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Working at the Bush Foundation

Bush Foundation staff 2019

The people who work at the Bush Foundation are a collaborative and interesting bunch, bringing a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. One thing we all have in common is a deep commitment to learningequity and doing the most good possible in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share that geography.

Right now, the Foundation’s strategy is evolving so that we can have a bigger impact in the region we serve. Read more about the changes that are underway and our new investments in racial equity. We’ve updated our organizational structure and many staff roles to align with the new strategy. And we are adding a number of positions to help us get to where we want to be.

If you see a job below that lines up with your skills and interests, consider submitting an application. We are eager to welcome new colleagues. Thanks for your interest in working at the Bush Foundation!

Open Staff Positions


Chief Operating Officer

We're seeking an inspirational, curious and collaborative leader to join the Bush Foundation as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will be an organizational integrator, a key thought partner to the President, and will provide leadership to a broad set of team members, ensuring integrity, equity and transparency in all aspects of finance and operations and  making sure that the Foundation remains a great place to work, learn and grow. The ideal candidate will possess passion for the power of philanthropy to transform communities and a genuine commitment to advancing racial equity, as well as skills to effectively lead and inspire a team of experienced professionals in the areas of finance and investments; program operations; talent, learning and evaluation and communications.

This search is being led by Libby Doran and Heidi Westlind of Doran Leadership Partners. Learn more about the role and how to apply by downloading the position description PDF.  You can also watch the recorded informational webinar for more details and information about this position. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but we encourage you to reach out to our partners quickly if you are interested. 


Grantmaking Directors (2 Positions)

  • Grantmaking Director (Bush Fellowship Program focus)
  • Grantmaking Director (Community Innovation Program focus)

We’re looking for two experienced leaders who are ready to help people and organizations in the region think bigger and differently about solutions to problems in their communities. The ideal candidates are excited by the chance to work in a complex and collaborative environment, where leadership and accountability are shared and equity is core to the work we do and how we do it.

This search is being managed by Joelle Allen at kp prime search. Learn more about the two roles and how to apply by downloading the position description PDF. Applications will be accepted until 9:00pm (Central Time) on Wednesday, August 11

We will be hosting a brief webinar on July 22 at noon (Central Time) to introduce some of the people that you would be working with and to explain more about the positions and the Bush Foundation. There will be time to answer questions. A recording with closed captions will be posted shortly after the live webinar. Please register for the live webinar here. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may register for the webinar using “Archie Bush” as your login name.


Grantmaking Coordinator

We’re seeking a talented, collaborative and can-do person to join the Bush Foundation as Grantmaking Coordinator. The right person will relish putting their stellar organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills to work for this dynamic, mission-driven organization. Our organization has a strong commitment to both equity and learning and we look for people who are energized by both.

Learn more about the role and how to apply by downloading the position description PDF.  

Watch the recording of our informational webinar to learn about the position and the Bush Foundation.

We will accept applications until noon (Central Time) on August 5. This search is being managed by Heidi Westlind at Doran Leadership Partners.


The Bush Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Boards

Chronicle of Philanthropy Logo

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Jobs page includes openings in the field of philanthropy in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, across the United States, and around the world. 

Make It MSP logo

The Make It MSP Job page includes job openings in different sectors throughout the Twin Cities.

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The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board includes job openings in nonprofits throughout Minnesota.

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The Minnesota Council on Foundations Jobs page includes philanthropy job openings in Minnesota.


The NDANO Job Center includes nonprofit job openings in North Dakota.

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Pollen Midwest's Opportunity page includes jobs, board openings, internships and volunteer requests from around the region.