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 for employees

Employment Opportunities

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

The Senior Cybersecurity Engineer ("Engineer") reports to the Director of IT and collaborates closely with members of the IT staff, including the Manager of IT Infrastructure Operations.  The Engineer is responsible for day-to-day cybersecurity tasks of the Foundation's IT protective services, risk management, engineering, analysis, and investigations.  The Engineer collaborates with the Foundation's IT Infrastructure outsource providers, Foundation staff, consultants and/or service firms, to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of Foundation technology services.  The Engineer oversees and works to improve the Foundation's Security Information and Event Management ("SIEM") competency.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of six years of professional IT experience, working hands on in a complex, outsourced, enterprise-level technology infrastructure; operations experience in areas of IT security management, familiarity with SOC2 type I and II, NIST, ISO27001 security and similar frameworks; and, experience with a hybrid cloud environment (integrating on-premise technology with hosted cloud environment) is highly preferred.

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Program Associate

Reporting to the Program Officer for Public Knowledge, the Program Associate will work in close collaboration with the Senior Program Officer and Public Knowledge program staff on many aspects of the grantmaking process.  This position combines independent work monitoring grant activities and conducting grants-based research with work that is in collaboration with colleagues in the program and around the Foundation.  The work of the Program Associate is highly detail-oriented and requires accuracy, the ability to anticipate outcomes, multi-tasking, flexibility, cool-headedness, precision, patience, efficiency, and discretion.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree; advanced coursework or degree in library and information science, digital humanities, or a related field is desirable; have 3–6 years of experience working in a collecting, cultural heritage, or academic institution, or related experience; and, demonstrated knowledge of organizational practices and field-wide trends in libraries, archives, and/or technology, particularly as it relates to social justice work in the arts and humanities.

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Research Associate

The Office of the President is seeking a thoughtful, highly motivated, energetic, and congenial colleague with well-developed research abilities, strong communication competencies, standout organizational skills, and familiarity with and curiosity about current issues in the arts and humanities.  The Research Associate position is a one-year fixed term opportunity, with the potential of a second year by mutual agreement.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree with a major in the humanities; have experience completing and coordinating research projects; an analytic ability to gather, summarize, and visualize data; and, an intention to pursue a graduate degree in the arts, journalism, or social sciences.

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Director of Operations

The Foundation seeks a Director of Operations to serve as a trusted advisor and resource to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and is the integration and communication point for operational aspects of the Foundation on behalf of the COO.  The Director of Operations will act as a key resource in directing attention and resources to priority matters and ensuring effective leverage of the COO.  The Director of Operations is a strategic partner to the COO and works across all areas of the Foundation to enhance operations and to align departments' goals.  The successful candidate will have approximately 10–15 years total work experience; a minimum 5 years of experience as a business/administrative/project manager; an advanced degree (MBA, JD) is strongly preferred; significant strength in IT strategy and needs assessment coupled with expertise, and experience with various IT concepts/workflows and implementation of large-scale enterprise solutions; and, proven overall business planning acumen.

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Internship Opportunities

There are no current intern opportunities.

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