Job: Talent and Culture Manager

Department: HQ – Headquarters


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


  • 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 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.