Program Manager – New Entrepreneurial Learning

The Program Manager (PGM) will manage the Kauffman FastTrac (KFT) and 1 Million Cups (1MC) programs; the programs are the key components of the Foundation’s New Entrepreneurial Learning (NEL) strategy.

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, and reporting to the Senior Director in Entrepreneurship, the PGM will lead day-to-day operations, develop, and oversee implementation of plans for KFT and 1MC. This includes budget management, vendor management, workplan/timeline management, and supervising and developing four associates. In addition, the PGM will work with the technology and communications teams to ensure the technology components/platform supporting KFT and 1MC are meeting programmatic needs.

The PGM will ensure that this work is informed by and coordinated with efforts across the entrepreneurship strategy – efforts to strengthen entrepreneurs and strengthen or create inclusive and connected entrepreneurial communities. The PGM will work collaboratively across the entrepreneurship strategy – including working with program officers and associates on the Evaluation, Knowledge Creation and Research, Policy, and other relevant Kauffman Entrepreneurship teams, as well as the Kauffman Foundation Public Affairs, Technology, and Education departments.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Oversee and manage all aspects related to the program and project management of KFT and 1MC programs.
  • Grow, develop, and manage national partnerships that can extend and enhance the programs' goals.
  • Oversee or lead grants and agreements within the scope of KFT and 1MC.
  • Identify and rigorously assess potential grantees based on strategic fit, financial and organizational capacity, and scalability.
  • Develop, support, coach, and supervise a team of four program staff.
  • Facilitate staff strategic planning and project management work, by supporting them in ways that help them meet deadlines on program plans and associated activities.

For a complete description of this position, and instructions on how to apply, please read this document [PDF].