SPMPS is Hiring!

The Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving is hiring!  For those who are not familiar: SPMPS is a free three-week residential summer program for underserved NYC middle school students held at Bard College.  We do year-round followup to help students apply to selective schools, summer programs, and math circles; we also bring them to places like Google NYC and the Museum of Mathematics to help keep them engaged in a mathematical world and culture.  Our goal is to pay attention to all aspects of students’ development, helping prepare them academically, socially, and emotionally for advanced study.  It’s also a lot of fun, and everyone leaves thinking of it as a second family.

We’re actively looking for two roles and I would love it if folks could pass these on to interested people:

  • Instructors design and teach their own classes during the summer in addition to becoming part of the social fabric.  Topics could be combinatorics, number theory, voting theory, math and the arts, astronomy, and more.  Instructors get a stipend, free room and board, and travel.  You can see our past instructors here to get a sense of the folks we’re looking for.
  • The Director of Programs is a year-round full-time position.  She or he will take over the management of the program and also lead its expansion in future years.  This needs to be someone entrepreneurial, able to do something of everything, and very competent and aware.

The full job postings are here.  Please pass both on to anyone whom you think would be a good fit!

Author: danzaharopol

I am a math geek. I love doing math, learning math, and teaching math. Nothing excites me more than working with young people who are discovering new and amazing things. Professionally, I founded Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a program that makes it possible for low-income and underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and programmers. That's where I spend most of my time geeking out about math these days. Prior to BEAM, I was a math graduate student (studying algebraic topology) and taught math in places all around the country. I also co-founded and served as the founding CEO of Learning Unlimited, an organization that mentors college students to create enrichment programs for local middle and high school students. In my non-existent free time, I love board games, great plays, frisbee, and reading.

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