HQ – Headquarters

Federal Relations Manager

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.- based non-profit, private institution headquartered in Washington, D.C. Today, Carnegie scientists work in five 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. Carnegie is an endowed, independent, nonprofit institution.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Federal Relations Manager in our Washington, D.C. office working under the guidance of the Science Deputy. The Federal Relations Manager is responsible for building relationships with key federal agencies to support Carnegie’s research agenda through regular meetings with constituents both within Carnegie and at the federal agencies. As such, this individual must demonstrate strong relationship building and communication capabilities with the ability to articulate technical, sometimes complex scientific objectives. Carnegie Science seeks an inclusive manager who values and respects a diverse and inclusive working environment, and who values a collaborative working environment.

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

➢ Build relationships with key federal agencies that support Carnegie’s research portfolio by meeting regularly with constituents at Carnegie and the federal agencies. Keep leadership informed on funding opportunities and communicate with Carnegie principal investigators regularly on opportunities and requirements.
➢ Collaborate with the President, Science Deputy, COO and Division Directors to support Carnegie’s programmatic goals and communicate federal funding objectives to the community.
➢ Monitor industry trends and national initiatives to identify areas of overlap with Carnegie’s scientific objectives.
➢ Identify and disseminate federal research opportunities to research staff to encourage proposal submissions.
➢ Maintaining a research opportunities website in partnership with the Carnegie Communications group to provide essential resources for scientific staff.
➢ Coordinate reporting of federal award dollars in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Program. Maintains data as per federal and agency requirements, funding dashboards and pipeline activity to support data analysis and reporting.
➢ Provide guidance for proposal development in collaboration with Divisional Grants Administrators and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, public relations, business or a related field
  • 5-7 years of experience related to research grants from federal agencies (NSF, DOE, NIH, NASA, DOD, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the Uniform Guidance, export control regulations, and compliance-related responsibilities including IRB processes and conflict of interest in research
  • Experience working in a research institution or academic setting and building collaborative relationships with scientific staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science, public relations, business or a related field
  • Experience with research supported programs, higher education research administration, sponsored projects/grants administration
  • Experience with grants management technology and creation of sponsored programs dashboard metrics

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental organization and administration, intergovernmental relations, grant administration, and the legislative process
  • High degree of professionalism and the ability to deal with all levels of government and industry in an expeditious and diplomatic manner
  • Able to work under pressure and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Able to establish and maintain robust, cooperative, and effective working relationships with others

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.

Talent and Culture Manager

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Talent and Culture Manager in our Washington, D.C. office working under the guidance of the Chief Human Resources Officer. The Talent and Culture Manager is responsible for leadership, strategy development, and oversight of all aspects of the employment life cycle. From recruitment and onboarding to training and development, performance management, DEI, and offboarding, the Talent and Culture Manager will work to optimize employee experience, build commitment to Carnegie’s desired culture, and attract, develop and retain talent. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify, recommend, and implement recruiting methods that ensure efficient and effective hiring practices, including methods to attract diverse talent
  • Collaborate with HR Operations and other key stakeholders to deliver onboarding and orientation processes
  • Partner with the CHRO and Carnegie Leadership to develop and implement a formal performance management system that dovetails with the talent management and total rewards strategies
  • Work with employees at all levels to help inform strategies for building robust cultural commitment and achieving a collaborative, cohesive, and inclusive workplace
  • Responsible for the DEI strategy and execution of programs across every aspect of the employee life cycle, including access to DEI training, tools, and resources
  • Identify gaps and provide input into organization-wide policies, procedures, and practices to ensure all efforts continue to support a culture of DEI
  • Develop and implement strategies to provide training and professional development opportunities that allow for growth and learning for all staff
  • Create, execute and manage offboarding procedures including performing exit interviews, analyzing results, and making data-driven improvements
  • Support other HR initiatives as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 5-7 years progressive Human Resources experience
  • Experience working with many aspects of the employee lifecycle (recruiting, onboarding, training and development, performance management, DEI)
  • HR Certification preferred
  • Commitment to Carnegie Institution’s mission and values
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of employment laws
  • Knowledge of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices
  • Knowledge of Learning and Development strategies
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities, manage multiple projects and adhere to deadlines
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with employees at all levels of the organization

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.

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.