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    Everything is great...until it isn't

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Academy of Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)


    Great view out the window, plenty of the people there (middle management and junior staff) are nice, reasonably family-friendly.


    Massive gulf between upper management (C-suite and VPs) and 'the others', relatively unclear advancement path, ridiculously high turnover rate, the HR conveniently ignores. Agree with another review that the Board is pretty lame and checked out - no one seems to question the glaringly obvious flaws (such as turnover rate).

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    Treat your middle and junior staff better and do something about the turnover! Determine your mission, what you're good at and stick to that without trying to be all things to anyone (Qatar? Malaysia?) who'll write a check -you're a NY-based scientific non-profit, not a scientific McKinsey & Co.

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New York Academy of Sciences Interviews

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at New York Academy of Sciences.

    Interview Details

    The application will require a CV, cover letter and a few ideas for potential conferences, both in your area of expertise and from another scientific field (to show that you can come up to speed with new areas). The panel may consist of 3-5 people, both from your future dept as well as a parallel dept. The panelists will tell you about their background and how they came to the Academy, then will ask a series of unscripted questions about your experience writing grant applications, running events, coming up to speed with new areas of science, and dealing with high-profile scientific leaders.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of environment do you need to be successful? How would you measure success in this program? Can you tell us about any occasion of which you have had to come up to speed with a field of science outside your own? What grant applications have you written and been successful in (NIH funding success is particularly valued)?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It's possible to negotiation over benefits. I have seen several examples of people being offered a position (e.g. Director of X) then, once the job offer was made, arguing their own worth and being appointed as 'Executive Director of X').
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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Media
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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