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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
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 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.

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

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The CEO position description has been developed by our search firm Spencer Stuart through a process of listening to community stakeholders, our associates, and Kauffman Trustees. Learn more >

Open Positions at Kauffman

Position Openings

Thank you for your interest in a career at the Kauffman Foundation! There are no open positions at this time.
Please check back soon.

Other Opportunities

Director of Security (Allied Universal)

Allied Universal Services is seeking an Armed Security Site Supervisor who will supervise and coordinate the delivery of quality services to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Responsibilities include acting as liaison between the Kauffman Foundation, operation managers, and security officers, supervising site staff, and providing coaching, recognition, and discipline within approved empowerment range.

Summer Internship Program

The Kauffman Foundation has decided to restructure its summer internship program to provide even stronger, richer experiences for those who participate.

While we won’t have an intern program in summer 2023, please check back December 2023 to learn more about the exciting opportunities we expect for summer 2024!