About the foundation

Employment

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:

Director, Community Programs (Macon, Ga.)

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 Macon. 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 Macon, directors also advance Knight Foundation initiatives across multiple communities. Read more.

Staff Accountant (Miami, Fla.)

Knight Foundation is seeking an experienced staff accountant to join the Finance team reporting to the controller. Read more.

Assistant (Part-time) (Charlotte, N.C.)

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is seeking an assistant for our resident program director serving Charlotte, North Carolina for 25 hours per week. Read more

Venture Investments Associate (Miami, Fla.)

Knight Foundation is seeking a venture investments associate to evaluate investments and manage value-added services for portfolio companies of the Knight Enterprise Fund. The fund is an allocation of up to $20 million from Knight Foundation’s endowment that invests in startups aligning with Knight’s mission of promoting informed and engaged communities.  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.

Internships

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 for Knight internships are now closed. They will reopen in January 2017.  Read more here.