Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Kresge. We are a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit. Our staff of about 80 employees works at our headquarters in Troy, Mich., a northern suburb of Detroit.

Working at Kresge

When considering applicants, we look for integrity, a vision for what is possible and a proven performance record, along with the education, experience and skills that match the position requirements. If you would like to be part of a creative and collegial team, enjoy a fast-paced work environment dedicated to improving the lives of others and strive to grow professionally, Kresge would like to hear from you.

You are encouraged to review the vacant jobs that are posted on our Job Board and apply for any that are of interest and for which you qualify. If we agree that there is a potential match, you will be invited for an interview. We do not accept unsolicited applications and encourage interested job seekers to apply only for vacant positions.

Our Hiring Process

Full job descriptions and position requirements for all vacant positions can be accessed from the Job Board. Open positions are usually posted for 30 to 60 days.

Applicants are invited to submit cover letters and resumes for vacant positions to Use the email form on the Contact Us page for all inquiries and select “Careers” from the drop down menu.

Here is what you, as an applicant, can expect:

  • Kresge confirms receipt of all applications by email.
  • The foundation uses a rolling review process, considering applications in the order received.
  • A hiring committee assesses the candidate pool.
  • We interview first-round candidates by phone or in person, and invite finalists to Kresge’s headquarters for follow-up interviews.
  • We keep our Job Board current so applicants can check the status of a particular search at any time.
  • We notify applicants by email when they no longer are being considered or a search has concluded.


The Kresge Foundation offers a competitive total compensation package, including health, dental and vision coverage for you, your spouse or domestic partner and your dependent children.

Kresge also provides a 401(K) employer-contribution and employee-match program, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, an employee assistance program and a substantial 3:1 matching gifts program that stretches the reach of Kresge employees’ donations to other 501(c)(3) organizations. The foundation also provides professional staff development and tuition reimbursement. Benefits are subject to change. The Human Resources director will review benefits in effect at time of employment.

Job Board

See what positions are open at The Kresge Foundation. View all posted jobs and application deadlines in the box on the right side of this page. 

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