HQ – Headquarters

Science Lab Instructor

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. We have an exciting opportunity for a Science Lab Instructor working in Washington, D.C.

CASE’s mission is to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs has served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers have been trained and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories. CASE was recently named Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)’s new partner. ABE is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.

The Science Lab Instructor will train high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques (using the ABE curriculum), assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. This position is part-time for school year 2020-21, full-time in summer 2021, and may lead to full-time employment. Compensation based on experience.

Essential functions of this job may include but are not limited to:

Train teachers to run biotechnology program in their schools
● Prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active, hands-on learning based on ABE’s curriculum
● Instruct and monitor participants in the use of learning materials and equipment
● Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
● Maintain equipment and supplies in accordance with established lab protocols

Recruit and maintain relationships with current and prospective participants
● Communicate with program participants to build ongoing relationships with schools
● Attend outreach events to recruit program participants

Support CASE’s education programs
● Participate in team planning meetings
● Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs

 

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or education, master’s degree in STEM field or education preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills and concepts (required), Next Generation Science Standards (preferred), and Project-Based Learning (preferred)
  • Ability and demonstrated knowledge of establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships, and working with individuals from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience in outreach, teaching in a school or out-of-school environment, and/or providing professional development preferred
  • Adaptable, able to think creatively and make decisions quickly, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please. 

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.

Lab Technician (Part-Time)

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Lab Technician (Part-time)

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. We have an exciting opportunity for a Lab Technician working in Washington, DC.

CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs have served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories. CASE was recently named Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)’s new partner. ABE is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.

CASE is seeking a Lab Technician to prepare biotech kits for classroom use. Kit preparation includes creating reagents, assembling supplies, and allocating materials. The Lab Technician will train high school interns, assist in training high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques (using the ABE curriculum), assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. This position is part-time during the school year (approximately 10 hours per week) and may lead to full-time employment in the summer. Compensation based on experience.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field preferred
  • At least two years of college in a biological science field required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills and concepts required
  • Ability and history of establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships working with individuals from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal-oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred
  • Experience in outreach or teaching in a school or out-of-school environment preferred

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please. 

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.

Finance Systems Manager

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary: Competitive; Commensurate with experience

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment headquartered in Washington.  Founded in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology.

 

The Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a Finance Systems Manager that provides system support and data analysis for Carnegie Science’s Finance Department. Reporting directly to the Controller, the manager works under limited supervision to identify opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and aligning user needs with appropriate technical solutions.  Initially the manager will be dedicated to overseeing the development and rollout of Finance digital systems and our conversion to Oracle NetSuite ERP. This position will guide implementation teams on system functional requirements & best practices, process development, integrations, and automation with best-of-breed software, not limited to Salesforce, Adaptive Insights, Ceridian Dayforce, Microsoft Power BI, and Certify.

A successful candidate will have strong communication and project management skills, working closely with Finance and IT teams on system planning, testing & readiness, deployment, and routine support & training. This role gathers, presents, and catalogues customer business needs and business requirements, and partners with senior team members to implement technical solutions. This position helps to identify best practices and makes recommendations for how to improve current practices while ensuring a high degree of quality control and oversight over established practices. Candidates should have strong, demonstrated experience in ERP applications, business analysis and management.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a lead SME on finance digital transformation initiatives providing oversight to the development and implementation of systems, tools and reporting
  • Lead administration, maintenance, and customer support of Oracle NetSuite ERP while participating as a lead role in its implementation and conversion from legacy systems and manual processes
  • Oversee data governance and quality control by monitoring the quality and fitness of data assets, systems usage, accessibility, and security. Research, document and resolve technical issues related to systems
  • Facilitate the creation and lead the design and execution of Financial reports and dashboards based on business requirements and by utilizing Oracle NetSuite tools, SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI or similar tools; maintain setup of reporting based on Carnegie’s changing needs and backlog of use cases (eg cash flow, net asset roll forward)
  • Lead and participate in process improvement activities to increase the effectiveness, accuracy, and efficiency of the financial functions organization wide
  • Evaluate functionality and suggest system enhancements to achieve optimum system performance and to streamline processes within a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Define requirements, scope and objectives related to overall business strategies and translating business requirements into finance systems’ solutions
  • Participate in month-end /year-end close through management of all system driven activities requiring quality control and oversight such as organization-wide allocations such as indirect costs, effort allocation, and currency adjustments
  • Research, troubleshoot, and mitigate transactional and other finance system issues
  • Perform business systems and workflow analysis, and disseminate non-technical communications
  • Provide a high level of service to multiple constituents including senior leadership, scientific staff, and administrative staff
  • Train and mentor staff, create user guides and training curriculum, and lead execution of other pertinent documentation for internal and external partners
  • Collaborate with the IT team, business management, external consultants, end users and other stakeholders
  • Provide vendor relationship management of finance systems
  • Initiate requests and interact with ERP vendor support teams as needed to resolve routine technical issues related to system responsibilities

