The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a nonprofit organization that makes grants in five core program areas:  Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Diversity, Scholarly Communications, and International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits and working conditions.

Foundation Benefits:  A Summary

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation benefits program is intended to offer employees multiple choices in high-quality benefit plans, comprehensive core benefits, and the flexibility to choose optional benefits.  The Foundation seeks to provide employees with the benefits that best fit their needs and the needs of their families.  Current benefits include:

  • A competitive salary
  • A retirement savings plan, including employer contributions, as well as the opportunity for employee tax-advantaged savings
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage, including medical, dental, and vision (also covering domestic partners), life and accidental death, and disability
  • General time-off benefits including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick days
  • Employee assistance and referral programs
  • Tuition reimbursement for employees

Employment Opportunities

Program Assistant

Reporting to the Program Officer specializing in performing arts, the Program Assistant will provide full-time administrative, logistical, and programmatic support to the 11-person Arts and Cultural Heritage program.  Responsibilities may include:  tracking, monitoring, and updating the progress of proposals; reviewing grantee reports; and, assisting with information gathering as requested by program officers.  The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, have a minimum of 2–3 years full-time experience in a fast-paced, high-volume office environment, and an understanding of and interest in disciplines in the humanities and the arts.  Knowledge of SharePoint, GIFTS, or FLUXX is desirable.

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Content Writer and Multimedia Producer

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Content Writer and Multimedia Producer will play a key role in developing and managing content needs for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and ensuring that communications efforts across channels meet strategic goals.  He/she will create content for multiple channels based on audience insight, desired outcome, and channel best practices.  These channels include (but are not limited to):  E-newsletters, website, presentations, social media, and printed materials.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree with progressive experience, preferably at a nonprofit, 5+ years of demonstrated experience planning and producing cross-channel digital communications strategies, and is an excellent, versatile writer with a notable passion for storytelling, influencing stakeholders and outcomes, and analyzing performance.  Experience with multimedia production and some editing is essential.

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Internship Opportunities

No current opportunities.

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