The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students and enthusiasts. We further the understanding of our world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes our lives. Our mission at the MAA is to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world and we do so through our values of, Community, Inclusivity, Communication, and Teaching and Learning.
Working at the MAA means that you will be joining a dynamic and dedicated team where your contributions will be encouraged and appreciated. We offer a full array of highly competitive benefits, and we are located within a desirable Washington, DC location.
The Manager, Competitions Operations, is responsible for managing the operations of the Competitions Department for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). This role will manage the Competition Assistants staff and report to the Director, Competitions Operations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet MAA business needs.
Reviewing contracts, timelines, and work duties as it pertains to the execution of American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) and Putnam Competitions.
Management and execution of Competition grading events. To include: AMC 8, AMC 10/12, AIME, USAMO, and the Putnam Competitions.
Review of workflow and processes as it pertains to the Competitions Program.
Manage updates of the MAA Competitions pages of the website.
Oversee coordination of Editorial Boards, vendors, and Service Center team.
Review and approve updates to Competition materials and policies.
Support implementation of new IT systems.
Hiring and reviewing of contracts for the Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP).
Management duties included in the opening and closing of MOP.
Oversite of reimbursements and vendor payments.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training and/or work experience listed here.
Significant experience in project planning and execution to include defining and implementing projects
Proven excellence in time management – defining project schedule and timeline for deliverables, monitoring progress and assessing risks to plan.
Familiarity with reviewing financial statements and making recommendations
Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous projects and prioritize
Proactive problem solver and decision maker
Able to build excellent vendor rapport
Avid learner, willing and eager to take on new challenges
Exceptional interpersonal skills, exhibits a positive attitude and a professional demeanor
Proficiency with MS Office Suite and other technology including web-based systems (i.e. Google Docs, AMS systems, intranet administration, Adobe Suite).
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including proof-reading and editing
Demonstrates a customer focused service mentality
Ability to work with creativity and flexibility in a fast paced environment while maintaining high work standards
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to create new processes and demonstrate sound judgment
Exhibits a high degree of personal initiative
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Education and Experience
3 - 5 years project management experience
3 - 5 years staff management experience
To apply send cover letter and resume to email below.
About Mathematical Assoc. of America
The Mathematical Association of America, located in the historic Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC, is the largest professional association that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. The association has more than 15,000 members and a staff of 40. Membership includes college and university faculty and students, high school teachers, individuals from business, industry, and government, and others who appreciate mathematics. For more information about the Mathematical Association of America, see www.maa.org.