Perform other related duties as required and assigned

Education, Experience and Required Skills: 

  • Minimum B.S. degree in Accounting, information systems and design or similar technical degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in an accounting or auditing department required; 2-3 years of non-profit accounting is preferred
  • Minimum 3–5 years’ experience in ERP administration and proficiency in SAP, Oracle NetSuite (or similar cloud ERP)
  • Understanding of GAAP and non-profit fund accounting
  • Highly skilled in using MS Excel spreadsheets and comfort with large data sets
  • Great organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible team player
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative and service-oriented fashion.
  • Ability to speak both business process and technical process based on the audience that you are addressing, supporting or working with.
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel on an ongoing basis.

 Preferred Skills:

  • Active CPA license
  • Master’s degree in related area
  • PMP desired, or basic Project Management skills that demonstrate your ability to build, manage and execute upon a plan – both in terms of self-management as well as working with small process improvement teams
  • Experience with Big 4 Accounting Firm
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision), Ceridian, Salesforce, Certify, PyanGo, eXtendTech, Adaptive Insights is a plus

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please. 

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.

HRIS Manager

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington DC/Virtual

Position Summary:

 Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment headquartered in Washington, DC. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking a HRIS Manager. The HRIS Manager will lead the creation and execution of the HRIS strategic roadmap, collaborating with business process owners to identify opportunities, define business requirements, and lead functional design to implement solutions that will maximize efficiency and productivity and comply to regulatory requirements. The HRIS Manager is responsible for the integrity of HR data and the development and distribution of reports and dashboards to the institution. In collaboration with IT and other key stakeholders, this role will support HCM upgrades, code releases and enhancements by coordinating user acceptance testing and data validation across the end user population.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes the HR technology roadmap, including strategy, project plans, systems updates for existing tools, and process documentation
  • Leads the planning and execution of projects, business requirements, business processes and workflows, HRIS system configuration, integrations and changes, controls, and security optimization
  • Responsible for the definition and execution of change management programs (training, communication, performance metrics) to drive adoption.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of HRIS and related digital systems
  • Assists in the review, testing, and implementation of Ceridian functions
  • Researches, troubleshoots, and mitigates transactional and other HRIS related issues
  • Collaborates on routine administration, maintenance, and support of HRIS functions and reporting
  • Monitors the quality and fitness of data assets to ensure the integrity of HR data
  • Creates and documents procedures, guidelines, user guides, job aids, and HRIS training curriculum and materials used to train internal and external partners
  • Serves as the point of contact for all HR system related issues and collaborates across the institution to resolve technical issues related to the HRIS system responsibilities
  • Creates and distributes reports and dashboards
  • Analyzes data flow and recommends automated solutions for process improvement opportunities and efficiencies
  • Responsible for the management and updating of Human Resource’s internal and external websites
  • Coordinates integrations between HRIS and other applications within the institution.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Education, Experience and Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Information Systems or related discipline
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant HR Information Systems support experience
  • Strong business analysis skills with ability to understand entire processes and convert into streamlined systems requirements
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and supporting various HR Systems and Tools
  • Ability to plan, develop and operate within a budget
  • Knowledge and expertise in the software development life cycle with a focus on the HR product/process landscape
  • Strong working knowledge of HRIS systems, structure, functions, and processes including recruitment, benefits, onboarding, performance management, employee self-service, reporting, and HR Business processes
  • Working knowledge of HR data and experience with the development and delivery of HR metrics/dashboards
  • Experience maintaining strict confidentiality of data and information

Preferred Skills and Prerequisites:

  • Prior experience with Ceridian Dayforce strongly preferred
  • Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.