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
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.
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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.
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The Connection Coach is responsible for guiding students through the Skilled KC program completion process as well as coordinating industry licensure and professional testing for students.
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.
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The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician program offers students advanced training and stackable credential opportunities. The instructor will network, develop, and maintain close partnerships with industry partners so that paid internships and other workforce experiences, along with employment opportunities are available for our students.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Technology Manager will lead the implementation and project management of current and future technology solutions supporting the Education area.
The Senior Program Officer (SPO) - Ecosystems Operations and Performance will manage grants and initiatives related to the Kauffman ESHIP Communities Program.