Advisory Services/Project Management Analyst at Mathematica (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits here:

About the opportunity:

We currently have openings for Advisory Services/Project Management Analysts with a strong interest in managing and evaluating federal, state, or foundation health policy and programs. The advisory services analyst role blends management and research. As such, we are seeking prospective employees with a passion for project management and an interest in improving government operations and health care delivery. In particular, we are looking for individuals who can support current and emerging work across any number of areas such as: disability, public health, value-based purchasing and alternative payment models, measures of delivery and quality of services for beneficiaries, and data analytics, and outcomes of innovative programs and policies. Candidates do not need to have experience in all these areas but should have experience in at least one of them.

Advisory services analysts work across multiple policy areas, typically on 2-3 projects at a time in roles requiring team management and direct client contact. Across all projects, analysts are expected to:
  • Provide the direction and organization needed to help keep projects on time and on budget and facilitate communication between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conduct project management activities, such as helping project directors plan, manage, and close out complex projects; and designing and implementing tools and processes to help organize data and manage teams.
  • Develop and maintain project collaboration tools, including Microsoft Project schedules, SharePoint websites, Jira trackers, and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Learn complex policies and develop subject matter knowledge to serve in research-oriented roles that complement their project or task management assignments, like managing surveys, or conducting telephone interviews or site visits to support qualitative data collection activities.
  • Apply rigorous analytic thinking to analyze and interpret qualitative, quantitative, or other program data to evaluate policies and programs or inform the delivery of technical assistance on federal, state and foundation health policy projects.
  • Evaluate operational components of projects and programs and describe problems, options, and solutions to senior staff and clients.
  • Author client memos, technical specifications or user manuals for reporting systems, issue briefs, chapters of reports, and webinar presentations or other technical assistance tools.
  • Bring creative ideas to the development of proposals for new projects.

Position Requirements:

  • Master's degree in public policy, public administration, social work, business, or health-related field; or commensurate experience in operations or management-oriented positions.
  • Strong management skills, including ability to monitor costs on multimillion-dollar contracts, mentor staff, and oversee small teams to complete work within tight timelines without compromising on quality.
  • Work experience with a federal or state agency, foundations, or other health care entities is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, specifically the ability to write clear and concise documentation and to speak with clients diplomatically.
  • Interest in improving and researching government programs or providing technical assistance to health care entities.
  • Certifications demonstrating management proficiency and expertise, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or Lean Six Sigma, are a plus. Experience with management tools, such as Microsoft Project and Jira, is also a plus. As is, experience engaging a range of client stakeholders by applying a variety of approaches (such as human-centered design).
  • Experience bridging between business owners and technical staff is helpful.
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines.
  • Some travel may be required (after travel resumes).
To apply, please submit a cover letter and your resume along with a work product that demonstrates analytic skills and reflects independent analysis and writing, such as a capstone project, analytic report, or a management plan (nothing company confidential, please), and contact information for three references. Please also provide a writing sample that demonstrates policy analysis or program operation and monitoring skills, and reflects independent analysis and writing, such as a white paper or decision memo. You will also be asked to provide your desired salary range during the application process.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on a project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Woodlawn, MD; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL; Remote

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $65,000 - $95,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on individual and company performance.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
More Information on Mathematica
Mathematica operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Princeton, NJ. Mathematica was founded in 1968. It has 1751 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 62 open jobs at Mathematica, click here.
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