HQ – Headquarters

Major Gifts Officer

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary: $120K-$150K

Location: Pasadena, CA

The Major Gifts Officer will partner with Development leadership and peers to help build a fundraising program to grow the culture of philanthropy across the Institution in support of Carnegie’s scientific community. This new position will be based and will be regionally focused on the West Coast. The Major Gifts Officer will strive to develop the pipeline of major and principal gifts by engaging with Carnegie’s donors, prospects, and other stakeholders to strengthen existing relationships, as well as, expand the institution’s portfolio of donors. Discovery work is a significant component of the position, offering an opportunity to establish and deepen relationships that benefit the institution.

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

  • Contribute to the development of the major gifts pipeline by leveraging relationships with donors, supporters, scientists, staff, and others.
  • Execute thoughtful moves management and interactions that deepen relationships, increase giving, and move donors up the giving ladder.
  • Move prospects through the donor continuum by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors to successfully close gifts.
  • Participate in efforts to deepen individual donor engagement in Carnegie Science, including opportunities for donors to participate in prospect identification.
  • Identify, pursue, and develop relationships that lay the groundwork for 5-, 6-, and 7-figure solicitations.
  • Increase donors at the leadership annual fund level of 5-6 figures through membership in “philanthropy circles”.
  • Build relationships with donors and prospects via personal visits, Zoom meetings, phone calls, ongoing written contact, and events.
  • Collaborate with other development partners to understand the philanthropic interests and priorities of constituents and help them realize their philanthropic potential as supporters of Carnegie Science.
  • Participate in activities that help meet the goals and objectives of the development team, including attendance at institution-wide meetings, departmental community lectures, scientific presentations given by department scientists, as well as at other engagements.
  • Build awareness of Carnegie Science to foster donors in the philanthropic community
  • Work with leadership and colleagues to craft appropriate and consistent messaging regarding Carnegie Science’s fundraising.
  • Write proposals and other cultivation and stewardship materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in non-profit development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience, or strong and genuine interest, in science is preferred.
  • Understanding of, commitment to, and ability to articulate the Carnegie mission to engage donors.
  • Knowledge of how to build a major donor pipeline and implement best practices of donor stewardship.
  • Ability to guide, manage, and support volunteers and other stakeholders in the fundraising process.
  • Ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for individual giving.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with high-net-worth individuals; must know how to build strong relationships through donor engagement.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and donor tracking software (preferably SalesForce).
  • 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.

Federal Relations Advisor

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 Advisor in our Washington, D.C. office working under the guidance of the Science Deputy. The Federal Relations Advisor 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. This is a full-time, exempt position.

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 federal agencies.  Keep leadership informed on funding opportunities and communicate with Carnegie principal investigators regularly on opportunities and requirements.
  • Coordinate the management of ongoing relationships with existing federal agencies and partners where relevant, leverage those relationships for greater collective impact.
  • Collaborate with the President, Science Deputies, COO and Division Directors to support Carnegie’s programmatic goals and communicate federal funding objectives to the community.
  • Monitor industry trends, national initiatives, and funding sources to identify areas of overlap with Carnegie’s scientific objectives
  • Identify and disseminate federal research opportunities to research staff to encourage proposal submissions.
  • Maintain 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 Programs. 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
  • Experience with research supported programs, higher education research administration, sponsored projects/grants administration
  • 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
  • 5-7 years of experience related to research grants from federal agencies (NSF, DOE, NIH, NASA, DOD, etc.)
  • 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, inter-governmental 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:

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.