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Careers at the Kauffman Foundation


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., embracing the potential of the Kansas City community.

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.

Open Positions

Data Knowledge & Operations Specialist

The Data Knowledge and Operations Specialist will drive key initiatives to gather, store, and centralize external and internal data, drive the adoption of Foundation systems and tools, and deliver data solutions leading to programmatic impact, and is responsible for working with program areas and external vendors to define and manage business data, data systems and relationships, while also providing operational support to make Kauffman a data-enabled organization.

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, Analytics and Impact

The Senior Program Officer, Analytics and Impact will work across all areas of the Foundation to lead the collection, analysis, stewardship, and communication of data to ensure associates and collaborators understand the needs of the communities they serve, use numbers and narratives to measure impact, and leverage data to maximize strategic learning to ensure all people are economically secure and have a good quality of life.

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.