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

Careers

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


Program Leader – School Engagement

The School Engagement Program Leader works collaboratively with the Real World Learning (RWL) team, local educators, business partners and other stakeholders to organize around creating systemic improvements that lead to student market value asset attainment for every high school student, with a particular focus on removing barriers for historically under-resourced communities.

Senior Director, Workforce & Career Development

Reporting directly to the Chief Impact and Strategy Officer, the Senior Director of Workforce & Career Development serves as the key programmatic, operations, and administrative director for the Workforce & Career Development strategy, responsible for implementing the strategic plan and translating the strategy into actionable talent and operational practices, frameworks, resources, and results.



Senior Strategy Officer

Reporting directly to the Chief Impact & Strategy Officer (CIS), the Senior Strategy Officer (SSO) enables the CISO to focus most effectively by orchestrating and coordinating across the team high-level operational, financial, planning, and strategic areas of the Impact & Strategy team to meet milestones and deadlines in an effective and efficient manner, acting as an integration manager to synthesize internal and external program related activity. In addition, the SSO develops, documents, and delivers performance metric reports for the team’s strategic initiatives.

Senior Director, Entrepreneurship

Reporting directly to the Chief Impact and Strategy Officer, the Senior Director of Entrepreneurship serves as the key programmatic, operations, and administrative director for the Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership strategy, responsible for implementing the strategic plan and translating the strategy into actionable talent and innovative operational practices, frameworks, resources, and results.



Director, Research

Reporting directly to the Chief Research, Learning & Evaluation Officer, the Director of Research provides leadership for operationalizing all research related initiatives as well as facilitates research and knowledge generation that amplifies the Foundation’s thought leadership and community impact by placing special emphasis on actionable and practical research that can inform policy and programmatic strategies.

Director, Evaluation

Reporting directly to the Chief Research, Learning and Evaluation Officer, the Director of Evaluation provides leadership for operationalizing all evaluation related initiatives, and facilitates grantmaking program evaluation, leveraging evaluation and learning platforms and tools to inform program assessment.



Finance Manager

Reporting to the Director of Financial Reporting and working collaboratively with other Foundation staff, this position will be responsible for providing direction and management of the accounts payable and payroll functions, including supervising three team members. The Finance Manager will also be responsible for overseeing tax compliance, managing related vendor relationships, and participating in annual audits.


Other Opportunities


There are no opportunities open at this time. Please check back soon!