Careers at the Kauffman Foundation

It's your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed.

— Ewing Marion Kauffman

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The arms of the Kauffman Foundation building reach east towards Troost Ave., embracing the potential of the Kansas City community.

Thank you for your interest in careers at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Associates of the Kauffman Foundation work in partnership with people who share a passion for entrepreneurship and education.

The Kauffman Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcoming people to flourish in an open and inclusive work environment. A diverse pool of candidates is welcomed and encouraged. All applications are held in confidence, consistent with our Online Resume Submission Policy.

To learn more about any of the following career opportunities, please click on the position title:

Program Officer – Knowledge Creation and Research

The Program Officer manages a portfolio directed at tracking, answering, and anticipating the most pressing challenges for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship supporters, and policymakers, as well as program staff, and internal and external partners.

Registrar (One Year Limited Term)

The Registrar reports to the Chief Student Officer and works collaboratively with the Skilled KC Technical Institute (Skilled KC) student support and instructional staff, in a variety of activities related to the development, launch, and scaling of Skilled KC.

Lead Student Accounts Specialist (One Year Limited Term)

The Student Accounts Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day finance and accounting operations of the Skilled KC Technical Institute’s Treasurer’s Office, and is a liaison to the contractor responsible for back end office support.

Vice President of Entrepreneurship

The Vice President of Entrepreneurship will lead the Foundation's entrepreneurship strategy and use data, trends, and emerging innovations to scale, refine, and evolve the strategy over time with the vision, strategic thinking, and thought leadership needed to scale and deepen the impact of the Foundation's current entrepreneurship strategy.

Pathway Advisor, Real World Learning (One Year Limited Term)

Working closely with our Connection Coaches, the Pathway Advisor supports students along their student lifecycle path from prospect to placement while enrolled at Skilled KC Technical Institute and serves as the primary advisor and point-of-contact for non-instructional student issues impacting a student’s educational experience, both inside and outside the classroom.

Program Officer – Research-to-Practice Translation

The Program Officer – Research-to-Practice Translation will manage a set of activities focused on learning, translation, and sharing of research activities for practitioners and policymakers.