Work With Us

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 learning, equity and doing the most good possible in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share that geography.

Opportunities to work with us include job openings for open positions on our staff or open proposals for vendors.

We are a values-driven organization, and we seek people who are enthusiastic about our values and are willing to do what it takes to live up to them.

If you see something that lines up with your skills and interests, we hope you’ll consider taking a closer look. Thanks for your interest in working at the Bush Foundation!

Requests for Proposals

In addition to job opportunities, we select vendors for any significant contracts through open processes which are shared on our website. View our open requests for proposals here.

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Program Operations Associate

We’re seeking a talented, collaborative and can-do person to join the Bush Foundation as Program Operations Associate.

The right person for this new position is process and people oriented with great technical, project management and administrative skills — someone who gets excited when they discover a better or simpler way to do something and relishes sharing that discovery. Experience with Salesforce or another Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is a must so we can optimize the use of the technology in our program operations. Our organization has a strong commitment to both equity and learning and we look for people who share this commitment and are energized by both.

Check out the full job description.

To Learn More: 

We have recorded a brief video to introduce the Bush Foundation and the job. You can watch that closed captioned recording here. 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to In order for us to see your application quickly, please put ‘Program Operations Associate: [your name]’ in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please describe your interest in this specific position and the experience you have had that aligns with the qualifications for the job. Tell us a story about a problem that you took on that required a mix of technical, organization and interpersonal skills. What was the problem? What did you do and why? How did it turn out?

We will be accepting applications until Monday, October 16th at noon (Central Time). We will start reviewing applications as soon as we receive them and strongly encourage early applications.

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