Careers

Overview

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 and student loan repayment programs for employees

Employment Opportunities

Research Associate

The Foundation seeks a Research Associate in the Public Knowledge program.  Reporting to the Program Officer for Public Knowledge, the Research Associate would have responsibilities that include: keeping pace with prominent trends in libraries, archives, and publishing, including the technologies and infrastructures that these areas rely upon or could be transformed by; design and execute short-term and long-term research projects driven by perceived needs and gaps in the areas of the Public Knowledge program's grantmaking; and assist program leaders in Public Knowledge to plan, research, and draft reports for a variety of audiences to share learnings from program research questions and projects.  The successful candidate will have five to seven years' experience in program administration, preferably in a library, archives, or publisher context; a master's degree is strongly preferred, candidates who have earned a PhD within the last two years will also be considered; and keen understanding of and passion for disciplines in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

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Institutional Communications Manager

Reporting to the Integrated Content Director, the Institutional Communications Manager will be part of a growing team of communications professionals at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, tasked with raising the visibility of the Foundation's mission, grantees, and story, always foregrounding the Foundation's social justice lens.  Under the direction of the Integrated Content Director, this role surfaces key stories from within the Foundation, researches, and develops content for its various platforms in support of Foundation priorities and the overarching Mellon brand.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, an advanced degree welcome; 5+ years of experience in higher education research coverage, arts coverage, strategic communications, creative and cross-platform content development, journalism, or related field, and a demonstrated commitment to a mission-driven environment; and an exceptionally strong writer who is comfortable with transforming academic prose and projects into engaging content.

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Program Assistant

The Foundation seeks a Program Assistant for the Higher Learning program.  The holder of the position will provide grant management, administrative, clerical, and logistical support for the program as well as grants and administrative support for the Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning.  He/she/they will participate in various collective activities of the program and the Foundation, and on occasion may take on special assignments.  The Program Assistant will report to the Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences, or would be a student currently working toward an MA or equivalent.  One or more years of full-time work experience is required.  Experience with grants administration preferred.

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Data Visualization Analyst

The Data Visualization Analyst will report to the Director of Grant Information Systems and partner with staff from across the Foundation including, Institutional Research, Communications, Operations, Information Technology, and program staff.  This new role will help the Foundation define and execute on its business intelligence and data visualization needs through the development of reports, visual analytics, and dashboards, focused primarily on grantmaking information.  Successful candidates will hold a bachelor's degree in data science, statistics, or a related field, master's degree preferred; 5+ years of professional experience in a research and data visualization environment; and expertise building and creating engaging and effective dashboards and data visualizations with common visualization tools such as Power BI and Tableau.

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Paralegal

The Foundation seeks a Paralegal to support the work of the Office of the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel & Secretary (COO).  The Paralegal will report to the Deputy General Counsel and work under their general supervision, in addition to responding to requests from all Foundation attorneys.  The Paralegal will also work collaboratively with the COO's team of grant management, grant accounting, and data management staff, as well as staff throughout the Foundation.  Successful candidates will hold a bachelor's degree; have a minimum two years of previous paralegal or similar experience; and experience with and knowledge of contract management processes and workflows, legal recordkeeping, and other project management-related tasks.

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Research Associate

The Foundation seeks a Research Associate in the Arts and Culture program.  The holder of this position will report to the Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning for Arts and Culture (AC) at the Mellon Foundation, the Research Associate will partner with the AC team, Institutional Research, and the Library.  The ideal candidate would hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in the arts and humanities, and/or would be a student currently working toward an MA or equivalent; minimum of 3–5 years of work experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in the arts and culture sector, preferably including experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research, evaluation, and/or data analysis.

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Internship Opportunities

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