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 Assistant

The Foundation seeks a Program Assistant in the Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities department.  The holder of the position will provide administrative, clerical, and logistical support for the program as well as administrative assistance to the Senior Program Officers.  He/she will participate in various collective activities of the program and the Foundation, and on occasion may take on special assignments.  Reporting to a Senior Program Officer, the Program Assistant will have an opportunity to acquire experience in the administration of the grantmaking process, and in working with higher-education professionals.  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.  Experience with grants administration is preferred.  

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Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning

The Foundation seeks a Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning for the Office of the Executive Vice President for Programs and Research.  She/he/they will be the senior member of the EVP's team, and assist her in the shaping and implementation of ongoing and new initiatives that sustain and renew the Foundation's directions in grantmaking and research.  The Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning will coordinate convenings and communications that extend these initiatives into the communities involved in this work, and serve as a critical resource to the Foundation leadership and colleagues across the organization.  Reporting to the EVP, she/he/they will represent the EVP in internal and external engagements to communicate the Foundation's strategic directions, programmatic activities, and values and aspirations.  The successful candidate will hold a master's degree or higher in an academic discipline related to higher education, the humanities, arts, and/or public policy; have experience developing new initiatives and managing change in a foundation, NGO, or institution of higher education or culture; have operational experience, including budget management; and 7–10 years professional experience, including staff management.

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Investment Analyst

The Foundation seeks an Investment Analyst who will be part of a twelve-person investment team that manages over $6 billion in assets.  The Investment Analyst will report to a Portfolio Manager 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 hold a bachelor's degree, have financial or consulting experience of two to three years, financial modeling skills, and general knowledge of portfolio theory, capital markets, and/or private equity.

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Internship Opportunities

Investment Intern

The Foundation seeks an Investment Intern to provide support in the management of the investment portfolio.  The Investment Intern will participate in a 10-week intensive program alongside Investment Analysts and Portfolio Managers.  The successful candidate will have completed sophomore or junior year by May 2019 at an undergraduate institution, have a strong academic background, including quantitative coursework, and compelling interest in and knowledge of the financial markets.

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