George Gund Foundation Fellow
Date posted: 11/3/2008
Application deadline: 1/2/2009
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 2009, requiring residence in Northeast
Ohio during the term of engagement.
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 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.
Each George Gund Foundation Fellow will receive a stipend of $40,000
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.
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.
To be considered for the Fellowship, each candidate must submit a cover
letter, a detailed resume, two letters of recommendation and a short
essay discussing why the Fellowship opportunity is appealing. Please
also indicate how you learned of the position. These materials are due
no later than January 2, 2009. A Fellow will be selected mid-April
Address application materials to:
Robert Jaquay, Associate Director
The George Gund Foundation
1845 Guildhall Building
45 Prospect Avenue, West
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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.