About the foundation


Knight Foundation seeks people who have the ability to discover the facts, the vision to see what’s possible, the courage to push for change, the know-how to get it done and the tenacity that gets results. If this describes your capabilities, we want to hear from you.

Open Positions:

Executive Assistant (Miami, Fla.)

Knight Foundation is seeking an experienced executive assistant to join our Arts team. This non-exempt position reports to our Vice President/Arts. Read more.

Associate (Part-time, Philadelphia)

Knight Foundation believes informed and engaged communities are essential to strong democracies. As part of the Community and National Initiatives team, you’ll work closely with our Philadelphia Program Director in supporting initiatives and programs that produce engaged communities. Read more.

Vice President/Community and National Initiatives (Miami, Fla.)

Reporting to the president/CEO, the vice president/Community and National Initiatives is an officer of the corporation and will serve as a part of the executive management team, which drives overall strategy for the foundation. Managing a team of 16 people, with eight program directors in resident communities and eight other staff members in the foundation’s Miami headquarters, the vice president will provide leadership in the creation, execution and measurement of the program’s strategy and its initiatives. ... Read more.

Director, Community Programs (St. Paul, Minn.)

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation seeks a proven leader to take on the challenge of creating an informed and engaged community in St. Paul, Minn. The Director co-develops and manages multimillion-dollar initiatives in partnership with local and national leaders as well as Knight Foundation colleagues. This position reports to the Vice President/Community and National Initiatives. While the primary assignment is in St. Paul, directors also advance Knight Foundation initiatives across multiple communities. Read more.

Director of Finance (Miami)

We’re seeking a Director of Finance who will report to our Vice President/Chief Financial Officer to maximize return on investment while minimizing risk and ensuring controls. Your duties will include working closely with the management team, staff and grantees to guide them through business and financial decisions. Read more.

Arts Program Officer (Miami)

Knight Foundation believes the arts are a catalyst for shared conversation and experiences and that they have the power to create a sense of place and community identity. Our work is aimed at weaving the arts into the fabric of the community through arts engagement and artistic excellence. If you’re a critical thinker who enjoys a fast-paced work environment, appreciates how the arts can transform communities, prides yourself in well done work, and you want to make a difference through your work, we welcome your application for the program officer position. This position reports to the Vice President/Arts and is based in Miami, Florida. Read more here.


Gain 10 weeks of experience at one of the largest nonprofit foundations in the United States. We offer competitive paid internships that allow interns to help us provide communities with the tools to shape their own futures. Applications are now open for summer 2016.  Read more here.