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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 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 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 Endpoint 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 Endpoint Systems Administrator will play a key role in the selection and rollout of device management services for both PC and Mac. This person will be responsible for configuring and testing zero-touch OS and application deployments, automating endpoint workflows, updating managed applications and OS security update packages. We seek an individual that is comfortable working with multiple IT teams to ensure device management services are consistently deployed, secured, and provide the needed flexibility when required. The Endpoint Systems Administrator supports the device management services on the PC and Mac endpoints for employee devices.

This position will be part of a team that provides remote & onsite services in Washington, D.C.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement and maintain efficient/automated client support systems (e.g., device management for Mac & Windows, OS & application security updates, automated application installations, remote support systems, endpoint security client management, password management system).
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain operating systems images, application software, security updates, and endpoint system management tools.
  • Strong understanding of GPOs to configure Windows systems
  • Recommend standard configurations to optimize performance.
  • Develop and maintain IT support self-help and endpoint system configuration documentation.
  • Provide daily break/fix and meeting support to 50 full-time staff.
  • Record requests, issues, and solutions using service ticketing software. Keep all tickets and projects updated and track time in a detailed format.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years or more supporting client systems, with at least 1 year working with MDM technology
  • Experience with deployment and management tools such as: JAMF, WSUS, Intune, SmartDeploy
  • Ability to write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills as you must be able to communicate clearly and efficiently with other team members and interact with colleagues at all levels
  • Very detail-oriented in planning, implementation, documentation, and follow-up.
  • Able to multi-task and work across a range of projects and issues with various timelines and priorities
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

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.

Assistant General Counsel

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private institution headquartered in Washington, DC. Founded in 1902 by Andrew Carnegie 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 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.

This position is primarily located in Washington, D.C. Carnegie Science is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Candidates who will foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary: 

The Assistant General Counsel position will provide an exciting opportunity to provide legal guidance at a large science nonprofit institution. This position will work closely with scientists to understand their work, apply appropriate legal protections, and leverage revenue potential. The individual will be called upon to resolve numerous legal issues that arise while conducting business with a focus on transactional matters. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Responsibilities: 

  • Draft, review, negotiate, and advise on contracts and grant agreements on a wide variety of subjects
  • Collaborate with and advise human resources to help interpret the law and provide guidance related to benefits, organizational policies and procedures and employment issues
  • Advise staff and scientists on legal matters
  • Conduct general legal research
  • Stay current on federal, state, and local laws and regulations, specifically as they apply to nonprofit institutions
  • Manage Institution’s patent portfolio and technology transfer

 Required Skills: 

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Superb organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide accurate and timely oral and written advice
  • Ability to identify underlying issues in complex situations and resolve problems creatively and effectively
  • Ability to learn quickly and gain credibility through use of good judgment, high integrity and collegial attitude.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and organize time
  • Ability to work in team-based environment
  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of Carnegie’s management and external contact constituents.
  • Ability to self-manage and proactively address all areas of legal risk.
  • Periodic travel may be required

 Education and Experience: 

  • JD required, licensed to practice law in Washington, DC or eligible to waive into DC to practice.
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience required
  • Experience working with universities, scientific, or nonprofit organizations strongly preferred

 

Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

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.

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.

Director, Human Resources

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Institution for Science was founded in 1902 on the principle that powerful results can be achieved when great scientists have the freedom and resources to follow their curiosity, pursue novel ideas, and tackle big questions that capture their imaginations and inspire their best work. Carnegie Institution has remained at the forefront of scientific discovery since its founding. Its willingness to find and nurture exceptional scientific talent has led to world-changing advances and the discovery of new areas of science.

Carnegie Institution for Science is looking for a dynamic Director, Human Resources. The Institution is undergoing rapid change with an expansion in Pasadena, CA as well as a modernization effort on HR practices and systems. This leadership role will be a key partner to the President in navigating these changes.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director, based in Washington, D.C or Pasadena, CA, will oversee the human resources functions for approximately 500 employees including employee relations, leadership and organizational development, culture, compensation and benefits, and HR operations. The Director will also be a key partner on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters to advance workforce diversity, employment equity and create a culture of inclusion within the Institution.

The Director will be a confidante and the senior advisor to the COO, senior management team and the Board of Directors to develop the HR strategy for the Institution and implement detailed initiatives.

