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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

Vice President, Program Strategy

Under the direction of the CEO and in collaboration with appropriate staff, the vice president of program strategy (VPP) determines the results, strategies, and performance indicators for the Foundation’s programmatic grantmaking and initiatives. As a member of the leadership team, this position plays a key role in supporting and contributing to Foundation-wide policy and process developments, organizational effectiveness, and an inclusive and equity-focused culture.

The VPP is expected to possess exceptional management and leadership skills and will serve as an inspiring and motivating leader who is ready to take the programmatic work and impact of the equity agenda to the next level. In this vein, they will help encourage more collaborative, proactive grantmaking across multiple Foundation program areas. The VPP will be responsible for leading change within the team, building a culture of shared accountability, strong communications, and transparency of decision-making, bringing leadership to their department and larger organizational goals.

Individuals interested in applying should reach out to Claire Godwin of Russell Reynolds Associates. More information about the position, as well as contact information, is available in the attached position description.