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The front entrance of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation features two bronze statues of Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman.


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

— Ewing Marion Kauffman
The arms of the Kauffman Foundation building reach east towards Troost Ave. A pond with two waterfalls is pictured behind the building.

Associates of the Kauffman Foundation work to provide access to opportunities that help people achieve financial stability, upward mobility, and economic prosperity – regardless of race, gender, or geography.

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.

Currently, the Foundation follows a hybrid approach: We are in the office Mondays through Thursdays, and have flexibility in where we work on Fridays.

Open Positions at Kauffman

Investment Analyst

The Investment Analyst will assist the Investments team in managing the $3 billion portfolio, invested primarily with public equity managers, private equity (buyout and venture capital) managers, and hedge fund managers. Reporting to the Investments Director, the Analyst will play an important role in advancing the Foundation’s mission by helping to manage the Foundation’s investment portfolio.

Intern — Conference Center, Meeting Planning

This intern will schedule meetings, work with clients to plan meetings, set up events, and provide excellent service for our clients and guests, among other tasks. This role may involve being in the office up to five days per week, depending on the schedule in the Conference Center.

Intern — Technology Analyst

This intern will support our technology team in areas such as cybersecurity, technical operations, and digital content, contributing to key outcomes and expanding technology knowledge and skills.

Intern — Community Engagement

This intern will work within the Community Engagement Strategy, which is pivotal in fostering and enhancing positive relationships between our organization and the diverse communities we serve. This person will support research and learning on effective community engagement and best practice models.

Other Opportunities

Horticulturist — Ewing & Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden

Reporting to the lead horticulturist, this action-oriented position is responsible for helping with the overall horticultural design, installation, and maintenance of the Kauffman Memorial Garden and designated areas within Kauffman Legacy park.