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Mathematica Researcher/Consultant, Disability Programs (Remote Eligible) in Pierre, South Dakota

Position Description:

About Mathematica:

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. Read more about our benefits here: https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance.

  • About the opportunity:*

Mathematica is searching for self-motivated professionals with experience in disability policy and programs to support current and emerging work across a number of areas related to monitoring, technical assistance, and evaluation. Researchers/Consultants will lead staff in tasks and drive solutions for our clients’ most challenging problems.

Important employment information:

This project is in the proposal stage, so if selected for hire, your employment will be contingent upon the successful award of work. If you are offered a Research Associate opportunity and Mathematica is awarded the work, the anticipated start-date of this role will be early September 2024. This role will be full-time, and you will be a regular employee of Mathematica. If you are contacted by our Talent Acquisition team, you will receive more information and details about this process.

As a Researcher/Consultant, you will:

  • Facilitate virtual and in-person meetings to monitor and assess participant progress against pre-determined milestones
  • Author project reports, memos, technical assistance tools, issue briefs, and webinar presentations
  • Analyze compliance findings to identify trends and recommendations for remediation
  • Participating in decisions regarding monitoring design and methodology
  • Reviewing policy, program, and/or data documentation to develop technical specifications for analyses
  • Apply analytic thinking to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data
  • Develop expertise in disability data, policy, and programmatic areas
  • Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge of staff working in the disability area

Position Requirements:

  • A PhD in public policy or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Able to travel domestically multiple times per year
  • Willing to undergo background investigation to obtain public trust security clearance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to explain observations and findings to diverse stakeholder audiences including program administrators,  policymakers, and grant recipients
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to lead and manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines.
  • Experience with Excel, SharePoint, CRM tool(s), and/or other collaborative tools such as Atlassian Confluence or Jira.
  • Demonstrates an aptitude for proactive problem-solving.
  • Illustrates a high level of organization and attention to detail.

This role offers an anticipated base salary of $100,000 - $130,000 annually. This position may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on individual and company performance. 

We welcome applications from candidates who wish to work remotely full-time.

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

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.

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