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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

Thank you for your interest in careers at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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 arms of the Kauffman Foundation building reach east towards Troost Ave., embracing the potential of the Kansas City community.

Open Kauffman Foundation Positions

Applications for the 2022 Summer Internship Program are due Jan. 28!

The Kauffman Foundation Internship Program will engage 10-15 postsecondary students in a paid summer internship experience with three components: meaningful project work, civic engagement, and professional development.

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Senior Communications Manager – Education, KC Civic & Evaluation

Public Affairs

The Senior Communications Manager of Education, KC Civic & Evaluation is responsible for leading communications projects that help strengthen educators, key city assets administrators, and the evaluation team to grow and engage these respective communities and audiences. This position works directly with program leadership, team leads, program officers, Public Affairs team members, and vendors to drive program results.

Grants Program Manager


The Grants Program Manager supports the Senior Director of Entrepreneurship in the implementation and execution of the Entrepreneurship department’s grantmaking and reporting effectiveness. The Grants Program Manager must proactively monitor all grantmaking projects, overlapping projects, and related underlying tasks to ensure that timeliness of completion and areas of improvement are identified.

Director, Evaluation, Learning, and Impact Stories


The Director of Evaluation, Learning, and Impact Stories will manage relationships with program directors, develop accessible yet meaningful grant measures, lead strategic learning, manage third-party evaluation partners and contracts, and develop/manage project timelines and deliverables.

Senior Program Officer, Translational Research


The Senior Program Officer manages a portfolio of activities focused on connected research with practice and ensuring research is relevant to and actionable for a wide range of practitioners and policymakers, including entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship support organizations, leaders, decision-makers, and program staff.

Other Open Positions


Ewing & Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, LLC

The Horticulturist works for the Ewing & Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden LLC and is responsible for helping with the overall horticultural design, installation, display, and maintenance of the Kauffman Memorial Garden and designated areas of the Kauffman Foundation Legacy Park.