10/14/2015 in Careers

The George Gund Foundation Seeks 2016-2018 Fellow

The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginning in summer 2016, requiring residence in Northeast Ohio during the term of engagement. 

The Fellowship experience will be tailored to the Foundation’s needs and will include a wide range of substantive assignments including reviewing grant proposals, organizing and conducting site visits and researching topics related to the Foundation’s grantmaking interests.   

To be considered for the Fellowship, each candidate must submit a cover letter, a short essay discussing why the Fellowship opportunity is appealing, a detailed resume and two letters of recommendation. Please also indicate how you learned of the position.  These materials should be combined into one pdf document for submission and are due no later than 5:00PM EST on January 6, 2016.  A Fellow will be selected by mid-April 2016.  Email application materials to hr@gundfdn.org.  Letters of recommendation may be submitted as part of the application or sent separately via email or regular mail. 

Successful candidates for this Fellowship will have a graduate degree and/or several years work experience in the nonprofit sector. Excellent writing skills and sufficient computer competency to carry out assigned projects are essential.  A demonstrated desire to work in public service or the nonprofit sector is also important, as the Foundation views the Fellowship to be a valuable early career opportunity.  The selection process is anticipated to be highly competitive. 

Each George Gund Foundation Fellow will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year, plus a full benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 403(b) contributions and work-related travel expenses. Housing, transportation and other living arrangements are the responsibility of the Fellow. 

The George Gund Foundation (www.gundfoundation.org), established in 1952, is the largest private foundation in Ohio. The Foundation makes annual grants totaling approximately $25 million.  Program officers professionally handle grantmaking in arts, economic development and community revitalization, education, environment, and human services.

The George Gund Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic established by law.