American Mathematical Society, Meetings and Professional Services Department

3138 22773Position ID: AMSMPS-SPO [#22773]
Position Title: Special Projects Officer
Position Type: Fellowship or award
Position Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02904, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/10/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/14, listed until 2024/02/14)
Position Description:   Remote  

Special Projects Officer for BEGIN Fellowship


Providence, RI (**Required to be in office with potential for hybrid work**)


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.


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% employer contribution to 403(a) Retirement Plan 100% employer-paid Life, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance Medical and Dental coverage with Employer cost share Voluntary Vision, Life/AD&D, and Long-term Care Insurance available through payroll deduction 12 paid holidays Paid time off starting at 21 days/ year $500 Computing benefit to be used for set up of home office (for applicable roles) Tuition Reimbursement Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and a welcoming environment


The Special Projects Officer for BEGIN (SPOB) works under the supervision of the Director of the MPS Department (DMPSD) and in collaboration with internal and external constituents to create closer ties with academic institutions and business, entrepreneurial, government labs and agencies, industry, and non-profit (BEGIN) entities. The SPOB will plan, carry out, assess, and build attitudinal and financial support to increase the AMS’s portfolio of projects supporting students and mathematical scientists beyond the academy. The goal is to directly impact the profession to make it more welcoming and inclusive for mathematical careers in non-academic settings.


Develop, grow, and leverage relationships with BEGIN entities and others beyond the academy where mathematically-trained people can flourish in careers. Develop information, resources, activities, and programming that AMS can provide to help enable graduate students and undergraduates in their preparations for a range of career directions. Develop strategic relationships and work with graduate programs to help them develop culture and practice that support graduate students’ knowledge about and preparation for careers in BEGIN areas. Develop, market, and sustain AMS services, activities, and strategy targeting BEGIN entities, academic departments, and students. Build a sponsorship model to support BEGIN activities beyond the initial investments. This includes identifying funding opportunities, writing and submitting proposals and prospectuses, etc. Serve as a committee liaison as assigned. Other duties as assigned


Earned doctorate in one of the mathematical sciences or related area Excellent oral and written communication skills Familiarity with the mathematical community Strong interest in and experience relevant to career development for mathematical scientists or people in related STEM areas Familiarity with various types of undergraduate and graduate programs in the mathematical sciences. Ability and willingness to develop and sustain interactions with mathematicians and others working in BEGIN areas Ability to address issues constructively and build cooperative relationships within and across AMS departments as well as outside of the organization with societies, institutes, associations, programs, and funding agencies


Extended work hours may be required to meet project deadlines or resolve unexpected problems Work at sites outside the Providence office may be required for the completion of certain tasks, projects, or processes. This position is required to be in-office with hybrid potential Application Materials Required:

Cover letter Curriculum Vitae Two reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site )

The American Mathematical Society is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all individuals, regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability status, economic background, veteran, or immigration status, or any other social or physical component of their identity.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
201 Charles Street, Providence RI 02904