compliance with funder expectations.
  • Generates and evaluates standard monthly, quarterly and annual program reports to assist the SDoH program management in understanding progress toward grant deliverables and to provide ongoing quality assurance and outcomes data related to the program.
  • Collaborates with the SDoH Program Management in conceptualizing current service delivery and designing service expansions by evaluating program outcomes while assessing service gaps.
  • Coordinates grant-related monitoring communications with funders of the SDoH program as they relate to data and evaluation activities and program progress towards deliverables.
  • Transmits data to funders through electronic submission platforms and assures that transmitted data is high quality and consistent with agency data.
  • Oversees Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Puts in place processes to achieve and maintain HMIS data quality, in collaboration with program managers. Maintains knowledge of changing HMIS requirements. Manages HMIS funder database processes and protocols.
  • Develops program dashboards and lead monthly dashboard meetings in partnership with program management to assess program performance toward deliverables, review outcomes, answer questions, and disseminate other evaluation findings.
  • Assists the Program Evaluation Manager in applying process and implementation evaluation and qualitative methods to support SDoH Program learning.
  1. Provides training and technical assistance to program staff as it relates to data systems, data collection, and data interpretation
    • Ensures that staff receive a comprehensive program orientation related to their data collection responsibilities
    • Provides ongoing guidance to program staff as it relates to data collection, including data quality, completion and timeliness.
    • Develops and reviews protocols, standard operating procedures, and manuals for data collection activities.
    • Assists in developing and maintaining compliance standards related to protected health information
    • Use geomapping, graphs and other techniques to illustrate program data in order to inform strategy to achieve program deliverables
  2. Meets Agency Participatory Expectations
  • Initiates and participates in continuing quality improvement efforts
  • Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
  • Attends all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Attends all regularly scheduled research meetings, trainings, forums and pertinent FCH staff meetings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested
  1. Performs other related duties as required

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required, with academic preparation in evaluation, analysis, public health, and/or socioeconomic disparities.
  • Coursework in evaluation methods preferred.
  • Minimum one-year data collection or program evaluation experience required.
  • Strong knowledge of social services, housing issues, and health disparities preferred
  • Experience managing multiple projects and interfacing with outside organizations required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word required. Experience with programming or data management and analysis software such as SQL, Microsoft Access, or Customer Relationship Management platforms (such as Efforts to Outcomes) preferred.
  • LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, and behavioral health or substance use prevention-related experience preferred.
  • Willingness to travel locally as needed required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse work staff preferred.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required.
Category Data Management  
Number Filled 1  
Location Fenway Health @ AAC  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number DAT-19-00001  

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