American Mathematical Society, Programs Department

Program ID: AMSP-DIRPROG [#19298]
Program Title: Director of Programs
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02904, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2022/02/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/17, finished 2022/05/05, listed until 2022/06/17)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Director of Programs

Meetings and Professional Services

The American Mathematical Society (AMS), founded in 1888, is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to advancing research and connecting the diverse global mathematical community through our publications, meetings and conferences, MathSciNet, professional services, advocacy, and awareness programs.  The AMS has 30,000 members worldwide and offices in Rhode Island, Michigan, and Washington, DC.

The AMS invites individuals to apply for the position of Director of Programs. The Director of Programs provides leadership and direction for AMS programs, resources, events, and activities that support in-training and professional mathematicians with education and career development. This individual works with AED for Meetings & Professional Services to ascertain overall vision for programs, plans and supervises program execution with the goals of excellence and value, and ensures the promotion for these activities is effective in reaching a full spectrum of individuals with talent, experience, and interest. Promotion mediums should attract individuals who have been traditionally excluded from AMS activities. The Director of Programs supports the wider mathematics community through communications displaying the beauty of mathematics.


  • In collaboration with the Division Head, oversee and lead all programs and outreach activities to:
    • enhance research, scholarship, and applications in mathematics.
    • support professional development.
    • support student progress.
    • strengthen educators’ teaching.
    • assist specific training objectives.
    • facilitate the work of academic department leaders.
    • enliven the interface between academia and business, industry, and government.
  • Services supporting career/job search tools and projects
    • Manage, promote, and provide user support for the AMS job and program listing services (currently utilizing tools and 
    • Organize, in cooperation with other directors, activities at meetings and in other venues to connect mathematicians to employment opportunities.
  • Survey activities
    • Manage in-house and outsourced survey activities.
    • Work with the Director of the MPS Department and AED on strategy.
    • Liaise with the Joint Data Committee and serve as an author on select reports.
  • Outreach activities
    • Oversee creation, dissemination, and promotion of outreach content
  • Operational tasks
    • Oversee application/nomination processes programs.
    • Develop annual operating plans, budgets, long-range plans and operational policies for the Department.
    • As needed, and in conjunction with MPS Department, prepare grant proposals, oversee administration of supported programs, and author annual, final, and budget reports for funded projects.
    • Approve and report on expenses for areas of responsibility.
    • Travel to and organize activities at various AMS meeting
    • Integrate efforts that support equity, diversity, and inclusion in departmental projects, programs, and activities and report on the effectiveness of such efforts.
    • Perform additional duties as requested or assigned.


  • PhD in mathematical sciences, higher education or related fields.  
  • Must possess demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with and interest in data, surveys, and inference that is pertinent to management and strategy.
  • Previous experience with program management, nonprofit management, the scientific community, or higher education is useful.


  • Please provide a cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference related to skills required for this position
  • Review of applications will begin on February 4th, 2022


At the AMS we value excellence, inclusivity and teamwork. We work at the forefront of advancing and connecting the diverse mathematical community worldwide, and we are seeking curious, innovative, collaborative individuals to join our team.

  • Hybrid work policy and excellent work-life balance
  • Generous benefit offerings including:
    • 9.5% contribution to employees’ 403b with minimum 2% employee contribution
    • $2,000-$4,000 contribution into employees’ personal HSA accounts to cover majority of plan deductible
    • 12 paid holidays
    • Paid time off starting at 21 days/ year
    • 100% employer paid Life and AD&D and Long-Term Disability
    • $500 Computing benefit to be used for set up of home office
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Opportunities for professional and personal growth
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and a welcoming environment
  • Many social activities to connect with your co-workers and give back to the community

The American Mathematical Society is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran or immigration status.

Application Materials Required:
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