Careers

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 Foundation's benefits program is intended to offer employees multiple choices in high-quality benefit plans, comprehensive core benefits, and the flexibility to choose optional benefits.  We seek 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

 

Full Stack Software Engineer

The Mellon IT team is looking for a Full Stack Software Engineer with well-rounded experience with application development and system integrations to support various internal projects.  The Software Engineer will report to IT Solutions Architect.  The engineer will work on multiple projects with various frontend and backend technology stacks and collaborate with internal and external teams.

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Dev/Ops Automation Engineer

The Mellon IT team is looking for DevOps/Automation Engineer to implement Cloud infrastructure for the Mellon business applications and build an automation framework to improve manual processes.  The DevOps Engineer will report to IT Solutions Architect.  The engineer will work on multiple projects with various technology stacks and collaborate with internal and external teams.

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IT Project Manager

Mellon is seeking an IT Project Manager reporting to the Information Technology Director.  The IT Project Manager is responsible for managing technology projects and their cost, time, and scope, project planning, communications, allocating tasks and setting milestones.  The IT Project Manager collaborates closely with a diverse and talented team of experts across the IT staff, colleagues, and stakeholders across the Foundation.  The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business is essential.

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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is a full-time position that reports to the Program Officer and works collaboratively with other members of the Public Knowledge program as well as staff throughout the Foundation.  The Foundation is seeking a thoughtful, experienced, results-oriented, and congenial executive assistant with well-honed communication competencies (verbal and written), organizational skills, and sound judgment.  The work requires attention to detail and strong skills in time management.  The executive assistant in Public Knowledge will need to be proactive, adaptable, timely, discreet, measured in manner, sensitive both to the priorities and to the circumstances of the moment, and adept at problem-solving.  They will also need to be an exceptionally clear written and oral communicator.  There will be substantial calendaring, travel arrangement, and project management needs, such as for events planning.  It is anticipated that scheduling will account for most of the appointee's time and energy.

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Director of Learning and Evaluation

The Director of Learning and Evaluation is a new position reporting to the Executive Vice President of Programs.  The Director has a unique and compelling opportunity to help foster an organization-wide culture of learning and evaluation.  The Director will usher in change in a collaborative fashion, acting as a thought partner to leadership and the Program team.  The new Director will emphasize interdisciplinary dialogue, imaginative use of learning and evaluation methods, creativity, and risk-taking.  The Director will work closely with program staff to promote and support a culture that is hungry for information to assess programs, improve strategies, help both program staff and grantees learn and facilitate sharing those lessons with the broader public.

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Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

Reporting to the CFO, the Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) provides strategic and financial planning support to the Foundation's mission, goals, and objectives.  The position is responsible for creating and implementing a robust budget and financial planning function across the Foundation, including grants, operations, and capital.  The role will lead efforts to leverage technology to enhance the budget and planning process, with strong focus on enhancing reporting and data analysis.  The role will work closely across the Foundation, cultivating positive working relationships, open communication and creating deeper alignment on the financial planning across programs and departments at the Foundation.  The position requires the ability to be proactive and self-directed and must possess the sound judgment and the initiative to work through complex efforts. 

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Internship Opportunities

No Current Opportunities