Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private research institution 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.

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Sr. Human Resources Manager administers human resource policies, programs and practices. The Sr. Human Resources Manager must be proactive, change oriented, customer service driven and use a “Best Practice” approach to research and evaluate current HR operating procedures including planning, organizing, developing, implementing, coordinating and directing.


  • Employee Relations: provides advice, counsel and coaching on personnel issues to employees and management.
  • Directs benefits administration, enrollment and open enrollment meetings.
  • Develops and administers an effective recruitment program.
  • Recruits for HQ position vacancies.
  • Manages HR Ceridian processes including recruitment, onboarding and employee self-service.
  • Maintains Human Resources website.
  • With Legal department respond to requests by EEOC, MDCRC, Unemployment and other governmental agencies, including employee complaints.
  • Manages J1 immigration program.
  • Administers FLMA, LTD and ADA leave processes.
  • Ensures that all annual reports are correct, complete and submitted on time, e.g., AAP, EEOC, VETS, OSHA, etc.
  • Assists with the implementation of Performance Management.
  • Administers Compliance Training program.
  • Produces reports, statistics and HR analytics using data from Ceridian.
  • Stays current on recent federal, state and case law changes.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Education/ Years of Experience/Skills:

  • BA or BS degree in HR or related field required. PHR or equivalent required. At least 7 years’ experience in an HR Generalist role and at least 3 years’ experience managing employee relations issues.  Experience in educational, research or non-profit organizations strongly preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge of Ceridian HRIS system preferred but not required.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to flourish in a rapidly changing organization and operate comfortably with ambiguity and complexity.
  • Skilled in project management with a proven ability to design and implement creative HR solutions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external partners.
  • Strong problem solving and researching skills.
  • Self-motivated, having the ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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.

For immediate consideration, please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Yvonne Rivera, Director, Talent Acquisition, Nonprofit HR, via email: