HQ – Headquarters

Investment Director

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Job Title:        Investment Director

Reports to:      Chief Investment Officer

Status:             Full‐Time    

Location:        Washington, DC

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 Investment Director role will be structured as a generalist position that will seek out, research, and underwrite investment opportunities across a broad range of asset classes e.g., hedge funds, private equity and public/private credit investments. This role will be an integral part of the Institution’s investment group, which has responsibility for implementing the investment policy established by the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.

The Investment Director performs a range of related duties as necessary to support the overall activities of the investment group in collaboration with the Chief Investment Officer including but not limited to fund manager sourcing across asset classes, front office due diligence, operational due diligence and ongoing monitoring of existing relationships. They are also responsible for staying abreast of market conditions and developments that may affect the Institution’s investment holdings.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualizes, executes, and evaluates investment strategies across hedge fund, long-only, fixed income, private equity, public/private credit and public market investments. Continually explore, identify, evaluate, and recommend new investment opportunities and managers. Develop investment recommendation memos for review and refinement by the Chief Investment Officer and presentation to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of existing investments and investment managers through continuous review of portfolio analytics, manager meetings, and manager communications.
  • Participate in the institutional investment community, representing the Endowment, maintaining relationships, sharing information, and assessing trends.
  • Support the Chief Investment Officer in all aspects of Investment Committee relations, asset allocation, and liquidity management.
  • Execute due diligence reviews on prospective investment managers, evaluate operational support structure, internal controls, and conduct operational due diligence.
  • Adhere to and ensure compliance with the Endowment’s investment policy, the investment group’s policies and procedures, and all relevant legal, regulatory, and ethical standards.
  • Assist in endowment operations as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • The Investment Director position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and five to ten years of substantive investment experience. Desirable experience includes the evaluation, monitoring, and selection of private equity, credit, real estate, and alternative strategies. An MBA or CFA is preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • The Investment Director position requires a high level of intellectual, analytic, and problem-solving ability, as well as broad knowledge of and passion for investment markets, instruments, and practices.
  • The candidate must demonstrate strong, critical intelligence and a high level of attention to detail.  With these attributes, the Investment Director will possess the ability to conduct and interpret in-depth analyses without losing sight of the larger picture.
  • The position requires an individual who is self-motivated and proactive, with the confidence, courage, and intelligence to develop and promote non-consensus investment recommendations. The director must have a strong team orientation and exceptional communication skills in order to convey ideas and results to colleagues formally and informally (in writing and verbally), in a logical, concise, and coherent manner, and to be highly effective in external interactions. The position requires superior organizational and quantitative skills as well as strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer skills include a solid command of information management applications including Excel and PowerPoint and a familiarity with eVestments is an advantage. Travel (domestic and international) is required.

*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.

Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/investment-director/

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.

Manager of Strategic Development Events

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

About Carnegie Institution for Science

Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington (“Carnegie”) in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery.  His intention was for the institution to be home to exceptional individuals—men and women with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields.  The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 institution.

Carnegie is headquartered in Washington, DC and has six departments located in 4 cities: the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, DC; the Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD; The Observatories in Pasadena, CA, and Las Campanas, Chile; and the Departments of Plant Biology and Global Ecology in Palo Alto, CA. Carnegie Science is seeking a full-time Manager of Strategic Development Events to initiate, plan, and execute Carnegie’s development events for the institution.

Manager of Strategic Development Events

The Manager of Strategic Development Events is a consummate events administrator who will work closely with the Associate Director of Advancement Services to initiate, plan, and execute Carnegie Science’s development events–a combination of onsite and off-site outreach, recognition, cultivation, stewardship, and/or fundraising events.

In-person engagement opportunities–whether intimate dinners with prospective donors, or larger donor appreciation events–are crucial components of Carnegie’s major and principal gift cultivation strategies. The ideal candidate will understand how to use events featuring the president, senior leadership, and trustees to strategically engage donors.  The incumbent will also play a key logistical role in Carnegie’s public outreach program, the Capital Science Evening lecture series, at its Washington, DC headquarters.

The Manager of Strategic Development Events ensures that donor engagement and stewardship goals are met through tailored, well-executed events.  Events play a crucial role in connecting donors and prospects with Carnegie Science’s mission, top researchers, and most engaging science. The successful Manager of Strategic Development Events will be adept at soliciting ideas and driving the process of translating vision into reality.

Primary Responsibilities:

Event Strategy

  • In consultation with the Associate Director of Advancement Services and gift officers, develop the annual outreach and events strategy and maintain the execution calendar.
  • Collaborate with Development Team to determine how to best utilize strategic events as part of overarching engagement and stewardship initiatives, and recommend events (type, location, size) to cultivate and steward specific donor groups, including Carnegie giving societies.
  • Act as a liaison with departments and coordinate headquarters events calendar with regional/department events calendars.
  • Identify and network with key local partners to execute engaging events.
  • Maintain vendor relationships to secure the best rate or donation of services needed for events.
  • Build a development events resource hub, with curated resources on partners, vendors, event best practices, samples, templates, and protocols.

