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Ford Foundation
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jul 24

Position description

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The Ford Foundation is a global, grantmaking philanthropy that invests in institutions, individuals, and ideas working to disrupt inequality in all its forms, and we’re always looking for innovative people with a variety of backgrounds to join our team. When you work at the Ford Foundation, you’re part of a community of people who care deeply about changing the world over the long term—and doing so in bold, creative, thoughtful ways. We embrace learning and collaboration and operate with a spirit of openness and trust.

Positions in the following programmatic areas may include:

  • Civic Engagement and Government
  • Creativity and Free Expression
  • Future of Work
  • Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice
  • Internet Freedom
  • Natural Resources and Climate Change

Positions in the following operations areas may include:

  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Grants Processing
  • Human Resources

  • Legal

Alignment to Culture and Values

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and core values of equity, openness, collaboration, trust, accountability and urgency
  • Personal qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential issues
  • Action-orientated and entrepreneurial self-starter who can work well independently and in teams


  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Three weeks’ paid vacation in first year of work; four weeks in subsequent years
  • Office closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Medical and dental benefits for employee and immediate family on first day of work
  • Professional development initiatives for growth
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions of up to 13%
  • Generous parental leave (maternal and paternal) during new child’s first year (born into family or adopted)
  • Subsidized lunch in on-site cafeteria

Salary:  Salary is based on experience and on the Foundation’s commitment to internal equity.  A generous benefits package is provided. 

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