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.

The Program Officer is expected to work on assignments in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of the Foundation.

Some responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage a diverse grant portfolio with strong emphasis on programmatic impact, quality, and stewardship.
  • Identify and rigorously evaluate potential grantees and proposals based on strategic fit, potential scalability, and financial and organizational capacity.
  • Work collaboratively with internal support teams (Grants Administration, Legal, Public Affairs, etc.) in all aspects of moving a grant request from intake to commitment letter.
  • Possess content knowledge on issues that are of interest to the department. May be asked to provide leadership on a specific subject, while developing expertise on a broad range of issues.
  • Build key partnerships: act as a catalyst, colleague, and advocate who is dedicated to educating groups on Kauffman initiatives and engagement.

For a complete description of this position, and instructions on how to apply, please read this document [PDF].