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

Grant Information Systems Analyst

Reporting to the Grant Information Systems Manager, the Grant Information Systems Analyst will provide support to staff accessing data and information about the Foundation's grantmaking, undertake efforts to streamline operations and develop new systems and approaches to managing grants information, and assist in maintaining and improving upon the Foundation's grants database and grant management tools (GIFTS/Fluxx and other software).  Candidates should have a strong academic background with a bachelor's degree, at least four years hands-on experience working with Information Systems in a nonprofit or related environment, familiarity with grants management software (GIFTS/Fluxx), and exemplary oral and written communication skills.

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Senior IT Service Engineer

Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Senior IT Service Engineer will assume a wide range of responsibilities in the Information Technology department, including:  working in collaboration with the Foundation's current outsource provider to manage all aspects of the Foundation's IT incident and request management processes and related field operations; having a thorough working knowledge of the Foundation's ticketing system, field technology, infrastructure, related vendors, and support services; and providing staff and others with training and guidance on the use of the Foundation's information technology and services.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree or certifications in areas of specialty such as Microsoft, Cisco, A+, PMI-PMP, CompTIA, have a minimum of 4–6 years of professional experience in the information technology field working with enterprise-level technology infrastructure, and have experience in Microsoft technologies including Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, Windows 7, and Office Suite. 

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Program Associate

Reporting to the Program Director of International Higher Education and Strategic Projects, the Program Associate's responsibilities may include:  reviewing grant reports, monitoring and evaluating the progress of grant-funded activities, and communicating with principal investigators and financial directors at grantee institutions; assisting in the review and preparation of materials in the grantmaking process, and in the development of program initiatives; and contributing as needed to Foundation-wide research and evaluation activities.  The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, while an advanced degree is preferred, have 2–4 years of experience in program administration or management, or a related field, and knowledge or/and experience of African/Middle Eastern and international higher education (institutions, research, learning and teaching) is desirable.

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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

Investment Intern

The Investment Intern will participate in a 10-week intensive program alongside Investment Analysts and Senior Portfolio Managers.  Qualified candidates will have completed sophomore or junior year by May 2017 at an undergraduate institution.

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