Job Opportunities

The John A. Hartford Foundation is a small, mission-driven organization with a staff of sixteen.  We look for outstanding professionals in their fields who are committed to advancing the organization's objectives through their contributions -- individually and as members of our team.  We value and actively pursue diversity among our staff.  Due to our small size, we can not accept unsolicited applications or keep resumes on file.  From time-to-time, specific opportunities may be posted here.

Current Open Positions:

President, John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation invites applications and nominations for the position of President of the Foundation. The President serves as the chief executive officer of the Foundation and reports to the Board of Trustees. S/he is responsible for implementation of the Board’s policy decisions and supervising the financial, grantmaking, and administrative activities of the Foundation to provide strategic focus and direction to the Foundation’s mission to improve the health care of older adults.

Hartford’s grantmaking is centered on advancing health care innovation, evidence-based models, team-based geriatric education and practice, and policies that promote the delivery of better, more cost-effective health care. Hartford is currently the nation’s leading philanthropy with a sustained interest in aging and health.

Based in New York City, the Foundation was established in 1929 by John A. Hartford and endowed with funds from his restate and that of his brother, George L. Hartford. Both were former chief executives and family owners of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P).

The ideal candidate will be a visionary and possess strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills, with the ability to create an environment that fosters innovation and collaboration. S/he must be an articulate communication, demonstrate immediate credibility and engage and inspire the respect of multiple constituencies. Ideally, the candidate will have experience, knowledge, and a strong interest in the health care field and will have worked successfully with boards of trustees or directors. Additionally, the candidate will have at least 15 years of experience that demonstrates his/her executive and strategic skills.

The Search Committee requests that all inquiries, nominations and applications, along with a letter of introduction, be submitted to Hartford’s consultants at Spencer Stuart, at hartford@spencerstuart.com.

The John A. Hartford Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.