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The James Irvine Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that is committed to expanding opportunity for the people of California. We seek talented, team-oriented individuals who are dedicated to excellence and to making California a better place for all its residents.

We seek to build a staff that brings a variety of perspectives and backgrounds to our philanthropic work. We are committed to diversity in all aspects of our hiring practices and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

While we receive many inquiries, we operate with a small staff, and openings are infrequent. We post all positions and application instructions here. If you have questions about a specific job opening, please contact our Human Resources Department by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please note: We do not encourage unsolicited phone calls, resumes or applications, and we process only resumes that are submitted for available positions. Additionally, because of our limited staff size, we regret that we cannot provide informational interviews.

For more information on job opportunities within the field of philanthropy, please check the following resources, which list available positions: