Job: HRIS Manager

Department: HQ – Headquarters


Location: Washington DC/Virtual

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 Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking a HRIS Manager. The HRIS Manager will lead the creation and execution of the HRIS strategic roadmap, collaborating with business process owners to identify opportunities, define business requirements, and lead functional design to implement solutions that will maximize efficiency and productivity and comply to regulatory requirements. The HRIS Manager is responsible for the integrity of HR data and the development and distribution of reports and dashboards to the institution. In collaboration with IT and other key stakeholders, this role will support HCM upgrades, code releases and enhancements by coordinating user acceptance testing and data validation across the end user population.


  • Develops and executes the HR technology roadmap, including strategy, project plans, systems updates for existing tools, and process documentation
  • Leads the planning and execution of projects, business requirements, business processes and workflows, HRIS system configuration, integrations and changes, controls, and security optimization
  • Responsible for the definition and execution of change management programs (training, communication, performance metrics) to drive adoption.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of HRIS and related digital systems
  • Assists in the review, testing, and implementation of Ceridian functions
  • Researches, troubleshoots, and mitigates transactional and other HRIS related issues
  • Collaborates on routine administration, maintenance, and support of HRIS functions and reporting
  • Monitors the quality and fitness of data assets to ensure the integrity of HR data
  • Creates and documents procedures, guidelines, user guides, job aids, and HRIS training curriculum and materials used to train internal and external partners
  • Serves as the point of contact for all HR system related issues and collaborates across the institution to resolve technical issues related to the HRIS system responsibilities
  • Creates and distributes reports and dashboards
  • Analyzes data flow and recommends automated solutions for process improvement opportunities and efficiencies
  • Responsible for the management and updating of Human Resource’s internal and external websites
  • Coordinates integrations between HRIS and other applications within the institution.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Education, Experience and Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Information Systems or related discipline
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant HR Information Systems support experience
  • Strong business analysis skills with ability to understand entire processes and convert into streamlined systems requirements
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and supporting various HR Systems and Tools
  • Ability to plan, develop and operate within a budget
  • Knowledge and expertise in the software development life cycle with a focus on the HR product/process landscape
  • Strong working knowledge of HRIS systems, structure, functions, and processes including recruitment, benefits, onboarding, performance management, employee self-service, reporting, and HR Business processes
  • Working knowledge of HR data and experience with the development and delivery of HR metrics/dashboards
  • Experience maintaining strict confidentiality of data and information

Preferred Skills and Prerequisites:

  • Prior experience with Ceridian Dayforce strongly preferred
  • Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

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.