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:

Business Operations Manager

The Business Operations Manager leads the daily and ongoing operations team for the information technology (IT) department providing infrastructure, development, vendor management, and support services for the Kauffman Foundation.

Advanced Manufacturing Instructor, Real World Learning (One Year Limited Term)

The Advanced Manufacturing Instructor teaches in both classroom and laboratory settings using a hands-on approach to demonstrate competencies – preparing students for industry-recognized credentials and certifications.

Chief Operating Officer, Real World Learning (One Year Limited Term)

The Chief Operating Officer works collaboratively with the Skilled KC Technical Institute (Skilled KC) President & CEO and other staff, as well as Foundation associates in a variety of activities related to the development, launch and scaling of Skilled KC.

Learning Network Leader, Real World Learning (One Year Limited Term)

The Learning Network Leader develops and maintains high-performing, regional networks of relationships with employers, education representatives, chambers, and other community organizations to facilitate scaling of quality Real World Learning experiences in pursuit of regional education and employer goals.

Program Leader, Real World Learning (One Year Limited Term)

The Business to Education (B2E) Program Leader develops and delivers programming that enables employers to effectively and efficiently engage with students to deliver quality Real World Learning experiences.

Employer Consultant, Real World Learning (One Year Limited Term)

The Employer Consultant engages directly with employers to understand organization needs and priorities that align with Real World Learning opportunities and student talent to facilitate quality, value-add experiences.

Technology Manager, Real World Learning (One Year Limited Term)

The Technology Manager will lead the implementation and project management of current and future technology solutions supporting the Education area.

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 (PO) - Education 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 (One Year Limited Term)

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 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.

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.