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

Kauffman Foundation
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:

Evaluation Fellow

The Evaluation Fellow will support department staff in measuring, understanding, and communicating the impact of the Foundation's work.

Business Analyst

The Business Analyst (BA) will collaborate with key stakeholders within each program area to understand and support programmatic initiatives, drive technology strategy awareness, and implement technology standards across teams.

Program Officer, Education

The Program Officer will support Real World Learning and other education-focused initiatives through program development, project management, building relationships, and conducting research.

Instructional & Curriculum Design Specialist, Real World Learning

The Instructional & Curriculum Design Specialist (I&CDS) is a major asset in our work to re-imagine and design how we deliver workforce education.

Program Officer – Research

The Program Officer (PO) – Research manages a research and grant portfolio that focuses on data-driven research and metrics to track entrepreneurial ecosystems, and to further research illuminating successful outcomes to support entrepreneurs, organizations that support entrepreneurs, and decision makers and policymakers.

Program Manager – New Entrepreneurial Learning

The Program Manager (PGM) will manage the Kauffman FastTrac (KFT) and 1 Million Cups (1MC) programs; the programs are the key components of the Foundation’s New Entrepreneurial Learning (NEL) strategy.

Program Officer, Chief Student Officer, Real World Learning

The Chief Student Officer (CSO) provides vision and leadership for all student services and support functions within a student-centered learning environment.

Senior Program Officer, Ecosystems Operations and Performance

The Senior Program Officer (SPO), Ecosystems Operations and Performance will manage grants and initiatives related to the Kauffman ESHIP Communities program.

Program Officer – Policy

The Program Officer – Policy will manage a portfolio of grants and programmatic activities designed to improve public policy for entrepreneurs. This position will also provide in-house policy support and guidance to members of the Entrepreneurship Department.