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 Information Systems Analyst

The Foundation seeks applicants for a Grant Information Systems Analyst to provide support to staff working with the Foundation's grant management tools, and assist with efforts to streamline operations, optimize existing systems and develop new approaches to managing grants data and workflows.  Duties also include supporting and training staff across the Foundation in the use of Fluxx, maintaining electronic and hardcopy grant files, managing relationships with external software vendors, maintaining data quality, and producing reports and analyses of Foundation grantmaking activities.  The position is situated in the data management team, in the Office of Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and reports to the Director of Data Management.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree (a degree in information science or technology would be advantageous); have a minimum of four years' experience working with information workflow systems or databases; and experience training staff on the use of grants systems, including the ability to develop useful learning tools and training materials.

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Program Associate

Reporting to the Program Director, International Higher Education and Strategic Projects (IHESP), the Program Associate is responsible for reviewing grant reports, monitoring and evaluating the progress of grant-funded activities, and communicating with principal 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 program initiatives.  The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, while an advanced degree is preferred; have 2–4 years of experience in program administration or management, or a related field; and knowledge or/and experience of African/Middle Eastern and international higher education (institutions, research, learning and teaching) is desirable.

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Investment Staff Accountant

Reporting to the Director of Investment Accounting, the Investment Staff Accountant is responsible for performing a variety of activities associated with accounting and reporting on the Foundation's investment portfolio.  The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting, and a minimum of five years related experience at a custody bank, pension fund, insurance company, or foundation.

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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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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.  The ideal candidate will hold a JD, have 4–6 years of law firm experience including experience with exempt organization law, and knowledge of private foundation law and/or intellectual property law is preferred.

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Internship Opportunities

No current opportunities.

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