Maher & Maher Senior Analyst – Program Performance

Sep 27, 2016

Senior Analyst – Program Performance

Operationalizing new workforce law and preparing to put it into practice is what this job is all about. Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) called for partnership between the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education to find new ways to measure and report program performance. The Senior Analyst will play a key role in this effort, working onsite at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC to support the administration in developing and implementing guidance for the workforce system, and helping to shepherd it through a rigorous review and approval process at levels as high as the Office of Management and Budget.

The Senior Analyst will have a wide-range of responsibilities that will include leading tasks and projects; writing supporting statements; compiling and analyzing input from stakeholders on performance requirements; working with multiple agencies in developing and contributing to documents, reports and guidance; developing technical assistance products; and coordinating and supporting virtual and in-person events. At the core of the Senior Analyst work is a commitment to fostering and maintaining strong client relationships and ensuring high-quality products and services are delivered to clients on time. 


  • At least 10 years of professional experience and at least 5 years of experience in the workforce development or education field.
  • Experience with technical assistance and training activities is a plus.
  • Understanding of, and background in, program performance and reporting desired.
  • Previous consulting experience preferred, but not required.


  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with demonstrated ability to express complex ideas clearly.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with strong analytical capabilities.
  • A self-starter with the demonstrated ability to lead project activities.
  • Ability to manage work on multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Resourceful and capable in anticipating problems and effectively resolving challenges.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Capability to build and maintain strong client relationships, with a laser focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team.
  • Possess a spirit of innovation, a flair for creativity and a curious mind.
  • Desire to learn new things and apply the latest trends and technologies to your work.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in a related field (such as public administration, public policy, or business administration) preferred.


  • Must be located, or willing to relocate, within commuting distance of downtown Washington, DC.