The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ("Foundation") is a not-for-profit, grant making organization that believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there.  Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive.  The Foundation makes grants in four core program areas:  Higher Learning, Public Knowledge, Arts and Culture, and Humanities in Place.

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 and student loan repayment programs for employees

Employment Opportunities

Program Associate

Reporting to the Program Advisor & Chief of Staff and partnering closely with the President's Office team and the Program Officer for Humanities in Place, the Program Associate will participate in all aspects of the Monuments Project grantmaking and strategy.  Among other responsibilities, the Program Associate will screen and evaluate grant inquiries and concept notes, develop relationships with potential grantees and engage with them in meetings and in written correspondence, help to develop proposal documents, draft internal grant memoranda and other documents, and function as grantees' primary points of contact for post-award management.  The Program Associate will also work closely with other Monuments Project staff to ensure the strategic alignment of all work within the Project, track Project spending, and assess progress against strategic goals as the Project proceeds.  The successful candidate will bring direct experience from the fields of commemoration, public history, public art and design, or similar humanities-based, publicly oriented, justice-focused work.

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Senior Program Officer, Higher Learning

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Program Officer, Higher Learning (HL).  The incoming HL senior program officer will be a leading voice on issues surrounding the role of higher education, particularly the humanities and liberal arts, in addressing some of the most difficult challenges facing society today.  She/he/they must be conversant and comfortable within the many varied spaces of higher education, including institutions serving historically underrepresented groups, large research universities, small private colleges, comprehensive institutions, independent research institutes, and other education- and humanities-based cultural organizations.  She/he/they must be bold and collaborative, providing forward-looking leadership that reinforces the role of the humanities in diverse and inclusive societies and supports those institutions and initiatives that creatively mobilize humanities scholarship in the service of social justice.

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Institutional Communications Manager

Reporting to the Integrated Content Director, the Institutional Communications Manager will be part of a growing team of communications professionals at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, tasked with raising the visibility of the Foundation's mission, grantees, and story, always foregrounding the Foundation's social justice lens.  The Institutional Communications Manager serves as Communications' critical bridge between the Foundation's grantmaking program officers and other areas of decision-making in the Foundation like the President's office and the COO's office, and the communications team.  Under the direction of the Integrated Content Director, this role surfaces key stories from within the Foundation, researches, and develops content for its various platforms in support of Foundation priorities and the overarching Mellon brand.  The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree, advanced degree welcome; 5+ years of experience in higher education research coverage, arts coverage, strategic communications, creative and cross-platform content development, journalism, or related field, and a demonstrated commitment to a mission-driven environment.

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Internship Opportunities

Investment Intern

The Foundation is seeking an Investment Intern to work with the Investment Team during a 10-week intensive program.  The Investment Team is responsible for managing the Foundation's endowment which comprises over $9 billion in assets across public and private investments.  The Investment Intern will support a range of projects throughout their time at the Foundation and will gain exposure to a wide spectrum of investment opportunities and asset classes.

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