Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a program of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking a leader for our development and communications efforts.
BEAM creates pathways for students from low-income and marginalized communities to access careers as mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and computer scientists. Our goal is to give our students the same access to advanced study as more affluent peers. We directly offer summer programs in middle school followed by advising and weekend enrichment classes throughout high school; we also direct students to other programs for continued advanced work. Through our work, students have gone on to top high schools, summer programs, and colleges, and have studied math far beyond what they would have otherwise seen in school. Beyond that achievement, though, our students discover that there are others like them who love math. They make friends they keep for a lifetime, and become part of a shared community that remains influential in their lives.
Our programs have grown from 17 students when we were founded in 2011 to over 400 each summer now. We have demonstrated success in our mission and have plans to continue expanding so that more students can be a part of what we do. Although we’ve been featured in many media outlets, you may find this New York Times article especially informative.
As Development and Communications Lead, you will coordinate and track outreach to existing supporters, develop relationships with potential supporters, organize and lead fundraising events, research grant opportunities, and apply to grants. In addition, you will work with senior leadership to develop fundraising strategies and messaging and help plan the overall financial strategy for the organization. Our team is small, and you will be the only full-time development staff member; our current full-time staff member will remain part-time.
This position can be customized to the background of the applicant. We are open to both experienced development professionals (who might enter as Director of Development) or to STEM professionals who are changing career paths who will enter at a coordinator or manager level. More junior staff will receive extensive coaching from our staff as well as numerous professional development opportunities and support from external consultants.
For a detailed discussion of the role and responsibilities, as well as to apply, please view the job description on our website.
How To Apply
Please read the more detailed job description, and then send a cover letter and resume as outlined there.