We all benefit from people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences.

Working at MacArthur

The Foundation is a fast-paced and intellectually stimulating workplace, rich with opportunities to learn, grow and make a contribution to important, meaningful work. In pursuit of a world that is more just, verdant, and peaceful, the Foundation strives to be an exceptional place to work, guided by some shared values that shape how we approach our work, how we partner with others, and how we contribute to and improve our shared work environment. These values are Creativity; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); Empathy; Integrity; and Learning.


The Foundation currently collects and reports on the categories of race and ethnicity, sex and gender, disability and LGBTQ+ identification for its staff. As part of our ongoing and intentional efforts to build and foster a diverse workplace, we have recently reviewed and updated our own internal data collection and reporting practices to ensure we are acting consistently with our values and the Just Imperative. We also want to ensure at all times that we continue to hold ourselves to at least the same collection and reporting standards as we require of our grantees. While we strive to be as transparent as possible with this information, we acknowledge that the methodology behind, and reporting of, some diversity categories is evolving and we look forward to continued learning.

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Current Opportunities

We welcome your interest in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. We have an automated job application system so that we can better process applications and respond to applicants. This online process is designed to accept information from individual candidates only, and should not be used by recruiting agencies or those who wish to recommend others for a position at the Foundation.

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