American Mathematical Society, Meetings and Professional Services Department

3138 22787Position ID: AMSMPS-DOE [#22787]
Position Title: Director Of Education
Position Type: Administration
Position Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02904, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2023/08/15, finished 2023/12/05, listed until 2024/02/15)
Position Description:    

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

At the American Mathematical Society (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.

The AMS serves 30,000 members and 570 institutions worldwide through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

What We Offer 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 per 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 SUMMARY:

The Director of Education plans, oversees, and assesses a portfolio of internal and external education initiatives leading to and supporting inclusive access to graduate pathways, research training, and career enhancement opportunities in the mathematical sciences. The programmatic activities are designed to support educators and students at all levels.


Provide leadership for the education portfolio and efforts supporting education in the mathematical sciences. Advance involvement in centralizing efforts supporting student preparation for, and success in, educational programs leading to advanced degrees or employment in the mathematical sciences. Develop virtual and in person educational activities, programs, and events that support the AMS mission. Maintain Education webpages in cooperation with the Programs Department and the Office of Government Relations. Support/coordinate interactions with external entities regarding education requests for AMS support and collaboration. Cultivate relationships with representatives of funding agencies. Develop and submit grant applications and funding proposals to expand educational programmatic activities and staffing necessary to administer grant supported programs. Study long-range needs of the mathematical sciences community, and work with the Programs Department to determine feasible and sustainable data collection and analysis activities meeting those needs. Work with the Programs Department to determine feasible and sustainable data collection and analysis activities for grant funded programs and help to manage the programs. Serve as staff liaison for select AMS committees. Liaise with Directors outside MPS. Work in collaboration with the Office of Government Relations and the Committee on Education. Perform other or similar related duties as requested or assigned. Promote divisional activities to support communities traditionally marginalized and/or underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Coordinate workflow and strategize with staff in departments across the AMS. Participate in strategic planning to build mutually beneficial programs and projects with external organizations. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

As delegated by the AED, lead projects and provide guidance for collaborative work with AMS Officers and Directors of the MPS Division. Serve as liaison involving collaborations to support the mission of the AMS with external groups. Supervise education staff (assistant and program specialist). QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions listed above satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of some of the knowledge that may be required and skills that will be developed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Earned doctorate in one of the mathematical sciences or education; management experience a plus. Experience writing grant proposals and managing grant-supported projects. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the mathematical community. Strong interest in professional programs and related services, meetings, and membership organizations. Significant academic and administrative experience and familiarity with Ph.D. programs in the mathematical sciences. Ability to address issues constructively, building cooperative relationships within and across departments outside of the organization with higher education societies, institutes, associations, programs, and funding agencies. ATTRIBUTES AND COMPETENCIES: The following attributes and competencies are indicators of the skills and/or behaviors necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the position:

Demonstrates understanding of organization’s mission, structure, culture, and constituencies. Demonstrates knowledge of own department’s work activities and mission; understands how own job impacts work of department. Responds positively to changes in the organization and the workplace. Demonstrates flexibility in responding to work demands. Demonstrates and communicates respect for the opinions and beliefs of other people at all levels and fosters a climate of mutual respect. Plans and organizes work effectively. Accepts accountability for job performance and results. Works effectively with others in a variety of settings. Uses communication tools effectively (e.g., presentation, verbal, writing, relationship building, negotiating, listening) to meet needs of audience and/or situation. Maintains professional composure in challenging situations. Exercises discretion in identifying, handling, and safeguarding confidential information. Addresses issues constructively, building cooperative relationships within and across departments. Receptive to feedback and willing to try different approaches in order to achieve the best results. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed cause light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties due to long periods of standing, sitting or repetitive motion. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices. Travel is required. WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical office environment Climate-controlled Minimal noise Performing primarily sedentary work with limited physical exertion and lifting up to 20 lbs. Extended work hours may be required to meet project deadlines or resolve unexpected problems This position is required to be in-office with hybrid option Other duties disclaimer: This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.

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