Event Coordination

  • Act as staff lead and on-site manager during development events, overseeing activities, staff, vendors, and volunteers to ensure satisfaction of participants, and flawless event execution.
  • Lead the planning and execution of all engagement and stewardship events attached to the semiannual Board of Trustee meetings, including dinners, departmental tours, etc.
  • Working closely with prospect relationship managers, lead the planning and execution of donor engagement and stewardship events, including donor appreciation events, intimate donor cultivation dinners, small group educational travel programs, and house parties.
    • Work with Advancement team and relevant departmental staff to develop event theme and program and assist in securing or preparing feature program speakers as needed.
    • Track invitations and responses in Salesforce database.
    • Arrange for appropriate event space.
    • Secure vendors for AV, catering, decorations, etc.
    • Recruit event volunteers–internal and external–as needed.
    • Create detailed briefings and event staffing plans and schedules.
    • Ensure all relevant Carnegie staff are briefed on logistics and attendees.
    • Manage the design, copy and production deadlines for all event collateral including invitations (electronic and hardcopy), scripts/talking points, briefings, program, signage, etc.
    • Manage table assignments, nametags, event look-and-feel, AV, signage, check-in.
  • Provide logistical support for the Capital Science Evening lecture series.

Event Follow-up

  • Develop a consistent event follow-up strategy, and execute with key staff follow-up communications, including thank-yous, acknowledgments, cultivation materials, and other collateral.
  • Lead post-event debriefs and collect and analyze feedback from staff and guests to make recommendations for improving future effects.
  • Work with Carnegie Science staff to collect and upload qualitative and quantitative event data.

Key Attributes

  • Strategic, creative, imaginative, and critical thinker with the ability to link Carnegie Science’s mission and program objectives with donors’ interests and priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and thorough follow-up.
  • Facility with data and databases, and the ability to analyze and report on data as it relates to events and engagement.
  • Superior project and process management skills including planning, coordinating, and organization.
  • Can build internal and external partnerships, and can balance a partner organization’s vision with Carnegie’s for co-sponsored events.
  • Highly proactive, responsive, timely, accurate and thorough in follow-through.
  • Can advance projects independently; knows when to include key decision-makers, and when to be proactive in moving projects along.
  • Can manage spending and work creatively within a budget to execute high-quality engagement opportunities.
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment and to juggle multiple projects.
  • Superior customer service skills.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum three years of experience in event coordination, preferably in a development environment, or a combination of events and develop experience in a non-profit charitable organization.
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and execute a variety of events: from intimate gatherings, to high-profile, large-scale events.
  • Superior organizational skills, accuracy and precision in handling timelines and details.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel, and experience with donor databases (Salesforce preferred).
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team atmosphere.
  • Budget management experience, preferably for events.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments.
  • Experience in communications, marketing, or design a plus.
  • Flexibility to travel and work extended hours.

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. Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/manager-of-strategic-development-events/

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant to the General Counsel

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Administrative Assistant to the General Counsel Position

Job Title:             Administrative Assistant to the General Counsel

Reports to:         General Counsel

Status:                  Full‐Time

Location:             Washington, DC

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.

 Position Summary:

 Administrative Assistant to the General Counsel

The Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the General Counsel.  This role will provide senior level administrative support to the General Counsel while prioritizing and supervising day-to-day administrative operations of the Office of the General Counsel.   Responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage workflow for legal, Intellectual Property and Board activities
  • Assist the General Counsel with all Board of Trustees responsibilities including meeting logistics and preparation of meeting materials. Disseminate documentation related to board activities using a variety of electronic means, including the electronic board portal.
  • Support the General Counsel and legal team by assisting with daily activities and special projects such as the creation and maintenance of legal and regulatory documents and files.
  • Responsible for handling extremely confidential material and using appropriate discretion for a wide variety of legal and Board of Trustees matters.
  • Coordinate projects including: planning, development, process evaluation, implementation and on-time delivery of projects.
  • Create and review correspondence and materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Manage General Counsel’s calendar and monitor commitments for the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Track and execute reporting and filing requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of departments across the Institution. Act as a liaison with these areas to coordinate efforts to meet Board meeting and other deadlines.
  • Track expenditures and revenues and prepare reports and invoices.
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel.

Education and Experience

  • 5+ yrs. of senior administrative level assistant experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience in formatting documents, compiles reports and prepares agendas, and background materials.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience with calendaring, organizing meetings and events and making travel arrangements.
  • Superior planning, organizational, analytical and project management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time including managing multiple clients and deadlines.
  • Strong proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.  Working knowledge of Google Suite.
  • Able to exercise good judgment and remain solution-oriented across a variety of situations.
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience interacting with executives, directors and clients/vendors.
  • Ability to communicate and present clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Highest degree of ethics and integrity

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.

Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/administrative-assistant-to-the-general-counsel-2/

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.