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

Program Associate

The Foundation seeks a Program Associate to support the grantmaking and grant management activities in the scholarly communications program.  The Program Associate is responsible for reviewing grant reports, monitoring and evaluating the progress of grant-funded activities, and communicating with primary investigators and financial directors at grantee institutions.  The position assists in the review and preparation of materials in the grantmaking process, and in the development of national program initiatives.  The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree, 2–4 years of experience in program administration, grant management, program evaluation, or a related field, and knowledge of libraries, archives, publishing, and/or information technology is desirable.

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Administrative Assistant

Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the administrative assistant will provide administrative and logistical support in the scholarly communications 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 organizing meetings and travel.  Candidates should have a bachelor's degree, a minimum of 1–2 years fulltime experience in an office environment, well-developed communication competencies and organizational skills, and a genuine interest in scholarly communication.

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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

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