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 Accountant

The Foundation seeks applications for an experienced accountant to assist the grants management team, which is part of the Office of the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  The Grant Accountant will work closely with grant management associates, legal staff, program staff, finance staff, and grantees to provide financial expertise and assistance with grants administration.  Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in accounting or a similar field, a CPA is preferred; a minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting (preferably nonprofit accounting), or a closely related area; and be a high-energy, self-starter, who can work both independently and as a collaborative member of a grants management team.

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Project Archivist

The Project Archivist will be contracted to work on a three-year temporary assignment within the Nathan Marsh Pusey Library.  Reporting to the Foundation's librarian, the Project Archivist will be responsible for planning and carrying out a survey and appraisal of the Foundation's archival records, creating a processing plan for these records, and completing the arrangement and description of those series of records identified as a priority through the survey.  The Project Archivist also will contribute to internal initiatives to evaluate and plan for the long-term disposition of the Foundation's archives, and will assist in creating resources documenting the Foundation's history based on the archival material. 

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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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Internship Opportunities

Communications Intern

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Intern will participate in a full-time, 3-month program supporting the communications department.  The intern will provide a wide range of administrative, organizational, and research support.  Qualified candidates will be currently working towards a BA/BS or master's degree and have nonprofit experience.

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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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