Careers

Overview

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

Administrative Assistant

Reporting to the Program Leader, the Administrative Assistant is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week) that will provide administrative and logistical support in the diversity program.  This position combines independent work on on-going program activities such as responding to calls and correspondence from grantees and prospective grantees, with collaborative work with colleagues on program planning, special projects, and significant organization of meetings and travel.  The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years full-time experience in an office environment; advanced skills in Microsoft Word and a proven facility with Excel and a records management system, such as FLUXX or Raiser's Edge; excellent written, phone, and verbal communication skills; and a genuine interest in Diversity programs and initiatives.

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Communications Temp

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Temp will participate in a temporary, full-time, minimum 3-month program supporting the communications department.  The Temp will provide a wide range of administrative, organizational, and research support.  The ideal candidate will be a Web-savvy communications professional with demonstrated ability to anticipate next steps, take initiative, exercise discretion, and apply sound judgment; have excellent oral and written communication skills; and be comfortable with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop skills are a must).

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Research Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Research Analyst will engage in research and evaluation, development of appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods, data analysis and reporting, and data visualization.  The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree with a concentration in social science research or related field; 3+ years of professional experience in a complex research environment, with professional experience in a higher education institution or a foundation highly desirable; expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods; ability to work effectively with quantitative and qualitative data; and experience as lead author of manuscripts and research reports.

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IT Service Engineer

Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the IT Service Engineer will be responsible for triaging, assigning, and acting on open service tickets; working in collaboration with the Foundation's current IT outsource provider, other Foundation staff, consultants, and/or service firms to resolve customer affecting technical issues in a timely fashion; and installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining an extensive variety of software, services, products, and equipment.  The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree and/or certifications in areas of specialty such as Microsoft, CompTIA A+/Network+/Security+, and Cisco; have a minimum of 2–3 years of professional experience in the information technology field working with enterprise-level technology infrastructure; and experience in the following systems, applications, and network hardware:  Microsoft technologies including Windows 7/10, Microsoft Office Suite, Active Directory, Exchange, and Windows Server.

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IT Solutions Architect

Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the IT Solutions Architect will be responsible for establishing, documenting, and maintaining the Foundation's reference architecture, security controls, and services catalog; developing, documenting, and monitoring the Foundation's IT strategic plans, policies, and practices; and developing optimal IT solutions that deliver value to the Foundation's mission and operations.  The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree (master's preferred), in computer science, business, liberal arts, or other related fields; a minimum of 5 years in an IT leadership role; and demonstrated experience planning and developing end-to-end IT solutions covering middleware, application server, public/private cloud, database, security, and reporting technologies.

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Data Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Data Analyst will engage in data analysis and reporting, data visualization, research and evaluation, and development of appropriate qualitative and quantitative methodologies.  The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in data science, social science research, statistics, evaluation and assessment, or a related field, 3+ years of professional experience in a complex research environment, an ability to work with multiple data systems and large, relational databases, and expertise in the use of MS Office products.

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Assistant General Counsel

Reporting to the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, the Assistant General Counsel will assist in providing day-to-day legal counsel to Foundation staff on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in exempt organization, tax, intellectual property, contract, grant, and employment matters.  The successful candidate will have a JD, at least six years of legal experience including experience with exempt organization law, and excellent negotiation, legal drafting, organizational, and interpersonal skills.  Knowledge of private foundation law and/or intellectual property law is required. 

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Investment Analyst

Reporting to a Portfolio Manager, the Investment Analyst will be part of a thirteen-person investment team that manages approximately $6 billion in assets and will have exposure to a broad range of asset classes, including public and private equity, hedge funds, real assets, and/or fixed income.  The successful candidate will have a strong academic background with a bachelor's degree and financial or consulting experience of two to three years; financial modeling skills and general knowledge of portfolio theory, capital markets, and/or private equity; a passion for investing, natural curiosity, and desire to understand the financial markets; and outstanding analytical and communication skills. 

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Internship Opportunities

No current opportunities

Contacting Human Resources

Please address all inquiries to HumanResources@mellon.org.