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.

IT Systems Administrator

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private institution headquartered in Washington, DC.  Carnegie scientists work in five scientific departments on the West and East Coasts under three divisions of Earth, Life and Space. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. Carnegie is an endowed, independent, nonprofit institution.

 

The IT Systems Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware & software, security event monitoring & response, and related infrastructure activities at our Headquarters location in Washington D.C.

Working closely with and reporting to the Senior Manager, Information Systems, the Systems Administrator will participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure as well as providing high touch client side and remote support for both Windows and Mac systems for the Institution’s Headquarters. This individual ensures that server & client system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and core business applications are proactively monitored, maintained, and supported.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in assisting project teams with technical issues in the initiation and planning phases. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions.

The System Administrator is responsible for the security monitoring of events and logs and support of the following systems: Windows and Mac client systems, physical and virtual Windows Server and Application systems that support enterprise business functions, network and wireless, and network security

Principal Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor all installed server systems and network infrastructure.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Monitor endpoint security logs and initiate appropriate level of response mitigation.
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
  • Provide client and remote side multi-level Help Desk support primarily to our Headquarters campus in Washington D.C.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions and work with developers to implement those fixes.
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
  • Build, maintain, and deploy client and server systems.
  • Develop and maintain efficient/automated client system support.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.
  • Provide remote multi-level support as required to six additional site locations.
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
  • Record requests, issues, and solutions using service ticketing software. Keep all tickets and projects updated and track time in a detailed format.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. degree or higher from an accredited college or university in related technical discipline.
  • Experience managing AWS, Google Apps, or similar cloud environments.
  • Knowledge of automation tools and scripting, including PowerShell, Perl, Ruby, Python, PHP, Bash, Ansible, Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of SQL databases and query language, Excel expertise.
  • Systems auditing experience.
  • Experience in business processes and data analysis.
  • Certifications such as Security+, Network+, CySA, Microsoft
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To Apply: 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.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer. 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, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  

 

Senior Development Coordinator

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Development Coordinator in our Washington, D.C. office. The individual in this role is responsible for a diverse set of activities in support of the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and the development team, which contribute to the overall achievement of departmental goals and ensure success of cultivation opportunities. They will provide operational and logistical support across the development department including maintaining accurate data, creating and maintaining reports and assistance with donor activities including preparation of materials, logistics for meetings, special events and trips. The coordinator manages budget and expenses for the department and provides additional assistance to the CDO through composition of correspondence on his/her behalf. This role involves substantial interaction with trustees, donors, senior administrators, and colleagues. This a full-time position.

Essential Functions: The qualified candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Compiles and ensures completion of briefings, letters, reports, proposals and other collateral/correspondence on behalf of the Chief Development Officer.
  • Supports activities such as events, dinners and trips to engage major and principal gift prospects.
  • Works closely with CDO and development team members to ensure success of cultivation opportunities within their portfolios.
  • Provides support for donor stewardship activities and events.
  • Maintain calendar of appointments for CDO.
  • Execute travel itineraries and expenses for CDO.
  • Prepare materials, take and share minutes for meetings.
  • Prepare standing and special reports using software including Affiniquest/Salesforce, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Maintain activity log and prepare materials for donor visits made by CDO and President, in conjunction with President’s office.
  • Assist CDO in her role staffing Development and Nominations committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares a variety of electronic and email surveys for the purpose of collecting donor and event participant feedback.
  • Enters and maintains accurate data in Affiniquest/Salesforce environment, including prospect records.
  • Communicates with development, communications, outreach, events, departments and executive staff to ensure clear plans, processes and outcomes.
  • Develops tools, reports, and strategies to enhance and support coordination of department activities.
  • Manages department budget and expenses; with Legal and finance, manages contracts on behalf of department.
  • Coordinates multiple projects at a time with excellent planning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • An understanding of non-profit advancement systems is strongly preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Mastery of Microsoft and google platforms including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and document sharing
  • Ability to manage list segmentation, reporting and tracking mechanisms to assist with all aspects of the development department.
  • Comfort in understanding and creatively manipulating complex data
  • Ability to apply good judgment and handle confidential materials and situations with sensitivity and discretion
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented and scientific environment

 

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.

Senior HR Operations Specialist

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private institution headquartered in Washington, DC. Carnegie scientists work in five scientific departments on the West and East Coasts under three divisions of Earth, Life and Space. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. Carnegie is an endowed, independent, nonprofit institution.

The Senior HR Operations Specialist is a key contributor to both long- and short-term HR operational objectives, with responsibilities spanning from the planning and execution of institution-wide programs and initiatives such as employee onboarding, international employee sponsorship, relocations services, and policy and procedure development to serving as an escalation point for complex day-to-day HR matters. This role will also provide dedicated general HR support and advisory services to assigned departments across the institution.

Essential Functions

  • Support various institution-wide HR initiatives and programs in various stages of evolution such as, performance management, training and development, policy and procedure development, HR data analytics, and continuous process improvement
  • Manage the application and documentation process for international employees working under a Visa sponsorship
  • Act as a primary point of contact for third parties to ensure efficient delivery of HR services
  • Research and resolve escalated HR-related questions and issues in a timely manner, prioritizing based on urgency, and partnering with team members within HR and cross-functionally to achieve full resolution
  • Monitor HR’s achievement against operational objectives, proactively identify opportunities for efficiencies, and work with HR and Carnegie Leadership to implement solutions that streamline operations
  • Oversee the management of employee records in the HRIS system, perform periodic audits of demographic, job related, or other changes within the system
  • Ensure all required employee documentation is complete and accessible; perform regular reviews to ensure recordkeeping compliance
  • Serve as an advisor to assigned departments on HR related matters

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 5+ years Human Resources experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional HR training a plus
  • Familiarity with Ceridian Dayforce HRIS system
  • Prior experience managing international work Visas such as H1B
  • Professional Certification in Human Resources
  • Masters degree in Human Resources or a related field

Knowledge/Skill/Abilities

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn labor and employment laws
  • Ability to interpret human resources guidelines and procedures
  • Organizational skills with superb attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential or sensitive information tactfully
  • Team player with a customer service focus and an aptitude for problem solving

To Apply: 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.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer. 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, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.