Careers

Overview

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ("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

Senior Program Officer, Higher Learning

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Program Officer, Higher Learning (HL).  The incoming HL senior program officer will be a leading voice on issues surrounding the role of higher education, particularly the humanities and liberal arts, in addressing some of the most difficult challenges facing society today.  She/he/they must be conversant and comfortable within the many varied spaces of higher education, including institutions serving historically underrepresented groups, large research universities, small private colleges, comprehensive institutions, independent research institutes, and other education- and humanities-based cultural organizations.  She/he/they must be bold and collaborative, providing forward-looking leadership that reinforces the role of the humanities in diverse and inclusive societies and supports those institutions and initiatives that creatively mobilize humanities scholarship in the service of social justice.

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Institutional Communications Manager

Reporting to the Integrated Content Director, the Institutional Communications Manager will be part of a growing team of communications professionals at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, tasked with raising the visibility of the Foundation's mission, grantees, and story, always foregrounding the Foundation's social justice lens.  The Institutional Communications Manager serves as Communications' critical bridge between the Foundation's grantmaking program officers and other areas of decision-making in the Foundation like the President's office and the COO's office, and the communications team.  Under the direction of the Integrated Content Director, this role surfaces key stories from within the Foundation, researches, and develops content for its various platforms in support of Foundation priorities and the overarching Mellon brand.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, advanced degree welcome; 5+ years of experience in higher education research coverage, arts coverage, strategic communications, creative and cross-platform content development, journalism, or related field, and a demonstrated commitment to a mission-driven environment.

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Senior Events Manager

The Senior Events Manager is a full-time position that is primarily responsible for the development and flawless execution of internal and external-facing strategic events, which may include conferences, panel discussions, seminars, retreats, film screenings, board meetings, celebrations, or other convenings both at the Foundation's offices and at off-site locations across the US (and occasionally abroad).  Under the supervision of the Director of Events, the Senior Events Manager is responsible for leading and project managing all aspects of events as assigned.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree with 7+ years of prior experience with event planning and production of small and large-scale, in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.  Prior Foundation and/or nonprofit experience is a plus.

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Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator will report to the Director of Events and is primarily responsible for supporting the Events Team with various logistical tasks related to the execution of internal and external-facing strategic events, which may include conferences, panel discussions, seminars, retreats, film screenings, board meetings, celebrations, or other convenings both at the Foundation's offices and at off-site locations across the US.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree with 2+ years of prior events experience.  Prior Foundation and/or nonprofit experience is a plus.  Prior experience working with databases and events registration systems is required.

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Program Assistant

The Foundation seeks a Program Assistant for the Arts and Culture program.  Reporting to a Program Officer, the Program Assistant will provide programmatic, logistical, and research support to programmatic work in Arts and Culture.  This position includes independent work on on-going grantmaking activities; episodic or long-term research projects; collaborative work with colleagues across program areas, the President's Office, and around the Foundation; and administrative work in support of the Program Officer and grantmaking out of the Arts and Culture program.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in the arts or humanities, or would be currently working toward completing a master's degree, or a recent graduate of a graduate degree program in a related area.  Full-time experience in a fast-paced, high-volume office environment and experience with grants administration is preferred but not required.

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Internship Opportunities

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