The Wallace Foundation, an independent national philanthropy, seeks to improve learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and foster the vitality of the arts for everyone. Wallace’s approach is to develop insights into important questions that, if answered, could help strengthen practices and policies within the foundation’s fields of interest.
Wallace currently works in six areas:
Afterschool: Helping selected cities make good afterschool programs available to many more children.
Arts education: Expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens.
Building audiences for the arts: Making the arts a part of many more people’s lives by working with arts organizations to broaden, deepen and diversify audiences.
Expanded learning: Enriching and expanding the school day in ways that benefit students.
School leadership: Strengthening education leadership to improve student achievement.
Summer learning: Better understanding the impact of high-quality summer learning programs on disadvantaged children.
With assets of about $1.4 billion, the foundation is among the 50 largest private foundations in the United States. Wallace traces its origins back more than half a century to DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association.
Wallace employees work in teams that assemble the mix of expertise and perspectives needed to design and carry out initiatives according to the foundation’s approach. This means that staff members from units throughout the foundation—chiefly research, program and communications—regularly work together in a cross-foundation effort rather than individually in their own department. Therefore, Wallace seeks employees who are both highly skilled in their professions and able to work collaboratively. Wallace employees need to be able to think analytically and communicate clearly. The foundation values in employees the flexibility to adapt to change, the desire to learn and the ability to work productively both individually and with colleagues inside and outside the foundation.
We post job openings here in the employment section. If you are interested in applying, please send an email with your resume to
HR@wallacefoundation.org. Please use the position title as the subject line of the email.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Our benefits include health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off.
The Wallace Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to maintaining a diverse workplace where differing perspectives are a source of strength.