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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.

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


Senior Program Officer – 1 Million Cups

The Senior Program Officer – 1 Million Cups oversees and ensures the continuous improvement and growth of the 1 Million Cups program and all related initiatives, working in close collaboration with various external contractors and stakeholders to ensure relevance and impact within 1MC Communities nationwide.

Responsibilities include program management and improvement, regional community development and management, and thought leadership.


Senior Program Associate – Operational Effectiveness

The Senior Program Associate – Operational Effectiveness ensures day-to-day grantmaking and team practices that enhance quality, consistency, and learning across grants, agreements, programs, and entrepreneurship-focused initiatives.

Responsibilities include program coordination, project management, analysis, and supervision of other administrative team members and functions to drive positive change in grantmaking, programming, the community Kauffman serves, and the overall Entrepreneurship strategy of the Foundation.

Senior Program Officer – Entrepreneurial Learning & Support

The Senior Program Officer – Entrepreneurial Learning & Support ensures management and continuous improvement of all aspects of the Kauffman FastTrac® program, elevating the program to a ‘medallion standard’ experience as the number of affiliates grows.

Responsibilities include program management and improvement, onboarding and management of the Kauffman FastTrac affiliate program, and managing grants and agreements.

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.