Program Manager of the IGEN Mathematics Initiative
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 over 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. 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 Program Manager for the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Mathematics Initiative (IGEN-Math) works under the supervision of the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and works closely with internal and external stakeholders, including IGEN Alliance partner organizations and the IGEN-Math Advisory Group, to manage this national capacity building initiative to engage the mathematics community in the development of a framework for a centralized hub of bridge programs in mathematics intended to improve equity and inclusion in mathematics graduate education. The Program Manager will support the work of the IGEN-Math team and will coordinate, implement, maintain, and promote the programmatic activities of the IGEN-Math capacity building initiative. This is a grant funded position.
- Manage the efficient operation of the national IGEN-Math Initiative.
- Coordinate in-person and virtual IGEN-Math community engagement activities, meetings, and events.
- Assist the Director and IGEN-Math Team with work related to the IGEN-Math Initiative.
- Develop, grow, and leverage relationships with stakeholders in and ancillary with the mathematics community, including leaders of graduate programs, bridge programs, professional organizations, and mathematics institutes.
- Develop, coordinate, and execute communications strategies for the IGEN-Math Initiative including communications with constituents, webpages, news items, social media, Notices articles and advertising, etc.
- Represent and conduct activities on behalf of the IGEN-Math Team at conferences, workshops, site visits and assessments, IGEN-Alliance meetings, and IGEN-Math convenings, as well as additional travel to appropriate meetings and events as assigned.
- Develop and implement impactful IGEN-Math meeting agendas and programs for initiative activities to ensure that the established project goals are met.
- Prepare and work with Director to complete agenda items for AMS staff and governance meetings.
- Manage and draft internal and external reports including summaries of engagement activities and webpage content.
- Write and edit articles, brochures, project reports, proposals, and web-based materials.
- Build and maintain appropriate IGEN-Math initiative databases or other software tools, web pages, and digital file structures needed for increased efficiency and accuracy, in cooperation in cooperation with AMS staff.
- Contribute substantially to writing funding proposals, when appropriate.
- Ensure efficient project scheduling, cross-training, and documentation.
- Manage and track project budgets and approve invoices, as needed.
- Manage grant subaward and contracts including monitoring progress, reviewing outcomes, and ensuring that funder requirements are met.
- Develop and implement assessments and evaluations to inform project activities.
- Make recommendations to inform activities and make improvements based on evaluation and data analysis.
- Participate in AMS strategic planning initiatives, where appropriate.
- Design new program activities with supervision, where appropriate.
- Perform other or similar related duties as requested or assigned.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:
- Work with and maintain good relationships with IGEN-Math stakeholders, the broader mathematics community, and AMS officers, committees, volunteers, and members.
- Interact with the AMS Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Meetings and Conferences Department, Membership Department, Information Technology Department, Information Services Department, Graphic Arts Department, Communications Department, and other AMS staff to advance the IGEN-Math initiative activities including messaging, marketing, strategies and planning.
- Strategize with the IGEN-Math Team to plan and determine speakers for initiative activities, update webpage content, and report on engagement activities to project constituencies.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
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 graduate degree in one of the mathematical sciences or related disciplines.
- A minimum of 3-5 years of previous related experience with program management, nonprofit management, or academic programs in higher education is necessary.
- Experience writing grant proposals and managing grant-supported projects.
- Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ability to plan and organize meetings, events, and exhibits. Prior experience is preferred.
- Familiarity with the mathematics community is useful.
- Must be able to interact professionally and effectively with a wide array of constituencies.
- Superior, demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Superior, demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
- Superior, demonstrated interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Solid time-management skills, including an ability to prioritize responsibilities and maintain workflow while managing multiple priorities.
- Intermediate to advanced proficiency with standard computer-based office software; ability and commitment to learn specialized software tools used by the AMS.
- Ability to draft reports with minimal need for editing.
- Demonstrated dependability and flexibility.
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
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. The position requires frequent travel to conduct site and vendor assessments, and to attend meetings and events as part of its core responsibilities, as well as additional travel as assigned.
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.
- Generally, work will be conducted in a typical office environment. However, there will be times when work at off-site locations is necessary.
- Minimal noise
- Performing primarily sedentary work with limited physical exertion and lifting up to 40 lbs.
- Extended work hours may be required to meet project deadlines or resolve unexpected problems
- This position is grant funded and open to virtual and/or hybrid potential. The position has travel requirements and reports to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Washington, DC.
Other duties disclaimer: This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not
Required degree level
Years of experience
- 3 - 5 Years