Senior Program Officer, Scholarly Communications

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Senior Program Officer, Scholarly Communications

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (“Foundation”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Program Officer (“SPO”) for Scholarly Communications (“SC”).

The Foundation is a not-for-profit, grantmaking organization that seeks to strengthen, promote, and defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. It makes grants in four core program areas: Arts and Cultural Heritage; Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities; International Higher Education and Strategic Projects; and Scholarly Communications.  The Scholarly Communications program assists research libraries, archives, museums, universities, presses, and arts organizations to realize the potential of digital technologies in furthering the collective understanding of societies and cultures around the world. The program promotes the common good by supporting the creation, dissemination, use, and preservation of original sources, interpretive scholarship in the humanities, and other scholarly and artistic materials. The program also aims to develop the sustainable tools, organizations, and networks of scholars and other professionals needed for these purposes.

In this role, the successful candidate will shape and direct the Foundation’s grantmaking in what is now known as Scholarly Communications while participating as a senior member of the Foundation’s program leadership team and serving as a source of information and expertise about developments and opportunities in this broad domain. The SPO will supervise a small team of colleagues and, given that the Foundation is the nation’s largest funder in the arts and humanities, will oversee and manage a large and complex budget in partnership with Foundation leadership. The SPO will actively contribute to various collective activities and special initiatives of the Foundation and helps maintain a diverse, inclusive, collegial, and highly effective work environment. Candidates should possess: a PhD in the humanities or social sciences or the equivalent combination of advanced education and experience; significant administrative experience, preferably in higher education; an inclination toward creative, progressive, cross-disciplinary, and innovative thinking; and demonstrated capacity for team building, mentoring, and leadership, among other qualities. 

Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a new Senior Program Officer is selected. Nominations and applications, which should consist of a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, should be sent to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner

Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s homepage at     

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent working conditions.