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

Library Assistant

The Foundation seeks a Library Assistant to provide administrative, library, and archival support in the Foundation's Nathan Marsh Pusey Library.  The assistant will have an opportunity to acquire experience in a small, specialized library that supports the Foundation by maintaining physical and online collections of primary and secondary sources in the humanities, arts, higher education, and philanthropy to meet the information needs of current staff and to document the activities of the Foundation for future use.  We are seeking a thoughtful, strongly motivated, energetic, and congenial individual with well-developed communication competencies and exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

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Investment Operations Analyst

The Foundation seeks an Investment Operations Analyst to join its Investment Office.  The analyst will be a key part of the investment operations team that supports externally managed investment portfolios.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, experience working in a multi-paced environment, and success working as part of a team to achieve common goals.

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Assistant General Counsel

The Foundation seeks an experienced, high-performing attorney with background in exempt organization law. The Assistant General Counsel will assist the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary and Associate General Counsel in providing legal representation to the Foundation on a wide range of matters.

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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 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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Internship Opportunities


Reporting to the Deputy to the President and Chief Planner and the Event and Meeting Planner, the Intern will participate in a full-time, 8 to 10 week program supporting the office of the president.  The intern will provide a wide range of administrative, organizational, and research support.

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Contacting Human Resources

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