Specifically, this position will be required to:

  • Collaborate with the COO, President and senior leadership team to execute business driven human capital strategies including developing a highly engaged workforce that is in alignment with the institution overall people strategy.
  • Act as a principal contributor of HR strategy and process, ensuring that the company possesses the requisite HR talent, systems, policies, training and development programs to meet the institution’s people and financial goals.
  • Shape a learning culture that drives learning and leadership development with a focus on succession pipelines.
  • Use HR driven data with concrete metrics to manage and implement changes for improvement.
  • Develop a compensation and benefits strategy that will attract, develop and retain employees.
  • Collaborates with local Human Resources staff located in Chile, South America as well as keeping current with Federal and State Employment laws in all of Carnegie’s locations.
  • Deliver a consistent message on employment brand, demonstrating commitment to the vision and mission of the organization.
  • Ensure a high-performing HR organization that delivers, solutions and value to the employees and the business
  • Work closely with senior leadership and key stakeholders on Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to support a strategy that fosters a culture of inclusion and a highly engaged workforce.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business management or a related discipline. Masters’ degree in HR, Business Administration or related field preferred. Related HR certification (PHR, SPHR, CP SCP) a plus.
  • 15 years of HR experience with a minimum of 5 years as a senior leader
  • Board experience, having worked with and presented to the Board on Compensation, Talent and succession planning.
  • Expertise across the spectrum of HR tools and disciplines. Knowledge and leadership of organizational effectiveness and HR functions with generalist experience and exposure to the core HR functions.
  • Experience in developing metrics that help define and improve the services provided by the HR team.
  • Previous experience within a non-profit or research/academic institution with multi -state location is preferred.

 

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

Carnegie Science is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Candidates who will foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace are strongly encouraged to apply. 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 characteristic protected by law.

Associate Director, Advancement Services

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private institution founded in 1902 on the principle that powerful results can be achieved when great scientists have the freedom and resources to follow their curiosity, pursue novel ideas, and tackle big questions that capture their imaginations and inspire their best work. Carnegie has remained at the forefront of scientific discovery since its founding. Today, Carnegie scientists work in five scientific departments on the West and East Coasts under three divisions of Earth, Life and Space.

We are looking for a dynamic Associate Director, Advancement Services to join our Development office.

As part of an integrated management team, this role provides strategic leadership in long- and short-term planning, establishing overall goals and strategies for increasing private support to the institution, and is responsible for managing the prospect and administrative infrastructure supporting all fundraising activities, including oversight of prospect research and management, database and reporting services, gift acceptance and processing, and training. The incumbent plays a key role in establishing systems and procedures to advance a comprehensive capital campaign and works with the Sr. Manager of Leadership Experiences and the Associate Director of Development, to coordinate campaign-related stages and initiatives, integrating them, as needed, with existing Carnegie programs and functions.

Carnegie Science is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply, who will foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. This is a full-time, exempt position that is primarily located in Washington, D.C.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prospect Research and Management:

  • Develop and implement a prospect management system, including procedures for documenting prospect activity in the donor database, as well as a system of regular prospect management meetings to encourage both accountability and information sharing among team members
  • Develop and maintain a robust and well-defined pipeline of annual, major, principal, and planned gift prospects for ongoing and special projects and priorities
  • Manage performance measurement of fundraising activities. Prepare robust suite of reports for internal, leadership and volunteer audiences. Work collaboratively with gift officers and other staff to effectively and accurately convey activity and achievements
  • Manage the identification, qualification, and in-depth, analysis-based research of high-level individual prospects for priority initiatives. Create and maintain in-depth research reports and briefings for donor and trustee prospects
  • Support the donor relations and stewardship functions in event development and production, including management of guest information and follow-up communications. Assist in the development of annual appeal concepts and content

Database and Reporting Services:

  • Ensure the integrity of the Institution’s fundraising database of record (Affinaquest, powered by Salesforce) and develop best practices for advancement data systems and processing procedures
  • Oversee timely and accurate acceptance and processing of philanthropic gifts and pledges, with associated documentation, in development database
  • Ensure that advancement team members have a working knowledge of Affinaquest/Salesforce and an awareness of other available research and information resources

Campaign Services:

  • Develop and/or refine campaign systems, policies and protocols as needed; manage the implementation and execution of existing policies. Establish campaign metrics and monitor progress on a regular basis
  • Serve as liaison campaign volunteer committees, attending meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, distributing, and coordinating volunteer assignments and assisting the Chief Development Officer in providing support for Committee members
  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to manage the campaign timeline and promote timely decision-making and activity in alignment with the campaign timetable

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 7-10 years of development experience, optimally with capital campaign experience
  • Prior staff management experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A comprehensive understanding of advancement services as a functional area
  • Facility with the Salesforce platform and related App Exchange. Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, and LexisNexis, WealthEngine, Relationship Science, and/or other comparable research databases
  • Experience conducting database and peer screenings and completing in-depth prospect research on major donors and foundations
  • Experience in development database conversion projects

 

Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

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.

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.