The Mellon Foundation is a not-for-profit, grant making organization that believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there.  Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive.  The Foundation makes grants in four core program areas:  Higher Learning, Public Knowledge, Arts and Culture, and Humanities in Place.

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 and student loan repayment programs for employees


Employment Opportunities

Investment Analyst

The Mellon Foundation is seeking an Investment Analyst who will be part of the fourteen-person Investment Team.  The Investment Team is responsible for managing the Foundation's endowment which comprises approximately $9 billion in assets across public and private investments.  The Investment Analyst will report to a Senior Portfolio Manager and will have exposure to a broad range of asset classes, including public and private equity, hedge funds, real assets, and/or fixed income.

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Security Engineer

The Security Engineer ("SE") will lead technical security operations across the Foundation, reporting to the Information Technology Director, who also serves as the Foundation's Information Security Officer.  The Security Engineer is a wide-ranging, hands-on role in securing information assets, providing end-to-end safeguarding of information, and maximizing the resiliency of critical systems to support business needs. Detecting and responding to incidents is a primary function of the role.  The SE collaborates closely with a diverse and talented team of experts across the IT staff, our partners in Operations and Business Systems, and colleagues and stakeholders across the Foundation.  The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business regarding security issues while ensuring that the Foundation's information assets are adequately protected is essential.

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Deskside Support Technician

The Deskside Support Technician reports to the Manager of IT Infrastructure Operations.  The Technician is responsible to triage, assign and act on open tickets and work in collaboration with the Foundation's current IT outsource providers and other Foundation staff, consultants and/or service firms, to resolve customer affecting technical issues in a timely fashion to achieve maximum customer satisfaction.  The Technician installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains an extensive variety of software, services, products, and equipment.  In addition, the Technician trains staff, identifies, analyzes, and repairs product failures, orders, and replaces parts as needed.

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Program Associate

The Foundation seeks a Program Associate in the Higher Learning program.  The Program Associate assists in the review and preparation of materials in the grantmaking process.  Responsibilities include providing various forms of support for the program officers in the grant-making process, monitoring and evaluating the progress of grant-funded activities, communicating with principal investigators and financial directors at grantee institutions, and assisting with preparation of documents for thrice-yearly board meetings.  The successful candidate will be thoughtful, highly motivated, able to anticipate and move forward with various aspects of the program's workflow, solutions-oriented, collaborative, and congenial, with well-developed writing, communication, and organizational skills.  Graduate degree preferred.  However, outstanding candidates without an advanced degree but who have at least several years of grantmaking experience will be considered.

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Program and Research Assistant

Reporting to the Senior Program Associate and partnering closely with the President's Office team and other colleagues across the Foundation, the Program and Research Assistant will provide programmatic, research, and logistical support to the grantmaking work of the President's Office, with a particular focus on the Puerto Rico initiative and our emerging initiative on the criminal legal system.  We seek a candidate with knowledge about, and lived experience relating to, the US criminal legal system and/or the history, culture, and art of Puerto Rico and its diaspora.  This position includes independent work on on-going grantmaking activities; episodic or long-term research projects; collaborative work with colleagues across program areas and around the Foundation; and limited administrative work.

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Internal Communications Manager

Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, the Internal Communications Manager will be part of a growing team of communications professionals interested in producing and communicating meaningful, relevant, and impactful work at the Mellon Foundation.  The successful candidate will be a very hands-on communications strategist, motivated by the opportunity to partner with people at all levels of the Foundation and to steward our mission through our culture so that our employees are informed, engaged, and empowered to be successful working at Mellon.

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Internship Opportunities

No Current Opportunities