Senior Program Integrity and Data Analytics Lead

Mathematica Policy Research   •  

Woodlawn, MD

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 48 days ago

We are seeking a seasoned professional with experience in program integrity and analytics who has substantive knowledge of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and related programs. The successful candidate will join our Human Services division to lead program integrity engagements for the Food and Nutrition Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other clients. The following projects illustrate some of our recent work:

  • A study to quantify the extent of identity theft in SNAP by estimating the its prevalence and cost to the program

  • Simulations to estimate how changes in program polices will impact benefit costs, eligibility, and participation in SNAP

  • An analysis of State’s use of computer matching protocols to minimize fraud, waste, and abuse in SNAP and improve efficiencies.

  • Assessments of the effectiveness of State and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals

You will work in a multidisciplinary setting that includes staff with degrees in statistics, business, public policy, economics, psychology, education, sociology, demography, and related fields. We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high-quality work. As a winner of the "Excellence in Diversity Award," we know that building an inclusive culture based on the diverse strengths of employees from different backgrounds is key to our success.

We offer our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership. We encourage and provide support for staff to engage in professional activities such as preparing journal articles and participating in conferences.

Duties of the position

  • Engage with Food and Nutrition Service and other clients to understand the challenges they face and work collaboratively with them to develop innovative solutions

  • Direct teams and oversee all aspects of high quality project delivery

  • Direct business development efforts and proposals for new projects

  • Develop and design projects that address clients’ needs

  • Present to policy and professional audiences

Position Requirements:

  • Seven or more years of relevant professional experience in program integrity and analytics with federal agencies or state and local governments

  • Ph.D. or equivalent work experience in economics, public policy, sociology, demography, statistics, psychology, education, or related field

  • A demonstrated history of working collaboratively with federal agencies or state and local governments

  • Experience leading major engagements that focus on leveraging analytics to address issues of fraud, waste, and abuse

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate evidence for program and policy audiences

  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams

    Job ID 898-5