Careers

Overview

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

Assistant General Counsel

Reporting to the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, the Assistant General Counsel will assist in providing day-to-day legal counsel to Foundation staff on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in exempt organization, tax, intellectual property, contract, grant, and employment matters.  The successful candidate will have a JD, at least six years of legal experience including experience with exempt organization law, and excellent negotiation, legal drafting, organizational, and interpersonal skills.  Knowledge of private foundation law and/or intellectual property law is required. 

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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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Internship Opportunities

Event and Meeting Planner Intern

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.  Candidates should be currently working towards a BA/BS or master's degree and have nonprofit experience with demonstrated ability to anticipate next steps, take initiative, exercise discretion, and apply sound judgment.

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Contacting Human Resources

Please address all inquiries to HumanResources@mellon.org.