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

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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Executive Assistant to the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Reporting to the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, the Executive Assistant is a full-time position that works collaboratively with the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel's team of lawyers, grant management associates, and data management staff, as well as staff throughout the Foundation.  Among the responsibilities, the Executive Assistant:  schedules and organizes numerous meetings, travel, and outside activities involving multiple participants in a fast-paced environment; maintains the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary's calendar and interacts with the Board and staff throughout the Foundation in the day-to-day work of the office; and assists in the preparation and assembly of Board and committee materials.  The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of secretarial and office administration procedures and the operation of standard office equipment; superior proficiency in a variety of computer software applications (Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint); and a high level of communicative and interpersonal skills.  A bachelor's degree and 6+ years of executive experience is preferred.

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Program Associate – Two Positions

The Foundation seeks two Program Associates in the Arts and Cultural Heritage Program (ACH).  One position reports to the program officer with responsibility for Art History, Conservation, and Museums.  The other reports to the program officer with responsibility for the Performing Arts.  Both require close collaboration with the senior program officer, program officers, ACH program staff, and other Foundation staff, particularly with grant management associates in the General Counsel's office.  The work is detail-oriented and requires accuracy, the ability to anticipate outcomes, multi-tasking, flexibility, efficiency, patience, and discretion.  Both positions require a master's degree in a humanities discipline, plus a minimum of two years of experience working in an academic humanities department or cultural institution.  For Art History, Conservation, and Museums, preference will be given to candidates with an art history degree and/or museum experience.  For Performing Arts, breadth of discipline expertise will be particularly welcomed.

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Grant Information Systems Analyst

Reporting to the Grant Information Systems Manager, the Grant Information Systems Analyst will provide support to staff accessing data and information about the Foundation's grantmaking, undertake efforts to streamline operations and develop new systems and approaches to managing grants information, and assist in maintaining and improving upon the Foundation's grants database and grant management tools (GIFTS/Fluxx and other software).  Candidates should have a strong academic background with a bachelor's degree, at least four years hands-on experience working with Information Systems in a nonprofit or related environment, familiarity with grants management software (GIFTS/Fluxx), and exemplary oral and written communication skills.

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Senior IT Service Engineer

Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Senior IT Service Engineer will assume a wide range of responsibilities in the Information Technology department, including:  working in collaboration with the Foundation's current outsource provider to manage all aspects of the Foundation's IT incident and request management processes and related field operations; having a thorough working knowledge of the Foundation's ticketing system, field technology, infrastructure, related vendors, and support services; and providing staff and others with training and guidance on the use of the Foundation's information technology and services.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree or certifications in areas of specialty such as Microsoft, Cisco, A+, PMI-PMP, CompTIA, have a minimum of 4–6 years of professional experience in the information technology field working with enterprise-level technology infrastructure, and have experience in Microsoft technologies including Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange, Windows 7, and Office Suite. 

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Program Associate

Reporting to the Program Director of International Higher Education and Strategic Projects, the Program Associate's responsibilities may include:  reviewing grant reports, monitoring and evaluating the progress of grant-funded activities, and communicating with principal investigators and financial directors at grantee institutions; assisting in the review and preparation of materials in the grantmaking process, and in the development of program initiatives; and contributing as needed to Foundation-wide research and evaluation activities.  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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Program Assistant

Reporting to the Program Officer specializing in performing arts, the Program Assistant will provide full-time administrative, logistical, and programmatic support to the 11-person Arts and Cultural Heritage program.  Responsibilities may include:  tracking, monitoring, and updating the progress of proposals; reviewing grantee reports; and, assisting with information gathering as requested by program officers.  The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, have a minimum of 2–3 years full-time experience in a fast-paced, high-volume office environment, and an understanding of and interest in disciplines in the humanities and the arts.  Knowledge of SharePoint, GIFTS, or Fluxx is desirable.

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Internship Opportunities

No current opportunities.

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