The Wallace Foundation, an independent national philanthropy with assets of $1.5 billion, traces its origins back more than half a century to DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association. Ranked by assets, we are among the 50 largest private foundations in the United States.

Our vision is that children, particularly those living in distressed urban areas, have access to good schools and a variety of enrichment programs in and outside of school that prepare them to be contributing members of their communities. We seek to fill important knowledge gaps in our areas of interest by developing and testing promising ideas on the ground, studying the results, researching related issues, and sharing what we've learned broadly to help improve children's lives.

The foundation currently works in five areas:

  • strengthening school leadership to improve student achievement,
  • expanding opportunities for learning during the school year and over the summer,
  • enhancing after-school opportunities,
  • fostering arts education for children and teens, and
  • developing audiences for the arts.

At The Wallace Foundation, we work in teams that assemble the mix of expertise and perspectives we need to design and carry out initiatives according to our approach. This means that staff members from units throughout the foundation – research, program, and communications, to name a few – regularly work together in a cross-foundation effort rather than individually in their own department. Therefore, we seek employees who are both highly skilled in their professions and able to work collaboratively with others. Wallace employees need to be able to think analytically and communicate clearly. We value the flexibility to adapt to change, a desire to learn, and the ability to work productively both on one's own 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.