The Institute for Community Alliances is a national leader in the administration of Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).  We have administered Minnesota's HMIS, the database that collects client-level data on homelessness in the state, since June 2016.  We are looking for a dedicated, hard-working, and passionate team member to join us as we work to realize the potential of HMIS in Minnesota.

The Minnesota office has less than 20 staff. You'll work on a team of 4-5, including remote staff. We've recently developed a product delivery plan, including QA and UAT, and have made great strides in the last 18 months since implementing our MN work. 

We engage a wide variety of government stakeholders, support our internal team, and are Tier 2 support for a Helpdesk with over 1000 users. 

Under the direction of the Reporting and Compliance Manager, and as part of the Reporting Team, the Reporting Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining report templates and dashboards for use by ICA and HMIS stakeholders. The Reporting Specialist will maintain reporting responsibilities as ICA prepares to transition its reporting tool from ART (a version of Boxi, in an SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence SQL-based reporting platform) to Qlik (a data visualization platform).
You will have the opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact on our organization. There is some flexibility with this role. Given the contract nature of the position, we want to ensure that you gain transferrable skills through the creation of a set of deliverables for ICA.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Britt Heinz-Amborn, Minnesota HMIS Reporting and Compliance Manager, at You MUST submit both to be considered for the position. Candidates eligible for interview will be asked to submit a work sample.

Skills and responsibilities

Depending on the organization’s need, timing of the new reporting tool’s launch, and your skillset, increased responsibilities may be assigned. 
  • Create and maintain front-end development of report templates and custom reports for use by ICA and HMIS stakeholders, including participating agencies, Continuums of Care, state and local funders, HMIS Governance, and other partners working to end homelessness in Minnesota
  • Respond to requests for custom reporting
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state data standards
  • Collaborate with project teams and external stakeholders on report design, build, and delivery
  • Engage in all portions of product delivery, including quality assurance and user acceptability testing, develop statements of work, and project proposals, as applicable
  • Staff Tier 2 Helpdesk and, with guidance of Reporting and Compliance Manager, prioritize report bugs, feature enhancements, and custom report requests in accordance with product delivery plan
  • Assist in Helpdesk analytics and development of long-term strategy linking helpdesk issue/bug tracking
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned


  • Location:
  • Salary: , $40,000 - $45,000 for a 9-month contract position, commensurate with experience
  • Deadline: n/a


Minimum qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent related experience or training (e.g. information systems management (MIS), statistics, social science)
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a position with a high degree of job independence and responsibility
  • Previous experience in the social sector and/or QA is a plus
You Need to Know:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (we are on 2010 version)
  • MS Access database experience including SQL query building, table linking, form and report design, VBA and macros.
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relational and associative database structure
You Have:

  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, organization, team, and time management skills
  • Proven ability to be self-motivated and work well independently
  • Meticulous, methodical attention to detail
  • A love of documentation, information gathering, quality, and an eye for process improvement
You Can:

  • Astutely define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Collaborate in project teams, including with remote staff, on ongoing basis
  • Understand several abstract and concrete variables
  • Read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Write procedure manuals
  • Travel occasionally throughout Minnesota and out of state for up to approximately one week
  • Understand and advocate for the importance of data to efforts to address social problems (i.e., ending homelessness in Minnesota)
  • Work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Work in an occasionally stressful environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet established deadlines

Preferred qualifications

We’d Prefer You Know:

  • Data visualization and dashboard software (e.g. Tableau, Qlik)
  • Statistical Analysis software (SPSS, STATA, Matlab, R)
  • ServicePoint or other HMIS software

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